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Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
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Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

For Individuals, Parents and CaregiversIn this workshop participants will learn how to use mindfulness tools that reduce everyday stress and thereby increase their overall quality of life. Topics include:What is mindfulnessHow you can train your brain to focusPractical tools for every day to redu...

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Open House on the Farm
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Open House on the Farm

Saturday, September 9, 2017

At Pennings Orchard, 169 State Route 94 South, Warwick, NYA wonderful family outing! Guided Dairy ToursMilking DemosVisit the CalvesHay RidesName the Calf ContestLocal Ag ProductsPetting ZooCheese TastingsYouth & 4-H ActivitiesOutdoor GamesOpen House on the Farm is here again! This year, th...

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Parenting in this Wild New World
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Parenting in this Wild New World

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

For Parents/Caregivers of Children of All AgesThis program provides five practical steps that support healthy brain development in children and help them cooperate naturally. In this workshop, participants will:Identify their unique family values they wish to share with their childrenLearn about ...

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Cooking with Garden Veggies
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Cooking with Garden Veggies

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

At Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY 10940-1919 The interest in home vegetable gardening is on the rise and an ever increasing hobby. Growing your own vegetables and herbs allows you to experiment with many varieties you don't see that often. T...

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Dehydrating Foods
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Dehydrating Foods

Thursday, September 14, 2017

If you're thinking ways to preserve your harvest from the garden, why not try dehydration? This class demonstrates basic dehydration  techniques as they apply to fruit, vegetables and herbs. We will cover selection of equipment needed, preparation, storage and optimal foods for dehydrat...

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Making Handcrafted Soaps
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Making Handcrafted Soaps

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Go home with 8 bars of soap! (two each of four different types) We’ll be making the following soaps: Apricot Soap Sunny Day Sunflower Soap Coffee Grounds Soap Orange Tea Tree Soap The type of soap Grandma made is called "Cold Process"* It is made by combining fatty acids and sodium ...

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Bountiful Harvest Celebration
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Bountiful Harvest Celebration

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Social Hour at 5:00 pmat Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Education Center and 4-H Park300 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY 10963Spend a relaxing autumn evening at the Park facilities.Sumptuous Farm-to-Table DiningHorse-Drawn Wagon Site ToursExciting Auction and RaffleLocal “Celebrit...

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Celebrity Cow Milking Contest
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Celebrity Cow Milking Contest

Saturday, September 16, 2017

These four Orange County Celebrities have just 3 minutes to prove their cow-milking prowess! Who will win the Blue Ribbon? Michael J Gilfeather, President & CEO, Orange Bank & Trust Company -- Vote for Michael J.G.! Maggie Smith, President & CEO, First F...

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Parenting in a Media Age
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Parenting in a Media Age

Monday, September 18, 2017

This workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers navigate their children through their worlds of media safely. Participants will learn:About the impact of screen time on developing brains and how to set limits effectively How to communicate effectively about what children see and exper...

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Making Your Own Pickles
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Making Your Own Pickles

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pickling is the process of preserving food by the use of brine or vinegar. Learn how to make Hot Dog Relish, Piccalilli, and Pickled Eggs!  You will be able to take home samples to enjoy. You'll go home with 1 pint jar of each pickle and the recipes to share with your family and friends...

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Nature Prints Workshop
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Nature Prints Workshop

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Try your hand at a variety of nature print-making techniques. Move from station to station to create your own solar prints, painted leaf prints, and pounded leaf prints that can be used for making note cards and framed artwork.  Fee: $22 ($20 for Gardening in Orange County subscribers)....

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Parenting Tweens and Teen
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Parenting Tweens and Teen

Thursday, September 28, 2017

For Parents/Caregivers of Pre-Teens and Young Teens This 4-session parenting series will explore changing family dynamics during adolescents and will teach skills to help adults enjoy these transitional years. Topics include: Who is this stranger Parent-teen relationships Talking ab...

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Strengthening Families
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Strengthening Families

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A 7-week Series for parents/caregivers AND youth ages 10-14 TOGETHER!!!Sessions will be held on Wednesdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, & MONDAY November 13th from 5:45 - 8:30 pm (a light meal is included in each session).Join us for this unique program for parents/caregivers&...

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Parenting Tweens and Teen
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Parenting Tweens and Teen

Thursday, October 5, 2017

For Parents/Caregivers of Pre-Teens and Young Teens This 4-session parenting series will explore changing family dynamics during adolescents and will teach skills to help adults enjoy these transitional years. Topics include: Who is this stranger Parent-teen relationships Talking ab...

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Discipline is Not a Dirty Word
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Discipline is Not a Dirty Word

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Four Session SeriesTuesdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 & 31, 10 AM - 12 PM Getting children to listen and behave is both important AND difficult. This series will help parents and caregivers learn and practice seven basic principles of positive discipline that are based on research and longi...

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Strengthening Families
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Strengthening Families

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A 7-week Series for parents/caregivers AND youth ages 10-14 TOGETHER!!!Sessions will be held on Wednesdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, & MONDAY November 13th from 5:45 - 8:30 pm (a light meal is included in each session).Join us for this unique program for parents/caregivers&...

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Making Jams & Jelly
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Making Jams & Jelly

Saturday, October 14, 2017

All held at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY 10940-1919 These hands-on workshops reinforce skills and procedures – giving you a more complete learning experience. Each workshop is $27/person Space is limited to 16 per session, so please regis...

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Discipline is Not a Dirty Word
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Discipline is Not a Dirty Word

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Four Session SeriesTuesdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 & 31, 10 AM - 12 PM Getting children to listen and behave is both important AND difficult. This series will help parents and caregivers learn and practice seven basic principles of positive discipline that are based on research and longi...

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Making Milk Soaps
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Making Milk Soaps

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The type of soap being made is called "Cold Process"* It is made by combining fatty acids and sodium hydroxide (lye) together. Fatty acids can be almost any oil - from beef tallow to olive oil to hemp oil. The combinations for making your own personal recipe are endless. Making these soap...

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Create a Wreath, Tree, or Kissing Ball
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Create a Wreath, Tree, or Kissing Ball

Friday, December 1, 2017

Create a Kissing Ball : Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreate a Wreath or Tree: Friday, December 1, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMKissing Ball, Wreath or Tree: Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMSnow Date: 12-7-17 Come to our workshop and learn how to create your choice of a Kiss...

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Create a Wreath, Tree, or Kissing Ball
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Create a Wreath, Tree, or Kissing Ball

Friday, December 1, 2017

Create a Kissing Ball : Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreate a Wreath or Tree: Friday, December 1, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMKissing Ball, Wreath or Tree: Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMSnow Date: 12-7-17 Come to our workshop and learn how to create your choice of a Kiss...

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Create a Wreath, Tree, or Kissing Ball
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Create a Wreath, Tree, or Kissing Ball

Friday, December 1, 2017

Create a Kissing Ball : Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreate a Wreath or Tree: Friday, December 1, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMKissing Ball, Wreath or Tree: Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMSnow Date: 12-7-17 Come to our workshop and learn how to create your choice of a Kiss...

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Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County cordially invites you to attend our102nd Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner Dec. 4, 2017Location TBAFor further information, call Peggy Kral at 845-344-1234.

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