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Share Our Selves program is off and running at Extension Service

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Courtesy of the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service

The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service’s 2013 Share Our Selves Program has begun.  
SOS is a community education program sponsored by the Extension service. The program consists of people sharing their talents and knowledge with others.
Just about everyone has a skill, interest, or hobby to share. In SOS Learning Networks, “free” means all instructors are volunteers. If a class fee is charged, this covers the supplies only. All fees must be paid at registration and registration will not be considered complete until the Extension service receives the fee.
Class locations: Classes will be held at the location listed per class. Location addresses are as follows:
• Extension Office – Spencer County Extension Office, 100 Oak Tree Way, Taylorsville
• CLASS 4 - Josh Moore Home, 7311 Little Mount Road, Little Mount.
• CLASS 22 - Spencer County Public Library, 168 Taylorsville Rd, Taylorsville

For a copy of the SOS registration form, visit http://spencer.ca.uky.edu/ or stop by the Extension Office. For more information, call the Extension service at 477-2217 or email nhahn@uky.edu.

The following is a list of classes being offered:

1) Class 1 has already occurred.

2. Design and create your own beaded necklace
DATE: March 20
CHARGE: $5
TIME: 6 p.m.
INSTRUCTOR: Emily Maynard of Elva Fields Jewelry

Using colorful beads and vintage components learn to design and create a multi-strand necklace; learn simple bead-stringing techniques, design tips, and  all materials needed to fashion your own one-of-a-kind statement style.

3. Tractor driving safety
DATE: March 23
TIME: 9 a.m.
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
INSTRUCTORS: Adam Butler and Todd Bivens
This program is geared more toward children, but everyone is invited to attend. Have fun learning about tractor and ATV safety on the farm and in the yard. All attending may drive in the tractor-driving contest at a later date.

4. Fruit tree pruning
DATE: March 23
TIME: 10 a.m.
CHARGE: $10
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. John Strang
Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning. Please bring pruning shears if you have them. Lunch will be provided.
Location: Josh Moore Home, 7311 Little Mount Road, Little Mount.

5. Lawn maintenance
DATE: March 25
TIME: 6 p.m.
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
INSTRUCTOR: Bryce Roberts
Learn what you can do now to ensure a healthy and productive lawn this summer.

6. Natural solutions – Health and wellness – It’s your greatest wealth!
DATE: March 26
CHARGE: $1
TIME: 6 p.m.
Instructors: Sandy Truax, Pam Barnes, Susan Stevens and Stephanie Carroll
Do you hurt, feel tired and run down, sleep well or have problems staying alert, suffer with discomfort in the neck, back, legs, feet, or other joints, chronic health problems such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraine headaches, osteopenia or osteoporosis?

7. Writing your legacy letter
DATE: March 27
CHARGE: $2
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Shreve with son Noah
Enhance your personal legacy through preserving and sharing your life lessons, values, beliefs, hopes and love for your family and the generations to come; learn how to write from the voice of your heart and prepare a gift that will be treasured above all others by your loved ones.

8. Vegetable gardening
DATE: March 28
TIME: 6 p.m.
CHARGE: $1
INSTRUCTOR: Bryce Roberts
Learn “good growing tips” for a successful garden this year.

9. Kids in the kitchen
DATE: March 30
TIME: 10 a.m.
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
Limit: 20
AGE: 5-13
Instructors: Allison Lewis and Mollie Tichenor
Learn about basic nutrition and how to cook healthy snacks

10. 4-H Eco-bot challenge
DATE: April 1
TIME: 6 p.m.
LIMIT: 10
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
INSTRUCTORS: Shelby Wertz and Mollie Tichenor
Youth will enhance their engineering skills by learning to think like a robotics engineer, assembling their own robots, also known as Eco-Bots, and control surfaces in order to manage an environmental clean-up. Youth will then test the interaction between the Eco-Bots’ environmental engineering design features and various control surface configurations to determine the most effective environmental clean-up solution for a simulated toxic spill.

