New Events for 9/29/11

Happy New Year to those celebrating!!!

Remember to visit the website often, There you will find additional events under Ongoing Offerings, the Homeschool Business Listings and several Educational Helps, as well as the ability to search all past posts. Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; found at the top of the right column.  My contact information is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions.

Junior Golf Instruction Opportunity
What: Golf instruction including full swing, chipping, and putting. Full 18 hole round of golf after last session (weather permitting)
Location: Pheasant Run Golf Course, 205 Tri-Sports Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368
Dates: Tuesdays starting 10/4 through 11/8 (skipping 11/1 due to instructor prior commitment)
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: $50 per student
Please contact us (dkjrmom at if you are interested. I am not the instructor. Our children participate in a summer Jr. instructional program at Pheasant Run and have asked if the golf staff would be willing to start similar instruction sessions during the school year for homeschool children.

Bob Johnson Tutoring will conduct an SAT Workshop in Kirkwood on Saturday, October 22.  Also, some spots still remain for the October 1 and 8 ACT Workshop in Ballwin.
In each workshop, we will cover strategies and content for all sections of the test.  All participants will take home several practice tests with answer keys.
Details about both workshops, including times, directions, cost, registration instructions, and comments from students that have taken previous workshops, can be found at
Bob and his wife, Jill, homeschool their two children.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Bob (3one4-64six-95four8) or e-mail him at Bob at

October 22, 2011; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Come check out the incredible assortment of craft items. Find the perfect Christmas gift!
Thanks to all our crafters – over 60 of them! All craft booths have been spoken for!
West County Assembly of God, 13431 N. Outer 40 Rd., Chesterfield MO 63017
Lunch and snacks available all day.
Attendance Prizes- Drawings every hour!
You’ll find:
up-cycled denim skirts, custom photo albums, handbags, decorated journals, embroidered items, ornaments, hand-made cards, bead creations, wooden signs, blankets, yo-yo’s, dolls, jewelry, stilts, hair accessories, fabric, baked goods, clay items, pillow cases, model horse tack, bird feeders, barefoot sandals, homemade dog biscuits, knitted items, artist drawing boards, wood cutting boards, hair bows, fleece hats and scarves, dog bandanas and more!

New homeschool and special offering art classes beginning soon.

Who Is Invited: Homeschooled highschool students (9th – 12th grades) and their guests (who are also 9th-12th grade). This is a special event for highschool students only. (Sorry, no one under 9th grade.) You do not need to bring a date. Please come and enjoy the company of other homeschoolers.–you do not have to be a SHARE member.
When: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm (Note time change from last year.)
Where: Andre’s Banquet Center in South County, 4254 Telegraph Rd., 63129
What To Wear: This dance is formal.
Ladies, dresses should not be too low cut (front or back), and not too short if wearing a shorter style. Strapless is fine as long as it stays up and everything is covered.
Guys, are required to wear dress pants, shirts, and tie. Many young men will wear a suit coat but it is not required to get in.
Price: $18 per person if postmarked by October 21st, $25 per person after that. This includes dinner and music by DJ, Mark Chrun.
Come hungry…dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m.
To Register: go to the SHARE website ( and click on “SHARE Events Open to all”.  A pop-out menu will show you the Fall Formal bar.
Advance registration is required—a student’s name must be on the guest list to attend the dance. Deadline to register is October 28that midnight.
NO Exception will be made after the October 28th deadline.
Parents, this dance will be well chaperoned and the DJ will select appropriate, popular music. Parents are welcome to come in to see the decorations and take some pictures before they leave. Sorry, only assigned chaperones may attend. If you are interested in chaperoning, please email Pat Zink ASAP. (There is always a waiting list of parents who wish to attend.)
Questions????? Please call Pat Zink:  Cell: 3one4-54zero-29five7   Home: 63six-2two0-8zero16   pzink463{at}charter{dot}net
Feel free to forward this info to any homeschoolers who might be interested.

Webster-Kirkwood Mini Tree Hunt
Join Deer Creek Watershed Alliance and partners for the Webster-Kirkwood Mini Tree Hunt during October 2011. Those who successfully complete the hunt and find 6 of the 12 tagged trees in the Cities of Kirkwood and Webster Groves (see map) will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Sugar Creek Gardens gift certificate. In addition, ten runners up will receive redbud or dogwood bag tree seedlings. Learn how to participate.

“The Constitution Made Easy –
A Study in America’s Founding Documents”
By Rick Green
Wallbuilders and Rick Green, Inspiring and Equipping Citizens to Protect Liberty
Monday, Oct. 3; 6:30 p.m.
(This is a five week study concluding on Oct. 31)
Pillar in the Valley, 229 Chesterfield Business Pkwy., Chesterfield, MO 63005
What is the role of the Judiciary?
Can you describe the process of amending the Constitution?
What rights are protected in the First Amendment?
What is nullification and is it constitutional?
It is impossible to hold our legislators accountable for their actions if we ourselves don’t know what the Constitution says or what it means.
For this reason, we are thrilled to introduce The Citizen’s Guide to America’s Founding Documents.
Concerned Women for America of Missouri, PO Box 274, Chesterfield, MO 63006
cwaofmo at

The Doctor Is in: Home Cures for Childhood Illnesses
Thursday Oct.13.2011   6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
Join Dr. Angie Chaudoir for this fun and valuable workshop! Dr. Angie is a Board-Certified Naturopath Doctor and a Master Herbalist. Dr. Angie will show you how you can cure many common childhood illnesses with what you have at home!
Cost is $10.00 per person or per family. This is a workshop you won’t want to miss. For more information or to sign up, contact Family Holistic Health Solutions at 636-629-8444, or visit

A Special Invitation for Educators presented by Variety Children’s Theatre
Full-length school performance
Friday, October 21; 10 a.m. – Noon
Touhill Performing Arts Center
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Special rate: $10/student
Visit purchase tickets and download the Variety Children’s Theatre 2011 Study Guide
Reserve seats for your school today!
Contact: Mollie Francis at 314-720-7707
About Variety Children’s Theatre
Tornados aside, Variety Children’s Theatre will put a new twist on THE WIZARD OF OZ this fall, welcoming children of ALL abilities into the cast and to assist the production staff for its third annual Broadway musical production.  Once again under the direction of Tony Award nominee Lara Teeter, Variety’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ will feature Variety children with physical and mental disabilities in the children’s ensemble, along with St. Louis’ most talented children, as well as Adult Actors Equity Association and non-Equity performers.

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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