Homeschool Events List for August 13, 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information.

Crosspoint Church, 5001 Little Rock Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63128
Ages: K4-10th Grade
Register online at
Form and registration fee may be dropped off at Crosspoint Church Administration office anytime between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday and between 9am and 3pm on Friday.
Flag Football Registration: 65.00; after August 17 $75.00
Cheerleading Registration: $65.00; after August 17 $75.00
Deadline for Registration is August 31
Everyone MUST attend one flag football evaluation or cheerleading orientation.
They will take place at Crosspoint Church fields as follows:
K4 – 10th grade boys/girls; Saturday August 17, 9am & 1pm
K4 – 10th grade boys/girls; Sunday August 18, Noon & 4pm
K4 – 10th grade boys/girls; Saturday August 24, 9am & 1pm
Cleats Recommended
League Schedule:
Practices begin the week of Monday, September 9, 2013
First Game – Saturday, September 21, 2013
Awards Celebration – Saturday, November 16, 2013
For more Information:
Kristi Eth  314-650-3361
Jay Duncan  314-578-2124

FREE Bowling Club Sign-up Event!! 9/4/13 OPEN TO ALL HOMESCHOOLERS, so please spread the word!!!
Bowling club meets Wednesdays at 1:00pm and last about 1½ hours. Our schedule is listed below, the cost is $5.00 per student per week.  Included each week is 3 games, shoe rental and a couch is on hand so that we get that educational item taken care of as well.  The kids will create teams that they will bowl with for each session.  So that they can improve their game, hang out with friends, and parents can sit back and socialize with each other as well (that’s worth the $5 to me right there). We have SEVERAL special parties, including a Halloween party where kids can wear costumes if they like even.
To attend the FREE event to see if this would be a good match for you all you have to do is call the lanes directly and reserve your spot so that they know how many to expect that day. Lakeside Lanes 636-225-2400.
Brunswick Zone Lakeside, 1254 Dougherty Ferry Road, Valley Park, MO 63088
Our schedule is below – feel free to join us for the Fall, the Winter or hopefully BOTH Sessions:
Fall Session: 9/11/13 – 12/18/13 (we will NOT bowl the week of Thanksgiving 11/20/13)
Winter Session: 1/8/14 – 4/30/14
JUST as any FYI there are junior leagues that meet in addition to this and for the Lakeside Lanes location that is on Friday and Saturdays should your student really develop an interest that they want to pursue.  These leagues have the opportunity to win scholarships so I wanted to not forget to mention that in case anyone has interest.

3920 Old Highway 94 South, Suite 33, Saint Charles, MO  63044
Join us on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 2 – 4 pm for our open house event!
You can tour our new location at 3920 Old Hwy 94 South – Suite 33, Saint Charles, MO 63304 and learn more about our quality tutoring services, upcoming study skills workshop and our new homeschool support institute!
There will be refreshments, and contest drawings for books, a backpack full of school supplies and gift certificates for free tutoring services!
We look forward to seeing you there! Call us at 888-959-8194 for more info.

Interested in a Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling? I’d love to hear from you!
I am looking for others with a passion for, or even just an interest in, a “Charlotte Mason” approach to homeschooling. I’ve met quite a lot of homeschoolers around STL with various styles of homeschooling, but “CM” homeschoolers seem to be few and far between. I am considering organizing a 1- or 2-day seminar all related to a Charlotte Mason philosophy of homeschooling, to be held either in the STL area or possibly the Chicago area, and would like to get a feel for how much interest there is in such an event.
Also, I would also be interested in just connecting with other CM families, regardless of any seminar. I live in the Wentzville area, so finding someone out this way would be fabulous, but would love to hear from anyone! You can contact me (Stacey) at — thank you!
Here are just a few CM sites, if you’re not familiar with it:
Simply Charlotte Mason
Ambleside Online
Charlotte Mason Help

