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Washtenaw County MSU Extension Winter Courses

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:59am

The schedule for Washtenaw County Michigan State Extension fall courses has been released! Hot topics include
parenting on your own, money management, and home ownership education.

See the flyers attached to this blog for more information on course schedules. Further information and publications are available at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office or by calling 734-997-1678.

MSU Extension provides information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes, families, farms, businesses or communities. MSU Extension's goal is to provide practical, timely, research-based information and educational programs to help residents meet local needs. Extension programs are guided by experienced faculty and staff members across Michigan.

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Washtenaw County MSU Extension Fall Courses

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:29am

The schedule for Washtenaw County Michigan State Extension fall courses has been released! Hot topics include parenting on your own, money management, and home ownership education. See the flyers attached to this blog for more information on course schedules. Further information and publications are available at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office or by calling 734-997-1678.

MSU Extension provides information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes, families, farms, businesses or communities. MSU Extension's goal is to provide practical, timely, research-based information and educational programs to help residents meet local needs. Extension programs are guided by experienced faculty and staff members across Michigan.

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Washtenaw County MSU Extension Summer Courses

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 2:41pm

The schedule for Washtenaw County Michigan State Extension summer courses has been released! Hot topics include parenting on your own, money management, and home ownership education. See the flyers attached to this blog for more information on course schedules. Further information and publications are available at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office or by calling 734-997-1678.

MSU Extension provides information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes, families, farms, businesses or communities. MSU Extension's goal is to provide practical, timely, research-based information and educational programs to help residents meet local needs. Extension programs are guided by experienced faculty and staff members across Michigan.

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Participate in this year's Washtenaw Reads!

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:47am

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[:http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1479216|$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America] is this year’s [:http://aareads.aadl.org/|Washtenaw Reads] book selection. Researched and written by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, the book details the lives of six different families who barely survive on less than $2.00 a day in various parts of the country. Eye-opening and alarming, the book also explains the laws behind the reasons that some people are forced to live on so little. The [http://www.aadl.org/node/349023| authors will speak at Rackham Auditorium] on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00p.m. The event includes time for questions and book signing.

The AADL is also hosting several more intimate discussions of the book. The first of these takes place on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Downtown Library multipurpose room. The second will occur on Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 p.m. at Westgate Branch in the Westside Room. All are welcome to attend these guided discussions, with no registration required. Participants may want to bring a copy of the book—available at all AADL locations—to reference during the discussion.

For more events surrounding this year’s Washtenaw Reads selection, follow the link [:http://aareads.aadl.org/aareads/events|here].

Looking for resources about $2.00 a Day, including interviews with the authors and related reading? Visit the link [:http://aareads.aadl.org/aareads/resources|here].

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Washtenaw County MSU Extension Winter Courses

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:12pm

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The schedule for [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/extension|Washtenaw County Michigan State Extension] winter courses has been released! Hot topics include [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1429879|parenting] on your own, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1468718|money management], and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1305649|home ownership] education. See the flyers attached to this blog for more information on course schedules. Further information and publications are available at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office or by calling 734-997-1678.

MSU Extension provides information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes, families, farms, businesses or communities. MSU Extension's goal is to provide practical, timely, research-based information and educational programs to help residents meet local needs. Extension programs are guided by experienced faculty and staff members across Michigan.

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Cooking Matters Education Series

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:12am

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[https://www.nokidhungry.org/about-us|Share Our Strength’s] Cooking Matters education series [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/cooking_matters_makes_a_difference_with_michigan_families|empowers low-income families] with the skills to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home, as part of the [https://www.nokidhungry.org/|No Kid Hungry] campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Cooking Matters serves families across the country through hands-on, six-week cooking courses and an interactive grocery store tour. Participants learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals.

The first round of classes for 2017 will meet Thursdays, January 5 to February 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Campus, [http://www.stjoesannarbor.org/womenshealthcenter|Women's Health Center] Culinary Studio, and will host a volunteer chef from [http://www.zingermansdeli.com/|Zingerman’s]. Registration is required by Monday, January 2. Limited spaces are based on income eligibility. To register or for more information, contact Mary Donaldson, Nutrition Instructor with [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/county/info/washtenaw|Michigan State University Extension] at 734-222-3956 or morrism4@anr.msu.edu.

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Plan Your Financial Future

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:19pm

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Need help planning your financial future? When you take charge of your financial future with a [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/topic/info/money_management|Money Management course] from [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/|MSU Extension], you can have more money for the things that make you happiest and save money for life’s storms that come your way. You will learn how to make sound financial decisions, create financial goals, pay down debt and use credit wisely, and create a spending plan to save more. [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events/dollar_works_money_management_series|Dollar Works! Money Management Series] is co-sponsored by [http://www.h4h.org/|Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley] and will be held on Thursdays August 18, 25, September 1, and 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the [https://www.google.com/maps/place/48105,+Washtenaw+County+Learning+Resource+Center,+4135+Washtenaw+Ave,+Ann+Arbor,+MI+48108/@42.2540914,-83.6786198,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x883ca921131e7117:0xec494b339b0252dc|Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center]. This course is free and open to all! Pre-register by August 17 by calling 734-822-2006 or 734-222-3943.

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Understanding Insurance and Divorce: Protecting Your Assets Properly During a Time of Family Transition

Saturday August 13, 2016: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Furnace Test and Tune Program

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 1:23pm

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Thanks to [http://www.h4h.org/|Habitat for Humanity], you may qualify for a free tune-up of your furnace and free installation of energy saving measures. If your furnace is unsafe or un-repairable, you may qualify for a replacement furnace at a significantly reduced cost. You can find the eligibility requirements [http://www.h4h.org/our-programs/furnace-test-tune-program/|here]. Following verification of eligibility, Habitat will have an approved HVAC contractor schedule a tune-up of your furnace. Pending appropriate analysis by the HVAC contractor, repairs exceeding the scope of a normal diagnostic tune-up may be eligible. Click [http://fs9.formsite.com/H4HHV/form11/index.html|here] to enroll. If you have questions, please call 734-730-9441 or email furnace@h4h.org.