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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.

  • Summer Dog Project / 4-H Leader's Canine Therapy Schedule: NOTE -- 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.   (Green=Best FriendsBlue=Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club,  and Orange=Best Friends Canine Therapy Project)

    • Monday, June 6th, 2022, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - 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.

    • Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

    • Thursday, June 9, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class begins.

    • Monday, June 13, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends Summer Dog Project: Dog Classes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Figure 8 and Good Sportsmanship, and Canine Anatomy.

    • Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6 - 8:30 pm -- Berrien Kennel Club Picnic; 4-H Families and Dogs Welcome! Royalton Township Bicentennial Park, NE corner of John Beers Road and Scottdale Road.

    • Thursday, June 16, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class.

    • Friday, June 17, 2022, Noon - 3 pm -- 4-H Leader's Canine Therapy Project at the Andrews University Courtyard, 8903 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs.

    • Monday, June 20, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends Summer Dog Project: Dog Classes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Figure 8 and Good Sportsmanship, and Canine Anatomy.

    • Thursday, June 23, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class.

    • Monday, June 27, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends Summer Dog Project: Dog Classes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Figure 8 and Good Sportsmanship, and Canine Anatomy.

    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 5 - 6 pm -- Book Hounds at the Sodus Township Library, 3776 Naomi Road, Sodus, MI.

    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

    • Thursday, June 30, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class.

    • Friday, July 1, 2022 - ALL EXHIBITORS AND CANINES MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR FOR DOG EVENTS.  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, July 4, 2022, NO DOG CLASSES.

    • Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

    • Thursday, July 7, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class.

    • Monday, July 11, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends Summer Dog Project: Dog Classes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Figure 8 and Good Sportsmanship, and Canine Anatomy.

    • Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

    • Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class.

    • Friday, July 15, 2022, Noon - 3 pm -- 4-H Leader's Canine Therapy Project at the Andrews University Courtyard, 8903 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs.

    • Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10 - 11 am -- Book Hounds at the Sodus Township Library, 3776 Naomi Road, Sodus, MI.

    • Monday, July 18, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends Summer Dog Project: Dog Classes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Figure 8 and Good Sportsmanship, and Canine Anatomy.

    • Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

    • Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class.

    • Sunday, July 24, 2022, 8 am - 6 pm -- Berrrien Kennel Club Dog Show, St. Joseph 4-H Fairgrounds, 511 S. Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN.

    • Monday, July 25, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends Summer Dog Project: Dog Classes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Figure 8 and Good Sportsmanship, and Canine Anatomy.

    • Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

    • Thursday, July 28, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class.

    • Monday, August 1, 2022; 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends Summer Dog Project: Dog Classes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Figure 8 and Good Sportsmanship, and Canine Anatomy.

    • Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

    • Thursday,August 4, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class.

    • Sunday, August 7, 2022, 8 am - 6 pm -- Berrrien Kennel Club Dog Show, Calhoun County Fairgrounds, 720 Fair Street, Marshall, MI

    • Monday, August 8, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends Summer Dog Project: Dog Classes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Figure 8 and Good Sportsmanship, and Canine Anatomy.

    • Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

    • Thursday,August 11, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club Dog Project Class.

    • Friday, August 12, 2022, Noon - 3 pm -- 4-H Leader's Canine Therapy Project at the Andrews University Courtyard, 8903 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs.

    • Sunday, August 14, 2022 – Exhibitor must verify, delete, or add dog event classes he or she is entering at the Berrien County Youth Fair.

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

  • Thursday, September 1, 2022: Registration for the year 2022 - 2023 for all 4-H'ers and leaders begins. . Registration ends on December 31, 2022.

  • Saturday, September 10, 2022, 6 PM – 8 PM: Canine Good Citizen Evaluation & Testing at Mutterly Love, 200 Kerth St., St. Joseph, MI. Cost: Free for 4-H Members & Leaders and $15.00 for the general public.

  • Friday, September 23, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. -- 4-H Leader's Canine Therapy Project at Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI.

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022, time to be announced -- 4-H Leader's Canine Therapy Project in Prof. Grace Chi's Nursing Class, Andrews University Courtyard, 8903 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs.

  • November 2022: Club Project -- ThanksForGiving: to be announced.

  • Monday, December 5, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm -- Best Friends Christmas Meeting, Mutterly Love. We'll probably be collecting food, litter, treats, cleaning supplies, and other items for donation to Berrien County Animal Control again this year.

  • Monday, January 2, 2023: Registration begins for Best Friend Canines for all Canine Therapy programs. Ends on January 31, 2023.

  • Monday, March 6, 2023, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

  • Monday, March 13, 2023, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

  • Monday, March 20, 2023, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

  • Monday, March 27, 2023, 7 - 8:30 pm or until finished -- Best Friends & Town & Country Paws & Pals 4-H Club inclusive Jr. Showmanship Class

 

"Hands and Paws together always in friendship and teamwork." -- L.M. Shannon-Chaillet

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