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See MSU Extension's upcoming events and activities in and around Macomb County.

In-person programs meeting in Macomb County

 

Dream It, Be It: Career WORKSHOP for Girls

April 27, 2024, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

VerKuilen Building, Entrance E, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036

Young women ages 14-18 will learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success, and moving forward after setbacks. Following the program participants have an opportunity to attend virtual mentoring sessions.

SLEEP BASICS : BURGESS-SHADBUSH NATURE CENTER

April 21, 2024, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

4101 River Bends Drive, Shelby Township, MI 48317

The goal of this workshop is to understand the importance of sleep for both physical and mental health. Participants will learn techniques to improve quality and quantity of sleep.

 

 

 

 

CHANGING NEGATIVE SELF TALK-CHALDEAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

April 12, 2024, Noon-1 p.m.

3601 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310

During this workshop we explore tools on dealing with negative self-talk.

 

 

SHOW ME THE MONEY DAY 2024

April 12, 2024, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Max Thompson Community Center, 11370 Hupp Avenue, Warren, MI 48089

Hosted in partnership with CEDAM, this event promotes access to free financial resources, affordable financial products and services and financial education classes. See flyer for registration information.

 

 

 

Lapeer

SERVSAFE® MANAGER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION EXAM

April 16, 2024, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

1800 Imlay City Road, Suite 1, Lapeer, MI 48446

Earn ServSafe® certification with help from MSU Extension. This class is designed for anyone working in the food service industry, including non-profit organizations. Cost $75 plus materials.


Davisburg

4-H DISCOVERY DAY 2024

April 27, 2024, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI 48350

A free family event open to the public that provides fun and educational activities for the whole family!


Trenton

LAKE ERIE LAKE ST. CLAIR FISHERY WORKSHOP

April 11, 2024, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Detroit International Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center

5437 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI 48183 or via Zoom

Workshop discussing topics related to anglers, charter captains, resource professionals, and other community members interested in fishery management.

Volunteer with Michigan 4-H and help grow true leaders in your community by empowering young people with skills to lead for a lifetime.

4-H VOLUNTEER WEBINAR: WORKING WITH CLOVERBUDS

April 22 2024, Noon-1 p.m. or 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

A webinar series that will provide Michigan 4-H volunteers with a variety of learning opportunities to help them grow as a volunteer and support Michigan 4-Hers. This session is Working with Cloverbuds.

 

4-H MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD VIRTUAL CHALLENGE 2024

April 7-20, 2024, GooseChase App

The 4-H Month of the Military Child Virtual Challenge returns April 7-20, 2024. Complete life skills missions to learn more about military life, celebrate military children and earn points for prizes using GooseChase. Register by March 29, 2024.


SPRING TSC PAPER CLOVER CAMPAIGN

April 24, 2024, to May 5, 2024

Support 4-H by purchasing a $1 paper clover at your local Tractor Supply Co. (TSC) store!


MICHIGAN 4-H DAY WITH THE DETROIT TIGERS

April 28, 2024, 1:40 p.m.-5 p.m., Comerica Park, Detroit 

Join Michigan 4-H and MSU Extension at Comerica Park to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals! Michigan 4-H will be the Group Charity of the Game and the 4-H community can purchase discounted tickets with a portion benefitting 4-H. Cost: Ticket prices range $27-$59.

 

SHOW YOUR MONEY SMARTS” CONTEST

Give youth a jump start by equipping them with the power of knowledge to make sound financial choices and develop good banking habits! Youth compete with other youth across the state of Michigan. Open to both


4-H and non 4-H members, ages 13-19 living in Michigan. See flyer for more details.

ADULTING 101 SERIES

Are you ready to leave for college or be out on your own? Join us monthly on Zoom to learn real life skills to help you successfully transition to living independently.  Click here for a complete listing of our 2024 topics.

 

MSU Extension works to increase people's success while protecting the environment, ensuring food safety, reaching new markets and advancing agriculture through applied research.

 

EXPLORING ORGANIC-CERTIFICATION AND RECORDKEEPING

April 5-19, 2024, Noon-1 p.m.

Explore organic certification in this free two-webinar series.


REAL CHRISTMAS TREE BOARD WEBINAR SERIES

April 23, 2024, 11 a.m.-Noon

Christmas tree experts from across the country will discuss current research projects funded by The Real Christmas Tree Board.

MSU Extension offers a variety of online educational resources and programs in food preservation and food safety.

FOOD SAFETY HOTLINE

877-643-9882

 

PRESERVING MI HARVEST-PRESERVING MI SPRING CATCH

April 11, 2024, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. or 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Join us for tips on preserving Michigan's Spring Catch of Fish.


SAFE FOOD = HEALTHY KIDS ONLINE CLASS

April 15-16, 2024, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Safe Food = Healthy Kids is an interactive food safety workshop for childcare providers. Two-part class.


PRESERVING MI HARVEST-TOOLS OF THE TRADE

April 18, 2024, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. or 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Explore home food preservation tools of the trade and recipes that will make preserving fun and easy.


