UGA Extension Office

Events and Classes

June

June 18 • Herb Gardening • 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free!  From basil, lavender, parsley, mint, and more, use herbs to enhance the flavor of your dishes or beautify your flower arrangements! Discover their varieties and scents, numerous uses, and how to easily grow and maintain them. Click here to register. Class code EXT34508. Ages 18+

June 19 • Rain Gardening • 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free!  Don't let rainwater runoff flood and pollute your landscape or the environment. Instead, find out how to divert the water into a low maintenance and mosquito free rain garden. Click here to register. Class code EXT34503. Ages 18+

June 21 • Carbohydrate Nutrition • 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free!  Not all carbs are created equal. Learn all about these macronutrients, including how they affect health and how to incorporate them into your healthy eating style. Click here to register. Class code EXT32614. Ages 50+

June 22 • Glorious Gardens Bus Tour • 10:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the beautiful gardens located throughout Gwinnett County! Visit the Lawrenceville Female Seminary’s pollinator garden, the gardens at the Chesser-Williams House, Archie’s Garden at McDaniel Farm Park, and the exquisite Vines Gardens at Vines park. Meet knowledgeable Master Gardeners and community leaders who will share their passion for gardening. Bus transportation will be provided at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary. Click here for more information. Click here to register.

June 24 • Arthritis Diet • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  Potentially lower your inflammation by understanding the best and worst foods to consume for your disease. Click here to register. Class code EXT32603. Ages 50+

June 27 • Unusual Fruits/Vegetables • 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Free!  Break out of your apple and tomato routine and expand your fruit and vegetable palate. While uncommon, many products still flourish in this area, such as kiwifruit, goji berries, Jerusalem artichokes, and more. Click here to register. Class code ANX34503. Ages 18+

 

July

July 8 - 12 • 4-H Rock Eagle Camp •  $360

This camp is only available to current 4th and 5th graders. Enjoy an overnight week away at Rock Eagle 4-H Center located in Eatonton, Georgia. Campers will participate in activities such as canoeing, forestry, hiking, swimming and much more! Spots are limited so make sure you sign up today! Call 678.377.4010 for more information.

July 18 & 19 • ServSafe Manager Training •  $140 (includes one book and test) •  8:30am – 4:30pm

Taught in Spanish!  Join this two-day class to learn about food safety, including food-borne illnesses, proper food handling, personal hygiene, and facility design and maintenance. Each food service establishment should have a Certified Food Safety Manager according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. This class will be held at the Gwinnett County Government Annex second floor conference room, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact Inés Beltrán at inesb@uga.edu or 678.377.4010.

Entrenamiento de ServSafe Manager En Español

Únase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad alimentaria, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en la sala de conferencias del segundo piso del Anexo del Gobierno del Condado de Gwinnett, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Para obtener más información, contacte a Inés Beltrán en inesb@uga.edu o al 678.377.4010.

July 23 • Tablet Basics • 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Free!  Stay connected with constantly evolving technology! Let young adults teach you how to use tablets and adjust their settings. To register, contact Marilin Griffy at 678.377.4024 or marilin.griffy@gwinnettcounty.com. Taught at Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road. Instructed by 4-H Tech Wizards and AARP Foundation Mentor Up. Ages 50+

July 24 • Taking Photos/Videos • 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Free!  Stay connected with constantly evolving technology! Let young adults teach you how to capture and share photos and videos. To register, contact Marilin Griffy at 678.377.4024 or marilin.griffy@gwinnettcounty.com. Taught at Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road. Instructed by 4-H Tech Wizards and AARP Foundation Mentor Up. Ages 50+

July 24 • Plant Propagation • 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free!  Plants reproduce in other ways than just seeds. Stem cuttings and air layering are just a few of the easy methods of propagating plants. Some are easier than others. Come learn how you can increase the number and variety of plants in your garden. The class, taught by Tim Daly, will be held at the One Stop Center in Centerville, located at 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville. Click here to register. Class code EXT34504. Ages 18+

