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Henderson County 4-H Upcoming Events

It’s time to start working on a 4-H project record for 2019!
For forms, visit this website: http://www.nc4h.org/youth/awards.html
Project records are due January 2, 2020 to the N.C. Cooperative
Extension, Henderson County Center. Contact Denise_Sherrill@ncsu.edu
if you have any questions.
Here is the link for project record forms for
Cloverbuds, ages 5–7 as of January 1: https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/cloverbud-project-record-age-5-7/
4-H Portfolios cover 3 years of work in one project area. They are for people ages 13 – 18 as of Jan. 1. They will be due to NC Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Click here for the form for 4-H portfolios:   https://nc4h.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/4-H_Portfolio_and_Guidelines_2016_updated.pdf?fwd=no
Note:  Portfolio categories are more specialized than project record categories. See page 20 on the 4-H Awards and Incentives Handbook for more information for 2019 portfolios:  https://nc4h.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/4-HAwardsHandbook_2019.pdf
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4-H Achievement Night

Tuesday, Feb.19, Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC
This is a time to recognize 4-H clubs, leaders, people who have completed project records and portfolios, and seniors who are graduating.
5:30 Bring finger food to share.
6:00 Program will start.

Snow Date:  Thursday, Feb. 26

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4-H County Council

Tuesday, February 26
5:00 Jill Hart will teach Public Speaking Basics. Everyone will benefit from this class, especially people who are working on 4-H presentations. This is a bronze level 4-H Ambassador Class. Click here for more information about the Ambassador program: https://nc4h.ces.ncsu.edu/youth-3/4-h-teen-programs/north-carolina-4-h-ambassador-program/
RSVP to Emily_Capps@ncsu.edu if you plan to come. Bring food to share.
6:30 County Council Meeting
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4-H Presentation Training

Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.
This class, for parents and young people, will teach how to do a 4-H presentation. We will have samples of different parts of 4-H presentations. RSVP to Emily_Capps@ncsu.edu if you would like to attend the class, and Denise_Sherrill@ncsu.edu if you would like to share a little about a past 4-H presentation.
Sign up for a presentation category by April 5.

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4-H Plant Sale

This is the annual fundraiser for Henderson County 4-H. Please share order forms with friends and family: https://henderson.ces.ncsu.edu/2019/01/2019-4-h-small-fruit-sale/  Order forms are due March 15. The plant sale will take place on Saturday, April 6, at Henderson Farms, 705 Tracy Grove Rd., Flat Rock, NC, and volunteers are needed for 2-hour time slots. RSVP to Denise_Sherrill@ncsu.edu if you would like to volunteer.

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Powerpoint Training

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.

Allet Rodriguez does a super job teaching about how to edit a powerpoint presentation. This class is essential for people who plan to give powerpoint presentations. RSVP to Emily_Capps@ncsu.edu.

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4-H County Council

Representatives of 4-H Clubs make decisions about county programs.

5:00 Workday – bring food to share
6:30 Meeting
Tuesdays, March 26, April 23, May 28

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Tractor Supply Paper Clover Days March 27 – April 7

Sign up with Denise_Sherrill@ncsu.edu for a time slot to market 4-H and raise funds for your 4-H club or the Henderson County 4-H program.

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Hope Academy Dance Friday, March 29, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mud Creek Baptist Church Gym, 403 Rutledge Dr, Hendersonville, NC
Dress up and plan to have fun! Hope Academy is a day program for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities. RSVP to Emily_Capps@ncsu.edu if you plan to come, and bring finger food to share.

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West District 4-H Teen Retreat

Saturday – Sunday, March 30-31, at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC
Registration forms will be available soon.

_________________________________________Project Record Judging

Adults are needed to judge 4-H project records and portfolios in the Raleigh area. Lodging and some meals will be provided. Volunteers must be registered in 4-H Online and sign up with Denise_Sherrill@ncsu.edu. If volunteers sign up and do not show up, they will be charged  for the expenses.

Our judges are one of the reasons that our 4-H youth excel. Judge’s constructive comments help to improve 4-H’ers’ record keeping skills. Due to space and budget limitations we will only be able to accommodate 36 judges for each day of project record judging and 20 judges for each day of Portfolio judging. Judges will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and all registrations for judging must be entered online no later than March 15, 2019.

PROJECT RECORD JUDGING: April 26-28, 2019
SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Cary, NC


PORTFOLIO JUDGING: April 29 – May 1, 2019
SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Cary, NC

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Saturday, April 27, Patton Park
Sign up with Denise_Sherrill@ncsu.edu
for a time slot to help market the 4-H Program. Plan to spend some additional time learning about other non-profit organizations for kids.
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Henderson County 4-H Activity Day

Sat., May 18, Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC. Presentations will start by 9:00 a.m. Arrive by 8:45, so you can find your room.This is a wonderful time to see some outstanding 4-H presentations, and give one yourself!

Sign up for a presentation category by April 5.
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Flag Retirement Ceremony

Provided by Leaders in Training 4-H Club
Saturday, May 25, 10:00 a.m., Shelter 1, Jackson Park
This is the shelter beside NC Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center. RSVP to Emily_Capps@ncsu.edu if you plan to come.

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West District 4-H Activity Day

Saturday, June 15, McDowell High School, 600 McDowell High School Rd, Marion, NC
County 4-H presentation participants must register with Denise for District Activity Day by May 20. District Activity Day Participants must register with Denise for the Sate 4-H Presentation Competition by June 18.

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Hope Academy Special Olympics

Thursday, June 27, 9:30 – 1:00
Outdoor gym behind Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Dr, Hendersonville, NC,  Help our friends at Hope Academy participate in the Special Olympics! Dress for the weather. RSVP to Emily_Capps@ncsu.edu.

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State 4-H Presentation Competition

Saturday, July 20, NC State

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NC 4-H Congress

July 20 – 23, NC State University
Register with Denise by June 18.
4-H Congress Orientation will be Tuesday, June 18, at 7:00. This is an important time to share contact information with other families who will be driving to Raleigh, and learn about the details of the State Presentation Competition and 4-H Congress.

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Book Collection

The Dana Wildcats 4-H Club is collecting gently used children’s books for the Little Free Library that they will place at the Dana Community Park. The purpose of the library is “take a book, leave a book,”  but the 4-H club plans to have extra books to keep the library stocked. They will also label the books and make bookmarks. Please deliver books to Dana Elementary School, 690 Ridge Rd, Hendersonville, NC, and note that they are for the Dana Wildcats 4-H Club.
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Sewing Mentors Needed!

Do you sew or quilt? 4-H needs individual Sewing Mentors for kids in classes that will happen in September and November 2018. For more information, call 697-4891 or email hlworel@ncsu.edu.

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Recycle Christmas Lights

LIT 4-H Club is recycling Christmas lights. Drop them by the Extension office 8:30 – 5:00 Mon. – Fri.
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Do you love fabric?

Occasionally we get donations of fabric and craft materials. Contact hlworrel@ncsu.edu or
call 697-4891to be added to the “Fabric Alert” list.

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Did you know? Henderson County 4-H is dependent on donations and fundraisers for awards and programs for youth. Click here to learn how to support 4-H : https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/?page_id=154121