June 12th, 2015

Received via email:

Northeastern Illinois University is presenting WITH TWO WINGS by Anne Negri on June 19 at 7:30pm and June 20 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.

We also have a morning performance on June 22 at 10:30pm that is open to schools, camps, and homeschool networks. Tickets for the morning performance can be reserved by contacting Angie Sweigart-Gallagher at 773-442-5975 or at a-sweigart-gallagher@neiu.edu

WITH TWO WINGS
by Anne Negri

In a fantasy world where people have wings, a young boy named Lyf lives an isolated existence with his parents in the safe nest of their home deep in the woods. Although loving, Lyf’s parents have strict rules he must follow about avoiding strangers, covering his wings with a cloak and always observing rule number one: never, ever try to fly. One day a precocious, inquisitive girl from the outside world, Meta, bursts into the backyard, and she and Lyf become fast friends. Meta tells him about the ocean and the world “out there” beyond the nest. Lyf also learns that “fledglings” in the outside world all learn to fly. In fear of becoming a forever flightless “dodo,” Lyf begs Meta to teach him some flying moves. Suddenly, Meta’s nosy wannabe-reporter twin brother, Taur, crashes in, challenging Lyf to answer questions about his life and his mysterious parents. When Lyf discovers a secret invention in his father’s workshop, he must confront both of his parents about the truth they’ve hidden from him all these years. Will Lyf be grounded forever, or will the truth he discovers empower him to take flight? This coming-of-age story puts a unique twist on the Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus. It is a bittersweet, yet hopeful, tale that tackles the issue of parental disability with gentleness and grace. “With Two Wings elevates curiosity, individual differences, loyal friendships and trusting your instincts.” (Raising Arizona Kids magazine) “Thoughtful and engaging … the kind of show that will give parents and kids something to talk about.” (The Arizona Republic). Running Time, approximately 50 minutes.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC., of Woodstock, Illinois.

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Crossroads Football looking for players

June 10th, 2015

From Roger Scott of Crossroads football.

He is seeking more high school boys interested in playing football.  There is some sense of urgency in his request as he has just over a week to determine if they can field a team to play against area schools.  He is also teaming up with Aurora Christian for any middle school boys interested in football.

Again, there is a sense of urgency in this, so he is asking for any interested families to contact him immediately at the below:

Roger Scott

rogerscott12@comcast.net

1-331-203-0680

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New information added to lists

May 26th, 2015

If you are in the Tinley Park area (or even the greater Chicago area), you should know about SELAH.Some of their activities are open to all, and they also have classes and meetings.

Here is some of what they have to offer as a co-op and support group:

SELAH takes full advantage of the greater Chicago
area, which is full of opportunities to experience history and
literature. Our carefully planned Homeschool Field trips that are
subject related and offer students the opportunity to tangibly observe
what they are learning in their courses. Our field trips are open to
ALL homeschool families. We look forward to meeting new families along
the year!

2015-’16 Field Trips: Shakespeare Field Trips on Navy Pier, “The
Nutcracker” Ballet, Chicago Botanical Garden, Little Red School
House Nature Center, Pizza Tour, Children’s Theater, Chicago
Children’s Museum, and so much more in the works!

This coming school year we are offering courses in: Art, Dance,
Fashion & Costuming, Guitar, Leadership & Communication, Martial Arts,
Music Production, Shakespeare, Speech & Debate, Student Government &
Yearbook, Theater, Web Design and Authoring, Youth Band. Also student
film, music and poetry clubs!

Check out SELAH’s website for lots more information.

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Memorial Day events

May 25th, 2015

It’s not too late to add some meaning to your Memorial Day.

Here are some links to local events, and hopefully things will clear up for your afternoon BBQ and picnic plans:

Many ceremonies throughout the area

Cantigny concert

Various Chicago area events, some of these were Saturday/Sunday (like the big Chicago Memorial Day Parade), but there are some ideas you might like to add to your day “off”

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Ballet in Frankfort

May 25th, 2015

Received via email:

Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts, a christian ballet school in Frankfort
IL, would like to offer a once a week, daytime class specifically for
home school families.

The class would be open to ages 9+ and it would
serve as a Physical Education or Fine Art credit for your students’
education.

Ballet 5:8 is a unique organization, with the mission to
share the gospel through the arts. This mission informs the way we
teach, the music we use and the excellence that characterizes our
classes.

