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Upcoming Events/Club Activities
Cobb Upcoming Special Events:
- 2023 4-H Open House- Callling all K-12th grade students! Join us for the annual Cobb 4-H Open House on Thursday August 17th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. This is a drop in event for any families interested in learning more about Cobb 4-H and the specialty clubs/programs that we will have to offer during the 2023-2024 school year. The Open House will be held at the Cobb County Extension Office located at 678 South Cobb Drive Marietta, GA 30060. Due to demand, we are staggering the times based on your child's grade. To sign your family up for a time to attend open house, please go to the following link: https://tinyurl.com/cobb4hopenhouse23
- 5:00pm-6:00pm: K-5th grade students and families
- 6:00pm-7:00pm: 6th-8th grade students and families
- 7:00pm-8:00pm: All ages are welcome
Clubs available for the 2023-2024 school year are:
4-H’ers 4th-12th grade meet once a month to enjoy peer led activities and community service. Officers plan and lead each club meeting. This is also a great way to learn about upcoming local, district, and state events and competitions. Activities that we have done for County Council include a luggage collection for foster children, decorating lunch bags for MUST Ministries, international night, talent shows, costume contests, and much more! Meetings are 6:30-8pm on September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 5, April 9, and May 7 at the Extension Office. Contact Brittani Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
4-H C.H.E.F. stands for “Cobb Helping Every Family”. The 4-H C.H.E.F. program will meet once a month on a Monday evening at the Extension Office to prepare a meal for a local family in need. This is open to 4th-12th graders. To ensure that we are following proper food safety protocol, any 4-H’er that is interested in attending a monthly 4-H CHEF cooking program must complate a mandatory online Food Safety Handlers video and test. We will host a Fall 4-H C.H.E.F program and a Spring 4-H C.H.E.F. program. 4-H’ers will sign up for a semester to help. We are limited to 15 4-H'ers each semester due to space. Contact Brittani Lee at email@example.com for more information.
***This club is FULL.***
Fall C.H.E.F. dates: September 18, October 30, November 13, December 18
Spring C.H.E.F. dates: January 29, February 26, March 25, April 22
Young Farmer’s Club
Are you interested in gardening, animals, and learning more about agriculture engineering in Cobb County? Join the Young Farmers Club sponsored by UGA Extension and Cobb County Farm Bureau! Meetings are open to Cobb youth in 4th-12th grade. Meetings are held once a month on Wednesdays at the Cobb County Farm Bureau Office located at 2850 Powder Springs Rd SW Marietta, GA 30064 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. There may also be field trips to various locations. For more information on Young Farmers Club, contact Kathleen McElroy at Kathleen.McElroy@CobbCounty.org. 2023-2024 club dates: September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13, January 17, February 14, March 20, April 17 (Celebration)
The Cobb County 4-H Archery team will enter its seventh season during the 2023-2024 school year. 4th-12th grade students are eligible to compete with the archery team. The team members are also members of Kennesaw Archery Club (KAC). Archers shoot compound or recurve bows depending on preference. The team will compete at various tournaments and competitions. Find out more about the club and the interest meeting at our 4-H Open House on Thursday August 17th! Please contact Brittani Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for archery club interest list!
The Cobb County 4-H Shotgun Team is open to 6th-12th grade youth. The team shoots trap and skeet and sporting clays. The season will start in early 2024. The team will compete at two competitions during the season culminating with the state competition in Savannah the last weekend of May. Any youth that are interested in joining the team for the 2023-2024 school year, email Brittani Lee at email@example.com or stop by the shotgun table at the 4-H Open House on August 17th to meet with Coach Jeff.
4-H Medical Club
The 4-H Medical Club is a one of a kind 4-H club led by Cobb 4-H'er Phebe Burroughs-Thebault and volunteer leader Suzi Burroughs-Thebault. This club is a hands on club where students can learn more about the health, safety, and the medical field including first aid, emergency preparedness, home safety, and much more! This club is for 6th-12th graders. Learn more about this club at our 4-H Open House Thursday August 17th! If you have any questions or wish to register your child for this club, please contact Brittani Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you like cooking or would like to learn how to cook from scratch? Join our 4-H Cooking Club for the Fall 2023 semester or the Spring 2024 semester. This club is open to 4th-12th grade students. Club meetings are once a month from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Extension Office.The cost is $30 per semester. Space is limited. Contact Colleen Bakhsh at Colleen.Bakhsh@cobbcounty.org for more information.
