4/6/15 - 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 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
4/6/15 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Supporting Relationships with Children, Families and Colleagues (pt. 2), 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension Conference Room, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. Part two of a two part series. Participants will share, discuss and implement best practices to develop and strengthen relationships. Participants will also discuss parent participation in programs and gain ideas on ways to build stronger home-school connections. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, April 4. Call 570-296-3400 for more information; 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.
4/7/15 - First session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Western Pocono Community Library, 2000 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville, PA 18322. The classes meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from April 7 – June 25. Fee: $90; discounted price of $75 if registered by March 23. Make a commitment to becoming healthier and feeling better about yourself! It is a safe, motivating, highly effective weight-bearing physical activity program that includes food, health and nutrition education information. 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 by e-mail to email@example.com
4/7/15 – Wild Acres 4-H Club meeting, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. The leaders are Brianne Phillips and Melissa DeJoseph. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4
4/7/15 – First of 8 session Freedom From Smoking course, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Meeting dates are: April 7, 14, 21, 23, 28, May 5, 12, 19. Cost: $40 for 8 classes. Freedom From Smoking will help you accomplish your goals with a supportive, structured step-by-step plan. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by April 3. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or send an e-mail to PikeExt@psu.edu
4/11/15 – Step into Spring Gardening Workshop, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: discounted price of $20 if registered by April 8; walk-ins may be accepted, space permitting, at $25 per person (cash or check), but are not guaranteed a workshop packet. Topics Include: Gardening Smarter Not Harder; Tree Pruning Essentials; Square Foot Gardening; and The Pollinator Friendly Garden. A compost bin will be awarded to one lucky workshop participant. For more information or to register online visit http://www.cvent.com/events/step-into-spring-gardening-workshop/event-summary-a68fe68cb92347c59ab6eb03c745e287.aspx To register by phone or for registration questions, call 570-421-6430 or Email ExtensionRegistration@ag.psu.edu.
4/11/15 – 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://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4
4/11/15 – It's Time to Plant!, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Carbon County Environmental Education Center, 151 East White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, PA 18250. Fee: $8. Carbon County Master Gardeners will teach you best practices for preparing your soil, composting, mulching, companion planting, growing herbs, gardening for bees and butterflies, and attracting birds. Plant your own herb seeds in newspaper pots. Participants will learn how to take care of them and when to plant them outside. If you are concerned with saving the Monarch butterfly, take home some milkweed seeds offered free by Bear Mountain Butterflies. We will also have free information sheets on all our topics, free consultations with our Master Gardeners, and a free walking tour of the 14 acre organic farm. The registration deadline is April 8. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/its-time-to-plant or contact Penn State Cooperative Extension at 570-325-2788 or CarbonExt@psu.edu