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Best Friends 4-H Club

Yearly Calendar

Motto: "If the map and the terrain do not agree, believe the terrain." -- Charles W. Chaillet, Jr.

Updated 6/14/22


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PLEASE NOTE: Calendar will be updated as needed throughout the year.  If the project is listed as a Club Project, it is for ALL MEMBERS (4-H'ers, parents, and leaders). If is listed as a Leader's Project, it is for Leaders only and pertains to a canine therapy project. BUT... should a 4-H'er wish to participate, he/she may with parental permission. If you have any questions, please contact Linda, shannollet@sbcglobal.net. For complete contact information, please see our Printable Calendar (pdf).

 

4-H clover logo bullet pointDECEMBER 2022

Saturday, 3 December
2:45 - 6:00 pm

Club Project: CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE, 5709 St. Joseph Avenue, Stevensville, MI.

Monday, 5 December
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project -- Christmas Meeting, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth, St. Joe. Don't forget to bring litter, pet food, treats, toys, and other items for donation to Berrien County Animal Control!

Thursday, 8 December
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- Andrews University, AU Campus Center, 8975 US 31, Berrien Springs, MI

Tuesday, 13 December
9:15 - 10:15 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI

Thursday, 15 December
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- St. Joseph Library Children's Reading Room, St. Joseph Library, 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointJANUARY 2023

Monday, 2 January -
31 January

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- Registration begins for Best Friend Canines for all Canine Therapy programs. Ends on January 31, 2023.

Tuesday, 3 January
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project -- Dog Science Notebook Workshop at the MSU Extension Office, 1737 Hillandale Rd Benton Harbor. We will discuss the HOW, the WHY, and BEGIN putting together a Dog Science Notebook for Berrien County Youth Fair. Please note that if weather is bad, a snow date is scheduled for January 10th, 2023. Click here for more details.

Friday, 6 January
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Friday, 13 January
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- Roosevelt Elementary School, 2000 El Dorado Drive, Stevensville, MI.

Tuesday, 17 January
9:15 - 10: 15 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI

Thursday, 19 January
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- St. Joseph Library Children's Reading Room, St. Joseph Library, 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI

Friday, 20 January
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Wednesday, 25 January
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- Lincoln Township Library, 2099 W. John Beers Road, Stevensville, MI.

Friday, 27 January
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- Roosevelt Elementary School, 2000 El Dorado Drive, Stevensville, MI.

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointFEBRUARY 2023

Friday, 3 February
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Friday, 10 February
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- Roosevelt Elementary School, 2000 El Dorado Drive, Stevensville, MI.

Tuesday, 14 February
9:15 - 10: 15 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI

Thursday, 16 February
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- St. Joseph Library Children's Reading Room, St. Joseph Library, 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI

Friday, 17 February
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Wednesday, 22 February
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- Lincoln Township Library, 2099 W. John Beers Road, Stevensville, MI.

Friday, 24 February
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- Roosevelt Elementary School, 2000 El Dorado Drive, Stevensville, MI.

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointMARCH 2023

Friday, 3 March
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 6 March
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Club Project -- Junior Showmanship Classes, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 6 March
8:00 - 9:00 pm

Club Project -- Scent Work Classes, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Tuesday, 7 March
8:30 - 9:30 am

Leader's Project: Canine Safety Program -- Teacher Sandra Blough's classroom, Lakeshore Middle School, 1459 W. John Beers Road, Stevensville, MI.

Tuesday, 7 March
9:15 - 10: 15 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI

Monday, 13 March
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Club Project -- Junior Showmanship Classes, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 13 March
8:00 - 9:00 pm

Club Project -- Scent Work Classes, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Tuesday, 14 March
9:15 - 10: 15 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI

Thursday, 16 March
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- St. Joseph Library Children's Reading Room, St. Joseph Library, 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI

Friday, 17 March
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 20 March
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Club Project -- Junior Showmanship Classes, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 20 March
8:00 - 9:00 pm

Club Project -- Scent Work Classes, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Wednesday, 22 March
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- Lincoln Township Library, 2099 W. John Beers Road, Stevensville, MI.

