Posts Tagged ‘august 4’

Teacher appreciation days

July 30th, 2012


Teacher appreciation days coming up, check out the Office Max site for more locations and be sure to get to one for some goodies this weekend.

Otter Creek Shopping Center
202 South Randall Road
Elgin, Il 60123
Phone (847) 695-0761
Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5, 2012
Spring Hill Fashion Court
370 North 8th Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Phone (847) 836-0140
Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5, 2012
Windpoint Center
321 North Randall Road
Batavia, IL 60510
Phone (630) 761-3920
Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5, 2012
Algonquin Commons
1806 South Randall Road
Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone (847) 854-1088
Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5, 2012
Poplar Creek Crossing
2570 Sutton Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
Phone (847) 645-9076
Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5, 2012
Bloomingdale Court Center
368 West Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone (630) 307-6400
Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5, 2012
Holiday Plaza
4747 North Harlem Avenue
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
Phone (708) 867-0123
Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5, 2012
Willow Creek Retail Center
2211 Willow Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone (847) 657-6221
Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5, 2012

Midwest Museum of Natural History

July 18th, 2012

The Midwest Museum of Natural History has some upcoming events that may appeal to you. If you mention that you heard about it here when you register, you can get the member price (except for Nature Down and Dirty). Details and registration info can be found at

Safari Sprouts, ages 3-5, siblings are welcome

Every Wednesday 10:15-11:15 am

$8/child, adults free, no registration required

Fee includes Museum admission for the day

Games, crafts, stories, and live animal visits!

Storytime, ages 2-5, siblings are welcome

Every Friday, 11:00 am, no registration required

Free with Museum admission

Fossil Workshop: Micro-Fossils, ages 8+

Thursday, July 19, 7-8:30 pm

Thursday, August 16, 7-8:30 pm

Non-members: $12

Members: $10, 1 adult free per family ($5 extra adult)

Learn about the fossils beneath our feet and the clues they give us to Illinois’ past. Find and identify micro-fossils and take home whatever you find! Registration required.

Live Reptile Care, ages 10+
Saturday, July 21, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Fri, August 17, 1-3:00

Non-members: $18/child

Members: $15/child, 1 adult free per family ($5 extra adult)

Fee includes Museum admission for the day

Learn how to properly feed and handle live snakes, turtles, and lizards. Registration required, class fills quickly.

Jewelry Making, ages 8+
Saturday, July 28, 3-4:15 pm
Thursday, August 2, 10:30-11:45 am
Fee includes Museum admission for the day
Non-members: $12/child, 1 adult free per family ($5 extra adult)

Members: $10/child, 1 adult free per family ($5 extra adult)

Learn about jewelry from around the world and make three pieces to take home. Registration required.

Nature: Down and Dirty

Saturday, August 4, 1-3:30 pm, Ages 7-13

Meet at Sycamore Park

Sycamore Resident: $15/child

Non-resident: $20/child

Registration required through the Sycamore Park District:

The woods are bursting with life – if you know where to look. Learn how to spot animal tracks, nests, and other signs of life. Identify plants, insects, and birds. Dig in and uncover what’s happening underground, and get your feet wet (literally) investigating the river.

Fossil Dig, ages 6-adult

Saturday, August 11, 9:30-11:00 am

Saturday, September 29, 9:30-11:00 am

Dig for fossils at Vulcan Quarry, keep what you find. Registration required, class fills quickly!

Non-members: $20/person or $55 for a family of 3-4

Members: $18/person or $50 for a family of 3-4

Midwest Museum of Natural History

425 West State St, Sycamore IL 60178


Tues-Sat, 10-5:00

Sunday 12-5:00

closed Mondays

IEW Seminars coming to Chicago

July 7th, 2011
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Institute for Excellence in Writing Presents
Two Days of Writing Seminars with Andrew Pudewa
Chicago, IL area – August 3-4, 2011

Please forward this message to friends and colleagues!

Judson University
1151 North State Street
Elgin, IL 60123

Wednesday, August 3 – Student Workshops
Thursday, August 4 – High School Essay Intensive
Friday-Saturday, August 5-6 – Chicago Homeschool Expo (CHE), Andrew Pudewa, Featured Speaker
(Descriptions Follow)

To register or for more information about these events, go to or call 800-856-5815.

Contact us:
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
8799 N. 387 Rd.
Locust Grove, OK 74352

A day of workshops for students Grades 3–10, new to the IEW writing program.
  • Introductory Workshop*: Grades 3–5: 8:30 AM–10:15 AM
  • Introductory Workshop*: Grades 6–8: 10:30 AM–12:15 PM
  • Advanced Workshop: Story Writing – Grades 3–8: 12:30 PM–2:45 PM (Full)
  • Advanced Workshop: Research Papers – Grades 5–10: 3:00 PM–5:15 PM (Full)
Cost: $20.00 per student per workshop. Teachers & Parents may observe at no cost.

The Introductory Student Workshops are enjoyable, informative and motivating for the children who attend, but they are also meant to serve as demonstration classes. Parents are encouraged to remain in the room, observing and participating with their child. Please make arrangements for the care of non-enrolled siblings. Please register early as theseworkshops fill fast. Sorry, no enrollment accepted at the door for Student Workshops.

August 4: High School Essay Intensive

8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Get immediate experience and inside tips on how to do your best on the SAT or ACT essay. Also includes strategies for composing the college application personal essay.

Cost: $50.00/participant (accompanying adult, $25.00)

August 5-6: Chicago Homeschool Expo (CHE)

Andrew Pudewa will be a speaker!
His sessions include:

  • Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day (August 5)
  • Teaching and Evaluating Writing (August 5)
  • The Profound Influence of Music on Life (August 5)
  • Reaching the Reluctant Writer (August 6)
  • The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing (August 6)
We will also have a booth, so please stop by.
More information here:

Chicagoland Homeschool Expo

April 18th, 2011

In August the Chicagoland Homeschool Expo will return to the area.The following information is taken from their website and includes links to their site for further information:

2011 Chicago Homeschool Expo


$25 for Husband & Wife

Chicago Homeschool Expo August 5-6, 2011

Schaumburg Convention Center (Chicago), IL

1551 N. Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Chicago Homeschool Expo Registration
Includes Homeschooling for Excellence 101, Worldview Teen Tract AND KidsZone
August 4-6, 2011

At the door registration is also available at the door the day of the Conference.  Payment accepted at the door includes cash or checks only.

REFUND POLICY – There are no refunds, just as there are no refunds for tickets to events such as concerts, sporting events, etc.

College Fair admission is FREE with ALL ticket purchases including Homeschooling 101, KidsZone, Worldview Teen Track, and Chicago Homeschool Expo.

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