Healthy Events & Seminars

Our local surrounding communities have many programs/events to help you stay healthy, listed below are some upcoming opportunities.

Check out what is available to Currituck County employees.

Anytime in September
Optima EAP – “Bullying in the Workplace”
Date:  September
Time:  Read Anytime – 3 minute read
Location: Online
Video: Bullying at Work
Presenter:  Yvonne Agnello-Adams
Company Username:  Currituck

It is estimated that 1 in 5 U.S. workers has experienced bullying in the past year. The overwhelming majority of employees bullied at work leave their jobs without taking action. Having a respectful workplace is everyone’s right.

This seminar will empower employees, so they are not a victim of bullying. It will show how to protect yourself and coworkers from being bullied. It will enable employees to identify and respond to workplace intimidation and learn how to spot bullying behaviors.

Learn the strategies for responding to bullying, protecting yourself from bullying, what steps to take if bullying does not stop, the emotional impact of bullying, and what resources are available.

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For access to additional information to help you live a more balanced life, check what is available on our Employee Assistance Program website.

Monday, August 9, 2021
Gardening and Cooking with Herbs On-Demand
Date: Monday, August 9, 2021
Location: Online
Contact:  252-232-2261 or email Adam Formella

Are you tired of cooking the same meals? Do you need ideas to spice up your cuisine? Maybe you just need help finding quality herbs? If any of these questions apply to you, or if you’re interested in learning more cooking or gardening techniques, then N.C. Cooperative Currituck County Center has the class for you!

Starting on Monday, August 9, 2021, we will be offering an online, on-demand gardening and cooking with herbs class. We’ll have videos and research-based resources to help you start your own herb garden, and then learn to cook with it. We’ll cover herbs 101, how to make a mason jar herb garden, and then learn how to utilize herbs in drinks, desserts, and salads.

To get access to this material, head over to our Eventbrite link at and register. After registering, you will have until Monday, September 6, 2021 to view the course material, so don’t delay!

If you have questions about the material, or need help signing up, call or email us (contact information below) and we will be happy to assist.

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Adam Formella via email or phone 252-232-2261 no later than 10 business days before the event.

  • September
    Anytime in September
    Optima EAP – “Prevent Misunderstanding in Your Team”
    Date:   September
    Time:  Anytime – 2 minute read
    Location: Online
    Company Username:  Currituck

    When working with others, you’re likely to encounter people
    from different backgrounds with various levels of experience
    and education. In addition, each person also brings his or
    her own unique personality to a group.

    When joining all these differences together, you need to learn how to handle the inevitable misunderstandings and miscommunication that can come from people’s diversity.

    Follow the tips below to learn how you can enhance your communication skills.

    Read More…

    For access to additional information to help you live a more balanced life, check what is available on our Employee Assistance Program website.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    Cook Smart Eat Smart Cooking School

    Date:   Wednesdays, September 1 – September 29, 2021
    Time:  10:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m.
    Location: NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County 

    Do you want to learn to cook delicious, simple, and healthy meals? Then sign up for our Cook Smart Eat Smart Cooking School, today! North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Cook Smart Eat Smart Cooking School will take place on Wednesdays  beginning September 1, 2021 and running through September 29, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    In each of the 4 sessions, we will cover one aspect of cooking as well as a cooking technique. The price of the full cooking school is $40.00 and includes a cookbook as well as tastings of any of the delicious food you prepare.

    Reserve your spot today at

    We are accepting cash and check payments in addition to paying via credit card through Eventbrite. Please, make checks payable to NC State University. Checks and cash payments can be received at the Currituck County Office, 120 Community Way Barco NC 27917, within 5 days of registration. Your registration is not complete until we have received your payment.

    Currently, masks are not required for in person classes, but are encouraged for unvaccinated individuals. Please be aware this could change in light of changing state or local Covid-19 mandates. If you need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Sheila Gregory at 252-232-2261 or by email at no later than 5 business days prior to class.

    Monday, September 13, 2021
    Fall Self-Care Series 
    Date: Monday, September 13 – Sunday, October 24, 2021
    Time: Begins 8:00 a.m.
    Duration: 5 week
    Location: Online 

    As we begin to work back towards our normal fall routines of school and work, let us not forget the importance of putting ourselves first. It is so much harder to give to everyone else when we have not taken the time to care for ourselves. Luckily, North Carolina Cooperative Extension has the tools to help you make yourself a priority again. Join us for this FREE virtual challenge where we will cover all of the things that keep us healthy and happy. And the best news is we can do it together!

    Take Care of Yourself with rain drops in the backup and gold umbrella protecting the words.This 5-week challenge will focus on 5 topics:

    • making time for yourself,
    • exercising,
    • sleeping,
    • gratitude,
    • and a healthy diet.

    During this challenge, you will have 6 tasks to do every day. Each week you will receive an email containing a video expanding upon these tasks, a digital/printable log, and other useful resources to make taking care of yourself easy! Taking care of our bodies is the best insurance we have from getting sick.

    And if that is not enough to inspire you to join we are giving stuff away each week. Also, did we mention it is free?

    We start our challenge Monday, September 13, 2021 so register today at If you have any problems registering please feel free to call us at 252-232-2261, and we will walk you through the process.

    For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Currituck Extension Office at the number listed above no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

  • October