Friday, April 29, 2016

May 15 - 21, 2016



Ongoing – Freedom from Smoking tobacco treatment course is a structured support program available in Hawley, Honesdale and Milford. Research shows that quitting with support can increase success by 50%! Eight classes for $40. Incentives apply for those who complete the course. Call 570-296-3400 for more information. 


Everybody Walk Across PA 2016  4/4/16 - 5/27/16 - Everybody Walk Across PA starts on April 4. Join Penn State Extension once again for a virtual walk – this time learning about and enjoying the wonderful Rails to Trails in Pennsylvania. There is truly something for everyone in this diverse and beautiful collection of walking and biking trails. Along the way there will be motivation to continue to keep walking and strategies for increasing fruits and vegetables in your diet. 


Ongoing StrongWomen/Growing Stronger will begin on April 12 – June 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45 – 5:45 PM in the Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St., Milford, PA 18337. The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.
Based on research conductue4d by Dr. Miriam Nelson and her colleagues at Tufts University we know that women from ages 35 on can start to lose 1/4 to 1/3 pound of muscle each year and gain that much or more in date. Over time the loss of 2% of strength per year results in weak muscles and difficulty moving. When this happens, physical activity slows, which leads to more loss of muscle mass and a sedentary, dependent lifestyle.


Pond ImageOngoingOnline Pond Home Study Course 2016 will start on April 7. The Online Pond Home Study Course is a 12-week class that covers six lessons, including getting to know your pond, pond maintenance, week and algae control, fisheries management, ponds and wildlife, and pond case studies. Participants are able to interact with Penn State Pond Experts and ask individual questions about their own water resource. The course ends on june 30, 2016. Cost: $35. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 31, 2016. For more information or questions about the event contact James Clark at 814-887-5613 or jac20@psu.edu


5/16/16  – Got a gardening question? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips Street, 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.


5/17/16Registration deadline for the Equine Quality Animal Management Training on May 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. ALL 4-H animal science project members must complete Quality Animal Management training each year by July 1st. This training is specific to Equine. Separate trainings for Poultry, Beef, Dog, etc. will be scheduled by those club leaders. Cost: There is no fee to attend this event. However, pre-registration is required and space is very limited at each session. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events/equine-quality-animal-management-training20160524 Call 570-421-3460 or email Sherri Williams at sla4@psu.edu for more information.


5/17/16  – Do you have a garden or lawn question you can’t find the answer 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


5/17/16 – Do you have a garden or lawn question you can’t find the answer to or a bug you can’t identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337, 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 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email PikeExt@psu.edu


5/17/16Penn State Extension Green Infrastructure webinar: Introducing Community Forestry Issues in Emergency Event Recovery, 12:00 -1:00 PM (EDT/EST). The presenter is Shawn Kauffman, Centre Region Emergency Management Coordinator. Visit https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry to view this webinar.


5/17/16Clubhouse Kids 4-H Club Meeting, 1;30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328. 4-H’ers in this club will be doing a creative writing project. Members need to bring a Wreck This Journal and a notebook. Activities for the younger kids who can’t quite write will be art based and focus on learning short words. This club is open to youth ages 5 – 12. The leader is Melissa DeJoseph. Cal 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4


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5/17/16 Grow Your Own Mushrooms, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Cost: $5. Children under 18 are free. Learn about how you can raise great tasting mush-rooms, with discussion and demonstration of inoculation and collection. The presenters are Dave Nonnenmacher of Nonnenmacher Acres and Warren Coffman of Woodsfresh Mushrooms. The registration deadline is May 12. Call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 for more information or visit http://exension.psu.edu/wayne/events


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5/18/16 - Land Use Decision-making webinar, 12:00 – 1:15 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Form-based Zoning: Not your Grandfather’s Approach.
This is the final in a series of 5 webinars for Winter/Spring 2016. They are designed to promote understanding of current planning issues, creation of local regulations, planning that benefits the community and local resources available to decision-makers. How do small towns transform their thinking about zoning and land use controls while influencing other communities to do the same? Engaging the public in the visual aspects of zoning, rather than text, has allowed three Pennsylvania communities to be able to be in the driver’s seat so that they can cooperatively work with the private sector in welcoming desirable economic development and revitalization. This webinar will highlight three communities and their experiences as to their different reasons in pursuing a form-based approach.
Fee for the series: non-credit registration - $40/person; RLA Credit Registration - $45; CM Credit registration $75/person. Register online by May 18 at http://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar. Upon receipt of Payment links to the previous recorded webinars will be provided.


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5/19/16 - Natural Gas webinar, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is seismicity on Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Seismic Network. Dr. Andrew Nyblade, Dept. of Geosciences, Penn State, will discuss the research on seismic activity as part of a DCNR and DEP monitoring program.
There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required by May 19 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/natural-gas/events/seismic-activity-monitoring-in-pennsylvania Contact Carol Loveland at cal24@psu.edu or 570-320-4429 for more information.


5/19/16 – Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium webinar: Bioenergy in the Clean Power Plan Series, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). The presenter is Marcus Kauffman, Oregon Department of Forestry and Chuck Hersey, Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Visit https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy to view the webinar.


