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Public Speaking Contest

Public Presentation contest

One of the most important skills that 4-H members can learn is to speak in front of a group. In 4-H, members have many opportunities to practice this skill. Besides doing presentations at the club…

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Kids & K-9’s | Dixon Enrichment Center

County: Lee

This is a survey class that will introduce you to all facets of training including obedience rally agility and showmanship. It is also designed to help your dog become a more integral part of your…

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Sourdough Bread: 101 - McLean County

County: McLean
In this hands-on class, you'll uncover the secrets behind turning simple ingredients—flour, water, and salt — into flavorful, crusty loaves, with the help of wild yeasts and bacteria!

Led by…

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2024 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference

County: Stephenson

The Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference has a 25+ year tradition of providing great information and resources to forest landowners in the Illinois/Iowa/Wisconsin tri-state area.  It has been…

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Spring into Gardening 2024

County: Coles

Get ready for spring! Join Master Gardeners for a fun morning filled with engaging speakers, door prizes, a silent auction, and tasty refreshments. We are excited to have Illinois Botanizer Chris…

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Weekend Gardener

In Person
County: Madison

Join us for an enriching experience to explore the world of gardening with expert speakers and engaging discussions. A hearty breakfast will be served from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m., followed by sessions…

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Seed and House Plant Expo!

Get ready for a new garden season by joining us for a Seed and House Plant Expo at Tractor Supply in Monticello!

Drop in and have fun with gardening at activity stations hosted by 4-H and Master…

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Beekeeping Workshop

County: Kankakee
Whether you are interested in beekeeping or a seasoned expert, there is something for everyone in this great workshop!


Join the Kankakee River Valley Beekeepers’ Association and…

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4-H Public Speaking Contest - McHenry

County: McHenry
McHenry County contest guidelines

STATE eligible categories: 

Formal Speech  - Beginner & Advanced  Illustrated Speech - Beginner & Advanced  Original Works - Individual or team…


Mercer County 4-H Public Speaking Contest

County: Mercer

Step into the spotlight with the Public Speaking Contest taking place on Sunday, March 3, 1 pm at Brookstone of Aledo. To participate, you must enroll in the Public Presentations project. Youth…

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