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West Chicago Public Library Nature-Made program

September 1st, 2016
Received via email (note, this is not a homeschool specific event, but they reached out knowing this is something many homeschoolers might enjoy):
Homeschooling families in the West Chicago area-
please save the date for the following programs at the West Chicago Library!
Save the date- Friday, September 9, 2016; 3:00-4:15 pm
Nature-Made at the West Chicago Public Library
Let’s connect to the great outdoors around us with some fun nature-inspired art! We will have various art stations set up for kids to make their own unique works of art. Our creations will be designed using small natural art materials like flowers, leaves, pinecones and more! During this program we will use a generous donation of 30 pansy flower plants from Ball Horticultural. No registration required, just drop-in. Kids ages 5-11 years old are welcome. Parents and other adult caregivers are encouraged to join their children and have fun making together!(Please note: children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult.)
http://westchicago.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4899&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2016/09/01

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.

Speech and Debate Competition

March 17th, 2014

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

West Suburban Home School Band

March 14th, 2014
2014 Spring Open House and More


The West Suburban Home School Band will be holding an Open House during regular rehearsal times on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

All interested home schoolers are invited to come and watch any rehearsal in Cornelius Hall at Resurrection Church at the NW corner of Army Trail and 59 in Wayne.

Rehearsal times for the four different band levels are:

5:15-6pm Cadets (beginners),

6-7pm Concert Junior,

7-8pm Concert Senior,

8-9pm Symphonic.

Feel free to come any time and stay as long as you like. Free gifts for all who visit!

For more information or questions, please contact the director, Karen Borow, through the website www.wshsb.org.

Mark your calendar for the following performances–

The WSHSB’s 13th Annual Spring Concert at 7 pm, Friday, May 16, 2014, at Edman Memorial Chapel, on the campus of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. This concert is NOT a function of Wheaton College.Map and directions are on www.wshsb.org.

Thursday, June 5, the WSHSB will play from 12 to 12:30, just prior to the keynote speaker at the ICHE Convention.

Israel Wayne coming to Aurora

February 22nd, 2014

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.)

Six Flags Reading Program Sign up

December 3rd, 2013

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

Ready, Set, GO!

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year.

Go Big this school year when you and your students participate in the Six Flags 2013-2014 Read to Succeed Program.

Register for Read to Succeed 2013-2014

If you participated last year, your online account is still active. You can login and confirm your information is still correct and make any updates, if needed.

If you are new to the program, registration is now open so you can sign up today. Once you login to your account, you can download everything you need to get started from your Teacher Toolbox in your online account. Your Teacher Toolbox will have the Student Reading Log, Parent Letter and instructional guides. Your students can begin logging their hours as soon as you hand out the Student Reading Logs.

We appreciate your dedication to encouraging students to read and look forward to another successful school year.

Sincerely,

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Team
sixflags.com/read

Free Homeschool Expo coming Crystal Lake

November 1st, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 11 AM-3 PM, FREE Home School Expo at Park Place
Sunday, November 3, 11 AM-3 PM, FREE Home School Expo at Park Place

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, lthibodeau@crystallakeparks.org

Free Museum Day September 28, 2013

August 25th, 2013

For one day you can enter a museum for free! (I know we are a little spoiled around here with all the great museums and so many with free days for us Illinoisans)

The Smithsonian Magazine hosts this event, so you can check out their site for all the details and to register.

The ticket is good for two people, and is limited to one per household, so please keep that in mind.

However, there are some great places on the list – SciTech in Aurora, Graue Mill in Oak Brook, Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago,  and more!

Check it out and please pass it along.

Co-op in Oak Park

July 18th, 2013

This was shared on facebook:

Our coop in Oak Park is currently registering families for the Fall 2013
session.

We meet every Thursday and offer enriching classes for children from 0-16.

If you are interested or know of any families who are, please forward them our
information.

Please visit our website at: http://nearwesthomeschoolers.org/

Thanks,
Malissa Jones–homeschool mama to Braedon 7, Sebastian 6, and Jillian 4 who have
been going to coop for 3 years now.

nearwesthomeschoolers.org

The Community Co-op is a Family-oriented Resource for Homeschool Families in Oak Park, Chicago and surrounding Near West Suburbs in the Chicagoland area.

Homeschool Resource Fair in Elk Grove

March 27th, 2013
Information for participating (and attending):
Each year we invite a wide variety of organizations to display their offerings for the homeschool community. From co-ops to museums, specialty classes to park district events, support groups to clubs.
We would love to have you join us for this event which will be held Tuesday evening, April 23 at the Elk Grove Village Public Library from 7-9pm.
Vendors: For a nominal $5 fee you will receive a reserved spot and table space at the fair and be part of our contact list which will be distributed to all participants of the event. To register, please click here. You will be contacted within a few days with a confirmation.
We hope that you will join us this year. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. We look forward to another successful event!
Thank you.
Amy Burnha
Beacon Homeschool Support Group
**please note that curriculum will not be sold at this event. Our curriculum sale will be held in May.

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