Homeschool Events List for August 9, 2014

Used Curriculum
MAC Monthly Meeting
Sky Watch
The Etiquette Factory
Faust Historic Village
Enrichment Program
American Heritage Girls
Beginning Band & Orchestra
Baton Twirling
Swim Lessons
Homeschool Ice Skating
Reasons for Hope
Air Force Academy
Fall Ball Baseball
JCC Homeschool Gym & Swim

The Family Vision is BURSTING at the SEAMS with ABEKA and Bob Jones curriculum!
Come and take advantage of Great Prices and a wide selection of gently used Curriculum. Plenty of other curriculum publishers too!
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

Fall and winter class registration now open.
From gardening practices to nature study and everything in between—the Missouri Botanical Garden offers a full range of classes for adults, families and children of all ages.
We offer weekend, evening and weekday classes and programs year-round!
Classes are available at our three campuses throughout the St. Louis area: the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Shaw Nature Reserve and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.
View a complete list of classes and register online today.

MAC Monthly Meeting
Monday, August 11 at Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
7:00pm DVD – Radioactive and Radiocarbon Dating – This is a great opportunity to learn how radiometric and carbon dating works…(and why these methods don’t actually “work”)
Few people who think that radiometric dating proves the earth is billions of years old really understand the underlying assumptions. Using simple illustrations, geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling examines these assumptions and equips viewers with information to counter their anti-biblical arguments.
Though this topic can seem intimidating, Dr. Snelling boils it down to laymans level and walks the viewer through a basic understanding of the process used to date rocks and fossils. Using simple illustrations, the assumptions used to arrive at dates are exposed as faulty—and the evolutionary timescale along with them. Then, through several lines of evidence, including carbon-14 found in diamonds and fossils, the inconsistent nature of radiometric ages is revealed. Find our how creationists can turn this apparent foe into a friend by starting with Scripture as the ultimate authority!

Sky Watch – Meteor Showers
Friday, August 15 (August 16 is rain out date), 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.,
Sioux Passage, 17930 Old Jamestown Road, Saint Louis, MO 63034
Here’s a chance to watch a meteor shower in one of your St. Louis County Parks! Bring your chair and watch the skies for a beautiful show of nature. A park ranger will be on site at all times. The Persid Shower will show in August. Program is subject to sky conditions. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Cost is $5/person.

The Etiquette Factory with Mrs. Patterson
Moms! This is the perfect opportunity to get your kids in on one last camp before the school year begins.  Bring your walking shoes and enjoy a stroll around the lake or bring your books and get some planning done while I teach your children about proper introductions, accepting “no”, table manners, magic words and much more!
End of Summer Manners Camp at the Creve Coeur Lake House
2160 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, St Louis, MO 63146
August 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th
1pm-3:30pm each day
Ages 8-12
$75 per student
Go to
Or call 314 596-1868 to register

Faust Historic Village Open House
Saturday, August 23-Sunday, August 24, 1 – 5 p.m.
Faust Park, 15185 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63017
The 19th-century structures and heritage gardens of Faust Park will be open to visitors on select weekends. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions. There are four homes and a total of 16 structures representing a variety of building and architectural styles, from log to brick. Spanning a period from 1840 to 1910, the Village illustrates differences in lifestyle representing various professions, developments and needs of the period. Call (314) 615-8328 for more information. Admission is free.

Academy Enrichment Program at DaySpring 
WEDNESDAYS in Maryland Heights at 2608 Metro, just east of I270
Academy Enrichment
Open House & Orientation
Wednesday, August 27th
Offers a variety of classes to supplement your homeschool curriculum.  Our Enrichment Program takes place on Wednesdays, students choose from one class, half day or a full day of four classes. Classes range from science and robotics to history and American Girls to beginning band instruments and strings, to art, drama, musical theatre, ballet and tap. Classes beginning the week of Labor Day.  Most of our classes end the week before Memorial Day, with the exception of performing arts classes that perform in the June Finale. See the table below for our class list, and
Click here for more info on DaySpring’s website.
Come check out the Enrichment Program at DaySpring!  A special day where we invite families registered or just interested to come through and tour the classes that will be offered this year.
Everyone will get to meet the teachers, get handouts on what will happen in the classes this year, find out if there are supplies needed for the classes, and meet other families.  Classes will each be 20 minutes long, to get a taste. Regular class times beginning in September are below.
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.
Please visit our website for details regarding our home school Enrichment program, class descriptions, prices, teacher bios, and more. Click here to visit DaySpring’s website.

