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Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Hoofprints Horse Speciality Club Tue Aug 4, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Scarlett Parker's Farm, 620 Archibald Street, Concord, NC 28025
— 12 hours ago

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 Aug 4, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 11 hours ago
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on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 6 hours ago

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

Franklin County Center Blacklands Farm Managers Tour Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Circle Grove Seeds in Belhaven (336 Circle Grove Farm Rd, Belhaven, NC 27810
— 6 hours ago

Blacklands Farm Managers Tour will be held on Wednesday, August 5 at Circle Grove Seeds in Belhaven (336 Circle Grove Farm Rd, Belhaven, NC 27810. A vendor fair will be from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM with presentations starting at 9:00 AM. Contact is Rod Gurganus at (252) 946-0111 or rod_gurganus@ncsu.edu

Harnett County Center State 4-H Officer Training Wed Aug 5- Sat Aug 8, 2015 (All Day Event) Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 6 hours ago

Sarah is contact.

Washington County Center Career Day Camp Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Extension Office, Plymouth
— 6 hours ago
Buncombe County Center Commercial Pesticide School- Haywood County Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 34 minutes away
Martin County Center 2015 Blackland Farm Managers Tour Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Circle Grove Seeds and Haslin Farms 336 Circle Grove Farm Road, Belhaven NC Coordinates: 35.555089, -76.562820
— 34 minutes away

Blackland Farm Managers Tour
7:00 – 8:30 AM Plot Tours, Exhibits, Registration

Morning Session

9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

Fertility, Insects, and Diseases:

9:30 AM Carl Crozier, Corn and Soybean Fertilization

9:50 AM Dominic Reisig, Stinkbugs

Cotton Production:

10:10 AM Guy Collins, Cotton Agronomics

Drainage:

10:30 Robert Evans, Drainage for Maximum Yields

Soybean Production:

11:00 AM Jim Dunphy, Soybean Maximum Yield Test

11:30 AM Lunch and Exhibits

Afternoon Session

Corn Production: Why Are We NOT Raising 500 Bushel Corn in Eastern NC?

1:00 PM Ron Heiniger, Corn Production Topics

2:00 PM Dewey Lee, Professor and Extension Grains Agronomist, University of Georgia, Corn Production Topics

3:00 PM Door Prizes and Closing

Transylvania County Center Commercial Pesticide School- Haywood County Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM — 34 minutes away
Cabarrus County Center Soil Sampling Kits Available M-F Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 2 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 an Extension Agent at 704/920-3310. 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 .

Camden County Center State 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 2 hours away

Youth ages 8-14 can make new friends, explore the world around them and learn that "I Can" is much more powerful than "I Can't". Youth will attend a 5-night/6-day overnight camping experience. Youth will participate in camping activities such as, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, talent show, dance, sports and game and much more. Cost is $460 per youth

Cumberland County Center 4-H Summer Adventures - Cuttin' Up Culinary Fun Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive # 140, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 2 hours away

Ages *13-18 (as of January 1, 2015)
Youth will work in teams to plan, budget, and create a fantastic dish. Teens will learn about food safety, proper cooking techniques, teamwork, and leadership through this two day program. Closed-toe shoes. Lunch prepared during the workshop. Closed-toe shoes required. Cost is $30. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork is required. Contact Jessica Drake at 910.321.6867 or Susan Johnson at 910.321.6405 for additional information.

Washington County Center Blackland Farm Managers Tour Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Circle Grove Seeds Inc, 336 Circle Grove Farm Road, Belhaven, NC 27810, United States
— 2 hours away
Currituck County Center 4-H Youth Electric Energy Program Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM — 2 hours away

Youth, ages 11 and up can explore the world of energy and electricity in this continuing series of 4-H workshops, field trips and hands on experiments.

For more information or to register contact the Currituck 4-H office at 252-232-2262.

August 4-7 program fee $65

Currituck County Center 4-H Happy Trails Horse Camp Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— 3 hours away

Pre-registration required. This horse camp is designed to teach kids ages 8-12 about horse care, safety, responsibility and riding styles in a fun and energetic environment. Both experienced and non-experienced horse lovers will learn the basics of equine science and horsemanship.

For more information contact: Tom Harrell, 232-2262

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Wed Aug 5, 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
— 3 hours 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 Leopold Education Project: Educators Workshop Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 675 Cane Creek Road, Sylva, NC
— 3 hours away

School Teachers, Camp Counselors, Extension Agents, Environmental Educators and anyone who wants to educate the next generation about conservation steward-ship and land ethics are encouraged to attend this workshop.

Cost is $20. Register by calling Robert Hawk at 586-4009 by July 24.

For more information go to: http://swain.ces.ncsu.edu/spotlight/leopold-education-project-educators-workshop/

The Land Ethic:
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation ethics curriculum targeted for grades 6-12. The goal of the program is to create an ecologically literate citizenry.

LEP increases student's awareness of the land, informs them of how to make responsible choices for our planet, while simultaneously teaching important social, collaborative and critical thinking skills.

LEP ins unique in that it uses a classic environmental literary work, Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac."

Learn more about Leopold Education Project at: www.lep.orr or www. aldoleopold.org.

Gaston County Center Mini Society Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— 3 hours away

Class Full

Gaston County Center Matter of Balance Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC 28054, United States
— 3 hours away

This award-winning program (8 sessions) focuses on fall prevention and increasing physical activity. Designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength. Instructors: Pam Bryson, Doris Graham, & Pam Myers. Sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging. Program is free, but pre-registration is required by contacting Pam Bryson at pam.bryson@gastongov.com or 704.865.3291 by July 20th.

Cabarrus County Center Visit Rimer Extension & Community Association Club Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 4500 Rimer Road, Concord, NC 28025.
— 4 hours away


RIMER ECA meets 1st Wednesday of each month, 10:00AM at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 4500 Rimer Road, Concord. For information, call Pat Wickliff at 704/436-8300.
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.

Montgomery County Center Montgomery County Master Gardener Monthly Meeting Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 203 West Main Street, Troy NC
— 4 hours away
Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Wed Aug 5, 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
— 4 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 4-H Summer Fun - Dog Training Camp Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM — 4 hours away
Wilkes County Center Master Gardener Association Meeting Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wilkes Cooperative Extension Center, 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
— 4 hours away

Regular monthly meeting of certified Master Gardeners.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Wed Aug 5, 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
— 5 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 Aug 5, 2015 Today 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Stokes Family YMCA, 105 Moore Road, King, NC 27021, United States
— 5 hours away
Richmond County Center Richmond County Farmer's Market Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 125 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 9 hours away
Swain County Center Cook This! Beat the Kitchen Heat Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Family Resource, Hughes Branch Road, Bryson City
— 9 hours away

Why cook with a Slow Cooker?
*Conserve energy this summer
*Buy less expensive cuts of meats
*Less chance of burning foods
*Foods retain more vitamins and minerals

Three part series on cooking with a slow cooker - July 29, August 5 and 19.

Call Dee Decker at 488-3848 for more information.

