Upcoming Homeschool Events

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Activities are listed chronologically by town.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Unless noted otherwise, the events listed below are not HOME sponsored events and do not imply recommendation or endorsement by Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME). The opinions expressed during these events do not necessarily reflect the views of HOME. Use of any information, product, or service herein is voluntary, and reliance upon it should only be undertaken after independent review.

 

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Boothbay Harbor

Homeschool Connection

June 4, 11, 17, 24 2024

Every Tuesday! Parents, caregivers, kids connect for socializing and activities. every Tuesday at 2pm at Boothbay Memorial library. 4 Oak st. Boothbay Harbor https://bbhlibrary.org/ "


For more information please contact:

Name:
Adam
Phone: 207-633-3112
E-mail: patfan@gmail.com

Whitefield

Storytime for the Littles Ages 0-5

June 14, 21, 28

Join us at the Whitefield Library every Friday morning from 10:30-11:30 for Storytime for the Littles Ages 0-5. Come listen to a story followed by a creative learning activity.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Hayley Parlin
Phone: 207-215-7310
E-mail: hayleyparlin@yahoo.com

Western Maine

Dirigo State 2024

June 16, 2024

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 welcomes high school juniors (homeschool, private, and public) to apply for sponsorship to Dirigo State. This one-week event will take place at Colby College in June.


Provides training in citizenship, leadership, and character development

• Focus on participation and personal experience

• Form a sense of individual pride in the community, state, and nation

• Debate current and future leaders

• Create your own legislation

• Learn the art of persuasion

• Return to the community a better citizen and display willingness to make a greater civic contribution

• Eligible to earn scholarships

• Opportunity to be in a Band or Chorus

• Life-long friends made

• $400 per student traditionally sponsored by American Legion Posts, American Legion Auxiliary Units, businesses, and civic, faith-based, or fraternal groups


For more information please contact:

Name:
Paige Crockett
Phone: (207) 522-5471 / (207) 873-3229
E-mail: paigecrockett@gmail.com

Harrison

Comics Workshops wit Ryan L. Higgins

June 26, 2024

Comic book artist Ryan L. Higgins is coming to Harrison Village Library, 4 Front St., Harrison! He will lead 2 special workshops for kids at the library on Wednesday, June 26.


How to Draw Comic Book Characters, for children in grades 3-6, will be offered from 3:00-4:00, and Comics Quickstart: Launch Your Superhero Story in 90 Minutes, for grades 6 & up, will be offered from 4:30-6:00. Registration is required for both workshops.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Allison Taber
Phone: (207) 583-2970
E-mail: youthservices@harrisonvillagelibrary.org

Lincoln

Youth Battle of the Bands

June 29, 2024

Save a Life Community Resource Center is hosting a Battle of the Bands on June 29th, 2024. Music will start at 4:00pm with youth bands kicking the music off.

Rain or shine!

All music types are welcome and will be performing.

Free to come and listen! Everyone is welcome!

Follow our event or learn more on our Facebook page.

We can't wait to see you!


If you would like to register your band email stanleysmitchell@gmail.com or call/text 207-290-1741


For more information please contact:

Name:
Stanley Mitchell
Phone: 207-290-1741
E-mail: stanleysmitchell@gmail.com

Monmouth

Project Appleseed

June 29, 2024

Project Appleseed is a special program for homeschoolers that will teach the rifle marksmanship skills once commonly practiced in America. During the program, you’ll learn the true story of the earliest days of our nation, including the detailed events of April 19, 1775.


Information on the event can be found here. The event will be held at Monmouth Fish and Game, on June 29th. It is a one day program. The program begins at 8am and it will go till between 4 and 5. Any weather short of lightning would be a go as we have covered firing points and a club house. We have put a capacity of 20 registered participants. If a parent is there as a chaperone only they do not count towards a participant. However, if a parent wants to participate they need to register separately. For safety purposes all who are at or near the firing line are required to have eye and ear protection while firing is in progress. Safety is always first and foremost in every event. We don't put minimum or maximum age requirements on our events. We have an expectation that parents know their students abilities to be able to take and follow direction, and be physically able to maintain a safe working environment on the range.


Monmouth Fish and Game is located at 347 US Route 202, in Monmouth, Maine.

Click here to register.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Kevin Bouck
Phone: 207-215-6195
E-mail: riflecoach10x@yahoo.com

Bangor

Maine to the Moon

September 18, 2024

We invite your middle schooler to join us for a day of discovery, starting here in Maine and ending with the Moon! Students start at the Cole Land Transportation Museum where they will interview Maine Veterans about their experiences, then tour the Cole Museum. After lunch (not provided) students are invited to the Challenger Learning Center to run our Lunar Quest Mission with a goal of surveying the Moon for safe human habitats.


This day is designed for students in 5th-8th grade and, while transportation will be required between the Cole Museum and Challenger, can otherwise be a drop off event. Families are encouraged to independently visit the Cole Museum while students are there.

