May 19
CALF Farm & Ranch Days
Horse Buckle Show
Douglas County Dog Show

May 26
Swine Showmanship Clinic

May 28
Extension Office Closed

May 30
Deadline - Rocket Fly Day Registration
Deadline - Cloverbud Day Camp Registration

June 2
4-H Junior Livestock Show
"June Show"

June 4
Youth & Leader's Council

June 4-8
Horse Camp and Clinic

June 9
Rocket Fly Day

June 10
Buckle Series
Rabbit and Poultry ID Day
CALF Lowell Ranch Farm and Ranch Day

Saturday, May 19th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
CALF’s Lowell Ranch
Join us for fun on the farm. Our shooting sports and state archery trailer will be at the event.

There is a Showmanship Clinic and Blow and Go Jackpot Show. Check-in is at 8:00 AM at the Red Barn/Silos.

Please feel free to call or email Brooke Fox with any questions you may have: 
County Market Lamb & Market Goat Showmanship Practices

All members from all clubs invited!
Get your animals into the ring before June Show & before Fair. Practice where you will be showing!

Troubleshoot walking/bracing problems BEFORE showing.

We will be practicing showmanship, bracing and also talking about nutrition, grooming and answering any questions.

Contact Sue Weinroth with any questions:
Dates and Times:

Tuesday, May 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 PM -7:30 PM

These will be held at the Witman Lowell Livestock Pavilion.
Goat Fitting and Showmanship Workouts
June 20th and July 11th at 6:00 pm
Pavilion, Douglas County Fairgrounds

Goat Fitting and Showmanship Workouts cover showmanship, grooming, and many other things. Contact Sara Warren for info: 720-277-2639. 
We invite you to participate in the 100 th Celebration of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo
The Douglas County Fair Entry On-line system (ShoWorks) is open and all entries are due Wednesday, June 13 th   
Below are links to instructions to help you along the way, but you can always contact your Organizational Leader for help, or contact the Fair Office at 720-733-6902 or for assistance.
Rabbit Showmanship

June 9th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
D.C. Fairgrounds - Rabbit Barn

D.C. Rabbitears is hosting a showmanship/general husbandry clinic for all 4-H kids that are showing rabbits at the 2018 fair. We will have a judge that will score your showmanship with your rabbit so you know what to work on for fair. Come dressed in your showmanship clothes, and bring your rabbit & carpet square. Get your rabbit tattooed for ID day. $2 a tattoo. RSVP by June 1st to Christine Sijelmassi:
Cloverbud Day Camp
Registration deadline May 30th

Thursday, June 14th
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirk Hall - D.C. Fairgrounds

Join us for a day of fun Under the Sea! All youth ages 5-7 are invited to attend. The cost for Cloverbud members is $10, non-members are invited for $15. Register online and pay the registration fee by May 30th. Space is limited! Call the Extension Office if you have any questions.
Douglas County Junior Livestock Show
"June Show"

June 2, 2018
Douglas County Fairgrounds

This show supports the Douglas County Youth Council to provide scholarship and educational opportunities to Douglas County 4-H members.  To make this event a success, we are encouraging clubs to donate $50 toward the event.  Youth Council members will be contacting local businesses for sponsorship. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the Extension office.

Classes for market steers, market goats, market lambs, dairy, pygmy, and fiber goats.We will also have an Old Timer Showmanship.
Swine Showmanship Clinic

May 26th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lowell Pitman Pavilion, Douglas County Fairgrounds
Who should attend: Beginner and experienced 4-Hers currently enrolled in the swine project and those looking to be in the project next year.

Trainers: Tanner and Shelbie Sperle and the Swine superintendents, will be available to answer questions about the Douglas County Fair Swine Show.

Do I bring my pigs? No, please do not bring your pigs. We will have demonstration pigs for youth to work with.

Parking: Please park outside the fence in the parking lot.

Please RSVP to Claudia by May 21st:
Rocket Fly Day
Registration Deadline is
May 30th

Rocket Flay Day is a judged contest open to 4-H Rocketry Project Members only. Come show your knowledge and skills on rocket construction, flight stability, range safety, chute deployment, and landing. The contest will take place at the CSU Extension Office.  
Attend the ReFashion Retreat!

For Clothing Project Members Only
June 6-8, Colorado State Fairgrounds (Pueblo)
The Re-Fashion Retreat features educational sessions conducted by 4-H Agents and Volunteers. There will be hands-on educational workshops to increase your knowledge and skills for your clothing construction or artistic clothing 4-H projects.

You will complete a refashioning project after shopping at a local thrift store. We will be staying in the dorms and using the cafeteria for the workshops. 

We are asking, if the 4-H member has 4 years or less of sewing experience, that they need to bring someone to help them. This could be their mother, grandmother or clothing leader. 
COST: $55 for youth, $25 for Adult Chaperones (includes two nights lodging, six meals, evening snacks and program fees)

There is a limit of 20 youth. Registration available in 4H Online.
Claudia Meeks - 4-H Agent
Mary Baldwin - 4-H Outreach Agent
Tina O'Bryan - 4-H Program Coordinator
Dani Bash - Administrative Assistant
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.