7/11/16 – Registration deadline for the Kids Cooking Camp, July 18 – 21, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, St. Jacobi Church, 108 Glen Drive, Shohola PA. During Kids Cooking Camp children ages 8-13 will learn many skills that every good cook needs. The day camp will cover kitchen and food safety, basic food preparation and nutrition. Children who participate will have the opportunity to cook, try new foods and make friends. Cost: $25 for 4-H members; $35 for nonmembers. Pre-registration, including payment is required. For more information on this event and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events
7/11/16 – 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 or email Sherri Williams at email@example.com for more information.
7/12/16 – Registration deadline for the Growing & Enjoying Cut Flowers on July 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension office. 648 Park Street Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Cost: $5. Children under 18 are free. Learn about practices that work in growing, harvesting, and arranging cut flowers straight from the garden. Students will implement arranging techniques by making (and taking home) a small bouquet. The presenter is Penn State Master Gardener Katharine Brown. Space is limited to 25 participants. Call 570-253-5970 ext 4110 for more information or visit http://exension.psu.edu/wayne/events
7/12/16 – 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 available at 2 locations, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free!
CARBON COUNTY: Penn State Extension, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. 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
PIKE COUNTY: Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. 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.
7/12/16 – First session of a Strong Women/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 July 12 – September 29 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Registration deadlines: Discounted fee deadline is June 30; final deadline is July 5. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. For complete details, including fees, visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-296-3400, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu
July 12 - Zion United Lutheran Church, 1919 Route 209, Brodheadsville PA 18322
July 13 - Airport Park, 701 Avenue Q, Matamoras PA 18336
July 14 - Wayne County Fairgrounds, Route 191 N/270 Miller Dr, Honesdale PA 18431
July 15 - Mauch Chunk Park,625 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe PA 18229.
7/15/16 – 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
7/16/16 – Support our Native Plants and the Pollinator Garden workshops, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Western Pocono Community Library, 200 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville PA 18322. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is requested. Learn the importance of Native Plants and what they are. Find out why we should encourage and support Native Plants and how they require less water and care than non-natives. Also learn how they provide food and habitat for butterflies, birds, and beneficial insect populations. In this Pollinator session you will learn the secret of attracting birds, butterflies, and other wonderful wildlife to your garden, with an emphasis on natural pollinators. You will learn how to provide for the needs and conditions that enable them to survive and thrive. You will see how we document the number of pollinators at the WPCL garden for the PA Pollinator Project. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/native-plants-pollinators20160716 or call 570-421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu for more information
7/16/16 – Composting Campers, 6:00 PM, Hickory Run State Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 3613 State Route 534, White Haven, PA 18661. Free to the general public as well as campers; just bring a contribution to the compost pile we will build. Register at the program to win a free Compost Bin. In partnership with the Pennsylvania DCNR Hickory Run State Park Educational Outreach Program, Composting Campers is “fun with a purpose.” Upon registration campers receive an educational list of compostable items and collection bags for food scraps which they then bring to Saturday night campfire. At campfire folk musician Tom Storm entertains with historical ballads and the kids get excited as Roberta dressed as a giant microbe gears them up for building a compost pile. Kids and parents alike learn the microbe’s favorite foods, climate, and the value of compost as the collected goodies are added to the pile. Then it’s time for s'mores with more folk music.
For more information contact John Slotterback, Hickory Run State Park, (570) 443-0400 or Penn State Extension Office, (570) 325-2788 or by email at CarbonExt@psu.edu