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July

25: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., 12-week therapeutic horseback riding program that offers riding lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 x 609.
25: 4-H Cloverbud Outdoor Adventure Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for children 5-8 years old, you do not have to be a 4-H member to attend, $15/4-H'ers, $25/non 4-H members, Devries Nature Conservancy, 2635 N. M-52, Owosso, MI, herschni@anr.msu.edu or 989-743-2257.
27: Alcona 4-H Youth Archery Tournament,  10 a.m., Lost Lake Woods Club, Lincoln, MI, 989-724-6478.
29: Proud Equestrian Program, 12-week therapeutic horseback riding program that offers riding lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 x 609.
30: 4-H Club Explosion, 6 p.m., Huron Community Fairgrounds (Hagen Show/Sale Barn), Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 x 609.
30: 4-H Dog & Cat Show, 2 p.m., July 19 is the deadline for turning in fair entry forms, Huron Community Fair, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949.
30-Aug. 3: Bug Camp, learn who has what job and why we need to keep the creepy-crawlies around, MSU Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu or 248-347-0269 x 220.
31: 4-H Teen Spokesperson Training, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., workshop will provide tools and training for 4-H members ages 12-19 as of Jan. 1, 2018 who serve as spokespeople for 4-H, teen leaders, ambassadors, and community issue advocates, workshop highlights include dining etiquette, practice in public speaking, promoting 4-H, preparing for an interview, and social media/photovoice/video, $25/person, includes lunch, no refunds after July 20, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI, 810-648-2515 x 309 or nashbett@msu.edu.
31: Exploring Science with 4-H, 2-3 p.m., spend an hour learning all about science and what fun it can be, no need to be a 4-H member to attend, free, New Lothrop LIbrary, 9387 Genesee St., New Lothrop, MI, 810-638-7575.
31: Stress Less with Mindfulness for Teens, 12:30-2 p.m., class provides participants with an introduction and new skills to the practice of mindfulness to reduce stress, depression and anxiety, lessons include beginning with breath, mindful eating, laughter is good medicine, be kind to your mind, and mindful waking, classes held on Tuesdays through Aug. 7, closed group series, The Youth Armory, 555 1st St., Manistee, MI, bannonpa@msu.edu or 231-882-0026.
August

