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January 2018     
Macomb County 4-H News & Events
Bee Project Workshop - Jan. 16
A Bee Project Workshop will be held at MSU Extension in
Clinton Township from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
The workshop will give volunteers, 4-H members and non-members the ins and outs of facilitating a bee project. Guest speaker Jacqui Rabine, a 4-H volunteer and 4-H staff member, will share her personal experience in having a 4-H bee project. Please R.S.V.P. for this FREE workshop to duraneli@anr.msu.edu
or 586-469-6090.
Horse Judging, Hippology and Horse Bowl project meetings - 4-H'ers welcome
Macomb County 4-Hers are welcome to attend project meetings for Horse Judging, Hippology, and Horse Bowl at Goodells County Park at 6:30 p.m.on February 5th, March 5th, and April 2nd. Contact 4-H volunteer Lucy Brown for more information: lamckier@yahoo.com .
Dog Project Leaders & Judges Workshop - Feb. 17
Macomb County 4-H Companion Animal Project members and volunteers, please consider attending the 2018 Michigan 4-H Dog Project Leaders and Judges Workshop at MSU on Feb. 17, 2018. The workshop is for project volunteers, youth over age 14, current dog project judges, and those who are interested in becoming judges. Participants will learn from seasoned judges how various classes are evaluated at a dog show and how to effectively work with youth in clubs to help them prepare for the various classes. The cost of the workshop is $10 per participant, which includes all materials and lunch. Register by Feb. 9, 2018. Thanks to funds raised through the TSC Paper Clover Campaign, Macomb County MSU Extension is offering scholarships. For more information, contact Elizabeth Duran at  586-469-6090.
4-H Rabbit Showmanship Clinic - Jan. 6
Youth ages nine and older have the opportunity to attend the Macomb County 4-H Rabbit Showmanship Clinic from  10-11 a.m. on January 6, 2018 to learn the proper way of showing  a 4-H  rabbit at the Armada Fair. The clinic will be held at the Grange Hall in the Armada Fairgrounds, 74280 Fair Street, Armada and will include a demonstration and hands-on practice. Participants may bring their own rabbits to practice with. Those without a rabbit may still attend to gain valuable information. The cost is a $2 donation per youth to the Macomb County 4-H Youth Council. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Contact Seth Martin at 586-783-8163.

Snowshoeing: A Michigan Tradition - Jan. 27 
Join 4-H at Stony Creek Metropark for Snowshoeing: A Michigan Tradition, a snowshoe night hike led by Nature Center naturalists. Get out and experience nature in the winter and e njoy hot cocoa before trekking back to the trailhead.
Where: Stony Creek Metropark (Inwood Trail head)
West of the intersection of Mound and Inwood roads, on the north side of Inwood Road
Who: Open to the public - adults and kids
When: January 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free program and snowshoe rental to 4-H members and their families  ($5 per person for non 4-H families)  
How do I register:  Limited snowshoes are available for rent. Contact the  Nature Center at (586) 781- 9113 and mention that you're with 4-H to reserve snowshoes .
Contact Seth Martin from MSUE /4-H for more information:
(586) 783-8163.
Macomb County 
4-H Staff
Ed Scott
District 11 Coordinator
Oakland & Macomb Counties

4-H Extension Supervising
& Staff Development Educator

4-H Program Coordinator

Kathy Jamieson
4-H Educator
4-H Program Coordinator

4-H Educator

Computer Maintenance Clerk


Web Site:

MSU Extension
VerKuilen Building
21885 Dunham Road, Ste. 12
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Phone: (586) 469-6431

MSU Extension
Max Thompson
Family Resource Center
11370 Hupp
Warren, MI 48089
Phone: (586) 469-7614
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Macomb County 4-H Awards Event recognizes members and volunteers
Macomb County 4-H members, volunteers and supporters were recognized at the annual County 4-H Awards Event on December 9, 2017 at Macomb County MSU Extension in Clinton Township. 

