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4-H Calendar and Newsletter

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Our weekly newsletter for all things 4-H! Learn about upcoming events, important reminders and information, and all the fun things we're up to!

4-H Four-cast Newsletter

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Past Events:


Oct 11: CloverBuddies Meeting

Oct 12: Sheep Leaders Meeting

Oct 18: Livestock Judge Selection Meeting

Oct 19: Horse Leaders Meeting

Oct 20: Swine Leaders Meeting

Oct 21: STEP Class: LEGO Robotics, SOREC, 6:30-7:30PM

Oct 28: STEP Class: Getting to Know Our Valley, SOREC, 6:30-7:30PM

Nov 1: New Leader Orientation, SOREC 6-8:30PM

Nov 3: Beef Advisory Meeting, Mace Building, 6:30PM

Nov 3-13: Steven on Leave

Nov 4: STEP Class: Gather at the Table, SOREC, 6:30-7:30PM

Nov 10: STEP Class: How to Train Your Dog, SOREC, 6:30-7:30PM

Nov 11: Veterans Day (Extension Closed)

Nov 14: Horse Leader Advisory Meeting, 6PM, SOREC Classroom

Nov 14: STEP Class: Macrame Hangers, SOREC, 6:30-7:30PM

Nov 15: Griffin Creek Community Club Interest Meeting, Griffin Creek Elementary, 6:45PM

Nov 16: Record Book Judging (for Judges only) at SOREC Auditorium, 5PM

Nov 16: Poultry Project Fair Debrief Meeting: Extension Classroom, 6PM

Nov 17: Superintendents Meeting, SOREC Auditorium, 6PM

Nov 18: Youth Horse Committee Application Due

Nov 18: STEP Class: Aquatic Engineering Contest, SOREC, 6:30-7:30PM

Nov 21-23: 4-H on Vacation

Nov 24-25: Thanksgiving Break (Extension Closed)

Nov 28: Member Recognition Night (horse awards too), SOREC - Auditorium, 6:30PM-8PM

Nov 30: STEP Class: Furry Fun, SOREC, 6:30-7:30PM

Dec 7: Jackson County 4-H Association Meeting, 6PM, SOREC Library

Dec 9: STEP Class: Sew What? SOREC, 6:30-7:30PM

Dec 10: STEP Class: Holiday Cooking, SOREC, 6:30-7:30PM

Dec 13: CloverBuddies, 6PM, SOREC Auditorium

Dec 26: Christmas Day Observed (Extension Closed)

Dec 27-29: SOREC Open, 4-H Staff on Holiday

Dec 31: Returning Leader Enrollment Deadline


Jan 2: New Years Day Observed (Extension Closed)

Jan 4: Southern Oregon Leadership and Activities Retreat Registration Opens

Jan 4: Jackson County 4-H Association Meeting, SOREC Library, 6PM

Jan 9: Shooting Sports Leaders Meeting, SOREC Conference Room, 6:30PM

Jan 9: Horse Advisory Meeting, only by Zoom, 7PM

Jan 10: Cloverbuddies, SOREC Auditorium, 6PM

Jan 11: Sheep Leaders Meeting, SOREC, 6:30PM

Jan 15: Registration opens for Youth Voices in Action

Jan 16: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (Extension Closed)

Jan 19: Swine Leaders Meeting, SOREC Auditorium, 7PM

Jan 21: POSTPONED: 4-H Association Dinner & Auction (date TBD)

Jan 22: Live Horse Judging Clinic and Competition, Barker and Krause Barns

Jan 23: Ambassadors Meeting, 7PM

Jan 25: New Leader Orientation, SOREC, 10AM-12:30PM OR 6-8:30PM

Jan 28-29: Foods Contest, South Medford High School, 8am-5pm

Jan 30: 4-H Staff in office to help with Enrollments

Jan 31: Early Bird Enrollment Deadline

Jan 31: Enrollment Financial Assistance Requests Due

Feb 1: Jackson County 4-H Association, SOREC Library, 6PM

Feb 8: SOLAR Registration Deadline

Feb 13: Horse Parent Meeting: 6PM in SOREC Auditorium

Feb 14: CloverBuddies, 6PM in SOREC Auditorium

Feb 15: Presentation Contest Registration Deadline

Feb 15: Youth Voices in Action Early Bird Deadline

Feb 18: Beef Tagging Day (3rd Saturday of Feb)

Feb 18-20: Southern Oregon Leadership and Activities Retreat (SOLAR)

Feb 20: Presidents Day (Extension Open)

Feb 21: Livestock Judging Meeting, 6:00-7:30 pm at Crater High School Science Building room 208.

