Monday, October 27, 2014

November 16 - 22, 2014

11/17/14Early Bird discounted registration deadline for the 24 session StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting December 2, 6:00 – 6:45 PM, Pocono Woodland Lakes Clubhouse, 142 Marigold Ln, Milford PA 18337. 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 570-296-3400, by fax at 570-296-3406, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

11/17/14Cooking for Crowds - A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: $35 for the first person and $10 for each additional person from the same organization (one pack of resources per organization). Who should attend?  Church dinners, fire company chicken barbeques, booster club hoagie sales, organizational bake sales ... non-profit food fund-raisers are an excellent way to socialize with the community while earning money for organizational activities. Your organization and you have so much to gain from a successful food fund-raiser. Don’t risk your customer’s health or damaging your organization’s reputation. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/events or contact Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, call 570-421-6430 or e-mail MonroeExt@psu.edu for assistance. You can pay by credit card online or mail in a check.  The registration deadline is November 10th.

11/18/14PA Urban & Community Forestry webinar, 12:00 -1:00 PM. The topic is: Assessing Tree Health. The presenter is Scott Sjolander, Urban and Community Forest Educator, Penn State Extension. To watch the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry

11/18/14Registration deadline for the Childcare Provider Workshop: My Culture/Your Culture: Celebrating Differences and Promoting Diversity with Children on November 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension Conference Room, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. No two families are exactly alike. This course focuses on respecting and celebrating differences in developmentally appropriate ways. Registration, including payment, is required.  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.

11/18/14Technology Tuesdays: Collection and Use of Data in Robotic Milking Systems free online workshop, 8:30 -10:00 AM (EDT/EST). This is part of a series that includes presentations on dairy farm facilities design, dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, financing and labor. Robotic milking systems provide a lot of information that can be used by the dairyman, veterinarians, and dairy nutritionists to manage the production and health of dairy cattle. This webinar will provide practical examples of how the data is being used on farms. The presenter is Mathew Haan, Dairy Educator, Penn State Extension Dairy Team. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechnologyTuesdays1314 for free. You need only register once (the same URL is used for all sessions) but you must be registered no later than noon the day preceding the first session you wish to attend.

11/18/14Wild Acres 4-H Cloverbud 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

11/19/14Water Resources webinar, 12:00 -1:00 PM. The topic is: Groundwater Levels, Extraction and Climate Connections in the United States, 1949-2009. The presenter is Dr. Tess Russo, Penn State University. To watch the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/water1

11/19/14Land Use Decision-making webinar, 12:00 -1:15 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Engaging Your Community’s Generations In Planning. The presenters are Liesel Dreisbach, Extension Educator – Northampton County; Neal Fogle, Extension Educator – Northumberland County & John Turack, Extension Educator – Westmoreland County.

Communities consist of a variety of generational cohorts, with each of these groups having distinct characteristics. Understanding these characteristics is vital for effectively engaging all age groups of people in planning processes, and later encouraging their volunteerism for the implementation of planned community projects. Descriptions of considerations and options to promote public interest in planning and the implementation of plans will be provided. Actual examples of youth and adult programs that have been used for education and successful public engagement will be presented.

This is the final in a series of 5 webinars for Summer/Fall 2014. They are designed to help planners, elected officials and citizens better engage in land use decision-making processes.

Fee for the series: $30/person for non-credit registration; $60/person for CM credit registration. Register online by November 19 at http://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar. Upon receipt of payment links to the previous recorded webinars will be provided.

11/19/14Decorating with Holiday Greens Workshop, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension office in Wayne County, 648 Park St., Park Street Complex, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Free admission, $5 each item made. Make a wreath, swag or grave blanket in time for the holidays in our popular holiday workshop. The presenters are Wayne County Master Gardeners Wanda Eisenhauer and Mary Fenton. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required, by calling the Penn State Extension office, Wayne County, 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or emailing WayneExt@psu.edu

11/20/144-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 5 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

11/20/14Childcare Provider Workshop: My Culture/Your Culture: Celebrating Differences and Promoting Diversity with Children, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension Conference Room, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7. No two families are exactly alike. This course focuses on respecting and celebrating differences in developmentally appropriate ways. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, November 18.  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.

