Club List

How to become a member:

  1. Review our list of clubs and find the clubs you are interested in joining.
  2. Contact the club and arrange to attend a few meetings to make sure you enjoy it.
  3. Fill out a member registration form (hard copy) that must be signed by the Leader and Parent/Guardian.
  4. Return form to the 4-H office.
  5. Everyone must register or re-enroll in 4HOnline – https://nj.4honline.com

4-H Clubs (click a club for more info):

Furry Friends Prep

Where: 4-H Center

When: 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00 PM

Description: Members learn about small animals (i.e. hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, rabbits, etc.).

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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Little Maestros

Location: Leader’s home & 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Friday at 7:00 pm

Description: In this club members will learn to play the violin or piano.

This standard club has a non-competitive pre division for children in grades K-3.

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Little Woofers

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Thursday at 6:15 pm

Description: A dog training club. This club is a non-competitive, introductory 4-H  program for children , 1-3 grade.

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Prep Chef

Where: Kitchen at the 4-H Center

Description: A cooking club. This club is a non-competitive, introductory 4-H program for children in grades K-3.

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Prep Ensemble Theatre Group – WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS.

Description: Come and pretend with The Prep Ensemble!  Each week we do a craft, read a story, act it out and  then play game or sing with our sister club The Clover Ensemble.  Open to all creative kids in grades K-3

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Prep Explorers

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm.

Description: A general club that touches on many different subjects throughout the year. This club is a non-competitive introductory program for children in grades K-3.

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Proud 2B Prep

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Wednesday at 7 pm.

A general club that touches on many different subjects throughout the year.

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The Lego Club (Grades 1-3 only)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm

Description: This club works on motorized Lego kits. This club is a non-competitive, introductory 4-H program for children in grades K-3.

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Clover Explorers (Members of All Ability Levels)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 4th Mondays, 6:00 PM

Members and their teen mentors participate in fun, learning activities and 4-H events.

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4-H Exchange (Teens, Grades 8 to 13)

MUST BE A MEMBER OF ANOTHER CLUB TO JOIN

Where: 4-H Center

When: 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM

Members learn to share ideas and thoughts with other 4-H youth around the country.  Through fundraising, members are able to visit other states to learn about life around the county.

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Junior Council

Location: 4-H Center

When: 3rd Fridays at 7:00 pm

Members  participate in community service and leadership activities to continue personal development year round, while also serving as mentors for younger members.

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4-H Senior Council (Teens, Grades 8 to 13)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Thursdays, 7:30 PM

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Advanced Art of Filmmaking (Comm. & Expressive Arts)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 4th Monday, 7:00 PM

The filmmaking project guides member towards their independent film project goals, as well as, group project goals. The objectives are to encourage creativity and develop technical and storytelling skills.

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Clover Ensemble Theatre Group (Comm. & Expressive Arts)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 PM

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS AT THIS TIME.

Description: Members of The Clover Ensemble actively explore all areas of theatre including acting, directing, choreography,  writing, costume and set design, stage management and PR.  Each year they produce at least one show that is performed at the Somerset County 4H Fair. Emphasis is on cooperation, creativity and leadership while enjoying the theatre arts.

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Fine Arts Club (Comm. & Expressive Arts)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 3rd Thursday, (5th grade & Under) 7:00 PM, (6th grade & Up) 8:00 PM

Members of the fine arts club learn how to creatively express themselves through a variety of media.

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4-H Magician’s Guild (Comm. & Expressive Arts)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:00 PM

The 4-H Magic project uses hands-on learning opportunities for member to acquire skills in the farm of tricks and illusions. The emphasis is on fun and cooperative creativity, while allowing members to enhance performance and public speaking skills.

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4-H Piano/Music Club (Comm. & Expressive Arts)

Where: 4-H Center & Leader’s Home

When: 2nd & 4th Friday, 7:00 PM

The piano/Music clubs strives to create a passion for music among young children through piano lessons and performing as an orchestra. The members perform at daycares, hospitals, senior centers and 4-H events. They contribute to the food bank on a regular basis.

