Extension service sets healthy cooking, babysitting workshops

The Drew County Cooperative Extension Service and the South Central Center on Aging will present a "Healthy Cooking" class on

Thursday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to noon at Immanuel Baptist Church on Barkada Road.

The class is free and will focus on diabetic menus.

Pre-registration is required. Participants must register by Friday, March 13, by calling the local extension office at 460-6270 or by sending an email to <a href="mailto:dfrancis@uaex.edu">dfrancis@uaex.edu</a>. If sending an e-mail, place “healthy cooking class” in the subject box.

A total of 12 different classes will be offered during the year. The classes will help diabetics and their families become more confident about following their diet, choosing the appropriate foods, and controlling their blood sugar levels.

A meal will be served at each session. For more information on the workshop, contact the county Extension office

Also, a "Babysitting Basics" course will be taught on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.  This

workshop is open to all youth age 9—15. Class size will be limited to 20, and a fee of $10 per person will be charged. Registration forms are available at the county Extension office. Call 460-6270, visit the office in the courthouse, or e-mail dfrancis @uaex.edu to receive a

form. If emailing, please put “Babysitting Basics” in the subject box.

The participants will learn the basics of caregiving, how to play with children, how to deal with emergencies, and the basics of

managing their own business. Each participant will receive a completion certificate.

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