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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Oct. 9, Pensacola: Pensacola State College Planetarium and Space Theatre

Pensacola State College Planetarium and Space Theatre

We will be seeing The Little Star that Could. This movie is a full color 3-D animation about Little Star, an average yellow star in search of planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced with basic information about our Solar System.

After the movie we will have a night sky viewing on projector all around us, just as it is in real time. They will identify constellations and planets. 

We need at least 15 to attend (including parents) to have a showing, with a MAX of 99 people. Wheelchair accessible. ALL ages are welcome, but this is geared toward K-6th. Download and go over the age appropriate guide below for your children.

Educator Guides:

****DEADLINE for payment 10/1/13****

Ticket Prices per Show:
$4.00 - Pre-Kindergarten
$5.00 - K - 12th Grade
$6.00 - All Others

Date/Time:
10/9/13, 11:15a

Address:
1000 College Blvd | Pensacola, FL | 32504; In Building 21 located at the SW corner of the Pensacola campus, near the intersection of Airport Blvd. and Ninth Ave.

Contact:
Jennifer Rogers

Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.

Oct. 14, Orange Beach: Sea, Sand, & Stars Field Trip

Sea, Sand, and Stars K-6th grades ONLY

October 14th @9:45 am

Address: 4900 Wilson Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 (Behind Orange Beach Elementary School)

This trip is for Kindergarten through 6th grade, no pre-school siblings permitted as per BCBOE, sorry :( Cost is $4 per child, Chaperones are Free. Limit 1 parent per household.  Please show up by 9:45a. There are picnic tables there so we can eat lunch together, everyone will need to bring a sack lunch, drinks, snacks for their family. We are so fortunate to be allowed this opportunity, spaces are very limited. Please speak with your children prior to visiting about proper etiquette, we are representing the homeschooling community.

To secure your spot you will need to pay $4 per child either through paypal or mail to me. Contact for PayPal address or mailing address.

As always, please let me know if there is any questions. Look forward to seeing you soon!!

Here is info on Sea, Sand, and Stars:
Sea, Sand, and Stars features a huge, beautiful 5,800 gallon aquarium with a large variety of fish. In addition, the facility has a 38 seat planetarium with a Digitarium Alpha II Projector, technology used in the best planetariums across the world. The facility is equipped to tap into the Hubble Telescope and allows visitors a real-time look through this amazing window into space.  In partnership with WKRG TV, a weather station, complete with measuring and monitoring technology, allows students to learn meteorology and then report the weather in front of a real television news set.


Contact: Jen Rogers, 205-983-4028, cell.  Deadline for signup, payment, and cancellation is Oct. 4.  

Thanks,
Jen Rogers
South Alabama Activity Coordinator, Everest Academy

October 2013 iServe Project: Boo At The Zoo

iServe Homeschool Service Club is for homeschoolers in the Greater Birmingham and surrounding areas who are interested in cultivating a desire to volunteer and serve in their community.


We plan hands-on service opportunities for our homeschool students, which vary by locations, dates, times, etc., according to the service opportunity coordinated, but all events will be in the Greater Birmingham area or surrounding communities in Jefferson, Shelby, St Clair, and Blount counties. We strive to coordinate opportunities for all ages, 0-99, but occasionally there will be restrictions for the venue or type of volunteering needed. 

Our October project will be volunteering at one of the Birmingham Zoo's biggest fundraiser events of the year, Boo At The Zoo.
Please click on this link, iServe Club, for more details about join iServe.

