Homeschool Events List for October 25, 2015

Artist Reception
Homeschooler Day at Magic House
Homeschool Craft Fair
Homeschool Roller Skating
Musicians Needed
Read to Succeed
Art Unleashed
A Christmas Carol

Artist Reception
You are invited to DaySpring Arts and Education’s first ever artist reception!
We are so grateful for Jack Whitney allowing us to host a collection of his beautiful artwork at DaySpring. Join us in celebrating a local artist and member of the DaySpring community.
Reception will begin at 2:30 on November 1, 2015. We will serve light refreshments. At 3:30 pm we will hold a Question and Answer with Jack where anyone is invited to ask Jack questions about his work and process.
We look forward to seeing you on November 1 to celebrate the art of Jack Whitney!
Check out some of his other work as well on his websites:

Homeschool Morning at the Magic House
November 2, 2015; 9:30-11:30 a.m.
EXCITING NEWS: For all the dates, the price will only be $3.00 per person again (ages 12 months and older)
Dear Homeschoolers,
Once again the Magic House, has graciously agreed to give us the wonderful $3.00 price for ALL of our Magic House Mornings this school year. We have promised them that “if they make it affordable, we will come”. Please, please spread the word about this great deal and make plans to attend one or all of the Homeschool Mornings at the Magic House. It’s such a wonderful experience to have that entire venue full of like-minded families. You can let your children have a lot of freedom knowing that the building is closed to the public and is open to only homeschool families and sweet Magic House employees. My goal again this year is to fill the Magic House with hundreds of homeschoolers and show our appreciation to the Administrative Staff of the Magic House for their generosity towards us!
Please note the following:
~Price: $3.00 per person (adults included)
~Children under the age of 1 are free.
~You may NOT use any membership pass or discount coupons as this is already a special price.
~Sign up is not necessary. You may pay at the counter and you may use the following: Cash, Check, Credit Card, Debit Card
~Be sure to use the entrance to the new Educational Center…do NOT use the old entrance (facing the school) and do NOT use the front doors facing Kirkwood Road.
~THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL HOMESCHOOLERS! Please feel free to copy this to all. It is important that we have over 400 participants or the price could be raised.
~We have 4 Magic House dates. There is no December, January, or March event.
~Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
~Mark your calendar for these dates:
February 1, 2016
April 4, 2016
~If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Mullins at

Homeschool Craft Fair
There is still time to sign up for the 2015 Homeschool Craft Fair but space is running out!  If you are interested in participating – go to the website (click here) and download a registration form.  We have had a wonderful response to this year’s fair and look forward to seeing you all there!
Please consider marking your calendar and dropping in for some fun holiday shopping and fellowship.  Come support the young entrepreneurs in the homeschool community as well as the experienced crafters among us!
Concessions will be available and door prizes awarded.  November 14th.  10am – 3 pm at First Free Church 1375 Carman Rd. Manchester, MO  63021

Homeschool Roller Skating
Homeschool skating in Arnold at Rock Roll Orena on Tuesday, November 17 from 1-3 pm
3$ to skate plus skate rental is extra 2$ or roller blades $3.75

Musicians Needed
It’s Nutcracker season and Saint Louis Ballet is in need of some musicians to play prior to their performances and during intermission. Contact Sharon Castillo at 314-599-7702 or more information and to sign up.
Saint Louis Ballet will be performing The Nutcracker this December at the Touhill PAC on the UMSL campus. We are looking for musicians (pianists, vocalists or string quartets) to perform classical Christmas music 30 minutes prior to, and during intermission of each show. Performance dates and times are the following:
December 17- 7:30pm
December 18 – 7:30pm
December 19 – 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
December 20 – 7:00 pm
December 22 – 7:30 pm
December 23 – 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Musicians will be compensated with one complementary ticket to the performance at which they are playing. We will gladly sign any paperwork for students needing documentation for performance/service hours. Please contact us ASAP to get your preferred date and time.
On behalf of St Louis Ballet, thank you or your time and consideration.
Sharon Castillo 314-599-7702

Read to succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! The program is available to teachers and schools at no cost to participate, and it’s a great way to motivate kids to read.

Art Unleashed!
Unleash your creativity at Art Unleashed! Art Unleashed, a nonprofit art organization, is dedicated to enriching the lives of students of all ages and abilities by using the visual arts as a vehicle to cultivate creative self-expression, improve artistic abilities, and enhance self-esteem in a safe and welcoming environment. Conveniently located at 141 and Olive
Boulevard in Chesterfield, Art Unleashed invites children and adults of all ages and abilities to discover and enhance their creative side.
We currently offer classes in a wide variety of subjects including drawing, painting, pottery and sculpture. We have programming for Preschoolers, Homeschool families and adults during the day. In the evening, we offer classes for school age children and adults, with most sessions between five to eight weeks in length. In addition to regular classes, we also offer one-night workshops for adults, open studio nights for teenagers, scout workshops and birthday parties.
While all of our classes are inclusive, we also have a program called Kaleidoscope, which is specifically designed for children with intellectual and development disabilities that are looking for more one-on-one instruction. All of the classes at Art Unleashed are taught by certified Art Education teachers, Art Therapists, Special Education teachers and professional artists.
For more information on Art Unleashed, please visit our website at or call 636-627-7735. Our mailing address is 13379 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017

Homeschool students from the ARCHE group are presenting “A Christmas Carol” on December 12th. We have a great cast lined up and ready to present a celebration of Christmas with their rendition of this classic tale. I know you will enjoy the performance at the beautiful Sun Theatre at Grandel Square. Get your group together for discounted tickets when purchased prior to November 1st! A group is 5 or more who pay with one payment.
Group Sales through November 1st:
Balcony seats: $5.00 each
Floor seats: $7.50 each
Groups of 5 or more, paid in one payment. Groups can be organizations or families.
After November 1st, Regular Admission Floor Seats: General Seating tickets: $10.00 each
Visit to reserve tickets.

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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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