9/14/15 – PA Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI) Course in Community Planning, September 14, 21 and 28, 6:00 – 9:30 PM, Hawley-Lackawanna College Lake Region Center, 8 Silk Mill Dr, Hawley, PA 18428. Cost: $40. The PMPEI Course in Community Planning is a three session in-depth course designed for planning commissioners and local officials in how to carry out their responsibilities under the PA Municipalities Planning Code. Participants learn where the planning commission fits into local government, how the commission relates to the elected governing body, the process of comprehensive planning, techniques for implementing plans, and how to be an effective planning commissioner. The course will include, where appropriate, the current status of regulation of Unconventional Resource Extraction of natural gas formations in local planning programs. Pre-registration is required by September 4. For more information or to request a registration form, call 570-296-3400 or email Peter Wulfhorst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/14/15 – 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, visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events/ or email Sherri Williams at for more information.
9/15/15 – Final registration deadline for the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting on September 17, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays September 17 – December 17 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
9/15/15 - Application deadline for the Penn State Master Gardener Basic Training program starting in mid-October 2015 in Pike County PA. The weekly classes will be held from mid-October, 2015 through March 12, 2016. Cost for the program is $175 per person. Call Pike County Extension at 570-296-3400 for details and an application. Applications must be postmarked by September 15, 2015. An interview will be required. Upon acceptance into the program, a check for registration must be received prior to the first class. For more information contact Penn State Extension at 570-296-3400 or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu
9/15/15 - 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
9/15/15 - 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
9/15/15 – Positive Parenting: Caregivers of INFANTS through TEENS, September 15, 22 & 29, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337. Fee: $40 for 3-session course; incentive awarded to those who complete the entire course. Children reared in the Positive Parenting style exhibit positive self-concept, honesty, responsibility, compassion, problem-solving skills, self-control and acceptance of self and others. Sessions Include: Parent-Child Communication; Nurturing Relationships; Setting Limits; Respectful Discipline Practices. Registration, including payment, is required by September 11. Visit http://www.cvent.com/events/positive-parenting/event-summary-a7d7e53c2e284bd1a2d6050462e3408c.aspx or call 570-296-3400 for more information.
9/15/15 – Rad Razberries 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Smith-Harker Community Gardens, Delaware Township Building, 116 Wilson Hill Rd, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Angela Williams, Master Gardener, is the leader. This club is open to youth ages 8 - 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
9/16/15 – Land Use Decision-making webinar, 12:00 - 1:15 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Economic Ecology of Healthy Watersheds. This is the third in a series of 5 webinars for Summer/Fall 2015. They are designed to help planners, elected officials and citizens better engage in land use decision-making processes. Through the series, you can learn more about: planning and current planning issues; local regulations and how and why they are created; planning tools and resources available to decision-makers in Pennsylvania; and how you can engage in planning to benefit your community.
Flooding and stormwater runoff is an issue for many communities. Planners and elected officials face issues with MS4, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), trails and recreation when it comes to riparian areas of their community. This webinar will highlight case studies that address “regional” examples of pollutant removal and flood reduction through the restoration and manipulation of the floodplain. The presenters are Mark Gutshall, Land Studies Inc. & Dan Zimmerman, Warwick Township.
Fee for the series: $30/person for non-credit registration; $60/person for CM credit registration. Register online by November 18 at http://www.cvent.com/events/land-use-webinar-series-summer-fall-2015/event-summary-5403716a3e594c16826711c67f739f29.aspx. Upon receipt of payment links to the previous recorded webinars will be provided.
9/17/15 – Car Seat Check Up, September 17 (Rain or Shine), 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, WLSH/WMGH Radio Station, Rt. 209, Lansford, PA 18232. Have your car seat checked free of charge by a Safety Specialist. Results from previous car seat safety checks have shown that four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Be sure yours is not one of them! Please bring your child . . . have your questions answered. For more information call Penn State Extension at 570-325-2788 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/about/districts/nine/events
9/17/15 – Getting the Most from Your Grant Writing Efforts, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Penn State Extension, Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. The grant-writing and fund-raising environment is increasingly competitive. Organization and preparation matter. Obtaining grants is a process. This workshop will break that process down into workable strategies to ensure a more successful outcome. This program is recommended for staff, volunteers, and board members of community nonprofits, local governments, and other community organizations. Fee: $25. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by September 16. To register or for detailed information visit http://www.cvent.com/events/getting-the-most-from-your-grant-writing-efforts/event-summary-81bb0d55d9a243328f9109e7adc0ca81.aspx or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430 or send an e-mail message to ExtensionRegistration@ag.psu.edu For more info or questions about the event content contact Peter Wulfhorst at 570-296-3400 or PikeExt@psu.edu
9/17/15 – First 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 September 17 – December 17 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 September 1. Final registration deadline is September 15. 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
9/17/15 – 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
9/17/15 – Free Penn State Extension Pasture Management Workshop, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Monroe County Conservation District, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
Are your pasture grasses looking a little poor this year? Are weeds taking over your pastures? Do you want to improve your pastures and enhance the health of your horses and their environment?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to attend this workshop and you will learn about: Forage identification and biology; Benefits and potential risks associated with grazing; The importance of rotational grazing and sacrifice lots; Ways to manage and improve the quality of your pastures; How you can participate in a Penn State project to reduce parasites using a whole farm approach.
The speakers are: Donna Foulk – Penn State Extension Equine Natural Resources; and Suzette Truax – Natural Resource Conservation Service. This program is hosted in cooperation with Monroe County Conservation District & PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program. Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant, the Chesapeake Bay Regulatory and Accountability Program (CBRAP), and the Clean Water Fund.
For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/equine/events/free-pasture-management-workshop To register for this FREE Pasture Management Workshop contact Donna Foulk at 610-746-1970 or email@example.com
9/18/15 – 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
9/19/15 – Bike Rodeo, September 19 (Rain or Shine), 12:30 – 3:00 PM, Penn Kidder Library, Junction of Rt. 534 & 903, Albrightsville, PA 18210. Activities include: bicycle helmet safety, bicycle mechanical inspection, obstacle course, and child ID. For more information call Penn State Extension at 570-325-2788 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/about/districts/nine/events