Homeschool Events List for May 5, 2015

Just a reminder… A computer wipe and reinstall has kept me from my duties for awhile, but I am slowly getting back in the swing of things. There is more coming soon, but I won’t be overloading you with emails!  ~Susie

Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Pottery Studio Passes
Used Curriculum Sale
Jump Day
Robin Hood
Kids Day
Summer Reading Club
Wizard of Oz
SBAP Summer Camps

Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Glazed and Confused, Inc. – 4587 Chestnut Park Plaza, Saint Louis, Missouri 63129 – 314-892-8382
A family-owned paint-your-own pottery studio that brings out the artistic side in everyone. Unwind in our NEW relaxing environment!
Homeschool Days, May 7th & 21st; No Studio Fee for Homeschoolers
Attention Volunteers!- Need service hours or looking for something fun to do this summer? To get more information, email at

AFTER HOURS @ the Pottery Studio
Now – May 16 & Fall 2015
THURS & FRI 2-10 / 7:30-10 BYOB / SAT 10-4 pm
Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks!
Children 12 & older may attend after 7:30 if accompanied by adult, or if parent stays and waits.
5 Hours – KIDS & TEENS $36 / ADULTS $45
12 Hours – KIDS & TEENS $72 / ADULTS $90
South Broadway Art Project, 3816 South Broadway St. Louis Mo. 63118

Don’t have time for dinner before coming out to this special event, we have you covered — You can register to order a pizza and it will be hot, ready and waiting for you when you arrive.
Date: Friday, May 8th
Location: West County Assembly of God Church, 13431 N Outer 40 Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017
Time: Book fair opens at 4:00pm
What is this event?:
-A used book fair in which you will have the opportunity to sell homeschool books that you no longer need.   Must first sign up to request a table.
-Or, on the other hand, you can purchased gently used items for your upcoming school year
-A great way to enjoy a pizza dinner mealtime in the company of other homeschool families
-A sweet way to top off the evening with a yummy bowl of ice cream adding a wide array of delicious toppings.
-Wonderful playtime/visit-time for our children as they will have time to play together.
-And of course, don’t forget the encouragement that all of us parents get when we have opportunities to share our experiences.
>>>Who do I contact if I want to be involved?
-Table Registration for Book Fair — Contact Heather Kesselring ( ) if you’d like to have a table to display the items that you wish to sell. — Table registration is free for WCCHE members. Non-WCCHE members are welcome to reserve a table for a low cost of $10 per table
-Pizza Request – Contact Annie Mueller (, or sign up online through the online registration if you want to request a pizza and have dinner at the church with other homeschool families.
-Willing to Help Where Needed – If you are available to help where needed for the evening, then contact Teresa Kern ( and she will certainly be able to find a place for you to serve.
This is a great way to celebrate a sweet ending to another school year. If you have any other questions, contact Teresa Kern by email at

Did you know that this past August, the jumping jack was named the official exercise of the State of Missouri? In celebration, The Magic House, the Saint Louis Rams, the Midwest Dairy Council and Jamba Juice have created an opportunity for area school children to kick off a summer-long wellness program focused on the jumping jack!
Together, we are excited to introduce an initiative that promotes health and wellness in children through physical activity and good nutrition. The initiative, St. Lou Is Jumping, focuses on engaging kids in healthy activities through three phases:
It all begins on Jump Day, designated by the state legislature as Wednesday, May 13, 2015, when we are asking you and your children to do jumping jacks at some point during your day.
By signing up for the St. Lou Is Jumping program at ,you will receive weekly emails with physical activity challenges, nutrition information and ideas, details for free admission to The Magic House and tips to motivate kids to be healthy. Families will also be encouraged to share their activities in social media.
Finally, 1,000 participating students in St. Lou Is Jumping will be selected to receive a ticket for themselves and a guardian to a St. Louis Rams preseason game. Prior to the game, participants will be invited on to the field for an attempt at breaking a Guinness World Record for jumping jacks!
To officially participate in Jump Day on May 13, email with the following information:
-Family Name
-Your contact information (name, email, phone number)
-Number of anticipated participants
We are enthusiastic about working with your family! Please contact our project manager, Melissa Swank, at 314-288-2544 or at if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Your family will play an integral role in leading this initiative!
By joining in on Jump Day and participating in weekly fitness challenges, you are helping us encourage health and wellness throughout St. Louis.

