Homeschool Events List for June 28, 2012

The Events List will be on vacation during the month of July, so no new lists will be posted. During the off time I plan to finish the updates. 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

Swing Dance Extravaganza!
Don your dancing shoes and join us for a fun-filled evening of music refreshments, and dancing! Proceeds from this event will go towards Broadway on the Driveway’s 18th annual summer musical, The Music Man (July 12-14), presented free-of-charge to the community!
June 30th – 7:00pm
(dance lesson at 6:30 pm)
Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 South Kirkwood Road
$10 per person
Maximum $40 per family
Pay at door
Attire – Classy & Slick!
Prizes awarded for the best 1912 costume in honor of the Music Man!
Modest dress is requested.
Broadway on the Driveway
P.O. Box 1079, Ballwin, MO 63022

Christian Home Educators United (CHE United) has openings remaining on several of the boys and girls soccer teams for grades K-8 but registration will close in two weeks.  If a team is not full, registrations will be accepted after this date, but we cannot guarantee that a spot will be available.  In order to make sure you have a spot on the team, please register right away.  (3rd grade girls has only one spot and 7th grade boys is full.)
If you, or anyone you know is interested in registering, please go to for online registration and information on practice times and locations.
Feel free to contact Andrea Patton with any questions at
Teams which still have room are:
K-1 Girls (Coach Aaron)
Has 10 girls, so this team is a GO, but we would like a few more.
K-1 Boys (Coach Clint)
Has 11 boys, so this team is a GO, but we would like a few more.
2nd Grade Boys (Coach Tim)
Has 9 players and really needs at least 10. Please spread the word.
3rd Grade Girls (Coach John)
Has 15 players, so this team is a GO. We can only accept one more player.
5th Grade Boys (Coach Arno)
Has 12 players and really needs 15. Please spread the word.
6th Grade Girls (Coach Alan)
Has 11 players and really needs 15. Please spread the word.
7th Grade Boys (Coach Phil)
This team is FULL.
8th Grade Boys (Coach Rob)
Has 4 players and really needs 15. Please spread the word.
These Christ centered teams provide a great  opportunity for homeschoolers to have a strong sense of community and develop friendships while playing soccer competitively against other private schools.

My Music Room, owned by singer/guitarist Robin Lopate, gives private and group lessons in Kirkwood.  I have posted some new guitar classes up on my website –   I am looking for teens and kids to fill some classes up.  There is also a “Woman to Woman” guitar class, ages 11 and up, great for moms and daughters, and “Guitar For Teens”, for teens only.   Class schedules will be determined based on students’ availability.  Discount for any private or group student that schedules between 9am-3pm.  Please check my website for class descriptions.  I am also accepting private students.
If you are interested in a class, let me know. I have to have at least 3 students to run a class.

It is with great excitement that I announce my project on writing is online and open to the public!
Called Write Next To Me, the project outlines some of the best practices in teaching writing as well as writing strategies for students and parents.  Tucked within the project are PDF downloads to print and use in your homeschool classroom.
Take a peek!  My prayer is that it will offer encouragement and a fresh approach to writing in your homeschool.
Kim Rankin
I am available to do workshop classes or speak at co-op support group meetings on the topic of writing.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if your group has a need in this area.

