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2019 Let's Cook Together!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

FREE Cooking Classes for Parents/Caregivers and Children (ages 4 and up)This is a six-week series of classes taking place on Wednesdays including May 22 and 29th and June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County in Middletown from 5 - 6:30 PM.*childcare will be provided*...

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4-H Dairy Explorers Program

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Join Dairy Explorers!The 4-H dairy program has set up a unique opportunity for youth to learn about dairy farming called DAIRY EXPLORERS. Any youth ages 5-18 can participate. Everyone will get hands on experience in farming!Some experiences that we offer are feeding the calves, watching a cow be ...

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Strengthening Families

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

For Parents/Caregivers and Youth who are 10-14 years old to attend together!This fun, unique 7 session program allows adults and their youth to build upon their strengths, enhance relationship and communication skills, practice peer pressure resistance skills and learn how to work through critica...

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2019 Making Quality Baleage

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Join us for a FREE Dinner and Program!This is a field discussion and demonstrations with CCE Specialists Joe Lawrence and Ron Kuck.Topics include:Harvest timing and forage quality goals to meet quality needsMoisture and other considerations for good fermentationPros and cons of different types of...

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Strengthening Families

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

For Parents/Caregivers and Youth who are 10-14 years old to attend together!This fun, unique 7 session program allows adults and their youth to build upon their strengths, enhance relationship and communication skills, practice peer pressure resistance skills and learn how to work through critica...

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2019 Container Gardening

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Container gardening is a terrific way to add color, height and pizzazz to an entryway, patio, pool area, or outdoor sitting area. Learn how to select and arrange plants to make a unique and stunning garden accent or display. You will also learn how to maintain your containers so they look...

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2019 Small Ruminant Seminar

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A full day offering a range of information and hands-on activities, including a Necropsy. We will be joined by tatiana Stanton, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist of Cornell University and Catskill Veterinary Services.Topics include: Beginners Sheep & GoatOn Farm Vet Med CareDiseasesParasite Co...

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No Frills Paper Crafting Weekend

Friday, May 31, 2019

Fundraising Event for 4-H$50.00 for the entire weekendMay 31 - June 2, 2019Break out prices if you can’t make the entire weekend:Friday 5/31/19 5pm-12am - $20.00Saturday 6/1/19 10am-12 am - $30.00Sunday 6/2/19 10am-5pm - $20.00Meals are not included, however, please bring a dish to share. 4 ft of...

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Strengthening Families

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

For Parents/Caregivers and Youth who are 10-14 years old to attend together!This fun, unique 7 session program allows adults and their youth to build upon their strengths, enhance relationship and communication skills, practice peer pressure resistance skills and learn how to work through critica...

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4-H Animal Fun Day 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Want to learn more about animals while having fun? Come to the 4-H Animal Fun Day!It's an annual awesome FUN, educational day for animal lovers! Our 4-H animal science clubs and programs will have animals and fun hands-on activities and crafts for all ages to enjoy! This event is open to the pu...

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2019 Creative Leaf Casting

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This is a two-part class.Leaf casting is a wonderful way to preserve the shapes and textures of leaves.In this workshop we will explore the basic technique, and then each participant can choose to do a simple leaf casting (beginners) or a deeper casting using larger or multiple leaves.In the s...

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2019 Working with Willow

Thursday, June 13, 2019

In this workshop you will learn a little about the history and uses of the many varieties of willow. You will then learn the technique of weaving willow and craft a plate to take home that can be used as a trivet or as a decorative item.Cost: $35/person$31.50 for Gardening in Orange County s...

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2019 Make a Flower Press

Saturday, June 15, 2019

In this workshop, participants will construct their own wooden 9”x12” plant press, and begin the process of preserving their own personal flower collection, or to prepare pressed plants for craft projects.All materials will be provided. Cost: $25/person$22.50 for Gardening in Orange Count...

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2019 Creative Leaf Casting

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

This is a two-part class.Leaf casting is a wonderful way to preserve the shapes and textures of leaves.In this workshop we will explore the basic technique, and then each participant can choose to do a simple leaf casting (beginners) or a deeper casting using larger or multiple leaves.In the s...

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2019 4-H Fair and Family Festival

Friday, July 26, 2019

Mark your calendar!Bring the family!Join the fun at our 4-H Fair and Family Festival July 26th, 27th and 28th Some activities will include: Petting Zoo Movie in the Park Hands on Activities 4-H Displays STEM Story Corner Cow Pie Bingo FoodKeep an eye on our website and so...

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DUCK DERBY 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The sixth Annual Great Extension Duck Derby will be held at the CCE Education Center and 4-H Park during Day 2 of our 4-H Fair & Family Festival. Ducks will be released promptly at 4:14 pm, so be sure to arrive on time, as you do not want to miss this exciting race! As we have done f...

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2019 4-H Fair and Family Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Mark your calendar!Bring the family!Join the fun at our 4-H Fair and Family Festival July 26th, 27th and 28th Some activities will include: Petting Zoo Movie in the Park Hands on Activities 4-H Displays STEM Story Corner Cow Pie Bingo FoodKeep an eye on our website and so...

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2019 4-H Fair and Family Festival

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Mark your calendar!Bring the family!Join the fun at our 4-H Fair and Family Festival July 26th, 27th and 28th Some activities will include: Petting Zoo Movie in the Park Hands on Activities 4-H Displays STEM Story Corner Cow Pie Bingo FoodKeep an eye on our website and so...

