5/12/14 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Enhancing Learning Opportunities Through Assessment and Curriculum Planning, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $5. This workshop will focus on the development of enhanced curriculum planning through ongoing assessment of current practices. Participants will analyze their current practices across all learning areas and routines and scaffold strategies, based on sound child development principles, to create experiences for young children. This is an interactive workshop that involves networking with early childhood professionals outside of the realm of the participants' individual program. Registration, including payment, is required by May 5. Call 570-296-3400, email PikeExt@psu.edu visit http://extension.psu.edu/youth/betterkidcare/events for more information or visit the PA Keys website at http://www.pakeys.org/ 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.
5/13/13 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
5/13/13 - 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 CARBON-MASTER-GARDENERS-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU
5/13/14 – Visual Identification of Wood webinar, 12:00 - 1:00 PM or 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EDT). This webinar will address the visual, or macroscopic, identification of the numerous economically important woods of Pennsylvania. For some species identification is easy; for others it is more challenging. Wood characteristics such as color, figure, cross sectional features, and hardness are just for a few of the things that can help distinguish one species from another. This webinar is an introduction to the topic and is geared for landowners, woodworkers, and anyone else interested in learning about identifying wood. Presented by Mike Powell, Senior Research Technologist, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. There is no fee for the webinar, but pre-registration is requested. To register for either webinar visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/events
5/13/14 – 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, which meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 13 – July 31, consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $80. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by May 9. 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
5/14/14 – Master Gardener Workshop: Disease in the Vegetable Garden, 1:00 PM, Luzerne County West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704. Fee: $5. The presenter is Sharon Telesky. Call the Luzerne County Extension Office to register at 570-825-1701 or 1-888-825-1701.
5/15/14 – 4-H Knitting Kids Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Meetings will be cancelled and not rescheduled if inclement weather or schools close. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400.
5/16/14 - 4-H Palette of Fun Art Club meeting, 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Meetings will be cancelled and not rescheduled if inclement weather, school closings, or school concerts/plays are scheduled on same date. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information.
5/17/14 – Food for Profit, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: $45. The Food for Profit workshop consists of seven hours that provide an overview of how to start and successfully operate a small food-product business. This workshop will be especially valuable to individuals who: Make a specialty food item that other folks often request; Have additional produce from their backyard garden that could be made into a value-added food product; Envision marketing their family recipes for others to enjoy; Desire to generate more household income; or Dream of owning a food business. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by May 9, 2014. To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/monroe/events or call 570-421-6430.
5/17 & 18/14 - Master Gardener Two Day Event: Go Native!, May 17, 2:00 – 5:30 PM, and 18, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emory Road, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Fees: $10 for all 3 workshops or $5 for each single workshop. Pike County Master Gardeners will present the following workshops: May 17: Meet the Pollinators, 2:00 – 3:00 PM; and Planting for Pollinators, 4:00 - 5:30 PM. May 18: Invasive Plants, 9:00 - 10:30 AM. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by May 15. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/pike/events or call 570-296-3400. To register, send check, payable to PSCE Program Account, to Penn State Extension, Registrations, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337 or stop in the office. PEEC has overnight accommodations available; contact by email: email@example.com or visit their website at www.peec.org