Events & Activities

Upcoming Events and Information


4-H Photographers
We would like to put together some displays for National 4-H Week. If you participated in any of the photography workshops or if you exhibited photographs at the Poweshiek County Fair, we would love to use some of your work. Call or email the Extension Office if you would like your photographs to be part of the display. All photographs will be returned to you.

One Million Pillowcase Challenge 24 Hour Sew-a-thon
American Patchwork & Quilting is hosting the first One Million Pillowcase Challenge 24 Hour Sew-a-thon to sew  
pillowcases for local Des Moines charities including Rebuilding Together and YESS.  The event is open to the public but 4-H Groups have received a special invitation to attend as a great way to give back to the community while learning how to sew a pillowcase. The One Million Pillowcase Challenge 24 Hour Sew-a-thon starts at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, September 19th and running through 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 20th, at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa.  All supplies will be provided free and staff members will be on hand to help walk participants through the process of making a pillowcase. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. The first 2,400 people will also receive a gift as a thank you for volunteering their time. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to sign up at to cut down on wait times. No prior sewing experience is necessary and all ages are welcome.  

State Fair Follow-up
Wow—so proud of how our Poweshiek County 4-Hers did at the State Fair!!! See the complete list of results on our website.   

Scholarships for the Montezuma All Iowa Writer’s Conference
Poweshiek County Extension is offering two fully paid registrations to the Montezuma All Iowa Writer’s Conference. This event will be held on September 20th at the Fellowship Hall in the Community Hope Church at Montezuma, Iowa. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the first session starting at 9:00 a.m. and its conclusion will be at 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon by Dayton’s from Malcom, Iowa.  This is an opportunity for a 4-Her who has a passion in writing and would like to learn from Iowa Authors. Door prizes will be given. If you are interested contact the Poweshiek County Extension office via e-mail: or call 641-623-5188.  

Judges Training
Have you considered becoming a 4-H Judge?  Do you know someone that would be a great judge?  There are training sessions scheduled in the upcoming months—access this link and find out more.   

Attention!!! Intermediate 4-Hers—Region 14 Campout
Intermediate 4-Hers have an opportunity to attend a Region 14 4-H Campout on October 18-19th.  It is an overnight session that is being held at the Christian Conference Center, 5064 Lincoln Street, Newton, IA 50208. The cost is $25.00.  If you have any other questions, contact Mindy Kephart, CYC, 641-842-2014 or  For more information, click here.

National 4-H Week
National 4-H Week will be October 5th some suggestions for your club to help others learn about 4-H. At your club’s September meeting look at the list and come up with ideas how you can implement them. Let us know at the  office what your club will be doing!                                 

    Clover  Kids Monday (Clover Kids)
    Talk about it Tuesday
    Wear It Wednesday  
    Thank You Thursday
    Find Out Friday
    Service Saturday


Intermediate Overnight Flier
October 18-19 - CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE CENTER (5064 Lincoln Street, Newton, IA 50208)
We hope you will be able to join us for a fun overnight at the Christian Conference Center! For more information, click here.


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