Homeschool Events List for April 5, 2014

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The last Auditorium Presentation class of this school year is Forensic Science/Autopsy on April 9th from 9:30-11:15 am. The cost is $5 per student and adults are free. There are still some seats left and it is not too late to sign up. The class is geared for jr. high and high school students, and takes place in SLU’s Paul A. Young Hall at 3839 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis MO 63108.
To register for the Forensic Science/Autopsy Auditorium Presentation, go to the Public Page of the SHARE website and click on the “Calendar” link on the top left (along the black bar). When the SHARE Calendar appears, click on the April 9th class. A pop-up window will appear on the left side of your screen. Fill out the required information and your name will be added to the sign-up list. When your name is on the list SHARE pays for your spot.
Mail your check for $5 per student (made payable to SHARE) to Kerrie Tate, 617 Bacon Ave., St. Louis MO 63119. If you are signing up at the last minute and there is not enough time to put your payment in the mail, you can bring it to class on April 9th. Please give it to Kerrie in an envelope with your name clearly marked.
For those of you that haven’t heard about the awesome AIMS Program…it is an outreach of the Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education Department of Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine and has been offered to area students since 1991. The AIMS teaching staff of science professors and physicians present a variety of human anatomy enrichment classes for jr. high and high school students (mature 5th & 6th graders can count as jr. high).
The Auditorium Presentations and Hands-On Dissection Programs are wonderful supplement to ANY jr. high or high school science and/or health curriculum. A student does not have to be considering the medical profession or a science degree to benefit from the classes – they are for anyone that wants to learn more about the human body and how to keep it healthy (and who doesn’t?!).
For more details about this event, go to the “AIMS (New 2013-2014)” link on the left sidebar of the SHARE website. Scroll over to the “AIMS PROGRAM IMPORTANT INFORMATION” webpage.
Feel free to contact me at with any questions about this event. You can also call or text 314-791-0000 (texting is fastest!).

The new MEMHSFA – North Mustang homeschool football team is looking for a cheer squad! This year we will have a middle school and high school homeschool football team. We need a cheer squad.
We are having our first cheer meeting on Friday, April 11th from 7:00 to 8:00 at St. Louis Bread Co. (Midrivers and 94 location) 6185 Mid Rivers Mall Drive. This meeting is open to all homeschool girls and their parent(s) of any age. You will be determining the ages at the meeting.
At this meeting we will discuss what ages are allowed to join, uniforms, costs, practices, fundraising, and anything else you can think of. This will be the meeting to determine the answers to all of the questions you might have. YOU get to make the decisions for how the group will work. There has been a fairly large interest in a cheer squad. We could possibly have a teen only cheer for varsity and a cheer squad for all ages for the middle school team.
We would love to meet you!

Jungle Book Story
A swingin’ time of jungle fun!
April 11, 7pm
April 12, 3pm
Pattonville Auditorium
Tickets available through the office or at the door:
$7 children, $10 adults
A young Rudyard Kipling has entered a writing contest and as he writes, we see the world of Mowgli and his jungle friends take shape. The show is full of humorous moments, courageous actions, and great music. There are some familiar songs like: The Bare Necessities and I Wanna Be Like You; and others like Jungle Rhythm that might be new to you, but will surely have you drumming right along. Come explore the jungle with Rudyard Kipling and all his jungle characters and see what it is like to create a world with the stroke of a pen. Performing by DaySpring’s 5-14 year old musical theatre students.

Peter Rabbit, the Musical
Presented by Eagle Learning Center Drama
April 11th:           7:00 PM – 7:45 PM           First Baptist Church of Ellisville, Clarkson Road, Ellisville
April 14th:           3:45 PM – 4:30 PM           First Baptist Church of Ellisville, Clarkson Road, Ellisville
Audiences, especially young, will enjoy this version taken from The Tale of Peter Rabbit written by Beatrix Potter with music arranged by St. Louis’ own homeschool graduate, Chris Poetz. The homeschool Drama I and II classes invite you to come and enjoy a production that entertains and teaches the importance of the 5th commandment, as well as the consequence of not doing so. No ticket required; however, seating may be limited so come early! Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Educate + Edify + Entertain => Glory to God

Missouri History Museum Homeschool Day
We’re looking forward to our upcoming Homeschool Day on Monday, April 14th!
Our theme is In The History Clubhouse to celebrate the opening of our new exhibit History Clubhouse: Let’s Build It. The exhibit is an introductory installation of a larger permanent exhibition that will soon be installed here at the Missouri History Museum. Join us on Monday, April 14th to help shape the future of the museum!
Please RSVP (registration opens April 7th) if you are planning on joining us. We look forward to seeing you.

DaySpring School of the Arts Registration for Next Year
>2014-2015 Enrichment Schedule is now available. Enrollment is open for all classes. Be sure to check out our new classes… Beginning Band Instruments, Skydivers (Hip Hop) for ages 5-9, and more!
>Registration for our Core Academic Program is also open. Contact if you are a new family inquiring. She will be able to give you details on curriculum and schedules for this unique program.
>Our Dance and Performing Arts schedule will be available mid-April. Be on the look out for some new classes.
>Summer Registrations are also open. If you register before June 1st, there is no registration fee (a $20 value)!
Forms are available online.

