Hamilton County Workshops - below 
(keep checking back as more are scheduled)

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Aerospace
May 4, 7 pm, Annex

4-H’ers will learn how to properly build a rocket from a kit and ideas for making a show rocket. Sample rocket building materials and rockets will be available for viewing. Workshop will be most beneficial for first and second year members. Any questions about the workshop or project, contact project leader, Elvina and Darryl Beals at 317-773-8260 or Darryl’s cell at 317-606-0012.

Arts&Crafts

*Basket Making

*Fine Arts                                                           

*Leathercraft

  Feb. 11, 9 am - 3 pm, Annex

  4-H'ers of all levels welcome!  Members of the Indianapolis Leather Guild will guide 4-H'ers through the process of making a leather craft for    the Basic Craft project. You may borrow Leather Guild tools while you work on your project.  Students may come and go as needed.

  What to Bring to the Workshop:

  1 - Your project kit purchased (a) at the workshop or (b) in advance either at the Tandy Leather store in West Indianapolis or online      at https://www.tandyleather.com/en/

  2 - Sack lunch (optional)

  Questions may be directed to Amy Canaday at amy_canaday@email.com.

March 11, 9 am - 3 pm, Annex

 This workshop is for the Intermediate and advanced 4-H Leathercrafters (6th-12th grades). Members of the Indianapolis Leather Guild will      guide 4-H'ers through the process of making a leather craft for the Basic Craft project. You may borrow Leather Guild tools while you work on  your project. Students may come and go as needed.

What to Bring to the Workshop:

1 - Your project kit purchased (a) at the workshop or (b) in advance either at the Tandy Leather store in West Indianapolis or online at https://www.tandyleather.com/en/

2 - Sack lunch (optional)

Please RSVP by March 5 to Amy Canaday at amy_canaday@email.com. Include your name, grade, contact info and if you intend to purchase a kit at the workshop. Please include whether you wish the Leather Guild to bring specific tools or crafting items. You may request specific tools that you may need.

If you attended the February 11 leathercraft workshop and need to more time complete your project, you are welcome to attend the March 11 workshop.

Models

Beef BBQ

Beekeeping
All workshops are at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.
March 8
April 12
May 10 (Dining Room)
June 14

Bicycle
All workshops 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Bucket Calf & Dairy                                                                     
This is a hands-on workshop that will cover showmanship, grooming and care of animals.
4-H’ers should bring their project manual and questions.

Cake Decorating

information letter

decorating tips

All workshops 6:30-8 pm unless noted.

March 9, Annex
April 11, Hall B
May 2, Annex
June 6, Annex
June 17, Annex (1-3 pm)
July 10, Winks, 6:30-8:30 pm

*All workshops are hands on workshops. 4-H’er must bring all their own decorating materials. Visit our website for information letter, frosting recipe and decorating tips.

For questions about the project or the workshops, contact project leaders, Tonya Cassell at 317-385-6019 or tonyacassell@yahoo.com or Sandy Miller at 317-509-9443 or smiller4440@yahoo.com.

Items You bring to workshops: (Found at Wal-Mart, Meijer, Michaels, etc.)

  1. A star decorating tube #16, #18, OR #20 (ONE IS FINE)
  2. A leaf decorating tube #349 OR #352 (looks like a duck beak)
  3. A writing tube #3 OR #4 would be good...if you can only find #2 that’s fine      as well
  4. A box of wax paper
  5. A batch of Buttercream icing (recipe found on below) reduce Crisco to 1/2 of      what is called for and mix to right consistency
  6. A pair of scissors
  7. Tape
  8. Butter knife
  9. Something to decorate (cookie sheet, cake pan, real cake….but NOT necessary)
  10. Your Cake decorating book (found in the Extension office)
  11. And Wal-mart sack to put all of your messy stuff back in to take home to wash!

Recipe:
Buttercream Frosting
2 cups Crisco
2 Tablespoons clear vanilla
½ cup milk
2 lbs. sifted powdered sugar
½ teaspoon butter flavoring

Beat until like whipping cream.

Cats

Chicken BBQ

Child Development
Join us for Child Development workshop to share resources and ideas for your project.  We will share ideas on how to get creative and put your own individualized spin on the required topics. You will also learn some tips on how to make your exhibit stand out, and how to share your project with the judge at the fair.  Whether this is your first year, tenth year, or somewhere in between please join us to share your ideas! If you have been in the project before please feel free to bring one of your previous exhibits to share for us to learn from.

