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Calendar of Events

June 9, Whiz Bang Science Show (Wooster) – 7 p.m. Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, teaches children about science and the natural world in an enriching outdoor environment. Shows are fun for the entire family! Parking and admission are free. The show is cancelled in the event of severe weather. Contact Paul Snyder with questions.

June 11, Aquaponics Workshop (Bowling Green) – BGSU Aquaculture Lab and the OSU Aquaculture Extension Program are conducting and aquaponics workshop at the BGSU Greenhouse on June 11 from 10a.m.-1p.m. The workshop is free and open to all. Pre-register:

June 7, Fairy Garden Make and Take (Lisbon) – 5:00 p.m. The OSU Master Gardeners are hosting a Fairy Garden Make and Take. Learn how to create your own mystical fairy or gnome garden that you can keep indoors or outside. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Registration Form can be found on our website.

June 12, Defiance County Craft & Vendor Show (Hicksville) – Annual craft and vendor show held at the Defiance County Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Junior and Senior Fair Boards and the Defiance County 4-H Youth Development Program.

June 22-24, Maple Bootcamp: Ohio (Mansfield) - Maple Bootcamp will provide intensive hands-on-training for beginner and intermediate maple producers. The 3-day curriculum begins with sugarbush assessment, then builds sequentially through all phases of maple syrup production from sap collection to boiling, bottling and sales. Participants will gain the skills necessary for the safe, efficient, and profitable production of maple products. Classroom sessions will be held at Ohio State University, Mansfield with several tours and field trips to local maple operations.

July 12, Dine to Donate for 4-H: Chipotle Fundraiser (Lancaster) – Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders will be hosting a monthly dine to donate fundraiser to raise funds. July's dine to donate will be a Chipotle fundraiser on Tuesday, July 12 from 4-8 p.m. at 1608 North Memorial Drive, Lancaster. 33% of the event sales will be donated to the 4-H program.

July 27-August 7, Little Farmers at The Ohio State Fair Volunteers (Columbus) - The Ohio State Fair is looking for volunteers to help at a new hands-on educational program called Little Farmers. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and will get free Ohio State Fair admission to enjoy the fair before or after their shift.

August 28, Clover Classic Golf Scramble to benefit 4-H Camp Graham (Wilmington) – 1 p.m. You’re invited to join the fun of the 9th annual Clover Classic Golf Scramble at Majestic Springs Golf Course. Proceeds raised will benefit 4-H Camp Graham. Everything from players, sponsors, and raffle items are needed to make this outing a success.

October 6, 4-H Celebration of Youth (Ostrander) - Join us for 4-H Celebration of Youth on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Leeds Farm (8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander). This adult-only event will include opportunities to play on the farm! Whether you want to mingle and visit with 4-H friends or ride the zipline, there is something for everyone! For more details, visit our Celebration of Youth website.


Food Preservation Webinar Series (Virtual) – Every other Tuesday from May 3 to September 20 from 4-5 p.m. covering different foods and how to best preserve them.