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Friday, 05/26/2017

Early Season Blueberry Planning
Friday, 05/26/2017 (03:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

In light of snow load and signs we are in for a protracted mud season, we have changed the date for this event to Friday, May 26, 2017!


Topics include - pruning, soil fertility, vole management and witches broom.  

Pruning demonstrations are held outside. Please be prepared for weather!


See flyer for the complete list of all 2017 demonstrations.

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  • Haynes Homestead, 172 Harvey Swell Road, Colebrook, NH, 03576

School's Out Garden Club
Friday, 05/26/2017 (03:30 PM - 05:00 PM)

Students will learn the skill of growing their own food.

This after school club will give youth a chance to learn more about growing a garden and marketing the community garden to local families. 

Each week students will learn about the importance of soil, seeds, and the different parts of the plant.  Students will get a chance to taste the fresh produce as it grows fresh from the garden.


  • Ossipee Central School, 68 Main Street, Center Ossipee, NH, 03814

Saturday, 05/27/2017

Coös County 4-H Sharp Shooters Group - CANCELLED
Saturday, 05/27/2017 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Our meeting on Saturday, May 27, is cancelled.  Join us for our next time on Saturday, June 10 at the Range. 

The weekend of May 27 is Memorial Day weekend and May 27 is also clean-up day at the Groveton Fish & Game Club Range, if anyone wants to give a hand, all are welcome.



Join us at the Groveton Fish & Game Club Range, Lost Nation Road, Groveton.  

All youth are welcome ages 8-18, learn firearm safety, with hands-on learning. 

This group meets the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. (see complete schedule)

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  • Groveton Fish & Game Club, 1100 Lost Nation Road, Northumberland, NH, 03582

Sunday, 05/28/2017

4-H Livestock Field Day May 28, 2017
Sunday, 05/28/2017 (12:00 PM - 04:30 PM)

A 4-H Livestock Field Day will be offered on Sunday May 28th at the Hillsborough County Youth Center from 12noon to 4:30pm. Topics for the day will include Paperwork, Judging and Nutrition, plus more. Register by May 20th.

This will also be a site for tagging a market auction animal.

This field day is open only to 4-Hers in the beef, goats, sheep and swine projects.





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  • Hillsborough County Youth Center, 15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston, NH, 03070

Morning Migratory Bird Walk - Weeks State Park Event
Sunday, 05/28/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Spring has sprung and it is time to get outdoors to enjoy the signs of spring. Please join us for this free wildflower walk led by field ecologist and naturalist, Brett Engstrom, who has over a dozen years of experience studying the flora, fauna, geology and soils of Weeks State Park. Brett has led nature walks at the park for many years.


Brett Engstrom is a self-employed field ecologist and naturalist. He compiles inventories of natural communities and rare plants in New Hampshire and Vermont. Brett received his BS degree in Biology from Earlham College in Indiana, and his MS degree from the University of Vermont in the Field Naturalist Program. Brett is working with other ecologists on the Northern Forest Atlas and more information can be found at this link: http://northernforestatlas.org/about/organization-personnel/


We will meet in the parking lot at the start of the scenic auto road up Mount Prospect at 1:00 pm. Bring a hand lens and flower guide if you like and dress for the weather. The free program ends at 4:00 pm.


  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Monday, 05/29/2017

Rockingham County Office Closed
Monday, 05/29/2017 (All day)

University of New Hampshire Offices Closed.


  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Tuesday, 05/30/2017

Youth Development Certificate Training Program
Tuesday, 05/30/2017 (09:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Tuesdays: April 25 - May 30.

We are seeking 2-3 participants from organizations that work with young people. This is a free program with an opportunity for your organization to receive donated technical support. 

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  • Grace Ministries International, 263 Route 125, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Belknap County Staff Meeting
Tuesday, 05/30/2017 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)


  • UNHCE - Belknap County Superior Court, 64 Court St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Teen Conference Orientation- Mandatory for Carroll County T.C. Participants
Tuesday, 05/30/2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

This year's NH 4-H Teen Conference is June 25-28. 2017. 

4-H Members going to Teen Conference will need to attend a Mandatory Orientation on Tuesday May 30th, 2017 at the Carroll County 4-H Office.  If you are unable to attend please call the 4-H office at 603-447-3834

Grafton County New 4-H Leader Orientation
Tuesday, 05/30/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

New volunteers who are in the process of completing their 4-H leaders' screening are invited to attend this orientation in order to complete their screening process.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet other leaders in our county, learn more about 4-H programming and resources, and ask questions.

