Homeschool Events List for June 15, 2015

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Homeschool Football
Summer Bowling
Classical Conversations
Third Degree Glass Factory
Missouri Aviation Historical Society
Jefferson Sale
ENTREPRELAUNCH
LifeLight Youth Theatre
Photography Contest
Colonial Williamsburg

HOMESCHOOL FOOTBALL
The MEMHSFA Central Panthers Middle School and Varsity Football program has started for the 2015 fall season. If you are interested in checking it out – don’t delay! Please call Coach Bob at: (314) 807-6359

Summer Bowling Session
When?                 Wednesday mornings now through August 12
Time?                   10 a.m.
Where?                 Show Me Lanes, 4575 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63129
What?                   3 games!
Who?                     Anyone in your homeschool family! Moms, Dads, Kids!
How much?         $5.00 per week; this includes shoe rental (you pay weekly, not by semester)
Questions?           Contact Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com, 314-769-7965 or JUST SHOW UP
High Game Winners will receive gift cards at the end of the session!
Format:
~You do not have to commit to the entire summer.
~No teams…just come when you can—one time or every time.
~You can still bowl with your friends!
~High games will be listed on a Leader Board based on gender and age. See if you can maintain your status!!!!
~Winners will receive gift cards at the end of the session.
~A great way to socialize! Bring friends and/or make new ones!

Classical Conversations
Are you curious about the Classical Conversations program? Would you like help with educating your high schooler?
We believe that every child is uniquely and wonderfully made and that parents can be the best teachers for their children. Through our Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge programs, we support parents and students along the journey of homeschooling. We’d love to have you join us!
Attend an Information Meeting:
Wed. June 17th 1-3 pm.
St. Louis Bread Co.
Chesterfield Commons, 17132 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Chesterfield, MO.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend
Alyce Bava/Challenge I Director
Jimnalyce@yahoo.com
Classes now forming for 2015-2016 year
Space is limited

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd., St Louis, MO 63108
Third Friday: “Summer in St. Louis” – June 19
Come beat the heat with the best eats and sweets St. Louis has to offer!
Kick off summer with 2000 degree glass! Watching in amazement as our glassblowers craft some magnificent works of glass art!
Signature cocktail: Ginger Pear Cordial
East Gallery presents its new installation: “St. Louis Icons” by John Salozzo.
Delicious St. Louis style barbecue from Andrew’s Bayou Ribs.
Chill out with Ices Plain & Fancy and their delicious Nitro Ices: ice cream made fresh with liquid nitrogen!
Get your photo taken in a refurbished 1974 VW Bus, The Photo Bus!
Jam out to hits from the 60’s & 70’s! 8pm live music by the Tammy and the Grippies.
Sunset fire spinning by St. Louis Fire Technicians.
Come join us on Friday, June 19!  Doors open at 6:00p for the party!

Missouri Aviation Historical Society
NEXT MEETING THURS. JUN 18th, CREVE COEUR AIRPORT 7 PM 50th ANNIVERSARY PROJECT GEMINI
The Missouri Aviation Historical Society is dedicated to honoring the aviators, designers, and entrepreneurs who have kept Missouri on the leading edge of aviation technology for over 150 years. We meet monthly at Creve Coeur (1H0) airport in Maryland Heights, MO. Whether you fly or drive in, please plan to join us on Thursday, June 18th as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s PROJECT GEMINI. The Missouri Aviation Historical Society is proud to host a panel discussion with members of the McDonnell design team, who built and tested all of the Gemini spacecraft. We meet in the hangar adjacent to the terminal building, and start at 7:00 PM. Admission is free, with light refreshments available. For directions, or more information on our Society, please visit us at http://moavhist.org/ Hope to see you there.

Jefferson Sale
July 10 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Why the Jefferson Sale? Because prices are so low at this book sale, a two-dollar bill—the portrait of our third president—is sure to get you something good.
We have to clear out a lot of books. They’re good books, but we just don’t have the space. Maybe you can help find a new home for some of them. Maybe the low prices will help you out. Be sure to stop by during our Jefferson Sale.
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Drive   St. Peters, MO 63376
636-447-6900 www.thefamilyvision.org

ENTREPRELAUNCH
July 16 and 23: 10am-Noon
Mark your calendar now for this popular training program for young entrepreneurs!
This two day course is designed to give the entrepreneur at heart, a time to hear from active entrepreneurs as they impart valuable insights on the entrepreneurial spirit.
INSPIRATION – MOTIVATION – DETERMINATION are the three topics to be covered.
This is an important class for young people and adults to attend. The leaders of tomorrow will be those that set a different course and who desire to be ones that change the lives of others through their work.
How INSPIRATION is greater than perspiration.
How MOTIVATION is the Passion for success.
How DETERMINATION is what separates you from others.
We will also look at past and current entrepreneurs and glean from how they became successful business persons.
The classes are for ages 15 to adult. Cost is $10 per person. Register by Friday, July 10!
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Drive   St. Peters, MO 63376
636-447-6900 – www.thefamilyvision.org

LIFELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE
PRE- REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2015/2016 LIFELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE’S PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES.
CLASSES FILL QUICKLY! *This online pre-registration holds your spot for the upcoming 2015/2016 LYT performing arts classes. By pre-registering you save your child’s spot in class and then you will be emailed the final registration form (mid to late June) which is due back to LifeLight by July 15.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR CHILD’S SPACE IN CLASS.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aba92ca13-pre1
2015 /2016 Performing Arts Class Schedule –
-Creative Drama Monday,9:30AM -10:15AM, Ages 5-8
(Using theatre games, children’s stories, and our own original skits as a means of developing imagination, self-confidence, concentration & basic acting skills. New lessons every year. Creative Drama performs an end of the year production for family. $26/mo)
-Creative Movement – Monday,9:30am- 10am, Ages 3 – 4
(This class is designed for children to learn self-discipline, listening skills, coordination skills, left and right discrimination, patterns in movement, and beginning ballet terms in a structured and fun environment. $18/mo)
-BALLET FOR AGES 5-8- Monday, 10:15am- 10:45am, Ages 5-8
(Petite Ballet classes are structured for the early development of technical ballet and movement. Classes provide a carefully paced sequence of ballet exercises designed to develop physical conditioning and enthusiasm for ballet. $18/mo)
-JAZZ FOR AGES 7-12- Monday,10:45am- 11:15am, Ages 7-12
(This class is an introduction to basic jazz technique and students will learn center and locomotor progressions. $18/mo)
-BALLET FOR AGES 9-12- Monday,11:15am-12:00pm, Ages 9-12
(The foundation of all dance forms. Body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center floor work. $20/mo)
-BALLET FOR AGES 13 & UP – Mon., 12:00pm- 1:00pm
(The foundation of all dance forms. Body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center floorwork. $25/mo)
-Group Voice for Ages 9 & up- Monday,12:00pm-12:30pm
(In this course, students will learn the basics of vocal technique including: mechanics of the vocal instrument; preparation for singing (warm-ups); airflow (breathing); tone creation & placement; vocal maintenance; musicianship for the singer & more.$15/mo)
-LYT DRAMA FOR AGES 9-12 – Mon.,12:30PM -1:30PM,Ages 9-12
(With exciting and fun lessons, we will study actions, using the senses, justifying dialogue, and scene study. Take your acting skills to the next level as you delve deeper into drama study. $28/mo)
-LYT DRAMA FOR AGES 13 & UP- Mon.,1:30PM-2:30PM, Ages 13- 19
(Students will be able to determine characterization, motivation, creative movement and staging through in-depth scene study. The memorization of both monologues and duet acting will be required. Material will range from Shakespeare-20th century-$28/mo)
-ELF jr. the musical- CHRISTMAS DESSERT THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP- Mon.,2:30PM- 4:30PM -(may only be taken in conjunction with LYT DRAMA for AGES 13 & UP)
Auditions for this class are August 3rd and rehearsal will begin earlier than other LYT classes. (We are so excited to be one of the first groups to perform the hit Broadway musical based on the movie ELF featuring everyone’s favorite, Buddy the elf. LYT’s Christmas Dessert Theatre performances. Limited cast size- $15/ mo and no sibling discounts apply)
-Private Voice Lessons – ages 10 & up
(Each 30 minute lesson is individually designed for the student & will include one-on-one training in vocal technique as well as vocal performance coaching. $18/lesson

HSLDA’s annual Photography Contest
This contest offers cash prizes upwards of $200. And it is open to all homeschooled students ages 7-19. All profits support the Special Needs Children’s Fund at the Home School Foundation.
Themes
We try to choose themes that leave plenty of room for imaginative interpretation, so be creative and have fun!
-Category 1 (ages 7-10) theme: Through My Window
-Category 2 (ages 11-14) theme: Out of Place
-Category 3 (ages 15-19) theme: In the Moment
Each student is invited to enter up to three photos relating to the theme for their age category.
At Hear It From The Judges, you can view the judges’ comments from previous contests to get a better sense for what to look for or avoid when taking pictures.  Take a look at the winning photos from previous years to get an idea of what the judges are looking for!
Guidelines and entry forms can be found on our website, as well as information about our other annual contests, which include art, poetry, and essay writing.
So why should my children study photography?
A picture is worth a thousand words. We are reminded of this each time we pick up a newspaper or storybook.  A good photograph captures reality and evokes our emotions in a powerful way.  One glance at a war-torn countryside or starving community may linger in a person’s soul and inspire them to great actions.
If photographers want to impact the world, they must learn to see the opportunities that exist all around them, and then find creative ways to capture them in a picture.  Our contest offers students a chance to engage this discipline in a fun way that encourages them to think outside the box.  If our children are to positively influence the world around them, a well-trained eye will help them create good and authentic images-and will help them to understand the ideas that other people’s images are communicating to them.

Colonial Williamsburg
Here, action and adventure meet exploring and learning. In over 300 acres of historic, interactive activities, we’ll immerse your homeschool family in the daily life of a town striving for independence. Visits can include on-site lodging, dining, and 18th-century tavern meals, and entertainment. Homeschool families receive discounted admission all year long with additional savings during Homeschool Days. Inspire your family with a Colonial Williamsburg experience in beautiful Virginia.
SAVE THE DATE:
Fall Homeschool Days
September 12–27, 2015
http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/discover/?WT.mc_id=3636&utm_source=HomeschoolWorld&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HomeschlJun15&NCK=8444893614

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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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