Events List for April 16, 2012

The updates are happening a little more quickly (just a few hick-ups) and I still hope to be finished soon. 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

Arts & Smarts
Dayspring School of the Arts Presents a
Trivia Night & Silent Auction —-Friday, April 27, 2012
Early Registration Extended to Monday April 16.
Ticket prices go up after Monday from $15 to $20.
Live Jazz Band, Fun Trivia with cash prize. Great attendance prizes & silent auction items include:
Cardinal’s tickets!, Blues Hockey stick and items, Arch, Art Museum and Botanical Garden passes, Symphony and Sheldon tickets, bowling, lovely baskets, Magic House, Gift cards from Goedekers, Spiros, Jazz at the bistro, Wehrenberg, Upper Limits, Jake’s Steaks, and more!!
Register at and call 314-291-8878 to pay. You don’t have to have a whole table. We can match you up with others…..or gather a dream table and win the cash prize!
JCCA Community Center Ballroom, 2 Millstone Campus Dr. at Schuetz, 63146
Doors Open @ 6:15 pm, Trivia begins @ 7:00pm
Tables of 8-10
$15 per person before April 16th, $20 after
10 Rounds of Varied Questions
Cash prize for winning table
Silent Auction with great items
Prize for best decorated table
BYO Food and Drink (snacks & soda available)
Attendance prizes & other games
Mulligans can be purchased $5 for 5 per table

Hi parents of Juniors and Seniors!
Pat Zink asked me remind everyone that the deadline for the Prom is soon approaching–Friday, April 20 (that’s THIS FRIDAY!). I’ve copied and pasted a form below, but it really is best to open the attachment to print it out. You can drop your forms off at Homelink on Tuesday or Thursday–go to room 4 and look for a red box on the desk in the back or just leave it on the desk. You can also find Prom info on the SHARE website.
>>>We would like to remind everyone that this is a FORMAL event. We would also like to remind the girls that their 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, everything is covered and you don’t have to tug on it all night.
(Note: We had a issue at the Spring Dance with a young lady whose dress was way too short. She was a guest of someone and we let it slide with a gentle warning, but if you are a regular dance attendee, you KNOW that girls with dresses that are too short, will be asked to put on a pair of shorts that we will provide. We would sure hate to do that to a prom attendee. Parents, we trust you to make sure your daughter’s dress is appropriate before she walks out your door!
Thanks! Cathy Mullins for Pat Zink
S.H.A.R.E.Homeschool Prom
Thursday, April 26, 2012
“Red Carpet Promiere”—Lights, Camera, Action!
The Prom committee invites you to “Red Carpet Promiere” with dinner, dancing, and a small gift to take home. All homeschool Juniors and Seniors may enter their name in our drawing for Prince/Princess or King/Queen (see registration form below). We encourage students to submit song requests (see registration form below). All song selections will be forwarded to our DJ. He will do his best to play the music that you have requested. The prom will be on a Thursday again this year in order to have a larger room.
Who: Homeschool highschool students (9th – 12th grades) and their guests.(Sorry, no one under 9th grade. This is special event for older students).
How to register: Simply complete the registration form below and mail to Pat Zink.
Cost: $35.00 per person after March 31st.
>Last day to register is Friday, April 20th! (We have to give Andre’s our total that day; therefore, NO late registration forms can be accepted.)
Where: Andre’s Banquet Center in South County, 4254 Telegraph Rd., 63129
Time: 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:45, dinner served at 7:15)
What to wear: This is a formal event. Guys need dress pants, shirt, and tie. (Some do wear a tuxedo, but this is optional.) 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.
>Professional photographs will be available. The package includes 2 5×7’s and 8 wallets.
Price: $18 if mailed with prom payment, $20 if paid that night. Photos will be mailed to you.
Important–Parents are welcome to come in to see the decorations and take some pictures before they leave. Sorry, only assigned chaperones may attend. The prom is well chaperoned.
All Prom registrations and payments must go to Pat Zink, to guarantee your spot at Prom. We have 200 spots available.
Questions? Please contact Pat Zink at (314) 540-2957 or
Please print out the registration form from the pdf file that is on the SHARE website,

Anyone ready for the new baseball season?  The kickoff for our “Spring Training” will be Saturday, April 21 at 9:30 – 11:00 @ Adams Park.  Depending on the number of kids that are interested in playing as well as the number of coaches we get, we will split the kids into 2 or 3 teams based on age and experience. If you can’t make it to our “Spring Training” sign up on April 21, send Delah or I a message and we’ll work it out with you. We have had quite a few homeschoolers and would love to recruit some more. The ages are between 6-13 but we may be able to work with 14 year olds. Skill is not a factor so please do not let that discourage you from playing. We typically have a lot of first timers on the teams.
Registration Fee: $20
Membership Fee: $25
Youth must have a current Boys and Girls Club membership and paid registration to participate.
I’ve got some exciting news to share with you about our upcoming season so make sure everyone gets signed up that wants to have a great summer playing baseball.  In addition to all the fun that we normally have with our teams, we are planning on holding some baseball clinics led by some of the incredible former Cardinal baseball players.  Our first clinic is being slated for early May (confirmation to follow on exact date) so there is no time to delay in signing up.
Here are a few other important dates to add to your calendars as well for those that sign up.
Wednesday or Thursday, June 27 & 28 – Jazz concert at Sheldon Concert Hall
Saturday, July 14 – Redbird Rookies Fair at Busch Stadium
Tuesday, July 31 – The Black Rep Performance at Busch Stadium
Saturday, August 4 – Redbird Rookies Readers distribution of prizes at Busch Stadium (reader cards will be given out early in season)
Monday or Wednesday, August 6 or 8 – Redbird Rookies Day at Busch Stadium to watch a Cardinals game.
As you can see there are a lot of great things in store for us this summer.  See you all on April 21.
Thank you,
For more information or to register please contact
Coach Paul,
Delah R. Jones – Sports, Fitness & Recreation,

