Homeschool Events List for 3/12/12

The updates are happening a little more quickly (just a few hick-ups) and I hope to be finished within the next couple weeks. Click on the tabs at the top when visiting the website, to view all the additional pages. You will find more events under Ongoing Offerings, as well as the ability to search all past posts and the new information. Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column.  My contact information is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

Dear Homeschoolers,
I don’t have much of an update on Jamie Haubner’s condition, but I sure keep thinking (and praying) about her.   I can’t imagine the damage that a big bull with a full set of horns could do to a small petite woman like her–makes me shiver to just think about it!
As of yesterday, Jamie was not making much progress.  In addition to being concerned about Jamie and caring for the rest of the family, her husband, Steve, is also worried about paying the bills.  They do have insurance but it has a very high deductible.  Therefore, the family has decided to begin some fundraising and the information on that is below.  Please share with all the homeschool families you know and please continue to keep Jamie in your prayers.
Thanks! Cathy Mullins
Musical Concert for Jamie Haubner
Please come and enjoy some beautiful music in support of Jamie Haubner. Jamie is the violin teacher at SHARE Strings. She was recently severely injured by a bull on their farm and is still in critical condition at St. Anthony’s Hospital.
Appearing in concert will be Jamie’s daughters Ariel, Cathryn, Mari, and Rivkah playing strings and her son Quinn in a barbershop quartet.
When:  March 15th at 7 p.m. (This is next THURSDAY!)
Where:  LDS Church 4511 Butler Hill Road, St. Louis MO.
Why: Giving prayers, musical and otherwise, for Jamie’s continued healing.
There will be a free-will offering to help with Jamie’s medical expenses.
Everyone is Welcome!
P.S..  If you have any special talents and would like to perform, please email  to be included in the concert.
If you are unable to attend the concert, but would like to contribute financially, you may do so by donating to the trust fund:
The trust is “Haubner Accident Fund”
Write a check to “Steve and Jamie Haubner Accident Fund” and send to:
Neighbors Credit Union,  58 Fenton Plaza,  Fenton, MO 63026

This year’s AIMS (Adventures in Medicine and Science) classes have been a great experience for area homeschoolers! I’ve had many calls and emails asking if there are still openings in the last few classes of the semester. Yes – there are openings but they are filling up quickly. See the complete schedule at the bottom of the email.
Note: This Wednesday, March 14th is “The Muscles, Bones, & Joints of the Human Body” Auditorium Presentation from 9:30 – 11:15. Cost is only $5 and Parent Chaperones are free. Let me know ASAP if you are interested. You can bring your payment to class. See details below on how to sign-up.
For those of you that haven’t heard about the AIMS Program… is an outreach of the Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education Department of Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine and has been offered to area students since 1991. The AIMS teaching staff of science professors and physicians present a variety of human anatomy enrichment classes for jr. high and high school students (mature 5th & 6th graders count as jr. high).
The Auditorium Presentations and Hands-On Dissection Programs are wonderful supplement to ANY jr. high or high school science and/or health curriculum. A student does not have to be considering the medical profession or a science degree to benefit from the classes – they are for anyone that wants to learn more about the human body and how to keep it healthy (and who doesn’t?!).
All classes take place in SLU’s Paul A. Young Hall at 3839 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis MO 63108. Auditorium Presentations are $5 and Dissection Labs are $15. Parent Chaperones are free, but must sign up ahead of time.
To sign up for one of the AIMS Auditorium Presentations and/or Dissection Labs, go to the Public Page of the SHARE website at and click on the “Public Calendar” link on the left sidebar at the bottom. When the calendar appears, click on the date/class you’re interested in. A pop-up window will appear on the left side of your screen. Fill out the required information and your name will be added to the sign-up list. Once your name is on the list SHARE pays for your spot. You must sign up individually for each AIMS class, even if they are on the same day.
Mail your check (made payable to SHARE) to Kerrie Tate, 617 Bacon Ave., St. Louis MO 63119. You can write one check for all classes, but be sure to make a notation in the memo section of the check. You can also drop off your payments to Kerrie at Homelink, support group meetings, field trips, etc. If you are signing up at the last minute, you can bring your payment to class (In an envelope with your name clearly marked).
For more important details about this event, go to the “AIMS Program 2011-2012” link on the left sidebar of the SHARE website. Scroll over to the “AIMS PROGRAM IMPORTANT INFORMATION” webpage. Feel free to call, text or email Kerrie at 314-791-0000 or with any questions about this event.
Hope you can make it to one or more of the classes!  Kerrie (Tate)
SHARE-Sponsored Spring 2012  AIMS Classes
(If you missed the 2011 classes stay tuned – we will repeat them next year!)
Auditorium Presentations in RED   Hands-On Dissection Labs in BLUE
March 14, 2012, Wednesday
The Muscles, Bones, & Joints of the Human Body, 9:30-11:15 am, $5
March 20, 2012 Tuesday
Forensic Science/Autopsy, 9:30-11:15 am, $5
(For high school students only)
May 1, 2012, Tuesday
The Human Ear, Nose & Throat, and Eyes – 9:30 – 11:15 am – $5
(Eat your own sack lunch in the Dining Hall – 11:30 am -12:15 pm)
Pig Eye Dissection – 12:30-1:45 pm – $15