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World Wide Writers Ink. (Comm. & Expressive Arts)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Thursday, 7:00 PM

Gives members the opportunity to demonstrate their creative writing skills.

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4-H Anime & Manga Club (Cultural) *Membership Grades 7 to 13

Where:  4-H Center

When: 4th Tuesday & 3rd Friday, 7:00 PM

Description: Members use the art forms of anime & manga to learn about Japanese culture, fashion, food & lifestyle. They also explore other related pop cultures such as video games & cosplay at their annual fundraising convention, CloverCon.

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Chinese Cultural Club (Cultural)

Where: Raritan Valley College

When: Sundays, 9:30 AM

Description: Members study Chinese culture, language and arts in order to share the culture with the public through demonstrations and exhibits.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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Clover Works – SteamPunk Club (Cultural)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 4th Fridays, 7:00

Steampunk members combine science and art in the Victorian based storytelling and inventions. Think Jules Verne!

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Gingersnaps – Sewing & Cooking (Home Economics)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:00 PM

Description: Through hands-on activities, members gain experience preparing food. Members also learn practical skills like sewing while expressing their styles through fashion.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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4-H Master Chefs – Cooking (Home Economics)

Where: 4-H Center

Through hands-on activities, members gain experience preparing food.

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Pins & Needles – Sewing (Home Economics)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 3rd Monday, 7:00 PM

Members of the sewing club develop sewing skills of increasing difficulty, learn about textiles and their various properties, develop creatively and design skills.

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4-H Upcycling Club (Home Economics)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Friday, 7:00 PM

Members turn old or unwanted items into works of art or practical by reusing and recycling.

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Card Board Gamers (Sports & Games)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:00 PM

Card Board Gamers learn about board game strategy, sportsmanship, planning, game balance and design by playing a variety of table top games.

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Crazy Frog Hoppers – Double Dutch (Sports & Games)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Double-dutch jump roping and cooking collide in this club, which emphasis all aspects of safe and healthy living.

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Club Clanga (Sports & Games)

Where: (Membership Grades 1 – 7) Only Games Store in Somerville

When: 3rd Saturday, 11:00 AM

Description: Members use the art forms of mango and anime to learn Japanese culture, fashion food and life style. Members also use Japanese style to express themselves creatively by creating their own artwork.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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On Target Archery Club (Sports & Games)

Where: 4-H Center
The goals of the archery club are to encourage safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in a shooting activity, to teach the safe and responsible use of shooting equipment at home and on the shooting range, including sound decision making, self-discipline and concentration and to promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior.

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Alpaca Club (Alpaca)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 4th Thursday, 7:30 PM

Members of the Alpaca Division learn the importance of modern alpaca care and handling, as well as about alpaca training and fiber.

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4-H Whiskers, Paws, & Claws (Cat)

Where: 4-H Center (1st Monday) / Hillsborough Firehouse (3rd Monday)

When: 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:00 PM

Members learn about cats and cat care, the responsibility of pet ownership and the importance of setting goals.

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Branchburg Livestock (Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats and Pigs)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Wednesday, 7:30 PM

Description: Members learn about the care and management of raising livestock, including feeding, breeding and proper handling in and out of the show ring.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3. Younger members are mentored by older members and learn basic animal information.

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New Centre Dairy (Dairy)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Members learn proper care and handling of dairy cattle. The division also focuses on educating the public about the dairy industry, as well as the importance of dairy products in a healthy diet.

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Grade A Beef Club (Beef)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Members learn about the care and management  of Beef cattle including feeding, breeding, and showing.

This standard club has a non-competitive, introductory  prep division for children in grades K-3. Younger members are mentored by older members and learn basic animal information.

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K-9 Leaders Seeing Eye Club (Dog)- We are not accepting new members at this time

Where:

When:

Description: Our club raises puppies for The Seeing Eye. We have both youth and adult members.

As the foster family we have the puppies from 7 weeks to about 15 months of age. During this time members are responsible for the puppy’s complete care including housebreaking, crate training, house manners, simple commands and socialization.  Someone must be able to be home during the day to care for the puppy.

