Events List for 10/27/11

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PE at O’Fallon, ILLINOIS YMCA for 13 yrs and up
I talked with the director at the Y and he is willing to do a PE/Fitness class for ages 13 and up on Thursday afternoons from 2-3.  For the first session we would start Nov 3rd and meet the 3rd,  Nov 10, Nov 17 (no class Nov 24th – Thanksgiving) Dec 1, Dec 8 and Dec 15.  He gave me the cost for 8 weeks, (which is $30 per participant and $25 for each additional participant from the same family), and told me the price for 6 sessions would be the cost per session times 6.  So the price for 6 weeks would be $22.50 per participant and $18.75 for each additional participant from the same family. (I figured out that price, so they may round it off).  It is the same price for members or non-members.  The non-members would have to sign a waiver.  If we get the interest, we can continue this throughout the school year.
We need to have 10 people confirmed to have this class, so if you could forward this to anyone you know that might be interested, that would be great.  I know we have 6 with our families, another family with 2 children is interested but I need to confirm with her, so we only need 2-4 more people to make it a go.  It can also be more than 10, so we won’t cut it off there. Please let me know about any interest you have.
Thank you!
Janet janet.moskwa{at}gmail{dot}com

Upward Sports at Wentzville FBC
Do you know a family with a parent serving on active duty away from home? We want to say “thank you” for the sacrifice they’re making for our freedom by offering free registration for their children to play in our league. Send an email to upward{at}fbcwentzville{dot}com for details on how to register with the fee waived…and SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this post and spread the word! We can’t reach everyone by ourselves, but with your help, we can reach more!

Win Scholarship for a Congressional Seminar in Washington, DC; June 16-22, 2012
Sponsored by the National Patriotic Services Committee of National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
2012 Essay Topic:
Discuss the Relevance Today of Abraham Lincoln’s Statement “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand”
Contest Open to:
• Students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades who are not previous winners
• In order to qualify the instructions listed below must be followed:
Essay Format:
• The length must not exceed 750 words (excluding cover sheet, title and sources).
• The essay must be typed, double-spaced, on one side only, in 12 pt. Times New Roman or similar font, with student’s name and home address on each page.
• The essay must have a cover sheet with essay topic, student’s name, home address, telephone, e-mail address and cell phone number (if applicable).
• The essay topic must not be altered in any way.
Application Form:
• The essay must be accompanied by a completed Colonial Dames/Washington Workshops application form, found at
• Note: no application fee is required by entrants as this is paid by the sponsoring organization
How to Enter:
• See Online Registration OR send one completed application form and three copies of the essay to the address listed on the bottom of this form (or the poster) by January 15, 2012. If that information is missing, please contact info{at}dumbartonhouse{dot}org and provide student’s city and state of residence in order to obtain address for mailing.
• Essays are judged at the State, Regional and National levels. Winners will be notified by mail in April 2012 by the National Consultant. Decision of the judges is final.
A week in Washington, D.C., June 16-22, 2012, to attend a Congressional Seminar Workshop planned and coordinated by The Washington Workshops Foundation. The seminar is a unique experience in the study of American national government with emphasis on the concerns and activities of the United States Congress.
The value is approximately $1,500 which pays for the following expenses: Application fee, tuition, seminar materials, local transportation (for seminar activities) plus college dorm room (double occupancy), bedding, linens, and two meals daily (breakfast and dinner) at a university campus in the D.C. area. Funds toward travel/miscellaneous expenses are provided by some State Societies. See and for more information.

3rd Annual Pumpkin Drop Competition Open House
Saturday, October 29th
St. Charles Flying Service, Inc.
St. Charles County Airport (KSET) (Saint Charles Smartt Airfield)
Join us at SCFS for the 3rd annual Pumpkin Drop Contest and Fall Open House. The CAF’s B-25 will be participating as well as other local aviation organizations. This year’s event will be held on Saturday October 29th in conjunction with the CAF’s Corvette car club event, so there will be plenty of fast cars, war birds, food and fun. Mark you calendar bring the kids and join us for what’s shaping up to be a great event here at St. Charles County Airport.
Bake up your best Gooey Butter Cake or favorite dessert and you could win $100.00. Mike Saettele from St. Louis Flight Simulators will be judging the delicious confections as well as setting up several Flight Simulators for everyone to get a chance to fly in cyberspace between bites! Contact SCFS or Mike for more details.
Coffee & Donuts in the AM, contest starts at 1PM with the CAF MO Wing’s B25J Mitchell making the first “Bomb-Run”.
Further info at

Town & Country Symphony Orchestra
Fall Concert
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm
The Principia, Ridgway Auditorium, 13201 Clayton Road, 63131
No Charge for Admission!!!
Kirby Anne Kay on violin performing Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op.8 “Fall” from The Four Seasons
Dr. Chiann-Yi Yawitz on piano performing Strauss’s Burlesque
Also Presenting:
– Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade
– Sheldon’s Danzas Cubanas
Orchestra members will be in Halloween costumes so wear yours too!!!
The Town & Country Symphony Orchestra enjoys serving the St. Louis area through its free musical concerts. The Orchestra performs in a variety of community locations including area universities and schools, churches, plazas and malls, retirement centers and parks. The Orchestra also performs in a variety of musical styles — classical, pops, Christmas pops, operettas, and oratorios. Music Director and Conductor: David Lowell Peek.

Reformation Day Celebration
Monday October 31, 6:30 PM
Come and celebrate Reformation Day with us! Join us for “Runner from Ravenshead,” a movie in the tradition of “Pilgrim’s Progress” which won Audience Choice at the 2010 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. Bring your special-recipe chili and a dessert to share! Contact The Family Vision to sign up.
The Family Vision
2020 Parkway Drive, Saint Peters, MO 63376
Tel:  636-447-6900    Psalm 78:4  Faithfully Equipping Generations

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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.