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Wednesday, 02/07/2018

Brett School 5th grade Cultural Cuisine
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (01:30 PM - 02:15 PM)

5th graders learn more about the history of the food they eat through a cultural walk through North American history and food. Starting with Native American food students learn what food originated in North America and what was brought from Europe.  At the same time, students learn how to make healthy choices every day by reading food labels, calculating sugar in drinks and identifying whole grain foods. 

Location

  • K A Brett School, 881 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, NH, 03886

Brett School 7th grade Healthy Living
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (02:30 PM - 03:00 PM)

Brett School 7th graders learn how to make healthy choices through a six week lesson series.  Students learn how to identify whole grain foods, calculate sugar in drinks, read food labels, and increase physical activity.  At the end of the series students will cook a slow cooker meal for their parents to show off what they have learned.

Location

  • K A Brett School, 881 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, NH, 03886

Rockingham County 4-H Hippology & Judging Practice
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Hippology is a four-phase contest: a judging phase, an examination phase, a stations phase, and a problem solving phase. Seniors contestants judge in hand or halter classes and performance (riding/driving) classes. Juniors and Intermediates judge a class based on photos/slides. You do not need to have a horse to get involved in hippology!


Horse judging is a two-part contest: the first part is when contestants judge in hand or halter classes and performance (riding/driving) classes. The second part of the contest is either a knowledge based contest, when you take a 10 question quiz based on the classes you judged in the first part, or a communications based contest, when you present oral reasons on why you placed the horses you placed in the first part of the contest. You do not need to have a horse to get involved in horse judging!

 

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Location

  • Rockingham County UNHCE Office, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Maple Sugaring with 3/16" Tubing
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Learn how to set up your own taps and use 3/16" tubing for NATURAL VACUUM (without pump). Learn from UNH Cooperative Extension Maple Specialist Steve Roberge about getting started with 3/16" vacuum and see MORE production with LESS ecological impact. As part of our "Backyard Living Educational Series", this workshop is designed for all ages and scales of operation.

 

Location:  West Lebanon Feed & Supply, 12 Railroad Ave., West Lebanon NH

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Location

  • , NH,

Thursday, 02/08/2018

2018 Syrup Hydrometer Clinic
Thursday, 02/08/2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The Division of Regulatory Services will be holding 6 hydrometer clinics for New Hampshire maple producers. Agricultural Inspector, Janis Conner or Alice Tuson, will be present to check the accuracy of syrup hydrometers. In addition, information pertaining to the NH Maple Rules, the Department’s Seal of Quality Program, Voluntary Registration, and Organic Certification program will be available.

 

Maple Producers should bring hydrometers clearly labeled with the owner’s name.

 

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office at 271-3685, to confirm the clinic has not been canceled. All clinics will run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

Rockingham County

Tuesday, February 6

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

113 North Rd, Brentwood NH

 

Cheshire County

Thursday, February 8

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

33 West St. Keene, NH

 

Grafton County

Thursday, February 8                               

Grafton Country Cooperative Extension Office

3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill NH

 

Carroll County

Tuesday, February 13

Carroll Country Extension Office

73 Main Street, Conway NH

 

Coos County

Tuesday, February 13                              

UNH Extension Office

629 A Main St., Lancaster NH

 

Merrimack County

Thursday, February 15                            

State House Annex, Room 201

25 Capitol Street, Concord NH

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Location

  • UNH Cheshire County Extension, 33 West Street, Keene, NH, 03431

2018 Syrup Hydrometer Clinic
Thursday, 02/08/2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The Division of Regulatory Services will be holding 6 hydrometer clinics for New Hampshire maple producers. Agricultural Inspector, Janis Conner or Alice Tuson, will be present to check the accuracy of syrup hydrometers. In addition, information pertaining to the NH Maple Rules, the Department’s Seal of Quality Program, Voluntary Registration, and Organic Certification program will be available.

 

Maple Producers should bring hydrometers clearly labeled with the owner’s name.

