SUMMER FUN

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

North Central District 4-H Leaders' Fall Day

You don't wan to miss out on this great FREE event.  Transportation and lunch will be provided. Contact the office to register - 336-372-5597.



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Blue Heron Bowl - UNC Wilimington

Registration for 2017 Blue Heron Bowl Open
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The Blue Heron Bowl is a regional marine science quiz bowl.  Two teams, each composed of 4 high school students and 1 alternate, square off against each other to answer marine science questions.  The 2017 Blue Heron Bowl will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Winners of the Blue Heron Bowl will go on to compete in the National Ocean Bowl which will be held in Corvallis, Oregon April 20-23, 2017

Students who compete in Ocean Science bowls across the country gain very unique benefits. 
·         Knowledge of the ocean is greatly increased
·         Enhanced understanding and stewardship of the ocean
·         Broaden awareness of the value in researching our ocean
·         Inspires learning in a way that is different from the classroom
·         Helps shape and guide career planning
·         Meet renowned scientists and researchers
·         Build lasting friendships
·         Acquire leadership skills

To learn more about the National Ocean Science Bowl check out theirwebsite and this brochure

Teams register by completing the attached registration packet by the deadline December 12, 2016.

Don’t have a team but interested in starting on?  Check out the NOSB website to learn more, http://nosb.org/compete/form-a-team/

More information as well as the registration paperwork can also be found at the Blue Heron Bowl website, https://sites.google.com/site/blueheronbowl/home.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Student Election Assistants

In 2003, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law allowing high school students to work in the polls on election day. Student Election Assistants carry some of the same responsibilities as election officials, and are compensated in the same way.
To qualify, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen who will be at least 17 years old by election day and who resides in the precinct where they wish to serve. Applicants must be in good academic standing with the school where they are enrolled (including public, private and home schools). They must also have permission from a parent (or guardian/legal custodian) and from their school principal/director.
Contact your local County Board of Elections office for more information.  
To apply, download the application here and mail it to your County Board of Elections office.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Alpha Omega Corn Maze

WHO: Youth ages 8+ (5-7 with a parent)
WHEN: Friday - October 14 3:30 pm ~ 9 pm (leave from County Office Building)
COST: $15 (dinner is included)

We will be taking a trip on Friday, October 14th to the Alpha Omega Corn Maze in Yadkin County. We'll take part in the 6 acre corn maze, barrel train, inflatable obstacle bounce, corn box, hay rides, hay bale maze and much, much more. The trip is open to youth 8 and up (youth ages 5-7 with a parent - parents will be responsible for their own transportation).

They have added “Animal Acres” petting area and you can feed the animals for .50/cup. If you would like to feed the animals, please bring some money to buy the food.

We will leave the County Office Building at 3:30 pm and return around 9. Dinner is included in your cost. You don't want to miss out on all the fun. For more information or to register, contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597.

Friday, September 16, 2016

September Clover News

The September edition of the Alleghany Clover News is now available online. 

Click Here to view.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Youth Poultry Poster & Skillathon Competitions



Limited to Residents of North Carolina


Departments "PS1" and "PS2"


General Division Director: Dr. C.R. Parkhurst

Youth Poultry Poster Contest

Entry Deadline: September 15, 2016
Entry forms must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m., or hand delivered by 4:00 p.m. on this date.

Open to all youth, ages 5-18. Please click on the link below to read the rules of the competition before registering.

Posters will be received in the Poultry Tent on Wednesday, October 12th between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All exhibitors must pre-register before bringing poster to the Fair.

Exhibits will be released October 24, 2016 between 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.


Youth Poultry Skillathon Contest

Entry Deadline: September 15, 2016
Entry forms must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m., or hand delivered by 4:00 p.m. on this date.

The skillathon will take place on Thursday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the Poultry Tent on the fairgrounds. All exhibitors must pre-register before coming to the fairgrounds to compete.

Open to all youth, ages 9-18. Please click on the link below to read the rules of the competition before registering.

Please note that exhibitors who choose not to disclose their full Social Security Number at the time of registration (paper entry forms or online), even if they have submitted an entry in the past, forfeit any and all premium monies they may be entitled to.

For more information, contact the NC State Fair Entry Department at (919)839-4515.

All links can be found on the NC State Fair Page 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Open Halter Horse Show

Just a reminder there will be an Open Halter Horse Show this Sunday, August 14, 2016 @ the Alleghany County Fairgrounds.  For more information and classes please click on the link below.

Open Halter Horse Show Class List


Registration Begins: 2:30 p.m.
Show Starts at 4:00 p.m.

Alleghany County Fairgrounds
U.S. Highway 21, North ~ Sparta, North Carolina
FREE ADMISSION



 For More Information contact: 336-359-8457

**A negative Coggins is required**

**No Stallions permitted



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

4-H Camp - Betsy-Jeff Penn

July 31—August 5
Ages: 8-14 (age at time of camping)
Leader In Training (LIT) ages 15-17
Cost: $420 (scholarships are available)


Join us for a week of traditional 4-H overnight camping. You will have an opportunity to participate in high ropes course, horseback riding, archery, arts and crafts, canoeing, swimming and much, much more.  You sleep in cabins (not tents) with all the comforts of home. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on. Opportunities for Leaders in Training for ages 15 and up. The cost of camp is $420 (scholarships available).  For more information contact the office. A letter with details will be sent to all participants once registered.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bramble Ridge Farm Horse Camp

Ages:  8 - 12
When:  June 27 - June 29 (9-5 each day)
Cost: $150.00
Where:  Bramble Ridge Farm
Lunch & Snack provided

Bramble Ridge Farm is offering a horse camp from 9am-5pm June 27th – June 29th . Safety, basic equine care, and horsemanship are the main focuses of the camp. No prior equine experience is necessary!!

We accept campers age 8 to 12. Aiming for maximum personal instruction time, we are accepting 4 campers. The cost is $150 per camper; each camper will have 4 to 5 hours of hands-on horse experience per day. A healthy lunch and snacks will be provided.

Please call or e-mail Gretchen Huysman with questions.  336-572- 1918 or brambleridgestable@gmail.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016

2016 Summer Fun

The 2016 Alleghany 4-H Summer Fun Newsletter is now available online.  

Click here to find out what fun & exciting activities we have planned for this year.

If you are interested in attending any of these activities, you MUST either come to the Extension Office or use the NEW online form to register.  You can access that form here.  It is strongly suggested that you sign up early, as there are a limited number of spaces available.  We must have current (2016) Enrollment, Medical & Media Release forms filled out.   

If there is a fee, payment is due at the time of registration to secure your child's space.  There is also a one-time registration fee of $10, which includes a t-shirt. 

For payment, we accept cash, check, debit/credit cards and we now have added a PayPal payment option.  Please note that if you register online, your space is NOT reserved until payment is received.  If you choose to use the PayPal payment option, you must also fill out the online registration form.

For more information, please call 336-372-5597 or you can email Amy or Michele with any questions.


MANDATORY REGISTRATION FEE

TEEN MOVIE NIGHT

LAMB DAYCAMP

CLOVERBUD MOVIE NIGHT

DAIRY CALF DAYCAMP

EMERALD POINTE

U.S. NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER

PETER & THE STARCATCHER

OUTDOOR SURVIVAL 101

WHEP

TAKE THE BAIT

TEEN HEALTH CAMP



LAZY 5 RANCH / RAPTOR CENTER

ANIMAL PLANET

WIRED


ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

LINVILLE CAVERNS / LINVILLE FALLS


ZOO SNOOZE

READING MAKES CENTS

SEW MUCH FUN


KAYAK THE NEW

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY EXPLORATION


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