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Monday, 07/06/2015

Cooking Matters™ for Teens
(01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Learn the basics of Cooking and Healthy Eating in these free hands-on cooking classes.  Practice preparing dinners, lunches, snacks and breakfast. All meals are healthy, low cost and tasty!

 

This is a six (6) session series.  Mondays, June 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 2015. 

Location: Monadnock Congregational Church, Main Street, Colebrook, NH.

 

Registration required.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and how to register.

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Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Fresh strawberries picked from the home garden are a favorite summertime treat.

 

UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Betsy Fazio, will discuss the many options and considerations for growing strawberries at home.

 

Learn how to grow strawberries in garden beds and in containers.

 

Variety selection, pest management, and plant care will be discussed.

 

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Location

  • Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Wednesday, 07/08/2015

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics Covered: basic GIS concepts, free GIS and mapping software, types of GIS data

Learn GIS basics and explore a variety of free GIS and mapping programs (for PC's and Macs)! You will be introduced to the basic concepts of GIS, explore the variety of GIS and mapping software available for free, learn GIS jargon and understand both the applications and the limitations of GIS. This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience and new GIS users.

Participants will learn to: "talk the talk" of GIS by learning basic terminology describe the applications and limitations of GIS, understand the pros and cons of free GIS and mapping software options, download free GIS data.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Cooking Matters for Parents
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Wednesdays: June 17 - July 22 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This six week series covers meal preparation, nutrition, hands-on cooking, and food budgeting to empower parents in the kitchen. Participants take home a bag of groceries to duplicate the recipes learned in class. This program is open to participants who meet income guidelines.

Flyer

Location

  • The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH, 03038

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

Please join us for a tour of the Cardigan Mountain Orchard. There will be insect and disease IPM updates and discussions about tree fruit management with Extension Specialists.

 

 

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Location

  • Cardigan Mountain Orchard, 1540 Mt. Cardigan Rd., Alexandria, NH, 03222

Beach Cleanup
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Location

  • Jenness Beach, 2280 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH, 03871

Thursday, 07/09/2015

The Whip-poor-will - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us for a presentation by Pamela Hunt. The eastern whip-poor-will was once a familiar bird across much of New Hampshire.  Today it is rare except in a few scattered locations.  Pam is an expert on whip-poor-wills.  She will present a slide program that will show us this interesting bird of the night and inform us about its conservation, ecology, and the research conducted to better understand this unusual species.  Pam is an avian conservation biologist with NH Audubon.  She became interested in birds as a youngster when an uncle took her birding.  She has degrees from Cornell, Univ of Montana, and a PhD from Dartmouth College.  She coordinates and prioritizes bird research and monitoring in NH.  She is also active in dragonfly monitoring and mapping.

Field trip to follow.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Nature Sounds of the Night Field Trip - Weeks State Park Event
(08:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

This night field trip will begin at the summit lodge at the Park immediately following the 7 PM indoor slide program on whip-poor-wills.  The group will travel in cars to a local site known to be used by whip-poor-wills where we hope to hear them singing at dusk.  Later we will go on to other sites to discover and learn about additional sounds of the night.  The trip is expected to last 2 to 3 hours, weather permitting. Pam Hunt will be our interpretive guide for this trip.  She is an avian conservation biologist with NH Audubon.  She has extensive education and experience with the birds, insects and other fauna of New Hampshire.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Summit Lodge, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 07/10/2015

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Saturday, 07/11/2015

Stratham Fair Clean Up
(08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Volunteers are needed to help clean up and set up both the 4-H exhibit building and the animal exhibit areas.  We will begin clean up at 8:00am - 3:30pm.

Website 

Location

  • Stratham Hill Park, Route 33, Stratham, NH, 03885

Coös County Sharp Shooters 4-H Group
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the Coös County UNHCE office building in Lancaster.   Youth age 8-18 are welcome, learn firearm safety.

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Location

  • Groveton Fish & Game Club, 1100 Lost Nation Road, Northumberland, NH, 03582

Great Park Pursuit at Pawtuckaway State Park
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Join the NH Children in Nature Coalition and its partners for “Children in Nature Day,” a unique event for experiencing nature with your family. You and your family will learn how to connect with nature in fun and safe ways by exploring the local forest, searching for aquatic wonders, and learning about animal adaptations and the aquatic food webs of Pawtuckaway Lake.

