Upcoming Homeschool Events

Homeschool related upcoming events, meetings and activities happening around the state!

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Portland

Afterschool Imagination Series

3/1/17-3/24/17

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 4-5pm

Register for one or all three of our Afterschool Imagination Series classes! These classes are 4-weeks sessions and take place from 4-5pm and run Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays beginning March 1 and ending March 24. By registering for all three classes at 4-week sessions, you'll receive a $30 discount. $150 members, $210 visitors for all three OR $60/members, $80/visitors for one class.


Arts Imagination: Celebrate Rhythm & Sound: Wednesdays 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, & 3/22 Join us as we explore all things ""rhythm"" during this collaborative, musical adventure. Throughout this 4-week class, we'll create a chorus of sounds out of everyday objects such as trash cans, brooms, and buckets. We'll learn basic rhythmical patterns and even create our own sound patterns! Then, we'll arrange them into our own unique songs to be performed at the end of our time together. This class is designed for ages 6 to 9.


Dramatic Imagination: The Story of the Journey: Thursdays 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, & 3/23 Have you ever made up a story based on what you see in a picture? In this 4-week creative drama class, we'll create our own play inspired by Journey, a book without words by Aaron Becker. As a group, we'll go on a collective journey and tell the story we see in the pictures. By the end of this series, we'll have a unique performance to act out for our friends and family on the final day of class. This class is designed for ages 6 to 9.


Scientific Imagination: Discover Dinosaurs: Fridays 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, & 3/24 Discover the incredible world of dinosaurs in this 4-week science class! We'll put on our paleontologist hats and explore the Museum & Theatre's collection of real ancient animal fossils--including a real dinosaur fossil! We'll practice digging for bones, keep a scientific journal, act out the lives of dinosaurs, and meet other prehistoric creatures along the way. This class is designed for ages 6 to 9.


Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk. Sign up today, space is limited!


Register here: https://secure.kitetails.org/forms/event-registration/?eventid=1415


For more information please contact:

Name:
Sandy Boyce
Phone: 207-828-1234
E-mail: 207-828-1234

Woolwich

Open House

March 3, 2017

Join us to see a Classical Conversations Community Day in action. Your children are welcome to participate or hang back with the parents. Bring your lunch and enjoy recess with us! Email or call with any questions or if childcare is needed.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Melissa Bragan
Phone: 207-380-1608
E-mail: ccmidcoast@gmail.com

Portland

Kids & Kotzschmar Family Concert

March 5, 2017

What is so unique about a huge pipe organ? Come explore, experience, & encounter the mighty Kotzschmar with Portland's Municipal Organist, Ray Cornils, to see how it works to produce its range of sounds and hear some of its NEW sounds! Come early (2:00) and take part in activities!


Location: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME


For more information please contact:

Name:
Kue
Phone: 207-553-4363
E-mail: klor@foko.org

Farmington

Homeschool Ski Day

March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 from 10-2 At Titcomb Ski Mountain in Farmington, Maine


Come celebrate the end of the Sking Season! This will be the last homeschool day for the year at Titcomb! Titcomb still has plenty of snow!

Come to Ski. Come to Snowboard. Come to Fat Bike. Come to Snowshoe. Or just come to Visit with other homechool families!


This day will cost $20 per family and $10 if there is only 1 skier in the family. There is no better deal around! IF you have not been to one of these event before, now is the time to come try it out.

Rentals are $10 per rental

The concession stand is not open but you can plug in your crockpot or bring a cold lunch or get something at the market down the road.

Please share this with your friends, family and co-op groups. We would also welcome parents with preschool children.

I accept cash or checks. Please mail them to: PO Box 495 Wilton, Me 04294. I am not interested in accepting Paypal payments, sorry. If you are just paying on the day, PLEASE be sure to have cash or check, Titcomb can not process credit cards, since we pay a group rate

THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT. All children must have a parent or guardian on site all day.


The BEST way to check on this event is on Facebook.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Carol Drumm
Phone: 207-645-3955
E-mail: caroldrumm@yahoo.com

Statewide

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest

Deadline for Submissions: March 15

The twenty-third annual state-wide competition for the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest is underway. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites students in grades K-12 to create designs featuring ducks, geese, or swans in their natural habitats. Designs are judged in four age categories, with awards for first, second, and third places and honorable mentions. Entries must be received by March 15 th, 2017.


On Saturday, March 25th, there will be a celebration of the 2017 contestants at the LL Bean store in Freeport, Maine. Contestants are highly encouraged to come to this free event. The Maine Best of Show entry will compete with contest winners from other states in a National competition in Washington D.C. The first place national winning design is used to create the Federal Junior Duck Stamp. Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps (which cost $5 each) support conservation education by providing awards and scholarships for students, teachers, and schools.


