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Knox-Lincoln 4-H Newsletter-October 2013

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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

October 1        Start of 4-H year 2014

October 11      Last day to RSVP for 4-H Achievement Awards Celebration

October 19      2013 4-H Achievement Awards Celebration, 6-8pm, St. Denis Parish Hall, Whitefield

October 28      KLLA Meeting, 6pm; Science Activity for Leaders at 5:30pm!

November 3    4-H Science Day, KL UMaine Cooperative Extension office, 2-4pm

November 25  KLLA Meeting, 6pm

November 30  Club enrollment forms due at UMaine Extension

October Birthdays

Pearl B., Sydney C., Piper E., Alice F., Aidan F., Colby R.

KL 4-H Achievement Awards Celebration October 19

Plan to attend the Knox-Lincoln 4-H Achievement Awards Celebration on Saturday, October 19, 6-8pm at St. Denis Parish Hall in Whitefield. This will be a gala evening with dinner and recognition of the hard work and accomplishments of our 4-H members. You won’t want to miss it! RSVP by October 11.

Penny Challenge for an Ice Cream Party!

Back in the spring, KLLA issued a challenge to clubs: “…collect pennies throughout the year, deposit them in a designated jar at your club meetings. Bring the jar to the 2013 Achievement Celebration in October for counting.”

It is almost time to complete the challenge! The club that collects the most pennies will enjoy an ice cream party at one of their club meetings! Your contributions will help fund county-wide events and programs that you enjoy all year. Bring your pennies on October 19!

Join Us for 4-H Youth Science Day on November 3

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Knox and Lincoln counties will take part in 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) on Nov. 3, with a Maps & Apps experiment for youth ages 9-18.

From 2-4 p.m. at 377 Manktown Road in Waldoboro, participants will design and map an ideal park, as well as use GIS mapping to solve community problems and contribute data about participants’ communities to the United States Geological Survey.

Pre-registration is required. Youth do not have to be 4-H members to participate. To preregister, for more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.832.0343 or 800.244.2104 (in Maine). NYSD is held annually to promote programming that sparks interest and leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Hunting Season Alert

Please keep in mind that during hunting season, clubs should not plan hikes or other outdoor activities away from their regular meeting place. Wearing blaze orange is a must when you are outside this time of year, but it is not enough to protect you in wooded areas. It is best to put off such activities until the season has passed. For a complete list of hunting season dates in Maine, go to http://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting_trapping/pdfs/2013HuntingSeasonsChart.pdf.

State 4-H Office Core Newsletter Web Posts

  1. Robotics Expohttp://umaine.edu/4h/2013/09/24/robotics-expo-2/
  2. Get Ready for 4-H Maps & Apps –  http://umaine.edu/4h/2013/07/25/get-ready-for-4-h-maps-apps/
  3. Celebrating 100 Years of 4-H in Maine –  http://umaine.edu/4h/2013/04/22/celebrating-100-years-of-4-h-in-maine-2/
  4. Celebrating 100 Years in Maine with 100 4-H Geocaches!http://umaine.edu/4h/2013/07/25/celebrating-100-years-in-maine-with-100-4-h-geocaches/
  5. Beef Heifer Projecthttp://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/animal-science-resources/beef/new-england-galloway-group-heifer-project/
  6. 4-H Rabbit Show - http://umaine.edu/4h/2013/09/24/4-h-rabbit-show-2/
  7. Beef Conferencehttp://umaine.edu/4h/2013/09/24/beef-conference/

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