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General Interest Items – January 30, 2013

Posted on Jan 28 2013 by admin

2.1 National Marriage Week – February 7-14 2.2 Free Answers in Genesis Conference – Northern Virginia – April 5-7   2.1 National Marriage Week – February 7-14 The website gives these “Goals of National Marriage Week USA: 1) To elevate marriage as a national issue in the media and with policy leaders. 2) To promote [...]

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General Interest Items – January 23, 2013

Posted on Jan 20 2013 by admin

2.1 Pig Tales – Smithfield – Register by January 24 2.2 National Cornbread Cook-Off – South Pittsburg, TN – Deadline Is February 28 2.3 Creation Museum Photo Contest – Repeats Weekly Until May 2013   2.1 Pig Tales – Smithfield – Register by January 24 Isle of Wight County Museum 103 Main Street Smithfield, VA [...]

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General Interest Items – January 16, 2013

Posted on Jan 13 2013 by admin

2.1 Henricus Historical Park: Battle of Trent’s Reach – Chester – January 19 2.2 March for Life 2013 Events – Washington, D.C. – January 24-26 2.3 Sully Historic Site Winter Programs – Chantilly – Begin January 26 2.4 DIY Goofs Could Earn You $100!   2.1 Henricus Historical Park: Battle of Trent’s Reach – Chester – [...]

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General Interest Items – January 9, 2013

Posted on Jan 6 2013 by admin

2.1 Winter Wildlife Festival – Virginia Beach – Register by January 18 2.2 Marine Science Internship – Wallops Island – Application Deadline Is February 1 2.3 LEGO Shipbuilding Contest and Free Museum Entry – Norfolk – February 2 2.4 Nurses for Life Scholarship – Deadline Is February 15   2.1 Winter Wildlife Festival – Virginia [...]

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Jim Hodges Audio Book Giveaway

Posted on Dec 18 2012 by admin

If you’ve read our review, you know we think a lot of Jim Hodges Audio Books, and now, here is your chance to WIN this exciting new tool for your homeschooling curriculum! Jim Hodges Audio Books will give your student a fun, effective way to absorb a wide range of classic history and Christian selections–whether [...]

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General Interest Items – December 20, 2012

Posted on Dec 16 2012 by admin

2.1 Play: The Screwtape Letters – Washington, D.C. – Begins December 19 2.2 Museums on Us – Multiple Locations – First Weekend Monthly 2.3 Virginia Mayflower Society Essay Scholarship Contest – Deadline Is March 15, 2013   2.1 Play: The Screwtape Letters – Washington, D.C. – Begins December 19 Lansburgh Theatre 450 7th Street NW [...]

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Jim Hodges Audio Books: A Review

Posted on Dec 10 2012 by admin

I think I can say that I am now officially an audio book fan! Ask my friends and family; I am not a big electronics person. Give me a good paperback or hardback book any day. I want to feel the pages… hear them crinkle… smell that great new book smell. However, as any homeschooling [...]

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General Interest Items – December 12, 2012

Posted on Dec 8 2012 by admin

2.1 Ballet: The Nutcracker – Washington, D.C. – Begins December 12 2.2 Christmas Traditions in the Colonies – Smithfield – December 15 2.3 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – Begin December 15 2.4 Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships – Deadline Is December 20 2.5 WormWatcher Logo Contest – Deadline Is December 30 2.6 Nominate [...]

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General Interest Items – December 6, 2012

Posted on Dec 1 2012 by admin

2.1 “Brain Balance” Parent Lecture – Midlothian – December 11 2.2 National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Writing Competition – First Deadline Is December 28 (Limited to the First 250 Entrants) 2.3 Virginia Stands for Life – Richmond – January 9, 2013 (Register Now) Virginia State Capitol Area 2.4 Free Answers in Genesis Conferences – [...]

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The Magazine is Here – And It’s Digital

Posted on Nov 27 2012 by admin

Our quarterly print magazine is going digital! It’s the same great magazine, but now–for the first time–you can you view it on your mobile devices and tablets, too.   The NEW Digital Virginia Home Educator  In This Issue: Special Feature on Sports Access: “Sports Access: Two Views“  – with articles by Delegate Rob Bell (R-Albemarle) [...]