Jackson County Center Cloverbuds-Play & Planning Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Poteet Park, Central Street, Sylva, NC 28779, United States
— 9 hours away
Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit the Barn Bums Horse Speciality Club Wed Aug 5, 2015 Today 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Circle K Arena, 7860 Gold Hill Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 12 hours away

This club for youth ages 9-16 years old meet each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month and specialize in horses. Youth do not need to own a horse to participate however at times they will be around horses and will study the care and needs of equine, etc. Contact Deena Bost at 704-436-8786 after 5:00 p.m. or email deenabost@yahoo.com

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Thu Aug 6, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 18 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

Jackson County Center Step Back in Time Camp-canceled Thu Aug 6, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Western Carolina University, 1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723, United States
— 18 hours away
Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market @ DSS Thu Aug 6, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lincoln County Department Of Social Services, 1136 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC
— Tomorrow

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 State 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Thu Aug 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— Tomorrow

Youth ages 8-14 can make new friends, explore the world around them and learn that "I Can" is much more powerful than "I Can't". Youth will attend a 5-night/6-day overnight camping experience. Youth will participate in camping activities such as, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, talent show, dance, sports and game and much more. Cost is $460 per youth

Mitchell County Center Tri-State Beef Conference Thu Aug 6, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Washington County Fairgrounds, 17046 Fairground Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210, United States
— Tomorrow

The Eighth Annual Tri-State Beef Cattle conference will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon, Virginia on August 6th. This year’s conference will address topics of interest to both stocker and cow-calf producers. The conference will be a one-day event and will include educational sessions covering such topics as beef cattle outlook, extending the grazing season while improving soil health and managing weeds, hoof conformation and selecting breeding stock, receiving programs for stocker producers along with new products and how they are intended to be used, and the importance of a lender relationship. There will once again be virtual tours of operations from each of the three states and then a time of questions and answers with the producers themselves. “This year’s conference will be one that should add dollars to your bottom line whether you run a stocker or a cow-calf operation,” stated Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist.

A trade show will be open during the conference, with many of the organizations involved in the region’s beef industry there for participants to meet and learn more about their products and services.

The conference will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the program beginning at 9:20 a.m. The trade show will open at 8:00 a.m. The meeting is being sponsored by the University of Tennessee Extension, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Registration information and complete details will be available through your county Extension Office.

Registration for the conference is $20 through July 30 and $25 after July 30. Additional information can be obtained through your local Extension office or on the web at http://economics.ag.utk.edu/conferences.html

Caswell County Center Magic of Electricity (Pre-registration is required) Thu Aug 6, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— Tomorrow

You will be exploring the “magic” of electricity, while meeting new friends from Rockingham County 4-H. We will be learning about electricity and how it all works from our guests from Piedmont Electric Membership Cooperative and the Institute for Advanced Learning. We will enjoy the Energy STEM lab and see how electricity can affect us personally. This is a beginner level electric project so come out and learn all about electricity. You will be able to build your very own lamp to take home. Note: Bring your favorite 12 oz. drink can. (Clean and dry). Bring a bag lunch.
Cost: $8.00
Ages: 9-12
Limit: 11 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.

Currituck County Center 4-H Youth Electric Energy Program Thu Aug 6, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM — Tomorrow

Youth, ages 11 and up can explore the world of energy and electricity in this continuing series of 4-H workshops, field trips and hands on experiments.

For more information or to register contact the Currituck 4-H office at 252-232-2262.

August 4-7 program fee $65

Clay County Center Discovery Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hayesville Elementary School, 72 Elementary School Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904, United States
— Tomorrow
Craven County Center MASTER GARDENER HELP DESK Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Craven Ag Building, 300 Industrial Dr, New Bern, NC
— Tomorrow

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.

Cumberland County Center Safe Pressure Canning for Garden Vegetables - Extension's Better Living Series Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— Tomorrow

Fear your pressure canner no more! Candy Underwood, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension agent, teaches the basics of preserving low acid foods. Each participant will leave with a canned jar of green beans. Workshop fee is $10.00. All fee-based workshops require pre-registration, which includes payment prior to class.

Currituck County Center 4-H Happy Trails Horse Camp Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CCRC, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road, Powells Point, NC 27966
— Tomorrow

Pre-registration required. This horse camp is designed to teach kids ages 8-12 about horse care, safety, responsibility and riding styles in a fun and energetic environment. Both experienced and non-experienced horse lovers will learn the basics of equine science and horsemanship.

For more information contact: Tom Harrell, 232-2262

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

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

Pitt County Center Pitt County Arboretum Tour Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pitt County Agricultural Center and Arboretum, 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834
— Tomorrow

Join Master Gardeners for a free Walking Tour of the Arboretum. Tours last approximately 1 1/2 hours and are given the first Thursday of every month. Each month has a different seasonal topic. Meet under the Greenroof Shelter in front of the Agricultural Center at 403 Government Circle in Greenville. Tour begins at 9:00 AM. Call 252-902-1709 for more info.

Rockingham County Center Magic of Electricity - 4-H Summer Adventures Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Tomorrow
Gaston County Center Mini Society Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— Tomorrow

Class Full

Alamance County Center Hydroponics Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA
— Tomorrow

Think Green Thursdays--Hydroponics

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/Cz4RBYX1wD

Onslow County Center Farmers Market on Western Blvd. Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Big Lots, 1110 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28546, United States
— Tomorrow

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: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— Tomorrow

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 4-H Summer Fun - Dog Training Camp Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM — Tomorrow
Swain County Center Matter of Balance - Managing Concerns About Falls Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Swain County Senior Center, Brendle Street, Bryson City
— Tomorrow

Do you have concerns about falling? Join us for some valuable tips for being safe . . . It's a matter of balance!

Topics include:
*Recognizing Concerns about Falling
*Recognizing Fall Hazards
*Exercise & Fall Prevention
*Recognizing Fall-ty Habits
*Improving your Balance

Contact Dee Decker at 488-3848 for more information.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Thu Aug 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County WIC, 2455 Iwo Jima Boulevard, Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543, United States
— Tomorrow

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

McDowell County Center SD Pottery Thu Aug 6, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 60 E Court St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— Tomorrow


Make Your Own Pottery

August 6, 2015 12:30 am – 5:00 pm
Ages 5-18
Class Limit 10 Cost $20.00

Don’t miss out on this. This class is almost always the first to fill up! Participants will spend the day creating pottery by using a potter’s wheel and also by using their hands. The workshop will be held at Pinkul Pottery. (Pottery is available at the Extension Office a few weeks after the class, due to finishing time.)

Cabarrus County Center Boger ECA Club Thu Aug 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Members homes or Cold Water Lutheran church Fellowship Hall
— Tomorrow

Meets quarterly on 1st Thursday. Call Pam Outen at 704/920-3322 for more details

Cabarrus County Center Visit Boger Extension & Community Association Club Thu Aug 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension at members’ homes or Cold Water Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
— Tomorrow


BOGER ECA meets 1st Thursday of each month, 1:00PM at members’ homes or Cold Water Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Call Martha Brawley at 704/436-6175.
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.

Montgomery County Center Farmer's Market Thu Aug 6, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Downtown Troy behind in the Cashpoints parking lot
— Tomorrow

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.

