Homeschool Events List for June 14, 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

Calling all Volleyball Players
TRYOUTS this Friday!
Varsity, JV, and Junior High Teams
The Patriette Lights Volleyball Program currently has openings for the following positions:
Setter, MH, Libero, DS, OH, RS
Tryouts will be held Friday, June 15th, 2012
At C4 in Creve Coeur, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Girls Ages 5th Grade – Senior
Season – August through December
The Varsity team will do the Team Camp at Wash U June 25-28
USA Volleyball Certified Coaches
Required Bible study one evening in August
To Hold Your Spot at Tryouts:
Please e-mail your applications right away to
Patty Yager at
Head Varsity Coach: Patty Yager          314-566-3667

The Third Dimension
June 15, 2012 – July 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 2012, 6-8pm, free
Sculptures of all shapes, sizes, media and forms will be on display in the Foundry Art Centre exhibition The Third Dimension. The exhibition runs Friday, June 15 – Friday, July 20, 2012 and is open for viewing during regular FAC hours and is free to the public. Foundry Art Centre studio artist Laura Lloyd has juried pieces submitted from all over the country for The Third Dimension and the show’s award winners will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 6-8pm. The public can enjoy free food & drink along with artful conversation and observation. The artist studios on the second level of the Foundry will also be open to the public for visiting. Admission, as always, is free. For more information, please call 636-255-0270 or visit
520 North Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301

Next 2 weeks at DaySpring
Below are the summer workshops for the next 2 weeks at DaySpring: June 18-22 and June 25-29.  Registration is still open; please call the office if you’re interested…
June 18-22
Circus Arts Workshop
Run away and join our summer circus!  Balance, tumble, and juggle, your way through this innovative approach to performance training.  Students will train in Tumbling, Juggling, Sport Acrobatics, Mime, and Clowning along with a touch of modern dance and improv to make the elements of the new circus.
Maryland Heights Location, 9:00-11:45, For Mixed Ages, $130
(camp also happening July 16 to 20 at our Crestwood Location)
A Taste of the Performing Arts
Run away and join our summer circus!  Balance, tumble, and juggle, your way through this innovative approach to performance training.  Students will train in Tumbling, Juggling, Sport Acrobatics, Mime, and Clowning along with a touch of modern dance and improv to make the elements of the new circus.
Maryland Heights Location, 9:00-11:45, For Mixed Ages, $130
(camp also happening July 16 to 20 at our Crestwood Location)
June 25 to 29
“Princesses and Pirates” Ballet Workshops
Come be a “dancing princess or a daring pirate” for a week as you learn new skills in ballet and tap.  You will get to do special artwork and sing & act your favorite Disney songs.  Story hour and acting out stories will round out the day.
Maryland Heights Location, 9:00-11:45, For ages 3-4, $130
9:00-3:00, For ages 5-8, $220
(camp also happening August 6-10 at our Maryland Heights Location)
Lego, Design and Technology
Come be an Engineer for the week.  We will use Legos and other media to explore concepts in engineering and building.  Students will use the Legos to explore and delve into topics such as simple machines.  They will also use other materials to design and build their own structures.  This class will not only involve learning engineering and design concepts, but will also challenge students to think creatively and work together to solve problems.
Maryland Heights Location, 9:00-11:45 For Ages 10 & Up, 12:15-3:00 For Ages 6-9, $130
(camp also happening July 16 to 20 at our Crestwood Location and July 23 to 27 at our Maryland Heights Location)
DaySpring    314-291-8878

The St. Louis Numismatic Association One-Day Show
Saturday, June 23, 2012; 9am – 4pm
Machinists’ Hall, 12365 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044
45 Tables
Free Parking
Free Admission

Shakespeare Family Festival
DaySpring’s 4th Annual!
Join Us Saturday, June 23rd
Millennium Park, 2 Barnes West Drive, Creve Coeur, Missouri 63146
Bring a picnic for the family and enjoy our festival and kid friendly adapted performance of “Much Ado About Nothing”; Performances at 11 & 6
FREE & Open to the Public
Festival Activities 2 hours before each show Includes:
Performances & Demonstrations…
-Recorder Ensemble
-Sword Fighting
-Wool Spinning
-Circus Arts
Family Activities…
-Children Arts
-plus other Renaissance arts and activities
Food and Drink will also be available for purchase
Take one couple crazy in love, another couple caught in a battle of wills, a scheming observer and his jealous brother. Put them together in the Tuscan country side and you have the back drop for Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing”. Performances at 11 and 6 by DaySpring’s summer Shakespeare Workshop, also featuring Jim Butz as Don Pedro of Aragon. Our 4th annual Family Festival includes recorder ensembles, children’s activities, madrigal singers, Karl Kindt the story telling Knight and others. Festival will open 2 hours before each performance. Admission to the festival and performance is FREE! See you in Millennium Park.

We love having homeschool families at the Missouri History Museum. Together, over 2,300 of you attended Homeschool Days during the 2011–2012 school year! To say “thank you” for this amazing season, we’re announcing Homeschool Appreciation Day on Friday, July 6.
Come anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to enjoy craft activities in the AT&T Multipurpose Room, theatre performances throughout the day, and take advantage of free tickets to explore our featured exhibitions, FIRE! Friend and Foe and The Civil War in Missouri.
As always, registration will open one week before the event, and free tickets are available to families with advance registration only. Watch this page for the registration form. We’ll send out a reminder email when registration opens, so if you don’t already receive emails directly from us, sign up today!
Plus, if you’re out of town that day, please know homeschool families are always welcome at Family Fun Days (drop in anytime—no reservation needed). Homeschool co-ops are invited to book our Summer Camp programs (register here).
We hope to see you this summer!

18th Annual Summer Musical
Meredith Wilson’s
July 12th – 7PM
July 13th − 7PM
July 14th − 2PM
J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, Lindenwood University
Pre-Show with Preferred Seating:$20 ~ Find out more!
Join us in Promoting Wholesome Theatre and Integrity in the Arts!
Ways You Can Support This Year’s Show . . .
Donate Online: click here
“Broadway on the Driveway”, PO Box 1079, Ballwin, MO 63022
Gifts in Kind
Theatrical costumes, props, building materials, fabric, transportation, storage space, etc.  Questions?
Static Slide / Video / Program
Promote your business, organization, ministry or event!
Details: click here

K-8 Homeschool Network
Chesterfield Presbyterian’s Homeschool Network is now accepting 2012-13 school year registrations.
-HSN offers a day of classes for home schooled students in grades K-8.
-Classes for grades K-3rd include writing, literature, science, geography, art, music and PE.
-Classes for grades 4th-7th include writing, literature, science, spoken word, art, music and PE.
-Eighth graders take the same classes as 4th-7th but have the option of taking Apologia Physical Science instead of general science.
Complete information, brochures and registration forms are available at under connection, children, then homeschool network or contact Noel Kellogg at 636 779 0323 or

High School classes at Chesterfield Presbyterian
CPC’s Homeschool Network is offering several classes of interest for students in the high school grades as part of the 9Up program.  Classes for the 2012-13 school year will include:
– Apologia Biology
– Marine Biology
– Logic
– Debate
– World History
– American History
– American Government (1-2 p.m; fall semester only)
This day of classes will be held on Thursdays at Ches Pres.  Complete information is available at, under the Children’s Ministry section.  If you have further questions please email Linda Thompson at  Register soon to secure your child’s place for the fall.

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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