The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension released its schedule of classes and workshops for October.

Workshops are free unless otherwise noted.

— Your Money, Your Goals: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. An orientation to Your Money, Your Goals, a financial empowerment toolkit for Social Services programs. For information and to register, visit extension.udel.edu/fcs/personal-financial-management-initiatives.

— Fall into the Garden: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6, NCC Cooperative Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark. Join the New Castle County Master Gardeners for a round of practical advice and training the garden in the fall. This year’s program will feature a hands-on pruning demonstration, successful tree selection for northern Delaware landscapes and home gardener favorite — beginner backyard composting. Continental breakfast will be served at registration and farm fresh UDairy ice cream during the early afternoon break. Cost: $25 per person. To register, visit extension.udel.edu/lawngarden/mg/ncc.

— Health Insurance Basics: 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Bear Library, 101 Governors Place. This session explains why health insurance is so important to protecting financial well being and health by exploring important factors to consider when choosing a plan.

— Smart Choice Health Insurance Basics for Farmers Webinar: Noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 10. For information and to register, visit extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars.

— VEGucate Yourself: 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 10, Garfield Park Community Rec Center, 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle. Different vegetarian and vegan diets are compared with hands-on tips and tools to follow.

— Smart Choice Medicare Basics: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12, Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road; and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22, Bear Library. To register, call 838-3300.

— Retirement Ready, Part 1: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22, Bear Library. This two-part series will review information and help participants develop confidence and skills in preparing for retirement. To register, call 838-3300.

— Retirement Ready, Part 2: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29, Bear Library. To register, call 838-3300.

— Smart Choice Health Insurance Basics Webinar: Noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 23. For information and registration, visit extension.umd.edu/insure.

For more, visit extension.udel.edu.