4-H - Lancaster County February E-Newsletter

Enrollment Forms Due!

4-H Clover emblemAttention 4-H club leaders and independent members — your fall enrollment forms MUST be updated with member and volunteer information, and returned to the extension office in order to be enrolled for the 2013 year. Project information can be updated until June 15.

Achievement Night, Feb. 12

Lancaster County 4-H congratulates all 4-H youth who commit themselves to excellence!Join us in celebrating 4-H youth achievements on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Evening starts with a dessert potluck -- please bring a finger food dessert to share. Those receiving recognition will be mailed information soon.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/hb9

Basic Crocheting Workshop, Feb. 2

Learn how to crochet a washcloth utilizing the single crochet stitch at the “Basic Crocheting” workshop.4-H youth ages 10 and up are invited to learn how to crochet a washcloth utilizing the single crochet stitch on Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. No cost. Must preregister by Jan. 31 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Pillow Sewing Workshop, Feb. 23

Learn beginning sewing skills and make a pillow at a "Pillow Party" workshop Feb. 234-H youth ages 8 and up are invited to learn beginning sewing skills and make a pillow at the “Pillow Party” sewing workshop on Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. No cost to attend. Sign up by Feb. 20 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Jammie Sewing Workshop, March 9

4-H youth ages 8 and up are invited to practice their basic sewing skills and make jammie bottoms at the “Jammie Jamboree” sewing workshop on Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Sign up by March 6 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

4-H’ers Invited to Show Photos to Lincoln Camera Club

Parents, leaders, and volunteers are invited to attend. 4-H’ers can bring their cameras. The Lincoln Camera Club invites all 4-H’ers to showcase their 8" x 10" matted photographs at their next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. at the Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr., Lincoln. For more information and to RSVP, contact Angela by Feb. 15 at 308-440-1267.

4-H Clubs Needed to Help Provide Booths at Kiwanis Karnival, April 13

The Karnival features carnival type games for the kids, bingo for adults, prizes, snacks, fun, and fellowship. The annual Kiwanis Karnival, a FREE family event, is sponsored by the Lincoln Center Kiwanis. This year, it will be held Saturday, April 13, 6–8 p.m. at Elliott Elementary School, 225 S. 26th St. 4-H clubs are needed to provide carnival-type booths. For more info, call Lorene at 402-441-7180.

Bicycle Contest Superintendent Needed

 In the bicycle skills events, 4-H’ers maneuver through several designated courses to test their riding skills and safety. A bicycle inspection reinforces the importance of bicycle maintenance and safety features.Do you enjoy riding your bike and helping youth? Here is a great opportunity to do both. A 4-H Bicycle Contest Superintendent is needed for the annual contest; this year held Saturday, June 9 at 9 a.m. The current superintendent will provide leadership and direction. Call Tracy at 402-441-7180.

Spotlight Newsletter for Volunteers

Nebraska’s “Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter” for 4-H volunteers is mailed to club organizational leaders and posted online .Nebraska’s “Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter” for 4-H volunteers is online. January topics include: Selecting 4-H Projects, 4-H Healthy Living Officer, “A Space for Me!” Clover Kids Project, Bringing Science into Club Meetings, Farm to Table in 4-H, and Parliamentary Procedure at Club Meeting

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/dav

Horse Stampede Entries Due Feb. 6

Stampede includes individual and team demonstrations.The annual 4-H Horse Stampede will be held Saturday, March 16 at the Animal Science Building on UNL East Campus. Stampede is a State 4-H Horse Competition which does not require a horse. Contests include: Horse Bowl, Public Speaking, Demonstration, and Art Contest. Lancaster deadline is Feb. 6. Continue reading…

Market Beef Weigh-In, Feb. 7

Market beef weigh-in at the 2012 Lancaster County Super Fair.4-H and FFA exhibitors showing market steers or heifers at the Lancaster County Super Fair, Nebraska State Fair, and/or Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show must identify and weigh-in their projects on Thursday, Feb. 7, 6–8 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center - Pavilion 2. Continue reading…

Pick-A-Pig Club

The Pick-A-Pig club gives youth ages 8 and up the opportunity to participate in a livestock project. It’s almost time for the 4-H Pick-A-Pig club to begin again. There is a small cost to participate and 4-H’ers will be required to attend weekly meetings and training sessions at a local farm. Call Harry Muhlbach at 402-430-7304 for more details. Continue reading…

Spring Rabbit Show, March 16

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 Spring Rabbit Show, March 16, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Classes include fancy, commercial, pet and pee wee. Great opportunity to learn and practice showmanship! For more info, call Marty at 402-441-7180.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/tw5

Discover, Learn, and Grow at 4-H Camps

It is the mission of Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers to provide unique educational opportunities that empower people of all ages to be active in the pursuit of self-improvement in a safe, inclusive, and fun environment.2013 4-H Summer Camp brochures are now available online and at the Extension office. Camps are open to all youth ages 5–18. With three unique Nebraska locations at Halsey, Gretna, and Alma, there are nearly 50 camps ranging from half day to seven days/six nights!

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/fu4

4-H Council Camp Scholarships

Lancaster County 4-H Council is offering two full scholarships to attend a 4-H summer camp at any of the three Nebraska 4-H Camp locations. Applicants must be age 9 or older and currently in Lancaster County 4-H. Application deadline is May 1 — preference given to applications submitted by March 1.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/hqw.

Applications Open for 4-H Camp Staff

The three 4-H Camps in Nebraska are currently accepting applications for summer staff. Summer Program Staff are paid, full time staff ages 18 & up (deadline Feb. 15) and Junior/Senior Counselors are volunteer cabin supervisors ages 15 & up who select which weeks they work (deadline May 1).

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/ksz
Originally published January 18, 2013 - Submit an Item