Homeschool Events List for October 2, 2016

CrossFit Homeschool Program
Art Classes
Ballet Performance for Homeschoolers
Renewable Energy Fair
25th Anniversary Celebration
Teen Talent Competition
A Christmas Carol

CrossFit Homeschool Program
Hello homeschool community!  As a fellow homeschooler, I know what it takes to fit in those wanted PE/Health credits.  I hope you can find a fun solution with Share the Burden CrossFit!  We are currently planning a homeschool class aimed for mid-mornings on Mondays and Thursdays and would love to include your children.  Classes are purposed with functional fitness in mind to help your child apply everyday movements into a lifetime of fitness and overall life benefit.
All school-age children at any physical level are welcome to attend.  We are conveniently located in South County at 4004 Butler Hill Rd. Suite C  Saint Louis, MO 63129.
For more info, please contact Jen Trost through email/phone/text  3145180402

Art Classes
With Sharon Jeffus
High school students get an equivalent credit in high school art in a one week class. Students do vocabulary lists every day, reports on master artists and movements, and learn the elements and principles of art. They receive training in techniques in media including drawing, painting in acrylic and watercolor, sculpting in clay, working in pastels and graphic art.  There will be nine graded assignments and a test. The class teaches the information holistically. The curriculum meets most state grade level expectations. Students also receive three ebooks to go with the class. The graded assignments are points for getting the vocabulary done and reports finished. Because this is a high school credit, they cover history and vocabulary and also do an introduction to different media which are really fun and exciting art projects. When they are done they will have some great artwork to show for the course as well as the art history.
This is a great way to cover art in a short period of time.  It will help with student’s communication skills visually and verbally throughout their high school education.
Class will be offered online or I will come and teach the class locally for expenses and a group of at least 15 students. I have dates available in the fall and spring for groups that want to do the class live as well.
Cost is $150.00 for the week. Contact us HERE for more details!

Sleeping Beauty Ballet Performance for Homeschoolers
DaySpring School of the Arts presents the classic ballet
“The Sleeping Beauty: Reimagined”
Members of DaySpring’s ballet department present this story ballet complete with costumes, sets, and lights. Our dancers train intensively year round and rehearse for 5 months to finally step on stage and tell the story through dance.
Featuring the timeless and recognizable music of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, students will be enthralled by the creative retelling of the well-known fairy tale: it explores family dynamics, struggle and triumph as Sleeping Beauty’s father risks everything to save his daughter.
We are offering a special HomeSchool group rate of only $4 each with a minimum of 20 people in a group, for our daytime school/homeschool performance.
Friday October 21 at 10 am
Florissant Civic Center Theatre
For this special group rate, please send an email to, or call 314.291.8878.
Other Performances open to the public:
Friday October 21, 7 pm
Saturday October 22, 3 pm
$8 children, $12 adults
During the show we will introduce the characters to the audience, preparing them for the experience and the dancers will answer a few questions at the end.
Come join us for a tale of a father’s unbreakable love!

