Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Pinellas County students in middle and high school (public, private or homeschool) will be recognized for achievement, excellence and community contribution in 10 categories. The deadline for submissions is May 3. For more information, visit www.stpete.org/teenawards.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
This is a cash-only sale with no returns. It will include curriculum items, books and educational games for all age levels, as well as some texts used at Brevard Community College. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The time of the test varies based on the test chosen. An interest inventory can be added for an additional fee. For more information or to print a registration form, visit EducationalRCB.org.
Friday, June 7, 2013
There will be more than 45 tables at the annual fair, held in the church gym. New and used curriculum will include pre-K through high school (and possibly some college items), other “educational” items (perhaps some homeschool-created crafts), and information on signing up for different classes and/or hosting foreign students.
There will be a nice snack bar, with breakfast goodies, and including pizza close to 11 a.m. Free supervision of children ages 3-9 will be offered for shoppers and vendors during their time inside the gym (must sign in and out).
Admission will be free for shoppers. Vendors must arrive by 8 a.m, with a $7 donation per vendor. Mail vendor checks to SHARE, 2616 27th Ave. Drive W., Bradenton FL 34205 or use PayPal (SHAREBradenton@cs.com, $1.50 PayPal fee) before June 1. Freebies are allowed to be given, but any leftovers must be removed by the donor.
The church is located east of I-75 and SR 70. Take I-75 Exit 217 and go east to the second light on the north side of SR 70. For more information, e-mail Debbie Dykes, SHARE coordinator, at SHAREBradenton@cs.com.
The SHARE Book Fair on Friday, June 7, 2013 will be held at:
(1/2 mile east of I-75 off SR70)
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The event will begin with a walk/5K at 8 a.m. on June 8. The 12-year-old event organizer, Kevin Ellis, has an entire weekend of events planned, including a benefit concert featuring former American Idol contestant David Pittman and local Lakeland favorite Kourtney Rea, and a group baseball outing to see the Lakeland Flying Tigers (2012 Florida state champions) play the Tampa Yankees (Eliis will get on the field to talk about what TS is and Pittman will sing the national anthem). Pittman will attend all the weekend events, selling CDs and signing autographs.
Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel is generously offering a discounted $94-per-night room rate to out-of-town guests (you must mention Florida Step Up for TS and TSA to get the discount. For more information, visit www.hamptonlakeland.com.
To donate to the TSA, visit www.active.com/donate/stepupforts/2013ellisfamily. To register for the weekend, visit www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=2086404. For more information, e-mail Michelle Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Come “Return to Roots and Reason” by joining veteran homeschooling parents for three days of encouragement and inspiration in seeking to understand the classical model of education and learning how to apply it in Christian homeschooling. This year will dig deeper into the beauty and reason that can only be understood through mathematics. Morning speakers will present practical tools for giving your children a classical, Christian education at home. See the grammar, dialectic and rhetoric stages of learning in action as you rediscover roots and reason through mathematics.
For more information, visit www.classicalconversations.com/3-day-practicums/icalrepeatdetail/2013/06/12/18565/27/lakeland-fl-3-day-practicum, or contact Laura Bennett at 863-858-2793 or LBennett@classicalconversations.com.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Sellers must register by June 8 — the event is open to any seller wishing to participate. Space will be available on a first come basis at $5 per 6-foot space (discounted to $3 for CHESF members). Bring your own table (6 feet or less). To sign up, click on the link for the Used Curriculum Sale under the Upcoming Events section at www.chesf.org, and then select Sign Up for Event. Only those selling need to sign up. The fee will be collected at the door. Setup will be 8-9 a.m. Doors open to public at 9 a.m..
The sale will also include a high school bake sale. Shopping is free — come prepared to receive great deals and fill all your curriculum needs in one day! For more information, contact Shannon Van Sluytman at 239-963-4334 or CurriculumFair@CHESF.org.
First Church of the Nazarene, 13545 American Colony Blvd.
Sponsored by CHESF
Cost: $5 per seller
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Bats are underrated. Besides bats being the only mammal that flies, most North American bats are nocturnal insectivores, which means they feed on night-flying insects — especially mosquitoes. In fact, a small bat can devour more than 600 mosquitoes in a single hour. Encouraging bats to nest near your house is a natural way to keep your yard bug-free. Supplies will be provided — you only need to bring a hammer.
Additional bat houses are available for $15 each. Call 407-323-4450, ext. 123 or e-mail email@example.com for more information. Registration is available at www.centralfloridazoo.org (registration required by September 27, zoo admission not included).
Monday, November 4, 2013
Cruise to three islands in the Bahamas! The cost $339.38 per person for one or two people, and $199.38 per person for three, four or five in the same cabin — great value! Deposits: $25 per person — make payments on it all year — fully refundable as well!
Mazie Middleton is a 15-year veteran homeschooler. For more information, visit www.HomeschoolCruise.com.