Events List for August 27, 2012

Just a reminder…

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.

More  information about area events can be found at  and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And you can always use the search feature to look through all past posts and any pages. 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the current changes.

Dr. Frank Turek Presentation
Faith Ascent is proud to partner with Living Word Christian School to bring author and speaker Dr. Frank Turek back to St. Louis for a FREE presentation based on his book:
“I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist”
On Thursday Aug 30th at 7pm Frank will present reasonable evidence for the Christian faith in a winsome but challenging manner. You’re invited! Tickets are free but space is limited!
Call or email for free reservations:
636-978-1680 or
Event Location:
St. Charles 1st Assembly, 4750 North Service Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376
-Some content not suitable for children under 12-

Hi-Pointe Theater, 1005 McCausland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63117
1st Tuesday, September 4th 1:30pm
2nd Saturday, September 8th 10:30am
Admission $5.00
Let’s take a literary turn this month as we bask in the gentle wisdom of Harper Lee’s insightful story, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. This 1962 film is brilliantly acted and directed, a joy to behold.
On an historic note, our story is set in a small southern town in the early 1930’s….10 years after the Hi-Pointe Theatre was built in St. Louis. 40 years later this award winning film will be playing at our favorite theatre on the corner of McCausland and Clayton. Viewed by many of our parents and grandparents within the very same walls, it will be fun to relive the experience.

Home School Art Classes
South Broadway Art Project is offering an ALL NEW home school art classes this year!  This program will meet on Thursdays from 9am-11am.  We will have two sessions, one in the fall, and one in the winter/spring.  Students must sign up for a whole session.  This program is designed to be affordable with a cost of only $5 per art class to cover our supply and overhead costs.  This program is taught by educator and parent, Sarah Rye Bliss.  This program was also created with the intent to promote a community of shared learning, and to encourage other parents as educators to offer their expertise to the group as well.
AGES: 5-12
Teens are also welcome to come for a more independent but guided experience
Parent Involvement
As a result, of our effort to make these classes accessible and affordable for many we may ask parents to sign up for 1 or 2 classes throughout the year as an art studio helper.
FALL 2012
Cost: $60.00
Supply Fee: $10.00
Time: Thursdays 9am-11am
Dates: 9/13,9/20,10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
Description:  Our focus in the fall will be about building a foundation in art through experimentation with elements, principles, and techniques. Through this experimentation we will make connections to the past while learning about art history components that apply to our own art making.
Winter/ Spring
Cost: $80.00
Supply Fee: $15.00
Time: 9am-11am
Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
Description: The focus in the Winter/ Spring session will be all about how we can extend our foundation in visual art through individualized applications.  Students will reflect on their creative process through discussion, personalized explorations, sharing, production based work, community connections, as well as a collaborative public art project.
3816 South Broadway Saint Louis, Mo. 63118    Office: 314-324-2713 / Studio: 314-773-3633

Blues Bookworms Program
Registration for the 2012-13 Blues Bookworms Program is now open! The St. Louis Blues FREE reading program is available for all classrooms, grades K-6, that are located in the Greater St. Louis Area. Similar to years past, all participating classrooms will receive a commemorative Blues Bookworms Poster and each student will receive their very own bookmark. Register before September 21, 2012 and your classroom will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a Blues Celebrity appearance! Registration for the Bookworms Program closes September 28, 2012 at noon.
Blues Bookworms Program Review

  • This is a four (4) month program that begins October 2012 and lasts through January 2013.
  • Each month, participating students record the number of minutes read using the form provided by the Blues. Teachers then submit their list of total classroom minutes online to the Blues each month (October tracker sheet is due first week of November).
  • Each class that reaches or goes beyond the goal of 250 minutes per month, per student will be entered into a drawing for a Blues player appearance (one appearance winner per month).
  • At the completion of the program in January, students who have reached or surpassed their 1000 minute goal will receive a free ticket to Blues Bookworms Night on Sunday, March 31, 2013 when the Blues take on the Anaheim Ducks ( 6 p.m.). Students will also be recognized as a group during the game on the jumbotron.
  • A special ticket offer will be available for all Blues Bookworms participants and family members.
  • The interactive Blues Bookworms webpage will include Bookworms Book of the Month, word games, and more ways for students to win cool Blues prizes and celebrity appearances!
  • As a special thank you to teachers for their extra effort, teachers will receive a FREE ticket to the Blues Bookworms game if the majority their class reaches the Bookworms goal of 1,000 minutes read at the end of January.
  • Students and teachers can also win their classroom a Blues celebrity appearance by submitting a photo of themselves or class reading while wearing their favorite Blues gear! Students will be able to submit photos on the Bookworms website beginning in October. The most creative picture of the month will win a Blues celebrity appearance. Photos will be shown on throughout the month.

