Jefferson County 4-H
State Fair Exhibits Left at Office
- Taylea Mills
- Erin Kujath
2016 Jefferson County Fair
Theme is: "Sow It, Grow It, Show It"
Indoor Barn Quilt Workshop
Mark your calendars for Monday, January 4th, 2016 from 1-4:30 pm at the Extension Office! We will be holding a winter project workshop to help 4-H’ers get a few projects done for the fair during the school break. The projects we'll be making are a metal decorative tile and a recycled grocery bag rug. All supplies will be provided and the cost of the workshop will be $10 and would like to have registrations by Monday, December 28th.
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OUTSTANDING CLUB APPLICATIONS DUE January 29th!
Club leaders will be receiving outstanding club applications in the mail and will need to make sure to return them to the Extension office by Friday, January 29th, 2016. The award will be given out at 4-H Achievement Program on July 17th, 2016 during the county fair.
4-H Achievement Program
New 4-H Council Candidates!!!
We will be electing new members to the 4-H Council and are looking for interested adults and youth. The council is composed of 6 adults and 6 youth members. Adult members serve a 3-year term, while youth members serve a 1-year term and can serve 3 terms. We would like to invite anyone who’s interested in serving on 4-H Council to contact the office and we will put your name on the ballot. Youth members need to be at least 13 years old by January 1, 2015. Adult candidates are needed from Commissioner Districts 1 & 3.
Please visit our webpage at http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/jefferson/Commissioner%20Districts.pdf to see a map of the districts.
Please contact us by Monday, December 21st at 5 pm to be included on the ballot.
Now Available, STEAM Clothing Maker's Guide
In A Maker’s Guide to Sewing Stuff, youth will use the skills learned in STEAM Clothing 1 & 2 to make stuff! Youth will create items to use and wear while they practice their beginning sewing skills. Activities in this manual are for beginning and intermediate sewers looking to improve their skills before progressing into using patterns to make garments.
Activities in this youth manual include step-by-step instructions to draw patterns, cut fabric, and sew simple items. There are helpful pictures and illustrations for each activity to guide youth as they make stuff. A copy of STEAM Clothing 1 & 2 should be available for youth to reference as they sew the items.
We’re excited for you to continue your sewing journey with STEAM Clothing: A Maker’s Guide to Sewing Stuff! Buy now at http://marketplace.unl.edu/ne4h/4h2220a-7629.html.
We are looking for ideas for workshops in 2016. We would like to hear ideas of what you would be willing to attend. We would also like to hear from you regarding what times would work best for most people, after school, 1⁄2 days when school is out, etc. Please contact the Extension Office 402-729-3487 and let us know what YOU are interested in.
Opportunity for Photographers from Across Nebraska
An exciting statewide Photography Call sponsored by Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society, is currently inviting communities from across Nebraska to serve as a bridge to link history, generations and cultures. The Photography Call is entitled, “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future”, and runs through January 4, 2016.
From Adams to Antelope, Scottsbluff to Sheridan, Dundy to Douglas……each of Nebraska’s 93 counties is home to historic and hidden treasures from the past. This Call is inviting YOU and YOUR community to highlight historic places and often over-looked treasures found in your own county; historical sites either found on the National Register of Historic Places or places of community/personal significance to the photographer. To see full entry guidelines and to submit photos, go to www.hildegardcenter.org.
SELECTED photographs from the Call will be exhibited statewide to help celebrate Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial in 2017 and used to promote the state as part of our partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Nebraska Tourism Commission. All submitted photos will become part of a virtual exhibit.
Calendar of Events
29 & 30 - Indoor Barn Quilt Workshop, Fairbury
4 - Winter Workshop
29 - Outstanding Club Applications Due
1 - 4-H Enrollment Forms Due
1 - Diamond Clover Applications Due
15 - Fair Entries Due
14 - 17 Jefferson County Fair