11/20/14 - 11/23/14Northeast Regional 4-H Volunteer Forum, November 20, 3:00 PM to November 23, 12:00 PM, Marriott Inn & Conference Center-University of Maryland, College Park, MD. As many as 350 4-H volunteers from across 13 states will come together at this years' forum to explore new places, experience innovative programs and exchange new ideas. Full conference registration includes the entire program and all meals shown on schedule. Registration for single day, full conference and teen track are available. If volunteers are interested in attending, they can register directly at http://www.mymaryland4hfoundation.com/events/northeast-regional-volunteer-forum, but should contact their county 4-H educator to find out if there is any travel support available!

11/21/14Furry Frenzie Animal Lover's 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St Vincent’s Drive, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

11/22/14Northeast Regional 4-H Volunteer Forum - Virtual Option, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. This webinar is for volunteers who would like to participate, but are unable to travel to Maryland for the November 20 - 23 conference. Visit  http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/events/northeast-regional-4-h-volunteer-forum-virtual-option for program details. Call 570-296-3400 or email PikeExt@psu.edu for more details or to register.

Monday, October 20, 2014

November 9 - 15, 2014

11/10/14Registration deadline for the Cooking for Crowds - A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety on November 17, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: $35 for the first person and $10 for each additional person from the same organization (one pack of resources per organization). Who should attend?  Church dinners, fire company chicken barbeques, booster club hoagie sales, organizational bake sales ... non-profit food fund-raisers are an excellent way to socialize with the community while earning money for organizational activities. Your organization and you have so much to gain from a successful food fund-raiser. Don’t risk your customer’s health or damaging your organization’s reputation. Register online by visiting: http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/events or contact Penn State Extension Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, call 570-421-6430 or e-mail MonroeExt@psu.edu for assistance. You can pay by credit card online or mail in a check. 

11/11/14ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course

November 11, 2014 (8:30AM - 4:00 PM) and November 18, 2014 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM); Exam begins at 10:00 AM, Penn State Extension Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: $175. This course uses the National Restaurant Association (NRA) food safety curriculum for food service establishments. Training meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements for the Food Employee Certification Act. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/courses/servsafe or call 570-421-6430 by November 4.

11/11/14PA Forest Stewardship webinar, 12:00 - 1:00 PM and 7:00 – 8:00 PM. The topic is: Timber Taxation. The webinar is intended for landowners and others interested in understanding income, estate and property taxes applicable to forestland. The topics will include tax incentives for forest landowners, tax tips to save money on taxes, and tax planning as a component of forest management. The presenter is Mike Jacobson, Professor of Forest Resources, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. To watch the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/paforestweb/

11/11/14Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium webinar, 1:00 -2:00 PM. The topic is: Marginal Lands and Bioenergy. In the Northeast, "marginal lands" are sustainable bioenergy's 'middle name', but, as Peterson and Galbraith lamented in 1932 and many others have since, the term marginal is often used subjectively and can be hard to pin down. Efforts to define marginal lands from a solely physical basis are not sufficient, for there is a fluid agroeconomic context that governs whether lands are economically marginal or not. Starting from two of our recent papers, we will discuss marginal lands and bioenergy in the Northeast from several perspectives, including our ongoing research on wetness-prone marginal lands. The presenters are Brian Richards, Soil & Water Group, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Peter Woodbury, Soil & Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Sciences, and Julie Hansen, Plant Breeding & Genetics Section, School of Integrative Plant Sciences. All are senior research associates in Cornell University's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. To watch the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy


11/11/14First session of a StrongWomen/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 November 11, 2014 – February 19, 2015 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $90; discounted price of $80 if registered by October 31. 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 570-296-3400, by fax at 570-296-3406, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

11/12/14Childcare Provider Workshop: Working Effectively with Mixed Ages, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $7. Learn to meet needs of mixed ages, individuals and groups in fun & educational ways. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, November 5.  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.

11/13/14Monroe Annual Dinner and Volunteer Recognition, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, The Shawnee Inn, 1 River Rd. Shawnee on the Delaware, PA 18356. You are invited to celebrate 98 years of Extension in Monroe County and to recognize and thank all of our volunteers for their dedicated service. This year's dinner features a presentation by Rita Lacey from Close the Loop Company. Pre-registration is required by November 3. For costs and to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/monroe-county-annual-dinner-volunteer-recogntion-banquet/event-summary-ae5693f13e894641b4ef74542cffcd42.aspx

11/14/14 Get Me Covered! Getting Health Insurance on Healthcare.gov webinar, noon to 1:00 PM. On November 15, 2014, residents of Pennsylvania who are without health insurance will have the opportunity to enroll in a health care plan through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. The webinar will focus on the specifics of the Health Insurance Marketplace, enrollment, and local resources for consumers interested in health insurance. Pre-registration is required; to register for free, go to http://extension.psu.edu/health-insurance-webinars. Complete the registration form. Once the registra­tion form is complete and submitted, the webinar link will be provided.