Modeled after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual Federal Duck Stamp competition, the Junior Duck Stamp contest is part of an educational curriculum that teaches students about waterfowl, the importance of wetlands, and habitat conservation. Proceeds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps protect wetlands through land acquisition by the National Wildlife Refuge System.


Contest rules and entry forms are currently available for download at the following Web site: www.fws.gov/juniorduck/. For more information on the contest call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Rachel Carson NWR at (207)646-9226.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Kimberly Aucella
Phone: 207-646-9226

Augusta

Special Olympics Informational Meeting

March 7, 2017

Special Olympics provides wonderful opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to compete in athletic events and develop new friends as they enjoy the companionship of coaches, volunteers and other athletes. My name is Kevin Kidd and I am the Special Olympics Area Manager for Kennebec County. I know first hand the positive impact that Special Olympics has on athletes and parents. My homeschooled child, David, beamed with an ear-to-ear smile each time he was awarded a first, second or third place ribbon from participating in swim and track & field events.


If you are a homeschooling parent of a child with intellectual disabilities and would like to know more about Special Olympics, I will be hosting an informational meeting for you at 3pm, March 7th at RiverRock Christian Fellowship, 65 River Road in Chelsea. If you don’t have any children with intellectual disabilities but are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities for you and/or your children with Special Olympics, this meeting is for you, as well."


For more information please contact:

Name:
Kevin Kidd
Phone: 207-649-7345
E-mail: kennebec@somaine.org

Facebook

Informational Meeting

March 13, 2017

Join us in the comfort of your own home and learn how Classical Conversations can either start you out or transform your homeschool journey! Email or call for the facebook invite or with any other questions!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Melissa Bragan
Phone: 207-380-1608
E-mail: ccmidcoast@gmail.com

Rockport

High School Essay Intensive

March 16, 2017

Presented by IEW’s humorous and engaging director and master teacher, Andrew Pudewa, the High School Essay Intensive class provides immediate experience and inside tips toward high school essay writing.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Laura House
Phone: 800-856-5815
E-mail: Laura@iew.com

Woolwich

Open House

March 17, 2017

Join us to see a Classical Conversations Community Day in action. Your children are welcome to participate or hang back with the parents. Bring your lunch and enjoy recess with us! Email or call with any questions or if childcare is needed.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Melissa Bragan
Phone: 207-380-1608
E-mail: ccmidcoast@gmail.com

Hallowell

Call for Art: Young at Art K-8 Exhibit

On View: March 19 – April 8, 2017


Young at Art is our 14th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, when area students from kindergarten through 8th grade have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery. Each year we invite art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this wonderful celebration of talented young artists and of the importance of arts in education.


This will be our first year integrating homeschool student artwork in the Young at Art exhibit. All Maine homeschool students grade K-8 are invited to participate. One piece of original student artwork may be submitted per student. Due to space limitations, homeschool artwork will be chosen through a jury process. There is no limit to how many students can enter per household but each student may only enter one piece. Email submission deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by 6pm. To enter visit harlowgallery.org.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Allison McKeen
Phone: 207-622-3813
E-mail: allison@harlowgallery.org

Portland

Youth Leadership School

April 8 & 9, 2017

The Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School is a two-day, comprehensive campaign activism training that provides the tools to be an effective youth leader for conservative candidates and causes. Any student who wants to be active in the political process should attend this school. You will learn to:

•Organize large numbers of volunteers and voters

•increase the size and effectiveness of your group

•Host successful speaker events

•Gain media coverage

•Organize 12 proven activism projects


The course costs $30 per participant. Use promo code ""ivy"" for $15 off. Register at www.leadershipinstitute.org/training


For more information please contact:

Name:
Grace Tarr
Phone: 207-460-9746
E-mail: gracetarr@live.com

Brunswick

Volunteer Training

4/8/17 & 4/11/17

Pejepscot Historical Society is seeking tour guides for our historic homes- the Chamberlain Museum and the Skolfield-Whittier House. This is a great way for older students to learn about history and connect with the community! Volunteer training sessions are 4/8/17 from 9-11am and 4/11/17 from 4-6pm. Please call or email to reserve spot!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Stephanie Ruddock
Phone: 207-729-6606
E-mail: swhouse@pejepscothistorical.org

2017 Ongoing HOME Events

Group Portfolio Reviews

6/3 Bangor

6/13 Westbrook

6/20 Belfast

8/17 Camden

8/3 Lewiston

8/23 Augusta

8/24 Rockland

Getting Started Workshops

3/16 Rockport

5/20 Augusta 

8/23 Augusta

Monthy Sports & Fitness Activities 

3/3 Roller Skating, Portland 

3/30 Bowling, Belfast

3/27 Swim/Gym/ Rock Climbing, Rockport   

Summer Playground Days

5/30 Standish

6/13 Bridgton

6/27 Brownfield

8/15 Brownfield

8/29 Bridgton

9/26 Brownfield

 

Upcoming in 2017