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    Registration is open for The Orchestra Rocks! The South Carolina Philharmonic partners with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute in February 2015 to present an interactive concert experience for K-5 students. Through the concert repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating performance with the South Carolina Philharmonic, home school students will explore rhythm, pulse, and groove, drawing on selected orchestra repertoire. Link Up provides a unique opportunity to connect learning with a live performance. The optional curriculum is available now and includes selections from Tchaikovsky, Orff, Holst, and more. Contact Kim Williams, SCP Education Director, for information: (803) 767-5102 or email kim@scphilharmonic.com. Further information about the South Carolina Philharmonic’s educational opportunities is available at: http://www.scphilharmonic.com/educationalprograms.aspx.
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    Labors Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site This FREE program will focus on the types of daily work necessary to run an 1800s Upstate plantation. Through interactive exhibits such as candle making, brickmaking, gardening and food preparation, we will examine some of the duties of the enslaved African-Americans. The program is ongoing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special performances by Kitty Wilson-Evans, Tyrie Rowell and Dontavius Williams will take place throughout the morning. Through specific characters, they will bring to life the stories of household slaves, skilled laborers and those who toiled in the fields. Extra option: Special tours* of the Gist home will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours will emphasize the duties performed by enslaved people who worked inside the Gist mansion. (*fee required) Rose Hill Plantation, 2677 Sardis Rd., Union, SC, 29379 www.southcarolinaparks.com/rosehill ph. 864-427-5966 E-mail: rosehill@scpt.com
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    The Orchestra MOVES Feb 18, 19, and 20, 2014 The South Carolina Philharmonic partners with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute in February 2014 to present The Orchestra Moves, an interactive concert experience for K-6 students. Through the concert repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with the South Carolina Philharmonic, students explore movement within music (melody, rhythm, and harmony), as well as how music moves those who experience it. The optional curriculum will be available beginning in August 2013 and includes selections from Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and more. Contact Kim Williams, SCP Education Director, for information: (803) 767-5102 or email kim@scphilharmonic.com. Further information about the South Carolina Philharmonic’s educational opportunities is available at: http://www.scphilharmonic.com/educationalprograms.aspx
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    Join Redcliffe Plantation SHS on New Year's Day for our First Day Hike & Scavenger Hunt! We let kids take the lead on this fun hike that explores the historical and natural resources at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site. Great for ALL ages but geared towards ages 4 - 12. The hike may be between 1.5 to 2 miles and is an easy hike. Tennis shoes/hiking boots suggested as well as bottled water. Make sure to bring your cameras! Check in at the Visitor Center no later than 1:50 pm to check in for the hike. FREE. For more information please contact Redcliffe Plantation SHS at 803-827-1473 or by email at redcliffe@scprt.com. The park is located at 181 Redcliffe Rd., in Beech Island, SC just outside of Augusta, GA.
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    Discover the Christmas holiday as it was experienced by the enslaved families in the early 19th century. This tour of Redcliffe Plantation SHS's decorated slave cabin and mansion explores the holiday with personal stories, details of plantation life around Christmas, games, crafts and more! A different theme will be explored each Saturday: Dec 2 - Food & Feasting includes a food tasting, Dec 9 - Holydays & Free Time includes a storytime, Dec 16 - Family & Friends includes a family tree craft, Dec 23 - Song & Celebration includes a Spiritual sing-a-long, Dec 30 - Gifts & Giving includes plantation games and crafts. Tour space is limited to 30 people and is first-come, first-serve. No reservations required. $7.50/Adults, $5/Ages 6 - 16, Free for 5 & under, $5/SC Seniors. Saturday, December 30th ONLY Bring a large donation of non-perishable food items (a box or bag full) and receive free admission for 2 people. Bring 2 boxes or bags of food receive free admission for 4 people, etc. Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is located at 181 Redcliffe Rd in Beech Island, SC. For questions please call 803-827-1473 or email redcliffe@scprt.com. Learn more about Redcliffe Plantation SHS at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com/Redcliffe.
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    Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture on Saturday, Sept. 17. Now in its 38th year, this FREE outdoor festival brings artisans, dancers, musicians and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site. Jubilee will feature live music, stand-up comedy performance by Akintunde, demonstration artists, family-friendly activities and games, and food, art and outdoor vendors. In addition, get a first-look at the newly reinterpreted Mann-Simons Site after being closed for more than a year for renovations. Visit JubileeSC.org for more information on the festival and the full line-up of entertainment and artists.
