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Tuesday, 07/22/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:00 PM - 08:00 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
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food


Presented by:   Deb Maes, Regional Specialist, Food Safety

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Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303-2410

Wednesday, 07/23/2014

North Haverhill Fair
(All day)

 

Enjoy a Lumberjack Contest, 4-H & Grange exhibits, art, photography, arts & crafts, and flower shows.  4-H shows and events held daily.

Location

  • North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Cooking Matters for Families
(10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Wednesdays: July 9 - August 13. A 6-week cooking and nutrition series for families with children ages 5-12.
• Learn basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low-cost meals.
• Develop healthy eating habits at home, at school, and when eating out.
• Prepare and share meals together.

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Location

  • The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH, 03038

Vineyard Walk and Twilight Meeting
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Walpole Mountain View Winery at Barnett Hill Vinyard, a recipient of the 2012 NH Farm of Distinction Award, is the scenic home of 32 varieties of cold-hardy grapes.

 

Please join Barnett Hill Vineyard owner Virgina Carter along with UNH Extension Specialists, in an educational tour of the vineyard and wine production room & equipment.

 

There will be discussions about the basics of growing grapes in NH, including common pests, variety selection and managing vines.

 

This event will take place rain or shine!

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Location

  • Barnett Hill Vineyard, Walpole, NH, 03608

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Home food preservation workshop covers the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences.

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Location

  • Claremont Savings Bank, NH,

Thursday, 07/24/2014

North Haverhill Fair
(All day)

 

Enjoy a Lumberjack Contest, 4-H & Grange exhibits, art, photography, arts & crafts, and flower shows.  4-H shows and events held daily.

Location

  • North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Geology Of The White Mountains - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The Weeks State Park Association is offering two free events on the subject of "Geology of the White Mountains".  Participants may attend either or both of these events.  The first event is a slide presentation by the authors of the newly published book entitled, "The Geology of New Hampshire's White Mountains" on Thursday, July 24, at 7PM at Weeks State Park.  This non-technical overview will cover the geology from the discoveries by the first scientists who explored the White Mountains in the 1800's to the new findings by geologists investigating the region today. This presentation will include the ice age history of the Ammonoosuc River basin and what it reveals about climate change and the environment in which the first paleo-indians settled.  Many local sites of interest will be included in the talk. 

 

The second event on the same subject is a field trip on Friday, July 25, from 9AM to 2PM The trip will start at the Weeks State Park main entrance at 9AM and requires carpooling to various geological sites in the area, starting with a stop at the summit of Mt. Prospect of Weeks State Park.  Participants will explore under the guidance of expert leaders the surface geology and glacial features of Weeks State Park and the nearby White Mountain region. This trip will be conducted rain or shine and will conclude by 2PM Bring lunch, snacks and water.  Please dress for short, easy walks.  If you have questions please call 788-4961.

 

The presentation team of six people for the two events includes Woody Thompson, Dyk Eusden, Dick Boisvert, Wally Bothner, Thom Davis and Dave Govatski.  All except Govatski are co-authors of the book upon which this program is based.  Thompson is a geologist with Maine Geological Survey. Eusden lives in Randolph, NH and is professor of geology at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.  Boisvert is State Archeologist for the State of NH.  Bothner is professor of geology at the Univ of NH.  Davis is affiliate research faculty at Plymouth State University.   Govatski is a retired forester with the USDA Forest Service and worked on the White Mountain National Forest.

 

The program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.    

Come early and enjoy the scenic park drive and views.

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster.

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Friday, 07/25/2014

North Haverhill Fair
(All day)

 

Enjoy a Lumberjack Contest, 4-H & Grange exhibits, art, photography, arts & crafts, and flower shows.  4-H shows and events held daily.

Location

  • North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Geology Of The White Mountains -Field Trip - Weeks State Park Event
(09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

The Weeks State Park Association is offering two free events on the subject of "Geology of the White Mountains".  Participants may attend either or both of these events.  The first event is a slide presentation by the authors of the newly published book entitled, "The Geology of New Hampshire's White Mountains" on Thursday, July 24, at 7 PM at Weeks State Park.  This non-technical overview will cover the geology from the discoveries by the first scientists who explored the White Mountains in the 1800's to the new findings by geologists investigating the region today. This presentation will include the ice age history of the Ammonoosuc River basin and what it reveals about climate change and the environment in which the first paleo-indians settled.  Many local sites of interest will be included in the talk.

