NEWS NIBBLES FOR NOVEMBER
- This post will be updated throughout November 2014
LEARN TO BOWL HOMESCHOOL BOWLING LEAGUE
The Homeschool Connecting Place is hosting their annual Learn to Bowl Homeschool Bowling League every Thursday from September 11, 2014 through November 13, 2014 from 2-4pm at AMF Lynchburg Lanes. The cost for any age (preK-adult) bowler is $8 per week and includes instruction, two league games, shoe rental, and extra weekly practice game/shoe rental. This is HCP’s third season of homeschool bowling league and they encourage parents to join in the fun too. Also, HCP is seeking to form a separate TEEN league for middle/high school student that would meet at the same time. To register for the league, visit the AMF Lynchburg Lanes website here and choose ‘Homeschool Fall FALL 2014′ league. Email HCP’s Amy Hall here for further details. Note: HCP also hosts their Not ‘Back to School’ Bowling Bash on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 2-4p (see separate post).
LYNCHBURG LIBRARY HOMESCHOOL CHESS CLASS & CLUB
Christy Harrison is starting a new chess class and club for local homeschool students and parents. Instructors are two college-age volunteers who are willing to teach students and parents the game and support offer support during play. The Lynchburg Library Homeschool Chess Class & Club will meet on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-2:30p. Meeting dates set thus far are September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, and November 13, 2014 at the Lynchburg Public Library on Memorial Avenue. An RSVP is appreciated as things are just getting started, but it is not required. If you decide to attend at the last minute, just come -and if you are running late, don’t worry about that either as it is the intent of the class/club environment to be informal and flexible. Email Christy Harrison here to RSVP and for further details.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY OF LYNCHBURG
Beginning in the fall, middle and high school students in the Lynchburg Region will have the unique opportunity to start and launch their own REAL businesses or social movements, by participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). Started at the University of Rochester in 2004, YEA! began as a weekly class, taught on the University campus. YEA! has since expanded to other colleges, chambers of commerce and high schools. YEA! will be offered at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) beginning in November 2014. Over the course of the year, students will brainstorm ideas, write business plans, pitch their plans to a group of investors, obtain funding, launch their enterprise and actually sell their products or services. Along the way they will file paperwork with the County Clerk’s office; work with business professionals to, among other things, build a brand identity and create a website; hear from local business owners; and participate in a Trade Show. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 YEA! Class. Visit LeadershipLynchburg.com’s YEA webpage here to download an application. Email Nicole Midkiff here for further details.
HOMESCHOOL DAYS AT MOUNT VERNON
Homeschool Days at Mount Vernon, the historic home of President George Washington, will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 and Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 9a-4p both days. Special rates for homeschool families are $10/students (6-18yo); $10/adults; children under 5 are free. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. This is event is sponsored by the Home Educators Association of Virginia. Visit their Homeschool Days at Mount Vernon webpage here for further details.
LAYMAN FAMILY FARMS HOMESCHOOL DAYS
- Hayride to the pumpkin patch
- Pumpkin “no-left-turn” maze
- Visit to Animal Alley
- Cow Train – 1 ride per student
- Giant Tires and Spider Web play areas
- Tunnel Slide
- Corn Crib and Corn Snake
- Jumping Pillow – 1 jump per student
- Corn Maze (Phase 1 only)
FAMILY ECONOMICS & MENTORSHIP CONFERENCE
The Home Educators Association of Virginia is sponsoring the 2014 Family Economics and Mentorship Conference from November 6-8, 2014 at Bethel Church in Newport News, Virginia. This is a vision-packed nuts & bolts conference on family economics and mentorship for the whole family. Through the powerful speaker lineup, the interactive panel discussions, and the opportunity for one-on-one encouragement, you will be equipped to take the next steps in incorporating a biblical vision for your family’s economics, education, and life preparation on all levels. Visit FamilyEconomics.com here for details, registration, and an informative video on the Virginia conference.
