Cumberland County 4-H Calendar


2022


February

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

February 24: Fashion Revue Projects due

February 26: Fashion Revue at Little Falls Rec Center in Gorham


March

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

March 17: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham


April

April 1st:

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

April 8: Cumberland County Scholarships and Camperships due

April 9: Statewide Public Speaking Tournament

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


May

May 1:

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

May 19: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham


June

June: June Jamboree

June 4: Summer of Science Teen Teacher Application due

June 16: CC 4-H Leaders Association Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

June 30: Animal Approval Forms due

June 30: Last day to sign up for Summer SPIN programs


July

July 13 – August 11: Summer SPIN Programs

July: Ossipee Valley Fair

July: State 4-H Dairy Show


August

August 18: 4-H Exhibit Hall Cleanup and Leader’s Association Meeting at the Cumberland Fairgrounds at 5:00 p.m.


September

September 8: Cumberland County Extension Association Annual Meeting & Pie Contest

September 15: CC 4-H Leaders Association Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

September 25 – October 1: 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 : Tractor Supply Company’s Fall Paper Clover Event

October : 4-H Maker Program, Online, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

October : 4-H Information Night for new members and volunteers, Online, 6:30-7:30 p.m., email eavan.sibolelittle@maine.edu to RSVP

October 20: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & 80 Huston Road, Gorham, ME

October 24th: 4-H Project Records 2020-21 due to the Extension office


November

November 1: Paul Merrill Applications due to Extension Office

November 1 – 19: Donation Drive for the Preble Street Resource Center. Drop off or ship items to the UMaine Extension Cumberland office 75 Clearwater Dr., Ste. 104, Falmouth, Maine 04105 any weekday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

November 15:

November 18: CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online, Officer Elections


December

December 4:

  • Winterfest Awards Ceremony

December 31: Enrollments due for returning 4-H members


2023


January

January 20: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & In-Person

January 21: Fashion Revue, Intent to Participate Form is due


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 ApplicationsNational 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. 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.

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.