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December

5-8: Festival of Trees, general admission is free, food available, see beautifully decorated trees and wreaths, visit with Santa, make cookies with Mrs. Claus, have a meal with family and friends and help raise funds to support camp programs, features 100+ beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and other holiday items available for purchase through live and online auctions, 4-H Camp Kidwell, Bloomingdale, MI, 269-521-3559 or campkidwell@btc-bci.com.

28-Jan. 1: Winter Camp, for kids ages 5-14, sledding, games, snow forts, cookie making, hot chocolate, campfire, singing, nature walks, video games, New Year's Eve party and so much more, 4-H Camp Kidwell, Bloomingdale, MI, 269-521-3559 or campkidwell@btc-bci.com.

January 2020

17: Michigan Dairy Ambassador Program applications due, open to any Michigan high school and college students interested in dairy and/or pursuing a career in the dairy industry, download an app at www.glrdc.org or contact Megghan Honke Seidel at 517-884-7089 or 1glrdc@gmail.com. Applications must be submitted electronically.

25: 4-H Rabbit Show, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

February

6-8: Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference, Frankenmuth, MI, www.glrdc.org or 1glrdc@gmail.com.

25: 4-H Benefit Clinic, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

March

20: 4-H/FFA Horse Judging Contest & Equine Expo, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-353-1748 or tenlenta@msu.edu.

April

16-20: Global Gateway Experience, open to 4-H members in grades 7-12 to get involved and learn more about global hunger, includes a Global Village where youth will see recreated urban slums, bamboo huts, shanties, refugee camps and more, creates an experience in which nothing - food, shelter, water or cooking fuel - can be taken for granted, participate in a number of exercises and prepare a meal with limited resources while staying in the Global Village, members will stay in the Heifer Hilton for the first and third nights (bunk bed-style housing in a barn with the animals below) and in one of the Global Village houses on the second night, registration is $170 plus the cost of meals on the trip to/from Arkansas, transportation provided by charter bus and sponsored by Indiana 4-H Youth Development, youth must submit an application as space is limited, Allen County can take 4 youth and 1 adult on this trip, apply by Dec. 1 - applications available from the Extension office in Fort Wayne, IN. Global Gateway Experience is held at the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, AR.

17: FFA Ag Skills Contest, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

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