Rutherford County Center Private Pesticide Recertification - "V" Training Thu Aug 6, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rutherford Extension Center
— Tomorrow

A Pesticide Recertification Safety Training for Private Applicators that require 2 Hours of "V" credit to be completed by September 30,2015 will be held on Thursday, August 6th from 2-4pm in the Extension Center Auditorium.

Please call (828) 287-6010 if you have questions.

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

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

Lee County Center Sandhills Farm to Table Thu Aug 6, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford, NC 27330, USA
— Tomorrow

Taste the bountiful harvest of the Sandhills! Subscribe to the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative. For details, call 910-722-1623.

Cabarrus County Center City of Kannapolis Farmers' Market Open Thu Aug 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Corner of Vance Street and Loop Road, Kannapolis
— Tomorrow

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 Aug 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM — Tomorrow
Craven County Center Neon Ninjas 4-H Club Meeting Thu Aug 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension MCCS Community Center, Cherry Point MCAS
— Tomorrow

For more information about this meeting, call 252.466.4831

Rutherford County Center Pesticide Labeling & Pesticide Selection Training Thu Aug 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rutherford Extension Center
— Tomorrow

Pesticide Specialty Training: 'Pesticide Labeling & Pesticide Selection'
will be offered at the Rutherford Extension Center on Thursday, August 6th from 4-6pm.
Training will have 2-Hr of Pesticide Recertification Credit for L, N, O, D & X license categories.

Please contact the Extension Center (828) 287-6010 to register.

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Thu Aug 6, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— Tomorrow

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

Caldwell County Center BACKYARD BIRD BIOSECURITY Thu Aug 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 120 Hospital Ave NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, USA
— Tomorrow

This is a webinar program from USDA for backyard poultry growers on highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Participants of this webinar will Learn:

• How to recognize and protect your birds from devastating diseases like highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)

• How to protect your family from illness caused by your birds

• Ways to keep predators and disease-carrying wild birds away from your flock

• Where to find resources to help you keep your flock safe and healthy

• The do’s and don’ts of live bird markets

• The whys and woes of raising backyard chickens

• What to expect from your flock in the fall

• How to get your birds ready for winter

For Additional information about these topiccs visit http://healthybirds.usda.aphis.gov

To signup for this program email tina_lovejoy@ncsu.edu or call 828-757-1290.

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

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. Some topics to be covered could be: seed and variety selection, tillage practices, weed control methods, harvesting, fertility, low tunnels for winter growing, maximizing space, trellising, ventilation and many others. Topics will be chosen for timing of each date. No session if on a holiday. Call office for more info or scheduling changes 837-2210X2.

Today's topic:

Getting prepared for fall marketing

Clay County Center High Tunnel Techniques Thu Aug 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— Tomorrow

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. Some topics to be covered could be: seed and variety selection, tillage practices, weed control methods, harvesting, fertility, low tunnels for winter growing, maximizing space, trellising, ventilation and many others. Topics will be chosen for timing of each date. No session if on a holiday. Call office for more info or scheduling changes 837-2210X2.

Swain County Center In-Step Line Dancing Thu Aug 6, 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

Lee County Center Lemon Springs ECA Meeting Thu Aug 6, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM — 2 days away
Robeson County Center Goat Club Meeting Thu Aug 6, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 2 days away

This is an opportunity for producers to learn about new topics related to goats, management practices, and marketing opportunities and gain support from other goat producers. Meetings will be held the first Thursday of every month at the Hoke County Center. For more information, contact Taylor Chavis (taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu) at 910-671-3276.

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Fri Aug 7, 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 Fontana Fun Day Fri Aug 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Fontana Village Resort, 50 Fontana Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771, United States
— 2 days away
Caldwell County Center Farm to Fork Extravaganza Fri Aug 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at Caldwell Extension Center
— 2 days away

This special week will bring all the elements of cooking, community, and farming together. We have a full dinner menu planned and will connect with the ingredients and their sources throughout the week. This week’s journey will bring us across Caldwell and neighboring counties. Camp will begin and conclude at the Cooperative Extension office daily.

Instructors: 4-H Staff, Junior Leaders, Special Instructors, and Farmers

Camden County Center State 4-H Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Fri Aug 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 2 days away

Youth ages 8-14 can make new friends, explore the world around them and learn that "I Can" is much more powerful than "I Can't". Youth will attend a 5-night/6-day overnight camping experience. Youth will participate in camping activities such as, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, talent show, dance, sports and game and much more. Cost is $460 per youth

Currituck County Center 4-H Youth Electric Energy Program Fri Aug 7, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM — 2 days away

Field trip to Nuclear Energy Power Plant

Youth, ages 11 and up can explore the world of energy and electricity in this continuing series of 4-H workshops, field trips and hands on experiments.

For more information or to register contact the Currituck 4-H office at 252-232-2262.

August 4-7 program fee $65

McDowell County Center SD Farm Tour Fri Aug 7, 2015 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM — 2 days away


Down on the Farm: 4-H Farm Day
August 7, 2015 8:30 am – 12: 00 pm
Ages 5-18
Class Limit 12 Cost: $5.00

Youth will get to experience farm life for a day. Farmers in McDowell County provide a wide variety of fresh, nutritious food for us to eat. We will be visiting farms and learning about how your food is grown. We may even see chickens and pick a few berries.

What to bring: Wear close toed shoes and bring bottled water

Caswell County Center Hunter Safety (Pre-registration is required) Fri Aug 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building Assembly Room, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 2 days away

The Hunter Safety Education Course includes information about hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and management, firearms, wildlife identification, survival and first
aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety. All first-time license buyers must successfully complete a hunter education course before they can hunt in North Carolina or purchase a hunting license. Note: Class is taught at a 6th grade level. Lunch will be provided.
Cost: Free
Ages: 6th grade and up recommended

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.

Lenoir County Center Southeast District NCCEAPA Meeting Fri Aug 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 2 days away

Fall Administrative Professionals meeting.

Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Fri Aug 7, 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.

Swain County Center Swain County Farmers Market Fri Aug 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Island Street, Downtown, Bryson City
— 2 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.

Gaston County Center Mini Society Fri Aug 7, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— 2 days away

Class Full

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Fri Aug 7, 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.

Stokes County Center 4-H Summer Fun - Hanging Rock Hike and Swim Fri Aug 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Hanging Rock State Park, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury, NC 27016, United States
— 2 days away
Swain County Center Fontana Fun Day (4-H Summer) Fri Aug 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at Fontana Village Resort – 300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC
— 2 days away

4-H Summer Program: What to bring: towel, swim clothes, sunscreen, water shoes, snacks, and refillable water bottle. End summer with a splash! Join other West District 4-Hers for a fun relaxing day at Fontana Village Resort. Meet new friends, float down the lazy river, sit poolside and soak up the sun! What could be more fun!

For: 4-Hers ages 5-18 + their families
Cost: $12.00 (covers rec. pass and lunch)
Must call 488-3848 to register by July 17

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

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Fri Aug 7, 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.

Carteret County Center All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Management of Japanese Beetles and other White Grubs Fri Aug 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant
— 2 days away

Japanese beetles and other white grubs attack the roots of lawns and other turf grass areas. Then, as adults, they can eat your favorite plants in the garden and landscape. This webinar presented by Dr. J. C. Chong from Clemson University will provide the information you need to understand and control these pests. Moderated by Bethany O'Rear and Ken Creel, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event. Note: on August 7, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you log in earlier, you will get an error message.

