Around the State – June 12, 2018

1. Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Homemade Doll Day – Chesterfield – June 28 2. Joshua’s Hands Valiant Warrior Quilting Project – Purcellville – July 5-16 3. Reforming Arts Conference – Appomattox – August 2-4   1. Chesterfield Historical Society…

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Why Siblings Fight

Have you ever wondered why your children fight? Does it seem to happen almost without cause? Do you sometimes feel at a loss to know how to predict the spark that will ignite the flame of sibling sparring or how…

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Biking Adventures for Homeschoolers

May is National Bike Month. As the school year comes to a close and the warm weather has finally arrived in Virginia, homeschoolers across the state can turn their studies to outdoor activities such as biking. Check out some awesome…

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Around the State – May 1, 2018

1. 19th Century Bon Air Celebration – North Chesterfield – May 5 through May 12 2. Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, MD – May 19 3. Superhero Family Night at the Lab – Fairfax – May 19 4. HERE Homeschool…

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A Hobby for a Lifetime: Photography & Scrapbooks

by Megan Bittner Where are your family photos? Do you have pictures tucked away in a shoebox? On an old hard drive? Filling your phone? This Homeschool Classroom will explore the science, art, and application of photography, whether you’re a…

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Getting Started at the HEAV Homeschool Convention

Welcome! We are thrilled that you are joining us at the 2018 Virginia Homeschool Convention. We know that a first experience at the convention, though exciting and thoroughly engaging, can also be a little bit overwhelming. The HEAV convention is one…

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Getting Back on Track: Instilling Good Work Habits

By Kyndra Steinmann It’s been a hectic spring around here. March started out with a quick trip to Virginia to attend HEAV’s LeaderLife conference in Williamsburg. It was worth every minute of driving—but coming from Massachusetts, I did spend two…

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Around the State – April 3, 2018

1. 153rd Anniversary Events at Appomattox Courthouse – Appomattox – April 6-12 2. “How the States Got Their Shapes” Lecture – Chesterfield – April 14 3. Civil War Legacies Seminar – Lynchburg – April 14 4. Garden Day at the…

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Fun Music Ministry Opportunity!

Volunteer Musicians Wanted HEAV invites you to come and play background music at the 35th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention! We are looking for experienced musicians to fill the registration lobby with refreshing music throughout the day on Friday and Saturday….

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Around the State – March 6, 2018

1. Historical Tour of Virginia’s Musical Heritage – Chesterfield – March 10 Chesterfield County Museum Chesterfield, Virginia Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. Cost: This is a free event, open to the public. Join living history “edutainer” Lamar Banister…

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Around the State – February 27, 2018

1. The Hobbit – Elizabeth City, NC – March 1-4 2. Living History Presentation of Patsey Henry Fontaine – Chesterfield – March 3 3. “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” March Events – Various Locations – Multiple Dates 4. Nursery Rhyme Storytime…

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2018 Convention Keynotes and Workshops!

VODDIE BAUCHAM Voddie Baucham, convention favorite, is also a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker, and church planter. His area of emphasis is cultural apologetics, and is startling in his ability to help people understand the significance of thinking…

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Around the State – February 13, 2018

1. Frederick Douglass Reenactment – South Chesterfield – February 19 2. “Speaking of Jazz” with Victor Haskins’ Skein – Richmond – February 20 3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing 4. Richmond Children’s Business Fair – Richmond…

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Convention Speaker Spotlight: Film-maker Justus McCranie!

Where Does a Homeschooler Learn How to Make Christian Films? Part of the adventure of homeschooling is being able to follow your own interests, your own dreams, your own passions. Justus McCranie, the founder and creative force behind Tomorrow’s Filmmakers,…

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Around the State – January 16, 2018

1. Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” January Event – Appomattox – January 20 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park Appomattox, Virginia Cost: All events are free and open to the public. Participants should wear appropriate athletic shoes…

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Around the State – December 19, 2017

1. National History Bee – Various Locations – Registration Deadline Is January 8, 2018 2. Municipal Band Youth Ensemble Spring 2018 Registration – Charlottesville – Rehearsals Begin February 26 3. Lions of VA James Bland Music Scholarship Competition – Various…

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Around the State – December 12, 2017

1. “Plant Medicine” Lecture and Nature Walk – Stratford – December 16 2. Sensory Friendly Christmas Village Program – Vienna – December 16 3. Kid Healthy Ideas Program – Various Locations – Multiple Dates Beginning January 3 4. Virginia Outdoor Writers…

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Around the State – December 5, 2017

1. “Virginia Prepares for War” Lecture – Chesterfield – December 9 2. Appomattox Court House Holiday Open House – Appomattox – December 10 3. Dickens’ Christmas Towne – Norfolk – Multiple Dates Through December 31 4. High School Symposium –…

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New Member Benefit!

Always First Driving Academy Discount NEW! HEAV members now receive up to a 25% discount on Always First Driving Academy Online, Classroom, and Behind-the-Wheel classes! Always First Driving Academy has been training teen and adult drivers for more than 16 years,…

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Third Double-Match Challenge–Yay!!

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Around the State – November 28, 2017

1. “A Nutcracker Christmas” Holiday Open House – Chesterfield – December 2 2. STEM Saturdays – Hampton – Multiple Dates 3. The Hail-storm: John Dabney in Virginia – Richmond – December 7 4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Purcellville…

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Around the States – November 14, 2017

1. “Genealogy Research: Researching Online” Lecture – Chesterfield – November 18 2. “Thinking Money: How to Do Anything on a Dime” – Midlothian – November 28 3. The Nutcracker Ballet – Staunton – December 2 and 3   1. “Genealogy…

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National Homeschool Day of Prayer

The Alliance (The National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership) has declared November 3, 2017, to be National Homeschool Day of Prayer. Though we will most certainly pray for the homeschooling families in Virginia, for our legislature, and for our…

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Around the State – October 31, 2017

2.1 Homeschooling Classically Through High School Seminar – Chesapeake – Registration Deadline Is November 2 2.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – November 7 2.3 Stonewall Jackson House Tours – Lexington – Ongoing 2.4 Gaithersburg Book Festival Short Story Contest…

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Around the State – October 24, 2017

2.1 Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Evaluation – October 28 2.2 STEM FUNdamentals – Sweet Briar – November 4 2.3 Virginia Space Grant Consortium STEM Programs – Hampton – Registration Deadline Is November 12 2.4 Christmas on the Farm – New…

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Around the State – October 17, 2017

2.1 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” October Events – Appomattox – Various Dates 2.2 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest – Submission Deadline Is November 10 2.3 TopNursing.org Resource Website   2.1…

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Around the State – October 10, 2017

2.1 Sealions Homeschool Varsity Swim Team – Sterling – Registration Deadline Is October 31 2.2 Christians in Theatre Arts East Coast Secondary Festival – Matthews, NC – Registration Deadline Is January 15, 2018   2.1 Sealions Homeschool Varsity Swim Team…

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