Monday, March 23, 2015

April 5 - 11, 2015

4/6/15 - First session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 500 Church Rd, Palmerton, PA 18071. The classes meet on Mondays & Wednesdays from April 6 – June 29. Fee: $90; discounted price of $75 if registered by March 23. Make a commitment to becoming healthier and feeling better about yourself! It is a safe, motivating, highly effective weight-bearing physical activity program that includes food, health and nutrition education information. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430 or by e-mail to kll12@psu.edu

4/6/15 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email CarbonExt@psu.edu

4/6/15Childcare Provider Workshop: Supporting Relationships with Children, Families and Colleagues (pt. 2), 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension Conference Room, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. Part two of a two part series.  Participants will share, discuss and implement best practices to develop and strengthen relationships. Participants will also discuss parent participation in programs and gain ideas on ways to build stronger home-school connections. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, April 4.  Call 570-296-3400 for more information; visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

4/7/15 - First session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Western Pocono Community Library, 2000 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville, PA 18322. The classes meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from April 7 – June 25. Fee: $90; discounted price of $75 if registered by March 23. Make a commitment to becoming healthier and feeling better about yourself! It is a safe, motivating, highly effective weight-bearing physical activity program that includes food, health and nutrition education information. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430 or by e-mail to kll12@psu.edu


4/7/15Wild Acres 4-H Club meeting, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. The leaders are Brianne Phillips and Melissa DeJoseph. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

4/7/15First of 8 session Freedom From Smoking course, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Meeting dates are: April 7, 14, 21, 23, 28, May 5, 12, 19. Cost: $40 for 8 classes. Freedom From Smoking will help you accomplish your goals with a supportive, structured step-by-step plan. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by April 3. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or send an e-mail to PikeExt@psu.edu

4/11/15Step into Spring Gardening Workshop, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: discounted price of $20 if registered by April 8; walk-ins may be accepted, space permitting, at $25 per person (cash or check), but are not guaranteed a workshop packet. Topics Include: Gardening Smarter Not Harder; Tree Pruning Essentials; Square Foot Gardening; and The Pollinator Friendly Garden. A compost bin will be awarded to one lucky workshop participant. For more information or to register online visit http://www.cvent.com/events/step-into-spring-gardening-workshop/event-summary-a68fe68cb92347c59ab6eb03c745e287.aspx To register by phone or for registration questions, call 570-421-6430 or Email ExtensionRegistration@ag.psu.edu.

4/11/15Rough Riders 4-H Horse Club meeting, 10:00 AM, Pocono Ranchlands Stable, Bushkill, PA 18324. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

4/11/15It's Time to Plant!, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Carbon County Environmental Education Center, 151 East White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, PA 18250. Fee: $8. Carbon County Master Gardeners will teach you best practices for preparing your soil, composting, mulching, companion planting, growing herbs, gardening for bees and butterflies, and attracting birds. Plant your own herb seeds in newspaper pots. Participants will learn how to take care of them and when to plant them outside. If you are concerned with saving the Monarch butterfly, take home some milkweed seeds offered free by Bear Mountain Butterflies. We will also have free information sheets on all our topics, free consultations with our Master Gardeners, and a free walking tour of the 14 acre organic farm. The registration deadline is April 8. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/its-time-to-plant or contact Penn State Cooperative Extension at 570-325-2788 or CarbonExt@psu.edu

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 29 - April 4, 2015

3/30/15Free Home Water and Septic System Workshop, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, PPL Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive Hawley, PA 18428. Understand and protect your water supply and treatment systems! This free workshop will provide information on protecting, testing, and treating private water supplies. We will discuss septic system inspection and maintenance. Learn how to protect your health, your property, and our shared ground and surface water resources. Registration is required by March 26. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-296-3400, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

3/30/15First session of a 6 week StrongWomen/Growing Stronger Challenger program, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. The classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from March 30 – May 6. Fee: $45. Final registration deadline is March 23. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430 or by e-mail at MonroeExt@psu.edu