Clogging
Every Tuesday in Winks, 6:30-8:30pm

April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30-Hall A
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11
Aug. 1, 8, 15

Construction Sets

Consumer Clothing/Fashion Revue
May 11, 6:30 pm, Hall A
Topics include how to put together an outfit, what constitutes an outfit, how to model your outfit and notebook information for consumer clothing project.

Creative Writing
If you have questions about the project, feel free to contact project leader, Tyson McFall at tjmcfall@purdue.edu or 317-373-1541.

Crops
June 12, 6:30-7:30 pm, Annex

Dairy Cattle

Dairy/Meat/Pygmy Goat
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Llama Barn
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

https://extension.purdue.edu/Hamilton/pages/article.aspx?intItemID=23757

This workshop is organized by the Purdue University Goat Club and open to all 4-H families in the state. Workshop will cover showmanship, round table question and answer session, health and husbandry. Snacks provided. RSVP to Kyle Schmidt by February 25 and specify if you show meat, dairy or pygmy goats at schmid91@purdue.edu. Certificates available for participating.

Dog Obedience 
All workshops are 7-9 pm in the barns unless noted.

Feb. 25, 1-3 p.m. - Llama Barn (returning dog members only)
Feb. 28, 7 p.m. - Llama Barn, information meeting, NO DOGS

All workshops are in the Small Animal Barn, Show Arena and Llama Barn at 7 p.m.
March 7, 21
April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 10 - 7 p.m., set up Llama Barn & Swine Barn
July 11
Aug. 1, 8, 15 - 7 p.m. - Llama Barn - State Fair practices

2017 Meeting Schedule                                                                                          

Electric
April 29, 9 am-1 pm, Annex
Division I, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Division II and above, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

RSVP required by April 26 if you plan to attend the workshop.
RSVP to glmarsha@purdue.edu or call the Extension Office at 317-776-0854.

If you are an advanced electric member and would like to help younger 4-H members at the soldering table at the workshop, please contact Project Leader, Carol Schmidt, at 317-773-6850.

Entomology                                                                        

Pinning & ID workshop
Workshop will cover insect ID and how to pin the insects. 4-H’ers are welcome to bring their insects to the workshop for help in identifying them.

Collecting Workshop

Floriculture                                                              

Foods
All workshops will be in the Dining Room & Kitchen

Baking Basics
April 24, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

This workshop is for any first year foods member. We will be practicing some baking techniques and demonstrate how to exhibit projects for the fair. We will also give some tips on cookies for our 3rd grade members.

Muffins vs. Cakes
April 25, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. 

At this workshop, we will have some fun seeing the differences between mixing cake batter and quick breads (muffins). There will be some tested recipes to take home and try.

Yeast Breads
May 1, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

Come learn some tips for making yeast breads and rolls. We will be practicing shaping the dough and taste a finished product.

Food Preservation                                                                                                                                                                

Forestry
For questions about the project contact leader, Holly Faust at 317-776-8412.

Garden                                                                              
March 19, 6-8 p.m.

Let’s celebrate the equinox and plant some seeds. The workshop will be at Project Leader, Dawn Stelts’s home at 16508 Oak Road, Westfield. Parents, please keep the circle drive open for drop offs.

We will bleach and reuse growing cells and fill with seed mix so you can start your own seeds. We will plan our best growing strategies using the calendar. 4-H members are invited to take as much soil mix and terra-cotta pots as you can fit in your car or growing space. Dress for bleach and soil.

I will offer tours of the 2-acre native landscape, greenhouse, and sterile orchid growing lab for older members or parents.

For questions about the project, 4-H members should call or email dawn@stelts.com 317-418-6583.

Geneology
Workshop will cover project guidelines, forms and preparing project for the fair.

Geology
Geology Resources: The Hamilton County 4-H Office ordered the publication: “Let’s Look at Rocks: Collecting and Identifying Rocks in Indiana”.  They will be available to you for $5.00 as they are an additional resource. You can purchase it online at the Purdue Education Store but it will cost you extra.   The 4-H Project Books are free to 4-H’ers signed up for the Geology Project this year. 

