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Hamilton County Workshops - below 
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Achievement Resume

Aerospace

Arts&Crafts

*Basket Making

*Fine Arts
June 2, 2016, 7:00-8:00 p.m.                                                         
Annex                                                                   

Workshop will cover preparing your artwork for exhibit. 4-H’ers will learn proper framing for fine arts and do-it-yourself framing techniques that are economical and still look professional. Examples of different fine art categories will be provided.

*Leathercraft
February 6, 2016
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Winks                                                                                                             

Friends Forever 4-H club is hosting a leather craft workshop for all 4-H’ers.The Leather Guild of Indianapolis will assist students in learning more about this craft.  Bring your own kit or purchase one at the workshop. Text or Email questions and RSVP by 2/1/16 with your students name & age to hold your spot. Michelle Witek; 317-523-6558 or witekhaven@aol.com

Beef BBQ
March 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dining Room, Kitchen                                                    

Workshop will show how to prepare and light the grills and how to safely prepare and handle the foods.  Hygiene techniques will also be discussed.  Then safe grilling methods as well as more questions and answers will be done while the families cook and eat lunch. All supplies are provided. For questions about the project or the workshop, contact Project Leader Adam Hilton at adamhilton1@gmail.com or 317-410-7397.

Beekeeping
All workshops in Fair Office at 6:30 pm

March 23             
April 27
May 25
June 22

The Beekeeping project kicks off 2016 with a meeting 3/23, at 6:30 in the fair office.  We are planning to have a monthly meeting through June.  This month, we will be discussing what beekeepers should be doing at this time of year: Setting goals and building equipment. Parents: Don't fret about the source book mentioned in the manual.  Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Bicycle

Bucket Calf & Dairy

Cake Decorating

information letter

decorating tips

For questions about the project or the workshops, contact project leader, 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

All workshops are in the Annex from 7-8 p.m. unless indicated. 4-H’ers should bring their project manual to all workshops.

April 27 (Winks) Vet and Vaccines- DO NOT BRING ANIMALS
June 1     Grooming; BRING ANIMALS AND VET PAPERS
June 29    Project points. DO NOT BRING ANIMALS
July  13    Fun Show; BRING ANIMALS AND VET PAPERS

Chicken BBQ

Clogging
Workshops are 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are held in the Winks Building unless noted.
Feb. 2, 9, 16 (Hall C), 23

Beginning Dancers & Mini’s Start

Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22
Apr. 12, 19, 26
May 10, 17, 24, 31(Hall A)
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12
Aug. 2, 9, 16

Computer

Construction Sets

Consumer Clothing/Fashion Revue

Topics include how to put together an outfit, what constitutes an outfit, how to model your outfit and notebook information for Consumer Clothing.

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.

Dairy Cattle

Dairy/Meat/Pygmy Goat

March 5, 9 am-1 pm                                         
Llama Barn

This workshop is sponsored by the Purdue University Goat Club and open to all 4-H families in the state. Workshop will cover showmanship, trivia, round table question and answer session, health and husbandry. Snacks provided. RSVP to Kyle Schmidt by February 26 at schmid91@purdue.edu.

https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=31301

Dog Obedience Winter Workshops

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

March 1                (No dogs-organizational meeting)            Llama Barn
March 8, 22, 29                                                                                
April 12, 19                                                                                                                                                             April 26 (Book meeting-no dogs)                                        Hall B,C, Dining Room                                                   May 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28                                                             
July 5                                                                                                    
July 11, move equipment and spread mulch                        Llama and Hog Barn
July 12                                                                                                  

State Fair Practices: 7-9 pm, Llama Barn-Aug. 2, 9, 16

Electric

April 23, Annex                                                                                               
Division I-9 am-11 am
Division II and above-11 am-1 pm

RSVP required by April 20 if you plan to attend the workshop. You can e-mail your RSVP to glmarsha@purdue.edu or call the Extension Office at 317-776-0854. See attached letter for more information.

Advanced Electric members – Gaylor Electric has offered to host a workshop/open house to assist you with your advanced electric projects.  More later as details are worked out.

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.

Advanced Electric members – Gaylor Electric has offered to host a workshop/open house to assist you with your advanced electric projects.  More later as details are worked out.

Entomology

Floriculture                                                              

Foods

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

Garden                                                                              

March 22, Hall A, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (seed starting)
June 30, Winks, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (vegetable preparation)

4-H’ers should show up ready to work. Gardening members will discuss strategies for producing fair quality produce. Please contact project leader, Dawn Stelts, at 317-418-6583 or dawn@stelts.com with your questions.

Geneology

Geology

There is a “Geofest” fossils, gems, minerals going on at the Indiana State Museum February 19, 20 & 21, 2016.  There is an admission fee to get in the door.  Only $4.00 for scout families.  Hours are 10:00am – 5:00pm Friday and Saturday and Sunday hours are 11:00am – 4:00pm.  The Indiana State Museum put out a postcard with the info and it is on their website: www.indianamuseum.org

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.

Geology Workshop Date: March 17, 2016 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Cool Creek Nature Center

We will be discussing minerals, rock types, rock cycle, along with rock, mineral, and fossil ID.  Bring your 4-H Geology workbooks and we’ll hammer out some fun activities!  

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

Gift Wrap 
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 hannic@uindy.edu.

