When: Thursday, March 6, 2014 — Israel Wayne, Guest Speaker
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (free admission)
Where – New Song Community Church
2858 Hafenrichter Road (One half mile east of Eola Rd.)
Aurora IL 60503
Who: Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, and The Questions God Asks. He is a homeschooled graduate and father of eight. He serves as the Director of Family Renewal, and is the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net.
What: “Revival in the Home” – Families in America are under attack. Teenage rebellion, divorce, juvenile delinquency, emotional disorders, and relational dysfunction are way too common, even among church goers.
How can you have a Godly family in the midst of such a worldly culture? Israel will provide practical and Biblical answers. Learn how you can
effectively disciple your children to know, love and serve God.
All are welcome! (Childcare available for children under 5 years of age.
Children are welcome to sit quietly during presentation.)
If you are in or around Evanston and looking for some help or inspiration in the writing department . . .
Susan Dickman is an experienced English teacher as well as a writer. She offers individual writing support and classes for students, as well as workshops for parents seeking to support their children’s written expression. Whether it is writing poetry, fiction, personal or nonfiction essays, research arguments, opinion pieces, or analytical analyses, she believes anyone can learn to brainstorm, draft, and revise, developing voice and giving structure to his or her ideas. Highly experienced and knowledgable about Gifted, Twice-Exceptional, LD/ED, and a former homeschooling parent.
Organization name: Write for Excellence
Email Address: email@example.com
Check this out from Fermilab:
Fermilab Science Adventures — January – May 2014
Fermilab: Explore the Science Around You
In addition to many favorite classes, look for these new and returning adventures:
January 25, 2014 – Magnetic Magic, grades 1-4
February 1, 2014 – Snow Crystals, grades K-5
March 1, 2014 – Girls Scientific Salon, grades 4-7
April 26, 2014 – Creativity and Circuitry, grades 3-5 – NEW!
May 3, 2014 – The Bugs are Back! grades 2-4
Spread the word to your friends. To be added to our e-mail notification list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Upcoming Public Events:
Fermilab Family Open House – February 9, 2014, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
The FREE open house will be most appropriate for families with children in grades 3 and up. Tours restricted to those ages 10 and up. Go to the website to register for the tours. Watch the website for updates.
Visit the Fermilab Education Office at Family Science Days at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting
February 15-16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Family Science Days
Family Science Days are FREE and open to all. Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! This free community science showcase features hands-on demos, shows, and other activities appropriate for K-12 children and their families. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IlL 60601.
Wonders of Science (Ages 7-12) – April 6, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Tickets: $4.00/person (nonrefundable). Contact email@example.com (preferred) or 630-840-8259 with questions. Printable registration forms available on our website at: http://eddata.fnal.gov/lasso/program_search/wos_form.html
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)) High School Career Expo – April 23, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
The program, held at Fermilab’s Wilson Hall, is FREE and no registration is required.
Fermilab Outdoor Family Fair (Ages 5-12) – June 8, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Activities include walking the emerging tallgrass prairie, netting for land and water critters and visiting the bison herd. The fair is FREE.
Get to Know the Lederman Science Center
Explore Fermilab science from a kid’s point of view! Bring your family for a guided tour of Lederman Science Center exhibits on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to noon. No registration is required.
Fermilab Science Adventures is also a Facebook Group.
If you are a Facebook member, go to the top search box and search for “Fermilab Science Adventures” and click “Ask to Join Group” on the top right. As a member you can read and post questions and comments to the other members of this group. You can also have online chats with other members of the group.
Contact Program Staff
Marge Bardeen, Education Office Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Dahl, email@example.com
Andrea Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s winter in Chicago – come out and enjoy it!
Have fun while enjoying all the wonders of nature at the ninth annual
POLAR ADVENTURE DAYS at NORTHERLY ISLAND
Saturday * January 25 * February 22
Noon – 4 p.m.
Location : Northerly Island
1400 S. Lynn White Dr.
We always look forward to our annual visit to Six Flags Great America. Now is the time to prepare for it and motivate the kids to keep reading as well.
Follow the link to register your homeschooled kids to earn free admission for completing 6 hours of reading. https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/default.aspx
Most Cyber Monday deals I can overlook without much care, but this one, I always look for. Since my kids typically earn free tickets to Raging Waves through their Fitness Incentive program, I like buying my ticket to go with them in advance for a nice discount.
If you are already wishing for summer, be sure to check this out, today only.
The C.A.K.E (CULTURE OF AFRICA FOR KIDS EVERYWHERE) Village is a new Cultural Center for Children the features African Cultural, Visual and Performing Arts. They offer enrichment programs for children such as Pottery Painting, African Fabric Printing, Bead Making and Painting, African Folktales Drama, African Musical Instruments, African Dance and Movement, and much more.
Day time and evening workshops are ideal for cross-cultural enrichment for homeschoolers.
Contact them here:
Park Place, a Crystal Lake Park District banquet facility will be hosting the 1st Annual Home School Expo (FREE admission) on Sunday, November 3, 2013, 11 am-3 pm, Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake. “Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler, a newcomer or simply a curious parent, this event has exhibitors, vendors, displays and plenty of important information for everyone,” says Lauren Thibodeau, Park Place Facility Manager.
Vendors include: The Racket Club, Crystal Lake Park District, Johnsburg Public Library, Crystal Lake Public Library, MCCSG, All Star Tutoring, Crystal Ice House, Classical Conversations, Fox River Valley Library, DK Books, Music Makers for Life, Lindmood-Bell Learning, Bit of a Boost, Congressman Hultgren, Epic Air Park, Roots Education, Milestone Therapy Center, Elite Kids, Raue Center for the Arts, Young Living Essential Oils, Creative Arts School and Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.
For more information contact Lauren Thibodeau, 815-477-5871, email@example.com
In just a few short weeks one of my favorite events, a double blessing — a place to donate our unneeded items and a place to find items we need all for free. My kids even do some of their Christmas “shopping” for each other at this event.