Friday, July 31, 2009

Multi-County Officer Training - 2nd Opportunity

A second officer training is being offered. If you missed the first one, you have the opportunity to attend the multi-County Officer training with Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales and Travis Counties.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
First Lockhart Baptist Church
315 W Prairie Lea
Lockhart, TX 78644

We will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until about 2:30 p.m.
Cost will be $5.00
Please let John know if you plan to attend.

LaQuinta offers 4-H Supporters 15% Discount

Texas 4-H supporters receive a 15% discount at La Quinta hotels nationwide.
The TX4H Alliance Program benefits the youth of 4-H!

Check out the flyer at and remember that when you are booking hotel rooms, remember LaQuinta.

Community Service Opportunity for Senior High Kids and Adults

Volunteers Needed For Lose The Training Wheels Bike Camp!

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT) is seeking
volunteers to assist at our Lose the Training Wheels bike camp for
children with disabilities. With an 85 percent success rate, Lose the
Training Wheels is a non-profit organization that hosts summer bike
camps all across the nation. It first started in LaCrosse, WI in 1999
and since has grown to over fifty camps nationwide. This camp teaches
the skills needed to ride a bicycle without training wheels. Using
modified bicycles that have rollers instead of training wheels, the
course teaches the techniques to overcome three main obstacles to riding
a bicycle: impaired balance, limited coordination, and fear. The rollers
provide greater stability and improved balance and are phased out over
time until the child can use regular tires. Volunteers provide
encouragement and support while serving as spotters to the camp

"Lose the Training Wheels”is coming to Austin for the first time and
will be held at the Crockett Center in North Austin from Monday, August
17 through Friday, August 21, 2009 from 8AM-5PM. Volunteers are needed
for 1hr 45 minute slots. We ask that you commit to all 5 days for the
session(s) you select., as campers bond with their volunteers and rely
on the same person to be there each day to help them learn to ride.

Time slots are as follows:

Session I: 7:45-9:30
Session II: 9:15-11:00
Session III: 10:45-12:30
Session IV: 1:00-2:45
Session V: 2:30-4:15

All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Completed forms can either be emailed back to me
( or mailed to the DSACT office (3710 Cedar
Street, Box 3 Austin, TX 78705).

Feel free to email me back with any questions and I will be happy to
help in anyway!

If you are interested, please let John or I know and we will email you the form that needs to be completed.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2010 Texas 4-H Round Up Theme Contest

Texas 4-H is looking for some new creative ideas! A contest is being held to search for the theme for the 2010 Texas 4-H State Roundup Event. This event is held in June on the campus of Texas A&M University. For all the details about this unique opportunity, check out the flyer posted on the website under the "upcoming events" tab for 4-H Programs.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pet Vaccination Clinic

Pet Vaccination Clinic
John Y. Tarlton, DVM

Wednesday, August 12th
5 – 7 p.m.
at First United Methodist Church
500 Pecan in Pflugerville

Rabies: Dogs and Cats - $5.00
Dog vaccines: DHLP/Parvo/Corona - $15.00
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) - $10.00
Cat vaccines: PRCC/Feluk - $15.00
Complete yearly vaccine - $20.00
Flea & Heartworm preventative will also be available.

Heart of Texas 4-H Club
Fund Raiser

A portion of the proceeds will go to help the Club with projects and community service work
Please come and support us!

For additional information, please call:
Austin Avenue Animal Hospital
Lana Tarlton ~ 238-1093

Monday, July 6, 2009

One Day 4-H

October 10, 2009...What will you do?