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  • Grafton County Administration Building, 3855 Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Wednesday, 05/31/2017

Recipes Revived
Wednesday, 05/31/2017 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)

Recipes Revived, make old recipes new again!

Participants will learn how to freshen up old family recipes so they can pass down healthier traditions to their children or grandchildren. Topics will include cooking and storing food safely, cooking with whole grains, adding more fruits and vegetables, and reading food labels to reduce sugar and fat.



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  • Wakefield Food Pantry, 1500 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville, NH, 03874

Lowbush Blueberry Field Meeting
Wednesday, 05/31/2017 (05:00 PM - 06:30 PM)

Field training session on managing wild, lowbush blueberries with UNH Extension on Wednesday, May 31 from 5-6:30. This will be an outdoor session at 355 Teneriffe Rd. Milton NH. We will identify weeds & insects common to blueberry production and discuss management options for organic and conventionally grown berries. Leaf and soil tests, pH mummyberry and Valdensinia leaf spot management will be discussed. We will also show the results of a 3-year study on organic weed management of wild blueberries, funded thru the Northeast SARE Partnership program.


Be prepared to spend the session outdoors!

To be held at 355 Teneriffe Road, Milton, NH.


1.5 Pesticide credits available

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Teen Conference Orientation - Mandatory for M.C. Participants
Wednesday, 05/31/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This year's NH 4-H Teen Conference is on June 25-28, 2017.

4-H Members going to Teen Conference will need to attend a Mandatory Orientation on May 31, 2017 at the Merrimack County 4H Office. If you are unable to attend please call the 4H Office at 796-2151.

More information will be available once you Register for Teen Conference

Thursday, 06/01/2017

DEADLINE: Intent to Show Form (all Other Livestock) Due to County Office
Thursday, 06/01/2017 (All day)

You may complete your Intent To Show in the 4hOnline system instead of a paper intent to show form.


4hOnline Animal Intent To Show Enrollment Instructions


If needed, paper form can be found on the NH 4-H Animal Science webpage.  (don't forget your lease form, if needed).


ALL livestock that has not been registered earlier in the year - Sheep, goats, swine, rabbits, poultry, beef not going to ESE.

Entries DUE - Coos 4-H Horse Qualifying Show
Thursday, 06/01/2017 (All day)

We will start promptly at 9:00am. Please see the complete Horse Show package for details, Stable Manager application and Show Entry form.



Show Entries AND Stable Manager applications DUE June 1. 


  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Show Me Nutrition in Ossipee
Thursday, 06/01/2017 (12:30 PM - 03:00 PM)

Students from grades K - 3rd grade learn how to make healthy choices every day.  This six week series talks about the different food groups, physical activity, food safety, and how to choose healthy snacks. 


  • Ossipee Central School, 68 Main Street, Center Ossipee, NH, 03814

Merrimack County Advisory Council
Thursday, 06/01/2017 (06:00 PM - 07:45 PM)

POTLUCK - END OF SEASON MEETING AT 6 pm - Location at the home of Lorrie Carey, Boscawen.



7:00 PM      Secretaries Report - Review and approve last month's minutes

7:10 PM      Election of New Council Members

7:20 PM      Election of New Officers for 2017-2018 Council season

                 -  Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, County Delegation Rep, State Council Reps, Nominating Committee, Finance Committee

7:30 PM      County Office Administrator Report - Tim Fleury

                 -  Community Economic Development Educator Search

                 -  Legislative Event - Saturday, May 13 - Recap - Michelle Bersaw-Robblee and Tim Fleury

                 -  Reminder of September meeting and Potluck (Sept 7th, 6 PM)

7:45 PM     Adjourn



Monadnock Shooting Sports 4-H Club
Thursday, 06/01/2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

The Monadnock Shooting Sports 4-H Club will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, weather permitting, at the Peterborough Sportsman's Club. The club generally shoots indoors till the weather gets good in the spring then moves outdoors. Youth must be age 8 or older to participate. Contact Chuck Zimmermann, club leader, (cez.teamwez@gmail.com) or the Hillsborough County 4-H Office (603-641-6060) for more information.  

General information about 4-H Shooting Sports can be found at https://extension.unh.edu/NH-4-H-Shooting-Sports.



  • Peterborough Sportsman's Club, 209 Old Peterborough Rd, Dublin, NH, 03444

Merrimack County Equine Qualifying Quiz - (Optional)
Thursday, 06/01/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

All participants wishing to be considered for the County Team must take the quiz. Participants have the option of taking the quiz on Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Merrimack County Nursing Home Theater Room, Boscawen, NH or on the day of the show. All questions will be derived from the NH 4-H Horse Project Book. Please bring your own pencil.

