By Ron Stafford
Karla is a dynamo when it comes to volunteering for the community. As a Talbot County 4-H volunteer, she is leader of the 4-H Saddle & Paws Club focusing on horses and small pets. While she participates in 4-H publicity and planning of club activities, her greatest joy comes from working directly with the kids and encouraging them and providing whatever they need to complete a project or gain a new skill. Karla’s other community work has included volunteering with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, leading a Junior Troop for the past five years and participating in summer camp for three years. White Marsh Elementary School has also benefitted from Karla’s input as she is the PTO president, a RISE reading program volunteer and a homeroom mom. Her helping hand has also been extended to St. Mark’s Sunday school program as well as to the Talbot Hospice House where she sometimes makes dinner for residents or takes part in the Festival of Trees.
Identifying needs and encouraging others to volunteer comes naturally to Karla. Over the years she has acted as an organizer and coordinator for both the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS and the Lacaze Meredith Real Estate office.
Talbot County 4H Clubs
4-H in Talbot County is coordinated through the University of Maryland’s youth development program, and teaches youth through hands-on “learn by doing” activities that encourage kids and teens to experiment, innovate, and think independently. For more info, contact Pat Murphy, 4-H Program Assistant, in Easton at 410-822-1244, or email Pat, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talbot Hospice House
Through the generous support of a caring community, the Talbot Hospice Foundation offers patients and caregivers hope and dignity while facing end-of-life issues. For more information, call the Talbot Hospice Foundation at 410-822-6681, or visit their website at talbothospice.org.
Nineteen local youth recently completed a three-day health career program held at Memorial Hospital in Easton. University of Maryland Extension’s 4-H Adventures in Health Science Program stimulates youth interest in health careers and supports the National 4-H mission mandates of improving science literacy and promoting healthy lifestyles.
This year’s program theme was bones and muscles, and youth explored a variety of health career opportunities available on the Eastern Shore. Guided by 4-H staff and volunteers, participants interacted with Shore Health System professionals from hospital departments including The Joint Replacement Center, Emergency Medicine (EMT and Paramedic), Radiology, Physical Therapy, Clinical Nutrition, and Clinical Nursing. They visited behind the scenes in hospital departments and learned about career fields from medical professionals who work in each department.
In addition to interacting with professionals, the youth performed numerous hands-on activities that helped them better understand health careers as well as improve their science skills. The activities included virtual hip replacement surgery, lifting a “pretend” fallen patient with a Liko lift, learning how pet therapy can uplift the spirits of severely ill patients, and investigating muscle and bone biology through dissection of chicken wings and a variety of games and puzzles. At the conclusion of the program, 87% of youth participants stated that the program made them more interested in pursuing a health care career.
Many of the program participants are also members of the Talbot/Caroline 4-H Health Careers Club that meets regularly throughout the year. Presently twenty- eight youth participate in the club. The 4-H Program extends thanks to 4-H volunteers Sherry Councell of Shore Health System and Cyndi Slacum of the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center for their enthusiastic support and connection to 4-H members. Without this partnership, the 4-H club would not exist.
4-H is University of Maryland Extension’s youth development program. All youth ages 5 to 18 are eligible to participate in 4-H, and youth ages 10 to 18 are invited to join the Health Careers Club. All Extension programs are “Equal access/Equal Opportunity.” For interested Dorchester County residents, there is also a new health careers club that meets at Dorchester General Hospital. Please call Talbot County Extension at (410) 822-1244 if you have questions or would like to join either club.
All youth ages 10-14 who are interested in health/medical careers are encouraged to participate in an exciting career exploration program. Adventures in Health Science will take place at Memorial Hospital in Easton June 29, June 30, and July 1 and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. During the second year of this successful program, youth will learn about medical and health science careers by touring hospital units, talking to health professionals, and participating in fun, interactive activities. This year’s program will feature careers related to muscles and bones. Health care is a top employer in our local area, and this program is a great way to learn about career fields that are available to you right here on the Shore!
The program is a combination of efforts of the University of Maryland Extension- (Caroline and Talbot 4-H), Shore Health System, and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center. Learning goals include helping youth better understand human biology/health science and familiarizing youth with potential health careers. A registration fee of $30 includes the cost of each day’s lunch. Please call Talbot County 4-H at (410) 822-1244 or Caroline County 4-H at (410) 479-4030 for more information and to sign up by June 1. Space is limited. It is the policy of University of Maryland Extension that all persons have equal opportunity and access to programs and facilities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or disability.” If you need assistance to participate in this program, please contact the 4-H office.
Talbot and Caroline County 4-H are collaborating to offer a one-day summer science program for all youth age 8 and older. This program includes hands-on science experiences related to agriculture, the environment, and engineering. The same program will be offered twice at different locations. Talbot 4-H will host the program Wednesday, June 15 from 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. at the Talbot Ag Center, Hiner’s Lane, Easton. Call 410-822-1244 to register. Caroline County 4-H will host the program Thursday, June 16 at the Caroline County 4-H Park, 8230 Detour Rd., Denton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 410-479-4030 to register. A fee of $5 will cover material costs. Registration deadline: Friday, June 10. All University of Maryland 4-H programs are Equal Access/Equal Opportunity.
The Talbot County 4-H is sponsoring a Craft & Yard Sale on Saturday, June 11th from 8am to 1pm at the Talbot Agriculture & Education Center, 10659 Hiners Lane, Easton, MD 21601.