Individual Project Awards:
Aubrey Richards City Slickers 4-H Club Jr. Pocket Pets
Jr. Arts & Crafts
Jr. Community Service
Jr. Baking

Jessica Marsack Ray Community 4-H Club Sr. Rabbit Showmanship
Sr. Sewing
Sr. Swine Showmanship
Sr. Fine Arts - Drawing
Alyssa Bettcher Ray Community 4-H Club Sr. Food Science - Food Preservation
Sr. Arts & Crafts - Glasswork
Sr. Visual Arts - Jewelry

Elizabeth Bennett K-9 & Kompany 4-H Club Jr. Dog Project

Club Community Service Awards:
Julian Warren
Asha Stevens
Nyla Rocks
Kanye Turner
Katie Filion
Carly Filion
Elly Karam-Burk
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Friend of 4-H Awards:
Paradox Church
Kelly Colegio
Volunteer of the Year Award:
Michelle Richards
City Slickers 4-H Club
4-H Lifetime Achievement Award:
Bette Nebel
Clinton Valley 4-H Club

Congratulations to 2017 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award recipient 
Bette Nebel. Thank you again for all you have done and all you 
continue to do. Read about Bette in the news: http://bit.ly/2kAIJ2D.

Madeline McDonald
Katie Filion
Julian Warren
Alarro 4-H Club
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Veterinary Science Camp
Teen Counselor Program
4-H & Teen Counselor Program

Pictured at the top (l. to r.): Julian Warren, cake, Jillian Richards and Elizabeth Bennett. Center (l.to r.): Lizz Duran, Elly Karam-Burk, Julian Warren, Nyla Rocks, Asha Stevens, Seth Martin. Bottom (l. to r.): Lizz Duran, Madeline McDonald, Macair Gordon, Katie Nebel, Elly Karam-Burk, Julian Warren, Nyla Rocks, Asha Stevens, Alyssa Bettcher, Jessica Marsack, Elizabeth Bennett, Aubrey Richards, Michelle Richards, Jillian Richards, Seth Martin, and Armada Fair Board Representative Ken DeMiglio.

Spring TSC Paper Clover Campaign results
Congrats Macomb County 4-H members! Just in from your 4-H Foundation: Your participation in the Spring 2017 TSC Paper Clover Campaign resulted in doubling the amount awarded to the county from the previous campaign.

National Background Check for 4-H volunteers
MSU Extension updates volunteer files periodically. New to the process is a national background check, performed by backgroundcheck.com. Each volunteer will be asked to complete a national background check online at https://business2.backgroundchecks.com/invitation/welcome/pVPz every three years as long as he or she remains a volunteer. The link is secure, and there is no charge to volunteers for these background checks. Volunteers will receive a reminder with instructions from MSU Extension when it is time to do this. During the 2017-18 4-H program year, volunteers with January-April birthdays will be asked to complete an online background check. If you have questions regarding this process or about re-enrolling, contact Seth Martin at (586) 783-8163.

Become a 4-H volunteer
Volunteers play a very important part in making the 4-H programs in Macomb County fun and rewarding for youth, and new volunteers are always welcome! Adults who want to become 4-H volunteers need to complete the 4-H volunteer selection process (VSP). VSP consists of an application, background and reference checks, an interview, and completion of online training modules. Start the process today by submitting the application to 4hvolunteers@anr.msu.edu ! See http://bit.ly/2xyjHVC for more information about VSP.

Livestock Sale Participation Forms due in January
4-H'ers who are interested in participating in the 2018 Armada Fair Youth Livestock Sale will need to download and fill out the  Armada Fair Youth Livestock Sale Participation Form, online at  http://armadafair.org/4hffalivestocksale/. Forms are due to the Armada Fair Office by Friday, January 12, 2018. Forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Armada Fair Office, 74280 Fair St., Armada, MI 48005. Armada Fair Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, visit  http://armadafair.org or contact the Armada Fair Office at 586-784-5488.