11. Birdhouse gourd painting
DATE: April 2
TIME: 10 a.m.
LIMIT: 15
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
SUPPLIES: Clothes that you do not mind to get stained
INSTRUCTORS: Janet Barnett
4-H PROJECT DAY
This class is geared more toward kids, but anyone is allowed to come and participate. We will be painting a birdhouse gourd. It will be displayed at the Kentucky Gourd Show in May, as well as the Tea Cup for a People’s Choice contest.

12. Cutwork T-shirt
DATE: April 2
TIME: 6 p.m.
LIMIT: 10
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
SUPPLIES: You will need one or more old T-shirts. Do not buy anything for this class.
INSTRUCTORS: Liz Walker and Becca Walker
This is a no-sew class so all we’ll be doing is cutting and tying. You will need one or more old T-shirts. Do not buy anything for this class. There is no need to buy a new shirt, this is just something to do with an old shirt.

13. Bread making
DATE: April 3
TIME: 6 p.m.
CHARGE: $1
Instructor: Carol Stine from Hodgson Mill
Carol Stine, a professional home baker and food developer, is the co-author of the cookbook, “Blue Ribbon Breads.” Carol is a three-time winner of the Breads Sweepstakes at the Kentucky State Fair. Learn how to select the correct flour and yeast for your baking projects. Carol will demonstrate how easy it is to make homemade focaccia bread.

14. Thunderdrum gourd painting
DATE: April 4
TIME: 10 a.m.
LIMIT: 10
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
SUPPLIES: Clothes that you do not mind to get stained
INSTRUCTORS: Janet Barnett
4-H PROJECT DAY
Geared more toward the kids, but anyone may come and participate. We will be creating a thunderdrum. These will be displayed at the Kentucky Gourd Show in May, as well as the Tea Cup for a People’s Choice contest.

15. Deco mesh wreaths
DATE: April 8
CHARGE: $5
LIMIT: 20
TIME: 6 p.m.
INSTRUCTORS: Allison Lewis, Mollie Tichenor, Tonya Tucker
Styrofoam wreath and floral pins will be provided. Please bring your own deco mesh and any accents you want on the wreath.

16. Decoupage horse pin
DATE: April 9
CHARGE: $3
INSTRUCTORS: Edie Judd and Polly Pennington
The horse pin is a small plastic horse with fabric Modge Podged over material with a pin back attached.

17. Goat cheese
DATE: April 9
CHARGE: $1
TIME: 6 p.m.
INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Turner
Demonstration on how to make goat cheese

18. String-pieced potholder
DATE: April 10
CHARGE: $4
LIMIT: 10
TIME: 6 p.m.
INSTRUCTORS: Pat Douglas and Patti Davis
String-piecing is the technique. Insul-Bright will make this pot holder heat resistant. You will add binding as the finishing technique. Bring general sewing notions.

19. Natural solutions – nutritional – improving memory and focus
DATE: April 11
CHARGE: $1
TIME: 6 p.m.
Instructors: Sandy Truax, Pam Barnes, Susan Stevens, and Stephanie Carroll
See No. 6 for description.

20. Gardens and goodies
DATE: April 13
TIME: 10 a.m.
CHARGE: $8 in advance,  $9 at the event
An annual event to celebrate gardening in our lives. Learn from featured speaker, Jeneen Wiche, and raise money for the Spencer County Habitat for Humanity.

21. Pillowcase for body pillow
DATE: April 15
LIMIT: 8
TIME: 5 p.m.
CHARGE: $1
INSTRUCTOR: Betty Keefe
Make a pillow case for your body pillow. Bring 24 inches of fleece in your choice of pattern or design along with your body pillow. Bring any sewing supplies you think you may need (scissors, tape measure, sewing machine, etc.). There will be sewing supplies and sewing machines available at the Extension Office, if needed.

22. Babysitting class
DATE: April 16
TIME: 6 p.m.
AGE: 12 and older
LOCATION: Spencer County Public Library
LIMIT: 10
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
INSTRUCTORS: Mollie Tichenor and Darilyn Browning
Participants will learn infant and child care, age-appropriate child-development skills, child-preventative safety and help with their babysitting résumés.

23. Mitered-cornered placemat
DATE: April 17
CHARGE: $8 kit
LIMIT: 10
TIME: 6 pm
INSTRUCTORS: Pat Douglas and Patti Davis
Make a quilted placemat with a mitered corner technique. Use decorative stitches if your machine allows. Bring general sewing notions.

