Homeschool Events List for May 9, 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the current changes.

Comedy comes our way Saturday, May 11th!
Howard Hawk’s zany screwball favorite, HIS GIRL FRIDAY will be at The Hi-Pointe.
Come laugh with us as we try to keep up with Hawk’s rapid fire dialogue.
10:30am Saturday, May 11th
Tickets only $5.00
Let’s party at the POINTE!!
Did you know that William Faulkner, ponderous and intense, often teamed with Howard Hawks as screenwriter?

Hi all, please plan to join us for a very special meeting on Thursday May 16th at Creve Coeur airport, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the final Project Mercury mission.
We are honored to host a panel discussion including Lowell Grissom, brother of astronaut Gus Grissom, who piloted the second manned spaceflight in “Liberty Bell 7” and several McDonnell Aircraft engineers, who helped to design and build the United States first spacecraft. Please visit our website and Facebook page at for directions and more information on our society. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM in the hangar adjacent to the lobby/terminal. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
Very Respectfully,
Dan O’Hara
President, Missouri Aviation Historical Society

Upcoming Events
5/16/13 – EVENT: Integrity In The Arts: Meet Greet & Eat 
5/25/13 – WORKSHOP: Charleston and Swing Dance Workshop
5/31/13 – AWARD: Nomination Deadline: Integrity In The Arts Youth Award
6/8/13 – WORKSHOP: Power Tap Workshop
Summer Classes
Private Voice * Group Voice * Private Piano * Private Tap * Group Tap
Sessions begin on June 4th – Details

– The 26th  Annual Salvation Army Homeschool P.E. Picnic is Thursday,  May30, at Lemay Park, 236 Fannie, St. Louis MO 63125 from  about 10:30 am  to until about 3:00 pm. Some families stay much later. Families can come at any time during the day, but it is hard to join the group games if you are late.
–  The P.E. Picnic is free and open to ALL homeschoolers. You do not have to be enrolled in P.E. classes at the Salvation Army or a member of S.H.A.R.E. to participate. BUT – Please RSVP via the S.H.A.R.E. website.  Go to: Scroll down the sidebar and click on “Public Calendar,” then click on “May 30” box that says “P.E. Picnic ” highlighted in green. A special box will pop-up. Go to the bottom of the box and click on “Click here to sign up.” Fill in the appropriate information, listing BOTH names and ages of your children in the 2nd part.
– If your child is participating in the group games, it is best to arrive by 10:15 am for group instruction- and to find a seat/table in the Pavilion for your “stuff.” Please bring a dessert to share if possible, along with your picnic lunch, water bottles/beverages, sunscreen, “water” clothes or bathing suit, tablecloths, sports gear, squirt guns, toddler toys, blankets, cameras, etc.
– There will be an Information Table in front of the Pavilion where you can ask questions and sign a thank-you card for Homeschool P.E. founder and teacher Coach Cort Hubbard. We are also hoping that since the Picnic is free, everyone will be able to donate a monetary gift to Cort! We will put the bills and checks in a special card and give it to him when the games are over.  Cort does SO MUCH for homeschoolers and gets paid very little! After you sign the card, you can put your dessert on the special snack table.
– The P.E. Picnic begins with “P.E. style” group games from about 10:30 am until about 12:00 noon pm in the big field. Cort, Cathy & Kerrie will meet with each age group at about 10:15 near the Pavilion to give instructions. Parents can then take their children out to the field to join the age group they think is best. The age groups will probably be 5-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14 & up. The age cut-offs are flexible if your child wants to move up or down to be with friends or siblings. Cort and parent volunteers will have signs that direct you to a group. (NOTE: This can sometimes be a very confusing time for those who are late and/or have not played group games. Those in P.E. are familiar with the games and can jump in easily. If your child has never played a group sport or game or you are late, you might want to stay close by as a helper).
– So sorry, but the group games are not for preschoolers. Your child must be 5 years old to participate. We don’t want younger children to get injured or feel frustrated.  We will have bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and outside toys for them to play with. There is also a large, new playground right next to the Pavilion. The park sprinkler will be also be running.
– After the games are over at about 12:00 noon, we all go back to the Pavilion to give Cort his gift and eat lunch and have dessert. Everyone will have a 2nd chance to to sign the card before we give it to Cort! You might want to bring a blanket and/or chairs in case there are not enough seats under the Pavilion.
– At about 1:00 pm, Cort will stay to organize casual baseball/softball, soccer, football, or basketball games for those that are interested.  Bring your sports gear! Parents are welcome to participate with the kids.
– Also at about 1:00, homeschool dad (and professional DJ) Mark Chrun will be in the Pavilion to DJ with music, games and prizes for all ages! (Including everyone’s favorite –the Limbo contest!)
– We have the Pavilion until dark and people are welcome to come and go as their schedules allow.
– Remember – please wear modest clothing and bring a cover-up if you decide to wear a bathing suit to play in the park sprinkler.

