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Saturday, 08/01/2015

Scientist for a Day on Great Bay Cruise
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Dates 

- Saturday, July 18, 2015

- Saturday, August 1, 2015

- Thursday, August 6, 2015

- Tuesday, August 11, 2015

 

Join fellow explorers on an activity-based cruise from Portsmouth up the Piscataqua River into the Great Bay Estuary and to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. You are likely to get your hands wet as you learn about marine and estuarine ecosystems on this informal, educational cruise. You'll be invited to tow for plankton and marvel at its movement in a magnifying scope; capture water from below the surface and test its characteristics; observe, handle, and hear about plants and animals from the unique habitats of the estuary; deploy an otter trawl; and find out what scientists study about The Great Bay.

 

The Great Bay Estuary system adds approximately 150 miles to New Hampshire's relatively small coastline. Those 150 miles include everything from industrial, historical, and military landmarks to a wildlife refuge and National Estuarine Research Reserve. There will be opportunities to learn more about these landmarks and share what you know. There is also plenty of time on-board to just enjoy the fresh air, sights, and sounds of the estuary with your on-board companions as we scan for bald eagles, osprey, and harbor seals.

 

You will cruise aboard the 50 foot UNH Research Vessel, Gulf Challenger, under the guidance of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents, a New Hampshire Sea Grant water resources educator, and the crew of the Gulf Challenger. Time aboard the boat is approximately 5 hours, including about a half-hour visit to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory.

 

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 8:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 2:30 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

Sunday, 08/02/2015

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Jr. Conservation Officer Camp Week
(All day)

Junior Conservation Officer Camp Week - August 2 - August 5, 2015

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Explore Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
(09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

Dates 

- Friday, July 17

- Sunday, July 19

- Friday, July 31

- Sunday, August 2

- Sunday, August 9

- Friday, August 14

- Saturday, August 15

- Saturday, August 22

 

Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, and visit the Shoals Marine Lab. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Marine Docent tour guides. Investigate the intriguing intertidal creatures and zooplankton collected from the ocean at informal science stations on the boat.

 

On Appledore, explore the natural history of the island with the UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents. Discover the important role the Shoals played in the fishing economy of the 17th century. Find out about the amazing resort hotels on the Shoals in the 19th century and the people who flocked to the Isles for the healthy sea air. Visit the recreated garden of famous poet and essayist Celia Thaxter, who once lived on Appledore, and learn of her family's life on the Shoals.

 

Cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. All cruise guests must be able to walk several miles. Terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion.

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 9:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 3:00 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

Tuesday, 08/04/2015

4H Dairy Qualfying Show for ESE in Conjunction with NH PDCA Breed Show
(All day)

August 4 & 5 at the Cornish Fairgrounds

This is the only qualifying event for 4-H members interested in participating in the 4-H Dairy Show at Eastern States Exposition.

 

Entries for Breed and 4-H Show are due July 1st.

 

 

Location

  • Cornish Fairgrounds, 294 Town House Rd, Cornish, NH, 03745

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Join us this summer for one of UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workshops! 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics:

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • pressure canning
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, Food Safety

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Location

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

How to Grow, Harvest, and Use Culinary Herbs
(06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Join UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Ann LaCroix and Louise Jacobs at the Boscawen Community Garden's new culinary herb garden for an outdoor discussion of how to grow, harvest, and use culinary herbs. Attendees will have the opportunity to harvest some fresh herbs to take home, so please bring a few zip-lock bags along with you. If you have a favorite recipe for using herbs, please bring 12 or so copies to share.

 

Rain or Shine.

Location

  • Boscawen's Community gardens, Woodbury Lane & Corn Hill Road, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Wednesday, 08/05/2015

4H Dairy Qualfying Show for ESE in Conjunction with NH PDCA Breed Show
(All day)

August 4 & 5 at the Cornish Fairgrounds

This is the only qualifying event for 4-H members interested in participating in the 4-H Dairy Show at Eastern States Exposition.

 

Entries for Breed and 4-H Show are due July 1st.

 

 

Location

  • Cornish Fairgrounds, 294 Town House Rd, Cornish, NH, 03745

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

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Thursday, 08/06/2015

Scientist for a Day on Great Bay Cruise
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Dates 

- Saturday, July 18, 2015

- Saturday, August 1, 2015

- Thursday, August 6, 2015

- Tuesday, August 11, 2015

 

Join fellow explorers on an activity-based cruise from Portsmouth up the Piscataqua River into the Great Bay Estuary and to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. You are likely to get your hands wet as you learn about marine and estuarine ecosystems on this informal, educational cruise. You'll be invited to tow for plankton and marvel at its movement in a magnifying scope; capture water from below the surface and test its characteristics; observe, handle, and hear about plants and animals from the unique habitats of the estuary; deploy an otter trawl; and find out what scientists study about The Great Bay.

 

The Great Bay Estuary system adds approximately 150 miles to New Hampshire's relatively small coastline. Those 150 miles include everything from industrial, historical, and military landmarks to a wildlife refuge and National Estuarine Research Reserve. There will be opportunities to learn more about these landmarks and share what you know. There is also plenty of time on-board to just enjoy the fresh air, sights, and sounds of the estuary with your on-board companions as we scan for bald eagles, osprey, and harbor seals.