Currituck County Center All Bugs Good and Bad Series Webinar Fri Aug 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 2 days away



Join us on the first Friday of every month at 2:00 pm for a webinar series called All Bugs Good and Bad. We will meet at NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center at 120 Community Way in Barco, NC. The webinars are free but seating is limited so please pre-register by calling 252-232-2262 or on-line at: go.ncsu.edu/all-bugs For more information contact Deborah Foster deborah_foster@ncsu.edu

Community Gardens All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Management of Japanese Beetles and other White Grubs Fri Aug 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant
— 2 days away

Japanese beetles and other white grubs attack the roots of lawns and other turf grass areas. Then, as adults, they can eat your favorite plants in the garden and landscape. This webinar presented by Dr. J. C. Chong from Clemson University will provide the information you need to understand and control these pests. Moderated by Bethany O'Rear and Ken Creel, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event. Note: on August 7, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you log in earlier, you will get an error message.

Hertford County Center Winton Farmers Market Fri Aug 7, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 205 S Main St, Winton, NC 27986, USA
— 2 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

Robeson County Center Spiritual Generations 4-H Club Meeting Fri Aug 7, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM — 2 days away

This is a monthly meeting for Spiritual Generation members. For more information, please contact Wendy Maynor, 4-H Program Assistant, at wendy_maynor@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Aug 8, 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

Greene County Center State 4-H Council Planning Meeting Sat Aug 8- Mon Aug 10, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 3 days away

Registration Deadline: July 1st

Harnett County Center State 4-H Council Planning Meeting Sat Aug 8- Mon Aug 10, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC, USA
— 3 days away

Sarah is contact.

Hyde County Center Eastern Region 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament Sat Aug 8, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Eastern 4-H Center, 100 South Clover Way, Columbia, NC 27925, United States
— 3 days away
Hyde County Center State 4-H Council Planning Meeting Sat Aug 8- Mon Aug 10, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Raleigh, NC
— 3 days away
Lenoir County Center 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament Sat Aug 8, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Eastern 4-H Center, 100 South Clover Way, Columbia, NC 27925, United States
— 3 days away

Wish our 4-H Shooting Sports team good luck as they participate in the Shooting Sports Tournament. If interested in joining Shooting Sports please call Alex Sugg at 252-527-2191.

Rowan County Center Junior Market Chef Competition Sat Aug 8, 2015 — 3 days away

The Rowan Extension Local Foods Advisory Committee is excited to announce that they will host a Junior Market Chef Competition at the Salisbury Farmer’s Market. This competition is open to youth ages 9-18 (as of January 1, 2015). There will be two rounds of competition – August 8 and September 19, both beginning at 10 a.m. Participants must bring their own pots/pans and cutlery. In addition, they must bring their own oil, spices, and essentials, but will be limited to 10 items. Most of the ingredients will be provided, along with some appliances. If you are interested in participating or would like additional information, please contact Danelle Cutting (danelle_cutting@ncsu.edu) or Sara Drake (sara_drake@ncsu.edu) or call 704-216-8970. It costs $10 to enter and your application and money are due by August 6. You can pick up an application at the Extension Office or download a copy from the Rowan County Extension website ( http://rowan.ces.ncsu.edu/categories/4-h-youth-development/).

Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Sat Aug 8, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 3 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 Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 3 days away
Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers' Market Open Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 518 Winecoff School Rd, Concord, NC 28027, USA
— 3 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 Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Union Street- South, Concord, NC 28025
— 3 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

Davidson County Center Thomasville Farmers Market Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 21 E Guilford St, Thomasville, NC 27360, USA
— 3 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 Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension The Lexington Farmers Market, 129 Railroad St., Lexington, NC
— 3 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.

Guilford County Center BLT Challenge & Tomato Tasting Day Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 501 Yanceyville St, Greensboro, NC 27405, USA
— 3 days away

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host a BLT Challenge & Tomato Tasting on Saturday August 8th from 8 am – 11:30 am on the lawn at the corner of Lindsay & Yanceyville St.

Local restaurants and food enthusiast will create their best bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich using vine ripened tomatoes and lettuce grown by farmers at the market. Customers will sample all sandwiches and vote for their favorite BLT. This year’s competitors are Burger Warfare, Emma Keys, LaRue, Melt, The Undercurrent, and the Greensboro Farmers Market team. The winner will be announced at the end of market.

The cost is $5 per plate with proceeds benefiting the Greensboro Farmers Curb market while supplies last.­

Patrons can also sample a variety of tomatoes that will be in season. Pink Girls, Sun Gold, Cherokee Purple, Husky Cherry, Goliath, Better Boy, Yellow, Juliet, Yellow Pear, Black Cherry, Mountain Fresh, Heinz, German Johnson, Big Beef, and Plum tomatoes are just a few of the popular varieties that are grown by local vendors.

Lenoir County Center Farmer's Market Open Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 3 days away

The Lenoir County Farmer's Market is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Call the Market Manager, Pat Jenkins, at 252-560-1617 for more information about availability of products and produce and/or if interested in being a vendor.

Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market @ Denver Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Rock Springs Elementary School, 3633 Hwy 16 North, Denver, NC
— 3 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.

Sampson County Center Parenting Class Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Destiny Outreach Church, 201-C Northeast Blvd, Clinton, NC
— 3 days away

Being a parent or guardian is a challenge. This parenting education program helps parents and other adults guide the positive development of caring, competent, and healthy children. You have to be present for the entire eight hours and a certificate will be given at the end of class. The class is from 8:00am - 5:00pm. The cost for the class is $5.00 per person. Participants must pre-register for the class and pay for the class with the correct change the day of the class. Childcare is not provided.

Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Rimer Club Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Home of Alisa Wickliff, 6835 Cress Road, Concord, NC 28025
— 3 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 Aug 8, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Onslow County Farmers' Market Inc, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 3 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 Aug 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord, NC 28027
— 3 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 Aug 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extenson Services, 715 Cabarrus Ave W, Concord, NC, United States
— 3 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 Aug 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sanford Farmers' Market - Depot Park
— 3 days away
McDowell County Center Historic Marion Tailgate Market Sat Aug 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Depot St, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 3 days away

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

Robeson County Center St. Pauls 4-H Pony Club Meeting Sat Aug 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 3 days away

This is the weekly meeting of the St. Pauls 4-H Pony Club. For more information about this club, please contact Wendy Maynor, 4-H Program Assistant, at Wendy_Maynor@ncsu.edu or 910-671-3276.

Davie County Center Shooting Sports Sat Aug 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM — 3 days away
McDowell County Center From Plant to Plate: Food Preservation Sat Aug 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 930 Shady Ln, Marion, NC 28752, USA
— 3 days away
Buncombe County Center Backyard Compost Demonstration Sat Aug 8, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 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 Aug 8, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 3 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).

Davie County Center Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show Sat Aug 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lone Hickory Indoor Arena, 1950 Bethel Church Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055, United States
— 3 days away

The show will begin at noon featuring local youth as well as youth from several surrounding counties. Come and show our youth how much we support them in their livestock projects. Contact either Extension Office for more information.

