Upcoming Events

For events in your county, visit Your Local County Center


Cabarrus County Center Visit Carolina Co-eds 4-H Club Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Contact leader for meeting location
— 10 hours ago

This club specializes in girls' leadership and community service. Contact Wilma Means, Leader at 704-782-9768 or wilmameans@aol.com This club meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

New Hanover County Center MGA Plant Sale Sun Apr 19, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 5 hours away

NHC Cooperative Extension
The Arboretum/ Grounds

Guilford County Center BACKYARD HABITAT: GARDENING WITH (AND IN SPITE OF) WILDLIFE Sun Apr 19, 2015 Today 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 12 hours away

One of the great benefits gardeners enjoy is observing and supporting nature since birds, butterflies, and other creatures find habitat in our yards - this program is about how to make them welcome. We’ll also talk a little bit about ways to discourage any uninvited guests who may sometimes come to the party.

CLASSES ARE FREE, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED:
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu.

Granville County Center Entry Forms for Four County 4-H Poultry Show Due Today! Mon Apr 20, 2015 — 20 hours away

Entry Forms should be turned in well before our 5pm close of business to 208 Wall Street Oxford, NC 27565

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Mon Apr 20, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 20 hours away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: $5.00/4 classes. For additional information contact Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Currituck County Center Staff Conference Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM — Tomorrow
Lee County Center ServSafe Food Safety Training Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
— Tomorrow

Contact Susan Condlin 919-775-5624

New Hanover County Center MGA Plant Sale Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— Tomorrow

NHC Cooperative Extension
The Arboretum/ Grounds

Durham County Center The Giving Closet Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— Tomorrow

The Giving Closet provides free clothes for ages 0-5 and maternity clothes for Durham County families with children ages birth to 5 years old. Baby equipment may also be available. Families may attend four times during the program year.
http://www.welcomebaby.org

Contact: Deborah Waterman (919) 560-7150
dwaterman@dconc.gov

Gaston County Center ECA Knitting Classes Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— Tomorrow

If you enjoy knitting or want to learn the art of knitting, then join ECA's knitting group. This group meets weekly and beginnners are always invited. Cost is $3.00 (every two classes) - register by contacting Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291.

on 4 calendars Wildflower Workshop Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pitt County Arboretum, 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834, United States
— Tomorrow

Learn the what, why, where, and how to grow wildflowers from Pitt County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. The class is free. Call 252-902-1709 to register.
The flyer can be found at this site:
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Wildflower-Workshop-2015.pdf

Surry County Center Welcome to Medicare Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Surry County Human Services, 1218 State Street, Mt Airy, NC, United States
— Tomorrow

The Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare fraud and abuse, and long-term care insurance. SHIIP will be conducting a free seminar entitled: Welcome to Medicare. The seminar is open to anyone new to Medicare or interested in a quick explanation of Medicare including a question and answer session.

To register call: (336) 401-8025

Cabarrus County Center Seniors: Join Extension's Better Choices Nutrition Program Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Living Water Church of God, 162 North Little Texas Rd, Kannapolis
— Tomorrow

Free program instructed by Pam Outen, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences. For information, call 704/920-3322. To receive gifts and food samples, register by the beginning of the first session! See flyer for benefits.

Cherokee County Center Healthy Lifestyles Classes for Seniors Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— Tomorrow

Bi-monthly meetings to focus on senior related issues. Classes are held at the Senior Center location in Andrews, NC at the Andrews Community Center. To learn more about this and other Healthy Lifestyle Programs contact Teresa Goley and 828-837-2210 or at teresa_goley@ncsu.edu

http://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/teresa-goley/

Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/Kindergarten - Session 8 Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Elementary School, 72 Elementary School Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904, United States
— Tomorrow

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

Forsyth County Center Container Gardens Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tanglewood Park Arboretum, 4201 Manor House Creek, Clemmons, NC, United States
— Tomorrow

Ann Williams, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, will demonstrate creating a container garden that will add color and style to any porch or patio. She will be utilizing plants from the spring plant sale so you will be able to acquire the sample plants as in her demonstration.

Location: The Pavilion in the Children's Garden

Cost: Free
Registration will open two weeks prior to the class. To register, please call 336-703-2850 or by email at coop-ext-registration@forsyth.cc

While you are at the Arboretum, plan to shop for plants at the annual Spring Plant Sale. All proceeds support maintenance and improvements at the gardens.

Lincoln County Center Powerful Tools for Caregivers Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension, 115 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, United States
— Tomorrow

In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. Call to register, 704-736-8461.

Robeson County Center ServSafe Food Safety Certification Review and Exam Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— Tomorrow

Dates:
April 13 - 15, 1 - 5 p.m.
April 20, 1 - 5 p.m. (review and exam)

Location: O. P. Owens Agriculture Center, Lumberton

Fee: $125 ($140 after deadline)

Deadline: March 16

North Carolina Cooperative Extension (Robeson County Center) and Environmental Health of the Robeson County Health Department will offer the ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training. The training is limited to 35 participants.

The registration fee of $125 (check or money order ONLY made payable to Robeson County Cooperative Extension) may be mailed to N.C. Cooperative Extension, P. O. Box 2280, Lumberton, N.C. 28359, or delivered to Denese Prevatte at the Robeson County Center. The fee covers 6th edition textbook with 2013 FDA food code, exam answer sheet, handouts, and refreshments. The registration fee is due no later than March 16. The registration fee after March 16 is $140 and must be returned by March 23; enrollment will not be accepted after this date. There are no refunds, but substitutions may be made in advance of the first day of review by the registrant.

Why ServSafe?

