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4-H Clubs have sewing, canines, photography, art, cooking and more

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By Cathy Toole

There is a lot going on in 4-H Clubs across the county.  If you are looking for something new to try I would like to encourage you to check out the clubs listed below and see if there is something that piques your interest.  4-H is learning at its best, you come because you’re interested and learn skills you can use throughout your life.  Don’t miss out.  Call us at 845-2811 or visit us on the web for more details www.henrycounty4h.com
The 4-H Sewing Club is now meeting on Monday’s and Thursday’s at the extension office from 3:30 till 5 p.m.  The first project is a pillow case.  If you enjoy making the pillow case and would like to continue then you can make a pair of pants, pajama bottoms, shorts or skirt with an elastic or drawstring waist.  There is fabric available but if you would like to select your own fabric you would need to bring one yard and thread to match.
The 4-H Crocheting Club has been meeting on Tuesday’s at the extension office from 3:30 till 5 p.m.  They are learning how to make stitches by making a dish washcloth.  Once they have that mastered they will be making scarves.  If you want to join the group get on board now.  The yarn and crochet hook is provided.
The 4-H Means Business Club is for youth that are middle school aged through high school.  This is a young entrepreneur club where members form their own business and work on the various aspects of marketing, production and profit margin to name a few.  Members actually sell products. If you are interested in learning more please attend our meetings which are the first Tuesday of each month.
The Dog Club is meeting on the first and third Monday of each month at the 4-H Fairgrounds Building from 6 till 7 p.m.  All dogs must be on a leash.  Please bring their favorite treat or toy to encourage them to learn obedience skills.
The Photography Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the extension office from 3:30 till 5 p.m.  Learn how to take great pictures and learn all of the features on a camera.  We will discuss a different aspect of photography each month and review pictures that members have taken.
The Advanced Cooking Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at the extension office from 3:30 till 5 p.m. it is for youth from middle school through high school.  Come and learn some new techniques and try out new recipes.  We are trying to put together a Food Challenge Team that will compete with other students that are 8th grade and up.  If you are interested let me know.
The Beginning Cook Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at the extension office from 3:30 till 5 p.m.  Come and learn the basics and then enjoy the fruits of your labor. This club is for youth that are 4th and 5th grades.
The Art Club meets the last Wednesday of the month from 3:30 till 5 p.m. at the extension office.  Each month members explore a new art form.  In February members will be making mosaic coasters.  There are no expenses related to this club.
The Horse Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at the extension office from 6 till 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come and learn all about horses.  You do not have to own a horse to be a member of this club.
The Rabbit and Poultry Club meets the last Monday of the month at the 4-H Fairgrounds Building at 6:30 p.m.  If you have a rabbit or chicken please feel free to bring them along.
The Shooting Sports Club meets the first Monday night of the month at the extension office beginning at 6:30 p.m.  
The club is already practicing archery.  If you want to know more about this club check out their website at https://henrycountyshootingsports.shutterfly.com/.
There is a statewide Shooting Sports Camp that is held April 8-11 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.  
The fee is $140 and there is additional information about the camp on the website.