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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

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Calendar of events

Feb. 23, Ohio 4-H Youth Development at the Blue Jackets (Columbus)—7 p.m.
The Ohio 4-H Foundation is collaborating with the Columbus Blue Jackets to raise money for Ohio 4-H Youth Development on Friday, Feb. 23. A block of seats has been reserved for Ohio 4-H supporters in Section 204 of the upper bowl. Tickets can be purchased on the Blue Jackets website, with $10 from each ticket sale coming back to Ohio 4-H to support positive youth development.

Feb. 25, 4-H and FFA Night with the Toledo Walleye (Toledo)—5:15 p.m.
The kids are taking over for a night in Toledo! 4-H and FFA families are invited to join the Toledo Walleye for a kids-focused night that will be fun for the whole family. Tickets are $17 each and can be purchased online.

March 1, 4-H and FFA Night with the Toledo Walleye (Toledo)—6 p.m.
The Toledo Walleye and Penta Career Center invite 4-H and FFA families to attend STEAM Night. The fun will begin when the doors open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7:15 p.m. All attendees are also invited to a postgame party with the players in the club level of Huntington Stadium after the conclusion of the game. Tickets are $17 each and can be purchased online.

March 3, Allen County 4-H Skating Party (Columbus Grove)—2–4 p.m.
What's better than free skating? Free skating with Allen County 4-H families! Join the Allen County Horse Council at Grove Skateland for an afternoon of skating and fun. Come learn more about Allen County 4-H and skate with 4-H friends! Visit the Allen County Extension Facebook page for additional information.

March 9, Plowboy Prom (Columbus)—7–9:30 p.m.
Join Collegiate 4-H for the 2024 Plowboy Prom! The event will take place at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center after the conclusion of the Ohio 4-H Conference and will include games, dancing, food, and fun. All ages are invited to break out their 80’s gear and disco the night away in celebration of 4-H! For more information, visit the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Facebook page.

April 13, Mahoning County 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction (Boardman)—5 p.m.
Save the date for Mahoning County 4-H’s annual endowment dinner and auction. Doors will open and the silent auction will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner and the live auction to follow. For more information, contact the Extension office at 330-533-5538 or visit the Mahoning County Extension website.

April 27, Sew Ohio Conference (Columbus)—9:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.
Join sewing experts at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center for a sewing conference! Regardless of their level of experience, 4-H'ers are invited to participate in workshops and learn from experts and their peers. Visit the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Facebook page or contact Pamela Montgomery at or 740-962-4854 for more information.

May 5, Camp Open House (Jackson)—noon–4 p.m.
Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and is celebrating this milestone at the Camp Open House this spring. This family friendly event will include snacks, games, raffles, and information on the history of the camp. Spend the afternoon enjoying the Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp amenities and get a taste of what camp is like. Visit the Canter’s Cave website for additional information.