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Our programs and projects teach young people how to put their heads, hearts, hands and health to work in their own lives and in their communities. Becoming a teen in the 4‑H program opens up a whole new set of opportunities. Read more about the groups and activities available at the club, county, state, and national levels. The 4-H program provides opportunities for youth and their families to participate in positive youth development experiences, below are a list or you can view our 2018  Calendar or glace at our 2018 Highlight Calendar.

 

 Prep Birthday Party and 4-H Reunion

Event Date(s): Sept. 23, 2018

Location: Ted Blum 4-H Center

Description: This event is sponsored by the Somerset County 4-H Association and Somerset County Prep Program. Special guests will be Grace Conner, Val Kreutler and Lisa Darby. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Info Tent during the Fair and at the 4-H Center until Sept. 16.  All past and present members, 4-H families, leaders, volunteers and camp counselors are invited.

Click here for the flyer.

Open House

Event Date(s): October 3, 2018, 7-8;30 pm

Location: Ted Blum 4-H Center

Description: This event is open to the public. Come by and find out what today’s 4-H Program has to offer you! In 4-H you can learn about science, go–carts, animals, robotics, rocketry, archery, clothing, creative arts, food & nutrition, all while developing leadership and public speaking skill and much more.  Best yet, you can have FUN and meet new fiends!   Click here to view the flyer.

Festival of Trees

When: December 8 & 9, 2018

Location: Ted Blum 4-H Center

Description: It is a FREE event, open to the public. 4-H members decorate trees with homemade ornaments for sale. There will be arts & crafts for the kids, local musicians and Santa will be there!!

Click here for the flyer

Click here for the application

Click here Gingerbread House Contest Flyer

Annual Community Outreach Holiday Dinner

When: Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Looking for good food and jolly company for December 25th? Come join us for dinner. There will be music and game tables to enjoy. It is a totally free event but you need to make reservation to attend. Call early seats fill up fast.

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Lucky Clover Tricky Tray

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019

Doors Open: 1:00 pm

Raffle Begins: 2:30 pm

Place: Ted Blum 4-H Center

Cost: $ 30 admission fee (includes a sheet of 20 tickets, door prize ticket and refreshments). Tickets go on Sale Feb. 1. Tickets can be purchased at the office (Call for tickets: 908-526-6644 or e-mail the office.) Additional raffle & 50/50 tickets available at event.

Download the flyer.  MUST BE 18 or OLDER to ATTEND

All proceeds from this event will support the Somerset County 4-H Association

Prize Donations Needed

Donations of new items are needed to be used as raffle prizes. Have your 4-H club create a themed basked to donate! Donate that new holiday gift item that maybe just wasn’t right for you. All items should be new and in original packaging with a combined value of at least $20. But the committee can also use cash of any amount to be combined for big prizes, gift cards or single items. Be creative! Think about what you might like to receive as a gift. Please send or drop donations at the Office or the Night Managers Office by February 15th.

Volunteer to Help!

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help in any way with this event, please contact Annette Smutko.

NJ Makers Day

Dates: March 22-23, 2019

Description:  Be a part of the fourth Annual New Jersey Makers Day!  NJ’s freshest innovations, creative efforts, and inspiring growth in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, math and more!

Register to participate in NJMD 2018 any time online! Any club interested in being a host site for NJMD to register their location in order to engage in networking and professional development opportunities, extended resources and guidance, and assistance with questions regarding program ideas, community connections, funding sources, and more.  There is no cost associated with becoming a participating site, and sites have complete autonomy to plan and coordinate activities as you would like. For more information visit http://njmakersday.org/.

For more information about NJ Makers Day, or to inquire about becoming a part of this initiative, please feel free to contact Doug Baldwin (President, NJ Makers Day) at 732-463-1633 x6, or by email at dbaldwin@piscatawaylibrary.org.

Science-Sational Day

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Location: Ted Blum 4-H Center

Description: Youth in grades 1-5 are invited to explore new ideas, put their designs to the test, and discover a new love for science. Registration is required.

Packet with registration link: not available yet.

