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Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 11 hours ago

The Downtown Lincolnton farmers market is open every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 7am to noon. We accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Camden County Center Northeast District 4-H Science Camp Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Wesleyan College, 3400 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, United States
— 10 hours ago

Youth will work together in groups to solve a fictional murder mystery all while learning about forensic science and biotechnology. This 3 day 2 night overnight camp is open to all youth in rising 6-8th grades. Cost is $100.

Currituck County Center Science.Biotechnology.Investigate Camp Tue Jul 7, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Thu Jul 9, 2015 @ 9:00 AM Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rocky Mount, NC
— 10 hours ago

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

Forsyth County Center Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Road # 6, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, United States
— 10 hours ago

Join other youth ages 9-18 to learn about fire safety, sun safety, lawn equipment safety, water safety, first aid, chemical look alikes and more. Your $5 registration fee includes a pizza lunch and snack, a t-shirt and goodie bag. Ten youth will be able to ride in the county van to the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Center where the program will be held. There are additional spaces for youth that can meet us in Greensboro at the center. The program runs from 9 AM - 2 PM. Those meeting at the Forsyth office will need to meet at 8 AM and be picked up at 3:30 PM. Register at http://forsyth.cc/CES/4-H/?StoryID=20292.

Stokes County Center 4-H Summer Fun - Farm Safety Day Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Guilford County Cooperative Extension
— 10 hours ago

Meet at the Stokes County Extension Office

Caswell County Center Hanging with Chef Lucindy (Pre-registration is required) Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 9 hours ago

Come join Chef Lucindy Willis of Terrapin Cove Farm to learn culinary skills that will dazzle your family members. You will be making simple but elegant foods that everyone will love. Note: Real chef knives will be in use during this workshop. Wear closed toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty!
Cost: $5.00
Ages: 9-12
Limit: 12 participants

4-H Summer Fun is sponsored by Caswell County 4-H through NC Cooperative Extension, Caswell County Center and Caswell County United Way.

Please adhere to the age requirements set for each activity. Activities are open to all youth. CLASSES ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS BEGINNING AT REGISTRATION. Refunds will only be made if 4-H cancels your class.

To register for 4-H Summer Fun you will need to complete several forms. Forms can be found on our website, picked up at the 4-H Office in advance of registration day or picked up and completed at registration.

Registration will be May 12, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Agriculture Building Assembly Room (downstairs). No early registrations are allowed.

All forms and payment are due at the time of registration.
Checks should be made payable to Caswell County. If your child is unable to attend a class after they have signed up, please let our office know as soon as possible, many of our classes have waiting lists. If you have any questions, call the 4-H Office at 336-694-4158.

McDowell County Center WBRM 1250 AM Radio Program Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tune in to WBRM 1250 AM
— 9 hours ago

McDowell County Extension staff talk timely topics to Annette Bryant.

Camden County Center Canoe & Kayak Day Camp Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 9 hours ago
Davidson County Center Thomasville Farmers Market Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 21 E Guilford St, Thomasville, NC 27360, USA
— 9 hours ago

You will find broccoli, lettuces, cabbage, greenhouse tomatoes, mushrooms, locally produced meat, baked goods and crafts. Not to mention loads of beautiful flowers and plants, vegetable transplants to plant your own garden.

on 4 calendars Plantsmen's Tour Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tour begins at the Visitor Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 9 hours ago

"Interns' Top Picks"
Summer 2015 Interns

Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers.

http://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1015

McDowell County Center SD NASCAR DAY Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 9 hours ago

Nascar Hall of Fame and Shop Tour

July 7, 2015 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ages: 5-18
Class Limit 12 Cost: $15.00

Come experience one of the many things that make North Carolina unique. We will start at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and see the history of the sport that calls North Carolina home. We will learn about the science, engineering, and technology that has brought the sport to where it is today. After our tour we will travel to some current race team shops and see how they prepare the cars each week.

What to bring: Bag lunch

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 9 hours ago

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Organic Grains Organic Farm Tour: Reedy Fork Farm Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Reedy Fork Farm, 7092 Sockwell Road, Elon, NC 27244, United States
— 9 hours ago

Reedy Fork Organic Farm is a certified organic dairy and feed farm located on 500 acres of beautiful farmland. Originally a tobacco farm, it became a dairy in the 1950’s and transitioned to a certified organic dairy farm in 2007. George Teague, his son, and nephew run the farm now, and are a proud family farm member of the Organic Valley Cooperative. They also operate an organic feed mill, grow organic grain and forage crops, and produce organic beef and eggs.
Join us for an insider tour of this impressive farm, focusing on organic production practices for large scale grain and forage operations. We will tour the dairy, feed mill, and field crops, as well as an optional stream restoration and conservation project.

Rockingham County Center Safety Day Camp - 4-H Summer Adventures Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 9 hours ago

See 4-H Summer Adventures registration packet for more information.
You must pre register for this program.

Watauga County Center Pizza Adventure Week - Local Foods for Local Kids Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 9 hours ago

This day camp is for 6 – 10 year olds who are interested in learning more about where ingredients from pizza come from. We will start each day at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone, then travel to farms, a dairy, and a cheese factory to collect ingredients for pizza that we will make on our last day. The fee is $60 for the week. Register at NC Cooperative Extension, 971 West King St. 828-264-3061.

Cabarrus County Center Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Association Meeting/Program Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027.
— 8 hours ago

“Horticulture Meeting and MGV Program”
Programs open to the public. Any adult interested in plants and a greener world are invited to join Cabarrus Extension's Master Gardener Volunteers first Tuesday of each month, 9:30 a.m. For information, call 704/920-3310 or email djgofort@ncsu.edu .

Forsyth County Center Kids in the Kitchen Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1445 Gray Ave NE, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA
— 8 hours ago

Forsyth County 4-H is excited to have Angelina Hargrove, a Food and Nutrition graduate student at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University as our summer intern. Angelina will deliver the 4-H Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program ~ Kids in the Kitchen to youth in grades K-8 at three locations in Forsyth County. This program will address overweight and obesity rates by teaching youth the importance of making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity. This program is open to all youth - check location details for ages and cost.

Cost: $2/per child
Grades: Pre-K - 5th
Location: Alpha & Omega Summer Enrichment Youth Academy
1445 N Gray Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Contact: Mrs. Deloris Huntley at (336) 748-8797 or delorisrh@aol.com

Person County Center ECA Meeting Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM — 8 hours ago

ECA County Council Meeting

Anson County Center Health & Outdoor Fun 4-H Camp Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Anson County Extension Center, 501 McLaurin St., Wadesboro, NC 28170
— 8 hours ago

Must be registered to attend. For more information please call 704-694-2915.

Chowan County Center Ask A Master Gardener Helpline Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 8 hours ago

Got a gardening question? Call the Ask A Master Gardener Helpline. For residents of Chowan, Gates & Perquimans County NC; every Tuesday and Thursday; 10am to noon; March - September; call (252) 482-6585.

Cumberland County Center Creative Culinary Kids Workshop Tue Jul 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM -Thu Jul 9, 2015 @ 12:00 PM Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive # 140, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 8 hours ago

Creative Culinary Kids encourages youth to eat healthier meals and snacks as a result of hands-on cooking experiences.

Registration is required. Workshop fee is $25.00. To register or for more information contact Candy Underwood at 910.321.6869 or via email at candy_underwood@ncsu.edu.

Dare County Center NE District 4-H S.B.I. Academy Tue Jul 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM -Thu Jul 9, 2015 @ 11:00 AM Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mt, NC 27804, USA
— 8 hours ago

Campers will witness first hand from crime scene investigators, police, and scientists.

Gaston County Center Martha Goebel ECA Club Meeting Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 8 hours ago

Martha Goebel ECA is one of eight Extension & Community Association (ECA) clubs in Gaston County. This club proudly serves members with visual disabilities. You can be a part of ECA by visiting any of our clubs - contact Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291 to confirm meeting dates and times.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Baby Nutrition Class (8-12 months)/Fix it Fast and Plan Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 8 hours ago

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Onslow County Center Farmers Market at Camp Lejeune Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Camp Lejeune MCB Commissary, 1230 Holcomb Boulevard, Camp Lejeune, NC 28547, United States
— 8 hours ago

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 Jul 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM -Tue Aug 11, 2015 @ 11:00 AM Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rutherford County Cooperative Extension
— 8 hours ago

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

Person County Center Better Choices Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Senior Center
— 7 hours ago

Older Adult Snap-Ed nutrition program

Local Food Watermelon Day Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension WNC Farmers Market, Fletcher, NC
— 7 hours ago

More information: http://www.gottobenc.com/node/1289

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feeding Your Baby (3-6 months)/Fix it Fast and Plan Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 7 hours ago

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Caswell County Center Let's Cook! (Pre-registration is required) Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 5 hours ago

Want to learn how to make a great meal? Join us in learning how to make a complete and delicious meal. We will make a snack, an entrée and dessert, learn about food safety and play games! Note: Wear play clothes.
Cost: $3.00
Ages: 5-8
Limit: 15 participants

4-H Summer Fun is sponsored by Caswell County 4-H through NC Cooperative Extension, Caswell County Center and Caswell County United Way.

