There are two topics for the summer "4 Seasons Gardening" sessions that will be held in July at the U of I Extension office at 1120 N. Webster St. in Taylorville.
Fall Blooming Flower Gardens
Tuesday, July 8, 1:00 p.m. & Thursday, July 10, 7:00 p.m.
Summer & Fall Blooming Trees & Shrubs
Tuesday, July 22, 1:00 p.m. & Thursday, July 24, 7:00 p.m.
Please call 287-7246 by the Friday before the session you would like to attend.
A pre-paid registration fee of $2 will be assessed for printed handout materials.
The next Safe Sitter class for girls and boys ages 11 to 13 will be held on Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Christian County Extension Office.
The two-day Safe Sitter program is sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Christian County, Christian County Home and Community Education Association, and Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
During the course, students get hands-on instruction in basic life-saving techniques taught by a certified professional, helpful tips to make them more confident caregivers, safety and security precautions to prepare them if a stranger comes to the door when and how to call for help. Information on child development and age-appropriate activities, and the business aspects of babysitting are also taught.
To become a certified Safe Sitter, students have to pass a rigorous practical and written test to show they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency.
For a registration form or information, call the Christian County at 287-7246. Class size is limited to the first 18 paid registrants, so register as soon as possible. The registration fee is $30, and pre-paid registration is due by Friday, July 25, 2008.
Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance.
Submitted by Barb Miller, Safe Sitter Coordinator
We will continue to send a paper copy to those who do not have e-mail access, but if you have access to e-mail and would like your Extension newsletter sent electronically, please send your name and e-mail address to email@example.com and let us know.
Thank you again for your support of the University of Illinois Extension Christian County program.
One of the objectives of the Christian County Home and Community Education Association is to promote the well being of the individual and family.
Your Christian County HCEA Board would like to offer classes in beginning sewing, etiquette for everyday living and table manners.
If you or you know of anyone interested in one of the above classes, please contact the Extension Office 287-7246. If there is enough interested, we will schedule classes.
If you have any suggestion for other classes, please call the Extension Office at 287-7246.
Copies of the most recent Christian County Plat books (2005) are still available now at the University of Illinois Extension office. These plat books, published by the Rockford Map Company, are of an excellent quality and are for sale at a cost of $35 per copy. Checks should be made payable to the Christian County 4-H Federation.
Christian County Master Gardener's recently completed Phase I of a three-year plan to renovate the UI Extension Office, located at 1120 N. Webster St. in Taylorville.
Phase I included plantings designed specifically for mailbox areas, a native Red bud tree, several perennial dwarf lilacs, a stag horn
sumac and, of course, a few rhizomes of Miscanthus close to the new Biofuels furnace addition on the east side of the Extension office.
Phase Two, to be completed next year will include a water feature, additional shrubbery and possibly a bench around the pool. Stop by the office and take a look.
Pictured left to right are: Sharron Taft, Gwen Podeschi, Deb Leahy, Bob Givens, Jean Shuler, Ed Rees Jenniffer House, Nina Branum, Candace Gates, Cindy Givens and Mary Grace Given.