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Thursday, 03/05/2015

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

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy
(11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

6 week lesson series to teach families how to use a slow cooker to make easy meals.  Each participant recieves a slow cooker and will prepare a raw meal to take home and cook in a slow cooker the next day, or freeze for another day.  A sample meal will be available to taste each week.

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Location

  • Wakefield Food Pantry, 1500 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville, NH, 03874

Saving Money at the Grocery Store
(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics covered during this six week series (Thursday’s, 2/12 - 3/26) will include: The food we eat and MyPlate; Mealtime - my role, my child’s role; What’s for dinner?; Going shopping and a grocery store tour; and a $10.00 shopping challenge!

 

Pre-registration is required.

Location

  • Lebanon Head Start, 11 Eldridge St., Lebanon, NH, 03766

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

Thursdays: January 29 - March 5. 


Cooking Matters for Families is a six week series for school-age children and their families to come together in the kitchen to learn about healthy eating and the importance of family mealtime. Topics include fast foods, school meal programs, and family dining strategies. 

Location

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

Eat Smart - Family Cooking Series
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Family Cooking Series Starts in March, Sign up Today

How many times do you hear – “What’s for dinner?”  Would you and your family like to learn how to cook together?  How about ideas on how to eat healthier and shop smarter?  The Families Healthy Together Eat Smart Series begins on Thursday, March 5.   Interested families are encouraged to register today, space is limited. 

 

Rachel Freierman of AMC and Heidi Barker of UNH Cooperative Extension will be co-teaching this fun, hands-on program to local families.  During the class, families work together to cook and enjoy a healthy meal combined with nutrition themed activities.  A take home bag of ingredients are then sent home to practice the recipe again or try something new.  “Cooking is a skill that many are looking to learn more about.  This is one of the best classes we offer to families in Coös County.”,  said Nutrition Program Coordinator, Heidi Barker.  “It has all the bells and whistles to teach kids and parents how to eat healthy while having lots of fun together!

 

The four week program is scheduled for Thursdays in the Family Consumer Science Lab at Berlin High School.  Dates include:  March 5, 12, 19 and 26.  Families with at least one child, age 5-11, living in the communities served by Gorham and Berlin School Districts, are eligible to participate. 

Location

  • Berlin High School, 550 Willard Street, Berlin, NH, 03570

Emerald Ash Borer for Birders Workshop
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Help track the Emerald Ash Borer

Forest Health officials need the help of outdoor enthusiasts, including birders, in detecting emerald ash borer (EAB), the most destructive forest pest in North America. Its larvae tunnel just under the bark of ash trees, killing them quickly. You can help us locate this pest by spotting the characteristic bark damage caused by woodpeckers feeding on EAB larvae.In this workshop, Molly Heuss with NH Division of Forest & Lands and Steve Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension, will teach you what to look for and how to report potentially infested trees. They will also discuss the history and biology of emerald ash borer, the status of infestations in NH, the impacts this insect is expected to have on NH’s forests and landscapes, and the steps NH Forest Health officials are taking to manage this insect. Phil Brown of NH Audubon will discuss the birds that feed on the Emerald Ash Borer and how to identify them, and why their feeding behavior leaves the characteristic “blonding” on the ash trees, as well as provide a landowner’s (NH Audubon) perspective on EAB infestations.

Location

  • Harris Center for Conservation Education, 83 King's Highway, Hancock, NH, 03449

Friday, 03/06/2015

Northern New England Nursery Conference
(09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

On-line registration is available. The deadline has been extended to March 4, 2015. For late registration or if you are unable to register online, contact Suzanne Hebert at suzanne.hebert@unh.edu or 603-862-3200.

 

Pesticide recertification credits are pending state approval for private and commercial applicator.

 

In case the event is cancelled or delayed notification will be sent via email to those who have preregistered.

 

 

Location

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

Fly and Parasite Control for Organic and Conventional Livestock & Dairy Producers
(09:00 AM - 02:30 PM)

Guest speakers at this workshop will be:

Carol Glenister, Entomologist, IPM Laboratories, Inc., Locke, NY

Vicki Smith, Organic Certifier, Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food, Concord, NH

Jim Weber, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maine, Orono, ME

 

Three (3.0) NH pesticide recertification credits have been granted.

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Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Saving Money at the Grocery Store
(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics covered during this six week series (Friday’s, 2/13 - 4/3) will include: The food we eat and MyPlate; Mealtime - my role, my child’s role; What’s for dinner?; Going shopping and a grocery store tour; and a $10.00 shopping challenge!

 

Pre-registration is required.

Location

  • Littleton Head Start, 646 Union Street, Ste 800, Littleton, NH, 03561

Saturday, 03/07/2015

Dig Your Garden: Healthy Soil and Garden Fertility
(09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

If you want to learn the rules of gardening from the ground up, here’s your chance! Ron Christie, UNH Cooperative Extension agriculture program coordinator, will lead the series, taking gardeners through every phase of the growing season. Designed for both new and experienced gardeners.

Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- March 4: Garden Planning 
- March 11: Starting Transplants from Seed 
- March 18: Containers and Raised Bed Gardening 
- March 25: Pollinators; Good Bugs, Bad Bugs; Pest Control 
- April 1: A Fungus Among Us; Preventing Disease in your Garden
- April 8: Growing Veggies and Herbs
- April 15: Growing Tomatoes
- April 22: Season Extension
- May 6: Snow Date 

 

Saturdays 
- March 7 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Healthy Soil and Garden Fertility
- March 14 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Growing Apples and Pears
- April 4 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Growing Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries

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Location

  • Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH, 03032

Blueberry & Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Join Bill Lord and Amy Papineau from UNH Cooperative Extension for an informative pruning demonstration. These specialists will show how to properly prune blueberry bushes and various fruit trees to keep the plants productive and healthy.

