Homeschool Events List for April 5, 2013

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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the current changes.

Just a friendly reminder that THIS Friday, April 5, is the deadline for getting the cheaper price for the SHARE Prom. $10 is a big deal at my house and I assume it is at yours also. You can register for the prom by mailing Pat Zink your form and check (or you can have your teen drop it off at Homelink in the box on the Parent Monitor Desk downstairs). Prom form available at the link below and I have also attached the forms again for your convenience.
There’s No Place Like Prom!   Look for sidebar that says “Prom 2013 New”

Beginning – Fall Season 2013
Informational and Networking meeting is this Friday, 7:00 pm at Rockport Baptist Church, 3761 Telegraph Rd., Arnold.
Please try to be there.  This is a huge task to put this together and we are going to have to work together to be successful.
1. Spring Football Clinic – May 30 (eve), 31 (eve) and June 1 (featuring Grant Williams – former Pro Lineman – Rams, Patriots and Seahawks)   –    Open to All Ages
2. Summer Football Camp – (for those playing the fall season)    July 11, 12 and 13 /  Aug. 1, 2 and 3
3. Regular practices for season begin on August 12th.
4. Full Pad Tackle Football – Ages 11-15 (other ages may open if enough participants – contact us)
Coach Bob Schembre
(MEMHSFA) is a non-profit Christian athletic organization established to serve homeschool familes in Mid-East Missouri and surrounding areas. (MEMHSFA) is a distinctly Christian organization with the purpose of glorifying God, by serving homeschool families in helping their children to participate in the sport of football, mentoring players in Christian manhood, assisting in character building and being a blessing to the Homeschool Community.

Beetlejuice (PG)
A fundraiser for teen science programs.
Join us at the Hi-Pointe on Saturday morning, April 6 at 10:30 a.m.!
TICKETS ARE ONLY $5 per person and are purchased at the door.
Please register in advance: REGISTER HERE.
Support the Academy’s teen programs connecting teens to scientists and science professionals through the Junior Academy of Science, Teen Science Cafes and Science Careers Explorations.
Teen Science Programs help teens learn to survive zombie apocalypses, explore careers in STEM and attend exclusive behind-the-scenes field trips.
Doors open at 10 a.m.  Movie begins at 10:30 a.m.
Hi-Pointe Theatre @ 1005 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117
CAN’T MAKE IT?  Support our Teens HERE.  (Choose Amount under “Other” and type in “Teen Science Programs” under “on behalf of.”  THANK YOU!
For more information, call 314-533-8586 or visit the Academy website at

Engineering, Math, & Sciences Night
Missouri S&T and St. Louis Community College would like to cordially invite you to attend
STLCC-Meramec – Lecture Hall Lobby
11333 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO   63122
Thursday, April 11; 5:30 pm
Learn about career opportunities in science, math, engineering, and technology and the strong Missouri S&T/STLCC transfer partnership.
15 different Engineering programs Business & Information Systems Arts & Sciences Student Design Teams  Admissions Scholarships Financial Assistance
Demos and discussion will continue after the program.
RSVP online Today! or call 314-984-7159
View STLCC Campus Map

Teen Science Cafe: Emergency Room Medicine
Apr 15th, 2013 (Mon); Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Gateway Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Teens have the opportunity to interact with science professionals in an informal and relaxed setting.
Junior Academy Student members, as well as, middle and high school students are invited to the April Teen Science Cafe: Emergency Room Medicine.
Imagine the emergency room of the future. What life-saving technologies will it have? What advances will increase the efficiency of doctors, nurses, and technicians? Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation Studies for Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Jason Wagner, takes us on a fascinating trip to visit the future of Emergency Medicine.
This event is free and open to middle and high school students. Registration is required. To register, CLICK HERE or call 314-533-8586.
Please CLICK HERE to download a permission form for the event.
Location: Webster Groves Public Library Meeting Room
301 E Lockwood Ave, St Louis, MO 63119
Doors open at 5:30p.m. Cafe begins at 6 p.m.