Armada Fair Tagging Dates:
Steer - 1st Sunday in February (2/4/18), 12-2 p.m.
Swine, Lambs, Goats-1st Sunday in June (6/3/18), 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
All Poultry & Rabbits-3rd Sunday in July (7/15/18), 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Armada Fair Youth Livestock Committee Elections are January 22
Elections for the Armada Fair Youth Livestock Committee will take place on  Monday, January 22, 2018 . There are both adult and youth positions that are open.  Every club that participates in the Armada Fair Youth Livestock Auction and/or Silent Auction is strongly encouraged to have representation on the committee.  Elections will take place at  7 p.m.  at the Grange Hall located on the Armada Fairgrounds, 74280 Fair Street, Armada. 

Submitted by JoEllen Clark, 4-H Volunteer
Statewide 4-H News & Events
4-H pledge resources available
Whether you are a new or longstanding club, learning the 4-H pledge is an important step for all
4-H members. Help new members learn the pledge by downloading a free 4-H pledge poster
available at msue.anr.msu.edu/resources/4_h_pledge_posters . The colorful pledge posters can also be used for displays that can help with recruitment of youth and volunteers. If you have any questions regarding the 4-H pledge posters, contact Jodi Schulz at schulzj@anr.msu.edu .

2018 State 4-H Award Applications Process is now open!
Michigan 4-H true leaders ages 11 and older have an opportunity to be recognized for the great work they do in 4-H by completing a state award application. A   Michigan 4-H State Award  is the highest honor bestowed on a Michigan 4-H member and provides an opportunity to receive recognition for their engagement in rich learning experiences that result in outstanding knowledge and life-skill development.

State award applications are divided into four categories: Mark of Excellence essay contest (11-12 years old), junior state award (13-15 years old), senior state award (16-19 years old) and group awards (13-19 years old).  The application process and selection is determined by the age of the 4-H member. Final candidates for the junior, senior and group level awards in each project area will be selected to participate in the State Awards program during 4-H Exploration Days in June where final selection and announcement of winners will take place.

The application can be found at http://bit.ly/2xWk3VO and is due Feb. 1, 2018. For more information, contact Betty Jo Krosnicki at nashbett@anr.msu.edu.

NEW: Virtual learning space opened for State 4-H Award applicants
MSU Extension has launched a new online space for 4-H State Award applicants to meet and receive help and feedback on their applications as they work through the process of compiling their applications over the next month.  MSU Extension is using MSU's virtual classroom software, Desire2Learn (D2L). All potential State 4-H Award applicants are welcome to join this online community. It is not a requirement to join in order to submit an application, however, it is a helpful tool that provides feedback and answers questions prior to final submission. The D2L classroom will also be an opportunity for 4-H members to experience an online classroom, much like they may experience as a future college student.
The 4-H State Awards classroom is divided by section within the application; with a space for applicants to share drafts of their work and receive feedback as they progress from peers, volunteers, or staff. The goal is to help each applicant submit a stronger application for their final draft. Classroom participants will be able to post their own work, view others' submissions, and post feedback through classroom discussion boards.
4-H members wishing to engage in the D2L virtual space will need to request permission to be added to the classroom. 
  1. Send an email to State4HAwards@anr.msu.edu with your first and last name, email address, and role (4-H member, staff, volunteer).
  2. MSU Extension will create an MSU community ID for each person (or use your current msu.edu email address). Your community ID will be emailed to you at the email address provided.
  3. MSU Extension will add you to the D2L classroom using your community ID. Once added, MSU Extension will let you know that you have been added.
  4. You will login to the classroom at: https://d2l.msu.edu/d2l/loginh/. The class will appear on your list under "communities"
  5. Once in the classroom you can navigate using the content browser, starting with "Introductions"
MSU Extension also needs volunteers who are willing to help review submissions and provide feedback. This would be a great virtual volunteer role if you are someone who enjoys volunteering from home. Follow the steps above to be added to the classroom. Questions? Contact Extension Educator Betty Jo Krosnicki at 810-648-2515 ext. 309 or nashbett@anr.msu.edu.

