Extend your possibilities at Extension YOUniversity adult arts and crafts

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

University of Illinois Extension, Rock Island County has the new Extension YOUniversity featuring a wide array of classes for adults. Register online at www.yourextension.org. Classes are held at Rock Island County Extension, 321 West 2nd Ave, Milan and pre-registration required.

Crafty Classics - Handmade Gifts!

Create one of a kind, hand-made gifts for loved ones at these Tuesday evening classes from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Dec. 1-Fabric/rope baskets-Put basic sewing skills to work making a unique fabric basket.  Fee $13.

Dec. 15- Knit Washcloths, Learn how to knit as you create colorful, sturdy washcloths.  Includes yarn and knitting needles to take home. Fee $13.

DIY Holiday Gifts 

Session I: Wellbeing: Holiday Gifts for Men & Women, Tues, Dec. 1, 5:30

Homemade spa products promote relaxation and wellness. Make all

natural, eco friendly soaps, candles, soaks, scents and more for luxurious gifts that are perfect for washing away Winter chills. Fee is $35.

Session II:  Gifts from the Kitchen, Thursday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Make delectable treats for your family and friends this holiday season.  You'll make candy, cookies and a gifts in a jar to give as gifts. Includes creating cute packaging to present your gifts.  $35.

Gingerbread House Class, Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-Noon

Make a gorgeous gingerbread house using a variety of materials-from fresh flowers to stencil frosting ideas, your only limit is your imagination! Fee is $25, includes all materials.

Holiday Happenings in Horticulture & Cuisine, Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m.

Join UI Extension educators Shirley Camp and Martha Smith for a joint program on holiday plants and healthy foods. You'll enjoy learning about the types and care of holiday plants and take home paperwhites to bloom in the New Year.  Learn how to make holiday foods more healthy with new recipes and how to cook with herbs. The evening includes a holiday dinner and door prizes!  Fee is $35.