MLFCN APRIL MONTHLY MEETING

April 18, 2024, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Join the Michigan Local Food Council Network for our monthly phone/video conference.


PANTRY FOOD SAFETY-IT'S YOUR JOB

April 22, 2024, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pantry Food Safety-It's Your Job! is a training for staff and volunteers who work at food banks, food pantries, and other charitable food distribution sites.


MICHIGAN COTTAGE FOOD LAW

April 22, 2024, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

The Michigan Cottage Food Law, Food safety practices related to producing cottage foods and how to start a cottage food business.


GUIDANCE FOR THE FOOD HANDLER AND MANAGEMENT OF HALAL FOOD

April 30, 2024, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

The Guidance for the Food Handler and Management of Halal Food covers the key concepts of what food is considered halal and how to preserve the integrity of this food.

MICHIGAN BEEKEEPING (APRIL OFFICE HOURS) 

April 22, 2024, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Please join Michigan State University's Apiculture Team for our series of office hours to answer beekeeping questions!

Research has shown that mindfulness, good mental health and healthy relationships are effective in reducing stress-related symptoms such as worry, depression and physical tension, and may be helpful in managing chronic conditions.

 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Mental Health First Aid certification course is for adults 18 years and older who hope to learn how to assist other adults experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. Choose one of the four options below to register. Cost: $45

Option 1: April 2, 2024, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Option 2: April 9, 2024, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Option 3: April 17-18, 2024, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


SLEEP APRIL 2-MAY 7, 2024

April 2, 2024 to May 7, 2024, 11:30 a.m.-Noon

SLEEP is a virtual workshop designed for those looking for more sleep or better quality of sleep.


ONLINE: STRESS LESS WITH MINDFULNESS FAST TRACK 

April 10, 2024, 11 a.m.-Noon

Stress Less with Mindfulness teaches and encourages the use of mindfulness self-care skills to help one feel better and enjoy life more.


WITS WORKOUT-THE BEST MEDICINE

April 15, 2024, 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

The training component covers stress management as a brain health component. Activities are based loosely on laughter and humor.


WITS WORKOUT-THE BEST MEDICINE

April 22, 2024, 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

The training component covers socialization as a brain health component. Activities are based loosely on songs and lyrics.


WITS WORKOUT-GAME DAY!

April 29, 2024, 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

The training component covers sensory memory as a brain health component. Activities are based loosely on games.


MINDFUL EDUCATORS

April 30, 2024, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Mindful Educators is a workshop for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School Educators and Staff. Explore ways to add mindfulness to your classroom setting.

Best practices to help people at any stage in their financial lives. 

 

HOMEOWNERSHIP EDUCATION WEBINAR (MSHDA)

April 1, 2024, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and April 11, 2024, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

This homeownership seminar from MSU Extension will provide you with valuable information about the home buying process. Cost: $25.


RETIREMENT MYTHS AND FACTS

April 10, 2024, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Thinking about what your future will look like? To reduce confusion about retirement it is important to separate fact from fiction.


MAKE A SPENDING PLAN WORK FOR YOU! 

April 25, 2024, Noon-1 p.m.

Trying to stretch your money? Learn how to create and manage a spending plan.

MSU Extension offers numerous online workshops for parents, caregivers and those who work with children and youth.

 

IMPORTANCE OF OUTDOOR PLAY

April 16, 2024, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Extension Extras Parenting Hour is a free online series of parenting workshops that provides guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the challenges, joys, and concerns of parenting.


PARENTING IN A DIGITAL AGE CHILDREN 9-17

April 23, 2024, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Extension Extras Parenting Hour is a free online series of parenting workshops that provides guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the challenges, joys, and concerns of parenting.

2024 APRIL MCP WEBINAR: OVERLAY ZONES FOR THE LAY PLANNER

April 18, 2024, 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

This webinar series is designed to offer continuing education for Master Citizen Planners in a convenient online opportunity and is open to all planning and zoning officials.


FISCALLY READY COMMUNITIES: CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

April 22, 2024, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

This session will cover the basics of a Capital Improvement Program (CIP)-best practices, and give participants a chance to share techniques that have worked for their community.

Good sleep, good balance along with movement and exercise — what it means to be healthy is different for us all.  MSU Extension is here to support all the ways we can all live healthier lives and build healthier communities, by bringing the vast knowledge and resources of MSU directly to your community.

 

TAI CHI FOR FALL PREVENTION

April 9, 2024 to June 6, 2024, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention helps people with or without arthritis to improve balance, both mentally and physically, which helps significantly reduce the rate of falls experienced by older adults.


RELAX Online

April 9-30, 2024, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

RELAX is a four-part educational series designed to help adults, parents, and caregivers increase their knowledge about strong emotions, such as anger and frustration, and practice emotion management and healthy relationship skills.


RELAX ALTERNATIVES TO ANGER WEEKLY 

April 30, 2024 to May 21, 2024, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

How individuals handle their anger and how stress can affect the people around them.