Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

Pinellas County Extension has some great family friendly events coming up that we want to make sure you know about.

Farm City Week Celebration at Heritage Village

Be sure to attend this event on November 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to learn about the importance of agriculture in our every day lives. There will be farm animals, a beekeeper, hands-on activities for youth, and presentations throughout the day. Plus you can visit the Market in the Park to buy fresh produce and other food. Below is a flyer with more details.

Holiday Lights at the Florida Botanical Gardens

Beginning November 28-January 3 from 6-10 p.m. nightly the Florida Botanical Gardens invites you to the beautiful holiday light display (see video below). The suggested donation is $2 per person and children under 12 are free. Each evening there will be entertainment, food, beverages, and holiday shopping. On December 18th at 7 p.m. 4-H has invited "Green Santa" to the gardens for a book reading of When Santa Turned Green and a follow-up activity to help children understand the important issue of global warming.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Come to the 4-H Open House!

The 4-H Open House is this Saturday, November 14. Along with the Open House, the judging of the Apple and (new this year) Pecan Cook-Off will also take place.
This event is a great way to learn about today's 4-H and the history of 4-H in Florida. Pinellas 4-H clubs will be here to display their project work with everything from LEGOS to dairy goats. There will be free activities and club fund raisers to support. Everyone who visits each display and fills out their passport will be eligible for a 4-H door prize. Two of the most popular activities are back - the Extreme Gingerhouse Building Contest and the Rockets Away rocket building and launch. Best in Show pet treats will also be there to promote this nation-wide 4-H fund raiser.
The 4-H Open House will take place at the Pinellas County Extension at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo from 10:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Here is what will be happening:
Apple Pecan Dish Drop off
Club Displays (all day)

10:30, 11:30, 12:30
Extreme Gingerbread House Contest

11:15, 1:30
Ballroom Dancing Demonstration

Rocketry Workshop

Apple Awards and Entry Sampling

Rocket Launching

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of youth success in Florida. Be part of the 4-H experience!

For more information on the 4-H Open House or 4-H in general, please e-mail jrogalsk@pinellascounty.org.