Spring 2014: Upcoming classes from the UAF Cooperative Extension Service cover small business development and home improvement
by Michelle Saport |
See below for upcoming classes and workshops from the UAF Cooperative Extension Service (CES). All sessions (with the exception of "Living Well in Alaska") will be held at the CES Office in Anchorage, located at 1675 C Street, Suite 100. Free parking is available on 16th Avenue between A and C Streets.
Small business workshops These workshops are co-sponsored by CES and SCORE, a non-profit association offering free small business mentoring and low-cost workshops taught by business professionals. Sabrina Peterson, a SCORE mentor with business plan expertise, will teach the workshops. Registration is $40 each or $100 for all three.
Fundamentals of Starting Your Small Business Wednesday, March 5, 6-9 p.m.
Demystifying the Financials of Your Business Plan Wednesday, March 12, 6-9 p.m.
Taking Your Business from Plan to Reality Wednesday, March 19, 6-9 p.m.For more information or to register, contact:
- Sabrina Peterson, Sabrina.Peterson@SCOREvolunteer.org
- Kathryn Dodge, email@example.com or (907) 474-6497
Free class: "Living Well Alaska" Wednesdays, March 5-April 9, 1:30-4 p.m. Providence Health Park, Cancer Center, Room 2281 (3850 Piper St.)
Have you attended a "Living Well Alaska" session? If not, now is your chance. The partner for this program, Providence Hospital, is offering free workshops beginning next week. Feel better and get support for improving your health in this doctor-endorsed workshop. Learn how to eat well, become active, manage pain, handle emotions, set goals and solve problems, use relaxation techniques and work with your health care team. This class is helpful for people with arthritis, depression, chronic conditions, heart problems, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and/or multiple sclerosis.
For more information or to register, call Karen Hollar at (907) 212-3424.
Free workshops on energy and radon in Alaska Join UAF housing and energy specialist Art Nash for an evening of how-to workshops. All sessions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Call (907) 786-6300 to register. Sign up for any or all workshops.
"Energy for the Off-Grid Camp or Cabin" Wednesday, March 5, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Do you haul fuel drums out to your cabin or camp, wishing there was another way to heat your seasonal dwelling? Come learn about local inventions and affordable off-the-shelf items that can help you find an easier way to heat your remote getaway.
"Radon in Your Home" Wednesday, March 5, 7-7:45 p.m. Do you know how easy it is to test for that odorless, tasteless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer? If you find a high level of radon in your home, do you know how to get rid of it? Come learn how.
"Northern Polar Energy" Wednesday, March 5, 8-9 p.m. Changing climate makes new commerce routes and exploration above the Bering Strait possible. Learn about this rapid change, how it will affect energy use and extraction and what it may portend for Alaska.Free workshops on aging in place and healthy homes Join UAF housing and energy specialist Art Nash for an evening of how-to workshops. All sessions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Call (907) 786-6300 to register. Sign up for any or all workshops.
"Adaptations for Aging in Place" Thursday, March 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Alaska leads the nation with the highest rate of senior population growth, yet Alaska's housing stock lacks the adaptations that allow older Alaskans and the disabled to stay in their homes as long as possible. This discussion will focus on ways to modify homes for aging in place.
"Healthy Homes" Thursday, March 6, 7:30-9 p.m. Keep your house structure healthy and it will do the same for you. Learn how to eradicate mold, maintain proper home pressure to ward off radon gas, store and dispose of your household hazardous waste, detect carbon monoxide and ventilate your home.