Friday, May 29, 2015

June 14 - 20, 2015



6/14/15 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 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

6/15/15 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

6/16/15 - 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

6/16/15 - 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

6/16/15 First of 8 session Freedom From Smoking course, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Meeting dates are: June 16, 23, 30, July 1, 7, 14, 21 and 28. Cost: $40 for 8 classes. Accomplish your goals with a supportive, structured step-by-step plan. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by June 12. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or send an e-mail to PikeExt@psu.edu

6/18/15 Final registration deadline for the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting on June 23, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 23 – September 15 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

6/18/15 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
 
6/19/15 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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

June 7 - 13, 2015



6/7/15 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 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

6/9/15 - 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

6/9/15 - 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

6/10/15 Childcare Provider Workshop: Supporting Relationships with Children, Families and Colleagues (pt. 2), 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 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 June 8.  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.

6/11/15 Hypertufa Planter Workshop, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. Hypertufa is a man-made lightweight artificial stone. The planters work well for succulents, moss, or hens and chicks. This is a hands-on workshop so please don’t wear your best outfit. All materials for this workshop will be provided. After a demonstration, participants will make their own hypertufa container. Presented by Penn State Master Gardener Faye Rossi. Pre-registration is required by June 4; call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or email WayneExt@psu.edu Space is limited, so please register early.

6/12/15 - Bows on Fire 4-H Archery Club meeting, 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Matamoras Rod & Gun Club, 120 Rod and Gun Club Rd, Milford PA 18337. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

6/13/15 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

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 31 - June 6, 2015


5/31/15 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 at The Grotto Italian Restaurant, 508 W Harford St, Milford PA 18337, May 31, 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
 
6/1/15Registration deadline for the 4-H Camp Shehaqua: Night at the Movies, June 22 - 26, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Hickory Run State Park, Rt 534, White Haven, PA 18661. This program is open to youth from Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties ages 8 - 15 by January 1, 2015. 4-H membership is not required to attend 4-H Camp Shehaqua. Activities will include arts and crafts, nature and environmental study, swimming, hiking, campfires and lots more! Special workshops are also a part of the camp experience. The theme for camp is, "Night at the Movies!" Fees cover lodging, meals, craft supplies, themed camp t-shirt, and activities. For more information or to register visit http://www.cvent.com/events/4-h-camp-shehaqua-night-at-the-movies/event-summary-30a2f729c53a4875b1de2fd55ea8dbf6.aspx

6/1/154-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.

6/2/15Early bird discounted registration deadline for the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting on June 23, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 23 – September 15 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $90; $80 if registered by June 2. 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

6/2/15Free Penn State Extension Green Infrastructure webinar, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Green Infrastructure in Practice - Engaging Philadelphia; Retrofitting an Existing GI System. The presenter is Tommy McCann, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension.

For more information and registration visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/news/2015/green-infrastructure-webinar-series or contact Vincent Cotrone, Penn State Extension Urban Forester at vjc1@psu.edu

To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry

6/2/15 - 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

6/2/15 - 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


6/3/15Managing Volunteers to Build Community Capacity: Tools for Effective Volunteer Programs, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. 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 June 1. To register online, visit http://extension.psu.edu/community/ecd/courses/managing-volunteers-to-build-community-capacity To register by phone or for registration questions, contact Extension Registration Support at 570-421-6430 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

6/3/15Childcare Provider Workshop: Supporting Relationships with Children, Families and Colleagues (pt. 1), 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. Part one 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 June 1. 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.

6/4/15Registraton deadline for the Hypertufa Planter Workshop on June 11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. Hypertufa is a man-made lightweight artificial stone. The planters work well for succulents, moss, or hens and chicks. This is a hands-on workshop so please don’t wear your best outfit. All materials for this workshop will be provided. After a demonstration, participants will make their own hypertufa container. The presenter is Penn State Master Gardener Faye Rossi. Pre-registration is required; call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or email WayneExt@psu.edu Space is limited, so please register early.

6/4/15Pesticide 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

6/4/15 – 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

6/4/154-H Knitting Kids Field Trip, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Breathless Beauty Juice & CafĂ© Bar, 108 Route 6 Building 2, Apple Valley Village, Milford PA 18337. Dawn Marie has created a special menu! 4-H Knitting Club members may choose from several flavors of smoothies or juices. Refreshments will be paid for 4-H Knitting Club members with funds gained from our participation at TSC Paper Clover days last fall. Adults, family members and people interested in the 4-H program are welcome to attend, order from the regular menu, and be responsible for payment of your own refreshments. Please provide your own transportation to and fro. There is no fee to attend this event; however, pre-registration is required by June 1 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400.

6/4/15Childcare Provider Workshop: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Early Childhood Settings, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Emergency Management Bldg., 1264 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. Fee: $7. Insects can cause trouble in and around childcare facilities. Several species pose real health concerns. Traditionally we relied on chemical control to solve the problem. But, that dependence has resulted in children being overexposed to toxins and insects that have developed the ability to withstand the effects of the poisons. IPM is an alternative method of insect control that incorporates common sense practices. Timely inspection, identification and treatment of infestations can eliminate pests while protecting the health of children and staff. Registration, including payment, is required.  Call 570-325-2788 ext 3803 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.

6/5/154-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

6/6/15Childcare Provider WorkshopUnderstanding Children's Behavior Through the Lens of Temperament, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Fee: $7. Participants in this session will learn about the nine temperament traits and explore the "goodness of fit" between children and adults. The activities and dialogue of this session will help the participant understand children's behavior more fully, so that power struggles can be minimized. Registration, including payment, is required by June 5.  Call 570-421-6430 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.

6/6/15Childcare Provider Workshop: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies in Early Childhood, 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Fee: $7. Learn how to help children develop lifelong skills such as cooperation, problem-solving, and acceptable ways to show difficult emotions. Registration, including payment, is required by June 5.  Call 570-421-6430 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.

6/6/15Horse & 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