We would love to partner with your family by providing a
safe, encouraging environment for your student to grow in their
knowledge and love of dance.

If you are interested in this class and would like more details,
please contact us at info@ballet58.org mailto:info@ballet58.org or
708.329.8773. We would love to hear from you!

Regards,
Julianna Slager

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Online driver’s ed for young adults

May 2nd, 2015
If you are looking for more affordable options for your teens to get their drivers license, keep reading!
In order to qualify the driver must be willing to wait a little bit to get their license, but this might be a great option for a teen that isn’t itching for their license, or a family that can wait a bit. These online courses tend to run around $80 rather than the hundreds that you will shell out for an onsite class.
DRIVER EDUCATION
Adult Driver Education
Adult Driver Applicants
Effective July 1, 2014 Public Act 98-167 requires Illinois driver’s license applicants ages 18, 19, or 20, who have never previously been licensed or completed an approved driver education course, to complete a six hour Adult Driver Education Course.
The Adult Driver Education Course can only be taught by providers certified by the Secretary of State. Courses may be taught in a classroom setting or online, depending on the certification of a provider. Completion of an Adult Driver Education Course from a provider NOT LISTED, will not be accepted.
Upon successful completion of this course a certificate of completion will be provided to you and then you may visit a Secretary of State Driver Services facility to complete your vision, written and road test.
ADULT DRIVER EDUCATION
Provider Listing
Name of Company Website Type Telephone Number
Top Driver http://www.topdriver.com/illinois-adult6hr. Classroom / Online 800-374-8373
Advanced Driving School, Inc. http://www.advanceddrivingschool.org Classroom / Online 618-451-1700
http://www.ilsos.gov/adultdrivered/providerlist
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Used Curriculum Sale in St. Charles

April 24th, 2015

Time to dig out and dust off all the school curriculum you no longer need, and bring it to . . .

NPLH’s Curriculum Sale!

Come and sell or just to shop!

Guest are very welcome, so do invite your friends.

(If they’d like to sell, please have them contact us at kristinmark@comcast.net)

A limited number of tables will be available, but feel free to bring your own or use the plentiful floor space!  =)

Thursday, May 14

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Riverside Community Church

37W130 Crane Road

St. Charles, IL  60175

(at Randall & Crane)
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Swap Shop in Elburn

April 22nd, 2015

Great opportunity if you are in the far Western burbs:

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Location:
Elburn Community Center Gym
525 N. Main Street,
Elburn, Illinois

Drop off: May 15, 10 am – 8 pm

Swap: May 16, 9 am – 2 pm

What is a Swap Shop ?

Swap Shop gives area families a chance
to bring in items they no longer need
and swap for items they can use.

They accept everything in good usable condition. Nothing to swap?
Please come anyway and be blessed with God’s provision.

Would you like to volunteer to have a chance to pre-shop? Other questions? authenticmoms@gmail.com

Who organizes the Swap Shop ?
This event is hosted by Authentic Moms, a local Christian mom’s group.
Their desire is to follow 1 John 3:16-18, to love with actions & truth,
not just words.

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April 21st, 2015

Received via email:

Hi Friends,

Thought I would personally send you the upcoming dates and flyers for the My Father’s World expos in Illinois. Registration is free on mfwbooks.com, (under events tab) so it is a great way for homeschool families, or those considering homeschooling, to have an opportunity to browse materials in a more relaxed setting.  They are all open house style from 11-3.

Peoria is Thursday, April 30th at the Embassy Suites
Naperville is Friday, May 1st at the Marriot by 88 and Naperville Rd.
Crystal Lake is Saturday, May 2nd at the Holiday Inn on Rt.31

Please pass along to any groups or families that may have an interest.  All of the teacher’s manuals, curriculum sets, as well as math and science books will be set up on display.  Doug and I are not sure yet if we will be joining the team for the Illnois events this year, but all of the travel teams are super helpful in answering questions!

Happy Spring,
Love,
Kristin

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FIELD TRIP — Red Clay Dance

April 21st, 2015

Field trip opportunity –

Red Clay Dance, is having their annual spring concert school matinee April 28th at the Beverly Arts Center.

Show is from 11am-12:15pm.

Tickets are only $5.

If interested in purchasing tickets for the matinee please call 773-624-8411 or email info@redclaydance.com by Friday at 5pm.

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