The University of Delaware College of Agricultural and Natural Resources New Castle County Cooperative Extension will hold various 4-H and families and wellness programs during September.
— Dining With Diabetes: 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Dec. 6. Goodwill Center, 300 E. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. The program is designed for people with diabetes and their family members. The five-class series includes diabetes education, cooking demonstrations and tasting of healthy foods. After each lesson, participants will take home recipes and knowledge- about how to manage diabetes in their daily lives. Cost is $50. To register, visit bit.ly/2MvfN7a or call 740-3000.
— Mindful Movements: 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Appoquinimink Recreation Center, 651 N. Broad St., Middletown. This is a beginner friendly and introductory class to learn about and practice mindfulness. Free. To register, call 378-5599.
— VEGucate Yourself: 11 a.m. to noon, Sept. 15, Hockessin Library, 1023 Valley Road. This program separates fact from fiction about vegetarian and vegan diets and how they can be appropriate across the lifespan if followed correctly. All different vegetarian and vegan diets are compared with hands-on tips and tools to follow. Free. To register, call 239-5160.
— Newark Community Day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16, University of Delaware Green, 210 S. College Ave., Newark. Guests can stop by and visit the New Castle County 4-H display to learn all about the programs and initiatives of 4-H in New Castle County.
— Smart Use Understanding and Estimating Health Insurance Costs Webinar: Noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 17. Knowing how to choose and use health insurance will make attendees a smart health care consumer. This webinar will help attendees understand and estimate health care expenses to plan for future health care costs. To register, visit extension.umd.edu/insure.
— Mindfulness Program — Get Experience in Mindfulness: 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 18, New Castle Public Library, 424 Delaware St. This interactive stress management program introduces attendees to the concept of mindfulness and teaches participants how to practice mindfulness on their own through different activities. Free. To register, call 328-1995.
— Getting the Most Out of Eating Locally: 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, Bear Library, 101 Governors Place. This program will review strategies to incorporate more local products into one’s meal planning and diet. Free. To register, call 838-3300.
— Portion Control — Indulge without the Bulge: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Appoquinimink Recreation Center. Portion control is the key to staying healthy. This session will identify strategies to manage portions for better health. Free. To register, call 378-5599.