Homeschool Events List for March 9, 2016

Stars & Stripes Trivia Night
Catholic Homeschool Conference
Wetlands for Kids
Homeschool Day Bolduc Museum
Meet Me Outdoors
Teen Coffee House Night

Stars & Stripes Trivia Night
The Teen Eagles proudly present our annual Trivia Night! Come out for a night full of Star Spangles trivia!
Categories include: Fashion, The Wars of the Union, “Are you more cultured than this guy”, The History of the U.S.A., and Ad-Campaigns. Please join us for a night of fun, prizes, food, games, and a few surprises.
We have some great prizes for tables who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!
Ed Martin, President of Eagle Forum, is returning to be our emcee for the evening.
When: March 12, 2016 at 6:00pm
Where: The Pillar Foundation, 15820 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
Pricing: $100 for a table of 9 people. $15 per individual seat. $7 for Pillar students.
RSVP: Madeleine Castle at

2016 Catholic Homeschool Conference
We are excited to announce that the conference will be taking on a slightly new direction based on the needs of our members. With a focus on support and inspiration for the homeschool family, we are introducing some discussion groups, networking opportunities, and spiritual presentations. We are also thrilled to be expanding our Used Books Sale!
Saturday, March 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Gianna Catholic Church, 450 East Highway N, Wentzville, MO 63385

The annual Wetlands for Kids Day celebration is set for Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles.  Wetlands for Kids Day is hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Ducks Unlimited (DU).  The event, supported by grants from MasterCard, Enterprise Foundation, and the Mississippi Valley Duck Hunters Association, is free for both kids and adults.
Wetlands for Kids Day is designed to help families have fun discovering nature while also learning about the importance of these vital habitats in Missouri.
The activities include more than 20 education stations where visitors can learn about wetland wildlife firsthand.  There will be a chance to see live birds of prey, courtesy of the World Bird Sanctuary.  A live reptile and amphibian station will provide a close-up look at these wetland inhabitants.  Kids can explore the Duck Wing Maze while learning to identify ducks by wings and plumage along the way.  They can also crawl through a simulated beaver den.
Retriever demonstrations are popular with visitors who enjoy watching the dogs perform on land and water.   Other stations include fish tasting, air rifle shooting, archery, DU Laser Shot, and a rod and reel casting station for the little ones.  The Discover Nature Fishing Program will also offer fishing for real fish on Lake 15.
Each child who attends gets a free subscription to the MDC Xplor: Adventures in Nature Magazine for kids.  They will also receive a DU Greenwing membership and a subscription to Puddler Magazine.  There will also be free tree seedling giveaways, while supplies last, courtesy of MDC forestry staff.
In keeping with its watery theme, Wetlands for Kids Day will be held rain or shine.  Participants are encouraged to come no matter the weather as there will be activities both indoors and out.  Food will also be available for purchase during the event.
To learn more about Wetlands for Kids Day on April 2, call 636-441-4554.  The August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area is located in St. Charles on Route D, about two miles west of Highway 94.

Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis
April 2-3, 2016; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
Regular Garden admission applies; separate admission required for some activities.
Help kick-start spring during this fun weekend festival by celebrating the great outdoors. In addition to the seasonal reopenings of the Children’s Garden, Tower Grove House, Café Flora and tram rides, the recently renovated Brookings Exploration Center will debut, as well as the new PlantLab, a greenhouse-like space for hands-on plant science and stewardship. You can register for hands-on wildlife-habitat building sessions and check out exhibitors from across the region beckoning you to explore and discover St. Louis’s great outdoors. You’ll even take home a native tree*! *While supplies last

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Members of the French JR. Militia will be in costume and on site to offer HOMESCHOOL students unique French Colonial activities! Children will be divided into groups, and move from station to station, to experience hands on learning. Activities in April will include French Militia drills, tomahawk throwing (weather permitting!), rope making and butter making! (hmmm…..where does milk come from?) Help us keep French history alive by teaching our students what life was like in colonial times! Please join us!
Homeschool programs are offered on the first Tuesday of each month @ the Bolduc House Museum, 1:30-3:00. Cost is $4 per student, $10 max per family. Please contact Sandy for more information.
Bolduc House Museum
125 S Main St, Sainte Genevieve, Missouri 63670

Teen Coffee House Night
April 22 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
You asked for it and you got it! Open mic night–all are invited.
This is an opportunity for our youth to express themselves creatively. A Christian night filled with God-honoring music, comedy, poetry reading, and other inspired performances (nothing inappropriate—no vulgarity, no profanity).
No charge. Free snacks! Invite your friends. Sign up today!
The Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376  636-447-6900

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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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