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July 12, 2001

Free summer 4-H programs for youths 5-19

by Andrez S. Montiel

4-H Youth Development Adviser, University of California-Imperial County

Fiscal support was sought from and received by the Imperial County Housing Authority for youths between the ages of 5 and 19 to attend the summer 4-H program.

The program is coordinated by the Cooperative Extension 4-H program.

The projects offered provide enrolled youth with the opportunity for varied learning experiences.

The classes being offered include clothing and textiles, arts and crafts, woodworking and electrical projects at six sites in Housing Authority residential projects.

This summer 4-H program is free for youths. The following is a schedule of programs being offered:

Mondays and

Tuesdays:

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10:30-11:45 a.m. — arts and crafts classes at the Austin Thomas housing project in Brawley.

12:30-2 p.m. — arts and crafts classes in Calipatria Eastside Park.

2:15-3:45 p.m. — arts and crafts classes in the parish hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Brawley.

5:15-6:30 p.m. — arts and crafts classes at the Calexico Andrade housing project.

Wednesdays and Thursdays:

9-11:30 a.m. — sewing classes at the Austin Thomas housing project.

10:45 a.m. to noon — arts and crafts classes at the Imperial Valley Housing Authority offices in Holtville on Figueroa Avenue.

Noon-2 p.m. — sewing classes at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Brawley.

1-2:30 p.m. — arts and crafts classes at the El Centro housing projects

5:45-7 p.m. Thursdays — sewing at Austin Thomas.

FRIDAYS:

2-5 p.m. — sewing at Austin Thomas

Youths may continue to sign up anytime during the six-week program.

For further information, please call 352-9474.

The Cooperative Extension serves all residents of Imperial Valley.

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