Homeschool Events List for March 3, 2016

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Morpho Mania
Homeschool Baseball fundraiser
Used Curriculum Sale (x4!)
MHM Homeschool Day
Classical Conversations
Take 3 Theater
Homeschool Art Show
FVL South County
Judges Needed

MORPHO MANIA
March 1–31
Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017
March brings a very special kind of madness to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House—our annual March Morpho Mania event! Visit us during the month of March, when the Butterfly House floods the tropical conservatory with thousands of breathtaking Blue Morpho butterflies—a perennial favorite. What better way to celebrate spring?
Don’t miss this dramatic sight while it lasts! All activities are free with admission.
Due to high attendance strollers are not allowed. Stroller parking will be available in front of the building.

SUPPORT A HOMESCHOOL TEAM
The Patriots’ baseball Chick-fil-A Spirit Night on Thursday, March 10, from 5:30-7:30 at the Mid Rivers Chick-fil-A. All you have to do is tell the cashier when you order that you are supporting the Patriots, and the Patriots will receive a portion of your order total.

Collinsville Homeschool Coop Used Curriculum Sale
WHEN: Friday, March 11, 2016
WHERE: Madow Heights Baptist Church, 1498 Vandalia St., Collinsville, IL 62234
TIME: 11:30-12:00 Table Set up
12:00-12:30 Sellers Only Shop
12:30-2:30 Curriculum Sale
2:30-3:00 Table Clean-up
PRICE: Seller Table are $5.00 due at door in cash.
HOW: Tables still available. Details and table sign up are available on the website at www.collinsvillehomeschoolcoop.com.
-Seller is responsible for all sales-material loading, setup, cleanup, and haul-away; pricing; and personal currency/cash box for the fair.
-All sales are to be made in cash. Seller is responsible for providing all “bank” change needed.
-Seller Tables Are either A) one-60″ round table or B) one-6/8′ rectangular table. It will be setup for your use, without a tablecloth, and have a $5.00 fee for use: you will be responsible for table tear-down. You will be emailed a table chart and assignment list the week of the fair. The table fee is due at check-in and to be paid in cash.
Open to all area homeschoolers–free to shop. Free activity room for kids 4-13 while shopping. Email questions to: info@collinsvillehomeschoolcoop.com

MHM HOMESCHOOL DAY
Ready your magnifying glasses for our upcoming Homeschool Day, Museum Detectives, on Monday, March 14, from 10:00am to 2:15pm! Dig deep into history by investigating characters from St. Louis’s past and explore our exhibitions the way the pros do. The day is full of tours and activities for your families to enjoy.
>>>Please note: Due to the adult nature of the exhibition Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, it is NOT recommended that elementary students (K–5th grade) visit this gallery. The Engaging with Artifacts and Curator for a Day tours will be ticketed. All children 5 years of age or older and adults are required to have tickets to attend a tour. To ensure the safety of our artifacts and to provide an engaging experience, there will be a maximum of 45 people allowed on each tour. You may request tickets at the registration table. Tickets are free and are first come, first served. Also, to ensure that everyone has a quality experience in the History Clubhouse, we are implementing a timed-entry system starting at 11:00am. You may request tickets at the registration table. Tickets are free and are first come, first served. As a reminder the History Clubhouse is intended for children age 2 to 10 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Register here

Classical Conversations
St. Charles will host two informational meetings this month!
Come learn more about this Christ-centered educational community that equips and encourages homeschooling families. Classical Conversations offers support, structure and encouragement to our families while providing a community in which to learn and grow. We offer three levels of programs: Foundations for 4 year olds to 6th grade, Essentials for 4th-6th graders, and Challenge levels for junior high to high school students.
Both meetings will be held at Bogey Hills Baptist Church, 1721 Treetop Drive (63303), in St. Charles.
-Tuesday, March 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm
-Thursday, March 31 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Please RSVP to me, Jenn Scott, at jenn_scott@sbcglobal.net

TCHE USED CURRICULUM SALE
WHEN: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
WHERE: Faith Baptist Church, 11835 County Road CC, Festus, MO 63028
TIME: 8:00-9:00 Seller set up and shop from each other
9:00-11:30 Open to the public
11:30-12:00 Clean-up and out by noon
PRICE: Each table is available for $3. If you don’t have a lot you can share a table. The funds will be donated to the church as a thank you for letting us use the gym. You do not have to be a Twin City Home Educators member to participate.
HOW: You must reserve a table by the 28th so Paula knows how many to set up. She can be reached at paulakoranda@gmail.com. All sellers are expected to help clean up. There will be a couple tables for free items. Anything left at the end will be hauled to either the trash or Goodwill.
MORE: This is a curriculum sale. Books, curriculum, movies, games….anything that fits into “education” counts. I am going to stretch it a bit and say homemade baked goods and crafts made by the kids (because art and baking are part of education!) are allowed this year.
Multi-level marketing products/vendor sales are not allowed.

