Homeschool Events List for September 3, 2015

Lord of the Rings-The Journey
Martial Arts
Music Opportunities
Homeschool Football
Horse/Art Camp
Faust Heritage Festival
Laumeier Free Family Days
Hayride Season

Lord Of The Rings – The Journey
Come one, come all to the new, exciting, heart-pounding event: “Lord of the Rings: The Journey” presented by The GameMakers.  At our second annual event, you will experience Middle Earth like you’ve never experienced it before! Fight the Nazgul, solve riddles, and work together with your fellowship to make the long and treacherous trek to Mount Doom to destroy the one ring and save the world.
Right here in Chesterfield, on September 12th, Lord of the Rings will come to life all around you. So, don’t miss out! “Fly, you fools” and go to Lord Of The Rings – The Journey  to sign up!  Space is limited and sign ups close on September 5th, so hurry! Check us out on Facebook at Lord of the Rings – The Event.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the GameMakers by going to the “Meet The Makers” tab on our website! We hope to see you there! (Homeschooler sponsored)

Martial Arts
Do you live near Farmington, Mo? Farmington Martial Arts has homeschool class Tue and Thurs 1:30 – 2:30. Must have 10 to keep class. If interested, call Master Seth 573 – 760 – 1630

New Music Opportunities
Canaan Baptist Church will be offering NEW Music opportunities this fall.
Theory 1– This is a high school level theory class for those who want or need to know    more than just how to read music. Students interested in advancing their musical knowledge to be a better singer, player, composer or are planning on participating in music in college should take this class.
When: Wednesdays from 1:00-1:50
Cost: $100 for the first semester; $125 for the second semester
Taught by a certified HS music teacher
Lessons for piano, guitar, classical guitar, bass, voice as well as other instruments are also available. Times will be arranged with the teachers on Wednesday morning or afternoon. Lessons will range from $15-$18 for a 1/2 hour lesson.
Contact Canaan at 314-487-1730 or email Brain Roberts at You may also contact Laura Scheidhauer 314-402-5038 or

Panthers Varsity Homeschool Football Schedule 2015
($3 admission)
September 4, Friday, 7:00 pm @ Winfield High School, 3920 East Highway 47, Winfield, MO 63389
September 11, Friday, 7:00 pm @ Father Tolten High School, 3351 East Gans Rd, Columbia, MO 65201
September 19, Saturday, 6:00 pm vs Kelly High School, at Festus High School, 1500 Midmeadow Lane, Festus, MO 63028
September 26, Saturday, 6:00 pm @ SWCHA Saints, 5000 South 116th St. Greenfield, WI 53288
October 10, Saturday, 1:00 @ Principia, 13201 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131
October 16, Friday, 7:00 pm @ Steelville HS, 17154 Highway 19 South, Steelville, MO 65565
October 24, Saturday, 6:00 pm vs Lighthouse Chargers, at Festus High School, 1500 Midmeadow Lane, Festus, MO 63028
October 31, Saturday, 2:00 pm @ Crossroads Crusaders, 2255 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL (Chicago) 60506

Panthers Middle Men Homeschool Football Schedule 2015
(no charge)
September 5, Saturday, 10:00 am @ Perryville, 326 College St, Perryville, MO
September 12, Saturday, 10:00am vs Clopton Elsberry, at Festus High School, 1500 Midmeadow Lane, Festus, MO 63028
September 20, Sunday, 3:00 pm @ Valle Catholic, Warrior Pass Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
October 3, Saturday, 10:00 am @ Lutheran St. Charles, 5100 Mexico Rd, St. Peters, MO
October 10, Saturday, 9:00 am @ Westminster, 800 Maryville Centre Dr, Town and Country, MO
October 17, Saturday, 2:00 pm @ Perryville, 326 College St, Perryville, MO
October 24, Saturday, tbd vs Lighthouse Chargers, at Festus High School, 1500 Midmeadow Lane, Festus, MO 63028