3/30/15Free Home Water and Septic System Workshop, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, PPL Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive Hawley, PA 18428. Understand and protect your water supply and treatment systems! This free workshop will provide information on protecting, testing, and treating private water supplies. We will discuss septic system inspection and maintenance. Learn how to protect your health, your property, and our shared ground and surface water resources. Registration is required by March 26. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-296-3400, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

3/30/15-5/24/15Everybody Walk Across PA will run March 30 through May 24. Join Penn State Extension in a FREE virtual walking program exploring Pennsylvania's beautiful State Parks. Increase your physical activity and develop healthier eating habits. This eight week program is designed to help you do just that. Gather your family, friends or co-workers and form a team. Have fun! Develop healthy habits! Get fit & feel better! Pre-registration is required by March 29 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/health/walk-across-pa. For more information contact Karen Bracey at 570-836-3196 or kbracey@psu.edu

3/31/15 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email CarbonExt@psu.edu

3/31/15 – One in a series of free Penn State Extension Green Infrastructure webinars, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Incorporating Green Infrastructure to Revitalize Your Community: Leading the Way in Lancaster, PA. The presenter is Charlotte Katzenmoyer, Director of Public Works, City of Lancaster.

As we continue to change our landscapes, converting fields and forests to buildings, parking lots and lawns, we fragment forests and other productive landscapes and impact our streams, lakes and rivers with polluted stormwater runoff. Learn how Green Infrastructure is helping to conserve viable natural resources and capture, infiltrate and evapotranspire rain where it falls. Green Infrastructure improves both the quality of life and environment in our communities.

For more information and registration visit http://extension.psu.edu/green-infrastructure or contact Vincent Cotrone, Penn State Extension Urban Forester at vjc1@psu.edu

To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry

4/1/15Discounted registration deadline for GardenFest 2015 on May 2, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Blvd., Lords Valley PA 18428. Fee: $30; discounted price of $25 if registered by April 1. Optional lunch is an additional $9. Dreaming of Spring? Join the Penn State Master Gardeners of Pike County for GardenFest 2015 to get inspired and learn how to grow your greatest garden yet! This one-day event will arm you with everything you need to get your garden into shape. The keynote topic is Adapting to a Changing Environment and Landscape. Participants will attend 3 of 6 workshops. Final registration, including payment, is required by April 28.  Call 570-296-3400 for more information; visit http://www.cvent.com/events/gardenfest-2015/event-summary-df2c7983b2c647f3b7d15ca938e0b22f.aspx  to register.

4/1/15Childcare Provider Workshop: Supporting Relationships with Children, Families and Colleagues (pt. 1), 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension Conference Room, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. Part one of a two part series.  Participants will share, discuss and implement best practices to develop and strengthen relationships. Participants will also discuss parent participation in programs and gain ideas on ways to build stronger home-school connections. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, March 30.  Call 570-296-3400 for more information; visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

4/2/15Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Pre-registration is not required. You can find more about the exam fees, categories, and courses by visiting the Pesticide Education Program online at http://www.pested.psu.edu/applicators/certification

4/2/15 – Got a gardening question?  A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-421-6430 or email monroemg@psu.edu

4/2/15Childcare Provider Workshop: Bullies be Gone: Promoting Positive Social Emotional Development, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $7. Bullying and its outcome is becoming a major concern in today’s society. Participants will learn strategies to counter bullying and build social competence in children. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, March 31.  Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

4/3/15 – Registration deadline for the Freedom from Smoking course starting on April 7, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Meeting dates are: April 7, 14, 21, 23, 28, May 5, 12, 19. Cost: $40 for 8 classes. Freedom from Smoking will help you accomplish your goals with a supportive, structured step-by-step plan. Registration, including payment, is required. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or send an e-mail to PikeExt@psu.edu

4/4/15Registration deadline for the Childcare Provider Workshop: Supporting Relationships with Children, Families and Colleagues (pt. 2) on April 6, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension Conference Room, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. Part two of a two part series.  Participants will share, discuss and implement best practices to develop and strengthen relationships. Participants will also discuss parent participation in programs and gain ideas on ways to build stronger home-school connections. Registration, including payment, is required. Call 570-296-3400 for more information; visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

