UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Calendar

For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the respective Extension Agent at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or 711 - Florida Relay Service (Hearing Impaired), or at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32609. Please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County 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 UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office's programs and to register, please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at 352/955-2402 (Voice), 711 - Florida Relay Service (Hearing Impaired), 352/334-0122 (FAX) or e-mail at Alachua@ifas.ufl.edu.

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

November 2017

Beekeeping Series: Gardening & Bees - CLASS IS FULL

November 18, 2017; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join us for a class focused on pollinators, their role in your garden and agriculture and learn about ways to attract and conserve them. Live bees will be used; please dress in protective clothing. See flyer for more information.

Space is limited; please pre-register by November 13. The registration fee is $5.00. Registration is available through Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/k7muw9n. No refunds. Please note: This class will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County located at 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609.

This program will be conducted by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.

December 2017

Fourth Annual 4-H Little Run on the Prairie 5K

December 2, 2017; 7:00-8:15 a.m. (registration); race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy, FL 32667

The 4-H Little Run on the Prairie 5K is a trail run through the historic and pristine Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. This event is the capstone event for our healthy living 4-H initiative in Alachua County. The money raised through the event goes towards 4-H summer camp scholarships for special interest, residential and county day camps. Last year, healthy living was promoted in each summer camp event. After the race, there will be a presentation on healthy living.

Prizes, snacks, T-shirt, and entry to the park are all included with the $25.00 (adult) $15.00 (youth) entry fee. You must register by November 17 to guarantee a T-shirt. To register visit Active.com “Little Run on the Prairie 5K” or fill out the registration form.  For more information contact Amanda Morgan, 4-H Agent, at amorgan@alachuacounty.us or 352-955-2402.

See flyer for additional information.

This event will be conducted by Amanda Morgan, 4-H Agent.

Decorating with Edibles for the Holidays

December 7, 2017; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Newberry Library Branch
110 S Seaboard Drive, Newberry, FL 32669

Learn to make edible arrangements using fresh fruits and vegetables for the holidays. There will be a demonstration showing you how you can be creative with making a centerpiece that is attractive and yummy.

There is no cost to attend the class; however, you need to register through Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/y8p3q9hf.  The class is limited to 40 participants.

This class will be conducted by Lorene Junkin, Master Gardener.