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4-H Heritage Arts
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The purpose of the Heritage Arts Contest is to help youth discover, develop and encourage youth talent in creating Heritage Art and to provide an outlet for them to display their work. This contest is open to any enrolled 4-Her in Swain and surrounding Counties. All entries must have been created within 12-months prior to the submission deadline (Nothing can be submitted that was created prior to July 12th 2015). Contestants may only submit one entry per category/item number. Contestants must submit a properly filled out entry form when turning in their entry. Cloverbud aged contestants may submit entries where they had minimal assistance from a grown up. Youth, Junior and Senior age contestants may not submit any entry that had adult assistance to complete, unless otherwise noted. Please submit all entries to the Swain County Extension Office located at 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC 28713. Entries must be received not later than Tuesday, July 12th. Contact Swain County Cooperative Extension at 828-488-3848 to arrange a drop-off date/time. Judging will take place on Thursday, July 14th and results will be posted online at the Swain NCCE website (swain.ces.ncsu.edu) and on the Swain County Facebook page. All entries will be displayed at the Southwestern Community College Heritage Arts Summer Festival July 16, 2016. Exhibits must be picked up at the Swain County Cooperative Extension between Monday, July 18th and Friday, July 22nd 9am-5pm. Swain County 4-H and Southwestern Community College or its affiliates can not be held responsible for damage during public display. Judging Criteria Craftsmanship…………………………………..60 points Originality & Creativeness…………………20 points Practicality &Usefulness……………………10 points Awards Ribbons will be awarded to contestants in all age groups.  All Cloverbud contestants will receive participation ribbons.  Youth, Junior and Senior contestants will be competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons.  The entries with the highest points score, will be in the running for the Best in Show winner.  The Best in Show ribbon will be awarded to a youth, junior and senior age contestant and the recipients will be determined by the Judges. 4-H Heritage Arts Entry Form (printable .docx) Name: _________________________________________ Age as of Jan. 1, 2016: ___   Cloverbuds 5-8; Youth 9-12; Junior 13-15; Senior 16-18 County ___________________  Club: _____________________________________ Category Description of Craft Basket Weaving Candle making Crochet Knitting Cross stitch/needlework Hand weaving Jewelry Making Natural Material Art Pottery Quilting Sewing (not clothes) Woodwork** Contestants in this category may have assistance cutting with power tools but not with design, measurements and assembly Recycled Material Art** Contestants in this category may have assistance cutting with power tools but not with design, measurements and assembly

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4-H Heritage Arts
Contest

The purpose of the Heritage Arts Contest is to help youth discover, develop and encourage youth talent in creating Heritage Art and to provide an outlet for them to display their work. This contest is open to any enrolled 4-Her in Swain and surrounding Counties. All entries must have been created within 12-months prior to the submission deadline (Nothing can be submitted that was created prior to July 12th 2015). Contestants may only submit one entry per category/item number. Contestants must submit a properly filled out entry form when turning in their entry. Cloverbud aged contestants may submit entries where they had minimal assistance from a grown up. Youth, Junior and Senior age contestants may not submit any entry that had adult assistance to complete, unless otherwise noted. Please submit all entries to the Swain County Extension Office located at 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC 28713. Entries must be received not later than Tuesday, July 12th. Contact Swain County Cooperative Extension at 828-488-3848 to arrange a drop-off date/time. Judging will take place on Thursday, July 14th and results will be posted online at the Swain NCCE website (swain.ces.ncsu.edu) and on the Swain County Facebook page. All entries will be displayed at the Southwestern Community College Heritage Arts Summer Festival July 16, 2016. Exhibits must be picked up at the Swain County Cooperative Extension between Monday, July 18th and Friday, July 22nd 9am-5pm. Swain County 4-H and Southwestern Community College or its affiliates can not be held responsible for damage during public display. Judging Criteria Craftsmanship…………………………………..60 points Originality & Creativeness…………………20 points Practicality &Usefulness……………………10 points Awards Ribbons will be awarded to contestants in all age groups.  All Cloverbud contestants will receive participation ribbons.  Youth, Junior and Senior contestants will be competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons.  The entries with the highest points score, will be in the running for the Best in Show winner.  The Best in Show ribbon will be awarded to a youth, junior and senior age contestant and the recipients will be determined by the Judges. 4-H Heritage Arts Entry Form (printable .docx) Name: _________________________________________ Age as of Jan. 1, 2016: ___   Cloverbuds 5-8; Youth 9-12; Junior 13-15; Senior 16-18 County ___________________  Club: _____________________________________ Category Description of Craft Basket Weaving Candle making Crochet Knitting Cross stitch/needlework Hand weaving Jewelry Making Natural Material Art Pottery Quilting Sewing (not clothes) Woodwork** Contestants in this category may have assistance cutting with power tools but not with design, measurements and assembly Recycled Material Art** Contestants in this category may have assistance cutting with power tools but not with design, measurements and assembly

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4-H Presentations &
Record Keeping

The 4-H Presentation Program and 4-H Record Keeping are some of 4-H’s most beneficial and rewarding experiences. They are most often credited by 4-H alumni as having given them an edge above peers in both college and professional careers. Presentations provide a unique opportunity to gain self-confidence before a group, learn to express ideas clearly, respond spontaneously to questions, and gain subject matter knowledge. Record Keeping teaches a 4-Her how to set goals and make plans. How to self-evaluate the results of your goals setting.  How to organize, communicate in writing, and summarize. It also teaches responsibility.  Presentation and Record Keeping Workshop will be held on April 18. Individual club presentation days are listed to the right. Club presenters will advance to County Presentation Day, which will be held on May 27. Winners will then go on to District Activity Day on June 18.  Presentations are a major component of 4-H. You are strongly encouraged to attend the Workshop and your Club Presentation Day. These will provide participates with the opportunity to practice their presentation.  The County Presentation Day will be an all clubs event with judges and ribbons. District Activity Day will involve presentations from 4-Hers in the Western Counties of NC. Cloverbuds do not compete but will be awarded participation ribbons. Check out this website for information about presentations: http://www.nc4h.org/nc4h-publications/presentations For questions contact Jennifer Hill at 488-3848 or jrhill@ncsu.edu.

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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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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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SHIIP AppointmentsMon May 2, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM— Tomorrow
Gardening for Success! (Cashiers)Tue May 3, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Cashiers Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC
— 2 days away
Clogging Classes for All AgesTue May 3, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 2 days away
Cook This! with DeeWed May 4, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Swain County Family Resource Center, Hughes Branch Road, Bryson City
— 3 days away
Easy MovementsThu May 5, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Swain County Senior Center, Brendle Street, Bryson City, NC
— 4 days away
Backyard & Beyond 4-H Club MeetingThu May 5, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City
— 4 days away
In-Step Line DancingThu May 5, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Swain County Cooperative Extension (SCC Auditorium), 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC
— 4 days away
SHIIP AppointmentsMon May 9, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM— 1 week away
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