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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 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.

Oct.: North Shelby Library Events

Homeschool Hangout: Wednesday, Oct. 16 @ 1 pm
Reality Check
This month we'll participate in Reality Check, a financial literacy simulation built around activities that illustrate what life is like as an adult, such as working, paying bills, and being financially independent. This program is a part of the Making Cents: Smart Investing at Your Library grant. 
Ages 7-13
*Registration is Required*

Back by popular demand! 
We're offering another knitting class for ages 8-13.
This is a 4 week long workshop. Class will be each Monday of October, 6:00-7:30 pm (Oct. 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th). This will be a class for beginners and will cover very basic knitting skills. The library provides yarn and needles for the students.
*Registration is Required*
The deadline to sign up is Thursday, Oct. 3rd. 
Please call 205.439.5504 for more information.

Other events this month:

Lego Club: Saturday, Oct. 5 @ 10:00 am
The library will provide the Legos, the kids provide the imagination and creativity. Families are welcome to drop in anytime between 10:00 and 11:00 to build spectacular creations. Creations will then go on display in the Children’s Department. 
All Ages.
*No Registration Required*

Pumpkin Painting Workshop: Friday, Oct. 25 @ 4:00 pm
BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). We’ll provide the paint.
Ages 3 and up with a caregiver welcome.
*Registration is Required*

Family Movie: Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 10:30 am
The Smurfs: Legend of Smurfy Hollow
When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy's investigation takes him into spooky Smurfy Hollow-and right into Gargamel's trap!
All Ages.
*No Registration Required*

Tween Halloween Party: Tuesday, Oct. 29 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for spooky stories, fun, fire roasted hot dogs and s'mores . 
Ages 8-13. 
*Registration is Required*

Painted Pumpkin Display: Oct. 15th - Oct. 30th
Decorate a pumpkin (No Carving Please) and bring it to the Children's Dept between Oct. 15th and Oct. 30th for display. Pumpkins can be picked up on Nov. 1st.

Trick or Treat at the Library: Thursday, Oct. 31st All Day (10 am - 6 pm)
Stop by each department in the library today for some sweet treats to add to your Halloween bag. Costumes are welcome!

To register for any events you can email, call (205-439-5504), or sign up online by clicking here: North Shelby Calendar.

Have a great October and we'll see you soon!
Morgan

Oct. 9, Cullman: 4D Field Trip

CFA would like to invite you to a field trip to 4D farms on Oct. 9th which is open to all homeschoolers. Arrive at the farm by 9:00. Don't forget to pack a picnic lunch... The price is $7.00 per child & per parent. Each child will receive a small pumpkin and a voucher for a free return visit to the farm. Let me know if you are wanting to go, so I can get a head count. http://www.4dfamilyfarm.com/

RSVP to Jaime Clapp at Clappclan@aol.com

Cullman: Skating

Open to ALL homeschoolers --- Pass this along

We would like to invite you to the Home School Days at Sportsworld Skate Center.

--- Starting this Friday Oct. 4th ---

It will be EVERY 1st Friday of the month from 2:00 - 4:00p.m. 

The cost is $5.00 (For Skates and to get in) or $7.00 (To add pizza and a drink).

SportsWorld Skate Center
90 Co Rd 1223
Cullman Al 35058

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. 30, Hayden: The Great Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

The Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden, AL
October 30th
1:00 (12:00 if meeting for lunch - see note below)

Meet in the barn at 1pm for hayride with activities to follow. (We may be able to picnic at noon, for those interested please call me that week, by then we should know if there are going to be any large school groups there using the pavillions. But it should be ok.)

The rates below are school rates, you may pick & choose the activities you would like to enjoy, and pay as you go. No pre-payment required.

Prices
Covered Wagon: Per Person and a pumpkin $7
Covered Wagon: Per Person without a pumpkin $3
Inflatable Park: $3
Pony Rides: $1
Train Rides: $1
Petting Zoo: $1

RSVP preferred but not required.

Oct. 26, Cullman: Peinhardt Living History Farm Day

Saturday, October 26, 9:00-3:00 Peinhardt Living History Farm Day, Step back in history and enjoy a day on the Farm learning about life on a Cullman County Farm in the 1930's. There will be hands-on exhibits for the entire family. The North Alabama Antique Tractor Club will have parades at 11:00 and 1:00. Live music, farm animals, old-time logging and woodworking displays, quilting, and field crops. Museum open. Admission Charge: 0-4 Free; 5-12 $5; 13 & up $7. 
Parking off of Hwy 278 at Talley Ho Street beside Cullman Bowling Alley. Additional parking with shuttle at Seventh Street Baptist Church. www.peinhardtfarm.org

Oct. 5, Cullman: Farm Kid's Club Worm Farming

Saturday, Oct 5th, 9:00-10:30 Farm Kid's Club- Worm Farming. We will learn all about worms! Each family will make a Vermicompost Bin to take home and will learn to take care of their worms. For kids ages 5 and up with an adult. $5 per child, adults free. Must pre-register, call 256-297-1044 or e-mail cullmanag@gmail.com. Sponsored by North Alabama Agriplex at the Agriplex Heritage Center, 1714 Talley Ho St, SW, Cullman.

