Upcoming Family & Consumer Sciences Classes

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We’re BACK!!!! Check out these upcoming classes for Spring and Summer. Looking for summer camp options for your children…we’ve got them. Looking for fitness classes…we’ve got them! Looking for canning and home preservation classes…we’ve got those too!!! Get your registration in NOW, these classes will fill up!!!

All classes take place at the Guilford County Ag Center located at 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro. For more information, call Cooperative Extension at (336)641-2421. Class sizes are limited so register early! A registration form is provided at the end of this flier. Class fees are non-refundable. All programs are research-based, supporting Extension’s connection with the land-grant universities: North Carolina A&T State University, and North Carolina State University.

Personal Training

Date is scheduled through trainer

This program is designed for those who are trying to take a holistic approach to their fitness goals. Clients will be instructed in the proper movements and exercises in order to reduce weight, prevent chronic disease, build muscular strength and endurance, and build cardiovascular endurance. Upon completion of this 3 month program you will feel comfortable performing basic exercises and you will be on track to complete your fitness goals.

Package includes: One session of one-on-one training per week and weekly check on progress, a fitness assessment, goals and behavior modification plan, training plan and progressions, healthy eating initiative and basic nutrition advisory.

 CLASS FEE:  3 months for $35 (non-refundable)     

Please register early-class size is limited to 8 people! To REGISTER. contact Vincent Webb, FCS Agent at 336-641-2412 or vwebb@ncsu.edu

Dance Mania

Tuesdays & Thursdays,

May 17 – June 28, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Guilford County Ag Center, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro

Popular Licensed Zumba Instructor, Kenya Serrette, is ready to help you get fit now!

We are offering the best deal in town when it comes to group fitness! Join us for a dance class that has a fusion of Zumba movements and line dancing. Along with your Dance Mania fitness class you will receive a fitness assessment, and nutrition component to better help you reach your fitness goals. Healthy eating and exercise are big components of a healthy lifestyle.

CLASS FEE:  13 sessions for $35 (non-refundable)     

Please register early-class size is limited! Questions: contact Mignon Sheppard at (336) 641-2421 or mignon_sheppard@ncsu.edu

Canning with Cooperative Extension

May 10th                    5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                 Green Beans

May 24th                    5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                 Strawberries

June 12th                  5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                 Tomatoes

July 12th                    5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                 Pickling Cucumbers

August 8th                5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                 Corn

October 16th             5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                 Apples

CLASS FEE:  $25 each session per person, Non-refundable

What is Canning?

A safe economical way to preserve quality food at home. Canning interrupts the normal spoiling and decaying cycle of food by heating the food contained in a home canning jar that has been closed with a two piece vacuum sealing cap. Canning homegrown foods may save you half the cost by buying commercially canned food. Canning your favorite and special products to be enjoyed by family and friends are fulfilling experience and source of pride for many people.

Chef and Child

June 19-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


It is time for Chef and Child Foundation activities in Guilford County. Join us as we fight childhood hunger by working hands on with children at the local Cooperative Extension office.

Chef and Child Foundation is the Charitable Branch of the American Culinary Federation that fights childhood hunger through education, fundraising, training and crisis intervention. The Triad Chapter sponsors programs similar to what we will be doing in Guilford County in 13 additional counties. These programs occur in June and July leading up to National Childhood Hunger Day. We focus on assisting children from low income or at risk households in the 8-12 year old age group. These kids have a great time cooking with the chefs and make for a great photo opportunity!

Fit Kidz

July 16-July 20, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $20, non-refundable

Get your children out of the house and active! They’ll have so much fun in this class… they’ll forget its EXERCISE! Lots of activities, music, dancing, and a whole lot of fun getting FIT! This class targets children ages 6-16 who are challenged by their weight. Boost your child’s self-esteem, increase social skills, and help them get healthier!

Med Instead Meds

Thursdays, August 2-September 20, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

COST: $40

The Med Instead of Meds class series will help you Go Med by exploring 7 simple steps to eating the Med Way. Learn Med tips, life hacks, and recipes that will help you eat the Med Way every day. Great tasting and good for you! The simple, delicious, and satisfying Med Way of eating will keep you coming back for more.

Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Tuesdays, July 24-October 2, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (No class August 7th)

COST: $50

EMFV program is delivered through North Carolina Cooperative Extension. This is a great learning opportunity, as well as a way to deepen your involvement with your community. Program requirements are: 30 hours of training in the EMFV curriculum, 30 hours of shadowing the agent who the volunteer will support, 20 hours of volunteer service per year, and 10 hours of continuing education per year. So in a nutshell, you will be trained, and then you will go out and share what you’ve learned with Guilford County residents.


Canning Vegetables

Canning Fruits

Making Jams and Jellies

Canning Tomatoes


Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

Celebrate with Safe Salsa

Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers

Let’s Preserve:  Berries

Let’s Preserve:  Peppers

Let’s Preserve:  Peaches

Let’s Preserve:  Green Beans

Let’s Preserve:  Jams and Jellies

Call or come by for a copy of any of these brochures BEFORE you get started in the kitchen!

PRESSURE CANNER CHECKING on Thursdays (By appointment only please)

Dial-gauge pressure canners should be checked for accuracy annually. We can do this for you free of charge. Please call Mr. Webb for an appointment at 336-641-2412 or email vwebb@ncsu.edu. Bring your lid only; we do NOT need your pot.


 Family Resource Management

Programming that is tailored for limited-resource audiences seeking knowledge on budgeting, financial literacy, and debt management. The programs aim is to provide learning opportunities that will help families and communities attain economic prosperity, become better stewards of the environment, and enhance their quality of life. To discuss hosting a class or series contact Shameca Battle, Extension Agent, at 336-641-2415 or shameca_battle@ncsu.edu.

EFNEP, Families Eating Smart and Moving More

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a free series of nutrition classes teaching families how to plan weekly meals, shop smart, food safety and how to move more throughout the day. During each session participants have the opportunity to prepare and taste a healthy recipe. If you have a group that would like the Adult EFNEP program, please contact Justina Vaughan at justina_vaughan@ncsu.edu or (336) 641-2411.

4-H Youth EFNEP

The 4-H Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is designed to help young people, kindergarten through grade 12, develop good eating and physical activity habits. The series of lessons are available free of charge to schools, after-school programs, summer camps, daycare centers, churches, recreation centers and others. Classes are FUN and include kitchen safety, food preparations and tastings, games and other hands-on activities! If you would like for us to bring this free program to your group, please contact Jordan James, 4-H EFNEP Assistant, jjeffer3@ncsu.edu or call (336) 641-2422.

Click here for a printable registration form 2018_FCS_ Events_Spring-Summer


Please complete this form and mail with your check or money order, payable to: Guilford County. We do NOT accept cash. All fees are due upon registration and are non-refundable.

Mail completed form and payment to:

Family & Consumer Sciences Classes

3309 Burlington Road

Greensboro, NC  27405







Personal Training

Rolling enrollment from May 7,

3 month program, 1 session per week

$35   ______

must call Vincent Webb


Dance Mania May 17-June 28,  T/Th 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. $35   ______ May 11
Canning: Green Beans May 10, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $25   ______ April 30
Canning: Strawberries May 24, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $25   ______ May 11
Canning: Tomatoes June 12, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $25   ______ May 29
Pickling Cucumbers July 12, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $25   ______ June 29
Canning: Corn August 8, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $25   ______ July 23
Canning: Apples October 16, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $25   ______ October 1
Chef and Child June 19-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free May 18
Fit Kidz

July 16-July 20, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


$20   ______ July 2
Master Food Volunteers Tuesdays, July 24-October 2, TBD $50   ______ June 8
Med Instead of Meds Thursdays, August 2-September 20, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

$40   ______

July 20


NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, family and marital status, sex, age, veteran status, sexual identity, genetic information or disability. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. 

 For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Mignon Sheppard at (336) 641-2421 no later than five business days before the event. Para informarse sobre adaptaciones para personas con discapacidades, comuníquese con Mignon Sheppard al (336) 641-2421, no más tarde de cinco días antes del evento.

Written By

Photo of Mignon Sheppard, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMignon SheppardCounty Extension Support Specialist (336) 641-2421 mignon_sheppard@ncsu.eduGuilford County, North Carolina

Contributing Specialist

Photo of Vince Webb, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionVince Webb, Jr.Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (336) 641-2400 (Office) vince_webb@ncsu.eduGuilford County, North Carolina
Updated on Apr 4, 2018
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