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Better Together Community Coalition

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Our Family & Community Development program has launched a new community-driven project: the Tompkins Families Better Together Community Coalition. We invite caregivers who are parenting children with social, emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges, foster and adoptive parents, k...

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ZOOM CLASS: Selecting and Planting Bulbs for a Beautiful Spring

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Fall is the time to plan for a colorful spring. In this class, we will teach you how to plan for 3+ months of spring bulb bloom. The class will cover different bulb varieties, planting and growing tips (including planting in specialized conditions or with deer in mind), and a design exercise to h...

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Community Food System Event

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Community Invited to Food System Gathering at Ithaca Farmer’s Market The Tompkins Food Future team invites the public to attend a free community event where results of the Tompkins County Food System Baseline Assessment will be shared. The event will be held on Wednesday September 29th at 5:...

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2021 Master Gardener Bulb Sale

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

THE CCETC MGV BULB SALE IS OPEN UNTIL Sept 29th! It's time to order bulbs! These will arrive in October to plant and brighten your spring garden!  This bulb sale is open for purchases from August 17 to September 29. Our Master Gardeners have curated a list of around 4...

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Cooking Around the World

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Come on down (virtually) to these FREE Zoom classes on how to make dishes from around the world and learn different tips for eating healthy without breaking the bank! We will be exploring spices and spice mixes, lowering sodium intake, learning how to spend less money on food, and so much more. W...

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Zoom Class: All About Paw-Paws

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Paw Paws are large, tropical-tasting fruits with soft flesh and A flavor that's like a cross between mango and banana. They are native to the United States and will grow in zone 5 climates like upstate NY. In this zoom class you'll learn all about this fruit and will get tips about adding the...

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Tompkins Bike Network: Bike Commuting 101

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Online Community Forum and Q&A School is back in session and so is Tompkins Bike Network! Bike Walk Tompkins and Way2Go are hosting an online forum and Q&A on Wednesday, October 6 at 12 pm EST. This session will focus on tips and tricks of bike commuting to & from work and school, espe...

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CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 7, 2021

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 9/2/21 Board Meeting The Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, September 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm will b...

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ZOOM: Thriving With Your Spirited Child

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Learn about your child's temperament (and yours), how to develop effective strategies for dealing with temper tantrums, power struggles and other challenging behaviors in this FREE 7-week class series for parents and caregivers.What makes a spirited child? The key word that distinguishes spirite...

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Food Preservation Zoom Classes

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Our colleague Diane Whitten, CCE Nutrition Educator and Cornell Certified Master Food Preserver at CCE-Saratoga, will offer a series of food preservation classes online on 6/29, 7/29, 8/5, 8/17, 9/9 and 10/7.  Register for one or all of these FREE classes on the links below. For more inform...

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Paw Paw Orchard Tour

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Attendees will be given a tour of the Lansing pawpaw patch and learn about the history and research behind this planting. In-person visitors will be given fruits to taste, and taught on how to grow pawpaws from seed to fruiting tree. We are also having a zoom class all about paw paws on Tuesday O...

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Winterizing Your Garden

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The key to GREAT spring gardening is good fall preparation! Learn how to "put your veggie garden to bed" for the winter: analayze what worked this season, finish and store your last harvest, prevent diseases from overwintering, protect your soil from winter cold and spring rains, ensure optimal n...

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Consumer's Rights & Responsibilities in the Marketplace

Thursday, October 14, 2021

In this special Consumer Issues Presentation via ZOOM, New York State Assistant Attorney General, Michael Danaher will speak for 45 minutes to 1 hour, covering ways consumers can be more informed when they make their purchasing decisions. The public is invited to learn how to avoid consumer p...

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young girl having a temper tantrum, for use with "Thriving with your spirited child" classes

ZOOM: Thriving With Your Spirited Child

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Learn about your child's temperament (and yours), how to develop effective strategies for dealing with temper tantrums, power struggles and other challenging behaviors in this FREE 7-week class series for parents and caregivers.What makes a spirited child? The key word that distinguishes spirite...

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Board Member Applications Due

Friday, October 15, 2021

CCE-Tompkins is actively recruiting Tompkins County residents with diverse backgrounds and interests to serve as At-Large members of its Board of Directors. Board members guide and shape the direction of the organization’s many programs, oversee its finances and operations, select and eva...

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ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we are offering online sessions of this class on the following dates. Participants must enroll in both sessions, only the first date of each class series above is listed on our calendar since you cannot join after the first class .: Jun...

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Better Together Community Coalition

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Our Family & Community Development program has launched a new community-driven project: the Tompkins Families Better Together Community Coalition. We invite caregivers who are parenting children with social, emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges, foster and adoptive parents, k...

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Danby CAC Ag Education Series #1

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Danby Conservation Advisory Council (CAC)  will sponsor a FREE three-part series on small farms, regenerative agriculture, and the importance of preserving good farmland in the uncertain conditions of climate change.  Sessions include representatives from Cornell Cooperativ...

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CCE-Tompkins Education Center (Ithaca, NY)

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The CCE-Tompkins Board of Directors usually meets on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 5:00pm and typically end by 7:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 9/2/21 Board Meeting The Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, September 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm will b...

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Charitable Giving Update

Thursday, November 11, 2021

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.  Then from 12:00-1:00pm, he will then take questions that have been submitted via the Zoom chat box. ...

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CLOSED for Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11, 2021

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

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ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, November 15, 2021

Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we are offering online sessions of this class on the following dates. Participants must enroll in both sessions, only the first date of each class series above is listed on our calendar since you cannot join after the first class .: Jun...

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Better Together Community Coalition

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Our Family & Community Development program has launched a new community-driven project: the Tompkins Families Better Together Community Coalition. We invite caregivers who are parenting children with social, emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges, foster and adoptive parents, k...

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Asst. Attorney General Mike Danaher makes a presentation in May 2016.

Avoiding Consumer Problems on the Internet

Thursday, December 9, 2021

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.  Then from 12:00-1:00pm, he will then ...

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child between two parents; image used on Parents Apart class for parents in separation / divorce

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we are offering online sessions of this class on the following dates. Participants must enroll in both sessions, only the first date of each class series above is listed on our calendar since you cannot join after the first class .: Jun...

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Better Together Community Coalition

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Our Family & Community Development program has launched a new community-driven project: the Tompkins Families Better Together Community Coalition. We invite caregivers who are parenting children with social, emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges, foster and adoptive parents, k...

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