Henrico Extension to offer free workshops to help with holiday spending, eating

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a series of free workshops in November to help residents to minimize debt, stress and unhealthy eating during the holidays.

The workshops are scheduled as follows:
• Thursday, Nov. 2 — Tips to Minimize Holiday Debt and Stress will explain simple ways to save $100 in a month, budgeting for the holidays and how to avoid overspending.
• Thursday, Nov. 9 — Saving on Gifts and Decorations will focus on making and selecting inexpensive gifts as well as decorating on a budget.
• Thursday, Nov. 16 — Healthy Holiday Meals will highlight ways to lighten meals and offer ideas for leftovers.

The workshops, which are open to the public, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. Registration is encouraged by Monday, Oct. 30. To register or for more information, call (804) 501-5160. Information also is available at henrico.us/extension.