Schedule For Upcoming Events

There are quite a few big things coming up in the next few months, so make sure to add them to your calendar!

First, there is an ARBA Rabbit and Cavy show coming up tomorrow (12/3/16) at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. This is only a type show, meaning that there will be no showmanship. Here is a link to the show catalog:

The next important thing on the horizon is our Monthly Business Meeting at Kelsey Creek Farm on  12/6/16

The following Sunday will be the Poultry/Woodworking Project Meeting at the Rice home (12/11/16).

We also have our very exciting Year End Party to celebrate the 2015-16 4-H year at the Bartlett home on 12/17/16 from 2-5 pm.

Next, we have our Monthly Project Meeting where we will be practicing Fit and Show on 12/20/16 at 7 pm. 

Last, but certainly not least, there is a Snohomish County 4-H Rabbit and Cavy show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on.

All of these events have been added to the website calendar as well . We hope that you can consider participating in as many of these events as possible and we look forward to seeing you at the December business meeting!


Upcoming Meeting Schedule

      As we are coming upon the third Tuesday of November, it should be about time for our monthly Rabbit/Cavy project meeting. We would like to remind you that this month, on November 15th, we are switching out the project meeting for an officers' retreat. This will mean that the only people that need to show up are the current officers. We look forward to seeing the rest of you at our next meeting on December 6th!


New Officers!

We have officially elected our new office members for the year.
     Our new officers include:

  • Vice President: Teresa V.
  • Secretary: Ellie D.
  • Webmaster/Information Officer: Rosie S.
  • Treasurer: Tabled until next business meeting
Make sure to congratulate our new officers if you see them!


2016-17 4-H Year Begins!

The 2016-17 4-H year for Kelsey Creek Critters begins tonight with our first business meeting of the year.  We begin at 7pm at Kelsey Creek Farm in the education barn.

Online enrollment is now open for the new 4-H year.  All enrollment takes place through the online portal.  Returning members select the I Have a Profile option and new members will create a profile and then complete enrollment:  4-H Online Enrollment System

New this year - we have project leadership for poultry and woodworking projects.  Looking to expand beyond rabbits?  Consider adding poultry and/or woodworking.  More information about these projects will be shared at tonight's meeting.


Summer Hiatus and 2016/17 4-H Year

Kelsey Creek Critters continues to be on summer hiatus until the conclusion of the Washington State 4-H Fair in September.  The new 4-H year will begin on October 1, 2016.  Kelsey Creek Critters will resume meetings on October 4, 2016 at 7pm at Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue.  Enrollment is conducted through an online portal that will begin accepting new enrollments after October 1 at this link:  


Upcoming King County 4-H Shows

Kelsey Creek Critters and Rainier Rabbits are going to team up to co-host the King County Spring Rabbit Show in April 9, 2016 at Enumclaw Expo in the rabbit barn.  After the 2015 King County Fair, the clubs agreed that the coop tables that have been in use for decades and are plagued by dry rot, broken wire and stripped screw housings had reached the end of their useful lives and we'd need to work on a new coop table system before the 2016 fair.  This show will be the main fundraiser by the project to underwrite the cost of the new tables.  In addition to fit and show and type judging, we will also have educational display and judging/breed i.d. contests.  This is an excellent opportunity to see how your educational display that you may enter in King County Fair may be improved before the fair entry deadline and to practice judging and breed identification.  Show flyer will be published later this week.  This is one of two King County Fair qualifying shows offered in 2016!
The table skirting and plastic sheeting do a good job of hiding the poor condition of
our old coop tables.  

The tables haven't been stored carefully in several years and have
suffered from exposure to the elements.

Additionally, our solid top tables that we use for type judging and
other contests are very worn and in need of replacement.


Project Meeting/Leadership Retreat Cancelled Tonight!

Due to several power outages and trees down on roads on the east side, Gwen and Jackie have decided to cancel tonight's meeting for safety reasons.