Retirement Planning Today

You’ve worked hard to provide for your family and save for your future. Learn how to keep more of what you earn and make your money work harder for you. This educational workshop is hosted by the Dane County Extension and the team of advisors at Wealth Distribution Strategies, along with guest speaker John Haslam […]

Tax Assistance Site Scheduler

The Tax Assistance Site Scheduler will answer calls to schedule appointments for the public at the Richard Dilley Tax Center Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation site under the direction of the Financial & Life Span Educator. Must be available mid-January to mid-April 2024, Monday to Friday between 8 am – 4:30 pm. Some […]

Tax Assistance Site Program Coordinator

The Tax Assistance Site Program Coordinator will be on-site during tax season to assist with outreach and operations at the Richard Dilley Tax Center Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. Must be available December 2023 – April 2024 during normal business hours. Must be available Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays during the VITA center hours January […]

WeCOPE: Connecting with our Positive Emotions

WeCOPE is an interactive program that helps adults cope with life stress.  WeCOPE has been shown to reduce stress and depression, increase positive affect, and improve health behaviors. Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows participants to take better care of themselves and others.  Click here to register! This 6-week program meets via Zoom, once a […]

Focus on Fathers

A series of online classes designed for dads and open to all. Connect with other fathers while learning to boost your child’s social and emotional skills.

Resilient Parenting & Caregiver Workshops

Join any or all of the sessions to learn different skills and strategies to help your child manage various emotions and build their emotional intelligence. All sessions are from 4-5 pm and will be presented in-person at the Bayview Community Center, in Madison.

Teaching Children about Emotions

This workshop is for any parents, caregivers and childcare professionals!
Children will experience and continue to experience so many new feelings and
emotions throughout their life, and some can be more challenging to address
than others. In the two-part series workshops, we explore why feelings are important and how you can support your child to develop their emotional intelligence.


Visit our website to find out more and register.

Register by September 25, 2023, to reserve your spot!

Testing Seed Viability

Seed starting time is coming! Do you know if your seeds are viable? Here are some tips to keep in mind. Fresh seed germinates best. Seed packets are labeled with the date they are best used by. Though seeds are usually viable longer than that date, some species lose viability faster, and germination decreases for […]

It’s All Connected–How Climate Change is Affecting Our Lakes

By Michelle Probst, Natural Resources Educator  I attended a workshop where participants in the room were asked to silently pick two random people in the room and, without those people knowing, you had to stay equally distanced from the two people. People moved throughout the room, slowly, carefully, to make sure they stayed in between […]

StrongBodies™ in Dane County

StrongBodies™ is a national evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University and is aimed at mid-life and older women and men. The benefits of strength training have been studied extensively and include: increased muscle mass, strength and improved bone density as well as many more benefits physically and emotionally. The StrongBodies™ program includes progressive […]


There are new challenges for individuals who historically have had low access to food. There are also emerging challenges for the broader community as citizens grapple with changes to the way they previously visited the grocery store and purchased food. This document serves to collect information related to food access for Dane County Households. Emergency […]

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