 

The second event on the same subject is a field trip on Friday, July 25, from 9AM to 2 PM The trip will start at the Weeks State Park main entrance at 9AM and requires carpooling to various geological sites in the area, starting with a stop at the summit of Mt. Prospect of Weeks State Park.  Participants will explore under the guidance of expert leaders the surface geology and glacial features of Weeks State Park and the nearby White Mountain region. This trip will be conducted rain or shine and will conclude by 2PM Bring lunch, snacks and water.  Please dress for short, easy walks.  If you have questions please call 788-4961.

 

The presentation team of six people for the two events includes Woody Thompson, Dyk Eusden, Dick Boisvert, Wally Bothner, Thom Davis and Dave Govatski.  All except Govatski are co-authors of the book upon which this program is based.  Thompson is a geologist with Maine Geological Survey. Eusden lives in Randolph, NH and is professor of geology at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.  Boisvert is State Archeologist for the State of NH.  Bothner is professor of geology at the Univ of NH.  Davis is affiliate research faculty at Plymouth State University.   Govatski is a retired forester with the USDA Forest Service and worked on the White Mountain National Forest.

 

We will meet at the main entrance to Weeks State Park. 

Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, approximately 2 miles south of Lancaster.

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Saturday, 07/26/2014

Carroll County Farm Day
(All day)

 

A celebration of rural farming with hand-on workshops, demonstrations and activities for farmers, aspiring farmers and families.

 

Carrol County Farm Day is an annual event that highlights agriculture and forestry in Carroll County. The event is held on the County Farm in Ossipee.


Carroll County Farm Day is an annual event that highlights agriculture and forestry in Carroll County held on the County Farm in Ossipee. 

 

This event is a celebration of rural farming and offers several short hands-on workshops on topics that range from raising backyard livestock and growing healthy gardens to the basics of managing your own woodlot and safe tree felling techniques. The event also features fun activities for youth and families put on by local 4-H clubs, a farmers market and a number of farm based supply vendors.


Join us in celebrating the farms of Carroll County!

Location

  • Carroll County Farm & Maintenance, 30 County Farm Road, Ossipee, NH, 03864

North Haverhill Fair
(All day)

 

Enjoy a Lumberjack Contest, 4-H & Grange exhibits, art, photography, arts & crafts, and flower shows.  4-H shows and events held daily.

Location

  • North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

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

- Saturday, July 26, 2014

- Thursday, August 7, 2014

- Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 

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.

 

To ensure your comfort on the cruise, plan to dress for variable weather and to be exposed to the elements much of the time, although there is some space down below for use as needed. We cruise rain or shine! Bring a brown-bag lunch to eat while we make our way up the River or during our stop at Jackson Estuarine Lab. There are toilet facilities at the UNH Pier facility, on the Gulf Challenger, and at Jackson Lab. Some walking is required, mostly embarking and disembarking and can include steep ramps and floating docks. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended. Seating is very limited, except on deck surfaces. The cruises are best experienced with an attitude for adventure and learning, sure to ignite your curiosity and provide an unforgettable experience! Open to members of the public on a first come, first served basis. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. Cruises depart from the UNH pier, which is next to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fort Point in New Castle. 


Website

Location

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

Sunday, 07/27/2014

North Haverhill Fair
(All day)

 

Enjoy a Lumberjack Contest, 4-H & Grange exhibits, art, photography, arts & crafts, and flower shows.  4-H shows and events held daily.

Location

  • North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - North Country Adventure Week
(All day)

North Country Adventure Camp Week - July 27 - August 1, 2014

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Location

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

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

- Sunday, July 20, 2014 
- Sunday, July 27, 2014 
- Saturday, August 2, 2014 
- Sunday, August 10, 2014

- Friday, August 15, 2014

- Sunday, August 17, 2014

- Saturday August 23, 2014

 

Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Cooperative Extension 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 Docents. Look down to magnificent rock formations of eons past and up to a sky filled with birds that live on the island today. Learn about the plants that withstood the salty sea air to provide colonial settlers with remedies and today supply nutrition for the long voyages of migrating birds.

 

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.

 

Visit the main laboratory of the Shoals Marine Lab, the largest facility for undergraduate study of its kind in the world, and examine marine organisms via video microscope. Learn how students at the lab delve into the intensive study of the marine world and how you and your family can take a course there.

 

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while looking from the Isles to the coast or gazing at the long line of the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Taking an Appledore Island Walking Tour with the Docents is a voyage you'll never forget.

