Upcoming Homeschool Events

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

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Searsport

Arts Classes at Neighborhood Arts

September 12, 2018

Tales Alive! Introduction to Acting through theatre games, improvisation, music and movement for children ages 6-9. Join professional actress and teacher, Erica Thompson, every Wednesday from 3-4:30 for 8 weeks. $40.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Erica Thompson
Phone: (207) 404-1949 or (802) 384-0648
E-mail: neighborhoodarts1@gmail.com

Portland

Astronomy a la Carte Class 2: Solar System

September 19, 2018

Explore the wondrous worlds of our solar system in this planetarium class! Class ends with the exciting new show, "The Great Planet Adventures.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Southworth Planetarium
Phone: 207-780-4249
E-mail: edward.gleason@maine.edu

Portland

Astronomy a la Carte # 3: Autumn Constellations

September 26, 2018

Learn the constellations of the autumn night sky in the planetarium's star dome theatre. 10:30 a.m. - noon


For more information please contact:

Name:
Southworth Planetarium
Phone: 207-780-4249
E-mail: edward.gleason@maine.edu

Scarborough

September 27, 2018

Nature + Science + Art = Fun


A little bit of science and nature inspires a lot of art when these three intersect. Our creative exploration will include sea weed marbling, nature drawing, painting, sculpting, slime making, art inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy, and more.


Thursdays 11:00-12:15, September 27- November 15


Ages 6 & Up
Cost: $135 for 8 weeks


Want to give the class a try- 2 classes for $50.


5% sibling discount


FMI or to register call Fiddlehead Center for the Arts--Scarborough at 883-5720 or contact Suzanne @suzannedrown(at)gmail.com or


Classes are held at Fiddlehead Center for the Arts--Scarborough, 226 Gorham Road in Scarborough.
Coming soon more art classes for homeschoolers...Check out our Facebook Page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/fiddleheadscarborough/."


For more information please contact:

Name:
Suzanne Drown-Trout
Phone: 207-883-5720
E-mail: info@fiddleheadscarborough.org or suzannedrown@gmail.com

Lincoln

Rubik's Cube Workshop

September 29, 2018

You Can Do The Cube will be hosting a workshop to teach educators how to teach STEM skills using the Rubik's Cube and how to run Rubik's teams for speed competitions for students of all ages. 8am Lincoln Memorial Library. Free workshop. Open to anyone interested in working with kids and the Rubik's Cube.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Ashley Mitchell
Phone: 207-466-0668
E-mail: motherhoodservices@gmail.com

Lincoln

Rubik's Children's Day

September 29, 2018

Lincoln Memorial Library will be hosting a Rubik's Children's Day. 9/29 10:0am-12:00pm. Free and everyone welcome. Have your children come to the library and learn STEM skills by using the Rubik's Cube. They will have a chance to solve the cube and create art. The library Quest Scouts will also be giving away books.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Ashley Mitchell
Phone: 207-466-0668
E-mail: motherhoodersvices@gmail.com

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Travel Course/Study Tour to Reggio Emilia, Italy

March 23, 2019 (deadline to apply, October 1, 2018)

All future, current, and home educators (and anyone interested in early childhood education) are welcome to explore the innovative early childhood schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy! This one-week travel course in March 2019 can be taken for undergraduate and graduate credit through UMF (or not as an audit for experience only). Included are visits to the Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia; Presentations by pedagogistas, atelieristas and teachers on the history, identity and principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach; Time at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center exploring the Primary School, Ateliers, Bookshop, Documentation and Educational Research Center and current Exhibitions; and much more! We would love to have homeschool educators and advocates join us to explore how a Reggio approach may benefit your curriculum!


MARCH 23-28, 2019 (with optional day extension for sightseeing/cultural experience)


DEADLINE TO APPLY: Oct. 1, 2018


For more: Dr. Patti Bailie or Dr. Leigh Ann Fish, assistant professors of early childhood education, University of Maine at Farmington


For more information please contact:

Name:
Leigh Ann Fish
Phone: 207-778-7855
E-mail: leighann.fish@maine.edu

Portsmouth, NH

Strawbery Banke Museum Homeschool Day: Winter is Coming!