Please adhere to the age requirements set for each activity. Activities are open to all youth. CLASSES ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS BEGINNING AT REGISTRATION. Refunds will only be made if 4-H cancels your class.

To register for 4-H Summer Fun you will need to complete several forms. Forms can be found on our website, picked up at the 4-H Office in advance of registration day or picked up and completed at registration.

Registration will be May 12, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Agriculture Building Assembly Room (downstairs). No early registrations are allowed.

All forms and payment are due at the time of registration.
Checks should be made payable to Caswell County. If your child is unable to attend a class after they have signed up, please let our office know as soon as possible, many of our classes have waiting lists. If you have any questions, call the 4-H Office at 336-694-4158.

McDowell County Center Plant Clinic at Historic Marion Tailgate Market Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Historic Marion Tailgate Market
— 3 hours ago

Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to help talk to you about gardening and help you to solve any problems you may have in the garden. Bring your plants for disease identification or pest identification.

McDowell County Center Historic Marion Tailgate Market Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Marion Depot. Depot St, Marion, NC, United States
— 3 hours ago

http://www.marionnc.org/farmers.php

McDowell County Center Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Historic Marion Tailgate Market, 67 West Henderson Street, Marion, NC, United States
— 3 hours ago

Join the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers at the Historic Marion Tailgate Market to learn more about your garden, lawn and pest control.

Onslow County Center Onslow County Farmers' Market Association Meeting Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 2 hours ago

AUDIENCE: Farmers' Market Association Members and interested persons. No Fee to attend. LOCATION: Onslow County Multi-Purpose Complex. 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For more information call Caleb Benoit at 910-388-5793 or Lisa Rayburn at 910-455-5873.

Swain County Center Tuesday Market - Swain County Farmers Market Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Island Street, downtown Bryson City
— 54 minutes ago

"Local Food and Crafts for Local People"

Swain County Farmers Market is now OPEN an additional, Tuesdays from June 16 through September 15, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The regular market still runs May through October on Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information, go to: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/swain-county-farmers-market/

or contact, Christine Bredenkamp at (828) 488-3848.

Swain County Center Clogging Classes for All Ages Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 54 minutes ago

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.

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 24 minutes ago

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

Robeson County Center All Around All Stars 4-H Arts and Crafts Club Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 24 minutes ago

This is the monthly meeting meeting for the All Around All Stars 4-H Arts and Crafts Club. For more information on this club, please contact Wendy Maynor, 4-H Program Assistant, at Wendy_Maynor@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

Catawba County Center Foothills Farm School Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1175 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658, USA
— 6 minutes away

This seven-month educational program focuses on operating successful small-scale and sustainable farms. The school offers seven seminars taught by agricultural professionals, which give farmers the tools to develop sustainable farming operations. Session topics include business planning, business structure, tax and legal issues, marketing, and risk management, among others.

The school also includes seven field trips to working farms, led by innovative, experienced farmers and agricultural professionals. Participants learn low-cost, sustainable farming methods in a range of production systems, including fruits, vegetables, livestock, and specialty crops.

Craven County Center Backyard Poultry Management Class - FREE Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 367A Hwy. 58 South, Trenton, NC 28585
— 6 minutes away
Guilford County Center Take Control Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Shiloh Holiness Church, Vandalia Road, Greensboro
— 6 minutes away

It’s time to TAKE CONTROL of your health! Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Heart Disease, Cancer-you can lower your risks by adopting healthier lifestyle practices. This series will help you set and achieve goals to improve you eating habits and increase your physical activity level. Take control of your health! This free class includes educational incentives, short activity teasers, food samples, and more! For registration information, call 641-2400 or e-mail mignon_sheppard@ncsu.edu .

on 2 calendars Plantsmen's Tour Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tour begins at the Visitor Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 6 minutes away

"Interns' Top Picks"
Summer 2015 Interns

Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers.

http://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1015

Jones County Center Backyard Poultry Management Class - FREE Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 367A Hwy. 58 South, Trenton, NC 28585
— 6 minutes away
NC Farm School Foothills Farm School Session 7 Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Catawba County Extension Office, 1175 S. Brady Ave., Newton, NC 28658
— 6 minutes away

Putting it all together

Watauga County Center Watauga County Beekeepers Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 6 minutes away
Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Hoofprints Horse Speciality Club Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Scarlett Parker's Farm, 620 Archibald Street, Concord, NC 28025
— 36 minutes away

Youth ages 10-16 years old are invited to participate in this horse speciality club. Owning or riding a horse is not required. Call Karen Mirandi at 704-807-5166 or email karen.mirandi@bankofamerica.com or call Scarlett Parker at 704-699-5645 or email at sbpqhone@aol.com

Haywood County Center Haywood County Beekeepers Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 1 hour away
Yadkin County Center Voluntary Agricultural District Meeting Tue Jul 7, 2015 Today 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209 E Elm St, Yadkinville, NC 27055, USA
— 1 hour away

Cancelled!

Equine Husbandry 2015 NC State 4-H Horse Show Wed Jul 8- Mon Jul 13, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B Hunt Horse Complex, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC, United States
— 6 hours away
on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Wed Jul 8, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 6 hours away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Forsyth County Center 2015 NC State 4-H Horse Show Wed Jul 8- Mon Jul 13, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B Hunt Horse Complex, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC, United States
— 6 hours away
Greene County Center State 4-H Horse Show Wed Jul 8- Mon Jul 13, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 6 hours away

Deadline to Register varies based on district

Halifax County Center State 4-H Horse Show Wed Jul 8- Mon Jul 13, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States
— 6 hours away
Harnett County Center State 4-H Horse Show Wed Jul 8- Mon Jul 13, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 6 hours away

Mike Yoder or Lori Stroud is contact.

Jackson County Center Community Discovery Wed Jul 8, 2015 — 6 hours away
Jackson County Center Summer Regist Deadline II Wed Jul 8, 2015 — 6 hours away
Jackson County Center Commiss Yth Summit deadline Wed Jul 8, 2015 — 6 hours away
Rockingham County Center State 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh Wed Jul 8- Mon Jul 13, 2015 (All Day Event) — 6 hours away
Rowan County Center State 4-H Horse Show Wed Jul 8- Mon Jul 13, 2015 (All Day Event) — 6 hours away
Cabarrus County Center Soil Sampling Kits Available M-F Wed Jul 8, 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
— 14 hours 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 .

Caldwell County Center Making Connections Wed Jul 8, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Fri Jul 10, 2015 @ 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at the Cooperative Extension Center
— 14 hours away

This is a special camp to connect us with your roots, traditions, and practices. We will visit a blacksmith, hike Linville Falls, explore milling, and harvest potatoes without a tractor! Friday will include a special cook out lunch with potatoes from the harvest. Meet at the Cooperative Extension office.

Instructors: Ms. Darlene Berry, 4-H Agent, Volunteer, Mr. Kevin Williams, local artisans/heritage crafters, mill owners, farmers, and 4-H Junior Leaders.

Camden County Center Northeast District 4-H Science Camp Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Wesleyan College, 3400 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, United States
— 14 hours away

Youth will work together in groups to solve a fictional murder mystery all while learning about forensic science and biotechnology. This 3 day 2 night overnight camp is open to all youth in rising 6-8th grades. Cost is $100.

Davidson County Center Lexington Farmers Market Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension The Lexington Farmers Market, 129 South Railroad St., Lexington, NC
— 14 hours away

You will find broccoli, lettuces, cabbage, greenhouse tomatoes, mushrooms, locally produced meat, baked goods and crafts. Not to mention loads of beautiful flowers and plants, vegetable transplants to plant your own garden.

Watauga County Center Annual Wool Pool Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Ag Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 14 hours away

The annual Wool Pool will be held on Wednesday, July 8, from 8 a.m.-12 noon. Wool bags are available for $5 each at the Watauga Extension office. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of the transporting the wool to Sparta to meet the truck. Please call the Extension office at 828-264-3061 to let us know approximately how much wool you will be bringing so proper transportation can be arranged and to let us know if you will need wool bags for next year.

Please remember that quality, properly-sorted wool will bring more. If you have hair sheep crosses, please do not place the fleece in the bags. It will bring down the quality of wool and may not be purchased at all.

