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4-H Snorkeling

Swim with fish and learn about all the critters living in your river from local experts! Please join us from 10:30 until Noon on August 3rd and again on August 9th for a chance to see underwater life and have some fun in the river. Youth education scientists from Mainspring Conservation Trust, a regional land trust based out of Franklin, will lead the snorkeling expedition in an event funded by the Swain County Community Foundation. A lifeguard will be on duty. Masks, snorkels, wetsuits, and viewbuckets will be provided. Suggested items to bring include: swimsuit, water shoes, towel, sunscreen, water, sack lunch (immediately following the event). This section of the Little Tennessee River has over 50 different kinds of fish and 6 mussels living just beneath the water’s surface. How many will you find? Please contact the Swain County Cooperative Extension at 488-3848 no later than 4pm Friday July 29th to register for these event. Space is limited and the cost is FREE! Don’t miss out on this incredible hands on learning experience!

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4-H Snorkeling

Swim with fish and learn about all the critters living in your river from local experts! Please join us from 10:30 until Noon on August 3rd and again on August 9th for a chance to see underwater life and have some fun in the river. Youth education scientists from Mainspring Conservation Trust, a regional land trust based out of Franklin, will lead the snorkeling expedition in an event funded by the Swain County Community Foundation. A lifeguard will be on duty. Masks, snorkels, wetsuits, and viewbuckets will be provided. Suggested items to bring include: swimsuit, water shoes, towel, sunscreen, water, sack lunch (immediately following the event). This section of the Little Tennessee River has over 50 different kinds of fish and 6 mussels living just beneath the water’s surface. How many will you find? Please contact the Swain County Cooperative Extension at 488-3848 no later than 4pm Friday July 29th to register for these event. Space is limited and the cost is FREE! Don’t miss out on this incredible hands on learning experience!

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Leopold Education
Project: Educators Workshop

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. 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. The 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. The LEP is unique in that it uses a classic environmental literary work, Aldo Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac". TO REGISTER: Register by July 29, 2016 Cost: $20 Contact Rob Hawk @robert_hawk@ncsu.edu Swain County Cooperative Extension (828) 488-3848 LEP Brochure - August 2016 (pdf) Learn more about Leopold Education Project at: www.aldoleopold.org  

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2016 Swain County 4-H
Summer Program Extravaganza

Swain County 4-H announces the 2016 Summer Program Extravaganza lineup! There's something for everyone (ages 5-18). See what activities interest you! Registration NOW OPEN! 2016 SWAIN COUNTY 4-H SUMMER  NEWSLETTER (pdf) 4-H Summer Registration Form (pdf) Click on each program name for detailed information. Program Date Cost 4-H Summer Fun Kick-Off June 7 FREE 4-H Kitchen Science June 13 $5 Cloverbud Art June 15 $7 Heritage Arts Crafting Workshop June 15 $2 District Activity Day at WCU June 18 FREE Cloverbud Sewing June 20 & 21 $6 West District Gem Mining June 22 $6/$9 Farm Tour: Preserve at Little Choga June 24 $13 Bagels with Ms. Edith July 12 $4 Heritage Arts Contest (display at SCC) July 16 FREE 4-H Junior Chefs July 19, 20, 26, & 27 $20 4-H Night w/ Asheville Tourists July 25 $5 Fontana Fun Day August 5 $12 4-H End of Summer Potluck/Cookout August 12 Bring a Dish

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Swain County Farmers
Market

Are you involved in any activities such as gardening, farming, growing flowers and other woody ornamentals, or beekeeping (Honey)? If you answered yes to any of these endeavors and would like to sell the “fruits of your labor” then, set-up a booth and join us! Potential vendors must agree to Farmers Market policies and submit an application prior to any sales. Please contact Christy Bredenkamp for an application and/or more information: Swain County Cooperative ExtensionChristy BredenkampPO Box 2329Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-3848 Policies of the Swain County Farmers Market (pdf) LIKE on Facebook - Swain County Farmers Market _________________________________________________________________________ Sellers must reside and produce the items they sell within Swain and adjacent counties (Graham, EBCI, Jackson, Macon and Clay). Sellers must be the original producer (or family member) of all items being sold.  No buying and reselling of produce or other products are allowed.  

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Need Help Choosing A
Medicare Part D Drug Plan?

SHIIP Senior Health Insurance Information Program is a consumer information division of the NC Department of Insurance that assists people with choosing a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Call 488-3848 for an appointment. Swain County Cooperative Extension 60 Almond School Rd. Bryson City, NC _________________________________________________________________________ Do You Need Help Paying for Your Medicare Prescription Medications?  If you answered yes to this question and have limited income and resources, you may qualify for 'EXTRA HELP' (the low-income subsidy) to pay your prescription drug costs. Receiving this help will not change your monthly Social Security benefits. (This program is not available to Medicaid recipients). INCOME GUIDELINES are $1,471.25 per month for an individual and $1,991.25 per month for a couple living together. Call 488-3848 for an appointment. This is a FREE community service, and we do not sell insurance. __________________ For more information: http://www.ncdoi.com/shiip/default.aspx

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Tantalizing Turnips

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Strawberry Jam and the Heritage Festival

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Kicking it Up for Your Health

Whether you prefer to exercise in the privacy of your own home or at a local gym, you will find dancing is a great way to relieve stress and burn calories. The wonderful MORE »

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Can You Speak in Public?

If the thought of standing up in front of others terrifies you, just know that you are not alone.  A lot of people list public speaking as their number one fear (mine would MORE »

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EVENTS View All
4-H Junior Chef - Day 4Wed Jul 27, 2016 Today
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 3 hours ago
In-Step Line DancingThu Jul 28, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— Tomorrow
4-H Energizing our Heroes Service ProjectTue Aug 2, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City
— 6 days away
Clogging Classes for All AgesTue Aug 2, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 6 days away
4-H SnorkelingWed Aug 3, 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Little Tennessee River, To Be Determined
— 7 days away
In-Step Line DancingThu Aug 4, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 1 week away
Fontana Fun DayFri Aug 5, 2016
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
Fontana Village Resort, 300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC,
— 1 week away
SHIIP AppointmentsMon Aug 8, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 2 weeks away
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