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General Interest Items – November 28, 2012

Posted on Nov 24 2012 by admin

2.1 Casserole Recipe Contest – Deadline Is November 30 2.2 Henricus Historical Park Events – Chester – Registration Deadline Is December 1 2.3 Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment – Chesapeake – December 1 and 2 2.4 We Need A Little Christmas Concert – Arlington – December 2 2.5 Nominations: Military Child of the Year® Award [...]

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General Interest Items – November 14, 2012

Posted on Nov 11 2012 by admin

2.1 Virginia Historical Society Events – Richmond – Begins December 1 2.2 4-H Livestock and Poultry Club – Powhatan – December 3 2.3 Jamestown-Yorktown (and Other) Internship Opportunities - Multiple Locations – Application Deadline for Spring Is January 15, 2013 2.4 Lifeguard Employment and Training – Hampton Roads Area – Classes Begin January 2013 2.5 Free [...]

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General Interest Items – November 7, 2012

Posted on Nov 4 2012 by admin

2.1 Youth Rugby Clinic – Culpeper- November 10 2.2 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week – Nationwide – November 12 to 19 2.3 Gift Bag Sewing Workshop – Waterford – Register by November 15 2.4 Nutcracker Ballet – Staunton – December 8 and 9 2.5 Sportable Adaptive Sports – Richmond – Ongoing   2.1 Youth [...]

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General Interest Items – October 31, 2012

Posted on Oct 28 2012 by admin

2.1 The Richmond Center for Christian Study – Richmond – November 3 2.2 Colonial Hearth Cooking Class – Henricus County – Registration Deadline November 3 2.3 The Richmond Center for Christian Study – Midlothian – November 9   2.1 The Richmond Center for Christian Study – Richmond – November 3 Movement Church (located at The [...]

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General Interest Items – October 25, 2012

Posted on Oct 21 2012 by admin

2.1 Young Christian Musicians Talent Search – Front Royal – Apply by October 31   2.1 Young Christian Musicians Talent Search – Front Royal – Apply by October 31 Fishnet Life Center (directions at the second link) Front Royal, VA The completed application and $50 processing fee must be received by Wednesday, October 31, 2012. [...]

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General Interest Items – October 17, 2012

Posted on Oct 13 2012 by admin

2.1 Sully Historic Site Fall Events – Chantilly – Begin October 22 2.2 Virginia Historical Society Fall Events – Richmond – Begin October 25 2.3 Play: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Front Royal – November 2 through 4   2.1 Sully Historic Site Fall Events – Chantilly – Begin October 22 Sully Historic Site 3650 [...]

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General Interest Items – October 10, 2012

Posted on Oct 7 2012 by admin

2.1 New Market Evening Lantern Tours (Historical) – New Market – October 27 2.2 Bland Music Scholarship – Competitions Begin in January 2013 2.3 Students for Life of America National Conference – Washington, D.C. – January, 26, 2013 2.4 Local Bible Bee Host Sites Needed – Register in February 2013 for Best Price   2.1 New Market [...]

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October Pick-of-the-Month!

Posted on Oct 2 2012 by admin

Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens by Debra Bell   This Month Only – 30% Off The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens, by the best-selling author of the Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling and the Ultimate Homeschool Planner, offers truly unique and helpful information for the new homeschooler and the veteran alike. It includes nine sections, each [...]

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General Interest Items – October 3, 2012

Posted on Sep 30 2012 by admin

2.1 Workshop: Music, Learning, and the Brain – Virginia Beach – Register by October 12 2.2 Richmond Symphony Lollipops Concert Series – Richmond – Begins October 27 2.3 Orphan Sunday – Nationwide – November 4 2.4 Short Story Contest – Deadline is February 15, 2013   2.1 Workshop: Music, Learning, and the Brain – Virginia [...]