3rd Annual West County Talent Bash
West News magazine is proud to present the event produced by St. Louis Bash Productions
May 18th, 2013
Plus an evening with Javier Mendoza as well as Beer Samplings.
Chesterfield is proud to be the host of the Third Annual West County Talent Bash.
Produced by St. Louis Bash productions and presented by West Newsmagazine, the event will be held at the Central Park Amphitheater, just west of Chesterfield Mall.
All ages are welcome. Auditions will be screened and selected to perform at the event on May 18th.
The auditions can demonstrate any type of talent in any genre or category i.e. dance troupe, church choir, solo singer, juggler, comedian, solo musician, variety acts etc.
Win Prizes, Trophies and MORE……
Open to all acts:  Music, Dance, Jugglers, Marching Bands,  Jazz Ensembles, Church Choirs, Comedians….
Deadline to Enter is April 16th
Submit Auditions Online here

Without Consent: Contextualizing Cold War Army Tests in the City of St. Louis, 1953-1965
Apr 18th, 2013 (Thu); Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Perspectives on Science & History Series
Featured Speaker: Lisa Martino-Taylor, Ph.D., Sociology Instructor, Saint Louis Community College, Meramec Campus
Between 1953 and 1965, the U.S. Army conducted covert aerosol tests in predominantly minority areas in the city of St. Louis without consent, using a cover story of protecting the city from aerial attack. According to Army documents, they purposely targeted a “densely populated slum area” in the city. Sociologist, Lisa Martino-Taylor, Ph.D., sheds light on this secret Cold War program within the broader context of secret military tests, including covert radiological tests on human subjects without consent.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males on display at the Missouri History Museum from February 23 through June 30, 2013.
To be held at:
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri 63112
Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

Etiquette Saint Louis – Spring Manners Programs
>Our Manners for Girls program will begin on Friday, April 19, 2013 and continue for three (3) more weeks on April 26, May 3 and May 10.  The class meets at West County Nordstrom at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., depending on their age.  We meet for one hour per week.  Topics include first impressions, introductions, posture, conversations, being a good friend, good grooming, table manners and social etiquette.  The course ends with a wonderful mother/daughter tea held at The Missouri Athletic Club – West on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Each student receives a book, workbook, class supplies and of course the tea.  The courses are interactive and fun.  We emphasize confidence, kindness, courtesy and respect.  Tuition is $140.00.
>Our Manners for Boys program will begin on Friday, April 19, 2013 and continue for two (2) more weeks on April 26 and May 3.  The class meets at West County Nordstrom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The boy’s class ends with a five-course dinner on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  I always love hearing moms tell me how much boys enjoy this class.  We use activities and games to emphasize our lessons.  Topics for the boys include first impressions, table manners, how to treat a lady, good grooming, tie tying and more.  We even practice conversations in class.  Tuition for this class is $140.00 and includes the dinner.
>Manners for Teen Girls is a one-day interactive class for teen girls.  This class is a wonderful confidence builder for young ladies ages 13-18. The students will learn how to deal with social situations, skin care, makeup application, fashion trends, table manners and more.  Each student has a mini makeup lesson, with a Nordstrom expert, and then we will accompany the teen boys class at a formal five course manners in motion dinner at The Missouri Athletic Club – West.  Each student receives a book, workbook, handouts, make up goody bag, formal dinner and more.   The class will be held at Nordstrom West County on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.  The fee for the program is $145.00.
>Manners for Teen Boys is a one-day interactive class for teen boys.  This class is a wonderful confidence builder for young gentlemen, ages 13-18.  The class will help prepare our boys to be young men during social events, job interviews, college prep events, meals and more.  This class includes interview skills, how to dress, table manners, how to treat a lady and more.  The class ends with a formal dinner at The Missouri Athletic Club – West, combined with our teen girls class.  This class is a must attend if you want your gentlemen, to understand and even enjoy displaying good manners.  The class will be held at Nordstrom West County on Saturday, April 20th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.  The fee for the program is $145.00.
Please contact Julie Hohe at 314-598-5562 or for more information.

UMSL Continuing Education- Citizen Science Conference
presented by the Gateway Children’s Nature Connection
Gateway CNC and UMSL are co-sponsoring a one-day Conference on Citizen Science on April 20, 2013.
The program is focused toward K-8 educators and/or parents who are interested in “partnering” with professional scientists and organizations to provide opportunities for their students to engage in real, scientific research!
Register online:

***Editor’s Note: This event is for homeschoolers***
What is this?
How will it affect me?
What can I do about it?
If you have never heard of this or have questions…
6:45PM  @
Lisa works to educate and inform members of the Grassroots movement, and others, through activism, being a citizen lobbyist, writing for, ( blogging, hosting a weekly internet radio program and working with the Grassroots activist organization, Missouri Grassroots Coalition.
This is an open meeting so please share this flyer with friends, neighbors, relatives…
This issue crosses all party lines and will affect public educators, private educators, and home educators alike!
For more information contact Nancy Sarocco at