Cherokee County Center 21st Century Andrews Site STEM Summer Day Camp- Cooking and Culture Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Andrews Elementary School, 205 Jean Christy Avenue, Andrews, NC 28901, United States
— 15 hours away

This day camp is sponsored by 21st Century Afterschool Program and is closed to outside participants. To participate, children must be registered through the program site's either at Murphy Elementary or Andrews Elementary.
4-H will be providing an opportunity to explore other cultures through food. 4-H will visit each site weekly to provide lessons on different foods from different cultures. Youth will sample the foods and learn about the culture the food comes from during each lesson.

Gaston County Center Stampin' Up with Esther Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC 28054, United States
— 15 hours away

Participants will complete 6 handmade cards using Stampin' Up ideas (there is no obligation to purchase). All levels of skills are invited to attend. Cost: $10 (supplies furnished). Register by contacting Pam Bryson @ pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291 by Monday, July 6th at 3pm.

Camden County Center Canoe & Kayak Day Camp Wed Jul 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 15 hours away
Greene County Center Cool Chicks Camp Wed Jul 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market, Snow Hill, NC
— 15 hours away

Ages 3-18 & their parent or parents

Cost: $5 per child - Parents do not need to pay.

Instructor: Eve Honeycutt

Youth and parents will be engaged in all aspects of poultry science and showmanship at this fun two-hour camp. This camp is intended for those in the Greene Chicks Program, but others can attend as well. Youth under the age of 8 must have an adult present.

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Wed Jul 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 15 hours away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Watauga County Center Pizza Adventure Week - Local Foods for Local Kids Wed Jul 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 15 hours away

This day camp is for 6 – 10 year olds who are interested in learning more about where ingredients from pizza come from. We will start each day at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone, then travel to farms, a dairy, and a cheese factory to collect ingredients for pizza that we will make on our last day. The fee is $60 for the week. Register at NC Cooperative Extension, 971 West King St. 828-264-3061.

Yancey County Center Master Gardeners' Class Wed Jul 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 10 Orchard Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714
— 15 hours 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

Cabarrus County Center Visit Country Neighbors Extension & Community Association Club Wed Jul 8, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cabarrus Senior Center, 331 Corban Avenue-SE, Concord, NC 28025
— 16 hours away

COUNTRY NEIGHBORS ECA meets 2nd Wednesday of each month, 9:30AM at the Cabarrus Senior Center, 331 Corban Avenue-SE, Concord. For information, call Barbara Looney at 704/786-0496. Adult Cabarrus County ECA members choose from a wide variety of educational services and social opportunities while learning and helping others. Formerly "Extension Homemakers" this organization started over 100 years ago teaching women how to preserve foods.

Forsyth County Center Kids in the Kitchen Wed Jul 8, 2015 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1445 Gray Ave NE, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA
— 16 hours away

Forsyth County 4-H is excited to have Angelina Hargrove, a Food and Nutrition graduate student at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University as our summer intern. Angelina will deliver the 4-H Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program ~ Kids in the Kitchen to youth in grades K-8 at three locations in Forsyth County. This program will address overweight and obesity rates by teaching youth the importance of making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity. This program is open to all youth - check location details for ages and cost.

Cost: $2/per child
Grades: Pre-K - 5th
Location: Alpha & Omega Summer Enrichment Youth Academy
1445 N Gray Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Contact: Mrs. Deloris Huntley at (336) 748-8797 or delorisrh@aol.com

Anson County Center Health & Outdoor Fun 4-H Camp Wed Jul 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Anson County Extension Center, 501 McLaurin St., Wadesboro, NC 28170
— 16 hours away

Must be registered to attend. For more information please call 704-694-2915.

Cabarrus County Center Visit Bethel/Midland Extension & Community Association Club Wed Jul 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bethel United Methodist Church, Taylor Hall, 12700 Idlebrook Rd, Midland, NC 28107
— 16 hours away

BETHEL/MIDLAND ECA meets 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:00AM at Bethel United Methodist Church, Taylor Hall, 12700 Idlebrook Rd, Midland. Call Linda Black at 704/888-6435 or email: elindablack@hotmail.com . Adult Cabarrus County ECA members choose from a wide variety of educational services and social opportunities while learning and helping others. Formerly "Extension Homemakers" this organization started over 100 years ago teaching women how to preserve foods.

Caswell County Center Safe Sitter (Pre-registration is required) Wed Jul 8, 2015 @ 10:00 AM -Thu Jul 9, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 16 hours away

Safe Sitter is a class that will teach youth how to be a better babysitter. The program is a medically accurate program that teaches youth ages 11 – 14 how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. During the class, students get hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. To successfully complete the program, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test to show that they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency. Note: Bring a bag lunch each day. **There will be an extra form to fill out at sign-up.
Cost: $20.00
Ages: 11-14
Limit: 12 participants

4-H Summer Fun is sponsored by Caswell County 4-H through NC Cooperative Extension, Caswell County Center and Caswell County United Way.

Please adhere to the age requirements set for each activity. Activities are open to all youth. CLASSES ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS BEGINNING AT REGISTRATION. Refunds will only be made if 4-H cancels your class.

To register for 4-H Summer Fun you will need to complete several forms. Forms can be found on our website, picked up at the 4-H Office in advance of registration day or picked up and completed at registration.

Sign-up will be May 12, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Agriculture Building Assembly Room (downstairs). No early registrations are allowed.

All forms and payment are due at the time of registration.
Checks should be made payable to Caswell County. If your child is unable to attend a class after they have signed up, please let our office know as soon as possible, many of our classes have waiting lists. If you have any questions, call the 4-H Office at 336-694-4158.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Baby Nutrition Class (8-12 months)/Fix it Fast and Plan Wed Jul 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 16 hours away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Richmond County Center 2-in-1 Wellness Class Wed Jul 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 16 hours away

Please join NC Cooperative Extension and FirstHealth Community Health Services on the path to better health and wellness! This 6-week program will help you to gain valuable tools and knowledge to live a healthier lifestyle. For questions on the program or registration, please call Alyssa Anderson at 910-997-8255 or email Alyssa_Anderson@ncsu.edu.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feeding Your Baby (3-6 months)/Fix it Fast and Plan Wed Jul 8, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 17 hours away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Stokes County Center King Farmer's Market Wed Jul 8, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Stokes Family YMCA, 105 Moore Road, King, NC 27021, United States
— 17 hours away
Cherokee County Center Master Gardener Association meeting Wed Jul 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Murphy Public Library, 9 Blumenthal Street, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 18 hours away
Mecklenburg County Center Sustainable Living Series | Splendid Raw Food Dishes Wed Jul 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 18 hours away

Splendid Raw Food Dishes | Wednesday 7/8/15
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Give your oven a rest! Learn ways to prepare delicious raw food dishes with fresh items. The Family & Consumer Sciences Agent shares quick and easy recipes packed with nutrients.
Cost: $5
Registration: mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/sustain

Surry County Center Master Gardener Meeting Wed Jul 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Surry County Extension Department, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017, United States
— 18 hours away

Monthly Master Gardener Meeting

on 5 calendars Commercial Pesticide Exam Wed Jul 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Transylvania County Cooperative Extension Center, 98, East Morgan Street, Brevard NC
— 19 hours away
Madison County Center Canning and Preserving Made Easy Wed Jul 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension MADISON COUNTY CENTER
— 19 hours away

To learn more about canning or just brush up on the latest information on food preservation, check out this workshop. This program is an introduction to canning, pickling, jams/jellies, freezing and drying.

Mitchell County Center Canning & Preserving Made Easy Wed Jul 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall, NC 28753
— 19 hours away

To learn more about canning or just brush up on the latest information on food preservation, check out this workshop. This program is an introduction to canning, pickling, jams/jellies, freezing and drying. Cost is $5. Call Sue Estridge, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences at 828-649-2411 to register or for more information.

Person County Center ESMMTC Wed Jul 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lyle St Roxboro, NC 27573, United States
— 19 hours away

6-week Chronic Disease Self-Management program with Roxboro Housing Authority

Transylvania County Center Commercial Pesticide Exam Wed Jul 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Transylvania Count Cooperative Extenson Center, Brevard NC, United States
— 19 hours away
Yancey County Center Canning and Preserving Made Easy Wed Jul 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Madison County Extension Center, Marshall, NC
— 19 hours away

To learn more about canning or just brush up on the latest information on food preservation, check out this workshop. This program is an introduction to canning, pickling, jams/jellies, freezing and drying.

