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4-H Workshops

February 27, 2020

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

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*List of Project Supplies available at the Extension Office at the bottom of this page.

Achievement Resume

April 1, 6:30 pm, Conference Room

This workshop will provide detailed guidance to prepare your Achievement Resume exhibit. Achievement Resume is an outstanding project for anyone in 4-H, as it provides experience for members to capably and confidently prepare resumes and applications for scholarships, jobs, and competitive volunteer/internship opportunities. Workshop topics will include methods for identifying skills acquired through your 4-H projects, how to highlight those skills with effective writing tools, and how to put it all together for a great project entry! Latecomers are welcome if you can’t be there by 6:30 pm.


Ag Tractor, Lawn & Garden and Small Engine  

Arts & Crafts 

LEATHER CRAFT WORKSHOPS (hosted by Friends Forever 4-H club)

Saturday, February 1, Exhibition Center, Hall A from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, Annex, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

You may come and go as you please. Bring lunch and snacks, if desired.  The Indianapolis Leather Guild will be available for guidance and coaching to all who wish to make a project.  They will bring all the necessary tools for the projects.  If you are interested in doing a specific leather craft project, you can go online at and email the item description and kit number to Rosalie Alvey.  Mrs. Alvey will give all the kit numbers to the leather guilders and they will bring the kits with them to the workshop for you to purchase and complete.  Mrs. Alvey must have kit numbers by Jan 22 for the Feb 1 workshop and March 11 for the March 21 workshop!  The guilders will bring lots of different kits to choose from as well.  This is the perfect opportunity to complete a basic craft project!  The workshops are free of charge and open to all Hamilton County 4-H’ers!  Please email Mrs. Alvey with your 4-Her's name and kit number or with any questions: 

Beef BBQ

May 9, 10:30 am, Dining Room, Kitchen

Workshop will show how to prepare and light the grill and how to safely prepare and handle the foods. Hygiene techniques and safe grilling methods will also be discussed. Question and answer session while families grill and eat lunch. All supplies are provided. For questions about the project or the workshop, contact project leader, Adam Hilton at or 317-410-7397.



7:30-8:30 pm, near swine barn

May 20 Dining Room (no bikes)

The rest of the workshops are east of swine barn and in case of rain, will use swine barn

May 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24

4-H'ers are asked to bring their bikes to all workshops except the introductory one on May 20. Meet on east side of swine barn at the fairgrounds in Noblesville. 4-H'ers will learn bicycle safety and riding techniques. Come join in the fun and a bicycle rodeo.

Bucket Calf & Dairy

Cake Decorating

All workshops 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Annex, unless noted

Feb. 24
March 16
April 15
May 9 (1-3 pm Winks) - come and go
June 3, (6:00-8:00 pm)
June 29, (6:00-8:00 pm)
July 8, (6:00-8:00 pm)

*All workshops are hands on workshops. 4-H’er must bring all their own decorating materials. Go to website for information letter, frosting recipe and decorating tips.For questions about the project or the workshops, contact project leader, Tonya Cassell at 317-385-6019. (call or text)


We will cover a variety of different topics at each workshop. You may pick up workbooks, vet forms and cat knowledge study guides at each workshop. We encourage everyone to attend the workshops, new or returning members, to help you with the project and cat show.

Feb 10, Hall A, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
We will be discussing the cat project from start to finish: workbooks, posters, cat show during the fair, cat knowledge test, vet forms (no cats)

March 10, Annex, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
We will be discussing posters, workbooks, judging etiquette and more. (No cats)

April 13, Hall A, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
We will be a having vet tech come in and talking about cat care basic’s, vaccines, lots of other helpful information for the project. (No cats)

May 11, Hall A, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The last workshop will be all about the cat show. How to hold your cat, groom your cat, more show etiquette. If your Vet form is filled out and signed you may bring your cat to this workshop!

June: TBD

Chicken BBQ

April 25
10:30 am-Noon, Conference Room

Workshop will be a "mock judging". 4-H'er should bring their recipe card and are welcome to bring their prepared product to be judged. 4-H'ers do NOT have to bring their product to attend the workshop. 4-H'ers will learn about the judging process; what to expect at the 4-H Fair judging; and tips and recommendations on their recipe and product. For more information about the project contact project leader, Beth Murphy at 317-564-4692 or


6:30-8:30 p.m., Winks

Returning dancers only (including returning Mini’s)
March 3, 10, 17, 24 (no workshop March 31 and & April 7 due to spring break)

Beginning dancers and new Mini’s
April 14, 21, 28
(no workshop May 5-closed for Election Day)
May 12, 19, 26-Hall A
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7


Consumer Clothing/Fashion Revue

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Goats



2020 Dog Schedule 


Electric Workshop Information

May 2, Dining Room
9:00 am-1:00 pm



February 6, 2020, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Hall A

Community Service and/or Floriculture Workshop Opportunity

Come help support the Tim Tebow Foundation next month for "A Night to Shine", a prom for people with special needs. Hittle Floral Design is donating time by making 150 boutonnieres and corsages, but will need some volunteer help. No experience needed- just an ability to follow directions! Volunteer groups will be paired with an experienced employee to create the boutonnieres and corsages. We will be putting everything together Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Exhibition Center Hall A at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds. Volunteers may come and go as their schedules permit. Please view the following link for more information:…/night-to-shine…

For 4-H Floriculture participants, this workshop will teach you how to make corsages and boutonnieres. This opportunity will count as one of your project manual activities.

