Thursday, September 4, 2008

Celebrating Agriculture!

Where: Fisher River Park
When: Saturday, September 13
Time: 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE for all ages!

It’s that time again, as we prepare for fall the NC Cooperative Extension office will be hosting its 3rd Annual Celebration of Agriculture. There will be activities, a contest, great food, music, agriculture maze, and much more! Don’t miss out on the 4-H Kids Area where you can milk Ms. Daisy, discover trash wonders, get dirty with Dirt Diggers, paint with vegetables, ride on the tractor train and much more!

National 4-H Week!

October 5-11, 2008

Come out and support your local 4-H clubs and celebrate North Carolina 4-H turning 100 years old at the 42nd Annual Autumn Leaves Festival – October 10 – 12 in the downtown area of Mount Airy! Surry County 4-H will be selling 4-H balloons and kids will have the opportunity to have their face painted. All proceeds will go to support local
4-H clubs.
For more information, call 401-8025.

Fall 4-H Club Social

Your 2008-2009 County Council officers are planning a fall 4-H social for all 4-H club members, families, volunteers, and friends. If you know someone interested in joining 4-H invite them to join us on Saturday, October 25 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Fisher River Park. This FREE evening social promises to have great food, games, and activities all planned for your Halloween enjoyment.

Don’t forget each club is invited to participate in a little friendly competition in order to try to win some Clover Dollars for your club. Each club must have at least one adult and four children present to participate.

Everyone must register with the 4-H office by October 17. Look for your invitation and more details later this month!

Fall Fun with 4-H!

This workshop series is open to all, ages 5 to 13. Classes will be held on different days of each month at the Extension Center in Dobson. Each workshop will cost $4.00. Classes will be held on dates stated unless there is lack of participation in which case reimbursements will be issued for those registered.

Please note all registrations are due one week prior to each class by 4:00 p.m.

All participants must drop off or send payment along with registration form to the below address:
NC Cooperative Extension
Surry Center
P.O. Box 324
Dobson, NC 27017

Loop and Scoop!

Wednesday, October 22 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Discover the wonder of these flying mammals in this hands-on workshop. From fruity snacks to blind fold madness we will uncover the truth of these mysterious creatures called bats.

Must register by October 15.

Outdoor Adventures

Tuesday, November 4 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fall is a great time to get outdoors and explore the ever changing flora and fauna in the area. Join in as we learn how to plan and participate in an outdoor adventure at Pilot Mountain State Park. The afternoon will be spent hiking while we learn more about native animals and plants that live in Surry County. Please wear appropriate walking shoes.

Participants need to be dropped off at the summit area of Pilot Mountain State Park.

Must register by October 28.

Gifts by Nature

Friday, December 19 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Get crafty as we make some great decorations and holiday presents out of natural materials. Discover the many possibilities of how to use pine needles, twigs, leaves and more while we make gifts out of these forgotten objects.

Must register by December 12.