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Youth Performing Arts And Sewing Classes - Now Enrolling
Updated March 16, 2017 8:48 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BEDFORD) - Lawrence County 4-H is now accepting registrations for Performing Arts and Sewing SPARK Clubs.

Let's SPARK your talent! Our goal is to encourage any kid of school age (active ages of 4-H) to showcase themselves individually, or in a group, in one of our categories at the Performing Arts Festival.


  • March 25, 5-7 p.m. Info Session and Brainstorming
  • April 1, 5-7 p.m. Working with Stage Professionals and perfecting your act 
  • April 3, 1 hour Dress Rehearsal
  • April 4, 6:30 p.m. Performing Arts Festival

Cost and Supplies: After you join 4-H, this club is free.

Registration: Register by contacting our office. Registration deadline is March 23. 

Sewing SPARK Club - 2 Locations:

Looking to learn to stitch? This SPARK Club is for any beginning sewer in grades 3-12. They will learn sewing machine basics while making their own pillowcases and other fun projects.

You can join at one of two locations:

  • Mitchell High School or Shawswick Middle School
  • Schedule: April 18, 6:30-7:30 pm, April 29, 1-4 pm, May 6, 1-4 pm
  • Cost and Supplies: There will be a small supply list, so you can use fabric you like. The costs of supplies are estimated to be $10-$15. 
  • Registration: Register by contacting our office. Registration deadline is April 11, or after 10 youth have enrolled for each location.

What are SPARK Clubs?

If you are looking to expand your horizons or work on a hobby, Lawrence County 4-H has new, short-term learning opportunities for youth in grades 3-12. These SPARK Clubs are designed to spark an interest in various topics, and they give youth at least six hours of instruction on the topic. This is open to youth regardless of current 4-H enrollment. If you are not currently enrolled, the fee will be $20, and this will also give you the opportunity to participate in any other clubs, projects, or activities open to Lawrence County 4-H members.

Contact Information:

To register or have your questions answered, please call (812) 275-4623 or visit the Lawrence County-Purdue Extension office, 924 16th Street, Bedford, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

For more information about specific 4-H subjects in Lawrence County or the 4-H program in general, visit

Have neat job or hobby that you want to share with youth? Contact us to talk about leading a SPARK Club. If you have questions about Lawrence County 4-H, call Lesley Lodmell, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, at (812) 275-4623.

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