November 29, 2021

Calendar: Fall decor workshop

MT. CARROLL, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension is offering a fall home decor workshop at 10 a.m. CST Nov 20 at the Mt. Carroll Public Library, 208 N. Main St., Mt. Carroll. Enjoy making your own unique fall arrangement with Master Gardener Nancy Gmitro and learn some facts about raising and drying gourds. Register by calling the library at 815-244-1751.

Curb the urge to splurge

The holidays are right around the corner. Keep your health and wealth in mind and prepare by participating in the webinar Curb the Urge to Splurge on Holiday Spending from 1 to 2 p.m. CST Nov. 22.

Register by visiting tinyurl.com/uexbspw6.

The webinar will be recorded and available for later viewing to those who register.

Soup and share

WINCHESTER, Ind. — Enjoy a variety of soups and bring your own recipes to share at Soup and Share, 5 p.m. CST Nov. 22 at the Randolph County Fairgrounds, 1885 US-27, Winchester.

Register by calling 765-584-2271 or email robin389@purdue.edu.

Winterizing your poultry flock

The online program Winterizing Your Poultry Flock will be at 11 a.m. CST Nov. 23. Darrin M. Karcher, Purdue Extension poultry specialist, will explain how to are for your chickens during the cold winter months.

Register by visiting tinyurl.com/3z6t5h3x

Getting the scoop on winter squash

Join University of Illinois Extension educators as they present Getting the Scoop on Winter Squash from 1 to 2:30 p.m. CST Nov. 23. During this workshop, a variety of common and not-so-common types of winter squash will be discussed, as well as how to select and store winter squash. Get some great ideas on how to prepare and use these culinary favorites, and best of all, you’ll receive some delicious recipes.

“Squash truly is a versatile category of vegetables. The differences between winter and summer squash are the time the squash is harvested, the type of skin or rind, and how long it can be stored without spoilage. This workshop will also cover topics such as the nutritional benefits of winter squash, as well as discuss fun ways to incorporate squash into everyday life with fun and flavorful recipes,“ said Diane Reinhold, University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator.

Register at tinyurl.com/2586mtsv.

Take charge of your health

The online program Take Charge of Your Health will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. CST Nov. 24. Discover healthy ways to live with chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and others. Find practical ways of dealing with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctors and family about your health.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y3bs8jj7.