Homeschool Events List for February 24, 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. Please do not link to individual posts without permission. Linking to the website is always fine. 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information.

MHM Homeschool Day
We’re excited about our upcoming Homeschool Day on Monday, February 25!
Our theme this month is “St. Louis in Black and White.”
Homeschool Days are completely free! Activities are scheduled from 10am to 2pm. Pick and choose your day from our list of activities to best suit your family schedule. You can spend as much or as little time with us as you’d like. We kindly request that interested families register online. This allows us to be prepared with materials for everyone.
During this month we would like to draw attention to our Library and Research Center. Although the Center is closed on Mondays it is open Tuesday through Friday 12pm to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm. No appointment is necessary. The librarians are fantastic and will direct you to the best sources for your research!
Make sure you sign up for our eNewsletter to get the latest updates about programming for homeschool families. Don’t forget that our family-level memberships offer you free tickets every day of the year. Finally, even though activities will run from 10am to 2pm, all other free exhibits in the museum are open the full day.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on Monday, February 25!

Titus Project Craft Fair and Bazaar
The Titus Project is holding a Craft Fair and Bazaar at Family Vision Library (2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376) on March 16 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and you are invited. Not only to shop, but to be in the craft fair. If you would like to be a vendor, feel free to contact us at and we will get back to you ASAP.
The Titus Project is a service group for home-schooled teens. Every year we do a long-term project, in addition to monthly short-term projects. This year our long-term project is World Vision’s Running for Water. A man, Steve Spear, is running from Los Angeles to New York to raise money and awareness for a village in Africa, called Bartabwa.

Grow with us! Spring & Summer class registration is now open.

Homeschool Day at Barron Gymnastics!!!
When?   3rd Monday of every month; March 18, April 22 (actually 4th Monday), May 20
Where?   Barron Gymnastics, 5411 Jedmed Court, St. Louis, MO 63129
Time?     10:30 am. – 12:00 p .m.
Cost?      1st child = $8.00         Each additional family member = $6.00
~1.5 hours of supervised unstructured time where children enjoy fun and excitement.
~Equipment available includes: Beams, Bars, Vault, Spring Floors, Foam Pits, 30’ Long Trampoline, 2 In-ground Tramps, 18’ Rope Climb.
~Includes the Giant Adventure Island Inflatable!
~Homeschool Day is for children 14 months up to 22 years of age.
~A parent or adult must assist children younger than 1st grade. Only adults assisting this age group are allowed in the gym after signing the blanket release located at front desk. Adults are not allowed on equipment.
~Parent viewing is available on the mezzanine.
~All participating non-members must have a release form signed by their parent.
Registration available Online ( ) or by calling the Front Desk at 314-892-6909.
Here’s what else you need to know:
~Barron’s must have at least 28 children to make this event happen.
~They can only take a maximum of 60 children.
~Refunds only given for illness and Barron’s must be notified before the event begins.
~If event is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified the Saturday before the event by an email.
~Note: This is not to be confused with the Homeschool Program at Barron’s Gym.

South Broadway Art Project Presents: Steampunked
March 22, 2013
Time: 7pm Pre-Party
8pm Fashion Show // 9pm After Party
Location: MX Plaza, 6th and Locust, Downtown St. Louis
Tickets: $20 online // $25 at door
$10 Children 12 & Under
Host:  Laura Kathleen from Project Runway
Get it in gear and see steampunk re-imagined by young fashion designers. Kids and teens from South Broadway Art Project’s Fashion Design Program will model their own “Wild, Wild Steampunk” creations. Support unique opportunities for youth by attending this “petticoat power” packed fashion show event inspired by and for the next generation of budding CoCo Chanels and Giorgio Armanis
South Broadway Art Project was chosen as an exclusive partner for Saint Louis Fashion Week, as an opportunity to bring more awareness to our program and the amazing talent of our kids and teens!  All proceeds from the March 22nd show will go to SBAP.
Dear Supporters, Friends & Families
We have this opportunity to use St. Louis Fashion Week Fashion Show as a platform to raise money and bring more awareness to South Broadway Art Project.  Proceeds raised from ticket sales will go to SBAP’s affordable and FREE programming.  We are able to use this as an opportunity without a lot of additional labor (outside of working the door and backstage the day of the event and promotions).  WE NEED YOUR HELP!
FIRST – We hope you’ll be able to attend the event on Friday, March 22nd. It’s a totally unique fashion show event inspired for and by kids and teens.
SECOND – After you purchase your ticket we hope you’ll say you are “Going” on the Facebook event page, and
FINALLY- We hope you’ll invite your friends on Facebook to attend this special fundraising opportunity for South Broadway Art Project. Any other ideas on ways to promote?
Please send them our way!