Spring Carnival

Date: Saturday, April 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Place: Ted Blum 4-H Center

The day’s attractions will include games & activities, face painting & tattoos, a petting zoo, cotton candy, prizes, magic and club themed booths for the children to visit! The cost is $12 per child for all the activities. The adults are free. Food will be an extra charge.

This event is for the community in which all 4-H members can get involved, promote 4-H, and help support our organization. All proceeds will go to the Somerset County 4-H Association in support of the 4-H Youth Development Program.   View the flyer for more information.

Proceeds from this event will support the Somerset County 4-H Youth Development Program.

CloverCon

Dates: Sunday, May 20, 2019

Location: Ted Blum 4-H Center

Description:  The 4-H Anime & Manga Club: Village Hidden in the Clovers is hosting for their 8th year CloverCon, a mini-convention all about Japanese traditional & pop culture plus all the interconnecting fandoms. There will be panels, games & tournaments/contests involving Pokémon, Super Smash Brothers Melee, cosplay, table-top games & so much more!  Lots to do & see at our 4-H B.I.G. fundraiser that’s family-friendly, fun & even educational!  To register before May 1, see the pre-registration page  or print the flyer. Visit clovercon.org for any updates.

TOPS Camp

Dates: June 24-28, 2019

Location: Ted Blum 4-H Center

Description: Open to youth (grades 1-5), members/non-members. The fun-filled week is a combination of outdoor activities, workshops, science fun and new friends. Cost is $250 for the week. Full and partial scholarships are available to those who qualify.   Space fill quickly, so don’t wait!

Camp Registration Form: Not available yet.

Camp Flyer: Not available yet.

4-H Fair

Dates: August 7-9, 2019

Location: The 4-H Fairgrounds is located at North Branch Park (355 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater).

Although the Fair has grown and changed a little, some things have remained the same: there are no admission or parking fees and no midway or carnival rides. All day (10 am-10pm), free professional & amateur entertainment can be enjoyed as well.

Free shuttle buses run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day of the Fair from Raritan Valley Community College Rt. 28, North Branch. We do ask that you leave your pets at home.

BIG Rummage Sale

Date: Friday-Saturday, September 13-14, 2019

Time: 9 am – 3 pm (Saturday Closed 12:30-1pm, reopen at 1/2 price 1 pm-3 pm)

Place: Ted Blum 4-H Center

Item Drop Off:  September 9th-11th, Sunday (Noon- 3:00pm), Monday & Tuesday (9 am-12 noon and 6-8 pm)

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The rummage sale is held over the course of two days on a Friday and Saturday in September. De-clutter your home and save your best treasures to donate to the 4-H sale. Donations are accepted earlier in the week Monday-Wednesday.

Donations

Sale Items Accepted:

  • Gently used clothing
  • Bedding, Linens, Fabric
  • Books, Videos, DVDs, CDs
  • Antiques, Collectibles, New Gift Items
  • Housewares
  • Toys
  • Jewelry
  • Infant Goods
  • Furniture that is easily moved
  • Flat Screen TV’s Only
  • Laptop Computers Only

Items NOT Accepted for Sale:

  • Car tires or rims
  • Baby furniture and car seats not up to safety code
  • Encyclopedias, magazines
  • Upholstered furniture, mattresses, built-in furniture, press wood furniture
  • Computers without hard drives and with chips older than Pentium or equivalent computer monitors, all printers (dot matrix, laser, ink jet), large and heavy copiers, fax machines
  • Air conditioners; air purifiers/vaporizers; humidifiers
  • Larger, older models & built-in microwave ovens
  • Framed pictures with broken glass, unframed mirrors or loose glass
  • Halogen lamps without safety guards
  • Large appliances and tube TV’s
  • Sinks, toilets, toilet seats, tubs
  • Storm doors, screen doors, windows, & window screens
  • Venetian blinds or shades; drapes/curtains with foam rubber, fiberglass, or rubber backs
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting, rugs without binding
  • Hazardous waste, flammable items
  • Broken or dirty items will be refused.