Homeschool Events List for April 24, 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the current changes.

Greater St. Louis Book Fair is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most popular charity book sales. For over 60 years, book lovers and collectors have enjoyed bargain prices on a diverse and quality selection of new, gently-used and rare books. Fair proceeds benefit local non-profit education and literacy programs.
Thursday, April 25 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm – Opening Night – Gates Open. $10 General Admission
Friday, April 26 – 10:00 am – 09:00 pm – FREE General Admission
Saturday, April 27 FREE General Admission
09:00 am – 10:00 am   Shopping for Persons with Disabilities
10:00 am – 09:00 pm
Sunday, April 28 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm – FREE General Admission – Half-Price Day
Macy’s at West County Center
80 West County Center, St. Louis MO 63131
Lower Level of Macy’s East Parking Garage

My name is Josh Mullins and I will be directing a music video at the end of this coming May/early June. The music video and the song are both about ‘bullying’ and how to overcome being bullied while helping others in the process. Being bullied is a serious issue that can impact a life forever, so this project will be submitted to film festivals around the country and on the Internet in an effort to get the message out and to help raise awareness of bullying behavior.
A little about myself:
I have a BA in Film Production from Webster University and have begun a master’s degree in screenwriting at DePaul University in Chicago. My senior film POKE, which you can watch via the link below, has won several awards:
Kylie, the young girl who starred in POKE, co-wrote a song about bullying and it was produced and is now available to purchase on iTunes:
The music video will take place in a school setting and we are currently looking for several actors to fill roles.
1) The main bully
2) The bully’s posse/crew
3) Friends of Kylie, helping her sing and stand up to the bully
We are looking for any ethnicity of girls from ages 9-13 (if you look that age you are welcome too!), but boys can apply as well–we need a hallway and a classroom packed full of kids!
>>>Auditions will be held all day at Webster University on Saturday April 27, 2013.<<<
Please email your head shot and resume if you are interested in auditioning and securing a time slot.  If you are just auditioning to be part of the classroom or hallway students, you do not have to audition, but I would very much like you to email me a photo.
Make sure you have a monologue ready, or I may have you read a short scene from a recent script.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
Josh Mullins

Read about how you can fight Common Core Standards, and where to get info, and also get details on how to attend this free seminar on a Free Market America:

Teen Science Cafe
Come join the St. Louis Science Center’s Teen Science Cafe Program for our FINAL Cafe for the Spring. We will begin again in September, so be on the look-out for more information in the fall. Since you all have attended previous cafes, you get the information first! 🙂
The April Teen Science Cafe will be Emergency Room Medicine with Dr. Jason Wagner from Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Wagner will lead an interactive discussion describing his experience as an ER doctor. Then he and his team of ER Residents will bring the latest in ER Technology, leading hands-on demonstrations of the tools and technology they use to train real medical students. This is going to be an AMAZING event.
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time: Doors open @ 5:00pm, the cafe will be 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Taylor Community Science Resource Center @ 4900 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
Due to the highly interactive nature of this event, we can only have 60 teens attend, so advanced registration is required. Please sign up here
Questions? Contact Beth Tuck at

South Broadway Art Project Open House & Artist Positions 
Friday, May 3rd; 5pm – 9pm
3816 South Broadway, Saint Louis, Missouri 63118
Come to our OPEN STUDIO, OPEN HOUSE, Meet instructors and experience WHAT WE DO at SBAP!
FREE Make & Take Demonstrations; Snacks & Donations for Drinks
1st Floor Gallery: Sculpture by Tim Bliss
2nd Floor Gallery:  Student Art Show
RSVP: Helpful but not required;
South Broadway Art Project is now accepting applications for teaching artist positions for Fall, Winter, Spring 2013-14.  Application deadline is May 24th 2013. QUALIFICATIONS: (1)  We are seeking artists working in the mediums: painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery, sewing, and fashion design.  Please only submit if you work in one or more of  these mediums (2) You must demonstrate skills when working with people and children.  (3)  Submit your resume and five examples of your work  (4)  You will be required to fill out a background check through the State of Missouri (5) As much as we would like to speak with all of you, please do not call us.  If you have questions please email us at We will be scheduling interviews between 5/27/13 – 6/7/13

Free Family Fun Day!
Sunday, May 5, 2013; 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301
Free & Open to the Public
Celebrate the beginning of Spring at the Foundry Art Centre with a day of art! The first 100 kids (12 & under) will get to decorate clay flower pots and then plant a real flower; a perfect gift to mom for Mother’s Day! Cookies & lemonade will be available for all guests.
Other art projects will be based off of our Art Carousel book of the month: Cuckoo/Cucu. Color and create characters from the book, paint your own sun, use sand to decorate a potted plant stake, and give your bird wings to fly!
Entertainment will be storytime under our Reading Tree at 12:45pm, 1:30pm, and 2:15pm.