DaySpring Presents… Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
A whimsical and engaging musical production full of quirky characters and unexpected events.  This student performance will be a wonderful and curious event for the whole family.
April 5th at 7:00pm & April 6th at 3:00pm
DeSmet Theatre, 233 North New Ballas Road, 63141
Tickets available from a performer, the DaySpring office or at the door
$7 children, $10 adults, $13 reserved seating
DaySpring School of the Arts, 2608 Metro, St. Louis, Missouri 63043

Very Merry Un-Birthday Tea Party
Please join us in Wonderland at 1:30 the afternoon of the 6th for a Very Merry Un-Birthday Tea Party. Don’t be late for this very important date.
When: April 6th at 1:30pm
Where: DeSmet Theatre Lobby, 233 North New Ballas Road, 63141
What: Un-Birthday Tea Party… decorate party hats, play cards and other games, meet characters, eat cupcakes, drink “tea”, and so much more…
Ages: appropriate for ages 3 to 12
RSVP: Tickets need to be purchased ahead of time (no later than Friday, March 29th).  Limited party tickets available, purchase early, $14 for child’s show and party ticket.  See the Maryland Heights Office for more info 314-291-8878 or
DaySpring School of the Arts, 2608 Metro, St. Louis, Missouri 63043

> The official name of this event is the KSDK News Channel 5 First Alert Weather Plus Bash at Busch. This is the 11th year that the Cardinals have sponsored a discounted game and educational event for area students. Families can attend the whole day of events or just go to the Cardinals –Reds game. The game ticket is used to enter the stadium.
> Tickets are $16 per person – adults and children are the same price.  You don’t have to pay for a baby or toddler that sits on your lap. The price includes a free lunch voucher. The vouchers can be exchanged for a hot dog, soda and chips at any Gashouse Grill or Ballpark Favorite concession stand.
> To order tickets online for the Weather Bash game, go to and click “Buy Tickets.” Or you can send in a printed order form with your payment. The order form is attached to this email or available on the SHARE or Cardinals website. If you have questions contact Weather Bash Coordinator Taylor Pope at or 314-345-9500.
> There will not be a specific “homeschool” section. Homeschoolers will be sitting throughout the stadium, depending on when they ordered tickets. The sooner you order tickets, the better your seats will be. If you want to sit next to your friends, you must order the tickets together (For example, if three families, each containing five people, want to sit together –  then one person needs to order the 15 tickets and give them out to the other two families).
> The last day to order tickets is Friday, April 5th. Any orders made after Thursday, March 28th will be held at “Will Call” at the Busch Stadium Offices at 700 Clark St. Orders made before March 28th will be mailed directly to your house. Be sure and specify if you need wheelchair and “wheelchair companion” seating.
> The stadium opens at around 8:45 am, and the Weather Bash events start at 9:30 am and end when the Cardinals –Cincinnati Reds game begins at 12:45 pm. For the educational events, families enter through Gate 1 and sit at the field level on the 1st base side.
> From 9:30 – 10:30 am, the at KSDK Channel 5 weather team will give a fun and informative meteorology/science lesson from on top of the home dugout. They will later be joined by the KSDK sports team and Fredbird. The St. Louis National Weather Service hopes to launch an authentic weather balloon from inside the stadium.
> Following the on-field weather program, families can stay and watch Cardinals batting practice or visit the Educational Exhibition area in the Ford Plaza. Mad Science will present fun and educational science demonstrations until 12:00 noon. Families can use their free lunch vouchers anytime during the day, and can attend all or none of the pre-game activities. At 12:45 the game begins and families find their reserved seats
> There will be about 4000 Weather Bash participants in Busch Stadium on April 10th. This includes LOTS of homeschooling families, along with students, teachers & parents from church schools, private schools and public schools (During the weather lesson events the stadium is empty…so a few thousand doesn’t seem like too many).
> Parking will not be free for this event. It will be the same as for any other Cardinals game. There are many lots and garages around the stadium area, most charging about $6 – $20 to park. The “east parking garages” are along 8th street, and the “west parking garage” is on Broadway. Be sure to allow time for driving around, parking and walking!
> Don’t forget to bring sunscreen (many seats are in the sun), binoculars, jackets or umbrellas, snacks and drinks. Coolers are allowed into the stadium if they are soft sided and will fit under your seat (16 X 16 X 8 inches). Drinks must be in plastic bottles, 2 liter size or smaller, or you can bring juice boxes. No alcohol, glass bottles or aluminum cans allowed! Bags and coolers will be inspected at the gate by security guards.
> Quite a few families ride the Metrolink to the stadium. It is very convenient, but can be a little confusing if you’ve never done it before. Go to for all the details you need to know. First, click on “Maps, Schedules, and Information.” Then click on “Metrolink.” Scroll down to find the “Metrolink Timetables” eastbound or westbound schedule links. If you click it will open a PDF file with all the departure and arrival times to and from all the stations. There is also a link to “Google Transit.” If you need “live” help, call the Metrolink information line at 314-231-2345. If they don’t answer, try customer service at 314-982-1521 or 314-982-1406. You can also email your questions to or The transit staff is usually very helpful.

DaySpring School of the Arts Presents… The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) Revised
“Shakespeare didn’t plagiarize, he distilled”
We give you comedy, tragedy, history and poetry all in 90 minutes. As we seek to de-mistify the worlds greatest writer.
Presented by the students of DaySpring’s Drama Department
Friday, April 12, 2013; 7:00pm
The Studio at Regional Arts Commission (RAC), 6128 Delmar Blvd, 63112
Tickets: $8 at the door
DaySpring School of the Arts, 2608 Metro, St. Louis, Missouri 63043

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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