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Penn State Extension to present 'Spring is in The Air' program

Published March 19. 2011 09:00AM

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Carbon County will present "Spring is in The Air," a program designed to help educate residents about cooking, fitness, and various other topics, on April 28.

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association building, 902 Mill Rd., Lehighton. The building and room are handicapped accessible.

The day will start off with a presentation by Maryann Serafini, Penn State University Master Gardener, who will talk about "Lavendar: Therapeutic and Culinary Uses." This discussion will talk about the history of lavender, folklores, and its uses.

Missi Kupetz, personal trainer at Health Works in Lehighton and certified group instructor (NETA Fitness), will give tips and guidelines about fitness, and will demonstrate easy exercises that will help anyone maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Patti Moyer, Schuylkill County Master Gardener, will then take center stage to present "Living Wreath," and demonstrate how to create a living wreath using live plant materials.

A lunch will then be served.

Following lunch, two more speakers, Dwane Miller, Penn State Extension Agricultural Educator, will present "Those Pesky Bugs," and how to control them; and Jack Gunsser of Jim Thorpe, will talk about antiquated pieces. Gunsser is a local historian and antique collector.

In addition to the presenters, members of the Penn State University Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions.

To request a registration form, call the Carbon County Cooperative Extension office at (570) 325-2788 or visit the Carbon County Cooperative Extension, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe. Reservations must be made by April 18.

Mindy Graver, the Family Living Educator at Penn State Cooperative Extension in Carbon County, will facilitate the event and welcomes the public.

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