There’s no school on Jan. 19 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. So the Douglas County 4-H program is offering hands-on activities for youths.
The third annual Project Skill-a-thon will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dreher Family 4-H Building at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets.
It is open to youths, ages 7 to 18.
Activities will include: making a wooden birdhouse, weaving, macrame and duct tape art. Kansas University engineering students also will give a presentation about technology and robotics.
The event is designed to help youths get to know one another and build life skills.
The cost is $8 before Friday and $10 after Friday.
For more information, e-mail Kjrsten Abel Ruch at email@example.com or call her at 843-7058.