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----- SC - Oz Ballet
By Dianna

Join Carolina Homeschooler for several educational outreach performances by the Columbia Classical Ballet Company! All three performances begin at 10:00 am at the Koger Center in Columbia, SC, and end by 11:30 am.

Our group is reserved for the following dates:
Robin Hood - Friday, October 11
The Nutcracker - Thursday, December 5
Oz - Friday, February 28

These are full-length ballet productions by professional dancers from Japan, Brazil, Ukraine, Hungary, South Korea, Taiwan, Argentina, and the United States. They're recommended for students in all grade levels (and younger siblings as well).

Registration is open to members and non-members. The registration deadline is September 20.

See http://www.carolinah...atravelccb.html for more information.

----- SC Lowcountry: African American Heritage Festival
By Dianna

In honor of Black History month, educators throughout the Lowcountry and beyond are invited to bring their students to experience a special event hosted by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission in February. Celebrating the traditions and histories of Africa and the Diaspora, the African American Heritage Festival will take place at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park on Friday, Feb. 28.

From its roots in Africa to the Americas, and especially South Carolina, elementary and middle school students will be immersed in African American culture and history through a variety of activities including demonstrations, reenactments, performances and hands-on experiences.

Students will tour through several exhibit areas. Demonstrations and presentations will include the following topics:
  • Harriet Tubman and the Civil War
  • The Magic of Stories and Music from Sierra Leone
  • Exploring Gullah Culture
  • Capoeira Charleston
  • And many others!
Events will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Feb. 28, and students will have the opportunity to visit each demonstration area. Registration fees are $8 per student. One chaperone per every eight students receives free admission. Pre-registration is required to participate in this event.

Boxed lunches are available for purchase and orders should be placed at least one week in advance. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch; however, concessions will also be available for purchase on site.
For more information on the African American Heritage Festival or to register, call (843) 795-4386. Also visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com.

----- NC: The Yup'ik Way of Life begins today

February 28 – August 29
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 4:30pm
EXHIBIT: The Yup’ik Way of Life: An Alaskan People in Transition
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

This student-curated exhibit features photographs of Alaska’s Yup’ik people, their environment, and resources by Greensboro native John Rucker. Taken between 1979 and 1987, the photographs document a lifestyle that has largely disappeared with the arrival of modern influences such as telephones, fast food, and television in the intervening years. The images are integrated with objects made by Yup’ik artisans and collected by early Moravian missionaries with connections to Winston-Salem. The objects provide a link to the past and further document the cultural transitions of the Yup’ik since European contact. Admission is free. The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm. For more information, call 336-758-5282, visit moa.wfu.edu, or email moa@wfu.edu.

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