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Starting Your Own Veggie Garden

Apr 5, 2014 10:00 am until 12 noon

the Swansboro Branch Library
The Swansboro Friends of the Library and Onslow County Public Library hosts Starting Your Own Veggie Garden featuring Master Gardener Marsha Horner

(Onslow County) The Swansboro Friends of the Library and Onslow County Public Library will host Starting Your Own Veggie Garden featuring Master Gardener Marsha Horner. This event will be held Saturday, April 5th from 10:00 am until 12 noon at the Swansboro Branch Library and is free and open to the public.

Horner will discuss specific planting of some common garden vegetables, planting mediums, types of seeds, needs for growth, light, nourishment, ventilation, common mistakes, and special tips for success. Make your own “mini greenhouse” to take home and nourish!

Marsha Horner has been a Master Gardener for over 30 years. She has independently studied greenhouse management and the maintenance of vegetable and flower plants. She has experience in seed starting and growing of vegetables, flowers, fruit crops, berries and root crops, maintaining heirloom seed, harvesting of seed varieties, and propagation. She has completed plant trials using micronutrients, mixtures, and dilution of natural additives in organic gardening, and benefits accomplished. She has also taught the care of succulents and how to blend other plants to make living art forms for over 10 years.

For more information, please visit www.onslowcountync.gov/library or call the Swansboro Branch Library at 910.326.4888.


Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultants FREE Diabetes School

Mar 29, 2014 8:30am to 12:15pm

The History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557
Our free Diabetes School is for those with diabetes, their families, and those at risk of developing diabetes. Call and sign up today so you can be on the way to being supplied with the knowledge and the skills necessary to achieve and maintain good health and minimize complications with your diabetes. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

For more information please contact our office at (252) 222-5700, ext. 102


Onslow County Public Library hosts Proposal Writing Basics – a free financial aid workshop

Mar 4, 2014 1 pm

Main Library Branch in Jacksonville
Onslow County Public Library is hosting Proposal Writing Basics at the Main Library Branch in Jacksonville March 4 at 1 pm.

Are you new to proposal writing? This class will cover how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process. Learn what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for creating a standard proposal, and what funders expect to see in your proposal. We will discuss how to best communicate with funders during the grant process and we will take a look at sample proposals that earned grant funding.

Onslow County Public Library is a Foundation Center Funding Information Network member. We offer print and digital resources for nonprofits as well as quarterly classes.

Nonprofits are invited to join us Tuesday, March 4 at 1pm. Registration is required.

For more information, please contact Karen Moore at Onslow County Public Library at 910.455.7350 ext. 1421 or visit us online at www.onslowcountync.gov/library.


Beginner's Guide to Fishing the Tar-Pam

Mar 15, 2014 8:30AM - 12:30 PM

Edgecombe Community College, McIntyre Auditorium, Tarboro
Join the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation (PTRF) and Tarboro Association of Saltwater Sportsmen (TASS) for the first edition of our fishing clinic series, Beginner’s Guide to Fishing the Tar-Pam! Local experienced fishermen from TASS and the Pamlico River-area will teach you basic information on terminology, different types of tackle and bait, fishing strategies, and knot tying. This clinic will focus on the most popular freshwater and brackish water species. *A portion of all proceeds will go towards TASS.* The clinic is $40 for non-PTRF members, including a 1 year membership and $10 for PTRF members.

Kelly Jochim, 252-946-7211


North Carolina's Crystal Coast - Weekly Calendar Of Events

Feb 21, 2014 - Feb 22, 2014 --

Crystal Coast
Feb 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive- Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!

Feb 21: International Film Series- The Carteret Community College Foundation’s International Film Series are held at Joslyn Hall in the McGee Building at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Live music at 6:45 p.m. Film begins at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film. Call Tiffany Taylor at 222-6056 or visit www.carteret.edu/foundation. Upcoming film is :“A Hijacking” (Denmark – Rated R)

Feb 21: “Lunch with a Dash of History”- Location: The History Place, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Lunchtime Lecture: Love Stories of Carteret County presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Playing on a Valentine’s Day theme, Rodney will reach into his bag of tricks and bring out the most poetic, tragic and interesting stories he has collected over a lifetime. Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members. 252-247-7533

Feb 22: Free Fly Casting Clinic– with Cape Lookout Fly Fishers– 10 am—1 pm at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department (1600 Fisher Street). Clinic is for all levels of fly fishing enthusiasts. There will be several professional fly fishing guides and instructors available for pointers.

Feb 22: American Music Festival Concert- “An American in Paris” featuring pianist Barbara McKenzie and Parisian flutist Nicolas DuChamp performing music of Franck, Debussy and Copland. Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City). Time: 8 pm. For information on performances and tickets, www.americanmusicfestival.org or 252-728-6152.

For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites:

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)
North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)
Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)
Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)
The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533)
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)
Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)

Elizabeth Barrow
Director of Local Public Relations
Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
3409 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-726-8148 X 109
www.crystalcoastnc.org



Onslow County Public Library hosts Dangerous Marine Life with Executive Vice President of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society Mark Joyner

Mar 6, 2014 6:30 pm

Swansboro Recreation Center
(Onslow County) – Onslow County Public Library and the Swansboro Friends of the Library will host Executive Vice President Mark Joyner of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society at the Swansboro Recreation Center on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 pm for a fun and interactive evening learning about what might be swimming below you in our North Carolina waters.

Bring the whole family to learn about sharks, stingrays, venomous and toxic fishes, stinging jellyfish & electric rays! Learn the natural history of these animals & how to avoid encounters or treat the aftermath.

Mr. Joyner has worked with the North Carolina Aquariums for over thirty years and currently serves as Executive Vice President of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a Master’s degree in Education from NC State University. He is a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and author of over a dozen natural history articles that have been featured in Wildlife in North Carolina magazine.



For more information, please call the Swansboro Branch of the Onslow County Public Library at 910.326.4888 or visit us online, anytime at www.onslowcountync.gov/library.