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VaHomeschoolers Out and About – October 2007
Welcome to the October 2007 Out and About – a publication designed to connect homeschoolers to activities and events across the Commonwealth!
This month, we have a variety of events from which to choose. In the Hampton Roads area, two museums are teaming up for double the fun with a homeschool open house. In Richmond , it is all about science with two programs that are sure to get you thinking. Be sure to check out the Halloween program at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum as well as the ZooLights program at the Washington National Zoo (yes, with tickets going on sale November 1st, it is time to start planning for the holidays already folks!). And if you are willing to travel a bit farther north up to Maryland , don’t miss the parenting class with Adele Farber of “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” fame.
As always, if you are interested in having an activity or event included, please see the submission guidelines included after the event listings.
In This Issue
- Portsmouth – Children’s Museum and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Homeschool Open House
- Virginia Beach – Counting Doesn't Add Up: Teach Math Right from the Start Workshop
- Norfolk – Arts Within Reach
- Richmond – Science Night at the College Hosted by J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
- Richmond – Science Career Symposium
- Fredericksburg – Christian College Fair
- Arlington – Arlington Philharmonic Concert
- Arlington – Young Peoples Theater Presents Disney’s Classic “The Jungle Book”
- Chantilly – Air and Scare at Udvar-Hazy Air and Space
- Reston – U.S. Geological Survey Open House
- Washington, DC – DC National Zoo – ZooLights
- Bethesda, MD - Parent Encouragement Program: An Evening with Adele Farber
Portsmouth – Children’s Museum and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Homeschool Open House
The Children's Museum and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame are hosting a homeschool Open House on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 from 9:00am-3:00pm. The day will include an education program, demonstrations, make & take crafts, obstacle course for preschool to grade 2, curriculum vendors, planetarium shows, children's author, and local vendors and exhibitors. Admission is FREE.
Virginia Beach – Counting Doesn't Add Up: Teach Math Right from the Start Workshop
Unfortunately, many people, because of the way they were taught, view math as a collection of facts, rules, and procedures to be memorized. On the contrary, math should be 95% understood and only 5% memorized. Children need to learn to use their creativity and imagination and discover the power of mathematics. In this workshop presented by Nancy Hameloth of Right Start Math , we will discuss techniques to help children understand and apply mathematics. Thursday, October 25, 2007 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Moore Expressions, 6070 Indian River Road, Suite 106-112, Virginia Beach . FREE.
Register by calling 888-RS-5-MATH or 888.775.6284
Norfolk – Arts Within Reach
From Berkley to Ocean View, from Park Place to Five Points, the Norfolk Arts Commission presents and supports FREE programs that bring great art to Norfolk communities. Now in its twelfth season, Arts Within Reach features free performances, workshops, and demonstrations in neighborhoods throughout the City. Get to know local artists while you enjoy their talent and creativity in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, visit http://www.norfolkarts.net.
Saturday, November 3, 2007 11 am - Arts Within Reach. "Best of the Monkeys: Crazy African Safari!" The zany actors and actresses of Children's Theater of Hampton Roads create situations for audience participation. Children are encouraged to come dressed up and ready for fun. 40th Street Stage, 809 W. 40th Street, www.norfolkarts.net 757.664.4321
Thursday, November 8, 2007 11:30 am - Arts Within Reach. Generic Theater: Refractions of Light. Four actors stage a reading of Jean Klein's play about three generations growing up in a home in Norfolk 's Berkley neighborhood. Mount Zion Baptist Church , 900 E. Middlesex Street. www.norfolkarts.net 757.664.4321
Richmond – Science Night at the College Hosted by J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Science Night at the College returns in the fall line-up at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Parham Road Campus. The event will occur on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, in the Gallery, which is located in Georgiadis Hall. Admission is FREE.
7:00-7:30 pm – Dr. James H. Martin III will present “Real CSI – The Skeletal Remains.” Dr. Martin will demonstrate with skulls and other bones how crime scene investigators determine the sex of human remains at a crime scene. He will also explain how these differences affect male and female movement and characteristics in the living organism.
7:30 – 8:00pm – "See America First," the North American continent is very diversified – arid deserts bounded by majestic, snow-covered, mountain chains, rocky, shelly, and sandy shorelines, great, sinuous river systems, expansive, flat steppes, active, slow-moving glaciers, semi-tropical, grassed savannahs. Please join Professor David Walz in a brief tour of the landscape and biota of the physiographic provinces of the continent in this presentation of photographs from his personal collection.
8:30 – 9:00pm – Mr. Jim Ezell will share some of his experiences from his trip to the Galapagos Islands with other Community College faculty and students this past summer. Titled “Expedition To The Galapagos,” he will describe some of the unique and special characteristics of the islands' geology, flora and fauna.
Presentations content will be offered for 10th grade students or above. For more information call Assistant Professor Richard Groover at 804.523.5594.