Director of Religious Education for Everest Family Church: Danielle Dowell

Director of Religious Education for Everest Family Church ~ Danielle Dowell

I began my young life in the Baptist churches of Kentucky and North Carolina. When I was 14, my family moved to Iowa and converted to the Quaker religion, with its basis in peace and equality, where I became very involved in teaching Sunday school and VBS throughout my teen years. After graduating from high school in Norcross, Georgia, I attended Berea College in Kentucky, where I studied psychology with an emphasis on child development and family therapy, as well as studies in eastern religion and philosophy. I completed a B.S. in Psychology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, with a special emphasis on studies in Christian life. I currently am raising two wonderful teen-aged children, and several hives of honey bees, in the town of Leeds. 

Danielle is also leader of the Everest Academy Cadette Girl Scout Troop:  http://www.alabamahomeschooling.com/2013/11/hoover-everest-academy-cadette-girl.html

Contact info:  4neerdowells@gmail.com

Oct. 6, Hoover: Whispers from the Past

Whispers from the Past
Sunday, October 6
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Aldridge Gardens · 3530 Lorna Road · Hoover, AL 35216 · 205.682.8019

Native American life will take shape through demonstrations such as flintknapping, cooking and hunting weapons, and activities like leaf pounding, beading, corn grinding, gourd painting and pottery.

Listen to the sounds of drums and flutes, watch traditional dances, and stick around for a stunning black light performance at sunset.

Find out more about this entertaining and educational family-oriented festival at aldridgegardens.com
 
$5 donation for visitors 18 and older
$3 passport is available for those school-age children wanting to participate in take-home crafts

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. - Dec., Warrior: Art Classes

The Duplex Art Studio
207 Louisa Street Warrior Al 35180 256-531-6627

Classes Start October 1st as listed below.

For home school and after school

Monday and Wednesday:
10 am-Noon: 1st-3rd Graders
1-3 pm: 4th-8th Graders
3-5pm: 9th-12th Grader

Cost of classes:
School age students pay on a monthly basis and can attend as often as they wish as long as they sign up by Friday of the previous week. They can sign up by email, text, calling or signing in at the studio. The monthly fee is $75.00 and no contract is required as long as students adhere to the sign in rule. Classes are limited to 6 to allow hands on attention during projects. A small supply list is required for all school age students. (see below) Students will receive a classroom atmosphere along with projects every week. Second and third siblings will be given a discount on monthly fees.

“I’m Sandy Mann and I hope to have your child attend my art classes. I have worked as an Interior Designer for 30 years and earned my degree from Virgina College in 1986, but painting and creating art is my passion” We will study the masters of the past as well as the history of art. Students will paint, draw, work in clay and create art from discarded material. If you have any questions or would like to visit the studio it would be my honor to have you come by and see what I offer. Thank you, and God Bless. 

School age supply list for students Oct 1st - Dec. 13th
Supply List

Acrylic Paint set from Hobby Lobby, the six paint set is fine and the cost is around $5.00. 
A set of brushes, sets with larger brushes are best. 
Two old rags
A craft caddy for carrying supplies 
A sketch pad
Small notebook 
Two pencils 
Eraser
Packet of 11x14 canvas boards, (not stretched canvas)

Twice a year the studio will have a student art show where students will learn how to show, display and promote the arts for themselves as well as the community. Students will also receive help on entering their art in the local fairs and art shows.



