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Bars of In Justice

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Ultimate Reentry Opportunity Initiative (URO) invites the community to this very special evening at Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) which will raise much needed funds to support URO's ongoing work with returning citizens. In addition to the Spoken Word, Song, Music + Dance, t...

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Training & Pruning Trees - Citizen Pruner Training #2

Monday, April 22, 2019

Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a 3-part training series for individuals who wish to become Citizen Pruner Volunteers AND for members of the general public  who just want to know more about trees and how to care for them.  Classes cover pruning of trees and shrubs in a 3 p...

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No-Till Gardening Techniques

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Reducing tillage in your garden helps preserve soil structure and also reduces the number of weed seeds that germinate each year. This helps improve your soil while also reducing the chore of weeding. At this hands-on class participants will learn a variety of no-dig techniques, including broad f...

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Enfield Story Time

Thursday, April 25, 2019

NEW! Our Enfield Families! program invites parents or caregivers and their children aged birth-to-4-years to attend a FREE "Story Time" at the Enfield Elementary School Library. Join us for stories, songs, snacks, free books and playtime. You do not need to be an Enfield resident to attend! ...

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Drive Electric Earth Day - Ithaca

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Electric vehicles hold much promise for energy independence, clean air, and saving money. Talk to EV experts and owners on EV benefits, and personal experiences at this family-friendly event.

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Climate Wise Gardening: An Earthkeeping Fair

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Everyone with a garden or yard can be “climate wise” by adopting practices that protect the earth and support wildlife. Hands-on activities and displays will show how the ecosystem works and how soil, microorganisms, and plants capture carbon. Together, we can contribute to bringing carbon ...

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Duck Drop

Sunday, April 28, 2019

DUCKS DROP AT 2PM into Cascadilla Falls, at Cornell Botanic Gardens Cascadilla Gorge Trail. Enter the natural area at Tremen Triangle, located at the intersection of University Avenue and Linn Street in downtown Ithaca. See map below for details! Follow the ducks down Cascadilla Street as ...

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Compost Fair & 4-H Duck Race

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Celebrate spring's arrival by stopping by the Compost Fair for a guaranteed good time! The Compost Fair is held in conjunction with the 4-H Duck Race. Admission to all events is FREE and open to the public. At the Compost Fair, there will be information and demonstrations of beginning...

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2008 4-H Rubber Duck Race, Ithaca NY
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4-H Duck Race

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Day long fundraiser for 4-H in Tompkins County (NY) includes a 5k "Color Splash" Run in the morning, and a rubber duck race from Cascadilla Falls to the Cooperative Extension Education Center at 615 Willow Avenue. Games, face painting, refreshments, and more at CCE-Tompkins!

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Redtwig Dogwood shrubs provide winter interest at Sign Triangle.
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Shrub Pruning - Citizen Pruner Training #3

Monday, April 29, 2019

Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a 3-part training series for individuals who wish to become Citizen Pruner Volunteers AND for members of the general public  who just want to know more about trees and how to care for them.  Classes cover pruning of trees and shrubs in a 3 p...

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Series: Lansing Energy Conversations

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We're back at Salt Point Brewing! The first Wednesday of the month we will be holding community conversations. Part of the bar proceeds from this night will be donated to Friends of Salt Point. Come join your neighbors and CCE Energy Educators at Salt Point Brewing Company for a conversa...

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Creative Container Gardening

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Learn how to integrate perennials, annuals, herbs and edibles into containers from the leader of the Community Beautification Program, Martha Gioumousis who creates, designs, and plants the beautiful containers throughout Ithaca including those on the Ithaca Commons. No gardeni...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Standards of Quality Certification Training

Friday, May 3, 2019

How can we work with families most effectively? What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program? How can managers, direct service staff, and families work together to develop and sustain quality programs? The “Standards of Quality for Fami...

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Lansing Annual Spaghetti Supper

Friday, May 3, 2019

Lansing Rural Youth Services youth will be cooking and serving at this supper. Meat and vegetarian options are available.  All proceeds support Lansing Rural Youth Services programs. Cost is $8/adults,$4/children 14 and under or $20/family.   This is a smoke-free and alcoho...

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Tree ID Walk and Pruning Demo - Citizen Pruner Program Training #4

Monday, May 6, 2019

This final class for the pruning series allows participants to familiarize themselves with common trees in Ithaca and see spring pruning in action! Join CCE and the Citizen Pruner Program for a delightful walk outside to view various species of trees and shrubs.  These classes are free to Ci...

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Parents Apart®

Monday, May 6, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Enfield Story Time

Thursday, May 9, 2019

NEW! Our Enfield Families! program invites parents or caregivers and their children aged birth-to-4-years to attend a FREE "Story Time" at the Enfield Elementary School Library. Join us for stories, songs, snacks, free books and playtime. You do not need to be an Enfield resident to attend! ...

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Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.
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Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities

Thursday, May 9, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General, Michael Danaher, will discuss issues surrounding leases, how security deposits are managed, when and how evictions occur, what to do about needed repairs, and how to avoid or resolve tenant-landlord disputes. Informati...

