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November

1-May 15, Allen County 4-H .22 Rifle Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50/person, for youth in grades 4-12, program teaches safe handling of firearms, proper use of equipment, shooting techniques and ethics of good shooters, material, ammo and equipment furnished, class size limited to the first 30 paid and registered participants, minimum of 15 needed to hold the class, registration due Sept. 25, Concordia Lutheran High School, Shooting Range, 1601 St. Joe River Dr., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec. 6, Allen County 4-H .22 Rifle Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50/person, for youth in grades 4-12, program teaches safe handling of firearms, proper use of equipment, shooting techniques and ethics of good shoters, material, ammo and equipment furnished, class size limited to the first 30 paid and registered participants, minimum of 15 needed to hold the class, registration due Sept. 25, Concordia Lutheran High School, Shooting Range, 1601 St. Joe River Dr., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

13 & Dec. 18: Nature Series, 6-8 p.m. each night, $25 annual program fee plus $5 supply fee, for grades 3-12, learn to identify trees and make a field guide, learn about natural areas in Indiana, study bird features and take home a bird feeder, Purdue Extension-Allen County, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

18-19: Creative Arts Celebration Workshop, (formerly known as 4-H Visual Arts & Crafts Workshop), at the Kettunen Center. Registration deadline is Nov. 3 or until classes are full (classes are already filling up quickly). Call 989-269-9949 for more info.

19: 4-H Horse & Pony Judging Team, 4-6 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about 4-H Horse & Pony Judging please plan to attend a meeting on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Purdue Extension-Allen County, 4001 Crescent Ave, Fort Wayne, IN. Open to grades 3-12. Call 260-740-8313 for more details.

28: Put it Up! Preserving Jam/Jelly with Youth class, 6-7:30 p.m at the MSU Extension Office, 1142 S. Van Dyke, Suite 200, Bad Axe.  This class is limited to 8 youth on a first-come, first-served basis.  If this class fills and there is enough interest, another class may be added. RSVP by Tuesday, November 21st to Kari VerEllen at 989-269-9949, ext. 604.  For questions contact the instructor, Laurie Messing, at 989-269-9949, ext. 611.

28: Allen County Fairgrounds Craft Bazaar, 9 AM-2 PM. Fun day of shopping with local vendors. Food available. Free Admission and Free Parking.

December

1: Clothe-A-Child Program, Our help is needed again this year (this is the 17th year the 4-H has helped with this event). Last year 4-H families wrapped a total of 174 boxes. We are once again looking for people to help wrap boxes. The Clothe-A-Child Program provides complete outfits including underwear and sock to needy youth in Huron County at Christmas time. Wrapped boxes can be dropped off at the MSU Extension offce by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1, or they can be dropped off at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church, 165 Pigeon Road (M-142), Bad Axe, the morning of Monday December, 4.

1, 2, 8, 9: Christmas in the Country, The Allen County Fairgrounds will be hosting 'Christmas in the Country' this December. They are looking for volunteers to assist them. They need volunteers to serve food, work in craft area, decorate, dessert donations. For questions or to sign up, call Marilou Linnemeier at 705-9526.

2: Ohio 4-H Horse Show Judges Conference, 12:00 p.m. Registrations are due by Nov. 13th, 2017. Registrations not received by Nov. 13th will be charged an additional fee. ABSOLUTELY NO registrations will be taken after Nov. 20th.

4: Mrs. Clause Tea, 3-5 p.m. at W. K. Kellogg Manor House, 3700 East Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI. Tea begins with Mrs. Claus welcoming the children to enjoy their lovely meal. Immediately following tea service Mrs. Claus will read stories, sing songs and pose for pictures with the children. This event is created for children ages 5 and older. An adult guest must accompany a child.

January

9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13: 4-H Air Rifle Program, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $40/person, or youth in grades 3-12, program teaches safe handling of firearms, proper use of equipment, shooting techniques and ethics of good shooters, material, ammo and equipment furnished, class size limited to the first 12 paid and registered participants, registration due Dec. 9, Hoagland Community Center, 11320 Hoagland Road, Hoagland, IN, 260-481-6826.

10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14: 4-H .22 Rifle Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m.., $50/person, for youth in grades 4-12, program teaches safe handling of firearms, proper use of equipment, shooting techniques and ethics of good shooters, material, ammo and equipment furnished, class size limited to the first 30 paid and registered participants, minimum of 15 needed to hold the class, registration due Dec. 29, Concordia Lutheran High School, Shooting Range, 1601 St. Joe River Dr., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

12-15: Trip to Washington D.C. with Bayer & National 4-H Council, Youth ages 14-18 are invited to enter the “Why Science Matters to Me” photo contest to win a trip to the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science on Jan. 12-15. Enter to win through the 4-H website or Instagram by submitting a photo showing how life science is behind the food you eat, benefits your health or helps your animals. Each photo should also include a 300-word maximum caption telling why science matters to them. All posts must include “#ScienceMattersContest” and be submitted by November 26, 2017.

20: Spartan Women's Basketball, 4:00 p.m. the Southwest Harrison Gate will open at 2:30. Participants are asked to wear green & white 4-H and/or Extension apparel if possible. Come celebrate MSU Extension's 4-H youth with the MSU Spartan Women's basketball team as they take on the Purdue Boilermakers. Tickets will be available Monday, November 13. Free tickets for MSU Extension 4-H youth and their families, 4-H volunteers and MSU Extension staff and their families! Contact Patti or Kari for tickets 989-269-9949.

27: State 4-H Rabbit & Cavy Show, Rabbit & cavy breed classes only. Judging by ARBA Standards (breed, fur, meat). No showmanship classes offered. Other events during the show are Breed ID contest; Judging seminars; Club information booths; Supply vendors; Scholarship silent auction. Open to all Michigan 4-H members 9-19 years of age. For more information contact your local MSU Extension office or visit the website at https://events.anr.msu.edu/rabbitshow18/

February

3-4: 4-H Winterfest 2018, at 4-H Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI. $70. Youth and adults who attend 4-H  Winterfest will spend 2 days learning about exciting project areas while meeting youth from around the state. 4-H Winterfest offers participants and chaperones an opportunity to experience Kettunen Center in an overnight camp setting. Youth participate in hands-on sessions that range from crafts to shooting sports!  Registration info in early December. Contact Renee Carroll 231-928-1056, carro188@anr.msu.edu.

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