Monday, 27 March
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Club Project -- Junior Showmanship Classes, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 27 March
8:00 - 9:00 pm

Club Project -- Scent Work Classes, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Friday, 31 March
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointAPRIL 2023

Friday, 14 April
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Thursday, 20 April
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- St. Joseph Library Children's Reading Room, St. Joseph Library, 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI

Tuesday, 25 April
9:15 - 10: 15 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI

Wednesday, 26 April
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- Lincoln Township Library, 2099 W. John Beers Road, Stevensville, MI.

Friday, 28 April
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointMAY 2023

Friday, 12 May
9:00 - 11:00 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- St.Joseph High School, 2521 Stadium Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Tuesday, 16 May
9:15 - 10: 15 am

Leader's Project: Canine Therapy -- Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI

Wednesday, 24 May
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Leader's Project: Book Hounds -- Lincoln Township Library, 2099 W. John Beers Road, Stevensville, MI.

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointJUNE 2023

NOTE: We will be starting our Best Friends Summer Dog Project. Training will take place at Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth St., St. Joseph. When classes have been completed, ALL MEMBERS will assist in putting away training and agility equipment.

Monday, 5 June
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project: Best Friends 4-H Summer Dog Project -- Best Friends Summer Dog Project Registration Meeting for all parents and 4-H’ers to complete their 4-H registrations for the year, and to sign up for the summer dog project. The goal of the summer dog project is to compete in the Berrien County Youth Fair’s dog events in August. (Please see our Registration page for forms and instructions.)
      Remember that your canine must be registered with us as well. At this meeting we will pair up and introduce the Nontraditional 4-H'er with his or her Team Instructor and volunteer team canine. Traditional 4-H’ers must have their own canines to work with. Canine Obedience will be reviewed. Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 12 June
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project: Best Friends 4-H Summer Dog Project -- Dog Training Classes in preparation for the Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Events. Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 19 June
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project: Best Friends 4-H Summer Dog Project -- Dog Training Classes in preparation for the Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Events. Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 26 June
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project: Best Friends 4-H Summer Dog Project -- Dog Training Classes in preparation for the Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Events. Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointJULY 2023

Saturday, 1 July

THE BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR DOG EVENTS REGISTRATIONS DUE! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED! Two pictures of your canine must accompany your registration. Please review your BCYF Department 22 – Dogs Canine Regulations and see our Berrien County Youth Fair page for registration forms and instructions.

Monday, 3 July

NO DOG CLASSES.

Monday, 10 July
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project: Best Friends 4-H Summer Dog Project -- Dog Training Classes in preparation for the Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Events. Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 17 July
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project: Best Friends 4-H Summer Dog Project -- Dog Training Classes in preparation for the Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Events. Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 24 July
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project: Best Friends 4-H Summer Dog Project -- Dog Training Classes in preparation for the Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Events. Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Monday, 31 July
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project: Best Friends 4-H Summer Dog Project -- Dog Training Classes in preparation for the Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Events. Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointAUGUST 2023

Monday, 7 August
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Club Project: Best Friends 4-H Summer Dog Project -- Dog Training Classes in preparation for the Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Events. Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Sunday, 14 August

Berrien County Youth Fair Entry Day – Exhibitor must verify, delete, or add dog event classes he or she is entering. Dog Events: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm; Dog Science Notebook 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. BCYF Entry Office, 9122 US 31, Berrien Springs, MI.

Tuesday, 15 August

Tuesday, August 16, 2020 – Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Events Begin.

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointSEPTEMBER 2023

Friday, 1 September

Registration for the year 2023 0- 2024 for all 4-H'ers and leaders begins. Registration ends on December 31, 2023. See the Registration page for details.

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointOCTOBER 2023

 

There are no projects scheduled for October -- yet!

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointNOVEMBER 2023

TBA

Club Project -- ThanksForGiving

 

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4-H clover logo bullet pointDECEMBER 2023

Monday, 4 December
6:30 - 8:30 pm

TBA

Club Project -- Christmas Meeting, Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth, St. Joe. Don't forget to bring litter, pet food, treats, toys, and other items for donation to Berrien County Animal Control!

 

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Boy with dog on agility equipment as judge looks on

 

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