Yadkin County Center Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show Sat Aug 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lone Hickory Indoor Arena, 1950 Bethel Church Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055, United States
— 3 days away

Contact the office for forms and details. All entries due by July 24.

Robeson County Center Mars One - Event for Youth Sat Aug 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 3 days away

Wondering what the next frontier in space is?

Mars 1 will set up a human settlement on Mars by 2027. The first part of the mission is scheduled to take place in 2020, and you have a chance to meet the people who will make it happen.

1 p.m. -- Free hands-on science demonstrations for youth ages 5 - 18

2 p.m. -- Meet the real astronauts and hear what they have to say

8 p.m. Opportunity for adults and families to learn about the mission and ask questions about this first-of-a-kind event. See other posting.

For more information, contact Shea Ann DeJarnette, Robeson County Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent, at 910-671-3276; or Jessica Drake, Cumberland County Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent, at 910-321-6867; or Ken Brandt, Robeson Planetarium Director, at 910-735-2148.

Sampson County Center Hunter Safety Course Sat Aug 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 93 Agriculture Pl, Clinton, NC 28328, USA
— 3 days away

The NC Wildlife Commission is offering a Hunter Safety Course to be held at the Sampson County Livestock Facility located at 93 Agriculture Place (Hwy 421 South of Clinton). Participants must attend both classes Saturday & Sunday. All participants must register online at the NC Wildlife Resources Commission website at www.ncwildlife.org.

Robeson County Center Doin' It Big Entrepreneurial 4-H Club Sat Aug 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 3 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.

Robeson County Center Mars One - Event for Adults and Families Sat Aug 8, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 420 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 4 days away

Wondering what the next frontier in space is?

Mars 1 will set up a human settlement on Mars by 2027. The first part of the mission is scheduled to take place in 2020, and you have a chance to meet the people who will make it happen.

8 p.m. Opportunity for adults and families to learn about the mission and ask questions about this first-of-a-kind event.

See other posting for event for youth at 1 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Center.

For more information, contact Shea Ann DeJarnette, Robeson County Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent, at 910-671-3276; or Jessica Drake, Cumberland County Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent, at 910-321-6867; or Ken Brandt, Robeson Planetarium Director, at 910-735-2148.

on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sun Aug 9, 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 Aug 9, 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.
— 4 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

Sampson County Center Hunter Safety Course Sun Aug 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 93 Agriculture Pl, Clinton, NC 28328, USA
— 4 days away

The NC Wildlife Commission is offering a Hunter Safety Course to be held at the Sampson County Livestock Facility located at 93 Agriculture Place (Hwy 421 South of Clinton). Participants must attend both classes Saturday & Sunday. All participants must register online at the NC Wildlife Resources Commission website at www.ncwildlife.org.

Horticulture Arboretum Guided Tour Sun Aug 9, 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.
— 4 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

Franklin County Center Youth Livestock Showmanship Clinic to be Held; Sunday, August 9, 2015 Sun Aug 9, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Wildwynn Stables, Youngsville, NC
— 4 days away

Area youth in the region are invited to participate in a youth livestock showmanship clinic on Sunday, August 9th at Wildwynn Stables in Youngsville beginning at 5:00 p.m. Sheep, Goat, and Cattle Showmanship will all be discussed and demonstrated. At 6:30 p.m., a hotdog cookout with all the trimmings will be served for those in attendance. Youth who plan to show during the September 25th ‘4-County Junior Livestock Show,’ to be hosted by Granville County, are strongly encouraged to attend and bring their animals.

During this event, animal ID’s will also be checked based on submitted entry form information which is due Friday, July 31st at the Extension Center in Louisburg. Other topics of discussion include Farm Premise Information, Scrapie Tags, etc. in preparation for other livestock shows including the State Fair. Market animals preparing for the NC State Fair also have mandatory examination and tagging dates scheduled across the state, http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/animal/4hyouth/Calendar%20of%20Events.htm with additional information found at: http://www.ncstatefair.org/2015/FAQ.htm.

Entry forms, Rules & Regulations, etc. for the 4-County Livestock Show can be found at http://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu or call the Franklin County Extension Center at (919) 496-3344.


Martha L. Mobley
Extension Agent, Franklin County

Jackson County Center YLC Sun Aug 9, 2015 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM — 4 days away
Cabarrus County Center Help for Farmers, Rural Residents, Private and Commerical Growers Mon Aug 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension USDA-Farm Service Center-Cabarrus/Mecklenburg Office, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 5 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 Mon Aug 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Avenue-West, Concord, NC 28027
— 5 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 Mon Aug 10, 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

on 5 calendars NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Mon Aug 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 5 days away

NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference
August 10-11, 2015
Hunt Library, which is ranked #2 in '10 of the Most Amazing College Libraries in the U.S.A.'

Conference website at http://www.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference.
Information about the 2015 conference will be added as it becomes available.

Last year, 120 people from 24 U.S. states and 8 countries participated in this unique event.

Horticulture NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Mon Aug 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 5 days away

NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference
August 10-11, 2015
Hunt Library, which is ranked #2 in '10 of the Most Amazing College Libraries in the U.S.A.'

NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference is August 10-11 at the James Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. The only annual training in the world on commercial vermiculture, this event teaches how to start or expand a vermicompost production operation. For more information and to register, go to:

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference/

Last year, 120 people from 24 U.S. states and 8 countries participated in this unique event.

Jackson County Center BR/EC School Starts Mon Aug 10, 2015 — 5 days away
Jackson County Center County Fair entry deadline Mon Aug 10, 2015 — 5 days away
Meatgoats NCSU Goat Artificial Insemination Course Mon Aug 10- Thu Aug 13, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension NCSU Campus, Raleigh NC
— 5 days away

This 3-day short course is designed to provide participants with both theoretical background and significant opportunity for hands-on practice needed to facilitate the adoption of artificial insemination into their goat breeding programs. With the use of improved transcervical AI breeding techniques for goats, pregnancy rates comparable to those routinely achieved for AI in cattle are now possible. This short course will consist of an initial series of lectures on Monday morning coupled with four hands-on practice sessions (Monday pm, Tuesday am & pm, and Wednesday am). Lecture topics will include anatomy & physiology of the female reproductive tract, estrous & ovulation synchronization, AI breeding techniques (standard and improved), and the use of frozen semen for AI. Contact Dr. Charlotte Farin (Char_Farin@ncsu.edu) for more information

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Mon Aug 10, 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.

Caldwell County Center Natural Resource Conservation Week Mon Aug 10, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Fri Aug 14, 2015 @ 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet at the Caldwell Extension Center
— 5 days away

Fishing and NRC! Join us as we learn about natural resource conservation. Maybe you are wondering, what are our natural resources? Our activities and learning will include every natural resource (SWAPA). Come and explore with us as we learn. You may bring your own fishing pole or use one of ours. Camp will begin and conclude at the Cooperative Extension office daily.

