Homeschool Events List for May 30, 2015

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Free Lunch program
Bolduc Homeschool Day
Basketball Camp
Introduction to Residential Electricity
New Archery Range
Homeschooler Discount
Carpentry Camp
Homeschool Classes
FREE Family-Friendly Activities

FREE LUNCH @ SLCL
June 1-August 7, Noon-1:00pm
This summer Operation Food Search will provide free lunches to children at select SLCL locations Monday-Friday. Stop by and enjoy a nutritious lunch along with some activities for kids.
Meals will be available free of charge for children ages 2-18. No registration is required.
http://www.slcl.org/content/free-lunches-offered-four-slcl-branches

BOLDUC HOMESCHOOL DAY
Next Tuesday it’s time for Stone Soup Homeschool Tuesday at the Bolduc House Museum. We’ll cook our lunch over an open fire and bake our dessert in the bread oven. Plan to join us at 10AM to pick and prepare the items we’ll need from our gardens. We’ll make some butter, grind some wheat and hear the stone soup story. However, IF it is raining this event will be held on the following Tuesday, June 9th. As usual, please let us know by email, FB post, or calling the office at 573-883-3105 to say how many people you will be bringing. Cost: $4/participant or $10/family/maximum. We start at 10 and should be done by noon.
– July 7th will be Crawdads, Bugs & Other Critters Homeschool Tuesday
-August 4th will be All About Pewter Homeschool Tuesday and will include a walking trip to ASL Pewter Foundry for a demonstration of how the pewter in our collection would have been made
Lesley Barker, Director
Bolduc House Museum, 125 South Main Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
www.bolduchouse.org

BASKETBALL CAMP
The St. Louis Patriots Homeschool Boys Basketball Team will be hosting five days of Summer Skills and Scrimmage Camps for boys entering 5th through 12th grades!
>>Middle School and High School Skills/Scrimmage Camp
@ Salvation Army, 824 Union Road, St. Louis, MO 63123
Two groups: Boys entering 5th-8th grades and 9th-12th grades
Wednesday, June 3, 9:30-11:30am
Thursday, June 11, 6:30-8:30pm
>>Middle School and High School Skills/Scrimmage Camp
@ Missouri Baptist University, Sports & Recreation Complex Gymnasium, One College Park Dr., St Louis, MO 63141
Two groups: Boys entering 5th-8th grades and 9th-12th grades
Tuesday, June 30, 9:30-11:30am
Wednesday, July 1, 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday, July 7, 9:30-11:30am
Cost is $8 per day.
To register send player name, age, grade and parents’ names and cell phone # to mjmaichel@sbcglobal.net. Please list the dates player will be attending.
See us at http://www.stlpatriots.org

Introduction to Residential Electricity
Wednesdays, June 10 – July 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
$10 per student for the workbook.
This DVD series provides an entertaining and practical introduction to the world of residential electricity. This class is for students 8 and up. It includes quizzes and a final test. Class fee is $10.00 per student for the workbook. The series will include a hands-on demonstration of connecting a live circuit.
Learn the basics of Residential Electricity.
Safety / How electricity is produced/ Watts and Amps / switches and circuits.
Great for ages 8 years and up – adults will enjoy the class too!
Cost is $10.00 per student for the workbook.
DO NOT GET ZAPPED — SIGN UP TODAY ! — REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 5
The Family Vision , 2020 Parkway Drive St. Peters, MO 63376
636-447-6900 thefamilyvision.org

NEW ARCHERY RANGE
MDC opens new and improved archery range on August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Archers now have a larger, full featured Archery Range Complex for their use in the St. Charles area.
St. CHARLES, Mo.—The renovation of the archery range on the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles is nearing completion. The new Archery Range Complex will open for public use on Thursday, June 4 following a dedication ceremony and public open house.
The grand opening ceremony and dedication comments will begin at 4 p.m. Immediately after the ceremony, the range will be available from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for an open house which will allow the public to tour the facility before it is open for shooting. At 5:30 p.m., the new archery range will officially open for public use. The first full day of operation will be Friday, June 5.
The renovation project began last fall and entailed an extensive overhaul of the facility. The new Archery Range Complex occupies the same location as before but now offers the following improvements:
A static range with 20 targets, including:
-14 targets arranged from 10 – 40 yards in five yard increments.
-One elevated platform approximately 10 feet in height with ADA access that includes six targets, one every five yards between 15 and 40 yards.
The static range will also incorporate two Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking spots and ADA-compliant concrete sidewalks and accesses.
There are also two walk-through field archery ranges which include:
-A mile-long loop trail and a half-mile out-and-back trail, also with 14 target stations each.
-Target distances from 10 – 60 yards will be provided on both walk through ranges. Each target lane includes a short marked distance and a longer marked distance to accommodate different levels of skill.
The normal operating hours of the Archery Range Complex will be Tuesday – Sunday, 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted. The range will be closed on Mondays for maintenance. The range is unstaffed and use will be free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information on the new Busch Area Archery Range Complex, call 636-441-4554.
The August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area is located at 2360 Highway D. approximately two miles west of Highway 94.
Busch Archery Range Complex
The new Archery Range Complex on the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles is near completion. It will include an elevated shooting platform and ADA-compliant facilities. The grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 4 and the first full day of operation will be June 5.

