The link above takes is an invitation to join the County 4-H Program’s interactive calendar app. After much research and countless hours of trial and error, the County 4-H Office has settled on using an app called “BAND” to post an up to the minute interactive calendar of 4-H events. This app can be accessed via desktop computer, smart phone or tablet. It has an AMAZING calendar feature and also functions similarly to Facebook with one major exception; it has no advertisements, spam, or smut …and members only see information pertaining to approved posted events. This is a closed secure system so it provides a much better-controlled social media experience than Facebook ever could. The app is free to download and install and can be found in both Apple and Android app stores. Once the app is installed, simply search for “Cherokee County 4-H” and select the join button. Only County Extension Staff, Club Managers, and Project Leaders will be allowed to create or edit calendar events but anyone can post messages or comments on them. Managers and project leaders are free to create their own “Bands” which will let them create their own club calendars. You are free to join as many “Bands” as you like but you will only see one at a time to minimize confusion. This app allows group messages and private messages between members. I noticed many other 4-H clubs in the State and across the nation are already using this app. Try it out…Its awesome!!! The website’s main URL is https://band.us/ .