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November 2019

4-H Leaders Banquet

November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eastbrook Community Center, 959 EASTBROOK RD
Eastbrook, ME United States
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The annual 4-H Leaders' Banquet will be held at the Eastbrook Community Center on Friday, November 15th at 6pm. This is a time to honor our 4-H Leaders and Volunteers. It is also a small way of saying "thank you and we appreciate you" to volunteers for their service over the past year. 6:00-6:15 PM: Socialize and Preview Silent Auction Items 6:15-7:00 PM: Dinner 7:00-7:15 PM: Annual Meeting (brief) & Awards 7:15-8:00 PM: 4-H Auction (Please bring something to auction!)…

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December 2019

Ellsworth Christmas Parade

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main St., Ellsworth, ME, 192 Main St
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
Goats Dressed Up as Reindeers in the Ellsworth Christmas Parade

The Ellsworth Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 7th. The theme this year is "Silver Bells." 4-H will be marching again as a unit. Contact Heather Linnehan at 207.667.9570  or email her at heather@linnehans.com to let her know who will be participating. Let's show our community support! We'll be carrying our big Hancock County 4-H Banner and we'll be wearing green scarves to let the audience know who we are.

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Extension Office Closed at Noon

December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office in Hancock County will be closing at noon to observe New Year's Eve. Happy Holidays to all!

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February 2020

DIY Bird Feeders

February 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Northeast Harbor Public Library, 1 Joy Road
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 United States
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Join 4-H Community Education Assistant, Zabet NeuCollins, on February 12th, 2020, for the workshop DIY Bird Feeders. Participants will learn how to make bird-feeders out of materials that you can find around your home! Participants will also learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count, a national citizen science initiative that helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Free and open…

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Birding 101

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sieur de Monts Spring and Nature Center Parking Lot, Latitude 44.362097; Longitude -68.207830 + Google Map
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Are you interested in birding? Join College of the Atlantic student Sage Fuller and community education assistant Zabet NeuCollins for a "Walk-n-Learn" workshop: Birding 101. Participants will learn the basics of birding wile exploring the Jesup and Hemlock trails in Acadia National Park. Bring a pen and notebook and wear warm layers. Free and open to all, but space is limited! Please register below. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Joyce Fortier, joyce.fortier@maine.edu of (207)667-8218 by February 7th,…

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Mosaic Birds

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ArtWaves, 1345-A ME-102
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Mosaic Bird

Have you seen an amazing bird at your feeder? While you’re walking? Bring your observations to this ArtWaves workshop and make your own glass mosaic bird. These mosaics are beautiful window or garden decorations and will help youth observe the natural world in a creative way. A perfect way to bridge science and art! Free and open to all, but space is limited! Please register below. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Joyce Fortier, joyce.fortier@maine.edu of (207)667-8218 by…

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March 2020

Public Speaking Hancock County Tournament

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ellsworth Assembly of God, 131 Beechland Rd
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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4H'ers recieving awards for the Public Speaking Event

Every 4-H member in Hancock County is encouraged to participate in Public Speaking! Youth choose a topic of their choice and then practice the important life skill of public speaking by presenting a Demonstration or Illustrated Talk. The event will begin at 11am with Cloverbud presentations, we will break for a potluck lunch, and resume with 4-H demonstrations and illustrated talks! Hancock County 4-H'ers must register online BY MARCH 1 to participate in the county tournament: https://extension.umaine.edu/hancock/4h/public-speaking/ (SNOW DATE MARCH…

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April 2020

4-H Volunteer Unconference – CANCELED

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Ellsworth High School, 24 Lejok Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605, 24 Lejok Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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4-H Teens at conference

Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in Maine, UMaine Extension is making the decision to cancel this event. We are planning to offer this opportunity again in the future, so stay tuned! We invite all 4-H Volunteers AND 4-H Teens to participate in this fun & exciting "Unconference" - where YOU, the participants, choose what topics to talk about! Visit https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/volunteers/unconference/ for all the details! What is Unconference? A volunteer forum led by 4-H volunteers for 4-H volunteers. UMaine 4-H…

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May 2020

Style Revue

May 8
Style Revue 2019

Annual Sewing Contest open to all 4-H'ers! More details TBA.

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June 2020

4-H At-Home June Jamboree

June 12 - June 30
Two 4-H'ers experimenting with Batteries at the June Jamboree

4-H June Jamboree is an annual event hosted by Hancock County 4-H. It is open to ALL 4-H members, friends, and family in Hancock and neighboring counties. June Jamboree features a weekend of hands-on workshops for kids and is typically held at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds during the first weekend in June, with overnight camping available. This year, we're celebrating June Jamboree from home, but together, for the entire month, June 12th through July 4th. We hope that you and…

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