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The Mad Scientist Escape Room: The Mad Scientist has been creating a new Halloween candy – that is poisoned! The clock is ticking… You and your friends must crack the code, wipe out the poison, and save all the Trick-or-Treaters! The Mad Scientist Escape Room is family-friendly, full of hands-on science and problem-solving, for everyone to have fun and experience the Wow-factor! October 22-23. Register at go.ncsu.edu/mad-scientist

4-H Electric Project: Explore the Magic of Electricity and beyond with 4-H! You’ll get to do things like wiring circuits, creating electromagnets, and building motors. Youth who complete the project can earn a spot to attend NC 4-H Electric Congress in 2022. Tentatively planned Mondays November 1-22. See all the details at go.ncsu.edu/4h-electric. Registration is through events in 4-H Online.

4-H Craft Club: A creative program for youth ages 5-10. We will be completing 6 different projects for you to take home, enjoy, and play with! Thursdays November 4- December 16 from 3:30-4:30 at the Extension Center. See all the details at go.ncsu.edu/4h-crafts. Registration is through events in 4-H Online.

4-H Chess Club: Come and learn the timeless game of chess! You’ll get to practice basic strategy, use your problem-solving skills, and have lots of fun playing with friends! Tentatively planned Tuesdays November 2-December 14 from 3:30-4:30, location TBA. See all the details at go.ncsu.edu/chess. Registration is through events in 4-H Online.

4-H Residential Camp, 2022: Madison County 4-H will be camping at Betsy-Jeff Penn Educational Center. Your child can look forward to a week of making new friends, swimming, horseback riding, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, games, campfires, sleeping in cabins, and much more. The life skills they learn at camp, including responsibility and independence, will help them in school, when they attend college, and in their first jobs. Read more at here. If you are interested in reserving a space for your child to attend 4-H Camp, contact Misty at 828.649.2411 or email misty_varnell@ncsu.edu.

4-H Holiday Craft Workshop: Join us after early school release on December 17 for an afternoon of crafting for the holidays! We’ll have a buffet of craft supplies, some ideas to get you started, and lots of space for creativity! This program is for youth ages 5-18. We will meet from 1:00-4:00 on December 17 at the Extension Center. Registration fee is $10. Check back here for the registration link!

4-H Presentations: Learn the art of public speaking with 4-H!It’s never too early to thinking about presentations. Youth ages 5-18 can participate in the county and district presentation contests during the spring. The District Activity Day contest is held in June and District winners advance to the state contest in July. Contact Misty Varnell at 828.649.2411 or misty_varnell@ncsu.edu for more information!

Pick Your Project: In 4-H, we Learn by Doing. We have numerous projects to choose from, such as animal science, electricity, cooking, public speaking, environmental science, community service, and more (See a list of projects here). Projects can be completed with a club or independently at your own pace. Contact Misty Varnell at 828.649.2411 ext. 6 or misty_varnell@ncsu.edu and schedule a time to meet to get started!


RECENT PROJECTS

4-H Junior Master Gardeners: The Junior Master Gardener® program of North Carolina engages children in novel, ‘hands-on’ learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, an appreciation for the environment, and experiences with growing, harvesting, preparing, and cooking foods with produce from the garden. It even includes a few local field trips! See details and registration at go.ncsu.edu/4h-grows

Questions? Contact Madison County 4-H Agent Misty Varnell at misty_varnell@ncsu.edu or 828.649.2411.