The National Restaurant Association says an outbreak of food-borne illness can cost your operation more than $75,000. By serving safe food, you can take a proactive stance against costs of a food-borne illness.

Who Should Attend?

This is a comprehensive program for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, and other food handling establishments. If it has been five years since you were certified in ServSafe, you will need to renew your certification. Any food establishment without a qualifying food safety certification will receive a two-point deduction on their total inspection score. Participants should be able to read/write on an eighth grade level.

For more information, please contact Janice Fields, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at Cooperative Extension at 910-671-3276 or Cindy Council at Environmental Health at 910-272-6560. For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Janice Fields no later than April 6.

Swain County Center SHIIP Appointments Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM — Tomorrow
Caldwell County Center 4-H Achievement Plan Workshop, including Project Record Books Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— Tomorrow

Do you have personal learning goals? desire a way to keep track of your 4-H participation? and want to earn recognition for accomplishing your 4-H Achievement Plan? This drop in style workshop in Room 2 is for all 4-H members, their parents, club leaders and volunteers.- Light Refreshments will be served. Please contact Darlene Berry at 757-1257 or darlene_berry@ncsu.edu for more information.

Cherokee County Center Sensible Fitness Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moog Components Group, 1995 North Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— Tomorrow

For more information about this and all Family and Consumer Education Programs contact Teresa Goley at 828-837-2210 or at teresa_goley@ncsu.edu
http://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/teresa-goley/

Cabarrus County Center Visit PHILA, Inc. 4-H Club Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 215 Gay St, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
— 2 days away

Youth ages 5-19 years are invited to attend this community club at PHILA, Inc. each Monday for fun activities and projects. Led by David Lyde and Omar Long. For information, call Omar or David at PHILA, Inc. at 704-707-5459 or email 4HClub@philainc.org

Johnston County Center Homebuyer Workshop Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM — 2 days away

What you need to know before you consider making a home purchase! Participants will gain knowledge and skills in money management and financial planning to help make SMART goals and good decisions. Strategies for saving and extending income will be discussed, and realistic expectations of a home purchase determined. The class begins at 4:00 pm and ends by 7:00 pm. and is taught at Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service. Call the Extension Office at 919-989-5380 to register.

Craven County Center Garden Tour Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Craven Ag Building, 300 Industrial Dr, New Bern
— 2 days away

Horticultural and gardening experts discuss different plants that thrive in eastern North Carolina.

Currituck County Center 4-H County Council Meeting Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 2 days away

contact: Ellen Owens, 232-2262
ellen_owens@ncsu.edu

Currituck County Center 4-H Leaders Association Meeting Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 2 days away

contact: Ellen Owens, 232-2262
ellen_owens@ncsu.edu

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 2 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: $5.00/4 classes. For additional information contact Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Onslow County Center Common Vegetable Garden Problems Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 2 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: No fee to attend, but pre-registration is encouraged. LOCATION: Onslow County Cooperative Extension, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For additional information and to register contact Debbie Goncalves at 910-455-5873.

Richmond County Center Gardening101-Flowers/Woodies Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 2 days away
Union County Center Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Weight Management Class Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 2325 Hanover Dr, Monroe, NC 28110, USA
— 2 days away

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a 12-week weight management series that meets for one hour each week for 12 weeks. Classes meet at the Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center (MAFC) at 2325 Hanover, Drive in Monroe, NC. You do not have to be a member of the MAFC to participate. Time: 5:30-6:30 pm. Cost for the 12 week series: $25.00. Please register and pay in person at the MAFC prior to the first class. Start date: Monday, January 26, 2015. Series runs through April 20th (no class on April 6th).

Alexander County Center Cornerstone Clovers Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 376 1st Avenue SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681
— 2 days away

This date is the club's monthly club meeting.

Davie County Center 4-H Explorers Club Meeting Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 2 days away
Warren County Center 4-H Poultry Orientation Meeting Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 158 Rafters Ln, Warrenton, NC 27589, USA
— 2 days away
Davie County Center Sassy Saddles Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM — 2 days away
Guilford County Center BACKYARD HABITAT: GARDENING WITH (AND IN SPITE OF) WILDLIFE Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 2 days away

One of the great benefits gardeners enjoy is observing and supporting nature since birds, butterflies, and other creatures find habitat in our yards - this program is about how to make them welcome. We’ll also talk a little bit about ways to discourage any uninvited guests who may sometimes come to the party.

CLASSES ARE FREE, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED:
Call or email Pam Marshall at 641-2400 or pamela_marshall@ncsu.edu.

Vance County Center Growing the Spring Garden Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, NC 27536
— 2 days away

According to D. Wayne Rowland, Agricultural and Natural Resources Technician with NC Cooperative Extension, Vance County Center, Growing the Spring Garden Meeting has been scheduled. Growing a spring garden can be an enjoyable experience. During this meeting gardeners will learn what they can plant in their gardens, how to care for vegetables to get the best production, special insect and weed control practices, nutrient requirements of vegetables, and how to get the whole family interested in the garden. For more information and to register for this meeting contact Wayne Rowland at 252-438-8188 or wayne_rowland@ncsu.edu .

Cherokee County Center Getting started with poultry production Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Folk Center Cir Murphy, NC 28906
— 2 days away

Small-scale commercial poultry operations are becoming more popular. Taking the time to do things right from the beginning will ensure you have success. What species and breeds fit best for you? What will you sell? Eggs, broilers, turkeys, what are the regulations you must follow? And can you make money doing this? This session will provide an overview of the opportunities for beginners in poultry. Facilities, labor, feeding, processing, and marketing will be addressed.

https://drive.google.com/a/ncsu.edu/file/d/0Byd5mMeHz97DZHlGTWx3UllQXzg/view

Catawba County Center Catawba Valley Beekeepers Association Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agricultural Resources Center
— 2 days away
Davidson County Center Davidson County Beekeepers Association Meeting Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 2 days away

The topic will be: Jennifer Rosecrans will speak on 'Plants/Trees for Honeybees’.

