Hamilton County 4-H Workshops

Below is list of county workshops by project.  Keep checking back as more are scheduled.

Resources: 

  • List of project supplies for sale at the Extension Office

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP ALL 4-H HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS (PARENTS ALSO WELCOME)

Scholarship information packets will be available soon in the Extension office.

April 20
7:00 p.m.
Winks

4-H’ers will learn 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.

May 11
7:00 p.m.
Annex

4-H’ers will learn 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 but advanced members are welcome to attend with questions. 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.

 

Llama Barn, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
start time 7:00 pm

Feb. 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24

Wear old clothes to all workshops because you may get dirty.

Arts & Crafts - Models

June 9
7:00 p.m.
Annex

*4-H’ers will learn to how to properly build a model from a kit and get tips and tricks for painting and assembly.  Sample materials and a sample kit will also be available for viewing.  A brief discussion of the project requirements and submission / judging processes will also occur. 

This workshop will be most beneficial for first and second year project members but advanced members are welcome to attend with questions and any additional advice. 

For questions about the workshop or project, contact project leader, Bob Finkbeiner at 317-250-6992.

 

YQCA
Completion required to show animals at the state or county fair

Take online at
https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $12
(Use your age on Jan. 1)

In person workshops; preregister at

https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $3
6:30-7:30 p.m. Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

May 25 OR June 22

April 23
10:30am - Noon
Dining Room, Kitchen

This workshop is a great opportunity to learn the expectations of the project, safety, helpful pointers of grilling and what the judges look for at the fair. We will provide hamburgers for the kids to grill during the workshop and learn with the help of the project leaders. Parents are welcome to join. Everything is provided, please just bring pen and paper to make any needed notes. For more information about the project or workshop, contact Krissi Purpura, 765-602-0736 or krissipurpura@gmail.com

All workshops 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
May 25 Winks (no bikes)

The rest of the workshops are east of swine barn; in case of rain, will use swine barn.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

4-H'ers are asked to bring their bikes to all workshops except the introductory one on May 25. Meet on east side of the swine barn at the fairgrounds in Noblesville. 4-H'ers will learn bicycle safety and riding techniques. Come and join in the fun of games and a bicycle rodeo.

YQCA

Completion required to show animals at the state or county fair

Take online at
https://yqcaprogram.org/

cost: $12
(Use your age on Jan. 1)

In person workshops; preregister at

https://yqcaprogram.org/

cost: $3

6:30-7:30 p.m. Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

May 25 OR June 22

All workshops are 6:00-7:30 pm, Annex (unless noted)
*All workshops are hands on workshops. 4-H’er must bring all their own decorating materials. See the attached welcome letter, frosting recipe, and decorating tips. 

March 1
March 23
April 13, Hall B, kit
May 5
June 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
July 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

For questions about the project or the workshops, contact project leader, Tonya Cassell at 317-385-6019. (call or text)

2022 Welcome Letter

Workshop recipe for frosting

2022 Cat Workshop Schedule

April 11 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Llama Barn - 4-H Fairgrounds
*This workshop is for 4-H'ers of all ages who are NEW to the Cat Project.  Do not bring your cats.

May 9 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition Center Hall A - 4-H Fairgrounds
*This workshop is for 4-H'ers in grades 3-5.  Do not bring your cats.

June 6
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Annex Building - 4-H Fairgrounds
*This workshop is for 4-H'ers in grades 6-12.  Do not bring your cats.

June 13
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Mock Cat Show - Exhibition Center Hall A - 4-H Fairgrounds
This mock Cat Show will help 4-H'ers of all ages and levels of experience get ready for the 4-H Fair.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Winks
Minis and regular 4-H Cloggers

March 8, 22
April 12, 26
May 10, 24
June 7, 21

May 24
6:30 p.m.
Dining Room, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

This workshop is for any 4-H'er signed up for Demonstration and/or Public Speaking.

There are a number of rule changes this year so we will review those changes and work on developing skills that will improve your ability as a communicator. Bring ideas about your subject/topic for your presentation. Even if you've taken this project before, this will be a good opportunity to improve your skills. 

For more information about the project or the workshop, contact project leader, Phillip Anderson, 317-294-2775 or ruralphil@gmail.com 

May 17
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition Center, Hall B

Workshop will cover project requirements and questions. 4-H’er can participate in a craft at the workshop, learning how to make capes for their lego characters. So please bring your own duck tape, scissors and lego mini-figure for the craft. For more information about the project or the workshop, contact project leader, Ben Snyder at 765.729.9889 or benksnyder@gmail.com.

