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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 church "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.

Jan. & Feb, Bham: FREE Writing Workshops


UPCOMING EVENTS AT DISCO
Bib & Tucker March Quilts: Open Sewing Session
Tuesday, February 17, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the Bib & Tucker Sew-Op has created THE MARCH QUILTS: A Community Project. Throughout January and February, community members across Birmingham and the state of Alabama are invited to participate in open sewing sessions and create 7-inch quilt blocks that will be sewn into large, commemorative narrative quilts. Upon completion in March, the quilts will be publicly exhibited in Selma and Montgomery for the 50th anniversary and will then return to Birmingham for a special celebration. Open to all ages. No sewing experience required. 
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WINTER WORKSHOPS FOR KIDSIt's not too late to register for DISCO's winter workshops! All workshops are free, but registration is required. 
The Meaning of Things: Stories in Everyday Objects (Mondays)
Grades 2-9 | January 26, February 2, February 9 & 23 (No workshop on February 16)
For this workshop series, we were inspired by Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn’s Significant Objects project. We will source a bunch of random objects from Mission: Possible, the thrift store across the street. During each session of this six-week series, each young writer will receive one of the objects and invent a story about it. All the stories will be collected in an anthology available through the Desert Island Supply Store. (led by Liz Hughey)
Register for The Meaning of Things: Stories in Everyday Objects
Cirrusly: Finding Inspiration in the Clouds  (Tuesdays)
Grades 2-9 I January 27, February 3, 10 & 24 (No workshop on February 17)
In this workshop, we’ll think on the nature of clouds, read about clouds (including the Cloud Appreciation’s Society manifesto), go outside and gaze at the clouds, and then let our discussions and findings be the inspiration for our own poems, stories and art. We’ll assemble all the cloud-inspired work into a book for each student to take home.
Register for Cirrusly: Finding Inspiration in the Clouds
Comic Book Club (Thursdays)
All ages I January 27, February 3, 10 & 24 
Come hang with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing characters and learn from professional comic book artists and writers. We’ll have snacks, prompts and games, but we’ll also let the club members structure their time together and brainstorm on future comics/manga programs at DISCO.
Register for Comic Book Club
The Desert Island Supply Co. is located at 5500 1st Avenue North in Woodlawn.
For more information, please contact Liz Hughey at liz@desertislandsupplyco.com