1: 4-H Livestock Developmental Committee meeting, 7:30 p.m., for 4-H beef, sheep and swine leaders and teens in Barry County, meetings include planning for the coming year as well as fair preparation, MSU Extension Community Room, Hastings, MI, pennin25@anr.msu.edu.
1-3: Michigan 4-H Health & Food Science Camp, $165/4-H members, $185/non-members, registration fee includes meals, lodging and resources, scholarships may be available, 989-539-7805 or hydemich@msu.edu.
5-11: Great Lakes Natural Resources Camp, for teens ages 13-15 in the 8-10th grades in the fall, Camp Chickagami, 6952 Kauffman Rd., Presque Isle, MI, 517-432-2963 or potterla@msu.edu.
6-10: Survival Camp, test your skills with fire building, archery, fishing, wilderness first aid, shelter building, orienteering and more, learn about what plants and animals are needed for survival, MSU Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu or 248-347-0269 x 220.
6-10: MSU Tollgate Farm Beginner Horse Camp Level 1, MSU Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu or 248-347-0269 x 220.
7: Huron County 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., specifically for Cloverbuds ages 5-8 years on or before Jan. 1, 2018, $15/Cloverbud, all participants will receive a T-shirt as well as nutritious lunch, activities include a craft, games and songs, fishing, swimming, STEM activities, nature exploration and the jumping pillow, register by July 13, space limited to first 24 kids, Camper's Haven Campgrounds, southwest of Bad Axe, MI, on M-53, 989-269-9949 x 609.
8: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., 12-week therapeutic horseback riding program that offers riding lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 x 609.
9: Home Food Preservation: Water Bath & Pressure Canning Class, 10-11:30 a.m. OR 1-2:30 p.m., Huron County MSU Extension office, 1142 S. Van Dyke, Suite 200, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 x 602.
9: Invasive Species 4-H Youth Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., please register by Aug. 2, $5/workshop, open to middle and high school students, lunch included, youth welcome to attend multiple workshops, 4-H membership not required, Sebewaing County Park, 759 Union St., Sebewaing, MI, gassmeag@msu.edu or 989-895-4026 x 5.
10-11: Michigan State 4-H Dog Show, $6/dog, $15/T-shirt (optional), $10/class, $30 camping per night, MSU Pavilion for Ag & Livestock Education, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI, 517-432-5270 or ockertka@msu.edu.
13-17: Animal Camp, learn about animal behavior and how to interact, adventures will lead beyond the barnyard to discover the diverse habitats of animals in the forest and by the pond, MSU Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu or 248-347-0269 x 220.
13-17: Beginner Horse Camp Level 2, MSU Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu or 248-347-0269 x 220.
15: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., 12-week therapeutic horseback riding program that offers riding lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 x 609.
15-17: Oakland County 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $35/day for current 4-H members, add one-time $20 membership fee for non-members, designed specifically for 5-8 year olds, hands-on learning activities, crafts and active play throughout the day, trip to Paradise Peninsula Playscape, crafts, nature hikes, chemistry activities and more, snack and T-shirt included, please bring a sack lunch (no peanuts), registration closes Aug. 1, Lookout Lodge in Waterford Oaks County Park, 1702 Scott Lake Rd., Waterford Charter Twp., MI, blumkama@anr.msu.edu or 248-858-0890.
16: Cloverbud Camp: Be 4-H Green, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., a unique one-day camp experience that engages children ages 5-8 as of Jan. 1, 2018 in areas of 4-H green such as the environment, money management, and Spartan fitness, camp participants will explore healthy lifestyle choices by learning about green living, financial responsibility, and cultivating their minds and bodies Spartan style all while having fun, $15/4-H members, $35/non-members, space limited to 20 participants, please bring a sack lunch, water bottle and an old T-shirt to be repurposed, outdoor activities so please dress appropriately, Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing, MI, lilleho1@anr.msu.edu or 517-676-7292.
20-24: Food Camp, week includes digging into the garden, caring for the animals and exploring the surrounding field, forest and pond, interact with goats and greens as we engage in food science making nutritious snacks that taste yummy too, MSU Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu or 248-347-0269 x 220.
20-24: Botany in the Kitchen, more in-depth exploration of the Garden Kitchen, spend time outdoors immersed in the world of plants while learning alongside the MSU Tollgate Sustainable Agriculture Team, get to know kitchen tools and improve knife skills, learn the difference between a puree and a sauce and much more, MSU Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu or 248-347-0269 x 220.
22: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., 12-week therapeutic horseback riding program that offers riding lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 x 609.
27-30: Eco Warriors Camp, perfect for those who like to tinker, engineer, craft and change the way we think about trash, for ages 6-11, MSU Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu or 248-347-0269 x 220.
28: Eaton County 4-H Cloverbud Camp, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., open to any youth ages 5-8 as of Jan. 1, 2018, learn about local area wildlife, morning will feature fun, hands-on activities and crafts, afternoon features learning from wildlife experts, scavenger hunt of the fairgrounds, water games (weather permitting) and a movie, $10/person includes T-shirt, activity supplies and snacks, please bring a sack lunch (refrigeration available) and swimsuit and towel, Kardel Hall, Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI, oosterh6@anr.msu.edu or 517-543-2310.
29: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., 12-week therapeutic horseback riding program that offers riding lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 x 609.
September

5: 4-H Livestock Developmental Committee meeting, 7:30 p.m., for 4-H beef, sheep and swine leaders and teens in Barry County, meetings include planning for the coming year as well as fair preparation, MSU Extension Community Room, Hastings, MI, pennin25@anr.msu.edu.
11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9 &  16: Allen County 4-H Air Pistol Program, 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday evening, class size limited to 12, $40/person, paid registration due Aug. 30, open to grades 3-12, fee includes 4-H program fees, air pistol program fee and use of all equipment, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.15: Allen County 4-H Shotgun Program, noon-2 p.m. each Saturday, open to grades 5-12 who have already taken one or more of the other Allen County 4-H Shooting Sports Programs, $75/person due Sept. 5, includes 4-H program fees, shotgun program fee and use of all equipment, St. Joe Valley Conservation Club, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.
October

3: 4-H Livestock Developmental Committee meeting, 7:30 p.m., for 4-H beef, sheep and swine leaders and teens in Barry County, meetings include planning for the coming year as well as fair preparation, MSU Extension Community Room, Hastings, MI, pennin25@anr.msu.edu.
November

7: 4-H Livestock Developmental Committee meeting, 7:30 p.m., for 4-H beef, sheep and swine leaders and teens in Barry County, meetings include planning for the coming year as well as fair preparation, MSU Extension Community Room, Hastings, MI, pennin25@anr.msu.edu.

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