The Free Market Warrior Economic Literacy Seminar
Learn what every American and Patriot MUST KNOW about Free Market Economics and how they REALLY affect the economy.
Most Politicians don’t even know this about our economy.
1.     Can you explain why some tax cuts (Bush’s second term, Obama’s proposed) do absolutely nothing to stimulate the economy, while others (Reagan’s, Bush’s first term) provide a great stimulus?
2.     Were you taught in High School that the federal government needs to protect consumers from corporate monopolies that would otherwise be able to charge whatever they wanted?
3.     Were you taught that Roosevelt’s New Deal saved the country by intervening in the economy and “stimulating” demand?
4.     Did you know that the biggest problem with American healthcare (one that is financially hurting us all) is that there is far too much insurance coverage?
5.     Would you be surprised to learn that the economic theories espoused by the current administration and congressional leaders were conclusively disproved more than 100 years ago?
Here’s a YouTube video of what to expect from this free seminar:
The seminar is given over two evenings and divided into four parts:
·       Intellectual and Historical Roots of Socialism: Understanding its broad appeal.
·       The Intellectual and Historical Roots of Capitalism: Why we’ll starve without it.
·       The Source of Value: Two contrasting views and their implications.
·       Applying the Principles of Freedom to the Problems of Today: Taxes, Education, Health Care, Protectionism and Outsourcing, Population, Natural Resources and many more.
This is a great opportunity for High School Students to get the real scoop on America’s Free Market Principles. Bring your teenagers!
April 29th and 30th – 6:30 to 10:00 pm
Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, Missouri 63376
The event is free to the public, but offerings to the Family Vision Library and Loren Spivack are appreciated.
Contact Lisa Payne-Naeger at or the Family Vision Library

I would like to invite you to enjoy an afternoon or evening of family friendly entertainment, with the Broadway musical hit, DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID, as performed by the all homeschooled cast of LifeLight Youth Theatre.
LifeLight Youth Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid! DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID TICKETS ON SALE NOW ONLINE at or BY PHONE AT 636-294-2978.
WHEN:  5 show times- Thursday, May 30th at 7:30pm; Friday, May 31st at 7:30pm; Saturday, June 1st at 12pm; 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Pre- show events include: Under the Sea parties take place either before or after select performances of DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID.  Guests enjoy the party, that includes story time with Ariel, delicious refreshments, fantastic decorations and VIP tableside autograph/photo session with characters from Disney’s Little Mermaid & FREE pre-show reception on Friday with delicious food from over 20 participating restaurants.
WHERE: JOIN us at the Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive, Town & Country, MO 63017
ABOUT LITTLE MERMAID :  This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as new songs from the Broadway show. THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. Featuring favorite songs such as “Under the Sea”, “Part of Your World”, and “Kiss The Girl” this show is sure to be a treat for the entire family.
Ticket prices:
“EARLY SEATING” General Admission- $12.00
Regular General Admission- $10.00
Group rates for 15 or more are available for $11.00 for “Early Seating” General Admission and $9.00 for Regular General Admission.
>>Groups of 15 or more may schedule a backstage tour that will take place after the show.

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301
P 636-255-0270
As the snow melts away from the St. Louis area the Foundry Art Centre is looking forward to summer!
Soon school will be out and the FAC has awesome Summer Camps planned for your kiddos to enjoy. A few examples are below:
Petite Picasso’s
Petite Picasso’s is a beginning art camp experience for children 3-6 years old. These kid-friendly classes will take you and your child on an expressive journey as your little one dives into the world of art. New art elements and materials will be introduced each day through hands-on activities and stories. We will draw, paint, squish, mush, weave and much more! A parent or caregiver stays to join in the creative process.
All Media Camp
Try your hand at a little of everything – paint, draw, sculpt, print, weave and more – this camp does it all! This camp is a great introduction to all kinds of media, methods, and materials for all ages.
Around the World Art Camp
Travel around the world by learning about countries and their traditional artwork in this fun multi-cultural art camp. Campers will create cultural artwork using all media — sculpt, paint, draw, weave, and much more!

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.