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November packed with Extension programs

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Having conversations with family members or significant others on handling “end of life” decisions is important.

Serious illness, injury or death can occur at any age.

At 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Exten-sion office, Patty Poor, Grant County family and consumer sciences agent, will share ways to use family “conversations” to plan ahead meeting the wishes of family members. This is a very interactive, informative session.

It is the November “Learn with Us” lesson. Interested residents invited.

Basket for the holidays

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. basket maker Kathy Watts will teach how to weave a lovely basket for your sewing notions or, if you don’t sew, a great basket to carry a pie. This special basket would make a beautiful holiday gift.

Class fee is $25 payable with your class registration. Register at the Carroll County Extension Service office. 

Diabetes and the holidays 

The “It’s About You” Diabetes Support Group meets at noon Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Carroll County Extension office.

All interested residents are invited. “Healthy Choices for Favorite Holiday Foods” will be presented by Family and Consumer Sciences agent Grace Angotti, CFCS, and Ruth Kingkade, RN, CDE  with Three Rivers District Health Department. 

Traditional foods are an important part of holiday gatherings. Favorite holiday foods and sweets are high in carbohydrates, sugar and/or fat, providing a challenge for people with diabetes.

This session will help participants learn to select healthy holiday foods, foods to eat in moderation, how persons “can eat” those favorite holiday foods and modifying recipes to be better for people with diabetes. 

Samples and recipes of delicious holiday foods will be provided. Reservations are preferred but not required. Call the Extension Office at (502) 732-7030 so I have enough materials available.

Carrollton Homemakers Club

The Carrollton Homemakers meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Extension office for their monthly meeting. The “Learn with Us! program is “Bountiful Beans.”

Military Dolls Workshop

Extension Homemakers meet at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 15 after the Carrollton Club to make stuffed fabric dolls.

The dolls will be taken to the military lounge at the Cincinnati airport for soldiers to take home to their children or to children abroad. This is the second collection of handmade dolls that Carroll County members have made for the military lounge this year.  Interested residents invited to join in making dolls.

Champions program

Tonight, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County program hosted by the Carroll County Extension Homemakers is at 7 p.m. at the Extension office. All interested residents invited.

Dates of interest

Nov. 7:Homemakers present Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, 7 p.m., Carroll County Extension office.

Nov. 12:Cover Girls Quilters, 5–7 p.m. Carroll County Extension Office.

Nov. 13: Homemakers “Learn with Us!” Getting Your Affairs in Order, 1:30 p.m., Carroll County Extension office.

Nov. 13:Basket of the Month, 6–8 p.m. Carroll County Extension office.

Nov. 15:“Healthy Choices for Favorite Holiday Foods” for People with diabetes, noon, Carroll County 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 gangotti@uky.edu.