Renewable Energy Fair
Missouri and Illinois Homeschoolers have been invited to this free event!
Feel free to bring your lunch and stay the day!  Tents available for eating lunch!
WHEN:  Thursday, October 20, 2016
TIME:    10 am – 3 pm
WHERE:  Missouri Renewable Energy, 2428 Woodson Rd., Overland, MO 63114-5423
HOW:  Sign up by contacting David Williams. His numbers are:
314-881-3213 office registration
Cell  (314) 719-7192
If no answer, please leave a message with your name and how many you will be bringing.
WHAT:  You are invited to come and explore some of the amazing discoveries awaiting you at M.O.R.E.’s FREE Energy Fairs.
Tour our new facility that offers over 20 rooms of Sustainable Energy Alternatives!
Trained Staff will Guide and Educate on:
-Solar Photovoltaics – Solar Cookers – Solar Carts – Wind Generated Electricity
-Greenhouse Gardening & Aquaponics – Raised Bed Gardening/Composting
-Saving on Heating and Cooling Expenses
Our Library house Instructional Books & Manual as well as DVDs onsale!
Some of the topics you can learn about at our FREE Energy Fairs are:
-Electric Motorcycles (See the 2016 ZERO S)
-Gasifier powered generators
-Rocket stoves and rocket mass heaters
-How to use hydrogen generators on vehicles to increase gas mileage
-Motovoltaics (magnets) and their application to produce electricity
-Biodiesel fuel production from used vegetable oil
-Solar Power
-Wind power
-Alternative construction methods
-The use of Tilapia fish
-And much more!
Some of the presenters at the fair will be:
*Doug Brethower – Author of “Make Smoke, Burn Smoke” and speaker on bio-mass energy.
*Raymond Rissler – Renewable energy consultant for local universities.
Mr. Rissler will be bringing a gasifier powered generator powered on charcoal.
*Phil and Sky Huddleston
The Huddlestons will be bringing rocket stoves and rocket mass heaters.
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Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center celebrates 25th Anniversary
To commemorate 25 years of serving the St. Louis area, Powder Valley will host a special celebration Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22.  All activities are free and open to the public.
The 25th anniversary celebration begins Friday night at 7 p.m. when award-winning MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong will give a special photo presentation in the nature center auditorium.  Paothong’s photographs are seen each month in the Missouri Conservationist magazine, as well as many other MDC publications and MDC’s website.
The theme of Paothong’s photography program will be 25 Years of Serving Nature and You.  His stories and awe-inspiring photography instill a sense of wonder for Missouri’s outdoor world.  The program is free and open to ages 12 and up, but advanced registration is required by calling 314-301-1500.  There will be a meet and greet session with Paothong after the program.
The special event continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a host of special activities at the nature center.  The Saturday portion is open to all ages and no reservations are required.
The highlight Saturday will be musical performances by Jan and George Syrigos of Wildheart.  The Emmy award-winning singing/songwriting duo will entertain audiences with fun-filled, nature-themed music throughout the day.  Wildheart has performed at venues as diverse as Silver Dollar City, the Kansas City Zoo, and the Missouri Governor’s Mansion.  Their unique blend of music and dance help enlighten children of all ages about nature and wildlife.
Saturday will also feature other fun activities to engage the whole family during the full-day celebration.
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is located at 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270.
Since 1991, the nature center has helped St. Louis-are residents discover, learn about and appreciate Missouri’s natural world.  It offers educational indoor exhibits to entertain and enlighten visitors of all ages no matter the weather, a wildlife viewing gallery, and a direct connection to the outdoors through a series walking trails that meander among the area’s oak-hickory forest.
Powder Valley also presents regular programs and events for the public and school groups. For more information on programs at the nature center, and other MDC locations, sign up for the free monthly Conservation Connections Newsletter at, or sign up for email news updates at

7th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition
You will once again have the opportunity to compete for college scholarships, special awards, prizes, and public appearances. And, the Final Competition takes place on the Fabulous Fox Theatre stage!
We encourage St. Louis metro area high school students enrolled in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 to register and showcase your talent.
Acts may consist of 1 to 6 students and may compete in the categories of (but are not limited to): Singer, Musician, Actor, Rapper, Magician, Ventriloquist, Circus Skills Performer (i.e. Juggler, Clown, Aerialist, etc.)
There are no fees to participate!
Deadline to register online is November 11, 2016
Click Here to begin the Registration Process
Remember to check our website regularly for updates about the 2017 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition

A Christmas Carol
A Live Radio Play Dessert Theatre
Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM CST
Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Road, St Peters, MO 63376
LifeLight Youth Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play & Dessert Theatre.
LYT’s Christmas Dessert Theatre, A Christmas Carol, a Live Radio Play.
The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. See and hear LYT actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Humbug!”
Children and adults alike will have fun at this family friendly performance while enjoying delicious desserts !
Tickets are $11 ($13  if purchased after November 21st)   and includes a delicious dessert buffet that you may enjoy before the show or during intermission.
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We look forward to sharing this wonderful Christmas classic with you.  See you at the show!

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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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