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4-H - Lancaster County April E-Newsletter

Volunteer Input Wanted and Needed

UNL Extension is asking for 4-H volunteers across the state to take 5–10 minutes to complete an online survey so we can learn more about your needs, wants, and ideas. Volunteers have from now until April 1 to complete the survey at http://4h.unl.edu.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/0bs

Speech/PSA Workshop, March 28

Learn tips and tricks for the Speech/PSA Contest at a workshop on March 28.A Speech/Public Service (PSA) workshop will be held on Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Out of ideas? We will help you get started. Already started? Bring your completed speech/PSA’s to practice or get suggestions. Continue reading…

Public Service Announcement Contest, Due April 12

In the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest, 4-H’ers submit a 60 second “radio commercial” promoting 4-H. Submit a PSA via CD by Friday, April 12. Results and comment sheets will be handed out at the 4-H Speech Contest on April 21. The 2013 PSA theme is “Taking the Lead.”

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/7mr

Speech Contest, April 21

The 4-H Speech Contest will be held Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Register by April 12 by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing cmeador2@unl.edu with your name, speech title, age division, and if it is “Speech for YouTube.” Note new age divisions this year.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/7mr

Kiwanis Karnival, April 13

4-H clubs are needed to provide carnival-type booths. For more information, call Lorene at 402-441-7180. 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. 25th St. 4-H members & their families and Elliott school students & their families are invited to share the fun!

Furniture Painting Workshop, April 20

Learn how to prepare new and used wood furniture by sanding, sealing, painting, decorating, antiquing and finishing.4-H youth ages 8 and up are invited to participate in a furniture painting workshop on Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Bring a small piece of unpainted furniture, such as a shelf, stool, or chair. Register by April 17 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

New Shopping in Style Curriculum

The Lancaster County Super Fair has all new classes for 4-H Shopping in Style to reflect the new curriculum. A new Nebraska 4-H Shopping in Style curriculum now available on a CD! This updated curriculum is for youth ages 10 & up. Youth will learn the best ways to build a versatile wardrobe while staying within their budget and identify their clothing needs. This CD is available for purchase at Extension.

Clover College Instructors Needed

4-H Clover College is four days of fun-filled, hands-on workshops for youth ages 6 and up, June 18–21 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. If you have workshop ideas, or would like to teach a work­shop or volunteer to help, please contact Tracy at tracy.anderson@unl.edu or 402-441-7180.

Bicycle Contest Superintendent Needed

A 4-H Bicycle Contest Superintendent is needed for the annual Super Fair contest; this year held Saturday, June 9 starting at 9 a.m. The current superintendent will provide leadership and direction. Contact Tracy at tracy.anderson@unl.edu or 402-441-7180.

4-H Fabric Design Camp, May 22 & 23

Learn new fabric design techniques and how to manipulate a simple pattern to create a unique outfit. A 4-H Design Camp will be held May 22–23 at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp at Halsey. The $65 fee includes fabric, dyes, pattern, meals, and cabin. Continue reading…

ATV Safety Training Courses

All ATV operators, both adults and children, should take an ATV safety course.University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension offers two different ATV safety training courses. A free online course (with three age-specific e-learning courses) and a half-day, hands-on training. Learn basic ATV safety principles. Continue reading…

Horse Riding Skills Level Testings April 16 & 30

Reminder, all other horsemanship level requirements must be completed and handed in to Marty before the riding portion can be done. Riding skills level testings will be held on Tuesday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 30, 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. Call or email Marty at 402-441-7180 or mcruickshank2@unl.

Horse Dressage Schooling Show, May 4–5

The Lancaster County Horse VIPS Committee is sponsoring a Middle Cross Dressage Schooling Show at Middle Cross Stables, 500 Sprague Road, Roca. This fundraiser/clinic is open to all youth and adults. Entries are accepted through April 15.

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

2nd Annual Horse Tack Swap, June 1

The 4-H Horse VIPS Committee will hold a tack swap at the same time as its Pre-District Show/Clinic/Fundraiser on Saturday June 1, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center in Pav. 3. Items will be accepted day of. 10% of all sales will be donated to Horse VIPS.

Sheep Weigh-In, May 2

4-H/FFA members exhibiting market sheep need to have their lambs officially tagged and weighed on May 2.4-H/FFA members exhibiting market sheep need to have their lambs officially tagged and weighed on Thursday, May 2, 6–8 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center in Pavilion 2. For more information, call Cole at 402-441-7180.

Cat Clinic, May 29

This will be a great opportunity to learn how to prepare your cat for the Lancaster County Super Fair.A 4-H Cat Clinic will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 6-8 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. This free clinic will be conducted by Dr. Lisa Karr-Lilienthal, UNL Companion Animal Specialist. Please preregister before May 27 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Portable Dog Agility Set-up Available

4-H dog exhibitors who would like to practice agility at home, Lancaster County 4-H has a portable dog agility set-up you can use free of charge. Contact Cole at 402-441-7180 for more information on the check out process.

Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute

Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute (NAYI) is a five day summer conference for high-school juniors and seniors across Nebraska to learn about career opportunities within agriculture. The conference is held July 8–12 at UNL East Campus. Applications are due on April 15.

More details at: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/nayi/

Save $50 on Big Red Academic Camps by April 1!

Held in June, Big Red Summer Academic Camps features 10 career exploration camps.Big Red Summer Academic Camps are a chance for youth grades 9–12 to spend time investigating an interest or potential career, explore the UNL campus, meet people from across the state and have lots of fun. Held in June. Save $50 by registering before April 1!

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

Save 10% on 4-H Summer Camps by April 15!

The Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers’ mission 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. 4-H Summer Camps & Trips are a great place to discover, learn, and grow! 4-H camp professionals give your child opportunities to experience responsibility, teamwork, and leadership. With three unique locations at Halsey, Gretna, and Alma, there are over 45 camps. Brochures at Extension office.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/ihm
Originally published Wednesday March 20, 2013 - Submit an Item