5/19/16 - Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St., Milford, PA 18337. 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://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events


5/20/16 - Sew What 4-H Sewing Club meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St. Vincent’s Drive, Milford, PA 18337. Bernadette Guerra is the leader. This club is open to youth 9 years old or in 4th grade and older and their guardians. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events


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5/21/16 - Carbon County Master Gardener Plant Sale, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Mahoning Valley Farmers Market, 2522 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive, Lehighton, PA 18235. Annuals, Perennials, Heirloom Tomatoes and Unusual Plants will be for sale. All plants are grown/donated by Carbon County Master Gardeners. Included will be native flowering and non-flowering plants, heirloom tomato seedlings, and unusual or less common plants or varieties. Proceeds will be used for Carbon County Master Gardener projects which provide quality educational programs to the public. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/about/districts/nine/events

Monday, April 25, 2016

May 8 - 14, 2016



Ongoing – Freedom from Smoking tobacco treatment course is a structured support program available in Hawley, Honesdale and Milford. Research shows that quitting with support can increase success by 50%! Eight classes for $40. Incentives apply for those who complete the course. Call 570-296-3400 for more information.

Everybody Walk Across PA 20164/4/16-5/27/16 – Everybody Walks Across PA starts on April 4. Join Penn State Extension once again for a virtual walk – this time learning about and enjoying the wonderful Rails to Trails in Pennsylvania. There is truly something for everyone in this diverse and beautiful collection of walking and biking trails. Along the way there will be motivation to continue to keep walking and strategies for increasing fruits and vegetables in your diet.  All of this will keep us moving toward a healthier lifestyle. This program is free but registration is necessary. Registration deadline is April 3; the program will run April 4th through May 27th.  To find out more or to register for this event visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/events/everybody-walk-across-pa-2016 or contact Karen Bracey at kbracey@psu.edu.


 Ongoing  StrongWomen/Growing Stronger will begin on April 12 - June 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45-5:45 PM in the Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St., Milford, PA 18337. The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health. 
Based on research conducted by Dr. Miriam Nelson and her colleagues at Tufts University we know that women from age 35 on can start to lose 1/4 to 1/3 pound of muscle each year and gain that much or more in fat. Over time the loss of 2% of strength per year results in weak muscles and difficulty moving. When this happens, physical activity slows, which leads to more loss of muscle mass and a sedentary, dependent lifestyle.


Pond ImageOngoing - Online Pond Home Study Course 2016 will start on April 7. The Online Pond Home Study Course is a 12-week class that covers six lessons, including getting to know your pond, pond maintenance, weed and algae control, fisheries management, ponds and wildlife, and pond case studies. Participants are able to interact with Penn State Pond Experts and ask individual questions about their own water resource. The course ends on June 30, 2016. Cost: $35. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 31, 2016. To register visit http://www.cvent.com/events/online-pond-home-study-course-2016/fees-4818bbd8b141474cb1b11356b03f08f7.aspx. For more information or questions about the event content contact James Clark at 814-887-5613 or jac20@psu.edu

5/10/16 – 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, May 10, 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


5/10/16 - 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, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337, May 10, 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 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email PikeExt@psu.edu


Technology Tuesday Webinar Series: Precision Technology in the Dairy Industry5/10/16 – Technology Tuesdays: Precision Technology in the Dairy Industry, 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. What are the current technologies in use in the dairy industry today and how might they fit into your dairy operation?. The presenter is Mat Haan, 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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TechTues15


 5/10/16 – PA Forest Stewardship webinar: Forestry Herbicides: A Review of Principles and Recent Research, 12:00 -1:00 PM and 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EDT/EST).  This presentation will highlight forestry herbicide application methods, products, and treatment guidelines for controlling interfering vegetation as well as provide an update on a number of forest management herbicide research projects.
Forestry labeled herbicides are a low risk and effective means of controlling undesirable forest vegetation in hardwood forestry. They can be used for achieving many objectives including: establishing desirable regeneration, increasing tree growth and timber production, creating and enhancing wildlife habitat, and controlling non-native/invasive plants. This presentation will highlight forestry herbicide application methods, products, and treatment guidelines for controlling interfering vegetation as well as provide an update on a number of forest management herbicide research projects.
There is no fee to attend this event. However, pre-registration is requested. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/courses/pa-forests-web-seminar-center for more information on the webinar. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/paforestweb/


5/10/16 – 4-H Explorer Buds Club meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, Foundation Room, The Columns Museum, 608 Broad Street, Milford PA 18337. This club is open to youth ages 5 - 8. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events


5/10/16 – Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Conashaugh Lakes Recreation Center, 105 Oneida Way, Milford PA 18337. This club is open to youth ages 5 - 8. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4


 Better Kid Care: Evaluating Interest Areas for School-Age Children5/10/16  - Childcare Provider Workshop: Is My School-Age Classroom STEM Friendly?,  6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension. 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Fee: $7. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning is all around us but we may not capitalize on the opportunities. This course provides the opportunity for school-age teachers to reflect upon their current practices and curriculum to determine whether they support STEM learning. Participants will complete a self-assessment as the foundation for assessing STEM learning opportunities in their classrooms, exploring the six essential practices necessary for supporting STEM in after school programs. Registration, including payment, is required by May 9.  Call 570-421-6430 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.



Northeast Spring Orchard Meeting 5/10/16 - Northeast Spring Orchard Meeting, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Roba Family Orchard (not the home farm location) 1649 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township PA 18433. Cost: free. Pre-registration is requested. Topics include a discussion on frost damaged trees and cleaning sprayers. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/tree-fruit/events/northeast-spring-orchard-meeting or contact John Esslinger at 570-316-6516 or email cj2@psu.edu for more information.
 

5/14/16 – Rough 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://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events