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Friday, 10/31/2014

Northern Hardwoods Silviculture
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

The “Silviculture Guide for Northern Hardwoods in the Northeast” has been updated. Spend a day with the authors, Bill Leak, and Mariko Yamasaki of the US Forest Service and private consultant, Robbo Holleran; and Bartlett’s wildlife biologist, Chris Costello.


We’re offering the same workshop on two different days. Register for one.


October 24, 2014 or October 31, 2014


Space for each workshop is limited, so register early.


SAF Category I - 5.5 CFES
Certificates of attendance will be supplied


Parking is limited and we will be driving to the field sites in personal vehicles. Carpooling to Bartlett is encouraged, as is carpooling during the workshop. We appreciate vehicles able to transport four or more passengers.


No lunch provided, so bring your own. There are limited options to purchase a lunch locally and no time.

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  • Bartlett Experimental Forest - US Forest Service, Route 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

Saturday, 11/01/2014

4-H Enrollments are due to Merrimack County
(All day)

Managing for Sugar Maple
(08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is one of the most valuable species in our New Hampshire forest. This informative, in - the - woods workshop will discuss ways to increase the quality and quantity of this valuable hardwood for both maple sap and sawlog production.

Topics will include:
Soils and site index
Regeneration techniques
Income generated from sap production versus income from sawlog harvest
Leaving non-maple trees in a sugarbush

In addition, examples of various grades of sawlogs and veneer will be shown to discuss log values.

3.5 PLP credits
2.5 SAF  category 1 CFE credits

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  • Rhoades Forest, 176 Rhoades Road, Acworth, NH, 03601

Coös County 4-H Achievement Ceremony
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Save the Date!  We are hoping all Coös County 4-H Members, Leaders, Parents, Friends of 4-H will be able to join us.  


Please remember all 4-H Re-Enrollment Forms are also do today. 


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

Cheshire County 4-H Annual Awards Dinner
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Annual awards dinner where 4-H members and volunteers are recognized for their accomplishments in 4-H.

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  • Walpole Town Hall, On the Common, Walpole, NH, 03608

Monday, 11/03/2014

Healthy Holiday Foods and Food Gifts
(03:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Class dates: Mondays - 11/3, 11/10, 11/24, 12/1 and 12/8


A cooking class for 4-H and non 4-H youth ages 8 to 12! 

Each week, you’ll learn a new cooking technique, practice your measuring skills and prepare something you can take home.  Healthy snacks will be provided.  Class size is limited.


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  • Crapo Building, Route 18, Sugar Hill, NH,

Cooking Matters for Kids
(04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Mondays: September 22 - November 3. Open to New Franklin School participants. In this course kids become the chefs and try new foods as they prepare and cook healthy recipes and snacks for themselves. Children ages 8-12 learn to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat.


  • New Franklin School, 1 Franklin Drive, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Cheshire County Advisory Council Meeting
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)


Administrative staff attending:  Michael Young


  • TBA, NH,

Innards of a Barn
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Barns are admired for their structural beauty, but there are a lot of interesting features which tell the story of how the barns were used. This presentation by John C. Porter, UNH Cooperative Extension/Specialist, Emeritus, will give a pictorial tour through several old barns in New England and explain the function of special items such as the scuttle hole, windlass, cupola, hay mow, barn bridge, and other things which had a specific function for the time.

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

Tuesday, 11/04/2014

Merrimack County Honor's Evening - tentative
(All day)

Contact Deb Cheever for more information at 796-2151.

NH Professional Logger Program: Bosses Buffet
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Course Content:


Business management seminar:
• How training and promotion of employees affects safety and production
• IRS Tax Code updates regarding forest products business
• Transitioning your business to the next generation of management
• Understanding contract law
• Current trends in insurance losses

Wendy Farrand, W Farrand Consulting
Carol Starkie, Farm Credit East
Simon Leeming, Esq. Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau and Pachios LLP.
Brody Tuite, Acadia Insurance


Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.


8.0 PLP Credits
6.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

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  • U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, 71 White Mtn. Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

NH Direct Marketing Annual Conference: Exceeding the Speed Limit with Markets and Customers Expectations
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Building new markets or expanding established ones? In either case, one rule prevails: know your customers. Learn how to retain and expand your customer base and markets. Hear fresh ideas from, and network with, New England professionals and growers who share your passion—and your concerns.


Conference Information 



  • Holiday Inn - Concord, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH, 03301

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. 


