Cumberland County 4-H Calendar
March 11: Last Day to register for Mini-Forum
March 19: CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Educational Program: Leaders Association Mission Statement Development
March 20: 4-H Congress and Conference Applications due to County Office
March 21: Mini-Forum, Volunteer Training, and Day of Service – USM Gorham, Open to 4-H and non-4-H members
- Enrollments due for new 4-H members
- Animal Approval Forms Due for Horse members trying out for ESE
April 16: CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham
April 29 – May 10: Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign , 100% of every $1 in clover sales benefits 4-H
May 1: Paul Merrill 4-H Memorial Fund Applications Due
May : 4-H Intent to Sell a Market Lamb Project at Fryeburg Fair Form due to Cumberland County Office.
May 21: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Educational Program:
May: 4-H@UMaine. For more information, visit the 4-H@UMaine: Connecting Kids to Campus page.
June 1: Summer of Science Teen Teacher Application due
June 6: June Jamboree
June 18: 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 8 – August 6: Summer SPIN Programs
July: Ossipee Valley Fair
July: State 4-H Dairy Show
August 20: 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 if you’re able.
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: National 4-H Youth Science Day (NYSD), contact email@example.com to have a 4-H Staff member visit your afterschool program or library with this NYSD activity
October 9-20 Tractor Supply Company’s Fall Paper Clover Event
- 4-H Maker Program, Windham Public Library, 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.
- 4-H Information Night, Windham Public Library, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
October 17: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00PM, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham. Educational Program – Learn about the 2019 Cumberland County CWF delegates’ experiences.
October 21: 4-H Project Records 2018-19 due to the Extension office
November 1: Paul Merrill Applications due to Extension Office
November 1 – 22: 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 am- 4:30 pm or bring to the November, 21, Leaders Association Meeting.
November 15: 990N E-Postcard due to IRS
November 19: 4-H Maker Program, UMaine Extension Falmouth, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
November 21: CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Board Member Elections
December 8: 4th H for Health Fun 5K Walk/Run, Registration 10:30, Walk/Run 11:00, Lunch 12:00, at Great Falls School, Gorham
December 8: Winterfest Awards Ceremony,1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Great Falls School Gorham, Maine. Bring a snack or dessert to share!
December 16: 4-H Maker Program, Raymond Village Library, 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.
December 31: Enrollments due for returning 4-H members
January 10: Beef ESE Intent to Participate Forms due
- CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00PM, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Educational Program: Team Building
- Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Scholarship applications due to the UMaine Cooperative Extension Cumberland office (or drop off at Leaders Meeting), 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth, Maine 04105, (Directions), any weekday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
January 17: Fashion Revue, Intent to Participate Form is due
January 25: 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 1: Dairy, Dog, Goat, Horse, and Sheep ESE Intent to Participate Forms due
- 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 22: Fashion Revue: Judging and Fashion Show at the Little Falls Recreation Building, Gorham
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.