 

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office at 271-3685, to confirm the clinic has not been canceled. All clinics will run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

Rockingham County

Tuesday, February 6

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

113 North Rd, Brentwood NH

 

Cheshire County

Thursday, February 8

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

33 West St. Keene, NH

 

Grafton County

Thursday, February 8                               

Grafton Country Cooperative Extension Office

3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill NH

 

Carroll County

Tuesday, February 13

Carroll Country Extension Office

73 Main Street, Conway NH

 

Coos County

Tuesday, February 13                              

UNH Extension Office

629 A Main St., Lancaster NH

 

Merrimack County

Thursday, February 15                            

State House Annex, Room 201

25 Capitol Street, Concord NH

Location

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

Meaningful Connections, Build Resilience: A three part series for Early Care and Education Providers
Thursday, 02/08/2018 (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Classroom with students and building blocks

 

Promoting Resilience through everyday interactions with young children - Part I

Resilience is the ability to experience life's everyday challenges or even significant hardships and find ways to bounce back and thrive. Through caring relationships with young children, early childhood professionals have an important role in promoting resiliency.

This workshop will feature strategies to support a child's ability to bounce back from difficult challenges. Strategies for building such resiliency skills as:

  • Self-control
  • Problem solving
  • Acting with confidence
  • Taking responsibility
  • Having a positive outlook

Through everyday interactions and relationships.

 

This will be a 2 hour workshop presented in three locations:

September 27, 2017 - Tilton

February 8, 2018 - Nashua

May 8, 2018 - Rochester

 

Using effective collaboration to support young children's resilience - Part 2

As early childhood professionals, we collaborate with coworkers and many others to provide quality education and care. Getting along with coworkers and other collaborators is not always easy. The quality of our relationships with coworkers affects our relationships with the children and families we serve. This workshop will feature strategies and skills for communicating effectively with others, getting on the same page, managing conflict, through everyday interactions with coworkers and collaborators.

 

This will be a 2 hour workshop presented in three locations:

October 18, 2017 - Tilton

February 22, 2018 - Nashua

May 22, 2018 Rochester

 

Making the most of everyday interactions with families - Part 3

Resilience is the ability to experience life's everyday challenges or even significant hardships and find ways to bounce back and thrive. Early Childhood professionals are in the position to help families support young children's resilience. This workshop will focus on practical strategies for building close working relationships with families. Emphasis will be on developing skills to make the most our of those everyday encounters with families' pick-up, drop-off through thoughtful intentional interactions.

 

This will be a 2 hour workshop presented in three locations:

November 8, 2017 - Tilton

March 8, 2018 - Nashua

June 12, 2018 - Rochester

 

You are not required to attend all three parts of these workshops, you may choose to attend one or more.

Location

  • , Nashua, NH,

Friday, 02/09/2018

Granite State Division Society of American Foresters Annual Winter Meeting
Friday, 02/09/2018 (08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)


8:00 am Registration & Coffee/Continental Breakfast


9:00 am NH Forestry Update

State Forester-Brad Simpkins, Society for the Protection of NH Forests-Jane Difley, Legislative/NHTOA Update-Jasen Stock, NH Forester Licensing Board-Don Winsor, Project Learning Tree, WMNF and others.


10:45 am Break


11:00 am Business Meeting

Presentation of Officers, Memorials, Review of 2017 Minutes, 2017 Annual Report, Treasurer's Report & Budget, NESAF Report, SAF Council Report, Resolutions


12:00 pm Lunch & Awards

Tree Farm Awards/Update, Membership Awards, Student Awards, Forester of the Year.


1:30 pm Shining the Light on LiDAR

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a relatively new remote sensing technology that can capture precise (~1 meter) three dimensional measurements of the earth surface, including stonewalls and cellar holes. It has shown promise for a number of forestry applications including inventory and management. Most of New Hampshire (84%) has been mapped with LiDAR and the data is now publicly accessible. The presenters will discuss how to access and potentially use this data. 

  • Rick Chormann, NH State Geologist and Director, NH Geological Survey
  • Shane Bradt, UNH Extension Associate Professor/Specialist, Geospatial Technologies
  • Mark Ducey, Professor, UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

3:30 pm Certificates and Adjourn and Safe Travels

 

SAF Category 1         3.5 CFEs

NHPLP Certification  8.0 credits 

Online registration and payment is encouraged. 

Registration deadline is Feb 2nd, 2018
A soup, salad and sandwich buffet lunch is included for each registered person.