Special Ragtime Concert
Don’t miss this RARE opportunity to hear America’s First Family of Ragtime, Trebor, Andrew, and Virginia Tichenor, and Marty Eggers, making music as only they can, for one afternoon only, here in St. Louis.
The concert is from 2-4pm, on Tuesday, April 24th, in the New Rosebud Cafe, at the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, 2658 Delmar, one block WEST of Jefferson in St. Louis.  There is plenty of parking and it is a great little venue.
Tickets are only $20, and may be reserved simply by emailing, and telling us your name and how many tickets you would like to reserve.  Payment for reserved tickets, by cash or check, may be made at the door.
If you would like to pay in advance, you may mail a check in the appropriate amount to
Friends of Scott Joplin, P.O. Box 58716, Saint Louis, MO 63158
Here’s a YouTube video link, just in case you have to be convinced!

English Country Dance Spring Gala
Sunday, April 29, 6:30-10PM
No experience needed! All dances will be taught and called.
To reserve your place by April 25th please send your check made out to Jo-Ellen McDonald to
7329 Lohmeyer, St. Louis, MO 63143
If you have questions please contact Jo-Ellen McDonald at
(314) 645-1372 or via email:
When: Sunday, April 29th 6:30 to 10:00pm
Place: St. Xavier College Church, Corner of Grand & Lindell
Cost: $7.00 each person or $30 each family ($10 & $35 at the door)
Bring: 2 trays of appetizers or desserts
Dress: Sunday best or Formal (Spring colors!)

One Year Novel Writing Club for Teens
We have 8 kids in the novel group and since the area covered is getting wider and wider, it will likely be more Skype than anything else but we are hoping for the occasional meet ups. Maybe every 6-ish weeks we can all get together at a centrally located Starbucks or Bread Co and let the kids confab on their book projects.
The more the merrier. Email Sarah or Teri at We have opened a private forum at for the parents of the kids in the group so we can all stay organized. It has its own calendar and such. Nothing really there yet obviously but we’ll start the planning soon.

Art Fair at Laumeier
Art Fair at Laumeier, celebrating 25 years, will be held on May 11, 12 and 13, in the beautiful outdoor setting of St. Louis County’s Laumeier Sculpture Park. Art Fair at Laumeier is a nationally acclaimed fine art and craft fair. Over 14,000 visitors attend the annual event.
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under 6 and Laumeier members.
Each Mother’s Day weekend the park comes alive during the Art Fair with 150 of the nation’s best exhibitors. A highly competitive juried show, the art fair receives over 800 applications and the jury selects artists who are tops in their field. At Art Fair, visitors can choose from a variety of creative and original works in ceramics, textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and wood.
Laumeier is a public/private partnership, and is one of the major contemporary sculpture parks in the world where nearly 60 sculptures by internationally acclaimed artists can be experienced year-round. For more information about Art Fair at Laumeier or other programs offered at the Park, please visit or call 314-615-5278.

St. Louis Christian Patriette Lights Girls Volleyball Team Workshops
Are you just not sure if you even like volleyball?
Do you have a weak area?
Would you like to improve your Overhand Serve before Tryouts?
Do you just LOVE TO HIT and can’t get enough of it?
Are you good at Defense but want to get better?
Do you often say that you’re not a setter but secretly wish you were???????
Choose the Workshops that work for you!
Hitting Workshop   April 27     2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Serving Workshop    May 11      3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Defense Workshop     May 18     2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Setting Workshop     June 1     2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Hitting Workshop      June 8      2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Only $10 Each
To Hold Your Spot,  please mail application and check to:
Patty Yager      2 Clydesdale Ct.,    St. Charles, MO     63304
(314) 566-3667
Workshops will take place at the Renaud Spirit Center in O’Fallon, MO, Hwy K

Early Bird Specials
Players who register before May 20th pay only:
$80 for Girls ages  9 – 14
$40 for Girls ages 15 – 19
Lead Coaches on each court get up to 3 of their own children FREE!
Assistant Coaches pay only HALF PRICE!
St. Louis Christian Patriette Lights
June 11-14; 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm
Monday thru Thursday Afternoons
GIRLS AGE 9-19, at C4
If you are interested please print the application on one page only and mail it with a check to:
Patty Yager, 2 Clydesdale Ct., St. Charles, MO 63304
at (314) 566-3667

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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.

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