StAwrdTeenTrngWebinarState 4-H Award Teen Training Webinar - Jan. 4
The State 4-H Awards Program provides a way for 4-H members to earn statewide recognition for their achievement and participation in a 4-H project area, and motivation to achieve even higher goals! Volunteers and 4-H participants who are 13 years old and older are invited to participate in this 4-H State Award Teen Training webinar:

4-H State Award Teen Training- Thursday, January 4th at 6:00 p.m. 
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:  https://msu.zoom.us/j/847861226 
Or join by phone: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 US Toll Meeting ID: 847 861 226

Save the Date: 4-H Exploration Days is June 20-22, 2018!

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/resources/4_h_poultry_fitting_showmanship_members_guide_4h1520 The guide focuses on fitting and showmanship contests for 4-H'ers in Michigan who work with chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and pigeons. In addition to focusing on the procedure of showing these individual species, it also gives important information about fitting: choosing a bird, caring for and training the bird, and transporting the bird to the contest. It discusses the importance of the participant's appearance, attitude and behavior at the contest. Scorecards are included at the end of each showmanship section. Diagrams labeled with parts of the bird help participants to follow the various examination steps. Full-color photos of some of the showmanship steps are included.

Healthy Living Training - Jan. 6
T eens who are interested in healthy living and making a difference in their community are invited to come to special training at MSU. It is open to any teenage youth interested in learning about healthy living curricula and how they can take it back into their communities or schools. 
When: Saturday, January 6 th
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Michigan State University, Brody Complex, Room 175
Cost:   FREE!!    Lunch will be provided along with fun prizes and handouts.

This type of training looks great on resumes and job applications. Please contact Kea Norrell Aitch (knboyd@anr.msu.edu) to R.S.V.P.  

Michigan 4-H Healthy Living Challenge: 5-2-1-0 for Your Health 
Michigan 4-H wants to help you jump start a healthier year in 2018 with the 4-H Healthy Living Challenge: 5-2-1-0 for Your Health! With 200,000 youth annually pledging their health to better living for their clubs, their communities, their country and their world, youth across Michigan are encouraged to join in this fun 4-H challenge that focuses on one of the four main pillars of
4-H: health!

To participate in the challenge, youth should strive for the following each day throughout the months of January and February:
  •  5 servings of fruits and vegetables
  •  2 hours or less of screen time (TVs, computers and tablets)
  •  1 hour of physical activity
  •  0 sweetened beverages (soda and juices)
To help you keep track of your progress, Michigan 4-H has created a helpful tracking sheet. Record your efforts each day and at the end of February, submit your form to your county 4-H program
coordinator. All individuals who submit a tracking sheet will receive a healthy living prize!
For more information and to download your tracking sheet, visit http://bit.ly/2CKBlqW.

Sharpen Your Skills 4-H Workshop - January 20
Sharpen Your Skills 4-H Workshop is a career preparation skills workshop for youth ages 11-19, volunteers and parents. Youth applying for awards (i.e. 4-H State Awards), scholarships, or jobs will benefit by attending the workshop and will explore 1) Creating good resumes, 2) Writing tips to improve your application, and 3) Interview preparation and practice. The workshop is from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the Suburban Showcase Collection, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi. Please R.S.V.P. to Debbie Morgan at 248-347-3860 ext. 279 or morga194@anr.msu.edu. Questions? Contact Kathy Jamieson at jamies13@msu.edu or Laurie Rivetto at rivettol@msu.edu.

