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April

17: Huron County Small Livestock Association Fundraiser Dinner, 4-7 p.m., $10/person, kids 5 and under eat free, tickets available at the door, silent auction held at the dinner, Pasta House, Kinde, MI, 989-550-2991.
17, 24 & May 1: Cooking 101 Workshop, 6-8 p.m., please attend all three dates, everyone in grades 3-12 welcome, $15 annual 4-H fee and $10 supplies fee due at time of registration, learn about basic kitchen safety, knife skills, measuring ingredients, cook breakfast, lunch and supper and sample tasty items you have cooked, register by April 10 as space is limited, minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 participants needed to hold workshop, FWCS Career Academy at Anthis, 1200 S. Barr St., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.
23-24: Money 101 Workshop, 6-8 p.m., please attend both dates, $15 annual 4-H program fee due at registration, you will become a 4-H member, learn about money habits, creating a financial plan, careers in finance, building credit, college funding and planning for the future, everyone in grades 3-12 welcome, Purdue Extension-Allen County, 401 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.
24: Saddlebums Horse & Pony Club Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Vincent Boy Scout Lodge, 8965 Auburn Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-740-8313.
26-28: Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Workshop, training expected to include rifle, archery, shotgun, pistol and muzzleloader, Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/shooting_sports or quistla1@msu.edu or 231-839-5848.
27: 4-H Poultry Workshop, MSU Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI, ockertka@msu.edu or 517-432-5270.
27: I CAN Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., day of free workshops for kids grade 6 through adults including candy making chocolate suckers, gardening seed tapes, sewing basics bookmark and make ahead mixes, each workshop is 45 minutes long, complete one or all four lessons to be entered into a drawing for a Crock Pot, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 hadleyv@purdue.edu.
27: MSU Small Poultry Flock Owner Management Symposium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., session topics include egg layer housing & management, egg layer nutrition, meat bird housing & management, meat bird nutrition, and avian diseases, offered to small poultry flock owners including youth interested in learning more about poultry management and diseases, $45, includes program materials and lunch, all fees must be paid online to reserve your spot, MSU Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI, to register visit commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645.
27: Indiana 4-H YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) Day, registration 9-9:30 a.m., program from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., experience the YQCA program in a fun, educational and engaging way, learn about food safety, animal biosecurity, animal ID, and the importance of a veterinary client/patient relationship through various hands-on experiences, visit the Purdue Meat Lab and new Land O'Lakes Purina Pavilion, pre-register by April 22, snacks provided, 270 S. Russell St., West Lafayette, IN, register online at yqca.org or contact dnicley@purdue.edu.
May

9: World Food Prize - Michigan Youth Institute, one-day event where 8-12 grade students present research and recommendations on how to solve global food security issues, network with researchers and other professionals while engaging in educational experiences, wibby@msu.edu or 906-475-5731.
9-11: Mother's Day Cake Workshop, 6-8 p.m. on May 9-10, 1-3 p.m. on May 11, please attend all three dates, everyone in grades 3-12 welcome, $15 annual 4-H fee plus $15 supplies fee due at time of registration, learn to make and paint fondant roses and calla lilies, cover cakes with buttercream icing and take your finished cake home in time for Mother's Day, bring your own cake mix, bowl and mixer - cake pans, eggs and vegetable oil will be supplied, register by April 27 as space is limited, minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants needed to hold workshop, Purdue Extension-Allen County, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.
11: Northern Michigan Rabbit & Poultry Educational Workshop & Animal Show, Kalkaska County Fairgrounds, Kalkaska, MI, theunic3@msu.edu or 231-627-8861.
11: Gratiot County Open 4-H Rabbit, Cavy & Poultry Show, registration begins at 7:30 a.m., entries must be in by 8:30 a.m., rabbit show begins at 9 a.m., $2/class, Gratiot County Fairgrounds, 706 S. Lincoln Rd., Alma, MI, 989-269-9949.
14: State 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest, MSU Meat Lab, East Lansing, MI, babco116@msu.edu or 517-432-1626.
15, 22 & 29: Candy, Cupcakes & Cake Pops Workshop, 6-8 p.m., please attend all three dates, $15 annual 4-H program fee plus $25 supplies fee due at registration, register by May 10, space is limited, learn about the science of candy making, the science of baking cupcakes, decorating cupcakes and cake pops, careers in baking and candy making, baking safety and take home a pound of assorted chocolate candies as well as various cupcakes and cake pops, Purdue Extension-Allen County, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.
18-19: Sullivan Supply's Stock Show University Grad Program, free two-day hands-on program with professors Taylor Harrison, Wess Richey, Kurtis Klingaman, Mason Awald, Nick Schroeder, Gerald Green and Colton Prescott, bring supplies you'd bring do a weekend jackpot show (adhesives,   combs, roto brush, blower, etc.), bedding not provided (acceptable bedding includes shavings, wood chips or straw), supply trailer on site for purchase of supplies, you're welcome to attend even if you don't bring an animal, Day 1 registration is at 8 a.m., learn about things like proper hair care management, clipping, managing fatigue, appetite and freshness on the road, fitting, proper show-day breakdown, and showmanship, one-on-one discussions with professors and group discussions, lunches (both days) and dinner (first day) provided free of charge by Sullivan Supply, Sanilac County Fairgrounds, 210 N. Dawson St., Sandusky, MI, register online at www.sullivansupply.com or contact Taylor Harrison at 800-475-5902 or taylor@sullivansupply.com.
25-26: Springport & Charlotte FFA Elite Sheep (May 25) & Swine (May 26) Jackpot Shows, Eaton County Fairgrounds, Charlotte, MI, entry form can be found at www.springportffa.com.
June