Cabarrus County Center Find out about Cabarrus County Land Preservation Tue Apr 21, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 2 days away

“Land Preservation”
Landowners who want to maintain ownership of property while restricting certain types of development consider Conservation Easements: as an option that provides permanent land protection; ensures land remains in private ownership; tailored to the circumstances; and can yield tax benefits. Call Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District at 704/920-3300.

Cherokee County Center Planting with 4th Grade at MES Tue Apr 21, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Murphy Elementary School, 315 Valley River Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 2 days away

4th grade at Murphy Elementary School will be planting in their square foot pots and raised bed that they built with the Master Gardeners.

Community Development AMSTRA Grant Writing Workshop Tue Apr 21, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mount Olive
— 2 days away
Extension Forestry [ProNR] 2015 State Energy Conference Tue Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Wed Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, United States
— 2 days away

Attend the premier forum on energy issues in North Carolina and benefit from over 75 expert speakers, choose among 25 different sessions in 5 different tracks, receive professional continuing education credits for engineers, architects, energy managers, and planners, and network with 50+ exhibitors and sponsors at extended breaks and receptions. go.ncsu.edu/SEC

Davidson County Center ServSafe Certification Course Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 2 days away

What is ServSafe®? It is a 12-hour Food Safety Certification Course developed by the Education Foundation of the National Restaurant Association.

Who Should Attend?
Food Service Managers and/or other employees responsible for the operation of the establishment and who are employed full time in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes and other food service establishments. Cost to attend is $125.00. See attached for registration form and more information.

Cherokee County Center Season Extension with High Tunnel Greenhouses Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Center for Applied Technology, Marble, NC 28905
— 2 days away

Series of classes on "Season Extension in High Tunnels"

Gaston County Center NC Underground Storage Tank School Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Citizens Resource Center - 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas, NC 28034
— 2 days away

If you have been designated as a Primary Operator for a NC UST facility, you need to register for a training course. You must be an employee of the UST owner or operator. Third-party contractors or testing companies are NOT able to serve as primary operators. Receive hands-on training by UST staff in both federal and NC requirements, pass an exam, and become a trained Primary Operator. There is NO cost for this option. You must include your facility ID # when you register. To register go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/nc-underground-storage-tank-school-2855107827

Lee County Center ServSafe Food safety Training Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
— 2 days away

Contact Susan Condlin 919-775-5624

Local Food Grant Writing Workshop for Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Programs Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mount Olive University (Mount Olive, NC)
— 2 days away

Come learn about materials and resources that can improve your success rate for USDA Ag Marketing Service grant programs, including the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)

This training is open to individuals and organizations and is offered at no cost to participants!

Register here for the Mount Olive training http://bit.ly/AMSTAmountolive

QUESTIONS?
Becky Bowen blbowen@ncsu.edu 919-628-4317
Noah Ranells nnranell@ncat.edu 336-285-4658

Tourism Extension Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Grant Writing Workshop Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hennessey Center University of Mount Olive 652 R.B. Butler Drive Mount Olive, NC 28365
— 2 days away

Dr. Noah Ranells and Becky Bowen will be co-facilitating a grant writing workshop for the AMSTA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion grants at Mount Olive University in Mount Olive, NC. Register at the following link for training: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farmers-market-and-local-food-promotion-program-grant-writing-workshop-tickets-15601706123

Dare County Center Master Gardener Training Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Dare Extension Office, 517 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Caldwell County Center Master Gardener's Association Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 days away
Currituck County Center Medicare Update Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 2 days away

Do you have questions about Medicare? North Carolina Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center is holding a Medicare Update Class to help answer those questions and steer you in the right direction. The class will be held at the Extension office on April 21st from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm. Medicare parts A, B, C and D as well as supplements will be discussed. Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors will be available after the session to help answer individual questions. Snacks will be provided and pre-registration is required. To save your seat, call the Currituck Cooperative Extension Center at 252-232-2261. For more information contact Sheila Gregory at Sheila_gregory@ncsu.edu

Durham County Center Pesticide Disposal Day Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Durham County Stadium, 750 Stadium Drive, Durham, NC 27704, United States
— 2 days away

No Charge Pesticide Disposal. For farmers, nursery, gardeners & homeowners. Any pesticide, insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, etc... Provisions: 1) register with Cooperative Extension Service 2) no unlabeled products will be accepted. Other restrictions may apply.
Contact 919-560-0525
NO CHARGE PESTICIDE DISPOSAL

Onslow County Center Farmers Market at Camp Lejeune Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Camp Lejeune MCB Commissary, 1230 Holcomb Boulevard, Camp Lejeune, NC 28547, United States
— 2 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: No fee to attend. LOCATION: Parking lot of the Commissary, Holcomb Blvd., Camp Lejeune, NC. For additional information contact Caleb Benoit at 910-388-5793 or check out their website at http://onslowncfarmersmarket.com.

Rutherford County Center Eat Smart... Move More... Take Control Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rutherford County Cooperative Extension
— 2 days away

Program Benefits: Sample healthy foods, Cookbook, water bottle, and spice jar for you to keep.

Cabarrus County Center Seniors: Join Extension's Better Choices Nutrition Program Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cabarrus County Senior Center, 8615 Park Drive, Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124
— 2 days away

Free program instructed by Pam Outen, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences. For information, call 704/920-3322. To receive gifts and food samples, register by the beginning of the first session! See flyer for benefits.