October 4, 2018

Time: 10am – 5pm

Price: $8.00 per student or $40.00 per family. One adult per family admitted free. Additional Adults $8.00 each. Children 4 and under and Members are


From food preservation techniques to heating technology, learn how Puddle Dockers prepared for the cold winter months! Visit with roleplayers, crafts people, demonstrators and historic house interpreters to discover hands-on activities that teach about winter preparation over three centuries.


Add a Hearth Cooking Workshop!

$6.00 per student or $20.00 per family. No additional charge for adults. Pre-registration is required. Recommend for children 6 and up. To register, please visit strawberybankemuseum.wordpress.com


Feeding a family in pre-industrial times took resourcefulness and hard work. Travel back to the 1700s to experience open hearth cooking over a wood fire. Read an historic recipe, weigh and measure ingredients on kitchen scales, and bake over hot coals using 18th-century tools and techniques.


Session I: 9:30 – 10:30 *Allergy-Friendly Workshop. Please note that the workshop space is not a gluten, diary, or nut-free facility, but ingredients used will be gluten/dairy and nut free.


Session II: 11:00 – 12:00


Session III: 1:00 – 2:00


For more information please contact:

Name:
Strawbery Banke Museum
Phone: 603-422-7541
E-mail: education@strawberybanke.org

Rumford

River Valley Homeschoolers Support Group

October 10, 2018

River Valley Homeschoolers will hold monthly meetings at the Rumford Public Library on the second Wednesday of each month, beginning in October from 1-3 pm. If you currently homeschool your children, or are considering it and have questions, please come join our homeschooling support group and connect with other homeschool families. Share curriculum, coordinate events, hang out with the children's librarian, check out some books, and enjoy the camaraderie. Children are welcome.

For more information please contact:

Name:
Darcy Steele
Phone: 207-778-1820
E-mail: rivervalleyhomeschoolers@gmail.com

Maine

Book Giveaway - Computer Science

October 19, 2018

Win a biography of a computer scientist to keep and a package of books for your local library. More info on this and current schedule of library-based computer and electronics projects at http://gizmogarden.org/. Date listed is deadline for book giveaway entries.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Judy Silver
Phone: 207-563-2102
E-mail: judy@gizmogarden.org

Portland

Halloween Silent Film Nosferatu

October 30, 2018

Municipal Organist James Kennerley will open this concert with some appropriately spooky prelude music before beginning to improvise a thrilling soundtrack to accompany the classic 1922 horror film Nosferatu. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes as part of the annual costume contest!


The Film: German Expressionist film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. Released in 1922 as the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (with names changed due to studio copyright issues), Nosferatu is as haunting as they come and is still recognized today as one of the most chilling vampire films of all time.


Come to our free special event with family friendly silent films from 6:30pm-7:00pm. There will be a children’s costume contest, with prizes. This family event at 6:30pm is not ticketed, tickets are required to stay for the film screening at 7:30pm. We are offering this option because the film may be scary for a younger audience.


Tickets at PortTIX, 12 and under are free.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ
Phone: 207-553-4363
E-mail: klor@foko.org

Portsmouth

Strawbery Banke Museum Homeschool Classes: Growing Up Between the Wars: 1915 - 1945

December 1, 2018

AGES: 8 – 12

DATES: Mondays- October 1, 15, 22, 29, & November 5, 2018

TIME: 1:30 – 3:30

Sign up for all 5 Classes or register by the day!

PRICE: 5 Classes $50 Member/$75 Non-Member. Per Day $10 Member/$15 Non-Member


Sibling Discounts: Members pay and additional $5.00 per sibling per day. Non-members pay an additional $10 for a second sibling and $5.00 for each additional sibling.


