Upcoming Homeschool Events

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

Click here for regular, Ongoing Activities happening around the state.


 

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Presque Isle

NMCC Summer Dual Enrollment Opportunities

May 1, 2021

Eligible high school students (including homeschooled students) can take up to two classes for FREE this summer at Northern Maine Community College! The only cost is for the textbook. Most of our summer offerings are available online. To check out the schedule and register, please use our On Course for College website: https://oncourse.mccs.me.edu/


The benefits of early college access are well documented. High school students who take college courses through dual enrollment are more likely to attend college, more likely to persist to graduation, and have higher overall success rates. Students learn valuable study skills and time management, plus have the opportunity to start exploring what they want to do after their high school graduation! Credits earned through dual enrollment are transferrable to most post-secondary intuitions with a grade of C or higher. NMCC has articulation and transfer agreements with most Maine schools, including the UMaine system.


At NMCC, all dual enrollment students receive advising and assistance from the On Course for College Coordinator. This includes help throughout the course selection and registration process, orientation to ensure that students have all they need to be successful during the semester, and regular check-ins during the class.


For more information, please contact Sarah Stackhouse, On Course for College Coordinator at 207-768-2782 or nsstackh@nmcc.edu


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For more information please contact:

Name:
Sarah Stackhouse
Phone: 207-768-2782
E-mail: nsstackh@nmcc.edu

Online

Annual Inventory Clearance Sale

May 2 - 8

Welcome to our year-end inventory clearance sale. Get ready for the 2021/22 school year with the great curricula up for sale in this auction. All items are priced to sell. Visit our auction page for all items up for sale. Items will be added on a regular basis so check back often.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Connie Overlock
Phone: 207-230-9352
E-mail: connieoverlock@gmail.com

Boothbay

Spring Explorations: Grow a Garden with Us!

May 3, 2021

Does your child love to grow things and explore the outdoors? Interested in learning how to garden as a family? Join us as we combine gardening and learning in a fun new program for homeschoolers and remote/hybrid learners. This parent-led program will guide participants ages 4-10 through growing a garden using explorations and investigations at the Gardens, plus lessons, games, and experiments at home. Six weeks of activities will combine gardening science, math, English, art, social studies, and history. Plants and seeds will be provided each week.


The program begins May 3, but start dates are flexible. Cost: $35 member/nonmember. Includes parent/child admission. Click here to learn more and to register.

For more information please contact:

Name:
Erika Huber
Phone: 207-633-8031
E-mail: ehuber@mainegardens.org

Boothbay

Young Birders Club

May 4, 2021

Inviting all young and aspiring birders to join us for our first ever Gardens birding club! Youth ages 10 and up can join our resident birders every other week this spring to identify birds migrating through Maine as well as those spending the season nesting and raising their young here. Participants will learn to identify birds by their calls and features and will be encouraged to keep a record of observations through eBird. New birds will be observed as the season progresses, so please be sure to register separately for each session you would like to attend.


Sessions are offered biweekly and start May 4. Cost: $10 member/nonmember. Includes parent/child admission. Click here to learn more and to register.

For more information please contact:

Name:
Erika Huber
Phone: 207-633-8031
E-mail: ehuber@mainegardens.org

Boothbay

Meet the Artist - Thomas Dambo and his Trolls

May 4, 2021

Youth ages 10-18 are invited to join Danish artist Thomas Dambo to learn about his design and building process. Following that, he'll guide participants on a tour of the five larger-than-life trolls he is building at the Gardens this spring. Thursday, May 6, 10-11:30 am. Cost: $10 member/nonmember. Includes parent/child admission.


Please visit Meet the Artist - Thomas Dambo and his Trolls Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Online Shop. to learn more and to register.


We are also looking for youth ages 13 & up to volunteer to help Thomas build his trolls in April and May. Experience using a hammer and a power drill is helpful. If interested, please contact Erika Huber at ehuber@mainegardens.org or 633-8031.

For more information please contact:

Name:
Erika Huber
Phone: 207-633-8031
E-mail: ehuber@mainegardens.org

Boston

DigiMarCon New England 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

May 6, 2021

DigiMarCon New England 2021 is your chance to ...


– Experience a safe and intimate gathering with marketing leaders and professionals in a clean and hygienic environment.
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional network.


