Events List for 11/10/11

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On Thanksgiving Day I will be posting a special list of Christmas and Special Holiday happenings in the Greater STL area. If you have an event you would like to share with area homeschoolers, please email it to me at zana8796{at}yahoo{dot}com  Thank you!

Christian Home Educators United (CHE United) basketball registration is open for competitive teams for boys and girls in Grades 3-6 and Intramurals for boys and girls in Grades K-2.
Register online at
by clicking the link for registration on the right side. Or, at this link:
Although registration will be open until November 23rd, we would appreciate you letting us know right away at if you are going to play but have not registered.  If we have enough interest and coaches, we may be able to open other teams, but need to declare them ASAP.
K-2 Intramural Basketball:  will be from 4:15-5:15 p.m. on Tuesday nights beginning January 3 and continuing for 10 weeks.  This is a half-hour of instruction and a half-hour of game scrimmage.   Cost:  $40 and includes two tee shirts.   Please let us know if you are interested in helping coach this.
Grades 3-6 Basketball:  All practices will be held at Central Baptist Church in Eureka and will begin the week after Thanksgiving on November 29, with the exception of 5th/6th grade boys who will begin practice on Monday, November 21.   Grades 3-6 will play 10 games on Saturdays beginning in January through the CYC organization, playing against private schools in the West County area.  Half of the games will be at Central Baptist and half at the other schools.  The cost for Grades 3-6 is $80 and includes the use of a uniform which will be returned at the end of the season.  You have an option to pay a $30 deposit now with the full amount due by November 30.
Team Details for Grades 3-6:
Coach Tony Archer will be returning again for our 3rd grade boy’s team.  He will practice one time a week on Tuesday’s from 5:15- 6:45 p.m. This team is in need of an assistant coach.
Coach Mike Miller will be returning for our 4th grade boy’s team. He will practice one time a week on Tuesdays from 5:45-7:15 p.m.  This team is in need of an assistant coach.
Coach Tim Brumleve will be returning for the 5th grade girl’s team assisted by Coach Kathy Side.  That team will meet one time a week on Tuesdays from 7:15- 8:45 p.m.
Coaches Todd Ohlmann and Kevin Garrett will also be returning for the 5/6th grade boys’ team.  (The grade this team is declared at will be determined after registrations are complete.) His team will be practicing twice a week on Mondays AND Thursdays from 3:30- 5 p.m. beginning on Monday, November 21.
You may email any questions to cheunitedbasketball{at}
Thank you! The Board of CHE United

Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop
Monday, November 28
The Pillar Foundation (15820 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
For Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores (Limited space is available.  Registration is required. Juniors and seniors will receive priority.  To register send an e-mail with the student’s name, age, grade, e-mail address, and phone number to vweller1{at} )

I am writing to extend an invitation to you and your home schooled students to attend a FREE matinee show of Washington University Dance Theatre (WUDT) on our campus Friday, December 2, from 10-11am. There is no age limit for this show, but we ask that you figure out your own method of transportation to Edison Theatre located in the Mallinckrodt Center on WashU’s Danforth campus. Please RSVP by responding to this email or calling (314) 935-5858 by November 28 with the number of people attending.
More information on WUDT:
See dance that expresses the movement artists’ perspectives, observations and experiences of the bodymind in motion. Experience a show full of kinesthetic excitement featuring the works of guest and resident choreographers, which is performed by Washington University’s outstanding student dancers. Showcased dance genres includes modern, jazz and ballet, including works from 2 guest choreographers, former Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet, Jock Soto, and Ting-Ting Chang, President and Artistic Director of DreamDance Foundation whose modern dance is influenced by her Chinese heritage.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Best, Caitlin Hearns
Administrative Assistant, Performing Arts Department

Friday, November 11, at 10:00 A.M. there is a Veterans Day Ceremony at the St Peters Centre Veterans Memorial (or inside City Hall if the weather is bad)
Wednesday, December 7, at 10:00 A.M. there is a Pearl Harbor Remembrance at the St Peters Cultural Arts Centre (inside the City Hall)
1 St. Peters Centre Blvd, St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is honoring veterans with special programs and free admission on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
Special programs will be featured in the Museum of Westward Expansion from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., centering on the military’s presence in the 19th century west. The roles of the 1804-06 Corps of Discovery (Lewis & Clark Expedition), military surveyors, and soldiers on the frontier will be ongoing and interactive, and presented throughout the day.
The National Park Service honors this nation’s veterans and military families at a variety of National Historic Parks, Battlefields, Cemeteries and sites commemorating their service to this country and the freedoms enjoyed by all United States citizens.
In honor of our nation’s veterans and military families, the National Park Service will waive the $3 entrance fee to the Gateway Arch on Veterans Day. This fee waiver also applies to other agencies within the Department of Interior as well as lands managed by the Department of Agriculture’s National Forest Service.
Please Note: The fees to ride the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch and for viewing the films at the park will remain in effect on this day.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial’s Museum of Westward Expansion is located beneath the Gateway Arch. For more information, call 314-655-1700.