Dothan Area: Amanda Martin

Dothan ~ Amanda Martin

Hi! My name is Amanda Martin, and I am the new activities coordinator for the Dothan area. (Sometimes you will see Mandy or Manda on my emails but I do go by Amanda :) ) I am new to Everest but not to homeschooling. You could say that I've "homeschooled" for 13 going on 14 years now, as of Feb. 2014 :) That is because my oldest will be turning 14, and we've always known we would homeschool, and life has been an everyday learning experience. Ha! Okay, so my oldest son is Micah and he is an 8th grader; then my second child Jillian is a young 6th grader. And our youngest, 5 yr old Mariam, is her own entity :) We sent her to our small church's private preschool and kindergarten last year and this year, then we will bring her home again next. Between taking care of aging parents in our home, homeschooling and activities, and volunteer/part-time work hours, I "needed" those morning hours and she needed more attention than I was able to give. Oh, and don't forget our fur kid, Belle and 2 beta fish!

Our "style" has been quite a mix over the years. Reading about new and different curriculum or methods has been a hobby of sorts for me. But in general, we have been eclectic/unschoolers with a classical bent. We are love, love, loving our new once-a-week classical co-op, where we work on memory work especially. I pull Mariam out to attend that, as well. Then we also have been involved with before or are currently involved in: *basketball*, football, baseball and t-ball, soccer, dance or gymnastics, karate, swim team, Scouts, Frontier Girls, art class, music lessons and lots of church activities. Yes, we stay busy these days! :) Did I mention that my dear hubby of 16+ years is in ministry as well? Busy busy! But I love my crazy homeschool life! And I can't wait to see you at our activities this year! 

Amanda Martin
mandamama@gmail.com (also used for Paypal)
334-464-2162 (please leave a message if I do not answer!)

Oct. 3, Huntsville: Tour the Nina and Pinta

To RSVP, I must have a check for payment from you no later than Thursday, September 19th. (I will have to pay for you even if you don't show up, since I'll be committing to the RSVP'd number.)
For the mailing address, please email me at HSVHomeschool@gmail.com.

We must have a minimum of 15 paying individuals to get the group rate.

Students will:
♦Tour both ships, learning about the mechanics and history of them.

Costs:
♦2 and up $5
♦Under 2 free

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Ditto Landing Marina

Please be on-time:
We need to be ready to begin the tours promptly at 1 p.m.. Please be there by 12:30 so we can have time to get everyone checked in and submit payment prior to then.

The tours will take roughly 30-45 minutes. You are welcome to explore the ships on your own after the tours end.

For more information about the ships, please visit their website:
http://www.thenina.com/


Please read the information at this link prior to RSVPing:
http://www.alabamahomeschooling.com/2009/12/jr-master-gardeners.html

Oct. 23, Leeds: Red Barn Field Trip FULL!!!

HORSE PLAY AT THE RED BARN!
HORSES! CRAFTS! PLAYING! GETTING DIRTY!  SOUNDS LIKE FUN TO ME!

DATE: October 23, 2013 
TIME: 10 am -12 pm (I will be packing a sack lunch and eating on site after the program.  I would love for you to join us)
WHERE:  The Red Barn Foundation -2700 Bailey Rd, Leeds, Al 35094 
Here is their website: http://theredbarnfoundation.org/

LIMITED TO 10 CHILDREN.  SO CONTACT ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  This trip is full but keeping a waiting list.  

The Red Barn is a not for profit organization.  The 'price' for this event is a donation of some sort.  That could be money, a case a water, homemade cookies for the volunteers, toilet paper, etc.  The list goes on and on.  I think you get the idea.  Please bring a nice donation PER FAMILY as your payment for this great experience for you and your kids.

Please note some requirements:
CLOSE TOE SHOES, as well as CLOTHES THAT CAN GET DIRTY, OR EVEN A CHANGE OF CLOTHES

PLEASE NOTE: The parent MUST fill out  the REGISTRATION AND RELEASE FORM FOR EACH CHILD .  It is on the link below and can be emailed or faxed.


Please contact Nicole Junkin at mommyrottie@gmail.com or 205-902-0488

Shoals Area: Darla Hicks

Shoals Area - Darla Hicks

My name is Darla Hicks, and I am the new activity coordinator for the Shoals Area for the 2013-2014 school year. This is our fourth year as a homeschooling family. I have two sons ages 12 and 7. I also serve as a Den Leader in our local Cub Scout Pack.

