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Find out all about the homeschool events coming up around Virginia!  These are reader-submitted events that run each Wednesday in the Virginia Homeschool Update weekly e-newsletter.

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Historic Pleasant View School Open House – Chesterfield – May 4

Historic Pleasant View School
Chesterfield, Virginia

Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: This is a free community event.

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and Chesterfield County Department of Parks and recreation will present an open house at Historic Pleasant View School in Chesterfield.

Members of CHSV’s African American History Committee will share the history of the

schoolhouse and conduct tours of this historic landmark, still featuring its original exterior, hardwood floors, and beaded-board walls and ceilings. Original desks, blackboard and other items from the past will be on display. Tours are free and will be on-going throughout the day. Parking is available on site at the school.

Pleasant View School was built in 1930 and served as an elementary school until 1947. It was designated a Chesterfield County Historic Landmark in April 2017 in recognition of its significance as an authentic representation of early twentieth-century education in the county. This one-room schoolhouse is Chesterfield’s best remaining example of African-American education in the segregated era.

For more information, contact Bryan Truzzie at 804-751-4946.

Building Code Safety Month Scholarship Essay Contest – Submission Deadline Is May 12

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is sponsoring an essay contest to highlight Building Code Safety Month. This year’s theme is No Code. No Confidence. Entrants should submit a 1000-word or fewer essay that illustrates how having building codes in place can increase the level of confidence within a community. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 12, 2019, and the scholarship recipients will be contacted on May 24, 2019. Download the essay application here (this is a Word document).

There will be a total of five secondary or higher education scholarships to rising or graduating high school seniors and current first, second, or third year students of a two- or four-year institution.

Submit applications and essays by email to rishaunda.robinson@dhcd.virginia.gov

Foster Parent Information Session – Richmond – May 14

Baptist General Association of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 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’ 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 setting.

For more information, contact Shannon Updike at 804-201-9006 or shannonu@hopetreefs.org.

Henricus Educator Open House – Chester – April 18
Opera in Williamsburg Dress Rehearsal – Williamsburg – Registration Deadline Is May 2
The Battle of New Market 155th Anniversary Reenactment – New Market – May 18 & 19
Valiant Warrior Project Quilting Event – Purcellville – June 6-17

1. Henricus Educator Open House – Chester – April 18

Henricus Historical Park
Chester, Virginia 

Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free event open to all public, private, or homeschool educators and their immediate family members. Pre-registration is required.

This family-friendly event will include tours of the site, demonstrations from school programs, make-and-take activities for kids, discussions on the new STEM offerings, project-based learning projects available to schools, light refreshments, and raffle drawings for educational items from the gift shop.

Call 804-318-8797 or email burrs@chesterfield.gov to register for the event. 

2. Opera in Williamsburg Dress Rehearsal – Williamsburg – Registration Deadline Is May 2

Kimball Theater
Williamsburg, Virginia

 Friday, May 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Registration is required by May 2.

Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, with their adult chaperones, are invited to attend Opera in Williamsburg’s dress rehearsal of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at no cost.

The Magic Flute is a fairy tale, with themes of love and marriage and of overcoming trials. Groups are welcome to stay for the entire rehearsal or to leave early. The opera is sung in German with English dialogue, and presented with English supertitles.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Carolyn Campbell at 757-810-4523 or campbell_skbtcr@msn.com.

3. The Battle of New Market 155th Anniversary Reenactment – New Market – May 18 & 19

Virginia Museum of the Civil War
New Market, Virginia

Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $8/person (ages 10 and older) per day in advance; $10/person (ages 10 and older) per day at the gate. Children nine years old and younger are free.

Battles will be staged at noon and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

See one of the oldest continual reenactments in the nation and experience Civil War soldier life as you visit on-going demonstrations and living history presentations prior to and after the battle each day. Explore the sights and sounds of the Civil War with artillery, cavalry, musket firing, camp life, medical corps, and more. Enjoy treats from a variety of food vendors and shop for souvenirs on Sutler Row.

To purchase advance tickets, call 866-515-1864.

4. Valiant Warrior Project Quilting Event – Purcellville – June 6-17

Joshua’s Hands
205 N. Maple Avenue
Purcellville, Virginia

 Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 17, 2019, Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Valiant Warrior Project meets twice a year to teach and mentor quilting skills while making quilts for those who have been wounded in service to our country. To date, the organization has made more than 1,500 quilts, which have been sent to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and the military hospitals at Ramstein and Landstuhl.  

No experience is needed;, no registration is required. All supplies are provided, although donations of red, white, or blue fabric are welcome. Experienced quilters are welcome to bring their own machines if preferred. Those wishing to participate but unable to attend may contribute projects made from home, and monetary contributions to help underwrite quilting and shipping costs are also gladly accepted.

Director’s Annual Battlefield Tour – New Market – May 15

Director’s Annual Battlefield Tour – New Market – May 15

Virginia Museum of the Civil War
New Market, Virginia 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $20/person. Cost includes walking tour; participants will receive a bottle of water and light refreshments along the way. The tour is limited to 50 participants; pre-registration is required, and will remain open until spaces are filled.

