Alachua County Extension Calendar

For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the respective Extension Agent at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32609. Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

For more information about the Alachua County Extension Service's programs, please contact the Alachua County Extension Office at 352/955-2402 (Voice), 352/955-2406 (TDD/TYY), 352/334-0122 (FAX) or e-mail at

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Alachua County Extension Office.

January 2015

Before You Tie The Knot

January 12 & 13, 2015; 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Before You Tie the Knot is a premarital preparation course.

Topics include:  Communication, Conflict Management and Resolution, Financial Responsibility and Spending Plants, and Children and Parenting Responsibilities.

Completion of this course is required to receive a $32.50 reduction on marriage license fee in Alachua County.  Attendees will receive a certificate of completion and a copy for the Clerk of the Court.

There is no cost to attend this two evening class.

Please pre-register at least 5 days in advance by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail), subject to cancellation if less than 3 couples registered.  This program is offered by Brenda C. Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.

Food Safety & Quality Program (ServSafe®)

January 15, 2015; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This program is dedicated to providing training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumer's food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment.  For further information and to register, please visit or call toll-free at 1-888-232-8723.

See brochure for more information and registration.

This program is offered by Brenda C. Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.