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Watauga Riverfest
June 13

The 15th Annual Watauga Riverfest will be held on June 13th at Valle Crucis Community Park!  Mark your calendars now and more details to come!  Elkland Puppet Parade, Dunk Tank, 30+ exhibitors, live animals, games, music, food and loads of educational fun!  Please contact Wendy Patoprsty  at wendy_patoprsty@ncsu.edu or call 828-264-3061 if you'd like to volunteer!

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Watauga Riverfest
June 13

The 15th Annual Watauga Riverfest will be held on June 13th at Valle Crucis Community Park!  Mark your calendars now and more details to come!  Elkland Puppet Parade, Dunk Tank, 30+ exhibitors, live animals, games, music, food and loads of educational fun!  Please contact Wendy Patoprsty  at wendy_patoprsty@ncsu.edu or call 828-264-3061 if you'd like to volunteer!

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Hands-On Canning
Class

Saturday, May 30, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering a hands-on canning class. We will learn how to safely can using a pressure canner and a boiling water bath. The class will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607 Register by paying $10.00 in advance at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, 971 W. King Street, Boone, NC. Space is limited.

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Greening My Plate:
Celebrating Spring and our Growing Season

Leading up to the opening day of the Watauga County Farmers’ Market, Greening My Plate Month is a time to celebrate spring and our growing season. This year features 21 unique events, including: 17 FREE events 8 Cooking Demonstrations & Classes 7 Community Garden Workdays And, fun for everyone! Please go to http://greeningmyplate.brwia.org/2015-events.html to learn more about each event.

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Teen Cooking
Class

Open to 13-18 year old's Learn practical skills you need to feed yourself and others and enjoy a delicious lunch each day! Recipes ready in 30 minutes or less, fish cookery, patty making, grilling, vegetarian ideas, interesting side dishes, knife skills, napkin folding, and much more. Wow your friends and their palates! Monday thru Friday, July 20th – 24th, 9:30-1:00. Classes held at the Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd. Class size limited! Register in advance by completing form and paying $90 to Watauga County North Carolina Cooperative Extension (Make check to Watauga NCCES) at 971 West King St.

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Hazardous Household
Waste Day

The Watauga County Hazardous Household Waste Day is set for May 16th from 9am to 2pm at the Watauga County landfill (336 Landfill Rd. Boone). Items accepted include: paint, household batteries, household cleaners, pesticides, oils, antifreeze, gasoline, propane tanks, lighter fluid, lab packs, oxidizers, florescent bulbs, and mercury. If you have any questions please contact the Sanitation Dept. at 828-264-5305.

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Join a CSA for ultra-fresh, locally grown food popular

Looking forward to spring and the growing season, I am about to send my payment to join a Community Supported Agriculture program, or CSA. Most of the time, joining requires making a deposit MORE »

2015 Rain Barrel Sale Now in Progress

Though the high country has had good precipitation amounts this past year, we still cannot take our water for granted.  As we saw a few years ago, supplies can be altered at the MORE »

Make 2015 the year of “real food”

As a foodie dietitian, I enjoy reading food trend predictions every year. Some seem odd, such as cricket flour being introduced into foods for the protein. Others could have value, like the forecast MORE »

Make Breakfast Too Easy To Skip

If you are too rushed to eat in the morning, or just don’t feel hungry, you’re not alone. According to a marketing research company study (NPD Group), 14 percent of children aged 14 MORE »

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Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 days away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 1 week away
Watauga County BeekeepersTue May 5, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 2 weeks away
Hazardous Household Waste DaySat May 16, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
336 Landfill Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA
— 4 weeks away
Operation Medicine Cabinet Drug Take-Back DaysSat May 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Boone, NC 28607
— 4 weeks away
Organic Gardening 101Thu May 28, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM— 1 month away
Hands-On Canning ClassSat May 30, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Agriculture Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607
— 1 month away
RiverCourse 131Mon Jun 1 - Mon Jun 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Valle Crucis, NC 28679, USA
— 1 month away
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