Sunday, July 12, 2015

Congress 2015

Congress is coming up this week.  Attached  are links
to information you will need to know.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

We will be leaving from the County Office Building at 2:30 on Friday afternoon.  We will return Tuesday by 5:00 pm.  Be sure to pay close attention to Dress Code.




** for the Tuesday activity we were not chosen for any of the off site options so will be at the McKimmon Center.


**no strapless dresses or midriff showing for formal.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Blue Ridge Parkway Exploration

June 18 ~ 8:30 am—4:30 pm
Ages 7—18
Cost $5 ~ Bring a bag lunch & drink
Deadline to Register:  June 15

Join us for an exciting day with Ranger Jackie as we explore an 1800’s cabin and hike around one of the most beautiful places in Alleghany County.  We’ll find out what it was like to live during that time, including what you ate, what school was like, what you did for fun, and what you did when you were sick.   Bring your hiking shoes and water bottles for a full day of nature and exploration.  We’ll hike out to wildcat rock and look down into Basin Cove.  Who knows what we might see so don’t miss out on the great adventure. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

UPDATED Summer Fun Newsletter

We have added a couple more Summer Fun activities!  Spaces are filling up very fast, so make sure you get registered....

Updated Newsletter

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Zoo Snooze Update!!!

It was just brought to our attention there was a misprint on the Zoo Snooze.  We will be leaving at 4 pm on August 5th and returning at 5 pm on August 6th.   This is an overnight trip to the NC Zoo.  Sorry for the confusion.

August 5-6
NC Zoo - Ashboro
4pm August 5th ~ return 5 pm August 6th
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $35 ~ Limit: 4
Bring $20 for dinner on the way & lunch in the zoo

 Slither and slide your way into the secretive world of reptiles and amphibians at the NC Zoo. Discover the differences between these animals and what they can tell us about our environment. Spend the evening exploring the world of these elusive backyard creatures with games, activities and presentations. Invite a toad to live in your yard by building a toad abode


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

June 11th  ~  10:30 am—7 pm
Ages:  8+
Cost:  $20 ~ Limit: 10
Bring $10 for lunch

Deadline to Register:  Friday June 5

You don’t want to miss out as we travel to Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA to experience a "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” good time. 

Known by children of all ages, “Mary Poppins” is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household to care for young Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring eye-popping sets and costumes, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as the Academy Award-winning "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Feed the Birds," "Step in Time" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". Come discover with Mary a world where "Anything Can Happen" if you let it!

To register you must come by the office:  90 S Main St., 3rd Floor, Sparta, NC

Nuts about Nature

When:  June 9th ~ 10 am - 2 pm
Who:  Ages: 5-8
Cost: $10 ~ Limit: 10
Bring a bag lunch & drink

Deadline to Register:  Friday, June 5, 2015

**Meet at the Lions Club**

Come explore nature with us through games, stories, crafts, trail walks & more. Who knows what we’ll discover as we explore different ecosystems. We’ll flip over logs, look into dirt, and turn over rocks in search of animals and the signs they leave behind. 4-Hers will be nature investigators that learn how all things in nature are connected.

You must come to the office to register @ 90 S Main St., Sparta.

Contact the office for more information:  372-5597.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


We are now registering for 4-H Summer Fun 2015.   You don't want to miss out on some great adventures - Barter Theatre, Outer Banks Coastal Trip, Magic of Electricity, Chef & Child, Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp and much more.  Visit the link for more information.  Spaces fill up quick so don't wait!!





Tuesday, May 5, 2015

4-H Teen Camp - Outer Banks 2015

When:  June 22- 25, 2015

Who:  Ages 13-18 (Must be 13 as of January 1, 2015)

Cost:   $200 (Registrations canceled by June 5th will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations after June 5th will not receive a refund) – Scholarships may be available.   A $50 deposit may be used to hold your spot.  Balance due must be paid by June 1.

Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2015

This is an exciting new camp for our teen 4-H members that will take us to the coast.  Join us as we learn about dune ecology, marine biology, North Carolina coastal history, team building and leadership skills.  Activities will include a dolphin research boat excursion , tour the Bodie Lighthouse, Wright Brothers Memorial, Corolla Lighthouse and Jockey’s Ridge.  We are also planning some great leadership and team building workshops and much, much more!!!

Spaces are very limited.  We are traveling with several other counties of 4-H'ers. 

For more information or to register, contact the Extension Office @ 336-372-5597.  

Monday, May 4, 2015

Farmers Market Vendor Meeting

Farmers Market Meeting for Vendors - Wed, May 6 (2-3 pm) or Thurs, May 7 (10 - 11 am). You do not have to attend both. This is a required meeting to: learn about new Farmers Market policy,Farmers Market State regulations, meet the new Farmers Market Manager & tour the new facility. Please RSVP to Aaron Ray Tompkins @ 336-372-5597 or

Monday, April 27, 2015

NC District 4-H Horse Show

We are quickly approaching the district 4-H horse show which will be held on May 16-17 in Raleigh.  You can still send in your entries with a late fee so be sure to get those in as soon as possible.  
You also have the opportunity to show the same weekend at the Wake County all youth open horseshow.  All show details can be found under "2015 North Central District 4-H Horse Show & Wake County All Youth OpenShow Details" at this link:

VERY IMPORTANT -- Every 4-H club that is showing must volunteer in some capacity at the District 4-H Horse Show in May.  You can sign up online using this google spreadsheet.  Click on this link --
and it will take you to the spreadsheet.  Please fill in your name and club (county if independent member) where you would like to volunteer.  There are 3 tabs at the bottom so be sure to look at all of those.  Let me know if you have any trouble opening the spreadsheet.**
If you cannot access the spreadsheet online or want me to sign you up, please contact me and we will get you signed up for a volunteer time.

Thanks so much,