New Events for 9/12/11

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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents Joshua’s Boots

An Opera for Young People by Adolphus Hailstork and Susan Kander

Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Joshua’s Boots, set in 1878, is the dramatic story of an African American teenage boy who escapes from a lynch mob to find a new life in Kansas as one of the many black cowboys who flourished in the western frontier.

2011 School Performances:
November 16 and 17, 9AM and 11AM
November 18, 10AM
Tickets are $6 for students and teachers. For reservations call (314) 963-4251 or email

2011 Public Performance:
November 18, 7PM
To purchase tickets for the public performance or to view a map to the Touhill Performing Art Center, please click here.

Recommended for grades 4-12

Free docent visits available upon request (call (314) 963-4251 or email The Joshua’s Boots study guide can be found here.

Presented in partnership with the Touhill Performing Arts Center

Made possible with a leadership gift from Dana Brown Charitable Trust, U.S. Bank Trustee and with generous support from Monsanto Fund.

MOSAICS Festival for the Arts

September 16-18, 2011
Friday 4:00pm – 9:00pm / Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm / Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Visual Arts Exhibition
Join 110 juried and invited artists at the seventeenth annual MOSAICS (Missouri Festival For the Arts) along scenic historic Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri, next to the banks of the beautiful Missouri River. Artists selected by a distinguished panel of jurors will exhibit and sell original art work across a variety of mediums, including painting, clay, sculpture, photography, print making, pastels, drawing, wood, jewelry, metalwork, glass, art to wear and mixed media at all price points. More than $5,000 in cash prizes is awarded to participating artists. Festival is promoted through marketing communications efforts across the St. Louis metropolitan region.
Performing Arts
Outstanding live entertainment compliments the MOSAICS festival experience, featuring a variety of performing artists from across the region offering traditional favorites and eclectic stylings.
Children’s Village – Located in the 300 block of North Main Street
The Children’s Village has something for the younger set at the Festival as well. Children attending the festival are invited to visit our special place where kids of all ages can learn about and try their hand at art. MOSAICS provides the supplies necessary for them to create their own souvenir of their visit to the MOSAICS Festival of the Arts – Missouri 2011. Childrens’ Village is organized by the Foundry Art Centre with supervision by professional artists and experienced art teachers for a hands-on experience.
Art for Youth Gallery
Mosaics in partnership with Lindenwood University will setup a gallery for young patrons. Young patrons under 18 will be able to purchase original art for a nominal amount during MOSAICS Festival for the Arts – Missouri 2011. Young patrons will be admitted to the Gallery without adults. Artists participating in the festival and other area artists donate original art for this area.

“Nature Play” Schedule Fall 2011

Connecting children to nature has beneficial effects on a child’s health and development.  As children continue to spend less time outdoors, they lose touch with the natural world.  “Nature play” programs reconnect children to nature and give them an opportunity to learn while making new discoveries, observations and adventures!

September 27:  Nature’s Crayons

Nature is full of different colors! Discover these colors by “coloring” your own nature bag while we go on a hike around the Center.

October 4: Curiosity Cabinet

Join our scavenger hunt to fill your own “curiosity cabinet” with objects in nature.

October 11: Camouflage Detective

Explore the outdoors by investigating critters that blend in with their surroundings!

October 18: Web Weavers

Learn about one of nature’s amazing architects, the spider, and create a web of your own.

October 25: Pumpkin Patch Pickin’

Learn how pumpkins grow, visit our “pumpkin patch” to find a pumpkin to decorate and enjoy a pumpkin snack.

November 1: Colors of Fall

Look for the colors of fall while exploring our outdoor classrooms. Use items collected along the way to create a wreath, place mat and other works of art.

Time:  3:45-5:00pm

Ages:  Pre-K through 2nd grade

Cost:  $8 per student/ program (includes all materials)

Payment must be received in advance of the registered class.

Pre-registration is required for each program!  Space is limited!

To register for a class, contact:

Kathleen Evans at 314-725-8314 X 105 or kevans[at]thegreencenter[dot]org

If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  Comments are not available, but sharing is.

The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions). Those marked with an asterisk (*) do not take place within the target area for this list, but are open to all homeschoolers who live in the target area. NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you.

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