Homeschool Events List for June 28, 2015

Classical Conversations
History Clubhouse
Summer Family Fun Series
Bolduc House
Workshop for Educators
Hopping Homes
Spider Sniff
Scene, Ad & Action Camp
Youth Frog Gigging Clinic
Hiring Homeschoolers
Children’s Choir and Group Voice lessons

Classical Conversations
There are openings in the Classical Conversations Foundations and Essentials programs in the Kirkwood area. We meet on Tuesdays at Kirkwood Road Christian Church.
Please join me for an informational meeting on Monday, June 29 from 7-9. Please email me for the exact location as it may change due to interest. Foundations and Essentials are the programs for children 4 years-11 years old.
Classical Conversations is a national Christian homeschooling program that equips parents, supports your homeschool and offers a community for accountability and encouragement.
RSVP to Amy Russell at

History Clubhouse
Missouri History Museum, Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Free Admission!
Created with input from regional families, the History Clubhouse is a space for families to foster a love of history, learning, and museums. Families can step back in time, explore, discover, and play in some favorite St. Louis places in a welcoming environment where nothing is hands off. Walk among the buildings of downtown St. Louis, steer a steamboat on the Mississippi River, prepare food in the ancient city of Cahokia, sell ice cream at the 1904 World’s Fair, and learn history along the way!
Family Nights in the History Clubhouse
Tuesdays, June 30–September 29
4:00pm to 7:30pm
Join us for free family fun on Tuesday evenings in the History Clubhouse! On these special evenings, your family also will enjoy music, face painting, crafts, and more. Activities vary each week; please visit for a complete listing.

Summer Family Fun Series
Missouri History Museum, Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays in July
(No program July 3)
Join us for free family fun! This series combines special guests, storytelling, and hands-on arts and crafts projects inspired by objects and themes in our exhibitions. Groups of eight or more MUST call (314) 454-3114. Groups may not be permitted to attend the Summer Family Fun Series but may be invited to make private reservations on Wednesdays and Thursdays. See our website for a complete schedule.

Critters, Crawdads and the Creek Homeschool Tuesday
Tuesday, July 7th is the next Homeschool Tuesday. Ed and Lesley will be taking everyone on a walking adventure to find all kinds of critters – we’ll see how many different kinds of critters we can find and we’ll probably get wet and muddy so wear appropriate clothing as well as bug spray and sun screen. Bring butterfly nets or bug collecting boxes too if you have any. And, a camera! As usual, please let us know by email, FB post, or calling the office at 573-883-3105 to say how many people you will be bringing. Cost: $4/participant or $10/family/maximum. We start at 10 and should be done by noon
Lesley Barker, Director
Bolduc House Museum, 125 South Main Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

National Park Service Workshop for Educators
Osage History and Enduring Culture
Old Courthouse, downtown St. Louis
Friday, July 10, 2015
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Dr. Andrea Hunter, Director, Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office
Kathryn Red Corn, former Director of Osage Tribal Museum
Julie Northrip, Director of Education, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
When Pierre Laclede established his fur trading post in St. Louis he had exclusive rights from France to trade with the Native Americans in the Missouri River Valley and the territory west of the Mississippi. This was the land of the Osage Indians, the largest and the most powerful group in the region. They numbered eight to ten thousand people controlling a 100,000 square mile hunting area bordered by the Missouri River on the north, the Mississippi River on the east and Arkansas River on the south.
Dr. Hunter will provide a brief history of the Osage Nation from the origin of the tribe, based on tribal oral tradition, to its current status on a reservation in Oklahoma. Dr. Hunter will also discuss archaeological research that has been conducted on several Osage sites in Missouri.
Throughout generations of loss, tragedy, and oppression, the Osage have shown tremendous resiliency. Kathryn Red Corn, former Director of Osage Tribal Museum, will show how the Osage have maintained their culture and oral traditions and continue to share them with younger generations today.
For more information about this workshop, or to register, please call Julie Northrip at 314-241-1244 ext. 100 or e-mail at

