Events List for September 27, 2012

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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the current changes.

This Saturday, September 29th is Museum Day, which is put on by Smithsonian Magazine, to honor the fact that the Smithsonian is always free.
If you go to this website, you’ll be able to register for two free tickets to a lot of different museums all around the country.  There is a limit of two free tickets for any one household.  In the St. Louis area, there are several museums participating like the Transportation Museum, the Eugene Field House, and Cahokia Mounds.

Green Homes and Great Health Festival
Green + Healthy = FUN!
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Missouri Botanical Garden
ADMISSION: Included with Garden admission. St. Louis City/County residents enjoy FREE Garden admission before noon.
Celebrate sustainable living along with the whole family. Learn about the many ways that plants, air, water, soil and energy sustain our homes, our health and our living Earth. Bike, walk, or take public transit and don’t forget to bring your home improvement ideas!
>Meet more than 100 green product and service exhibitors
>Talk one-on-one with health experts – free health screenings
>Check out presentations and demos with local experts
>Enjoy kids’ activities: solar car races, puppet shows and recycled art
>Enjoy local foods, unique drinks, and live bands
>Shop the Home Made – Home Grown Marketplace of local crafters and farmers
>Free flu shots by Barnes-Jewish Hospital (while supplies last)
Check out the 2012 Festival event page for: schedules, presenter bios, menus, and other highlights and resources.

It’s right around the corner!
October 6th; 11 am – 2 pm
At DaySpring Maryland Heights location!
(2608 Metro Blvd at Dorsett Rd, just east of I-270)
Dear DaySpring friends & families,
This fun day is open to the community, and is geared towards children ages 3-10. It will include an instrument petting zoo, fun musical activities, kid-friendly performances and workshops, and yummy treats! Join us for a day of musical fun! Call for more info, and tell your friends!
Melissa Littlepage
Music Coordinator

I am coordinating the St. Louis area homeschooled students’ registration for the Excellence In Mathematics Competition at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The test is for students in grades 9 through 12.
Here are the details:
Date and Time: November 10, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
>Team awards as well as individual awards
>Individual awards will be given to the top 10 students from each grade level in each division
>Team awards will be given to the top 5 teams at each grade level in each division
>Compete against high schools from all over the metro area
>Two scholarships will be awarded to the highest scoring seniors in each division
>Each team can consist of up to 10 students (teams are students all from one grade)
>A Texas Instruments calculator will be presented to one student from each grade based on a random drawing
>Team scores are determined by the 4 highest-scoring students on that team.
>NO calculators are allowed during the test.
>Copies of last year’s test and answers may be found at
If you would like to have one or more of your students participate, fill out the attached registration form and mail it to me at:
Sheri Diehl, 314 Addyston Pointe, St. Peters, MO 63376
Enclose a check for $5.00 per student to cover the entry fee for the contest. I will send you a map of the campus and other details as I receive them. Make sure that the form and check arrive to me no later than 10/22/12. I need to send the information back to the organizers shortly thereafter, so I need the forms promptly. Forward this information to any other high-school level homeschoolers in the area that you think might want to participate. Registrations will be on a first come first serve basis. Since we are limited to sending ten students per grade level, the first ten students for each grade that I receive registrations and payments from will be the students who get to participate in the test.
If you have any questions, reply to this email or call me at 636-866-7259.
Thank you,
Sheri Diehl
Excellence in Mathematics Contest Fall 2012 Registration Form
Only students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible for this competition.  Please fill out a separate registration form for each student.  Enclose a check for $5 per student.  Please make checks payable to Sheri Diehl.
(Registrations are on a first come first serve basis.  Ten students are allowed per grade level.)
Mail registration form and payment to:
Sheri Diehl, 314 Addyston Pointe, St. Peters, MO  63376

Student’s Name_____________________


Parent’s Name_______________________

Telephone No.____________________

Address ___________________________

Email Address_________________________

______   I can help proctor tests on the day of the contest
Total Enclosed $__________________________
*** If you are volunteering to help proctor please let me know which parent is volunteering so that I can submit the correct name.________________________________________

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.