Homeschool Events List for March 2, 2014

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. Don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information. LIKE THE LIST ON FACEBOOK!

HELPS 4th Annual Used Book and Curriculum Sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 15th, 9-12pm at (NEW LOCATION) Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, 920 Lindsay Lane, Florissant, MO 63031. Set up will be from 8am-9am. Cost of a table for HELPS members is $4 per table. NON-HELPS member pay $6 per table. This is a great opportunity to sell items prior to the Expo. To reserve a table, contact Laura at Your table is not secured until the money has been received.

The Write Stuff Contest
Enter your original literary work and you could win a prize!
Calling all kids and teens ages 8-18 with a talent for creative writing! The library is holding a contest for all writers. There will be prizes for the winners.
How to enter:
Write one story, including the line: “. . .but if anyone asks, tell them we’re fine.”
Send an email with your original literary work attached to or between March 1 and March 31, 2014.
In the body of the email, please include the following: name of entrant, age, current SLCL Library card number, library branch, phone, email, parent/guardian name, school.
Also include the following statement in your email: Yes, I have read the official contest rules and followed them. I agree that the attached document is my own work and contains my own original ideas.
>>>The Write Stuff Contest Official Rules and Guidelines<<<

  • Students age 8-18 are encouraged to enter.
  • Entrant must have a valid SLCL card.
  • Limit one submission per person.
  • Write one story, including the line: “. . .but if anyone asks, tell them we’re fine.”
  • Entry can be funny, serious, etc. Judging will be based on originality, story flow/continuity and mechanical elements (grammar, punctuation, spelling).
  • Story must be between 250-500 words long for ages 8-14 and between 500-1000 words long for ages 15-18. (title does not count)
  • Please send entry as a “.doc” or “.rtf” file.
  • Each entry must be typed and double-spaced (no fancy fonts please).
  • Do not write your name or place any other identifying marks on the story pages.
  • Entries must be received between Friday, March 1 and close of business on Monday, March 31, 2014.
  • Winners will be chosen in three categories: Ages 8-10, Ages 11-14, and Ages 15-18.
  • Winners will be notified by Friday, April 18 and posted at within a week.
  • First place entries will be posted in their entirety on the Kids Blog and Read Alert teen blog.
  • Judges decisions are final.

Butterfly House, Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017
March 1–31, 2014
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open 7 days a week
March brings a very special kind of madness to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House—our annual March Morpho Mania® event! Visit us during the month of March, when the Butterfly House floods the tropical conservatory with thousands of breathtaking Blue Morpho butterflies—a perennial favorite. What better way to celebrate spring?
Throughout the month, visitors will learn about the critical role butterflies play in nature, and how the Butterfly House is involved with butterfly conservation efforts in Costa Rica. Come inaugurate the season with these majestic creatures at the Butterfly House and immerse yourself in a sea of blue—all March long!
Don’t miss this dramatic sight while it lasts! All activities are free with admission.
Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden enjoy free admission. Become a member today!

The Josties in Concert
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for this FREE concert! From Southern Alberta, the Jost family brings an organic blend of acoustic country/folk and light contemporary music along with humor and a desire to exalt the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. For more information, visit:
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376

Registration is now open for Summer Camps at Gateway Center for Performing Arts! Join us for exciting musical theatre camps such as Gateway to Broadway, The Snow Queen, and Broadway Boot Camp.  From pop sensations to classic Broadway, GCPA’s got a little something for everyone!  Click here for registration.
GCPA proudly serves two communities:
Glendale Location, 500 N Sappington Rd, Glendale, MO 63122
Tower Grove Location, 4926 Reber Place, St. Louis, MO 63119
See website for further class descriptions:
>>Minis:  Grades K-1st
The Snow Queen
Glendale Location:  June 9th – 13th  |  9am-12pm
Tower Grove Location:  July 14th – 18th  |  1pm-4pm
Gateway to Broadway
Glendale Location:  June 16th – 20th  |  9am-3pm
>>Juniors:  Grades 2nd-5th
Gateway’s Got Talent
Glendale Location:  June 16th – 20th  |  9am-3pm
Broadway Boot Camp
Tower Grove Location:  July 21st – 25th  |  9am-3pm
The Snow Queen
Glendale Location:  June 9th – 13th  |  1pm-4pm
Tower Grove Location:  July 14th – 18th  |  9am-12pm
Gateway to Broadway
Glendale Location:  June 9th – 13th  |  9am-3pm
>>Seniors:  Grades 6th-12th
Broadway Now
Tower Grove Location:  July 7th-18th  |  9am-3pm

Equestrian Facility
From a fellow homeschooler…
My neighbors recently purchased an equestrian facility on Baxter Rd. in Chesterfield.  The place is fairly run down, but they are hoping to restore this site in the near future.  In the meantime, they would like for word to spread regarding their horse riding lessons and services they have to offer.  As former homeschoolers, they have a heart for our community and would love the opportunity to serve us.  Homeschoolers benefit by receiving 10% off lesson fees (when taking lessons between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.).  My daughter just took her first lesson last week; she left there longing for more.
Noonan Farms, owned by Sean and Ruth Ann Noonan
2315 Baxter Rd.

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).
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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