 

You will cruise aboard the 50 foot UNH Research Vessel, Gulf Challenger, under the guidance of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents, a New Hampshire Sea Grant water resources educator, and the crew of the Gulf Challenger. Time aboard the boat is approximately 5 hours, including about a half-hour visit to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory.

 

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 8:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 2:30 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

Celtic Music Concert - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

The Islay Mist Ceilidh is a large group of local musicians who play Celtic tunes.  Their instruments include on fiddles, flutes, penny whistle, guitars, bodhran, cello and accordion. The group has performed at numerous events and concert settings over recent years, drawing audiences at venues from Colebrook to Crawford Notch. They appear on a frequent basis at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, as well as yearly at the Lancaster Fair. They are planning to release their first CD in 2016.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 08/07/2015

Celia Thaxters Garden Tour
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers tours of Celia Thaxter's Appledore Island Garden through our UNH and Cornell partnership; tours are lead by UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents.

Appledore Island is an extremely rugged landscape, with uneven, slightly steep, and rocky paths. All tour participants must be 14 years of age or older and should be in good physical condition. Please wear footwear appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. The majority of the day is spent walking, and participants are required to stay with tour leaders for the entire duration of the time on Appledore Island. Limited seating is available aboard the R/V Challenger; passengers must be prepared to stand for the duration of the trip (~45 minutes).


Please arrive by 8:30 AM. Departure time from New Castle is 9:00 AM. Departure time from Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island is 2:45 PM, arriving back in New Castle by 4:00 PM.

- Friday, June 19, 2015
- Friday, June 26, 2015
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
- Saturday, July 25, 2015
- Sunday, July 26, 2015
- Thursday, July 30, 2015
- Friday, August 7, 2015
- Saturday, August 8, 2015

 

Website

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

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

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Saturday, 08/08/2015

Celia Thaxters Garden Tour
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers tours of Celia Thaxter's Appledore Island Garden through our UNH and Cornell partnership; tours are lead by UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents.

Appledore Island is an extremely rugged landscape, with uneven, slightly steep, and rocky paths. All tour participants must be 14 years of age or older and should be in good physical condition. Please wear footwear appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. The majority of the day is spent walking, and participants are required to stay with tour leaders for the entire duration of the time on Appledore Island. Limited seating is available aboard the R/V Challenger; passengers must be prepared to stand for the duration of the trip (~45 minutes).


Please arrive by 8:30 AM. Departure time from New Castle is 9:00 AM. Departure time from Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island is 2:45 PM, arriving back in New Castle by 4:00 PM.

- Friday, June 19, 2015
- Friday, June 26, 2015
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
- Saturday, July 25, 2015
- Sunday, July 26, 2015
- Thursday, July 30, 2015
- Friday, August 7, 2015
- Saturday, August 8, 2015

 

Website

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

Sunday, 08/09/2015

Explore Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
(09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

Dates 

- Friday, July 17

- Sunday, July 19

- Friday, July 31

- Sunday, August 2

- Sunday, August 9

- Friday, August 14

- Saturday, August 15

- Saturday, August 22

 

Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, and visit the Shoals Marine Lab. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Marine Docent tour guides. Investigate the intriguing intertidal creatures and zooplankton collected from the ocean at informal science stations on the boat.

 

On Appledore, explore the natural history of the island with the UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents. Discover the important role the Shoals played in the fishing economy of the 17th century. Find out about the amazing resort hotels on the Shoals in the 19th century and the people who flocked to the Isles for the healthy sea air. Visit the recreated garden of famous poet and essayist Celia Thaxter, who once lived on Appledore, and learn of her family's life on the Shoals.

 

Cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. All cruise guests must be able to walk several miles. Terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion.

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 9:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 3:00 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

Monday, 08/10/2015

4-H Lancaster Fair Entries DUE today
(All day)

4-H Lancaster Fair Entries DUE today in the Coös County 4-H Office, Lancaster, NH.   All 4-H Entries DUE today. 

We prefer online entries, if this is absolutely not possible, paper entries must be received before August 10.

  

Lancaster Fair dates - September 2-7, 2015

Location

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

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 is required at least 2 weeks prior to the start of class to allow time to receive and study the ServSafe book.

Register on-line

 

Location

  • Valley Regional Hospital, 243 Elm St., Claremont, NH,

Tree Farm Inspector Training
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


For those of you who have not yet been trained to the new ATFS standards, we are offering another training.  We will provide coffee, etc., and snacks.

 

To register: Please email Rita Carroll at rcarroll@forestsociety.org 


Training location:
Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness, NH 03245


From the South:
Take I-93 to Exit 24 (Ashland), at the end of the ramp turn right onto Route 3/Route 25 and take this into the center of Ashland. In Ashland, bear left at the Y and continue along 3/25 south until you come to the blinking light at the junction of Route 175. Turn left onto 175 and follow it for 1.7 miles to Hardhack Rd. on the right. Once on Hardhack Rd., go about 75 yards and take a right onto Perch Pond Rd. Follow Perch Pond Rd. for 1.8 miles and the entrance to the center will be on the left. The building is 100 yards or so through the gate on the right.


