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Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Join the 2024 Earth Day Festival on the Ithaca Commons, April 20 from 12-5 pm! Come celebrate your community’s efforts to address climate change and other environmental issues with a family-friendly celebration featuring lots of hands-on activities, food, music, free raffles, and more. Learn...

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PS:It Works! Parenting Skills Workshop Series - Groton

Monday, April 22, 2024

This free eight-week series will meet in person at Groton Elementary School on Monday evenings, 6-8pm. April 22 - June 17, 2024 (no class May 27) Last date to join this series is April 29.Many factors influence our children and how we parent. Every family, every child is d...

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Coalition for Families

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Tompkins Families invites you to join us for our monthly meeting of Coalition for Families!Building Resilience Using the Protective Factors FrameworkJoin in the conversation as Tamae Memole reviews the Adverse Childhood Experience Study, discusses the importance of intentional resilience strength...

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Walking Club

Friday, April 26, 2024

Join SNAP-Ed and Whole Health for walks in the park every Friday in April! Together we will take a short walk and sample a healthy recipe. Also get tips on tick prevention and staying safe this summer. All ages welcome.SNAP-Ed is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP....

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Duck Race

4-H Duck Race 2024

Sunday, April 28, 2024

The 4-H Duck Race 2024 will take place on Sunday, April 28th from 11am-4pm. Join us to watch as 3,000 rubber ducks tumble over Cascadilla Creek Falls and bob towards the finish line.

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Father holding two children, one in his arms, the other on his shoulders

PS:It Works! Parenting Skills Workshop Series - Groton

Monday, April 29, 2024

This free eight-week series will meet in person at Groton Elementary School on Monday evenings, 6-8pm. April 22 - June 17, 2024 (no class May 27) Last date to join this series is April 29.Many factors influence our children and how we parent. Every family, every child is d...

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 2, 2024

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.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting.  2024 Board Meetings ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Youth Game ClubInclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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Buying a Used Car? Learn from an Auto & Finance Expert (Free Virtual Class)

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

LEARN FROM AN AUTO INDUSTRY EXPERT ABOUT: Negotiating Strategies, Borrowing with Bad Credit, Loan vs.Lease, Electric Vehicles Jerome Emanuel, Community Development Director, Alternatives Federal Credit Union Jerome has 20 years of experience in the auto industry where he quickly moved up the ra...

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Citizen Pruner Program Training #4: Hands-on Outdoor Workshop

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The Hands-on Workshop, led by Ithaca’s City Forester Jeanne Grace, will allow participants to practice the pruning techniques they learned in the previous classes or sharpen their existing skills. The workshop will be outside and include a tree walk to identify the trees around the CCE Tompkin...

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ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. 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 : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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2024 Garden Fair and Plant Sale

Friday, May 17, 2024

One of the Finger Lakes' most highly anticipated gardening events is the annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. The Plant Sale will take place Friday, May 17th from 1-7pm at the Ithaca Farmers Market. The Plant Sale feat...

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Tompkins Family: Stronger Together - Building Resilience

Tompkins Families: Stronger Together - Building Resilience

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Families are invited to come together for free dinner and family fun. With food, crafts, movement, activities for all ages, and an opportunity for connection, together we can make our families and community stronger.Each family will receive a FREE gift!

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Keeping Backyard Chickens (Online Only)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Learn practical advice for how to successfully raise chickens for home egg production. This class will explore topics including: sourcing healthy birds, determining which laying varieties are best for your needs, options for housing and nutrition, common illness and pest prevention, and the jo...

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CLOSED for Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2024

Cornell Cooperative Extension offices will be closed in observance of the federal Memorial Day holiday.

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Youth Game ClubInclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, June 3, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. 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 : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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Seed Saving

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

This class will cover the reasons to save seeds, the plants that are good candidates for seed saving, and methods for handling and storing seeds. Emphasis will be on tomatoes, beans, lettuce and kale. Other vegetable varieties, annual flowers, and native plants will also be covered.Tracy McLellan...

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, June 6, 2024

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.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting.  2024 Board Meetings ...

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Juneteenth flad adapted from original sources by artist nafSadh, Dark blue and red horizontal bands with a white 5-point star inside the outline of a 12-point white star.

CLOSED for Juneteenth

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County will be closed in observance of the federal Juneteenth holiday of June 19. There are programs still in operation with some staff in the office and working remotely. About JuneteenthJuneteenth is a holiday celebrated on the 19th...

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CLOSED for Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County are closed for the Independence Day Holiday.

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, July 4, 2024

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.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting.  2024 Board Meetings ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Youth Game ClubInclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. 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 : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, August 1, 2024

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.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting.  2024 Board Meetings ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Youth Game ClubInclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, August 12, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. 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 : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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CLOSED for Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2024

The CCE-Tompkins Education Center will be closed in observance of the Labor Day federal holiday. Classes and workshops scheduled for our facility on this date will still be held.

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 5, 2024

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.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting.  2024 Board Meetings ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Youth Game ClubInclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. 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 : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2024

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.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting.  2024 Board Meetings ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Youth Game ClubInclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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A Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ storyteller speaks with 4-H Rural Youth Services.

CLOSED for Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 14, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, October 21, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. 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 : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Youth Game ClubInclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2024

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.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting.  2024 Board Meetings ...

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CLOSED for Veterans Day

Monday, November 11, 2024

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

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Saturday, November 16, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. 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 : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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vintage thankksgiving care with best wishes and the image of a wild turkey

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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

ZOOM: Parents Apart®

Monday, December 2, 2024

Currently this course is only offered online. 2024 dates are posted below. 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 : January 13 & 20, SaturdaysFebruary 5 & 12, Mond...

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Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, December 5, 2024

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.  Note that December is normally when we hold our Annual Meeting.  2024 Board Meetings ...

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Youth Game Club

Saturday, December 7, 2024

Youth Game ClubInclusive to all kids, ages 7+ yearsIn-person: masks optional* Gluten-free, dairy free snacks* Caregivers must stay on-site, but will be able to connect with other parents while their youth play (with supervision)* Bring your favorite game!Space is limited. Register online today!

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Holiday Greetings from a vintage holiday card

CLOSED for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 24, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Holidays.

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Holiday Greetings from a vintage holiday card

CLOSED for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 25, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Holidays.

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Holiday Greetings from a vintage holiday card

CLOSED for the Holidays

Thursday, December 26, 2024

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the Holidays.

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CLOSED for New Year's Holiday

Wednesday, January 1, 2025

The offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will be closed for the New Year's Holiday.

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