We have some exciting things planned for this year! I am looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones!

To help stay informed and keep track of all the upcoming events please join our Facebook group.


I can also be reached by email at darlakayhicks@aol.com. Please feel free to send any ideas you may have for trips or activities.

Oct. 15, LaFayette: Jack O'Lantern Lane Field Trip

Hi All,

I did some research on nearby pumpkin patches, and I would like to plan a trip to Jack O'Lantern Lane for anyone who would like to go with us. I talked to the family that owns it, and after explaining that we are a homeschool group, she said they have lots of classroom type instruction they can do during the tour if we want it. They give a tour of the farm including the hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin to take home, a small animal petting zoo, corn grinding demonstration and lesson, classroom instruction if requested, inflatables and train ride which takes about 2 1/2 hours. (The train ride and inflatables are additional cost- see below for cost breakdown.)
The classroom instruction will be some general math and science problems about pumpkins- find the diameter, does it float, etc. If we have special requests of what to cover, they will accommodate us if they can.

Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, Oct 15
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location:  Jack O'Lantern Lane in LaFayette, AL 
Deadline to RSVP: Oct. 4. Please contact Rebecca Miller at rebeccalmiller@gmail.com with questions and to RSVP. 

Target Age: K-5th grade, but all age siblings are welcome
Cost: See info below.

Prices are as follows: $7.00 (parents or children) for hayride and choice of pumpkin from the patch this also allows you to see animals & corn grinding/corn mill demonstration. $3.00 for hayride only no pumpkin (includes parents they are required to pay to go with their children) $5.00 unlimited inflatable's and $1.00 per train ride. These are FIELD TRIP prices exclusively for M-F group reservations: you can bundle all of this together if you have 25 or more paying children you can do it all for $11.00 per child and for the parent the hayride it is $3 or hayride with pumpkin it is $7. If you have under 25 children to do it all the cost per child it is $12.00. 
We have snack concessions during the week unless you request a hot dog or PBJ sack lunch in advance for $3.00. 

I need a count of how big our group is by Oct 4. 

Here is the website for directions and more info.

Looking forward to spending another fun day with homeschoolers!

Sept. 26, Fairhope: Weeks Bay National Estaurine Research Center K-3rd ONLY

Weeks Bay National Estaurine Research Center K-3rd ONLY

The Weeks Bay Reserve encompasses over 6,000 acres of land and water in and around Weeks Bay and along Mobile Bay. The Reserve has a free educational interpretive center and two boardwalks. One boardwalk is behind the Reserve Interpretive Center and leads to Weeks Bay; the pitcher plant bog boardwalk connects to Fish River.

This tour will be geared towards K-3rd grades. There is a MAX of 30 people and due to limited space, only one parent per family. The reserve prefers not to have preschoolers for the docent led activities. They are welcome at the reserve but on personal tours. The tour is FREE, however, donations are accepted. *****$5 REFUNDABLE deposit per family (not child) to hold your spot. If you show up to event the money will be given back. Otherwise I will give it to the reserve as a donation***** 

Date/Time:
9/26/13, 9a-11a

Address: 
11300 U.S. Highway 98, Fairhope, Alabama 36532

Website: 

Contact:
Jennifer Rogers

Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.

Sep 27, Sep 29, & Oct. 1, Bham: Greek Orthodox Study

Everest Family Church
World Culture & Religion Series

September - Orthodox Religion (Christian)

We will combine the Greek Festival (sponsored by the Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral) with an education in the Orthodox religion. There is more than one church in the Orthodox tradition: the most common being Russian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox. These churches differ mostly in culture, so we will check out the Greek culture in addition to the Orthodox Church. It would be great if you could come to all three events, but at least try to come to the October 1st event as we will learn the most about the Orthodox religion from that event. I will send out readings on the religion prior to the events. From these, students should compile questions to be pre-submitted to the pastoral assistant. Sign-up is required at the October 1 event and suggested for the other events. Contact Danielle at 4neerdowells@gmail.com


September 27 - Greek Festival and church tour at Holy Trinity Cathedral Greek Orthodox Church on at 1:00 PM. 
September 29 - Divine Liturgy 
October 1 - 2:00 - Meet with an Orthodox Pastoral Assistant and learn more about the Orthodox religion.