Cherokee County Center Sensible Fitness for Seniors Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Penland Senior Center, Murphy, NC
— 2 days away

Educational programs on nutrition and fitness for seniors.

Forsyth County Center Herbs and Cooking with Herbs Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tanglewood Park Arboretum, 4201 Manor House Creek, Clemmons, NC, United States
— 2 days away

Cynthia Bouldin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, returns to continue a discussion on growing, harvesting and cooking with a selection of essential culinary herbs that can make your meals sizzle!

Location: Arboretum Office

Cost: Free
Registration will open two weeks prior to the class. To register, please call 336-703-2850 or by email at coop-ext-registration@forsyth.cc

While you are at the Arboretum, plan to shop for plants at the annual Spring Plant Sale. All proceeds support maintenance and improvements at the gardens.

Haywood County Center Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Haywood Cooperative Extension Center
— 2 days away

Julie Sawyer

Cabarrus County Center Visit Artistic Adventurers ECA Club Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 2 days away

This club meets the third Tuesday of each month. Educational programs, community projects and artistic adventures await the adults that participate in activities. ECA stands for Extension and Community Association who's mission is to strengthen families through education, leadership development and community service. For information contact, club president Sue Bosley at 704-788-7838 or email yankeebelle@carolina.rr.com

Chowan County Center Chowan County 4-H Livestock Show Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM — 2 days away
Duplin County Center ECA Leadership Team Meeting Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 2 days away

ECA monthly meeting
Wanda Clay

Union County Center Farmer's Market Extension and Community Association (ECA) Club Meeting Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC, 28112, United States
— 2 days away

Today's Club Program: "Birthday Base"

The Extension and Community Association is a volunteer service organization that works to strengthen families and improve the quality of life within the community. ECA is a statewide organization supported by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Clubs meet monthly and membership is open to anyone in the community who has an interest in strengthening families through education, leadership development and community service. Please contact Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, Sally McNeill, for more information about the Union County Extension and Community Association - 704-283-3732.

Union County Center ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
— 2 days away

The ServSafe class will be taught from 1:30 - 5:30 pm on April 14, 16, 21 and 23, 2015. It will be taught again in the fall on October 6, 8, 13, 15, 2015. Participants attend class all four days. Total class time: 16 hours. The ServSafe exam is given at the end of the fourth day. Participants must score 75% or higher on the exam to receive a ServSafe certificate. Certificates are recognized in North Carolina for five years.
Cost of Class: $125.00, includes the ServSafe book, class materials and exam.
Registration: Please call 704-283-3732 to sign up. Follow up with payment (checks made payable to NC Cooperative Extension) and mailed to NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Macon County Center Budding Chefs Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM — 2 days away
Caswell County Center 2015 Livestock Show Set Up Day Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex, 19783 US Highway 29 South, Suite G, Chatham, VA 24531, United States
— 3 days away

All Livestock Show Participants will need to help with setting up for the 2015 show on April 21, 2015. Please call the 4-H Office at 336.694.4158 if you have any questions. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NEW DATE!!!

Swain County Center Clogging Classes for All Ages Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 3 days away

Tuesdays
5:00 pm - Beginner Youth 4+
5:30 pm - Tangled Feet Stompers Practice
6:30 pm - Beginner Adult

Classes are free. Instructor: Kerry Plemmons

Call 488-3848 for more information.

Columbus County Center 4-H Meeting -- for Youth Ages 5 to 19 and Parents --- Come learn about 4-H and all it has to offer families! Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 3 days away

This will be an introduction to 4-H for potential families interested in 4-H and all it has to offer.

Contact: Nakoma Simmons
Phone: 910.640.6605

Lee County Center Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 3 days away
Anson County Center 4-H Volunteer Leaders Meeting Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Anson County Extension Center, 501 McLaurin St.,Wadesboro, NC 28170
— 3 days away
Lincoln County Center 4-H Animal Science Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 115 W. Main Street, James W. Warren Citizen Center, Lincolnton
— 3 days away

4-H members of the Lincoln County 4-H Animal Science club will learn about a different animal or animal science topic each month. This club is open to youth ages 5 to 9. Youth must be enrolled to attend. For enrollment information, contact the 4-H office at 704-736-8458.

Robeson County Center Young Leaders 4-H Club Meeting Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sandy Grove Baptist, Lumberton
— 3 days away

This is the monthly meeting for the members of the Young Leaders 4-H Club. This community club meets in the Lumberton area. For more information, please contact Wendy Maynor, 4-H Program Assistant, at 910-671-3276 or Wendy_Maynor@ncsu.edu.

Robeson County Center Horsin' Around 4-H Animal Science Club Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 3 days away

This is the monthly meeting for the members of the Horsin' Around 4-H Animal Science Club. For more information about this club, please contact Wendy Maynor, 4-H Program Assistant, at Wendy_Maynor@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

Davie County Center Master Gardener Spring Garden Series Program - Vegetable Gardening - Year-Round Possibilities Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davie Cooperative Extension Center 180 S. Main Street, Mocksville
— 3 days away

Never grown a vegetable garden before? Experienced but want to expand your gardening knowledge to seasons other than summer? Come learn from Master Gardener Volunteers who are avid, experienced gardeners. Receive handouts to rely on when you are back home mapping out your year-round gardening adventure. Program is free but pre-registration is required to be certain that there are sufficient seats and handouts. Email karen_robertson@ncsu.edu or call 336.753.6100 to pre-register. Office hours are M-F, 8AM-5PM.

Those needing special accommodations, please notify Pam Jones two weeks before the event at 336.753.6100.