24. French apron
DATE: April 18
LIMIT: 8
TIME: 5 p.m.
CHARGE: $1
INSTRUCTOR: Betty Keefe
Please bring 1 yard of fabric of choice, 1 yard of lace (optional), and 1/3 yard of fabric of choice for waist band and ties. Bring any sewing supplies you think you may need (scissors, tape measure, sewing machine etc.). There will be sewing supplies and sewing machines available at the Extension Office if needed.

25. Knitted scarf
DATE: April 20
TIME: 10 a.m.
LIMIT: 10
CHARGE: $1
INSTRUCTOR: Mary Margret Krahulec
Make a knitted ruffled scarf. Knitting experience preferred, but not required.

26. Natural solution -  Bone and joint health
DATE: April 22
CHARGE: $1
TIME: 6 p.m.
Instructors: Sandy Truax, Pam Barnes, Susan Stevens, and Stephanie Carroll
See No. 6 for description.

27. Reusable drinking cup with straw
DATE: April 22
CHARGE: $1
TIME: 5 p.m.
INSTRUCTOR: Betty Keefe
Learn how to make a drinking cup out of any jar. Bring any size canning jar with metal lid. Straw will be provided.

28. Goat soap and lotion
DATE: April 23
CHARGE: $5
TIME: 6 p.m.
INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Turner
Learn how to make goat soap and lotion. Choose one to take home.

29. No-sew fleece blanket
DATE: April 23
TIME: 6 p.m.
LIMIT: 10
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
SUPPLIES: Bring 2 yards of fleece material (make sure one is a solid print that matches the other side) and a pair of fabric scissors.
INSTRUCTORS: Morgan Mayer
After learning to make these no-sew fleece blankets, you will be making them all the time. They are great for giving to people as gifts.

30. Emerald Ash Borer
DATE: April 24
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
CHARGE: $1
INSTRUCTOR: Bryce Roberts
With the emerald ash borer near Spencer County, homeowners can learn more about protecting their Ash trees from this invasive pest.

31. Basic photography class
DATE: April 29
TIME: 6 p.m.
LIMIT: 15
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
SUPPLIES: Digital Camera and instructional manual
INSTRUCTORS: Mollie Tichenor and Morgan Mayer
Basic digital camera training and information will given

32. Barn quilt
DATE: April 30
CHARGE: $1
TIME: 6 pm
INSTRUCTORS: Lynn and Leah Shelburne
Learn how to construct and paint barn quilts

33. No. 2 Shaker oval box
DATE: May 6
TIME: 5 p.m.
CHARGE: $30
LIMIT: 10
INSTRUCTOR: Ancil Harbin
Make a No. 2 Shaker oval Bbx 6” L x 4” W x 2 1/4” H. The box will be made out of solid cherry. The skill level for this project is beginner to advanced. Come and try something different and rewarding.

34. Natural solutions – Health and wellness – It’s your greatest wealth
DATE: May 9
CHARGE: $1
TIME: 6 p.m.
INSTRUCTORS: Sandy Truax, Pam Barnes, Susan Stevens and Stephanie Carroll
See No. 6 for description.

35. Italian cooking demonstration
DATE: May 14
TIME: 6 p.m.
LIMIT: 20
CHARGE: $15
INSTRUCTOR: Josh Moore
Come watch and sample a three-course Italian meal prepared by Volare Chef Josh Moore. Courses include: Caesar salad, chicken saltimboca, which is chicken breast sautéed with prosciutto, sage and mozzarella in a white wine butter sauce; and panna cotta, which is an eggless Italian custard with a fresh berry and aged sweet balsamic vinegar sauce.

36. Duct tape/spray paint T-shirt
DATE: May 14
TIME: 6 p.m.
LIMIT: 12
CHARGE: Bring a nonperishable item for the Backpack program
SUPPLIES: White cotton T-shirt
INSTRUCTORS: Darilyn Browning and Courtney Jeffiers
Come out for a cute, fun, and messy craft that, after it’s done, you can be the new style in town. Please bring your own white cotton T-shirt with you and lean how to make your own stylish shirt.