SC Cornell to host 4-H Open House Oct. 6

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is happy to be celebrating National 4-H Week, October 4th through October 10th. Come one, come all to the 4-H Open House on Tuesday, October 6th! The event will run from 6:30 to 8 pm and be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in Waterloo. The evening is open to all existing members and volunteers as well as those who would like to learn more about what 4-H has to offer. Information about membership, clubs and other opportunities will be shared. There will be fun activities and prizes, too!Come to the event and take part in the National 4-H Youth Science Day experiment called Motion Commotion. The experiment explores physics, speed, and safety. Youth will enjoy science with modeling clay, a toy car, a ruler, and a calculator. Take part in the activity and see what it is all about.Youth can also participate in community service while making items from the Simple Gifts curriculum. The items made will be donated to local nursing homes for patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Youth will also be able to take home items that they make. If all of the excitement leaves youth hungry, they can prepare a healthy snack and learn a bit of nutrition. Youth will be able to learn about the Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness curriculum and how important breakfast is.If you have a child between the ages of 5 and 19, come experience the kinds of things 4-H has to offer. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, this is also a great evening to stop by. The office is located on the third floor of Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo and the parking lot is off East Williams Street.4-H is the youth development program of Cornell Cooperative Extension.For nearly 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cor¬nell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4-H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo and the telephone number is 315-539-9251.

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