2.1 A Child’s Guide to the Orchestra – Richmond – March 25
2.2 WETA Kids Writers and Illustrators Contest – Deadline Is May 1
2.3 Homeschool Day at Spy! – Washington, DC – May 1
2.4 Third Annual Great Education Forum – Appomattox – April 29
2.5 Summer Camps – Goochland – Beginning June 5
2.6 Xi Pi Honor Society – Gloucester – Accepting Applications
2.7 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing
2.8 A Guide to Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities Resource
Dominion Arts Center
Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $17/ adults; $12/students, ages 17 years and younger.
Fusing the styles of a museum curator and a school librarian, Really Inventive Stuff and the Richmond Symphony present Professor Nigel Taproot. This concert will showcase the different families of instruments in the orchestra, helping students learn how the orchestra works and makes music.
A free, pre-concert festival, featuring an instrument petting zoo and interactive activities for the whole family, begins at 10 a.m in Rhythm Hall. The concert begins at 11 a.m. LolliPops concerts are ideal for children ages 5 and up, but music lovers of all ages are welcome.
WETA Kids is encouraging children in kindergarten through third grade throughout the Washington Metropolitan area to write an original story, poem, or piece of nonfiction using the following prompt: “What happens in your neighborhood? What do you wish happened there?”
There will be first, second, and third place winners at each grade level. First place winners will have their stories made into a hardcover book.
To enter the contest, download and complete the form available on the website. The form, along with the child’s work, must be postmarked by May 1, 2017.
For complete contest rules and entry forms, visit the website.
International Spy Museum
Monday, May 1, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $14/person; children under six years old attend free. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Cost includes admission to the museum, a Spy Guide worksheet to explore the museum, and one hands-on workshop. Students must be registered for workshop at time of ticket purchase; workshops will remain open until all spaces have been filled.
Discover exciting ways to encourage critical thinking, dig into STEM concepts, and uncover the secret history of history. Homeschool groups and families are invited to explore the Spy Museum’s exhibits, discover multi and interdisciplinary lesson plans and resources, and participate in hands-on educational workshops with other homeschool families. The event is designed for students in grades four and higher. Workshops include Operation STEM and Operation Code Cracker for students in grades four through six, and Cuban Missile Crisis Simulation and Forensics of Espionage for students in grades seven through twelve.
For more information, contact Lucy Stirn at 202-654-0933 or email@example.com.
To purchase tickets and register your student for a workshop, visit the website.
New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy
Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free event.
Where is the Protestant Reformation now in America? How much has the civil government school system undermined reformed doctrine? How do we return morality, culture, and politics to Christ-centeredness, through education?
Five speakers will address these questions and more in a God-honoring celebration of the Protestant Reformation’s 500 year anniversary.
For more information, contact Kevin Novak at 630-220-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website.
Goochland County Parks & Recreation
Monday, June 5 through Friday, August 18, 2017. Cost: Starting at $95/week per student.
Goochland County Parks & Recreation will hold week-long summer day camps for students ages 5 to 18 years. Camps for multiple ages and with multiple themes will be available each week. Some camp themes include basketball, cheerleading, beach party, horseback riding, golf and tennis, african safari, and animal kingdom.
For a full list of camps and fees, or for more information, visit the website.
Xi Pi Honor Society is the homeschool Hampton Roads chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society. Its goal is to foster leadership, community service, and scholarship in homeschool students. Xi Pi is currently accepting applications for membership. Applicants must be homeschooled students in grades seven through twelve with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and be able to meet test score requirements.
For more information on the criteria for membership, how to apply, and the application form, visit the website.
Chesterfield Library is offering a variety of events, activities, and classes for students ages five and older. Registration is required and will remain open until all available slots are filled, although most classes fill up quickly. Activities include author visits, acoustic concerts, storytimes, bicycle maintenance, preschool science labs, Minecraft art, rocketry, chess clubs, and more.
For more information regarding specific age requirements, class availability, and to register for events, see the website.
As students with disabilities enroll in higher education, they face additional financial challenges in achieving their educational goals. To address these needs, AffordableColleges.com has created a guide to financial aid for students with disabilities. It includes a curated list of more than 85 disability-specific scholarships, strategies for utilizing state and local financial aid resources, and an overview of loan forgiveness and reduction options. To view this free resource, visit the website.