TAKE 3 THEATER
Join us as Take 3 Theater presents PILGRIM, a contemporary, musical performance based on Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. The full-length play conveys Biblical themes of Faith, Repentance, Friendship, Hardship, Temptation, Death and Eternity. PILGRIM is both inspirational and entertaining, and a must-see for everyone.
Admission is FREE, with 4 performances being offered. So, grab your family and friends and join us for PILGRIM! The running time is 120 minutes. We look forward to seeing you there!
March 31, 2016 – 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church Crestwood, Crestwood
April 1, 2016 – 7:00 PM
Greentree Community Church, Kirkwood
April 2, 2016 – 7:00 PM
New City Fellowship, University City
April 3, 2016 – 7:00 PM
West County Community Church, Wildwood
Pilgrim is a full-length, two-act “Broadway style” musical running 120 minutes
This contemporary musical, which debuted in 2009, is an adaptation of John Bunyan’s classic work, Pilgrim’s Progress. Using Bunyan’s allegories, the play conveys biblical themes of faith, repentance, friendship, hardship, temptation, death and eternity. From feedback we’ve received, cast members often experience a deep spiritual journey along with the audience.
Book by Janice Landry and Cathy Mays
Music by Bob KauflinMark AltroggeJanice LandryZach Jones and others
>Take 3 Christian Theater, consist of Jr. and Sr. high homeschoolers who rehearse at The Pillar Foundation, Ellisville. Past performances include Acts, a City Rising and A Charlie Brown Christmas.  For more information, contact us at polygonblessings@charter.net
>All performances are FREE of charge.  (Some venues may have limited seating.)

HELPS Used Book Sale
WHEN: Saturday, April 2nd
TIME: Set-up from 8am-9am      Sale is from 9am-12pm
WHERE: Chatham Bible Church (same location as last year)
6375 Howdershell, Hazelwood, Mo 63042
COST: $6 for an 8ft table and 2 chairs. HELPS members receive a $2 discount.
RSVP: To reserve a table, please visit http://www.helps-stl.org./ Click on the public events tab on the home page or follow this link http://www.helps-stl.org/event/helps-used-book-sale/
Sellers responsible for setting prices, bringing their own change and bags.
HELPS and Chatham Bible Church are not responsible for loss or damaged property.
Questions-Please email Michele at michelekerans@yahoo.com

10th ANNUAL SHARE HOMESCHOOL ART SHOW
GRADES K-12 – April 26, 2016
The 10th annual SHARE Homeschool Art Show is a fun opportunity for young artists to see their work on display, view others’ artwork, and enjoy fellowship time with others who love art. Ribbons will be awarded to place winners in each grade category (including separate categories for photography) and participant ribbons will also be given.
This contest is open to all homeschooled students, Kindergarten – 12th grade. We encourage students of all ages to submit pieces. Note our NEW location this year in Webster Groves on Big Bend Blvd.
Artwork will be judged twice. First, privately before the Show begins. All award ribbons will be held until the awards ceremony, so as not to influence the Artists’ Choice awards. The second judging will be “Artists’ Choice”: students who have submitted artwork will vote on the pieces they like the best, and the winner in each category will receive a special ribbon. All awards will be announced after everyone has had a chance to view the artwork.
IMPORTANT DATES
Friday April 8- Registration deadline (to allow us time to order ribbons)
Friday, April 22- Deadline for project drop-off (see drop-off contacts below)
Tuesday, April 26- Viewing 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Announcement of winners 7:00 p.m.
***NEW ART SHOW LOCATION***
Christ the King Church, 9018 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 63119
PROJECT DROP-OFF
(PLEASE protect your artwork with a plastic bag or other container. If your artwork is fragile, you may drop it off between noon and 3 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at Christ the King Church. )
You may bring your art project to any SHARE event before April 22 or you may drop it off at one of these locations:
Cathy Mullins’ home, 3675 Montana, 63116.
(Montana Street is west of Grand Ave., between Meramec St. and Chippewa.)
It may be helpful to contact Cathy before you drop off: 314-769-7965 or Ekcjmullins@aol.com
or
Rebekah Matt’s home, 165 Chatwood Terrace, 63126
(in Crestwood, one block south of the intersection of Sappington and Big Bend)
Please contact Rebekah before you drop off: 314-984-9173 or rmatt6@att.net (email is best)
Complete details are available on the SHARE website 

SCCHE Used Book Sale
Save the Date!
WHEN:   June 7th
WHERE: Grace Community Chapel.
More information later about reserving tables and donating.

FVL SOUTH COUNTY
I am excited that The Family Vision is coming to minister with our library system in South County.
I have some needs that the homeschool community may be able to help with.
1. I need a licensed HVAC company to install a furnace inside our storefront location off Lemay Ferry Road. They need to be licensed and apply for the permit. I am looking for a Christian home school company if possible.
2. We have located some book cases in downtown STL for our library. I need a box truck and an appliance dolly and some manpower to move them from the current location to our So. County location.
3. I need some volunteers to help paint inside the location. Mature teens and adults only.
4. There will also be some help needed when we move materials from St. Peters to So. County.
If you can help or know someone who can please contact me.   I am excited to get this location open as soon as possible.
Blessings,
John Thrower johnt@thefamilyvision.org

JUDGES NEEDED
Spring is just around the corner and so is the St. Louis Speech & Debate tournament! It draws homeschoolers from throughout the Midwest who come to present speeches and debate. We need 400 judges. Can you help?
Click here to go directly to registration: gatewayclassic-2016.homeschooldebate.net/judges
-How Much Time is Required: Judging requires only a 2 – 2 ½ hour commitment per round. We hope you will find your time investment both fun and rewarding. Of course, you are welcome to stay longer and judge multiple events!
-Missing a Meal? Delicious food will be provided throughout the day in the judging area. This is our gift of thanks to you for your investment of time which so greatly benefits our students.
-Is Experience Necessary? No. We will provide all the training that you will need. Just come with a willingness to listen and provide feedback on what you like and what you think can be improved. Of course, you also get to rank the speakers and choose your winner!
-What Events Can I Judge? Good question! Our students compete in both speech and debate events. You may click on the tabs to the left marked Debate Events and Speech Events for more specific information. Many judges remark as they turn in their ballots that they found the experience entertaining, informative, and encouraging.
For more information, please contact Loretta Braswell at stljudgerecruiter@outlook.com

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If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. Comments are not available, but sharing is.
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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