Extension Homemakers are partners with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension who extends 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, food cupboards donations, shelters and fundraising for various charities. The county project is called Showers for Animal Shelters. All year, participants volunteer and donate various items and money to local animal shelters. They will also provide totes and handmade bags filled with personal toiletry items for the homeless shelters.

The following programs are set:

• Amish Country will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7 at the Cambridge Town Hall in Cambridge.

• Animal shelter/speaker is planned for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Methodist Fellowship Hall in Clinton.

• Semi-healthy plan luncheon will take place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at a private home in Madison.

• Convenient Mixes, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 8, at the Somerset Extension office in Skowhegan.

• Amish Country will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at a private home in Ripley.

• Increase veggies in diet, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Solon Fire Station.

All programs are all open to the public.

For more information, contact the Somerset Extension office at 474-9622, 800-287-1495 or extension.umaine.edu.

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