Homeschool Events List for June 11, 2012

The updates are still happening I 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

The below link is to my new internet radio show. I am hosting an hour long show on Wednesday evenings. It’s a political talk radio show from the patriot perspective. It will cover education, judicial reform, political culture, budgets, and various patriot issues. Please call in and participate. Your support is appreciated. Thanks.
(347) 677-1835
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Classical Conversations Informational Meeting
Thursday, June 14;  7 p.m.
Carondolet St. Louis Bread Co., 1008 Loughborough Ave, St Louis, MO 63111
RSVP to Vicki Jensen.  206 251 1229
The meeting will cover a basic explanation of classical education, an overview of Classical Conversations, and the exact campus details on tuition, supplies, community guidelines, etc. This is a perfect time to have all your questions about the program answered. Attending an information meeting is vital if you would like to join a community.
Sign up with your local area director.
Classical Conversations Foundations/Essentials Directors
South City/County – Mondays Bayless Baptist Church, Vicki Jensen – home@thejensens.orgGreater St. Louis Area
Maplewood – Tuesdays Crossroads Pres Church, Debbie Rehmer –
Eureka – Tuesdays Heritage Presbyterian Church, Melanie Carter –
Chesterfield – Mondays West County Assembly of God,
Lake St. Louis – Thursdays Chapel of the Lake, Kim McKnight –
O’Fallon, MO – Thursdays, Andrea Bond –
Fairview Heights, IL – Mondays Edgemont Bible Church, Renee Pitts –

with Ragged Robin calling by Jerome Grisanti
Friday, June 15; 8-10:30pm
Monday Club, 37 South Maple Street, Webster Groves, MO
Sponsored by Dance Discovery, Blackthorn Morris, Childgrove English Country Dancers

Childrens Flintknapping
Cahokia Mounds Museum, 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL  62234
A Children’s Flintknapping Class will be taught at the Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center, by area flintknapper, Larry Kinsella. Class will be held from 12 – 4 p.m. for ages 8 – 14 years on June 16. Fee: $15 materials provided. Preregistration required by calling 618-346-5160

The Expo Board is in the middle of picking Expo speakers and exhibitors and thought the contest would be a great way to get some quick feedback!  Many of you forgot to fill out the online or hard copy evaluation form but we still value your suggestions. Speakers often book up OVER a year ahead so we need your feedback ASAP!  We’ve already confirmed Todd Wilson as a featured speaker and will be posting on Facebook (and homeschool email loops) as other decisions are made.
We also thought the contest would be a fun way to let homeschoolers know about the Expo Facebook page and to increase our number of “Likes.” The more “Likes” a page has, the easier it is for people to find it when they search on Facebook. We would love to have a lot of “Likes” so that the Expo name pops up in the search bar instead of “Greater St. Louis Ghostbusters!” (Of course, I have nothing against the Ghostbusters group! haha). It is also good for the Facebook staff to see that “home education” topics are popular!
Here’s how you enter the contest:
Go to the “Greater St. Louis Home Educators Expo” Facebook page (type in search bar at top). Make sure you have already “Liked” us. Post a comment with your speaker, exhibitor and/or curriculum suggestions by midnight on June 15. Your name will be entered in a drawing for free Expo passes. We will let you know via Facebook on June 16!
Stay tuned – we will be posting new pictures taken at this year’s Expo. We can’t tag you if you haven’t “Liked” us! By the way – does anyone know the name of the parents of the two beautiful babies in the Expo picture file on Facebook? One baby is sleeping and the other has a red flower hair band? We have extra shots taken by photographer and homeschool mom, Pam Weatherford, and would like to pass them along (Weatherford Photography is also on FB!).
Thanks for spreading the word about the contest and encouraging your friends to “Like” the Expo page and post a suggestion!
See you on Facebook!  “Kerrie McAndrews Tate” and “Cathy-Jesse Mullins”
P.S. While you’re on Facebook, you should also check out the Children’s Ministry Expo page and “Like” it, too! It is the idea of SHARE member, homeschool mom and children’s ministry leader Kristina Linson. This “other” Expo takes place on January 15, 2013. Spread the word to area churches and ministry groups. Here is the “About” from Facebook:
Children’s Ministry Expo is the number one place to find local resources for Children’s Ministry. No need to travel across the country and spend hundreds on conference fees when our exhibitors are right here in St. Louis.  Whether your church has 50 or 5,000, you’ll find something to help you effectively reach kids for Christ. A great hands-on experience to see, hear and touch all sorts of tools to help you provide services to kids and their families.  Meet local Christian Entertainers you can afford, listen to informative speakers who will help equip you, look at new curriculum samples and get other great ideas for your ministry.

