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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Convention Speaker Spotlight: Film-maker Justus McCranie!

Where Does a Homeschooler Learn How to Make Christian Films? Part of the adventure of homeschooling is being able to follow your own interests, your own dreams, your own passions. Justus McCranie, the founder and creative force behind Tomorrow’s Filmmakers,…

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Around the State – January 16, 2018

1. Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” January Event – Appomattox – January 20 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park Appomattox, Virginia Cost: All events are free and open to the public. Participants should wear appropriate athletic shoes…

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Around the State – December 19, 2017

1. National History Bee – Various Locations – Registration Deadline Is January 8, 2018 2. Municipal Band Youth Ensemble Spring 2018 Registration – Charlottesville – Rehearsals Begin February 26 3. Lions of VA James Bland Music Scholarship Competition – Various…

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Gratitude: Counting Your Blessings

Gratitude: Counting Your Blessings Learning to be grateful and say “thank you” isn’t always the easiest lesson to teach–or learn. In a season that often seems to focus on over-indulgence, being thankful for the things we already have can be…

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Around the State – December 12, 2017

1. “Plant Medicine” Lecture and Nature Walk – Stratford – December 16 2. Sensory Friendly Christmas Village Program – Vienna – December 16 3. Kid Healthy Ideas Program – Various Locations – Multiple Dates Beginning January 3 4. Virginia Outdoor Writers…

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Around the State – December 5, 2017

1. “Virginia Prepares for War” Lecture – Chesterfield – December 9 2. Appomattox Court House Holiday Open House – Appomattox – December 10 3. Dickens’ Christmas Towne – Norfolk – Multiple Dates Through December 31 4. High School Symposium –…

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New Member Benefit!

Always First Driving Academy Discount NEW! HEAV members now receive up to a 25% discount on Always First Driving Academy Online, Classroom, and Behind-the-Wheel classes! Always First Driving Academy has been training teen and adult drivers for more than 16 years,…

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Third Double-Match Challenge–Yay!!

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Around the State – November 28, 2017

1. “A Nutcracker Christmas” Holiday Open House – Chesterfield – December 2 2. STEM Saturdays – Hampton – Multiple Dates 3. The Hail-storm: John Dabney in Virginia – Richmond – December 7 4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Purcellville…

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Advent Activities for the Whole Family

Advent is a time of anticipation and reflection. This year, Advent begins on Sunday, December 3, and ends on Sunday, December 24, although a lot of Advent plans include daily activities, crafts, or readings beginning the first of the month….

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Around the States – November 14, 2017

1. “Genealogy Research: Researching Online” Lecture – Chesterfield – November 18 2. “Thinking Money: How to Do Anything on a Dime” – Midlothian – November 28 3. The Nutcracker Ballet – Staunton – December 2 and 3   1. “Genealogy…

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National Homeschool Day of Prayer

The Alliance (The National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership) has declared November 3, 2017, to be National Homeschool Day of Prayer. Though we will most certainly pray for the homeschooling families in Virginia, for our legislature, and for our…

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Around the State – October 31, 2017

2.1 Homeschooling Classically Through High School Seminar – Chesapeake – Registration Deadline Is November 2 2.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – November 7 2.3 Stonewall Jackson House Tours – Lexington – Ongoing 2.4 Gaithersburg Book Festival Short Story Contest…

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Around the State – October 24, 2017

2.1 Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Evaluation – October 28 2.2 STEM FUNdamentals – Sweet Briar – November 4 2.3 Virginia Space Grant Consortium STEM Programs – Hampton – Registration Deadline Is November 12 2.4 Christmas on the Farm – New…

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Around the State – October 17, 2017

2.1 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” October Events – Appomattox – Various Dates 2.2 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” Student Writing Contest – Submission Deadline Is November 10 2.3 TopNursing.org Resource Website   2.1…

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Around the State – October 10, 2017

2.1 Sealions Homeschool Varsity Swim Team – Sterling – Registration Deadline Is October 31 2.2 Christians in Theatre Arts East Coast Secondary Festival – Matthews, NC – Registration Deadline Is January 15, 2018   2.1 Sealions Homeschool Varsity Swim Team…

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Around the State – October 3, 2017

2.1 Friday Cooking Lessons – Midlothian – Fridays Through December 15 2.2 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Team Evaluations – Richmond – Early Registration Deadline Is October 22 2.3 Performances at the Wayne Theatre – Waynesboro – Multiple Dates 2.4 Computer…

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Around the State – September 26, 2017

2.1 Christian College Fair – North Chesterfield – October 2 2.2 Living History Weekend at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown – Beaverdam – October 14 2.3 Spirits of New Market Evening Lantern Tours – New Market – October 28 2.4 Home Educator…

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Around the State – September 19, 2017

2.1 Fall Festival and Photo Expo – Sterling – September 23 2.2 Hampton Roads Christian College Fair – Norfolk – October 2 2.3 Educator Night Out – Washington, D.C. – October 5 (Pre-registration required) 2.4 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities –…

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Around the State – September 12, 2017

2.1 Richmond Symphony Musical Ambassadors Program Concert – Richmond – September 19 2.2 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Class – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is September 22 2.3 College Application Boot Camp – Richmond – September 30 2.4 The Barber…

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Five Mistakes Parents Make When Planning for College

In 2015, the latest year for which we have statistics, 59% of seniors who graduated from Virginia public and nonprofit colleges in 2015 had student loan debt, with an average of $27,717 per borrower. In the words of convention speaker…

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Leadership Training for Support Group Leaders

No one wants to follow a parked car! If your group is to move and grow then you, the leaders, need to be moving and growing. Since your growth as a leader directly benefits your group, the group has a…

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Around the State – September 5, 2017

2.1 Home School Dance Education Program Demonstration – Henrico – September 6 2.2 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is September 8 2.3 Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Homeschool Days…

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Around the State – August 29, 2017

2.1 “Dynamic Dulcimers and Friends” Concert – Appomattox – August 31 2.2 TCHE Back to School Bash – Colonial Heights – September 7 2.3 Daughters of Destiny – Pinnacle, NC – Registration Deadline Is September 30   2.1 “Dynamic Dulcimers…

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Around the State – August 22, 2017

2.1 Biltmore Estate Homeschool Festival – Asheville, NC – September 21 & 22 2.2 Homeschool Day at the American Shakespeare Center – Staunton – Registration Deadline Is October 25   2.1 Biltmore Estate Homeschool Festival – Asheville, NC – September…

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