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Classes & Workshops & Events

Upcoming Events and Classes
Classes are held at the Cooperative Extension Center unless otherwise stated. Please call 910-455-5873 to register.
Rainwater Harvesting-November 6, 2019. 6 p.m.-8 p.m.This workshop will discuss the importance of rainwater harvesting; how to size, build, and install a rain barrel; and provide information about rain gardens. This is a free class but pre-registration is required. Please call 910-455-5873 to pre-register by November 4, 2019.

Farmers’ Market Oyster Roast – November 9, 2019, at 6 p.m. Enjoy roasted oysters and all the fixings’ along with a silent auction. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Farmers Market, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville or online.

Farmers Market- Holiday Market Days– November 30, December 7 &14. Find the best handmade gifts Onslow County has to offer! The Farmers Market is open 830 a.m.-130 p.m. on Saturdays for your shopping pleasure. 

Holiday Wreath Sale-November 15, 2019 Deadline to Order! Order your live, fresh and fragrant Holiday Wreath. Your order supports Onslow County Extension Community Association, Onslow County 4-H and Onslow County Master Gardener Volunteers. The cost of each wreath is $22. Bows can be purchased for additional cost at the time of pick up. Pick up will be November 27, 2019 but you must pre-order to reserve yours. You can place orders by calling 910-455-5873 or complete the form below and mail with check to Onslow County Cooperative Extension 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville NC 28540.

Master Gardener Volunteer– Now accepting applications! Application deadline is December 13, 2019. Class begins January 14 – March 19, 2020 and will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Course fee is $125. This course is for community members that are passionate about gardening and helping others. Accepted applicants will receive 40 hours of instruction from Extension Staff, local experts and seasoned Master Gardener Volunteers and a comprehensive Master Gardener Manual.
Backyard Birding– December 14, 2019 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Do you enjoy watching birds that visit your backyard? Join a Cornell Lab or Ornithology Ambassador to learn how to identify your backyard birds and how you can contribute to citizen science. Pre-register by December 9th to 910.455.5873.

Science FUNdamentals- November 8, 2019 | 130 p.m.-430 p.m. Youth will explore various science topics through hands-on biology, chemistry and physical science experiments. Open to ages 8-11. Cost is $10. Please pre-register by November 1st to reserve your seat. ScienceFUNdamentals
Elder Cheer Donations– November 21, 2019. Elder Cheer is a partnership with Onslow County Department of Social Services to collect personal care items for our senior adults in Onslow County. Below is list of items that can be donated by your group to Elder Cheer. Items can be dropped off at the Onslow County Center of NC Cooperative Extension located at 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville NC 28540.
Call 910-455-5873 for more information.

Elder Cheer donations needed by November 21.