FCS Classes & Homemakers News

The following Family & Consumer Sciences articles originally printed in the 2018 Fall edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

Fall FCS Classes: Nutrition, Sewing & More

Come Sew With Us is a monthly sit-and-sew style workshop for all ages and experience levels. Each workshop features an optional project of the day, but participants are also free to bring their own projects. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. This fall’s projects are:

  • Slippers & Self-Binding Blankets on Monday, September 24, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Garment or Duffle Bags on Monday, October 29, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Flip’n’Sew Stockings & Fold’n’Stitch Wreaths on Monday, November 26, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, for Stroke Awareness. Valerie Holland, Jefferson County FCS Agent, defines what a stroke is, symptoms, and risk factors, as well as preventative measures.

Learn simple solutions to eat better for less through the Healthy Choices for Every Body program. These hour-long nutrition classes take place at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting on October 4 and running through November 15, at the Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center (6435 Hwy 146, Suite 2) in Crestwood. There is no cost to participate. Call Sherry Ragsdale at 222-9453 to enroll.

Shelby County Agent Sheila Fawbush teaches Brain Activities at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 25. Learn fun, brain-engaging activities that can help keep your mind active, retain thinking skills, and slow memory loss.

Louisville Area Homemakers Celebrate 95th Annual Meeting

Dottie Crouch, Louisville Area KEHA President, presided and lead the delegation of 34 Oldham County members. Crossroads, Share & Sample, and Poplar Grove members were among the clubs that attended the meeting at the Farnsley-Moreman historic home in Louisville.

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Fall Homemaker Dates to Note

Join us on Wednesday, October 10, at the Shelby County Extension Office for “Service with a Smile.” Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Kim Henken, Acting Director of UK School of Human Environmental Sciences, will present information on the new KEHA volunteer hours recording system. Reservations of $15 are due to the Oldham County Office by Monday, October 1.

Save the date for the 2018 Homemaker Holiday Showcase on Thursday, November 29, at 10:00 a.m. Additional details will be available in October.

Homemaker dues should be turned into the Extension office by Friday, November 30. Mailbox member dues are $15. Individual club dues may vary. See page 10 of the Homemaker Handbook for details.

Written by Chris Duncan, Oldham County FCS Agent, and Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.

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