2019 Extension Week – Connecting the U to You!

Join us for any of our Extension Week Programs: October 7-11, 2019!

We want to highlight some of the great things Extension does in our community and bring awareness to the wide range of educational and informative programs by hosting Extension Week!  Connecting the University of Wisconsin to You! To learn more about upcoming programs see details below.

* Pre-Registration Required.  Schedule may be subject to change, we will post any changes below.

Connecting the to YOU!

Presented by: University of Wisconsin – Division of Extension Educators in Ashland & Bayfield Counties

Monday, October 7

All week National 4-H Week, October 6-12, 2019.   https://4-h.org/      green 4-H clover

9 am – 12 noon

WITC – Ashland

Zoning Fundamentals: Workshop for Local Planning and Zoning Officials and Staff*

Overview of the roles and responsibilities of local government officials and staff involved in zoning.  Will discuss standards and procedures for making legally defensible decisions and options for updating your zoning ordinance.  Registration required (online preferred) and workshop fee is $20.  Hosted in partnership with Center for Land Use Education UW-Stevens Point and Extension.

9 am – 10:30 am

Bayfield Public  Library ~


Virtual Villages for Seniors, a Movement to Support Aging-in-Place

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Ann Albert, Executive Director of SAIL, a Madison-based non-profit “virtual village.”  Part club, part HOA, and part concierge service, “virtual villages” are popping up everywhere to support older adults wishing to live active lives in their home communities, care for homes and address needs related to aging in place.  Let’s get familiar with the village concept, and consider how it might be applied here!  In partnership with Extension, ADRC, and CORE community resources serving seniors.

11:00 – 12:30 pm

Washburn Cultural Center

Virtual Villages for Seniors, a Movement to Support Aging-in-Place

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Ann Albert, Executive Director of SAIL, a Madison-based non-profit “virtual village.”

2:30-4:00 pm

Cable Community Center

Virtual Villages for Seniors, a Movement to Support Aging-in-Place

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Ann Albert, Executive Director of SAIL, a Madison-based non-profit “virtual village.”

3:30 – 5:00 pm


Traditional Lacrosse at the Bad River Community Center Field in Odanah, weather permitting.  All ages and experience levels are welcome!  Baaga’adowaanan (lacrosse sticks) provided.  For questions contact Joy Schelble, FRTEP Bad River Youth Development Educator, 715-681-0573.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Red Cliff Elderly Nutrition Site*

Basic Budgeting Class at the Red Cliff Elderly Nutrition Site – Everyone Welcome!

Basic Budgeting is a free workshop offering strategies to help individuals plan for household expenses and build savings. Participants will learn to develop a spending and saving plan, discuss goal setting and identify community resources that can help.
This class is offered at alternating locations and times in Ashland and Bayfield Counties.

6:00  pm ~ Ashland County Courthouse Ashland County 4-H Parent / Leader Organization Meeting and Recruitment plus Annual Record Book Check. green 4-H clover

6:00  – 7:30 pm

Bayfield County Courthouse Washburn

Superior Adventures Open House

Superior Adventures offers local youth in grades 4-10 opportunities during the summer to explore the unique wilderness areas in Northern Wisconsin. This program led by Extension Youth Development Educators, teaches leadership and communication through active outdoor experiences and safe risk taking.  Summer Adventures included:  kayaking, canoeing, biking,  day hikes to local points of interest,  overnight camping and cooking.  Come to this open house to learn more about this exciting program at the Bayfield County Courthouse County Board Room, light refreshments will be served.

