Distributed monthly, Community Connection highlights programs, events, workshops, etc., that Southern Area Cooperative Extension offers. If you would like to receive a copy of Community Connection, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make plans now to attend the Make Time To Move Mini-Workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2010. The Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center. Make Time To Move is a physical activity workshop for women.
Attendees will participate in a variety of activities that can be incorporated into their daily life. The 45-minute activities include walking/poker walk, yoga, tai chi, and body stretching. Each session will be presented three times. Weather permitting, some sessions will be held outside at the Outdoor Education Center. To register for the event or for more information, call 702-948-5974 or email email@example.com.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s horticulture programs have benefitted greatly from the generous donation from Repurpose AMERICA over the past few months. In September, Greener Vegas worked with the Pennington Seed and Garden show at the Rio and received a generous amount of new product. Greener Vegas, through the Repurpose AMERICA program, donated a multitude of gardening items to Cooperative Extension from that show. The donations included a variety of bird seed: suet, humming bird feeders, food and wild bird food. “We can’t thank Repurpose AMERICA enough for their donations of all the new and unused items,” added Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, Social Horticulture Specialist with Cooperative Extension, “the items will be used by our class participants and have an estimated value of about $3,000.” Click here for more information.
Family Storyteller—a family-literacy program that has helped bring lasting educational and economic benefits to more than 16,000 Nevada families by incorporating books and reading into their everyday lives—has received national recognition from the federal government. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program was selected for a 2010 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award. Extension Specialist Sally Martin—who created the program with Extension Specialist Dan Weigel—will travel to Washington, D.C., to accept the award at the NIFA Day of Appreciation on Oct. 6, 2010. Read all about it!
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free training designed to enhance employability skills and increase job retention in the green industry in Clark County. Through the Focusing on the Needs of Today’s Hispanic Workforce project, the classes will be offered in English and in Spanish. All classes are taught at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road (I-215 and Windmill Lane) from 6 – 9 p.m. For more information and to register for this free series, contact M.L. Robinson at 702-257-5529 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marcel Fernando Schaerer (Spanish) at 702-275-5580. Funding for the Hispanic Green Industry training is provided by USDA Forest Service through the Nevada Division of Forestry. Details!