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  • Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Friday, 06/02/2017

School's Out Garden Club
Friday, 06/02/2017 (03:30 PM - 05:00 PM)

Students will learn the skill of growing their own food.

This after school club will give youth a chance to learn more about growing a garden and marketing the community garden to local families. 

Each week students will learn about the importance of soil, seeds, and the different parts of the plant.  Students will get a chance to taste the fresh produce as it grows fresh from the garden.


  • Ossipee Central School, 68 Main Street, Center Ossipee, NH, 03814

Forest Health Woods Walk
Friday, 06/02/2017 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

    Clark Pond Trail - Photo by Peter Brodeur  

Join us for an afternoon walk along the loop trail at Clark Pond Natural Area on Bog Road. We’ll encounter a variety of forest habitats where we’ll likely see a number of insect and disease pests of trees. The discussion will focus on diagnosing tree pest problems and assessing which ones are potentially serious. Tour leaders will include Dode Gladders and Tim Fleury, County Foresters with UNH Co-operative Extension, and Andy Deegan from Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. Come prepared for an easy 1.8-mile hike. (Rain or Shine)    


Directions: We will meet at the gate on the east side of Bog Road, just south of Forest Acres Road (GPS coordinates: N 43.398, W 71.999). To prevent traffic issues we ask that everyone park on the east (northbound) side of Bog Road.

This is a free event but please register by calling Kristy Heath at 526-6555 or by e-mail at kheath@ausbonsargent.org.                 



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  • Clark Pond Natural Area, Bog Road, New London, NH, 03257

White Pine Management
Friday, 06/02/2017 (04:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

2017 NH Tree Farm Workshop Series Caring for Your Forest









Join us as we look at a variety of white pine stands, some recently harvested and others ready for harvest, to evaluate the expectations and outcomes of different harvesting systems including shelterwood, strip cutting, and overstory removal. We’ll also discuss forest health concerns including needle cast, caliciopsis, and the red pine scale.


Attend one, two, three, or all four of the workshop series.


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  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth, NH, 03886

Saturday, 06/03/2017

Merrimack County Equine Qualifying Show
Saturday, 06/03/2017 (08:00 AM - 12:00 AM)

The Merrimack County Equine Qualifying Show is on June 3, 2017 beginning at 8:00 AM sharp. 


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  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Calling All Learners: Creating Inclusive and Respectful Classroom Culture
Saturday, 06/03/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Classroom with Children

“Helping young children understand differences: Getting to the roots of inclusion”

Young children are naturally curious and begin to understand the world by recognizing human differences from a young age. Early Childhood professionals have an important role in helping young children develop a foundation of respect and inclusion. This work shop will focus on practical strategies for helping young children understand and appreciated differences.

“Transitions, Traditions, Routines & Rituals: Learning where you would least expect it”

Putting coats away, transitioning from activity to activity, putting things away, washing hands, cleaning up, etc. etc. This things seem to happen day in day weather we think about them or not. By carefully attending to transitions, traditions, routines and rituals early childhood professionals have the opportunity to foster positive relationships, build social skills and create a positive classroom/program culture. This workshop will feature strategies and ideas you can use to build a positive classroom culture.

“Creating Meaningful Family Involvement Plans: Work Session”

Family engagement is a cornerstone of a thriving positive & respectful program culture. Family involvement in early childhood programs has been associated with positive child outcomes such as, social competence, communication skills, cognitive development and expressive language skills. This workshop will present a framework for creating comprehensive family involvement plans, which participants will create as part of the workshop.


  • Keene YMCA, 200 Summit Road, Keene, NH, 03431

Strafford County 4-H 5K Trail Run Fundraiser
Saturday, 06/03/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)



















Who: All members of the community that are interested in running a 5K Trail Run at the Gonic Trails.  Walkers are welcomed to register.

What:  5K Trail Run

Where: Gonic Trails, 1/2 mile up Rochester Neck Road from NH Route 125

Why: This 5K trail run is Strafford County 4-H's primary fundraiser.  All funds go straight back to 4-H youth programming in a variety of ways such as the purchase of new curriculum for our community clubs and afterschool enrichments.  Funds will also enable us to focus more on youth leadership development and opportunities for our #trueleaders. 

How: Register Here!

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  • Waste Management - Gonic Trails, 90 Rochester Neck Road, Rochester, NH, 03839



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