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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Join with parents, volunteers and agency staff members to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Monthly meetings focus on creating family-centered services, enhancing collaboration, and exploring policy issues. All are welcome!  8:30-9:30am Coalition Meeting...

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2019 Bike To Work & School Day

Friday, May 17, 2019

Join hundreds of people in Tompkins County biking on National Bike to Work & School Day - Friday May 17th, 2019! Find out firsthand why commuting by bike is fun, energizing, and an affordable way to get where you need to go. Join us and invite friends to bike along! Enjoy FREE breakfast bites and...

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4-H Kritter Kamp

Friday, May 17, 2019

Youth aged 9 to 13 who have an interest in but little experience with animals are invited to register for the annual "4-H Kritter Kamp", hosted by the Tompkins County 4-H program at 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Road in Ithaca.On Friday evening, "Kritter Kamp" participants will camp indoors at 4-H A...

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2017 Master Gardener Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, Ithaca NY
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Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers, an estimated 40 area growers, and other garden groups offer perennials, specialty plants and gardening advice. You will find organically grown vegetable transplants and heirloom varieties, a huge variety of annuals, herbs and many special...

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Youth participants show their goats at 4-H Kritter Kamp 2007
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4-H Kritter Kamp

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Youth aged 9 to 13 who have an interest in but little experience with animals are invited to register for the annual "4-H Kritter Kamp", hosted by the Tompkins County 4-H program at 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Road in Ithaca.On Friday evening, "Kritter Kamp" participants will camp indoors at 4-H A...

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Master Food Preserver Training

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A 3-day training in Watkins Glen on May 21, 22 & 23 from 8:30am-4:30 pm each day for those who would like to go beyond the basics of home food preservation- either for your own use of to help others learn how to safely preserve food. This course is the first step toward becoming a Cornel...

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Enfield Story Time

Thursday, May 23, 2019

NEW! Our Enfield Families! program invites parents or caregivers and their children aged birth-to-4-years to attend a FREE "Story Time" at the Enfield Elementary School Library. Join us for stories, songs, snacks, free books and playtime. You do not need to be an Enfield resident to attend! ...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.
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Being a Wise Consumer in the Utility Market

Thursday, June 13, 2019

In this month's Consumer Issues Program, "Being a Wise Consumer in the Utility Market", Mike Danaher, New York State Assistant Attorney General, will share information on how consumers can protect themselves from problems and what to do if a problem occurs. Issues to be covered include ...

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Parents Apart®

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Tompkins County Coalition for Families

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Join with parents, volunteers and agency staff members to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Monthly meetings focus on creating family-centered services, enhancing collaboration, and exploring policy issues. All are welcome!  8:30-9:30am Coalition Meeting...

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Parents Apart®

Monday, July 8, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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PS-It Works! Training

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This two-day Parenting Skills / Strength-based Communication Skills training will help prepare professionals to conduct or make referrals to the Parenting Skills Workshop Series©, reinforce use of the five communication skills with clients, conduct the Parenting Skills for Literacy S...

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Update on Consumer Frauds & Scams

Thursday, July 11, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General, Michael Danaher, will discuss current consumer frauds and scams, the warning signs, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you become a victim.Following the presentation, members of the public have the opportunity to ...

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Role playing in the Dec. 2015 Family Development Credential training.
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PS-It Works! Training

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This two-day Parenting Skills / Strength-based Communication Skills training will help prepare professionals to conduct or make referrals to the Parenting Skills Workshop Series©, reinforce use of the five communication skills with clients, conduct the Parenting Skills for Literacy S...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Avoiding & Resolving Problems with Car Purchases & Repairs

Thursday, August 8, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, a NY State Attorney General's Office representative will make a brief presentation, then consult with individuals on unresolved consumer problems until 1:00 pm. Free and open to the public. No appointment is needed. Following the presentation, members of the publi...

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Parents Apart®

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities

Thursday, September 12, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General, Michael Danaher, will discuss issues surrounding leases, how security deposits are managed, when and how evictions occur, what to do about needed repairs, and how to avoid or resolve tenant-landlord disputes. Informati...

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Parents Apart®

Monday, September 16, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Consumer's Rights & Responsibilities in the Marketplace

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, NYS Assistant Attorney General Mike Danaher will discuss ways consumers can be more informed when they make their purchasing decisions. The public is invited to learn how to avoid consumer problems and what to do if a problem occurs.Following the presentation, mem...

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Parents Apart®

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Note: January meeting is generally tr...

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Charitable Giving Update

Thursday, November 14, 2019

In this Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General Michael Danaher will make a presentation on charitable giving, scams, and things to consider when making donations.Following the presentation, members of the public have the opportunity to consult individually with Attorney Dana...

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Parents Apart®

Monday, November 18, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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Avoiding Consumer Problems on the Internet

Thursday, December 12, 2019

In this Consumer Issues program, Mike Danaher, NYS Assistant Attorney General, will explore ways for consumers to protect their identity, financial accounts, and personal information, and what they can do to resolve problems should they occur.Following the presentation, members of the pub...

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Parents Apart®

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Parents Apart® is a six-hour workshop for parents who want to learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. The workshop is taught by therapists and attorneys and focuses on how children react emotionally to their parents' separation or divorce, and what pa...

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