Puppy raisers attend meetings twice a month and go on outings with the club, as well as working with their puppy every day on training and socialization.

Youth members must be in 4th grade to join. All members must attend meetings to begin the application process.”

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

 

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Wags & Whiskers (Dog)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st, 2nd, 4th Mondays 7:00 PM & 3rd Mondays 6:00 PM

Members focus on learning about dog care and training. The goal is the project is to teach proper handling so that each dog will become a happy, well-mannered member of the family.  Members learn patience, persistence and the value of hard work, as well as, public speaking.  They learn to accept responsibility, make decisions and understand a dog’s behavior.

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Woof (Dog)

Where: 4-H Center

When: Every Thursday, 7:00 PM

Members focus on learning about dog care and training. The goal is the project is to teach proper handling so that each dog will become a happy, well-mannered member of the family.  Members learn patience, persistence and the value of hard work, as well as, public speaking.  They learn to accept responsibility, make decisions and understand a dog’s behavior.

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Just Kidding (Goat)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Tuesday, 7:15 PM

Description: Members learn about proper goat handling and care throughout the year. Members learn the importance of good sportsmanship and community service.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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Udder Club (Goat)

Where: Leader’s Home

When: 1st Thursday, 7:00 PM

Description: Members learn about proper goat handling and care throughout the year. Members learn the importance of good sportsmanship and community service.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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Stablemates (Horse)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Monday, 7:30 PM

Members learn the basics about horses and the responsibility of equine ownership and care. By learning about appropriate grooming and tack, members increase their skills in and out of the show ring.

Members learn to work safely with large animals.

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Horsin Around (Horse)

Where: Griggstown Barn

When: 1st & 5th Mondays, 7:00 PM

Description: Members learn about the responsibility of equine ownership. By learning about appropriate grooming and tack, members increase their skills in and out of the show ring. Members learn to work safely with large animals.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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Chaps & Spurs (Horse)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:30 PM

Members learn about the responsibility of equine ownership. By learning about appropriate grooming and tack, members increase their skills in and out of the show ring. Members learn to work safely with large animals.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3. These youth learn some basics abut horses like breed, colors, types of horses, and do some fun horse related crafts and games.

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People Pick-Me-Ups (Pet Therapy)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 3rd Fridays, 7:30 PM

Throughout the year, members learn the importance of community service by using animals as a way to encourage the elderly, mentally challenged and those with emotional problems to open up and share through pet therapy.

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The Tail Feathers (Chickens, Pigeons and other Birds)

Where: Leader’s Home

When: 2nd Sunday

Member in the poultry project learn the responsibility, sportsmanship and proper animal care by working hands-on with chickens, turkeys and other poultry.

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Wattles & Snood (Chicken, Turkeys, Ducks, etc.)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd Thursday & 3rd Friday 7:30 PM

Description: Member in the poultry project learn the responsibility, sportsmanship and proper animal care by working hands-on with chickens, turkeys and other poultry.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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Furry Friends (Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Small Animals)

Where: North Branch Reformed Church

When: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Members learn all about rabbits By learning the proper care and handling of a rabbit, members strengthen their sense of responsibility as rabbit owners.  There is also an emphasis on public speaking and public education. Members also learn about animal safety.

 

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Hippity Hoppity Happy Handlers (Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Small Animals)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM

Members learn all about small animals, such as rabbits, cavies and rodents. By learning the proper care and handling of small animals, members strengthen their sense of responsibility as pet owners.  There is an emphasis on public speaking and public education.  Members also learn about animal safety.

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The Mighty Cavits & Rodents (Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Mice, Sugar Gliders))

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd Fridays, 7:30 PM

Members learn all about small animals, such as rabbits, cavies and rodents. By learning the proper care and handling of small animals, members strengthen their sense of responsibility as pet owners.  There is an emphasis on public speaking and public education.  Members also learn about animal safety.