2355 S. Hanley Rd., St. Louis, MO 63144 314.781.9999
Give the gift of creativity. Choose any 5- Preschool Classes, Kids Fine Art Workshops, Teen Fine Art Workshops – $50 ($75 value). Card never expires. You choose your selections online and simply enter the codes provided on the card when registering. (FREE Shipping)

Emmenegger Nature Park, Kirkwood
Saturday, April 19th, 1:30 pm.
Edgar Denison Spring Wildflower Walk: led by George Yatskievych, PhD, Missouri Botanical Gardens Native Plants Botanist and Curator of Steyermark’s Flora of Missouri. Enjoy walking the wildflower paths beloved of Edgar Denison with a renowned botanist who hiked the same trails with Edgar himself. Rain or shine. FREE and open to all ages. Meet at the trailhead kiosk by the creek.

Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series
Missouri History Museum
Tuesdays, April 22-May 27 – 6pm to 8pm
Join us for the return of our family-friendly outdoor concert series, featuring some of the best live bands in St. Louis! Bring a picnic, or your favorite food trucks will be serving from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The series kicks off with a tribute to Miles Davis and David Sanborn. A complete schedule of bands can be found on our website.

Creation Day
April 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
Join us and celebrate God’s creation! Our Creation Day will include a DVD feature, snacks, and bubble blowing. We will also feature a special presentation by the Missouri Association for Creation, Inc. Plan on joining us for this fun time!

Music and Lyrics written by Martin Landry
Book and Lyrics by Janice Landry
Presented by Eagle Learning Center Drama
April 28th:       7:00 PM – 8:15 PM           New Community Church, Old Manchester Road, Grover
April 29th:       7:00 PM – 8:15 PM           New Community Church, Old Manchester Road, Grover
The Biblical story of an orphaned Jewish girl, who becomes Queen of Persia, discovers that her people are to be annihilated by royal decree. She is forced to trust God through frightening circumstances, with the survival of her entire race seemingly on her shoulders.   Audiences will find both the songs and script to be not just engaging by the message of God’s sovereign care for His people; but audiences will be entertained through humor! The homeschool Drama III class invites you to not miss this inspiring show! Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Educate + Edify + Entertain => Glory to God

Homeschooler Link in cooperation with the HELPS group would like to invite all 9th-12th grade home school students to a “glowing” formal spring dance.
May 2, 2014
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
St. Peters Cultural Arts Center (next to the Rec Plex)
#1 St. Peters Center Drive (at City Hall)
St. Peters, MO 63376
Cost: $15 per student
Go to to register
This event is open to all who are homeschooled and will be Freshman in the fall of 2014 through 12th grade. Homeschooled students may bring one guest.
Light refreshments will be served.
Questions – Please contact Andrea at

With prizes!!
Tell us why you love the Hi-Pointe in 50 words or less!
Submit your entry by clicking here or by sending an e-mail directly to
Our panel of judges will carefully consider each offering and winners will be announced before May’s classic film
Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Photography Contest
Attention shutterbugs and nature lovers! Help the Missouri Department of Natural Resources celebrate our 40th anniversary by capturing and submitting your winning photograph of Missouri’s outstanding natural resources. In honor of its anniversary, the department is hosting the MissouriDNR40 Photo Contest in 2014.
The MissouriDNR40 Photo Contest will offer you the opportunity to capture your favorite moments in Missouri’s rich natural and cultural resources and share them for all to enjoy. Contest winners will have their winning photographs featured in the Winter 2015 issue of the Missouri Resources magazine, announced on the department’s 40th anniversary website at and displayed throughout the department including the framed photographs displayed in the Lewis and Clark State Office Building in Jefferson City.
For more info:
Contest rules:

Saturday, May 10, 10am to Noon,
Emmenegger Nature Park, 11991 Stoneywood Drive, Kirkwood.
Exploring the River’s Edge: led by John Christensen, Webster Groves Nature Study Society
Come explore the hiking path next to the Meramec River in Emmenegger Nature Park. Learn how the plants have adapted to live along the river corridor and in the flood plain. Also let’s see what animal signs we can discover. Wear hiking shoes and weather-appropriate gear, and bring a camera and notebook, if desired. Held rain or shine. FREE and open to all ages. Meet at the trailhead kiosk by the creek.

MEMHSFA Football Clinic
Mid-East Missouri Homeschool Football Association
*** For ages 6-18 ***
>Ages 6-10:   Football – the FUNdamentals
In this age group we will teach the kids about the game of football and the fundamentals of playing the game, making it a fun activity filled process ending on Saturday with a group game of Flag Football.
>Ages 11-13:   Football Basics, Position Drills, Offensive and Defensive Technique
This age group will receive instruction on the basics of each position, experience repetition in position drills preparing them for the next level and focused instruction on proper blocking and tackling.
>Ages 14-18: Position and Technique Academy
This age will experience 3 days of intense skills training, speed and agility training and run throughs on positions. They will receive instruction on the field and off the field by chalk talk and video.
Where: ROCKPORT BAPTIST CHURCH, 3761 Telegraph Rd. Arnold, Mo 63010
When: Thursday May 15th 6:00pm-9:00pm; Friday May 16th 6:00pm-9:00pm; Saturday May 17th, 10:00am-2:00pm >>>PLEASE NOTE: Clinics are all three days.<<<
Fee is $60.00 if you register early. $75.00 at clinic.
Email or call 314-807-6359 for registration form
Free Football Camp T-Shirt with all Registrations.

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, Lincoln 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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