Explore the battlefield with Civil War historian and Site Director, Lt. Col. Troy D. Marshall, who will explain the action as it took place exactly 155 years ago. Hear the accounts of the battle in the words of the soldiers who were there. The tour includes a visit to the Bushong home, a viewing of the movie Field of Lost Shoes, and a visit to the “bloody cedars.”.

 Participants should wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen, and walking shoes, and may bring a camp chair if they wish. Tour will include walking on the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park and driving personal vehicles to the nearby Darby’s Inn parking lot.

For more information or to register for the event, contact Lt. Col. Troy Marshall at 866-515-1864 or nmbshp@vmi.edu.

Alpha Theater Summer Camp Registration Open – Midlothian – Auditions April 12-13 Kindergarten Graduation – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is April 15 Spring into STEM Kids Night Out – Fairfax – April 27 Homeschool Family Connection Used Curriculum Sale – Richmond – April 30

Alpha Theater Summer Camp Registration Open – Midlothian – Auditions April 12-13

Grace Bible Church (camp week location)

Kingsway Community Church (production week location)

Midlothian, Virginia

Monday, June 24, 2019, through Saturday, July 13, 2019. Cost: $250/camper, ages 9-20; $225/each additional sibling. A $25 registration fee will be collected via Paypal. Instructions are given at the end of the registration form. Registration is now open, and will remain open until the 60 camper spaces are filled.

 Alpha Theatre and Arts Summer Drama Camp will be producing “The Slipper and the Rose” in a summer camp for 9- to 20-year-olds. Auditions will be Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019, for registered campers.

Alpha Theatre and Arts Company is an independent, non-profit organization comprised of believers coming together to exercise their God-given talents with a goal to please and give glory to our Maker. Summer camp is a unique opportunity for students to grow in their faith, make friends, and learn acting and singing skills.

For more information, see the website or contact Scott Davis at 804-334-5400 or davisfamilyva@comcast.net.

Kindergarten Graduation – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is April 15

Grove Avenue Baptist Church
Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mandatory rehearsal on Monday, May 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration deadline is April 15. Cost: $25/child. Cost includes cake, photos, expenses, and supplies. Additional $10 if you would like to keep the cap and gown. 

Graduation is open to all homeschool families. Plan and save special projects, assignments, pictures, and crafts to display on your child’s kindergarten table. Family and friends are welcome to join the celebration.

Bring a small snack to share (salty snack, fruit, or veggie). Cake and punch will be provided.

For more information, contact Stephanie Konicki at homeeducators@grovechurch.net

Spring into STEM Kids Night Out – Fairfax – April 27

Children’s Science Center Lab
Fairfax, Virginia 

Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $40/student, grades K-6. Registration required.

Students will be served pizza, fruit, drinks, and dessert while watching science videos, followed by rotations through various science activities. Activities will include learning about circuits and electronics by creating a take-home bug, discovering the hidden colors within a flower petal using capillary action to bring out pigmentation, and upcycling a container from home and working with staff to plant sustainable seeds.

Children must be checked in and out at Guest Services, by the same parent, unless a different pick-up parent is noted at drop-off.

Please note that this is a drop-off only event. If your child experiences separation anxiety or needs individual attention to eat or visit the bathroom, this event is not recommended.

For more information, visit the website

Homeschool Family Connection Used Curriculum Sale – Richmond – April 30

Grove Avenue Baptist Church
Richmond, Virginia 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for vendor and seller set-up.

Vendor and seller registration required. Cost: $10/seller table, HSFC members; $15/table, non-members; $5/entrepreneur, children and teens only; $20/vendor table. There is no cost to shop the event.

For more information, contact Stephanie Konicki at homeeducators@grovechurch.net.

Battle at Osborne’s Landing Revolutionary War Reenactment – Chester – April 27

Henricus Historical Park

Chester, Virginia

Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $7/child, ages three to twelve years; $9/adult, ages twelve and older; Henricus patrons free.

Visit Revolutionary War reenactors in their American and British encampments as they re-create the 1781 Battle at Osborne’s Landing where Major General William Phillips ordered British forces, including Benedict Arnold, to attack the supplies of the Virginia State Navy and Virginia Militia. During this attack, most of the Virginia State Navy fleet was destroyed. Visitors will experience militia drills and artillery demos–the sights and sounds of the American Revolution in Virginia.

Historic Pleasant View School Open House – Chesterfield – May 4

Historic Pleasant View School

Chesterfield, Virginia

Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: This is a free community event.

Members of Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia’s African American History Committee will share the history of the school house and conduct tours. Tours will be on-going throughout the day. Parking is available on site at the school.

Pleasant View School was built in 1930 and designated a Chesterfield County Historic Landmark in April, 2017 in recognition of its significance as an authentic representation of early twentieth-century education in the county. This one-room schoolhouse is the best remaining example of African-American education in the segregated era. Pleasant View served as an elementary school until 1947. The Pleasant View Community Association maintained the building and used it as a community center from 1947 until 1998.

Now owned by the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation, this landmark stands with its original exterior, hardwood floors, and beaded-board walls and ceilings. Original desks, blackboard and other items from the past will be on display.

For more information, contact Bryan Truzzie at 804-751-4946.

VocaQuest French and Spanish Language Learning website

Explore this free website covering lesson material for French and Spanish language learning for grades nine through twelve. Create a free account to track student progress from beginner to advanced levels.

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