Homeschool Events List for 12/1/2011

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.

Dear Home School Parents
Your children are invited to join our special Home School Bowling Club.  As a certified teacher it is my goal to make this an educational, fun activity that enhances and supports your personal programs.  I will provide programs and adapt to make age appropriate.  Each week of the ten week bowling club, I’ll make available lesson goals that you can work on at home, if you choose.  This is just one of the benefits of choosing Brunswick Zone Chesterfield as your bowling center of choice. Located on Olive, close to Woodsmill.
The next 10 week Session begins on Thursday, January 19th at 1:00pm.  Only $5.00 Per Person Per Week!  Includes: 3 Games of Bowling, & Rental Shoes – Free Bowling Tips – 2 Person Teams
You can also pay an extra $5 each week and receive Your Very Own Bowling Ball at the end.  (or pay up front and get the ball to use throughout the session)
Please let me know who will be bowling on your 2 people team or let me help you find a team. We are here for you.
Your bowling coaches will help you learn how to bowl and improve your game and I will provide lesson plans to help you meet your educational goals.
Did you know colleges give bowling scholarships and there are opportunities to earn scholarship dollars? Ask your coach during home school league for more information.
Suzi Tozer, Sales Specialist

Sparkly Snowflake Spectacular
DaySpring’s annual Petite Allegro Christmas Ballet Party
When: Saturday, December 3rd from 2:30-4:00pm
DaySpring Maryland Heights – 2608 Metro Blvd.
Who: Anyone age 3 to 9 (older and younger siblings also welcome, parents please plan to stay)
Activities: We will make sparkly snowflake crafts, learn a snowy dance, watch an advanced ballerina perform, and enjoy some yummy treats and time with friends.
Feel free to dress up in your favorite wintery dress or costume and be ready for a lovely snowy time!  We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Did we mention it’s free!
>>Petite Allegro is DaySpring’s Dance Program for young students.  This party is not only for those enrolled in Petite Allegro but anyone in this age range that would like to join us.  Please share with your friends and family.  The more the merrier!
RSVP is not required, but if you are definitely coming it would be nice to know for planning purposes, email office{at}dayspringarts{dot}org

Winter Classes at Miriam Learning
Miriam Learning Center offers afternoon/evening classes for children with special needs having average to above average cognitive skills.
Children served have included those with diagnoses such as ADHD, sensory integration disorder, language delays, dysgraphia, and autism spectrum disorders.
Classes during Winter Session include keyboarding, LEGOs, Chess, Cooking, Art, Basketball, Social Skills, and others.
For more information:
This is a pdf file and takes a minute or so to download.

The Rockwood South Middle School is inviting all 7th and 8th grade students to their Cotillion.
It’s cool to know what to do at Dances and Parties!
RSMS 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in the return of RSMS Cotillion. This is a fun chance for students and 99 of their friends to learn social graces, etiquette skills and social dance.
>Six classes will be held on Wednesday evenings in January and February from 6:30pm – 8:00pm for 7th graders and 8th graders at Rockwood South Middle School.
>A celebratory grand finale dinner and dance will be held on Friday, February 24th at Missouri Athletic Club – West.
The primary objective is to prepare our students to face their future with more poise and confidence, emphasizing social skills, etiquette and FUN! This is accomplished with a well rounded program featuring instruction in etiquette and partner dancing for social occasions.
We are accepting registrations now for this awesome event. Registration form can be found here. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer to help, please call Melenie Broyles at 636-405-1084.

Ted Yoder, 2010 National Hammered Dulcimer champion will perform a Holiday concert at the London Tea Room (1520 Washington Avenue, 63103) on Friday, December 2nd from 7pm – 9pm (doors open at 6.30pm). Ted performed at the tea room about a month or so ago and his music is just beautiful. Come and enjoy a fantastic family night out, while sipping a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and enjoying some delicious made from scratch desserts!
Reservations are not required. Because we want to bless Ted, and actually pay him some money for his time and expenses, we will be charging $4 per person (payable at door).
You will also be able to catch Ted on the Fox 2 morning show with Tim Ezell (9am – 10am) that morning of Dec 2nd.
Check out Ted’s website below:
Hope you can join us!