Please Join the Teen Eagles for our Next Meeting Monday, November 14th at 7pm!
Please come join the Teen Eagles for our next meeting, Monday, November 14th, 7:00pm at the Pillar in the Valley, 229 Chesterfield Business Pkwy, Chesterfield, MO 63005 Our keynote speaker, Jim Hancock, will be reflecting on highlights from the book Do Hard Things.
Do you wish your teenager was involved more in the political arena? Does your teen wish to interact with other purposeful Christian teenagers? If so then you should check out the St. Louis Teen Eagles! Teen Eagles is a group of serious-minded Christian teenagers who are committed to living lives set apart for God’s use. Together we are honing our leadership skills through involvement in the political process.
At Teen Eagles you can experience:
-Practical public speaking and debate skills
-Lobbying state, national and international leaders
-Educational trips across the country
-Planning and executing professional meetings and events
-Campaigning and hands-on political exposure
-One-on-one Christian leadership training
-Learning from many inspirational speakers
Teen Eagles is a very unique opportunity to engage teenagers in politics and change the world we live in!
We hope to see you there! You are welcome to come and observe the meeting. It is not required that you join for your first couple meetings!  Join us for dessert and social time following the meeting! Families are welcome!
For more information you can contact Tim Jones, Teen Eagles Adult Leader by email or phone:

Midwest Institute for Neurological Disorders (MIND) offers monthly talks on a variety of topics related to kids who have neurological difficulties, learning problems, autism, etc.  This month’s talk is on Tourette’s and Motor Tic Disorders and will occur on Tuesday, Nov 15th at 7:00 pm at MIND which is in the Chesterfield Valley (Boone’s Crossing) – way down as far East as you can go (by Ethan Allen).  Map Questing the address will only get you as far as Wal Mart.
If you are interested in attending, you must RSVP by calling MIND (636) 537-9800 as space is limited.
MIND’s address is:
144 Chesterfield Commons East Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005
There is a map on MIND’s website:

Snow White Ballet
Presented by DaySpring School of the Arts
Poisoned by jealousy and greed, Queen Allmeera fiercely rules her kingdom and sets out to destroy the most fair and beautiful Snow White. The young orphaned Princess must face her deepest sorrows and risk losing everything dear to her to overcome the cruel vanities of her wicked Step-Mother. Will the venomous apple destroy Snow White’s untouchable loveliness? Can Snow White ever escape the dark powers Allmeera possesses? Will the unwavering love of a simple stable boy be strong enough to rescue Snow White from her ice coffin? Mirror, Mirror on the wall; who is the fairest of one all? DaySpring’s Dance Department Presents “Snow White” a new ballet by Robyn Hartley. Performance also includes selections from La Bayadere.
Saturday, November 12th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 13th at 3:00 pm
DeSmet High School Theatre, 233 North New Ballas Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141
Tickets available at the door: $10 Adults and $7 Children (12 and under)
Call DaySpring for with questions or more information 314-291-8878

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Hi-Pointe theatre will be showing the 1940’s classic, “12 O’clock High,” this Saturday the 12th of November at 10:30 am.  This film is renowned for its historical significance and tells the tale of US Army’s 8th Air Force in the early days of World War II and their daylight bombing raids over Nazi Germany.
On this special Saturday…..
>10% of all ticket sales will be given to the Rolo-Calcaterra American Legion Post
>Harry Hamm, KMOX entertainment Critic will introduce “12 O’Clock High”
>And the 8th Air Force re-enactors will be present in authentic uniform.
Doors open at 10:00am, tickets are only $5.00.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity.
Click here for more details.

Christmas Coffee House Night
Friday, December 2,  6:30 PM
Come get in the mood for Christmas with us! Join us for live acoustic music as we celebrate Christ.  This is an excellent way to kick off the Christmas Season.  It is always a great night.  Coffee and baked goods will be provided (baked goods donations are appreciated!).  Come and join us!
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

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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