Durham County Center Small Fruits for the Home Garden - Durham Garden Forum Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 3 days away

Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and grapes – what you need to know to grow your own.
Presented by Gina Fernandez, professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.
$10.00 fee per class or annual membership fee.
Registration required.
Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Forsyth County Center Growing Small Fruits in the Home Garden (Walkertown) Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM — 3 days away

Growing Small Fruits in the Home Garden with Bill Colvin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

Home grown fruit is so much better when you pick them from the plants you are growing in your landscape. Find out all about how to grow them in your home landscape. Preparing the soil, amendments like fertilizer, how many plants do you need, pruning, and harvesting are all to be discussed with this program.

Seeds give away.

Walkertown Branch Library
Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 - 7:45.

No reservation required. Everyone welcome.

Halifax County Center Record Book Workshop Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Halifax Cooperative Extension Office Auditorium
— 3 days away
Horticulture Small Fruits for the Home Garden - Durham Garden Forum Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
— 3 days away

Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and grapes – what you need to know to grow your own.

Presented by Gina Fernandez, professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.

$10.00 fee per class or annual membership fee.

Registration required.

Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Lenoir County Center Parenting Matter Program Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Office
— 3 days away

8 week parenting class. Call 252-527-2191 for more information.

Robeson County Center Robeson County Area Beekeepers Association Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Road, Lumberton, NC 28360
— 3 days away

Location: O. P. Owens Agriculture Center
6:30 p.m Meal
7:00 p.m. Educational meeting
Contact: Nelson_Brownlee@ncsu.edu, 910-671-3276

Chowan County Center Chowan County 4-H Livestock Sale Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 3 days away
Edgecombe County Center Coastal Plain Beekeepers Meeting Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tarboro, NC 27886, USA
— 3 days away

Edgecombe County Auditorium
201 St. Andrew Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

Iredell County Center Iredell Beekeepers Association meeting Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Iredell County Agricultural Resources Center, Statesville
— 3 days away
New Hanover County Center Tidewater Camellia Club Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 6206 Oleander dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 3 days away

NHC Cooperative Extension
The Arboretum/Auditorium

Cabarrus County Center Learn Beginning Farming ONLINE Wed Apr 22, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 3 days away

“Incubator Farm ONLINE Training Program ”
This ongoing Farm Incubator Online Initial Training is for beginners interested in vegetable farming as a career choice. Students will build a foundation of knowledge that will allow them to pursue vegetable farming. This course is a prerequisite to participating in the Elma C. Lomax farm incubator program. Includes information on insurance, taxes, selecting farmland, marketing, and post harvest handling. Classes are online and pursued at the students leisure. There will be optional classroom sessions onsite at NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027 that will allow a review of certain concepts, plus an opportunity to socialize with other students. Participation in this class does not guarantee space at the Incubator Farm, however no one will be considered for space that did not complete this series of classes. Cost: $50. Instructors: David J. Goforth, Extension Agent-Horticulture/Agriculture and Carl D. Pless, Jr. Extension Agent-Livestock/Agriculture. Register online at http://onlineservices.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner/ . Once registered, email David Goforth for instructions for online classroom access at djgofort@ncsu.edu . For registration assistance, call 704/920-3315.

Craven County Center Initial 10-hr Animal Waste Operator Class Wed Apr 22- Fri Apr 24, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Goldsboro, NC
— 3 days away
Jones County Center Initial 10-hr Animal Waste Operator Class Wed Apr 22- Fri Apr 24, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Goldsboro, NC
— 3 days away
Rockingham County Center Tractor Supply 4-H Paper Clover Sale Wed Apr 22- Mon May 4, 2015 (All Day Event) — 3 days away
Cabarrus County Center Soil Sampling Kits Available M-F Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 3 days away

Weekdays: “Soil Analysis Kits Available"
You will need to pay postage and mail. Pick up free soil sampling kits/instructions at NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord 28027 for lawn, garden, field and landscaping areas. Mail to NCDA Agronomic Division in Raleigh. Results are usually available online within 3 weeks. Assistance with interpreting results may be obtained from David Goforth, Extension Agent, at 704/920-3320. NOTE:There is a $4 charge for peak season -testing for each sample from Nov. 27-March 30. Pay online at www.ncagr.gov/agronomi .

Forsyth County Center 4-H/Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rural Hall & Clemmons
— 3 days away

Purchase a Paper 4-H Clover at your local Tractor Supply Company April 22 - May 3 for $1 to help fund 4-H scholarship programs for Forsyth County 4-H.

Cabarrus County Center Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Training Series Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027
— 3 days away

Cost $60 per person. View details on flyer attached. Register online at
http://onlineservices.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner/
or call 704/920-3315. For more information, contact djgofort@ncsu.edu

on 10 calendars Project Learning Tree K-12 Workshop Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 3 days away

April 22, 2015

K-12 PLT Workshop
9am - 4pm
Lake Johnson Park
Raleigh, NC

TO REGISTER: Lake Johnson Park 919-233-2121 or https://reclink.raleighnc.gov/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp (search for Project Learning Tree)

Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day with this Project Learning Tree K-12 workshop! This workshop will focus on the PLT K-8 Activity Guide and the Secondary Module, Places We Live.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.

This workshop is provided at no charge. Please bring a a bag lunch and dress for the weather conditions. Pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/PreK Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Elementary School, 72 Elementary School Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904, United States
— 3 days away

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

Forsyth County Center Project Learning Tree PreK-12 Workshop Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 3 days away

April 22, 2015

PreK-12 PLT Workshop
9am - 4pm
Lake Johnson Park
Raleigh, NC

TO REGISTER: Lake Johnson Park 919-233-2121 or https://reclink.raleighnc.gov/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp (search for Project Learning Tree)

Celebrate Earth Day with this Project Learning Tree PreK-12 workshop! This workshop will focus on the PLT K-8 Activity Guide and the Secondary Module, Places We Live.