4th Thursdays, Vestavia: McCallum Park Day


CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPATION

McCallum Park Day

We'll meet once a month at McCallum Park for some park day fun at this beautiful, centrally-located park in Vestavia Hills.

Time:  1:00-3:00pm
Location:  McCallum Park*
Rosemary Lane, Vestavia, Alabama

June 27

July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24
November 21
March 27
April 24
May 22

The park offers a playground area for the littles, a shallow creek for playing, shaded areas for relaxing, and plenty of space for parking!

Please contact Nicole Junkin ~ mommyrottie@gmail.com  if you have any questions!


*Note: This park is conveniently located at the end of Rosemary Lane right off Rocky Ridge Rd in Vestavia. Please be sure not to park on Rosemary Ln when visiting the park, per the Vestavia Parks Board.


This park day is sponsored by Everest Academy and open to all homeschoolers regardless of church school enrollment. Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.

Foley: Guitar Lessons/Music Reading for Beginners

Guitar lessons/music reading for beginners in my Foley home. $60 a month for a lesson each week. Available early evenings and weekends. Can contact Chelsea Badey at 251-284-8169 or www.facebook.com/lessonsbychelsea

Leeds: Piano Lessons

I am a Homeschooling Mom of 4 looking to take on a few piano students and just wanted to get the word out in the Homeschool community.  I live in the Leeds area, and am available to teach any time up until 5:00 p.m. M-F.  I charge $20 per half hour.  My background is with Beginner/Intermediate students and with Classical Music and Hymns.

I can be contacted at this email:
Jenny Wortman

Oct 4, Ohatchee: Janney Furnace & Museum fieldtrip *SIGN-UP DEADLINE FRIDAY, Sept 20!*

Janney Furnace & Museum Tour

Date:  Friday, October 4
Time:  1:00pm
Location:  Janney Furnace
145 Janney Road, Ohatchee, Alabama 36271

Details:  The fieldtrip will include a guided tour of the new Confederate & Native American Museum. Afterwards, we will do a self-guided tour of the Janney Furnace grounds which will include the Calhoun County Confederate Memorial (photo below). We should be able to cover everything in about two hours, but we are free to take longer, if needed.

This fieldtrip is open to all homeschoolers and all ages/grades.

Cost:  $2.00 per person or $10.00 max per family 

Sign-up Deadline:  Friday, September 20
Payment & Cancellation Deadline:  Friday, Sept 27

Contact:  Briana Moore ~ self-educated@earthlink.net 
Payment information will be provided upon sign-up.


October 2013 iServe Project: Turkey Creek Nature Preserve (rescheduled from Sept)


iServe Homeschool Service Club is for homeschoolers in the Greater Birmingham and surrounding areas who are interested in cultivating a desire to volunteer and serve in their community.


We plan hands-on service opportunities for our homeschool students, which vary by locations, dates, times, etc., according to the service opportunity coordinated, but all events will be in the Greater Birmingham area or surrounding communities in Jefferson, Shelby, St Clair, and Blount counties. We strive to coordinate opportunities for all ages, 0-99, but occasionally there will be restrictions for the venue or type of volunteering needed. 

Our September project had to be rescheduled due to weather, but we will be volunteering at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve to clean-up their eco-scape and plant some trees in October!
Please click on this link, iServe Club, for more details about join iServe.

