Summer events begin soon, include craft and antiques classes

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Adult crochet classes start in July

For those of you who are interested in learning to crochet we have a series of classes starting on July 9 and running through Aug. 13.  The class will be taught here at the Extension Office on Tuesday afternoons for six weeks from 3 to 5 p.m.  There will be a $5 fee and your supplies will be provided.  The class is limited to eight people so call us at 845-2811 to register.

Antique Class

This is an eight-week course taught by R. E. Wells, a noted antique authority from Versailles. The class will be taught at the Shelby County Extension Office Mondays from July 8 to Aug. 26.   The fee is $50. Class size will be limited.  Make checks payable to: Jefferson County Extension Council and return to: Jefferson County Extension Service, %Valerie Holland, 810 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204-1782.  Deadline to register is June 28 but the class may fill up before then.    There are two sessions: one from 1 to 3 p.m. and the other from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (be sure to mark on your check which session you are signing up for).

The Shelby County Extension Office is at 1117 Frankfort Road (US 60), Shelbyville,  KY.  For more information contact Valerie at 502-569-2344.  Topics are as follows: July 8 - Introduction to Antiques; July 15 - Antique Perfume and Scent Bottles; July 22 - Staffordshire Trinkets;  July 29 - Art Glass; Aug. 5 - American Sliver;  Aug. 12 - Pressed Glass;  Aug. 19 - Kitchen Pottery;  Aug. 26-Road Show.  In addition to the classes you are also permitted to bring one item each week to have appraised before class begins and you can bring four items to the Road Show! 

You be the Judge — Judging Quilts for Competitions

Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the John Black Center located at 1551 N Hwy 393, La Grange.  Linda Luggen has spent more than years sharing her knowledge of quilts and quiltmaking. Her quilts have won awards nationally and has been published in Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts and Great American Quilts.  Her home and quilts were featured in Romanticc Homes. Her article on judging was published in NQA, and she is a National Quilting Association Certified Judge.   Linda  will give an overall insight into the process of quilt judging. She will answer questions about what a judge looks for in quilt design, piecing, appliqué, etc.  Tickets $10 per person or tables of 8: $50. Call (502) 222-9453 for more details and tickets. 

Checks may be mailed to the Oldham County Extension Office at 1815 North Hwy 393, LaGrange, KY 4003.  Sponsored by Oldham County Extension Homemakers.

Farmers Market Now Open

The Henry County Farmers Market is now open on Saturday mornings and will be open on Wednesday afternoons later in the season as more produce becomes available.  The location is of course on the front lawn of the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle.  And don’t forget both the Henry County Fair the first week of July (Monday, July 1 will be the day to enter your exhibits) and the Harvest Showcase will be Saturday, July 27. 

Biggest Loser

Be watching and gathering your team for the next Biggest Loser program that will start in the next month or so!  In our last program we had 50 enroll in 13 teams in the 10 week Program.  The total amount of weight lost was 715.7 pounds.  The Biggest Male Loser lost 58.8 and Biggest Female Loser lost 47.4.  The first place team lost a total of 106 pounds or 12.92 percent; the second place team lost 96.2 pounds or 12.16 percent and we had 10 people who lost 20 pounds or more!


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