Agrilife Extension Service
Events from the Parker County Agrilife Extension Service
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will offer an eight-part series “A Matter of Balance” Fall Prevention from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29 and Nov. 2 and 5 at at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program that is conducted in cooperation with the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging. It is a fall prevention program that helps older adults reduce the risk of devastating falls. The classes will be lessons on exploring thoughts and concerns of falls. There will be information on ways to increasing strength and balance through exercise. The series will also help individuals identify ways to reduce the risk of falls and help older adults protect themselves and recover if they do fall.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Dinner Tonight Planning Coalition will hold the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 301 South Main in Weatherford.
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Dinner Tonight will feature demonstrations of easy and nutritious menus that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. The objective for the evening will be to help busy people learn ideas for meal preparation and feel good about feeding themselves and their family. The goal is to promote family mealtime, teach families healthy meal planning and food preparation techniques, promote Texas agriculture and local grocery stores.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will offer the basics of making jams and jellies Tuesday, July 7 at 6 p.m. at the Parker County Extension office, 604 North Main Street. This workshop is open to anyone wishing to learn how to preserve food safely or wanting to update their canning knowledge using USDA approved recipes and methods. Participants will be provided canning materials and will leave with a jar of jelly and a jar of refrigerator jam. Participants are asked to wear close-toed shoes. Cost for the workshop is $20. per person. Individuals should register by July 6. For more information contact the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.
Texas AgriLife Extension will host two summer sewing camps Aug. 4-6.
Morning Sewing Class is from 9 a.m.-noon. This class is designed for beginning sewers ages 6-18. (6 and 7 year olds need to have an active guardian with them to be hands on.)
Afternoon Class is from 2-5 p.m. This class is specifically for intermediate to advanced sewers who have created projects with limited adult assistance, ages 8-18.
Participants will make multiple projects that are appropriate for their level of sewing knowledge. Fabric and supplies will be provided for the sewing projects. Participants will need to bring a sewing machine (there will be a few supplied), scissors, pins, needles and a seam ripper.
Kitchen Boot Camp will be hosted by Parker County AgriLife Extension Aug. 18-20.
Morning session is from 9 a.m.-noon for ages 8-10. Afternoon session is 11 and older from 2-5 p.m.
Over the three day session participants will get hands-on and cover fundamentals such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measuring and mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety. Best of all, they’ll get into the fun scientific details of cooking, including the importance of using specific amounts of ingredients and cooking times. Along the way, kids will learn how to make great food that will impress their family and friends.
Parker County 4-H will host “Summer Fun Days” for children ages 6-12 years July 20-22 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
Fun days will be held each day from 2-5 p.m. and will include playing indoors and out, creating crafts, art, beading, and more. Snacks are provided.
The cost to attend is $40 for all three days. Space is limited, and participants must register. For more information and to register call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6172 or stop by the office.
A beading workshop and youth beading workshop will be held by AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County.
There will be lots of info for the beginning beader who wants to bead but doesn’t know where to start. Students will design, string and finish a bracelet and take home a personal loom and beads.
The classes are from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, July 16 for ages 12 and up and Friday, July 17 for youth at the Parker County office, 604 N. Main St. in Weatherford. Cost is $30 and includes all supplies. Register by July 13. Call 817-598-6172 for more info.
Repeats every day until Thu Jun 25 2015 . Tue, 06/23/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will host “Summer Fun Days Workshops” for children ages 5 to 8 years old, June 23, 24 and 25, 2015 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
The workshops will be held each day from 2-4:30 p.m. and will include hands-on activities. Kids will learn basic nutrition and food preparation skills and will prepare healthy snacks each day. The kids will also do a craft project each day and will participate in self-esteem activities.
The cost to attend the workshops is $25 for all three days. The class space is limited, participants must register. For more information and to register call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168, by June 17, 2015.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a one day Certified Food Manager Course and Exam on Monday, June 22, 2015. The class will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the ServSafe Certified Food Manager Exam will begin at the conclusion of the eight hour class. The class will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The cost for the course is $115, which iincludes the course, ServSafe Certified Food Managers examination, coursebook and all course materials. This course is an update and review of food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the exam.
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Parker County will host a Food Preservation Workshop on Friday, June 19, 2015. The class will be from 1-5 p.m. and will cost $25. The registration will include recipes, canning supplies for the workshop, and handouts. Participants should bring a sack lunch. The workshop will be held at the Couts United Methodist Church located at 802 North Elm Street in the gym kitchen.
Participants will learn how to safely preserve food using the pressure canner and the water bath canner. The workshop will be helpful for beginners and those who need a refresher course in food preservation. Participants will learn how to safely can foods. They will also have the opportunity to can vegetables.