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Fermilab Opportunities

January 7th, 2016

Fermilab Science Adventures — January – May 2016

The Spring 2016 Science Adventure class list, registration instructions and a downloadable registration form are available on our website. http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv

In addition to many favorite classes, look for these new and returning adventures:

January 23, 2016 – Hands-on Engineering, grades 2-4

February 6, 2016 – Nanotech Investigations, grades 4-6

March 12, 2016 – Earth Engineers, grades 6-8

April 2, 2016 – Girls Scientific Salon, grades 3-6

April 30, 2016 – Caring for Critters, grades 5-8 – NEW!

May 7, 2016 – Wild and Wonderful Weather, grades 3-5

Spread the word to your friends. To be added to our e-mail notification list, contact sdahl@fnal.gov.

Links to Upcoming Public Events:

Fermilab Family Open House – January 31, 2016, 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.

Wonders of Science (Ages 7-12) – April 17, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Tickets: $4.50/person (nonrefundable). Online registration and payment available. Contact edreg@fnal.gov (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 20, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

The program, held at Fermilab’s Wilson Hall, is FREE and no registration is required.

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

Spencer Pasero, Education and Public Outreach Manager, spasero@fnal.gov

Susan Dahl, sdahl@fnal.gov

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Manufacturing Day event in Schaumburg

September 27th, 2015

American Foundry Society is hosting a manufacturing day event.

October 2, 2015 10:00am – 3:30pm

1695 N Penny Ln
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Visit the American Foundry Society and play in the sand with metalcasting. Learn how castings are made, applications and uses in everyday life, and the endless career opportunities possible. Participants will make their very own casting to take home, as long as supplies last.

Attention: Safety gear will be provided. No open toe shoes can be worn. Students under 18 years old must be accompanied by parents or teachers. Groups of more than five persons must register in advance.

This event has been designed with home schoolers in mind, since it provides a good science lesson for the kids and a field trip all in one! Each adult and child will be able to make a metal trinket in a sand mold and the older kids can even pour their own metal. Open to the public.

Call for more details and times. 847-824-0181

Or, click here to go to their webpage.

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Mock Trial camp coming to Wheaton

August 27th, 2015
Received via email:
Hello,

My name is Drew Chambers and I am an NFCA/Stoa alumnus, now attending Wheaton College. I wanted to contact Ignite to let you all know of what I think is a fantastic opportunity for high school speech & debate competitors!

In high school, I had the privilege of competing in the national mock trial league, in addition to other styles of forensics, and I can definitely say that doing so made me a more well-rounded communicator. After competing in high school I joined the Wheaton mock trial team and have so much enjoyed my team competing in college.

This October our mock trial team is hosting a mock trial camp for high school individuals or teams! Our team is ranked 13th in the country (out of 650 teams) and #1 in Illinois and the camp will be coached by our experienced competitors. The camp cost $120 per individual and includes two days of coaching, all meals during the camp, and a t-shirt; a really fantastic value especially compared to some private debate coaching or summer camps. All proceeds go to fund our team travels during the competitive season.

I would encourage you to check out our brochure here and please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns!

Thank you so much,

Drew

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WWII Event

July 9th, 2015

World War II Days

From midwayvillage.com:

Experience the World War II Era

Saturday, September 26, 2015  11 am until 5 pm

Sunday, September 27, 2015  11 am until 4 pm

World War II Days includes elaborate and realistic battles complete with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and exciting pyrotechnic displays. Saturday the battle shows are featured at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Sunday the battle time is 2:30 pm.

The popular World War II Days returns this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever!  With more than 1,200 re-enactors representing the soldiers of the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy and Japan.  In addition to the action on the battlefields, enjoy the skirmishes in the Village and Woods, demonstrations and displays in the buildings, woods encampments and the ambiance of the beautiful venue.

Maps of the event site will be available when visitors arrive showcasing the battlefield and the various encampments and attractions. Everything we offer will be held rain or shine.

Visitors will also experience:

  • Elaborate 1940s displays in historical buildings on the museum property acting as the back drop of a European village during World War II
  • Encampments of Allied and Axis troops in the Midway Village woods and realistic skirmishes integrated in the historic village
  • Soldiers’ base camps filled with period vehicles, tents and artifacts
  • Shop for World War II memorabilia from numerous vendors
  • Food and refreshments available for purchase
  • A  1940s era USO-style swing dance 7 pm, Saturday, September 26.  The public admission is $7.  Registered re-enactors and vendors are free with a wristband.  Admission is paid for the dance at the door the evening of the dance.

This is one of the largest World War II era re-enactments in the United States with over 1,200 uniformed re-enactors from 40 states representing soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, France, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Italy and Germany along with 70 to 80 vintage tanks, halftracks and other 1940s era military vehicles!

Back By Popular Demand – Friday Evening Tour
The Behind The Lines tour will take place again on Friday evening from 5:30 pm until 7:30 p.m.   Tour guides will take  you through the Village to get an up close look at what is in store for the weekend.  Space is limited. Make reservations for the tour by contacting 815-397-9112.

Looks amazing, but there’s more! School groups can get a sneak peak on Friday as the troops roll in. Here’s the link to the form to register as a school group, you will want to do this soon as space is limited.

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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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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Swap Shop in Elburn

April 22nd, 2015

Great opportunity if you are in the far Western burbs:

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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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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Illumination Celebration at Wheaton College

March 31st, 2015

Received a notice about this event via email:

Illumination Celebration!

Illumination Celebration!

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1 – 4pm

Location Meyer Science Center Building

In celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Light, Wheaton College hosts a free open house featuring science- and light-themed fun! The event takes place on campus at the Meyer Science Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

This family-friendly event invites children and families to learn how light-based technologies work, enjoy interactive, hands-on labs, and (weather permitting) use our state-of-the-art equipment for solar observations.

The Meyer Science Center is located at 430 Howard Street in Wheaton; parking is available in the Howard Street parking lot, or on the east side of the Billy Graham Center. For more information, please call the Office of Media Relations at 630.752.5015.

Michael Card at Judson University

March 22nd, 2015

Received via email (check website for more details):

MichaelCard

Spring Concert of Worship

Judson University Choir

with Special Guest Artist

Michael Card

Sunday, April 26, 2015

7:00 pm

Herrick Chapel at Judson University

1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123

Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Alumni,

$5 Students  (age 5 and up)

(Note: Children under the age of 5 may attend for free, but may

need to sit on the lap of an adult, depending on seating availability)

Advance Reservation:

E-mail  CWPAConcertTickets@judsonu.edu

and provide name and number of tickets desired.

Pick up and pay for tickets (cash or check only) at

the will-call table at event. Make checks payable to

“Judson University.”

Tickets also available at the door, however space is

limited and reserved ticketholders will be given priority.

Hope you can join us for a great evening of worship with Michael Card!

Blessings,

Cheryl

Cheryl A. Richardson
Office Manager/Center for Worship in the Performing Arts

Fox Valley Music Camp Coordinator
847.628.1110
Judson University  |  Elgin, IL 60123  |  JudsonU.edu

Committed to the Student, Spiritual Development and Excellence

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