Resumes Made Easy Webinar - Jan. 15
Learn how to build a resume from your classes, activities and skills, even if you have limited paid work experience. High school students, 4-H youth State Award applicants, and young people looking for work will want to attend!   Resumes Made Easy is free, and it's online from 1-2:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2018. Register at https://events.anr.msu.edu/Resumes2018 by January 12th to receive the webinar link. For more information, contact Kathy Jamieson at 586-469-6093 or jamies13@anr.msu.edu .

4-H Veterinary Science and Beef, Sheep & Swine workshops
The 4-H Veterinary Science Teen and Adult Volunteer Leaders Workshop (Feb. 16-17, 2018) and the 4-H Beef, Sheep and Swine Teen and Adult Volunteer Leaders Workshop (Feb. 17-18, 2018) will be held back-to-back at the Kettunen Center in Tustin, Mich. Participants will have the option to register to attend one of the workshops or both of the workshops. The cost for each workshop is $58 per person (4-H rate) or $108 per person (non 4-H). Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=9FBF8DCBECC23A75 by Jan. 28, 2018. For information contact Jake DeDecker at dedecke4@anr.msu.edu or 517-884-5966.

Save the date for Challenge U Funfest - March 17-18
Challenge U 4-H Funfest , held at the Kettunen Center, offers participants and chaperones an
opportunity to participate in hands-on sessions that will engage youth in learning about themselves, food and being active. Targeted to youth ages 9 to 13, the Challenge U 4-H Funfest provides an opportunity for younger 4-H youth to become familiar with the Kettunen Center in an overnight camp setting. Look for registration to open in January 2018. For more information about this event, contact Michelle Neff at hydrmich@msu.edu .

4-H Winterfest - Feb. 3-4
The 4-H Winterfest workshop scheduled for Feb. 3-4, 2018, at Kettunen Center is now open for registration.  Youth who attend 4-H Winterfest will spend two days learning about many different project areas while meeting youth from around the state. 4-H Winterfest offers participants and chaperones an opportunity to experience Kettunen Center in an overnight camp setting. Youth participate in hands-on sessions that range from crafts to shooting sports.
  • Enjoy hands-on interactive and experiential learning activities.
  • Learn how to take your personal best and make it better.
  • Positive youth adult activities.
  • Peer-to-peer positive activities.
  • Life skill development.
  • Personal independence.
Register online at  https://events.anr.msu.edu/winterfest18/ by  Jan. 14, 2018, or until the event is full. For information contact Renee Carroll at carro188@anr.msu.edu.

Oakland County Tack Sale - Feb. 17
The Oakland County Tack Sale, hosted by the Oakland County 4-H Horse Council, is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at the Springfield Oaks County Park Activity Center, 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg. Vendors of new or used items and 4-Hers are welcome. The vendor registration form must be returned by Feb. 9, 2018. Contact Debbie Morgan at 248-347-3860 ext. 279 or morga194@anr.msu.edu for more information.

4-H Horse Teen and Adult Leaders' Conference - Feb. 23-25
Registration is now open for the 4-H Horse Leaders' Conference. The event is Feb. 23-25, 2018 at Kettunen Center in Tustin and is for 4-H members ages 12-19 (as of January 1) and volunteers who are interested in Michigan 4-H Horse Programs. This workshop is designed for BOTH youth and adult leaders who are involved with county 4-H Horse Programs. Topics include horse judging, equine first aid, dissection, veterinary care, equine massage, saddle fit, American Horsemen's Challenge, judges' roundtable, and information to assist leaders in youth development, leadership skills for youth, youth activities, and opportunities beyond a county program. The cost is $99 per person (4-H rate) or $218 per person (non 4-H). The registration fee includes meals, lodging and resources. Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/HorseTeen2018/ by January 28, 2018. For more information, contact your county MSU Extension office or contact Taylor Fabus at tenlenta@msu.edu.

