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WVU extension offering classes

CHARLETON — The West Virginia University Extension Service, in partnership with the West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS), will be offering a series of virtual classes in October as a part of the “A Patchwork of Proud People” annual CEOS conference.

These courses are free and open to the public.

“We have planned an excellent lineup of classes that you will definitely enjoy”, said Margaret Miltenberger, WVU Mineral County Extension Agent. “This year the classes will be free and open to the community, which is exciting.

“The courses cover a number of topics – there is something for everyone.”

Classes begin Oct. 6 and run through Oct. 22 with programs to suit people’s schedule in mornings or afternoons (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). People need to simply choose the classes that interest them.

The conference will offer courses on the following topics: West Virginia heritage foods; West Virginia rivers; the history of the Star-Spangled Banner; outdoor activities with children; becoming active in historic preservation; tai chi; adventures and aging; home preparedness; mental health and today’s youth; a virtual trip to Ireland; avoiding scams; mindful breathing; and indoor herb gardening.

Additionally, experts from WVU Extension Service will provide food demonstrations using the air fryer, instant pot, microwave crockpot and dehydrating/freezing.

Craft classes include pom pom wreaths and holiday cards.

All courses will be offered through Zoom and easily accessed via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

New to Zoom? An educational session on “Zoom basics” will be offered Monday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Visit the WVU Extension Service CEOS conference registration page to sign up for the conference. Deadline for registration is Sept. 30.

For more information, including a detailed schedule of class dates/times, contact the WVU Wood County Extension Service at 304-424-1969 or gwen.crum@mail.wvu.edu. WVU Extension programs are open to everyone.

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