Events List for April 19, 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

2012 Kids’ Night on Broadway with the Lion King
Tuesday, August 21, 8 p.m.
For this performance only you may get a FREE ticket to bring a KID up to age 17 with the purchase of each adult ticket.
These special Kids’ Night on Broadway tickets are limited and available while supplies last.
To receive the BOGO offer you must purchase the tickets in person at the Fox Theatre box office at 527 North Grand Boulevard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.  There are no additional service charges for Fox Theatre tickets purchased at the Fox box office.
Tickets are on sale NOW.

Civil Air Patrol Open House
Would you like to:
…fly sitting next to the pilot?
…be able to help your community during an emergency?
…know a lot more about military training?
…be with other kids who also have our core values: Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect?
If your answer is “yes” to these questions, you may want to be a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary.
Boys and girls age 12-18, their parents, siblings and friends who are interested in learning more about the Civil Air Patrol are invited to the St. Charles Squadron OPEN HOUSE
Monday, April 23, 6:30-8:30 PM
Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Road, St. Peters MO, 63376
There will be: Activities, Skills Demonstrations, Displays, Refreshments
Question and answer session for parents
Our special guests will be the Air Force Academy admissions liaison officer and a former cadet now an Air Force AC-130 Crew Chief.
For more information, please see the attached poster, visit our facebook page: or contact Steve Aubuchon,, (636) 397-2491

Homeschooler in Fox Teen Talent
Homelink student, Kellin Quinn Hentoff-Killian, is a finalist in the Fox Teen Talent competition where the top prize is a $7,000 college scholarship! You can come and cheer him on FOR FREE in the finals on Friday, April 27 at the Fabulous Fox Theater. Kellin will be performing along with 10 other acts of talented St. Louis teens.
The Final competition at the Fabulous Fox Theatre is FREE to the public. This is a gift from the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation to the community. Tickets are required for admittance.
Tickets are available by three methods:
1. Online at $2 charge per order to print at home
$1 charge per order to have tickets mailed
No charge to hold for pick-up at Box Office
2. Telephone 534-1111 $2 charge per order to print at home
$1 charge per order to have tickets mailed
No charge to hold for pick-up at Box Office
3. In Person at Fox Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am–6 pm; Sat 10 am–2 pm
Tickets will also be available at the door prior to the event on April 27.
All tickets are general admission – there will be no reserved seating.
Tickets will not be available through MetroTix Outlet locations.

Faust Fine Arts and Craft Festival
The Faust Fine Arts and Craft Festival began over thirty years ago and was known as the Tilles Art and Craft Festival. When Highway 40 underwent repairs the show was moved to Faust Park and continues there to this day. The show began as a traditional arts and craft show and has expanded to include the historic homes and a children’s area with hands on projects. Come and enjoy the juried Faust Fine Arts and Folk Festival on May 19 & 20, from 10 am to 5 pm in beautiful Faust Park located at 15185 Olive Street.
You will see a variety of mediums displayed including oil and acrylic painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, prints, water color, and folk art to name a few. Walk among the historical homes, shop, listen to the soft music, talk to the fine artists and crafters from the surrounding states and let the children try the fun projects available to them. Take a break and sample the various concessions while you sit and relax in this peaceful and historical environment. Admission to the show is $3 per adult and $1 for children 8 and younger. For more information, call 314-615-8482.

High School Summer Art Classes
A drawing class for ages 14 and up will be offered through Chesterfield Presbyterian Church’s Homeschool Network this summer as part of their 9Up program for high schoolers.  It will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays (see schedule below), 1:30 to 3:30 pm and should provide enough hours to earn 1/2 fine arts credit for high school.  More information and registration forms are available at under Children’s Ministries and Homeschool Network.
Cost:  $120, plus $10 supply fee, plus purchase of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, 1979 edition preferred.
Students will also need to purchase 2 11×14 sketchbooks of at least 100 pages each, a few #2 or 2B drawing pencils, and the text.  Teacher will provide the other supplies as needed from the collected supply fees.
There will be homework.
To sign up, contact Linda Thompson at 314.276.5584 or
Schedule of classes
Tuesdays May 22, 29; June 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 24, 31
Fridays  May 25; June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 27, Aug 3

Ranken Adventure Academies Summer Camp
This year Ranken is again hosting two weeks of fun and learning at the annual Ranken Adventure Academies!  Camps have been designed for middle school and high school students. This is a fun and exciting way for students to learn about technology and careers pathways!  Each camp has incorporated activities for the students to design, create and work with hands-on projects. Most of the academies include unique projects that the students will be able to take home. The camps range from building go-karts to designing and manufacturing jewelry.
Fee:  $95.00 includes: lunch, snacks, tools, equipment, projects and fun activities with experienced instructors.    Registration is now open!  Visit

