Write Your LIfe Story workshop offered by U of I Extension


Write Your Life Story – Workshop Offered

Do you have treasured memories from your past you’d like to record?  Have you written down the special moments of your life to share with your family? The University of Illinois Extension is pleased to offer the “Share Your Life Story:  Chapter Four” writing series on Fridays, beginning Aug. 24 in Sterling. This writing series for all abilities will explore how to get started in sharing your life story and will include writing sessions and activities.  Previous writing experience is not required. This 2018 series is a continuation from previous Life Story Writing Workshops; new participants are welcome to join at any time.

University of Illinois Extension offers programs create learning partnerships that put knowledge to work and aim to make life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments leaves a legacy for generations to come.

“Share Your Life Story:  Chapter Four” will be held on Fridays at 10 a.m. beginning on Aug. 24 through Sept. 21 at the Sterling Public Library Community Room, 102 W. Third St., Sterling. This writing series is free and open to the public.  To pre-register for the series or for more information, visit go.illinois.edu/2018lifestorysterling or call 815-632-3611.

Last Chance to Register for Master Gardener Training.

The University of Illinois Extension Office in Carroll, Lee and Whiteside counties are accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Certification Course. Certified Master Gardeners are an integral part of the education outreach initiatives of the Extension office. The Master Gardener mission is helping others learn to grow.

Those interested need to register online at go.illinois.edu/CLWmgtraining or call the Whiteside office at 815-632-3611 for an application packet.  Master Gardeners are individuals with an interest in horticulture willing to participate in 60 hours of classes taught by University of Illinois Educators. Then they agree to volunteer their time through their local office to teach others about gardening.

Local training classes will be held at Lee-Ogle Transportation System (210 E. Progress Drive, Dixon) beginning Aug. 28. Classes will be Tuesday's, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Nov. 13. Class topics include botany, soils and fertilizer, ornamental grasses and landscape design, vegetables, fruits, insects, turf grass management, disease control, woodies and vines, annuals and perennials, and plant pathology.

Call the University of Illinois Extension Office at 815-632-3611 or register online to receive an application packet.