>As part of the 2017 Invasive Species Workshop, Extension is hosting a presentation on elodea in Anchorage on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Elodea is Alaska’s first aquatic invasive plant. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, view the flier or visit www.alaskainvasives.org.
>Fairbanks agent Leslie Shallcross is holding a 12-month class on diabetes prevention starting Monday, Oct. 30. The class is for overweight individuals at risk for developing diabetes or who have a diagnosis of prediabetes. The class will focus on weight loss, exercise and diet changes that have been shown to delay or prevent the onset of diabetes. If you think the program might be right for you, contact Leslie Shallcross by Oct. 27 at 474-2426 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, view the flier.
>The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Fairbanks and Anchorage - and they are going to meet with 4-H members after the Anchorage event on Oct. 21 to discuss healthy living. The Globetrotters are giving 4-H members and potential 4-H members a special discount on tickets. The Globetrotters perform at the Carlson Center Oct. 20 and at the Alaska Airlines Center at UAA on Oct. 21. See details.
>The 2017 Invasive Species Workshop will take place in Anchorage Oct. 24-26. The conference is intended for discussing invasive species management activities within the state and offers expert presentations about emerging invasive species science and management issues. Registration and conference information is available online.
>For the third year, the annual Women in Ag Conference will be hosted in Alaska, with videoconference locations in Fairbanks, Palmer and in Delta Junction. Alaska's women farmers will join other farmers from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington for the one-day videoconference event, which begins at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 18. Organizers describe it as an "engaging, interactive day full of inspiration, learning and networking with other women farmers." For more information including cost and location, visit the online registration page.
>IPM Technician Jessie Moan will be hosting workshops on spruce beetles in Talkeetna and Kenai. The workshop in Talkeetna will be held on Oct. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Talkeetna Elementary School. The Kenai workshop will be held at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. For more information on these workshops, contact Jessie Moan at email@example.com or 786-6309.
>As part of a continued centennial celebration, the Mat-Su/Copper River District office is hosting a free workshop on Oct. 19 at 6-7 p.m. about emergency preparedness. Energy Specialist Art Nash will teach participants about compact, efficient cooking and heating options powered by propane, white gas and wood to use during and after an emergency. Registration is recommended. For more information view the flier. Contact 745-3360 to register.