February 15
Exchange Spaghetti Dinner;
CWF entry deadline

February 18
President's Day (office closed);
June Show Planning Meeting

February 19
4-H 102

February 21
Horse level study night

February 23
Open Dog Agility

February 24
Horse Buckle Show

February 25
Open Dog Obedience Class

March 2
Beef Weigh-in

March 4
Youth and Leader's Council;
Cloverbud Fun Night registration

March 6
Cat Clinic
Rocketry Workshop
4-H Exchange Spaghetti Dinner and Auction
Friday, February 15th, Kirk Hall
Meal tickets will be:
$10 adults,
$8 children ages 5-12,
 children under 5 are free.
Enrollment Information
Horse Project Members

Horse Levels Study Night and Testing
February 21 st 5:30 PM
Kirk Hall

Study session will be from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM and testing will go from 7:30 PM to 8 PM.
This is a great opportunity to complete your written horse level test.

Please RSVP to Claudia by February 19 th at Claudia.Meeks@colostate.edu and tell her what level you will be taking that evening.
Inspire the 4-H members – We Need Leaders
We have several dates held for project workshops. We would love to have a workshop or two on record books, computers, rocketry, public speaking, leather-craft or any other projects that members show an interest. We can plan more than one project a night.

If you are a leader that is interested in hosting a project workshop, please contact the Extension Office.
June Show Panning Meeting
Youth Council June Show committee meeting at the Extension Office Conference Room
February 18 at 2:00 PM
Open 4-H Dog Project Practices
All practices will begin at 6 PM in the Multi-Purpose Barn (north side). Youth must RSVP online by the Wednesday before the practice. There will be a limit on the number of dogs that can attend each practice – with preference give to those youth NOT enrolled in a dog-focused club (4Paws, Parker Barkers, Running Rovers). There will be a temperament test required for dogs not participating in current dog-focused club practices.
Note: current vaccinations and information must be uploaded in 4honline.
 
Monday, February 25 th – Obedience
Monday, March 25 th – Showmanship
Monday, April 29 th – Rally
Monday, May 20 th – Showmanship
Monday, June 17 th – Rally
Monday, July 15 th – Obedience
Topics are tentative
Open Agility Practice  (only for members of 4-H dog project)
  Where:  Golden Star Dog Sports, Sedalia 
  When:   Saturday Feb. 23 & Sat. March 30 (more dates to follow)
  Schedule : 10 AM- 11 AM- 4-H dog project members who are new to agility
           11:30 AM - 4-H dog project members who ran with us last year and/or 4-H members who are taking private agility lessons and can run a sequenced course (teeter and weave poles not required).
2019 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training Schedule 
The disciplines offered at each training are also listed below. No RSO trainings will be held in conjunction with the 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Trainings this spring.   Registrations via 4HOnline will open approximately 6 weeks prior to the start of each training.   4-H volunteers must be approved, enrolled and active in 4HOnline prior to registering for the trainings. Do not delay the volunteer enrollment or re-enrollment process. More details regarding the trainings will be sent out in the near future. 
4-H Project Manuals
The extension office does not stock all the project manuals. We try to have a sample on site, but if you wish to buy one, the best way is to email or call the office to make an order. Email Sylvia Worcester at sylvia.worcester@colostate.edu
Rabbit and Cavy Members
If any 4-H kids are wanting to add rabbits and/or guinea pigs to their project list, the upcoming ARBA show is March 1&2 at Castle Rock fairgrounds.
This would be great opportunity to pick up your new project before the April 1 deadline.
Market Steer Enrollment, Tagging, and Weigh-In
Saturday, March 2 nd 9:00 AM
Douglas County Fairgrounds
All market steers must be tagged and weighed in on this date. Make sure ALL brand papers are in youth’s name and are brought with you on March 2. Youth MUST be enrolled in 4honline in the market beef project by March 1.
Animal Care and Housing Forms are due at tag in if your animal is not housed at your home.
Douglas County 4-H/Open Buckle Series Horse Shows
To any interested horse program members and leaders.
 
Show Dates: February 24 (indoor), April 28 (outdoor), June 1 (indoor), June 16 (outdoor)
All shows are held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104
4-H School Scholarships Available

Attention High School Seniors!!!!!

4-H scholarships are now available! Applications, transcripts and letters of recommendation can all be dropped off at the Extension office any time before the stated deadline. Please read through the entire application so you do not miss an important component. It is your responsibility to have complete and accurate applications. All parts of the application must be turned in on time, so please pay close attention to deadlines. Keep track of your references and follow up with them to make sure they provide your references on time. If our office is closed, there is a slot in the door where your application can be dropped off.
Out of County Dog Trainings and Events
Weld Count Dog Project Day – March 10
Boulder County Responsible Dog Owner – March 17
Upcoming Out of County Horse Events
Boulder County Tack Sale – February 23
Two More 4-H Projects (full of life skills) to Consider
Please call our office for an appointment if you have special needs that our staff needs to help you with. Oftentimes our staff is involved in meetings or workshops and are unavailable. Making an appointment may save you a trip to our office. Thanks for your consideration.
4-H OFFICE STAFF
Claudia Meeks - 4-H Agent
Tina O'Bryan - 4-H Program Coordinator
MEMBER ACCOMMODATIONS: If your child is a member who will need accommodations at any 4-H event, please make an appointment with our office to discuss his/her individual needs. Any accommodation must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. A verifying letter from a
parent or guardian may be required before any accommodation is provided.
Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.