Robin Hood
Presented by Providence Fine Arts Center
Dates: May 15th at 7:00 pm and May 16th at 6:00 pm
Venue: First Baptist Church of Ferguson, 333 N. Florissant Rd, St. Louis 63135.
Join Providence Fine Arts Center for a special performance of Robin Hood! This student production features a young talented cast of homeschoolers. This retelling of a classic story is full of intrigue, wit, and sword fighting. A show you can bring your whole family to!
Tickets are $8 at the door or $6 in advance. To reserve tickets in advance email Michelle at:
For more info visit: or

Kids Day
Cahokia Mounds, 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234
Sunday, May 17th, 11am – 4 pm
For kids of all ages!
The following activities will be no charge: Flintknapping Arrowheads, Making Pinch Pots, Throwing Spears with an Atlatl, Grinding Corn, Animal Pelt & Track Identification, Indian Games, Face Painting, Making Bone Tools, Fingerweaving a Bookmark, and Storytelling. The Kahok Dancers will perform at 2:00 & 4:00pm.
Make your own t-shirt for $5.00.
Food and drink are available for purchase.
For additional information call 618-346-5160.

Welcome to the 2015 Summer Reading Club at St. Louis County Library! This year’s club is all new, interactive and online. There’s a reading club for everyone–babies, kids, teens and adults. Signing up is free and easy, click “register” below to get started.
May 18 – August 1
Register starting May 1

We would like to invite you to enjoy an afternoon or evening of family friendly entertainment, with the timeless musical classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ, as performed by the all homeschooled cast of LifeLight Youth Theatre.
LifeLight Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZ! THE WIZARD OF OZ TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW ONLINE at or BY PHONE AT 636-294-2978.
WHEN: 5 show times- Thursday, May 28th at 7:30pm; Friday, May 29th at 7:30pm; Saturday, May 30th at 12:30pm, 4pm (**Sing-a- Long Performance) & 7:30pm.
**May 30, 4pm- “Sing –a –Long” Wizard of Oz. A special performance of The Wizard of Oz…and you can sing along! How many times have you sat in the theatre and wished you could sing along with the performers? Well, this is your chance! Our cast will perform the show as usual but humming, whistling, singing is strongly encouraged during the show! Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite character too!
“YELLOW BRICK BASH” parties take place either before select performances of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Guest enjoy Sing a long songs with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion; delicious refreshments; fantastic decorations; VIP autograph/photo session w/ tons of characters from The Wizard of Oz.
FREE pre-show reception on Friday with delicious food from over 20 participating restaurants.
WHERE: JOIN us at the Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive, Town & Country, MO 63017
ABOUT THE WIZARD OF OZ : By L. Frank Baum. With music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of the timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy Gale, a young girl from Kansas, gets swept away by a tornado and is dropped in the magical Land of Oz. As she tries to find her way home, she befriends Scarecrow (who thinks he lacks a brain), Tin Man (who feels he has no heart) and Cowardly Lion (who wishes he had courage). This wonderful adventure, based on one of the most popular movies of all time, features an incredible score including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” and “We’re Off to See The Wizard.”   Come join Dorothy and friends as they show that good wins over evil and that “There’s No Place Like Home”.
Ticket Prices:
$12.00 Reserved Orchestra
$10.00 Reserved Gallery

2015 Summer Camps
South Broadway Art Project, 3816 South Broadway St. Louis Mo. 63118
Register Online! Camps are 1 week in length Monday thru Friday. Students can register for just one week, or multiple weeks. Camp hours are 8/9am – 3:30pm for ages 5-15 & 15-College Interns. We also offer aftercare until 6pm. Camps will fill, register early! Fashion Design Camps are taking a break this year as we are focusing on re-designing our sewing studio in 2015. As a result we will have just one group of campers each week which means we do not have as many available spots for students. REGISTER EARLY!
Week 1: June 8-12 – Wheel Throwing 101
Week 2: June 15-19 – Build a Book Box
Week 3: July 13-17 – SCULP-ture /ˈskəlpCHər/
Week 4: July 20-24 – Becoming a CARICATURE ARTIST
Week 5: July 27-31 – Ducktape Inspired Robot Sculpture

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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  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 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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