Presented by Broadway on the Driveway
Enjoy hits from the WWII Era, Big Band and Broadway featuring:
Swing St. Louis, BOTD cast members & BOTD students
Saturday, March 17th – 7PM
StarBridge Christian Center (18810 Highway 100, Wildwood, MO 63069)
Contact:  OR  636.541.2813
About Broadway on the Driveway:
Broadway on the Driveway is a Christian theatre company founded by former homeschooled sisters, Emily and Lacy Miller, in 1995.  Their mission is to provide clean, professional entertainment, and to encourage cast members and students to strive for excellence without compromising Biblical values. BOTD recently launched the Integrity in the Arts Award to recognize young people who have achieved excellence in the arts while maintaining Biblical values.  Nominate a young person:
Broadway on the Driveway Classes:
Upcoming Events:
3/22-24/12 – STL Homeschool Expo – Come visit our booth!
3/31/12 – How to Audition for a Musical Workshop
4/13-14/12 – Auditions for “The Music Man”
7/12-14/12 – The Music Man

Cougars in Missouri
Fri, Mar 23; 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Missouri Department of Conservation @ Powder Valley Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Road, St. Louis, MO 63122
LECTURE and BOOK SIGNING. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students, teachers, adults and the general public welcome to attend. Registration not required.
Featured Speaker: James Halfpenny, Ph.D., carnivore ecologist, animal tracker, educator and author; president, A Naturalist’s World; founder, Human/Lion Interaction Project; Fellow, The Explorers Club
COUGARS IN MISSOURI is a SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP PRESENTATION of the Academy of Science – St. Louis, the Missouri Department of Conservation, OASIS, and the University of Missouri – St. Louis. LECTURE INFO AT

Cougar Ecology, Behavior & Verification Workshop
Sat, Mar 24 – Sun, Mar 25; 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Missouri Department of Conservation @ Powder Valley Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Road, St. Louis, MO 63122
TWO-DAY WORKSHOP. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For information on registration and fees, call Jim Jordan, Senior Coordinator of Continuing Education, UMSL at 314-516-7250, or to register visit, type in Catalog Search Keyword: cougar.
Workshop Presenters: Dr. James Halfpenny, Carnivore Ecologist/Professional Tracker;
Mr. Jeff Beringer, Chair, MDC, Mountain Lion Response Team
THE COUGAR ECOLOGY WORKSHOP is a SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP PRESENTATION of the Academy of Science – St. Louis, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the University of Missouri – St. Louis. WORKSHOP INFO AT

Host: St. Louis Astronomical Society
When: March 29, 2012 (THUR)
Where:  Manchester Parks and Recreation star gazing, Terri Sue Fussner Field, 910 Hazel Falls Dr., 63021
Time: Sunset: 19:21; Civil twilight ends: 19:48; Astronomical twilight ends: 20:52
In other words, be there when it gets dark outside!
Viewing: You will see the moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars.(at 7:48 pm)
Location:  Location can be tricky to find. Jerry Kelly has scouted this location and says it is,”in Manchester, next to 141, off Big Bend. Take 141 North from Big Bend, to the NEXT Left Turn (Briarhurst) – Go west on Briarhurst One Block & then Right on HAZEL FALLS. Continue to the top of the hill, just before reaching a left curve in the street & at the Intersection of HOBBS MILL (which comes in from the Left), is the Park. From the street it doesn’t look like there’s a Park there, because it is about 10-15 feet higher in elevation than the street is & No Sign, big enough to read from the street & no road access or Parking Lot.”

Shakespeare At Sunset Summer Camp – June 2012
Why should Forest Park have the only outdoor Shakespeare Festival in town?  Join Young Actors Workshop as we present:
An Evening with the Bard:
Shakespeare at Sunset
Summer Camp – June 18 – 30, 2012
It is not too early to begin to think about summer opportunities!  If you have an aspiring actor or just a student who loves acting and would like to learn a little about the most famous playwright of them all, consider participation in Shakespeare at Sunset Summer Camp!  What an opportunity to study and perform some of the most famous characters in all of theatre along with making some new friends and developing valuable skills!
Students work daily on a variety of acting techniques and skills including vocal diction and breath support, stage presence, movement and blocking, memorization, character analysis and language in preparation for a weekend of outdoor performances of a complete Shakespeare play.  The exact title has not yet been selected but under consideration are “Much Ado About Nothing”, “Twelfth Night” and “Loves Labours Lost”.
Camp runs daily, Monday through Friday from 9:30am – 2:30pm as students are immersed in all things Shakespeare.  Students will have two weeks to rehearse, memorize and transform themselves into some of Shakespeare’s most well loved characters.  The culture and language of the day will be studied where applicable as well as theater history.    Each student in camp will play a role in the performance as well as participate in set and costume construction.
For registration/tuition information please email me at or you can visit for additional details.