Instructor: 4-H and Soil and Water Conservation Staff, Junior Leaders, and Environmental Stewards.

on 12 calendars [ProNR] Working Forest Summit 2 Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore County Cooperative Extension, 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327
— 5 days away

Day-long "Working Forest Summit" will cover:

- The Taxing Business of Forestry
- Market Trends & Selling Timber
- Growing for Value and Selling for Profit
- Longleaf Pine Restoration
- Using Fire to Promote Biodiversity, Habitat and Forest Health
- Producing Pine Straw for Profit
- Conservation Easements

Advanced registration is required. With support of granting organizations, private landowners attend this event at no charge. Professional land managers, wishing to receive continuing forestry education credits (CFE), are encouraged to attend but will be required to pay a registration fee of $90. Please use this workshop link for more information http:// www.ncsu-feop.org/landowners

Cumberland County Center 4-H Summer Adventures - Bumble Bees and Butterflies Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Services, 301 East Mountain Drive # 140, Fayetteville, NC 28306, United States
— 5 days away

Ages *5-8 (as of January 1, 2015)
Cloverbuds will discover different types of plants and learn how our gardens grow. Youth will engage in several hands-on activities and crafts that they will be able to share with family and friends. Closed-toe shoes required. Bring your own lunch. Snacks will be provided. Cost is $10. Current 4-H Enrollment paperwork must be on file. Please contact Jessica Drake at 910.321.6867 for additional information.

Franklin County Center NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Mon Aug 10, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -Tue Aug 11, 2015 @ 4:00 PM — 5 days away

NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference is August 10-11 at the James Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. The only annual training in the world on commercial vermiculture, this event teaches how to start or expand a vermicompost production operation. For more information and to register, go to http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference/

Richmond County Center Forest Summit Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Carthage
— 5 days away
Local Food NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Mon Aug 10, 2015 @ 8:15 AM -Tue Aug 11, 2015 @ 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus
— 5 days away

NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference is August 10-11 at the James Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. The only annual training in the world on commercial vermiculture, this event teaches how to start or expand a vermicompost production operation. For more information and to register, go to http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference/

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference/

Contact:
Rhonda Sherman
sherman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6770

Currituck County Center Microbemania Camp Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Currituck Extension Center, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 5 days away

Thanks to a generous donor we have received additional funds for STEM based educational summer programs, which has allowed us to reduce the cost for Camp Microbe-Mania from $65.00 to $25.00.

As you are reading this, billions and billions of microbes are crawling squirming, and squiggling all over your body. But don’t worry- 95% of all microbes are harmless and more importantly, without these invisible companions life as we know it could not exist. Animals and humans could not digest their food, plants could not grow and garbage could not decompose and as a result our planet would be a real mess.

During CAMP MICROBE-MANIA, we will explore through a series of fun, interactive hands on experiments just how these microbes work in our bodies and in the world around us. During the week of August 10-14 youth, ages 9-14 can join us at the Currituck County Extension Center to discover the world of microbes and just how important they are to our daily lives. (think chocolate, cheese and bread)

For more information contact Sherry Fischlschweiger, 252-232-2262, sherry_fischlschweiger@ncsu.edu or visit the Currituck County Extension website at currituck.ces.ncsu.edu.

Robeson County Center 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp Mon Aug 10, 2015 @ 8:30 AM -Fri Aug 14, 2015 @ 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA
— 5 days away

AGES 5 - 8
COST: $40

Preregistration is required, so come by our office by August 3 to pay and reserve your child's spot.

Just in time for school, this camp offers our youngest youth the opportunity to ease back into a school schedule. Cloverbuds have a set schedule each day and will have a chance to cook, gain team-working skills, and learn healthy habits. We will have theme days, so they will know what the topic of the day will be in advance. The cost of the camp covers snacks, lunches, supplies, and other costs associated with the camp.

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.

Camden County Center "Beyond the Basics" Hunter Safety & Range Day Camp Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pasquotank County Extension Office, 1209 McPherson Street, Elizabeth City, NC
— 5 days away

This safety course is more than a firearm safety course and more than a hunter education course. In depth hands-on instruction also includes ethics and responsibility, conversation and wildlife management, wildlife identification, survival and first aid. Cost is $10 per youth. Lunch will be provided.

on 3 calendars Cut Flower Workshop Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 5 days away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Growing Cut Flowers for Market as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series. This will be a two-part workshop on Monday, August 10 and Monday, August 17. The August 10 workshop will be a full day of presentations from 9:00 am-5:00 pm in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The August 17 workshop will take place from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at Perry-winkle Farm in northern Chatham County.

Workshop instructors include experienced cut flower growers Cathy Jones of Perry-winkle Farm and Leah Cook of Wild Hare Farm, plus Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos. This is a very unique and rare opportunity to learn from two very successful cut flower growers. Space is limited so make sure and register early before it fills up! Registration deadline is August 4. For complete details including an agenda, speaker bios, and registration info, go to http://go.ncsu.edu/cut-flower-workshop

Currituck County Center staff conference Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension conference room
— 5 days away
Davidson County Center Paintin’ It Up: Cloverbud Style Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 5 days away

Cloverbuds will learn wonderful drawing and painting techniques using
watercolor, markers, and acrylic painting on canvas, paper, and boards.
Your masterpieces will be ready to take home the same day! Be sure to
wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

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

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

Sampson County Center Youth PQA Training Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sampson County Livestock Facility, 93 Agriculture Place, Clinton NC
— 5 days away

Youth Pork Quality Assurance training is being held at the Sampson County Livestock Facility. Youth PQA is a food safety, antibiotic use, and animal well-being awareness and education program. Please call Cindy at the 4-H office @ 910-592-7161 if you are interested in attending.

Durham County Center The Giving Closet Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Welcome Baby/Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St., Durham NC 27701
— 5 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

Gaston County Center ECA Knitting Classes Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 5 days away

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

Gaston County Center Bel-Heights ECA Club Monthly Meeting Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Presbyterian Church of Lowell, 207 E. 1st St. Lowell, NC
— 5 days away

Bel-Heights 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.

Mecklenburg County Center 4-H Homemade & Homegrown with Herbs Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension CES/Armory Training Room
— 5 days away

Homemade & Homegrown with Herbs
When: August 10th, 2015
Time: 10 am – 12 pm (noon)
Where: Armory
Cost: $5
Age(s): 8 – 14 years old
Description: Youth will create a living seed necklace to start their own herb from seed and create a homemade sugar scrub using herbs, all while experimenting with and enjoying a herb infused beverage treat. Registration limited to 15 youth. Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/homemade-homegrown-with-herbs/18307

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Mon Aug 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
— 5 days away

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

Robeson County Center Robeson County Master Gardeners Association Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 455 Caton Road, Lumberton, NC 28360
— 5 days away

Meeting takes place at the O. P. Owens Agriculture Center. If you have questions, contact Mack Johnson at 910-671-3276 or at mack_johnson@ncsu.edu

Cherokee County Center Healthy Lifestyles Classes for Seniors Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— 5 days away

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

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

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Mon Aug 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
— 5 days away

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

Cabarrus County Center Piedmont Farmers Market Harrisburg Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 6960 Robinson Church Rd, Harrisburg, NC 28075, USA
— 5 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

Jackson County Center Science 4 Life Club-Plants to Plastics Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM — 5 days away

Bioplastic investigation: agar

Cabarrus County Center Visit PHILA, Inc. 4-H Club Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 215 Gay St, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
— 5 days away

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

Lenoir County Center FACT Class Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lenoir County Co-Op Extension, 1791 Nc Highway 11 55, Kinston, NC 28504, United States
— 5 days away

Families and Children in Transition class.

