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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, September 24, 2021

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4-H Enrollment now open

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Opportunities at Kettle Moraine State Forest

Halloween Fall Fest Saturday, October 16
Mauthe Lake Rec. Area
3-9 p.m.
Celebrate all the fun of fall at our first annual Halloween Fall Fest where we will celebrate the creatures of the night! From 3-6 p.m., check out the tools and equipment used by DNR wardens and rangers. Carve a pumpkin with your most clever design, which will be judged on theme and creativity at 6:00 p.m. Enter the costume contest at 6 p.m. Meet Smokey Bear. Traverse the trail through the autumn woods (lighted after dark) where you will encounter stations highlighting nocturnal animals. Join the fun around a roaring fire while enjoying tasty treats from local food truck vendors and toe-tapping live music. In the event of severe weather, the event will be canceled. Bring the whole family for a grand fall day of fun-filled activities.
Service Opportunities
Check out more opportunities here. With almost 30,000 acres to cover and more than 1.2 million annual visitors, help is needed in managing the forest resources and presenting programs for the public. If interested in any of the opportunities listed, contact Jackie Scharfenberg, Naturalist, at (920) 533-8322 or jackie.scharfenberg@wisconsin.gov.
2021 Honey Bee Poster Contest with Bees

2021 Honey Bee Poster Contest

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association announces its 2021 Honey Bee Poster Contest for youth in grades 5K-12.
2021 theme: Honey Bees – Why Do We Need Them?
Size 11″x14″ poster board
Print name, age, grade, & address clearly on the backside
Include theme in design
Posters become the property of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association
Prizes for each grade division.  
Postmark deadline: October 29, 2021.
Mail by OCT. 29, 2021 to:
Shelly Astle
Kids & Bees Coordinator – WI Honey Producers Association
S4131A St. Hwy 80
Hillsboro, WI 54634
Questions: Call Shelly Astle at 608-489-2456
Wisconsin Fall Forum 2021 #4HFOURWARDTOGETHER
Fall Forum Registration Open
Registration for Fall Forum 2021 "Fourward Together" is OPEN to Youth in 7th grade and up and adult volunteers. Registration will be open through October 10. The cost for the 2021 Fall Forum will be $30.

Check out our website for more information about how to register; our keynote, Chad Littlefield; Saturday workshop options; and our Hall of Fame Laureates:  https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/.../statewide.../fall-forum/.

Volunteers in Preparation (VIP) Training

New Adult Volunteers are welcome and essential to the 4-H program! 4-H is proud of being a proactive, youth-serving organization with an excellent reputation for providing a healthy and safe environment for its members. The volunteer orientation process assures the quality of the program. 

This training will be held virtually via Zoom. A minimum of 5 participants will be required for the training to be held. Registration is required three days before the date of the session. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified two days before the training. 
VIP Registration

October Focus Youth-Adult Partnerships

Join Tracy Keifenheim and Jayna Hintz for an hour on Youth-Adult Partnerships! The conversation will be engaging and offer several tips and resources for working with youth. Youth leaders and adult volunteers are welcome to join us! Register here!
Lego exhibits displayed at the county fair

New in 2021-2022

Join Lego Club

Who: Any youth signed up for the Lego Project
Where: UWO Fond du Lac Campus
When: 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm
In the 2021-2022 4-H year, we are excited to announce we will have Lego Club. A youth leader is taking initiative to plan and organize Lego Club meetings. Youth can join the Lego club or be in the Lego Project. Sign up through 4HOnline. Lego Club is looking for volunteers to help support and supervise youth in Lego Club. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please reach out to Tracy. This is a very exciting opportunity for a youth leader to share his spark with others who also have this interest! 
Teen Leaders Association Meeting
  • September 27, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom

Lego Club

  • First meeting September 28, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

4-H Reboot Kick-off Meeting

  • RSVP by Sept 22- If you haven't RSVP'd, please do!
  • Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
  • Club officers and General leaders


National 4-H Week

  • October 3-9

Volunteers in Preparation

County Achievement Night

  • October 18, UWO Fond du Lac Campus Prairie Theater

Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest

  • TBD, Hounsell's Greenhouse

Teen Leaders Association

  • October 25, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom

Lego Club

  • October 26, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Tri-County Visual Arts Afterschool Club

  •  October 27, 4:30-6:00 pm via Zoom 
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