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

Celebrate the Season with Fabulous Food Adventures
(03:30 PM - 05:30 PM)

Tuesdays: October 28 - December 9.  Open to Seabrook Middle School participants. Conquer the kitchen! Learn cooking basics and how to feed your body the fuel it needs to have energy throughout the day. Our food focus will be seasonal foods celebrating the harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a food gift to share.


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

4-H SPIN Project
(03:30 PM - 05:30 PM)

Tuesday, November 4, 11, and 18, 2014

Open to youth, ages 12 and up.  (You do not need to be a member of an existing 4-H club in order to participate)

Come discover how to make homemade body products and learn different relaxation techniques to simulate a day at the spa.


Registration deadline is Friday, October 24, 2014.

Class size is limited to 10 youth.

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

Wednesday, 11/05/2014

Urban Permaculture Design Workshop: Innovations in Growing Food and Healthy Communities
(All day)


Registration is open to anyone with permaculture experience and anyone interested in learning about permaculture design.


Registration Deadline: October 1, 2014


This resume building experience will result in an advanced PDC diploma or a certificate of completion.


  • , 401 Spruce Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)


This one-day course follows the flow of food throughout an establishment.  Participants will learn what conditions enhance the growth of bacteria that causes food borne illnesses along with the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.  Practical information on training staff is included.  At the end of the course, the national ServSafe exam will be administered.  Some studying on your own time will be necessary.


Registration should be at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the class to allow time to receive and study the ServSafe book.

Register on-line



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

Making Geodatabases Work for You
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Geodatabases are an excellent file format for managing and maintaining GIS data using ArcGIS.  This workshop will cover fundamentals, tools, and techniques for creating and working with data contained in Geodatabases.  The workshop is focused on intermediate to advanced users of ArcView, however, ArcEditor users will also benefit.


  • NH Fish & Game - Concord office, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

How to Use Images in Social Media Activities to Increase Engagement and Outreach
(02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Alice Henneman of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County, Nebraska will discuss best practices for using images in social media, with a focus on Extension programming.

Learning Objectives:

1) Use images in several types of social media to enhance engagement and sharing

2) Select images that gain the most attention

3) Utilize images on webpages to increase social media opportunities

4) Locate free images suitable for non-commercial use

5) Use free, simple online photo-editing tools


  • Webinar Online, NH,

Thursday, 11/06/2014

Forest Laws for Municipal Officials
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Two workshop dates and locations:
Nov. 6, 2014 - Enfield
Nov. 18, 2014 - Chesterfield

8 am - 3:00 pm all day
8 am - 12:30 pm morning only

A workshop for town staff and volunteers on forest laws that’s inside and in the field. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outside. Rain or shine.

Who should attend?
Selectmen, town clerks, tax collectors, assessors, code enforcement officers, conservation commissioners, road agents, forestry committee members, police
officers, and other town employees and volunteers
can play a vital role in the enforcement of forest laws. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for awhile.

Foresters attending will receive CFE’s for licensing.

Meeting times:
These workshops run from 8 am to 3:00 pm with a break from 12:30-1:00 for lunch. (Bring your own). You may attend for just the morning or for all day.  Please arrive promptly so we can start on time.

8-8:15  check in

8:15-12:30 pm
•  Who is responsible for what
•  Timber tax and intent-to-cut forms
•  Wetlands regulations, prime wetlands, forestry
    notification, stream crossing rules, shoreland water
   quality protection act as it relates to forest
•  Forest harvest laws (slash law, basal area along roads     
   and streams, timber theft and trespass, deceptive   
•  Roads (classes, weight limits, bonds, authority)

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch - Bring your own

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Visit a recently completed timber sale to learn what is and isn’t in compliance.

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  • Enfield Community Building, 308 Rte. 4, Enfield, NH, 03748

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. 


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

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.


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

Cooking Matters for Kids
(04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Thursdays: October 2 - November 6. In this course kids become the chefs and try new foods as they prepare and cook healthy recipes and snacks for themselves. Children ages 8-12 learn to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat.


  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem, 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH, 03079

Parents & Kids Cooking & Nutrition Series
(05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

A 6 week series.  Thursdays, Oct. 16 - Nov. 20.


Topics that will be covered include:

  • Learning about whole grains and making pancakes
  • Increasing fruits and vegetables
  • Making snacks
  • Fun recipes your child can help make

For siblings not participating, childcare or a place to do homework will be provided.


Class size is limited.  Pre-registration is required.


  • Whole Village Family Resource Center, 258 Highland St., Plymouth, NH, 03264

Rockingham County Next Step Teen Club
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

The Next Step Teen Club is a Club open to youth ages 13 and up from anywhere in Rockingham county or nearby. The club meets twice a month and participates in some additional events and activities.


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



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