Monday, May 23, 2016

June 5 - 11, 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. 


OngoingStrongWomen/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



6/5/16 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 Farmers Market 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, 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



6/6/16 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



Better Kid Care: Evaluating Interest Areas for School-Age Children6/6/16 Childcare Provider Workshop: Everyone Has Loose Parts: Using Everyday Materials to Support Learning,  6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337. Fee: $7. Free or low cost materials can encourage creativity and learning. Bring your own Loose Parts: keys, buttons, twigs, rocks, tiles – anything small, and find out how to assist STEM learning with loose parts in your classroom! Registration, including payment, is required by June 4.  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.



6/6/16 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 sla4@psu.edu for more information.



6/7/16 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, 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



6/7/16 - 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, 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



6/11/16 4-H Horsemanship Day Camp, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 314 Foster Hill Road, Milford PA 18337. This event is for youth ages 8 – 18. It includes hands-on games and activities, though riding is NOT part of the day. Camp is led by trained 4-H professionals. Join the fun, adventure and learning. Cost: free to Pike County PA 4-H members; $5 each non-4-H member. Please bring your lunch to Horsemanship day camp. A cooler will be available to keep your food safe from spoilage. Snacks and drinks will be provided.  The registration deadline is June 1, 2016. This program is limited to the first 30 registrants. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events for more information. Call 570-296-3400 or email Penn State Extension in Pike County at PikeExt@psu.edu for more information or to register. Registration for non-4-H members is not complete until payment is received. Checks should be made payable to PSCE Program Account.



6/11/16 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

Monday, May 16, 2016

May 29 - June 4, 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.  
OngoingStrongWomen/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 Image
photo courtesy of Penn State
OngoingOnline 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

5/31/16 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, 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

5/31/16 - 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, 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

6/1/16 June 1 is the registration deadline for the 4-H Horsemanship Day Camp on June 11, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 314 Foster Hill Road, Milford PA 18337. This event is for youth ages 8 – 18. It includes hands-on games and activities, though riding is NOT part of the day. Camp is led by trained 4-H professionals. Join the fun, adventure and learning. Cost: free to Pike County PA 4-H members; $5 each non-4-H member. This program is limited to the first 30 registrants. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events for more information. Call 570-296-3400 or email Penn State Extension in Pike County at PikeExt@psu.edu for more information or to register. Registration for non-4-H members is not complete until payment is received. Checks should be made payable to PSCE Program Account.

6/2/16 Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Penn State Extension office, 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

6/2/16 Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 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

6/3/16 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


An intensively-planted raised bed leaves little room for weeds to grow.
photo courtesy of Penn State
6/4/16 A Raised Bed Garden - The Ultimate Problem Solver workshop, 9:00 – 9:30 AM, Middle Smithfield Township Community Gardens Park, Coolbaugh Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302. This workshop will give you information to get started making a raised bed garden. Ever wanted to try raised bed gardening?  This talk will give you the information to get started. We will cover different raised bed types and sizes, soil preparation, construction materials, gardening techniques and other helpful information that can turn your raised bed into the mini farm you’ve always wanted. Monroe County Penn State Master Gardener Mindy Ando, will be the presenter. Cost: $5.00. Pre-registration is requested by June 3 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/a-raised-bed-garden20150604. Call 570-421-6430 or email monroeext@psu.edu for more information.

Cutting Flowers from the Garden
photo courtesy of Penn State
6/4/16 Growing Tips for Fresh Cut Flowers workshop, 9:30 – 10:00 AM, Middle Smithfield Township Community Gardens Park, Coolbaugh Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302. Fresh cut flowers add beauty and a sense of well-being to our lives. Learn the floral varieties that are especially suited for vase arrangements and how to keep them blooming and healthy. Cost: $5.00. Pre-registration is requested by June 3 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/growing-tips-for-fresh-flw20160604. Call 570-421-6430 or email monroeext@psu.edu for more information.
 

Better Kid Care: Is This Behavior Normal?
Courtesy of Penn State
6/4/16 Childcare Provider Workshop: Is My School-Age Classroom STEM Friendly?, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, 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 June 3.  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.

Better Kid Care: Is This Behavior Normal?
courtesy of Penn State
6/4/16 Childcare Provider Workshop: Using Informational Text to Deepen Children’s Knowledge, 10:45AM -12:45 PM, Penn State Extension. 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Fee: $7. So often, classroom libraries are filled with fictional books. Even when informational text (non-fiction) is present, it may not be used frequently by the teacher to deepen children’s knowledge. This session helps participants understand the importance of informational text for building vocabulary and comprehending complex text. Participants will learn how to use informational text to create text sets, identify and select informational text, and apply this approach while exploring informational text that can be used in the classroom. Participants should bring a digital photo (if possible) of the books in their classroom library. Registration, including payment, is required by June 3.  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.

6/4/16 Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 314 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