Monday, June 26, 2017

Some HIGHLIGHT events on The Homeschool Gossip's calendars this week of 06/26/17

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Here are just some of the HIGHLIGHTS events on The Homeschool Gossip's calendars this week!  There are many more on the calendars (see below). And for even more events, check out The Homeschool Gossip's facebook Events page.

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View The Homeschool Gossip calendars completely in scrollable lists with clickable links to all event details below!  Don't forget to check these Calendars often, new events are added throughout the week! Bookmark the page for easy access:






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"Teen Tuesdays" Summer Outings! Ages 14 & Up! Join THSG Teen Social Club for details!
Every Tuesday in June through September:
June 26 – UNCC Botanical Gardens
July 4 –
July 11 – Schiele Museum
July 18 – canoe/kayak Latta (?) or Lake Norman
July 25 - Levine Center of the New South
Aug 11 – Carolina Raptor Center
Aug 8 – Reed Gold Mine, hike
Aug 15 – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Aug 22 – Whitewater Park, ziplines
Aug 29 – Nascar Speedpark, mini-golf
Sept 5 – Inner Peaks, climbing
Sept 12 – Dan Nichols Park, mining
Sept 19 – Lazy 5 Ranch
Sept 26 – Carolina Aviation Museum

Recurring Monthly Events

1st & 3rd Fri. - Stargazing at Lucille Miller Observatory: All Year 
1st & 3rd Thurs - Cabarrus Homeschool Gamers Club Meeting 1:00PM@ Play it Again Games: All Year
2nd Friday - Roller Skating at Frye's Skate Rink: All Year
3rd Friday - Teen Climbing Meetup at Cliff Hangers Climbing & Fitness Gym: All Year
3rd Friday - Bowling & Billiards at Bowling Pappas: All Year
Teen Tabletop Game Day: From Sept ~ April (Day & Location TBD)
Teen Artist Sketch Club: From Sept ~ April (Day & Location TBD)
Chess Players Club: From Sept ~ April (Day & Location TBD)

Meet Up with other homeschoolers at these events or others!  Visit The Homeschool Gossip Social Network on this Website or Facebook to find out how! If there’s an event you plan on attending, post it on The Homeschool Gossip Meet Ups to let others know!

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Any Interest in a Homeschool Youth Explosion Class in Huntersville?

A Message from Celeste Garrod Litt:

Hi, I was wondering how many homeschooling families are members of Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics and would welcome a Homeschool Youth Explosion class that takes place weekday mornings during the school year. 

If you are in the same situation as I am, my boys are older and do not want to "sit with babies" in their Kid Watch to allow me time to exercise. Typically HFFA only offers the Youth Explosion class Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm during the school year but that is when most sports, scouts, dinner, take place. 

Right now, during the summer, they have classes every morning (except Friday they only go until 10:30am) from 9:30-11:30am and my boys love it! They get to be active and play games like kickball, dodgeball, sharks and minnows, etc. And, it's free to HFFA members! 

I'm wondering, if there is enough interest, if we could encourage the staff to provide a year-long class like this. Homeschool moms (like me) need breaks to exercise, take care of ourselves, plan, and sometimes just compile our thoughts and breathe in peace. 

I've mentioned this in the past before, but they have said they hadn't had enough interest. I think they just weren't looking in the right places. So, if you would welcome a class like this and be willing to pursue this with HFFA management with me, please email your thoughts and we can organize! celestelitt@gmail.com.

"Teen Tuesdays" Summer Outings, ages 14 & up ~ THSG Teen Scene Social Club


Let's get together and have some fun!

"Teen Tuesdays", at 2pm. Summer outings, ages 14 and up, drop-off if desired. Hang out with homeschool teens.

June 6 – Catawba Science Museum
June 13 – Kinetic Heights, 3pm opening time.
June 19 – Rained out :-(
June 26 – UNCC Botanical Gardens
July 4 –
July 11 – Schiele Museum
July 18 – canoe/kayak Latta (?) or Lake Norman
July 25 - Levine Center of the New South
Aug 11 – Carolina Raptor Center
Aug 8 – Reed Gold Mine, hike
Aug 15 – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Aug 22 – Whitewater Park, ziplines
Aug 29 – Nascar Speedpark, mini-golf
Sept 5 – Inner Peaks, climbing
Sept 12 – Dan Nichols Park, mining
Sept 19 – Lazy 5 Ranch
Sept 26 – Carolina Aviation Museum

Join today for more information! Events will be added to the group for updates and RSVPs. A huge thank you to Pat Robinson for organizing our Teen Tuesdays Summer Outings!

Thank you Melissa M. for sharing!

"5th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C. April 2018 !!!

Yes I know it's months away but it's so worth it. My daughter and I wouldn't miss it. Hands on activities, famous speakers, lots and lots of FREE handouts and samples. We went for Sneak Peak Friday 2 yrs ago but only completed 1/3 of it or less. There is so much to see and it's F-R-E-E.

Sneak Peak Friday is an event for homeschoolers,school groups and military families. Open to the public over the weekend. ( a must if you want to see Steve Spangler, Bill Nye and more...)

Friday April 6th 2018 - Sneak Peak Friday( Parents and chaperones are welcome to bring younger siblings)

Sat & Sun. April 7-8th 2018 - Open to the Public
Here is the link to register.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Homeschool Driver's Ed Class - Mecklenburg County ~ Charlotte ~ August

Thank you Evelyn Bickley!!

June 23


Dear Homeschool Parents:

This is just a heads up that I've arranged for a homeschool driver's ed class for MECKLENBURG COUNTY residents for the week of August 28 to be held at University Hills Baptist Church, 1500 Suther Road, Charlotte.  Registration will not open until the first week of August, but I thought you'd like to get it on your radar now.

Students must be 14 and a half by the first day of class.  Proof of birthdate will be required.

Evelyn Bickley