Around the State – August 15, 2018

1. Homeschool Day at the American Shakespeare Center – Staunton – Registration Deadline Is September 24 2. Wayne Theatre Art Education Program – Waynesboro – Multiple Dates 3. Cartooning Camps with Dan Nuckols – Various Locations – Multiple Dates  …

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Around the State – August 8, 2018

1. Homeschool Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is August 17 2. Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Class – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is August 31 3. Fire Safety Education – Chesterfield County 4. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities…

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Around the State – August 1, 2018

The Bontrager Family Singers – Farmville – August 2 Speech and Debate Summer Workshop – Fredericksburg – Registration Deadline Is August 6 Ashland Summer Theatre Festival – Ashland – August 11 The Bontrager Family Singers – Farmville – August 2…

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Around the State – July 24, 2018

1. Down on the Farm Day – Chesterfield – July 28 2. National Lighthouse Day Celebration – Virginia Beach – August 4 3. Historical Lecture Series: “Virginia Campaign in 1781” – Chesterfield – August 18   1. Down on the…

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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…

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Around the State – June 26, 2018

1. An Evening of Science – Williamsburg – July 18 2. Jacob Bushong’s Birthday – New Market – August 18 3. Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Scholarship Program – Entry Deadline Is October 31   1. An Evening of Science…

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Around the State – June 18, 2018

1. Alpha Theatre and Arts Company Beauty and the Beast – Midlothian – July 13-14 2. “Haversacks and Hardtack” String Band Performance – Chesterfield – July 14 3. La Traviata Dress Rehearsal – Williamsburg – September 10   1. Alpha…

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Around the State – June 5, 2018

1. Historic Point of Rocks Living History Day – Chester – June 23 2. Colonel Shipp’s Leadership Institute – New Market – Registration Deadline Is July 7 – New Market   1. Historic Point of Rocks Living History Day –…

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Around the State – May 29, 2018

1. Henricus Summer Camps – Chester – Multiple Dates June Through August 2. Henricus Discovery Days – Chester – Multiples Dates in July and August 3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing   1. Henricus Summer Camps…

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Around the State – May 22, 2018

1. Planter’s Day – Chesterfield – June 2 2. A Night of Solutions – Richmond – June 22 3. Virginia Air & Space Center Summer Camps – Hampton – Multiple Dates June Through August   1. Planter’s Day – Chesterfield…

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Around the State – May 15, 2018

1. GRHE/Herf Used Homeschool Book Sale – Troutville – May 22 2. Chesterfield Maker Expo – Chesterfield – June 2 3. Free Musikgarten Demo Classes – Richmond – Multiple Dates 4. Theatrical Summer Camps at the Historic Wayne Theatre –…

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Around the State – May 8, 2018

1. “Johnny Reb and Billy Yank” Historical Program – Chesterfield – May 11 2. Home Educators of America Conference and Used Curriculum Sale – Purcellville – May 17-19 3. Scientific Spelling Workshop – Arlington – May 19 4. Chesterfield Historical…

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Around the State – April 24, 2018

1. Capital Baptist Homeschool Support Group Used Curriculum Sale – Falls Church – Consignor Registration Deadline Is May 7 2. Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – May 15 3. Think Well Worldview and Apologetics Conference – Charlottesville – Registration Deadline…

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Around the State – April 17, 2018

1. Ecology of Northern Virginia Nature Event – Sterling – May 2 2. TCHE Used Curriculum Sale & Co-op/College Open House – Colonial Heights – May 10 3. Outdoor Family Fun Day – Hagerstown – May 16 4. New River…

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Around the State – April 10, 2018

1. Triangle Rock Club Homeschool Visit – Richmond – April 17 2. Battle at Osborne’s Landing Revolutionary War Reenactment – Chester – April 21-22 3. Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” April Events – Appomattox – Various…

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Around the State – April 3, 2018

