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.

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.


September 2016 County Contest is Open!

September 2016 county contest is the Photography Contest.  The World I See and The World I Imagine are 2 separate contests and rules can be found by clicking on each contest.  Entries will be due at the October Club Meetings or to the County Extension Office by October 31st at noon.  No late entries will be excepted.  If your not a current member of 4-H…that’s OK!  You can sign up online before you turn your entry in to the office!

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4-H RiverKids Kayak & Fishing Fun Day

4-H Members Kayaking
4-H Members Kayaking

13781904_834126496723285_3270309874382701320_nIn July, Russell and Barbour County 4-H hosted a full day camp to introduce the kayaking program.  We had 10 youth participate from both counties.  Partnering with the Alabama Game and Fish Department, we started the day with a 2-hour paddle trip from the Lake Eufaula Campground.  We came back to a yummy grilled hamburger lunch and healthy dessert and healthy drinks.  We had some time after lunch to swim in the campground pool before getting a fishing lesson from our friends at Game & Fish and then heading over to one of the campground’s stocked ponds for some fishing fun.  We had a great time and we can’t wait for next summer’s club!

4-H Hilltop Club

Join the 4-H Hilltop Club every 3rd Thursday at 5:00pm ET at the Russell County Extension office, 508 14th Street, Phenix City, AL  36868.  For more information call our office at 334-298-6845.

4-H Summer Cooking School “From Field to Table”

Russell and Barbour County 4-H is teaming up with Georgia 4-H to provide a Summer Cooking School.  Come learn where your food comes from and how to prepare fun and delicious recipes. From chicken and eggs to veggies and fruit, 4-H members will have a great time cooking, tasting, and learning!

When:  July 19-22, 2016

Time: 12:00 est – 5 pm

Where: Columbus Consolidated Government Annex

Who: 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

Registration Fee: $25

To register or for questions please call 334-983-6845 or 706-653-4200.  To register in person, visit the Columbus 4-H office in the CCG Annex, 420 10th Street Columbus.

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