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Sheepfold (Sheep)

Where: Leader’s Home

When: 3rd Sunday, 2:00 PM

The objective of the sheep project is to learn about the year-round care of sheep, with an emphasis on management, proper handling, responsibility and sportsmanship. Members also learn about wool quality and market lamb production through hands-on activities.

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Woolly Ones (Sheep)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 3rd Tuesday, 7:15 PM

Description: The objective of the sheep project is to learn about the year-round care of sheep, with an emphasis on management, proper handling, responsibility and sportsmanship.  Members also learn about wool quality and market lamb production through hands-on activities.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3. Older members mentor younger members in basic animal care.

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Twirling Clovers (Sports & Games)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Members gain confidence by performing twirling routines in front of an audience, with an emphasis on teamwork and coordination.

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Something Fishy (Aquatic Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM

Members learn how to identify aquarium fish and to care for and breed different species.

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Minecraft Club (Computer Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Members increase their gaming skills, decision making, sportsmanship and strategy.

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Video Game Programmers (Computer Science)

Where: 4-H Center
When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Video game programmers are learning how to develop video games and increasing their computer programming skills.

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Sidewinders Club (Herpetology)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:30 PM

By emphasizing proper care and maintenance, members learn about domestic and exotic amphibians and reptiles and their environments.

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Broken Props Model Airplane (Mechanical Science)

Where: 4-H Center (1st Wed) / Bedminster (3rd Wed)

When: 1st Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, 3rd Wednesdays 7:00 PM

Members get hands-on experience learning about flight theory, types and construction of model plane, as well as, learn to fly through free flight, control lines or radio control models.

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4-H Go-Kart Club (Mechanical Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM

Members learn about the mechanic, driving skills and safety of go-karts, with an emphasis on sportsmanship and teamwork.

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Monster Mechanics (Mechanical Science)

Location: Leader’s home

When:

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Radio Control Car Club (Mechanical Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Members learn about the mechanics, driving and types of remote control cars with an emphasis on teamwork and safety.

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4-H Scale Modelers (Mechanical Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: Every 3rd Monday, 7:15 PM

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Somerset Sentinels Rocket Club (Mechanical Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd Wednesdays, 7:15 PM

Description: Members learn about the principles of rocketry and how to construct a flying model rocket while learning the importance of safety, patience and experience.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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Somerset 4-H Trainmasters (Mechanical Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd Tuesday / 3rd Thursday, 7:00 PM

By working with Hi-Rail model railroads, members learn the skills and joy of basic carpentry, safe          low-voltage wiring, cooperation and teamwork and creativity. The project emphasizes the historical and geographical impact of trains.

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4-H Beekeeper Club (Nature Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:00 PM

Description: Members learn all about bee keeping, the importance of key pollinators, honey and bee behavior.

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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Da Bug Club (Nature Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Thursdays, 7:15 PM

Description: While exploring the outdoors and getting hands-on with creepy crawlers, members in the entomology project area learn about the lifestyles, habitats, diets and behavior of the most diverse group of animals on the planet – insects!

This standard club has a non-competitive prep division for children in grades K-3.

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4-H Garden & Bee Club (Nature Science)

Where: 4-H Center

When: When: 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:00 PM

Members lean all about bee keeping, the importance of key pollinators, honey and bee behavior. Members are learning about flower and vegetable gardening by planting and maintaining the 4-H garden.

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BattleBots (Robotics)-we are not accepting new members at this time

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Friday & 3rd Monday, 7:00 PM.

Members in robotics clubs get a hands-on chance to learn about technology.

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Roboforce (Robotics)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 1st Friday & 3rd Monday, 7:00 PM

Members in Robotics get a hands-on chance to learn about technology.

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Robotics Club (Robotics)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:00 PM

Members in robotics clubs get a hands-on chance to learn about technology.

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Servos 4-H Robotics Club (Robotics)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:00 PM

Members in robotics clubs get a hands-on chance to learn about technology.

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Xtreme Bots (Robotics)

Where: 4-H Center

When: 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:00 PM

Members in robotics clubs get a hands-on chance to learn about technology.

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