1. 153rd Anniversary Events at Appomattox Courthouse – Appomattox – April 6-12 2. “How the States Got Their Shapes” Lecture – Chesterfield – April 14 3. Civil War Legacies Seminar – Lynchburg – April 14 4. Garden Day at the…

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Around the State – March 27, 2018

1. “Diary of a Southern Soldier Boy” Presentation – Chesterfield – April 7 2. Family Trek: The Spring Forest at Stratford Hall – Montross – Pre-registration Recommended by April 11 3. Director’s Annual Battlefield Tour – New Market – May…

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Around the State – March 20, 2018

1. Homeschool Day at the American Shakespeare Center – Staunton – April 18 2. Homeschool Spring Ball – Troutville – April 28 3. Beginning Genealogy Classes – Chesterfield – May 5 Through June 9   1. Homeschool Day at the…

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Around the State – March 13, 2018

1. Henricus Educator Open House – Chester – April 19 2. Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, MD – May 19 3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing   1. Henricus Educator Open House – Chester – April…

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Around the State – February 27, 2018

1. The Hobbit – Elizabeth City, NC – March 1-4 2. Living History Presentation of Patsey Henry Fontaine – Chesterfield – March 3 3. “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” March Events – Various Locations – Multiple Dates 4. Nursery Rhyme Storytime…

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Around the State – February 20, 2018

1. Virginia Museum of the Civil War Homeschool Day – New Market – Pre-registration Deadline Is March 22 2. “The African American Mosaic” Traveling Exhibit at The Menokin Foundation – Warsaw – March 3-23     1. Virginia Museum of…

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Around the State – February 13, 2018

1. Frederick Douglass Reenactment – South Chesterfield – February 19 2. “Speaking of Jazz” with Victor Haskins’ Skein – Richmond – February 20 3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing 4. Richmond Children’s Business Fair – Richmond…

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Around the State – February 6, 2018

1. Life in a Virginia Winter – Chester – Registration Deadline Is February 12 2. Honoring Chesterfield County African-American WWI and WWII Veterans – Chesterfield – February 17 3. 4-H Horticulture Club Informational Meeting – Henrico – February 20 4….

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Around the State – January 30, 2018

1. Beyond Glory: “Remembering the United States Colored Troops” – Chesterfield – February 3 2. Let’s Go Explore the Past Through Archaeology – Charlottesville – February 10 3. Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – February 20 4. Wayne Theatre Performances…

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Around the State – January 23, 2018

1. College of the Albemarle Student Theatre Auditions for Beauty and the Beast – Elizabeth City, NC – February 3 2. Homeschool Day with University of Richmond Spider Basketball – Henrico – February 17 3. Branch Museum of Architecture and…

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Around the State – January 10, 2018

1. Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is January 12 2. Chesterfield Historical Society Annual Winter Lecture Series – Chesterfield – Beginning January 12 3. Solving the Puzzle of Chesterfield’s Past Through Archeology – Chesterfield – January 27…

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Around the State – November 7, 2017

1. Chesterfield County Annual Veterans Day Ceremony – Chesterfield – November 11 2. Points of View Community Engagement Program – North Chesterfield – November 16 3. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing   1. Chesterfield County Annual…

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Around the State – June 28, 2017

2.1 Odyssey of Faith Book Signing – Portsmouth – July 1 2.2 Colonel Shipp’s Leadership Institute – New Market – Registration Deadline Is July 7 – New Market 2.3 Jacob Bushong’s Birthday – New Market – August 19 2.4 Origin…

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Beat of a Different Drummer

By Kirk Martin When my son was younger, I didn’t know how to deal with him. He wasn’t the child I expected. But now? I peek in at him late at night lying in bed, fast asleep. I peek at…

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Calm Parenting University

No more backtalk, meltdowns, whining, or fights! Power struggles make parenting a difficult job. We often feel overwhelmed and helpless when facing our child’s defiant and disrespectful behavior. Enter Kirk Martin. With a few simple strategies, disrespect and defiance can…

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