Homeschooling Events & Opportunities Around the State Events & opportunities listed below are not necessarily sponsored or endorsed by NICHE
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Le Tourneau University
Scholarships Longview, Texas Le Tourneau University recently received an endowment for $5 million in scholarships for homeschooled students. Check it out at: www.letu.edu
Civic Center Applause Series 2017/18 School Year 221 Walnut Street Des Moines The APPLAUSE SERIES brings world-class performing artists and diverse art forms to the Civic Center’s stages for one-hour matinee performances for school audiences. Each performance connects to in-class curriculum, providing the perfect opportunity to learn about and through the arts. All tickets $1! http://www.civiccenter.org/education/applause_series.php For more information: email@example.com (515) 246-2300 Walnut Creek YMCA Homeschool PE Walnut Creek YMCA 948 73rd St Windsor Heights, IA 50324 (515) 224-1888 Weekly Classes in 5-Week Sessions focused on building skill sets Ages 5-16 Member Fee $5/class Nonmember Fee $8/class
Waukee YMCA 210 N Warrior Ln Waukee, IA 50263 (515) 987-9996 Once a week 5-class sessions Each planned 5-class session has a theme sport Ages 5-14 Member Fee $15/session Nonmember Fee $50/session
Metro Ice Sports Facility
5100 NW 72nd Street | Urbandale IA 50322 Urbandale, Iowa Homeschool Program September 26 - December 12
$10/class or $85 for full session)
Skates are included. Preregistration not required.
Blank Park Zoo Homeschool Activities Des Moines, IA Set up a home school class at the Blank Park Zoo. Classes can be held anytime year round and the program can be tailored to what your students are in the process of studying. Programs will be 1 ¼ - 2 hours depending on the age group. A minimum of 15 students is required and preferably in the same age range. $8 –Members or $12 – Non-Member Call Amy Kopatich, Education Specialist, at 515-974-2558 or www.blankparkzoo.com/index.cfm?nodeID=18091&audienceID=1 for further details, questions, or to set up a class.
Homeschool Youth Bowling League Warrior Lanes 190 SE Laurel, Waukee, Iowa Wednesdays @12:30pm All inclusive program cost = $64 Youth teams of 2, Homeschool grades K-12 Bowling 2 games each week Basic USBC membership and a new ball included in this program www.warriorlanes.com
Homeschool Gymnastics Classes Chow's Gymnastics West Des Moines, Iowa Mondays 11am-Noon (Beginner/Advanced Beginner Girls 7+) Thursdays 11am-Noon (Beginner/Advanced Beginner Girls 7+) $76.50/4 weeks $30/annual family registration available Other classes also offered (515) 327-2558
Des Moines Symphony Orchestra & Academy Des Moines, Iowa www.dmsymphony.org Opportunities include: Private lessons, Group lessons, Youth orchestras, and Chamber music coaching sessions. For more information, contact Joshua Barlage at (515) 280-3332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Des Moines Symphony Orchestra & Academy Des Moines, Iowa www.dmsymphony.org Opportunities include: Private lessons, Group lessons, Youth orchestras, and Chamber music coaching sessions. For more information, contact Joshua Barlage at (515) 280-3332 or email@example.com Joy Singers Homeschool Choirs Des Moines Area Friday Afternoons Registration Opens Tuesday August 1
Openings fill quickly, register soon! First Rehearsal September 8 1st 3 weeks are a trial period to see if Joy Singers is a good fit
for your child(ren) Withdrawals by September 22 are fully refunded Beginner Choir (5-7 year olds, K-2nd grade) Treble Choir (8-10 year olds, 3rd-5th grade) Concert Choir (11-13 year olds, 6-8th grade) Chorale (14-18 year olds, 9-12th grade) Honor Choir (9th-12th) More Information
Grandview Park Baptist Book Sale
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
1701 E 33rd St
Des Moines, IA
Thousands of books and materials
from the former GPB school library,
including fiction, non-fiction,
and reference books.
Prices (with a few possible exceptions):
Hardback books $2
Paperback books 50¢
VHS tapes & books on tape 50¢
Cash or check sales only.
Bring your own bags or boxes
for your purchases.
Homeschoolers Day at the Patch
Friday, September 22 at 10 AM - 3 PM
1071 250th St
Sheffield, IA. 50475
Field trip (tour) from 10:00am-noon and another from 1:00-3:00pm.
Bring your own picnic lunches or purchase lunch inside The Market.
Menu items will include
Iowa Maid Rites, turkey sandwiches & PB&J. 2-hour program will include 4 stations: 1. Animal encounter 2. Pumpkin Circle Craft 3. Story time & snack of Pumpkin Pie in a Bag 4. Pick your own "field trip" pumpkin to take home Cost is $5/child or maximum $15 per family; no charge for parent chaperones
Weekend of Living Ideas Retreat October 20-22, 2017 Lakeshore Center at Okoboji Milford, Iowa http://weekendoflivingideas.weebly.com/ The Weekend of Living Ideas is a soulful opportunity for parents and educators from a variety of backgrounds to retreat together as we explore and experience the living ideas that surround the educational philosophy and methods of Charlotte Mason. Featured Speaker: Nancy Kelly
Annual 3rd District
Youth Leadership Summit
Monday, October 30, 2017
Iowa State Capitol Building
Des Moines, Iowa
Nonpartisan networking & leadership training events. Free and open to all high school aged students
who live in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District.
Preregistration is required.
Interested parents & students should contact
Congressman Young's Constituent Services Office (515-282-1909) for more information.