The holidays are approaching. I don't have kids so I have only an inkling of how crazy it must be to do your holiday shopping with your little ones in tow. The amount of respect I have for the moms and dads I see at the mall wrangling their kids, while trying to shop is HUGE. That being said...take a night off from the kids and let them hang with 4-H Teens at Spire Climbing Center.
"But...there is soccer, football, dance, church, homework.....AND we don't have a yard for a cow or pig."
Haven't you heard?! 4-H isn't just about cows, plows, and sows. Some of the most popular projects in 4-H don't require a yard at all. They include robotics, music, arts and crafts, and sewing. Plus there is a "self determined" project which means your child can pretty much do anything in 4-H that they are passionate about. And most projects and clubs only meet once a month (so you still have time for all your other stuff)!
You might remember me telling you a few months ago about the upcoming Operation: Military Kids Teen Leadership Camp...Well it is no longer "upcoming" it is past....and we had a BLAST (the rhyme was not intended)!
CAP is currently recruiting volunteers to work one-on-one with students in the Bozeman Public Schools. In just one hour a week, you can help kids succeed, support Bozeman Schools and give back to our community.
As the 4-H Military Program Coordinator I get to work with amazing people. One of them is Brenda Baker who's husband is serving overseas. She is the President of the Family Readiness Group here in Belgrade. The FRG supports familes of service men and women while they are overseas. AND GUESS WHAT?..............THEY'RE COMING HOME!! Check out the email I just got from Brenda (makes me want to cry in excitement).
The Saturday Farmers Markets are drawing to a close and the new 4-H year is quickly approaching. Come visit me at the MSU Extension Booth THIS SATURDAY to find out how your child can get involved in 4-H!! I'll be there from 9am to 12 noon (unless I'm wandering around shopping-then I'll have someone else there to cover). Please read the press release below. I hope to see you and your family on Saturday.
Gallatin County Extension in partnership with the Gallatin
Conservation District and Gallatin Big Sky Noxious Weed Committee will be
offering a 6 week pasture management course for Gallatin County
MSU Extension has so many programs for youth and adults covering a vide variety of topics. I work with 4-H youth in Gallatin County, but receive emails about programs going on all over the state. Here is some information about the Master Gardener Program and a demonstration they will be having tomorrow at the Gallatin Valley Farmer's Market. I'll be at the market (like I am every Saturday) buying produce, window-shopping for jewelry, and wearing out/socializing my dog. Maybe I'll see you there?!
I have the greatest job. I work for MSU Extension in Gallatin County and plan events for 4-H. I work on two grants-One provides services and programs for youth with a loved one in the military and the other for youth in a one-on-one mentoring relationship...
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