Extension Homemakers are partners with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. We extend adult education into home and community in the areas of food safety, nutrition and health, gardening, cultural and creative arts, financial planning and going green. Individual groups have community service projects for veterans, families in need, donating to food cupboards, shelters and fundraising for various charities. The county project is “Showers for Animal Shelters”. All year, we will volunteer, donate various items, money and energy to our local animal shelter. The following Somerset County Extension Homemakers will have fund-raising and fun activities to benefit the animal shelters.

The following programs are set.

• Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate, is set to begin at 7 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Cambridge Town Hall in Cambridge.

• Vegetables in Your Diet, is planned for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Methodist Fellowship Hall in Clinton.

• Madison Riparian is planned for Thursday, May 15, at an outing in the Thorndike area

• Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, in a private home in Ripley.

• Extension History Month will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Solon Fire Station in Solon.

• Somerset County Extension Homemakers Annual Spring meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, May 19, at the Methodist Church, Dr. Mann Road in Skowhegan. Cost for lunch is $11.

The theme is “Showers for Animal Shelters.” The speaker will be Hattie Spaulding, manager of Somerset Humane Society, assisted by Amie Cunningham.

All programs are open to the public. For more information, call 474-9622 or 800-287-1495, or visit extension.umaine.edu.