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.
4/4/16 - 5/27/16 - Everybody Walk Across PA starts on April 4. Join Penn State Extension once again for a virtual walk – this time learning about and enjoying the wonderful Rails to Trails in Pennsylvania. There is truly something for everyone in this diverse and beautiful collection of walking and biking trails. Along the way there will be motivation to continue to keep walking and strategies for increasing fruits and vegetables in your diet.
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.
Ongoing – Online 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 email@example.com
5/16/16 – Got a gardening question? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips Street, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/17/16 – Registration deadline for the Equine Quality Animal Management Training on May 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. ALL 4-H animal science project members must complete Quality Animal Management training each year by July 1st. This training is specific to Equine. Separate trainings for Poultry, Beef, Dog, etc. will be scheduled by those club leaders. Cost: There is no fee to attend this event. However, pre-registration is required and space is very limited at each session. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events/equine-quality-animal-management-training20160524 Call 570-421-3460 or email Sherri Williams at email@example.com for more information.
5/17/16 – Do you have a garden or lawn question you can’t find the answer 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
5/17/16 – Do you have a garden or lawn question you can’t find the answer to or a bug you can’t identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad Street, 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
5/17/16 – Penn State Extension Green Infrastructure webinar: Introducing Community Forestry Issues in Emergency Event Recovery, 12:00 -1:00 PM (EDT/EST). The presenter is Shawn Kauffman, Centre Region Emergency Management Coordinator. Visit https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry to view this webinar.
5/17/16 – Clubhouse Kids 4-H Club Meeting, 1;30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328. 4-H’ers in this club will be doing a creative writing project. Members need to bring a Wreck This Journal and a notebook. Activities for the younger kids who can’t quite write will be art based and focus on learning short words. This club is open to youth ages 5 – 12. The leader is Melissa DeJoseph. Cal 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4
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This is the final in a series of 5 webinars for Winter/Spring 2016. They are designed to promote understanding of current planning issues, creation of local regulations, planning that benefits the community and local resources available to decision-makers. How do small towns transform their thinking about zoning and land use controls while influencing other communities to do the same? Engaging the public in the visual aspects of zoning, rather than text, has allowed three Pennsylvania communities to be able to be in the driver’s seat so that they can cooperatively work with the private sector in welcoming desirable economic development and revitalization. This webinar will highlight three communities and their experiences as to their different reasons in pursuing a form-based approach.
Fee for the series: non-credit registration - $40/person; RLA Credit Registration - $45; CM Credit registration $75/person. Register online by May 18 at http://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar. Upon receipt of Payment links to the previous recorded webinars will be provided.
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There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required by May 19 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/natural-gas/events/seismic-activity-monitoring-in-pennsylvania Contact Carol Loveland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-320-4429 for more information.
5/19/16 – Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium webinar: Bioenergy in the Clean Power Plan Series, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). The presenter is Marcus Kauffman, Oregon Department of Forestry and Chuck Hersey, Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Visit https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy to view the webinar.
5/19/16 - Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 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
5/20/16 - 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
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