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Monday, 04/21/2014

Cooking Matters for Teens
(03:30 PM - 05:30 PM)

Mondays: March 19 - May 5 (no class during April school vacation). Conquer the kitchen! Learn cooking basics and how to feed your body the fuel it needs to have energy throughout the day. We will cover healthy foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as smart snacking and healthy choices when eating out. Open to Seabrook Middle School afterschool participants.

Location

  • Seabrook Middle School, 256 Walton Road, Seabrook, NH, 03874

IPM Review
(05:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Fall Armyworm, European Corn Borer, Corn Earworm, Squash Vine Borer, and Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) have all been topics of concern in our region.  In 2013 UNHCE added a new Northern route to our scouting program to monitor these pests while learning more about how to manage them.

 

Please join UNH Cooperative Extension staff members, Heather Bryant, Dr. Alan Eaton, and George Hamilton, to discuss the impact of these pests.

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Strafford County Advisory Council Meeting
(06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Agenda:

Speaker TBD

Location

  • William A. Grimes Justice & Administration Building, 259 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820

Prepare for the Emerald Ash Borer
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

With confirmation that the Emerald Ash Borer is now resident in three NH communities, how will you deal with the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) when it arrives in your back yard? Please join the Lebanon Conservation Commission in learning more about the EAB!

Glenn “Dode” Gladders, Sullivan County Forester will introduce us to the EAB, its life cycle and teach us how to spot an infestation. Kyle Lombard, Forest Health Program Coordinator, NH Forest and Lands, will describe our experience with EAB in New Hampshire and management techniques including natural predators. He will share recommendations for homeowners, woodlot owners and municipalities in preparing for the EAB. Caitlin Cusack, Urban & Community Forestry (UCF) Outreach Specialist, UVM Extension, will give us pointers on preparedness planning.

There will be plenty of time for questions and answers following the presentation.

Location

  • Kilton Library, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH, 03784

Tuesday, 04/22/2014

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance classes. 

Location

  • Newmarket Recreation Center, 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Family Mealtime Cooking and Nutrition Series for Parents
(10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Tuesdays: April 8, 15, 22, 29. Learn basic cooking skills and develop healthy eating habits to feel better and feed your family on a budget. Prepare and sample foods together in class. Children may participate as well. This program is open to clients of Cross Roads House.

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Location

  • Cross Roads House, 600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Extension-Meeting the Needs of a Diverse Clientele
(02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Extension-Meeting the Needs of a Diverse Clientele (Webinar)

 

 

 

In celebration of 100 years of Cooperative Extension, you are requested to join

this upcoming  Webinar hosted by the NIFA Diversity team.

 

Date: Apr 22, 2014

Time: 2 pm - 4 pm (EST)

 

The webinar has 3 excellent speakers from the extension community who will discuss the

challenges, specific strategies they have used in terms of technology and opportunities for

collaboratively sharing the outreach tools in meeting the needs of African American, Hispanic

American, and Native Indian American communities.

 

 

To register:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11I5Ytvue7zBQjEq7-rv9pM5szzLzNYORYdCQT_HGxgg/viewform

 

 

Location

  • eXtension - online, NH,

Mindful Me meets Nutrition Ninjas
(04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Tuesdays: March 25 - May 6. This hands-on program will incorporate mindfulness practice (paying attention, being present and aware); exploring, preparing, and taste-testing healthy foods; and doing mind/body exercise and creative activities such as yoga, art, and music. Open to Seabrook Middle School afterschool participants.

Location

  • Seabrook Middle School, 256 Walton Road, Seabrook, NH, 03874

SeaPerch in Hillsborough County
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Are you interested in building a SeaPerch and participating in competitive events?

The SeaPerch program leads youth through the building and testing of a small remotely operated underwater vehicle. Regional competition at UNH.

 

We will meet Tuesdays from 6-8pm
Apr. 8-May  27


UNH STEM Discovery Lab

Pandora Building

88 Commercial St

Manchester, NH

 

Ages 12-18

Adult volunteers are welcome!

 

Please register by March 26th.

Contact Sarah Grosvenor:

sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu
603-641-6060

For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact Jill Ketchen at jillian.ketchen@unh.edu or 603-641-6060 within 7 days of event so proper consideration may be given to the request.

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Location

  • UNH STEM Discovery Lab, Pandora Building, 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH, 03101

Rockingham County 4-H Horse Leaders Association Meeting
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM, no meeting in December.