fall semester
Becca says… “We are going to draw, construct and experiment with geometric shapes and numbers. We’ll discover how God has worked these shapes throughout nature and look for ways we as people have used them in art, architecture, and our everyday world around us. This will be a fascinating and mind-stretching hands-on class. Please sign-up and join the fun!”
The class is offered at from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on Tuesday or Thursday will run for 13 weeks. The cost is only $75 per student (all materials included). Most of the students signing up are about ages 6 –12, but all ages can enjoy the exploration! Class begins on Tuesday, September 15 or Thursday, September 17 (Note: Becca’s classes start a week later than Homelink or P.E.).
The class times are designed to correspond with the Salvation Army Homeschool P.E. Program classes and will meet in a classroom in the same building (824 Union Rd., St. Louis MO 63125). You do not have to be a P.E. student to participate.
If interested, contact Becca at or 618-281-4944 and let her know the age of your student and what day would work best for you. She needs feedback to finalize the classes!
Becca Hubbard is a wonderful teacher and her enrichment classes come highly recommended! Remember…she is also available for tutoring in a variety of subjects. Here is her bio:
This is Becca Hubbard’s 28th year of teaching and the seventh year she has offered elementary enrichment classes to the St. Louis homeschool community. Becca’s degree is in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois, and her teaching experience has ranged from pre-K through adult education in public school, Christian school, Sylvan Learning Centers, and private tutoring. Becca has been the moderator for the St. Louis Area Homeschool Geography Bee for the past five years and is married to long-time Homeschool P.E. teacher Cort Hubbard.
We are SO grateful to super-teachers Becca and Cort for their tireless support and ministry to the homeschool community! Don’t miss the opportunity to take a class from them! Kerrie & Cathy
NOTE: To register for the 29th year of Homeschool P.E. at the Salvation Army Gateway Community Center, contact Coach Cort Hubbard at or 314-631-0727.There is still room in many of the classes and they start on September 10, 11, and/or 12. Go to the “Salvation Army P.E. 2015 “link on the SHARE website for more details.

Visual Manna is teaming up with Koinania Valley Ranch in Black, MO to provide a Horse/ Art Camp.
Location: 2 hrs SW of St Louis. Two date options-Sept 22, 23 & 24 and Oct 27, 28 & 29, 2015
During the 3 day-2 night horse themed Camp, students, ages 10 and up, will learn basic horsemanship skills and will learn how to draw, paint and sculpt horses. Sharon Jeffus of Visual Manna, is a certified art instructor and teacher known by many for her Art classes. She will provide students art instruction and concepts.
Horse experts will be on hand each day to discuss basic horsemanship. Then we will top off the camp with a trail ride at Brushy Creek Lodge.
Price for 2 (Mother and one Daughter) only $289
Price includes all activities and materials for the student and meals and lodging for both. Discounts available for multiple students in same family.
Reservations are limited in order to provide for a small, intimate setting for more personalized training in a natural and Christian environment.
Tentative Schedule
Art Classes: 10-4 on Tues & 9-3 on Wed
Horsemanship Instruction: in late afternoons.
Also-hiking, fishing, trail building, campfires, and more.
Moms may participate in activities for additional fees
Art instruction-$75 trail ride-$35
Call 573-269-4544 or Email Mary at or for details
Lodging available on either night before or after Camp for early arrivals, and or late departures. Day Camping option available for local folks.
Great Slide Show Video Here of whole Property!
Koinania Valley Ranch
Vacation Lodging 2 Hours SW of St Louis
1231 County Road 66, Black, MO 63625
Contact: Mary Wiltberger

Faust Heritage Festival
Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Faust Park
Faust Historic Village relives the 1800s for an old fashioned Heritage Festival. The 19th century homes will be abuzz with period dressed staff and traditional activities such as blacksmithing, rope making, pottery firing, and other historical arts and crafts demonstrated and available for purchase. Also find food vendors and hands on activities for children, including rope making, historic games, butter churning and more. Hay wagons carry visitors around the parking lot from the main entrance. Cost is $5/adult, $2/child (4-12), 3 and under are free.

Laumeier Free Family Days
Sunday, September 20, 2 – 4 p.m., Laumeier Sculpture Park
FREE Family Days provide participants of all ages a chance to bond while encouraging observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. Activities are designed to be simple enough for ages 4 and up to enjoy, yet complex enough that more experienced young artists can take their projects to another level. Families will have fun exploring new media and concepts while finding inspiration with Laumeier’s natural environment, temporary exhibitions and Permanent Collection. Admission is free.

It’s Hayride Season!
Schools are back in session, cooler temperatures are just around the corner and nothing celebrates fall like a hayride! St. Louis County Parks is once again offering a wide variety of hayrides that are perfect for all ages, interests and abilities.
Some of our hayrides include live music and bonfires, others are perfect for those history buffs who want to learn more about our United States military or life in the 1800s. One thing they all have in common is that they provide up-close and personal views of our beautiful parks and the wildlife that live there.
Last year we introduced our new ADA Haywagon which was designed and built by St. Louis County Parks employees. This new haywagon allows those with disabilities that require a wheelchair or a walker to easily get on and off the wagon and be able to enjoy a hayride, some for the very first time.
We hope you will join us at one or more of our hayrides this year!
For a complete listing click here.

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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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