Cabarrus County Center Visit Cold Water Extension & Community Association Club Wed Jul 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cabarrus Senior Center, 331 Corban Avenue-SE, Concord, 28025
— 20 hours away

COLD WATER ECA meets 2nd Wednesday of each month, 2:00PM at the Cabarrus Senior Center, 331 Corban Avenue-SE, Concord, 28025. Call Sandy Coyle at 704-455-6266. Adult Cabarrus County ECA members choose from a wide variety of educational services and social opportunities while learning and helping others. Formerly "Extension Homemakers" this organization started over 100 years ago teaching women how to preserve foods.



Stanly County Center Area Wool Pool Wed Jul 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 26032 Newt Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001, USA
— 20 hours away

2015 Area Wool Pool

Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Jul 8, 2015 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM — 22 hours away
Camden County Center Camden County 4-H Shooting Sports Club Wed Jul 8, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Shooting range off of Highway 158 East in Camden
— 24 hours away

This special interest club is open to all youth ages 9 to 18 that are interested in increasing their skills in various shooting sports disciplines. Youth can choose to shoot in the following disciplines: shotgun, rifle, archery, pistol, muzzleloading, air pistol and air rifle.

Guilford County Center Urban Line Dance Class Wed Jul 8, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC
— 24 hours away

Do you enjoy dancing? Are you trying to get off the couch and become more active? Why not HAVE FUN GETTING FIT this Summer?!? Learn simple Urban Line Dances to smooth, spirit-lifting rhythm and blues tunes…but plan to sweat a little (or maybe even a lot!). All fitness levels are welcome. You do not need a partner for these dances. Register early to reserve your space in this popular class. For registration information, call 641-2400 or e-mail mignon_sheppard@ncsu.edu . Register early-slots are limited!

Catawba County Center Foothills Farm School Graduation Thu Jul 9, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension TBD
— Tomorrow

This seven-month educational program focuses on operating successful small-scale and sustainable farms. The school offers seven seminars taught by agricultural professionals, which give farmers the tools to develop sustainable farming operations. Session topics include business planning, business structure, tax and legal issues, marketing, and risk management, among others.

The school also includes seven field trips to working farms, led by innovative, experienced farmers and agricultural professionals. Participants learn low-cost, sustainable farming methods in a range of production systems, including fruits, vegetables, livestock, and specialty crops.

Graduation event details to come.

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Thu Jul 9, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— Tomorrow

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Jackson County Center Day at Panthertown Thu Jul 9, 2015 — Tomorrow
Wayne County Center 4-H Picnic Thu Jul 9, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 208 West Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC, United States, Wayne Center
— Tomorrow
Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market @ DSS Thu Jul 9, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lincoln County Department Of Social Services, 1136 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC
— 2 days away

The Market @ DSS is open every Thursday from 7am to noon. We accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Camden County Center Northeast District 4-H Science Camp Thu Jul 9, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Wesleyan College, 3400 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, United States
— 2 days away

Youth will work together in groups to solve a fictional murder mystery all while learning about forensic science and biotechnology. This 3 day 2 night overnight camp is open to all youth in rising 6-8th grades. Cost is $100.

Cumberland County Center 4-H Summer Adventures - Lego Robotics Thu Jul 9, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Fri Jul 10, 2015 @ 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive # 140, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 2 days away

Ages *9-12 (as of January 1, 2015)
Interns from NC A&T University will lead youth in two half days of STEM programming. Youth will use Legos to create robots and learn about the engineering process. Closed-toe shoes required. Snacks are included. Cost is $5. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork is required. Contact Jessica Drake at 910.321.6867 or Susan Johnson at 910.321.6405 for additional information.

Camden County Center Canoe & Kayak Day Camp Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 2 days away
Craven County Center MASTER GARDENER HELP DESK Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Craven Ag Building, 300 Industrial Dr, New Bern, NC
— 2 days away

Need a garden question answered? These volunteers are here to help answer questions and for you to bring in samples of plants for identification. Every Thursday morning.

Greene County Center 4-H Babysitting Camp Thu Jul 9, 2015 @ 9:00 AM -Fri Jul 10, 2015 @ 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Calvary Memorial United Methodist, 107 West Greene Street, Snow Hill, NC 28580, United States
— 2 days away

Ages: 12-18

Cost: $45

Instructor: To Be Announced

Teens will learn basic safety information for caring for younger youth in a babysitting situation. Teens will become Heart Saver CPR certified in this day camp. Each day youth will take home skills and knowledge to help them thrive in their own babysitting business! Participants need to bring a bagged lunch.

McDowell County Center Summer Discovery Lazy 5 Ranch Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 2 days away


Lazy 5 Ranch
July 9, 2015 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 5-18 Cost $12.00
Class Limit 12

Come see all kinds of exotic animals in our own backyard. Join us as we take a wagon ride through a 3 ½ mile safari and feed the animals. You will see zebra, giraffe, ostrich, and many other animals. Visit www.lazy5ranch.com for more details.

What to bring: Bagged lunch and wear closed toe shoes clothes. You may also want to bring a camera!

Onslow County Center Master Gardener Volunteer Association Meeting Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 2 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Onslow County Multi-Purpose Complex, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For more information call Lisa Rayburn at 910-455-5873.

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 2 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Watauga County Center Pizza Adventure Week - Local Foods for Local Kids Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 2 days away

This day camp is for 6 – 10 year olds who are interested in learning more about where ingredients from pizza come from. We will start each day at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone, then travel to farms, a dairy, and a cheese factory to collect ingredients for pizza that we will make on our last day. The fee is $60 for the week. Register at NC Cooperative Extension, 971 West King St. 828-264-3061.

Forsyth County Center Kids in the Kitchen Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1445 Gray Ave NE, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA
— 2 days away

Forsyth County 4-H is excited to have Angelina Hargrove, a Food and Nutrition graduate student at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University as our summer intern. Angelina will deliver the 4-H Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program ~ Kids in the Kitchen to youth in grades K-8 at three locations in Forsyth County. This program will address overweight and obesity rates by teaching youth the importance of making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity. This program is open to all youth - check location details for ages and cost.

Cost: $2/per child
Grades: Pre-K - 5th
Location: Alpha & Omega Summer Enrichment Youth Academy
1445 N Gray Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Contact: Mrs. Deloris Huntley at (336) 748-8797 or delorisrh@aol.com

Franklin County Center Regional Hay Day: Thursday, July 9, 2015- Granville Livestock Arena Thu Jul 9, 2015 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 4200 Cannady's Mill Rd., Oxford, NC
— 2 days away

Hay season is upon us! On Thursday, July 9th join Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren County area for the Regional Hay Day held at the Granville Livestock Arena (4200 Cannady’s Mill Road, Oxford NC). Registration begins at 9:30AM with programming starting at 10:00AM. Participants will learn the latest information on haying from several specialists and successful producers in North Carolina. The topics include: Weed Management, Wrap vs. Twine, NCDA&CS Soil and Forage Sampling, Fertility Management, Storing Hay to Reduce Waste, and Forage Varieties for Summer. Equipment demonstrations will begin after a sponsored lunch. Participants will receive 1 hour of X credits and 0.5 hours of Waste credits. Call your local Extension Office by Monday, July 6th to register: Franklin (919) 496-3344; Granville (919) 603-1350; Vance (252) 438-8188; Warren (252) 257-3640.

Alamance County Center Preserving Your Bounty Thu Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— 2 days away

Think Green Thursdays--Preserving Your Bounty

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/vDUMmbR1My

Anson County Center Health & Outdoor Fun 4-H Camp Thu Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Anson County Extension Center, 501 McLaurin St., Wadesboro, NC 28170
— 2 days away

Must be registered to attend. For more information please call 704-694-2915.

Gaston County Center West Gastonia ECA Club Monthly Meeting Thu Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 2 days away

West Gastonia ECA is one of eight Extension & Community Association (ECA) clubs in Gaston County. You can be a part of ECA by visiting any of our clubs - contact Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291 to confirm meeting dates and times.

Montgomery County Center Using Fresh Produce Thu Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Troy Montgomery Senior Center, Park Road, Troy, NC 27371, United States
— 2 days away

Hands-on recipes using fresh produce.

Onslow County Center Farmers Market on Western Blvd. Thu Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Big Lots, 1110 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28546, United States
— 2 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.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Baby Nutrition Class (8-12 months)/Fix it Fast and Plan Thu Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 2 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Swain County Center Oconaluftee River Trail Hike (4-H Summer) Thu Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Oconaluftee Visitor Center/Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee, NC
— 2 days away

4-H Summer Program: Enjoy a leisurely three-mile (round trip) hike, as you learn some historical fun facts along the way! Discover the 10 essential items to bring on a hike and have a picnic lunch nearby. Presented by Rob Hawk, Extension Director.

For: 4-Hers ages 5-18 + their family
Cost: FREE

Must call 488-3848 to register. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn more: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/360752/

Swain County Center Spiders & Beetles, Oh My! Thu Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Senior Center, Brendle Street, Bryson City
— 2 days away

Horticulture program presented by Swain County Extension Agent, Christy Bredenkamp. Discussion will include common household insects (the good and the bad). Call 488-3848 for more information.

