Get Creative and Learn New Skills at 4-H Winter Workshops

(MILAN, Ill.) Get ready to get creative and learn new skills at 4-H Winter Workshops offered through University of Illinois Extension serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark Counties. There's something for every interest. Class sizes are limited, so register early to get a spot.

Cloverbud Academy for ages 5 to 7 | Sat March 4, 9 - 11:30 am, Western Illinois University, Moline, IL
Come join 4-H for a fun morning exploring a variety of topics at hands-on workshops at this special Cloverbud event. Youth will  get to explore Chicken Embryology, Beading  Crafts, Gardening, and Farm Animals. This event is designed for ages 5-7, and helps promote healthy positive youth  development. It is a great way to learn more  about the 4-H program. The cost is $5. Snacks will be provided. Register at or call (309) 756-9978.

Here's what's available for those 8 to 18:

Cooking 201 Virtual Series | via Zoom Sundays Feb 12 to March 12 at 2 pm
Explore cooking from the comfort of your home kitchen! Join 4-H on a 5-week virtual cooking series. You'll prepare dishes from five different food groups, learn food safety, kitchen safety, cooking how to’s, and more. Register at

Wood Carving | Geneseo Art League, Geneseo, IL
Learn some basics of wood carving and see your results quickly during this workshop which uses soap to learn techniques which can easily be transferred to wood carving. Workshop is led by the Geneseo Art League. The cost is $10 for supplies, payable to the Geneseo Art League. Register at

Air Dry Clay | Geneseo Art League, Geneseo, IL
Air dry clay is a fun medium that does not require a kiln or firing. Create your own original piece to take home and paint at this hands-on workshop led by the Geneseo Art League The cost is $10 for supplies, payable to the Geneseo Art League. Register at