Aug 20-25, 2012
at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Resort next to Six Flags in Eureka, MO
SAVE with Special Homeschool Family Package Rates*
Rates include a Boo Boo Recreation package for each person.
2, 3, 4 or 5 night package
$256, $324, $370, $450
$176, $229, $257, $315
$106, $124, $147, $175
$90, $105, $128, $140
Join other homeschool families for a week of fun and adventure! It’s a great way to kick off the school year while making new friends with other families in the area.
*Rates include 2 adults and 2 children. Add $4 per day for add’l children 4 yrs+ Premium crafts & food events are an additional charge. Tax not included. Upgrade to deluxe cottage for just $10 per night. May not be combined with other offers.
Resort Amenities to Entertain the Entire Family
Large Pool
Train Rides
Video Arcade
Snack Bar
Gift Shop
Full time Rec. Director
Daily Activities Schedule
Exciting Themed Events
Professional Entertainment
Large Activity Field
Campfire Roasts
Variety of Outdoor Games
Yogi BearTM Character Visits
Here’s a sampling of our planned activities for the week:
We’ll kick off the festivities with a Meet and Greet reception in the conference room so you can get to know your fellow homeschoolers. Other special activities during the week include a nature hike with an emphasis on science, campfire fun with Christian sing along – don’t forget to bring your instruments to play, star gazing and constellations, karaoke, arts and crafts, wacky races, fun family contests, and much more! The last night will feature a potluck dinner and carnival games in the conference center.
Book your homeschool week reservation by July 6 and receive one additional FREE NIGHT STAY
You must purchase a two night minimum package to qualify for the additional free night during homeschool week.
Call 636-938-5925 to book your stay.

The H.I.M. (Home Instructors with a Mission) Co-op will meet at Mission Community Church in Pacific on Thursdays. The fall semester will meet from Thursday, September 13-Thursday, November 15 (unless otherwise noted for specific classes that will meet for extended weeks)
To register for one or more of the classes, please come to our sign up day on
Thursday, July 12 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Registration fee for the co-op is $10.00 per family/per semester and must be paid to hold your spots in classes.
For more information, please contact Christy Lange at 6three6-27one-71one1

Parental Rights Info Night
Thursday, July 12, 2012; 7:00pm
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr, St. Peters, MO 63376
Watch “Overruled”, a shocking film about government invasion of your parental rights, and participate in a Q & A time to learn what you can do to protect your rights as a parent.
Visit to let Jill know you will be attending or contact her at if you live in Missouri and have questions.

Collision Course Worldview Conference
This is a pivotal year in America, not only because of important elections to be held, but because of the serious erosion of our liberties and the lack of a coordinated response from churches and Christians. Our culture, once secured in bedrock Christian principles and values, is being systematically and fundamentally altered, and as the Bible states: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). We do not understand our times and know what we should do (See 1 Chronicles 12:32). Like a boat without a solid and trustworthy rudder, we have been steered into stormy waters unfamiliar to us. Christian America is in crisis.
Along with the St. Louis Teen Eagles, The Pillar Foundation is co-sponsoring a worldview conference that will help equip you to understand the times in which we live, and what we must do to reverse course. The attached flyer gives the details, with one exception…
We are offering this “Collision Course Worldview Conference” at no charge for pastors and their families. When you register, bring your pastor for free. We want to get the word out and to spread this message as quickly as possible. Pastors and church leaders are essential in making this happen.
Four ways to register:
1) Call The Pillar Foundation at 636.386.7722
2) In person at 15820 Clayton Rd., Ellisville MO 63011
3) Online at
4) By email at
Registration is very reasonable: $10/person $25/family maximum
Don’t miss these excellent speakers:
William Federer – best selling author, lecturer, historian
Michael Cordner – researcher, author, lecturer
Daniel Ford – collector, author, historian, lecturer
Lecture / Q&A / Book Tables
Friday, July 20 7:00-9:30 pm William Federer Islam, Shar’ia, and Dhimmitude in America
Saturday, July 21 9:30 am-12 noon Michael Cordner Marxism/Socialism and America’s Cultural Revolution
Saturday, July 21 1:00-3:30 pm Daniel Ford Restoring America’s Christian Heritage
(Some material may not be suitable for young children)
Thank you for helping us promote this very special event. God bless you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Daniel Hite, Director, The Pillar Foundation

2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376       636-447-6900
Effective Parenting in a Defective World
Friday, September 14, 6:30-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 15, 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Join us for this time of teaching and encouragement. This Walk Through the Bible video presentation is based on Chip Ingram’s parenting material. This presentation will help parents get a Biblical handle on parenting in today’s world. The cost is $45 per couple, and includes the required workbook. Register by September 8! (This event was previously scheduled for April 27-28).

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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