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Summer fun: 4-H

Cooperative Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury. 704-216-8970.Registration for enrolled 4-H’ers only will be held noon-4:30 p.m., May 20.
Registration for general public will be 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 22 and 23.
There is a $5 registration fee per child in addition to class fees. Registration will be held at the Cooperative Extension Office. Bring insurance information with you.
No registrations will be taken over the telephone.
Participants must have completed kindergarten.
In observance of Memorial Day, the Extension Office will be closed Monday, May 26.
* 4-H I: 4-H Investigates: June 17-19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; $35; grades 6-8.; class limit: 10.
Participants travel to East Wilkes Middle School to learn about forensic science and play the role of a CSI detective. Each participant will gather clues and interrogate suspects to try to solve a murder mystery. Lunch and snacks are provided. Space is limited and preference will be given to youth who have not participated previously. (Parents, field trips will include the Surry County Jail, a funeral home and the Elkin Animal Diagnostics Lab.)n Eating Smart! Class A: June 17, 9 a.m.-noon; grades Kń2nd (Cloverbuds); class limit: 12.
Class B: June 19, 9 a.m.- noon; ages: 9-13; $5; class limit: 12.
Learn to eat smart no matter what your schedule is. Enjoy cooking a healthy lunch consisting of sloppy joes and wraps.
* Got Milk? June 18, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $15; ages: 9-13; class limit: 13.
Participants will visit two dairies. At Karrimont Farm, participants will get hands-on experience learning about dairy breeds, feeds, dairy foods and may even get to see a calf born. At Amity Hills Farm, participants will see a dairy in action at milking time. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
* Fur, Fin and Feathers-The Art of Taxidermy: June 20, 9 a.m.-noon; $5; ages: 9-19; class limit: 10.
Taxidermy is an art that transforms a bird, fish or mammal into a life-like mount to be displayed. The class will be taught by taxidermists from McKenzie Taxidermy of Granite Quarry. We will also tour McKenzie Taxidermy. Snack will be provided.
* Bug Out! June 20, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; $2; grades: K-2nd (Cloverbuds); class limit: 15.
Come and discover the world of insects. Participate in an insect hunt; make a craft and much more. Snack will be provided.
* Basic Clogging June 23ń27, 10-11:30 a.m.; cost: $2; ages: 9-13; class limit: 8.
During the week, you will learn basic clogging steps. By the end of the week, you will be able to put all the steps together and clog at a recital.
* Crocheted Rugs: June 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; cost: $10; ages: 8-19; class limit: 8.
Learn how to make a hook rug with beginner crocheting instructions. You will help prepare the strips of material that will be used for crocheting the rug. You will take home your rug, crochet hook and material. Snack will be provided.
* Food Fun for Cloverbuds: June 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $5; grades: K-2 (Cloverbuds); class limit: 10.
During this workshop, youth will learn about food facts and nutrition. There will be lots of activities and different snacks to try.
* Emerald Pointe: June 26, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $30; ages: 14-19; class limit: 12.
Enjoy a day of fun in the sun. We will begin our day with a short workshop on water and sun safety. Then we will spend the rest of the day enjoying the water park. Please bring sunscreen, towel, bathing suit and a change of clothes. Money for snacks at the water park is optional. Lunch will be provided.
* Hiddenite Gem Mine: June 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; $15; ages: 9-13; class limit: 12.
Try creeking, sluicing and panning at the Hiddenite Gem Mine. You can find gems to take home. Wear old clothes and old tennis shoes (or water shoes) that can get wet and dirty. Bring an extra set of clothes and shoes to change in to for the ride home. Also bring a towel, a large butter or topping container and a bag lunch. Snacks will be provided. Additional spending money is optional.
* Our Feathered Friends: June 30, 9 a.m.-noon; $3; grades: K-2 (Cloverbuds); class limit: 10.