Children’s History Day
Games and Recreations of the19th Century
One day only at the Historic Chatillon-DeMenil
Saturday June 16th 11am-3pm
Ever wonder what people did for fun before cable, movies, video games and computers? On Saturday June 16 you can learn about the games and pastimes of the Victorian Era including croquet, badminton and lots of fun parlor games!
Our art activity area will have coloring for younger children and several period crafts like making your own puzzles and shadow puppets for your very own family theatricals.
We’ll even be putting on our very own shadow puppet shows in the Mansion at 12pm and 2pm.
This is a free event for kids. Children must be supervised by an adult.
Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, 3352 DeMenil Place St. Louis, MO

Homeschool Used Curriculum Sale
The homeschoolers from Troy First Baptist in Troy, MO will be hosting our first-ever Homeschool Used Curriculum Sale. This is not a fund raiser for our church or any other group. The purpose of the sale is to allow homeschoolers to buy and sell their used curriculum and homeschooling supplies. All homeschoolers and others interested in buying or selling curriculum are welcome. All proceeds from table rentals and early bird admissions will go to Southern Baptist Missions.
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Where: Troy First Baptist Church, 1000 Elm Tree Rd., Troy, MO
9:00-10:00: Check in and Set Up (Tables must be reserved ahead of time – see below)
10:00-11:00: Early bird shopping:  $3.00 admission.
11:00 – 1:00: Regular shopping.  No admission fee.
1:00 –  2:00:  Clean up.  Volunteers welcome!
1. You need to reserve a table, bring your books with you, and set them up to sell at that table.
2. Each table costs $7.00 to reserve.
3. There will be no charge for widows, but registration along with a SASE are still necessary.
You must pay for and reserve a table ahead of time.  No table reservations will be taken on the day of the sale.
To reserve a table, please send your name, address, email address, and phone number along with a check (made out to Carita Crain) and a SASE to:
Carita Crain, 164 Strack Farm Lane, Troy, MO 63379
1. Carita Crain will send you a confirmation with two admission tags. That’s why you need to include a SASE.
2. Only two admission passes per table are allowed.
3. Tables won’t be reserved and confirmation/admission tags will not be sent until Carita receives the following:
-Your name, address, email address, and phone number written on any piece of paper (no special registration form)
-Check for $5.00
-Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Please sign up as soon as possible.  We have had many people express interest and said they want to sell, but so far only a few sellers have actually sent in a reservation.  We have 58 large tables we can use.  Should those fill up we also have 20 small ones. I realize this sale is later in June than we have been used to, and it is also at a new location.  With that in mind, I am dropping the price to $5 each, as long as the reservation is postmarked by June 16.  If we don’t have enough reservations by then, I’m going to think that this sale is not necessary at this time.  I am only setting up this sale to help fellow homeschoolers, and if it isn’t needed, that’s okay too. If you have already sent in a reservation with your $7, I will send a refund back to you with your entry tickets.
June 16– Reservations postmarked by this date will be $5. After this date, it goes back up to $7.
June 20–All reservations must be postmarked by this date.
-No food or drink items may be sold.
-Please remember that this is a curriculum sale, not a garage sale.
-Please be respectful of the church property and of other people. You must keep your children with you at all times and not allow them to walk around unsupervised. This is the first time our church has hosted this type of event.  Let’s make them glad they allowed us to do it!
Carita Crain @ .  Please put “Used Book Sale Information” in the subject line.

Summer Solstice Sunrise Observance
Cahokia Mounds Museum, 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL  62234
June 17th, 2012; 5:20 am
Meet at Woodhenge to hear information about the significance of Woodhenge, while you watch the sun rise.  In the event of rain, this event will be canceled.

Making of America Seminar Tour de Missouri
St. Louis – Concerned Women for America of Missouri invites you to join Dr. Earl Taylor, live and in-person for this once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about the Constitution and the founding of our country, during his week-long tour across the state of Missouri.
Dr. Earl Taylor is the President of the National Center for Constitutional Studies and a nationally acclaimed constitutional expert. He will be offering an educational and inspirational presentation on the founding of the United States.
His three hour “Making of America” seminar will introduce or reacquaint you with the Founders’ original success formula for freedom, prosperity, and peace. The presentation will address the Founders perfect plan of liberty and the solid political and economic principles of the Constitution, from the preamble through the amendments.
John Adams once said, “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.”  To preserve our liberty, we must first understand the Constitution, then live by it and protect it. You will leave this seminar educated, equipped and empowered through a better understanding of the founding fathers guiding principles as we go into the 2012 election season.
For locations and times, see below.  Registration is only $5 which includes all seminar materials. Make plans now to attend and invite a friend and your pastor. No charge for pastors. Women, men and teens are all welcome. Please register by Thursday, June 21.
Mail your $5 registration fee to: CWA of Missouri, PO Box 22014, St. Louis, MO 63126. Please note which location in the memo.  Or contact Diana Kaufman at 636-447-4244 or
For more information about Dr. Earl Taylor and the Center for Constitutional Studies, please visit
For more information about Concerned Women for America,  please visit
Or contact Bev Ehlen at 314-608-0168.
Dr. Taylor will be presenting at the following venues:
Monday, June 25 – Cliff Cave Library – 5430 Telegraph Rd. – Lemay, MO 63129 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26 – Callaway County Electric Cooperative – 1313 Cooperative Dr. – Fulton, MO 65251 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26 – Hannibal Nutrition Center – 219 S. 10th St. – Hannibal, MO 63401 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27 – Gamber Center – #4 SE Independence Ave. – Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27 – Higher Ground Hotel – 200 N. Delaware – Independence, MO 64050 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 28 – Belton Community Center – 16400 N. Mullen Rd – Belton, MO 64012 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 28 – Harrisonville Community Center – 2400 Jefferson Parkway – Harrisonville, MO 64701 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 29 – The Clinton Building -501 Campanella – Sikeston, MO 63801 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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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