St. Louis County office buildings will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Programs & Events

 
 

Upcoming programs and events

Extension Master Gardener Events & Programs

Gardening at the Library Series

Ready to get your hands dirty? Or at least, your gardening gloves? Extension Master Gardeners are offering free virtual classes covering a variety of home gardening topics from spring to fall this year!
Classes take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm.
To participate online, visit duluthlibrary.org. Go to Events and then Calendar on the Library website to register.
 
June 6 Gardening in Containers and Small Spaces
August 1 Seed Saving
September 5 Growing Garlic
October 3 TBA
November 7 Inflammation
 

4-H Events & Programs

NE 4-H Camp @ Long Lake Conservation Center

Youth in grades 3-6 are invited to join us as we explore nature through hands-on activities, outdoor recreation, and camp games. Join 4-H for a 3-day, 2-night adventure June 26-28, 2024, at the beautiful Long Lake Conservation Center [28952 438th Lane, Palisade, MN 56469].

Registration is open now through 4honline.com and closes May 31.
 

SSL County 4-H Showcase at the Proctor Fair

The 2024 South St. Louis County 4-H Showcase in Proctor is fast approaching and we look forward to the July 2 Entry Day.
Just a reminder, families are required to register their 4-H showcase exhibits in FairEntry - https://fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/19973.
Fair registration opens on Wednesday, May 15th.
The fair registration closes on Saturday, June 15th.
Please refer to the links below for more information.
Please call the Extension Office if you have any questions regarding the fair registration process!
218-733-2870
We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

4-H Arts & Crafts Day Camp

Ready, set, create with 321 Art Studio! Youth will create their own art while learning about different art styles!
July 8 - 11 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location Olcott Park Green House (711 N 9th Ave W, Virginia, MN 55792). Group will meet at the back of the Green House in Olcott Park.
Cost: Free!
Grades: K-6 (must have completed Kindergarten)
Check out our other day camps being offered. Please register for each camp individually.
Registration opens on May 7 and the registration deadline is July 3. To register, log in (or if new to 4-H: enroll) at 4-H Online. For assistance, refer to the event registration guide or contact Nicole Kudrle at vande422@umn.edu.
For more information - z.umn.edu/NSL4hartsdaycamp24

4-H Water Rangers Day Camp

Come along with 4-H as we water!! Each day, youth will learn about what lives in the water and how we can care for our water resources.
July 15 - 18 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Olcott Park Green House (711 N 9th Ave W, Virginia, MN 55792). Group will meet at the back of the Green House in Olcott Park.
Cost: Free!
Grades: K-6 (must have completed Kindergarten)
Check out our other day camps being offered. Please register for each camp individually.
Registration opens on May 7 and the registration deadline is July 10. To register, log in (or if new to 4-H: enroll) at 4-H Online. For assistance, refer to the event registration guide or contact Nicole Kudrle at vande422@umn.edu.
For more information - z.umn.edu/NSL4hwaterwatchers24

St. Louis County 4-H Showcase at the St. Louis County Fair in Chisholm

The 2024 4-H Showcase at the St. Louis County Fair in Chisholm is fast approaching and we look forward to the July 30 Entry Day.
Just a reminder, families are required to register their 4-H showcase exhibits in FairEntry - https://fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/19974.
Fair registration opens on Wednesday, May 15th.
The fair registration closes on Monday, July 15th.
Please refer to the links below for more information.
Please call the Extension Office if you have any questions regarding the fair registration process!
218-749-7120
We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

4-H Cloverbud Art Camp at The Depot

Calling all youth in grades K-2 who enjoy creating art! Join us for 4-H Cloverbud Art Camp at The Depot, August 12 - 14.
We will learn about famous children's book illustrators and create our own masterpieces through painting, coloring, and collage.
 
Cost: $50 (fee covers supplies and snacks)
Reach out to Kate Preiner at henry250@umn.edu to inquire about scholarships.
 
Registration opens in 4-H Online on April 17 and closes on July 26.
 
 

Youth in Action Events & Programs

Young Leaders Alliance

Explore our community this summer! Be a part of the Young Leaders Alliance, a new YIA group focused on connecting with innovative organizations and businesses in St. Louis County that are making an impact and giving back to our community.
 
Youth in SLC can sign-up for this three day tour of the county that will include a variety of locations in four cities. The dates are June TBD in Ely, July 10th in Hibbing & Virginia, and August 1st in Duluth. Students interested in participating should be available to commit to all three days. Transportation and lunch is included. Watch for more info regarding specific visit sites coming soon!
 
 

Other Events

The Aquatic Invasive Species Detectors Core Course will be offered in St. Louis County (at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth) on June 7th and registration is open. We're also excited because thanks to a grant from the NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, we're able to offer the Duluth workshop at no cost for participants.
 
For more information, visit: https://maisrc.umn.edu/detectors-core

Contact

Duluth Extension Office
218-733-2870
Email

Virginia Extension Office
218-749-7120
Email

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