Valentine Community Garden

The Valentine Community Garden Harvest Celebration and Organizational Meeting will be Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Valentine City Park.  There will be a potluck supper.  We will celebrate the first growing season for the garden and plan for the year to come.  New Board members will also be elected and youth are needed to participate as well.  Please come even if you just want to learn more! 

 Sewing Classes

The after school sewing club got off to a great start in September and will meet approximately once a month.  This is for all skill levels and parents are welcome to learn right along too!  The next two meetings are scheduled for Thursday, October 24 and Thursday, November 14.  Meetings are held in the basement of the Quilting Cupboard in Valentine and run from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Participants are encouraged to come a little earlier (if possible) to set up their machines and equipment so the lesson can begin promptly at 4:00.  Arrangements can be made to drop off sewing machines earlier in the day if needed.  For more information, contact Jody Wilson at or Michelle Garwood at 402-389-1655,

 Nebraska Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop to be Held at Chambers

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for October 19-20 at the Holt County Fairgrounds in Chambers. Registration deadline is October 9th. Adult volunteers and junior leaders can choose one of six disciplines to become certified. Hunting Skills, Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloading and Pistol will be offered. Participants will learn under expert instruction from members of the Nebraska State 4-H Shooting Sports Team and National instructors. The registration fee is $90 per person for initial certification and $80 per person that are adding an additional discipline. This fee includes meals, supplies and program materials. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements. Registration on Saturday runs from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The Cherry County 4-H Council is offering scholarships to Cherry County leaders wishing to become certified. Contact the Extension Office or email