Feb 22: Applications due at Extension office for the following: State scholarships, State Awards, National 4-H Congress, Beekeeping Essay Contest, and State Ambassadors

Feb 23: STEP: Painting ROCKS! (Rock Painting): 6:30PM at SOREC Auditorium

Feb 25: Presentation Contest, SOREC Auditorium

Feb 26: Horse Showmanship Clinic w/ Master Showmanship, Barker and Krause Barns

Feb 27: Ambassadors Meeting, 7PM

Mar 1: Applications due at Extension office for the following: Camp Counselor, 4-H Association Scholarships

Mar 1: Jackson County 4-H Association Meeting

Mar 4: Sheep Tagging Day (1st Saturday)

Mar 6: Camp Counselor Meeting, 7PM (Zoom)

Mar 10: Registration closes for Youth Voices in Action

Mar 11-12: Shooting Sports Leader Training, Grants Pass

Mar 13: Horse Advisory Meeting, 7PM (Zoom)

Mar 14: CloverBuddies, 6PM

Mar 15: Mail-In Shooting Sports Tournament Registration Deadline

Mar 15: Enrollment Deadline for Fair Participation

Mar 16: Swine Leaders Meeting, 7PM

Mar 17-19: Camp Counselor Training, 4:30PM (meet at Extension)

Mar 21: Goat Tagging, 6PM-7:30PM, Crater Land Lab

Mar 25: Horse Jumping and Dressage Clinic

Mar 26: Horse Field Day

Mar 26: Animal Affair (at Seven Feathers Event Center, check in at 8:45AM)

Mar 27-30: 4-H Youth Voices in Action Civic Engagement Conference, Salem Grand Hotel, OR

Mar 27-31: Spring Break

Apr 2: Hop to it GEMS Easter Egg Hunt at Donahue Fronmayer Park

Apr 3-6: Lena Out of Office

Apr 5: Jackson County 4-H Association, SOREC Library, 6PM

Apr 5: Interstate Exchange, SOREC Classroom, 6:30PM

Apr 5: Robotics SPIN, SOREC Auditorium, 6PM

Apr 8: Pear Blossom Parade, 11AM

Apr 10: Horse Declarations & Judging, SOREC Auditorium

Apr 10: Horse Leaders Meeting, SOREC Auditorium, 6:30PM

Apr 11: CloverBuddies, SOREC Auditorium, 6PM

Apr 12: Sheep Leaders Meeting, 6:30PM, SOREC Auditorium

Apr 14: Upper Rogue Community Club Interest Meeting, Upper Rogue Community Center, 7PM

Apr 14-19: National 4-H Conference, Arlington, VA

Apr 15: 4-H Tabling at Phoenix/Talent Health and Wellness Fair, 10am-2pm

Apr 16: Camp Counselor Training #3, 12-3PM, SOREC Auditorium

Apr 17: New Volunteer Orientation, 6PM-8:30PM, SOREC Auditorium

Apr 19: Robotics SPIN, 6PM, SOREC Auditorium

Apr 20: Swine Declarations Due, SOREC Auditorium, 4PM-7PM

Apr 24: Ambassadors Meeting 7PM

Apr 28-30: Spring Classic, Redmond, OR

Apr 29: Horse Clinic: Trail, Kids Choice, Isola

Apr 29-30: Oregon Ag Fest, Oregon State Fair Grounds

May 1: Dennis Nevin Memorial Scholarship, Mike Dode Memorial Scholarship, Lauren Cantrell Memorial Scholarship, and Charley Peacemaker Award Deadline

May 1, 3, 8, 10: Virtual Babysitter Training, 4-5:30PM

May 3: Jackson County 4-H Association, SOREC Library, 6PM

May 3: Interstate Exchange, 6:30PM, SOREC Classroom

May 3: Spring Fair and Shooting Sports Fair Registration Deadline

May 3: Robotics SPIN, 6PM, SOREC Auditorium

May 5-7: State Camp Counselor and Volunteer Training, Salem, OR

May 8: Horse Advisory Meeting, 7PM

May 9: CloverBuddies, 6PM

May 10: Sheep Leaders Meeting, 6:30PM

May 11: Swine Leaders Meeting, 7PM

May 18: Ravassipour Buyers Letter Workshop, 6 pm, pizza

May 19-21: OLI III Career Exploration Conference, Corvallis, OR

May 20: Shooting Sports Fair (Rifle/Pistol/Muzzleloader), White City RVSSA Gun Range #7, 9AM

May 20: Horse Leaders Open Show, Barker and Krause Barns

May 29: Memorial Day (Extension Closed)

Jun 2-4: Spring Fair

Jun 7: Jackson County 4-H Association

Jun 7: Interstate Exchange, Extension Classroom, 6:30PM

Jun 7: Deadline for Summer Fair Animal Entries

Jun 8: Livestock Superintendent Meeting

Jun 12: Horse Document Check by Members (date tentative)

Jun 13: CloverBuddies, 6PM

Jun 14: Deadline for Fashion Revue Entries

Jun 14-20: Steven Out of Office

Jun 19: Juneteenth Observed (Extension Closed)

Jun 19-21: Shooting Sports State Contest

Jun 21: Deadline for Summer Fair Static, Cupcake War, Flower Arranging Contest, and Table Setting Contest Entries

Jun 21: Poultry Clinic #2, 6-8 PM, White City Grange Co-op Business Office Training Room.

Jun 24: Horse Pre-Fair, Isola - Expo

Jun 25: Dressage and Jumping Fair competition, Isola - Expo

Jun 25-30: National 4-H Shooting Sports Contest, Grand Island, NE

Jun 25-28: OSU Summer Conference, OSU Campus

Jun 26-27: Fashion Revue

Jul 4: Independence Day (Extension Closed)

Jul 5: Jackson County 4-H Association Meeting

Jul 8: Static Judging Day and Wristbands Day 1

Jul 9: Fair Setup Day

Jul 8-16: County Fair (Days for the Public, Jul 12-16)

Aug 2: Jackson County Association Meeting

Aug 9: State Fair Entry Form Due

Aug 16: State Fair Statics Due to Extension

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