Volunteers needed in 4-H: Looking for volunteers as Kent County Fair 4-H Division chairpersons, judges and much more! Call the Extension Office if interested…410-778-1661. The University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.

July 2014

1  DEADLINE: Animal Husbandry and Quality Assurance (AHQA) Online Training must be completed!

DEADLINE: Diamond Clover Applications for Levels 1-5 Due to Kent 4-H Office

DEADLINE: 4-H/DNR Hunter Safety Certification Weekend, Registration Deadline.

1  Backdrop painting and Float Decoration/JLC, 6:00 pm. Pizza/drinks provided but must register!

2 4-H “Mounting Art and Photos” for ALL 4-H’ers entering art/photo exhibits, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Extension Office

4  Independence Day Holiday ~ Extension Office Closed

4-H Float in Rock Hall 4th of July Parade, Set-up 8:30 am, parade begins 10:00 am. All Welcome!

5  Fair Clean-Up and Prep Day, 9 am , Kent Ag Center

7  Dairy Judging Practice – Fran-Bar Farm/Moore Family, Ruthsburg, 7:00 pm

9  ALL 4-H Club Clean-up and Fair Prep Night, 5:30 pm – until…Kent Ag Center ALL 4-H’ers and Families are asked to attend! Bring cleaning supplies, yard/gardening tools, etc. 4-H Member and Leader Cards will be distributed.

DEADLINE: Overnight Health Forms Due, Sign-up as Youth Fair Photographer, Flag Raiser for Opening Ceremony or to lower flags for Closing Ceremony

4-H Ambassador Practice, 7:00 -7:30 pm, Kent Ag Center, during the clean-up.

9-12 Talbot County Fair, off Rt. 50, Easton

2 Fair Clean-up and Preparation, 9 am, Kent Ag Center

12-13 4-H/DNR Hunter Safety Certification Weekend, Thendera 4-H Center

13-25 4-H Service Trip to Tanzania, Africa

14 Eastern Shore Championship Holstein Show, 10:00 am, QA County 4-H Park, Centrevile

15 – 20  Kent County Fair Week for 4-H’ers and families

15  Kent County Fair Indoor Exhibits Entered, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

16  Kent County Fair Animal Exhibits Entered, 2:30-9:00 p.m., Indoor Exhibits Entered 2:30 – 5:00 pm, Indoor Entries judged 6:00 – ?

17-19 Kent County Fair, Official Fair Dates. See inside for detailed 4-H schedule

18-26    Cecil County Fair, Fair Hill Natural Resource Area, 4640 Telegraph Rd (Rt 273), Fair Hill

20  Kent County Fair – final day for 4-H, Awards, Clean-up etc.

21  Adolescent Substance Abuse Coalition (ASAC) Community Meeting, 5:30 pm, Public Works Complex

1   DEADLINE: New 4-H’er enrollment deadline to be eligible for Kent County Fair. (Due June 2nd)

DEADLINE: 4-H Project Enrollment Deadline to show in the Kent County Fair. (Due June 2nd)

DEADLINE: Rabbit and Poultry ID Cards are due to Extension Office (Due June 2nd)

DEADLINE: Maryland 4-H Foundation Scholarship Applications are due!

                5           4-H Awards and Recognition Committee, 7:00 pm, Extension Office

                6-8        4-H Engineering Camp, The Rocks 4-H Camp, Harford County. Registration deadline – May 27th

               10           NEW 4-H FAMILY FAIR ORIENTATION, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Extension Office. Please sign up by June 9th.

10           4-H Promo Poster Night, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Extension Office. Must register by June 9th!

14           4-H Crochet Workshop Series – Session 1, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Extension Office

4-H Horse Hippology and Horse Judging, College Park Campus Farm

16           DEADLINE: KENT CO. FAIR ENTRIES DUE (because June 15th is a Sunday) in Extension Office or Postmarked. No late entries accepted!

UME Online 4-H Volunteer Training, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Must register through 4-H Office and complete


               17          4-H Recycled Craft Project Workshop, 6:30  – 9:00 pm, Extension Office. Must register by June 13th!

18           4-H Jewelry Making Workshop (Earrings), 7:00 – 8:00

18           4-H Animal Quality Assurance Workshop, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Extension Office. All new 4-H’ers, 4-H’ers new to animal projects or anyone who hasn’t taken hands-on QA training before – Should attend!

19           Ag Center Board of Directors Meeting, 7 pm, Kennedyville United Methodist Church

               20-21     Delmarva Chicken Festival, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm both days, QA 4-H Park, Centreville

               21           MD 4-H Avian Bowl, QA 4-H Park, Centreville

               27 – 30   MD 4-H Horse Jamboree, Frederick County 4-H Camp

              30           UME 4-H Volunteer Training, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Extension Office. Must register by June 27th!

KENT COUNTY 4-H CLUB MEETING DATES                      

Bits and Bridles 4-H Horse Club -Meets 3rd Saturday, Running W Kennel, Worton, 1:00 pm, Leaders: Avra Sullivan, 443-480-3346 and Stephanie Turner, 443-262-9735

Clay Crushers 4-H Shotgun Club – Meets 2nd & 4th Sunday afternoons weekly, alternating between Kent County Gun Club and Sudlersville Skeet Club, Leaders: Russ Parson, cell (443-480-0292) and Robert Baldwin (410-348-5727)

Junior Dairy Associates – Meets 3rd Friday monthly, 7:00 pm, Kennedyville United Methodist Church, Leaders: Beth Hill (410-778-1661) and Cheryl Plummer (410-648-6828)

Junior Rifle Club – Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays, 2:00 pm, Winter-Kent Ag Center Rifle Range, Summer-           Alexander Shooting Range, Weekly, Leader: John Curlett (410-778-0924)

Kent Clover Calf – Meets 2nd Wednesday monthly, 7:00 pm, Kennedyville United Methodist Church, Leaders: Jennifer Debnam (410-348-5905), Leader: Carrie Douthit (410-928-5860)

Kent Fuzzy Tails and Shiny Scales 4-H Club,Meets 4th Thursday monthly, 6:30 pm, Winter: Presbyterian

Church of Chestertown, Summer: Lovett Farms, Worton, Leader: Carrie Douthit, 410-928-5860

Puppy Pals 4-H Dog Club – Meets Wednesdays monthly, 6:30 pm, Winter-Radcliffe Creek School,

Summer-Mondays-Running W Kennels, Worton, Leaders: Bert and Jim Lindauer, 410-778-2887

Shore Shots 4-H Archery Club – Meets 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cypress Creek Archery, Millington, Leaders: Jesse Guilbault (410-275-2790), Teresa Quinn, (410-708-0217) email: taquinn65@gmail.com

Udder Delights 4-H Club – Meets 4th Monday monthly, 6:30 pm, Chester River Friends Meeting House,

           Chestertown, Leaders: Owen McCoy (410-639-7217) and Christine Betley, 410-739-0304

“NEW” 4-H Clover Bud Club – Meets 4th Saturday of every month 10:30am-12:00pm at Colchester Farm. Ages 5-7. For more information contact: bluelemonade@me.com