 

Open to members of the public on a first come, first served basis. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. Cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours. All cruise guests must be able to walk several miles. Terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion. Cruises depart from the UNH pier, which is next to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fort Point in New Castle. 


Website

Location

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

Monday, 07/28/2014

North Haverhill Fair
(All day)

 

Enjoy a Lumberjack Contest, 4-H & Grange exhibits, art, photography, arts & crafts, and flower shows.  4-H shows and events held daily.

Location

  • North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Newmarket Youth Garden
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Mondays: July 7 - August 18. From arugula to zucchini – water it, weed it, and fuel your body from the garden! Each week brings new produce to explore and recipes to try.

Location

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

Cooking Matters for Kids
(11:30 AM - 01:30 PM)

This six week program will take place on Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 2014. In this course kids become the chefs by learing to try new foods, prepare and cook healthy recipes and snacks for themselves. Children in grades 3-5 learn to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store or out to eat. Open to kids participating in programs at the Penacook Community Center, special guidelines apply.

Location

  • Penacook Community Center, 76 Community Drive, Penacook, NH, 03303

Cooking Matters for Kids
(01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)

Mondays: July 7 - August 4. In this course kids become the chefs and try new foods as they prepare and cook healthy recipes and snacks for themselves. Children in grades 3-5 learn to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat.

Location

  • Idlehurst Elementary School, Somersworth, 03878

Tuesday, 07/29/2014

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Open House
(03:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

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Location

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

Wednesday, 07/30/2014

Cooking Matters for Families
(10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Wednesdays: July 9 - August 13. A 6-week cooking and nutrition series for families with children ages 5-12.
• Learn basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low-cost meals.
• Develop healthy eating habits at home, at school, and when eating out.
• Prepare and share meals together.

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Location

  • The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH, 03038

Thursday, 07/31/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:00 PM - 08:00 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
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food

This workshop is presented by Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag.

 

Preregistration is requested by July 29, 2014 by calling Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email bettylou.canty@unh.edu.

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Location

  • Frisbee Memorial Community Ed & Conf Center, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester, NH, 03867

Chasing Ice - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The Weeks State Park Association is delighted to offer a free showing of the movie "Chasing Ice” at the Rialto Theater in Lancaster.  In 2005 acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. “Chasing Ice” is the story of Balog’s quest to document evidence of our changing planet. The result was his Extreme Ice Survey using time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture multi-year records of the world’s changing glaciers. Balog’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and ancient mountains of ice in motion.


We are indeed fortunate to have Dr. Tad Pfeffer on hand to introduce this film.  Dr. Pfeffer is a team member of the "Chasing Ice" project.  He is a glaciologist at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is visiting in New Hampshire this summer and has graciously offered to visit with us during the showing of the film in Lancaster.


Friday, 08/01/2014

Mobile Technology for Mapping
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Are you still lugging a camera, notebook, pen, GPS, compass, various field guides, and paper survey maps when you head out to a property or easement to undertake stewardship activities? Come learn about the basics of using mobile technology for mapping and how you can use it to gain efficiencies and stay organized.

Presented by: Jeff Lougee Director of Stewardship & Ecological Management, The Nature Conservancy.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation commissions for the 2014 Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Register


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Location

  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 1245 Bald Hill Road, Albany, NH, 03818

Saturday, 08/02/2014

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

- Sunday, July 20, 2014 
- Sunday, July 27, 2014 
- Saturday, August 2, 2014 
- Sunday, August 10, 2014

- Friday, August 15, 2014

- Sunday, August 17, 2014

- Saturday August 23, 2014

 

Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Cooperative Extension 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 Docents. Look down to magnificent rock formations of eons past and up to a sky filled with birds that live on the island today. Learn about the plants that withstood the salty sea air to provide colonial settlers with remedies and today supply nutrition for the long voyages of migrating birds.

 

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.

 

Visit the main laboratory of the Shoals Marine Lab, the largest facility for undergraduate study of its kind in the world, and examine marine organisms via video microscope. Learn how students at the lab delve into the intensive study of the marine world and how you and your family can take a course there.

 

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while looking from the Isles to the coast or gazing at the long line of the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Taking an Appledore Island Walking Tour with the Docents is a voyage you'll never forget.

 

Open to members of the public on a first come, first served basis. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. Cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours. All cruise guests must be able to walk several miles. Terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion. Cruises depart from the UNH pier, which is next to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fort Point in New Castle. 


Website

Location

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


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