Gaston County Center Let's Get Cookin' Thu Jul 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— 2 days away

Join us for this monthly program to refresh your cooking know-how with simple, healthy recipes and techniques. Whether you're new to cooking, learning how to cook for only 1 or 2, or want a healthier approach to cooking - this program is for you! The program consists of a variety of hands-on food activities, food demos and presentations. There is no-charge for the program, however, you must register by calling 704-922-2110. Hurry space is limited!

Horticulture Peach Day Thu Jul 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension State Farmers Market, Raleigh, NC
— 2 days away

Free Peach Ice Cream Samples
Peach Dessert Contest
N.C. Peach Queen Appearance
Free Recipes & Information

For peach dessert contest rules and other information, visit www.statefarmersmarket.org or call 919-733-7417

More information: http://www.gottobenc.com/node/1286

Local Food Peach Day Thu Jul 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension State Farmers Market, Raleigh, NC
— 2 days away

More information: http://www.gottobenc.com/node/1286

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feeding Your Baby (3-6 months)/Fix it Fast and Plan Thu Jul 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 2 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Jones County Center Jones County Communication and Coordinating Council Thu Jul 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Jones County Coopertive Extension Center Meeting Room - 367A Highway 58 Trenton, NC
— 2 days away

This council was established to improve communication and coordination of events and activities throughout the county. The major project of this council is planning and implementing the Jones County Heritage Festival on the third Saturday of September.

Mecklenburg County Center 4-H Explorers Thu Jul 9, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CES/ Training Room
— 2 days away

4-H Explorers
When: July 9th, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Armory
Cost: $3
Age(s): 5 – 12 years old
Description: Calling all 4-H Explorers! Youth explore nature that exists around them. Youth will also learn how to be fit in nature. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, fun fitness, and nature hike! Registration limited to 18 youth. Register here.

Montgomery County Center Farmer's Market Thu Jul 9, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Downtown Troy behind in the Cashpoints parking lot
— 2 days away

Support your local farmer's and artisans each Thursday afternoon. The 2nd Thursday of each month seniors receive a 10% discount on purchases. The 3rd Thursday of each month, The Partnership for Children will host children's activities at the market.

Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers Market-Les Myers Park, Concord Thu Jul 9, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Les Myers Community Park, Concord, NC 28025, United States
— 2 days away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or David Goforth, Extension Agent at 704-920-3320 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Cabarrus County Center City of Kannapolis Farmers' Market Open Thu Jul 9, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Corner of Vance Street and Loop Road, Kannapolis
— 2 days away

Local fruit, vegetables, crafts, bread and other items found at this weekly open air market next to Food Lion. For information contact Jim Karriker at 704-804-3082.

Clay County Center Hayesville Evening Market Thu Jul 9, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 2 days away
Haywood County Center Commission for a Clean County Thu Jul 9, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 2 days away
Durham County Center The Giving Closet Thu Jul 9, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:10 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 721 Foster Street/Cooperative Extension-Welcome Baby
— 2 days away

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

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Thu Jul 9, 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.

Cherokee County Center High Tunnel Techniques Thu Jul 9, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 2 days away

This is an informal setting located at the high tunnels in Marble at Sheriff's training center. Keith Wood will be there Monday and Thursday afternoons (weather permitting) starting at 6pm for those that have high tunnels or are interested in growing in high tunnels. Keith will be there to show what is growing in the incubator high tunnel and answer any questions growers may have. No session if on a holiday. Call office for more info 837-2210X2.

NC Farm School Southern Piedmont Farm School Session 7 Thu Jul 9, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rowan County Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
— 2 days away

Putting it all together

Stanly County Center Stanly County Beekeepers Association Thu Jul 9, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Stanly Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Rd, Albemarle NC 28001
— 2 days away

Stanly County Beekeepers Association (SCBA) meets the second Thursday of each month at the Agri-civic Center, 26032-E Newt Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001 (intersection of Hwy 24/27 at Newt). Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7:00 p.m., adjourning at 8:00 p.m. Call Jerry Cotton, Publicity (704) 463-5132 for more information.
http://stanlycountybeekeepers.wordpress.com/about/

Davidson County Center Just "Can" It: Green Beans Canning Class Thu Jul 9, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 2 days away

Low acid foods such as green beans must be processed in a pressure canner. Join us to learn what equipment is needed for home canning, procedures for canning low acid foods, and to make your canning experiences safe and enjoyable. Cost to attend is $5. Call our office at 336-242-2080 to pre-register.

McDowell County Center McDowell Honeybees Meeting Thu Jul 9, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension McDowell County Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Road, Marion, NC 28752, United States
— 2 days away
Swain County Center In-Step Line Dancing Thu Jul 9, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 2 days away

Classes are taught by local volunteers, Cheryl and Bob Thomas. Have fun and be active! No prior dance experience is required. Classes are FREE! For more information, contact Dee Decker at (828) 488-3848.

Line Dancing FLYER: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/i9B1sGDehZ_PJToX2kiDsW1vO6GOkWMhFPWJlKWYKG_k-MhuB-HK2j5XLlTeoXX6i0jk0Q=s400

Cabarrus County Center Wilmar Extension & Community Association Club Thu Jul 9, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension at members' homes
— 2 days away

Visitors are always welcome. Call Theresa Smith for information at 704-786-7543 or tahsmith@hotmail.com

Columbus County Center Beekeeping Meeting Thu Jul 9, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 days away
Swain County Center Smoky Mountain Beekeepers Association Meeting Thu Jul 9, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City
— 2 days away

The Smoky Mountain Beekeepers Association meets the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Swain County Cooperative Extension office. For more information contact Bill Williams at (828) 488-1391

Cabarrus County Center Help for Farmers, Rural Residents, Private and Commerical Growers Fri Jul 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension USDA-Farm Service Center-Cabarrus/Mecklenburg Office, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 2 days away

Now: “FSA News Releases Available”
Farm Service Agency (FSA) news releases available online: http://www.fsa.usda.gov or for other information contact the Cabarrus/Mecklenburg Farm Service Agency, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, 28027, phone: 704/788-2107.
Now: “Self-Serve Farm Agency Website”
New web page available to assist customers with Farm Service Agency Financial needs including: How to get financial application and walk through instructions; Financial Fact Sheets; Examples of Disbursement Statements and; Electronic Form link. Web site located at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/fmi

Cabarrus County Center 4-H Afterschool/School Age Caregiver Training Fri Jul 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 2 days away

Contact us for training programs offered to afterschool and school age caregivers that are available this month. Curricula consists of fun, scientific, environmental and health conscious topics using 4-H educational development programs such as Rain Forest Adventures and Wind/Weather Science. BSAC-Basic School-Age Care training also offered- required for afterschool teachers. Contact Beverly Bollenbecker, 4-H Youth Development Program Associate at 704/920-3314 or email: bhbollen@ncsu.edu .

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Fri Jul 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Jackson County Center Panthertown Rain Date Fri Jul 10, 2015 — 2 days away
Cherokee County Center 21st Century Murphy Site STEM Summer Camp- Cooking and Culture Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Murphy Elementary School, 315 Valley River Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 3 days away

This day camp is sponsored by 21st Century Afterschool Program and is closed to outside participants. To participate, children must be registered through the program site's either at Murphy Elementary or Andrews Elementary.
4-H will be providing an opportunity to explore other cultures through food. 4-H will visit each site weekly to provide lessons on different foods from different cultures. Youth will sample the foods and learn about the culture the food comes from during each lesson.

on 4 calendars Certified Plant Professional Short Course Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 days away

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/certified-plant-professional-short-course-2015/

on 4 calendars Certified Plant Professional Short Course Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 days away

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/certified-plant-professional-short-course-2015/

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 3 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Swain County Center Swain County Farmers Market Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Island Street, Downtown, Bryson City
— 3 days away

"Local Food and Crafts for Local People"
Swain County Farmers Market is Open May through October on Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. An additional, Tuesday Market will run from June 16 through September 15, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

For more information, go to: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/swain-county-farmers-market/

or contact, Christine Bredenkamp at (828) 488-3848.

Forsyth County Center Kids in the Kitchen Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1445 Gray Ave NE, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA
— 3 days away

Forsyth County 4-H is excited to have Angelina Hargrove, a Food and Nutrition graduate student at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University as our summer intern. Angelina will deliver the 4-H Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program ~ Kids in the Kitchen to youth in grades K-8 at three locations in Forsyth County. This program will address overweight and obesity rates by teaching youth the importance of making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity. This program is open to all youth - check location details for ages and cost.