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2019 Lunch Box Treats

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Learn how easy it is to make homemade and healthy lunch box snacks including fruit leathers, raisins and more! Cost: $25Please contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@cornell.edu for more information.Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someone in your place.

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2019 Pickling

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Learn how to pickle cucumbers and other vegetables using a brine or vinegar with the hot water bath method. Participants will get to take samples home.Cost: $25Please contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@cornell.edu for more information.Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someon...

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2019 Gifts from Nature

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Driftwood, shells, pine cones, grape vines, leaves and flowers are just a few examples of “gifts” from nature that can be transformed into wreaths, note cards, wall hangings and more. In this “make and take” workshop, you will learn how items found in nature can inspire your creativity.Cost: ...

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2019 Fall Leaf Casting

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

This is a two-part class.First part: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSecond part: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMIn this workshop, we will work with big leaves! Canna, Elephant Ears, and cabbage all have wonderful texture and scale for leaf casting. All material...

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2019 Dehydrating Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dehydration is a great way to preserve your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables whether from your local farm or your garden. This class will demonstrate basic dehydration techniques and equipment needed for fruit, vegetables, and herbs.Cost: $25Please contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@corn...

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2019 Terrariums

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Learn how to create a beautiful terrarium to take home and enjoy. We will supply all the materials. Cost: $30$27 for Gardening in Orange County subscribersPlease contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@cornell.edu for more information.Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someo...

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2019 Cooking with Garden Vegetables

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Learn how to create unique dishes using fresh vegetable and herbs. There will be many tasty recipes to sample!Cost: $25Please contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@cornell.edu for more information.Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someone in your place.

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2019 Landscaping with Native Plants

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Using native plants in our home landscapes can be a very effective and attractive way to provide wildlife with needed food and shelter. This workshop will provide guidance in plant selection, placement and care, as well as some discussion of hardscape choices. Cost: $10$8 for Gardening in...

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2019 Fall Leaf Casting

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This is a two-part class.First part: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSecond part: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMIn this workshop, we will work with big leaves! Canna, Elephant Ears, and cabbage all have wonderful texture and scale for leaf casting. All material...

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Bountiful Harvest 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

​Besides the hay wagon rides and delicious dinner, there is always lots of excitement and competition around The ‘Celebrity Cow Milking Contest’.

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2019 Autumn Wreaths

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Create a beautiful autumn wreath using dried flowers, seeds and other natural materials.Please contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@cornell.edu for more information.Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someone in your place.

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2019 Fall Tablescapes

Friday, October 4, 2019

Fall is a wonderful time to entertain. Learn to make beautiful and simple centerpieces, napkin rings, table coverings and more to decorate your home. Many ideas will be shared, and participants will make and take home some items of their own. Cost: $20Please contact us at 845-344-1234 or...

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2019 Milk Soaps

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Enjoy the skin-smoothing benefits of soaps containing milk. In this informative workshop, you will learn simple safety measures, and the basic techniques for making milk-based soap. Participants will make soap to take home. Must be age 18 or older. Cost: $45Please contact us at 845-344-12...

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2019 Botanical Drawing

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Illustrate a holly shrub branch with colored pencils. Your completed drawing of dark green leaves and red berries will make a nice holiday gift or decoration for your home. Review drawing basics: form, tone, color; become familiar with drawing materials; observe our subject; and do a tonal dr...

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2019 Making a Snowman

Saturday, November 16, 2019

This is a 2-part class!Saturday, November 16 & 23 10 AM - 12 PM       Learn how to make a beautiful and cheerful snowman, and decorate it using all natural materials. Your unique creation will surely become a family heirloom!Cost: $30$27 for Gardening in Orange County sub...

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2019 Making Homemade Soup

Saturday, November 16, 2019

It’s getting cold outside and what is better than warming up with a nice bowl of homemade soup for lunch or dinner? Learn how easy it is to make soup and how to freeze it to save time in the future. Participants will take some soup home as well.Cost: $25Please contact us at 845-344-1234 or ora...

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2019 Making a Snowman

Saturday, November 23, 2019

This is a 2-part class!Saturday, November 16 & 23 10 AM - 12 PM       Learn how to make a beautiful and cheerful snowman, and decorate it using all natural materials. Your unique creation will surely become a family heirloom!Cost: $30$27 for Gardening in Orange County sub...

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2019 Creating Wreaths, Tabletop Trees & Kissing Balls

Friday, December 6, 2019

Create your choice of one of these lovely holiday decorations to make and take home to display. Cost: $35$31.50 for Gardening in Orange County subscribersPlease contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@cornell.edu for more information.Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someone ...

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2019 Creating Wreaths, Tabletop Trees & Kissing Balls

Friday, December 6, 2019

Create your choice of one of these lovely holiday decorations to make and take home to display. Cost: $35$31.50 for Gardening in Orange County subscribersPlease contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@cornell.edu for more information.Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someone ...

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2019 Creating Wreaths, Tabletop Trees & Kissing Balls

Friday, December 6, 2019

Create your choice of one of these lovely holiday decorations to make and take home to display. Cost: $35$31.50 for Gardening in Orange County subscribersPlease contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@cornell.edu for more information.Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someone ...

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2019 Holiday Icebox Cookies

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Holiday baking does not have to be stressful! Come learn how to make icebox cookies and take a batch home!Cost: $25Please contact us at 845-344-1234 or orange@cornell.edu for more information.Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someone in your place.

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