For 4-H Clubs, this could be a community service project for your participants.

If you have any questions, please contact Billie Jo Hittle, Floriculture Project Superintendent at: Hittle Floral Design- (shop) 317-900-2431, (cell) 317-513-7264,, Facebook Hittle Floral Design. Volunteers may sign up on her FB page or just show up. Don’t miss this unique learning and volunteer opportunity!

Fashion Revue

Annex, 9 a.m. - Noon
May 9

You are sewing a garment (or a few) that you are proud what?! Stop by the Fashion Revue open house workshop for all levels. Learn how to pull together your garments into a flattering outfit, hear some helpful hints for judging night, and practice your modeling skills that will show off your hard work! 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to receive individual help, so bring any questions you have.     


Food Preservation



Gift Wrap

Horse & Pony

6:30 p.m. in Horse Arena

May 18
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6
July 10, fun show


4-6 p.m..

March 1 - Llama Barn

March 8 - Llama Barn

March 15 - Winks

March 22 - Annex

March 29 - Annex

April 5Llama Barn

Meat Goats


Mini 4-H

All workshops 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Hall C

Feb. 13
March 12
May 21
June 11

Mini Horse & Pony

Mini Llama & Alpaca

April 23
May 14
June 25

All workshops are held 6:30-7:30 pm at the Leader’s llama farm at 4923 E 161st, Noblesville.


Pocket Pets      


March 9, 7 pm, Hall C

This will be a general information session that will go over project requirements and answer questions about the project. For more information about the poultry project or the workshop, contact project leader, Julie Hoffmeister at or

Blood Testing Dates - TBA

Pygmy Goats

Rabbit Workshops and Meetings

All regular meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. in the Annex Building

2020 Schedule - TBD


ALL WORKSHOPS...4-H'ers should bring their recycling project manual and recycling notebook to each workshop.

March 18, Annex, 6:30-8:00 pm

Guest speaker: Leslie Taljard, Director of Ham Co Hazardous Waste.

May 13, Annex, 6:30-8:00 pm

Workshop will cover ideas for recycling; past members will bring in what they have done for examples; ideas for family recycling activities; hands-on activity using discards. 4-H'ers should bring a discard to the workshop that can be recycled.

June 17, Annex, 6:30-8:00 pm

Will review notebook requirements and preparing your project for the 4-H Fair.


All workshops are 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Hall C

Jan. 14, 29
Feb. 11, 27
Mar. 11, 24-Hall B
April 14-Hall B, April 29
May 12-Hall B

Lucky Robots is a club where 4H'ers can explore Lego Mindstorm programming.  In order to keep up with the group, participants are asked to attend the January meetings to build robots and learn about programming. All workshops are cumulative.  A project fee of $25 is due at the January meetings.

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, Shawn Canaday 317-319-8949 or


Sewing & Fashion Revue

Annex, 9 a.m.-Noon
May 9

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!

Fashion Revue

You are sewing a garment (or a few) that you are proud what?! Stop by the Fashion Revue open house workshop for all levels. Learn how to pull together your garments into a flattering outfit, hear some helpful hints for judging night, and practice your modeling skills that will show off your hard work! 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to receive individual help, so bring any questions you have.


Shooting Sports

Round Robin - June 13, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Fun Day - Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. - noon

2020 Shooting Sports Schedule

Hunter Education

All meetings will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Annex on the 4-H Fairgrounds
February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5

One day workshop: Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Dining Room on the 4-H Fairgrounds


All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Annex on the 4-H Fairgrounds
April 7 
April 14
April 21 
April 28 (Dining Room)
Range dates:  May 5, 12, 19, 26 (make-up)

Muzzle Loading

All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Dining Room on the 4-H Fairgrounds
April 9 
April 16
April 23 (Conf Room)
April 30
Range dates:  May 5, 12, 19, 26 (make-up)


All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Annex on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 9, 16, 23, 30 (Hall A)
Range dates:  May 4, 11, 18, 25(make-up)


All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Annex on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 6, 13, 20, 27 (Dining Room)
Range dates May 4, 11, 18, 25(make-up)


All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the OV Winks on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 9,  16 ((Hall C), 23, 30

Range dates: Times are 6:00 - 8:00 pm, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 (make-up)

Indiana Gun Club, 14926 E. 113th St., Fortville, IN  46040


Tractor Maintenance and Small Engines

Feb. 11, 7pm, Annex

Workshop covers introduction to the projects; parts picture I.D. and test preparations for more information about the projects or workshop, contact Jason Reynolds at 317.645.6655 or

Vet Science


March 14, 1-2:30 pm, Annex

Come learn about Indiana native plants, how to use a key to identify them, what their names mean, and what their plant parts do. Also, you will plant your own wildflower seeds to eventually plant in your garden. You can have your project questions answered also.




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