November 27, 2021

Calendar: Holiday craft bazaar

TERRE HAUTE, IND. — The 11th annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 3901 US-41, Terre Haute. There will be over 90 vendors featuring handmade crafts, jewelry, embroidery, clothing, kitchenware, fall and Christmas decor, woodworking and artwork.

Admission is $1 for adults, children 10 and under are free. Proceeds will be going towards 4-H scholarships. For more information, visit

Holiday jams and jellies

BLUFFTON, IND. — The program Food Preservation: Holiday Jams and Jellies will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Wells County Community Center, 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton. Cost is $15. Register at

Farmland leasing virtual workshop

Landowners and farmers can learn more about the various tools available for farmland leases, the impact soil may have on leases, and legal protections gained through leasing by participating in the Purdue University Extension virtual workshop, Digging Deeper Into Land Leases. Many times, lease terms must be negotiated that match expectations for both landlords and tenants. The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed this program that addresses many questions concerning land leases.

This virtual workshop will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST Nov. 16, and 10 a.m. to noon EST Nov. 18. Anthony Crowell, an attorney at Gordon and Associates, will present the legalities of having an effective land lease. Purdue Extension educators will discuss the following topics:

  • Trends and drivers of farm cash rents and land values.
  • Available leasing tools.
  • Tips for reading a web soil survey.
  • Ways to incorporate soil health into leases.

Cost is $25. Register at

Consumer Corner webinar

What consumer-derived lessons can we draw from non-traditional places to garner understanding and insights for those in agricultural business? Dr. Nicole Widmar, Purdue University, will present the Consumer Corner webinar at 11 a.m. CST Nov. 17. Register at

What does HIPAA protect?

Have you taken measures to ensure that your that your health data is safe? The online program Health Data: What Does HIPAA Protect? will be at noon Nov. 17.

Learn about the history of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and keeping your health information from falling into the wrong hands in a post-COVID world.

Register at

Homemakers’ holiday ideas

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Think vacation at this year’s Hamilton County Extension Homemakers’ Holiday Ideas program from 4:30 to 6 p.m. CST Nov. 17 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, OV Winks Building, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville. The program will include demonstrations, light refreshments, and a craft. Tropical wear is encouraged so invite a friend and join the holiday fun at the beach. Cost is $10. Register by calling 317-776-0854. For more information, visit

Diabetes and eye health

EUREKA, Ill. — Diabetes Clinic: Nutrition for Eye Health will be at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Eureka Christian Church, 302 S. Main St., Eureka. Having diabetes puts you more at risk for certain eye-related diseases. You’ll learn about the common types of eye disorders, how nutrition plays a role in eye health and what you can do to protect your eyes.

Diabetes clinics are walk-in programs with a different topic each month designed especially for persons living with diabetes. There is no cost to attend this program and no registration is necessary.

Holiday plant care

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. — The program Holiday Plant Care will be at 5:30 p.m. CST Nov. 18 at the Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown. RSVP by calling 812-358-6101, For more information, visit

Advice about houseplants

DANVILLE, Ill. — Vermilion County master gardeners will discuss houseplants and share advice based on horticulture research and their personal experience at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville. The master gardeners also will demonstrate how to propagate an African Violet and provide samples for attendees to take home.

Register for this free program by visiting or call 217-442-8615.

Rainscaping webinar

The basics of the Purdue Rainscaping Education Program adopted by Illinois Extension will be discussed in an online program at 11 a.m. Nov. 18. Learn about the process used to install a rain garden at the Effingham County Extension office. There will be time for questions and answers, and a percolation activity led by master gardeners. Register at

Holiday floral designs

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — Carrie Waterman, owner of A Classic Bouquet in Taylorville, will share her expertise in working on holiday floral designs at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Christian County Extension office, 1120 N. Webster St., Taylorville.

Waterman has worked through the American Institute of Floral Designers to enhance her bouquets and arrangements, and she is a member of the Illinois State Floral Association.

Attend in person, or online. Register at

Solar and wind energy seminar

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension’s Environmental and Energy Stewardship Educator Stanley Solomon will discuss solar and wind energy projects at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Morgan County Extension office, 104 N. Westgate Ave., Jacksonville.

Learn about various forms of renewable energy and how they fit into your home or land energy picture. The seminar is supported through a grant from the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation. Register at