The Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program and the Cape May County Library have teamed up to offer a day of Lego themed fun at the Lockwood Youth Center, 355 Courthouse – S. Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, NJ. This FREE family event is slated for Saturday, February 23rd, from 11 am – 2:00 pm. The afternoon will include hands-on activities, screenings of Brick Films and a Lego Contest.
Legopalooza is designed to offer kids a taste of the 4-H fair experience; including opportunities to showcase original work, enjoy hands-on activities and receive recognition for their efforts. Activities will be offered by staff from the Cape May County Library, 4-H staff and volunteers and 4-H Teen Ambassadors. Participants are invited to bring their own Lego creations to showcase and enter in a Lego Contest. The contest includes two categories for 4 different age groups. The “Kit Build” category is for entries built according to instructions. ‘Kit Bash” entries are those that involved original construction or design. Age groups will include 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, and 17-Adult. Participation awards will be offered as well as awards for each age group. Group entries can be entered, but should be entered in the age group of the oldest participant. Local educators and community members have been recruited to judge the contest.
The event is free and open to the public. In order to help plan for the event, registration is requested. Arrangements can be made to drop off Lego entries in advance of the event. The Cape May County 4-H Foundation plans to run a concession stand during the event. For more information and to register, contact the 4-H Youth Development Office at (609)465-5115 ext 605.