S.H.A.R.E. New Homeschooler Seminar
Where? St. Andrew Catholic Church Gymnasium 309 Hoffmeister, St. Louis, MO 63123
(intersection of Military and Hoffmeister…park in the parking lot behind the church complex and look for a sign on the door of the building. It is in the building marked “St. Elizabeth Adult Day Care)
When? Thursday, August 22, 2013
Time? 7:00 p.m.
Who? Conducted by SHARE leaders: Cathy Mullins, Kerrie Tate
Price? FREE! But registration is required, so we know how many handouts to prepare!
Topics to be covered include:
~ Missouri State Law
~ Teaching Approaches
~ Logging hours
~ Choosing Curriculum
~ Lesson Planning
~ Tips and inspirations
~ Question/Answer Time
Note: No childcare provided tonight. You may bring your children, however, they must sit quietly at the table with you.
Got Questions? Need to Register?
Please e-mail Cathy Mullins at so that we know how many to prepare for. OR You may sign up by clicking on August 22, 2013 at the SHARE website calendar: Click on the link at the bottom of the pop-out.

DaySpring 2013-2014 Homeschool Enrichment Open House/ Orientation
Wednesday, August 28th
DaySpring School of the Arts, 2608 Metro Blvd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043
This is a time when parents can come walk to each class with their child, meet the teachers, get handouts on what will happen in the classes this year, find out if your child needs anything special for their classes, and meet other families in your classes. For people not yet registered, this is an opportunity to check out classes your child is interested in taking. We encourage everyone to come for the whole morning-even if you are not registered for a full day…come take advantage of the opportunity to meet all our teachers, ask questions at the office, find out what other things are going on, and have a continental breakfast with us.
9:00 to 9:15
Breakfast snacks, sign-in, nametags, handout policies,
Parent/ Family mingling, quick greet and introduce teachers.
9:20 to 9:40
Preschool Arts Morning – Ages 3 – 5 (Dance portion)
Hummingbirds Ballet – Ages 3 – 4
Amazing Science – Ages 5 – 8
Art Innovators – Ages 11 & Up
Circus A – Mixed Ages
My First Conservatory – Ages 8 – 10
9:45 to 10:05
Dragongflies Ballet & Tap – Ages 5 – 6
Art Explorers – Ages 8 – 10
Lego Engineering – Ages 8 – 12
BizTown – Ages 11 – 13
Circus B – Mixed Ages
Young Musicians Corner – Ages 5 – 8
Preschool Arts Morning – Ages 3 – 5
10:10 to 10:30
Fireworks Ballet & Tap – Ages 7 – 8
Computer Skills – Ages 10 – 15
Guitar Class – Mixed Ages
Acting Skills – Ages 9 & Up
WeDo Robotix – Ages 7 – 9
10:35 to 10:55
Musical Theatre – Ages 6 – 12
Lego Robotix – Ages 10 & Up
Money and Me – Ages 5 – 8
Health & Fitness – Ages 8 – 10
Ballet 1 – Mixed Ages
10:55 to 11:15
Introduction to Dance Styles – Ages 7 – 11
Ballet 2 – Mixed Ages
Tap A – Ages 8 – 11