For questions about the project contact leader, Holly Faust at 317-776-8412.                                                                           

Gift Wrap 
May 22, 7-8 pm, Hall C
                              
Workshop will cover bow making and wrapping.
4-H’er must bring:          
1 box-correct size for your grade
1 roll of wrapping paper (enough to cover your box)
Double stick or regular scotch tape and project book
At least 1 roll of ribbon ¾ “wide
Scissors

If you have questions about the project or the workshop, please contact Project Leaders, Betty Estridge at 317-846-2281 or Chelsea Hanni at 317-489-1824 or hannic44@gmail.com.

Health                                                                             

Horse & Pony
6:30 pm in Horse Arena

May 22
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 10
July 14, fun show

Llama
All workshops are 4-6 pm in Llama Barn unless noted.

March 5, 3-6 pm (3-4 pm for seniors)
March 12
March 19
March 26
April 2

Meat Goat
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

https://extension.purdue.edu/Hamilton/pages/article.aspx?intItemID=23757

Microwave
June 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, Dining Room

We will have a mock judging. Each 4-H’er is encouraged to bring a test project or two that they are considering for their fair exhibit.  The guest presenter, Rebecca Wilson, and leader will facilitate the judging of projects by 4-H’ers and provide helpful hints and feedback.  The goal is to provide some specific help and guidance for the 4-H’er, help them experience the evaluation process, and identify what may resolve any issue.  Some sample exhibits will be on hand for participants to test their skills and use if they are unable to bring their own project.  Handouts and resources will be on hand for 4-H’ers to use as resources.  Please contact Evelyn Burton at evelyn.s.burton@gmail.com with any questions. 

Mini 4-H
All workshops are 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Center on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
February 9 - Valentine
March 16 - St. Patricks Day
May 11 - Flight/Science
June 8 - Scavenger Hunt

Mini Horse & Pony
6:30-7:30 pm

All workshops are at 27745 Webster Pit Road, Atlanta, IN. For questions or directions, contact project leader, Heather Lawson at 317-450-9472 or heather@arcadiachristian.com.

Model Tractor

People in My World                                                                                      
Workshop will cover general requirements of the project and resources to help participants plan and begin working on their exhibit. Snacks will be available. If you plan to attend the workshop, contact the Extension Office at 317-776-0854 or glmarsha@purdue.edu by April 29. For questions about the workshop or project contact project Leader, Erin Vollmer at 317-345-0106 or erinmvollm@gmail.com.

Photography
Feb. 23, 7 pm, Hall A
June 1, 7 pm, Annex

4-Her's will learn about the different types of cameras, exposure, composition, and project rules/guidelines. There will also be a time for questions. Please bring your camera and project manual.

Questions, contact project leader, Kelly Michaels 317-773-8187 or kmcraftycarrot@gmail.com

Plant Science
March 19, 6-8 p.m.

Let’s celebrate the equinox and plant some seeds. The workshop will be at Project Leader, Dawn Stelts’s home at 16508 Oak Road, Westfield. Parents, please keep the circle drive open for drop offs.

We will bleach and reuse growing cells and fill with seed mix so you can start your own seeds. We will plan our best growing strategies using the calendar. 4-H members are invited to take as much soil mix and terra-cotta pots as you can fit in your car or growing space. Dress for bleach and soil.

I will offer tours of the 2-acre native landscape, greenhouse, and sterile orchid growing lab for older members or parents.

For questions about the project, 4-H members should call or email dawn@stelts.com 317-418-6583.

Pocket Pets  
June 12, 7 pm, Hall A 
                               
4-H’ers are encouraged to bring their pet. (This is optional.) 4-H’ers should bring their project manual for assistance with activities and questions. If you have any questions about the pocket pet project, feel free to contact Project Leader, Patti Vollmer at 317-571-1155.

Poultry 

Blood Testing

Pygmy Goats
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

https://extension.purdue.edu/Hamilton/pages/article.aspx?intItemID=23757

April 26, 7:00-8:00 pm
Annex, Orientation workshop

May 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
Show Arena, Vaccination and worming workshop

June 14, 6:30-7:30 pm
Show Arena, Showmanship workshop 

4-H Members are encouraged to bring their own goat to the May and June workshops if possible. For more information, please contact Pygmy Goat Project Leader, Tammy Swackhamer at 317-502-2173.