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Location

  • Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH, 03301

Rockingham County 4-H Favorite Foods
Friday, 02/09/2018 (05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This event is a kick off to our 4-H Healthy Living and cooking events for 2017.  All levels of cooking, baking, and creating are encouraged to participate in this annual kick-off event.

Register with your 4honline portal  (Entry deadline February 4, 2018

Favorite Foods Information


What can you enter this year.......

 

New! 
Grilled Cheese Challenge  
Ages 12-18
Teams will square off in this cheesy battle of goodness!  This event is new and a qualifying event to State Activities Day.

 

Favorite Food Challenge
Ages 8-18
Create your favorite food and then those attending the event will be given an opportunity to vote for their favorite food in each category.  

 

Cloverbud Creations 
Ages 5-7 
Cloverbud members create their favorite food, then share with us how you created your delicious dish. 

 

Golden Plate Award 
Ages 8-18
Create an outstanding place setting with or without your favorite food entry and you could win the Golden Plate Award!

 

 

More Information

 

Questions? Contact Anne Atwater at anne.atwater@unh.edu or 603-679-5616.

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Location

  • Ellis Elementary School, 432 Main Street, Fremont, NH, 03044

Saturday, 02/10/2018

4-H Honey Bee Essays due to State 4-H Office
Saturday, 02/10/2018 (All day)

4-H members must submit their essays with an assigned topic of: “What's So Super About the Super Organism in the Honey Bee?” to the state 4-H office by February 10th  by emailing essays in MS Word format to Mary.Davis@unh.edu. More information about the national contest here http://preservationofhoneybees.org/essays

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham,, NH, 03824

Merrimack County 4-H Food Show
Saturday, 02/10/2018 (08:30 AM - 01:00 PM)

Focus on the 5 Food Groups!
February 10, 2018
Penacook Elementary School
Registration begins at 8:30 AM

 

EVENT REGISTRATIONS DUE: January 26, 2018 to the 4-H Office

Event Schedule:
• 8:30 - 9:00 AM: Registration/Set Up
• 9:00 - 11:00 AM: Stations - Progressive Meal, Judging Of Grilled Cheese Cook-Off & Place Settings.
• 11:00 AM: Awards Ceremony
• 11:15 AM: Clean-up

 

Members must be enrolled in 4HOnline to participate!

 

For more information and event details: https://extension.unh.edu/Merrimack-County/Food-Show 

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Location

  • Penacook Elementary School, 60 Village Street, Concord, NH, 03303

Coös County 4-H Sharp Shooters Group
Saturday, 02/10/2018 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the North Country Resource Center, 629 Main Street, (Route 3) Lancaster, NH.  

All youth are welcome ages 8-18, learn firearm safety, with hands-on learning. 

This group meets the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month, unless noted otherwise.

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Location

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

Land Owner Classes: Hemlock Workshop
Saturday, 02/10/2018 (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Discussions will emphasize the valuable niche that Eastern Hemlock represents in New England forests.  Lectures will focus on the wide variety of wildlife benefits provided by Eastern Hemlock (food sources and thermal cover/nesting), followed by an indoor milling demonstration and forest products discussion about Hemlock timber products. Additional topics will include the biology and history of the species, as well as potential impacts on Hemlock of the Woolly Adelgid.

 

N.H. Instructors: Robert Cooke, Forest Health Protection, U.S. Forest Service; Steve Eisenhaure, UNH Woodlands Manager; Don Quigley, UNH Thompson School; and Matt Tarr, UNH Extension. 

 
PLP Credits - 4

 

Location

  • UNH Sawmill, 248 Mast Rd., Durham, NH, 03824

Gap Mountain Timber Harvest Tour
Saturday, 02/10/2018 (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

 

Join forestry professionals at Gap Mountain for a public tour of a working timber harvest and introduction the basics of conducting a well-planned, careful timber harvest operation.

 

The Forest Society will be conducting a timber harvest on a 50 acres portion of the 1,120 acre Gap Mountain Forest Reservation in Troy and Jaffrey. The harvest is located on the south side of Gap Mountain off Fern Hill Road. The area includes a portion of the Metacomet to Monadnock Trail. This harvest includes prescribed thinning, patch cuts and group selection to favor growth of oak, pine and mixed hardwoods along a network of skid trails radiating from a central landing. We will tour compartments within the harvest area, discuss goals and operating considerations. Learn which trees are marked to be cut and why. Learn from foresters. Meet the logger.  On the landing we’ll discuss regional wood markets, log pricing by tree species, grade and the wood products produced.