11/14/14 Bows on Fire 4-H Archery Club meeting, The Print Shop, 301 E Harford St, Milford PA 18337. This club  is open to youth ages 10 - 18. For more information, call 570-296-3400. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

November 2 - 8, 2014

11/3/14 Registration Deadline for the Monroe Annual Dinner & Volunteer Recognition on November 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, The Shawnee Inn, 1 River Rd. Shawnee on the Delaware, PA 18356. You are invited to celebrate 98 years of Extension in Monroe County and to recognize and thank all of our volunteers for their dedicated service. This year's dinner features a presentation by Rita Lacey from Close the Loop Company. Pre-registration is required. For costs and to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/monroe-county-annual-dinner-volunteer-recogntion-banquet/event-summary-ae5693f13e894641b4ef74542cffcd42.aspx

11/3/14Childcare Provider Workshop: From Bach to Rock: Integrating Music Across the Curriculum, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $7. Learn to incorporate music into all curriculum areas. Highly interactive. Bring your favorite rhythm instrument or CD. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, October 31.  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.

11/4/14Registration deadline for the ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course on November 11 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) and November 18 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM); Exam begins at 10:00 AM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: $175. This course uses the National Restaurant Association (NRA) food safety curriculum for food service establishments. Training meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements for the Food Employee Certification Act. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/courses/servsafe or call 570-421-6430.

11/4/14Wild Acres 4-H Cloverbud 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

11/4/14Consumer Willingness to Pay for Certified Disease-free and Water-conserving Ornamental Plants webinar, one in a series of free webinars, noon to 1:00 PM. Crop health, agricultural water security and environmental footprint are three interconnected sustainability issues of national significance. This webinar series presents the latest research data that are crucial to address these complex issues. Specifically, this series will focus on irrigation pathogens and recycled water quality. For more information details about the program and directions on how to view the webinar, visit http://www.irrigation-pathogens.ppws.vt.edu/webinar/index.php

11/5/14Registration deadline for the Childcare Provider Workshop: Working Effectively with Mixed Ages on November 12, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $7. Learn to meet needs of mixed ages, individuals and groups in fun & educational ways. Pre-registration, including payment, is required.  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.

11/5/14Houseplants 101 Workshop, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park St., Park Street Complex, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. Over watering, under watering, algae, and what!s that fuzzy white stuff on my plants? Bill Castek, owner and operator of Castek’s Floral Shop on Cliff Street in Honesdale, will teach us the proper way of growing and maintaining our indoor, household splendor. The presenter is Bill Castek. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required, by calling 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or emailing WayneExt@psu.edu

11/6/14Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 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

11/6/144-H Knitting Kids 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://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

11/6/14Carbon County Annual Dinner, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 902 Mill Rd, Lehighton PA 18235. Come celebrate our organizations and recognize and thank all of our volunteers for their dedicated service.  A night out with:  Carbon County Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Penn State Extension - Carbon County, & USDA Farm Service Agency.  Pre-registration is required by October 23. For costs and to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/carbon-county-annual-awards-dinner/event-summary-bf6ea5cacb194a88ad10d27b8dac1b47.aspx

11/7/14Registration deadline for the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting on November 11, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from November 11, 2014 – February 19, 2015 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $90; discounted price of $80 if registered by October 31. 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 570-296-3400, by fax at 570-296-3406, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

11/8/14Childcare Provider Workshop: Who Are These Magical Children?, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, Emergency Management Center, 1 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. Who is this magical child? What are their interests? How can I support their academic and life skill development through their areas of interest? Take this course and walk away with a greater understanding of the children you serve and ways to help them excel. Pre-registration is required. Call 570-325-2788 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.

11/8/14Childcare Provider Workshop: STEM for School-Age, 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Emergency Management Center, 1 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. What does STEM stand for? Why STEM in your school-age curriculum? And how to we add STEM to our curriculum? Take this course and walk away with the meaning of STEM and curricular ideas for your school-age program. Pre-registration is required. Call 570-325-2788 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.

11/8/144-H Rough Riders 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