Practical Knowledge


#115   It’s Never Too Early to Think about Retirement

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 20                 Time: 6:30 to 7:30

Are you a young individual or couple who know that you need to save for retirement planning but you don’t know where to start?  A discussion for thirty and forty year olds on the power of compounding, systematic investments, and balancing today while planning for tomorrow will be held, followed by a question and answer session.  Certified financial planner and retirement planning specialist Steven DeRiancho, CFP, will share his tips on the best way to make the most of your present finances so that your retirement will be financially comfortable.

Cost: $5.00   Register by Sept. 13Registration Button


#116 Replacing Invasive Plants with Native Species

Date: Thursday, Sept. 21     Time: 6:00 to 8:00

Gardening has historically been about pleasing the eye.  Plant selections chosen for their ornamental value have left our landscape full of species with origins from Europe and Asia.  Although lovely to look at, these alien species can become problematic and cause habitats to lack diversity.  Kelly Stewart, a forest specialist and environmental biologist for the Wayne County Conservation District, will talk about invasive plants and the natives you can replace them with.  She will answer questions and give tips on how to make our environment the best it can be.

Cost: $10.00    Register by Sept. 14Registration Button


#117 Looking Great: Skin Care and Make-up

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14    Time: 5:00 to 6:00 P.M.

Teen Board member Hannah Linker will demonstrate how to leave the house each day looking your best.  Her tips, geared to all ages, will show the power of healthy, anti-aging cosmetics, the best methods for applying make-up and ways to establish a “quick” make-up routine to get you out the door on time each morning.  She will discuss what types of make-up are good for your skin and will offer individual tips for best make-up results. Participants may bring their own cosmetics to use for the demonstrations.              

Cost: $5.00    Register by Oct. 7Registration Button



#118   DIY Healthy Goodies for Mom and Family

 Date: Thursday, Nov. 2

Instructors Cara Colombo and Maggie Roberts of Rosie Outlook will teach mothers and kids about organic, toxin-free, fun, healthy snacks and personal care goodies.  The class will learn DIY ways to make these treats part of your everyday routine.  This hands-on class will be “easy-peasy.” Wait until you see the goodies you will make!

Cost: $10  Supply cost of $3.00    Register by Oct. 26Registration Button


#102  New to Medicare

Date: Tuesday, October 10   Time: 5:30- 7:30 P.M.

Diane Brown, of Voluntary Action Center, will discuss the different parts of Medicare, what they cover, and  when to enroll. The APPRISE PROGRAM, administered by VAC, will give you unbiased information about Medicare so that you can make an informed decision about your health care coverage.  

Free                    Please Register by October 3Registration Button



#103 Navigating the Medicare Website for the Open Enrollment Process

Date: TBA    Time: 10:30 A. M.

The Medicare Open Enrollment process to change your drug or managed care plan runs from October 15  to December 7. The Voluntary Action Center can help you understand this rather confusing process. Following a half hour informational session, VAC will provide counselors for individual private advise on how to compare plans, choose the best plan for you, and sign up that day. 

Free                        Please Register by    TBARegistration Button