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Upcoming Events/Club Activities

 

Fortson Fun Day 

Open to all 7th-12th grade 4-H'ers! I’m excited to announce that Northwest District 4-H will host it’s very first IN-PERSON district event on Saturday April 17th from 8:00am-6:00pm at Fortson 4-H Center. To ensure that we are adhering to all guidelines as specified by Georgia 4-H and the University of Georgia the following safety precautions will be in place:

  • Limited number of attendees
  • No outside visitors with the exception of registered 4-H youth and UGA Extension Staff and/or screened volunteers
  • Masks are required
  • Temperatures will be checked at the county office prior to departure

Due to COVID-19, we are limited to the first 4 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers to pay and register. We will have a waiting list should any spots become available or if a parent is willing to transport their child to and from the event. 4-H AmeriCorps member Kennedy Deveaux will serve as the Cobb County chaperone. Transportation will be provided to and from the event for the first 4 registered participants.  The cost for the event is $25 and includes lunch/departure snack! Possible activities include: Herpetology, Kickball, Line Dancing, Wilderness Survival, Community Service, Canteen shopping time, and teen leader training. See the attached flyer.


If you would like to register your child, please call the Extension Office at 770-528-4070 and pay with a Visa/MasterCard or Discover Card. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.  Registration is open until spaces fill or until the district deadline of April 7th. I know that this is a quick turnaround however this was just approved by the UGA. Questions? Contact Brittani Lee at bkelley@uga.edu 

Dining with Cobb 4-H SPIN Club

Join our new SPIN Club: Dining with Cobb 4-H! It is open to K-12th graders. In this SPIN Club, we will cook different foods, learn about nutrition, and how we can live a healthy lifestyle! Our SPIN Club will take place on Mondays in March on the dates of the: 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th via Zoom. The cost of kits are $25. Please call 770-528-4070 to register and purchase your kits! The deadline to register is February 12th. Limited to the first 30 to pay and register. All classes will take place at 5:30pm via Zoom.
March 1st: All About Breakfast
March 8th: Let’s Talk About Lunch
March 22nd: Ma Mia Pizzeria!
March 29th:  Yoga with a side of Dessert

 

MilkMake Contest

Attention all 4th-8th graders! We are looking for entries into our MilkMake contest! You must create a drink recipe with milk as the main ingredient. WHen submitting recipes, be sure to include the number of servings and directions for preparing the drink. We will select 3 winners from the Cloverleaf (4th-6th grade) and Junior (7th-8th grade) levels. Please follow the procedures listed below before submitting your entries:

  • Each participant must submita  recipe for a milke-based drink including (but not limited to) milkshakes and smoothies for the county contest.
  • The main ingredients should be milk and the recipe should include the amount of ingredients, number of servings, and directions for preparing the drink.
  • Recipes must be written or typed on a standard sheet of paper (8x11).
  • Recipes will be judged on nutrition, appeal, creativiy, recipe presentation, and recipe content.
  • Recipes should be submitted to the Kennedy Deveuax via email at kennedy.deveaux@uga.edu by Thursday March 4th, 2021
 

Virtual Book Club

Cobb County 4-H is beginning a book club for 4th-8th grade 4-H'ers! The book club will meet every other Wednesday from 4:00pm-4:30pm via Zoom. Registration has officially closed but it's not too late to join! The book choice for the club is A Wrinkle in Time. Interested in your child joining the Book Club? Purchase your book, turn in your 4-H paperwork, and email AmeriCorps Member Kennedy Deveaux at kennedy.deveaux@uga.edu to sign up today!

 

Virtual Cooking Club

Join our UGA Extension Family Consumer Science Agent Zoe S as you cook along side her for our monthly Virtual Cooking Club! These events are held via Zoom once month from 5:00pm-7:00pm. To receive the registration link each month email zsoltanmammedova@uga.edu 

All 4-H programming paperwork must be on file prior to receiving the Zoom login information. 