Oct. 2, Summerdale: Magnolia Corn Maze

Magnolia Corn Maze

Come out and join us for some fall FUN at Magnolia Corn Maze!! This is a homeschoolers ONLY day!! Bring the WHOLE family, ALL are welcome. This year there are TWO corn mazes. They also have Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Pig Race, Play area, Hay Jump. Other activities include: Cow Train, Corn Cannons, Rubber duck races, and Hop-a long Rodeo, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Launcher, BAZOOKA BALL, and FIRE PITS! 

We had a great time here last year! This will be $8 per person and that includes the activities. *** If you want a pumpkin add $1 to your ticket price*** Children 2 and under are free, although if they would like a pumpkin that will be $3. Bring lunch, drinks, and snacks for your family. They have covered picnic tables where we can all eat together. 

***DEADLINE to sign up 9/23/13***

Date/Time:
10/2/13, 9:30a

Address:
15275 County Rd 49, Summerdale, Alabama 36580

Website:


Contact:
Jennifer Rogers

Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.

Oct. 1, Montgomery: E.A.T. South Field Trip

Oct. 1
E.A.T. South Tour

This trip is a new place in Montgomery that looks like a great spot for kids. It is an urban farm which caters to K-5th grade students to teach them where our food comes from and a bit about farming practices. Below is the description for our tour.

This is a comprehensive food education field trip program taught at the Downtown Farm. A children’s garden will be completed in 2013 to provide the perfect platform for connecting children from all over Alabama with healthy fresh food. Students explore the farm and help harvest fresh produce. The students then help prepare that food into a healthy snack or lunch on the farm. Finally, students learn why eating fresh, healthy seasonal food is so important for productive life.

The kids will get to harvest and taste food directly from our garden, as well as interact with the chickens, plant seeds, and more. The Downtown farm has a full garden, production raised beds, a refurbished caboose office, and a working windmill, and really lives up to being an "urban farm". 

We can also recommend some great places to eat in the Auburn-Opelika area that embody local and sustainable agriculture and cuisine. 

The website is eatsouth.org for more information.

Date: Oct 1
Time: 9:30am (meet there)
Age: K-5th grade
Cost: $5 payment in cash on the day of tour or $10 including lunch (parents must pay $5 for this tour also or $15 including lunch. Siblings that do not participate or 3 and under are free)
Location: 425 Molton St, Montgomery, AL 36104 (behind the Montgomery Advertiser) 
Other Details:  Participants should dress to be comfortable outside in garden type environment.  Feel free to bring your own lunch; they have benches in the shade where you can sit and eat your lunch. They also offer a lunch made by a local restaurant for an extra $5 per person ($10 for adults).

Deadline to RSVP is Sept 17. There will be a maximum number for this trip, so please do not sign up if you do not definitely plan to show up.  For more information and to RSVP, please contact Rebecca Miller at rebeccalmiller@gmail.com .

Please make sure to read the Everest Participation Policy before signing up.  

CANCELLED...Sept. 26, Moulton: Yellow Wolf Gem Mining and Blacksmith Demo Field Trip

CANCELLED

Yellow Wolf Gem Mining and Blacksmith Demo Field Trip
1128 CO RD 58 MOULTON, AL 35650
Thursday, September 26th, 9:30-12:00

To RSVP, I must have a check for payment from you no later than Thursday, September 5th. (I will have to pay for you even if you don't show up, since I'll be committing to the RSVP'd number.) 
For the mailing address, please email me at HSVHomeschool@gmail.com.

Students will: 
♦Dig up a bucket full of dirt to mine, filter it, and take home the gems from their bucket.
♦Watch a blacksmith demonstration
♦Stay to eat their own picnic lunch and hike around (lunch and hiking are optional, time required for hike varies by individual) 

Costs: 
♦Students ages 5 and up: $12 each
♦Parents: Free if watching, $12 if mining
♦Children under 4: Free if watching or sharing with sibling/parent, $12 if mining own bucket

Please be on-time: 
We need to be ready to begin the blacksmith demonstration promptly at 10. Please be there by 9:30 so we can have time to get everyone checked in and submit payment prior to then. 

