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Wednesday, 04/23/2014

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

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,

Initial Pesticide Certification Training for Private, Commercial, and those looking to receive General Use Permits
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take and pass the state certification exam. The training also helps individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2014. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2014 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

 

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2014.

 

Hillsborough County Extension Office - March 17 & 24. Testing date - March 31.

329 Mast Road

Goffstown, NH                                       

                                              

Claremont Savings Bank - April 3 & 10. Testing date - April 17.

145 Broad Street

Claremont, NH 03743

            

Coos County Extension Office - April 24 & May 1. Testing date - May 8.

629A Main Street

Lancaster, NH    

 

For complete information, and the registration link, visit the webpage.

  

                    

          

 

New England Changing Forests Talk
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

A panel of well-known foresters and ecologists will speak about forest conservation and how forest dynamics affect New England's landscape on April 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Antioch University New England (AUNE), 40 Avon Street, Keene. 

 

The event is free and open to the public as part of AUNE's Speaker Series. 

 

The panelists will be Tom Wessels, Swift Corwin, Steve Roberge, Jeremy Wilson, and Steve Jones.  The panelists will look at the history of the region's forests over the last 3,000 years, including the impact of global economics, and discuss the challenges of managing conserved lands that are ever-changing and yet often expected to never change at all. 

Location

  • Antioch University New England, Community Room, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Friday, 04/25/2014

Teen Conference Scholarship Applications Due to Rockingham County 4-H Office
(All day)

Location

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

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

Soil Health Workshop and Equipment Demonstration
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

See the Ash Spreader, Soil Aerator, No-Till Seeder in action and learn about ways this equipment can help improve your soil health!  Daimon Meeh, UNH Extension Field Specialist in Food and Agriculture, will speak on ways to be successful transitioning to no-till practices. At the workshop, we will also discuss use of a Yeoman’s Plow, which will be available for rent to farmers in upcoming months.

 

Flyer


Website

Location

  • Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Rd., Milton Mills, NH, 03852

Building Rural Resiliency: Who Should Help? What Should They Do?
(02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Despite the importance of rural and agricultural resiliency, few local emergency planning committees include agricultural expertise and organizations. Rural and agricultural resources and capabilities should be cataloged to assist in planning, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from disasters. Thus, a research study was conducted to describe the perceptions of two groups of professionals, one agriculture-focused and the other disaster-focused, regarding organizations that should be involved in the phases of disasters impacting rural areas and agricultural businesses. 
 
The number and range of organizations identified by the experts demonstrates a wealth of potential social capital within communities. The list of organizations and roles that resulted from this study provides a foundation for decision-makers to examine the organizations involved in their communities, with the goal of strengthening the networks that support disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities. Stronger networks during each disaster phase will in turn lead to increased community resiliency. 
 
Dr. Amy Dronberger, Oklahoma State University will discuss her findings during this 60-minute session. It is open to anyone, and may be of special interest to local governments and agencies involved in emergency operations planning, and to EDEN members.

Please register for this free webinar at http://eden.lsu.edu/Conferences/SCAP/Registration/Registration.aspx Choose "Building Rural Resiliency: Who Should Help? What Should They Do?" from the drop down menu.

Webinar sponsored by the EDEN CoP.

Presenters

 Amy Dronberger

Location

  • eXtension - online, NH,

Saturday, 04/26/2014

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

Lilac Care, Pruning, and Earth Day Clean-up
(08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The East Concord Garden Club in conjunction with the City of Concord Blue Bag Program is sponsoring an Earth Day Clean-up/restoration of the School House Mill/Mountain Road Lilacs.

 

The clean-up includes a talk from Amy Papineau, Field Specialist from Merrimack County UNH Cooperative Extension. Come to learn about lilac care and pruning and help with the clean-up of the lilacs area itself.

 

Bring gloves and pruners.

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Location

  • School House Mill/Mountain Road Lilacs, 21 Mountain Road, East Concord, NH, 03301

Rockingham County 4-H Shooting Sports
(08:30 AM - 01:00 PM)

December 7, 21, January 4, 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 15, 29, April 12, 26

The program consists of firearm safety, basic rifle and archery shooting skills, and competitive shooting, open to both members and the public.

The Chester 4-H Junior Rifle & Archery League provides all required equipment and ammunition. Use of a participant’s own equipment is permitted contingent upon approval by the Program Officers. All
ammunition must be supplied by the club. 

Website

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Location

  • Chester Rod and Gun Club, 99 Rod and Gun Club Road, Chester, NH, 03036

Earth Day Celebration and Beach Clean-up
(09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Resuce Run race and walk, music, face painting, recycled crafts, hourly programs, "green" vendors, earth friendly activities, and beach clean-up of the shore in Odiorne Point State Park.


Website

Location

  • Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH, 03870

Rockingham and Strafford County 4-H Garment Judging
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Location

  • Lee Congregational Church, 17 Mast Road, Lee, NH, 03861

Grafton County 4-H Garden Seed Pick Up Day & Workshops
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Open to all 4-Her’s with a garden interest!  Anyone who registered for the Garden Program will need to pick up their seeds at this time. If you are not able to attend this workshop, then you will need to make other arrangements with the office.  Please RSVP by Friday, April 18, 2014 at 3:30pm.  This will help to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone. 

 

Event flyer

Location

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

Time to Grow Home Garden Workshop Series
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Location: Room 122. 

Grow a bountiful garden this year with these hands-on workshops sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and Great Bay Community College! 

8 Saturdays with 16 Workshops
Morning Session..........9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Afternoon Session.......12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 15 
1 – Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning
2 – Starting Transplants from Seed

Saturday, March 22 
3 – Healthy Soil for Happy Plants and Higher Yields
4 – Garden Fertility (must attend the morning session)

Saturday, April 5 
5 – Cover Crops & Green Manures, Composting
6 – Container & Raised Bed Gardening

Saturday, April 19 
7 – Weeds, Pests and Disease
8 – Growing Apples and Pears

Saturday, April 26 
9 – Growing Stone Fruit (Peaches, Plums and Cherries)
10 – Blueberries, Raspberries and Strawberries

Saturday, May 3 
11 – Growing Your Favorite Vegetables; Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplant
12 – Growing Your Favorite Vegetables; Root Crops, Greens, Squash, Beans & Peas

Saturday, May 10 
13 – Season Extension
14 – Building an Inexpensive Greenhouse

Saturday, August 23 
15 – Storing Your Harvest
16 – Closing Up Your Garden

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Location

  • Great Bay Community College - Portsmouth, 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Getting Started with Fruit Trees and Shrubs
(09:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Are you interested in learning more about how to take care of the fruit trees and bushes on your property? Carl Majewski, UNH Cooperative Extension, will demonstrate planting and pest management techniques and discuss site considerations.

Location

  • Alyson’s Orchard, 615 Wentworth Road, Walpole, NH, 03608

Fruit Pruning & Grafting
(10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Blueberry & Apple Pruning and Grafting workshop. 

Host for the day are Dave & Vicki Caron, North Stratford, NH.

 

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