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Cooking 101: Yeast Breads

Baking is a science and is one of the first lessons taught in culinary school. Home-baked bread always tastes …

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Hands-On: Holiday Appetizers

On November 6, 2018, at 6 p.m., join Jeannie Leonard and learn to prepare for the holidays with new …

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Cooking 101: Become an "Egg"-cellent Cook

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Randolph County Center Cost: $5 Register online! Pre-registration and pre-payment …

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Register Now for Aug. 1 Firescaping Workshop

Preparing for Wildfires with Fire-Resistant Landscaping August 1, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m. North Carolina Zoo Educational Building 4401 Zoo Pkwy Asheboro, NC 27205 Cost: $10 Register online North …

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