Tuesday, July 26, 2016

August 7 - 13, 2016


OngoingFreedom from Smoking tobacco treatment course is a structured support program. Research shows that quitting with support can increase success by 50%! 8 classes for $40. Incentives apply for those who complete the course. Call 570-296-3400 for more information.

8/9/16 – Registration deadline for the Young Scientists Camp on August 16, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Akenac Park, 119 Abbey Lane, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Hands on science activities for kids, age 5-8.  Fun with bubbles, magic mud and so much more will give the kids experience with science while having fun. Cost: $5 for 4-H members; $10 for nonmembers. Pre-registration, including payment is required. For more information on this event and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

8/9/16 Rad Razberries 4-H Gardening Club meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Smith-Harker Community Gardens, Delaware Township Building, 116 Wilson Hill Rd, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Angela Williams, Penn State 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

8/9/16 - 8/11/16 Cloverbud Day Camp, August 9 – 11, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Lehman Park, Winona Falls Road, Bushkill PA 18324. Hands on activities in science, crafts, plants and animal. for kids, age 5-8.  Cost: $15 for 4-H members; $20 for nonmembers. Pre-registration, including payment is required by August 2. For more information on this event and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

8/9/16 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 available at 2 locations on August 9, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free!
CARBON COUNTY: Penn State Extension, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. 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
PIKE COUNTY: Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337.  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.

8/9/16 – The Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn State Extension Dairy Team are hosting a “Facilitator Focus Group” webinar, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, to gain input on the 2016-17 On-Farm Dairy Profit Team Program. Anyone who facilitates some type of on-farm team is encouraged to attend, regardless of whether that team is enrolled in the Center for Dairy Excellence team resource program.

The webinar is intended to gather input on how to increase the value the team resources provide to the farms and engage more farms in leveraging the program to benefit their operations. Questions will be asked regarding training requirements, industry involvement, support levels and access to additional resources. To register for one of the Facilitator Focus Groups, complete the form found at http://centerfordairyexcellence.org/august-9-10-facilitator-focus-groups/ or call 717-346-0849.

8/10/16 – The Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn State Extension Dairy Team are hosting a “Facilitator Focus Group” webinar, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, to gain input on the 2016-17 On-Farm Dairy Profit Team Program. Anyone who facilitates some type of on-farm team is encouraged to attend, regardless of whether that team is enrolled in the Center for Dairy Excellence team resource program.

The webinar is intended to gather input on how to increase the value the team resources provide to the farms and engage more farms in leveraging the program to benefit their operations. Questions will be asked regarding training requirements, industry involvement, support levels and access to additional resources. To register for one of the Facilitator Focus Groups, complete the form found at http://centerfordairyexcellence.org/august-9-10-facilitator-focus-groups/ or call 717-346-0849.

8/10/16 Registration deadline for the ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course, August 15 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) and August 22 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; exam begins at 1:00 PM), Emergency Management Building, 1264 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. Fee: $185. 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. Pre-registration is required. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/courses/servsafe. To register by phone or for registration questions: Phone: 570-253-5970 Ext 4110; Email: ExtensionRegistration@ag.psu.edu For more information or questions about the event content:  570-421-6430; e-mail: nmd5140@psu.edu

8/11/16Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium Webinar: The Legal Landscape for the Clean Power Plan, 1:00 -2:00 PM (EDT/EST). This webinar will provide a brief recap of the U.S. Clean Power Plan and what has happened since it was released. The webinar will provide an update on current status and legal challenges, as well as efforts by some states to implement the plan regardless of a stay issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The presenter is Lara Fowler, J.D., Penn State. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy

8/12/16 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


8/13/16Composting Campers, 6:00 PM, Hickory Run State Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 3613 State Route 534, White Haven, PA 18661. Free to the general public as well as campers; just bring a contribution to the compost pile we will build. Register at the program to win a free Compost Bin.  In partnership with the Pennsylvania DCNR Hickory Run State Park Educational Outreach Program, Composting Campers is “fun with a purpose.” Upon registration campers receive an educational list of compostable items and collection bags for food scraps which they then bring to Saturday night campfire. At campfire folk musician Tom Storm entertains with historical ballads and the kids get excited as Roberta dressed as a giant microbe gears them up for building a compost pile. Kids and parents alike learn the microbe’s favorite foods, climate, and the value of compost as the collected goodies are added to the pile. Then it’s time for s'mores with more folk music. For more information contact John Slotterback, Hickory Run State Park, (570) 443-0400 or Penn State Extension, (570) 325-2788 or by email at CarbonExt@psu.edu

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 31 - August 6

Ongoing – Freedom from Smoking tobacco treatment course is a structured support program. Research shows that quitting with support can increase success by 50%! 8 classes for $40. Incentives apply for those who complete the course. Call 570-296-3400 for more information.