Richmond – Science Career Symposium
For Middle and High School Students at the Science Museum of Virginia , Richmond , on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 9 a.m. Meet prominent scientists who are committed to encouraging future scientists. Discover Scientific Careers and What It Takes To Be A Scientist! Reserve your spot now. Sponsored by the Science Museum of Virginia, Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences, and the Virginia Science Resource Network
Fredericksburg – Christian College Fair
Fredericksburg Christian High School will be hosting its annual Christian College Fair on Monday, October 15, 2007 from 6:30-8:30 pm. The school is located at 9400 Thornton Rolling Road , Fredericksburg , 22408. To date, 29 of the finest Christian colleges and universities registered, representing institutions from 14 different states. Admission is FREE.
Contact: Steve Dials (Guidance Counselor) at 540.371.3852 x 130 or hsguide2@....
Arlington – Arlington Philharmonic Concert
Celebrate with Maestro Ruben Vartanyan and the Arlington Philharmonic, as we open our 2007-2008 season with an October feast of musical dreams, jokes and dances. Saturday, October 13, 2007, 7:30 p.m. Kenmore Middle School Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd. , Arlington , VA 22204 . The Arlington Philharmonic is a unique organization that is looking to change the role and structure of classical music organizations in a particular community, and we hope to include every facet of our dynamic Arlington community in this great new effort! This concert is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. Children are welcome and encouraged! www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org
ARTHUR HONEGGER................. Pastorale d'ete (Summer Pastoral)
DOMENICO CIMAROSA.............Il Maestro di Cappella (comic opera in one act) Eugene Galvin, bass-baritone
LUDWIG VON BEETHOVEN.....Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92"
Contact: Genea E. Callahan, Deputy Coordinator at gcallahan@..., 202.468.0078 (cell) or 703.243.5155 (office).
Arlington – Young Peoples Theater Presents Disney’s Classic “The Jungle Book”
Young Peoples Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of their fall show on Friday, October 26, 2007 at Classika Theatre in Shirlington Village .
The jungle is jumpin' with music and madcap adventures! Join Mowgli, Baloo, and the rest of your favorites in Rudyard Kipling's endearing story brought to life in Disney's classic "The Jungle Book." Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings October 26 & 27th and November 2nd & 3rd. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8.00 for for children; unreserved seating is $2 more. There will be a special scout performance on Thursday, October 25th.
For more information and reservations: http://yptnva.com
Chantilly - Air and Scare at Udvar-Hazy Air and Space
Discover the spooky side of aviation and space! The secret is out: Air & Scare is the best place for FREE, safe, indoor trick-or-treating and Halloween fun in Northern Virginia ! The Udvar-Hazy Center 's cavernous hangars will have lots of activities for everyone from tots to teens and yes, grown-ups. Hear the truth about aliens, androids, and spiders in space -- Interact with Star Wars characters -- Have your face painted -- Take control of a creepy-crawly robot -- Make a witch rocket -- Create your own Mars landscape -- Drive a Mars rover -- Enjoy a short light-hearted film in the IMAX Theater -- So many fun things to do it's FRIGHTENING! Saturday, October 27, 2007. 4pm - 8 pm. Udvar-Hazy Center . FREE admission.
For more information: http://www.nasm.si.edu/airandscare/
Reston – U.S. Geological Survey Open House
Dig the Earth? Discover our Science! Explore more than 125 years of earth science at the U.S. Geological Survey Open House on Saturday, November 3, 2007. Exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and live entertainment will introduce the whole family to the wonders of science.
Talk to world-class USGS scientists and learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, water quality, climate change, invasive species, and mapping the Earth. See alligators, pan for gold, and check out simulated hurricanes. Experience earth science in 3-D, create paintings using fish and take a trek through time looking at fascinating fossils. Great resource materials are available for teachers.
Admission and parking are FREE. Food and beverages for sale. Most activities indoors – event will take place rain or shine.
For more information: http://www.usgs.gov/homepage/science_features/open_house/
Washington, DC – DC National Zoo – ZooLights
This holiday season, FONZ will hold its biggest and brightest event ever-ZooLights, powered by Pepco. Beginning November 28, the Zoo will shine with thousands of environmentally friendly lights and animated exhibits for 25 nights. These larger-than-life displays will feature many of the Zoo's most popular animals, all constructed of LED lights that use about 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs.
ZooLights will also offer visitors the chance to make fun, winter-themed crafts and bird feeders, roast marshmallows, sample other tasty treats like hot chocolate, cookies, and cider, meet keepers in some of our exhibits, and learn about the Zoo's enrichment efforts. But that's not all. Ice sculpting demonstrations, choral groups, and storytellers will also abound at ZooLights. Throughout the evening, our friends from Pepco will educate visitors about simple practices they can adopt in their households to save energy.
Wednesdays-Sundays, November 28-December 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale November 1, 2007.
For more information: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ActivitiesAndEvents/Celebrations/ZooLights/default.cfm
Bethesda, MD - Parent Encouragement Program: An Evening with Adele Farber
Parent Encouragement Program: An Evening with Adele Farber, best-selling author and award-winning parent educator on adult-child communication. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. Learn practical innovative ways to solve common problems. Gain cooperation from kids using respectful, encouraging ways that work! Create relationships that are better for your children...and for you! Thursday, November 15, 2007. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Landon School , 6101 Wilson Lane , Bethesda , MD. $25/person, $45/couple. Sponsored by PEP
Contact: 301.929.8824 or www.PEPparent.org
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