6:00  – 7:30 pm NGLVC          Multi-Purpose Room “Managing Your High Tunnel Greenhouse” – Jason Fischbach   high tunnel greenhouse

Tuesday, October 8

Noon – 1:00 pm ~ Online


Parents Connect Lunch & Learn: Helping Kids Manage Strong EmotionsTantrums, squabbling, meltdowns…strong emotions can derail kids and stress out the whole family. But emotions are there for a reason. Learning to help kids understand and manage their emotions can help them thrive at home, in school and in life.
1:00 -2:30 pm ~ Red Cliff, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility

Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility TourSalmon in partial RAS Tank

Love fish? The UW-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility is a one of a kind facility in the Midwest, and one of several in the country, showcasing sustainable aquaculture and water reuse technologies. Explore this unique facility to learn about ground-breaking research from facility staff during an interactive tour. Tour is free but limited to 10 guests, address: 36445 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI 54814.  Pre-registration is appreciated at 715-682-7017.

6:30-8:30 pm

NGLVC          Multi-Purpose Room

Red Cross Volunteers to the Rescue!

Jenny Legaspi and Luong Huynh, Disaster Program Managers for Wisconsin’s Red Cross, will highlight their recent deployments to disaster relief operations in multiple states and US Territories including Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They’ve also been in Northwest Wisconsin for the last three years to help with relief efforts after major flood events.  What does it take to be a Red Cross volunteer? Hear their stories and learn about their service! Event held in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC).

Wednesday, October 9

All Day –

in Schools

Bayfield County 4-H Teen Ambassador school visits  green 4-H clover

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Washburn Public Library

Washburn ~

7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Job Seekers

Washburn Public Library by Liz Lexau, Extension Bayfield County Educator

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Bayfield Count Courthouse ~ Washburn

Learn about 4-H!  Overview of 4-H Program Open House  green 4-H clover

Learn more about the benefits of the 4-H Community Clubs in Bayfield and Ashland County through interactive slide shows and discussion.  At this open house attendees will learn more about the wide variety of 4-H Projects that are available for youth in grades K-12. Older 4-H Members who are serving as 4-H Ambassadors will be in attendance to explain how they have benefited from their involvement.  Anyone regardless of county affiliation can attend this informational Open House at the Bayfield County Courthouse Board Room, light refreshments will be served.

6:30-8:30 pm


How is a Changing Climate Changing Us? Movie and Discussion ~ How will we build resilient communities in the face of climate disruptions affecting our lives, businesses, infrastructure, and future? Facilitated discussion follows the movie with an announcement of a book reading group to dive deeper into building strong communities through action. Co-hosted by Ashland County Extension, Cheq Bay Renewables, and Citizen Climate Lobby.

Evening ~

Ashland County Courthouse

Ashland County Teen Court, Ashland County Courthouse

 Teen Court offers eligible youth an alternative to Juvenile Court  — they receive sanctions from their peers.  This event is not open to the public.

Thursday, October 10

All Day ~ Online

Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign – 2/2, 6/6, 10/10

Online: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/creditreport/

By law, everybody can obtain three free credit reports each year. The information in your credit report affects your life in important ways–your ability to get a loan, how much you pay for credit and insurance, securing a job, renting a house or apartment, and preventing identity theft. It is important to check your report regularly to make sure it is accurate and up-to-date.

All Day ~ Bayfield SchoolFood WIse logo Great Apple Crunch  The red apple with stem and green leavesFoodWIse Nutrition Education Program will help celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples with grade school youth at Bayfield School on Thursday, October 11. Everyone is welcome to Crunch!
6:30 -8:30 pm ~ NGLVC ~ Auditorium

Ashland & Bayfield County Master Gardeners presents: “Mushrooms Wild & Cultivated“ 

Travis Lynch

Tavis will identify wild edible mushrooms that can be found in the Northwood’s of Wisconsin. Tavis Lynch, owner of “Tavis’s Wild and Exotic Mushrooms” is an author of a new book “Mushroom Cultivation: An Illustrated Guide to Growing Your Own Mushrooms at Home”. This program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Ashland/Bayfield County Master Gardener Association.

Friday, October 11

Morning  –        UW-Superior University of Wisconsin-System Board of Regents Meeting featuring Ashland and Bayfield County Literacy Link.

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