Homeschool Events List for June 27, 2017

STL Food Bank Volunteers
CORRECTION-Chemistry Class
Jefferson Sale
Paws for Reading
Remarkable Raccoons
Build a Better World
Fishing Lesson
Juggling Jeff
Historic Village
WCCHE Picnic

St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Opportunity
Work together at the St Louis Area Food Bank packing food in their warehouse.
You can make a difference in your community!
Area families and seniors depend on the food that our volunteers sort, box and repackage in our Volunteer Center.
Whether you’re volunteering as an individual or as part of a group, spending a few hours at the Foodbank makes for a great field trip or team-building experience.
Our Volunteer Center bustles with activity five days a week and the results are real.
Last year, volunteers packaged 5.6 million pounds of food.
St Louis Area Food Bank
70 Corporate Woods Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044
Dress Code:
Please wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes.
You are signing up for the whole 9-12pm shift.  Please commit to being there the whole shift.  If you think it may be too long for kids, they do provide water, breaks & a places to sit.  Everyone is welcome to work at their own pace.
Two years and up.
Date: 07/07/2017 (Fri.) Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm CDT Location: 70 Corporate Woods Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044
Please click this link to register:  St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Day

CORRECTION-Chemistry Class for Homeschoolers
2017-2018 School Year
Tuesdays 9:40-1:00   First Evangelical Free Church
Mrs. Kacey Marner
Email for more information
Unfortunately my email would not receive emails the first 2 weeks of June and I fear that it may have affected the class enrollment. We are in the process of determining whether the class will make for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. We are asking those interested to make written commitments by July 10th and then if the class makes to follow up with the deposit in the next few days.
The Chemistry course is designed for homeschool high school students. The class will meet 3 hours a week for 16 weeks per semester. The first two hours of the course will focus on the content of Chemistry. This will consist of answering questions from the homework the previous week, a quiz, and teaching of new material through lecture and examples. Most weeks the last hour will consist of a lab where the students will have the opportunity to experience Chemistry first hand. The class includes over 25 labs as well as notes, grades, test, quizzes, labs, homework, and the text.

Jefferson Sale
July 11 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Why the Jefferson Sale? Because prices are so low at this book sale, a two-dollar bill—the portrait of our third president—is sure to get you something good.
We have to clear out a lot of books. They’re good books, but we just don’t have the space. Maybe you can help find a new home for some of them. Maybe the low prices will help you out. Be sure to stop by during our Jefferson Sale.
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376

Paws for Reading
Ages 5-11
7/17/2017, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Did you know that dogs love to hear you read? Bring a book, or choose one of ours. Practice reading out loud to these furry friends!
Click for Required Registration
Thornhill Branch, 12863 Willowyck Drive, St. Louis, MO   Small Meeting Room

Remarkable Raccoons
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122
July 18, 2017 09:30 am – 11:00 am
(Ages 6 and up) Raccoons are remarkable for their resourcefulness, adaptability, and intelligence. Have fun learning more about them with activities, games, and crafts. (Reservations begin June 28 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Build a Better World
Ages 6-11
7/18/2017, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Use recyclable materials to create wondrous structures. Click for Required Registration.
Rock Road Branch, 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Ann, MO   Meeting Room 1

Discover Nature – Fishing Lesson #1
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, Lake #15
Jul 18, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The program is designed for young anglers, and children participants must be 7-15 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Adults are encouraged to fish alongside their children.
This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. This lesson must be taken before registering for any of the other lessons. Register online at

The Juggling Jeff Show
7/27/2017, 10:00 AM
Comedy, improv, juggling, jump roping and audience participation await you at this interactive show.
Groups, please contact hosting branch for registration and to inquire about space availability for all summer programs.
Grant’s View Branch, 1010 Meramec Station Rd., Manchester, MO   Meeting Room 1

Historic Village Open House
Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd Chesterfield MO 63017
The historic homes in the Village will be open for free tours on the select weekends this summer. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions about the structures, as well as, the heritage gardens that are lovingly attended to by dedicated volunteers. Varying number of buildings may be open due to staffing. For more information call (314) 615-8328.
Admission is free

West County Christian Home Educators Picnic
Sign-up Required
August 12, 2017
04:00 PM (We’ll eat around 5:30ish)
You don’t want to miss this upcoming event. The Back-to-School Picnic is an annual event.
-It is a great way to meet new friends and re-connect with others.
-It’s an opportunity to be encouraged by veteran homeschool families.
-It’s a great opportunity to acquire information about your homeschooling adventure.
-There will be tables set up so you can get information and sign up for various extra-curricular activities in the homeschool community.
Mark your calendar and plan to come out and enjoy this wonderful family event
This event is open to all perspective, new, and veteran homeschool families.
Location: Schroeder Park, 359 Old Meramec Station Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021
Details: Go to the WCCHE website ( and sign up for this event on the calendar. Barbeque will be provided by West County Christian Home Educators
What to bring:
-Last name A-L Bring a side dish and a beverage to share
-Last name M-Z Bring a dessert and a beverage to share
-Bring lawn chairs
How can I Help at this event?
-Help set up or clean up:
-Help with Decorations: Contact Darlene Fallon at
-Help with Grilling
-Help with supplies
For any other questions regarding details: Contact Heather Kesselring at or text her at 314-593-0047

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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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