Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Teen and Adult Volunteer Help Needed!

Date: Friday, June 7
Time: 2 or 3 hour blocks of time between 10 AM and 4 PM
Place: Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr.

We need volunteers to help with the Trailblazer, a 40-foot traveling science venue! You will help kids experience all kinds of activities like a paper plane launcher, remote surgery with a robotic arm, alternative energy, aerodynamic experiments with a wind tunnel and much more. The Trailblazer is suitable for all ages, but targets 3rd-8th graders.

No science experience needed. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Interested? Questions?
Contact Kim Lehman at 512-627-0113 or

4-H Reminders

 - June 3rd  - Presidential Student Service Award Applications are due to the Extension Office

 - June 5th - 4-H Recordbook Workday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Extension Office

Friday, May 24, 2013

2013 Texas 4-H Golf Challenges

Texas 4-H is pleased to announce that registration is open for all four of the regional Golf Challenge Events that will be hosted state-wide in 2013. Please see below for dates and locations for each of the regional events. Registration can be found online on 4-H Connect. Click here for more information.

East Region:
July 8th
Twin Lake Golf Course, Canton
Registration: May 20th – July 1st

South Region:
July 15th, Pleasanton
Pleasantan Country Club, Pleasanton
Registration: May 20th – July 8th

North Region:
July 18th
John Pittman Golf Course, Hereford
Registration: May 20th – July 8th

West Region:
July 22nd
The Hideout Golf Club, Brownwood
Registration: May 20th – July 13th

State Event:
July 30th
Crystal Falls Golf Course, Leander
Registration: May 20th – July 20th

District 10 4-H Junior Leader Rally

District 10 4-H Junior Leader Rally - Click here for flyer
Junior Leader Rally Release Form - Click here for flyer

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Travis County 4-H Summer Events

Several summer events have been posted to the 4-H Website. Check out the link to the workshops and events!

Pinterest Project Party - click here for flyer

Youth Leadership Program - click here for flyer

Club Officer Training - Click here for flyer

Get on Target With 4-H Workshop - Click here for flyer

Professional yoU! - Click here for flyer

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Science Rocks at Austin Public Library

                            Science Rocks: Hands-on STEM Fun!                                            
  Presented by Discovery Lab @ APL

Date: Friday, June 7
Time: Come anytime between 10 AM and 4 PM 
Place: Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr. 

Blast off for a day of hands-on science activities at the Austin Public Library. Get blown away by the Trailblazer, a 40-foot traveling science venue! Come experience interactive science activities with Austin Community College Hands-on Science (ACCHaoS). Make and launch airplanes. There will be plenty of things to make and take home. Come, explore and experience this exciting learning opportunity!

 Science Rocks! is free and open to kids of all ages and the public in general. For more information please call 512-627-0113 or visit

 Science Rocks! is a Discovery Lab program funded by the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation (APLFF) through a Dell Powering the Possible Youth Connect grant.

2014 Turkey Order

For those who plan to exhibit turkeys at the Travis County Youth Show or one of the following major shows; San Antonio, Houston or STAR, ordering information is posted to the 4-H website.

Click here for the order form and information.

Five Senior High Youth Needed to Help With Military Youth Fishing Day

The 4-H Military Program is hosting a Military Fishing Camp. They are asking for senior high youth to volunteer and assist with this event, providing leadership to the youth in the sessions. This is a great leadership opportunity. Five volunteers are being requested.

Date of Event: July 30, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: 14001 McNeil, Round Rock Rd, Austin, TX 78729

For those interested, please email Cory at

Monday, May 20, 2013

"Support the Clover" - Silent Auction Bidding Is Now Open

The Texas 4-H Foundation is hosting the "Support the Clover" Silent Auction again this year.  May 1st, the auction opened up for online bidding.  You can view the auction at . On Monday, June 10th at 11:59 pm the auction will convert to the live silent auction which will open at 1 pm on Tuesday, June 11th in conjunction with the Texas 4-H Roundup Trade Show.  Items will be on display along the concourse area of Reed Arena.  The live silent auction will open at the last online bid price.  Many items are being offered online with BUY IT NOW pricing as well.

Friday, May 17, 2013

TCYS - Golf Tournament

Benefiting Travis County Youth Show
Monday, June 10, 2013
Shadow Glen, Manor, Texas
4-Man Scramble
12:00pm Registration 1:00pm Shotgun Start

Click Here for more information and forms

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Presidential Student Service Award Appliations

Youth may submit an application to be recognized for your community service hours and contributions. Applications may be found on the following link and are due to the Extension Office by Monday, June 3, 2013.

Click here to access the form

2013 Annual 4-H Achievement Banquet - Save the Date

Monday, May 13, 2013

Leadershi Live Tonight - Women in Leadership!

We have officially scheduled our next LEADERSHIP LIVE session. It will be Monday, May 13th,  7 pm - with a theme of "Women in Leadership."

Check out the flyer for more information - Click here

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

4-H Recordbook Workday

For those who would like help with 4-H Recordbooks, add June 5th to your calendar. Cory will be available from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Extension Office to assist anyone who would like to stop by and get help and have questions answered. For those who may still be in school and unable to attend, you may email questions and pages to for Cory to review and send back comments.

Texas A&M Horse Judging Camps

ATTENTION: 4-H Horse Projects

Texas A&M University Horse Judging Camps

What: Aggie Horse Judging Camp
·        Placing instruction on halter and performance
·        Reasons Instruction on a personal and group basis

*New Format! Instruction for Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced.*

When: June 5-7, 2013 & June 26-28, 2013

Where: Texas A&M University; College Station, TX

Who: Youth ages 12-18

Fees: Entries due by: May 30, 2013
$290 per participant (includes meals, housing, judging manual, notebook and t-shirt)
Adults, coaches or parents may attend for the same fee. However additional chaperones may or may not be needed.
$260 per participant if commuting

Registration and camp information available at:

For more information, please contact Dr. Clay Cavinder at .

May Edition of the Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter

The May edition of the Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter is posted at the link below:
Click Here