PATRIOTS VINTAGE BALL FUNDRAISER
You are invited to the first semi-annual Patriots Vintage Ball sponsored by Lynchburg Homeschool Athletic Association on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7-10p at Hyland Heights Baptist Church. Proceeds go to LHSAA for the advancement of athletic opportunities for homeschool students in the Lynchburg area. Early Bird Discount tickets are $8 person/$30 family if registered by October 18, 2014 or $10 person/$40 family for tickets purchased later. This is a family friendly event. All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate. No prior dance experience/skill needed. Vintage dances will be taught, demonstrated, and called. To purchase tickets and for further details on dress, food, and other particulars visit LHSAA online here.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY HOMESCHOOL TENNIS CLINIC
The annual Liberty University Homeschool Tennis Clinic will be held daily, Monday through Thursday, December 1-4, 2014 for homeschool students ages 7 years-old through high school seniors. This is a FREE event offered by the LU Mens and Womens Tennis teams and the team athletes will be providing instruction at the Sports Racket in Lynchburg. Ages 7-12 years-old will meet daily from 1p-2:10p and ages 13 years-old and up will meet from 2:15p-3:30p. Registration begins on November 10, 2014 via email. Please note, space is limited and any registrations received prior to November 10th will NOT be accepted and will need to be resent on or after November 10th. Email Mari Frazier here, putting ‘Homeschool Tennis’ in the subject line and provide the following info: family name, parent’s first names, and (for each child) first/last name and age.
LURAY CAVERNS HOME EDUCATORS WEEK
Home Educators of Virginia Week at Luray Caverns is Monday, November 10, 2014 through Sunday, November 16, 2014. Special rates for homeschool families are $7/students (grades K-12);$11.50/adults. Reservations are required 14 days in advance. This event is sponsored by the Home Educators Association of Virginia. Visit their Home Educators Week at Luray Caverns webpage here for further details.
CITY ON A HILL YOUTH THEATER FALL PRODUCTION
The City On a Hill Youth Theater (homeschool troupe) fall production is the 1929 Broadway comedy, Ladies of the Jury, by Fred Ballard. Showtimes are November 11, 13-14, 2014 at 7p and November 15, 2014 at 2p & 7p at the Heritage Baptist Church Gymnasium. General admission tickets are available at the door. House opens 30 minutes before each show. Visit City On a Hill’s Facebook page here for further details.
ONCE-A-MONTH SOFT CO-OPS AT HHBC
HHBC Homeschoolers host once-a-month learning opportunities at Hyland Heights Baptist Church on Fridays at 10a in Room 201. The series continues on Friday, November 14, 2014. These events are free, open to all ages, and everyone is invited. Email Michael Saunders here for further details.
CHRIS TALLEY – NOVEMBER 14, 2014
- Staff Sergeant (retired) speaking on his job protecting military Clergy
- Target practice advice with paintball guns, some hands on training, facemask and eye protection provided
HALEY BARKER – DECEMBER 12, 2014
- Speaking on Humbly I Serve Ministries, their outreach to Haiti and St. Thomas, and her experiences there
- Item display from those countries
MARILYN BOYER – JANUARY 16, 2015
- Modern homeschool pioneer speaking on personal experiences, sharing wisdom, and importance of teaching our kids character
- Boyer family website CharacterConcepts.com
- Childcare provided
HOMESCHOOL ICE SKATING GROUP
Ice skating coach, Dawn Harter, leads the homeschool ice skating group that meets at the LaHaye Ice Center for instruction on Wednesdays from 10-11a. Each group runs for five weeks with a cost of $65 for the first child and a discounted rate for additional children. Email Coach Dawn here for further details.
LYNCHBURG HOME SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
LHSAA offers competitive homeschool sports for girls and boys in middle and high school. Join LHSAA’s Email List via their website here and for their latest news regarding registration, open gym, start dates, etc.
- Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Teams
- Boys & Girls Teams
Looking for another sport? Let LHSAA know as others may be interested as well.
IN SEARCH OF CURRICULUM OR A HARD TO FIND BOOK?
Don’t despair! Lynchburg Online Homeschool Used Curriculum Fair is open year-round. It’s a closed Facebook group for home educators in the Lynchburg area to buy and sell curriculum and educational items all year long. Sellers post photos and details of items, buyers express a desire to purchase, and they work out the details of completing the sale. Members who are searching for an item can post as well. Join Lynchburg Online Homeschool Used Curriculum Fair on Facebook here. Have other items to sell? Looking for a gently used bike, baby item, tool, or dress? Lynchburg Area Yardsale, VA is a great way to buy and sell practically anything locally, year round. The VarageSale platform was designed and built by a young couple just for buying and selling. Members can access the group via computer or the app on their phone or tablet. Join Lynchburg Area Yardsale, VA on VarageSale.com here. Both of these groups are managed by one of our local homeschool moms, so please check them out and help spread the word amongst your homeschool circle. Thank you!
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