 

Directions and field trip-specific information will be provided to all registrants.

 

snow date: Saturday February 17th

Location

  • Gap Mountain Forest Reservation, off Fern Hill Road, Jaffrey, NH,

Sunday, 02/11/2018

NH 4-H Livestock Show & Auction Selection & Marketing 101 Workshop
Sunday, 02/11/2018 (09:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 02/12/2018

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy for Middle School Teens
Monday, 02/12/2018 (02:30 PM - 04:30 PM)

Kennett Middle School students will participate in an after school slow cooker class.  All students receive a free slow cooker. Each week students prepare a slow cooker meal to cook at home with food provided by Memorial Hospital. Middle School students learn cooking skills, food safety techniques, and how to cook with healthy ingredients.

 

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Location

  • Kennett Middle School, 176 Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818

Rockingham County Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, 02/12/2018 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Agenda items:

 

Program Presentation: Youth & Family

 

Administrative Staff attending: 

Location

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

Tuesday, 02/13/2018

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy for High School Teens
Tuesday, 02/13/2018 (All day)

Kennett High School students will participate in an after school slow cooker class.  All students receive a free slow cooker. Each week students prepare a slow cooker meal to cook at home with food provided by Memorial Hospital. Students learn cooking skills, food safety techniques, and how to cook with healthy ingredients.

 

This after-school club will also be a collaboration with 4-H to have students compete in a TEEN Cook-off at the end of the lesson series.  Students will work with Nutrition connections, 4-H and the Conway food service director to design a healthy school lunch to compete in a regional competition.  Winners will go on to a state cook-off.

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Location

  • Kennett High School, 409 Eagles Way, Conway, NH, 03860

Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use: Core Training
Tuesday, 02/13/2018 (08:15 AM - 05:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops in February 2018 for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate - general use from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. Individuals wishing to obtain this certification need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written and oral exam, and show proof of insurance.

 

Training will prepare participants for the state certification exam. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and NH Code of Administrative Rules during the core class. Trainings will be offered for the following categories: Turf (G2), Right Of Way (B), and Forest (C1).

 

Recertification credits to be announced.

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Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

2018 Syrup Hydrometer Clinic
Tuesday, 02/13/2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The Division of Regulatory Services will be holding 6 hydrometer clinics for New Hampshire maple producers. Agricultural Inspector, Janis Conner or Alice Tuson, will be present to check the accuracy of syrup hydrometers. In addition, information pertaining to the NH Maple Rules, the Department’s Seal of Quality Program, Voluntary Registration, and Organic Certification program will be available.

 

Maple Producers should bring hydrometers clearly labeled with the owner’s name.

 

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office at 271-3685, to confirm the clinic has not been canceled. All clinics will run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

Rockingham County

Tuesday, February 6

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

113 North Rd, Brentwood NH

 

Cheshire County

Thursday, February 8

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

33 West St. Keene, NH

 

Grafton County

Thursday, February 8                               

Grafton Country Cooperative Extension Office

3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill NH

 

Carroll County

Tuesday, February 13

Carroll Country Extension Office

73 Main Street, Conway NH

 

Coos County

Tuesday, February 13                              

UNH Extension Office

629 A Main St., Lancaster NH

 

Merrimack County

Thursday, February 15                            

State House Annex, Room 201

25 Capitol Street, Concord NH

Location

  • Carroll County UNHCE Office, 73 Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818

2018 Syrup Hydrometer Clinic
Tuesday, 02/13/2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The Division of Regulatory Services will be holding 6 hydrometer clinics for New Hampshire maple producers. Agricultural Inspector, Janis Conner or Alice Tuson, will be present to check the accuracy of syrup hydrometers. In addition, information pertaining to the NH Maple Rules, the Department’s Seal of Quality Program, Voluntary Registration, and Organic Certification program will be available.

 

Maple Producers should bring hydrometers clearly labeled with the owner’s name.

