Mercer County 4-H has new Special Interest Clubs


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Mercer County 4-H has new Special Interest Clubs in Sewing, Cooking and Robotics starting soon!


University of Illinois Extension
Mercer County 4-H
2106 SE Third Street, Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-5106

Mercer County 4-H has new Special Interest Clubs in Sewing, Cooking and Robotics starting soon!
4-H Quilting Club starts Saturday, March 23! Mercer County 4-H has a great opportunity for youth to learn the art of quilting. It starts on Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m. when you'll learn how to make a 9 patch pillow or a ladder quilt. Over the next six weeks you will also learn how to select a pattern, purchase material, press and cut fabric and sew your pattern. The Quilting Club will meet for six consecutive Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. on March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20 and 27at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. The fee will be your cost of the material plus the $20 enrollment fee for non 4-H members.

4-H LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Club starts April 4th Explore the world of LEGO Mindstorm Robotics! Participants will learn how to build a LEGO Robot, how to work and add to their robot and how to program it to perform tasks. The club is open to youth ages 9 and up and will meet six consecutive Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Mercer County Farm Bureau Building. Meeting dates are: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9. Fee is $20 for non 4-H members and free for current members.

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4-H Coo4- 4-H Cooking Club Starts April 13 Are you creative in the kitchen and love to mix and bake? Then this club is for you! Learn basic culinary skills while creating some delicious recipes! Each week club members ages 10 and up will make creative and nourishes dishes. The 4-H Cooking Club will meet Saturdays from 10 - 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. for three weeks. Dates are April 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, May 1. Meetings are held at Mercer County Farm Bureau, Aledo, IL. Supply fee is $10. Non-members must also pay the 4-H enrollment fee of $20.

Club size is limited, so register today! Half-fee enrollment waivers are available. To register for all clubs call (309) 582-5106 or online at University of Illinois Extension & 4-H website: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs/mercer4h/ and look on the right hand side under Register Online. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact (309) 756-9978.


















 



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