Click here for more information

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Speaking for Wildlife: A Garden for Wildlife
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Presentation by Alicia Geilen.

 

Request a Speaking for Wildlife Presentation

Location

  • Fremont Public Library, 7 Jackie Bernier Drive, Fremont, NH, 03044

Wednesday, 04/23/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

Website

Stormwater Best Management Practices Technology Demonstration Workshop
(09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

This workshop provides a general overview of the present and future standards of stormwater management. UNHSC research addresses the overall performance and effectiveness of a variety of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) to control water quantity and treat water quality. To date the UNHSC has researched over 24 different BMPs ranging from conventional ponds to manufactured subsurface filters to broad array of Low Impact Development (or Green Infrastructure) practices.

 

In August of 2004, the UNHSC field research facility came online. This field research facility serves as both a site for testing stormwater treatment processes as well as for technology demonstrations. The testing results and technology demonstrations are meant to assist in the planning, design, and implementation of stormwater management strategies. Topics covered include water quantity control (peak flow reduction, system lag time, and potential for infiltration), water quality treatment effectiveness (sediment, nutrients, metals, hydrocarbons, and/or microorganisms), as well as brief overviews of emergent topics such as system maintenance, thermal buffering, and cold climate related issues.

Website

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

Farm Direct: Co-operative Marketing and Delivery
(09:30 AM - 02:00 PM)

The demand for local food has reached restaurants, schools and hospitals, but efficient systems for ordering and delivery of consistent sales are still developing.  How can farmers take advantage of this marketing opportunity? What strategies will enable farmers to work together to market, sell and deliver their products directly to large customers? 

 

This seminar explores these issues, using North Country Farmers’ Co-op (NCF) as a template.  NCF organizer Julie Moran and Chef Matt Houghton will share their experiences over the past six years in creating and expanding NCF. The NCF model can be used as a stepping stone for others to meet the growing demand for locally produced food.

 

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Location

  • Littleton Community Center, 120 Main St., Littleton, NH,

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2 hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Annual Scale Clinic
(12:30 PM - 03:00 PM)

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, Division of Weights & Measures - Annual Scale Clinic.   The Weights & Measures staff will be available for inspection, certification, and to provide information or answer questions, on site in Lancaster at the UNH Cooperative Extension office.

See attached flyer for other dates across the state.  

 

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Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584-9612

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

This six week series will help you get the most out of your meals. You will learn cooking tips and techniques, hands-on learning, a meal prepared by a chef and you, and stretch your food money and maximize your resources. A bag of FREE groceries each week iwth recipe ingredients for you to duplicate meals at home. Classes will be held on the following Wednesdays, April 16,23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21, 2014. Income Guidelines apply to attend this program.

Location

  • Friends of the Forgotten Children, 224 Bog Road, Concord, NH, 03301

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

The Curriers’ (owners of Currier Orchard) will present a historical overview of Currier Orchard including fruit production and marketing overlooks.
George Hamilton, UNH CE Field Specialist, will lead the orchard tour. The Curriers’ will explain how orchard operation was developed, along with their marketing strategy and pest management strategies.
While touring the orchard of this pick-your-own operation, specialists will discuss the management of production practices and pest control options used for raising tree fruits.

Pesticide Recertification Credits Pending

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Location

  • Currier Orchard, 9 Peaslee Road, Merrimack, NH,

Science Cafe: Changing Families, Changing Communities: A Twenty Year Perspective
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This spring, the changing nature of tides, families, and stormwater management will spark lively discussions at the Portsmouth Science Café. Hosted by UNH faculty member Cameron Wake at the Portsmouth Brewery's Jimmy LaPanza Lounge, the Portsmouth Science Café provides a unique opportunity for Seacoast residents to feed their minds with contemporary science in the relaxed atmosphere of a pub. The discussions, which are free and open to all, run from 6-8 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. for food and drinks.

 

Sociologists Mil Duncan and Kristin Smith lead a discussion on the changing nature of families, from declining blue collar work to wives as bread winners and economic recession.

 

Cynthia "Mil" Duncan is founding director of the Carsey Institute at UNH, which she oversaw from 2004 to 2011. Currently, Duncan is the research director at AGree, an initiative bringing together diverse interests to transform food and agricultural policy in the United States. Widely recognized for her research on rural poverty and changing rural communities, Duncan was a sociologist at UNH for 11 years before leaving to become director of the Ford Foundation's Community and Resource Development Unit in 2000.