Oct. 5, Odenville: Family Dance


Oct. 12 & 13, Bham: Snow Queen Ballet Performance

http://youtu.be/DZfs5UIJCvw  "Ballet Magnificat looks forward to bringing SNOW QUEEN its biggest production to date to the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center at Samford University Sat. October 12 7pm and Sun., October 13th at 2pm.  For tickets call 205.726.2853 or tickets.samford.edu" )
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After twenty five years of touring and performing around the globe, Ballet Magnificat! dared to dream ... and created the largest production in its history.
Featuring Kathy Thibodeaux as the Snow Queen, and inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen classic, SNOW QUEEN fantastically dips into the beauty of storytelling through the art of dance. The audience is taken on a journey with a young girl who fearlessly faces the fury of the Snow Queen with boldness, bravery and love. This fast moving production stands strong on the cast of 75+ dancers, enhanced by powerful choreography, creative costuming and bigger-than-life sets and scenery. A ballet by Jiri Sebastian Voborsky.
Choreography by Kathy Thibodeaux and Jiri Sebastian Voborsky.
Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center at Samford University
Saturday, October 12th at 7:00pm
Sunday, October 13th at 2:00pm

For tickets call 205.726.2853 or click  

Description: Description: Ballet Magnificat - Birmingham, AL SNOW QUEEN 10/12-10/13/13
30 Second SNOW QUEEN Promo Video

Discount Codes for online or phone tickets
SNOW10 = Purchase 10 or more full price tickets at the same time receive 1 ticket half off SNOW20 = Purchase 20 or more full price tickets at the same time receive 1 ticket free
When purchasing online, the code needs to be entered at the beginning of the transaction.


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

Sept. 24, Bham: ACIPCO Explorer Post

The Engineering Explorer Post sponsored by ACIPCO is having their kick-off First Nighter on Tuesday, September 24th, at 6:30 p.m.  ACIPCO is located at 1501 31st Ave. North, Birmingham AL 35207.  For more information, contact Lindsey McCall atlmccall@american-usa.com.

Thanks!

WCURTISSIGN

Nov. 2, Auburn: H.O.R.S.E. U at Auburn University


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.

Sept. 24, Huntsville: EMS Explorer Post


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

October Community Events

October 
Community Events Listing
There are tons and tons of activities and opportunities that are offered by the community that are fun and educational! All of the activities and resources that are listed are open to all Alabama homeschoolers regardless of church school affiliation. Some activities are homeschool specific, and some are offered to the general public. Please note that these activities are not sponsored or organized by Everest Academy unless specifically noted. If you have questions concerning one of these activities, please forward your questions to the contact listed. If you would like to add a resource or if you find a broken link, please let us know.

Do you know of a community event that homeschoolers should know about? Click on the link above to tell us about it.

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Oct. 26, Cleveland: Covered Bridge River Walk

Covered Bridge River Walk
Saturday, October 26th

The Friends of the Locust Fork River will lead their annual hike from Swann Covered Bridge to Powell Falls and back. The fall foliage is usually glorious and you can look forward to some informed commentary from FLFR's trip leaders. The hike is of moderate difficulty and takes about 3 hours round trip. Be prepared for the weather and bring a snack as well as fluids. Meet at 9 am at the Tonka Shell covered bridge (parking lot), Hwys 79 & 160 in Cleveland.
For more information, click here or call Sam at (205) 706-4376.

Sept. 28, Bham Museum of Art Harvest & Heritage Native American Day

EVENT: 'FAMILY DAY // HARVEST AND HERITAGE: 
NATIVE AMERICAN DAY' 
DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 - 10:00 AM 
DURATION: 5 HOURS FREE 

Celebrate the harvest season with Native American dancers and music, artist demonstrations, snacks, and art activities! 
10AM-3:30PM // Art activities, snacks, and surprises 
10AM-3PM // Artist demonstrations 
10:30AM and 12:30PM // Storytelling 

Try your hand at finger weaving with artist Monica Newman Moore. Sample Native American foods with Rosa Hall. Explore symbols with shell carver Dan Townsend. Dance and make some noise! Explore more in our new Native American galleries!

With fall just around the corner, we’re celebrating the new season with Harvest and Heritage: Native American Family Day at the BMA! Don’t forget: it’s FREE!
 
The celebration is next Saturday, September 28, 10AM – 3:30PM. We will have art activities, snacks, artist demonstrations and hands-on experiences, storytelling, and some surprises. The artists we have are: Monica Newman Moore (finger twining and cording), Rosa Hall (local Native American foods and history), and Dan Townsend (shell carving and beading). Discover how these artists work, try your hand at their crafts, and explore our new Native American galleries!
 
We’re doing something new this year by partnering with Aldridge Gardens and Moundville Archaeological Park, whose Native American festivals are Sunday, October 6th and Saturday, October 12th, respectively. Our new partnership, Pathways: Diverse Roads through Native Culture encourages all guests to attend all three events and to enter a drawing to win amazing prizes. Will you begin your trail at the Birmingham Museum of Art?
 
Please help me spread the word! 
 
See you next Saturday!
 
Madeline
 
Madeline Adams
Assistant Curator of Education for Family Programs
 
BIRMINGHAM MUSEUMOFART 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35203
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