Rabbit Workshops and Meetings
All meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. in the Annex Building

Feb. 28
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27

Workshop in Tippecanoe County - March 4

Recycling
The workshop will cover the recycling book for each grade and notebook. Come learn about recycling and make a fun project. RSVP to Project Leader, Wendy Tidd 317-457-9526 or wetidd@aol.com by Wednesday, June 3.

Robotics
All workshop will be at 6:30 pm in Hall C.
Feb. 7, 27
March 15, 20
April 12, 26

Please note that workshops are cumulative. In order to keep up with the group, participants are asked to attend the February meetings to build robots and learn about programming. During the April meetings we will ask for a commitment to proceed with the fair demonstration team. Details will be announced at those meetings. Questions should be directed to leader, Lisa Vaughan 317-877-0787 or vaughans@indy.net.

Royal Showmanship

Scrapbook   
April 19, 6:30-8 pm, Winks

The workshop will focus on answering questions and sharing tips for the best presentation of your scrapbook. Come prepared to share your experience with digital, software and traditional cropping.                                                                             

Sewing
May 13, 9 am-Noon, Annex

This is a come and go sewing workshop for all levels. Activities and information available at the workshop include:

*product demonstrations
*make it and take it mini projects
*help with pattern selection and choosing sizes of patterns
*sewing construction resources
4-H'ers may bring any sewing projects and questions to the workshop for individual help!

Sheep (Jr. Sheep Association)
7:00-8:00 pm, Winks building

Feb. 16, Dining Room
March 14, Annex
April 13, Winks
May 18, Annex 

Shooting Sports
Round Robin - June 17, 8:00 a.m. - noon
Fun Day - Sept. 16, 8:00 a.m. - noon

Held at Fox Prairie Gun Club, 8945 E. 206th St, Noblesville

2017 Shooting Sports Schedule

Hunter Education
All 4-H members must attend 5 workshop classes and pass their test in order to be certified.
(ONE SERIES ONLY in 2017) 
All meetings will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Annex on the 4- H Fairgrounds. 
Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2

Archery
All meetings are scheduled from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Apr. 11 (Annex), 17 (Llama Barn), 25 (Hall B) 
Range dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23 (rain date)

Muzzleloading
All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Room on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 13, 20, 27 
Range dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23 (rain date)

Pistol
All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Annex on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 6, 13, 20, 27
Range dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22  (rain date)

Rifle
All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 10 (Hall C), 17 (Annex), 24 (Hall C)
Range dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22 (rain date)

Shotgun
All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Dining Room on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 6, 13, 20, 27
Range dates: (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.- Note time change) 
Indiana Gun Club, 14926 E. 113th St., Fortville, IN  46040
May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 (rain date)

Soil & Water
May 24, 7-8 pm, Winks

4-Her’s will learn about Hamilton County soil and water resources, project overview and be able to complete selected project manual activities.

Sportfishing

Supreme Showmanship

Swine

Tractor- Lawn & Garden/Ag

Vet Science                                                                                 

Wildflowers
March 18, 10-11:30 a.m.
Annex

In this workshop we will get our hands dirty dissecting flowers, learning botanical names and how to propagate and care for wildflower seedlings. You will take home your planted seeds at the end of the workshop. You can have your project questions answered also. Please bring pencil and paper. Hope to see you there. It is a fun workshop.

Wildlife
For questions about the project contact leader, Holly Faust at 317-776-8412.

Woodworking

March 19, 6-8 p.m.
Leader, Mike Stelts is planning a workshop at his home. (16508 Oak Road, Westfield.)  Parents, please keep circle drive open for drop offs.  

Please RSVP to Mike with your name, grade, and your preferred activity. 317-457-1200 or mike@stelts.com

4-H’ers should only use the types of tools listed in their project manual. In addition to the main reason- staying safe-there’s another reason: Grand Champions for each Level need to be judged on equal criteria, so projects that use tools above their Level are disqualified from Grand Champion.

Potentially dangerous tools allowed

Level 1 – hammer, hand saws, rasps, hand drill
Level 2 –motorized sanders (except belt sanders), motorized drill
Level 3 –chisels, hand planes, band saw, scroll saw
Level 4 – belt sanders, circular saws, table saws, routers

This list is somewhat incomplete, so using other tools with the same characteristics as your Level is fine. If you have any questions about this, please call or email. Mike is happy to help with deciding a project (you are not limited to what’s listed in the books), using tools, finding wood, or anything else, please call or email.