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November 2014 NewsFlash

Penn State Extension - Pike County November Events


Penn State Extension - Pike County November Events


11/2/14 - 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 Milford Farmers Market, River Rock Courtyard, 210 Second St (at E Ann St), Milford, PA 18337, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (rain or shine), to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, a Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, on Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, or you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

11/3/14 – Registration Deadline for the Monroe Annual Dinner & Volunteer Recognition on November 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, The Shawnee Inn, 1 River Rd. Shawnee on the Delaware, PA 18356. You are invited to celebrate 98 years of Extension in Monroe County and to recognize and thank all of our volunteers for their dedicated service. This year's dinner features a presentation by Rita Lacey from Close the Loop Company. Pre-registration is required. For costs and to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/monroe-county-annual-dinner-volunteer-recogntion-banquet/event-summary-ae5693f13e894641b4ef74542cffcd42.aspx

11/3/14 – Childcare Provider Workshop: From Bach to Rock: Integrating Music Across the Curriculum, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $7. Learn to incorporate music into all curriculum areas. Highly interactive. Bring your favorite rhythm instrument or CD. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, October 31. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register.

11/4/14 – Registration deadline for the ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course on November 11 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) and November 18 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM); Exam begins at 10:00 AM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: $175. 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. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/courses/servsafe or call 570-421-6430.

11/4/14 – Wild Acres 4-H Cloverbud Club and Palette of Fun Art Club meetings, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. The leaders are Brianne Phillips and Melissa DeJoseph. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

11/5/14 – Registration deadline for the Childcare Provider Workshop: Working Effectively with Mixed Ages on November 12, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $7. Learn to meet needs of mixed ages, individuals and groups in fun & educational ways. Registration, including payment, is required. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register.

11/5/14 – Houseplants 101 Workshop, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park St., Park Street Complex, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. Over watering, under watering, algae, and what!s that fuzzy white stuff on my plants? Bill Castek, owner and operator of Castek’s Floral Shop on Cliff Street in Honesdale, will teach the proper way of growing and maintaining our indoor, household splendor. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/wayne/events Pre-registration is appreciated but not required, by calling the Penn State Extension office, Wayne County, 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or emailing WayneExt@psu.edu

11/6/14 – Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 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

11/6/14 – 4-H Knitting Kids Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Meetings will be cancelled and not rescheduled if inclement weather or schools close. 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://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

11/6/14 – Carbon County Annual Dinner, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 902 Mill Rd, Lehighton PA 18235. Come celebrate our organizations and recognize and thank all of our volunteers for their dedicated service. A night out with: Carbon County Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Penn State Extension - Carbon County, & USDA Farm Service Agency. Pre-registration is required by October 23. For costs and to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/carbon-county-annual-awards-dinner/event-summary-bf6ea5cacb194a88ad10d27b8dac1b47.aspx

11/7/14 – Registration deadline for the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting on November 11, 4:45 – 5:45 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from November 11, 2014 – February 19, 2015 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $90; discounted price of $80 if registered by October 31. 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

11/8/14 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Who Are These Magical Children?, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, Emergency Management Center, 1 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. Who is this magical child? What are their interests? How can I support their academic and life skill development through their areas of interest? Take this course and walk away with a greater understanding of the children you serve and ways to help them excel. Pre-registration is required. Call 570-325-2788 for more information; visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register.

11/8/14 – Childcare Provider Workshop: STEM for School-Age, 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Emergency Management Center, 1 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. What does STEM stand for? Why STEM in your school-age curriculum? And how to we add STEM to our curriculum? Take this course and walk away with the meaning of STEM and curricular ideas for your school-age program. Pre-registration is required. Call 570-325-2788 for more information; visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register.

11/8/14 – 4-H Rough Riders 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://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

11/8/14 – Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 1:00 PM, VanWyk Stables, 2008 Route 590, Hawley PA 18428. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

11/10/14 – Registration deadline for the Cooking for Crowds - A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety on November 17, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: $35 for the first person and $10 for each additional person from the same organization (one pack of resources per organization). Who should attend? Church dinners, fire company chicken barbeques, booster club hoagie sales, organizational bake sales ... non-profit food fund-raisers are an excellent way to socialize with the community while earning money for organizational activities. Your organization and you have so much to gain from a successful food fund-raiser. Don’t risk your customer’s health or damaging your organization’s reputation. Register online by visiting: http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/events or contact Penn State Extension Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, call 570-421-6430 or e-mail MonroeExt@psu.edu for assistance. You can pay by credit card online or mail in a check.

11/11/14 – ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course, November 11, 2014 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) and November 18, 2014 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM); Exam begins at 10:00 AM, Penn State Extension Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Fee: $175. 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. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/courses/servsafe or call 570-421-6430 by November 4.

11/11/14 – First session of a StrongWomen/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 November 11, 2014 – February 19, 2015 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $90; discounted price of $80 if registered by October 31. 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

11/12/14 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Working Effectively with Mixed Ages, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Fee: $7. Learn to meet needs of mixed ages, individuals and groups in fun & educational ways. Registration, including payment, is required by 5:00 PM, November 5. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register.

11/13/14 – Monroe Annual Dinner & Volunteer Recognition, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, The Shawnee Inn, 1 River Rd. Shawnee on the Delaware, PA 18356. You are invited to celebrate 98 years of Extension in Monroe County and to recognize and thank all of our volunteers for their dedicated service. This year's dinner features a presentation by Rita Lacey from Close the Loop Company. Pre-registration is required by November 3. For costs and to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/monroe-county-annual-dinner-volunteer-recogntion-banquet/event-summary-ae5693f13e894641b4ef74542cffcd42.aspx

11/15/14 – Masthope Mountain 4-H Club meeting, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Masthope Mountain Community Property Owners Beach House, Lackawaxen PA 18435. 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://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4





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