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2018 4-H Calendar
January 2018
Jan. 2 Beef ESE Intent to Participate Forms Due
Jan. 2 Fryeburg Market Steer Intent to Sell Form Due to UMaine Extension 75 Clearwater Drive, Ste 104 Falmouth, ME 04105
Jan. 15 Public Presentation Workshop 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. UMaine Extension Falmouth
Jan. 18 CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 P.M., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham Educational Program: 4-H Records & County Awards
Jan. 19 Fashion Revue: Intent to Participate Form is Due
Jan. 22 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Scholarship applications due to the UMaine Extension Office 75 Clearwater Dr. Ste 104, Falmouth, ME 04105
 February 2018
Feb. 1 Dairy, Dog, Goat, Horse, and Sheep ESE Intent to Participate Forms Due
Feb. 1 -28 Joann Fabric Paper Clover Campaign
 Feb. 3  4-H Presentation Day
The Inn at Village Square on Route 114 in Gorham at 2:00 P.M., Registration & Set-Up 1:30 p.m.

4-H Card Making Day at Joann Fabric, Portland, Contact Sara if you’re interested in volunteering for this event

 Feb. 15  CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00P.M., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham
 Feb. 22  Fashion Revue: Project Drop-Off at UMaine Extension in Falmouth by 4:00 P.M.
 Feb. 24  Fashion Revue: Judging & Fashion Show at the Little Falls Recreation Building, Gorham
March 2018
Mar. 7 Last Day to register for Mini-Forum
Mar. 9  4-H Congress and Conference Applications Due to County Office
Mar. 15 CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham
Mar. 17 Mini-Forum and Volunteer Training USM Gorham – Open to 4-H & non-4-H members
April 2018
Apr. 1 Enrollments due for new 4-H members
Animal Approval Forms Due for Horse members trying out for ESE
Apr. 7 Statewide Public Speaking Tournament
Apr. 19 CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham
Apr. 23 Cumberland County Scholarships and Camperships Due
Apr. Tractor Supply Paper Clover Event – 100% of every $1 in clover sales benefits 4-H
May 2018
May 1 Paul Merrill 4-H Memorial Fund Applications Due
May 1 4-H Intent to Sell a Market Lamb Project at Fryeburg Fair Form Due to Cumberland County Office
May Blue Seal Round-Up Your Change Event at all locations
May 17 CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham.
May 4-H @UMaine FMI http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/4humaine/
June 2018
June 1  Summer of Science Teen Teacher Applications Due
June 2 June Jamboree
June 21 CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham
June Summer of Science Teen Teacher Training @ Bryant Pond
June 26 – Aug. 2 Summer SPIN programs
June 30 Animal Approval Forms Due
July 2018
July Ossipee Valley fair  http://www.ossipeevalleyfair.com/
July Southern Maine 4-H Horse Camp at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds

Information & Intent to Participate (Word) (PDF)

July 20 CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham – CANCELLED 2017
July State 4-H Dairy Show
August 2018
Aug. 16 4-H Exhibit Hall Cleanup, Pizza Party, & Leader’s Association Meeting at the Cumberland Fairgrounds at 5:00 P.M. Please bring a dessert to share.
September 2018
Sept. All through September 4-H in Cumberland County will be the recipients of the Hannaford Helps Program at the Scarborough Hannaford ONLY (31 Hannaford Drive Scarborough, ME 04074). For every Blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Shopping Bag purchased at this location $1 will go to 4-H in Cumberland County
Sept. The Big E Bus Trip Sept. 16th contact Jessy Brainerd by Sept. 1 207-581-3877 or jessy.brainerd@maine.edu
Sept. 20 CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham
Sept. 23 – 29 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 2018
Oct. 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
Oct. Blue Seal Round Up the Change Event
Oct.
Tractor Supply Company’s Fall Paper Clover Event
Oct. 4-H Maker Monday, North Gorham Public Library, 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.

4-H Information Night, North Gorham Public Library, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

Oct. 18 CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham.
Oct. 22 4-H Project Records 2016-17 due to the Extension office
Oct. 4-H Volunteer Training (VOLT) 6:00 P.M. at the UMaine Extension Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. Contact sara.conant@maine.edu or call 207-781-6099 for more information or to register.
November 2018
Nov. 1 – 16 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, ME 04105 any weekday 8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
Nov. 4-H Maker Monday, UMaine Extension Falmouth, Fall Treats, 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.
Nov. CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham – Board Member Elections – New Project Record Introduction
December 2018
 Dec. 2  Winterfest Awards Ceremony 1:00 – 3:30 P.M. Great Falls School Gorham, ME
Bring a snack or dessert to share!
 Dec.  Club Leadership Training 4:00 P.M. Gorham Public Works Building, 80 Huston Rd, Gorham
 Dec.  CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham
 Dec. 31  Enrollments due for returning 4-H members

 

Maine and New England 4-H

MARCH

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

MAY – 4-H@UMaine – weekend event held at UMaine in Orono. Teens participate in workshops and activities that familiarize them with campus life and career choices. http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/4humaine/

JULY – Maine 4-H Days – three-day event for 4-H families that includes camping, animal science tracks and a wide variety of activities and workshops. http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/maine-4-h-days/

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 – Three 4-H Camp and Learning Centers – Blueberry Cove, Tanglewood, & 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: http://umaine.edu/4h/home/national-4-h-trips/. 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 & 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.  June 30 – July 7, 2018. Orientation 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.


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