Learn all about birds and their habitats. We will go on a bird identification hike, learn about what birds eat and even make them a treat. Snack will be provided.
* Aladdin: July 2, 8:30 a.m.-noon; $8; ages: 9-19; class limit: 12.
What do you get when you mix a poor boy, a beautiful princess and a large genie in a tiny lamp? Aladdin, the most famous of the tales of the Arabian Nights, comes to life on the stage. We will travel to the CPCC Summer Theatre in Charlotte for the play. Snack will be provided.
* Chef & Child: July 7-11, 9-11:30 a.m.; free; ages: 8-12; class limit: 12.
Want to learn how to cook? During this weeklong series, you will learn about nutrition, safety and food preparation. We will also tour the Salisbury-Rowan Farmer’s Market. Space is limited and preference will be given to youth who have not participated previously.
* Exploring Water Critters: July 7, 9 a.m.-noon; $2; grades: K-2 (Cloverbuds); class limit: 10.Class will meet at Granite Quarry Elementary School (drive around to the back of the school). Explore a nearby water habitat and the critters that live there. You will collect and identify your own collection of critters and then send them back home. Wear old tennis shoes and old clothes. Snack will be provided.
* Bold, Beautiful Beads: July 9, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; $15; ages: 12-18; class limit: 8.
During this workshop, participants will create a necklace, bracelet and earring set. Bring your imagination. Snack will be provided.
* Homing Pigeons 101L July 11, 9-11 a.m.; free; ages: 10-19; class limit: 10.
Learn about the breeds and styles of pigeons, basic care, breeding and the history of the homing pigeon. Weather permitting, we will release birds.
* Follow the Path: July 15, 9 a.m.-noon; $3; ages: 10-19; class limit: 12.
Come and join us for a walk through the woods to identify and measure trees. Discover the wonders of trees, forest ecology and human dependence on trees. Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. Snack will be provided.
* Building a Better Nest: July 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; $15; ages: 10-19; class limit: 12.
Come and learn about birds and different types of nests. You will get to build your own bird house to take home. Snack will be provided.
* It’s in the Bag: July 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $5; ages: 9-13; class limit: 12.
Come to learn what foods you can make in a bag. We will be making breakfast, lunch and snacks.
* Have You Eaten a Flower Today? July 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $8; grades: K-2 (Cloverbuds); class limit: 10.
Learn about plants and soils. We will discover how plants grow, have a taste test and much more. Everyone will get to make a seed necklace to take home. Lunch and a snack will be provided.
* Garden in a JarńMaking a Terrarium: July 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $5; ages: 9-13; class limit: 10.
Learn about a variety of special plants and how to prepare a happy home for them. Terrariums are small greenhouses. Wear older clothes and bring gardening gloves if you have them. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a bag lunch.
* From the Grower, to the Grocery, to the Kitchen! July 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $5; ages: 9-13; class limit: 10.
Start the day with a visit to a local produce grower. See how edible plants are cultivated, then harvested, packed and prepared for shipment to a grocery store. Visit a grocery to speak with a produce manager and learn all about the variety of fruits and vegetables sold in the store. We will return to the Agricultural Center for a cooking class where the students will prepare a healthy snack from fresh picked produce. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a bag lunch.
* Making a Festive Garden Ball: July 23, 9 a.m.-noon. $5; ages: 9-13; class limit: 12.
Master Gardener Volunteers will help you make a garden feature from a bowling ball and a terra cotta pot. Be sure to wear old clothes and bring objects such as polished rocks, marbles, mirror pieces, seashells and small figurines. (Figurines should be inexpensive items that represent something to the child, such as a plastic horse, tractor or garden tool.) Snack will be provided.
* Water Wise Plants and Xeriscape Gardening: July 24, 9 a.m.ń2 p.m.; $5; ages: 9-13; class limit:10.
Mini-class on drought tolerant plants, rain barrels and water conservation. Visit a local greenhouse and learn about the variety of plants and their unique features. Return to the Agriculture Center and learn the proper way to plant a container. Wear old clothes and bring garden gloves if you have them. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a bag lunch.