HOMESCHOOLING DISCOUNT
We want to offer our Home School Family a Special Discount for the Faith and Freedom Concert on June 20th. It’s Fathers Day Weekend treat Dad to a gift the whole Family will enjoy. Our $50 VIP Experience is discounted to $20. We have a limited amount of tickets availble so please order today. We hopes this makes your Fathers Day a moment to remember!
JIREH COMMUNICATIONS IS A 501c3 ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE
FAITHANDFREEDOM.ROCKS

Carpentry Camp
June 29th – July 2nd, 2015, 10 AM – 2 PM
Deer Creek Park, Maplewood
6th-9th grade
In the week-long Carpentry Camp, a skilled professional will lead the class through proper technique and craftsmanship and supervise each participant with their very own project.
Projects include measuring, sanding, drilling, hammering, staining, painting and other skills. Each participant will take his finished work home at the end of the week.
The $185 class fee includes project material, apron and tools, and a T-shirt!
Get $20 off your enrollment fee for every friend that registers!
To enroll or for more information visit http://kenneyremodelers.com/camp.html

HOMESCHOOL CLASSES
Biology with Lab, High School Spanish I, High School Writing, and Elementary Science Class forming now.
The following classes will meet at Mission Community Church in Pacific on Tuesdays. Please let us know by June 30 if you are interested in being a part of this co-op.
11:00 a.m-12:00 noon-. High School Composition taught by Katelyn Preuss. $225.00 for fall semester. (This class is tentative depending on if we get 5 students signed up)   Academic and Professional Writing-   Through weekly writing projects, students will gain composition skills and learn how to write papers using the MLA style.
12:00 pm-1:00 p.m.- High School Spanish taught by Dana Lee. Class fee $25.00 for the whole year to cover copies, yummy Mexican food snacks, and any other supplies for class. Each student would purchase a text book.
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.- Apologia Biology with Lab.   Students will purchase their own text, journal/notebook, and split the cost of dissection lab supplies. So far, there are 2 moms willing to take turns teaching the class and leading the dissections. We are looking for one or two more. No worries! We will help each other and this will be a fun class. Optional field trips to the AIMS Science lectures and dissections at St. Louis University will be planned if those are available.
Also at 1:00 p.m.- Elementary Science class (4th-6th grade only) Apologia Young Explorers Chemistry and Physics. Students purchase the textbook and student journal. Experiment kit supplies will be split by the class.
Contact Christy Lange- christylange@sbcglobal.net for more information

FREE Family-Friendly Activities
For Every Day This Summer in St. Louis
http://www.stl.unitedway.org/2015/05/free-family-friendly-things-to-do-every-day-this-summer-in-st-louis/

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. LIKE THE LIST ON FACEBOOK! FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. Comments are not available, but sharing is.
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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Homeschool Events List for March 20, 2015

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Automation and Robotics Technology degree
Liberty First 2015 Tour
Chemistry Class for Homeschoolers
Poetry Contest
Daniel Boone’s Homeschool Day
Carpentry Camp

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN
www.statetechmo.edu
State Technical College of Missouri is now offering a 5 semester program, located at Lewis & Clark Career Center in St Charles, MO, that allows students to earn a degree in Automation and Robotics Technology.
This program provides students the opportunity to participate in paid work experiences three full days a week while attending classes two full days a week. Thus, students enter the workforce with more experience, less debt and a significant employment advantage. This highly engaging program develops multi-skilled technicians who have the technical knowledge and abilities to perform well, communicate effectively, think critically, work in teams and act professionally. Students will graduate with a degree in Automation and Robotics Technology. The cutting-edge nature of the Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to be ready to excel in the manufacturing industry or continue on to an advanced degree.
Come to an introductory meeting and hear from school representatives in person, Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 7pm, at the Deer Creek Library in O’Fallon, MO (1300 North Main O’Fallon 63366-2013).
If this time/date does not work for you, or if you have other questions, please feel free to contact school representatives at: Steve.Doede@statetechmo.edu or James.Henley@statetechmo.edu