8/1/16 ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course, August 1 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) and August 8 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; exam begins at 1:00 PM), Penn State Worthington Campus, 120 Ridgeview Dr, Room Dawson 123, Dunmore, PA 18515. Fee: $185. 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. Pre-registration is required by July 27. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/courses/servsafe. To register by phone or for registration questions: Phone: 570-421-6430; Email: ExtensionRegistration@ag.psu.edu For more information or questions about the event content:  570-421-6430; e-mail: nmd5140@psu.edu

8/1/16 – 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

8/1/16 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 or email Sherri Williams at sla4@psu.edu for more information.

8/2/16 Registration deadline for the Cloverbud Day Camp on August 9 – 11, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Lehman Park, Winona Falls Road, Bushkill PA 18324. Hands on activities in science, crafts, plants and animal. for kids, age 5-8.  Cost: $15 for 4-H members; $20 for nonmembers. Pre-registration, including payment is required. For more information on this event and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

8/2/16 – 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 available at 2 locations, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free!
CARBON COUNTY: Penn State Extension, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. 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
PIKE COUNTY: Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337.  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.

8/4/16 Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Penn State Extension office, 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

8/4/16 Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 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

8/5/16 – 8/13/16 Wayne County Fair, August 5 – 13, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Route 191 N/270 Miller Dr , Honesdale PA 18431.  Don’t forget to visit our booth at the Wayne County Fair. Master Gardeners are there every day from noon to 8.00 PM to answer your gardening questions. We also have a wide variety of free informational handouts and we love swapping gardening stories. Hope to see you there! Call 570-253-5970 ext 4110 for more information or visit http://exension.psu.edu/wayne/events

8/6/16 – Rad Razberries 4-H Gardening Club meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Smith-Harker Community Gardens, Delaware Township Building, 116 Wilson Hill Rd, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Angela Williams, Penn State 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

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 24 - 30, 2016

Ongoing – Freedom from Smoking tobacco treatment course is a structured support program. Research shows that quitting with support can increase success by 50%! 8 classes for $40. Incentives apply for those who complete the course. Call 570-296-3400 for more information.

7/25/16Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street, Suite E, Honesdale PA 18431. Preparing food in large quantities is different than food preparation in the home. This program helps non-profit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event. The program is geared to volunteers preparing food for events such as church fund raisers, fire company barbecues, booster club food sales and the many other types of events were food is served to the public. Pre-registration is required by July 21. For details, including fees, visit http://www.cvent.com/m-events/Info/Summary?e=856b5891-88d3-4e05-ae08-0c0bcb87481b
                                                             
7/26/16  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 available at 2 locations, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free!
CARBON COUNTY: Penn State Extension, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. 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
PIKE COUNTY: Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337.  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.

7/26/16 – Rad Razberries 4-H Gardening Club meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Smith-Harker Community Gardens, Delaware Township Building, 116 Wilson Hill Rd, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Angela Williams & Beth Grosso, Penn State Master Gardeners, are the leaders. 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

7/27/16  Registration deadline for the ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course, August 1 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) and August 8 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; exam begins at 1:00 PM), Penn State Worthington Campus, 120 Ridgeview Dr, Room Dawson 123, Dunmore, PA 18515. Fee: $185. 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. Pre-registration is required. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/courses/servsafe. To register by phone or for registration questions: Phone: 570-421-6430; Email: ExtensionRegistration@ag.psu.edu For more information or questions about the event content:  570-421-6430; e-mail: nmd5140@psu.edu



7/27/16 – Water Resources Webinar: Analysis of Ecosystem Service Valuation, Law and Policy Drivers, and Potential Policy Design of Water Quality Improvements Associated with Perennial Grasses and Cover Crops, 12:00 -1:00 PM (EDT/EST). Water quality benefits associated with biomass crops (specifically grasses like switchgrass and winter crops like winter rye and winter oilseeds like canola and potentially pennycress) can be conceptualized as an environmental co-product for biofuel. Payments for these water quality services (e.g. through water quality incentive programs) can reduce biomass feedstock prices and overall system costs, making biofuel refining more affordable. The presenter is Katherine Zipp, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Penn State. For more information, visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/courses/water-resource-webinars To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/water1