The Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office is currently open via appointment only. Please email staff members to set up appointments for meetings or if you have questions.
Ethan Cahill –
Shaylen Florez –
Claudia Meeks –
Jean Walton –
Join us for upcoming Baker’s Nights

We have several virtual baking programs planned for the winter/spring! These events are FREE and open to both 4-H members and non-members. Links to registrations can be found by clicking the image above.

Cookie Decorating Demonstration – Friday, April 9 at 5:00 PM
No Bake Cookies – Friday, May 28 at 5:00 PM

Additional programs are coming soon!
Shooting Sports

Please note that all members will need to use Signup Genius to register for ALL shooting sports dates! Click on the image above to register.  
All disciplines 1pm:
April 10, 18 - Sorbers 
May 1, 16 - Sorbers
June 5, 13- Sorbers
Extra shotgun practices- times/locations vary:
April 10- Kiowa Creek sporting clays 9:30am
April 18- GGC skeet 3pm
May 1- Kiowa Creek sporting clays 9:30am 
May 16- GGC skeet 3pm
June 5- Kiowa Creek sporting clays 9:30am
June 13- Byers Trap range 1:30pm
June 26 and 27 (8-4pm tbd) COUNTY SHOOT
Attention all Horseless Horse Project and Horse Project Members and Families!
The new Horse Rule Book is now available from the State office. It is in an 8.5 x 11 printable format or you can download it and save it to your computer. Click on the image to the left to go to it.
Horse Ride Nights
  • Horse Safety 101 Training Thursday, April 1st @ 7:00
  • 4-H Horse Ride Meetings 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 6:30 starting April 15th
  • 4-H Open Ride Nights 2nd & 4th Thursday @ 6:30 starting April 8th
Let’s Get Moving and Hit the Trails!

Join us for Arapahoe County's inaugural 5K TRAIL WALK/RUN SERIES celebrating Open Spaces, fitness and good health, and our thriving local trail system. We'll have prizes and free swag, light breakfast and booths at the finish line! All ages are welcome! You can also sign up for our virtual race and walk/run the trails on your own time!

DATE: Saturday, April 10
TIME: 8:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park (25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, CO 80016)
COURSE: The traffic-free 5K course winds though the Fairgrounds park, along a dirt trail on the eastern plains of Arapahoe County. Enjoy a beautiful Front Range view from the Fairgrounds trail while you run or walk.

  • In-Person $30; Virtual $20
  • Buy all four in-person races: $100 ($20 discount)
  • Buy all four virtual races: $60 ($20 discount)

For tickets, click on the image above.

Registration includes a race bib, swag from race sponsors, light food and beverage, and commemorative medal for in-person participants!

Important event details:
  • In-person race is limited to 200 people in compliance with public health orders.
  • Mask or face covering is required at all times for all participants 11 years or older, including while exercising on the course.
  • Exception: participants who cannon medically tolerate a face covering and have a medical exemption, and children 10 years and younger (though masks are encouraged).
  • Participants must maintain at least six feet distance from non-household members.
  • Rain or shine event; COVID details subject to change.
  • Staff will closely monitor the mandatory mask policy and flow, and can refuse entry or service if you do not wear a mask.

2021 dates:
Saturday, April 10 - Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park
Saturday, June 12 - 17 Mile House Farm Park
Saturday, Aug. 14 - Richmil Ranch Open Space
Saturday, Oct. 9 - High Line Canal
The Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Park is an Open Spaces property featuring incredible open sky views of the Front Range and Eastern Plains, multi-use trails, historic windmill, picnic tables and an expansive event venue.  
We can’t imagine a more incredible place for a 5K race! Come show your support for Arapahoe County Open Spaces trails, and the importance of physical activity, health, and wellness for all.   
Do You Have Questions?
Our next 4-H Family Update is Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

As the 4-H Fair approaches, we understand that you may have questions about what 4-H and/or the Fair will look like in the coming months. While we don’t have all of the answers, we would like to share what we know at this time. On Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m., we will have a 4-H update via Zoom. We will discuss our plans for the 2021 events, club meetings, and County Fair.

You can register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the picture on the right.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Goat Practices
May 22, 11 a.m.  
May 8, 11 a.m.
June 12, 11 a.m.
July 11, 10 a.m.

All practices will be held at the Vincent's.
Speech and Demonstration Contest CANCELLED!
The Speech and Demonstrations Contest that was scheduled for Friday, April 23 has been canceled due to zero registrations.

Please watch for deadline coming up for the Cake Decorating Contest! We have received a few for that contest so that one will not be canceled.
Learn more about the Heritage Arts Project and try out needle felting. Our very own Paige Canetto, who has a true talent, wants to help those that are interested or just want to have some fun. 15 spaces so sign up fast. Registration opens on March 1.

Supplies will be available for pick up at the Arapahoe County Extension Office by appointment only. Please email Jean at after March 1 to set up an appointment.

$5 per participant (plus Eventbrite fees)

Click on the image above for more information.
Attention Cat Project Members!
Please make sure to enter in your Cat ID information in 4HOnline. That includes pictures and vaccination records. Without that information it is considered incomplete. Please remember that members need to be 8 and older as of December 31 to enroll in animal projects. The deadline to submit your animal ID info is Saturday, May 1. Click on the image to the left for instructions.
Attention Dog Project Members!
Please make sure to enter in your Dog ID information in 4HOnline. That includes pictures and vaccination records. Without that information it is considered incomplete. Please remember that members need to be 8 and older as of December 31 to enroll in animal projects. The deadline to submit your animal ID info is Saturday, May 1. Click on the image to the right for instructions.
The 2021 Arapahoe County 4-H Fairbook has been posted on our website. Please click on the button below to go to our Arapahoe County Fair webpage. Scroll down to Resources and click on the link there.
2020 - 2021 E-Records Available
The 2020 - 2021 E-records are now available to download. Click on the image to the left to go to the State website where you can download your E-Records.
4HOnline v2.0 Tip Sheets
Tip sheets for Members/Families and for Volunteers to help with enrollment in 4HOnline v2.0 are available from the State Office.

Please click on the image on the right to view them.

REMEMBER - 4/1/21 is the enrollment deadline for all returning and new members in order to be eligible for the 2021 Arapahoe County Fair!
Youth Finance Program - April 22, 2021

4-H Baker's Nights
  • Cookie Decorating Demonstration - April 9, 2021

Horse Safety 101 Training
  • Thursday, April 1st @ 7:00

Market Swine Tag Check-Out
  • Thursday, April 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.

4-H Project Night - Intro. to Needle Felting - April 30, 2021

4-H Baker's Night - No-Bake Cookies - May 28, 2021
Enrollment Deadline in 4HOnline for 2021 Arapahoe County Fair eligibility - April 1, 2021

Cake Decorating Contest Registration Deadline - April 16, 2021

Dog, Cat, and Horse Animal ID Deadline - May 1, 2021

Market Swine Project Add Deadline - April 19th, 2021
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Centennial, CO 80112

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