Homeschool Events List for June 3, 2016

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Basketball Camps
Free Summer Lunches
Bolduc Homeschool Day
Explore Music Japan
Cardinals Baseball
Small Co-op looking for members
Encouragement

BASKETBALL CAMPS
Basketball summer camps with homeschool friend Coach Farrell:  Many of you have gone to his basketball camps for a number of years.  He has two sessions at the St. Louis Basketball Academy and one at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons.  For more information or to register, text Ana Farrell at 267-980-2857.
Camps are for boys and girls ages 7-13.
>>St. Louis Basketball Academy, 12545 Fee Fee Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146
June 6-10
June 20-24
9 am – noon
$100 per camper per week
http://www.stlbball.com/full-width-page/16392-2/
>>The Pointe at Ballwin Commons
June 13-17
9am – 3pm
$125 per camper

Free Summer Lunches
St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide free lunches to children this summer at select SLCL locations. Starting June 6, 2016 six SLCL branches will offer a nutritious lunch along with activities for kids from 12:00-1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. On Fridays, kids will get pizza as a special treat. Meals will be available free of charge for children ages 2-18.
The free lunch program will be offered at the following branches: Florissant Valley, Indian Trails, Jamestown Bluffs, Lewis & Clark, Rock Road and Weber Road. Lunch service will be offered June 6-August 12. Please call 314-994-3300 for more information.

BOLDUC HOMESCHOOL DAY
On June 7, 2016, members of the New Bourbon Militia will be in costume and on site at the Buldoc Museum in Ste. Genevieve  to offer students a unique experience as they learn basic militia drills, marches, and a brief history of the role of the French Militia in old Ste. Genevieve. Students will put their new skills into practice with a march into Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve on official business in search of British Spies! Please join us and help us keep history alive as we teach these students what it was like in Colonial Ste. Genevieve!
Homeschool Programs are offered the first Tuesday of each month at the Bolduc House Museum from 1:30-3 PM. The cost is $4/Student, $10/Family. Pre-registration is advised as the dates tend to fill up fast! To pre-register, email Sandy at participate@bolduchouse.org, or call/text her at 573-535-0223, with how many students you will bring, and their age range.
Check out their facebook page for information about the June Bolduc House Homeschool Tuesday…   https://www.facebook.com/events/136903660046574/

EXPLORE MUSIC JAPAN
Sunday, June 12th, 12-3 p.m.
Webster University East Academic Building EAB
(Entrance through the Community Music School west side of the EAB.)
545 Garden Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119
Explore the music and culture of Japan at Explore Music! JAPAN from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12th in the East Academic Building on the campus of Webster University presented by the Community Music School.
Enjoy performances by Niji Japanese Choral Group at noon and Japanese instrumental ensemble, Gaku at 1 p.m.  The ensemble includes traditional Japanese instruments such as the Koto, Shamisen, Jabisen, Taishogoto, Tsuzumi, Taiko Drum, and Suzu.  The Niji Chorus is a choir of mixed ethnicity that sings both traditional and contemporary Japanese music.  Both groups are under the direction of Ms. Yuki Quattrocchi.
Additionally, children and adults of all ages are invited to participate in traditional Japanese art projects.  Create a Harie, a picture made of torn rice paper and made into flowers. Try your hand in Origami, folded paper objects and animals.  Watch a demonstration of Oshie (a padded picture) making a kimono.  View a display of authentic Japanese kimonos and children’s art display.
Experience authentic Japanese cuisine from Nobu available for purchase beginning at noon.
Parking is available in the parking garage located on Garden Ave. directly across the street from the East Academic Building.
FREE and open to the public.  For all ages.

CARDINALS BASEBALL
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE WHILE ATTENDING A CARDINAL BASEBALL GAME???
Here is the answer:
The St. Louis Firefighters are offering a special price on tickets for the
Wednesday, June 29th, 7:15 p.m. game against the Kansas City Royals.
You have two options:
Option #1:  Purchase a $67.00 face value ticket for the low price of$30.00 a ticket!
Option #2:  Purchase a $67.00 face value ticket AND attend a 2-hour tailgate party including food, drinks, and giveaways for the fantastic price of $40.00 a ticket!
(Please note: The tailgate party is not held at Busch stadium through the Cardinals.   It is held at 11th & Spruce and being sponsored by the St. Louis City Firefighters.)
All the proceeds made from this function will benefit the kids who are in Children’s Hospital.  Every month of the entire year, Children’s hosts a fun, bingo game with nice prizes for their patients who are in the hospital.  With your help, the firefighters will buy the gifts, run the bingo games, and hand out the prizes to the winners! We have been sponsoring this bingo ministry now for about 4 years.  Please help us to be able to continue this tradition to help make the children’s stay in the hospital a little more fun.
For more information or to order tickets, you can contact me at:
St. Louis City Fire Captain, Mark Chrun
Phone:  314-488-9321
Email:    mcrjnc@sbcglobal.net
There are only 300 tickets available at these prices so please help us to sell out the event.  You will not only be getting a great deal, but you will be helping to bless the children who are in the hospital for extended periods of time.

Small Middle & High School Co-op in Sunset Hills Looking for Members
The two of us have been co-oping together for many years and our friends have either graduated their children, moved, or quit homeschooling. We have six boys that we will be homeschooling in the fall, ages 10, 13, 14, and 16 and one girl, age 12.
Our boys are very active and love to play sports together when they’re not doing classes: tennis, baseball, snowboarding, Frisbee golf, and more. They also enjoy video games. The 12-year-old girl loves crafting, gymnastics, cooking, and softball. All the kids are on grade level or above.
We are Christian families and are interested in finding a few families with similar interests and homeschooling styles. We share responsibilities for teaching and plan to offer the following classes one day a week:
Apologia Physical Science, Biology, and Physics
Dave Ramsey’s Personal Finance – high school only
IEW’s Speech Boot Camp – high school only
Elections & States & Regions Unit Studies for Middle School
We want to make sure that any families who join will be a good fit. We realize that you need to get to know us, too. Please email Melanie Wilson at melaniephd@gmail.com or Kris Wattles at homeschoolmomto4boys@yahoo.com to start the conversation. Let us know the ages and interests of your kids and why you would be interested in our co-op.

HOMESCHOOLING HELD HOSTAGE
http://heidistjohn.com/homeschooling/homeschooling-held-hostage

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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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