DigiMarCon New England, the Premier Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition in the New England region returns May 6th to 7th, 2021 to the luxurious Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Join your peers in-person or online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking, also check out the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology.


Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!


At DigiMarCon New England 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success.


Be a part of DigiMarCon New England 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. Top keynotes, case studies, strategy sessions, networking and more in a safe and hygienic environment!


See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today.


For more details visit https://digimarconnewengland.com.


For more information please contact:

Name:
DigiMarCon New England 2021
Phone: 800-805-5385
E-mail: events@digimarconnewengland.com

Boothbay

Signs of the Season Youth Training

May 12, 2021

Help scientists understand the local effects of global climate change by volunteering to record the timing of seasonal changes such as the calling of songbirds and frogs, spring blooms, and first sightings of hummingbirds and monarchs. Beth Bisson and Esperanza Stancioff from the Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension programs, respectively, will provide an introduction to Signs of the Seasons for youth ages 10-18 and their parents on May 12, 10 am to noon. This free, hands-on training will teach young volunteers to identify and record seasonal changes in plants, birds, and amphibians and how to record their findings online.


Click here to learn more and to register.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Erika Huber
Phone: 207-633-8031
E-mail: ehuber@mainegardens.org

All towns in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Oxford & Franklin Counties

Norlands $1,000 Scholarships - Open Call for Applications

Norlands Living History Center announces an open Call for Applications for the 2021 Gammon History Education Scholarship Awards. This year two $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying high school seniors or students with equivalent education credentials. To be eligible, students must be from Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford or Kennebec counties and have plans to enroll in post-secondary studies with an historical component upon high school graduation. Qualifying students must submit a 500-word essay titled “HISTORY IS…” to Norlands by June 30, 2021. A selection committee will begin the review process in July and award recipients will be notified by August 15. More information is available at norlands.org/latest-news or by calling Norlands at 207-897-4366.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Rachel Bidstrup, Executive Director
Phone: 207-897-4366
E-mail: norlands@norlands.org

Bath

Crosscurrents Youth Learning and Leadership Program at Maine Maritime Museum

July 12, 2021

A three-week enrichment day program at Maine Maritime Museum designed for rising 7th and 8th graders who have a curiosity for creative thinking and a passion for hands-on, experiential learning. Includes weekly sails on our historic schooner and cruise boat, woodworking, blacksmithing, environmental science on the Kennebec River, writing, creative arts, literary studies, and artifact analysis within the museum's collection. Scholarships available upon request.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Luke Milardo
Phone: 207-443-1316 x325
E-mail: lucasmilardo@gmail.com

Anywhere you are

Camp Invention Connect

June 14, 2021

Register by April 30 and save!

Inspire your kid’s creativity and build their confidence with Camp Invention Connect™! This at-home K-6 program delivers STEM activity kits with everything you need to complete exciting STEM challenges on or off screen. Participants can join fellow campers and a certified educator online to take apart their own microphone, build duck-launching devices and more! Multiple program dates available — visit invent.org/connect to learn more. Register using RECHARGE30 to save $30 by 4/30.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Pamela C
Phone: 800-968-4332
E-mail: pcarino@invent.org

Bethel

River Rock Music Festival

July 2 & 3, 2021

River Rock Music Festival is returning to Sunday River Resort in Bethel for July 2nd & 3rd; it is the Great Revival 21! Join us LIVE and in person with uplifting worship led by Michael W. Smith, Kari Jobe, Sanctus Real, Jonny Diaz, Riley Clemmons and many more. Fun and encouraging for the whole family! Tickets, information and volunteer opportunities are available at riverrockfestival.com.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Sheila Clarkin
Phone: 401-533-4935
E-mail: musicconnectionswansea@gmail.com

Waterville

Maine Student Film & Video Festival

July 17, 2021

Now in its 43rd year, the Maine Student Film & Video Festival welcomes submissions from Maine students, to be judged in the age categories Grades K-6, Grades 7-8, and Grades 9-12. In addition to scholarship prizes for winners, finalists and honorable mentions receive a certificate of merit. Selected short films will be screened at the Waterville Opera House on July 17 during the Maine International Film Festival. The deadline to submit is June 1. For more information and to submit your film, visit mainestudentfilm.org.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Julia Dunlavey
Phone: 207-861-8138
E-mail: julia@mainefilmcenter.org