4/4/15Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 1:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 514 Foster Hill Road, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

Monday, March 9, 2015

March 23 - 28, 2015

3/23/15Free Home Water and Septic System Workshop, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Understand and protect your water supply and treatment systems! This free workshop will provide information on protecting, testing, and treating private water supplies. We will discuss septic system inspection and maintenance. Learn how to protect your health, your property, and our shared ground and surface water resources. Registration is required by March 18. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430, or send an e-mail message to MonroeExt@psu.edu

3/23/15Free Home Water and Septic System Workshop, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State
Extension, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Understand and protect your water supply and treatment systems! This free workshop will provide information on protecting, testing, and treating private water supplies. We will discuss septic system inspection and maintenance. Learn how to protect your health, your property, and our shared ground and surface water resources. Registration is required by March 18. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430, or send an e-mail message to MonroeExt@psu.edu

3/24/15Technology Tuesdays: Mastitis Costs and Why Culturing Is Important free online workshop, 8:30 -10:00 AM (EDT/EST). This is part of a series that includes presentations on dairy farm facilities design, dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, financing and labor. Best Milking Practices: On Farm Culturing will help producers improve income by increasing production and premium benefits as well as decreasing the cost of treating mastitis. This webinar will explore the costs associated with mastitis. Participants will learn the importance of and essential tools needed for early detection of clinical and sub-clinical mastitis and proper treatment protocols. Proper techniques for collecting milk cultures, setting up cultures for on-farm identification, and knowing how to identify bacteria growth will also be taught. The presenter is Amber Yutzy, Penn State Extension Dairy Team. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register for free online no later than noon the day before at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechnologyTuesdays1314

3/25/15Free Water Resources Webinar: The Pennsylvania Master Watershed Steward Program, 12:00 -1:00 PM  (EDT/EST). The presenter is Erin Frederick, Penn State Extension. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/water1

3/26/15Pesticide Updates 2015: 2+2 Series, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Wayne County Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $10. This is a traditional two-core and two-category credit session for private pesticide applicators, but any applicators may attend. Recertification education addresses the pest management decision-making process, pest identification, life cycles and control alternatives as well as the safe, proper and legal use of pesticides. Topics: 2014 Growing Season Review; Cleaning Pesticide Application Equipment. Pre-registration is required by March 25. Register online at http://www.cvent.com/events/pesticide-updates-2-2-series-in-wayne-county/event-summary-57dd38aab30b442eab6a1e4450c1da6e.aspx  For more information call 570-253-5970, ext 4110 or email dtm101@psu.edu
 
3/27/15 - Bows on Fire 4-H Archery Club meeting, 4:00 – 6:30 PM, Archery Adventures, 301 E Harford St, Milford PA 18337. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

3/27/15 - Rock Ridge Ranchers 4-H Club meeting, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Rock Ridge Ranch, 1734 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Join the leaders for hands-on learning. Horse ownership is not required. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4
 
3/28/15Tomatoes - From Seed to Table, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Carbon County Environmental Education Center, 151 E. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, PA 18250. Fee: $5. Learn about types and varieties of tomatoes, seed and seedling indoor care, outdoor plant care, harvest and recipes. Then plant four pots of different varieties of seed to take home. Class size is limited so register early. Registration, including payment, is required by March 27. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/carbon/events; to register, call 570-325-2788 Ext. 3804 or e-mail CarbonExt@psu.edu

3/28/15Grow Racks & Starting Seeds Indoors, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Pike County Public Library, 119 East Harford Street, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $5. Learn an alternative way to garden. Great ideas if you are short on space or don't have a yard to plant in. Vertical gardens can screen out unwanted views, make caring for plants easier, lead to a higher crop yield and bring beauty to your environment. Jumpstart your garden by starting seeds indoors. Enjoy a longer growing season. Registration, including payment, is required by March 26. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/pike/events, call 570-296-3400 or e-mail PikeExt@psu.edu