Cumberland County 4-H Calendar


2019


May

May 1: Paul Merrill 4-H Memorial Fund Applications Due

May 6: 4-H Intent to Sell a Market Lamb Project at Fryeburg Fair Form due to Cumberland County Office.

May 16: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, Vaping & Marijuana Prevention & How to Discuss With Youth for Parents & Community Leaders presented by the Be The Influence Coalition, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham.

May 31 – June 1: 4-H@UMaine. For more information, visit the 4-H@UMaine: Connecting Kids to Campus page.


June

June 1: June Jamboree

June 3: Summer of Science Teen Teacher Application due.

June 20: CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

June 30: Animal Approval Forms due


July

July 9 – August 8: Summer SPIN Programs

July: Ossippee Valley Fair

July: Southern Maine 4-H Horse Camp at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds

July 18: CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham (CANCELLED in 2018)

July: State 4-H Dairy Show


August

August 15: 4-H Exhibit Hall Cleanup, Pizza Party, and Leader’s Association Meeting at the Cumberland Fairgrounds at 5:00 p.m. Please bring a dessert to share.


September

September: Cumberland County Extension Association Annual Meeting & Pie Contest

September: The Big E Bus Trip. Contact Jessy Brainerd by September 1 at 207.581.3877 or jessy.brainerd@maine.edu

September: CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

September: Cumberland County Fair, a chance for our members to really shine! There are livestock shows, projects can be shown in the exhibit hall, and key fundraisers happen.


October

October: National 4-H Youth Science Day (NYSD), contact sara.conant@maine.edu to have a 4-H Staff member visit your afterschool program or library with this NYSD activity

October 3-14: Tractor Supply Company’s Fall Paper Clover Event

October 15:

  • 4-H Maker Monday, Windham Public Library, 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.
  • 4-H Information Night, Windham Public Library, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

October 18: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9: 00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham.Oct. 224-H Project Records 2017-18 due to the Extension office


November

November 1: Paul Merrill Applications due to Extension Office

November 1-8: Toiletries Donation Drive for the Preble Street Resource Center. Drop off new travel-sized toiletry items to the UMaine Extension Cumberland office 75 Clearwater Dr., Ste. 104, Falmouth, Maine 04105 any weekday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

November 15: CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Board Member Elections and New Project Record Introduction and Q&A

November 15: 990N E-Postcard due to IRS

November 19: 4-H Maker Monday, UMaine Extension Falmouth, 5:00-6:00 p.m.


December

December 2: 4th H for Health Fun 5K Walk/Run, Registration 10:30, Walk/Run 11:00, Lunch 12:00, at Great Falls School, Gorham

December 2: Winterfest Awards Ceremony,1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Great Falls School Gorham, Maine. Bring a snack or dessert to share!

December 20: CC 4-H Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Maine

December 31: Enrollments due for returning 4-H members


2020


January

January 4: Beef ESE Intent to Participate Forms due

January 17: CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham Educational Program:

January 18: Fashion Revue, Intent to Participate Form is due

January 17: Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Scholarship applications due to the UMaine Cooperative Extension Cumberland office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth, Maine 04105, (Directions), any weekday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


February

February 1: Dairy, Dog, Goat, Horse, and Sheep ESE Intent to Participate Forms due

February 2: 4-H Presentation Day, The Inn at Village Square on Route 114 in Gorham at 2:00 p.m., Registration, and Set-Up at 1:30 p.m.

February 21:

  • CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham
  • Fashion Revue: Project Drop-Off at UMaine Extension in Falmouth by 4:00 p.m.

February 23: Fashion Revue: Judging and Fashion Show at the Little Falls Recreation Building, Gorham


March

March 1 – April 30: Joann Fabric Paper Clover Campaign

March 1: Maine 4-H Foundation Scholarships due to County office

March 7: Last Day to register for Mini-Forum

March 9: 4-H Congress and Conference Applications due to County Office

March 16: Mini-Forum and Volunteer Training, USM Gorham, Open to 4-H and non-4-H members

March 21: CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

March 27 – April 7: Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign , 100% of every $1 in clover sales benefits 4-H


April

April 1:

  • Enrollments due for new 4-H members
  • Animal Approval Forms Due for Horse members trying out for ESE

March 27 – April 7: Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign , 100% of every $1 in clover sales benefits 4-H

April 6: Statewide Public Speaking Tournament

April 17: Cumberland County Scholarships and Camperships due

April 18: CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham



Maine and New England 4-H

March: 4-H Regional Public Speaking Tournament, the last weekend in March at UMaine Orono. Qualifying 4-H Youth from participating counties presents their county public speaking presentations to a panel of judges competing for Overall 4-H Regional Public Speaker.

May: 4-H@UMaine, a weekend event held at UMaine in Orono. Teens participate in workshops and activities that familiarize them with campus life and career choices. Visit the 4-H@UMaine: Connecting Kids to Campus page

July: Maine 4-H Days, a three-day event for 4-H families that includes camping, animal science tracks and a wide variety of activities and workshops. Visit the Maine 4-H Days page.

September: Eastern States Exposition at New England’s largest fair in Springfield, MA, 4-H members are eligible to participate in beef, dairy cattle, dairy goats, dog, horse, working steers and sheep shows.

Year-Round: The three 4-H Camp and Learning Centers – Blueberry Cove, Tanglewood, and Bryant Pond provide educational opportunities via summer and day camps, year-round school programs, discovery trips and more.


National 4-H

March/April: 4-H National Conference (ages 14-18) an event that brings teens together from across the country to assist in the creation of the national direction for youth programming for the following year.

National 4-H Trips Applications Due March 9, 2018: National 4-H Trips are excellent opportunities to meet 4-H members from across the nation. Participants learn about many career options, and learn through educational workshops at Congress or become a part of a team making recommendations to National 4-H Council at Conference. To learn more about these trips, visit the National 4-H Trips page. Any Maine 4-H Youth, ages 14 to 18, is eligible to apply. Applicants must be current Maine 4-H members both at the time of application and the time of the actual trip. Application packets must be sent to your county office and postmarked by the due date. Interviews will be held April 21 and 22, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Thuotte at 207.781.6099 or heidi.thuotte@maine.edu.

July: Citizenship Washington Focus (ages 14-18) a week-long adventure that teaches teens about their citizenship responsibilities. Dates: June 30 – July 7, 2018. Orientation on April 28, 2018.

November: 4-H National Congress (ages 14-18) a five-day educational event keyed to the recognition and continuing development of the nation’s most outstanding 4-H youth.