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4-H - Lancaster County April E-Newsletter

4-H/FFA Fair Books Have Been Mailed

The 2014 Lancaster County Super Fair will be July 31-Aug. 9. 4-H & FFA Exhibits & Events will be July 31-Aug. 3.The Lancaster County 4-H/FFA Fair Book contains entry information for all 4-H/FFA exhibits and contests at the Lancaster County Super Fair. Fair Books have been mailed to all 4-H & FFA families. It is also available at the Extension office and online. The Super Fair will be July 31-Aug. 9.

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Kiwanis Karnival, April 12

Kiwanis Karnival features carnival type games for the kids, bingo for adults, prizes, snacks, fun and fellowship.Kiwanis Karnival, a FREE family event, is sponsored by the Lincoln Center Kiwanis. This year, it will be held Saturday, April 12, 6–8 p.m. at Elliott Elementary School, 225 S. 25th St., Lincoln. 4-H clubs are needed to provide carnival-type booths. Call Lorene at 402-441-7180.

Public Service Announcement Contest, Due April 7

 State 4-H asks for PSA’s to be general enough to be used anywhere in Nebraska at anytime of the year. In the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest, 4-H’ers submit a 60 second “radio commercial” promoting 4-H. Submit a PSA via CD to extension by Monday, April 7. The 2014 PSA theme is “Making a Lasting Impact.” New this year, please use .wav or .mp3 audio formats when recording your PSA.

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Speech Contest, April 13

Note special class added last year: Speech For YouTube (14–18 years old)The 4-H Speech Contest will be held Sunday, April 13 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Registration 1–1:30 p.m., contest begins 1:30 p.m. Register by April 7 by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing with your name, speech title, age division, and if it is “Speech for YouTube.”

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Furniture Painting Workshop, April 12

Learn how to prepare new and used wood furniture by sanding, sealing, painting and finishing.4-H youth ages 8 & up are invited to participate in a furniture painting workshop on Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Bring a small piece of unpainted furniture, such as a shelf, stool or chair. Register by April 9 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

4-H Bicycle Contest Superintendent Needed

The 4-H Bicycle Safety Contest consists of a bicycle skills event and bicycle inspection.Do you enjoy riding your bike and helping youth? A 4-H Bicycle Contest Superintendent is needed for the annual contest usually held in June. Training and direction provided. If there is no superintendent, there will be no contest. If interested, contact Tracy at 402-441-7180.

4-H Design Camp, June 4 & 5

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 4-H Design Camp on June 4 & 5 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. 4-H’ers will plan and design their own fabric, learn pattern alteration and manipulation, sew a skirt with designed fabric and participate in a runway show.

Spring Rabbit Show, March 29

In showmanship classes, youth are judged on presentation and knowledge of animal. In rabbit classes, the rabbits are judged.All youth ages 8-18 are invited to the 4-H Spring Rabbit Show, March 29, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center - Exhibit Hall. Classes include fancy, commercial, pet and pee wee. Great opportunity to learn and practice showmanship! For more info, call Marty at 402-441-7180.

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4-H Horsemanship Level Testings, April 15 & 29

The Nebraska 4-H Horse Program horsemanship advancement levels are designed to serve as guides for instruction and evaluation of each members progress. The correct handling of horses is emphasized from the beginning level to the most advanced level.Horsemanship level testings will be held Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center in the Amy Countryman Arena. Anyone wishing to be tested must sign-up one week in advance. Contact Marty at or 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

4-H/FFA Sheep & Meat Goat Weigh-In, May 1

Sheep and meat goat weigh-in from 2013 Lancaster County Super Fair.4-H/FFA members planning to exhibit market sheep and meat goats need to have their lambs and goats officially tagged and weighed on Thursday, May 1, 6–8 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center - Pavilion 2. For more information, call Cole at 402-441-7180.

UNL CASNR Community Night, April 15

All youth 5th grade and younger and their families are invited to a free Community Night presented by UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Week Program Council. The event will be held Tuesday, April 15, 5–7 p.m. in the Great Plains Room at the Nebraska East Union. Continue reading…

Wanted: 4-H Clubs to Help Landscape at Event Center

The Lancaster County Ag Society is seeking 4-H Clubs interested in a community service project. Volunteer groups are needed to spruce up the grounds of the Lancaster Event Center by planting some flower beds, trees and other general landscaping projects. If interested, please call 402-441-6545.

Originally published Thursday March 20, 2014 - Submit an Item