Around the State – November 7, 2017

1. Chesterfield County Annual Veterans Day Ceremony – Chesterfield – November 11 2. Points of View Community Engagement Program – North Chesterfield – November 16 3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing   1. Chesterfield County Annual…

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Dyslexia Workshop: Overcoming Reading Difficulties

A FREE HEAV-Sponsored Seminar Wednesday, October 25 Many homeschool parents are perplexed by the difficulty they sometimes find in teaching their child to read. You may have read widely to your child from a young age and provided consistent and…

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Around the State – June 28, 2017

2.1 Odyssey of Faith Book Signing – Portsmouth – July 1 2.2 Colonel Shipp’s Leadership Institute – New Market – Registration Deadline Is July 7 – New Market 2.3 Jacob Bushong’s Birthday – New Market – August 19 2.4 Origin…

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Beat of a Different Drummer

By Kirk Martin When my son was younger, I didn’t know how to deal with him. He wasn’t the child I expected. But now? I peek in at him late at night lying in bed, fast asleep. I peek at…

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Calm Parenting University

No more backtalk, meltdowns, whining, or fights! Power struggles make parenting a difficult job. We often feel overwhelmed and helpless when facing our child’s defiant and disrespectful behavior. Enter Kirk Martin. With a few simple strategies, disrespect and defiance can…

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Homeschool Day at the State Fair of Virginia!

Monday September 28, 2015 Come to Homeschool Day at the State Fair–see old friends, learn, and have lots of fun making memories at this favorite field trip for Virginia homeschoolers! NEW: You do not need to purchase your tickets from…

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Four Secrets for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

by Daniel Craig The basics of entrepreneurship―responsibility, initiative, and ownership―are essential, not just for Fortune 500 business owners, but also for any young person getting started in life. A generation ago, these basics wouldn’t have been considered unique; today, they…

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The Mariners’ Museum

Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News Date: Friday, October 17, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Before October 10: $12/member; $15/nonmember After October 10: $15/ member; $20/nonmember Ages five and under are free,…

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Frontier Culture Museum

Fall Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, Virginia Date: Friday, October 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Until October 1: $3/student and $5/adult if purchased in advance; $5/student and $7/adult if purchased at…

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Luray Caverns

Home Educators Week An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location:  101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, Virginia 22835 (970 U.S. Highway 211 West) Date: Monday, November 10, 2014, through Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (5 p.m. Saturday and…

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Mount Vernon

Homeschool Days at Mount Vernon An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia.  Historic Mount Vernon is located16 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 8 miles south of Old Town, Alexandria, on the banks of the…

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Homeschool Day at the Biltmore Estate

13th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival at the Biltmore An HEAV-Sponsored Event!    Location: Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road, Asheville, North Carolina Date: Thursday, September 18-19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $22/person ages 4 and up; free for children…

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Frontier Culture Museum

Spring Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event! Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, Virginia Date: Friday, May 2, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $3/student; $5/adult, if preregistering; $5/student; $7 adult, when purchased at the door Registration: Tickets may be…

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A Day of History

A sunny, fall day was a fantastic backdrop for the 1,101 homeschoolers who attended Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton last Friday (October 4)! Enjoy the slideshow below!

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Homeschoolers Link to the Past

During Fall Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia, hundreds of homeschoolers learned about the different cultures that made up America in the early days of our nation. From a West African farm, to an English farm,…

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Living History – Natural Beauty

Homeschoolers were amazed at the magnificent beauty of Natural Bridge. The Monacan Indians named it the “Bridge of God.” A youthful George Washington surveyed Natural Bridge and carved his initials high on the rock wall. Thomas Jefferson purchased it from…

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Biltmore Fall Festival a Success!

Homeschoolers from Virginia and North Carolina gathered last week in Ashville, North Carolina, for the 11th Annual Homeschool Festival at the Biltmore, a special event co-sponsored by HEAV. Self-guided tours of the 250-room Biltmore home included the towering banquet hall,…

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Homeschool Day at Mount Vernon

HEAV’s Homeschool Day at Mount Vernon was our largest homeschool field trip ever–more than 2,500 homeschoolers visited Mount Vernon on November 5! Families came from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and several other states. Two homeschool families–one from Nebraska…

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