Homeschool Events List for September 21, 2016

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Free Girls Aviation Program
Little Readers Festival
Blues Bookworms
Deutsch Country Days
Economy Museum
Let’s Build: Make a City
Magic House

Saint Louis Girls Introduced to Aviation in Free Program
Women in Aviation Chapter Hosts Girls in Aviation Day in 2016
The Women With Wings Saint Louis Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) has announced that a free program is offered to local girls ages 11 to 17 years to introduce them to the possibilities available in a career in aviation. The day’s activities will take place at The Boeing Prologue Room from 1pm- 3pm on Saturday, September 24, 2016. More than 50 girls along with their chaperones are expected to attend.
“We want our girls from the Saint Louis region to see that there are exciting careers available to them as engineers, astronauts, pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and dozens of other jobs within the aviation community,” says WAI Women With Wings President Allison Sutter. “We will introduce the girls to role models and educate them in a fun and supportive atmosphere. We are very fortunate to be able to partner with Boeing for this annual event. Boeing leads in this industry when it comes to drafting more women into STEM careers,” added Sutter.
The Women With Wings Chapter will join Women in Aviation International chapters around the world on September 24, 2016, for an outreach event to inspire the next generation of women in aviation. Chapters all over the world are putting on their own, unique programs, and U.S. states are proclaiming September 24, 2016 to be Girls in Aviation Day in their state- including Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon.  Attendees will also be able to earn the new Girl Scout Aviation Girl Fun Patch.
“The program is free for participants and their chaperones,” added Laura Holland- O’Brien, Vice President. “We just want to see girls interacting with positive role models and considering aviation as they make their college and career plans.”
Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839- 4645 or through www.wai.org
Women With Wings – Girls in Aviation Day Media Contact:
Laura Holland- O’Brien – Media Liaison
Women in Aviation International- Women With Wings – St. Louis Chapter of Women in Aviation
Phone: 202.909.8362
Email:  Wai.stlouis@gmail.com

Little Readers Festival
For families with children 5 and under
Library Headquarters | 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63131 | 314-994-3300
http://www.slcl.org
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Dress-up photo booth, crafts & giveaways courtesy of PNC’s Mobile Learning Adventure
Bubble Bus
Murray’s Shaved Ice
Vision and hearing screenings by the Center for Hearing & Speech
Ready Readers activities & book giveaway
Ladue Fire Department truck & ambulance
Ladue Police car
St. Louis County Library activities & book giveaway
Nine Network of Public Media
Parents as Teachers
10:15-11:15 a.m.
Juggling Jeff
11:15 a.m.
Story Time with Llama Llama
12:15 p.m.
Story Time with Llama Llama

Blues Bookworms Program
The St. Louis Blues FREE reading program, Blues Bookworms, is available for all classrooms, grades K-6, that are located in the Greater St. Louis Area. The program runs October 1- January 31. Every classroom that participates will receive bookmarks for each student and a Bookworms poster for the classroom!
REGISTER HERE
How it Works
Each month, students record the number of minutes read using the Student Tracker Form provided by the Blues. Forms should be initialed by a parent/guardian and submitted to teachers. Teachers then submit their list of total classroom minutes online to the Blues at the end of each month using the downloadable Classroom Tracker. The Blues will email the submission link to turn in your minutes as well as post it on this webpage at the end of each month.
DOWNLOAD CLASSROOM TRACKER
How students SCORE!
Students that read a total of 1,000 minutes or more by January 31 will score with a buy one, get one ticket voucher to the Blues Bookworms game of their choice on Monday, February 20 vs. Florida or Monday, March 27 vs. Arizona. Those students will be recognized as a group on the Scottrade Center scoreboard and will have the opportunity shoot on goal after the game.
A special ticket discount will be available for family members, teachers and students that did not reach 1,000 minutes.
The overall top reader from each grade level will receive four (4) FREE Plaza Level Blues tickets to the Monday, February 20 vs. Florida game. The top readers will also be featured on the big screen during the game.
Work as a team to achieve!
Every class that reaches or goes beyond 250 minutes read per month per student will be entered into a drawing for a Blues celebrity appearance. If a classroom is selected to receive a Blues Celebrity appearance and there are multiple classrooms in that selected school enrolled in the Blues Bookworms Program, all classrooms in that school that have reached their monthly goal will be invited to participate in the visit. The more classrooms registered per school, the better the chance of receiving an appearance!

