Friday, August 28, 2015

September 13 - 19, 2015

9/13/15 – 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 Farmers Market, hosted by Air Soil Water, at The Grotto Italian Restaurant, 508 W Harford St, Milford PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time or a Master Gardener is not present, you may stop by the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337, Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email PikeExt@psu.edu

9/14/15 PA Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI) Course in Community Planning, September 14, 21 and 28, 6:00 – 9:30 PM, Hawley-Lackawanna College Lake Region Center, 8 Silk Mill Dr, Hawley, PA 18428. Cost: $40. The PMPEI Course in Community Planning is a three session in-depth course designed for planning commissioners and local officials in how to carry out their responsibilities under the PA Municipalities Planning Code. Participants learn where the planning commission fits into local government, how the commission relates to the elected governing body, the process of comprehensive planning, techniques for implementing plans, and how to be an effective planning commissioner. The course will include, where appropriate, the current status of regulation of Unconventional Resource Extraction of natural gas formations in local planning programs. Pre-registration is required by September 4. For more information or to request a registration form, call 570-296-3400 or email Peter Wulfhorst at ptw3@psu.edu.

9/14/15 4-H Horse Leader Meeting, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Monroe County Horse Leader Monthly Meeting to discuss upcoming events, changes in rules, participation expectations, and any other topics of discussion that arise.  Call 570-421-6430, visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events/  or email Sherri Williams at sla4@psu.edu for more information.

9/15/15 Final registration deadline for the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting on September 17, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays September 17 – December 17 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $90. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events, or call 570-296-3400, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

9/15/15 - Application deadline for the Penn State Master Gardener Basic Training program starting in mid-October 2015 in Pike County PA. The weekly classes will be held from mid-October, 2015 through March 12, 2016. Cost for the program is $175 per person. Call Pike County Extension at 570-296-3400 for details and an application. Applications must be postmarked by September 15, 2015. An interview will be required. Upon acceptance into the program, a check for registration must be received prior to the first class. For more information contact Penn State Extension at 570-296-3400 or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

9/15/15 - 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

9/15/15 - 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, 514 Broad St, 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

9/15/15 Positive Parenting:  Caregivers of INFANTS through TEENS, September 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337. Fee: $40 for 3-session course; incentive awarded to those who complete the entire course. Children reared in the Positive Parenting style exhibit positive self-concept, honesty, responsibility, compassion, problem-solving skills, self-control and acceptance of self and others.  Sessions Include: Parent-Child Communication; Nurturing Relationships; Setting Limits; Respectful Discipline Practices. Registration, including payment, is required by September 11.  Visit http://www.cvent.com/events/positive-parenting/event-summary-a7d7e53c2e284bd1a2d6050462e3408c.aspx or call 570-296-3400 for more information.

9/15/15 Rad Razberries 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Smith-Harker Community Gardens, Delaware Township Building, 116 Wilson Hill Rd, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Angela Williams, Master Gardener, is the leader. This club is open to youth ages 8 - 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

9/16/15 Land Use Decision-making webinar, 12:00 - 1:15 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Economic Ecology of Healthy Watersheds. This is the third in a series of 5 webinars for Summer/Fall 2015. They are designed to help planners, elected officials and citizens better engage in land use decision-making processes. Through the series, you can learn more about: planning and current planning issues; local regulations and how and why they are created; planning tools and resources available to decision-makers in Pennsylvania; and how you can engage in planning to benefit your community.

Flooding and stormwater runoff is an issue for many communities. Planners and elected officials face issues with MS4, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), trails and recreation when it comes to riparian areas of their community. This webinar will highlight case studies that address “regional” examples of pollutant removal and flood reduction through the restoration and manipulation of the floodplain.  The presenters are Mark Gutshall, Land Studies Inc. & Dan Zimmerman, Warwick Township.

Fee for the series: $30/person for non-credit registration; $60/person for CM credit registration. Register online by November 18 at http://www.cvent.com/events/land-use-webinar-series-summer-fall-2015/event-summary-5403716a3e594c16826711c67f739f29.aspx. Upon receipt of payment links to the previous recorded webinars will be provided.