Please read the information at this link prior to RSVPing: 

October Events

October 
Everest Academy Events Listing
Come & Join In!!!!
Everest Academy always has a ton of activities being organized. Please be sure to include who & what the payment is for on the comment line of your personal checks or in the comment section when using PayPal to send money. Everest has approximately eleven activity coordinators, so please make sure to pay attention to who is organizing the field trip.

Very important note!!! If you are interested in organizing a field trip, please feel free to do so! Everest would be happy to advertise it for you. The more activities we can offer to the Alabama Homeschooling community, the better!

Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.

We are just beginning to add events for the coming year. For an idea of what to expect, please check out our past events:
2013/2014 Events


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Cullman: Civil Air Patrol


About
The Cullman County charter of the civil air patrol, AL 134, is looking for people interested in youth and aviation to become members and/or supporters.

Mission
Provide Search and Rescue, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs.

Company Overview
We are SER-AL-134 CULLMAN Composite Squadron, Following the German heritage of the Cullman area, we are the Cullman BLACKBIRDS

Description
We need people of all skills, we can certainly use more pilots; but you do not have to be a pilot to be a senior member. You don't even have to fly. Cadets meet every Monday evening at 6:00 PM at the Cullman airport in Vinemont.

General Information
The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Providing search and rescue, cadet programs to include aerospace education, leadership, physical fitness, and character development.

High School Bass Fishing

High School Bass Fishing Tournaments
Open to all homeschoolers grades 7 - 12 

For more info, please contact Jenny Smith:
Phone 205-522-2910 text or call

The Meetings will be held in Birmingham Area.  The fish offs will be held at multiple lakes including Lake Guntersville and others.  The high school tournaments will most likely be at:
Weiss Lake 
Lake Guntersville 
Smith Lake 
Lake Tuscaloosa
Lay Lake. 

If we have enough interest, we can divide by the Counties. That's how the Alabama High School Association divides. First thing we just need a count of interested families. 

Golf

Golf

If you know of a golf program that is open to all homeschoolers that is not listed below, please let us know at everestacademy1@gmail.com.  All information was correct when posted below; however, things change and people forget to tell us, so if you see any dead links or outdated information, please let us know. 


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Martial Arts

Martial Arts

If you know of a martial arts program that is open to all homeschoolers that is not listed below, please let us know at everestacademy1@gmail.com.  All information was correct when posted below; however, things change and people forget to tell us, so if you see any dead links or outdated information, please let us know. 


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Fishing

Fishing

If you know of a fishing program that is open to all homeschoolers that is not listed below, please let us know at everestacademy1@gmail.com.  All information was correct when posted below; however, things change and people forget to tell us, so if you see any dead links or outdated information, please let us know. 


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Running

Running

If you know of a running program that is open to all homeschoolers that is not listed below, please let us know at everestacademy1@gmail.com.  All information was correct when posted below; however, things change and people forget to tell us, so if you see any dead links or outdated information, please let us know. 


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Choir


Please note that the information on this page is FYI only and not sponsored by Everest Academy.  If you find any dead links or outdated resources, please report them to everestacademy1@gmail.com .

Homeschool Choir Opportunities
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Sept. 23, Decatur: Nina & Pinta Ships Tour

Decatur Riverwalk Marina location for the Nina & Pinta ships tour at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23rd. (Arrive at 1pm)

To RSVP, I must have payment/cancellations from you no later than Monday, September 9th. (I will have to pay for you even if you don't show up, since I'll be committing to the RSVP'd number, so no refunds after Sept. 9th) 

For the payment details, please email me at themorrowclan@yahoo.com.

We must have a minimum of 15 paying individuals to get the group rate.

Students & Parents will:
♦Tour both ships, learning about the mechanics and history of them.

