Homeschool Events List for September 13, 2016

Please excuse the lateness of notification for some of this information. Thank you
Employment Opportunity
Homeschool Bowling
Dance Without Limits
Balloon Race
Christian Family Night
Sponsors Needed – homeschool volleyball
Young Adult Poetry Contest
Sporting Clays Fundraising Event
Penguin Ski Club

Employment Opportunity
My name is Eric Benting and I am the Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A at Sunset Plaza.  We will be hosting our 5th Chick-fil-A Sunset Plaza Homeschooler’s Informational Meeting on Wednesday, September 14th from 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Sunset Hills Community Center.  I will share the Chick-fil-A story as well as our vision, mission and core values.  Chick-fil-A’s corporate purpose is, “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A”.  We are looking for energetic team-members who lead with a servant’s heart and are excited to make a difference in the community and in the lives of others.  Since we opened in November, 2013, we have employed many homeschoolers and find it to be a great partnership and relationship. The kids really enjoy the friendly environment, the flexible hours we offer and they embrace our mission.
We will serve our delicious chocolate chip cookies that are baked in-house and refreshing iced tea while you learn more about Chick-fil-A and why it is such a rewarding place to work.  The restaurant is located in Sunset Hills on Lindbergh Boulevard just south of Watson Road. We offer competitive pay, flexible schedules and are closed on Sundays.  This opportunity is for employment at the Sunset Hills location only and for those who are at least 15 years old.
The address for the community center is:
Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
If you would like to attend, please e-mail us at to reserve your spot.  Please include candidate’s name and total number in your party. Parents, please feel free to join us too! Thank you for your time and consideration.  We look forward to meeting you!
Eric Benting
Chick-fil-A Sunset Plaza

Calling all kids!  Did you know there is a bowling League just for homeschool kids?  We there is and it is a blast!  Kids of all ages and abilities can join this bowling league.  If you have never bowled before, or if you have bowled for years we want you to join us!  It is a lot of fun and you can learn to bowl or just improve your bowling. By the way, you will probably make some new friends, too. No need to sign up ahead of time. Just show up and join in!  Kids get a T-shirt and a pizza party.  The kids can bowl 2 games for $6 or 3 games for $9. Shoes are included.
We meet on Wednesdays at 1:00
The League will start on September 14
Lakeside Bowl in Valley Park, 1254 Dougherty Ferry Rd., Valley Park, MO. 63088
636-225-2400     We really hope to see you!

Mondays 5:30-6:00pm
Wednesdays 12:00-12:30pm
Ages 3-24
An adaptive dance class with music, singing, movement, creativity, instruments, and plenty of dance.
Visit for more information or call 314-962-2022
9901 Watson Road, Suite 125, Crestwood, MO 63126

2016 Forest Park Balloon Race
-Friday, September 16, 2016
BALLOON GLOW- Central Field – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PNC Bank FIREWORKS FINALE – Central Field – 9:15 p.m.
-Saturday, September 17, 2016
Central Field – 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – Festivities begin!
1:00 p.m. – School of Rock Stage Opens
2:00 p.m. – Wehrenberg/Suburban Journals Photo Contest
3:00 p.m. – Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
4:30 p.m. – “Hare” Balloon Launch
4:45 p.m. – “Hound” Balloon Launch begins

Christian Family Night
Edison’s Christian Family Night is just a few weeks away! RSVP for your family or youth group today!
For just $20 (plus tax), each guest will enjoy a hot dog, a drink, and UNLIMITED bowling, laser tag, and arcade play from 4-9pm on Sunday, September 25!
We’ll be playing contemporary Christian music all night long, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit a local charity.
There is no fee to RSVP. All payments will be collected upon arrival. RSVPs are requested but not required, so bring your friends!
It’s the perfect opportunity for church groups & families to have a fun night out together.
Click the link to RSVP!
Got questions? E-mail or call (618) 307-9020 and we’ll be happy to help!
We look forward to hosting you for a night of fellowship & fun!
Edison’s Entertainment Complex
2477 South State Route 157
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Homeschool Volleyball Teams Need Sponsors
Debbie Rehmer “shares”…
Friends, Let me know if you are interested in this opportunity, also you know of anyone interested in getting some advertising out, please forward this Email to them. Thanks.
Advertise in BIG Local Homeschool Volleyball Tournament!
The Intensity Volleyball Club is hosting a big local volleyball tournament on October 1st!  We are looking for advertisers for our tournament program. More than 21 teams will attend with an anticipated total attendance of over 400 people!!! So your ad will be seen!
Space is limited, so contact me ASAP with your info. (Space will close this Saturday.)  A jpg would be the best way to send your ad.
Thank you in advance for your support of homeschool sports and the Intensity Homeschool Volleyball Club (and Aly)
Prices: $100 for full page, $50 for 1/2 page and $25 for business card.
Debbie Rehmer 314-913-0464
Intensity site:

In honor of the fun-loving North American river otters, the Zoo will host Ottertoberfest, a fall event featuring traditional German beer, live music, kids’ activities and more! Visitors can purchase beer, bratwurst and other German specialties.
October 1 – 2, 2016; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
October 8 – 9, 2016; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Admission is FREE
Otter-related games and activities for children will include an otter craft, an “Otter Says” game, a river otter biofact table, and more!

