West Suburban Home School Band

Received via email:
You are invited to the 14th Annual Winter Concert of the West Suburban Home School Band
When: Friday, January 30, 2015, 7PM
Where: Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles, IL.
Details: There is no admission for the concert, however, free-will donations are accepted at the door.
For directions or more information on the Norris paste this link into your browser,
It’s not too late to join for the second trimester if you act quickly. Contact the director, Karen Borow at 630-231-6155.
Visit our website, www.wshsb.org for more complete information about the band.

Sign Language classes

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High School/College level Sign Classes

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) as your foreign language for High School foreign language credit.  The book we will be using will be at a College level. This will be an academic focused class to be able to receive credits for your transcripts and with the potential to CLEP out of these same classes at College.
My name is Stacey Borrego and I have been involved in the deaf community for over 20 years as an interpreter and teaching Sign Language classes.  I was immersed for a year in the deaf culture traveling and living with a deaf ministry called Deaf Opportunity Outreach (DOOR) where I gained insurmountable experience in this beautiful language called American Sign Language!  I have completed the Interpreter program at Waubonsee Community College.

Since 2005 I have been teaching Sign Language classes to individuals of all ages, Children to adults.  Currently I am an educational and freelance interpreter.

The cost of these classes will be $125 per student. Location will be: 737 Hamilton Way Batavia The dates of the classes will be every Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00pm (below is a list of the dates):

1/20;  1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17; 3/24; 4/7; 4/14; 4/21; 4/28; 5/5; 5/12; 5/19

In addition to these classes we will be going to some deaf events at different times.  This will be optional on different days.

If you are interested in signing up please either email me at szraborrego@aol.com or call me at 630-479-9094.  After you register I will send you the information about the book you will need.

Thanks!   Stacey Borrego



Fox Valley Wildlife Center classes

Make crafts, play games, and hang out with our animal education ambassadors at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center. Each week will focus on a different topic:
Week 1: Classification for Kids
Week 2: Habitat Hodgepodge
Week 3: Skeletal Sleuths

Week 4: Endangered Illinois

Junior Journey Grades K-2:
August 2, 9, 16, 23     10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Elementary Exploration Grades 3-5:
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$15 per child per Saturday, or join us for the entire series for only $55!

To register or for more information email  fvwceducation@sbcglobal.net.

Red Clay Dance Academy in Fuller Park

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Fall Class Schedule and Rates

September 10, 2014 to December 13, 2014

Program Schedule 2014 You may select multiple classes

Class Time: Age Group: Day(s) Date: Cost:
Creative Movement 9:00am-9:45am 3-5yrs Sat 9/13 to 12/13 $75
Ballet Technique 10:00am-11:00am 6-9yrs Sat 9/13 to 12/13 $75
Jazz Technique 11:00am-12:00pm 6-9yrs Sat 9/13 to 12/13 $75
Ballet Technique 12:30pm-1:30pm 10-14yrs Sat 9/13 to 12/13 $75
Jazz Technique 1:30pm-2:30pm 10-14yrs Sat 9/13 to 12/13 $75
Hip-Hop Dance 6:00pm-7:00pm 6-9yrs Thurs 9/11 to 12/11 $75
Hip-Hop Dance 7:00pm-8:00pm 10-14yrs Thurs 9/11 to 12/11 $75
Afro-Contemporary 6:30pm-7:45pm Adult 18+ Wed 9/10 to 12/10 $10/class

**Cash or Credit Card Only

Classes held at:

Fuller Park

331 W. 45th St.

(near 47th & Princeton)


Last day to register is September 2nd

Call 773-624-8411 to register today!

Red Clay Dance Company

Phone: 773-624-8411       Email: ceep@redclaydance.com

Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Info on reserving your spot for the YHEC (if you have difficulty viewing the brochure here, you can see their facebook page below for the rest of the details):
Just a reminder that registration is needed soon if you would like to attend this year’s event.
There are limited spaces and we expect to fill up this year. We wouldn’t want you to miss out!
We are expecting a great event this year!
If interested, please send me:
Adult Volunteer(s) Names
Participant(s) Names & Ages
Address & Phone Number
I will send you confirmation of your pre-registration along with the registration forms which I need mailed to me by Sunday, June 8.
Thank You!
Melissa Martin
Illinois Youth Shooting Alliance

Fox Valley Wildlife Center

Here is some information from the website of a wildlife rescue and education center in the Fox Valley area:

Types of Education Programs

Camp On-Demand

NEW! This customizable 2-hour program is designed for groups of 5-15 children aged 6 and up. This is a great program for groups unable to attend our traditional summer camps. Camp On-Demand includes live animal encounters, a 30 minute presentation, a craft or activity, and a nature hike. Activities are conducted in an outdoor building so please dress accordingly. Programs may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. Camps On-Demand can be booked from June—October. Please book a month in advance to reserve your date.
$20 per child

Girl/Boy Scout Badge Program

This program is especially created for girl and boy scouts. Students will get to learn about waterfowl, songbirds, mammals, and reptiles, as well as meet three of our education ambassadors. Each scout will also get to make a cool craft and take home a Fox Valley Wildlife Center Badge!
$10 per student, adults free

Animal Friends

This program is 30-45 minutes in length and focuses on basic Illinois wildlife and rehabilitation. It is hands-on with two of our education ambassador animals and includes visual aids and fun facts. Perfect for young children or a small group!


Animal Adventures

This program is 45-60 minutes in length and will provide a more in-depth review of Illinois wildlife and rehabilitation. Included are visual aids, a PowerPoint presentation (if requested), and three education ambassadors.


Raptor (Birds of Prey) Program

This 30 minute presentation will include a PowerPoint on all the native raptors in Illinois. At the end of the presentation, you will be able to ask questions while meeting our very own education ambassador raptor(s). Skulls, talons, and preserved wings will be a part of this fascinating presentation. Perfect for adults and children alike who are interested in these captivating birds.


Thank you for supporting Fox Valley Wildlife Center! All proceeds go to helping wildlife in need.

Click here to open and save a copy of our 2014 Education Program brochure.

Judson Music Camp

Fox Valley Music Camp at Judson University

The Fox Valley Music Camp at Judson University is a great place for budding musicians to learn about music basics and for more advanced musicians to hone their skills.  Camp week is June 23-27, 2014. They offer a Half Day camp (9 am-noon) for K-2nd graders and a Full Day camp (9 am – 4 pm) for 3rd-12th grade campers.  Visit www.judsonu.edu/FVMC for more information and an on-line registration form – but hurry, the Early Bird discount ends May 23rd and Registration closes June 13th.

Where: Judson University
1151 N. State Street
Elgin, IL

Email: cheryl.richardson@judsonu.edu

Website: www.judsonu.edu/FVMC

Phone: 847.628.1110

High School Boys Basketball team forming

Received via email, see contact info below:


If you are homeschooled and interested in participating in a high school boys basketball team, please contact us at admin@homeschooluniversity.org

We are currently working on putting together a team, schedule and league formation for 2014/15. We welcome you to inquire as well as tell any homeschool high school boy basketball players that you may know of. We will be scheduling a parent meeting soon.

Speech and Debate Competition

Communication Festival

What: Art/Music/Forensics

Where: North Central College, Naperville, IL

When: March 25-27

Showcase your talents.Competition for all three including photography,painting,drawing, vocal,instrument,speech,debate.

Who: Grades k-12.for art and age 7-19 for forensics.

Organization Name: Lifelong communicators

Website: www.lifelongcommunicators.org
Contact Person: Diana Wolfson

Email: Lifelongcommunicators@gmail.com