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4-H Summer Fondant & Flowers Cake Decorating Program, Falmouth

Starting in July Cumberland County 4-H Community Education Assistant, Sara Conant, will be conducting new short-term 4-H programs for any interested youth. Current 4-H enrollment is not necessary for participation. The Fondant and Flowers program will meet once a week on Wednesdays, July, 10 – 31, 2:00 – 3:30PM, at the UMaine Extension Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. Registration ends June 17th or when the course is full.

In this program participants will learn how to create their own fondant, how to cover a small cake with fondant, create fondant shapes, make their own gum paste, create gum paste flowers, and royal icing flowers. The program will end with making their own decorated mini-cake.
Please bring an apron and containers to take any creations home.  This program is open to youth ages 9–18 or those in 4th–12th grades.

For more information about all of our Summer 4-H offerings, please visit the Cumberland County 4-H Summer SPIN Programs website.

For more information about our general 4-H program please visit the Cumberland County 4-H Program website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Sara Conant at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

4-H Summer Kids Can Can Program, Falmouth

Starting in July Cumberland County Extension will be conducting new short-term 4-H programs for any interested youth. Current 4-H enrollment is not necessary for participation. The Kids Can Can program will meet once a week on Wednesdays, July 10 – August 07, 9:00- 11:00AM, for five weeks at the e UMaine Extension Office and UMaine Garden at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth. Registration ends June 17th or when the course is full.

Strawberry jam, pickles, and salsa—all of these foods can be made from scratch with fruits and vegetables grown in your own garden. Join UMaine Extension staff and volunteers in this hands-on, interactive program that will teach participants how to grow and preserve the garden’s harvest. Each session will begin in the Tidewater Gardens as we harvest the fruits and vegetables needed to make jam, pickles, salsa, and more. Then we’ll move to the kitchen and prepare a batch of delicious preserved foods. Each participant will take home a jar of what we make.

For more information about all of our Summer 4-H offerings, please visit the Cumberland County 4-H Summer SPIN Programs website.

For more information about our general 4-H program please visit the Cumberland County 4-H Program website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Sara Conant at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

Dining with Diabetes Down East Ellsworth

A Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families

This free program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will provide presentations, lead discussions and demonstrate preparation of nutritious recipes that participants can sample.

Dining with Diabetes Down East makes diabetes meal planning easy by using the plate method. For more information on the plate method please visit:  https://extension.umaine.edu/food-health/dining-with-diabetes/

If you are interested in participating in this program, please call 667-8212 (toll free in Maine: 1.800.287.1479) so we may offer it in a way that best fits your needs.

Partial funding and support for this initiative has been provided by Hannaford Grocery Stores.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Sue Baez at 207.667.8212 or 800.287.1479 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

 

 

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training 

The course covers:

For more information visit the Cooperative Extension food safety website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Theresa Tilton at 207.942.7396 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 5 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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UMaine Extension Workshops, Classes, and Events
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188 or 800.287.0274 (in Maine)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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