Onslow County Center ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 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.

Buncombe County Center ESMM Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 94 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
— 5 days away

Classes on Monday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Learn how to save money at the grocery store, prepare quick and easy recipes, keep foods safe and the importance of physical activity. Each participant will receive useful kitchen tools and those who attend all five classes will receive a certificate of completion and an EFNEP (Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program) cookbook. Classes are free but preregistration is necessary by calling 255-5522.

Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Golden Saddles Horse Speciality Club Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Haynes Home: 4754 Sapp Road, Concord, 28025 or Bost Barn: 10880 Busbin Road, Mt. Pleasant 28124
— 5 days away

4-H Club for youth ages 5-18 years old that have an interest in learning about horses. Do not have to own a horse to be member. Club participants study the care, health, showing etc. of equines. For information contact leaders Patty Bost at704-791-3342 or pefarm@yahoo.com or Anita Haynes at 704-425-1030 or @windstream.net

Cherokee County Center High Tunnel Techniques Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9554 US-19, 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 5 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. Some topics to be covered could be: seed and variety selection, tillage practices, weed control methods, harvesting, fertility, low tunnels for winter growing, maximizing space, trellising, ventilation and many others. Topics will be chosen for timing of each date. No session if on a holiday. Call office for more info or scheduling changes 837-2210X2.

Clay County Center High Tunnel Techniques Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 9554 U.S. 19, Marble, NC 28905, USA
— 5 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. Some topics to be covered could be: seed and variety selection, tillage practices, weed control methods, harvesting, fertility, low tunnels for winter growing, maximizing space, trellising, ventilation and many others. Topics will be chosen for timing of each date. No session if on a holiday. Call office for more info or scheduling changes 837-2210X2.

Onslow County Center Landscape Design for Homeowners II Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 5 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. No fee to attend, but pre-registration is requested. It is recommended that you also register for the first class in this series, Landscape Design for Homeowners I, on August 3, 2015. LOCATION: Onslow County Multi-Purpose Complex, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For more information and to register call 910-455-5873.

Cabarrus County Center 4-H: Visit Kick'in Tails Horse Speciality Club Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Laura Harper's Hollow Oak Farm, 100 Russette Lane, Midland, NC 28107
— 5 days away

Youth ages 9-18 years old are invited to participate in learning about hippology, horse shows, and the care of horses. Owning or riding a horse is not required. Contact Laura Harper at 704-425-1521 or email saddleup@carolina.rr.com

Alexander County Center Shooting Sports Meeting Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM — 6 days away

This is the club's monthly club meeting. Call 828-632-4451 for location it can change monthly.

Caswell County Center New 4-H Horse Club Interest Meeting Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379, USA
— 6 days away

Caswell County 4-H will be starting a new 4-H Club with a specific interest in HORSES. This club is for youth from 5-18 who are interested in horses. You do not need to own a horse or be able to ride to be in this club. You just have to have an interest in learning about horses! An interest meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 10th at 6:30 pm at the Agricultural Building Assembly Room (basement), 126 Court Square, Yanceyville. If you are interested in meeting the new leader, learning more or joining the club, please stop by! For more information please contact Brandi Boaz at 336-694-4158 or brandi_boaz@ncsu.edu.

Onslow County Center CPR/1st Aid Certification Course Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension US Cooperative Extension Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540, United States
— 6 days away

AUDIENCE: Open to the public. FEE: $27.00. LOCATION: Onslow County Multi-Purpose Complex, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. For more information call Kate Holt or Peggie Garner at 910-455-5873.

Alexander County Center Alexander Beekeepers Meeting Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 376 1st Avenue SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681
— 6 days away
Rockingham County Center District 4-H Horse Council meeting Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Golden Corral, 3108 Garden Road, Burlington, NC 27215, United States
— 6 days away
Surry County Center Surry County Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Surry County Extension Department, 210 North Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017, United States
— 6 days away
Vance County Center Kerr/Tar Beekeepers Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Cooperative Extension Service, 305 Young Street, Henderson, NC 27536, United States
— 6 days away

Kerr-Tar Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting, open to the public.

Cabarrus County Center Visit Allen Extension & Community Association Club Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension at members’ homes
— 6 days away

ALLEN ECA meets 2nd Monday of each month, 7:30PM at members’ homes. Call Irene Greene at 704/788-2365, Lynne D’Aloiso at 704/784-4770 or Rachel Kluttz at 704/786-3069. 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.


on 3 calendars Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Tue Aug 11, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 6 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

on 5 calendars NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Tue Aug 11, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 6 days away

NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference
August 10-11, 2015
Hunt Library, which is ranked #2 in '10 of the Most Amazing College Libraries in the U.S.A.'

Conference website at http://www.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference.
Information about the 2015 conference will be added as it becomes available.

Last year, 120 people from 24 U.S. states and 8 countries participated in this unique event.

Horticulture NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Tue Aug 11, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 6 days away

NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference
August 10-11, 2015
Hunt Library, which is ranked #2 in '10 of the Most Amazing College Libraries in the U.S.A.'

NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference is August 10-11 at the James Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. The only annual training in the world on commercial vermiculture, this event teaches how to start or expand a vermicompost production operation. For more information and to register, go to:

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference/

Last year, 120 people from 24 U.S. states and 8 countries participated in this unique event.

Rockingham County Center What Can 4-H Do 4 U? - 4-H Summer Adventures Tue Aug 11- Fri Aug 14, 2015 (All Day Event) — 6 days away
Lincoln County Center Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 225 W Water St, Lincolnton, NC 28092, USA
— 6 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.

Cherokee County Center Strawberry Plug Workshop Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sheriff's training center, 9554 US 19 Marble NC
— 6 days away

This is a hands on workshop. Learn to make strawberry plug plants to set out in the fall. Plants will produce fruit the following spring. You will be taking daughter plants from this years strawberry plants and placing them in soil-less media flats to take root. Plants will be ready to set out in about a month. Fee is $10 and you have to preregister by August 3rd so we can have enough materials. Each person will have a flat (48 plants) to take home with them.

Chowan County Center SHIIP Medicare Counseling Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Chowan County Extension Office, 730 N Granville St, Ste A, Edenton, NC 27932
— 6 days away

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Medicare Counseling with Chowan County SHIIP Coordinator, Gail Spiewak. To schedule an appointment, call (252) 482-6585.

Clay County Center Strawberry Plug Workshop Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sheriff's training center, 9554 US 19 Marble NC
— 6 days away

This is a hands on workshop. Learn to make strawberry plug plants to set out in the fall. Plants will produce fruit the following spring. You will be taking daughter plants from this years strawberry plants and placing them in soil-less media flats to take root. Plants will be ready to set out in about a month. Fee is $10 and you have to preregister by August 3rd so we can have enough materials. Each person will have a flat (48 plants) to take home with them.

