Homeschool Events List for March 10, 2014

More information about area events can be found at https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information.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!

FIRST ROBOTICS ST LOUIS REGIONAL COMPETITION
March 13-15, 2014
Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis University, 1 S. Compton Ave, St. Louis, MO  63103
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! FREE TO ATTEND!
Come see the big bots compete in this year’s game AERIAL ASSIST!
Agenda with times can be found here: http://www.usfirst.org/uploadedFiles/Robotics_Programs/FRC/Events/2014/2014_MOSL_Agenda.pdf
More about FRC can be found here http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc

SPRING DANCE
IT’S A CANDYLAND THEME!!!
When: Friday, March 14, 2014
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 4355 Butler Hill Road, St. Louis, MO 63128
Cost: $15.00 per person,
Who Is Coming: All homeschooled highschoolers and 8th Graders are invited to join us!
Food: Light appetizers will be provided
Dress Code: Girls – please dress modestly, nothing too low cut or too short.
Boys – dress pants and shirt, tie not required.
How to Register:  Go to the SHARE Website (www.sharehomeschool.com) and click on the Public calendar in upper left hand corner.  Go to March 14. You can use Paypal to pay for this event when you register.  If you do not have Paypal, you may send cash or check (made out to SHARE) to: Cathy Mullins, 3675 Montana, St. Louis, MO 63116
DON’T DELAY! WE ONLY HAVE ROOM FOR 200 DANCERS!
Note: This dance will be well-chaperoned, but parents are welcome to stay and help. When you register though, only register the student who is coming.

Classical Conversations information meeting
Do you desire to homeschool through high school but need guidance, structure, and accountability?
Are you looking to provide your child with a Christ-centered education that will grow him or her to be an effective communicator of Truth to a lost world?
Classical Conversations could be the answer you have been seeking. You can educate your 7th through 12th grade students with our complete, comprehensive academic program. As part of a Classical Conversations community, your child will meet with other homeschooled students under the careful guidance of a well-trained tutor. These tutors also provide encouragement and help equip parents to instruct their children throughout the week.
Come learn about our Challenge program. We will be having an information meeting on Saturday, March 15, at 4:00 p.m., at Panera Bread at 1909 Brentwood Blvd., south of Highway 40, next door to the Kinkos. Please RSVP to Melissa Trippeer at honeybee216@sbcglobal.net or Angie DeVilder at adevilder@msn.com .

HOMESCHOOL DAY AT MHM
We’re looking forward to our upcoming Homeschool Day on Monday, March 17th, which also happens to be St. Patrick’s Day!
Our theme is CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE – an Irish saying that means “a hundred thousand welcomes.”
Please RSVP if you are planning on joining us. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, March 17th!

Sensational Soldering at Hacker Factory!
HackerU offers a variety of fun activities each month so kids can see what they can make!
Choose from:
Light Up Paracord Bracelet:  Combine technology with style!  Solder LEDs into a paracord bracelet and create a unique accessory.  Your choice of colors.  Must have completed Intro to Soldering Workshop  to work independently.
Intro to Soldering: Learn basic soldering skills along with simple circuits and basic electronics while you build a blinking circuit board.  Parent Attendance Required.
For class dates, times and to register, please visit:  www.stlhackerscouts.org/blog
Location: uControl HackerSpace, Matrix DPS LLC, 15 Arrowhead Industrial Blvd. St. Peters, MO 63376

Classical Conversations
Chesterfield is holding a Foundations Open House on March 25, 2014 at Harvest Bible Chapel, 17795 Wild Horse Creek Road, Chesterfield from 9:00-1:00.  Bring your kids and a bag lunch.  Plan on arriving at 8:45.  The program begins at 9:00.
Reservations are required.
RSVP to Lori Snell at iamlorisnell@att.net.

Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone
Come audition for Next Generation Theatre Company’s summer production of The Drowsy Chaperone!
When: Saturday, March 29th; 1:00pm-5:00pm
*Appointment Required
Callbacks: Sunday, March 30th; 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: DaySpring School of the Arts, 2608 Metro Boulevard, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
What to Bring:
Please prepare one song to sing with CD or mp3 accompaniment.
Also, bring with you a current head shot and resumé.
What to Expect:
The casting directors will listen to your prepared song and then may give you a small portion of the script to cold read. Please allow up to 50 minutes for the audition to complete.
To set up an audition time, send an email to nextgeneration@dayspringarts.org
For more information visit nextgentheatreco.org
For questions contact Elizabeth Todd at elizabethtodd@dayspringarts.org

Jim Burns: Creating a Media-Safe Home
How to guide your kids through media choices
Sunday, March 30, 6-9 p.m. $10 per person
If you are a parent, chances are you have lost some sleep over how to help your children safely navigate the lurking black hole called media. We all know that burying our head in the sand or leaving it to Beaver isn’t an option anymore.
Join JIM BURNS PhD, parenting expert and specialist in this area, at First Free Church on Sunday, March 30 from 6-9 pm as he teaches us how to guide our children and teens through the world of personal media choices, including social media, internet, & apps.
Register here
Jim Burns is President and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families, Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy and their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi live in Southern California.
Contact Information: Steve Otey  636.779.2141  sotey@efree.org

S.H.A.R.E. Homeschool Prom
Thursday, April 24, 2014
“Be Our Guest”
The Prom committee invites you to “Be Our Guest” on Thursday, April 24, 2014 with dinner, dancing, and a small gift to take home. All homeschool Juniors and Seniors may enter their name in our drawing for Prince/Princess or King/Queen (see registration form below). We encourage students to submit song requests (see registration form below). All song selections will be forwarded to our DJ. He will do his best to play the music that you have requested. The prom will be on a Thursday again this year in order to have a larger room.
Who: Homeschool highschool students (9th-12th grades) and their guests.
(Sorry, no one under 9th grade. This is special event for older students).
How to register? Mail the completed registration form and payment to Pat Zink. https://www.homeschool-life.com/sysfiles/site_uploads/events/event1055117_2.pdf
Cost: $30.00 per person if you register by April 4th $40.00 after April 4th.
*Last day to register is Friday, April 18th! (We have to give Andre’s our total that day; therefore, NO late registration forms will be accepted.)
Where: Andre’s Banquet Center in South County, 4254 Telegraph Rd., 63129
Time: 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30, dinner served at 7:15)
What to wear: This is a formal event. Guys need dress pants, shirt, and tie. (Some do wear tuxedos.) Ladies, dresses should not be too low cut (front or back), and not too short if wearing a shorter style. Strapless is fine as long as it stays up and everything is covered.
*Professional photographs will be available. The package includes 2 5×7’s and 8 wallets. Price: $18 if mailed with prom payment, $20 if paid that night. Photos will be mailed to you. (Photographer will begin at 6:30pm)
Important
Parents are welcome to come in to see the decorations and take some pictures before they leave. Sorry, only assigned chaperones may attend. The prom is well-chaperoned.
All Prom registrations and payments must go to Pat Zink, to guarantee your spot at Prom. We have 260 spots available.
Questions? Please contact Pat Zink at (314) 540-2957 or pzink463@charter.net

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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