Deutsch Country Days
The Annual German Living Historic Festival on Historic Luxenhaus Farm
Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Located on Historic Luxenhaus Farm, 18055 State Highway O, 3 Miles N.E. of Marthasville, Missouri 63357
http://www.deutschcountrydays.org/
Adults/Military/Seniors ~ $15.00 Daily
Children (5 – 15) ~ $7.00 Daily (under 4 Free)
Tickets Available HERE

ECONOMY MUSEUM
The economy. We hear about it every day, but how much do we actually know about it? A first, the topic may seem confusing and dull. But in the heart of downtown St. Louis, understanding the economy comes to life in a truly dynamic way. The award-winning Inside the Economy® Museum inside the historic Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis immerses visitors in a one-of-a-kind experience. Engage in a hands-on journey through interactive exhibits, games and videos that cover topics ranging from inflation to banking to the global economy. The Inside the Economy® Museum makes learning about the economy interesting and fun for nearly all ages.
The museum is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is FREE to all visitors.
Address: 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, Broadway and Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-444-7309
website: www.stlouisfed.org/economymuseum

Let’s Build: Make a City
Special Workshop Opportunity for Middle and High Schoolers!
What is it like to be an architect? Come help us design the city of the future in this workshop celebrating the work of Gyo Obata! Students will work with drawings and models to design and build a new skyline, or make a new community center in their neighborhood, or any building they want to add to the city. This workshop focuses on making ideas a built reality. Students will be able to visualize their ideas using three dimensional building blocks to create their own vision of the city. The building blocks are modular and interchangeable allowing students the freedom to explore endless possibilities for their creations.
This workshop is led by Dr. Newman, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.
Who: 6th–12th grade groups. Robotics and Architecture clubs and groups are especially encouraged to reserve.
When:  Nov. 3, 10am–12pm
Capacity:  100 (reservations for this special workshop are first come first serve)
Reservations:  mohistory.org/lets-build
Cost:  this special workshop is FREE!
MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM, Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
314.746.4599 | mohistory.org

Homeschool Morning at the Magic House
Begins October 3, 2016; 9:30-11:30 a.m.
EXCITING NEWS: For all the dates, the price will only be $3.00 per person again (ages 12 months and older)
Once again the Magic House, has graciously agreed to give us the wonderful $3.00 price for ALL of our Magic House Mornings this school year.  We have promised them that “if they make it affordable, we will come”.  Please, please spread the word about this great deal and make plans to attend one or all of the Homeschool Mornings at the Magic House.  It’s such a wonderful experience to have that entire venue full of like-minded families.  You can let your children have a lot of freedom knowing that the building is closed to the public and is open to only homeschool families and sweet Magic House employees.  Our goal again this year is to fill the Magic House with hundreds of homeschoolers and show our appreciation to the Administrative Staff of the Magic House for their generosity towards us!
Please note the following:
-Price:  $3.00 per person (adults included)
-Children under the age of 12 months are free.
-You may NOT use any membership pass or discount coupons as this is already a special price.
-Sign up is not necessary. You may pay at the counter and you may use the following: Cash*Check*Credit Card*Debit Card
-Be sure to use the entrance to the new Educational Center…do NOT use the old entrance (facing the school) and do NOT use the front doors facing Kirkwood Road.
-THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL HOMESCHOOLERS, SO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! Please feel free to copy this and forward to them.  It is important that we have over 400 participants or the price could be raised.
-We have 4 Magic House dates.  There is no September or December event.
-Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
-Mark your calendar for these future dates:
November 7, 2016
January 9, 2017 (2nd Monday)
February 6, 2017
-If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com
>>>Special Exhibit<<<
Kings, Queens and Castles
October 1, 2016 – January 2, 2017
Kings, Queens & Castles, a children’s chess exhibit co-created by The World Chess Hall of Fame and The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum, brings the game of chess to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy. Designed for children ages 3 to 11, Kings, Queens & Castles features an array of interactive elements including a medieval castle complete with turret slides, a giant chess board floor and life-size chess pieces, the chance to make custom made fanciful crowns, oversized interlocking bricks to build the castle walls, a custom digital memory book app and more. This new exhibit invites children to learn more about this classic game as well as to pique the interest for those who already play.

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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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