TO REGISTER: Please visit us at 15820 Clayton Road, or call 636-386-7722.
(Business hours — Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm)
See website for class listings and additional information:

Friday, May 17 – 6-9 P.M. and Saturday, May 18 – 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.
at the Pillar Foundation
15820 Clayton Rd. in Ellisville
More than 40 homeschoolers will be selling curriculum!

Bob Johnson Tutoring is conducting an ACT Workshop on Saturdays, May 18 and June 1 in O’Fallon.  More information–including times, location, cost, registration instructions, and testimonials–can be found at Bob and his wife, Jill, homeschool their two children.

ARCHE will be hosting a used curriculum sale on Monday, May 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Arnold from 11am till 2pm. If you would like to rent a table please contact Dianna Baer  or 636-797-5803. Table Rental is $3.00 per table for ARCHE members & $5.00 per table for non-members. Set up for sellers begins at 10am.
Arnold Region Home Educators (ARCHE)

Wednesday, May 29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Dr., Town and Country, MO 63017
Both buyers and sellers have told us that this one is the best! We have people come from all over the state and other states. Sellers may begin setting up at 8:00 a.m. Tables are $13 for an 8-ft. table. To register for a table, send your check payable to CHEF, Sonia Summers, 236 St. Louis Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63135 or contact her at 314-521-8487. Directions: From Hwy. 270 go west on Hwy 40. Get off at the Maryville Centre exit. Make an immediate left over Hwy. 40 going south. This goes directly into their campus.

Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 6 through August 15, 10am
See website for movies and locations

2013 Used Curriculum Sale
Troy First Baptist in Troy, MO will be hosting a Used Curriculum Sale. All homeschoolers and others interested in buying or selling curriculum or educational items are welcome to attend. There will be no admission charge to buy or sell. The first 50 people that reserve a table will be able to sell their books.
When: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Where: Troy First Baptist Church, 1000 Elm Tree Rd., Troy, MO
9:00-10:00: Check in and Set Up (Tables must be reserved ahead of time; see below.)
10:00-1:00: Regular shopping. No admission fee.
1:00–2:00: Clean up. Volunteers welcome!
1. You need to reserve a table ahead of time, bring your books with you, and set them up to sell at that table. You should label them with prices and bring your own change.
2. There is no charge for a table rental. Because of this, there is a limit of one table per family.
3. Since there is no charge, you may be tempted to reserve a table and then not show up.  Or you might bring a couple of books to sell just so you can get Early Bird shopping.  PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS! The church has asked me to NOT charge for rental,  and we will abide by this.  I am aware of many reasons that free tables can be a bad idea, but I am willing to try it this year and see how it goes.
Please send your name, address, email address, and phone number to Carita Crain, 164 Strack Farm Lane,Troy, MO 63379. We have small, medium, and large tables available.  It will be first come, first served on the day of the sale.
1. Carita Crain will send you a confirmation with two admission tickets. That’s why you need to include a SASE.
2. Only two admission tickets per table will be given. You may bring your own children with you, and they don’t need a ticket. The admission tickets will be for adults who have books to sell.
3. Tables won’t be reserved and confirmation/admission tickets will not be sent until Carita receives the following:
Your name, address, email address, and phone number written on any piece of paper (no special registration form), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
• No food or drink items may be sold. Sellers may bring their own lunch and drinks, but are expected to clean up after themselves.
• Please remember that this is a curriculum sale, not a garage sale.
• Please be respectful of the church property and of other people. You must keep your children with you at all times and not allow them to walk around unsupervised. Under no circumstances are they to be roaming the hallways of the church.
Carita Crain @ or via Facebook. Please put “Used Book Sale Information” in the subject line.

Summer Spanish Camp(Ages 5-12)
Locations in North County, West County and St. Louis City.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30-12:30. $25 per week.
Camp will utilize games, crafts, songs and more to instruct kids in having fun while learning Spanish!
Call or email Becca for more information on dates and locations: 314-643-7173 / ( or

Registration open. See class listings at website:
2608 Metro Blvd., Maryland Heights, MO 60343

Vacation Liberty School volunteers needed
The St. Louis Vacation Liberty School is a summer program for children rising to 5th-8th grade this fall where we teach the principles of personal and economic liberty that our country was founded upon. The children spend some time in a classroom setting but also watch performances and play games that teach about our country’s history through the lens of faith, hope and charity. We are in need of high school students who are willing to be Governors for our founding colonies/classrooms and help guide the students through the various activities and locations. Governors should be entering 10th-12th grade this fall and be able to attend all five days of camp which runs June 24-28, 9:00 a.m. – noon at the Family Vision Library in St Peters. In addition Governors must be available for a run through/training session on June 22nd. A love of American history and a willingness to be a leader of younger children are a plus.  If interested please contact VLS at or 636-273-3816. For more details on VLS check out our website

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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