July 25 • Video Calling • 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Free!  Stay connected with constantly evolving technology! Let young adults teach you how to download a video chat app and make a test call. To register, contact Marilin Griffy at 678.377.4024 or marilin.griffy@gwinnettcounty.com. Taught at Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road. Instructed by 4-H Tech Wizards and AARP Foundation Mentor Up. Ages 50+

July 25 • Shade Gardening • 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Free!  Got Shade? Transform your shady landscape into a stunning and lush low-light garden with carefully selected ornamental plants that love minimal sunlight. Click here to register. Class code ANX34504. Ages 18+

July 26 • Using Facebook • 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Free!  Stay connected with constantly evolving technology! Let young adults teach you how to create a Facebook account and use the social networking website. To register, contact Marilin Griffy at 678.377.4024 or marilin.griffy@gwinnettcounty.com. Taught at Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road. Instructed by 4-H Tech Wizards and AARP Foundation Mentor Up. Ages 50+

July 31 • Facts on Flax • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  Flaxseed may help reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Find out all the details about this tiny seed and how to incorporate it into your healthy eating style. Click here to register. Class code EXT32604. Ages 50+

 

August

August 5 • Ask a Garden Expert • 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Free!  From lawn maintenance to tree selection to pest management, and more, let Tim Daly help you with your gardening questions and challenges. You may bring applicable photos, measurements, etc. to receive the best advice for your questions. Click here to register. Class code ANX34505. Ages 18+

August 13 • Fall Vegetable Gardening • 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free!  Though the colder weather will be here soon, many vegetables thrive in the fall and winter. Cabbage, kale, turnips, collards, and others can provide fresh vegetables during the colder weather. This class will be held at the Suwanee Library, 361 Main Street, Suwanee. To register, contact the Gwinnett County Public Libraries at events@gwinnettpl.org.  

August 14 • Herb Gardening • 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free!  Herbs are excellent garden plants that require minimal maintenance and come in a variety of scents, flavors, and colors. They can be used for culinary purposes, fragrance, ornamental plants, and indoor flower arrangements. Many herbs thrive in our area and climate. The class, taught by Tim Daly, will be held at the One Stop Center in Centerville, located at 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville. Click here to register. Class code EXT34505. Ages 18+

August 15 & 16 • ServSafe Manager Training •  $140 (includes one book and test) •  8:30am – 4:30pm

Taught in Spanish!  Join this two-day class to learn about food safety, including food-borne illnesses, proper food handling, personal hygiene, and facility design and maintenance. Each food service establishment should have a Certified Food Safety Manager according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. This class will be held at the Gwinnett County Government Annex second floor conference room, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact Inés Beltrán at inesb@uga.edu or 678.377.4010.

Entrenamiento de ServSafe Manager En Español

Únase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad alimentaria, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en la sala de conferencias del segundo piso del Anexo del Gobierno del Condado de Gwinnett, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Para obtener más información, contacte a Inés Beltrán en inesb@uga.edu o al 678.377.4010.

August 19 • Fall Vegetable Gardening • 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Free!  Glazed carrots. Roasted cauliflower. Baked butternut squash. You can enjoy all these fresh dishes and more during the fall and winter. Find out what veggies prefer the cooler weather and the minimal maintenance they need for a successful yield. Click here to register. Class code ANX34506. Ages 18+

August 21 • Chocolate News • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  Learn all about it, including its properties, nutritional value, benefits, and more.  Click here to register. Class code EXT32605. Ages 50+

August 23-25 • Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Free!  The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a citizen science initiative and you can help! On August 23rd and 24th, Georgians across the state can count and record pollinators. Goals for this program include: creating pollinator habitat; learning how to identify pollinators; and helping researchers collect data on pollinator populations. Citizens will be asked to count pollinators on a favorite pollinator plant for 15 minutes, and then upload results to a website. We are looking for bumble bees, carpenter bees, small bees, honey bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and other insects. This project is perfect for schools doing STEM work, Home Owner Associations, Community Gardens, and more! Register now at  the event website: Great Georgia Pollinator Census. To schedule a training event for your group, contact Kim Fritz, at kim.fritz@gwinnettcounty.com, or 678.377.4010.

