Home and Community Education

Door County Association for Home & Community Education is a nonprofit educational organization comprised of member clubs throughout the county.  Clubs meet on a monthly basis to learn from the educational programs, work on service projects and enhance an individual’s home life.

Membership is open through contact a neighboring club or individual membership.   Contact the Door County Extension Office for more information at 920-746-2260.  Bi-monthly newsletters are provided to all paid members.

Club members collect school supplies to be donated to the Nicaragua Partners of America Project as well as supplies for the Sewing and Baking Learning Project.

Within the guidelines of UW-Madison Division of Extension, members are provided with educational programs to enhance the quality of life in their homes and community.  2020 programs include Growing Lavender, Mexican Cooking, Tours of interest such as Emergency Services and the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, trends in new cooking methods, and making pasta.

These are a sample of the programs/projects we do.  Brat fries are conducted at a local business to raise funds for community projects; volunteers read at elementary schools through the Wisconsin Bookworms Program and provide the students with books and book bags; community vegetable gardens are managed, sewing projects support the elderly in nursing homes and hospital and underprivileged women in sister countries; partner with the Door County Fair Board to monitor the Junior Fair/4-H and Home Arts building; food pantries are stocked; and essential care bags are made for the Adopt a Soldier Program.

NOTICE:   Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies, our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our events have been postponed or being offered virtually. Call 920-746-2260 for more information. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  


These programs are sponsored by Door County Home and Community Education.  Programs are open to the general public.  Pre-registration one week in advance is required for most programs.

  • All in-person programs have been suspended until further notice.

Door County HCE Members,
Since we are not able to meet as clubs or attend the scheduled programs, here is an opportunity for you to experience an educational program on your own. Please click on the link to view the 2019 Educational Program “Stress and Resilience” from our State Conference.
The program will walk you through the power point slides with the leader explanation included. There are many handouts that allow you to do as much as you want. Hope you take advantage of this offer and keep up HCE’s mission to bring educational programming to our members.
~ Door County Family and Community Life Coordinator
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INTERESTED IN JOINING HCE?? … There are currently 8 clubs in Door County.  Dues for 2021 is $12.00/member.  Contact the Extension Office at 920-746-2260.

2020 Door County Calendar of Events Samples


  • Executive Board meeting – January 20
  • Education Program:  Tour of Emergency Services – January 28
  • Clubs meet monthly on individual schedule and organize new year


  • Healthy Lifestyle Survey begins and runs through May
  • Education Program:  Growing Lavender in Door County – February 25


  • Healthy Lifestyle Survey continues
  • Education Program:  Mexican Cooking – March 24 – CANCELLED
  • Executive Board – Planning Fall District Meeting – CANCELLED


  • Healthy Lifestyle Survey continues
  • Education Program:  Making Pasta – April 28 – CANCELLED
  • Door County HCE Spring Association Meeting/Potluck – TBD
  • Scholarship Applications are Due – April 10
  • Northeast District Spring Meeting – April 21 – CANCELLED — rescheduled to April 22, 2021


  • Healthy Lifestyle Surveys are completed
  • County Quilt Raffle Drawing – May 14, 2:00 pm, Government Center Front Entrance, 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay
  • Cultural Arts entries deadline – May 1 – POSTPONED TO JUNE
  • Door County Spring Recognition Banquet – May 14 – CANCELLED


  • Impact of HCE member contributions reports are due
  • Education Program:  Tour Peninsular Agricultural Research Station – June 23 – CANCELLED
  • Brat Fry Fundraisers begin


  • Executive Board Meeting/Potluck
  • Volunteers create fair booth and monitor the Junior Fair/4-H and Home Arts building – DOOR COUNTY FAIR – CANCELLED


  • No programs scheduled


  • Annual Kickoff meeting/potluck with an invitation for new members – CANCELLED
  • Sort and categorize books for Bookworms Program


  • Annual Fall Northeast District Meeting – CANCELLED — rescheduled to October 20, 2021 at Bayview Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay
  • Fall Door County Association Meeting – CANCELLED
  • Contributions collected for Nicaragua Partners Program


  • Clubs make tray favors and centerpieces for extended care unit at hospital.


  • No programs scheduled





If you have any questions regarding Human Development & Relationships in Door County, please contact:

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UW-Madison Division of Extension Door County
County Government Center
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-746-2260
Fax: 920-746-2531
Office Hours: M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm