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 – ecahill@arapahoegov.com
Shaylen Florez – sflorez@arapahoegov.com
Claudia Meeks – cmeeks@arapahoegov.com
Jean Walton – jwalton@arapahoegov.com
Attention Organizational Leaders!

Please remember that the enrollment deadline to be eligible for county fair has passed.

Please make sure that you get the enrollment payment for all your members and volunteers turned in to us by April 30 (if you haven't already done so). We would like to get that portion finalized and in the books.

Also, please make sure that your 4-H families are aware of the animal ID (Cat, Dog and Horse) deadline (5/1) to have the info entered into 4HOnline and that we need completed Code of Show Ring Ethics and Animal Housing forms. Click here to access the forms.

You can mail payment and/or forms to:
CSU Extension Arapahoe County
Attn: Jean Walton
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

You can also make an appointment with Jean at jwalton@arapahoegov.com to drop off payment and/or forms.
Project Add/Drop Deadline Coming Up Soon
This is just a reminder that the member project add/drop deadline is 5/1! No changes will be allowed after this date.

Please note that Families can add projects in 4HOnline but are unable to delete them in v2.0. If you need any projects deleted, please email Jean at jwalton@arapahoegov.com or reply to this newsletter and she will be glad to help you.
Join us for an upcoming Baker’s Night

This event is FREE and open to both 4-H members and non-members. A link to the registration can be found by clicking the image above.

No Bake Cookies – Friday, May 28 at 5:00 PM
2021 Arapahoe County Fair
Heads up 4-H Families! The time to enter your projects for the 2021 Fair is approaching. FairEntry will open for entries on 6/1/21.

Once you have submitted your entries, you must confirm that they were received with Jean. When the time comes, you can email her at jwalton@arapahoegov.com to confirm your entries. We don't want anyone to miss out because they thought they completed all the steps and didn't really get them all done.
A Parade of Fashion
Calling all Beginning Clothing STEAM 1, Clothing STEAM 2, Advanced Clothing STEAM 3, Recycled Clothing, Upcycle Your Style, Artistic Clothing, Buymanship, wearable Heritage Arts projects and Cloverbud members! Please join us for the 2021 Arapahoe County Fashion Revue. An email was sent to eligible members from Shaylen with all the info, but if you need it again, click on the image to the right and scroll down to Resources. The deadline to enter is 6/18/21.
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:
May 1, 16 - Sorbers
June 5, 13- Sorbers
 
Extra shotgun practices- times/locations vary:
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
MQA Training!!!
REMINDER: Members enrolled in any livestock project will need to complete an MQA training if the 2020-2021 4-H year is their first year in a new age group. Please click on the correct link above to access the MQA Training you need to complete. Members will need to complete the quiz using the link at the end of the presentation with a score of 80% or above. Please send an mail with a copy of the conformation screen showing the passing score to ecahill@arapahoegov.com

The MQA Training must be completed no later than June 1st to be eligible to compete at the 2021 Arapahoe County Fair
Explore Your Outdoors Virtual Camp
April 26 – May 9
Get outside and explore where you live! Join CSU Extension and the Denver-Boulder City Nature Challenge for a bioblitz of a good time! This camp is gear toward youth ages 8-14. Youth will learn about wildlife, forestry, and how to explore nature. Click on the image to the right for more information and to register.
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 jwalton@arapahoegov.com after March 1 to set up an appointment.

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.
Arapahoe County Dog Fun Match
Please join the Arapahoe County 4-H Companion Animal Committee as they present the 2021 Arapahoe County 4-H Spring Dog Fun Match.

It will be held on Saturday, May 8 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds.

Registration - 8 a.m.
Judging - 9 a.m.
Registration Deadline - 4/30/21
Fee - $20 per exhibitor

Please click on the image to the left for more information and the entry form.
2021 Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to our 2021 Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship winners: Jane Goldy, Paige Canetto, Lakayla Vincent, Jordan Camp and Hope French! Click on the image to the right to read more about these amazing 4-H members.
2021 Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation IVY Winner
Congratulations to Cindy Camp, our 2021 Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation IVY (Important Volunteer of the Year) winner! Click on the image to the left to read more about Cindy's work as a volunteer. Do you know an amazing volunteer that you would like to nominate? Keep and eye out next year for the nomination information.
Urban Ranchers Day Camp
June 15-18
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Join us for a fun filled ag adventure for youth ages 8-13.
 
The Urban Ranchers Day Camp brings the farm to urban kids. Youth learn first-hand about agriculture, livestock, and animal care and husbandry. Youth will learn how to care for and handle several animals throughout the camp - such as chickens, cows, horses, goats, sheep, and llamas. Camp counselors will lead daily games and projects which will help youth explore where their food comes from. Camp registration is $100 and limited to 15 youth. Click on the image above for more information or to register.
 
If you are interested in serving as a youth counselor (ages 14 and up) email Claudia at cmeeks@arapahoegov.com
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.
4-H Project Night - Intro. to Needle Felting - April 30, 2021

4-H Baker's Night - No-Bake Cookies - May 28, 2021
Dog, Cat, and Horse Animal ID Deadline - May 1, 2021

Market Swine Project Add Deadline - April 19th, 2021
(303) 730-1920
CSU-Extension@ArapahoeGov.com
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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