2.1 Biltmore Estate Homeschool Festival – Asheville, NC – September 21 & 22
2.2 Homeschool Day at the American Shakespeare Center – Staunton – Registration Deadline Is October 25

 

2.1 Biltmore Estate Homeschool Festival – Asheville, NC – September 21 & 22

Thursday, September 21, and Friday, September 22, 2017. Cost: $23/person, four years and older. This is a one-day event, although Thursday participants can upgrade to add second-day admission to the estate, excluding homeschool activities. Homeschool activity sessions are held each day from 9 a.m. to noon, or from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; participants will choose a session at registration. Pre-registration is required, and will remain open until all available spaces are full. Cost includes morning or afternoon homeschool demonstrations and activities held at the Antler Hill Farm, self-guided daytime visit of Biltmore House, gardens, conservatory, and Antler Hill Village & Winery, and a link to a downloadable student workbook. The print version of the workbook is available for $15 and must be ordered at the time of registration. An upgrade to a second visit for Friday admission is $15/adult; second day visit for children is free with paying adult. Second-day admission does not include homeschool activities.

Homeschool activities will include demonstrations and crafts tied to this year’s theme “Field to Table.” Participants will learn about Biltmore’s agriculture, campfire cooking, taste different herbs and spices, and more. Activities are held outdoors; please dress accordingly.

Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch, to be enjoyed at designated picnic areas. No picnicking is allowed on the front and south lawns of Biltmore House or in the Stable Courtyard.

For more information, contact Kathleen Bartlett at 828-225-1409 or kbartlett@biltmore.com.

To register for the event, call 866-851-4661 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

www.biltmore.com/groups-weddings/groups/educational-groups

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2.2 Homeschool Day at the American Shakespeare Center – Staunton – Registration Deadline Is October 25

Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $55/student, ages seven to eighteen; $40/adult. Cost includes student matinee, playhouse tour, lunch, and student workshops. Registration deadline is October 25, 2017.

Students will experience an immersive, interactive view into the world of Shakespeare at the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre. Following the student matinee production of Much Ado About Nothing, students will get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of the American Shakespeare Center through a guided playhouse tour, “Shakespeare’s Stage” workshop, and “Wordplay” workshop.

For more information, contact Jacquelynne McClelland at 540-885-5588, extension 24; or groupsales@americanshakespearecenter.com.

To purchase tickets for the homeschool day events, visit https://americanshakespearecenter.formstack.com/forms/groupsale_copy_copy.

For more information about the American Shakespeare Center, visit www.americanshakespearecenter.com.

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