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Family Community Education (FCE)
Oregon Association for Family and Community Education is an independent non-profit organization whose history and mission is closely aligned with the OSU Family and Community Health Program. We work collaboratively to develop and deliver community education and service projects addressing important community needs. The FCE program provides opportunities for people to learn and share information with the community.
All lessons are held from 9:30 – 11:30 am on the 3rd Tuesday in Washington County, and the 4th Tuesday in Clackamas County, unless otherwise noted.
Tool Kits & Home Repair
January 19 (Washington County) January 26 (Clackamas County)
Dawn Westphal Lendamai Poole
Learn the proper way to do basic home repairs and the tools necessary for the job. A discussion of “Mom’s toolbox” and the selection of tools you may find and their uses.
Coffee Break** OSU Lesson
February 23 (Washington Co)*Morning February 23 (Clackamas Co) *Afternoon
Jeanne Brandt Jeanne Brandt
Coffee has a long history and is the most traded commodity in the world. It has great economic significance for many countries. Even with a coffee shop on every corner, the US is far down the list for coffee consumption. Learn about this energizing and aromatic little bean from past centuries to modern day, and from a seedling to your cup.
Oregon Myths & Legends
March 15 (Washington County) March 22 (Clackamas County)
Jean Baker Jean Baker
We will learn what constitutes folk lore, legend and myths. And have a discussion on each, we’ll even write our own tall tale.
This lesson is a mail-out. It will be available to the leaders as early as April for the September meetings
Ways to reduce our use of tap water, ideas for recycling garden water and rain water.
Importance of Immunizations OSU Lesson
September 20 (Washington County) September 27 (Clackamas County)
OSU-TBA Kelly Streit
What is a vaccine? What are some common vaccines you know of or have received? Why are vaccines important? We will learn the importance of being immunized against certain diseases
How to Talk to your Doctor
October 18 (Washington County) October (Clackamas County)
Patti Malanaphy Patti Malanaphy
Your relationship with your doctor should be a partnership — where you and your doctor work together to make the best possible decisions about your health care. Come for tips on how to effectively communicate with your doctor to get the most out of the visit.
Get the Most from your Food Dollar OSU Lesson
November 15 (Washington County) November 22 (Clackamas County)
OSU-TBA Kelly Streit
This lesson focuses on saving money at the grocery store. We will talk about making a food plan, adopting cost-saving shopping strategies, and healthy ways to save money with economical food preparation techniques.
** Please note that the Washington County and Clackamas County lesson schedules are on the same day. This is to accommodate the presenter giving the lesson in both counties.
OSU Developed 2016 Lessons- http://extension.oregonstate.edu/fch/fce-lessons