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Thank you for checking out the Dare County Family & Consumer Sciences Calendar!

This site will be updated regularly with cooking classes, workshops, and events operated by the Family & Consumer Sciences Program of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Please contact FCS Agent, Dee Furlough, at dee_furlough@ncsu.edu or 252.473.4290 for more information on each event.

  • Please call 252-473-4290 to register for a workshop at least 5 business days prior to the program.
  • All programs will be held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County office located at 517 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC 27954 from 10 a.m.–noon.
  • All programs have a cost of $10 per person. Payment is accepted as cash or check made payable to Dare County 4-H Council.
  • Accommodation requests related to a disability may be made by calling 252-473-4290 at least 5 business days prior to the program.

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April

  • April 7 | 10 a.m.–noon: Cook Smart Eat Smart Session 1 (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center) **POSTPONED**
  • April 14 | 10 a.m.–noon: Cook Smart Eat Smart Session 2 (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center) **POSTPONED**
  • April 21 | 10 a.m.–noon: Cook Smart Eat Smart Session 3 (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center) **POSTPONED**
  • April 28 | 10 a.m.–noon: Cook Smart Eat Smart Session 4 (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center) **POSTPONED**

Cook Smart Eat Smart: During this 4-week series, participants will learn healthy preparation techniques, use of simple ingredients, and limited use of prepared foods. Information is presented to help participants plan, shop, and stock a pantry that encourages simple meal preparation. Each session will cover a different topic and will include an educational powerpoint, recipes, as well as time for cooking and sampling. The fee for this series will be $30.

May

  • May 12 | 10 a.m.–noon: Strawberry Preserves Canning Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center) **POSTPONED**
  • May 12-13 | 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Northeastern North Carolina Craft Workshop (Vernon G. James Research & Extension Center) **POSTPONED**
  • May 19 | 10 a.m.–noon: Quick Bread Cooking Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center) **POSTPONED**

June

  • June 10 | 10 a.m.–noon: Blueberry Lemon Jam Canning Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center) **POSTPONED**
  • June 23 | 10 a.m.–noon: Instant Pot Cooking Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center) **POSTPONED**

July

  • July 9 | 10 a.m. –noon: Green Bean Canning Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center) **POSTPONED**
  • July 24 | 10 a.m.–noon: Summer Mediterranean Cooking Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center)

August

  • August 13 | 10 a.m.–noon: Meal Prep Cooking Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center)

September

  • September 16 | 10 a.m.–noon: Scuppernong Grape Jam Canning Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center)

October

  • October 7 | 10 a.m.–noon: Best of the Best Chili Cooking Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center)

November

  • November 10 | 10 a.m.–noon: Sheet Pan Meals Cooking Class (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center)

December

  • December 10 | 10 a.m.–noon: All about Appetizers (N.C. Cooperative Extension, Dare County Center)

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