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October 2015 NewsFlash

Join 4-H for Fall Fun and Penn State Extension activities


Many 4-H Fall activities are open to all children, not just 4-H members.



Get Wild! On Sunday, October 18th, Pike County PA 4-Hers will be on hand from 1-3pm for a wild activity at Tractor Supply Company in Milford! Store visitors can make bird & wildlife feeders. Fun will ensue! Just stop in!

Science Saturday On Saturday, November 7, 1-3pm at 514 Broad Street, Milford. Let’s explore motion and rockets! Build a rocket and a launcher! Experiment with the forces that set things in motion, stop and change the motion. Pre-registration required.

Fall is also the time to join 4-H clubs. Clubs explore various project areas such as pets, crafts or knitting. To sign up for a club or register for any of the 4-H fall events please call 570-296-3400 or e-mail pikeext@psu.edu.

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10/1/15 – Pesticide 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

10/1/15 – 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

10/1/15 – Knitting 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

10/2/15 – Dining with Diabetes course, October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, PA 18428. Cost: $50 - One Individual; $65 - Family (2 People). This is a program for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and their families that will increase knowledge of healthy food choices and diabetes management. The classes offer healthy meal planning, food demonstrations, class discussions, and new physical activity choices. If you have been told that you have Type 2 diabetes, you will want to attend this class! The registration deadline is Monday, September 28, 2015.
For more details, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://www.cvent.com/events/dining-with-diabetes/event-summary-f5d4e5e739e245188cf7f9699d2d555d.aspx

10/2/15 – 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

10/3/15 – 2015 Monroe County Self-Guided Farm Tour, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM , various locations in Monroe County. From the farm to our table, most of what we eat today travels approximately 1,500 miles. That requires a great amount of non-renewable resources, which in turn creates a lot of pollution. Today many people consider what impacts their actions have on the environment in terms of a “carbon footprint.” One easy way to reduce our carbon footprint is to buy locally grown foods.
Penn State Extension and the Monroe County Conservation District are hosting the 2015 Farm Tour which will connect consumers with local producers. The self-guided tour will provide participants the opportunity to visit local farms to learn about their available products and farm management. For a list of participating farms and planned activities, visit http://extension.psu.edu/monroe/events/2015-monroe-county-self-guided-farm-tour
For more information contact Penn State Extension - 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360
570-421-6430 or MonroeExt@psu.edu or Monroe County Conservation District- 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360 570-629-3060 or monroecd@ptd.net.

10/3/15 – Horse & 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

10/6/15 – First session of Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14: Penn Kidder Elementary, October 6, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, 2840 State Route 903, Albrightsville PA 18210. This free 7-week (Tuesdays: October 6 through November 17) program will help prepare young students and their families for the transition to middle school and the teen years. It is a fun opportunity to strengthen family communication and promote family bonding. Build on your family's strengths! The weekly sessions include: fun family games and activities; a free family meal served at 5:30 pm; free childcare for younger children; prizes; interaction with other parents and families; and engaging and interactive youth activities Pre-registration is required by September 28. Call 570-325-2788, email CarbonExt@psu.edu or visit http://extension.psu.edu/carbon/events for more information.

10/6/15 – 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, visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events/ or email Sherri Williams at sla4@psu.edu for more information.

10/7/15 – First session of Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14: LB Morris Elementary, October 7, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, 150 W 10th Street, Jim Thorpe PA 18229. This free 7-week (Wednesdays: October 7 through November 25) program will help prepare young students and their families for the transition to middle school and the teen years. It is a fun opportunity to strengthen family communication and promote family bonding. Build on your family's strengths! The weekly sessions include: fun family games and activities; a free family meal served at 5:30 pm; free childcare for younger children; prizes; interaction with other parents and families; and engaging and interactive youth activities Pre-registration is required by September 28. Call 570-325-2788, email CarbonExt@psu.edu or visit http://extension.psu.edu/carbon/events for more information.

10/8/15 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Managing Stress, Taking Care of the Caregiver, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Penn State Extension Conference Room, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $7 per person. Participants will learn techniques for reducing stress. Pre-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. This educational program for early education professionals and parents is offered as part of a statewide Penn State Extension program to support quality early learning.

10/10/15 – 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

10/13/15 – Technology Tuesdays: Dairy Farm Bio-security and Bio-containment Methods” free online workshop, 8:30 -10:00 AM (EDT/EST). This is part of a series that includes presentations on dairy farm facilities design, dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, financing and labor. In today’s animal agricultural industries various trends are present to potentially increase the spread and prevalence of infectious diseases in herds. This webinar will look at management practices to prevent the importation of infectious agents, prevent the spread of infectious agents between animal groups on a farm and/or prevent the infectious agent from leaving the farm. The presenter is John Tyson, Penn State Extension Agricultural Engineer with Penn State Extension Veterinarians. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register for free online no later than noon the day before at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TechTues15

10/13/15 – Making Soup from Your Garden Harvest, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park Street – Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. Join Trix Render, local artist and owner of the Willow River Gallery & Café, for a lesson on making great soup from the harvest of your own vegetables. Pre-registration is required by October 9. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/making-soup-from-your-garden-harvest for more information. Call 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or email WayneExt@psu.edu to register.

10/15/15 – Knitting 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

10/16/15 – Registration deadline for the Monroe County 4-H Achievement Night on October 26, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Stroudsburg Junior HS, Chipperfield Dr., Stroudsburg PA 18360. A special evening to recognize the achievements of our 4-H members and express our thanks to our 4-H leaders for their support and dedication. There will be 4-H Scarecrow and Decorated Pumpkin contests. Reservations are required by calling 570-421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu. There will be a catered dinner of lasagna, salad, roll, & beverage at the cost of $6.50 per person. Please bring a dessert to be placed on a shared table. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events/monroe-county-4-h-achievement-night







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