Upcoming Events



Good Dog!

Join Alabama 4-H for a six week dog training program for youth 12 – 18 years old (9 – 11 allowed with parental involvement) with trainers from Harvard K-9. The cost of the course is $35 per person (NO cost for informational meeting). The cost will cover training classes, project manual, dog show, t-shirt, and prizes. The class is open for 15 total spots, and youth and parent are required to attend a meeting on October 5 at the Russell County Extension Office, 508 14th Street, Phenix City, AL 36867 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm EST to qualify for a spot (no dogs at the first meeting). Spots will be determined based on the first 15 to return all paperwork and course fees to the Russell County Extension Office. The class will meet every Friday starting October 20 and ending December 1 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm EST at Harvard K-9. You must pre-register for the October 5th meeting by calling 334-298-6845.

Paint Me 4-H

Have you ever wanted to learn to paint?  If so then join us for a Summer Painting Class for youth ages 9 to 18!  You will be able to choose from a variety of projects to paint on canvas and take with you.  Please call the Russell County Extension office at 334-298-6845 to get your name on the list.

4-H Summer Sewing Clinic

Have you ever thought how cool it would be to learn to use a sewing machine?  Or how much fun it would be to make your own pillow or clothes?

If so join us for a Summer Sewing Clinic for youth, ages 12 to 18, on Wednesday, July 19 from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm EST at the Russell County Extension Office, 508 14th Street, Phenix City, AL.

We will be able to take the first 10 that sign up, so be sure to call the Russell County Extension Office at 334-298-6845 ASAP to get your name on the list!!!!

Cost of the clinic is $5 and must be paid by July 14 to reserve your spot.

Russell County 4-H Public Speaking Contest

The Russell County 4-H Public Speaking Contest sponsored by the Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative is going to be held at the Central Activities Center in Phenix City on April 24th!  Registration is open now until April 19th.  You can call the office to register (334) 298-6845.  There will be 3 separate events; Have I Got A Story, Speak Up Alabama Persuasive Speech,  and Speak Up Alabama Informative Speech.  You don’t have to be a current 4-H Member to Participate, we can get you signed up when you register!!!  Check in will start at 5:00 pm est and the contest will begin at 5:30 pm est.  Your family is welcome to come watch!

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Have I Got A Story PG 1
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Have I Got A Story PG 2
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4-H RiverKids Kayaking and Sportfishing Club

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RiverKids Flyer

Registration for our brand new kayaking and fishing club is now open!!!  Space is limited to the first 15 4-H Members 14-18 years old that register and pay the fee.  Check out the Flyer and call the office for more info and to register.  Doesn’t matter if you have never kayaked or fished before or are experts; we will have fun learning new skills, talk about environmental education & outdoor education, paddle & fish new streams every month, and have a blast hanging out!

State 4-H Ambassador

Ambassador Qualification List
Ambassador Qualifications List

Alabama 4-H is looking for the best of the best for the State 4-H Ambassador program. If you are a Senior II 4-H member, who wants to be more involved in state-wide leadership, consider applying to become a 4-H Ambassador.  If you are interested, contact the County Extension Office.

The application process will go live in 4HOnline Monday, May 1st. Registration will close on mid-night Wednesday, May 31st. Information concerning the application process can be found on the Alabama 4-H website by clicking on resources then leadership and under events.

4-H Senior Achievement

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American & 4-H Flags

It is 4-H Senior Achievement time!!

the 2017 Senior Achievement application is now open in 4HOnline. The application process will close on Monday, May 8th.  Information concerning the application process can be found on the Alabama 4-H website by clicking on resources then achievement and also under events.

 

4-H Senior Achievement identifies outstanding Alabama 4-H members who have excelled in one of the nine Achievement Areas of Alabama 4-H. These areas include:

  • Animal Project—Production, Large Animal (beef, dairy, swine)
  • Animal Project—Production, Small Animal (sheep, goats, poultry, meat rabbits)
  • Animal Project—Companion Animal (dog, rabbit, cat)
  • Equine Science
  • Communications (Public Speaking, Judging Teams, Photography)
  • Foods and Nutrition/Family and Consumer Science
  • Leadership/Citizenship
  • Natural Resources (Environmental Science, S.A.F.E., Wildlife, Forestry, Plants and Soils)
  • At Large Achievement.

Senior Level I participants must be age 14 or 15 on January 1, 2017. Winners will receive a trip to the Southern Region Youth Leadership Conference and a trophy.

Senior Level II participants must be age 16 to 18 on January 1, 2017. Winners will receive a trip to National 4-H Congress and a trophy .

Achievement link:  http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/resources/other/achievement/senior.php

If you have questions, please contact the county office for more information.

4-H Cookies With Santa!

Do you hate waiting in the long lines to see Santa just to get 30 seconds to tell him what you want and pay $25 or more for a photo?

Well Russell County 4-H has a great news!  Come to our office December 13th from 5 to 7 pm est and get to visit, eat cookies, make ornaments, and have your photo taken with Santa himself!!!  For a $5 donation to Russell County 4-H, you get to spend lots of time with Santa and get as many photos as your parents want to take.  We hope you will join us for this magical night!  Call the office (334) 298-6845 for more information.

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4-H Cookies with Santa

Join Alabama Extension 4-H for Cookies with Santa, a holiday fundraiser and magical experience for the whole family!  The event will be December 13, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm EST at the Russell County Extension Office, 508 14th Street, Phenix City, AL  36867.  To purchase tickets ($5 each), contact the Russell County Extension Office at 334-298-6845.

Cookies with Santa is designed to appeal to children of all ages but especially for our youngest 4-Hers.  4-H members, those interested in getting involved, families and friends can celebrate the holidays with holiday music, caroling, make and take cookies, hot cocoa and of course, a visit and pictures with Santa.

We hope to see you there!