Return to Bethlehem
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 15750 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
In 2011, tour the City of Bethlehem in our Fellowship Hall. This is an inside tour so do not let the rain or snow stop you. Hear costumed, live actors tell the story of the night Jesus was born. Take the 12 minute walking tour that ends at the manger; see Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph and even the live donkey. This is our 18th year for this production which is our gift to the community.
The dates for 2011 are December 2, 3 and 4.
Hours are 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday December 2 and 2:00 – 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday December 3 and 4.
For more information go to:
For more information call 636-532-0400

Recruiting High School Robotics Team Members
Mature high school students considering a post high school education in the fields of engineering, computer science, or other technical degree may be interested in joining Team 1444, a FIRST Robotics team.  (FIRST “For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”)  Students, working alongside professional engineers and other technical mentors, beginning in January will have six weeks to design, build, and test a working robot designed to perform specific tasks in a competition against other team’s robots, from many states, at a regional competition held here in St. Louis.
Team 1444, the Lightning Lancers is made up of Christian students (not all are home educated) and Christian mentors.  Below is information about three informational training events free to interested students and parents.
If you are a parent who has experience in a field of engineering, robotics, computer science, computer animation videos, website construction, or other technical field and you are interested in becoming a mentor, we would love to have you join the team.
For more information about FIRST Robotics:
If you have any questions about Team 1444, please contact Roger Seifert at
TEAM MEETINGS:  First Meeting Sunday, November 27!
Team 1444, the Lightning Lancers, will start off the season with three Sunday afternoon informational and training events.  These events will start out with an introduction to the FIRST competition and our team, for the benefit of new or prospective members and their parents.  The remainder of each event will be used for discussion and training, covering important aspects of robot design and construction.
They will be on November 27, December 4 and December 18 from 2:00 p.m. to approx. 4:00 p.m., at Ascension Lutheran Church, Donovan and Eichelberger, in the St. Louis Hills area.
The November 27 session will be about mechanisms and drive systems, including electric motors, gear drives, and other methods used to power the robots.
The December 4 session will cover the electrical controller, hardware and wiring of the robot, with diagrams showing how the controls work.
The December 18 session will cover the two types of software we can use to program the robot.

Dance Discovery’s Civil War program at the History Museum
You are also invited to see Dance Discovery’s Civil War program at the History Museum Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 PM.  See the brochure at[field_directory-raw]/event_brochure/respite%20from%20bloodshed%20l.pdf

Classic holiday films and classics for 2012
Exciting news is happening at the Hi-Pointe Theatre: Brian Ross is offering an expanded Classic Film Series!!
1. On the first three Saturdays of December The Hi-Pointe will be featuring three great classics of the season: “Miracle on 34thStreet,” “White Christmas”, and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”   “White Christmas” will also be shown at a special weekday matinee on Tuesday, December 6that 1:30pm.  Ticket price is $5.00 at the door.  More details later, but get your calendar and write Hi-Pointe on December 3rd, 10thand 17th!
2.  Throughout the year 2012 outstanding film classics will be shown on the 2nd Saturday morning of each month and every 1st Tuesday afternoon. Watch the website for details.
Something else you will like to know, a very special discount pass is now available!!!
5 Reasons to buy a discount pass now:
· For only $40 you can’t miss a deal like this: see 8 movies, get 2 free, or think of it this way, only $4 a ticket for10 films.
· With one card you can see 10 different movies or come to one show with 9 of your closest friends or mix it up with a few friends at a few shows.
· This little card would be a  great St. Nicholas Day or Christmas gift.
· Buying a pass is a tangible demonstration to Brian of our support for the classic film series.
· And most of all …..
you will feel so happy to know you’ve helped sustain St. Louis’ last single screen neighborhood theatre!
You are probably saying: “How do I get some of these great passes?!”
· The cost is $40 per card so mail a check for the number of passes you would like to purchase to Jo-Ellen McDonald, 7329 Lohmeyer, St. Louis, MO 63143.
· Include a self addressed envelope.
· I will send you the requested passes with many thanks.
· OR just call me (3one4-6four5-137two) and come by my house to pick them up.
Thanks to all of you for your wonderful support of the Hi-Pointe in 2011!  Let’s keep it up in 2012!
You really are making a difference.  This Classic Series magnified is all because of you!
Let’s have some fun together at the movies!
Jo-Ellen McDonald

Let All Heaven Rejoice
-a musical dessert theatre
Where: First Free Church 1375 Carman Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63021
When:  Six perfomances to chose from – while tickets last —
Tuesday,  December 6,   7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 8,   7:00 p.m.
Friday,      December 9,   7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10,   3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday,    December 11,   3:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy an entertaining theatrical presentation rounded off with a wonderful dessert. You’ll experience the gift of Christmas in a whole new way!  Outstanding music that will lift your spirit  and convey the truth of the miracle of  Christmas, with Christ’s sacrifice from Heaven’s perspective.
Purchase Reserved Tickets
All Tickets $10.  Purchase online at An elegant dessert provided for your enjoyment!
Several home school parents and students are participating, and the creative duo of home school parents, Steve and Heather Sartin, are the directors.  Live orchestra and musical styles that will lead you into truly rejoicing!
Tickets are going fast, but there are seats still available. Last year tickets sold out, so don’t wait, plan ahead.

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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