Upcoming Homeschool Events

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

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Augusta, Hallowell, Skowhegan, Belfast Lewiston, Waldoboro, Brewer, Newport, Brunswick, Portland

Kids Bowl Free

All Summer Long

Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Each Day Of The KBF Program All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child! Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.


Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games each day of the KBF program, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.


For more information please visit: kidsbowlfree.com

Massachusetts

Free Fun Fridays

Fridays, June 29 - August 31

Our Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. We reach out to schools, veterans groups, libraries, seniors centers, and many other community organizations to ensure that everyone knows that they are also welcome.


For more information please visit: Free Fun Fridays

Millinocket

OSI Summit

July 14, 2018

TEAM OSI is calling all High Schoolers! Spend 4 Nights/5 Days connecting with outdoor enthusiasts from across Maine.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Erin Jackson
Phone: 617.957.9015
E-mail: ej@outdoorsi.org

Rockport

Arts on the Hill:Bay Chamber's "Mehrtinhead" Jazz Ensemble

July 19, 2018

Beech Hill Preserve

Get ready for some toe-tapping music up on Beech Hill! Bay Chamber’s "Mehrtinhead" Jazz Ensemble (named for John Mehrmann on drums, Nate Martin on bass, and Mike Whitehead on trumpet) will rock the Hill on this early July evening. Free and open to the public, plan to bring a picnic dinner, recline on your blanket and enjoy our very first Beech Hill jazz concert. WITH a spectacular view!


The performance begins at 5:00 p.m. and keep in mind the time it takes to make the .75-mile hike to the top of the hill. The Land Trust will offer a shuttle for those who are unable to walk the hill; please email info@coastalmountains.org if you could use a ride. Please plan to leave your furry friends home for this event!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Phone: 207-236-7091
E-mail: info@coastalmountains.org

Lincoln

Region 3 Summer Camp

July 23, 2018

Free, project based learning in one of our programs: Nursing, Welding, Construction Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Digital Communication & Web Design, Culinary Arts, or Information Technology. Three fun days of acquiring skills and knowledge in technical fields which will help your child plan for college and careers.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Hugh Porter
Phone: 207-794-3004 Ext. 210
E-mail: hporter@msln.net

Rockport

Arts on the Hill: Just Teachers dance band

August 2, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Beech Hill Preserve

Just Teachers was founded in May of 2008 among staff members at CRMS and the name was born in the early days of the band. They were rehearsing in the Industrial Technology room at Camden-Rockport Middle School one day after school and were overheard by some students who were curious about the sound resonating in the halls. One student entered the room asking, “Where is that music coming from?” found us and answered, “Oh, it’s just teachers.” Since its inception, there have been many different musicians who have played with the group and three of the founding members are still with the band. They are all local educators!


Band Members: John Dow, Ian McKenzie, Matt Smith, Lucas Benner, Adam Bullar, Piet Lammert, Nick Blais


Bring a blanket or lawn chair, drinks and snacks, and come up the hill for a rollicking good time! Don’t forget to bring a flashlight to light your way down the farm road.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Phone: 207-236-7091
E-mail: info@coastalmountains.org

Rockport

Free Community Blueberry Pick

August 4, 2018

Beech Hill Preserve

Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites the public to participate in the 15th annual free blueberry pick held on Saturday, August 4 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Rain date is Sunday, August 5.


The Land Trust is excited to once again open a portion of the 25-acre organic blueberry farm for a free community pick. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to welcome and orient people to areas open for picking.


Participants must bring their own containers and be prepared for a moderate walk up the hill to the picking fields. Raking is not permitted and due to health concerns, dogs are not allowed on our fields, so please leave dogs at home. We encourage you to wear sturdy shoes, bring a sunhat and plenty of water, and some people appreciate having a small folding camp stool.


Please note that fields are only open to the public on this annual free pick date and then only in designated pick areas. At all other times, the Land Trust requests that Preserve visitors please stay off the fields, which are being harvested or rested as part of the farm management plan.


For more information please contact:


Name:
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Phone: 207-236-7091
E-mail: info@coastalmountains.org

St. Andrews

All Things Marine

August 7, 2018

This field course is a hands-on introduction to marine biology, with a little bit of maritime history. Open to families and friends, 10 years old and over. Join us as we explore the unique environment of the Bay of Fundy and the diversity of life it supports.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Laura Barrett
Phone: 506-529-1200
E-mail: lbarrett@huntsmanmarine.ca

Portland

Celebrate the Kotzschmar Organ Day

August 11, 2018

Have you ever looked inside or walked through an organ before? Now’s your chance! Tour the Kotzschmar Organ, learn how an organ works, and hear local organists. Free of charge! Full details on tour times and organists on our website, www.foko.org


10am-4pm. Show up at any time throughout the day to hear 12 local organists play the Kotzschmar and stick around for a tour.


Tours at 12:00pm and 4:00pm, no reservations required.


A FREE and open to the public event – All ages welcome!


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


For more information please contact:

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

Rockport

Blueberry Tales

August 15, 2018

Beech Hill Preserve

Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Camden Public Library will team up for a summertime tradition of storytelling at Beech Hill on Wednesday, August 15 from 11:30am – 12:30pm. Children’s librarian Miss Amy, will bring a selection of much-loved blueberry stories up to the top of the hill, and will read them aloud as your kiddos munch on our organic blueberries. Free and open to all ages.


For more information please contact:

Name:
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Phone: 207-236-7091
E-mail: info@coastalmountains.org

Camden

Hike the Guide: Bald Mountain Preserve

August 18, 2018

On Saturday August 18th Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Journey to Health will co-host this month’s Hike-the-Guide outing on Bald Mountain Preserve in Camden, Maine. The leaders will guide you up this 2.6-mile trail to the top of Bald Mountain where you will be met with sweeping views of the mid-coast. Join others who enjoy being active and outdoors for this free and fun event! The hike will begin at 9:00am at the Bald Mountain trailhead.


Please register for this event by e-mailing info@coastalmountains.org. Bring water, snacks, layers, and binoculars. To reach the trailhead, from Camden take Route 1 south, then turn right onto John Street just before the Hannaford. Drive 0.8 miles and take Hosmer Pond Road on the left. Follow for 3.5 miles and look for the parking lot on your left on Gillette Road.


This outing is part of the Land Trust’s Hike-the-Guide program in which we encourage community members to get outside using our Trail Guide as inspiration. As part of the Hike-the-Guide program we are offering monthly guided hikes every third Saturday of the month and a challenge where you can earn an LL Bean Stowaway Backpack if you record your visit to 12 or more preserves! We look forward to seeing you out on the trails!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Phone: 207-236-7091
E-mail: info@coastalmountains.org

Dover-Foxcroft

Swim Lessons

September 10,2018

We are offering swim lessons to home school families Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15-11am through the school year. It is available for children ages 3-12years old. The first session starts Sept 10th, with registration opening Aug 27th. Please contact me for me information!


For more information please contact:

Name:
Britney Gallagher
Phone: 207-564-7111
E-mail: b.gallagher@prymca.org