American Heritage Girls
A nationally known premier scouting organization for girls in K-12th grade. Troops offer girls opportunities to build relationships and learn valuable life skills in a welcoming, God-honoring environment. The Kirk’s Troop MO9522 invites you to join us at our August 28th Welcome Night and Registration from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Girls will play games while parents will have a chance to register and learn about AHG. Events for this upcoming year will include earning badges, PJ movie night, Father/Daughter breakfast, Mother/Daughter breakfast, and service projects. If you have any questions or are unable to attend, please feel free to contact Laura Stanfill, Troop Coordinator, at 636-329-1385.
The Kirk of the Hills, 12928 Ladue Road, Saint Louis, MO 63141

Beginning Band & Orchestra Instrument Program
In DaySpring’s new Beginning Instrument program, homeschool students ages 10 and up will:
Learn fundamental music reading and theory through a standard curriculum
Learn proper care of their instrument for its preservation and to maintain its best tone
Learn proper technical skills to develop good tone and good musical control of the instrument
Develop proficiency on their particular instrument in sectional groups with well-qualified and experienced professionals on DaySpring Staff, moving toward the musical skills needed to play in a larger ensemble
Learn of their particular instrument’s position and its importance within an ensemble.
Learn from guest soloists to gain valuable insight to professional players abilities and receive additional encouragement from them.
Have opportunities for free field trips to hear the high quality collegiate and community groups that perform throughout the St. Louis area.
Students will need their own instrument, rented or purchased.
Beginning Winds –Flute, Clarinet, or Saxophone—1:15-2:30 pm
Beginning Brass – Trumpet, Trombone or Baritone – 1:15-2:30 pm
Beginning Strings – 10:15-11:30 am
Beginning Percussion – 2:30-3:45 pm
All Classes are $299 per 17 week semester; Full Program is for 2 semesters
DaySpring is located in Maryland Heights (270 & Dorsett) at 2608 Metro Blvd. For questions please email or call 314-291-8878.

SugarBabies Baton Twirling
Classes begin in September
Whether your child loves to be the center of attention or prefers to blend into the group, baton twirling is a great way to experience a sense of accomplishment, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. In our twirling classes, your child will learn twirling skills in a high-energy, positive environment. Have fun participating in a unique sport while developing coordination, timing, and self-confidence.
* Affordable classes
* No costume Fees
* Convenient West County Location
Classes held in multiple locations. For information and registration, please visit

The Gateway City Aquatic Club, a sports ministry of Hole in the Roof Ministry Center, is now offering swim and safety lessons through their “Avenger Swim School”. Children ages 4 to 6 and ages 7 to 12 will be taught basic skills to more advanced skills according to their ability. Lessons are progressive, so attendance is crucial to a child’s success. With the use of underwater swim mirrors, noodles, and other fun equipment, children will learn to be comfortable and confident in and around the water. Classes are limited to no more than 6 students, and all classes are taught with excellence by experienced swimmers and directly supervised by USA Swim Coaches. Each class is 45 minutes in length. Space and classes are limited!
When: Session I – September 10th thru October 30th (8 weeks)
Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 4:15pm
Where: Cherokee Recreational Center Pool (Home of the Avengers), 3200 South Jefferson, Saint Louis, MO 63118
Cost: $64.00 Session fee
(Additional $16.00 registration/insurance fee due yearly)
Sibling Discounts: 20% off additional children – session fee only!
Please call Coach Jamie Hamilton (former Homeschool Mom of 22 years) for more information/registration (314) 884-0824 or email at

