West District 4-H Appalachian Heritage Day

West District 4-H Appalachian Heritage Day
Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 3pm
Camp Lodge @ The Mountain Research Station in Waynesville
Registration Fee: $20

This year’s West District 4-H officer team including Haywood County 4-H’er Abbegail King, have been working diligently to plan this year’s West District Appalachian Heritage Day.  4-H youth ages 5 to 12 years old will enjoy curriculum activities featuring Appalachian Heritage and Cherokee Culture, as well as enjoying 4-H friends, and fun!  Registration is $20 and includes lunch and event t-shirt.  To register for this event please contact the Extension Office at 828-456-3575.

STEAM 4-H Workshops

Fall STEAM 4-H Workshops
Magic of Electricity, Wednesday, November 13
NC Christmas Tree Industry, Wednesday, November 20

Youth ages five to 12 years old are invited to participate in two hands-on, interactive workshops to explore the Magic of Electricity.  4-H youth will complete curriculum activities from the Magic of Electricity 4-H curriculum and explore basic electrical concepts.  On Wednesday, November 20, 4-H youth will learn about the North Carolina Christmas Tree Industry; which is second in the nation!  Youth will learn about the growing requirements of Christmas trees, species grown in North Carolina, advantages of real Christmas trees and have the opportunity to make a Christmas tree ornament.  STEAM workshops will be held at the Waynesville Library after school from 3:30 to 5pm.  To register youth for Fall STEAM workshop please contact the Extension Center at 828-456-3575.

Readers Are Leaders 4-H Teen Leadership Council

Readers Are Leaders 4-H Teen Leadership Council
Monday, November 4
Monday, November 25

Panacea Coffeehouse in Frog Level
The 4-H Teen Leadership Council is open to teens, ages 12 to 18 years old.  The Teen Leadership Council members participate in a variety of leadership training opportunities throughout the year.  One of the local leadership programs is the Readers Are Leaders book reviews in which members teen council members read books dealing with different aspects of leadership development.  The next book in the leadership series is GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth.  This book expands upon the idea that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence Angela calls “grit.” GRIT expounds on principles like how lifelong interest is triggered, how grit can be learned, and the hard thing rule.  The next review series for GRIT will be held at the Panacea Coffeehouse in Frog Level on Monday, November 4 and Monday November 25 from 3:30pm to 5pm.  4-H youth participants are encouraged to bring money if they would like to purchase a drink during our meeting.  The address for Panacea Coffeehouse CafĂ© is 66 Commerce Street in Waynesville.