Extension service offers activities for youth
by Elisabetta Zengaro
Jun 18, 2014 | 2109 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Teaching kids life skills is what the 4-H Summer Workshops the Bolivar County Extension Service will be offering are all about.

Laura Giaccaglia, coordinator for the Bolivar County Extension Service, said kids are able to learn through a non-formal environment and develop skills that will benefit them later in life.

The first workshop is a two-day manners workshop, called Manners 101, began today for children ages 8-12.

Thursday, the kids will travel to the Gallery Restaurant in Merigold to learn about table manners.

The extension service will also offer a Kids in the Kitchen workshop July 30-31 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

During the Kids in the Kitchen workshop, kids can learn about cooking and nutrition.

The registration fee is $5, and children ages 8-12 are eligible to participate.

In between that time, though, kids can sign up for the Origami workshop.

The Origami workshop will be on June 26 from 1-3 p.m., with special guest Dr. Lenagene Waldrup.

The Origami workshop provides older children an opportunity to get involved as the other workshops offered are for kids 12 and under.

For the $3 registration fee, kids ages 12 to 15 can learn to express themselves through the Japanese art of paper folding.

The Origami workshop is the only art workshop of the 4-H summer workshops that is offered.

Space is limited for the Kids in the Kitchen workshops, so those who want to sign up need to contact the Bolivar County Extension Serivce at 662-843-8362.

There is no limit on the amount of kids who can sign up for the Origami workshop, though.

“We do have to put a cap on because of space, and we want to provide a hands-on experience,” said Giaccaglia.

Giaccaglia said it’s not too late to sign up for the Kids in the Kitchen or Oragami workshops.

For more information, call Giaccaglia at the Bolivar County Extension Service number.