Please come dressed for the weather, as this event will be held outside -- rain, snow, or shine.

Find more demos and events at extension.unh.edu/events

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Location

  • Blue Moon Berry Farm, 195 Waldron Hill Road, Warner, NH, 03278

Monday, 03/09/2015

Show Me Nutrition – Nutrition in the Classroom
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Mondays: March 2-30.  

 

In this nutrition in the classroom series, fifth grade youth explore healthy eating and staying active with taste-testing activities and interactive lessons and games. Parents receive weekly newsletters to reinforce topics. Open to fifth grade students at Seabrook Elementary School.

Location

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

Mindful Me meets Nutrition Ninjas
(03:30 PM - 05:00 PM)

Mondays: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. 

Join us in preparing delicious foods and incorporating mindful practice (paying attention, being present and aware), mind/body exercise, and creative activities such as art and music. Open to Raymond Middle School students.

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Location

  • Iber Holmes Gove Middle School, 1 Stephen Batchelder Parkway, Raymond, NH, 03077

Tuesday, 03/10/2015

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

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(09:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminate food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.

 

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager coursebook prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

 

Instructor: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist

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Location

  • Granite State College, 53 Technology Lane, Suite 150, Conway, NH, 03818

Conquer the Kitchen
(03:30 PM - 05:30 PM)

Tuesdays: March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14. Learn cooking basics and how to feed your body to give it the fuel it needs to power you through the day. We will take common ingredients and create delicious snacks, such as Peanut Butter Banana "ice cream," Apple Smash with Cinnamon Yogurt, and Awesome Omelets. Open to Seabrook Adventure Zone participants.

Location

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

Wednesday, 03/11/2015

30th Annual North Country Dairy Seminar and Trade Show
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Plan to join us for the 30th Annual Dairy Seminar & Trade Show at the Mountain View Grand Resort, Whitefield, NH.  Please see attached flyer for more details and registration information, due March 2.

 

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Location

  • Mountain View Grand Resort, Mountain View Rd., Whitefield, NH, 03598

Beware the Emerald Ash Borer
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Wood stove users be on the lookout! The Emerald Ash Borer has been labeled the most destructive forest pest in North America and has killed ever-widening swaths of ash trees in the Northeast since the late 1990s. It has now been spotted in NH. As outdoor enthusiasts and/or firewood users, YOU can help by learning how to recognize the signs of this highly destructive insect and what you can do if you spot it. Amy Papineau, Field Specialist, and Fred Borman, Rockingham County Forester, UNH Cooperative Extension; and Lauren Kras, President of the Seacoast Chapter of NH Audubon will be the presenters. Refreshments are at 7:00 pm. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend the program.

 

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Location

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

Dig Your Garden: Starting Transplants from Seed
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

If you want to learn the rules of gardening from the ground up, here’s your chance! Ron Christie, UNH Cooperative Extension agriculture program coordinator, will lead the series, taking gardeners through every phase of the growing season. Designed for both new and experienced gardeners.

Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- March 4: Garden Planning 
- March 11: Starting Transplants from Seed 
- March 18: Containers and Raised Bed Gardening 
- March 25: Pollinators; Good Bugs, Bad Bugs; Pest Control 
- April 1: A Fungus Among Us; Preventing Disease in your Garden
- April 8: Growing Veggies and Herbs
- April 15: Growing Tomatoes
- April 22: Season Extension
- May 6: Snow Date 

 

Saturdays 
- March 7 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Healthy Soil and Garden Fertility
- March 14 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Growing Apples and Pears
- April 4 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Growing Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries

Flyer

 

Location

  • Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH, 03032

Thursday, 03/12/2015

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

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy
(11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

6 week lesson series to teach families how to use a slow cooker to make easy meals.  Each participant recieves a slow cooker and will prepare a raw meal to take home and cook in a slow cooker the next day, or freeze for another day.  A sample meal will be available to taste each week.

Linked file:

Location

  • Wakefield Food Pantry, 1500 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville, NH, 03874

Friday, 03/13/2015

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

Saturday, 03/14/2015

Dig Your Garden: Growing Apples and Pears
(09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

If you want to learn the rules of gardening from the ground up, here’s your chance! Ron Christie, UNH Cooperative Extension agriculture program coordinator, will lead the series, taking gardeners through every phase of the growing season. Designed for both new and experienced gardeners.

Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- March 4: Garden Planning 
- March 11: Starting Transplants from Seed 
- March 18: Containers and Raised Bed Gardening 
- March 25: Pollinators; Good Bugs, Bad Bugs; Pest Control 
- April 1: A Fungus Among Us; Preventing Disease in your Garden
- April 8: Growing Veggies and Herbs
- April 15: Growing Tomatoes
- April 22: Season Extension
- May 6: Snow Date 

 

Saturdays 
- March 7 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Healthy Soil and Garden Fertility
- March 14 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Growing Apples and Pears
- April 4 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Growing Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries

Flyer

 

Location

  • Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH, 03032

Monday, 03/16/2015

Show Me Nutrition – Nutrition in the Classroom
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Mondays: March 2-30.  

 

In this nutrition in the classroom series, fifth grade youth explore healthy eating and staying active with taste-testing activities and interactive lessons and games. Parents receive weekly newsletters to reinforce topics. Open to fifth grade students at Seabrook Elementary School.

Location

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

Tuesday, 03/17/2015

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


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