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Have you always wanted to learn to sew? Carroll County Cooperative Extension will be offering a five-week beginning Sewing Series Tuesday evenings April 26, May 3, 10, 17 and 26 from 6-8 p.m. at our office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carroll-ton. You will learn to use a sewing machine, hand sewing techniques, follow a pattern guide sheet including laying the pattern on the fabric, correct cutting and sewing techniques as you make a pair of pajama pants. Cost of the class is $8 (checks payable to Carroll County Extension Service).
Register by April 20 at the Carroll County Extension office by paying the fee and taking a brief survey to give us an idea of your sewing knowledge and ability.
On Tuesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Extension office Patty Poor, Grant County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences will teach a special session on making good yeast and quick breads. Participants will practice hands-on making bread shapes and kneading dough. The class will also look at the importance of bread throughout history, its nutritional importance and the different types of breads. This is the Extension Homemakers April lesson, but all interested people are invited to attend. Even though there is no cost for the class, please call the Extension office at (502) 732-7030 so I have enough materials for everyone.
Military family camps
Do you know a military family that would like to have lots of fun at a free camp this summer?
The University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is once again offering free camps for military families. These camps are open to military families (parents/guardians and children of any age) from any state and from any branch of the military. This includes Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard families. Priority will go to military families who are geographically dispersed, who have experienced a deployment, and who have not attended a previous OMK Family Camp. These free camps will be held:
• May 27-28:Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave
• July 15-16: Newport Aquarium in Newport
• Aug. 5-6: Louisville Science Center in Louisville
Registration packets for each camp will be available later at: http://www.ca.uky.edu/hes/index.php?p=590.
Camps for parents and teens
The University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is offering seven more free camps for military parents and their teens ages 14-18 to attend together. These camps are:
• May 13-15: backpacking 101, Mammoth Cave National Park with 20 participants (10 service members and 10 teenage children).
• June 20-24: white water rafting, Oakhill West Virginia, near Eastern Kentucky with 28 participants (14 service members and 14 teenage children).
• June 30-July 3: canoeing/coastal camping, Land between the Lakes, Western Kentucky with 20 participants (10 service members and 10 teenage children).
• July 17-24: advanced backpacking/wilderness living, Daniel Boone National Forest, South East, Kentucky with 18 participants (9 service members and 9 teenage children).
• Aug. 12-14: wilderness survival, Big Bone Lick, State Park, Northern Kentucky with 20 participants (10 service members and 10 teenage children).
• Sept. 16-18: challenge course/corn maze, Life Adventure Center, Central Kentucky with 50 participants (25 service members and 25 teenage children).
• Dec. 2-4: cold weather wamping, Lake Cumberland, Southern Kentucky with 20 participants (10 service members and 10 teenage children)
For more information about Military-Extension Adventure Camps, contact Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Military-Extension Adventure Camp Director firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 257-3032. You can also contact me at the Extension office.
Grace Angotti is Carroll Co. Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to email@example.com.