Zebra Camp–A Social Skills Summer Camp
Zebra Camp is a highly structured, therapeutic camp to teach and reinforce your child’s social skills.  The camp is restricted to no more than 5 children and 2 adults.  The camp is taught by Jan Butler, SLP CCC.  Jan Butler is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Autism Consultant with almost 25 years of experience!  Please check out our website to learn more about Mrs. Butler at   Each camp will also have a trained assistant to help the children.
Zebra Camp is broken down into groups based on age and ability level.  There is an Elementary, Jr. High, and High School camp. The concept is the same in all camps; however the difficulty level and activities are different.  If you are unsure about which camp your child should attend, please give us a call!  In addition, if your child is new here, I will conduct a free social skills screening to help determine your child’s needs and goals for camp.
Each camp will teach: body language, facial expressions, tone of voice, conversational skills, turn taking, responding to peers, humor, conflict resolution, figurative language, monitor verbal comments, identify and self monitor emotions, heightened awareness of others, and express ideas and opinions appropriately. Each camp is custom tailored to your child and their needs.  Goals that need more attention are addressed more intensely, the skills they can do well are just touched on.  Updates will be given daily to communicate with you what your child has been taught that day.  A final report will be written after camp summarizing what your child was taught and the progress they made throughout the week.
Zebra Camp runs from Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm.  Your child will need to bring a lunch.  A refrigerator, microwave, and water will be available.  Zebra Camp early registration fee is $600.  After April 20, 2012, the fee for camp is $700.  A $100 deposit is required with the application.  A full refund can be made up until May 1, 2012.  After May 1, 2012, the deposit will not be refunded.  Please feel free to call if you have any additional questions.  Thank you for your interest in Zebra Camp!
June 18-22  Elementary (grades 3, 4, 5)
June 25-29 Girls Only!
July 16-20  Middle School (grades 6, 7, 8)
July 30-August 3 Early Elementary (K, 1, 2)
August 6-10 High School
Victory Speech Therapy and Autism Consulting, LLC
9700 Mackenzie Rd Suite 110, Affton, MO  63123   314-635-5400

2012 Metamo4ic Math Center Summer Camp Experiences
Math in the Medium – $50/week
June 25th – 29th, 2012
July 9th – July 13th, 2012
July 16th – July 20th, 2012
9:00AM until 12:00 noon
Kids Entering 1st thru 6th Grades
Kids are engaged all week in the relationships between math and the medium of art. Each day kids will use math to create art (differentiated by age/developmental level).  On the last day of camp, parents are invited to attend the “MinM” Art Show at 11:30 AM.  Mid-morning snacks will be provided.  Kids will take home all projects created throughout the week on the last day of camp.
Robotics – $75/week:
Basics – June 25th – 29th
Building – July 9th – July 13th
Programming – July 16th – July 20th
9:00AM until 12:00 noon
Kids from 9 years to 14 years old
Our three camps are designed to expose and build skills with First Lego League robotics.  Robotics camps are limited to children ages 9 to 14 who may or may not have prior programming experience.  There is a minimum of 5 children and a maximum of 10 children for the  week session.  The children will conclude with a competition performance and presentation on the last day of the summer camp.  Mid-morning snacks will be provided.
Location of all Summer Camps:
Lindenwood University, North County Campus, Lower Level
4500 Washington Street, Florissant, MO  63033
For more information call 314-807-3290
Enrollment form can be found at

Classical Literature Series and Beginner Voice Class
Classical Literature Series
Introduction to Greek Drama – 9:45 am- 11:00am   (ages 12+)   Students will be introduced to the birthplace of theatre  and meet the Greek playwrights who started the whole thing!  We will spend time looking at Greek dramas from Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus and Seneca.  Students will get a broad picture of the culture and grandeur of Ancient Greece and how drama and the playwrights shaped social and even political behavior using the book “Classical Tragedy – Greek and  Roman:  Eight Plays in Modern Translation” by Robert Corrigan. (available on Amazon)  Students will also  have the opportunity to read aloud some of the great characters from the classic works gaining self confidence as they work on voice, diction and oral interpretation.  (An in depth study of the greatest of all the Greek playwrights, Sophocles, and his Three Theban Plays will be offered in the Fall 2012 semester. ) BOOK WILL BE NEEDED.
Elizabethan Poets:  Shakespeare’s Sonnets –  1:15 – 2:30pm  (ages 12+)  Students will be introduced to the beautiful poetry of Shakespeare through his sonnets.  We will read aloud several sonnets each week and discuss themes. language, symbolism and characterizations.  We will be using the No Fear Shakespeare Series book titled  SONNETS (in stock at Barnes and Noble) which has the original language and the modern translation of each and every one so we will never have to guess what the Bard was trying to say!  Since each sonnet is self contained and short it will be a fun and easy way to get introduced to Shakespeare!  At the last class students will even have the chance to try their hand at writing their own sonnet for fun! BOOK WILL BE NEEDED.
NOTE:  The Classical Literature Series, in which students will study a variety of poets and playwrights, will  be offered in the 2012-13 School year with classes on Fridays beginning 9/7/2012.

Beginner Voice Class
Beginner Voice Class  –  11:30am – 12:45pm   (ages 10+)   Students will be studying the voice as an instrument and learning the basics of proper singing including breath support,  matching pitch, reading a musical line,  basic beginning theory (note names and values) and overall dealing with nerves and stage fright when singing in front of others!  Students will work on a piece of music as a group each week and work towards singing that piece by the end of our 6 weeks together.  ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.
NOTE:  Beginner Voice Class will also be offered in the 2012-13 School year with classes on Thursdays beginning 9/6/2012.
All classes meet on Tuesdays  at my home: 78 Meadowbrook,  Ballwin 63011
July 3 – August 7 (6 weeks)
Tuition – $95 per class ( discount on multiple classes)
Registration will be confirmed with a $25 deposit per class/ per student
Students are welcome to take one or more classes. I have tried to design the day with lots of variety to hopefully encourage students to take advantage of several classes. I also wanted to keep classes short enough to maintain interest and still develop skills!   I have lots of outside space and students may bring a lunch and eat outside between classes.
Please email me at with any questions or to register your students.

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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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