October 2017 NewsFlash

Penn State Extension event listings for October 1 - 15, 2017

10/2/17 – Got a gardening question? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, October 2, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-421-6430 or email

10/2/17 – Getting the Most from Your Grant Writing Efforts, Monday, October 2, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, PSU Worthington Scranton Campus, 120 Ridge View Drive, Room 10 Dawson Building, Dunmore, PA 18512. Fee: $25 per person; registration deadline: September 29, 2017. The grant writing and fund-raising environment is increasingly competitive. Organization and preparation matter. Obtaining grants is a process. This workshop will break that process down into workable strategies to ensure a more successful outcome. This program is for: experienced grant writers looking to improve their skills; individuals that are new to grant writing; and individuals that work for, volunteer for, or are involved with a nonprofit, an educational institution, local government, or a foundation. Peter Wulfhorst, Penn State Extension Educator is the presenter. For more information visit

10/2/17 – 4-H Horse Leader meeting, October 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Monroe County Horse Leader monthly meeting to discuss upcoming events, changes in rules, participation expectations, and any other topics of discussion that arise. Call 570-421-6430 or email Sherri Williams at for more information.

10/3/17 – First Session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger Program, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 3, 2017 through November 9, 2017. The classes consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Cost: $60. All classes will be held at St. Peter’s Community Center, 177 Main Road in Lehighton (Weissport), PA 18235. For more information contact Penn State Extension at 570-325-2788 or Email:

10/5/17 – Zoning in Local Municipalities, Thursday October 5, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Blvd, Lords Valley, PA 18428. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Register by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, October 3 by contacting Brian Snyder at or 570-296-3500. Peter Wulfhorst, Penn State Extension Educator, is the presenter. Sponsored by Pike County Council of Governments. This session will provide a shared definition of what zoning is, know where zoning is addressed in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and an understanding of the limits of zoning. The session will provide a basic understanding of the different zoning terms including "Conditional Use", "Special Exception", "Variance" and "Non¬conformities" as well as the roles of the various zoning administration team members in zoning. Topics include: Foundations of Zoning - What is Zoning?; Zoning in the Municipalities Planning Code; Basic Zoning Terms; Zoning Administration Team; Zoning Officer; and Zoning Hearing Board.

10/8/17 – Fun and Free Family Emergency Preparedness workshop, Sunday October 8, 2:30 – 6:00 PM, Pike County Emergency Management, 135 Pike County Blvd, Hawley, Pennsylvania 18428. Is your family truly prepared for an emergency? Do you know of the resources available in your area in the event of a disaster? Blizzards, floods, & fires are just a few of the situations your family should be prepared for. This workshop is for youth grades 3-8 and their families to learn about what to do in an emergency, how to contact authorities, and how to work together to develop a family emergency plan. In addition to the workshop and provided resources, participants will have the opportunity to tour the Training Facility, interact with local emergency services personnel and equipment, and enjoy refreshments with family and new friends. Pre-registration is required; please call 570-296-3400 or email to register!

10/14/17 – Fall, Time to Plant Garlic Workshop, Saturday October 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Carbon County Environmental Education Center, 151 East White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, PA 18250. This program is presented by the Carbon County Penn State Master Gardeners. Cost: $10 each adult. Learn how to prepare the soil, plant, care for and harvest garlic. Different varieties of garlic will be presented and garlic sets will be provided to plant in home gardens. Pre-registration is required by Monday, October 6, 2017. Call 570-325-2788 or email if you have any questions.

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