To register your class now for the 2012-13 Blues Bookworms Program, please visit our Blues Bookworms Program Website. For questions or more information email us at
Don’t miss out on the 2012-13 Blues Bookworms Program, sign your classroom up now!

Green Homes & Great Health Festival
Missouri Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 29, 2012; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Included with Garden admission.
Help your family live green – and live healthier! Celebrate sustainable living and explore ways to maintain a healthy you and a healthy planet.
Bring your home improvement ideas and talk with over 100 green product and service exhibitors. Enjoy local foods and live music, and shop for handmade crafts in the Green Marketplace. Get a free flu shot and talk with experts about your health questions. Kids will enjoy solar car races, puppet shows and more! Help paint a Metro bus and explore the alternative vehicles on display. Learn from expert presentations and demos about the many ways that plants, air, water, soil and energy sustain our homes, our health and our living Earth.
Bike down on September 29! We are pleased to provide ample self-service bicycle parking courtesy of Trailnet. (Festival Map coming soon.)
We are now recruiting volunteers to help with the Festival! Receive great benefits for your service. Fill out our online volunteer registration form to sign up for a shift. Email or call our Volunteer Coordinator at (314) 577-0207 if you have questions or if you need more information.

My name is Donna Uhlig, I am the owner of Glazed and Confused, a paint your own pottery studio located in South County St. Louis.  We have been in business for 15 years and continue to love, to expose adults and children to the creative world of paint your own pottery.  I would like to grow my business, while enriching the artistic side of your homeschoolers.   Our website will give you an idea of what we are all about.  If there is any interest in our services I can be reached at 314-892-8382 or at   Thanks for your consideration – Donna

*Traveling Humanitarian Homeschoolers
My name is Rachel, and I have just recently started up a company called Traveling Humanitarians. My company organizes group trips where families are able to participate in Cultural Events, Educational Activities & Service Projects together as they travel. I also wanted to do organized trips especially for Homeschooling Families, and so I created the Homeschool Travel Club.
I am wondering if I could pass along information about the family trips that I offer to your group?
The Homeschool Travel Club will be visiting San Diego on March 4-9 2013.
The price per Adult 10+ is $200.35
The price per child: (3-9) $ 176.80
The price of the trip includes the Registration Fee, Admission to San Diego Safari Park, Half day Whale Watching trip, Admission to the San Diego Zoo, & Admission to Sea World. We are also including several service projects as part of our trip that benefit Rady Children’s Hospital, and the Ronald McDonald House in San Diego. Our trip also includes an optional day at Legoland California, but these special homeschool tickets must be purchased from them online.
Transportation, parking costs, and hotel are not included in the package price.
The Traveling Humanitarians are headed to Hawaii for August 2013.
Adult (12+):  $295
Child (5-11): $260
Child (3-4): $150
Price includes Registration fee, chartered bus to & from events, Admission to the Polynesian Cultural Center, tickets to the Ali’i Luau & Preferred seating at the spectacular “Hā: Breath of Life” evening show; Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Punchbowl Tour; and visit to Waimea Valley, lunch & service project.
Optional Add ons:
Ali’i Kai Catamaran Dinner Cruise Adult 12+ $71.50, Child 3-11 $43.50
Magic of Polynesia Dinner show Adult 12+ $76, Child 3-11 $48.50
Airfare and hotel are not included in the price.
Tour pickup is the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. I have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. Group rates for the City Tower Rooms are $135, plus a mandatory resort fee of $15 night, and tax of 13.962%, for a total of $174.94 per night.  Group rates for the Ocean Tower Rooms are $155, plus a mandatory resort fee of $15, and tax of 13.962%, for a total of $193.74 per night.
For more information about registering for these trips please contact me at
Visit our website or our facebook page to keep up to date on our trips.
Please let me know if the trips that Traveling Humanitarians & the Homeschool Travel Club provide are something that you think would be a good fit for your group, so that I can add you as a point of contact for future trips. If you are part of any other groups that may be interested in these trips, feel free to pass along the information to them as well. Feel free to contact me at (801) 896-7794 or send me an email if you have any further questions.
Have a wonderful day!
Rachel Koko
Traveling Humanitarians – Homeschool Travel Club
San Diego Trip March 2013 & Hawaii Trip August 2013

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.

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