Hopping Homes
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strodtman Road, St. Louis, MO 63138
July 14, Tuesday; 12:30 – 2 p.m.(All ages)The sounds of summer often feature a chorus of Missouri’s frogs and toads. Let’s decorate an abode for these vocal amphibians to place in your yard or garden for your own private concert. If time allows, we will venture out on the area to find some of our jumping residents. (Reservations begin July 1.) Call 314-877-6014

Spider Sniff
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 2360 Hwy D, St. Charles, MO 63304
July 18, Saturday; 8 – 9:30 p.m.(Families, Ages 6 and up) Do you have a nose for nature? Bring a flashlight and your night vision for a walk around August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in search of these “jewels of the night!” Become an official Spider Sniffer after attending this exciting program where you will learn about Missouri’s eight-legged critters and how to sniff them out in the dark! (Reservations begin July 3.) Call 636-441-4554

Scene, Ad & Action Camp 2015
Presented by Craftibility
Does your child sing along to commercial jingles? Does your child watch television advertisements more than television shows? In this class, your child will create fun television advertisement scenes and design a magazine cover featuring his/her very own products. At the end of each class, your child will present his/her advertisement to the other campers.
Ages 5-12 years old
Location: Lucky’s Market
Lucky’s Market, 15830 Fountain Plaza Drive, Ellisville, MO 63011
Thurs, July 23
Friday, July 24
Thurs, July 30
Friday, July 31
Time: 10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. (Bring your own lunch)
Cost: $30 for one class
$25 if you sign up for more than one class
10% discount for a sibling or friend referral
To sign up, contact: Terri Canis
Here’s where to register:

Youth Frog Gigging Clinic
July 31, Friday; 7 p.m. – midnight. (Ages 11 – 15 accompanied by adult mentor)In this clinic, we’ll teach you how to hunt frogs at night using a technique called gigging. Gigging for frogs is an entertaining and unique summer pastime that can be enjoyed by all. Learn about frog habitat, the basics of frog gigging, necessary equipment, and gigging rules and regulations. When it gets dark, we’ll head out to actually go frog gigging! Afterwards, we’ll demonstrate how to clean and cook your frogs, and everyone will get to taste a sample of real frog legs! This event will be held at the BK Leach Memorial Conservation Area in Lincoln County. (Reservations begin July 1 by calling 636-441-4554.)

Dear Homeschool Families: My name is Jill Hume and I am the Human Resources Director at Chick-fil-A Sunset Plaza. We will be hosting our third Chick-fil-A Sunset Plaza Homeschooler’s Informational Meeting on the following dates:
Wednesday, August 19th from 10:00am-11:00am
Thursday, August 20th from7:00pm-8:00pm
at the Sunset Hills Community Center. Our Owner/Operator, Eric Benting, will share the Chick-fil-A story as well as our vision and values. He will expand upon Chick-fil-A’s corporate purpose, which is, “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A”. We are looking for energetic team-members who lead with a servants’ heart and are excited to make a difference in the community and in the lives of others.
We will serve samples of our delicious Chick-fil-A Nuggets and refreshing iced tea while you learn more about Chick-fil-A Sunset Plaza and why it is such a rewarding place to work. The restaurant is located in Sunset Hills off Lindbergh, we offer competitive pay, flexible schedules and are closed on Sunday. This opportunity is for employment at the Sunset Hills location only.
The address for the community center is:
Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
If you would like to attend, please e-mail me at to reserve your spot. Please include candidate’s name and total number in your party; parents please join us too!
Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to meeting you!

Children’s Choir and Group Voice lessons
Does your child love to sing? Join us for group lessons! This group is designed for children 8 to 11 years old and will last for 15 weeks. We’ll sing music from a variety of styles, including pop and Broadway. We’ll perform as a group at the end-of-semester recital, with opportunities for solos! We’ll learn the basics of healthy vocal technique, note-reading, and a little music history. The group will be limited to 10 students, so contact to reserve a spot.
Mondays 6:30-7:15 PM with Ms. Lisa. Fall session runs 8/31-12/14, no class on Labor Day. Maximum of 10 students. At our first session (8/31), students will have a one-on-one lesson with Ms. Lisa to assess vocal range and previous note-reading knowledge.
Semester tuition $250 per child plus $15 materials fee. May be paid in monthly installments.

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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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