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Premier Fashion Overnight Registration now Available!

posted Mar 8, 2013, 2:49 PM by smurdock20

Use the form below to register for the Premier Fashion Overnight workshop April 12-13.  It is hosted by Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery counties and will cover everything from first time sewer basics to advanced sewing techniques.  Saturday will be all about Fashion Revue, so whether its your first year or last year there will be something for you!

Initial registration is due through Eventbrite by March 25!  Supplemental health forms will be mailed once payment is received.

High Adventures comes to Frederick County

posted Mar 4, 2013, 10:43 AM by smurdock20

Frederick County is launching a new 4-H club specializing in "High Adventure". This club will focus on youth development through outdoor experiential learning. Each year, the club will select a single high adventure activity and enjoy a learning program that develops the skills and confidence needed for the adventure. The annual program will challenge members physically and mentally while developing a life-long appreciation of the great outdoors


This year the club is planning to bike the full 184.5 mile length of the C&O Canal towpath!    Members will learn essential skills for bicycle touring, including necessary camping skills.    Following a once thriving backbone of commerce, they'll experience the history of the canal from start to finish, visiting historic lockhouses, dams, and even a 3,118 foot long tunnel!


To Learn More:

2013 Informational Meeting:

Mar. 15, 6:00p—8:00p 

UMD Extension Office 

330 Montevue Lane Frederick, MD 21702


Please send email inquiries to:


Visual Presentation and Healthy Lifestyles Cluster Competition

posted Feb 20, 2013, 7:29 AM by smurdock20

Registration is now available for the 2013 Visual Presentation and Healthy Lifestyles Cluster Competition.

This competition is open to any 4Her and will be used to determine Champions and Reserve Champions who will qualify to compete at the State level.

Seniors may chose to compete in the Egg Preparation Demonstration contest.

Other categories include : Posters, Table Setting, Menu, and Food Science Display.

**Deadline to Register is March 15**  Please mail all packets to the Montgomery County 4H Office.

Ag Week at the Mall

posted Jan 29, 2013, 11:06 AM by smurdock20   [ updated Feb 11, 2013, 7:07 AM ]

This year is the 40th Anniversary of Ag Week at the Mall.  Attached is the entry form for Posters and Booths.  The Registration deadline is February 8th at 4pm!

Ag Week Schedule:

Monday - Cake Sale
    Entries: 6:30 - 7pm
    Judging: 7- 7:30pm
    Sale: 7:30pm

Tuesday - Ice Cream Contest
    Registration : 7-7:30pm - Contestants are responsible for bringing own items!
    Contest: 7:30pm

Wednesday - TBA

Thursday - 4H Livestock Skill-a-thon

Friday - Log Sawing
    Registration : 7-7:30pm
    Contest: 7:30pm

Saturday -
    Bug Patrol's Entomology Exhibit -
mid afternoon
    Tractor Pull - Registration 7-7:30pm.  Contest starts at 7:30!

Cluster Communications Contest

posted Jan 28, 2013, 10:25 AM by smurdock20

The entry form for the Cluster Communications Contest is now available.  Please download the form below, or pick up a copy at the 4H Office.  Entry forms are due to the Howard County Extension Office no later than February 25.

The contest will be held on March 9th at Bushy Park Elementary School in Howard County.  The contest is open to all 4Hers.  If you have any questions, please email Samantha Murdock at smurdock@umd.edu or call 301-600-3583.

Beef Sheep and Swine Membership Dues

posted Jan 23, 2013, 6:24 AM by smurdock20   [ updated Jan 23, 2013, 6:25 AM ]

Now accepting membership dues for the BSS 4H Club for 2013.  Once your registration is completed please print out the confirmation page and bring it to the next meeting.  If you are paying by check, please attach your check (made payable to the Frederick County Beef Sheep and Swine Club".

Eventbrite - Beef Sheep and Swine Club Member Fees

Shooting Sports Upcoming Events

posted Jan 18, 2013, 6:17 AM by Unknown user

To see information on these two upcoming events check out the club webpage: https://sites.google.com/a/frederickcounty4-h.org/www/environmental-science-programs/shooting-sports
2013 NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show: January 25-27, 2013  
2013 Sportsmans Drawing: April 14, 2013

Calling all interested Camp Counselors!

posted Dec 3, 2012, 10:45 AM by smurdock20

Are you interested in becoming a camp counselor for 2013?  Do you want to help teach a class?  Are you confident in your ability to lead others and be a good role model for younger youth? 

                We are now taking applications for our 2013 Day and Residential Camp.  Please fill out the attached application and return to the office NO LATER than January 7th.  If selected you will be required to attend a meeting January 28th at 5:30 pm at the 4H Office, as well as 4 additional meetings through-out the year.

If you are an Adult and wish to be a Leader or a Camp Staff, please email Samantha Murdock at smurdock@umd.edu.

Caps for Cures!

posted Oct 31, 2012, 9:00 AM by smurdock20   [ updated Nov 5, 2012, 9:50 AM ]

Please help support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with Caps for Cures!

We are collecting handmade hats of all kinds for the children being treated. Our goal is to collect 500 hats and $1000 for St. Jude by May of 2013. The hats can be sewn, knitted, or crocheted. Your hat could be the hope that a child needs to fight through treatment! Be as creative as you like, and make a hat that will cheer up any patient! These hats would be a great token to show the children in treatment that the world cares about them and is striving to find a cure. Please spread the word to everyone you know!

Please send completed hats and donations to K.T. Hair & Co., 99 South McCain Drive, Frederick, Maryland 21703.

Thank you so much,

Megan Toms - Frederick County 4-H Queen (2011-12)

WORKSHOP - To support Megan in her efforts the 4-H Office will be hosting a Hat making workshop.  On January 21 from 10-2pm at the 4-H Camp and Activities center we will be sewing, knitting and crocheting our fingers off to donate as many hats as possible.  Instructors will be on hand to teach beginner knitting and crocheting stitches and assist with the hat creations.  You can register for this event by calling Jennie Schiazzi at 301-600-1589 or by email - schiazzi@umd.edu.

DONATIONS - Now accepting donations of yarn, thread and fabric to help with hat construction.  If you or your business would like to make a tax deductible donation, please contact us!

Fashion Revue

posted Oct 5, 2012, 5:56 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 31, 2012, 8:56 AM by smurdock20 ]

The 2013 Fashion Revue planning meeting will be held November 1st at 7 p.m. in the small conference room at the 4-H Office.  We will not only be planning this year’s county show (dates, location, theme, committees) but we will also be discussing the possibility of a regional show with Howard and Montgomery counties.  Come ready with calendars and ideas!


Please RSVP by emailing smurdock@umd.edu or calling 301-600-3583.

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