August 28 • Fall Vegetable Gardening • 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free!  Though the colder weather will be here soon, many vegetables thrive in the fall and winter. Cabbage, kale, turnips, collards, and others can provide fresh vegetables during the colder weather. Click here to register. Class code EXT34506. Ages 18+

 

September

September 5 & 6 • ServSafe Manager Training •  $140 (includes one book and test) •  8:30am – 4:30pm

Taught in Spanish!  Join this two-day class to learn about food safety, including food-borne illnesses, proper food handling, personal hygiene, and facility design and maintenance. Each food service establishment should have a Certified Food Safety Manager according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. This class will be held at the Gwinnett County Government Annex second floor conference room, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact Inés Beltrán at inesb@uga.edu or 678.377.4010.

Entrenamiento de ServSafe Manager En Español

Únase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad alimentaria, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en la sala de conferencias del segundo piso del Anexo del Gobierno del Condado de Gwinnett, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Para obtener más información, contacte a Inés Beltrán en inesb@uga.edu o al 678.377.4010.

September 18 • Healthy Brain • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  About 20-25 percent of the blood pumped by your heart travels to your brain, so it's important to keep your heart working properly. Heart health is connected with brain health. In fact heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or dementia. This class will be held at Buford Senior Center, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford. Drop in, no registration required. Ages 60+

 

October

October 24 & 25 • ServSafe Manager Training •  $140 (includes one book and test) •  8:30am – 4:30pm

Taught in Spanish!  Join this two-day class to learn about food safety, including food-borne illnesses, proper food handling, personal hygiene, and facility design and maintenance. Each food service establishment should have a Certified Food Safety Manager according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. This class will be held at the Gwinnett County Government Annex second floor conference room, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact Inés Beltrán at inesb@uga.edu or 678.377.4010.

Entrenamiento de ServSafe Manager En Español

Únase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad alimentaria, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en la sala de conferencias del segundo piso del Anexo del Gobierno del Condado de Gwinnett, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Para obtener más información, contacte a Inés Beltrán en inesb@uga.edu o al 678.377.4010.

October 30 • Healthy Brain • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  About 20-25 percent of the blood pumped by your heart travels to your brain, so it's important to keep your heart working properly. Heart health is connected with brain health. In fact heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or dementia. This class will be held at Buford Senior Center, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford. Drop in, no registration required. Ages 60+

 

November

November 20 • Healthy Brain • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  About 20-25 percent of the blood pumped by your heart travels to your brain, so it's important to keep your heart working properly. Heart health is connected with brain health. In fact heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or dementia. This class will be held at Buford Senior Center, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford. Drop in, no registration required. Ages 50+

October 21 & 22 • ServSafe Manager Training •  $140 (includes one book and test) •  8:30am – 4:30pm

Taught in Spanish!  Join this two-day class to learn about food safety, including food-borne illnesses, proper food handling, personal hygiene, and facility design and maintenance. Each food service establishment should have a Certified Food Safety Manager according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. This class will be held at the Gwinnett County Government Annex second floor conference room, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact Inés Beltrán at inesb@uga.edu or 678.377.4010.

Entrenamiento de ServSafe Manager En Español

Únase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad alimentaria, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en la sala de conferencias del segundo piso del Anexo del Gobierno del Condado de Gwinnett, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Para obtener más información, contacte a Inés Beltrán en inesb@uga.edu o al 678.377.4010.

 

December

December 11 • Healthy Brain • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  About 20-25 percent of the blood pumped by your heart travels to your brain, so it's important to keep your heart working properly. Heart health is connected with brain health. In fact heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or dementia. This class will be held at Buford Senior Center, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford. Drop in, no registration required. Ages 50+


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