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    Visit HC as we celebrate Jewish history and culture! Explore Columbia’s historic Jewish sites on our new tour developed through the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative, and learn about how the Jewish community has impacted our community. All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia's Homeschool Friday programs. Each month's program includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites. Homeschool Fridays programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels. Reservations are suggested. Advance Registration Prices: HC member youth: $5 Non-member youth: $6 Day of Registration Price: $8 http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/homeschool-friday-jewish-history-and-heritage-in-columbia
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    On August 8, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will present a unique free family-friendly program introducing visitors to some of the species of animals that inhabit western North Carolina; the same wildlife which was encountered by 18th century explorers. Naturalists from Chimney Rock State Park will display tactile objects such as turtle shells and animal skins as well as live mammal, reptile, amphibian and bird of prey animal ambassadors. Living history interpreters will discuss the role of domestic animals and the importance of the deerskin trade in the lives of early settlers and native peoples. Representatives from Statesville-based Rescue Ranch will be on-hand to share their mission of animal welfare. The program will run from 10-3 with formal presentations scheduled for 11 and 1. Please visit www.fortdobbs.org or call 704-873-5882 for more info.
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    EnlightenSC and 4-H invite all youth to participate in a day of fun and learning at an Engineering Event for teams and individuals, April 18 at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. There will be challenges in: Lego robotics, bridge design, egg lofter rockets, and more! Prizes awarded! A flyer is attached. You can go to the link for more information on the challenge, directions to the school, to register, etc. http://scionthemove.org/engineeringchallenge/ Or call your local 4-H agent in your county Clemson Extension office.
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    WonderWorks Myrtle Beach Homeschool Month Only $9.99+ Per Person Valid up to 4 people Monday-Friday in February. Must present homeschool membership or association card. Homeschool educators must accompany their guests. WonderWorks features over 100 hands-on exhibits to challenge the mind and spark the imagination. It's fun for all ages! Design and ride your own roller coaster, put yourself inside a bubble, lie on a bed of nails, play virtual sports, climb the multi-level indoor ropes challenge course, compete in a game of lazer tag and much more! Hours of Operation Sunday-Thursday 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM For more information, please feel free to contact Kaitlin Barnes 843-626-9962 ext 506 OR kbarnes@wonderworksmb.com See attached flyer for additional details as well.
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    Discover Latta: Home School Day Valentines (and more)... Crafts 19th Century English Contra Dancing Courting Customs Fan Language Also providing exhibits, demonstrations, activities, hands-on learning and more featuring our Educational Programs. More to come or visit our website below also find us on Facebook @HistoricLattaPlantation! Feb. 11th 10am-2pm Historic Latta Plantation 5225 Sample Road Huntersville, NC 28078 LattaPlantation.Org 704-875-2312
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    September 16 – December 12, 2014 Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 4:30pm EXHIBIT: Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead. The exhibit’s centerpiece is a traditional ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage offerings, flowers, sugar skulls, and photos of deceased family members. The colorful exhibit also features a children’s ofrenda, Mexican folk art with skeleton themes, and a photo essay illustrating the celebration in San Miguel Allende. The exhibit includes text in English and Spanish. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://moa.wfu.edu, email moa@wfu.edu, or call 336-758-5282.
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    Jane Austen Tea & Fashion September 27(10am-4pm) Enjoy a beautiful Regency era tea party on the lawn. Learn tea, fashion, and etiquette customs as children enjoy Olde Time Photos dressed in vintage attire. All visitors will enjoy the plantation grounds, museum, and open-house tour. Tea party tickets are $3 plus regular admission ($7 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students, Children 5 & Under FREE). Tea times: 11:00am, 2:00pm registration upon arrival. http://lattaplantation.org/latta/index.php?page=home
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    Discover Latta Homeschool Day September 24(10am-2pm) Homeschooled students will have a day special just for them! A day for students to experience two of our most popular educational programs, 'Civil War Soldier Life' and 'Life on the Farm' through interactive activities and sessions throughout the day. No reservations are required ($6 per person, children 4 & under FREE)
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    The Lando Manetta Mills History Center is opening its doors for our 1st ever Homeschooler Day. We encourage anybody who wants to come out, to please come. All tours are FREE!! We will be here from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Hope to see y'all there!! IMPORTANT! !!!! We follow Chester County Schools, so if the School System cancels school, we will not be doing the tours. We will reschedule if this happens so please check back here for any further information. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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    MON, MAY 26 10 AM - 4 PM Historic Brattonsville will be open to the public for this special day of remembrance. Come celebrate with costumed interpreters as they honor all active military men and women as well as veterans from the 18th century to the present day. Activities include Militia Muster, Children's Military Drills, Musket Firing, Cooking Demonstrations and House Tours. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a day at Historic Brattonsville! Admission: Adult $6; Senior $5; Youth 4-17 $3; 3 and under & CHM members Free Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC. For more information about the event visit www.chmuseums.org or call 803.684.2327.
