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Upcoming events (Merrimack County)



Wednesday, 09/02/2015

Exhibits Due to Ruth Kimball 4-H Exhibit Hall
(All day)

Exhibits Due to Ruth Kimball 4-H Exhibit Hall for the Hopkinton State Fair.

Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Thursday, 09/03/2015

4-H Exhibit Hall Judging at the Hopkinton State Fair
(09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

4-H Exhibit Hall Judging at the Hopkinton State Fair. 

 

At Ruth Kimball Exhibit Building

 

Judges luncheon will follow for those who volunteer to judge.

 

 

Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Friday, 09/04/2015

Natural Resources Stewards Course
(All day)

Course Offers a Path to Knowing Nature

UNH Cooperative Extension announces a hands-on course for people who enjoy being outdoors and value nature to become stewards of New Hampshire’s forests, wildlife, and water resources.

The 12-session course will cover tree identification, planting, and care; forest types and the wildlife that lives within them; permaculture; ecological landscaping; land conservation and protection; wetlands; invasive species; and many more topics essential to the well-being of the state’s natural resources.

“The course is open to all,” said Mary Tebo Davis, natural resources field specialist at Cooperative Extension. “It is especially helpful for those volunteering on conservation commissions, tree committees, or watershed associations, and for those who maybe aren’t sure yet how they can help but want to make a difference.”

In exchange for learning, participants complete 40 hours of volunteer service in more than 40 natural resource areas including measuring New Hampshire’s biggest trees, inventorying natural resources, helping protect thousands of acres of land, discovering endangered species and delivering educational programs to adults and children. Volunteering can take place in one’s own community or through one of Cooperative Extension’s partnering agencies’ programs.

Spaces are still available and will be up to the start of class Sept 4.  For more information, visit nhstewards.org or call Cooperative Extension at (603) 641-6060.

The course begins September 4 and will continue for 12 consecutive Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game offices in Concord.

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Location

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

4-H at the 100th Hopkinton State Fair
(08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Celebrating 100 Years of Fun at the Hopkinton State Fair! Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015. 

Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Saturday, 09/05/2015

4-H at the 100th Hopkinton State Fair
(08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Celebrating 100 Years of Fun at the Hopkinton State Fair! Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015. 

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Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Sunday, 09/06/2015

4-H at the 100th Hopkinton State Fair
(08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Celebrating 100 Years of Fun at the Hopkinton State Fair! Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015. 

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Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Monday, 09/07/2015

Office Closed for Labor Day Holiday
(All day)

The Office will be Closed in Observance of Labor Day. We will reopen the following day on September 8th at 8AM-4PM.

Location

  • Merrimack County 4-H Office, NH,

4-H at the 100th Hopkinton State Fair
(08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Celebrating 100 Years of Fun at the Hopkinton State Fair! Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015. 

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Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Thursday, 09/10/2015

County Management Team Meeting
(09:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Merrimack County Advisory Council
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Advisory Council meeting runs from 7 - 9 PM. Sept kicks off with a Potluck at 6 PM to welcome Council back after the summer break.

 

Agenda TBA.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Monday, 09/14/2015

Supervisory Registration Certificate –General Use Core Training
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. This certification enables an individual or company to apply general use products for turf, right of way and commercial brush control. In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

New Hampshire requires that anyone who applies pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or the pesticide is classified as general or restricted use. This includes over-the-counter homeowner-type pesticides.

 

 

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Growing Mushrooms
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Do you like mushrooms? If the answer is yes, here's another question.

 

Would you like to grow mushrooms? If that answer is also yes, you're in luck because Boscawen Agricultural Commission is offering a workshop on growing shiitake mushrooms.

 

Jim Ramanek, Master Gardener and owner of Warner River Organics, will  show you how easy and fun it is to cultivate edible mushrooms using logs, stumps, and the moist shade of your wooded property or the shaded back of the garage.

 

In this workshop, you will not only learn how to cultivate mushrooms but how to select wood, location, tools and supplies. Jim will present the whole process of drilling, plugging, waxing, stacking, waiting and forcing. You will learn about other mushrooms you can grow and receive information on suppliers for plug spawn.

 

 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 09/15/2015

Supervisory Registration Certificate –General Use Turf
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. This certification enables an individual or company to apply general use products for turf, right of way and commercial brush control. In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

New Hampshire requires that anyone who applies pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or the pesticide is classified as general or restricted use. This includes over-the-counter homeowner-type pesticides.

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

Wednesday, 09/16/2015

Supervisory Registration Certificate –General Use Right of Way
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. This certification enables an individual or company to apply general use products for turf, right of way and commercial brush control. In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

New Hampshire requires that anyone who applies pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or the pesticide is classified as general or restricted use. This includes over-the-counter homeowner-type pesticides.

 

 

 

 

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

Thursday, 09/17/2015

Merrimack County Horse Leaders meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Saturday, 09/19/2015

The Amazing Ride
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Hosted by the Merrimack County Horse Leaders Association. The ride will go through 6 different counties in one day!

 

Registration for this event closes Sept 17.

 

Follow this link for more information about the ride: https://www.actha.us/ride/7665/view

 

NH Tree Farm Field Day at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year
(08:00 AM - 03:45 PM)

8:00 a.m. Registration Begins


8:30 -11:15 Gregg Trail Long Tour, With multiple presenters.


9:15 -10:15 Tour of Wood Energy, Plant and Maple Sugarhouse


9:30 -11:15 New England Forest, Products Sawmill Tour


10:15 -11:30 Gregg Trail Short Tour, With multiple presenters.


11:30 -2:00 Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ and Raffle


2:15 -3:15 Tour of Wood Energy Plant and Maple Sugarhouse


2:15 -3:45 New England Forest Products Sawmill Tour


Intermittently throughout the day:
There will be staffed displays by the tents where some of the Adaptive Recreation equipment will be visible, and other business and organization displays will be available. People are welcome to walk the Dutton Brook
Trail at any time.


3:45 p.m. Close

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Location

  • Crotched Mountain Foundation, 1 Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH, 03047

Friday, 09/25/2015

Speaking for Wildlife A Training for New Volunteers
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Speaking for Wildlife trains volunteers to deliver public presentations and nature walks on a variety of wildlife and natural resources topics. This training will provide you with the basics of planning and delivering a wildlife talk. No public speaking experience is necessary! Speaking for Wildlife volunteers have access to presentations, equipment (laptops, projectors, etc.), handouts, books and other materials to support your talk. You’ll get support from County Extension staff, tips on public speaking, training on how to use presentation equipment and other practical tips.

12:30 - 1:00: Optional computer training
1:00 - 1:30: Welcome & Program Overview
1:30 - 2:30: Nuts and Bolts of Speaking for Wildlife
2:30 - 3:00: Tips for Public Speaking
3:00 - 4:00: Sample Presentation and Discussion

Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up soon. Click here to register.

 

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Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 09/29/2015

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

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

Wednesday, 09/30/2015

Resume Clinic - Merrimack
(06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

Thursday, 10/01/2015

Merrimack County Advisory Council
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Advisory Council meeting runs from 7 - 9 PM.

 

Agenda TBA.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Monday, 10/05/2015

Barns and Facilities for Small-Scale Farms
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

John C. Porter, UNH Cooperative Extension Professor and Specialist, Emeritus, will cover the basics of building new barns and renovating old ones to meet the needs of small-scale farming.

 

This will include site selection, building orientation, building materials and floor plan ideas. There will be examples of barns for several types of livestock.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 10/06/2015

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

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


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