4-H Capitol Experience is a 4-day program, taking place April 15-18 in Lansing, Michigan. High-school aged youth come to the state's capitol to learn about state government through visits with legislators and other policy influencers. During the event, youth select a public policy issue area that they are interested in and work with a team of other youth to develop a mock legislative bill related to their issue of choice. While observing and learning about the real state government processes, youth mirror that by putting their bills through their own legislative simulation. The four-day event includes tours of the Michigan State Capitol, meeting with their state legislators, and time to find and strengthen their own voice in the legislative process. The cost of the program includes lodging and most meals and is $350 for 4-H members, $370 for non 4-H members. Registration is available online at  https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HCapEx/  until March 16.

JOANN Fabrics & Crafts partners with 4-H
JOANN Fabrics and 4-H have formed a new partnership to bring more hands-on 4-H programs to youth in local communities across the nation. Through this partnership, they hope to
empower more kids through experiences where they can grow valuable life skills and learn by doing, creating and making.
As part of the partnership, JOANN's is providing a free rewards card to members of the 4-H
community, including youth, parents, alumni, volunteers and supporters. Reward card holders
receive 15 percent off the total cost of eligible in-store and online  purchases; 2.5 percent of all
rewards card purchases will be donated back to 4-H. To sign-up for your free rewards card, visit http://www.joann.com/4-h/ or download the JOANN's app on your mobile device.
The popular craft store is also supporting 4-H through a 4-H Paper Clover campaign that will take place during the month of February. Visit your local JOANN's store during this time to purchase either a $1 or $4 Paper Clover. One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised during the Paper Clover campaign will support 4-H with 70 percent of funds generated in Michigan being donated to the state 4-H program. 
As the partnership grows, JOANN's and 4-H hope to provide additional opportunities to the 4-H community. Look for additional details in the future about an in-store volunteer project on Feb. 3, and an online fashion review!

S.E.M.I. 4-H Target Archery Tournament - March 31

Michigan 4-H Youth Leadership 
& Global Citizenship Spectacular -- Jan. 27-28

State 4-H Rabbit & Cavy Show - January 27
The State 4-H Rabbit & Cavy Show is January 27, 2018 at MSU. This one-day event is open to participants aged 9 to 19 by Jan.1 of the current year. Exhibitors must be Michigan 4-H members and must own the rabbits or cavies (guinea pigs) they enter. Exhibitors may enter as many breeds as they wish; however, if breed show times conflict, another 4-H member must help show the entries. Exhibitors will be responsible for transporting their rabbits and cavies to and from the judging tables. Spectators are welcome!

Pre-entry for this event is optional.  Entries will also be taken from 6:30 to 8 a.m. on the day of the event. Pre-entry will expedite your wait time in the entry line. If you have questions about this event, please contact Katie Ockert at ockertka@anr.msu.edu or 517-432-5270.

Other Statewide News and Events
Free Fishing Weekend - Feb. 17-18

The 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend will be held Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18. As part of these weekends, all fishing license fees are waived for two days with residents and out-of-state visitors allowed to enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish during their respective open seasons. Please note all other regulations still apply during that time. 

To encourage involvement in Free Fishing Weekends, organized activities are often offered in communities across the state. These activities are 
coordinated by non-profit groups, schools, parks (local/state), businesses and others. Will you be joining them and planning a 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend event? 

If you would like to plan an event, check out  Michigan.gov/freefishing  for information and resources to help! On the site you'll find two toolkits; one focused on planning and the other on promoting your event. 

Once your event is coordinated, please register it as an official 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend activity online at: http://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/T3SMaB. Upon doing so you will be contacted about receiving a packet of materials from Fisheries Division to use during your event. 

Please join this year's efforts to help get more people out fishing. We welcome you to become a part of the tradition that is the annual Free Fishing Weekends - a time to get together and have some fishing fun! 

