Farmers Market meeting is Feb. 21

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By Maryellen Garrison

It will be time to start planting gardens before long!!  So we have scheduled the organizational meeting of the Henry County Farmers Market for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Extension Office.

If for some reason you cannot attend that night but are still interested in receiving information from the Farmers Market please be sure to give me a call so we will keep you in the loop. We normally correspond most often with email but if you do not have email we also send regular mail be sure to let us know which you prefer.

Service providers committee

The Henry County Service Providers is a new group that started in June 2011. This group is comprised mainly of health care providers, but there are other agencies represented as well.  

Those who have been participating include:  Tri-County Community Action Agency, North Central District Home Health Agency, North Central District Health Department, Hosparus, KIPDA- Henry County Diabetes Coalition, Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Caretenders, Cedar Lake Lodge Park Place, Homestead Nursing Home, KCHIP/Passport, HC Family Support-DCBS, Home Instead Senior Care, the Henry County Extension Office, Dr. Mark Hines, Gentiva, and Twin Oaks Assisted Living.

The initial idea of this group was to bring together, in one place, many of the resources available to the community and to let the agencies and groups network. Many times people need assistance, but don’t know they can get that assistance without traveling away from home. Some services are actually available in their home. 

The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Henry County Senior Center. Anyone or group that may be interested in attending can contact Tommie Tingle with Home Instead Senior Care at (502) 379-1490. 

One of the accomplishments of the group just before the holidays was providing six home-bound seniors with some special holiday gifts. This program idea was brought to the committee by Tommie Tingle from Home Instead as a part of their Senior Gift Wish Program. 

We hope to expand the program next year.

Antiqued classes offered

R.E. Wells, an antiques authority from Versailles, Ky., will be at the Shelby County Extension Office for the spring Antiques Workshop Series. The class meets for eight weeks on Mondays starting on March 5 from either 1-3 p.m., or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost of the class is $50 and topics include: Introduction to antiques; Elegant Depression glass; American folk art; American glass; Holiday antiques; The Victorian Kitchen; Collecting small antiques; and the Antiques Road Show.

You may bring one item to be appraised each week and four items to the Road Show.

Class size will be limited to a first to sign up basis and the daytime class is almost full. Make checks payable to the: Jefferson County Extension Council. Return to:  Jefferson County Extension Service;  care of Valerie Holland; 810 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204-1782. 

Call 502-569-2344 for more details and to make sure there are still openings.

April 17-18 “It’s Sew Fine”
Sewing Expo

The sixth “It’s Sew Fine” Annual Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, April 17-18. There will be an opportunity for participants arriving early to participate in a “sew in” from 5–8 p.m. Monday, April 16.

The Expo begins Tuesday, April 17, with registration at 10 a.m. followed by morning “make-it-take it” sessions. Tuesday afternoon participants register for one class with some of the following choices offered: Kanzashi embroidery, four different quilt classes, free motion quilting, an advanced serger class in using the serger for decorative effects, a fabric dying class using procion MX dyes,  plus several other choices.

On Tuesday evening the banquet features keynote speaker, Gail Yellen, a fabric artist from Glastonbury, Conn. As an active member of the American Sewing Guild, Yellen’s enthusiasm will excite sewers to finish their sewing projects and other handiwork with special unique embellishment.

Participants will have the opportunity to view an array of quilts, garments, home decor and other projects completed by participants who attended previous Sewing Expos. After the Tuesday evening banquet participants will attend an “Instructor Showcase” where they can purchase special sewing items.

A full day of classes will be taught Wednesday, including making a scarf using thread and special machine techniques, a sewing accessory tote, a beautiful jacket made by collage, an embellished tank top,  a class titled, “Little Canna Fish,” a special sweatshirt jacket, plus a the following quilt classes: “Bugle Boy,” “Double Wedding Ring” (old fashioned techniques made easy), “Stripe One,” “Strip Happy” mystery quilt, and a T-shirt quilt.

For additional information and a registration packet contact your local county Cooperative Extension Service or online: http://ces.ca.uky.edu/owen/FamilyConsumerSciences. Registration deadline is March 1, 2012. Interested persons are encouraged to request and get their applications in early as space is limited.