 

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office at 271-3685, to confirm the clinic has not been canceled. All clinics will run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

Rockingham County

Tuesday, February 6

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

113 North Rd, Brentwood NH

 

Cheshire County

Thursday, February 8

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

33 West St. Keene, NH

 

Grafton County

Thursday, February 8                               

Grafton Country Cooperative Extension Office

3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill NH

 

Carroll County

Tuesday, February 13

Carroll Country Extension Office

73 Main Street, Conway NH

 

Coos County

Tuesday, February 13                              

UNH Extension Office

629 A Main St., Lancaster NH

 

Merrimack County

Thursday, February 15                            

State House Annex, Room 201

25 Capitol Street, Concord NH

Location

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

Ossipee Central School Pick a Better Snack
Tuesday, 02/13/2018 (09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

Ossipee Central School students try a different fruit or vegetable every month. During class students learn about a fruit or vegetable then have a chance to taste it and give their opinion on how it tastes.  If they like it the school food service director will use it more for their snack bowls provided by the Fresh Fruit and Veggie Program.

Location

  • Ossipee Central School, 68 Main Street, Center Ossipee, NH, 03814

Selling Timber? Do It Right!
Tuesday, 02/13/2018 (05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)


Dollars and Cents of Owning Land: A Workshop Series for Landowners

The NHTOA and UNH Cooperative Extension are teaming up to offer a landowner workshop series to help landowners be prudent woodlot owners. Each session starts at 5:30 with a light supper and mingling, with presentations, discussions, and questions and answers to follow. Each class will conclude at 8:00 p.m. 

 

Come to one, two, three, or all sessions. Preregistration is required for us to plan for food and handouts. Cost is $25 per class for NHTOA members, $30 per class for non-members.


Selling timber is a once-in-a-lifetime activity for most landowners. No single activity has such power to significantly improve or degrade your forest. Proper harvesting can provide income, improve wildlife habitat, and can result in new trails, better access, views, and healthy and vigorous forests. Learn the steps to ensure a successful timber sale. Topics include: goals and objectives, role of foresters and loggers, timber sale contracts, laws, and taxes.

 

Instructors: Jim Frohn, Grafton County Extension Forester.

 

Preregistration is required to plan for food and handouts.

 

Location

  • Conservation Center - Forest Society, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 02/14/2018

Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use: Right of Way Training
Wednesday, 02/14/2018 (08:15 AM - 05:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops in February 2018 for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate - general use from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. Individuals wishing to obtain this certification need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written and oral exam, and show proof of insurance.

 

Training will prepare participants for the state certification exam. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and NH Code of Administrative Rules during the core class.

 

According to the NH Code of Administrative Rules (Pesticide Division) to be eligible to apply for a Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use, a person is required to complete category specific training for each category in which they are interested. This Right of Way training class satisfies this requirement and offers 8 recertification credits to those individuals already certified. This training provides instruction by top notch instructors in a variety of topics: Pesticide Calculations and Sprayer Calibration; Application Equipment; Weed Control: Identification, life cycles, management; Tick Talk: Identification and Prevention; Invasive Upland Plant Species of New Hampshire; and specific NH Rules and Regulations pertaining to this category.

 

Recertification credits to be announced.

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Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Community Training in Ecological Design, a Four Part Workshop Series
Wednesday, 02/14/2018 (08:30 AM - 05:30 PM)

 

ecological landscape design

 

This workshop series, Community Training in Ecological Design,  will present community planning solutions that use ecological design to integrate biodiversity, secure food production, sustainable water and energy systems, infrastructure, and economy. The result is homes, businesses, and communities that use less energy, create less waste, and recycle more resources. All participants will come away with tools to plan, design and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for their communities while working in harmony with the natural world.  Ideal for concerned citizens including those who serve on town boards and commissions.  Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.

 

CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional.

 

 

    

 

 

Schedule & Locations:

 

- Wed, Jan. 24, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at Merrimack County UNHCE office, 315 DW Hwy, Boscawen NH (snow date 1/25)
- Wed, Jan. 31, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at Merrimack County UNHCE office, 315 DW Hwy, Boscawen NH (snow date 2/1)
- Wed, Feb. 7, 2018, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at 357 Central St., Franklin NH (snow date 2/8)
- Wed, Feb. 14, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at 357 Central St., Franklin NH (snow date 2/15)

 

To register: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=26182

 

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Location

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


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