Cost:$5/student

Schedule:


Sept 18th

Vet Interview @ Cole 9-11 AM

Lunch and travel 11-12 (lunch AND transportation must be provided through family)

Mission @ Challenger Maine 12-2:30 PM


Location: The first part of the program will be held at the Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Rd, Bangor, ME. The second part of the program will be at Challenger Maine, 30 Venture Way, Bangor, ME.


Register here


For more information please contact:

Name:
Challenger Learning Center
Phone: 207-990-2900 ext.1
E-mail: contact@astronaut.org

Bangor

Lego Robotic Vehicle Challenge

October 16, 2024

Join the Challenger Team October 16th as we partner up with the Cole Land Transportation Museum to explore some examples of engineering through the ages found in Cole’s vehicles, then apply what we have seen by building and programing our very own Lego vehicles.


Designed for students in grades 2-6


Entire event takes place at the Cole Land Transportation Museum. Drop off event, however guardians can stay if preferred, or tour Cole Museum with the rest of the family during this activity


Cost: FREE


Cole Museum Tour 1-2pm

Lego programming with Challenger 2-3 PM


Location: This program will be held at the Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Rd, Bangor, ME


Register here


For more information please contact:
Name:
Challenger Learning Center
Phone: 207-990-2900 ext.1
E-mail: contact@astronaut.org

Library Summer Reading Programs

Farmington Public Library

Theme: I Read, I Care

June 18 - August 9, 2024

Children of all ages read and listen to books in any format and keep track of their progress to win prizes.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Jessica Casey
Phone: 207-778-4312
E-mail: director@farmingtonlibrarymaine.org

Liberty Public Library

Theme: Take Time…to Read!

June 17 - August 31, 2024

Every day this summer that you read for at least 30 minutes, mark off a circle. You can read the book yourself or have the book read aloud to you … or a combination of both. Bring this Reading Record to the library between August 26 - September 6th and a donation will be made to the C.A.L.L. (Citizens’ Assoc. of Liberty Lakes). You don't have to fill the entire record to earn a donation, but if you do, you will receive a gift card for an ice cream cone at John's Ice Cream. All ages can participate.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Barb Rehmeyer
E-mail: brehmeyer@liberty.lib.me.us

Harrison Village Library

Theme: Read, Renew, Repeat!

June 15 - August 17

Drop in any time between 10:30-12:30 on June 15 to register for our Summer Reading Program, Read, Renew, Repeat! We’ll have fun activities for families to do today in the library. And don’t worry if you can’t make it on June 15, you can register any time for the Summer Reading Program!


Young people experience learning losses when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Summer Reading Programs encourage kids to continue reading over the summer, helping to prevent “summer slide”.


Our Summer Reading Program is open to all children from birth-age 18; kids track the time they spend reading (or being read to), and for every 10 hours read, will receive a small prize and be entered into the drawing for a “big” prize.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Allison Taber
Phone: (207) 583-2970
E-mail: youthservices@harrisonvillagelibrary.org

Whitefield

The Whitefield Library's Summer Splash Reading Challenge!

June 26, 2024

"Splash into Reading! June 26-August 23. Would you like to win a bicycle just for reading books this summer? Here's how!

K-2 reads 15+ minutes per day

3-5 reads 20+ minutes per day

6-8 reads 25+ minutes per day


For one girl and one boy in each grade level a bicycle will be awarded to the students who read the most minutes. A kick-off party is June 26 from 6-7:30 and will include face painting, a scavenger hunt, and hot dogs! Children ages 10+ can apply for their own library cards. Children can meet at the library to receive reading incentives, check out books, and tally reading logs from 12-1:30 on July 12 & 26 and August 9 & 23."


For more information please contact:

Name:
Hayley Parlin
Phone: 207-215-7310
E-mail: hayleyparlin@yahoo,com

Mexico

Read, Renew, Repeat Summer Reading Program

June 26, 2024

We will be having a program for 6 weeks... (actually 7, because we won't meet the week of Independence Day)- On Wednesdays from 10:30-noon.


June 26th- Plants- Each child will plant seeds from a 'blind package' so they won't know what they have;


July 10th- Animals and their Habitats: Play Habitat Bingo and do a sticker project;


July 17th- Birds- Identify the birds that we see in the River Valley area, then identify what birds you might see at the ocean- followed by getting a wooden birdfeeder that they can decorate;


July 24th- Bees and Hives: Local beekeepers will show how to care for bees and make a cute foam bee as a reminder;


July 31st- Make soap- A soap maker will show the children ways to incorporate some of the items they have learned about over the summer into soap. They will get to keep their soap;


August 7th- Ice Cream Social and Wrap-up.


Throughout the summer the kids need to fill out and return Reading Logs weekly. They receive one ticket for their attendance, one for the reading log coming in, and others may be earned for specific items throughout the program. Tickets will be drawn for large prizes on the last day. Many smaller items are given out throughout the summer such as books that they may keep, ice cream coupons, and more.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Marilla Couch
Phone: 207-418-1729
E-mail: library@mexicomaine.net