 

Smith is a family demographer at the Carsey Institute and research assistant professor of sociology at UNH. Her research interests focus on women's labor force participation and work and family policy. Smith has examined women's employment, earnings, and wives' contributions to overall family economic well-being; how families cope with economic turmoil due to either economic restructuring or recessions; the low-wage caregiving workforce; and workplace flexibility and policy.

 

Website

Location

  • Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market St., Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Thursday, 04/24/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance classes. 

Location

  • Newmarket Recreation Center, 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Novel Communication Tools: Using Text4Baby & Just In Time Parenting to Meet the Needs of Parents
(11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Presenters of this 2 hour webinar will highlight how parents today are less likely to attend traditional parenting programs, provide research showing that parents are increasingly seeking information online, through social media and mobile devices and promote the use of two FREE, effective and innovative resources that can meet the needs of parents with young children.

Luisa F. Soaterna-Castañeda, MPH, Text4baby Multicultural & Outreach Specialist, will highlight the successes of Text4Baby and how you can easily incorporate it into your work with mothers that have smartphones. Webinar attendees will learn about the Text4Baby service and how the service provides information on key topics that interest pregnant women and new moms via short and succinct text messages. Attendees will also learn about significant creative communication enhancements (including interactivity, mobile pages, quizzes, and videos) to the nation’s largest and only free text messaging service. Research on the effectiveness of text messaging in reaching underserved populations will also be covered as well as how Text4Baby can assist in women feeling more prepared for motherhood due to increased knowledge, awareness and skills that lead to better health for them and their babies.

 

Aaron Ebata, Ph.D., University of Illinois,  and Pat Tanner Nelson, Ed.D., University of Delaware, will show how Just in Time Parenting (JITP) connects with the needs of today’s parents for reliable, research-based information.  Presenters will highlight evaluations of JITP to demonstrate the effectiveness of delivering age-paced information and show how readers across all educational and economic levels demonstrate more confidence and competence in raising their children when using information and strategies outlined by JITP. Presenters will also highlight how JITP can help parents have realistic age-appropriate expectations, provide reassurance about their child’s development, help parents identify problems early and suggests how to find help. Speakers will share how to get parents enrolled for the free electronic version of JITP and how to take advantage of additional online resources that support and strengthen JITP outreach and impact, including: “Frequently Asked Questions” and “Ask the Experts”.


How to obtain CEUs:

  • 2.0 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) CE credits will be available for credentialed participants. Registration is not required. A link to a post-test will be provided for participants during the webinar presentation. Results of the post-test will be sent to the MFLN Family Development team and CE Certificates will then be electronically administered via email. More information on how to obtain NASW CE credits can be found here.

How to join the Webinar:

  • To connect to this webinar, which is hosted by DoD, you must install security certificates if you are not on a military installation. Instructions can be found here.
  • For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream and can be accessed here.
  • Also you can connect to the Adobe webinars using the iPhone, iPad, and Droid apps. Search for DCO Connect in the respective stores.

Location

  • eXtension - online, NH,

Stitching and Sewing
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Love to sew? Want to learn how? Have a project you need help starting or finishing? Come have fun and sew with Judy, Joe, and friends! Join us on Thursday nights from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Rockingham County 4-H office in Brentwood.


We’ll provide the machines - we also have fabric, notions, and supplies to share. You bring your ideas, your projects, your sewing enthusiasm, and we’ll work together! All levels welcome - beginner to advanced.

Flyer

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Land Access Information Session
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

If you’re interested in buying or leasing farmland, have questions, feel stuck in the process, or want to meet up with and make connections with other farmers and farm service providers in your area, this gathering is for you! You will learn about:
- Finding and evaluating farmland
- Purchase, lease, and financing options
- Leasing or taking over a retiring farmer’s operation
- Expanding your network for increased knowledge, connection, and profit

 

Website

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Location

  • Keller Williams Metro, 168 South River Street, Bedford, NH, 03110

Making Money Work For You
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This six-part webinar series is designed to help participants:

  • Gain control over spending
  • Develop a plan to achieve financial goals
  • Reduce expenses and debt
  • Increase savings
  • Understand insurance needs

Participant must attend all six sessions every Thursday from April 24th through May 29th, 2014.

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Location

  • Webinar Online, NH,

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