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program designed for educators of ANY background. The hands-on activities facilitate the exploration of topics including communication, economics, energy and fuels, geology, government, history, recycling, transportation, watersheds, wildlife, and much more! Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program. Registered Foresters can earn 3.0 CFEs in Criteria I and 3.0 CFEs in Criteria II by participating in this workshop.

This workshop is provided at no charge. Please bring a a bag lunch and dress for the weather conditions. Pre-registration is required. Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. If you must cancel, please do so in a timely manner so someone else may take your place in the workshop.

Lee County Center EMGV Training Class Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 3 days away
Onslow County Center 10 Hour Initial Animal Waste Applicator Class Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CEFS, Small Farm Unit, Goldsboro, NC 27530, United States
— 3 days away

AUDIENCE: New Animal Waste Applicators. FEE: $35.00 for class/book, $25.00 for test. LOCATION: CEFS Building, Goldsboro, NC. For additional information, and to register, contact Stefanie Garbacik at 919-731-1525.

Yancey County Center Master Gardeners' Class Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 10 Orchard Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714
— 3 days away

Tentative Schedule/Syllabus
Apr 1: Orientation/ Plant Propagation
Apr 8: Botany
Apr 15: No Class
Apr 22: Soils and Fertilizers
Apr 29: Vegetables
May 6: Fruits and Nuts (Small and Tree Fruit)
May 13: Pesticides and IPM
May 20: No Class
May 27: Houseplants and Lawns
June 3: Weeds
June 10: Plant Insects and Diseases
June 17: No Class
June 24: Flowers and Woody Ornamentals
July 1: Landscape Design and Review
July 8: Wildlife and Exam

Gaston County Center Living Healthy with Diabetes Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola St, Gastonia, NC 28054, United States
— 3 days away

A 6-week course developed by Stanford University to help anyone with diabetes. Learn to manage symptoms, communicate effectively with your doctor, eat healthy, monitor your blood sugar, fight fatigue and get more out of life!

Wayne County Center 10 hr initial animal waste certification Wed Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:30 AM -Thu Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CEFS, Small Farm Unit, Goldsboro, NC 27530, United States
— 3 days away

Initial Certification class for Animal Waste Operators type A. Will be held at the CEFS building in Goldsboro. Cost is $35 for class and manual; $25 separate check for the animal waste operator exam. Please call the office at (919) 731-1525 to register by April 2.

Dare County Center Outer Banks Local Foods Council Meeting Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Dare Extension Office, 517 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC, United States
— 3 days away
Rockingham County Center Free Pesticide Collection Day Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rockingham County Agricultural Center 525 NC 65 Reidsville NC 27320
— 3 days away

Free Pesticide Collection Day

Do you have pesticides at your home of farm that you no longer need or use?
If your answer is ‘yes’, then you'll be interested in the Rockingham County Pesticide Collection Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

The Rockingham County Extension Office, in cooperation with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, a NON-Regulatory and Cost-Free program, will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Rockingham County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties.

County Agricultural Extension Agent Kathryn Holmes will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Rockingham County Agricultural Center, 525 Hwy 65 Reidsville, NC 27320.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including banned and out-dated pesticides. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office for instructions. Please save any portion of the label to help identify the material so you can be assisted with disposal. Unknown materials cannot be accepted.

For gas cylinders or containers greater than 5 gal in size, please contact the Extension Office BEFORE the Collection Day for special instructions and information. For tips on transporting the pesticides safely to the Collection event, contact the Extension Office.

Each year the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program ( www.ncagr.com/PDAP) visits between 40-50 counties to collect unwanted and unused pesticides through this NON-regulatory amnesty Program. This means that a Collection Day of this kind only happens about once every other year in each county!

Don't miss this pesticide collection opportunity in Rockingham County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and the NCCES. For more information contact Kathryn Holmes, Rockingham County Agricultural Extension Agent at (336) 342-8230.

Durham County Center Color Me Healthy Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Global Scholars Academy, 311 Dowd Street, Durham, NC 27701, United States
— 3 days away
Forsyth County Center Plant Pollinators and Pollinator Gardens Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tanglewood Park Arboretum, 4201 Manor House Creek, Clemmons, NC, United States
— 3 days away

Join Chatham County Agricultural Extension Agent, Debbie Roos, as she gives an overview of North Carolina pollinators. She will discuss the principles of planting a pollinator garden and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Debbie will emphasize native plants but will also include a few other plants that provide good resources. Location: Arboretum Office

Cost: Free
Registration will open two weeks prior to the class. To register, please call 336-703-2850 or by email at coop-ext-registration@forsyth.cc

While you are at the Arboretum, plan to shop for plants at the annual Spring Plant Sale. All proceeds support maintenance and improvements at the gardens.

Clay County Center Color Me Healthy/PreK Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Elementary School, 72 Elementary School Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904, United States
— 3 days away

Color Me Healthy seeks to help children understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious food; understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation; recall foods and beverages beneficial to teeth and bones; recall activities for fitness and recreation during out of school hours; recognize nutrient dense foods in a list of goods that are culturally diverse; summarize the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch.

Currituck County Center The Great Garden Detective Adventure Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension WEVS, 1126 Schoolhouse Lane, Corolla, NC 27927, United States
— 3 days away

The Great Garden Detective Adventure will be presented in Corolla at Water’s Edge Village School by Sheila Gregory, Family & Consumer Sciences Program Assistant and Stephanie Minton 4-H Program Assistant, of the Currituck Cooperative Extension Center.

