Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4-H Monthly Calendar

Check out events and deadlines for the month of April!

Tuesday, April 15:
  1. Horse Declaration forms are due to the Ada County Extension Office by 5 pm. You can email them dhobbs@uidaho.edu or fax 208-5909 or bring them in! They're available on our website.
  2.  Applications are due to the state 4-H office to host male Japanese delegates this summer. The boys are ages 12-13.
  3. Early bird deadline for Teen Conference. The registrations are on the state 4-H website http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/4h/
Saturday, April 19:
3rd Annual Poultry Clinic at the Expo Idaho, small animal barn. 9 am to noon. Everyone is welcome. Bring your bird and have some fun learning about showmanship and more!

Saturday, April 26:

  1. Ada County Horse Hippology Contest, Ten Mile Riding Club. Registrations will be available soon.
  2. Farmway Village Egg Drop. 10 am to 3 pm. Compete in ETV (egg transport vehicle) drop competition, naked egg drop just for fun, and the Tech Wizard Day Camp! Call 287-5900 for more information.
Call 287-5900 or email dhobbs@uidaho.edu for more information on any of these events!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4-H Healthy Living - Preserving with Kids

If you're thinking about a gardening project this year consider the food preservation projects too! You can combine two projects while enjoying your produce year around.

The 4-H Food Preservation project includes drying, freezing, canning, and pressure canning. These re-vamped project manuals are available through the University of Idaho.

We're also offering an extensive 4 hour workshop on these projects on Thursday, May, 1 from 1 to 5 pm at the Ada County Extension Office. The cost is $10 which includes manuals and supplies. The workshop is taught by Extension Educators from across the state. If you would like to attend this workshop pre-register by Thursday, April 24 to Donna Gillespie at donna@uidaho.edu or 208-436-7184.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Healthy 4-H Club Challenge

Join the Idaho 4-H Healthy Club Challenge! Learn about healthy habits, nutrition, and getting active!

The goals of the challenge includes encouraging youth and leaders to learn about nutrition and health. To practice what they learn with their families and teach others healthy habits. The criteria to participate in the Healthy 4-H club Challenge are:

  • During the year incorporate one nutrition idea/activity into at least 6 club meetings
  • Elect a Health Office to conduct nutrition ideas/activities and record keeping
  • 4-H members are encouraged to complete the at home activities
  • Club record sheets and completed fair display turned in to the Ada County Extension Office
  • Complete a service learning project related to health and nutrition
The winning club will receive special recognition at a later date! There will be an orientation held during the April leader's meeting for the youth Health Officers. April 3, 7 pm at the Ada County Extension Office at a separate location from the leader's meeting. If your club will be participating and attending the orientationdhobbs@uidaho.edu
please RSVP to 287-5900 or

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

4-H Benefit and Dinner

Saturday, March 15 is the annual 4-H Benefit Dinner. All proceeds will benefit Ada County 4-H.

Everyone is invited to attend and show their support for the 4-H program. There will be a tri-tip dinner, baked potato, and salad. Top off your meal with a desert raffle featured hand made and specialty deserts.

Local businesses and individuals have donated luxury items, themed packages, dinners at some of the best restaurants in Boise, and more. Along with the raffle there will be a live and silent auction.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 15 at Center at the Park, 1920 N Records Ave, Meridian. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for a couple. Tickets are available at the Ada County Extension Office. Call 287-5900 for more information.

Unfortunately, the tickets are no longer available for purchase online. Please call 287-5900 to purchase tickets. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring Break Day Camps

Are you looking for something to do during spring break? It's time for the 2014 Ada County 4-H Spring Break Day Camps.

We're offering camps on a variety of subjects for different age groups. You can sign up for the camps online at Camp Registration.

WeDo Robotics - March 24,  Ages 6-9, Cost: $13
Learn how to make and program a simple robot and create a story with your robot.

NXT Robotics - March 25, Ages 9-14, Cost: $13
Build a program a Mindstorm robot

River Scavenger Hunt, March 26, Ages 9-14, Cost: $13
Explore the Boise Watershed and go on a scavenger hunt. Filled with outdoor adventure!

Decorate Your Duds, March 27, Ages 7-14, Cost: $13
Add new life to your clothes, personalize them, and decorate them.

Eco-Bot Challenge, March 28, Ages 9-14, Cost: $13
Join an engineering team and program a robot to meet the challenge.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Shooting Sports Open House

Everyone is invited to come see what the Shooting Sports Program is all about!

  • Friday, March 28
  • 4 to 8 pm
  • Cost $5
  • Dead On Archery, 2600 E Franklin Rd #100, Meridian

Try your hand at archery or rifle while you're there! Adults are invited to learn about opportunities to volunteer with this program. You can also sign up for a shooting competition on Saturday, March 29th and Sunday, March 30th. Call 287-5900 for more information.

** This is event is open to all youth ages 8 and up. (as of January 1, 2014)**

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Western Idaho Poultry Clinic

Birds of a Feather 4-H Club is once again hosting the poultry clinic on Saturday, April 19 at Expo Idaho Small Animal Barn at 9 am.

Everyone is invited to attend this free event. There will be information on preparing your birds for the fair and showmanship along with games and raffles. Refreshments will also be available. And of course, your bird is welcome to attend!

Fore more information call 287-5900 or email dhobbs@uidaho.edu

Thanks to D & B Supply, Bark n' Purr, and Outpak for helping sponsor this event!