Liberty First 2015 Tour
A great event for all…should Christians be involved in politics? Hear Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall at The Pillar Foundation on Monday, March 23, 2015, 6:00-9:00 pm…sponsored by Concerned Women for America Missouri.
“Liberty First 2015 Tour: KrisAnne Hall teaches the history of religious liberty in America that isn’t being taught anywhere else. As a pastor’s wife, KrisAnne speaks with authority regarding the Christian’s Biblical obligation to defend liberty. She teaches the history that is essential to understanding our Constitutional Republic. This history has not been taught for decades but is essential to the preservation of liberty for future generations. No opinions. No politics, Just historical facts. Hall gives real time solutions that We, The People need to correct this out-of-control federal government.”
​“No cost to attend. Women, men and teens are encouraged to attend.”
The Pillar Foundation, 15820 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
www.thepillar.org

Chemistry Class for Homeschoolers
Informational Meeting for 2015-2016
Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm
First Evangelical Free Church in Manchester
We will meet in the Big House located behind the church
Taught by Mrs. Kacey Marner
Email for more information if you cannot attend Kaceymarner@gmail.com
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. The class will likely be held at First Evangelical Free Church mid morning on Tuesday.

HSLDA’s Poetry Contest
How better to celebrate National Poetry Month this April than by giving your children a creative incentive to write a poem of their own!
HSLDA’s annual spring Poetry Contest offers all homeschooled students ages 7–19 a place to have fun practicing their poetic techniques in a creative response to one of three classic poems.
Open to HSLDA members and non-members alike and offering cash prizes upwards of $200, this contest promises to be a fun, educational experience for all!
View Contest Info & Guidelines
This year, our themes for the three age categories focus on the whimsical, even zany, side of poetry:
~Category 1 (ages 7–10): “Green Eggs and Ham” (excerpt) by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss’s poem “Green Eggs and Ham” has become an American favorite, beloved for its humorous repetition and wacky illustrations. Your assignment is to read the excerpt and write a new, creative continuation of this zany poem, picking up right from where the excerpt leaves off! Keep the original rhyme scheme of AABB and keep your poem’s length to no more than 6 quatrains.
~Category 2 (ages 11–14): “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll
In 1871, Lewis Carroll published one of the best known English nonsense poems in his fanciful sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  Titled “Jabberwocky,” the poem uses nonsense words and whimsical language to transport Alice and all of its readers to a mythical land where strange creatures dwell.  Carroll paints an unreal world using unreal words, but in doing so, he leaves a very real impression of mystery and mythology that brings the story vividly to life in the imagination! Your assignment is to be creative in a similar way: write a poem of similar length (5-7 quatrains) and rhyme pattern (ABAB or ABCB) that takes place in a fun, perhaps mysterious, new world!  Incorporate some of the techniques Carroll used, including made-up vocabulary, neologisms, words with strong visual impact, and rich creativity of expression and idea.
~Category 3 (ages 15–19): “To My Valentine” by Ogden Nash
With his characteristic humorous flair, American poet Ogden Nash uses unexpected metaphors and atypical expressions to convey his nonetheless powerful love in his poem “To My Valentine.”  Your assignment is to think outside the box to do the same: defy clichés and write a modern-sounding poem that expresses a positive emotion in an uncharacteristic way.  Let your choice of vocabulary, metaphors, examples, theme, or the very emotion expressed be laced with originality. Follow Nash’s rhyme pattern (ABAB or ABCB) and keep your poem’s length between 5 and 7 quatrains.
To get a sense of what to look for or avoid when writing a poem, you can view the judges’ comments or read the winning poems from previous years!
Guidelines and entry forms can be found on our website, as well as information about our other annual contests for art, photography, and essay.  We look forward to reading your creative rhymes!
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. ~Rita Dove

Daniel Boone’s Homeschool Day
Wednesday, May 20, 2015; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center, 1868 Hwy F, Defiance, Missouri
Homeschool students and their families are invited to experience frontier life through various pioneer skill stations. Watch black powder demonstrations, dip candles, barter in the General Store, explore the principles of physics through fire starting, relive life in a “one-room” school house, learn frontier carpentry, and much more!
Students: $7.00
Adults (18 and older): $5.00
Children (4 and under): free
One free adult per 4 paying students.
Families are encouraged to bring a “sack” lunch and enjoy lunch on their own under our new pavilion!
For more information: (636) 798-2005   www.danielboonehome.com
Please note: Due to the nature of the historic site, there is limited stroller and handicap accessibility.

Carpentry Camp
June 29th – July 2nd, 2015, 10 AM – 2 PM
Deer Creek Park, Maplewood
6th-9th grade
In the week-long Carpentry Camp, a skilled professional will lead the class through proper technique and craftsmanship and supervise each participant with their very own project.
Projects include measuring, sanding, drilling, hammering, staining, painting and other skills. Each participant will take his finished work home at the end of the week.
Class fee includes project material, apron and tools, and a T-shirt!
EARLY REGISTRATION = $165 (Before May 15th)
After May 15th = $185
Get $20 off your enrollment fee for every friend that registers!
To enroll or for more information visit http://kenneyremodelers.com/camp.html

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. LIKE THE LIST ON FACEBOOK!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. Comments are not available, but sharing is.
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.