Children will have fun and hands on activities that integrate experiences and nutrition education. Kids will be able to make healthy food choices and develop an awareness of how fruits and vegetables are grown.
For more information contact Sheila Gregory 252-232-2261 or email sheila_gregory@ncsu.edu

Local Food USDA's SNAP EBT Farmer’s Market Sign-Up Event Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Fayettevill State University, School of Business and Economics Building, 2nd Floor, Office Suite 230, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301
— 3 days away

A collaborative effort between USDA/FNS, MarketLink, & State Agencies for Agriculture and SNAP.

A win/win for Farmer’s Markets and Direct Marketing Farmers:
-Increased customer base
-Increased economic benefits for you and your communities
-Healthy and nutritious options for SNAP recipients

What to bring to the sign-up event:
1. Picture ID (driver’s license or passport)
2. Social Security Card (or other official document with your name and SSN)
3. Copy of voided check for bank account you will use to deposit funds.

For more information and to reserve a seat call Ivy Murphy at 919-527-6300 or JurLonna Walker, Fayettevills State Unverisity, 910-672-2413 or jwalke11@uncfsu.edu.

Wilkes County Center Master Gardener Class Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilkes County Cooperative Extenstion Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 3 days away

This program offers approximately 40 hours of instruction that covers topics including ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening, home fruit production, and garden flowers. Classes are held every Wednesday from 1:30-4:30 pm. until approximately May 6th. Cost is $60 which covers materials. Must be register and paid to participate. Call 336.651.7330 to register.

Lee County Center Servsafe Food Safety Training EXAM Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
— 3 days away

Contact Susan Condlin 919-775-5624

Cherokee County Center Sensible Fitness Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moog Components Group, 1995 North Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 3 days away

For more information about this and all Family and Consumer Education Programs contact Teresa Goley at 828-837-2210 or at teresa_goley@ncsu.edu
http://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/teresa-goley/

Mecklenburg County Center Advisory Council Meeting/ Earth Day Celebration Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CES Training room
— 4 days away


Title: Earth Day
Description: Celebrate Earth Day with 4-H. Fun, Green friendly family activities
Class max:50
Age:0-99 (family event)
Cost: $2 per person

NC Farm School Military Veterans Farm School Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore County Agriculture Building, 707 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage, NC 28327
— 4 days away

The Farm School for Veterans is a six session educational program to equip military families to plan and implement a sustainable and diversified small farm. The school offers three classroom seminars, designed to give you the tools to create a viable business and operating plan for an economically sustainable farm. The school also includes three field trips to working farms led by innovative experienced farmers and agricultural professionals.

Greene County Center Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less! Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greene County Senior Center, 104 Greenridge Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580, United States
— 4 days away

Are you ready to...Lose Weight? Get Fit? Have More Energy?

If so, join us for the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Program. This program is for anyone wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle. If you desire small changes with big results, please join us. This is a weight-management program that uses strategies proven to work. It's hard to break old habits; but this program will provide the nutrition and physical activity information focusing on the small changes needed to get you big results!

Each weekly session will be held on Wednesday evening and is approximately 1-hour. Sessions will include support group discussions, healthy topic and tips, taste testings, skill builders/incentives, and physical activity breaks.

Cost: $5.00 Commitment Fee
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 9th

For more information or to register, call Joy Brock at (252) 747-8183.


Montgomery County Center V Safety Pesticide Recertification Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 203 W Main St, Uwharrie National Forest, 203 W Main St, Troy, NC 27371, USA
— 4 days away

2 Hours of V Safety Pesticide Credits for Private Pesticide Applicators
Call 910-576-6011 for more information about this class.

Extension Forestry Working Lands Conservation Professional Development Workshop Thu Apr 23, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Duplin County Center, 165 Agriculture Drive Kenansville, NC 28349
— 4 days away

Is your state agency or natural resources non-profit interested in providing private landowners with technical assistance for the maintenance and enhancement of their farms or forest land? If so, please register and attend the Working Lands Conservation Professional Development Workshop on April 23, 2015 in Kenansville. For more information and to register online, please visit: www.ncsu-feop.org/workinglands/

Mecklenburg County Center Summer Fun Training Thu Apr 23, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CES/ Training room
— 4 days away

Nelson- Please reserve training room
-H is willing to offer Summer Camp training to all rec center staff. A suggested layout is as follows:

A full one day training with lunch.
We will have a morning session and an afternoon session.
Staff can choose to come to the entire day or only the morning or afternoon, whichever is more beneficial.
One training session topic would be: Growing Green Kids- Health living-health, nutrition, fitness
second topic would be: using 4-H to enhance your program- during this session we will look at several pieces and show how they can be used to enhance summer camp programming.
This training would be beneficial beyond summer camp, however, this is the time we get the largest request for training and support
We are looking at dates in May and June.

Mecklenburg County Center Summer Fun Training Thu Apr 23, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CES/ Training room
— 4 days away

Nelson- Please reserve training room
4-H is offering Summer Camp training to all rec center staff. A suggested layout is as follows:

A full one day training with lunch.
We will have a morning session and an afternoon session.
Staff can choose to come to the entire day or only the morning or afternoon, whichever is more beneficial.
One training session topic would be: Growing Green Kids- Health living-health, nutrition, fitness
second topic would be: using 4-H to enhance your program- during this session we will look at several pieces and show how they can be used to enhance summer camp programming.
This training would be beneficial beyond summer camp, however, this is the time we get the largest request for training and support
We are looking at dates in May and June.

Forsyth County Center 4-H/Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rural Hall & Clemmons
— 4 days away

Purchase a Paper 4-H Clover at your local Tractor Supply Company April 22 - May 3 for $1 to help fund 4-H scholarship programs for Forsyth County 4-H.