YQCA

Completion required to show animals at the state or county fair

Take online at

https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $12
(Use your age on Jan. 1)

In person workshops; preregister at

https://yqcaprogram.org/

cost: $3

6:30-7:30 p.m. Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

May 25 OR June 22

YQCA

Completion required to show animals at the state or county fair

Take online at

https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $12
(Use your age on Jan. 1)

In person workshops; preregister at

https://yqcaprogram.org/

cost: $3

6:30-7:30 p.m. Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

May 25 OR June 22

May 14
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
Click here for more information

June 23
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Strawtown Koteewi Park

We will meet in the parking lot by the nature/resource center. Bring your insect nets and killing jars.

June 30
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Education Center of the Exhibition Center at the Fairgrounds.

This 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.

For more information at the workshops or the 4-H Entomology project, please contact Project Leader Nicole Hendrickson at 765-810-4768 or nikkihendrick12@yahoo.com

June 14
6:30 p.m.
Winks

Workshop will cover project requirements and go over past judge’s comments and suggestions. For more information about the project or workshop, contact project leader, Lisa Burris at 317.258.9171 or lburris1970@yahoo.com.

All workshops 6:30 pm, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, Horse Arena

May 23
June 6, 13, 20

All workshops 4 - 6 pm, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, Llama Barn (*unless otherwise noted)

March 6, 13, 20
March 27* Winks
April 3
April10 - Hall A

YQCA

Completion required to show animals at the state or county fair

Take online at

https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $12
(Use your age on Jan. 1)

In person workshops; preregister at

https://yqcaprogram.org/

cost: $3

6:30-7:30 p.m. Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

May 25 OR June 22

June 27
7:00 p.m.
Dining Room, Kitchen

We will be facilitating a mock judging workshop for microwave. Each 4-H’er is encouraged to bring a test project or two that they are considering for their fair exhibit.  The leaders 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 issues. 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 available. Please contact Evelyn Burton at evelyn.s.burton@gmail.com with any questions.  

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Winks
Minis and regular 4-H Cloggers

March 8, 22
April 12, 26
May 10, 24
June 7, 21

6:30 - 7:30 pm
at the farm
March 14
April 11
May 16
June 13

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

 

First two llama workshops at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
6:30-7:30 pm

March 22, Hall C
April 13, Llama Barn

Last two workshops are held 6:30-7:30 pm at the Leader’s llama farm
4923 E 161st Street
Noblesville

May 17
June 21

May 26
June 9

7:00 p.m.
Winks

At each workshop, 4-Her's will learn about the different types of cameras, exposure, composition, lighting, and project rules/guidelines. There will also be a time for questions. Please bring your camera and project manual.  For questions about the project or workshops, contact Project Leader, Kelly Michaels at 4h@kellynicolecreative.com or 317-508-9993.

June 11
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Annex

The workshop will include some practice presentations to prepare 4-H’ers for judging at the fair.  4-H’ers are encouraged to bring their pets. (This is optional.)  Please bring your Pocket Pets project manual for assistance with activities and questions.  Workshop will be from 9:30am to 11am.  If you have questions about the pocket pet project, feel free to contact the Project Leader, Kay Dugger at (317) 696-4473 (send text first) or kdugger@comcast.net

April 14, 7:00 pm, Hall B

May 10, 6:30-7:30 pm, Pavilion
Bird ID Workshop

Poultry workshop to go over general information about the project.  We will review the new handbook rules for showing and auctioning this year as well as answer any questions you have about the project, May 15th deadline, blood testing, and the fair.

Blood Testing Dates: 
June 18, 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
Small Animal Barn

June 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Small Animal Barn

YQCA

Completion required to show animals at the state or county fair

Take online at

https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $12
(Use your age on Jan. 1)

In person workshops; preregister at

https://yqcaprogram.org/

cost: $3

6:30-7:30 p.m. Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

May 25 OR June 22

June 22,
7:00 p.m.
Show Arena

Showmanship

4-H Members are encouraged to bring their own goat to the workshops if possible to practice showmanship maneuvers. For more information, please contact Pygmy Goat Project Leader, Brittany Swackhamer at 765-412-1781 or bsswackhamer@gmail.com

All meetings/workshops 7-8:30 p.m. in the Annex unless noted.

