Friday, May 29, 2009

Coca-Cola Company Seeking Teen Torchbearers to Carry the Olympic Flame

The Coca-Cola Company will offer ten lucky teens the chance to be nominated for a once in a lifetime opportunity as an Olympic Torchbearer in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay - a memory that will last forever!

For more information and how to apply or to nominate someone for this amazing opportunity, click here.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Grandfather Mountain

June 3 ~ 9:00am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 9-19
Cost: $15 ~ Limit: 10

Join us for a fun-filled day as we explore one of North Carolina’s natural attractions. There are nature walks, hiking trails, wildlife habitats and the Mile-High Swinging Bridge. Be sure to dress accordingly & wear comfortable shoes (NO flip-flops or sandals). We would suggest bringing a light jacket, as you can’t ever be sure what the weather will be like when you are a mile in the sky. Lunch & snacks will be provided. We will meet at the County Office Building Parking Lot (90 South Main Street). Registration Deadline: May 29th.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

4-H Investigates

June 16 - 18 ~ 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages: Grades 6 - 8
Cost: $30 ~ Limit: 6

Who killed Henry Ward? Participants will become detectives and determine who killed Henry Ward in a hit-and-run car accident almost 100 years ago. To solve this crime, you will utilize various techniques including blood typing, forensic anthropology, fingerprint analysis, impression analysis for tires and shoes, hair analysis, blood spatter and DNA evidence. Join us as we travel to East Wilkes Middle School to learn about forensic science and play the role of a CSI detective! Space is limited and preference will be given to youth who have not participated previously. (Parents, be advised that field trips will include the Surry County Jail, a funeral home and the Elkin Animal Diagnostics Lab.) Transportation, lunch and snacks are provided. We will meet at the County Office Building (90 S. Main St.) parking lot each morning at 8am. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 27th.

Summer Fun

The 2009 Summer Fun Newsletter is now available online! If you have not received a copy in the mail, please click here to find out about all the great activities we have planned. The scholarship application is also available here.

If you plan to join in on the fun, please remember that you must come to the Extension Office to register for ALL activities. If there is a fee, payment is due at the time of registration. Also, there are forms that parents must complete at registration.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Community Health Fair

Be Happy Be Healthy Community Health Fair

Friday, June 19, 2009

3 - 6 pm @ the Alleghany Memorial Hospital Lawn

Alleghany Memorial Hospital and the Wellness Center will be having a health fair on hospital grounds and will include health services information, lab work for adults, as well as tons of fun activities for the kids. Everything is free except for lab services. There will be snow cones, bounce house, jump rope, climbing wall, train rides, live music, and a FireHouse to learn about fire safety and calling 911 for help. The helicopter will also be on site. Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun afternoon to learn about health care services from our local hospital.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

NC OMK Amazing Drama Experience Camp

Who: Military youth ages 12 to 16 who are interested in the Performing Arts (vocal, dance, drama, staging, etc.) are encouraged to apply. This week will be fun and exciting not to mention educational. Come meet and work with fellow artist during this exciting event!

When: June 29 - July 3, 2009

Where: Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

This camp will provide hands-on workshops, panel discussions, distinguished speakers and small group dialogues will help you take a closer look at every aspect of creative work to plan, produce and perform in a small stage show. Experienced directors and producers will instruct participants in hands-on sessions to improve stage and staging skills throughout the week. Working in small groups, participants will plan, prepare and present a show on the final day of the event, to which parents, guardians, and other special guests will be invited.

For more information or registration forms click HERE.

For more information on Operation Military Kids, click HERE or contact the Extension Office at (336) 372-5597.

WC District Activity Day

Date: June 24, 2009 (Wednesday)

– The location of West Central District Activity Day has changed. It will be held at Grandview Middle School. The school is located at 451 Catawba Valley Blvd SE in Hickory.

Categories: There are over 35 categores you can present in. A few of these include: Bugs and Bees, Small and Companion Animals, Horse, Wheels and Engines, Safety, Science and Technology, Soil, Water and the Environment, 21st Century Communication, Interior Design and Home Space, Forestry and Wildlife, Egg Cookery, Health and Fitness, Citizenship, 4-H Entertains and an Open Class. For a full list of categories with descriptions, please click here.

For more information on 4-H Entertains, click here.

Cloverbud Presentations (ages 5-8) – I hope everyone is aware that we are allowing cloverbuds to attend District Activity Day and give their presentations. Another district has tried this as a way to encourage and build some future presenters and we have received approval to allow it to be part of the WC district event this year. I hope it will be a positive experience for your younger 4-H’ers.

We have spots to send 4 Cloverbuds (ages 5-8)These presentations should be no longer than 5 minutes and they may be on any topic, but no live animals.

Lunch – Lunch will be $5 and will be choice of a grilled hamburger or hotdog plate.

If you were unable to make County Activity Day but are interested in attending District Day, please contact us for more information. To register for this event, please contact the Extension Office at (336) 372-5597. Ask for Amy or Michele

Friday, May 1, 2009

County Activity Day

Do you have something exciting that you like to talk about? Then come out and present at County Activity Day on Monday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the County Office Building, 90 S. Main St. If you are interested in giving a presentation at the county or district level, here is your opportunity. Your presentation can be on any topic you choose. The competition is open to age 5-19. Cloverbuds will not be judged on a competitive level however, they may have an opportunity to move to the district level. If you would like additional information about presentations at the county, as well as the district level, please contact me at 336-372-5597.

RSVP by Friday, May 8th by calling 336-372-5597.


WHEN: May 16, 2009 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Ag Expo Site, off Highway 163,
West Jefferson, NC
WHO: Open to youth of all ages

Do you love animals? Then come join us for an exciting day and learn how to prepare & handle animals for livestock shows. You need to wear hard shoes and no sandals permitted. No experience or animals needed. Concessions will be available. For more information call the Ashe County Extension Office (336) 846—5850