9/17/15 Car Seat Check Up, September 17 (Rain or Shine), 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, WLSH/WMGH Radio Station, Rt. 209, Lansford, PA 18232. Have your car seat checked free of charge by a Safety Specialist. Results from previous car seat safety checks have shown that four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Be sure yours is not one of them! Please bring your child . . . have your questions answered. For more information call Penn State Extension at 570-325-2788 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/about/districts/nine/events

9/17/15 Getting the Most from Your Grant Writing Efforts, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Penn State Extension, Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. The grant-writing and fund-raising environment is increasingly competitive. Organization and preparation matter. Obtaining grants is a process. This workshop will break that process down into workable strategies to ensure a more successful outcome. This program is recommended for staff, volunteers, and board members of community nonprofits, local governments, and other community organizations. Fee: $25. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by September 16. To register or for detailed information visit http://www.cvent.com/events/getting-the-most-from-your-grant-writing-efforts/event-summary-81bb0d55d9a243328f9109e7adc0ca81.aspx or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430 or send an e-mail message to ExtensionRegistration@ag.psu.edu For more info or questions about the event content contact Peter Wulfhorst at 570-296-3400 or PikeExt@psu.edu

9/17/15 First session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 17 – December 17 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $90; discounted price of $80 if registered by September 1. Final registration deadline is September 15. 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 570-296-3400, by fax at 570-296-3406, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

9/17/15 Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 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

9/17/15 Free Penn State Extension Pasture Management Workshop, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Monroe County Conservation District, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

Are your pasture grasses looking a little poor this year? Are weeds taking over your pastures? Do you want to improve your pastures and enhance the health of your horses and their environment?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to attend this workshop and you will learn about: Forage identification and biology; Benefits and potential risks associated with grazing; The importance of rotational grazing and sacrifice lots; Ways to manage and improve the quality of your pastures; How you can participate in a Penn State project to reduce parasites using a whole farm approach.

The speakers are: Donna Foulk – Penn State Extension Equine Natural Resources; and Suzette Truax – Natural Resource Conservation Service. This program is hosted in cooperation with Monroe County Conservation District & PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program. Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant, the Chesapeake Bay Regulatory and Accountability Program (CBRAP), and the Clean Water Fund.

For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/equine/events/free-pasture-management-workshop To register for this FREE Pasture Management Workshop contact Donna Foulk at 610-746-1970 or dlf5@psu.edu

9/18/15 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

9/19/15 Bike Rodeo, September 19 (Rain or Shine), 12:30 – 3:00 PM, Penn Kidder Library, Junction of Rt. 534 & 903, Albrightsville, PA 18210. Activities include: bicycle helmet safety, bicycle mechanical inspection, obstacle course, and child ID.  For more information call Penn State Extension at 570-325-2788 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/about/districts/nine/events


Monday, August 24, 2015

September 6 - 12, 2015

9/6/15 – 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 Farmers Market, hosted by Air Soil Water, at The Grotto Italian Restaurant, 508 W Harford St, Milford PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time or a Master Gardener is not present, you may stop by the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337, Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email PikeExt@psu.edu

9/8/15 - 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

9/8/15 - 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, 514 Broad St, 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


9/8/15 – Technology Tuesdays: Planning Dairy Calf & Heifer Facilities 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. Getting calves off to a good start and keeping growing heifers healthy depends on many factors including the environment that they are raised in. Proper facility sizing and design is necessary to accommodate the various management groups from birth to pre-calving.  This webinar will cover facility sizing strategies, planning procedures, and common calf and heifer housing alternatives. The presenter is Dan McFarland, Penn State Extension Agricultural Engineer. 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

9/8/15 – Free Penn State Extension Green Infrastructure webinar, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Community Engagement: What is it and How Can We Use it to Effectively Address Green Infrastructure Issues. The presenter is Walt Whitmer Senior Extension Associate, Penn State Extension.

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.

This series explores how green infrastructure can put our communities and our landscapes on the road to sustainability. The first in this series will concentrate on introducing Green Infrastructure and structural systems such as bioswales, green roofs and stormwater management. Beginning in late summer, the webinars will discuss non-structural topics such as open space conservation, green infrastructure elements, natural resource conservation standards, and conflict resolution.

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


9/8/15PA Forest Stewardship Webinar: Vernal Pools, 1:00 - 2:00 PM and 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EDT/EST). This webinar will introduce participants to vernal pools. You’ll learn how to recognize the structure in both wet and dry times of the year, indicator species that make use of them, best management practices for areas around the pools, potential diseases affecting the animals that live there, how to register a vernal pool and where to go to find wetland resources to help you care for your own vernal pools. The presenter is Betsy Luppo, Invertebrate Zoologist, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Approved for 1 credit hour Pennsylvania SFI® CE. Approved for 1.0 Society of American Foresters CFE credit, Category 1-CF.. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/paforestweb/


9/8/15 – Water Resources Webinar: Strategies to Protect Ground Water and Drinking Water in Pennsylvania, 12:00 - 1:00 PM and 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EDT/EST). This is a special webinar to celebrate National Protect Your Groundwater Day. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/water1

9/9/15 First session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. The classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 9 – November 23 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $90; discounted price of $75 if registered by August 28. Final registration deadline is September 9. 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 send an e-mail message to MonroeExt@psu.edu

9/9/15 Preserving the Harvest Workshop, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. Has the garden given you an abundance of veggies and you don’t want them to go to waste? Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience with home food preservation, preserving seasonal items can be a re-warding experience. In this how-to workshop, you will learn, through demonstration, how you may enjoy the harvest all year by safely canning extra produce. Pre-registration is required by September 2. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/preserving-the-harvest; call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or email WayneExt@psu.edu to register.

