TAVARES — The Lake County 4-H Program is hosting a “Summer Sampler” program this year that will include four fun-filled weeks of hands-on educational activities.
The summer-vacation workshops are all held at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. All classes are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The activities are split into three different age groups, ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13. Workshop enrollment will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register for any of the activities, call Carla Mitchell at (352) 343-4101.
Workshops for ages 5-7 (limit 20 per class)
• Fun with Foods, June 9 —Children will have fun cooking nutritious snacks.
• Fire Safety, June 10 — Children attending this session will learn to be safe and prevent fires.
• Gifts for Mom & Dad, June 12 — Children will create a masterpiece that parents will treasure forever. Participants need to bring a matching cup and saucer and an empty can.
• So You Want a Pet, June 13 — Youth attending this session will learn how to choose and take care of a pet.
Workshops for ages 8-10 (limit 20 per class, expect scrapbooking is 15)
• Scrapbooking, June 16 —This session will assist the group with displaying pictures of wonderful events and activities in their lives.
• Crafts all Day Long, June 17 — Youth attending this session will enjoy making crafts.
• Baking 101, June 18 — Children will experience the joy of baking cookies, muffins and biscuits.
• Are You a Bully?, June 19 — Class participants will hear the negative impact of bullying in the home, neighborhood, playground and school.
Workshops for ages 11-13 (limit 20 per class)
• Common Courtesy Academy, June 23 & 27 —This two-day session will expose youth to proper behavior with a guide to good manners. Topics include table manners, table setting, telephone etiquette and letter etiquette.
• Cyber Safety for Kids, June 25 — Children will learn to stay on guard when using the Internet.
World Cultural Exploration (for all ages) — On July 1, 3, 7, 9 and 11, youth will be exposed to the customs and traditions of Germany, Africa, Asia and Greece. Children will also have the opportunity to meet with returned Peace Corps volunteers, who will provide a unique view of the countries in which they served. The class is limited to 70 per day.