Homeschool Events List for November 15, 2015

Wrestling Program
Homeschool Information Night
Homeschool Youth Craft Fair
StagePlay Learning
Social Skills Groups
Teen Talent Competition

Wrestling Program
We are excited to start the 2015-2016 wrestling season.  Please read the entire email as it contains a lot of information.
This year registration for the club is online.  Check out our new website at there you can register online and check out practice times.  We do not have our online payment system up and going yet, so please bring a check to the first practice and we will collect them.  For our Little Eagles (4-6 years old one night a week) the cost is $100, for 7-14 year olds who will only attend practice and not compete in tournaments the cost is $125 and for 7-14 year olds who will compete in tournaments the cost is $150.
Our first practice will be on Tuesday, November 10th.  Little Eagle practices will only be on Tuesdays from 6:00-6:45.  Our 7-14 year olds will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:30.  We still have All American Elite for our most advanced wrestlers on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30. ALL practices this season are a Kirkwood High School.
There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, November 17th.  A parent or representative for each wrestler must attend. For Little Eagle parents the meeting will run 6:00-6:30 and for parents of 7-14 year old wrestlers the meeting will run 7:00-8:00. Both meetings will be held in the Health Room at Kirkwood High School (under the wrestling room).
This year we are seeking sponsors to help keep our costs low. If you own a business or work for an employer who might be interested in sponsoring Mid-County Wrestling please print the flyer attached to this email and give it to them.  We have three level of sponsorship: $100, $150, & $200. We need all sponsors committed by Monday, November 2nd as we are printing their logo on the back of our practice shirts and must place the t-shirt order that week.
Finally, please invite kids you know who might enjoy the sport of wrestling to join the club. Pass along our website and share through social media.  We want to fill up the wrestling room!!
*Scholarships are available as needed!
Looking forward to a great season,
Steve Bourke
Mid-County Wrestling

Homeschool Information Night
Thursday, November 19
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
STLCC-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive, Wildwood, MO 63040
Refreshments will be served.
St. Louis Community College (STLCC) invites you to campus to learn about the college enrollment process. From scholarship opportunities to financial aid, campus life, study abroad and more, this event is designed for homeschool families who are interested in STLCC. During this event, you’ll meet with representatives from STLCC. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from a panel of students, parents and alumni who will share their experiences and answer questions about STLCC. To learn more, visit, or contact Meredith Rauscher at or 636.422.2014.

HELPS Homeschool Youth Craft Fair
When: Saturday November 21st; 9am to 12pm
Where: Lindsay Lane Baptist Church Florissant Mo 63031
Come help support our children by shopping among 20 plus tables, all filled with homemade goodies. This will be right in time for the upcoming holidays. The crafts and treats are created and crafted by the kids alone.
The kids are hard at work to sell their unique items.
Some items include by not subject to: hair bows, ornaments, pies in jars, jewelry, fudge, cookies, and candles.
The fair will be held in the gym, so come around the back, and please invite your friends and family members.
We appreciate your support!

StagePlay Learning
A unique and exciting 9-10 week series of drama for kids. Each week, students will be introduced to theatre skills and creative dramatic games that are age appropriate. They will also work on beginning scene work from plays and musicals to showcase at the end of each session.
While some students may be “Broadway Bound”, other students simply want to experiment with a new class or are extremely shy and parents feel that a class like this may help them. All students are welcome and will be equals at StagePlay Learning. Each week we participate in fun games that aid in life skills or what I call the 3 F’s (Focus, Fidgets and Fast Thinking).
The benefits of creative play are well documented. Creative play activities can improve reading comprehension, verbal and non-verbal communication as well as social skills in all children; including children with learning disabilities and special needs.
She is open to and available to teach this program in your co-ops or to do special series and events for your groups.

Social Skills Groups
Social skills groups for homeschoolers. Groups meet on Monday afternoons at 3:00 at Agape Christian Counseling Center’s Des Peres/Kirkwood office on Manchester Road. Cost is $20 per group, often covered by insurance. One group for elementary age kids and another for middle/high school children. Please call Carolyn at 314-556-1427 for more information or email her at
Carolyn Knarr, MSW, LCSW
Director of Child Therapeutic Services
Agape Christian Counseling

2016 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition
Registration Closes November 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is excited to announce the 6th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition, a bi-state metropolitan area-wide competition which will showcase the talents of high school performing arts students. The Finals of the 6th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre where students will compete for cash awards, special performance opportunities and college scholarships. 1st Place $7,000 scholarship (underwritten by Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust) – 2nd Place $5,000 scholarship – 3rd Place $3,000 scholarship
We encourage St. Louis Metro area teens who are homeschooled to register and showcase their talent. Students should be studying at grade levels 9, 10, 11 or 12 to participate. Acts may consist of 1 to 6 students in the categories of (but are not limited to): Singer, Musician, Actors, Rappers, Magician, Comedian, Ventriloquist, Circus Skills Performer (i.e. Juggler, Clown, Aerialist, etc.).
There are no fees to participate.
Registered students will participate in one day of the Preliminary Competition: January 30 or 31, 2016. Those who advance will participate in the Semi-final Competition March 5, 2016 leading to the Final Competition on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 23, 2016.
For complete competition details and to register visit
Deadline to register online is November 20th at 5 p.m.
PLUS: FREE Pre-competition Workshops are offered on 3 dates.
Learn how to prepare for the first round of the 2016 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition in a fun & relaxed environment.
For workshop information and to register visit

It’s a Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre
Come celebrate the season with LifeLight Youth Theatre’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life; A Live Radio Play Dessert Theatre.
LifeLight Youth Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play & Dessert Theatre!
Inspired by the classic holiday film, this holiday treat brings the spirit of the Christmas season to life live on stage right before your eyes (and ears).
Performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience, LifeLight Youth Theatre actors play the dozens of characters as well as produce the sound effects bringing to life the town of Bedford Falls.
Let your imagination build the scene and see the story anew with this nostalgic and spirit-lifting tale.
Come early (6pm) & enjoy Christmas & 1940s swing music from the SCCHE Swing Band while you enjoy the dessert buffet before the show (show begins at 7pm).
Ticket Information
Tickets are $11 ($13 if purchased after November 15th) and includes a delicious dessert buffet that you may enjoy either before the show or at intermission. Coffee and lemonade included.
FOR ONE SHOW ONLY, FRIDAY, DEC. 11TH AT 7PM at Grace Community Chapel!

Endeavor—a camp for homeschoolers
Thanks so much for being willing to get our information out to homeschool families.  Our camp does a huge variety of things, serving youth groups, families, and more.  We do have one homeschool specific program called Endeavor.  It is usually the first full week of October and is a challenge expedition specifically designed for homeschool students ages 15-18.  During the expedition, students learn basic outdoor skills such as fire building, knot tying, cooking, and navigation.  They then become responsible for using those skills to get the group to destinations via canoeing or backpacking. The purpose of these trips is for students to be challenged, grow in responsibility, individual hunger for the Lord, and to confront fear, frustration, conflict, etc.  Since we just completed the expedition for this year, I’m not sure if you will want to send the information out yet?  Students can sign-up any time throughout the year.  Here is the link to the website with more information and how to sign-up:  We encourage parents and students to call or email us if they have questions as well.

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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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