Costs:
♦5 and up $5
♦4 and under free

Please be on-time:
We need to be ready to begin the tours promptly at 1:30 p.m.. Please be there by 1p so we can have time to get everyone checked in and submit payment prior to then, everything is cash only.

The tour will take roughly 45 minutes, depending on how many questions we ask. You are welcome to explore the ships on your own after the tour ends.

There is a Gift Shop on board that takes cash only up to a $20 purchase & then they will let you swipe a card.

For more information about the ships & the Decatur Riverwalk Marina we will be visiting, including address/directions, please visit their website:
http://www.thenina.com/

Please read the information at this link prior to RSVPing:
http://www.alabamahomeschooling.com/2009/12/jr-master-gardeners.html

www.thenina.com
The Most Historically Accurate Replica of Columbus Ships Ever Built. Come aboard to see, feel, and learn what it was like for Columbus and crew on their voyages of discovery over 500 years ago.

Marriage Resources

I am a firm believer that one of the main issues facing our society today is the break down in the family unit stemming from broken marriages.  Most children are not being raised by both parents, instead have step moms and step dads, some even living with relatives outside of their immediate family.  I have listed below several resources that other Everest Academy members have used and recommended as having a positive influence on their marriage.
Books
  • "Love & Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • "From Angry to Intimacy" by Gary Smalley
  • "Love Dare" by Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, Lawrence Kimbrough with the corresponding movie "Fireproof"
  • "Respect Dare" by Nina Roesner
  • "Created to be His Help Meet" by Debi Pearl
  • "The 5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman 
  • "Love & War" John & Staci Eldredge's
  • "Sex Begins in the Kitchen" by Dr. Kevin Leman's
  • "Intimacy Ignited" by Dillow & Pintus
  • "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus" by John Grey
  • "His Needs Her Needs" by Willard F. Harley
  • "Boundries - When to say Yes, When to say No to take control of your life" by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend - There are also "Boundries with Kids" and "Boundries in Marriage" books. 
Websites

Movies
  • "Fireproof" with the accompanying book "The Love Dare"
  • "Marriage God's Way" Micheal and Debi Pearl

Marriage Counseling


  • Argo - Clearbranch United Methodist Church in Argo has marriage counseling.
  • Bham - Personal Relationships is the longest operating missions organization in Birmingham. We walk with couples in crisis as sponsors or coaches so to speak. One pastor described us as "Counselors that work with people in the last inning of the game with 3 strikes and 2 outs." Please visit our web site for more information. We would love to work with any one you know in a crisis situation in their marriage and would really love to come share our story that led us to this kind of ministry with you or your church.
  • Bham/McDonald's Chapel - Dr. Jimmie Hutchins is on the ministry team at Open Door Church 781-6060 in McDonald's Chapel.  
  • Bham - There is also a ministry that works through different churches in the B'ham area called "His Truth In Love"... they actually are free, and not only do marriage, but family as well. 
  • Bham - Catholic Family Services 2164 11th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205.  They offer free counseling.(205) 324-6561
  • Gardendale - Nelson Hannah at Gardendale First Baptist Church rocks. 
  • Madison - The very brief version is that we both hold Master's of Counseling from Denver Seminary, and my husband is in private practice as a marriage counselor (I was until my second child came, and now I enjoy being an at-home mom). My husband's office number is 256-520-5758 and he sees people at Asbury Counseling Center in Madison on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and he sees people at Willowbrook Baptist Church on Wednesdays and Fridays.  For more information, contact Julie Nash Stewart on Facebook.
  • Wiregrass - Intimacy Matters is a ministry of the Westgate Church of Christ and we provide our services at no cost to the Wiregrass community.  We do accept donations on behalf of Westgate Church of Christ in order to offset the expenses of this unique ministry.  At Intimacy Matters we combine over 40 years of professional experience providing therapeutic services, teaching, and ministry.
  • Rome, GA - Winshape Retreat Center in Rome GA has lot's of couples and marriage things.

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