Homeschool Events List for October 18, 2015

Barron’s Gym
Missouri Day
Teen Science Café
Educational Concerts
Homeschool Dance Classes
STEM program

Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gym
5411 Jedmed Ct., St. Louis, MO 63129
We have opened the doors exclusively to homeschooling families for a once a month open gym at a REDUCED RATE!
DATES: Dates below for registration (3rd Monday of the month)
October 19, 2015
November 16, 2015
February 15, 2016
March 21, 2016
April 18, 2016
May 16, 2016
No homeschool days in August, December, January, June and July
TIME: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
PRICE: $10.00
AGES: 14 months through 22 years old
DETAILS: 1 hour and 15 minutes of supervised unstructured time where children enjoy fun and excitement.
Equipment available includes: Beams, Bars, Vault, Spring Floors, Foam Pits, 30′ Long Trampoline, 2 In-ground Trampolines, 18′ Rope Climb.
A parent or adult must assist children younger than 1st grade. Only adults assisting this age group are allowed in the gym after signing the blanket release located at front desk. Adults are not allowed on equipment.
Parent viewing is available on the mezzanine.
Barron’s must have at least 18 children to make this event happen.
They can only take a maximum of 60 children.
Refunds only given for illness and Barron’s must be notified before the event begins.
If event is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified the Saturday before the event by an email.
NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER BY THE SATURDAY BEFORE THE EVENT! Registration available online or by calling the Front Desk at 314-892-6909. These days should not be confused with the daytime homeschool gymnastics classes Barron’s offers at a reduced rate.

Missouri Day
October 21, 2015
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles, MO
On March 22, 1915, the 48th General Assembly set aside the first Monday in October each year as “Missouri Day” due to the efforts of Mrs. Anna Brosius Korn, a native Missourian. In 1969, the 75th General Assembly changed the date to the third Wednesday in October. Missouri Day is a time for schools to honor the state and for the people of the state to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. This is the sixth year the historic site will celebrate Missouri Day and this year, we will learn about water. Come learn about water habitats, plants, animals, water monitoring, water quality, erosion, river history, recreation, conservation and much more, including a stream trailer. School groups, as well as the general public, are invited to wander through all the activities at their leisure. The event will be held at the First Missouri State Capitol where, in 1821, the state’s first legislators and senators undertook the task of reorganizing and preparing Missouri to be a progressive state! This is a free unique learning event.
Event times: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
200 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO (636) 940-3322

Teen Science Café
Math Explorations: Graphs, Paths, and Unsolved Questions in Mathematics
Monday, October 26
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oak Bend Branch Library
842 S. Holmes Ave
St. Louis, MO 63122
Featured Speaker: Adam Weyhaupt, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Explore possibilities with math through puzzles and challenges. Learn about mathematicians’ real-life problem-solving work then challenge yourself to try out the same problems with other teens. No math skill necessary except a curious mind!
FREE and OPEN to middle and high school students; REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. Registration for middle & high school students opens Saturday, October 17. REGISTER HERE

Powell Hall Educational Concerts
On behalf of SHARE, you are invited to attend at least one of the three exciting Powell Hall Educational Concerts this year! You do NOT have to be a SHARE member to participate. See in purple below. The first concert – “Hoot and Howl at Powell” – is coming SOON on October 28! The new Educational Director once again has some creative ideas to complement the St. Louis Symphony music. She says, “We want students to have a wonderful multi-sensory concert experience!” SHARE has reserved a block of great seats in the Grand Tier Box section.
Please note – the St. Louis Symphony has decided to use the name “Young People’s Concerts” for ALL Educational Concerts – like they used to do 50 years ago! There are no “Kinder Konzerts” or “Young Adult Concerts.” There are sometimes recommended age guidelines, but the concerts are all the same.
The 2015-2016 Young People’s Concerts that SHARE will attend as a group are:
“Hoot and Howl at Powell,” Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:00 am
Presented in partnership with the St. Louis Zoo. A spooktacular concert with help from special guest, Luna the Bat. Luna will take you on a musical tour of all the wickedly wonderful animals that relish the night. Featuring Night on Bald Mountain from Fantasia and John Williams’ Hedwig’s Theme.
“Beethoven’s New Groove,” Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00 am
Stomp, clap, clap, stomp! Learn about the beats in music and how different rhythms create different musical styles. Hear your classical favorites, including Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King and selections from Beethoven’s Fifth and Ninth symphonies.
“Tales of Shakespeare,” Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:00 am
Take a journey through the eyes of a few of Shakespeare’s most adventurous characters, featuring performers from Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Magic and mischief will follow as his exciting stories unfold before your eyes and ears. Through music and storytelling, students will connect some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in an immersive, theatrical celebration! Featuring Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more!
To sign up for one of the Educational Concerts, go to the Public Page of the SHARE website at and click on the “Calendar” link on the top bar. When the calendar appears, click on the date/concert you’re interested in. A pop-up window will appear on the left side of your screen. Fill out the required information and your names will be added to the sign-up list. SHARE pays for your spot when your name is on the list. Tickets are $5.00 per person and lapsitters are free.
If you pay using Paypal, you will need to sign up and pay for each concert separately, because of the way the SHARE Calendar is formatted.
If you pay by check, you can pay for all the concerts you will be attending with just one check. However, be sure to note the concerts & dates in the memo section of the check. Mail check payable to SHARE and mail to: Kerrie Tate, 617 Bacon Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
For more information, go to the “Powell Hall Concerts – NEW” link on the left sidebar of the SHARE website.
This field trip is open to ALL homeschoolers along with their friends and relatives. Feel free to email, text, or call with any questions…. Hope you can join us! Kerrie ( or 314-791-0000)

I am a homeschool mom of 2 girls. I am starting a much needed homeschool dance program. I was a professional dancer and now a dance teacher. The classes will be held at the Salvation Army, 824 Union rd. 63123, and will coordinate with the homeschool gym classes. I love working with children of all ages and dance is a true passion of mine. I would love to share my art form with your children! I have attached the flyer and registration. Feel free to email registration. You can email, call or text with any questions you have!
Jennifer Story

E2 Young Engineers STEM program
We are dedicated to providing our community’s young scholars with the opportunity to explore the e² Young Engineers® program. The curriculum within these enriched programs offers the development of talents in the academic areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Children will be excited to learn through activities that incorporate manipulation of the well-known LEGO® bricks to construct real life models and storytelling; this exposure to our Edutainment approach to learning is the key to our success. The e² Young Engineers® programs also enhance motor skills, spatial vision, and team work skills within the curricula. The e² Young Engineers® staff is comprised of experts in the field of education (certified teachers) and well-trained group leaders. The programs delivered are especially designed to lay the foundation of our future engineers of tomorrow! The e² Young Engineers® programs are available in before, during, and after school programs with 5 curriculums right now and more in the finalization phase.
Big Builders – pre k to Kindergarten
Young mathematicians – 1st grade (September 2016)
Lego Challenge- 1st to 5th grade
Galilego- 4th to 8th grade
Robotics & Soft engineering – 6th to 9th grade (September 2016)
I believe the programs would provide a creative, innovative, and fun addition to the homeschool curriculum. Take a look at our website and if you have any questions and want to know more about Edutainment with e2 young engineers our contact information is below.
Phone – 314-202-0594

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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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