Topics include determining system size, group sizes, calf and heifer housing alternatives, animal treatment and management needs, designing a total system and evaluating usefulness of existing facilities. Presented by Dr. Jud Heinrichs, professor Penn State Department of Animal Science; Dan McFarland and John Tyson, Penn State Extension Engineers, 8:30-10am. Register: 888/373-7232.
Penn State Extension in Pike County will hold the first of 5 weekly sessions of a free Quit Smoking Course, 6–7pm; Belle Reve. The group will meet for 5 consecutive Thursdays. Pre-registration is required. Nicotine patches available while supplies last. Individual counseling and group sessions available by appointment; call 570/296-3400 or 570/253-5970, ext 4110 or e-mail PikeExt@psu.edu
The first session of a Growing Stronger Exercise Program (Strong Women/Strong Men), 4:45–5:45pm, Pike County Administration Bldg. Two fitness plans are offered: 6 weeks for $40 or 12 weeks for $80. The program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The focus is on strength training, diet and exercise in a class setting. Individuals are educated on the effects of diet and exercise on bone health and bone mass to prevent the onset of osteoporosis. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by January 2. Read more
Penn State Extension in Pike County will hold the first of 5 weekly sessions of a free Quit Smoking Course, 3–4pm; Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 2512 Route 6, Suite 2. Pre-registration is required. Nicotine patches available while supplies last. Individual counseling and group sessions available by appointment; call 570-296-3400 or 570-253-5970, ext 4110 or e-mail PikeExt@psu.edu.
Sponsored by Roscoe Kiwanis Club at the Roscoe Central School Cafeteria, 9am-3pm. Cost: $35 (due at sign-up.) Limit of 40; to sign up, call 607/498-5730.
Commissioners’ Meeting room of the Pike County Administration Bldg., 6-8pm. Topic: Planning a Curriculum to Fit Your Space. Participants will identify ways to best utilize their environment to maximize children's potential to learn. Cost: $5.00. Registration is required by December 7, by going to www.pakeys.org/pages/login.aspx. Call 570/296-3400.
Wayne County Extension Office, 6:30-8:30pm. Topic: Working with Mixed Age Groups. Participants will learn how to extend lesson plans through different age groups. Cost: $5. Registration is required by December 8, by going to www.pakeys.org/pages/login.aspx. 570/253-5970, ext 4110.
The Master Gardener Program is sponsoring a “Suminagashi” workshop at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County, 5:30-8:30pm.
Mark McKenna will teach a class on comic book making, Western Sullivan Public Library, 1pm. Kids ages 10 and up. Register: 845/252-3360.
Join professional actor and director Laurie A. Guzda for a Comedy Improv workshop at Harmony Presents in the Hawley Silk Mill, 1-4pm. Free. Register: 570/588-8077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.