Drop in Activities
• Face Painting
• Nature Crafts

Get in Touch with a Tree
Are you “in touch with trees?” Can you figure out the contents of Mystery Box? Join UNH Cooperative Extension as we explore the forest using the sense of touch. Discover shapes and textures in nature as we find them on our exploration of Pawtuckaway.
10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 1:15

Play the Wild Animal Way
Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center to play games and explore the natural world as we discover the amazing adaptations of NH’s wild animals. We’ll learn about what animals need to survive and look under logs to find some of the smallest residents of the forest and the places they call home.
10:15, 11:15, 12:00, 1:15

Water Wonders 
Dragonflies, caddisflies, tadpoles and turtles. How many different types of organism’s can you find? Are there any organisms that you have seen before? With a little effort, a great diversity of living things from tiny to large can be found in the water. Learn how to safely explore the water’s edge in a pond, lake, wetland or stream with the help from Beaver Brook educators.
10:15, 11:15, 12:00, 1:15

Water Web
Who’s who of the water web of life? Join New Hampshire Lakes Association as they explore what makes up the water web of life through interactive games. Discover who’s trying to hitchhike their way into the web and how you can help stop trouble!
10:30, 11:30, 12:45

Website

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Location

  • Pawtuckaway State Park, 128 Mountain Road, Nottingham, NH, 03290

Sunday, 07/12/2015

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - On The Wild Side Week
(All day)

On The Wild Side Camp Week - July 12 - July 17, 2015

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Monday, 07/13/2015

Cooking Matters™ for Teens
(01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Learn the basics of Cooking and Healthy Eating in these free hands-on cooking classes.  Practice preparing dinners, lunches, snacks and breakfast. All meals are healthy, low cost and tasty!

 

This is a six (6) session series.  Mondays, June 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 2015. 

Location: Monadnock Congregational Church, Main Street, Colebrook, NH.

 

Registration required.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and how to register.

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Tuesday, 07/14/2015

4-H Animal Showcase at Memories Ice Cream
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Learn about 4-H, visit with members of the Peppermint Ponies 4-H Club, meet their ponies, and enjoy Memories ice cream!


Flyer

Location

  • Memories Ice Cream, 95 Exeter Road, Kingston, NH, 03848

4-H Foundation of Merrimack County Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Wednesday, 07/15/2015

Stratham Fair Staging
(All day)

Exhibit Building and animal arrival. 

Website

Location

  • Stratham Hill Park, Route 33, Stratham, NH, 03885

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Shop Smarter At The Farmers Market
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Join us in the Granite State Room of the North Country Resource Center, 629A Main St,. Lancaster to learn about ways you can shop smarter at Farmers Markets and support local farmers.  Also learn about this year's Granite State Market Match SNAP Incentive program.

See attached flyer for details.

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Urban Farming! Food for All
(03:30 PM - 06:00 PM)

STATIONS:

- Planning a Children’s Garden
- Church Gardens
- Sharing Garden Spaces: Neighborhood Gardens
- Food on Your Porch: Container Gardening
- Public School gardens
- Beekeeping
- Preserving Food
- Building a Raised Bed
- Gardening Naturally
- Composting
- Bio char
- Q & A with Master Gardener
-Pollinators
& more!

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Location

  • Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St, Keene, NH, 03431

Cooking Matters for Parents
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Wednesdays: June 17 - July 22 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This six week series covers meal preparation, nutrition, hands-on cooking, and food budgeting to empower parents in the kitchen. Participants take home a bag of groceries to duplicate the recipes learned in class. This program is open to participants who meet income guidelines.

Flyer

Location

  • The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH, 03038

Thursday, 07/16/2015

4-H at Stratham Fair
(All day)

Thursday, July 16 - Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Website

Location

  • Stratham Hill Park, Route 33, Stratham, NH, 03885

Celia Thaxters Garden Tour
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers tours of Celia Thaxter's Appledore Island Garden through our UNH and Cornell partnership; tours are lead by UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents.

Appledore Island is an extremely rugged landscape, with uneven, slightly steep, and rocky paths. All tour participants must be 14 years of age or older and should be in good physical condition. Please wear footwear appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. The majority of the day is spent walking, and participants are required to stay with tour leaders for the entire duration of the time on Appledore Island. Limited seating is available aboard the R/V Challenger; passengers must be prepared to stand for the duration of the trip (~45 minutes).


Please arrive by 8:30 AM. Departure time from New Castle is 9:00 AM. Departure time from Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island is 2:45 PM, arriving back in New Castle by 4:00 PM.

- Friday, June 19, 2015
- Friday, June 26, 2015
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
- Saturday, July 25, 2015
- Sunday, July 26, 2015
- Thursday, July 30, 2015
- Friday, August 7, 2015
- Saturday, August 8, 2015

 

Website

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

4-H Coös County Advisory Council Meeting
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Business Meeting of the Coös County 4-H Advisory Council, meeting at Barry Conservation 4-H Camp. Please RSVP.



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