Cost: $2/per child
Grades: Pre-K - 5th
Location: Alpha & Omega Summer Enrichment Youth Academy
1445 N Gray Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Contact: Mrs. Deloris Huntley at (336) 748-8797 or delorisrh@aol.com

Buncombe County Center Summer Canning Workshop: It's Pickling Time! Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center
— 3 days away

It’s Pickling Time!

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10am to 2pm
Come learn how to make a simple dill pickle and preserve those little pickling cucumbers for the long fall and winter months. This class will also discuss how to make relishes and other pickled products. Cost $10.


Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center
94 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC

Cabarrus County Center Quilting Mothers Special Interest ECA Club Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extenson Services, 715 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, NC 28027, United States
— 3 days away

Call Nancy Carlson at 704/788-7838 for more information. Some days they do not meet due to various schedules but meet most Fridays.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Baby Nutrition Class (8-12 months)/Fix it Fast and Plan Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 3 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Franklin County Center Food tasting for the Community: Friday, July 10, 2015 Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg, NC 27549, United States
— 3 days away

Continuing this summer, two area chefs, Ms. Tamika House and Mr. Jim Pfifferling, from Louisburg College are networking with the Franklin County Extension office to prepare and serve up delicious summer dishes utilizing local produce available from the Farmer’s Market. This Friday, July 10th, sweet corn and tomatoes will be on the menu. The cooking will start at 10:30 a.m. so be the first in line to try new and interesting cuisine!" Free recipes will also be available. Buy Local!

Also, the week of July 27th, youth in area will be participating in the “Junior Chef Program” where they will visit local farms, both meat and vegetable farms, in the morning in Franklin County, purchase fresh ingredients, and return to the Extension Center to prepare delicious, fresh, healthy lunches with the local food. The last day of the program, Friday, July 31st, the youth will visit the Governor’s Mansion where they will meet the Executive Chef, tour the Mansion’s “food garden”, and then have lunch prepared for them by the Chef.

Both area projects are promotional events to encourage and teach our public to Buy Local, Buy Fresh. Also, a website, www.FranklinCountyFarmFresh.com, has a list of local farms where the public can source local foods. For more information on these summer projects, contact Martha Mobley, Local Foods Coordinator, at 919-496-3344 or martha_mobley@ncsu.edu.

Guilford County Center Blueberry Day Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, NC 27235, United States
— 3 days away

Sponsored by NC Dept of Agriculture

Local Food Blueberry Day Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Colfax, NC
— 3 days away

More information: http://www.gottobenc.com/node/1288

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feeding Your Baby (3-6 months)/Fix it Fast and Plan Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 3 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.

Caldwell County Center Blackberry Festival Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at Caldwell Extension Center
— 3 days away

Join us in the Cooperative Extension kitchen to prepare cobbler for Saturday’s festival. The blackberry cobbler kit will be waiting for you to create and bake while you learn about blackberries. Participants are expected to participate in the parade and creation of the patchwork cobbler on Saturday, July 11th at the festival with their families (meet at Anything Office.)

Instructors: Ms. Lisa Deal, 4-H Program Assistant and volunteers.

Hertford County Center Winton Farmers Market Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 205 S Main St, Winton, NC 27986, USA
— 3 days away

The Winton Farmers Market is open every Friday from 3-6pm from May till November. There is a good variety of fresh fruits and veggies as well as baked goods and more. For more information please visit their website: https://sites.google.com/a/ncsu.edu/wintonncfarmersmarket/ or visit and like them on Facebook for more up to date information https://www.facebook.com/WintonFarmersMarket/timeline

Currituck County Center Robotics Club Meeting Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 3 days away

contact: Ellen Owens (ellen_owens@ncsu.edu) or Sherry Fischlschweiger (sherry_fischlschweiger@nscu.edu)
232-2262

Buncombe County Center Backyard Compost Demonstration Sat Jul 11, 2015 — 3 days away
on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Jul 11, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 3 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 4 days away

The Downtown Lincolnton farmers market is open every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 7am to noon. We accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Alexander County Center Farmers Market Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 4 days away
Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers' Market Open Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 518 Winecoff School Rd, Concord, NC 28027, USA
— 4 days away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers Market Rotary Square Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Union Street- South, Concord, NC 28025
— 4 days away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or David Goforth, Extension Agent at 704-920-3320 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Camden County Center Camden County 4-H Shooting Sports Club Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Shooting range off of Highway 158 East in Camden
— 4 days away

This special interest club is open to all youth ages 9 to 18 that are interested in increasing their skills in various shooting sports disciplines. Youth can choose to shoot in the following disciplines: shotgun, rifle, archery, pistol, muzzleloading, air pistol and air rifle.

Davidson County Center Thomasville Farmers Market Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 21 E Guilford St, Thomasville, NC 27360, USA
— 4 days away

You will find broccoli, lettuces, cabbage, greenhouse tomatoes, mushrooms, locally produced meat, baked goods and crafts. Not to mention loads of beautiful flowers and plants, vegetable transplants to plant your own garden.

Davidson County Center Lexington Farmers Market Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension The Lexington Farmers Market, 129 Railroad St., Lexington, NC
— 4 days away

You will find broccoli, lettuces, cabbage, greenhouse tomatoes, mushrooms, locally produced meat, baked goods and crafts. Not to mention loads of beautiful flowers and plants, vegetable transplants to plant your own garden and Davidson County strawberries.

Greene County Center Elaney Heritage Farmers Market Event - Arts Extravaganza, Local Arts & Crafts, Music Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market, 470 Highway 13 South, Snow Hill, NC 28580
— 4 days away

Buy local arts and crafts from artisans in Greene County.

Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market @ Denver Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rock Springs Elementary School, 3633 Hwy 16 North, Denver, NC
— 4 days away

The Market @ Denver is open every Saturday from 8am to noon. Select vendors accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market @ Denver Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rock Springs School, 3633 Hwy 16 North, Denver NC
— 4 days away

The Market @ Denver is open every Saturday from 8am to noon. Select vendors accept SNAP and debit card payments. Check our website www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com or our Facebook page Lincoln County Farmers Market for more information.

Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Rimer Club Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Home of Alisa Wickliff, 6835 Cress Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 4 days away

Call Leader for which Saturdays club will meet each month. This community club is involved in a variety of interests and has hosted a booth at the Master Gardener Spring Herb and Plant Festival for the past 9 years to educate people on the tastiness of herbs in recipes. Youth ages 5-18 are allowed to join and participate in fun activities, projects and events. Contact Alisa Wickliff at 704-436-9807 or abwickli@email.uncc.edu

Onslow County Center Farmers Market Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County Farmers' Market Inc, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: No fee to attend. LOCATION: Onslow County Farmers Market, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For additional information contact Caleb Benoit at 910-388-5793 or check out their website at http://onslowncfarmersmarket.com.

Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers "Winecoff School Road Market" Open Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027
— 4 days away

North Carolina and locally grown/produced fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, crafts, bread, seafood, flowers, etc. Email Market Manager at lisaw@ctc.net , call her at 704-425-5559 or David Goforth, Extension Agent at 704-920-3320 or visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Cabarrus County Center Visit the Science Explorers 4-H Club Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extenson Services, 715 Cabarrus Ave W, Concord, NC, United States
— 4 days away

This club enjoys experiments and hands-on science. Leaders Kaleb Templeton and Kristy Huddle instruct youth ages 10+ on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027. For information, contact khuddle@comfortpublishing.com or Tracy LeCompte, Extension Agent at 704/920-3318.

Lee County Center NCEMGV Plant Clinic Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sanford Farmers' Market - Depot Park
— 4 days away
Local Food Field Day - NC Sheep Producer's Association Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Clover C Farm, Bunn, NC
— 4 days away

The NC Sheep Producer's Association will hold its annual Field Day on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Clover C Farm in Bunn, NC from 9:00 am to 3:30pm.

The meeting will feature educational programs and a tour of Clover C Farm. Clover C Farm is located in Franklin County and is run by Carvel and Carol Cheves. Clover C is a 7th generation farm specializing in sheep and wool production. The farm takes lamb from birth to market, wool from sheep to shawl, and furnishes club lambs for 4-H showmen all over the state. It is indeed a full spectrum operation.

Also included will be a tour of the farm, including viewing of livestock exclusion practices for conservation, rotational grazing and solar powered water systems. In addition there will be a sheep to shawl demonstration.

The event should be of interest to all sheep producers from beginners to old timers.

Check out the NC Sheep Producer Assn. website for a full agend a. www.NCSheep.com To get more information, contact Alesia Moore at 919-554-1187 or 919-522-4110 or at NCSheepProducer@gmail.com or by going to the NC Sheep Producers website at www.NCSheep.com.

