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Around the State – July 18, 2018

1. Speech Writing Workshop – Virginia Beach – August 6
2. Foster Parent Information Session – Richmond – August 21
3. Appalachian Stomp – Hillsboro – November 3


1. Speech Writing Workshop – Virginia Beach – August 6

Regent University
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Monday, August 6, through Friday, August 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $95/student, early registration through July 31; $110/student, registrations August 1 and later. This event is for students ages 12 and older. Free host housing is available.

Atlantic Speech and Debate in Virginia Beach is offering a four-day speech writing workshop, which will put your student ahead of the game for the competition season, which opens in the fall for Stoa, and January for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. Students will complete one written speech and learn the skills they need to write more.

Contact Angela Breitkreutz at for more information.

For host housing information, contact coordinator Debbie Bustetter at


2. Foster Parent Information Session – Richmond – August 21

Baptist General Association of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: Admission is free; no registration is required.

Learn how to become a foster parent through HopeTree Family Services’ Treatment Foster Care program.
HopeTree’s Foster Care program helps meet the needs of children and youth who
require individualized care and attention in a stable, Christian, family

For more information, contact Shannon Updike at 804-201-9006 or


3. Appalachian Stomp – Hillsboro – November 3

Old Stone School
Hillsboro, Virginia

Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20/dancer, pre-registration by October 15; $25/dancer, registration at the door; $5/spectator. Print syllabus (in advance): $10; digital syllabus (in advance): $5.

Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers invites you to dance the day away at Appalachian Stomp! Join lead instructors Josh King and Blake Dunn, along with regional and local instructors. Three rooms of instruction, including “Beginners from Scratch,” offer plenty of fun for dancers of all experience levels. Recommended for dancers ages 10 and older, but all ages are welcome.

For more information, contact the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers at 540-454-8639 or

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