9/11/15 – Registration deadline for the Positive Parenting:  Caregivers of INFANTS through TEENS program on September 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337. Fee: $40 for 3-session course; incentive awarded to those who complete the entire course. Children reared in the Positive Parenting style exhibit positive self-concept, honesty, responsibility, compassion, problem-solving skills, self-control and acceptance of self and others.  Sessions Include: Parent-Child Communication; Nurturing Relationships; Setting Limits; Respectful Discipline Practices. Registration, including payment, is required.  Visit http://www.cvent.com/events/positive-parenting/event-summary-a7d7e53c2e284bd1a2d6050462e3408c.aspx or call 570-296-3400 for more information.

9/12/15 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

9/12/15 - Penn State Master Gardener Basic Training program in Monroe County PA, September 12, 2015 through March 12, 2016. Some sessions are done online, there are also hands-on sessions from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360-2224. Cost for the program is $150. Call Monroe Co Extension office at 570-421-6430 for details and an application. Applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2015. An interview will be required. Upon acceptance into the program, a check for registration must be received prior to the first class September 12, 2015. For more information contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430 or send an e-mail message to MonroeExt@psu.edu

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 30 - September 5, 2015

8/30/15 – 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 Farmers Market, hosted by Air Soil Water, at The Grotto Italian Restaurant, 508 W Harford St, Milford PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time or a Master Gardener is not present, you may stop by the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337, Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email PikeExt@psu.edu

8/31/15 – Application deadline for the Penn State Master Gardener Basic Training program starting September 12 2015 in Monroe County PA. The classes will be held from September 12, 2015 through March 12, 2016. Cost for the program is $150 per person. Call Monroe Co Extension office at 570-421-6430 for details and an application. Applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2015. An interview will be required. Upon acceptance into the program, a check for registration must be received prior to the first class September 12, 2015. For more information contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430 or send an e-mail message to MonroeExt@psu.edu

9/1/15 Early bird discounted registration deadline for the StrongWomen/ Growing Stronger program starting on September 17, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays September 17 – December 17 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $90; discounted price of $80 if registered by September 1. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. Final registration deadline is September 15. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events, or call 570-296-3400, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

9/1/15 - 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

9/1/15 - 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, 514 Broad St, 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

9/1/15Managing Volunteers to Build Community Capacity: Tools for Effective Volunteer Programs, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA, PA 18512. Fee: $25. Volunteers are the lifeblood of many communities. The more people who volunteer in their communities, the more engaged residents become and community goals can be attained more easily.  Learn how to: write complete task descriptions and how they can help with recruitment, training and evaluation; develop orientation and training programs that fit the needs of both the volunteers and your organization; identify risks to volunteers as well as your clientele and implement policies through training; and plan recognition that meets the needs of different volunteers within your organization’s budget. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by August 31. To register online, visit http://extension.psu.edu/managing-volunteers. To register by phone or for registration questions, contact Extension Registration Support at 570- 825-1701 or ExtensionRegistration@ag.psu.edu For more information or questions about the event content, contact Peter Wulfhorst at 570-296-3400 or ptw3@psu.edu

9/1/15 Rad Razberries 4-H Gardening Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Smith-Harker Community Gardens, Delaware Township Building, 116 Wilson Hill Rd, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Angela Williams, Master Gardener, is the leader. This club is open to youth ages 8 - 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

9/2/15 September 2 is the registration deadline for the Preserving the Harvest program on September 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. Has the garden given you an abundance of veggies and you don’t want them to go to waste? Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience with home food preservation, preserving seasonal items can be a re-warding experience. In this how-to workshop, you will learn, through demonstration, how you may enjoy the harvest all year by safely canning extra produce. Pre-registration is required.  For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/preserving-the-harvest; call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or email WayneExt@psu.edu to register.

9/3/15 Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, 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

9/3/15 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

9/3/15 Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 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

9/4/15 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

9/5/15 Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 12:00 - 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://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events