July 15, 2024

Calendar: Washington County Garden Tours

SALEM, Ind. — The Good Earth Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Washington County Garden Tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET June 29 and 1 to 4 p.m. June 30.

Eight gardens will be featured on the tour, which will be held rain or shine.

Cost is $15 for tickets purchased in advance at Loy & Fordyce Insurance, 190 W. Becks Mill Road, Suite H, Salem; or Merle Norman Cosmetics, 190 W. Becks Mill Road, Suite A, Salem.

For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/5h2umcpv.

Meal Planning

MONTICELLO, Ill. — Balancing Blood Sugars: Diabetes Meal Planning will be 2 to 3 pm. July 1 at Kirby Medical Center, 1000 Medical Center Drive, Monticello.

Learn more about how carbohydrates and other nutrients impact your blood sugar, and plan meals that improve blood sugar management using tools like carbohydrate counting and Plate Method.

For more information and to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/5f6u2fds.

Boost Mood, Attitude

CHESTER, Ill. — Boost your mood and attitude at the Happy Hacks Workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. July 2 at Memorial Hospital, Conference Room, 1900 State St., Chester.

New research in neuroscience and positive psychology shows that when we experience happiness and positivity, it turns on all the learning centers in the brain and fuels positive outcomes in all aspects of our lives.

Join Family Life Educator Robin Ridgley for a free program to:

• Understand common barriers to positivity and well-being.

• Discover science-backed practices for positivity and productivity.

• Learn “happy hacks” to boost your mood and attitude.

To reserve a spot, visit mhchester.com/calendar-of-events.

Cooking and Decluttering

DANVILLE, Ill. — An Illinois Extension double feature, Cooking for One or Two, and Decluttering Your Home and Finances, will be 9 to 11 a.m. July 2 at the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cooking for One or Two with Nutrition and Wellness Educator Rachel Mannen will show you how to adjust recipes to feed one or two easily to ditch the mountain of leftovers. Then, after a short break, Decluttering Your Home and Finances with Family Life Educator Emily Harmon will help you simplify your space and finances.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/2uam4ba3.

Aging and Hearing

URBANA, Ill. — Learn about age-related hearing loss and what to do about it at the online Summer Self-Care program, noon to 1 p.m. July 3.

Older adults often experience ear and hearing-related issues such as ringing in the ears and difficulty hearing daily sounds like alarms and conversations. These issues can eventually lead to social isolation, cognitive problems, and a decline in overall quality of life. Learn about age-related hearing loss and what we can do about it.

Register for this and other programs in the Community Seminar Series at https://tinyurl.com/bddm36sj.

County Fairs

June 29-July 6 — Switzerland County 4-H Fair, 507 Vineyard St., Vevay, Ind.; 812-427-4056.

June 30-July 6 — Scott County Fair, South U.S. Hwy 31, Scottsburg, Ind.; www.scottcountyfairgrounds.com; info@scottcountyfairgrounds.com; 812-595-2451.

July 1-7 — Monroe County Fair, 5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington, Ind.; www.monroecountyfairgrounds.in; mocofairgrounds@gmail.com; 812-825-7439.

July 3-7 — Grundy County Fair, 8890 IL-47, Morris, Ill.; grundycountyfair.org; 815-942-5958.

July 5-12— Jefferson County 4-H Fair, W. State Route 256, Madison, Ind.; www.jeffersoncounty4hfair.com; 812-265-8919.

July 5-13 — Morgan County Fair, 1749 Hospital Drive, Martinsville, Ind.; www.morgancountyindianafair.org; 765-342-9905.

July 6-12 — Lawrence County Jr. Fair, 1117 4H Road, Sumner, Ill.; facebook.com/groups/159119417471804; inyart@illinois.edu; 618-843-7138.

July 6-13 — Georgetown Ag. Fair, 413 N. Seminary St., Georgetown, Ill.; www.georgetownfair.org; 217-662-6415.

AgriNews Staff

AgriNews Staff

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