Please register before July 5th. Cost is $10 per adult or $20 per family, which includes a NC lamb lunch. Clover C Farm is located about 45 minutes northeast of Raleigh at 117 Cheves Rd, Bunn, NC 27508.




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Brent Jennings
Extension Associate
Animal Science
brent_jennings@ncsu.edu
(919) 515-4467

McDowell County Center Historic Marion Tailgate Market Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Depot St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 4 days away

http://www.marionnc.org/farmers.php

Union County Center The Basics of Home Canning Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3230 Presson Rd, Monroe, NC 28112, USA
— 4 days away

2015 Descriptions of Food Preservation Classes at Union County Agricultural Center, Monroe, NC

The Basics of Home Canning workshop is a 5-1/2 hour hands-on training that teaches the following:
Canning Safety
Types of Equipment
Proper Canning Methods
Boiling Water Bath Canning
Pressure Canning
And More!
The workshop is designed for beginners with little or no previous experience. However, if you are an experienced canner, or a little rusty on technique, the workshop is for you, too, as it will provide an update on current USDA recommendations and help you brush up on your canning skills – both water bath canning and pressure canning. If you have never taken a canning class at the Union County Agricultural Center before, then this is the one you should take first.

Comments from past Basics of Home Canning workshop participants include:

“Enjoyed the whole workshop. Thorough teaching and application. This was above and beyond my expectations. Everything was perfect! I feel I can do this now.”

Times: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Dates: Three sessions of The Basics of Home Canning workshop will be offered this season. Each is the same, so you only need to sign up for one date.

Friday, June 5, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015

All sessions will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension – Union County Agricultural Center at 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Cost of The Basics of Home Canning workshop: $20.00 each

HOW TO REGISTER:
1) Call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 to see if there is space in the class session you want and to receive a confirmation number. A confirmation number is needed to all workshops
2) Make check payable to NC Cooperative Extension. Put your confirmation number(s) on the check.
3) Send your name, address, phone number and payment to: Sally McNeill, NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.
4) Please send payment promptly after requesting a confirmation number. Thank you.


Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes, Salsa and Such

Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes, Salsa and Such is a 4-hour hands-on workshop that addresses water bath canning with a specific emphasis on the proper way to home can tomatoes, salsa, tomato juice, and other tomato products in a water bath canner.

The workshop will begin with a basic discussion of home canning and the safety considerations involved with this method of food preservation. We will talk about the kinds of equipment needed for water bath canning* and how to operate a water bath canner properly. Participants will have the chance to practice hands-on techniques when they get into the Extension demo-kitchen to can tomatoes and prepare salsa. Participants will receive guidelines for acidifying all varieties of tomatoes safely and will go home with lots of canning recipes for tasty tomato treats!

Dates:
Two sessions of Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes, Salsa and Such will be offered. Each session is the same so you need only sign up for one date:

Friday, June 12, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015

Times: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

All sessions will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension – Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Cost of Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes, Salsa and Such: $20.00 each

• Please note: Tomatoes may be canned in a pressure canner, too, but this workshop does not address pressure canning. For more information about how to use a pressure canner, please see the description for the Basics of Home Canning workshop. Those who prefer using a pressure canner for canning tomatoes might still like to take this workshop, however, as it provides an update on current guidelines for preparing, acidifying, packing and processing tomatoes to keep products safe. Those guidelines would be the same whether you used a water bath or a pressure canner.


HOW TO REGISTER:
1) Call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 to see if there is space in the class session you want and to receive a confirmation number. A confirmation number is needed to all workshops
2) Make check payable to NC Cooperative Extension. Put your confirmation number(s) on the check.
3) Send your name, address, phone number and payment to: Sally McNeill, NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.
4) Please send payment promptly after requesting a confirmation number. Thank you.


Water Bath Canning: Pickles, Relishes and More

Water Bath Canning: Pickles, Relishes and More is a 4-hour hands on workshop that addresses water bath canning with a specific emphasis on the making of pickles, relishes and other pickled fruits and vegetables.

The workshop will begin with a basic discussion of home canning and the safety considerations involved with this method of food preservation. We will talk about the kinds of equipment needed for water bath canning and how to operate a water bath canner. Participants will have the chance to practice hands-on techniques when they get into the Extension demo-kitchen to prepare and can a variety of pickled products.

Participants will receive guidelines on making a variety of quick pack pickles as well as information on making fermented pickles and sauerkraut. Also included will be a discussion of firming agents, vinegar selection and making reduced-salt and reduce-sugar pickles.

Prerequisite: Taking the Basics of Home Canning Class is recommended before taking this class.

Date: Friday, July 24, 2015

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The workshop will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension – Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Cost of Water Bath Canning: Pickles, Relishes and More: $20.00 each

HOW TO REGISTER:
1) Call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 to see if there is space in the class session you want and to receive a confirmation number. A confirmation number is needed to all workshops
2) Make check payable to NC Cooperative Extension. Put your confirmation number(s) on the check.
3) Send your name, address, phone number and payment to: Sally McNeill, NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.
4) Please send payment promptly after requesting a confirmation number. Thank you.


Introduction to Food Preservation: Freezing and Dehydrating

The Introduction to Food Preservation: Freezing and Dehydrating is a 4-hour program designed to teach the principles of safe freezing and food dehydrating.

The class will begin with an overview of the principles of freezing and dehydrating. Participants will learn about the safety aspects involved with each process and the key considerations when selecting equipment. The instructor will also have freezing and dehydrating equipment on display. Following the presentation, participants will move into the kitchen for some hands-on experiences, including freezing and dehydrating of a number of different fruits and vegetables.

If you know little about the principles behind freezing and dehydrating but think you might like to get more involved, then attending this program is a great way to get started. If you are already familiar with freezing and dehydrating but just want a refresher…you will find the program informative and fun, too.

Dates:
Two session of this workshop will be presented this season. Each is the same so you only need to sign up for one date.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

All sessions will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension – Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

Cost of The Introduction to Food Preservation: Freezing and Dehydrating workshop: $20.00 each.

HOW TO REGISTER:
1) Call Sally McNeill at 704-283-3732 to see if there is space in the class session you want and to receive a confirmation number. A confirmation number is needed to all workshops
2) Make check payable to NC Cooperative Extension. Put your confirmation number(s) on the check.
3) Send your name, address, phone number and payment to: Sally McNeill, NC Cooperative Extension, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.
4) Please send payment promptly after requesting a confirmation number. Thank you.

Davie County Center Shooting Sports Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 4 days away
McDowell County Center From Plant to Plate: Food Preservation Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 930 Shady Ln, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 4 days away
Onslow County Center Common Lawn Problems Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 4 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. No fee to attend, but pre-registration is requested. LOCATION: Onslow County Cooperative Extension, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Fore more information call 910-455-5873.

Forsyth County Center Growing Amazing Tomatoes Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 2969 Main St, Walkertown, NC 27051, USA
— 4 days away

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, Wallace Williamson, will discuss everything you need to know to help you grow amazing tomatoes including soil preparation, variety selection, heirlooms vs. hybrids, planting, fertilizing, watering, pH, general care, disorders, insects, diseases and best advice. Cost: Free

Questions or to register: Call the library at 336-703-2990.

Buncombe County Center Backyard Compost Demonstration Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 days away

Learn how to make black gold from your yard and kitchen waste. Check out several composting setups suitable for residential use. Watch the EMGVs tend the compost-in-process. View a worm composting bin, ask questions, pick up written instructions and get a small sample of the finished product!


WNC Farmer's Market, in the breezeway between the retail buildings (held on 2nd and 4th fridays during the growing season).

Buncombe County Center Ask-a-Gardener Plant Clinic Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 days away

Buncombe County EMGV's help you diagnose and solve gardening problems. You may bring plant cuttings or insects.

WNC Farmer's Market, in the breezeway between the retail buildings (held on 2nd and 4th fridays during the growing season).

Caldwell County Center Blackberry Festival Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at Anything Office
— 4 days away

Join us in the Cooperative Extension kitchen to prepare cobbler for Saturday’s festival. The blackberry cobbler kit will be waiting for you to create and bake while you learn about blackberries. Participants are expected to participate in the parade and creation of the patchwork cobbler on Saturday, July 11th at the festival with their families (meet at Anything Office.)

Instructors: Ms. Lisa Deal, 4-H Program Assistant and volunteers.

Robeson County Center Doin' It Big Entrepreneurial 4-H Club Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 4 days away

This is the monthly meeting of the Doin' It Big Entrepreneurial 4-H Club. Youth do a variety of activities centered around business. For more information about this club, please contact Wendy Maynor at 910-671-3276 or Wendy_Maynor@ncsu.edu.