Jan. 25-Winks
Feb. 22-Winks
Mar. 22
April 26
May 10 (6-8 pm) Tattoo Workshop
May 24
June 28
July 5 (6-8 pm) Primary Club Records due
Aug. 23

YQCA

Completion required to show animals at the state or county fair

Take online at

https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $12
(Use your age on Jan. 1)

In person workshops; preregister at

https://yqcaprogram.org/

cost: $3

6:30-7:30 p.m. Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

May 25 OR June 22

March 27, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Fishers Public Library (Fishers East Meeting Room)
Focus: Project guidelines, what to read, and project options.  All grades welcome and encouraged to attend! 

April 14, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Hamilton County Fairgrounds (Dining Room of the Exhibition Center)
Focus: Reading options, neatness, and supplies for grades 3-5.

May 16, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Hamilton County Fairgrounds (Dining Room of the Exhibition Center)
Focus: Reading options, neatness, and supplies for grades 6-8.

June 8, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Hamilton County Fairgrounds (Conference Room of Exhibition Center)
Focus: Reading options, neatness, and supplies for grades 9-12.

Each meeting will help 4Hers to find books of interest, learn tips for success on projects, afford the opportunity to ask questions, and much more.  

6:00-8:00 pm, Winks Building, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
Jan. 13 - CANCELED 
Jan 27 - Virtual (refer to email for link)
Feb. 10, 24
Mar. 10, 24
Apr 7, 21
May 5, 19
June 2, 16

June 6
6 - 8 p.m.
Conference Room

June 15
6 - 8 p.m.
Annex

RSVP required 24 hours in advance of each workshop to agaffordasmus@gmail.com or 317-617-0310 (text or call)   If no one sends a rsvp, we will cancel that workshop.

BRING: photos, adhesive and any supplies you have and want to use

PROVIDED for you use during the workshop: tools, craft scissors, punches, paper cutters

PROVIDED for you to use in your albums: scrapbook solid paper, patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, albums, etc. 

****IF you are looking for a certain theme, certain colors, please let me know in advance so I can bring those supplies if I have them.  If I don’t have them, I will let you know.  I cannot guarantee I have everything you might want, especially if you have your heart set on a very specific idea but I will do my best to help you. 

If either of those dates/times do not work for you, please contact me.  I am available to meet with you individually at other days and times to offer help, advice and supplies.  I am in town most of June.

Important Resources:
Please check out our facebook group for more information and past videos…
Hamilton County 4-h Scrapbooking https://www.facebook.com/groups/279598016522415

4-H Handbook—There are many updates for all project this year including the scrapbook project.  Our information can be found on pages 94-96 of the handbook.

https://extension.purdue.edu/county/hamilton/4H/Projects-Hamilton-County-4H/Scrapbook.html

 Recommended adhesives:

Craft stores such as Joanns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Amazon, independent scrapbook stores sell a variety of adhesives.  I will have a few at the workshops for purchase if you need them.  We recommend using acid free and ligin free adhesives and products because they will last longer and preserve your project for safe keeping. 

Contact project leader, Angela at agaffordasmus@gmail.com or text 317-617-0310 to RSVP, ask questions and get more information on FB: Hamilton County 4-H Scrapbook https://www.facebook.com/groups/279598016522415

May 12
7:00 - 8:30 pm, Annex

This is a general information workshop for wearable and non-wearable sewing projects and participation in Fashion Revue! 
Activities and information available at the workshop include:
-survey for interest in summer small group sewing workshops—dates and times etc.
-project examples
-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 of...now what?!  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.

YQCA

Completion required to show animals at the state or county fair

Take online at

https://yqcaprogram.org/ cost: $12
(Use your age on Jan. 1)

In person workshops; preregister at

https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $3

6:30-7:30 p.m. Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

May 25 OR June 22

Schedule - 2022

  • Hunter Education
  • Archery
  • Muzzle Loading
  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun

April 13, 7:00pm, Winks

Plan to attend the 4-H Swine Meet & Greet on April 13, 7:00 pm in the Winks Building. Bring your ideas on how to make this project run smoothly. For more information about the 4-H swine project and this event, contact 4-H Swine Superintendent, John Higginbotham at 317.501.4362 or higginbotham93@gmail.com.

 

YQCA

Completion required to show animals at the state or county fair

Take online at

https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $12
(Use your age on Jan. 1)

In person workshops; preregister at

https://yqcaprogram.org/
cost: $3

6:30-7:30 p.m. Annex, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

May 25 OR June 22

Feb 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24

Llama Barn

May 14
9:30 a.m.
Winks

Workshop highlights “project and poster rules, veterinary jeopardy, and will cover one activity in the project manual”. For questions about the workshop or the vet science project, contact project leader Kyle Schmidt at kylesarahschmidt@gmail.com or 317.645.6275.