***This club is FULL.***
Fall Dates: September 19, October 18***Wednesday due to scheduling***, November 28, December 19
Spring Dates: January 23, February 27, March 19, April 23, May 21
Horse and Pony Club
The Cobb County 4-H Horse and Pony Club is looking for new members! You do not have to own a horse or a pony to be a member of this club. Open to 4th-12th grade students. Meetings are held monthly from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Extension Office located at 678 South Cobb Drive Marietta, GA 30060. Club dues are $30 for the year. Contact Keaton Hayworth at email@example.com for more information on the Horse and Pony Club. 2023-2024 Club dates: September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, January 16, February 13, March 12, April 16, May 14, June 2 (Awards).
MET 4-H Cobb County Enrichment Program in conjunction with the Cobb 4-H Horse and Pony Club
Love horses and want to also learn ride? Be a member of the Cobb 4-H Horse and Pony Club and add on additional equine opportunities including riding as a member of the MET 4-H Cobb County Enrichment program. All member of the Cobb MET 4-H program are also required to be members and be active in the Cobb 4-H Horse and Pony Club. MET stands for Metropolitan Equestrian and is a non profit organization that helps give all students the chance to ride and equine educational opportunities where they otherwise might not be able to have that. You do not have to have a horse or any prior riding knowledge to be a part of this program. This program will require students to meet one FULL Saturday a month to practice both mounted and unmounted horse skills in addition to what they are learning in Horse in Pony Club and judging teams (if they are on the judging team). This program will run from August – May starting with an open house in August and the Saturday practices beginning in September. Members must be able to commit to a full Saturday once a month to develop their riding and educational skills. Questions? Email Keaton Hayworth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet our MET 4-H Enrichment leaders/4-H Horse and Pony Club volunteers at our Open House on Thursday August 17th.
Want to join 4-H but think you're too young to join? Join our pre-4-H Cloverbuds Club for K-3rd grade students. Meetings are held once a month on Wednesdays. There will be TWO Cloverbuds Clubs, a homeschool club that meets during the day from 10:00am-11:00am and a general 4-H Cloverbuds Club that meets in the evenings from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Both clubs meet on the same day in person at the Cobb County Extension office. Space is limited. $20 registration fee for the year. 2023-2024 club dates: September 13, October 11, November 15, December 13, January 17, February 14, March 20, April 17, May 15. Contact Colleen Bakhsh at Colleen.Bakhsh@cobbcounty.org for more information. Stop by the Cloverbuds table at the 4-H Open House on Thursday August 17th!
Cobb 4-H Plant Sale 2023
"Bee the Change!"
Kick off 2023 by purchasing plants from the Cobb 4-H plant sale to support our pollinators and Cobb 4-H youth! Find the 2023 brochure here! Your plant sale purchase will make a difference in numerous ways! “Bee the Change” while getting your yard ready for spring by adding color and vibrancy to brighten your days. Orders will be accepted at the Extension Office with debit/credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover), cash, money order, or check. Mail–in orders will be accepted with check or money order. The mailing address is 678 South Cobb Drive Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30060. No phone orders will be accepted to ensure accurate orders. All checks should be made out to Cobb Extension/4-H. ALL SALES are final. Cobb County 4-H makes no guarantee on plants sold. Some plant varieties are limited. Plants sell quickly! Pre-orders are being taken from now until Friday March 3rd at 5:00pm. All mail in orders must be post marked by March 1st to ensure we receive your order in time. Pick up for plants will be held on Saturday March 18th from 9:00am-1:00pm at Jim Miller Park in the Covered Pavilion. Questions? Contact the Cobb County Extension Office at 770-528-4070 or email Brittani Lee at email@example.com. Thanks for helping Cobb 4-H to "bee the change" with our 4-H youth!
We are SOLD OUT of the following plants:
- Camellia Japonica- Rose Dawn
- Limelight Hydrangea
- Tea Olive
- Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia
- Hosta Blue Angel
- Salvia April Night
- Tallulah Sunrise Azalea
- Snowball Viburnum
- Spirea Goldmound
We have LIMITED supply of the following plants below- please call the office at 770-528-4070 before placing your order to check on the availability:
- Fothergilla Mount Airy
- Tassel Fern
- Viburnum Mohawk
- Heuchera Black Taffeta
- Pineapple Sage