From the North:

Take Exit 25 (Plymouth), at the end of the ramp turn left onto Route 175A. At the top of the hill, bear slightly right onto Route 175. Continue on Route 175 for 2.9 miles to Hardhack Rd. on the left. Once on Hardhack Rd., go about 75 yards and turn right onto Perch Pond Rd. Follow Perch Pond Rd. for 1.8 miles and the entrance to the center will be on the left. The building is 100 yards or so through the gate on the right.

 

 

 

Location

  • Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness, NH, 03245

Tuesday, 08/11/2015

Scientist for a Day on Great Bay Cruise
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Dates 

- Saturday, July 18, 2015

- Saturday, August 1, 2015

- Thursday, August 6, 2015

- Tuesday, August 11, 2015

 

Join fellow explorers on an activity-based cruise from Portsmouth up the Piscataqua River into the Great Bay Estuary and to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. You are likely to get your hands wet as you learn about marine and estuarine ecosystems on this informal, educational cruise. You'll be invited to tow for plankton and marvel at its movement in a magnifying scope; capture water from below the surface and test its characteristics; observe, handle, and hear about plants and animals from the unique habitats of the estuary; deploy an otter trawl; and find out what scientists study about The Great Bay.

 

The Great Bay Estuary system adds approximately 150 miles to New Hampshire's relatively small coastline. Those 150 miles include everything from industrial, historical, and military landmarks to a wildlife refuge and National Estuarine Research Reserve. There will be opportunities to learn more about these landmarks and share what you know. There is also plenty of time on-board to just enjoy the fresh air, sights, and sounds of the estuary with your on-board companions as we scan for bald eagles, osprey, and harbor seals.

 

You will cruise aboard the 50 foot UNH Research Vessel, Gulf Challenger, under the guidance of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents, a New Hampshire Sea Grant water resources educator, and the crew of the Gulf Challenger. Time aboard the boat is approximately 5 hours, including about a half-hour visit to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory.

 

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 8:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 2:30 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(09:00 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

  • Coos County Nursing Home, 136 County Farm Road, West Stewartstown, NH, 03597

NH Plant Growers Association Annual Summer Meeting
(04:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Join us for the annual summer meeting and  baseball game after! This year's featured guest is Dr. Charlie Hall, Texas A&M Professor and Ellison Chair in International Floriculture. Charlie will discuss the economic forecast going into fall, the latest results from national green industry surveys, structural trends occurring in the industry and benchmarking financial and a operational performance.

 

Meeting is from 4:00 to 6:45pm. The Fisher Cats baseballl game starts at 7:00pm.

 

 

 

Location

  • Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, (Fisher Cats Ballpark), 1 Line Drive, Manchester, NH, 03101

Hands-on IPM in the Garden
(06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Whats bugging YOU?


Join our Field Specialist, Dot Perkins, at the Boscawen Community Gardens for a hands-on informational on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the Garden. As the growing season progresses, new pests emerge in the garden. Dot will discuss pests that may be bugging you in your garden. Learn how to identify pests, recognize the damage they cause, and control them using non-chemical methods.

Linked file:

Location

  • Boscawen's Community gardens, Woodbury Lane & Corn Hill Road, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Wednesday, 08/12/2015

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

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Thursday, 08/13/2015

Star Stories and the Night Sky - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

This program about the stories behind the stars uses myths and a gentle mix of science, along with audience participation to introduce the wonders of the night sky.   Come and find out which planets are out tonight; the origins of your zodiac sign; and how to tell a planet from a star.  We will start indoors, but if the sky is clear we will also go out on the front lawn to view the night sky and the Perseid Meteor Showers that are active on this date. So, bring a jacket or sweater and perhaps a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. This is a family program for ages 6-106.

 

Our presenter is Matthew Krug, a teacher and storyteller living in the Mount Washington Valley.  He has told stories in schools, libraries, alongside trails and campfires, aboard ship, on skis, and in canoes. He is a member of the Mountain Storytellers of Conway, NH; The New Hampshire Storyteller’s Alliance; and the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 08/14/2015

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

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Explore Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
(09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

Dates 

- Friday, July 17

- Sunday, July 19

- Friday, July 31

- Sunday, August 2

- Sunday, August 9

- Friday, August 14

- Saturday, August 15

- Saturday, August 22

 

Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, and visit the Shoals Marine Lab. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Marine Docent tour guides. Investigate the intriguing intertidal creatures and zooplankton collected from the ocean at informal science stations on the boat.

 

On Appledore, explore the natural history of the island with the UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents. Discover the important role the Shoals played in the fishing economy of the 17th century. Find out about the amazing resort hotels on the Shoals in the 19th century and the people who flocked to the Isles for the healthy sea air. Visit the recreated garden of famous poet and essayist Celia Thaxter, who once lived on Appledore, and learn of her family's life on the Shoals.

 

Cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. All cruise guests must be able to walk several miles. Terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion.

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 9:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 3:00 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854


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