Monday, June 27, 2016

July 10 - 16, 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.

7/11/16 Registration deadline for the Kids Cooking Camp, July 18 – 21, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, St. Jacobi Church, 108 Glen Drive, Shohola PA. During Kids Cooking Camp children ages 8-13 will learn many skills that every good cook needs. The day camp will cover kitchen and food safety, basic food preparation and nutrition. Children who participate will have the opportunity to cook, try new foods and make friends. Cost: $25 for 4-H members; $35 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

7/11/164-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.

7/12/16Registration deadline for the Growing & Enjoying Cut Flowers on July 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension office. 648 Park Street Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Cost: $5. Children under 18 are free. Learn about practices that work in growing, harvesting, and arranging cut flowers straight from the garden. Students will implement arranging techniques by making (and taking home) a small bouquet. The presenter is Penn State Master Gardener Katharine Brown. Space is limited to 25 participants. Call 570-253-5970 ext 4110 for more information or visit http://exension.psu.edu/wayne/events

7/12/16 – 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.

7/12/16First session of a Strong Women/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 July 12 – September 29 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Registration deadlines: Discounted fee deadline is June 30; final deadline is July 5. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. For complete details, including fees, visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-296-3400, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu

7/12/16 - 7/15/16 – Summer Science - Fun with Agriculture Day Camps in 4 different locations on 4 different days, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Get ready for a day filled with science fun. Hands on activities include plant science, kitchen chemistry, water quality and more. Child must be age 8 to 13, as of January 1, 2016. Cost: $10 each, for current 4-H members; $15 each, for non-4-H members. Maximum of 30 registrants at each location. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/about/districts/nine/events for more information. Pre-registration is required by July 1 for all locations. Dates and locations are:
July 12 - Zion United Lutheran Church, 1919 Route 209, Brodheadsville PA 18322
July 13 - Airport Park, 701 Avenue Q, Matamoras PA 18336
July 14 - Wayne County Fairgrounds, Route 191 N/270 Miller Dr, Honesdale PA 18431
July 15 - Mauch Chunk Park,625 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe PA 18229.

7/15/16 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

7/16/16Support our Native Plants and the Pollinator Garden workshops, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Western Pocono Community Library, 200 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville PA 18322. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is requested. Learn the importance of Native Plants and what they are. Find out why we should encourage and support Native Plants and how they require less water and care than non-natives. Also learn how they provide food and habitat for butterflies, birds, and beneficial insect populations. In this Pollinator session you will learn the secret of attracting birds, butterflies, and other wonderful wildlife to your garden, with an emphasis on natural pollinators. You will learn how to provide for the needs and conditions that enable them to survive and thrive. You will see how we document the number of pollinators at the WPCL garden for the PA Pollinator Project. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/native-plants-pollinators20160716 or call 570-421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu for more information

7/16/16Composting 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 Office, (570) 325-2788 or by email at CarbonExt@psu.edu

Monday, June 20, 2016

July 3 - 9, 2016

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.


7/3/16 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 at the Farmers Market at The Grotto Italian Restaurant, hosted by Air Soil Water, 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



7/5/16Final registration deadline for the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting on January 5, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 12 - September 29 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


7/5/16Do 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


7/5/16 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 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


7/7/16 – 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


7/7/16 – 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

7/9/16 – Rough 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
 

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 26 - July 2, 2016




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. 


6/26/16 – Rain Garden workshops, 9:30 – 11:00 AM, ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, Cherry Lane Road, Analomink PA 18320. This workshop will provide guidance on building rain gardens and is presented by the Monroe County Master Gardeners. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is requested. There will be a limited number of rain barrels available for sale after the presentation, for $25. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/rain-garden20160626, call 570-421-6430 or email monroeext@psu.edu for more information.

6/26/16 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 at the Farmers Market 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

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6/27 - 6/30/16 - Bug Camps for Kids, 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Thursday, on the Penn State University Park Campus.  Bug Camp for Kids is an educational day camp for 8 to 11 year-olds. Students observe and collect insects and participate in laboratory exercises to learn a broad range of biological, ecological, and environmental topics. Taught by faculty, staff, and graduate students from the Department of Entomology, Enrollment is limited to 20 campers.  Parents or guardians are responsible for providing a box lunch with beverage and dropping off and picking up children promptly at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Enrollment is limited, so apply early. For details, including fees, visit http://ento.psu.edu/public/kids/bug-camp-for-kids

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6/27/16 Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension Wayne County, 648 Park Street, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Preparing food in large quantities is different than food preparation in the home. Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling 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 cost is $25 per participant or $50 per organization for up to 4 people. ($5 per additional participant) Pre-registration is required. The presenter is Nicole McGeehan, Food Safety Educator, Penn State Extension. For more information please contact Nicole at 570-421-6430 or nmd5140@psu.edu.

6/28/16 –  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 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

6/28/16 - 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 garden, lawn, insect and/or disease control 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



6/28/16 – A free informational meeting for the Strong Women/Growing Stronger program starting July 12 in Milford PA 18337 will be held  from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St., Milford, PA. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 12 – September 29, 4:45 – 5:45 PM at the Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St. The classes consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Participants will receive complete details and the required paperwork. Call 570-296-3400 for more information and to register for this ‘no-obligation’ informational meeting, as space is limited. 
 
6/28/16 – Rad 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 & Beth Grosso, 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


6/29/16Open House celebrating the retirement of District Director Nancy Grotevant, 3:00– 5:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP call 570-421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu by June 24. For details visit http://extension.psu.edu/pike/news/2016/penn-state-extension-district-director-retiring

StrongWomen Program Helping to Prevent Osteoporosis6/30/16 Early Bird discounted registration deadline for the 24 session StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting July 12, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Final registration deadline is July 5. 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


7/1/16 – Registration deadline for the Summer Science - Fun with Agriculture Day Camps in 4 different locations on 4 different days, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Get ready for a day filled with science fun. Hands on activities include plant science, kitchen chemistry, water quality and more. Child must be age 8 to 13, as of January 1, 2016. Cost: $10 each, for current 4-H members; $15 each, for non-4-H members. Maximum of 30 registrants. Preregistration is required. Dates and locations are: July 12 - Zion United Lutheran Church, 1919 Route 209, Brodheadsville PA 18322; July 13 - Airport Park, 701 Avenue Q, Matamoras PA 18336; July 14, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Route 191 N/270 Miller Dr, Honesdale PA 18431; and July 15 Mauch Chunk Park,625 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe PA 18229. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/about/districts/nine/events for more information.


7/1/16 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

7/2/16 – Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 314 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