1: Gratiot County Youth Swine Day, registration opens at 8:30 a.m., day ends at 4 p.m., $5 through May 17, $10 until June 1, all-day seminar focused on improving youth knowledge of swine in general, topics include showmanship, basic management, livestock judging and nutrition, lunch provided, Gratiot County Fair for Youth, 701 S. Lincoln Ave., Alma, MI, 989-875-5292 or 989-466-5071.
4-6: 4-H Camp, Epworth Forest, northern Indiana, register and pay by May 1 (50% paid by Allen County 4-H Board of Directors so fee for Allen County kids is just $80), space is limited and spots are not guaranteed, 260-481-6826 or sammjohnson@purdue.edu.
8: 4-H Day at Michigan's Adventure, $26/guest with children 2 & under free, includes use of both parks and all the attractions within except Bumper Boats and RipCord, add 4-H Day Meal for additional $7 (meal served from 2-3 p.m. in catering area and consists of all-beef hot dog, macaroni salad, potato chips and soft drink), reserve tickets by June 3, 231-766-9959, youthsales@miadventure.com or www.miadventure.com/specialevents.
10-14: Fulton County 4-H Camp, $180 per camper, scholarships available, Wauseon, OH, 419-337-9210.
13-15: 4-H Academy, for grades 9-12, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 260-481-6826 or sammjohnson@purdue.edu.
14: Allen County's First 4-H Fling, meal at 5 p.m., live auction at 6:30 p.m., chicken dinner and benefit auction, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.
19-21: 4-H State Awards Assembly & Recognition Event, MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI, nashbett@msu.edu or 810-648-2515.
19-22: State Junior Leader Conference, for grades 9-12, 260-481-6826 or sammjohnson@purdue.edu.
22: State 4-H Goat Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, ockertka@msu.edu or 517-432-5270.
22-29: 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus, Washington, DC, langec@msu.edu or 517-279-4311.
24-28: 4-H Veterinary Science Camp, MSU, East Lansing, MI, www.canr.msu.edu/4_h_animal_veterinary_science_camp, babco116@msu.edu or 517-432-1626.
25-27: 4-H Roundup, for grades 7-8, 260-481-6826 or sammjohnson@purdue.edu.
26-27: MMPA Dairy Tour, Novi, MI, elischa@msu.edu or 517-432-4306.
July

10: Everyone Loves Flowers: Floral Design & Floriculture, hands-on fun workshop learning the basics of floral design, design principles and making a floral arrangement, Lake City, MI, quistla1@msu.edu or 231-839-5848.
11: State 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, babco116@msu.edu or 517-432-1626.
15-19: Michigan Dairy Expo & 4-H Dairy Days, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, elischer@anr.msu.edu or 517-432-4306.
17: Great Dairy Adventure, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, mclachl2@msu.edu, 517-432-5402, elischer@msu.edu or 517-432-4306.
31-Aug. 4: State Fair Youth Leadership Conference, for grades 9-12, 260-481-6826 or sammjohnson@purdue.edu.
August

2-3: 4-H State Shoot, Blue Water Sportsman's Association, Kimball, MI, quistla1@msu.edu or 231-839-5848.
4-10: 4-H Great Lakes Natural Resource Camp, full week camp includes meals, lodging, snacks, excellent programming by MSUE, Fisheries & Wildlife, and Michigan Sea Grant plus a T-shirt, $375/4-H'ers, addition $20 for non-4-H'ers, deadline to register is May 1, Camp Chickagami, Presque Isle, MI, potterla@msu.edu or 517-432-2963.
10: State 4-H Dog Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, ockertka@msu.edu or 517-432-5270.
15-18: State 4-H Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI, tenlenta@msu.edu or 517-353-1748.
September

21-22: 4-H Youth Leadership & Global Citizenship Spectacular, participants in this hands-on workshop will participate in small and large group sessions to share and develop valuable knowledge and skills related to youth leadership, civic engagement, global citizenship and international cultures, Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI, wibby@msu.edu or 906-315-2662.
November

29-Dec. 3: 4-H National Congress, Atlanta, GA, skeinath@msu.edu or 231-779-9480.

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