Explore what life was like for your great-grandparents or maybe your great-great-grandparents! Participants will be introduced to a new topic each week, learning about the historical context of events like the Great Depression and World War II then engage in hands-on activities to further the discussion and provide a touchstone for remembering information. Activities will include cooking a Depression-Era dish, taking a ride in a Model-A Ford, working in a 1940s Victory Garden, learning to paint like Picasso, staring in a silent film and lending your voice to a radio show. Classes will run for five Mondays beginning October 1, 2018.


Class Schedule:

October 1: Early Innovations: Cars, Planes and Radios

October 15: The Great Depression: Make-Do Recipes

October 22: World War II: Victory Gardens and Life on the Homefront

October 29: Changing Culture: Paint Like Picasso

November 5: Visual Technology: Silent Films and Animation


Registration Required. To register, please visit https://strawberybankemuseum.wordpress.com"


For more information please contact:

Name:
Strawbery Banke Museum
Phone: 603-422-7541
E-mail: education@strawberybanke.org

Portland

Christmas at the Cathedral

December 1, 2018

Looking for the perfect way to start your Christmas holiday season? ChoralArt's Christmas at the Cathedral is just what you've been looking for.


The sun rises in the east, and Christmas at the Cathedral for the past 30 years happens the first weekend in December. Join us for a program of familiar and sublime choral music with brass and organ accompaniment. Of special interest: Paul Halley’s dynamic “Freedom Trilogy,” Eric Whitacre’s luminous “Lux Aurumque,” and a unique setting of “Twelve Days of Christmas,” made popular by The Canadian Brass.


Featuring:

ChoralArt Singers

Portland Brass Quintet

Christopher Pelonzi, organist

Dan Moore, pianist


Performances are:

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Noon (Preview) and 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm


Saturday, December 1 at Noon is a preview with reduced prices at $15. All other performances are at the regular rate.


Tickets: $25/$37 Premium and Regular seating sections.

Student rates $10/$15 and children 12 and under are free.

All tickets are $5 more at the door, if available.


Please visit www.choralart.org/christmas to purchase tickets."


For more information please contact:

Name:
ChoralArt
Phone: 207-828-0043
E-mail: klor@choralart.org/span>

Orono

MAINE INDIAN BASKETMAKERS HOLIDAY MARKET

December 8, 2018

Featuring award-winning and up-coming members of Maine's Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot nations. Demonstrations, storytelling, traditional music, singing, dancing, fashion show and more. Free admission. Collins Center for the Arts, U.Maine, Orono. 9am to 3pm.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Suzanne Carmichael
Phone: 207-348-2791
E-mail: suzannedoncarmichael@gmail.com

Portland

Handel's Messiah Sing Along

December 10, 2018

Join ChoralArt for a festive Messiah sing-along with fun group-format solos and accompanied by the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. Food and cash donations for Portland’s emergency food pantry, Project FEED, will be accepted at the door. All of the event proceeds will be donated to Project FEED.


Scores will be provided, or you may bring your own.


Featuring: You! Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra


Admission is $5 at the door; no charge for students. All proceeds benefit Project FEED.


Project FEED

We are including a food drive at the Summer Sing to benefit Portland’s emergency food pantry, Project FEED. Please bring canned items like meats, fish, soup, juice and vegetables. Pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice are also always welcome. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers. Cash donations also welcome.


Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:30 pm

Woodfords Congregational Church - 202 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103"


For more information please contact:

Name:
ChoralArt
Phone: 207-828-0043
E-mail: klor@choralart.org

Portland

Christmas with Kennerley

December 18, 2018

James Kennerley, Portland's Municipal Organist, continues a beloved holiday tradition by celebrating the season in grand style with music on the Kotzschmar Organ. The program will include a variety of holiday classics, from traditional carols to modern favorites. There is always the possibility of some new organ transcriptions or even new compositions from Mr. Kennerley. The festive sounds of the Kotzschmar Brass, the beautiful voices of the ChoralArt Singers, and by a special guest vocal soloist will join the organ for a vibrant celebration of the holiday season. This is a holiday tradition that is not to be missed.


Tickets at PortTIX, 12 and under are free. Concert starts at 7:30 PM.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ
Phone: 207-553-4363
E-mail: klor@foko.org