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Calendar of events

Calendar of events

March 23, Community Egg Hunt (St Clairsville)—3 p.m.
The Belmont County 4-H Teen Ambassadors are hosting a free community egg hunt at the Belmont County Fairgrounds. All are welcome to attend and participate. Visit the event’s Facebook page for additional details.

April 13, 4-H Chicken BBQ & Benefit Auction (Sandusky)—4:30 p.m.
The 43rd annual Erie County 4-H chicken BBQ and benefit auction will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds. Guests will enjoy a dinner provided by Bone Boys BBQ & Catering and have the opportunity bid on silent auction items during the meal, with the live auction beginning after the conclusion of dinner. Visit the Erie County 4-H Facebook page for more information.

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 18, Licking County Lamb Banquet (Newark)—6:30 p.m.
Families of sheep livestock exhibitors are invited to attend the Licking County Lamb Banquet. The evening will include a delicious meal, great speakers, and door prizes. The 2024 sheep royalty representatives will also be announced at the banquet. Visit the Licking County 4-H Facebook page for additional details about the event and information on how to purchase tickets.

May 1, We Grow Scientists (Columbus)—3-7 p.m.
The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will host the second annual “We Grow Scientists” event at Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. This free event is open to learners of all ages interested in learning more about STEM in their community and at OSU. Visit the event webpage 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.

May 24, Ohio 4-H Youth Development Night at the Ballpark (Cincinnati)—7:10 p.m.
Ohio 4-H is partnering with the Cincinnati Reds this spring to raise money for 4-H programming in Hamilton, Warren, and Clermont counties. With a portion of each ticket sale coming back to 4-H, you can watch the Reds take on the LA Dodgers and support Ohio 4-H at the same time. Tickets are available for purchase online.

June 29, Family Fun on the Farm Festival (Lucas)—noon–4 p.m.
Youth and their families are invited to Malabar Farm State Park for an afternoon of fun and education. Hands-on activities focused on natural resources education will help youth learn about the food they eat and where it comes from. Visit the event’s Facebook page for additional details.