Monday, July 27, 2015

August 9 - 15, 2015



8/9/15 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 Farmers Market, hosted by Air Soil Water, 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 or a Master Gardener is not present, 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

8/10/15 Registration deadline for the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger Site Leader Training on August 18, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Professionals in the fields of public health, allied health and/or community leaders who have a strong commitment to starting a StrongWomen strength training program should plan to attend this Site Leader Training.Participants should be strength training for a minimum of 6-8 weeks or more before attending this training. Trained leaders will have a volunteer opportunity with Penn State Extension. After a year of service in Monroe, Pike or Wayne County PA, half of the $250 cost for the training will be refunded. The program will be implemented in a non-profit setting. Pre-registration, including payment, is required. To find out more about this training opportunity, call, visit or email Penn State Extension in Pike County, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, (570) 296-3400, .pikeext@psu.edu

8/11/15 - 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

8/11/15 - 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

8/11/15 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

8/12/15 August 12 is the registration deadline for the Growing & Enjoying Cut Flowers workshop on August 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. Learn about practices that work in growing, harvesting, and arranging cut flowers straight from the garden. Stu-dents will implement arranging techniques by making (and taking home) a small bouquet. The presenter is Penn State Master Gardener Katharine Brown. Pre-registration is required. To register visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/growing-and-enjoying-cut-flowers, call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or email wayneext@psu.edu

8/14/15 Akenac Park 4-H Archery Club meeting, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Akenac Park, 119 Abbey Lane, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Amanda Henderson 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

8/14/15 - 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

8/15/15 Akenac Park 4-H Archery Club meeting, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Akenac Park, 119 Abbey Lane, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Amanda Henderson 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 20, 2015

August 2 - 8, 2015

8/2/15 – 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 Farmers Market, hosted by Air Soil Water, 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 or a Master Gardener is not present, 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

8/3/15 - Free pressure gauge inspection and testing, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park St., Suite E, Honesdale PA 18431. Those interested in getting their canners checked must make an appointment by calling the Wayne County Extension office at 570-253-5970, Ext. 4110 

8/3/154-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 or email Sherri Williams at sla4@psu.edu for more information.

8/4/15 - 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

8/4/15 - 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

8/4/15 – 8/6/152015 4-H State Achievement Days, August 4, 2015 10:00 AM to August 6, 2015 11:00 PM, University Park, PA. 4-H State Achievement Days is an educational three-day program for 4-H members (ages 13-18), sponsored each year by Penn State Extension. This annual event is held to demonstrate achievement of 4-H members from across Pennsylvania and provide recognition of their accomplishments in competitive as well as non-competitive events. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/events/2015-4-h-state-achievement-days or contact your local county extension office.

8/4/15Rad Razberries 4-H Gardening 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

8/6/15Pesticide 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

8/6/15 – 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

8/6/15Knitting 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

8/7/15 - Back in the Day, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Shocopee School, Apple Valley, 104 Route 6,Milford, PA 18337. The rain date is August 14. The registration fee is $5 for 4-H members and $15 for non-members. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Experience life as an early Pike County student. Pike County 4-H, in partnering with The Columns Museum, allows children ages 8 – 12 to have school lessons, do chores and play games as if it were 1850. Visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4 for more information. To register, call 570-296-3400 or send an e-mail to PikeExt@psu.edu by August 3.

8/7/154-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

8/7/15 - 8/16/15Penn State Master Gardeners and 4-H are at the Wayne County Fair, August 7-16, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 270 Miller Drive, Honesdale, PA 18431. 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 or email WayneExt@psu.edu for more information.

8/8/15Rough 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

8/8/15Akenac Park 4-H Fishing Club meeting, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Akenac Park, 119 Abbey Lane, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Amanda Henderson 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 13, 2015

July 26 - August 1, 2015

7/26/15 – 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, hosted by Air Soil Water,  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

7/27/15Water Resources Webinar: Characterizing Groundwater Impacts in Private Wells from Shale Energy Development in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EDT/EST). For more information on this series of webinars visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/courses/water-resource-webinars The presenter is Dave Yoxtheimer from the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/water1

7/28/15 - 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

7/28/15 - 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

7/28/15Osteoarthritis and Farm Youth: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure webinar, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT/EST). The presenter is Amber D. Wolfe, M.S. Amber joined the National AgrAbility project team in 2009 as the AgrAbility project coordinator for the Arthritis Foundation.

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting 50 million adults and 300,000 children. Of the many forms, osteoarthritis (OA) affects 27 million adults (Arthritis Foundation). While there is research on student athletes related to OA as it affects their performance and ability, no research could be identified that indicates the prevalence of OA in rural/farm youth.

Agriculture involves many physically demanding tasks, often requiring farm/ranch youth to work above and beyond their bodies’ capabilities. Such activities put them at danger of joint injury, stress, and strain and become precursors to OA as these individuals age.

The goal of this webinar is to identify reasons why farm youth may be more susceptible to joint injury and strain, describe outline methods for outreach and education to rural youth from a prevention standpoint, and introduce other educational resources available for use in these areas.

Topics include:
•    Common risk factors associated with early-onset OA in youth
•    OA prevention and education strategies for youth in their community
•    A youth classroom lesson plan and online learning program
•    Assistive technologies to assist in lowering strain and managing arthritis pain in agricultural work
•    Resources for additional information from leading arthritis research organizations

To participate in this free webinar, visit https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8pGfKPjPRXgaRCZ to access the online registration form by Friday, July 24. Instructions for accessing the session will be sent to registrants by Monday, July 27. Contact AgrAbility at 800-825-4264 or email agrability@agrability.org if you have questions.

7/28/15Pond and Lake Management Workshop, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Ponds and lakes are a common feature of the landscape of the Poconos and provide a source of enjoyment for many landowners. Although they occur naturally in this area, many have been constructed for a variety of purposes. Regardless of its intended use, the management of a pond or lake can be complex and sometimes difficult. Topics include: Getting to Know Your Pond or Lake, Fish and Wildlife Issues, and Managing Nuisance Plants and Algae. Fee: none, however registration is required by July 27 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/pond-and-lake-management. For more information, contact Peter Wulfhorst at 570-296-3400 or PikeExt@psu.edu


8/1/15Horse and 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