Each month, the Shelby County Extension office offers informational classes on various topics free to the community on the 4th Wednesday. Please feel free to stop by on any of the following dates that interest you. Each class begins at 10 a.m. and light refreshments such as coffee and water will be provided. Lessons typically only take approximately 1 hour.

Unable to attend but still interested in learning? Feel free to contact Rachelle Sharar at (502) 633-4593 or email rachelle.sharar@uky.edu to request a copy of the lesson materials to read at your own leisure. Homemaker "Member At Large" members will automatically receive a copy of each of these topics in the mail during the month it is being taught. For more information on how to join homemakers, just ask Rachelle! 

Dealing Creatively with Conflicts

Taught by Sheila Fawbush, Shelby County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent

September 27 at 10 a.m.

Conflict or disagreement is normal, natural and inevitable in everyday life. Conflict, though, can be harmful. When tempers flare, conflict escalates and can be destrucive. However, when handled skillfully, it can be helpful by providing all parties involved with opportunties for growth.

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Toaster Ovens

Taught by: Valerie Holland, Jefferson County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent

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Toaster ovens became popular household appliances in the mid-1950s, and have changed significantly since those early days. This program introduces today's toaster ovens and provides insights on their purchase, use and care. Advantages and challenges are reviewed and recipes are included. 

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Ins and Outs of Downsizing

Taught by: Jane Proctor, Trimble County Family 7 Consumer Sciences Agent

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Downsizing to a smaller home has become a recent trend. Smaller homes typically require less maintenance and can result in significant savings for the homeowner because of lower utility b ills, property taxes and insurance. 

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Gardening in Small Spaces

by Horticultural Teacher

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Gardening in one form or another is often described as one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. Involvement by people in gardening activities helps promote healthy habits. They phyusical activity in the garden burns caleories and consuming home grown vegetables is also good for your health.

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Couch Potato Challenge

Taught by: Allison Lewis, Spencer County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent

via Facebook

The Couch Potato Challenge is a 12-week walking challenge that is based on the National Heart, Lunch, and Blood Institues' walking plan.

Creative Stitchery Workshop

Taught by: Ruth Chowning, Bullitt County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent

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Participants will discuss basic history of embroidery, utilize basic toold for creating a successful embroidery project, experience success indeveloping needlework skills to make family heirlooms.

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