April 2016 NewsFlash

The Pocono District of Penn State Extension Upcoming Events

The Pocono District of Penn State Extension, consisting of Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne Counties (District 9), has a website with information from all 4 counties.

Reg: = registration deadline

4-H—4-H is open to youth ages 5—18 (unless otherwise noted).
4/2/16 – Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 12:00—1:00 PM, Milford
4/4/16 – 4-H Horse Leader meeting, 7:00—9:00 PM, Stroudsburg
4/5/16 – Clubhouse Kids 4-H club meeting, 1:30—3:00 PM, Dingmans Ferry
4/5/16 – Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H club meeting, 6:00—7:00 PM, Milford; open to youth ages 5—8
4/7/16 – Knitting Kids 4-H club meeting, 6:00—7:30 PM, Milford
4/8/16 – Sew What 4-H Sewing club meeting, 4:30—6:00 PM, Milford; open to youth 9 years old or in 4th grade and older and their guardians
4/9/16 – Rough Riders 4-H Horse club meeting, 10:00—11:00 AM, Bushkill
4/12/16 – 4-H Explorer Buds club meeting, 4:30—6:00 PM, Milford; open to youth ages 5—8
4/12/16 – Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H club meeting, 6:00—7:00 PM, Milford; open to youth ages 5—8
6/11/16 – 4-H Horsemanship Day Camp, 9:00 AM—3:00 PM, Milford; open to youth ages 8—18, Reg: June 1; limited to 30

Please “like” the Pike County 4-H facebook page
Please “like” the 4H Monroe County PA facebook page

MONROE COUNTY—Penn State Extension. 724 Phillips Street Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
4/12/16 – Healthy Air + Healthy Spaces = Healthy Children, 6:30—8:30 PM, Reg: Apr 11
PIKE COUNTY—Pike County Administration Building. 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337
4/5/16 – This Behavior Normal?, 6:30—8:30 PM, Reg: Apr 3
WAYNE COUNTY—Penn State Extension. 648 Park Street Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431
4/7/16 – Managing Stress: Taking Care of the Caregiver, 6:30—8:30 PM, Reg: Apr 5
4/12/16 – Partnering with Parents: Say What You Mean with Skill & Heart, :30—8:30 PM, Reg: Apr 10

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4/13/16 – The Implications of The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for Dairy Processors Work, 1:00—3:00 PM, Scranton

12/1/15 – 5/8/16 – Beekeeping 101 Online course

Ongoing – 8 Session Freedom from Smoking Course available in Hawley, Honesdale and Milford; call 570-296-3400 for appointment
3/28/16 - 5/4/16 – StrongWomen/Growing Stronger Booster Program, 2:00—3:00 PM, Stroudsburg; Reg: call 570-421-6430
4/4/16—5/27/16 – Everybody Walk Across PA; Reg: April 3
Join Penn State Extension in a FREE virtual walking program learning about and enjoying the wonderful Rails to Trails in PA. Increase your physical activity and develop healthier eating habits. This program is designed to help you do just that. Gather your family, friends or co-workers and form a team. For more information contact Karen Bracey at 570-836-3196 or
4/12/16 - 6/30/16 – StrongWomen/Growing Stronger, 4:45—5:45 PM, Milford; Discounted Reg: Mar 29; Final Reg: Apr 5

4/7/16 – Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00—11:00 AM, Stroudsburg

4/9/16 – Enriching Your Life Through Gardening, 9:00 AM—2:00 PM, East Stroudsburg; Early Bird Reg: Apr 6

Master Gardeners can answer home gardening questions. In winter months, volunteers are not in the office regularly. Please check back in the spring for their schedule. You can always call (see phone numbers at top or bottom of this email) or stop in to leave a question or sample or email
Carbon County: 4/5, 4/12; 10:00 AM—12:00 PM—
Monroe County: —
Pike County: —

The Pike County Master Gardeners are working on a memorial garden to honor the memory of Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson. Donations are being sought to make this a reality. Visit for an article based on an interview with Robert Weintraub who is spearheading this project.

Soil test kits are available year round for $9.00, which includes the standard test.

Please “like” the Master Gardeners of Pike County facebook page
Please “like” the Penn State Master Gardeners of Carbon County facebook page
Please “like” the Monroe County PA Master Gardeners facebook page

3/302/16 – Water Resources: Buying a Home with a Private Well and Septic System, 12:00—1:00 PM
4/6/16 – Grazing Guides for Dairy System: Gaining Control of Parasite Issues in Grazing Systems, 1:00—2:00 PM, Reg: Apr 5
4/7/16 – 12 Week Online Pond Home Study Course 2016 starts; Reg: Mar 31
4/12/16 – Technology Tuesdays: Water Quality and Water System Design on the Dairy, 8:30—10:00 AM , Reg: Apr 11
4/12/16 – PA Forest Stewardship: Forest Farming – Successful Timber Harvest, 12:00—1:00 PM & 7:00—8:00 PM, Reg: requested
4/13/16 – Land Use Decision-making: Stabilizing Neighborhoods through Vacant & Abandoned Property Initiatives, 12:00—1:15 PM, Reg: required

Please “like” the Penn State Extension in Pike County facebook page
Please “like” the Penn State Extension Monroe Co PA facebook page

Check out our Calendar blog for events planned after this email was sent
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