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Homeschool Events Around Virginia – February 6, 2019

Find out all about the homeschool events happening around Virginia this week! Do you have a homeschool event event coming up? Let us know about it here.

1. Homeschool Day with University of Richmond Spider Basketball – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is February 7
2. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Free Screening – Richmond – February 9
3. Richmond Children’s Business Fair – Richmond – March 9
4. CCPL Black History Month Activities – Various Locations – Multiple Dates

1. Homeschool Day with University of Richmond Spider Basketball – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is February 7

University of Richmond, Robins Center Richmond, VirginiaSaturday, February 9, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: Two complimentary tickets per student (kindergarten through grade eight); additional tickets may be purchased for $5. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 4 p.m. Local homeschool students are invited to the Richmond Spiders Homeschool Night event. Students in kindergarten through grade eight are eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to the Richmond Spiders men’s basketball game on Saturday, February 9. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Jennifer Phillips at 804-287-6314 or jphilli6@richmond.edu for more information or to reserve tickets. Email should include parent name, student name, student grade level/age, and mailing address. If ordering additional tickets, please include phone number to be contacted for payment.

2. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Free Screening – Richmond – February 9

Northstar Academy Richmond, Virginia Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration requested. Cost: This is a free, family event. Donations of pet supplies to benefit BARK and the Richmond SPCA gladly accepted in lieu of admission. Popcorn and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack that is appropriate for your family. Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Morgan Neville, looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since. This movie is rated PG-13. Please use your discretion when deciding on the appropriateness of this movie for your child. Children must attend with an adult. For more information, contact Lauren Gwaley at 804-747-1003, ext. 1034 or lgwaley@northstaracademy.net.

3. Richmond Children’s Business Fair – Richmond – March 9

Science Museum of Virginia Richmond, Virginia Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Admission to the fair is free and open to the public; regular admission prices to visit the museum apply. To participate in the fair, fill out the online application at the website (click on the green rectangle at the top of the page and the application form will open up). There is a $20 entry fee per business. Age categories include ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17. Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business. Kidpreneurs ages six to seventeen years will be participating in this event in which they develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. For more information, contact Candice Walker at (804) 833-1694 or richmondchildrensbusinessfair@gmail.com.

4. CCPL Black History Month Activities – Various Locations – Multiple Dates

Chesterfield County will present a series of Black History Month programs that will be hosted by Chesterfield County Public Library. Registration is required for some events and begins two weeks prior to each event. Upcoming events include “Take a Giant Leap,” a puppet performance portraying the history of flight with the Tuskegee Airmen; “The Magic of the Motherland: Myths and Folktales of Africa,” an interactive engaging experience of an ancient art form that has highlighted the diversity of cultures in Africa for centuries; a variety of musical performances; and more. For more information, registration, and a complete list of programs, visit the website.

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