Homeschool Ice Skating
with Chris Clevenger – Serova Skating (for exercise, competition, or fun)
Age – 4 years and older
Where – Wentzville’s Lindenwood’s Ice Arena
When – First Session (includes 6 – 30 minute lessons) – September 10th – October 17th
Time – Wednesdays or Fridays, 11:00-1:00
How much – $30/student
Classes offered:
1. Level one – Beginners and those seeking to master beginning skills
2. Level two – For those who have mastered beginning skills and seeking to move onto level 2
3. Adult Ladies Toning – Off and on ice strength and flexibility
When you register, please include the following information:
1. Name, sex, and age of each student
2. Specify whether you are registering for a Wednesday or Friday class.
Sessions run from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
3. Entrance to the rink is $5.00 per person. Normally the skate rental is $2.00 per person. Last season we far exceeded the numbers necessary to have the $2.00 waived. The $5.00 entrance fee covers the 30 minute lesson, as well as an additional hour-and-a-half skating time for you and your friends to practice.
To register, send $30 per student by Aug. 20th to:
Chris Clevenger, 15 Cognac Drive, Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
**Late registration $35 per student accepted until September 6th
Missed lessons can be made up.
On the first day of class students who are not sure which level to take will be placed by Chris Clevenger. Chris reserves the right to place any student in the appropriate level.
Once registration deadline has come all registrants will receive an introductory letter informing them of all they will need to know for their first day of classes.
Questions; contact Chris Clevenger (636) 497-2204   email:

Reasons for Hope with Carl Kerby
September 12 – 13  Free  – Offering will be Received
Join us for a free conference with speaker Carl Kerby. As a founding Board Member of Answers in Genesis, Carl served there for more than 15 years before co-founding the apologetics ministry, Reasons for Hope.
Carl brings his high energy and confidence in the Word of God as he challenges the assumptions that have shaped popular culture. Come and be challenged by the authority of God’s Word so you can build your house on the rock!
This conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Please contact the Klein family at 608-617-3719 or
Seating is limted to 200.  Please reserve your seat today!
Children are welcome to attend with their parents; no childcare provided.
Great resources from Reasons for Hope will be available to purchase.
Lunch is on your own on Saturday; picnic lunches can be enjoyed nearby.
Friday Evening Schedule:
7:00-8:00 PM: What about Human Evolution?
8:30-9:30 PM: What’s the Best Evidence God Created?
Saturday Schedule:
10:00-11:00 AM: Remote Control
11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Jurassic Park or Jesus?
12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch break (lunch on your own)
2:00-3:00 PM: Is “The Bible” Biblical?
3:30-4:30 PM: Remote Controller!
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO  63376

The United States Air Force Academy
Come learn about the Air Force Academy’s world-class facilities, faculty, and staff, as well as cadet life. Also learn about congressional nominations and the application process through the eyes of the admissions staff. Attend workshops including key insights from Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Academies.
The event is open to congressional staffers, community leaders, student advocates, and educators.
Friday, September 12th
Check-In: 8:00 AM
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Optional No-Host Lunch with staff & Afternoon Nominations Session
Chase Park Plaza Hotel, 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Seating is Limited – Register Today!

Who: Boys and Girls Ages 13-18 years
What: “Pick-up” Baseball: Little League style with Pitching Machine
These games are non-competitive and meant solely for the fun and enjoyment of everyone involved.
Games: Saturday 10:00 a.m.-12 noon
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 (Party at church following game on Oct. 26)
Where: Ball Field at:
Ferguson Church of the Nazarene, 1309 North Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson, MO 63135
Cost: $20 for the first player $15 for each additional player per family
Limited spots available- first come, first serve basis
Please contact:
Scott & Laura Fehmel
Please include in the email:
# of players from your family
Age of players
Email address and phone number so that we can contact you.

JCC Homeschool class Fall 2014
Chesterfield: Marilyn Fox Building
Wed: 9/17-12/10 ( No class 9/24)   12 classes
Creve Coeur: Staenberg Family Complex
Mon: 9/15 – 12/1     12 classes
Swim: $96 10:30-11:15am
Gym: $96 11:15am-12:00pm
Both: $172 (Save $20!)
*10% off each additional sibling
For more information, you may contact Tracy Branson (Chesterfield location coordinator) at or Heather Rost, 314-442-3296, (Creve Coeur)

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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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