Young Adult Poetry Contest
Calling all young adult poets, ages of 16-21! St. Louis County Library is seeking poets for our first Young Adult Poetry Contest.
Winners will receive a Visa gift card and have their poem posted to the library’s website.
Official Rules & Guidelines:
Open to young adults ages 16-21.
Entrant must have a valid St. Louis County Library card.
Limit one poem submission per person.
Poem can be any line length but must not exceed three (3) total pages.
Poetry can be on any topic provided that the content is appropriate in language and subject.
Entries accepted starting Thursday, September 1 and must be received by close of business on Friday, October 14, 2016.
Do not write your name or place any other identifying marks on the poem itself.
Visa gift cards will be awarded for 1st place ($50) and 2nd place ($25).
Judges’ decisions are final.
Winners will be notified by Friday, October 28 and posted at within a week.
How to enter:
Complete the online entry form with your original poem attached between September 1 and October 14, 2016. You will be asked to include:
Age (Contest open to ages 16-21)
Library Card Number
Library Branch
Phone Number
Email Address

Sporting Clays Fundraising Event
November 5 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Take aim at a great time! Join us for a sporting clays fundraising event at Sandy Valley Sporting Clays in Pevely.
Registration will be open 8-8:30 AM. Shooting begins at 9 AM sharp. Stations are limited to six shooters. The cost is $70 per shooter or $420 per group of six. Bring your own shotgun, 100 shells, and hearing protection.
Lunch will be served following the event. Raffles and a silent auction will be held.
The event will be held rain or shine. Contact us today to register! 636-447-6900
EARLY BIRD PRICING! Sign up now through October 1 for just $55 per person!
Local businesses and friends of The Family Vision: There are several sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact us for more information.

Penguin Ski Club
Time to sign up for the Penguin Ski Club again! It’s an unbelievable price and makes a fantastic Christmas gift.
For $129 each person receives a lift ticket and an individual pass that they will keep with them. This pass is flexible allowing you to vary your choice of day from week to week (Mon-Thurs). It must be presented at the ticket window with each visit to Hidden Valley so a current lift ticket can be issued to the pass holder.
There is also a Friday option. If you would like to ski on Fridays only, you can buy a Friday pass for $159. Friday is a high demand day, but still less busy than weekends. The same person cannot buy both a Mon-Thurs pass and a Friday pass.
For an additional onetime fee of $20 per pass, ski or snowboard rental will be included with each visit (once a week Mon-Thurs).
Joining the Penguins club is still less expensive than skiing two or three times without a pass. This is a fundraiser for the students of SHARE and the Homelink Learning Center. In the past they have used the funds to go to Japan and England.
Anybody can join, including your friends, neighbors and family who aren’t homeschooling.
The deadline to join is December 1st at midnight. Hidden Valley makes no exceptions to the deadline.
To join the Penguin Ski Club, visit Click “Plan and Buy” along the top. Click School programs, then under HV Ski and Ride Club click Learn More, and then click the box to buy now. Our user name for the club is “Penguins” with a capital P. Our password is “homeski” with a lower case h. You are now in our club site.
Next you will click the blue “go shopping.” At the top left there is a box of categories where you click 16/17 ski passes. Select the pass you would like. Most people want the Mon-Thurs option for $129. An alternative is to select the Friday only option for $159 and add it to the cart and check out. Only one deal per person. Don’t forget to add ski rental. (There is sales tax.)
During check out you will assign a guest for the pass. If you were a member last year, type in the name of each person one at a time and see if it is still in the system. If not, you may need to create a new guest. New members do this by typing in the name, address and birthday, etc.
Once you find the guest, or create a new one, you select the guest and enter his or her birthday. Check out is like most other things on line. You enter your billing name and address and make payment via Visa, Master Card or Discover.
Season passes are for personal use only. Season passes CANNOT be transferred to another person. Misuse of season pass or violation of area policies and procedures will result in loss of privileges at all resorts and prosecution. All prices are subject to change without notice.  Season passes, including club passes, are Non-Refundable unless the pass holder is unable to ski/snowboard due to a medical reason or work transfer.  A letter on letterhead dated and signed by a doctor or employer is required for verification.  All refund requests must be received in writing, by Hidden Valley within 14 days of the medical incident or work transfer.  There is a $50 processing fee for processing a refund.  If the pass has been used, all visits will be calculated at current daily price and deducted from the refund as well as the processing fee .  Please note: Since this is a discounted pass program, after opening day, there will be NO REFUNDS or changes made to passes.
To learn more about Hidden Valley, you may visit the website at If you still have questions, please email me at

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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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