4-H Trip to Ripley's Aquarium

Tuesday, June 12 from 8am to 3pm
Cost $15 and register by June 8
4-Hers will go through a variety of exciting aquatic stations including: rainforest, ocean, coral, shark lagoon, seas gallery, stingray bay, touch-a-ray, penguin playhouse stations, and a Ripley’s classroom experience.  After our adventure packed tour, 4-Hers will have a picnic in Pigeon Forge.  4-Hers will need to bring a bag lunch and need to register and pay $20 ticket fee by Friday, June 8.  Call the Extension Center at 456-3575 or visit the Extension Center to register by Friday, June 8

Dancing into 4-H, 4-H Ballroom Basics

Dancing into 4-H – 4-H Ballroom Basics
Thursday, June 7 to Thursday, July 19 from 11am to 12:30pm
Dance Showcase Thursday, July 26
Cost $10 per person for six weeks
Instructors Linda and Bill Marquis will teach ballroom basics for a six week course here at the Extension Center.  They love sharing ballroom dancing with other people, especially young people!  Open to ages 9 to 18, the class will meet from 11am to 12:30pm each week, except for July 5, and end on July 26 with a dance for youth to showcase what they have learned.  Call the Extension Center at 456-3575 or visit the Extension Center to register by Friday, June 1st.  Please try to sign up in couples.   

County & State Photography Contest

4-H State Photography Contest – deadline June 8
County 4-H Calendar and Photo Contest – deadline August 1
The North Carolina 4-H photography exhibit is open to all North Carolina 4-H members ages 9-19.  Participation is NOT limited to just those 4-H’ers enrolled in photography projects.  All entry photos must have been taken by the 4-H’er submitting the entry during the contest year.  Entrants must submit their photos within the division that applies (Junior/ages 9-12 OR Senior/ages 13-19).  Each 4-Her may submit one photo in each of the three categories ("4-H in Action", "Nature's Beauty," and "Lines"). This means that each individual 4-H’er may have as many as three entries so long as they submit each entry in a different category.  The same image may be entered in more than one category (if it applies to each category.)  Photos may be in color OR black-and-white.  Please send your entries at the highest image resolution possible so that we can have a high-quality display of the winner’s prints. All entries must be submitted digitally or postmarked NO LATER THAN June 8, 2012.  For the State Competition, participants need to submit digital entries to rebecca_kirkland@ncsu.edu, using “NC 4-H Photo Contest 2012” as the subject line. You may attach as many as three contest entries per person to one email.  Each email containing photos must also contain the following information:
Name of Photographer
Home Address
4-H County
Parent’s/Guardian’s Name(s)
4-H Agent’s Name (First and Last Name)
Entry Division: Junior Division (
Ages 9-12) OR Senior Division (Ages 13-19)
Category: 4-H in Action, Nature’s Beauty, Lines
Picture Name and Information: Please tell us any details about your image

Haywood County 4-H is having a 4-H Calendar fundraiser and photo competition for all county 4-Hers.  Participants need to submit photos by August 1st to coley_phillips@yahoo.com  Rules follow the State 4-H Contest, but are limited to two categories which are “4-H in Action" and "Nature's Beauty.” Twelve photos will be selected to be included in the 4-H calendar fundraiser.  2013 Calendars will be on sale in November for 2013 calendar year and winners will be displayed at the 4-H Awards Banquet.  Also, consider entering your photos in the Haywood County Fair 4-H youth division August 21.