Health                                                                                    
For this workshop, you are welcome to bring your health project books and ask questions about any of the activities you are working on. We will also go over the basics of how to present a good poster, first aid kit and report for exhibiting at the county fair.

Horse & Pony
6:30 p.m. Horse Arena

**4-H Horse Vaccine Clinic, April 23, 1:00 pm, Horse Complex
May 17, 24, 31
June 6, 13, 20
July 5, 11

Llama

Meat Goat
March 5, 9 am-1 pm                                         
Llama Barn

This workshop is sponsored by the Purdue University Goat Club and open to all 4-H families in the state. Workshop will cover showmanship, trivia, round table question and answer session, health and husbandry. Snacks provided. RSVP to Kyle Schmidt by February 26 at schmid91@purdue.edu.

https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=31301

Microwave

Mini 4-H
All workshops are 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Center on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
February 11
March 17
May 12
June 9

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

March 22
April 26
May 31
June 28

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

Photography

 

Feb. 25, Winks 7 p.m.
June 2, Winks, 7 p.m.

At both workshops, 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
Do you like science experiments? You will love Plant Science. Students in 8-12 grade using book II, Growing and Using Plants, please take note. The 4H Handbook suggests that you do 'How Can I Start A Tree From Seed?’ as one of the three experiments to do first. That is difficult if you weren’t out storing acorns with the squirrels last fall. If you need to, switch 'How Can I Root Softwood or Semi-Hardwood Cuttings?' up to year-one, and move 'How Can I Start A Tree From Seed?’ to year-two with that book.

Our only workshop will be in Sept./Oct., TBA. This will be a tree seed collection outing at Forest Park or Cool Creek Park. We will talk about seed collection and storage, hunt for some seeds/nuts, and barter and trade extra so that we are ready for ‘How Can I Start a Tree From Seed?’ next year!

I will email you periodically throughout late summer and fall with alerts to what is ready for harvest.

Please contact project leader, Dawn Stelts, at 317-418-6583 or dawn@stelts.com with your questions about your experiments or projects.

Pocket Pets 
June 13, 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 

Jan. 25, Hall C, 7-8 pm
Feb. 22, Hall C, 7-8 pm
March 21, Annex, 7-8 pm
April 18, Annex, 7-8 pm
May 9, Hall C, 7-8 pm Poultry ID day. Can turn ID enrollment paperwork in at this time.

4-H’ers may bring their project manual to each workshop for assistance with activities. Workshop will conclude with a question and answer session.

Blood Testing

June 25, 10am-12pm, Swine Barn

Pygmy Goats
March 5, 9 am-1 pm                                         
Llama Barn

This workshop is sponsored by the Purdue University Goat Club and open to all 4-H families in the state. Workshop will cover showmanship, trivia, round table question and answer session, health and husbandry. Snacks provided. RSVP to Kyle Schmidt by February 26 at schmid91@purdue.edu.

https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=31301

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
Jan 26
Feb 23
Mar 22
Apr 26
May 10(6:00-8:00 pm tattoo workshop)
May 24
Jun   25(showmanship workshop-10 am-2 pm)
Jun   28
Aug 23                  awards night
Sep  27
Oct  25
Nov 22

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

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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.

Feb. 22 - Hall B
Feb. 29 - Hall C
March 21 - Hall A
Apr. 11 - Hall C
Apr. 25 - Hall B 

Royal Showmanship

Scrapbook

https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=31428

4-H’ers may bring their materials to the workshop to get assistance in preparing some pages and get their questions answered. 4-H’ers are encouraged to bring the names of helpful websites or upcoming classes that they know are available.

Sewing
May 14, 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

Jan 20
Feb. 17
Mar. 16
Apr   20
May  18
June  29 (Pavilion)

Parents are welcome at all workshops. For questions about the workshops, contact leader, Terry Boone at 317-432-3102 or Emily Kuhn at 317-691-3708

Shooting Sports
Round Robin - June 18, 8:00 a.m. - noon
Fun Day - Sept. 10, 8:00 a.m. - noon

Held at Kruse Farm, 8945 E. 206th St, Noblesville

Hunter Education
All 4-H members must attend 5 of the 6 workshop classes and pass their test in order to be certified.
(ONE SERIES ONLY in 2016) 
All meetings will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Annex on the 4- H Fairgrounds. 
Feb. 4. 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, 10 

Archery
All meetings are scheduled from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Annex on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Apr. 12, 20, 27 
Range dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23 (rain date)

Muzzleloading
All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 14, 21 (Llama Barn), 28 (Hall C)
Range dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23 (rain date)

Pistol
All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 14, 21 (Conference Room), 28, May 5 (Dining Room)
Range dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23 (rain date)

Rifle
All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 11 (Annex), 18 (Llama Barn), 25 (Hall C)
Range dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23 (rain date)

Shotgun
All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the OV Winks Building on the 4-H Fairgrounds unless otherwise noted.
April 14, (Winks), 21, 28, May 5 (Annex)
Range dates: (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.- Note time change) 
May 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8

Sportfishing

Supreme Showmanship

Swine

Tractor- Lawn & Garden/Ag

Travelogue

https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=31428

Vet Science

March 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m.                                                                                                 
Annex                                                                                  

Workshop will cover manual activities, project requirements, tips on how to get into vet school.

Wildflowers  
March 19, 2016
10-11:30 am, 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

Leader, Mike Stelts is planning to do workshops at his home. Look for emails from him or call 317-457-1200.