Scotland County Center Tractor Supply Spring 4-H Clover Sale Thu Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Sun May 3, 2015 @ 11:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tractor Supply Co., 1690 S Main St, Laurinburg, NC 28352, United States
— 4 days away

You may support Scotland County 4-H April 23rd - May 3rd by adding $1 at the checkout. A portion of the money raised will be donated to Scotland County 4-H.

Currituck County Center MG Service Committee Meeting Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 4 days away

contact: Deb Foster, 232-2262

NC Farm School Southern Piedmont Farm School Field Trip Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 4 days away

Dairy, Specialty Crops

New Hanover County Center Ikebana Int'l Chapter #212 Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC, United States
— 4 days away

NHC Cooperative Extension
The Arboretum/Auditorium

Onslow County Center 10 Hour Initial Animal Waste Applicator Class Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CEFS, Small Farm Unit, Goldsboro, NC 27530, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: New Animal Waste Applicators. FEE: $35.00 for class/book, $25.00 for test. LOCATION: CEFS Building, Goldsboro, NC. For additional information, and to register, contact Stefanie Garbacik at 919-731-1525.

Alamance County Center Totally Tomatoes! Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— 4 days away

Think Green Thursdays--Totally Tomatoes!

To register for the class, please contact Chris Stecker at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 570-6740 or christine.stecker@alamance-nc.com

or online at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/mQb2xUUXlg

Currituck County Center Master Gardener Monthly Meeting Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 4 days away

contact: Deb Foster, 232-2262

Onslow County Center Farmers Market on Western Blvd. Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Big Lots, 1110 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28546, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: No fee to attend. LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Big Lots on Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC. For additional information contact Caleb Benoit at 910-388-5793 or check out their website at http://onslowncfarmersmarket.com.

Local Food USDA's SNAP EBT Farmer’s Market Sign-Up Event Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Franklin County Extension Center, 103 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC
— 4 days away

A collaborative effort between USDA/FNS, MarketLink, & State Agencies for Agriculture and SNAP.

A win/win for Farmer’s Markets and Direct Marketing Farmers:
-Increased customer base
-Increased economic benefits for you and your communities
-Healthy and nutritious options for SNAP recipients

Find out if you qualify for FREE wireless point of sale equipment!

What to bring to the sign-up event:
1. Picture ID (driver’s license or passport)
2. Social Security Card (or other official document with your name and SSN)
3. Copy of voided check for bank account you will use to deposit funds.

For more information and to reserve a seat call Ivy Murphy at 919-527-6300 or the Franklin County Agricultural office at 919-496-3344.

Cumberland County Center Introduction to Raw Food Dishes - Extension's Better Living Series Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 4 days away

Learn how to turn garden abundance into edible delights with little to no cooking heat. Candy Underwood, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension agent, will teach participants how to prepare quick, healthy, balanced meals using raw food techniques through an in-class demonstration. Advance registration is requested. There is no cost for this workshop.

Person County Center Lunch N' Learn: Colon Health Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 304 S Morgan St, Roxboro, NC 27573, USA
— 4 days away
on 96 calendars Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife Resources Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension www.forestrywebinars.net
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What will you learn?
This webinar will discuss how longleaf landowners can balance income from pine straw harvesting while also preserving critical wildlife benefits of straw-harvested stands. Balancing the economic and environmental benefits of pine straw can be challenging to landowners and natural resource scientists alike, as maximizing one can compromise the other. Developed with input from a technical committee of wildlife and longleaf experts, the draft Best Management Guidelines (BMGs) presented in this discussion offer practical guidance to how pine straw harvesting can be integrated into a larger management system that minimizes impacts to wildlife while allowing forest owners to earn important income before thinning, and eventually transitioning to an open, fire-maintained, woodland-savanna condition that can be particularly favorable to wildlife. We will be seeking feedback and discussion on the proposed BMGs at the conclusion of the webinar.

BMGs can be accessed at: http://online.nwf.org/pinestrawbmg

Presenters
Ben Larson, Forestry and Bioenergy Program Manager at National Wildlife Federation
Mark Bailey, Biologist at Conservation Southeast, Inc.
Randy Browning, Landowner

Continuing Education Credits
Society of American Foresters - 1.5 hour Category 1 Credit [approved]
The Wildlife Society - 1 hour TWS Category 1 Credit [approved]


Registration is not required. To join the webinar visit http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/pine-straw-harvesting-in-longleaf-pine-forests-best-management-guidelines-to-sustain-wildlife-resources

McDowell County Center Extension Master Gardener Training Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Extension Conference Room. 60 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752
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Northampton County Center 4-H DAD County Day Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 4 days away
Union County Center ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
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The ServSafe class will be taught from 1:30 - 5:30 pm on April 14, 16, 21 and 23, 2015. It will be taught again in the fall on October 6, 8, 13, 15, 2015. Participants attend class all four days. Total class time: 16 hours. The ServSafe exam is given at the end of the fourth day. Participants must score 75% or higher on the exam to receive a ServSafe certificate. Certificates are recognized in North Carolina for five years.
Cost of Class: $125.00, includes the ServSafe book, class materials and exam.
Registration: Please call 704-283-3732 to sign up. Follow up with payment (checks made payable to NC Cooperative Extension) and mailed to NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Montgomery County Center Farmers Market Scale Inspection Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Troy Farmers Market, North Main Street, Troy, NC 27371
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Jackson County Center JAM Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM — 4 days away
Richmond County Center Sustainable Strawberry Field Day Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 2148 Windlblow Rd., Jackson Springs, NC
— 4 days away

1 hour of XNDO pesticide credits applied for.