Monday, May 22, 2017

My Hands to Larger Service....Opportunities Present

Interested in helping those in need or helping get ready for the fair? Take a look below!
Opportunity #1
What: Carwash at Advance Auto, fundraising for Shining Hands Caring for Kids Program (weekend meal program for local students)
When: Saturday, June 3rd from 9am- 1:00pm (divided into two shifts, 9-11 or 11-1)
Where: Advance Auto Parts (140 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960)
Opportunity #2
What: Fairground Clean-up Day, stick pick-up, weed eating, mulching, beautifying grounds
When: Sunday, June 11th from 2:00pm until conclusion of work
Where: Fairgrounds (14500 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange, VA 22960)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Cloverbud Day Camp Registration Now Open

We invite all youth ages 5-8 to register for our annual 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp, to be held in Orange July 31-August 3. Cloverbud Camp explores a new theme each year and includes hands-on activities, socialization and fun with other kids, a daily snack, and many take-home projects.

The cost per camper is only $30 and includes all supplies, snacks, and a commemorative T-shirt with the theme. Register today by calling 672-1361. A 4-H health history and code of conduct are required; current 4-H members' info can be pulled from 4-H Online. New youth are also welcome, including rising Kindergartners.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Don't Forget that All State Fair Livestock Exhibitors Must Complete YMQA Training to be Eligible to Show

Please remember that if you are planning to show at the 2017 State Fair of Virginia, you are REQUIRED to attend a Quality Assurance training this year.

May 21, 2017 – 5:00 PM
·         Rockbridge County Extension Office, Lexington, VA
·         Please contact Katherine Carter ( to RSVP to this training

May 23, 2017 – 6:00 PM
·         Madison County Extension Office, Madison, VA
·         Please call the Madison County Extension Office at 540-948-6881 to register

June 10, 2017 – 8:30 AM
·         Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, VA
·         Held in conjunction with I-81 Showdown
·         Please call the Rockingham County Extension Office at 540-564-3080 to register

Please continue to check the YMQA training calendar ( for more YMQA training events.

Farm to Table Day Camp Offered in June for Youth Ages 11-18

Calling all aspiring chefs or youth who like to cook! If you're between the ages of 11-18, Farm to Table is the day camp for you! We will visit local farms, learn how our food is produced, and then spend time in the kitchen cooking (and eating!).

Orange and Madison 4-H are partnering for this day camp since the Madison Extension office has a teaching kitchen. Sign up today! Scholarships are available for those with financial need.