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Midland County Parents’ Corner – November 27, 2021



The Midland County MSU Extension and Cooperating Parent Educators sponsor the Parent’s Corner. Send submissions to Midland County MSU Extension Educator Lisa Treiber, 220 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640

Questions and answers on food security. MSU Extension offers a weekly 30 minute food preservation information program. A short presentation will be shared focusing on a topical topic, leaving plenty of time for questions and answers. The next session is: Shipping Food Gifts. Take part in this quick and free presentation on November 29 at 1 p.m. To register, visit https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/fall-food-safety2021

Investigate Foods With Science. Each week the young people will explore aspects of cooking is an experience and cooking is a science. A kid-friendly recipe or experience demonstration will be presented for young people to try at home with the help of parents. The following week, the young people can share their experiences or their photos. All sessions will be presented via Zoom. The subject of November 29 will be The Magic Balloon. To register, visit https://events.anr.msu.edu/IFWS_Winter/Any questions should be directed to Kellie Jordan [email protected]

Nature game. It’s time to play outside! Whether we are baking pies in the earthen kitchen, pretending to be animals, lounging in hammocks, or creating nature art, this play hour is sure to be of interest to everyone. Caregivers should stay with children during this program and are encouraged to actively play alongside children in their care. This program will be hosted by a member of the Chippewa Nature Center staff on November 30, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The program is designed for children from 2 to 10 years old (under 18 with adult). Please meet in the Woods Nature Playground, near Arbury Trail. For more information visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org.

Story time. Come spend an hour discovering nature at the Chippewa Nature Center on December 2, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon. The hour will include history, crafts, and other age-appropriate activities. For more information visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org. Dress for the weather for this outdoor program.

Webinar on Wealth Creation. MSU Extension is hosting a one hour webinar to provide you with valuable information on building wealth, assessing your risk tolerance, saving and investing options. The savings discussion will include creating a plan, growing your savings, and different savings products. The discussion of investing will include risk assessment, goal setting and the different types of investments. The presenter will also offer tips for finding a financial advisor. This virtual program takes place on December 2, from noon to 1 p.m. The registration deadline is December 1st. A link will be emailed to you before the start of the course. You can also call. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Martinez at [email protected] There is no charge for this session.

Preservation of the MI Harvest series. Michigan State University Extension will offer a series of online food preservation courses. These free online courses will be offered on Thursdays at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The topic for December 2 will be Gifts for the Home Preserver. These sessions will not be recorded, they will only be offered live. Supporting documents will be emailed to all participants after each broadcast. Join the fun, register for one, several or all of these educational sessions. There is time at the end of each program to ask questions. To register, visit https://events.anr.msu.edu/PreservingMIHarvestFall21/

Exhibition and sale of nature art. Nature photography, painting and woodworking are just a few of the many types of artwork that will be on display and for sale at the Chippewa Nature Center on December 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (presale for members) and December 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. pm Bring your holiday shopping list to buy the perfect gift. There will also be a silent auction For more information, visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org. This event is designed for all ages (under 18 / adult).

Passionate about conifers. Join an interpretive naturalist to explore the fascinating world of conifers with an easy 1.5 mile walk through the grounds of the Chippewa Nature Center on December 5 from 10 am to 11:30 am Participants will discuss identification and their roles in the ecosystem. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. This program is designed for ages 9 and up (under 18 / adult). For more information, please visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org

Basics of foreclosure property tax. MSU Extension is hosting an online workshop to provide you with valuable information for Michigan households facing foreclosure due to unpaid property taxes on December 7 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (registration deadline is 5 Dec) Connect in the comfort and privacy of your own home or convenient location with the Internet. With the current COVID-19 crisis, many have experienced loss or reduction in income or other hardship. This webinar will describe: Michigan’s three-year property tax schedule, several possible assistance options, and ways to plan for property tax reimbursement to retain property. There will also be a discussion on where to find a HUD Certified Housing Counselor and other local resources. There is no charge to attend. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit https://www.canr.msu.edu/mimoneyhealth/ and click on the online course link and you will then see this course and other options that may be of interest to you.

Safe food = healthy children. MSU Extension is offering a three-hour online training for child care providers with the Safe Food = Healthy Kids (SFHK) program on December 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn the best food safety practices to keep the children in your care safe. . Food safety education topics discussed in class include proper cleaning and sanitizing, cooking, food preservation, as well as personal hygiene and more. SFHK is approved training for Great Start to Quality, so this class will count toward annual training hours. The course is led by food safety educators from MSU Extension. To register, visit: https://events.anr.msu.edu/SFHK2021/ This is a free program, participants must attend the entire session to receive their training hours. New sessions will be offered in 2022!