Spring 2021 club dates: January 26, February 16, March 16, April 20, and May 18

 

Cloverbuds

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. This fall the meetings will be held virtually via Zoom with an accompanying activity kit. Kits will be $25 for all 4-H members. 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 via Zoom this fall. Registration for both clubs will open on Thursday August 20th. Kits must be purchased at the Extension Office no later than September 1st to receive supplies and allow time for pick up prior to the first meeting. Kit payments can be made by calling the Extension Office at 770-528-4070 via phone with a credit card or in person at the Extension Office located 678 South Cobb Drive Marietta, GA 30060 Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

Fall 2020 club dates: September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9

Spring 2021 club dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12

***This club is closed for the Fall and Spring semester.***

 

SPIN Club- Kitchen Science (Session 1)

Join Cobb 4-H for our first SPiN club (SPecial INterest) Club! Open to any K-12th grade students that are interested in learning more about food science and the science of all things edible! The club will meet each Monday throughout the month of October from 4pm-5pm via Zoom to participate in an engaging kitchen science lesson and to complete an activity that comes with the SPIN club kit. All club members must purchase the kit to participate in club activities. The cost is $25 and covers the cost of all supplies* (any perishable items must be supplied by the family). Kits can be purchased in person at the Extension Office Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm OR by calling the office at 770-528-4070 to pay with a Visa/MasterCard/Discover. Registration opens on Thursday August 20th. Kits must be purchased at the Extension Office no later than September 18 to receive supplies and allow time for kitpick up prior to the first meeting. 

Session 1 Dates (Mondays): October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26

***This club is FULL for the Fall semester.***

 

SPIN Club- STEAM with a Harry Potter Twist (Session 2)

Join Cobb 4-H for our session 2 SPiN club (SPecial INterest) Club! Open to K-12th grade students that LOVE science, art, and Harry Potter! The club will meet each Monday throughout the month of November from 4pm-5pm via Zoom to participate in an engaging STEAM lesson and to complete an activity that comes with the SPIN club kit. All club members must purchase the kit to participate in club activities. The cost is $25 and covers the cost of all supplies* (any perishable items must be supplied by the family). Kits can be purchased in person at the Extension Office Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm OR by calling the office at 770-528-4070 to pay with a Visa/MasterCard/Discover. Registration opens on Thursday August 20th. Kits must be purchased at the Extension Office no later than October 23 to receive supplies and allow time for pick up prior to the first meeting. 

Session 2 Dates (Mondays): November 2, November 9, November 16, November 23

 

Young Farmers 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 4th-12th grade students however younger sibilings are welcome. Meetings are held once a month on Wednesdays via Zoom this Fall. When in person meetings resume, they will be held at the Cobb County Farm Bureau Office located at 2850 Powder Springs Rd SW Marietta, GA 30064 from 6:00pm- 7:00pm. To regiser for the Young Farmers Club contact Kathleen McElroy at kathleen.mcelroy@cobbcounty.org 

Fall 2020 club dates: September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16

 

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 typically held monthly from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Extension Office located at 678 South Cobb Drive Marietta, GA 30060. Fall meetings will be held virtually or at a barn where social distancing measures can take place. Club dues are $30 for the year. Contact Cassie McCollum at cassie.mccollum@cobbcounty.org for more information on the Horse and Pony Club. 

Fall 2020 dates: September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8

 

Homeschool Club

It's all about the the human body systems this spring with the Cobb County 4-H Homeschool Club. This semester, the club will be open to 4th-12th grade students. All meetings will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Cobb County Extension Office located at 678 South Cobb Drive Marietta, GA 30060. At least one dissection will occur with the class. Limited to 12 students to accomodate social distancing measures. The cost is $25 for the spring session.  Register and pay via phone  with a credit/debit card (No American Express) by calling the Cobb County Extension Office at 770-528-4070. For more information, contact club leader Cassie McCollum at cassie.mccollum@cobbcounty.org

Spring 2021 Dates (Wednesdays): February 24, March 24, April 21, and May 26

 

Archery Team

The Cobb County 4-H Archery team will enter its fourth season during the 2020-2021 school year. 4th-12th grade students are eligible to compete ith 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. More information will be available for archery as we evaluate programming through COVID-19. Please contact Brittani Lee at bkelley@uga.edu to sign up for archery club interest list!

2019-2020 Archery Information Sheet (historical reference from previous years)

***This club is full for the year.***

 

Shotgun Team 

The Cobb County 4-H Shotgun team will enter its fourth season during the 2020-2021 school year. Open to 7th-12th grade youth. The team shoots trap and skeet and sporting clays. The season will start in early 2021. 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 2020-2021 school year, email Brittani Lee at bkelley@uga.edu