Forsyth County Center What Can Green Do for You? Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Guilford CES
— 6 days away

Youth ages 9-12 are invited to learn about the many different program areas 4-H has. From visual arts to beef cattle, this workshop covers it all! Registration will be part of the 4-H Summer Adventures program.

Lenoir County Center Farmer's Market Open Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 North Herritage Street, Kinston, NC 28501, United States
— 6 days away

The Lenoir County Farmer's Market is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Call the Market Manager, Pat Jenkins, at 252-560-1617 for more information about availability of products and produce and/or if interested in being a vendor.

Stokes County Center 4-H Summer Fun - What Can 4-H Do For You? Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Guilford County Cooperative Extension
— 6 days away
Currituck County Center County Health & Wellness Meeting Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM — 6 days away

meeting starts at 8:15
contact Olivia

Forsyth County Center 4-H University: What Can Green Do for You? Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Road # 6, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, United States
— 6 days away

Youth ages 9-12 are invited to learn about the many different program areas 4-H has. From visual arts to beef cattle, this workshop covers it all! Registration will be part of the 4-H Summer Adventures program. We will travel to the Guilford County Extension Center for the program. The cost is $30 but includes lunch all three days, snacks and all the supplies for the programs, as well as a 4-H t-shirt. Topics include: Discovering 4-H, Outdoor Education, Horticulture, Electricity, Poultry, Horse, Animal Science, Visual arts, Sewing, Cooking and Performance Art. Register by downloading http://forsyth.cc/CES/4-H/?StoryID=20292.

Caswell County Center What Can 4-H Do 4-U? (Pre-registration is required) Tue Aug 11, 2015 @ 8:30 AM -Thu Aug 13, 2015 @ 4:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Meet in back parking lot of Agriculture Building, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379
— 6 days away

Have you ever wondered what you can do in 4-H? This workshop will give you the opportunity to explore many areas that 4-H offers. Whether you like animals, cooking, crafts or science – 4-H has something for you. Meet youth from other counties and learn more about 4-H! Note: Transportation, lunch and snacks will be provided.We will meet in the rear parking lot of Agriculture Building and travel to Guilford County. **There will be an extra form to fill out at sign-up.
Cost: $20.00
Ages: 9-14
Limit: 6 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.

Currituck County Center Microbemania Camp Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Currituck Extension Center, 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
— 6 days away

Thanks to a generous donor we have received additional funds for STEM based educational summer programs, which has allowed us to reduce the cost for Camp Microbe-Mania from $65.00 to $25.00.

As you are reading this, billions and billions of microbes are crawling squirming, and squiggling all over your body. But don’t worry- 95% of all microbes are harmless and more importantly, without these invisible companions life as we know it could not exist. Animals and humans could not digest their food, plants could not grow and garbage could not decompose and as a result our planet would be a real mess.

During CAMP MICROBE-MANIA, we will explore through a series of fun, interactive hands on experiments just how these microbes work in our bodies and in the world around us. During the week of August 10-14 youth, ages 9-14 can join us at the Currituck County Extension Center to discover the world of microbes and just how important they are to our daily lives. (think chocolate, cheese and bread)

For more information contact Sherry Fischlschweiger, 252-232-2262, sherry_fischlschweiger@ncsu.edu or visit the Currituck County Extension website at currituck.ces.ncsu.edu.

Davidson County Center What Can 4-H Do 4 U? Tue Aug 11, 2015 @ 8:30 AM -Thu Aug 13, 2015 @ 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Davidson County Cooperative Extension, 301 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292, United States
— 6 days away

Have you ever wondered what you can do in 4-H? This workshop is
designed to give you the opportunity to explore the many project areas
that 4-H offers. Whether you like animals, cooking, crafts or science –
4-H has something for you! Lunch, snacks, and t-shirt will be provided.

Gaston County Center Stampin' Up With Esther Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC, United States
— 6 days away

Registration Fee: $10 (supplies furnished)
Registration Deadline: Mon., August 10th @ 3pm
Instructor: Esther Boyle
Participants will complete 6 handmade cards using Stampin’ Up ideas. This is a class and you are not obligated to purchase anything. Come out and fellowship with others while making lovely cards. Contact Pam Bryson at 704.865.3291 or pam.bryson@gastongov.com

Sampson County Center Lagoon Samples & Litter Samples Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Sampson County Livestock Facility (beside Extension Office)
— 6 days away

Will be accepting lagoon and litter samples for transport to the Raleigh N.C.D.A. lab for analysis. The cost is $8.00 per sample. Please make check payable to N.C.D.A. We will not be accepting cash.

Camden County Center "Beyond the Basics" Hunter Safety & Range Day Camp Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Camden Public Library, Highway 158 Camden, NC
— 6 days away

This safety course is more than a firearm safety course and more than a hunter education course. In depth hands-on instruction also includes ethics and responsibility, conversation and wildlife management, wildlife identification, survival and first aid. Each day we will visit the firearm range. Cost is $10 per youth.

Davidson County Center Thomasville Farmers Market Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 21 E Guilford St, Thomasville, NC 27360, USA
— 6 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.

Gaston County Center Power Up 4H Electric Program Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034, United States
— 6 days away

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Jackson County Center JAM Advisory Mtg Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM — 6 days away
Onslow County Center Fix It Fast Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Choose, Plan, Do. Tue Aug 11, 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.

Edgecombe County Center Edgecombe Master Gardener's Meeting Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Extension Lab
— 6 days away
Onslow County Center EFNEP: Feedng Your Baby/Fix it Fast and Plan Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 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.

Onslow County Center Farmers Market at Camp Lejeune Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Camp Lejeune MCB Commissary, 1230 Holcomb Boulevard, Camp Lejeune, NC 28547, United States
— 6 days away

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

Jones County Center Pollocksville Extension and Community Association Meeting Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension This club meets in the members' homes and at the Senior Center
— 6 days away

To Strengthen Families through:
• Leadership Development
• Volunteer Work
• Educational Support
• Research-based education from North Carolina State University and North Carolina State A&T State University

Stanly County Center New London Extension & Community Association Club Meeting Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension New London Town Hall, 114 West Gold St, New London, NC 28127
— 6 days away

Monthly Extension & Community Association Club Meeting. Visitors Welcome.

Onslow County Center EFNEP: Introducing New Foods/Fix it Fast, Eat at Home/Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 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.

Forsyth County Center Forsyth Local Foods Networking Forum Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Forsyth Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem
— 6 days away

aka “The Local Lunch” - An informal discussion group that meets every month. Come out to meet members of the Advisory Council.  Ask questions, learn from others, and tell us what you (or your organization) are doing.

What: A standing, informal, bring-your-own lunch meeting, open to all.
When: Second Tuesday each month from 1 until 2 PM
Where: Forsyth Agriculture Building, 1450 Fairchild Rd., W-S, NC 27105

 Introduce yourself, or your organization.  Make a new connection, or take back a new idea.  It’s just lunch.

Lenoir County Center Master Gardeners Meeting Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Lenoir County Co-Op Extension, 1791 Nc Highway 11 55, Kinston, NC 28504, United States
— 6 days away

Monthly meeting for Lenoir County Master Gardeners Club. Call Peg Godwin for more information at 252-527-2191.