Due to the wildfires in Sevier County, the State
Family and Consumer Science Extension Staff is providing information resources
to help families and individuals affected by the fires. Topics such
as Helping Children Through Disasters, and other practical
information is found on the State website: fcs.tennessee.edu – Click to
“Resources for Disaster Recovery”.
We, as many other community
organizations, stand in support of families/individuals as they rebuild their
lives. If have any questions, please contact Linda Hyder,
with the local UT Extension office at 865-453-3695 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Sevier County
Family and Consumer Science Programs:
Take Charge of Your Diabetes
February 27 – April 3
Forge Library 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon FREE Series – Registration Requested
series that teaches basic skills necessary to self-manage diabetes
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
April 12 – May 10
Community Center 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon FREE
Series – Registrations Requested
series explores how to manage symptoms and fight daily complications.
Food Preservation: Canning 101
13 & 20
Extension – Sevier County Office 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20.00 – Registrations Needed
canning foods safely using research based techniques and recipes. Designed for
individuals with no experience, as well as those who need to brush up on their
Free Pressure Canner Lid Testing
April 25 - UT Extension Office – 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. (No Appointment Needed).
annually to have the dial gauge of pressure canner checked for accuracy.
Thriving and Surviving Series
June 28 – August 2
County Senior Center 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. FREE – Registration Requested
practical strategies for making a transition from clinical treatments to daily
Farmers’ Market Fresh
June 23 – July 28
Downtown Commons at Gazebo
fresh fruits and vegetables through weekly food samples and recipes.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
& Thursdays, July 11 – August 3
Family Public Library 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cost:
TBA – Paid to Extension Office prior to class.
gentle exercises that improve mobility, balance, and relaxation. Recognized by CDC for benefitting arthritis
and fall prevention, but open to all individuals.
For more information contact:
Hyder, Family Consumer Science
UT Extension – Sevier County
752 Old Knoxville Highway
Family and Consumer Sciences provides research based information relating to nutrition, parenting, health, child care, family financial management, sustainable housing, and environmental health. For more information on these topics, visit fcs.tennessee.edu.
Family and Community Education (FCE) Clubs
Many may recognize this group by earlier names - "Home Demonstration Clubs" and "Extension Homemakers". Now they're known as Family & Community Education (FCE) Clubs.
FCE clubs promote projects and host programs that enhance family and community life. In addition to learning each month, they are actively involved in leadership and service in the community. Fun and worthwhile.
Sevier County has two FCE Clubs that meet monthly. To learn more about these clubs and their meeting times, call the UT Extension Office at 453-3695.
Seymour Club - 3rd Tuesday
10:30 a.m. - Seymour Public Library
Midway Club - 4th Thursday
2:00 p.m. - Sevier County UT Extension Office
Family Community Education Clubs are sponsored through the University of Tennessee Extension Service. Membership is open to anyone regardless of age, race, sex, disability or national origin. Annual membership dues: $5.00