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General Interest Items – September 26, 2012

Posted on Sep 22 2012 by admin

2.1 Free Family Research Council Webinar: “Save Me from College Debt” – Live September 27; Online Afterwards 2.2 Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy Contests – Deadline Is November 1 2.3 Pro-life Essay Contest – Deadline Is November 30   2.1 Free Family Research Council Webinar: “Save Me from College Debt” – Live September 27; [...]

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General Interest Items – September 19, 2012

Posted on Sep 16 2012 by admin

2.1 Conference: Apologetics and Christian Worldview – Spartanburg, SC – September 28-29 2.2 International Humans in Space Youth Art Competition – Deadline Is October 21 2.3 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading League – Richmond – Best Price by October 28 2.4 Free Online Hillsdale College Course: Constitution 201 – Underway   2.1 Conference: Apologetics and Christian [...]

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General Interest Items – September 12, 2012

Posted on Sep 9 2012 by admin

2.1 Free Goochland Farms Tour – Goochland Area – September 15 2.2 Henricus 1611 Publick Days - Chester – September 15 and 16 2.3 Free2BMe After School Club – Richmond – Ongoing 2.4 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – Register by September 21 2.5 Go Green Expo – Newport News – September 22 2.6 Beautiful Brokenness Events – [...]

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General Interest Items – September 5, 2012

Posted on Sep 1 2012 by admin

2.1 Drums Alive! The Life of a Civil War Drummer – Smithfield – Register by September 13 2.2 Rare NASA Langley Open House – Hampton – September 22 2.3 40 Days for Life – Nationwide – September 26 Through November 4 2.4 Free Museum Day – Nationwide – September 29 2.5 Voice of the Martyrs [...]

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General Interest Items – August 29, 2012

Posted on Aug 25 2012 by admin

2.1 Joshua’s Hands Fall Festival – Western Loudoun County - October 13 2.2 Bible Reading Plans 2.3 Article – Government Take-Over of All Education Looms   2.1 Joshua’s Hands Fall Festival – Western Loudoun County - October 13 Western Loudoun County (Guthrie Farm) Directions on the website Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public; suitable for everyone! Bring friends [...]

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General Interest Items – August 22, 2012

Posted on Aug 19 2012 by admin

2.1 Dr. Del Tackett: “Truth or Consequence: A Personal and National Decision” – Richmond – September 13 ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ 2.1 Dr. Del Tackett: “Truth or Consequence: A Personal and National Decision” – Richmond – September 13 Grove Avenue Baptist Church 8701 Ridge Road Richmond, VA Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 7 [...]

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Virginia Homeschool Manual Giveaway!

Posted on Jul 31 2012 by admin

The Virginia Homeschool Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Education in Virginia on CD Retail price: $29.95 Now you can experience this comprehensive, easy-to-use manual in this convenient CD format! Find the answers to your homeschooling questions in just ONE searchable resource! Almost 1000 pages, this revised manual is the most complete, single reference on home [...]

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What Will It Cost Me?

Posted on Jul 17 2012 by admin

by Vicki Bentley If you are considering home education, you are very likely a single income family, and if you’re like most of us, your budget is pretty tight. Although I have read that the average homeschool family spends about $500 per student per year, I have never personally spent nearly that much. My most [...]

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I Feel Overwhelmed! Where Do I Begin?

Posted on Jul 17 2012 by admin

by Vicki Bentley Good planning is the key to any successful road trip. This checklist will give you a basic overview as you prepare for your homeschool journey!   Research Homeschooling Read all you can about home education. [See list of suggested resources.] Consider subscribing to homeschooling publications. Attend a state convention (or obtain tapes [...]

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Lesson Planning & Recordkeeping

Posted on Jul 16 2012 by admin

By Vicki Bentley, www.everydayhomemaking.com 1. Set goals for each child (intellectual, physical, spiritual, social – see Luke 2:52). 2. Determine what will be covered this year. 3. Order appropriate materials to accomplish goals. Consider “living” books and life skills. 4. Decide on a “school” schedule. Some suggestions: Many new homeschoolers know only to have “school at home” and don’t realize that [...]

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Steps to Begin

Posted on Jan 5 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Can I start to homeschool now? If so, what steps should I take to begin? A. Yes, you may begin homeschooling after the school year has begun. The Virginia [...]

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