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sun Jul 12, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 4 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Horticulture Arboretum Guided Tour Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tour begins at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 5 days away

Guided tours are available to the public free of charge every Sunday at 2:00 pm from March–October. Join one of the JCRA's volunteer tour docents and learn about the Arboretum's plants, people, history, future, and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA's collections and gardens.

Details:
http://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1031

Horticulture Arboretum Guided Tour Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Tour begins at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 5 days away

Guided tours are available to the public free of charge every Sunday at 2:00 pm from March–October. Join one of the JCRA's volunteer tour docents and learn about the Arboretum's plants, people, history, future, and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA's collections and gardens.

Details:
http://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1031

Montgomery County Center Montgomery County 4-H Equine Club Monthly Meeting Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Forks of the Little River Baptist Church
— 5 days away

The Montgomery County 4-H Equine Club meets monthly on the 2nd Sunday of the Month at Forks of Little River Baptist Church at 3:00 PM. Club Leader is Ms. Kay Rogers. The Montgomery County 4-H Equine Club is open to all youth ages 5 - 18 but pre-registration is required through the 4-H Office prior to participation.

Chatham County Center NC 4-H Electric Congress Mon Jul 13- Thu Jul 16, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, United States
— 5 days away
on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Mon Jul 13, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 5 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Forsyth County Center NC 4-H Electric Congress Mon Jul 13- Thu Jul 16, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension TBD
— 5 days away
Greene County Center Electric Congress Mon Jul 13- Thu Jul 16, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension To Be Determined
— 5 days away
Harnett County Center Electric Congress Mon Jul 13- Thu Jul 16, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension TBD
— 5 days away

Grant Ellington is contact.

Moore County Center 4-H Day Camp at Millstone Mon Jul 13- Sat Jul 18, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Millstone 4-H Camp, 1040 Mallard Drive, Ellerbe, NC 28338, United States
— 5 days away
Northampton County Center Electric Congress Mon Jul 13- Thu Jul 16, 2015 (All Day Event) — 5 days away
Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Mon Jul 13, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 5 days away

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

Robeson County Center 4-H Electric Congress Mon Jul 13- Thu Jul 16, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension TBA
— 5 days away

This program is for all youth who complete an electric project that falls within the guidelines of the program. For more information about this program, please contact Shea Ann DeJarnette, 4-H Extension Agent, at Shea_Ann_DeJarnette@ncsu.edu or (910) 671-3276.

Rockingham County Center NC 4-H Electric Congress Mon Jul 13- Thu Jul 16, 2015 (All Day Event) — 5 days away
Rowan County Center 4-H Electric Congress Mon Jul 13- Thu Jul 16, 2015 (All Day Event) — 5 days away
Washington County Center Electric Congress Mon Jul 13- Thu Jul 16, 2015 (All Day Event) — 5 days away
Forsyth County Center Kids in the Kitchen Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 2100 Reynolds Park Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27107, USA
— 6 days away

Forsyth County 4-H is excited to have Angelina Hargrove, a Food and Nutrition graduate student at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University as our summer intern. Angelina will deliver the 4-H Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program ~ Kids in the Kitchen to youth in grades K-8 at three locations in Forsyth County. This program will address overweight and obesity rates by teaching youth the importance of making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity. The program is open to all youth - check location details for ages and cost.

Cost: Contact site directly
Grades: Contact the site directly
Location: The Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club
2100 Reynolds Park Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Contact: Dee Dee Caldwell at (336) 788-6563 or
deedee.caldwell@uss.salvationarmy.org

Caldwell County Center Old Mac Snyder Has a Farm Mon Jul 13, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Wed Jul 15, 2015 @ 12:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at the Caldwell Extension Center
— 6 days away

This special camp will introduce youth to a Dudley Shoals family farm. We will answer the important questions...who lives on this farm? and what do they need from us? EIEIO

Campers will travel to the farm from the Cooperative Extension office.

Instructors: The Snyder Family, 4-H Program Assistant, Lisa Deal ,and Junior Leaders.

Cumberland County Center 4-H Summer Adventures - Energy Transformation Mon Jul 13, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Tue Jul 14, 2015 @ 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive # 140, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 6 days away

Ages *10-14 (as of January 1, 2015)
Participants will learn about different types of energy, how energy works, and how society uses energy. Youth will be able to build simple circuits and use switches to control the flow of electricity, determine how to calculate energy costs, and construct a cardboard house to create an energy efficient with running electricity. Closed-toe shoes required. Additional form required for participation in field trip. Bring your own lunch. Snacks are included. Cost is $10. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork is required. Contact Jessica Drake at 910.312.6867 or Susan Johnson at 910.321.6405 for additional information.


Robeson County Center 4-H Millstone Day Camp Mon Jul 13, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Fri Jul 17, 2015 @ 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Millstone 4-H Camp, 1296 Mallard Dr, Ellerbe, NC 28338, United States
— 6 days away

AGES 9 - 13
COST: $150

Preregistration is required, so come by our office by July 1 to pay and reserve your child's spot.

This camp is for youth looking for a traditional camping experience but not quite ready for the overnight experience. Each day, the group will travel to Millstone 4-H Camp in Ellerbe. At the camp, youth will take part in traditional camping activities like archery, canoeing, and swimming. The cost includes all fees, meals, snacks, and transportation.

For more information about this program, please contact Shea Ann DeJarnette, Extension 4-H Agent, at Shea_Ann_DeJarnette@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

Currituck County Center 4-H Camp Mesowannago 2015 Mon Jul 13, 2015 @ 8:30 AM -Thu Jul 16, 2015 @ 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Central Elementary School, 504 Shortcut Road, Barco, NC 27917, United States
— 6 days away

contact: Ellen Owens, 232-2262

Camden County Center Canoe & Kayak Day Camp Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 6 days away
Camden County Center 4-H Culinary Academy Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pasquotank County Extension Office, 1209 McPherson Street Elizabeth City, NC
— 6 days away

Learn to read a recipe, food safety, kitchen safety, proper nutrition for a balanced diet all while being hands-on in the kitchen. This week long day camp is open to all youth ages 10-14. Cost is $35 per youth.

on 6 calendars Project Learning Tree K-8 Workshop Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Bahama Volunteer Fire Department, 1814 Bahama Road, Bahama, NC 27503, United States
— 6 days away

PLT K-8 Workshop
9am - 3:30pm
Bahama Volunteer Fire Department
Durham County (directions sent upon registration)

TO REGISTER: Jennifer Brooks jbrooks@dconc.gov or 919-560-0558
Registration Deadline: July 6, 2015

The workshop will focus on the PLT K-8 Guide. There is a $20 fee for this workshop to cover workshop space, materials, and refreshments. Please bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately to be outside. A full week of workshops (3 total) is being offered for $50. Contact Lisa for more information.

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.

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.

Columbus County Center Kids in the Kitchen --- Ages 5-13 --- Lunch Provided --- Pick up your application at Triple K Ranch --- Triple K Ranch Contact Phone Number: 910-655-3811 Mon Jul 13, 2015 @ 9:00 AM -Thu Jul 16, 2015 @ 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Triple K Ranch, 479 Big Branch Rd. Ext., Delco, NC 28436
— 6 days away

Kids in the Kitchen --- Ages 5 -13 --- Lunch Provided --- Youth will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on learning. Using the Kids in the Kitchen curriculum instructed by a NC A&T Intern, youth will learn to eat healthier meals and snacks. They will prepare a variety of healthy food options during the week. Also, they will participate in physical activity. All of this is to prepare the youth to be healthy and encourage their families to eat healthier as well. Applications are at the Triple K Ranch site and the site number is provided for additional information and fee.

Triple K Ranch Contact Number: 910-655-3811

You may call the Extension Office at 910-640-6607, if you need additional information.

Currituck County Center staff conference Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension conference room
— 6 days away
Davidson County Center 3-D Painting Summer Fun Class Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 6 days away

This unique workshop will teach participants the creative method of Encaustic –
hot wax painting. This method allows the artist to include three-dimensional
items to be included in the painting. Participants are asked to bring an idea for
an image from a book or magazine, and small items that can be added to
enhance the image (examples: a screw, yarn, small scraps of fabric, broken
jewelry, small toys, etc.)

Gaston County Center Happy Potters ECA Club Monthly Meeting Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center , 959 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC
— 6 days away

Happy Potters ECA is one of eight Extension & Community Association (ECA) clubs in Gaston County. This club focuses on ceramic crafts. You can be a part of ECA by visiting any of our clubs - contact Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291 to confirm meeting dates and times.

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— 6 days away

AUDIENCE: Military Families. No fee to attend. LOCATION: Tarawa Terrace WIC Office. For more information call Daniela Lopez at 910-455-5873.