* Exploring the Fieldsń Bees, Birds, Butterflies and Spiders: July 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $5; ages: 9-13; class limit: 12.
Take a nature walk in the fields and woods surrounding the Agricultural Center and the West End Park and Garden. Observe and collect insects for identification. Observe birds and identify nests. Discuss butterflies and ways of attracting them to yards and gardens. Welcome spiders to the garden by building a garden spider web frame. Wear old clothes and closed toe shoes. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a bag lunch.
* Make It-Take It: July 25, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $10; ages: 9-19; class limit: 15.
Do you enjoy making a variety of crafts? If so, join us in our Make It-Take It Workshop. We will be making a variety of items that you can keep or give to someone else. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a bag lunch.
* Beekeeping Basics: July 28, 9 a.m.-noon; $2; ages: 9-19; class limit: 15.
Learn the basics of honey bees, including the lifecycle of bees, the anatomy of bees and how bees make honey. Snacks will be provided.
* Mom’s Night Off! July 29, 9-11:30 a.m.; $10; ages: 8-12; class limit: 10.
Let your child do all the work for dinner. In this class, youth will prepare dinner for the family including salad, bread and lasagna (six servings). At the end of class, the meal will be ready for you to take home and bake for your evening dinner.
* Emergency! July 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $2; ages: 9-13; class limit: 12.
Learn how emergencies are handled in Rowan County. We will tour Rowan County Emergency Medical Services, Rowan County Rescue Squad and Salisbury Fire Department. The Rowan County Sheriff K-9 Unit will bring their dog. Snacks will be provided. Bring a bag lunch.
* Rockwater Farm: July 31, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $5; ages: 9-13; class limit: 12.
We will visit Rockwater Farm and see Belted Galloway cattle and Paso Fino horses. Dr. Ann Furr will take us on a tour of her farm and we will watch her vaccinate a calf. Wear closed toe shoes. Snack will be provided.
* Bread Basics: Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; $5; ages: 9-13; class limit: 10.
Learn about a variety of bread recipes and watch it rise. Youth will bake bread and leave this workshop with some fresh baked loaves of bread. Snack will be provided. Bring a bag lunch.
* Bubble-Mania: Aug. 5. 9 a.m.-noon; $5; grades: K-2 (Cloverbuds); class limit: 10.
This workshop will focus on properties of water. Learn about water and its properties. We will be “bubbling over” by the end of the workshop. Snack will be provided.
* Back to the Bat Cave: Class A: Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-noon.; Class B: Aug. 6, 1-4 p.m.; $15; ages: 6-19; class limit: 10.
Separate fact from fiction about these beneficial but often misunderstood creatures. Discover what bats eat, how they live and why we need them. We will build a bat box for you to take home and put up. Snack will be provided.
* Bootin’ Up: Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $5; ages: 9-19; class limit: 10.
Come gain hands-on experience while you build a computer. Investigate PC terminology. Discover the art of trouble shooting. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a bag lunch. Preference will be given to youth who have not participated previously.
* North Carolina Youth Dairy Day: Aug. 8, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $2; ages: 5-13; class limit: 20.
This program will educate youth on animal and food aspects of the North Carolina Dairy Industry. Various hands -on 30-minute workshops will be held. Learn about dairy judging, skillathon and quiz bowl, fitting and showmanship and dairy foods. We will meet at the Extension Office and walk to the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Checks/money orders should be made payable to Rowan County CES. No registrations will be accepted without payment.
ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE unless the class is filled to capacity or is cancelled.
Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
All classes and events are subject to cancellation due to lack of participation.
Participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothing for all outdoor sessions. Sandals, flip-flops or open-toes shoes should not be worn.
All events operate under the 4-H Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure: www.nc4h.org/publications/forms/4-H_codeofconduct.pdf.

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