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    The Greenville Drive will recognize and celebrate homeschool families at the Drive game on April 14 at Fluor Field. During this game, they’ll honor all homeschool parents and seniors. One parent from each family and all graduating seniors will receive complimentary tickets. As part of recognition, we will select a homeschool parent to be the Honorary Game Captain (which will include a pregame visit to home plate with the umpires and managers!) and 2 willing children over 10 to serve as our Honorary Batboy/girl (which will include spending time during the game in the Drive dugout and doing the regular duties of a batboy). During the game they'll also have an interview with a homeschool parent guest so that interested fans can become more familiar with the homeschool experience. As part of the pre-game festivities all homeschool athletic teams will have the opportunity to march around the field, starting at 6:30 pm. Teams will be able to register at the time they order tickets and their names will be shown on the Drive Vision. More information to follow for registered team contacts. Interested homeschool families can take advantage of this opportunity by visiting or calling the Drive Ticket Office (864) 240-4528 and identifying themselves as a homeschool family from whichever association they're members of. Complimentary tickets for one parent and graduating seniors will be set aside, along with adjacent seats purchased for other family members or guests. Reserved Seat tickets are available for $7 each, which reflects a $1 savings off the normal price for homeschoolers. Athletic teams, or other groups/families, are welcome to get tickets together by consolidating their ticket requests and payment before calling or visiting the Drive Box Office. For more information, call Emily Walker at 864-335-0065.
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    Coastal Home Educators Conference June 12th-14th Beaufort, SC at Community Bible Church Kicks off Thursday night June 12th at 6:00 pm is the Curriculum Show & Tell which is open to the public at no cost. Immediately following at 7 pm, is the Intro to Homeschooling Seminar, with Dr. Carl Broggi. The cost for for this separate seminar is $5.00 per person to cover materials. The Early Bird cost for CHEC is $10.00 if you register before March 31st. After March 31st the cost is $13.00. Friday and Saturday - Workshops, Vendor Hall and BOOK Blast Used Curriculum Sale. You must be registered to enter Vendor Hall and the BOOK Blast Used Curriculum Sale. Your registration includes all workshops and your spouse attends free of charge. Vendor Hall 10-7:00 pm on Friday and 9-3 pm on Saturday. The BOOK Blast runs on Friday from 9 until 3 and on Saturday from 9 until noon. Childcare is available with advanced registration. Deadline is June 6th. The CHEC Buck deadline will be June 2nd. All BOOK Blast sellers must be registered for the conference. Our conference is child friendly and we welcome you to bring your little ones with you. There is no charge for anyone under 18.
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    Labors at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This free program for all ages will focus on the daily work of the enslaved African-Americans at Rose Hill. Through interactive exhibits such as candle making, brick making, gardening and food preparation, we will examine some of the duties necessary to run an 1800s Upstate plantation. The program is ongoing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with activities at various locations on the park. No registration is required. A special performance by Kitty Wilson-Evans, a well-known interpreter of slave life, will take place at 11 a.m. In addition, Tyrie Rowell will present “Cato,” an enslaved brick maker, throughout the morning. Extra option: Special tours (fee required) of the Gist mansion begin on the hour at 10 a.m. and 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Tours will emphasize the lives of African Americans at Rose Hill. (Tour prices: Under age 6 yrs./free; Age 6-15 yrs./$4; Age 16+/$5; and SC residents age 65+/$3) Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, 2677 Sardis Road, Union, SC 29379 Phone 864/ 427-5966 Email:rhillsp@scprt.com Web: www.southcarolinaparks.com/rosehill
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    Conservation Preppers September 16 or 17, 2013 The Greenville Zoo’s education department offers lively, hands-on programs sure to engage students as they learn. Surviving long winters takes serious preparation. Learn the steps animals and plants take when cold weather approaches. Human’s response to winter has changed considerably over the centuries. How can we conserve energy today and be good stewards for future generations? ages 5-7(9:00am-10:30am), 8-10(10:45am-12:15pm) and 11-14(2:00pm-3:30pm) is a preregistered class. Although topics may be the same for each age group, the material will be age appropriate. Vocabulary words and post activities are included. Registration is open until September 12th and costs $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Package price breaks available. For more information, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com/Homeschooling.aspx or call 864-467-4850
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    The 22nd annual South Carolina Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Art Contest has kicked off! This program combines science and art to teach K-12 students about waterfowl and wetlands conservation while reconnecting youth with the outdoors. Participants compete in four grade groups (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12) to create visually compelling and biologically accurate drawings or paintings of a North American waterfowl species. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners are chosen from each group and a South Carolina “Best of Show” will be selected to compete in the National Jr. Duck Stamp Contest alongside the other states’ selected pieces, where the winner becomes the next Federal Jr. Duck Stamp. Easily pairs with dynamic curriculum to meet standards. The deadline for all entries is January 10, 2014. For more info and to download the curriculum, please visit www.sewe.com/duck.php. Or contact Mary Roberts at (843) 723-1748 or mroberts@sewe.com.