Yates County 4-H has scheduled a range of summer activities, including cupcake decorating, cooking, geocaching, sewing, shooting sports, outdoor art, and community service projects.
• Cupcake Decorating, 2 to 4 p.m. July 19, Yates County Building Auditorium, 417 Liberty St., Penn Yan. This workshop is free to enrolled 4-H members, but non-enrolled youth are welcome to attend for $3 per youth, or $5 per family. Registration is required by July 16.
• Geocaching, July 24 and Aug. 8. To participate, youth must be enrolled 4-H members. Youth ages 5 to 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
• Intro to Geocaching, 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 24, at the Yates County Fairgrounds, 2370 Old Route 14, Penn Yan. Learn how to use GPS units, and find caches at the fairgrounds to prepare for the all-day excursion in August. Registration is required by July 19. (Rain date is July 31.)
• Geocaching Day Trip, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Youth will adventure around Yates County to find various caches hidden around the area. Youth lead the way and learn how to read maps, and follow GPS units explore for caches in a real world setting. Registration is required. (Rain date is Aug. 15.)
• Sewing Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 at the Yates County Office Building Auditorium, 417 Liberty St., Penn Yan. Learn how to sew aprons. Youth must be enrolled 4-H members. Youth 5 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and fills quickly. Register by July 29. Sewing machines can be provided.
• Shooting Sports, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10. Learn about shooting muzzleloaders at the Branchport Rod and Gun Club. Youth must be 12 years old or older and enrolled 4-H members to participate. Enrollment can be easily completed prior to the workshop. Registration is required by Aug. 2.
• Outdoor Art, Aug. 13 and 14. Learn about Cyanotype and other forms of art from local artist Marnie Lersch. Registration is due by Aug. 6.
• Cooking, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Yates County Building Auditorium, 417 Liberty St., Penn Yan. Learn how to make macaroni and cheese, then enjoy lunch. Open to all youth, free for 4-H members and $3 per youth for non-members. Space is limited. Registration is required by Aug. 12.
• Community Service, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Yates County Office Building, 417 Liberty St., Penn Yan. Paint #YatesCounty4H rocks and then place them throughout the community. Open to enrolled 4-H members. Youth 5 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by Aug. 20.
Please call the 4-H office to learn how to enroll in the Yates County 4-H program, or to register for any of these events at (315) 536-5123. Or stop by our office located in the Yates County Office Building at 417 Liberty Street in Penn Yan. Come out and see 4-H members shine at the Yates County Fair, July 9th-13th while they show their animals, and display projects in the Exhibit Hall!
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