All Vendors Are Welcome! Crafters, Various Consultants, Household items, Furniture, Jewelry, Antiques, Horse Tack, Pet items and more!!
Spaces are 10′ X 10′ for $10. Limited tables are available for rent at $5 per 6′ table.
Set up will be Saturday, June 11th 6am to 7am.
Food will be available for purchase.
All proceeds will benefit the Talbot County 4-H Programs held during the Talbot County Fair on July 13-16, 2011.
For more information, please call Karen Callahan at 410-310-8934.
All 4-H Programs are “Equal Access/Equal Opportunity.” For more information on 4-H, please call University of Maryland – Talbot County office at 410-822-1244. For more information on the 2011 Talbot County Fair, please see www.talbotcountyfair.org.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7
CLAYBUSTERS 4-H CLUB 1:30 p.m. Talbot Rod & Gun Club 9226 Chapel Road
Easton. Info 410-829-2429
MONDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2010
GREEN CLOVER 4-H CLUB: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church 7215 Ocean Gateway, Easton. Info: 410-820-2055
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2010
BUSY BEAVERS 4-H CLUB: 7:00 p.m., St. Mark’s UM Church Room 206, 100 Peachblossom Rd., Easton. Info: 410-822-4794.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2010
CHAPEL DISTRICT 4-H CLUB: 7:00 p.m. Talbot Agriculture Center 10659 Hiners Lane, Easton. Info: email@example.com
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2010
4-H SADDLE CLUB: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Whispering Winds Farm 4736 Windy Hill Road, Trappe
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2010
4-H HOOFBEATS CLUB: 6:30 p.m. University of Maryland Extension Center, 28577 Mary’s Court, Ste. 1, Easton. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21
CLAYBUSTERS 4-H CLUB 1:30 p.m. Talbot Rod & Gun Club 9226 Chapel Road
Easton. Info 410-829-2429
All youth ages 10-14 are encouraged to participate in the 2010 Adventures in Health Science Camp. The camp will take place at Easton Memorial Hospital on July 21, 22, and 23 and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The camp pre-registration fee of $30 includes each day’s lunch. Youth will learn about medical and health science careers by touring hospital units, talking to health professionals, and participating in fun, interactive activities such as taking vital signs on a computerized mannequin “patient”. Health care is a top employer in our local area, and this camp is a great way to learn about career fields that are available to you right here on the Shore!
The program is a combination of efforts of the University of Maryland Extension- (Caroline County / Talbot 4-H), Shore Health System and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center. The goals include promoting health science awareness, supporting the two National 4-H Mission mandates — Healthy Living and Science, Engineering and Technology, and familiarizing youth with health fields to encourage them to pursue health careers.
Please call Talbot County 4-H at (410) 822-1244 or Caroline County 4-H at (410) 479-4030 for more information and to sign up by July 1. “It is the policy of University of Maryland Extension that all persons have equal opportunity and access to programs and facilities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or disability.” If you need assistance to participate in this program, please call the 4-H office.
Caroline and Talbot County 4-H will be offering two exciting summer fun days for youth with activities focusing on Chesapeake Bay life and ways that youth can help to keep the Bay healthy. The program will take place Tuesday, June 15 at the Caroline County 4-H Park in Denton and will be repeated Wednesday, June 16 at the Talbot Agricultural and Education Center in Easton. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 A.M. and the program will run from 9:00 to 4:30. Hands-on activities will include watersheds, wildlife, native plants and trees, water use and conservation, and much more. The activities will help participants gain a better understanding of the valuable resources that the Bay offers.
Chesapeake Bay Summer Fun Days are designed for and open to all youth ages 8-13, but older youth are also welcome.
Interested youth should pre-register by June 1 by contacting the Caroline County 4-H office at (410) 479-4030 or the Talbot County 4-H Office at (410) 822-1244. Please specify the date you will be attending and provide the name, age, address, and phone contact information for each child planning to attend. This program will include a $5 registration fee per child to assist in materials costs.
All University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or national origin.
Join 4-H in exploring technology, science, math and engineering through LEGO’s and robots.
Would you like your child to be the future of technology?
Would you like them engaged in hands-on technology experiments that focus on science, mathematics, social studies, and language concepts?
If so please join us for a Robotics demonstration and interest meeting being held in Easton by the Talbot County 4-H Program.
Everyone is welcome so bring the kids.
When: February 23, 2010
Where: Talbot County Ag Center, Hiners Lane, Easton
RSVP and for Questions?
Contact Jayne Fitzgerald 410-822-1244 or email@example.com
Website for more info:
How old do I have to be to participate? 5 and older, this includes you adults too, we need volunteers!
The basics of programming, engineering, and constructing are all part of the process.
Young people who have an interest in learning more about, and participating in, shooting sports, are invited to attend a shotgun safety course this January. This course is a requirement to be a part of any 4-H shooting sports club.
Faculty and volunteers from the University of Maryland Extension 4-H Program are offering a youth training session beginning Jan 9, 2010.
Youth are required to pre-register. All youth MUST attend this training session prior to shooting.
For more information on this course or on 4-H clubs and events, contact Jayne Fitzgerald at the Talbot County Extension Office, 410-822-1244, or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need special assistance to participate in the training or club, please call and we will make arrangements.
It is the policy of the University of Maryland Extension that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, disability, age or national origin.