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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Teaching Children with Reading Difficulties

Wait, Wasn’t Reading Supposed to be Fun? A FREE HEAV-Sponsored Seminar Saturday, April 7 October’s “Reading Difficulties” seminar was a great success! If you missed it, or if you want to review the subject matter again, be sure to join…

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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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Homeschool Day at the State Fair of Virginia!

Monday September 28, 2015 Come to Homeschool Day at the State Fair–see old friends, learn, and have lots of fun making memories at this favorite field trip for Virginia homeschoolers! NEW: You do not need to purchase your tickets from…

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Four Secrets for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

by Daniel Craig The basics of entrepreneurship―responsibility, initiative, and ownership―are essential, not just for Fortune 500 business owners, but also for any young person getting started in life. A generation ago, these basics wouldn’t have been considered unique; today, they…

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The Mariners’ Museum

Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News Date: Friday, October 17, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Before October 10: $12/member; $15/nonmember After October 10: $15/ member; $20/nonmember Ages five and under are free,…

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Frontier Culture Museum

Fall Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, Virginia Date: Friday, October 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Until October 1: $3/student and $5/adult if purchased in advance; $5/student and $7/adult if purchased at…

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Luray Caverns

Home Educators Week An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location:  101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, Virginia 22835 (970 U.S. Highway 211 West) Date: Monday, November 10, 2014, through Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (5 p.m. Saturday and…

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Mount Vernon

Homeschool Days at Mount Vernon An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia.  Historic Mount Vernon is located16 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 8 miles south of Old Town, Alexandria, on the banks of the…

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Homeschool Day at the Biltmore Estate

13th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival at the Biltmore An HEAV-Sponsored Event!    Location: Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road, Asheville, North Carolina Date: Thursday, September 18-19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $22/person ages 4 and up; free for children…

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Frontier Culture Museum

Spring Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event! Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, Virginia Date: Friday, May 2, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $3/student; $5/adult, if preregistering; $5/student; $7 adult, when purchased at the door Registration: Tickets may be…

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A Day of History

A sunny, fall day was a fantastic backdrop for the 1,101 homeschoolers who attended Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton last Friday (October 4)! Enjoy the slideshow below!

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Homeschoolers Link to the Past

During Fall Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia, hundreds of homeschoolers learned about the different cultures that made up America in the early days of our nation. From a West African farm, to an English farm,…

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Living History – Natural Beauty

Homeschoolers were amazed at the magnificent beauty of Natural Bridge. The Monacan Indians named it the “Bridge of God.” A youthful George Washington surveyed Natural Bridge and carved his initials high on the rock wall. Thomas Jefferson purchased it from…

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