GORHAM, Maine — The Cumberland County 4-H Leaders Association is hosting Mini-Forum, a day filled with hands on workshops for any youth ages 5-18, at the University of Southern Maine Gorham Campus, on Saturday, March 21,st 9:00am – 3:00pm. All workshops are either free or have a minimal materials cost. Online registrations due March 11th.
Mini-Forum is a day full of fun workshops where 4-H members and non-4-H members can explore a variety of activities. Workshops this year will include smoothie making, bio-security & animal science, fudge making, DIY home decor, messy science, and much more. Workshops focus on youth making or doing something, and often participants get to take home a finished product. All workshops are on a first come, first served basis. Workshops are designed for youth to explore their passion or to spark a new one, and are offered free or with a minimal materials cost.
New this year we will be offering a True Leaders in Service Event from 12:00 – 1:30PM at Mini-Forum. This event is designed by 4-H Teens as a way for youth to give back to the community. The activity is free to join and participants will be making fleece no-sew blankets to be donated to local organizations in need. Any youth ages 5-18 are welcome to participate. Youth do not have to participate in the rest of Mini-Forum to complete the service project but they will need to register at the link below.
Mini-Forum is hosted by the Cumberland County 4-H Leaders Association in collaboration with UMaine Extension Cumberland County 4-H staff and the Cumberland County 4-H Teen Council. To participate in Mini-Forum or True Leaders in Service you must pre-register online. Contact Sara Conant if you need a paper registration form. For more information including specific workshops being offered, or to register for Mini-Forum by March 11th, please visit: umaine.edu/cumberland/4h/
University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine County. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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