SCCHE Used Book Sale
Monday, June 10, 2013
Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
You do not need to be an SCCHE member to participate (either to sell/buy or both), but members get priority in renting tables.
Times for sale:
8:30 – 9:30 am Pre-Set Up (Teens getting tables ready)
9:30 – 10:30 am Check-in and set up (tables must be reserved ahead of time)
10:30 – 11:30 am Early Bird shopping :: $3.00 admission fee – proceeds to Widow’s Fund
11:30 – 2:00 pm Regular shopping :: no admission fee
2:00 – 3:00 pm Clean up. Please take all of your books with you.  There will not be a free table.
Any books not sold may be consigned through the Family Vision Library –talk to someone there for details. However, you cannot just drop them off!
Please read all the information below.  For a copy of the reservation form, click here.
>>>To sell your books:
1.     You need to reserve a table, bring your books with you and set them up to sell at that table.
2.     8-foot tables cost $10.00 for SCCHE members / $15.00 for non-members to reserve; round tables are $7.00 for SCCHE members / $12.00 for non- members to reserve;
3.     Proceeds go the Widow’s Fund.
4.     You may share a table with another homeschooler.
5.     You may price books and other educational items with garage sale stickers. Only non-food items may be sold.
6.     If you have crafts that is fine, but remember there is a large homeschool craft fair held in the fall of the year.
7.     You may bring crates and use them as shelves on your table. There will also be room under the table for storage or more display room. Bring a large cloth to cover the table if you want to hide your storage area.
8.     You may be creative within the space you have.
>>>To reserve a table:
1.     Fill out the Reservation Form and mail it along with payment (made to SCCHE) and a Self-Addressed Stamp Envelope to Michelle Sifford.
2.     Then email Michelle the day it was mailed.  NOTE:  Email verification is very important.
3.     You must pay for and reserve a table ahead of time. No table reservations taken on the day of the sale.
4.     Reservation is not complete until payment has been received. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.
5.     Reservation deadline is Saturday, May 25, 2013 by 8:00pm.
6.     SCCHE member sign up now through May 25th.
7.     Non-members may sign up starting on May 15th and can sign up through May 25th.
8.     Mail completed Reservation Form, payment (check made out to SCCHE) and SASE (please don’t forget to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope) to:
Michelle Sifford, 256 Ashford Oaks Dr, Wentzville, MO 63385
9.     Email Michelle the day Reservation information was mailed to:
>>Table confirmation:
1.     Michelle Sifford will email confirmation and mail early bird tickets (you must mail a SASE for complete reservation) to you once reservation is made.
2.     Only two early bird passes per table are allowed. Any additional early bird passes at a table need to pay $3.00.  This requirement is for adults, not young children.
3.     Young children that are with you need to be noted beforehand so we can make them a name tag.
4.     Don’t forget – your completed reservation involves mailing completed Reservation form, table payment (payable to SCCHE) and SASE to Michelle Sifford by Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 8:00pm.

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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