Workshop: “Being true to your own inner voice & creating strong characters”
Description: Teen/tween writing workshop for ages 9-18 In a world full of vampires, wizards & zombies, improve your writing by creating rich characters that carry your story. Whether or not your characters are mythic figures, they need to be fully developed and real in order to support your plot and be relatable to your reader. In this entertaining and informative workshop, get the seven golden keys that unlock your talent in creating dynamic, believable characters and get must-have writing tips from published YA author, Angela Sage Larsen.
Thursday, March 22, 6:30pm
Teen Writing Workshop* & Book Signing
St. Louis County Library, Lewis & Clark Branch, 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd., 63136
Saturday, March 24, 2:00pm
Teen Writing Workshop* & Book Signing
St. Louis County Library, Natural Bridge Branch, 7606 Natural Bridge Rd., 63121
Monday, April 2, 6:00pm
Teen Writing Workshop* & Book Signing
St. Louis County Library, Bridgeton Trails Branch, 3455 McKelvey Rd., 63044
Saturday, April 14, 2:00pm
Teen Writing Workshop* & Book Signing
St. Louis County Library, Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63131
For more information and other event listings:

From Onondaga Cave State Park
We will be holding the 1st annual Missouri bat festival at the park on April 20th and 21st:
The organization for bat conservation from Michigan will be here doing live bat programs for school groups on April 20th. On Friday, groups will get a free bat program and a free abbreviated cave tour along with lots of freebies from that organization and from Uhaul, Inc. They will have T-shirts for kids and other activities for the day. We are trying to schedule homeschool groups during the afternoon time slots since they do not have bus constraints. Anyone interested can contact me via email with the amount of people they are bringing. I will have a form for them to fill out an email back to confirm their attendance.
Rob will have about 10 different bat species; some from Missouri and the US as well as some flying foxes and freetail bats from other countries.
Saturday will be a day of activities, discounted cave tours, bat programs, music, vendors and an official unveiling of the Adventure Across America Uhaul truck depicting bats, echolocation and us!! Onondaga Cave State Park.
Both days will be from 9am to 5pm.
Maria  Potter, Onondaga Cave State Park

St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center, Inc. and Play Your Art Out Studio
New Extended Hours
“Play Your Art Out”, SLTRC Studios & Reuse Center
Open Art Studio
Tuesdays 10:00-1:00
Wednesday 10:00AM -1:00PM
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Thursday/Friday Field Trip Day (by appointment only) schedule now open
Reuse Center
Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month  2:00-6:00
Every Saturday 10:00- 4:00PM
Chesterfield Mall Artropolis, 108 Chesterfield Mall, 291Chesterfield Mall Missouri 63017

St. Louis/March 9, 2012 – Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce collaboration with the Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA) to present a 90 minute Master Dance Class taught by BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL  cast member Gregory Haney. This unique opportunity to learn choreography from the show, taught by a working professional will take place on Friday, March 30 at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue in University City. Class is scheduled 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  A Q&A period is included in the 90 minute session.
Master Dance Class instructor Gregory Haney portrays La Cienega, the show-stopping transgender cheerleader. Mr. Haney was most recently a part of the Memphis cast. Other Broadway and Tour credits include Wicked and Tarzan. The BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL National Tour company is in residence in St. Louis March 27 – April 8, playing the Fabulous Fox Theatre.
The Master Dance Class is open to anyone who wishes to register. Participants should be at intermediate to advanced dance skill level. A small class fee applies. Class size is limited and registration is on a first-come, first served basis.
Friday, March30, 2012
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
$10 Class Fee
Advance Registration by is strongly encouraged:
All registration is online at
For additional information contact: Kathryn Ballard, Executive Director Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation
314-367-1573 /

June 4-29 camps for grades K thru 8th
Get ready for fun in the sun this summer at Camp Westminster! Held at Westminster Christian Academy, Camp Westminster runs from June 4-29 and hosts a variety of half and full-day summer camps that include sports, arts and adventure camps for boys and girls in grades K-8. 24 camps to chose from. The camp staff, filled with dedicated and enthusiastic Westminster teachers and coaches, helps campers sharpen the skills that God gave them.
Those who register on or before March 31 will receive a 10% discount on camps with the promotion code EARLYBIRD. Extended Care is available in the morning and/or in the afternoon for a small additional charge. Visit for more information. See the beautiful new campus off Highway 40, just east of Hwy 141.

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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