MSU Extension to offer a series of early childhood education trainings
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The early childhood education staff of Michigan State University Extension is offering online training opportunities for childcare providers and parents in 2018. Connecting to the trainings through their computers, participants will be able to learn about a variety of topics related to early childhood development while their children nap. The four webinars, dubbed "Rest Time Refreshers and Evening Energizers," are:

January 29, 2018: How Children Develop: Understanding child development is important to help early childhood providers know what to expect from children at different ages. It helps providers and parents to plan age appropriate activities and can give us insight into challenges a developing child may have. Come and learn the basics of child development and how it can help enhance your work with young children. https://events.anr.msu.edu/RTREEChildDev18/ 

February 27, 2018: The Resilience Toolbox: Building Foundational Tools for Resilience in Early Childhood : Children with resilience are better able to manage stress and work towards healthy and successful outcomes. This workshop will help participants gain an understanding of how stress affects children and the importance of developing resilience to combat that stress, including specific strategies for building protective factors. https://events.anr.msu.edu/RTREEResilience18/

March 21, 2018: The Power of Puppets
: Puppets are fun for children to play with but did you also know that they can support a child's development? Puppets can help children pay attention and encourage imaginative play. They are also a great way to help children learn new skills and concepts. Come and learn how you can incorporate puppets to support young children's learning. https://events.anr.msu.edu/RTREEPuppets18/ 

Each hour-long webinar starts at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. All sessions will last 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for a question-and-answer period. Online participants who actively take part will receive a certificate of completion after each training session. The cost for each workshop is $5.  For more information on early childhood development, visit http://msue.msu.edu

Calendars of Events
Macomb County 4-H Events   
January 1
Macomb County offices closed - Happy New Year!
January 6
Macomb County 4-H Rabbit Showmanship Clinic
10-11 a.m., Grange Hall, Armada Fairgrounds, Armada
January 11
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., Wolcott
January 15
Macomb County offices closed
January 16
6:30-8 p.m., MSU Extension, Clinton Township
January 27
Snow Shoeing Night Hike
7 p.m., Stony Creek Metropark 
February 5
Winter Horse Projects Meeting
6:30 p.m., Goodells County Park, Goodells
March 5
Winter Horse Projects Meeting
6:30 p.m., Goodells County Park, Goodells
March 8
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., Wolcott
April 2
Winter Horse Projects Meeting
6:30 p.m., Goodells County Park, Goodells

Other Local Events
January 12
January 22
Armada Fair Youth Livestock Committee Elections
7 p.m., Grange Hall, Armada Fairgrounds, Armada
February 4
Steer Tagging
12-2 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada
Statewide 4-H Events
January 4
January 6
Healthy Living Training
10 a.m.-3 p.m., MSU, East Lansing
January 15
  Resumes Made Easy! Webinar
1-2:30 p.m., your computer
January 20
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing
January 20
10 a.m.-noon, Suburban Collection Showcase, Novi
January 20
4 p.m., Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing (Doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
January 27
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing
January 27-28
Kettunen Center, Tustin
February 1
4-H  State Awards applications due
February 3-4
Kettunen Center, Tustin
February 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Springfield Oaks County Park Activity Center, Davisburg
February 17
MSU, East Lansing
February 23-25
4-H Horse Teen and Adult Leaders' Conference
Kettunen Center, Tustin
March 17-18
Challenge U Funfest
Kettunen Center, Tustin
March 31
8:30 a.m. U / S, 12:30 p.m. Open
Springfield Oaks Activity Center, Davisburg
April 15-18
Okemos and Downtown Lansing
June 20-22
MSU, East Lansing
For the most up-to-date events listing, go to http://4h.msue.msu.edu/events .

Other Statewide Events
January 29
Rest Time, Refreshers and Evening Energizers Training Series: How Children Develop

February 17-18

February 27
Rest Time, Refreshers and Evening Energizers Training Series: The Resilience Toolbox

March 21
Rest Time, Refreshers and Evening Energizers Training Series: The Power of Puppets