Ice Skating Classes and Open Skate
Designed for Homeschoolers
Hardee’s Iceplex, 16851 North Outer Forty Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Fall I 13 Session: September 11 – October 16; 6 weeks for $80
Fall II 13 Session: October 23 – December 4 (no class Nov 27); 6 weeks for $80
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Basic 1
12:30pm – 1:00pm – Basic 2/3
1:00pm – 1:30pm – Basic 4/5
US Basic Skills Curriculum:
~Basic 1  (Skaters 6 and up)
A. Forward two-foot glide
B. Forward swizzles: 6-8 in a row
C. Backward wiggles: 6-8 in a row
D. Rocking horse: 2-3
~Basic 2/3 (Skaters 6 and up)
A. Forward one foot glides: R & L
B. Backward two-foot glide and one foot glides R & L
C. Backward swizzles: 6-8 in a row
D. Two-foot turn from forward to backward
E. Moving snowplow stop
F. Forward alternating ½ swizzle pumps, in a straight line (slalom-like pattern) and swizzle pumps on a circle
~Basic 4/5 (Skaters 6 and up)
A. Forward and Backward outside edge on a circle: R & L
B. Forward and Backward inside edge on a circle: R & L
C. Forward and Backward crossovers, clockwise & counter clockwise
D. Forward outside three-turn, R & L from a stand still position
E. Backward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, clockwise and counter clockwise
F. Backward stroking
G. Backward snowplow stop: R & L and Hockey Stop
>>Lessons include skate rental and practice ice on day of class.
Open skate: September 4 – December 11
Wednesday -11:00am – 1:00pm – $5 per admission (includes skates)
For More Information, Contact:    Melody Carper
Ice Skating Academy Director (636) 537-4200

STAGES Performing Arts Academy
We offer a variety of exciting classes including Group/private vocal, acting/scene study, musical theatre dance, hip hop, tap and themed semester classes like Matilda the Musical and Screen to Stage.  We also have a class called Triple Threats.  This, by invitation only, group will get one on one training by nine time Broadway veteran Vince Pesce and Tali Liddell.
Check out our innovative Access the Arts Programs which offers Musical Theater to those with physical, cognitive or developmental delays.
Classes run on the weekday evenings and Saturdays.  Grades preschool through adult.
Link to our Fall catalogue:
Register online: or call Emily Immer: 636-449-5775

Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Thanks to the generous support of our members, donors, and taxpayers, MHM Homeschool Days are completely free! All activities will be available from 10am to 2pm, and you can spend as much or as little time with us as you’d like. Families interested in participating are kindly requested to RSVP by registering at   Advance registrations allow us to make sure we have enough activity materials for everyone.
We communicate information about these programs exclusively via email. Please sign up for our eNewsletter at  to make sure you stay in the loop!
PARADOX OF LIBERTY Monday, September 23
NUMBERS AND NOTES Monday, October 21
THE 1968 EXHIBIT Monday, November 18
WINTER WONDERLAND Monday, December 9
BY POPULAR DEMAND (TBA) Monday, January 27
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ST. LOUIS! Monday, February 24
CÉAD MILE FÁILTE Monday, March 17

Go Ape Grand Opening in Creve Coeur Park
Go Ape and St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation held a grand opening of the first treetop adventure course in Missouri on July 26 at Creve Coeur Park.  Under this public private partnership, Go Ape and St. Louis County Parks will offer residents and tourists of the St. Louis Metropolitan area a unique outdoor experience that allows participants to live life adventurously and experience Creve Coeur Park from a new vantage point, from 40 feet up in the trees.
Go Ape is a highly interactive adventure where participants are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabineers and receive a 30-minute training session before they are turned loose into the forest canopy.  The course at Creve Coeur Park will provide visitors with 2-3 hours of outdoor fun and exercise.  The course features five ziplines, including the first skateboard zipline in the Midwest, two Tarzan swings and over 40 other challenging and fun obstacles. The course is designed for all athletic levels and encourages participants to push themselves and turn “I can’t” into “I can.”
“St. Louis County Parks is very excited that Go Ape is bringing its Treetop Adventure Course to Creve Coeur Park,” said St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Acting Director Tom Ott.  “Go Ape is a great addition to St. Louis County Parks, which offers a variety of recreational programs and activities for its residents.  This will be another recreational opportunity for residents and visitors who want to enjoy the outdoors.”
For more details visit To see video of the Go Ape experience, visit Go Ape’s YouTube channel at
BOOK RESERVATIONS:  To book treetime, go to or call 1-800-971-8271.  The cost is $35 (10-17 yrs old) and $55 (adults) To join the tribe, become a fan of “Go Ape USA” on Facebook or follow @GoApeUSA on Twitter.

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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