Tuesday, January 27, 2009

County Events

Now is the time to start preparing your act for Night of the Arts or planning your demonstration/illustrated talk for Demonstration Day. County Events will be here before you know it.

Night of the Arts will be held March 6, 2009 at 7 pm. So polish up your favorite tune or grab a few (no more than 4) of your club mates and put together a skit or practice your favorite dance. Registration forms will be available from the office or on the web. Turn in your registration form by phone, fax, mail, or email by February 16, 2009. Night of the Arts will be held at Northwest Church of Christ, 6355 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg.

Demonstration Day is March 21, 2009 at 9 am at the Pinellas County Extension Office. Every 4-H’er is expected to present a demonstration as part of their project, so why not take that extra step and present it at Demonstration Day? Contact Jean Rogalsky at 582-2597 or email jrogalsk@pinellascounty.org to make arrangements for help with your demonstration. Deadline for Demonstration Day registrations is March 2, 2009. Again you can mail, fax, email or phone in your registration but mark the deadline on your calendar today.

There is also a Poster and Photo Exhibit Contest. Registration for this competition is included on the Night of the Arts form. Information for the Dairy Poster Contest has not been released.

The links to the two registration forms are below.

Demonstration Day Registration - http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/4-H/pdf/2009Demonstration%20Day%20Entry%20Form.pdf
Night of the Arts Registration- http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/4-H/pdf/2009entry%20form%20night%20of%20the%20arts.pdf

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy 100th Birthday Florida 4-H

The year 2009 marks the Florida 4-H Centennial. Counties and Districts across the state are planning a number of Centennial events. Here are a sampling of events happening:

  • The official start of the celebration starts at the Florida State Fair. Come see the 4-H exhibits and play 4-H putt putt golf at the Ag Hall of Fame building. The Floida State Fair runs from February 5-16.
  • District IX Council is hosting a Florida 4-H Centennial Celebration on January 31st from 10:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., at Selby Public Library in Sarasota County . This event will have an open house format, featuring interactive booths and displays designed to highlight a variety of 4-H program areas. There will also be hands-on activities, crafts, games, face painting, a marine science touch tank, and more! At this event, attendees can take part in our Centennial Community Service Initiative by making cards to be sent to deployed military personnel. The goal to make at least 100 cards!
  • The Pinellas County 4-H Foundation is planning a Centennial Banquet Friday, March 13, 2009. The banquet will take place at Banquet Masters in Pinellas Park. Tickets for adults will be $50.00 and will include dinner, entertainment, and a guest speaker.
  • Across the state, 4-H members are planning tree planting activities with the goal of planting 100 trees per county. Local clubs will be working with their families, schools, and municipalities to achieve this goal.

For more information on the Florida 4-H Centennial or for volunteer opportunities, go to http://www.florida4h.org/events/centennial.shtml or call the Pinellas County 4-H Office at (727) 582-2215.