Tag Archives: La Crosse

New Moves for Girls: Summer Program – La Crosse

The Y Teen Center will be offering New Moves for Girls again this summer and is looking for participants. This free program is designed to increase activity level, improve self-image, and nutrition in 8th-12th grade girls. New Moves provides an environment in which girls can be comfortable being physically active, regardless of their size, shape or skill level. This fun, interactive program will run for 8 weeks with a graduation in the 9th week (totaling 72 hours), June 26th through August 23rd, 2017. Girls receive a free 6 month Y membership as a part of being in the program.
 

“We have found that a diverse range of girls have benefited from New Moves,” Sarah Johnson, YMCA Mental Health Director says of this program that she has overseen for 7 years. “Girls have reported feeling much healthier and we have seen their social and relationship skills improve dramatically. Typically there is not a dry eye at graduation!”

For more information or to refer, contact Sarah Johnson at 608-519-5497.

Sarah Johnson
Mental Health Director – LA CROSSE AREA FAMILY YMCA
Community Teen Center (La Crosse)
Dahl Family YMCA (La Crosse)
R.W. Houser Family YMCA (Onalaska)
1140 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601
(P) 608-519-5497 (F) 608-782-9616
(E) sjjohnson@laxymca.org (W) www.laxymca.org
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility

Viterbo University Arts for Young America Series – Reservations for Homeschoolers

aya_school_series_bannerThe 2015-2016 performance schedule for Viterbo University’s Ronald McDonald Arts for Young America School Series has been published and we are ready to place an order.

We are fortunate to have this relationship with The Viterbo Fine Arts Center in La Crosse to see these high-quality performances.

This is a great season of plays.  Take a look!

2015-2016 Performances

To learn more about our performances, click on the age levels below.


All Ages


La Crosse Dance Centre presents The Nutcracker

Peking Acrobats®


Lower Elementary


Junie B.’s Essential Guide to School

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

Skippyjon Jones Snow What

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Tales

Are You My Mother?


Upper Elementary and Middle School


Crow and Weasel

Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks

My Heart in a Suitcase

Frindle


Homeschoolers are invited to attend professional productions at a group rate for as little as $5 a ticket. Please note that some plays are $6.

In the past, homeschool families have purchased more than 700 tickets as a group.

To ensure good seats, a tentative order was placed at the beginning of May.  The more homeschoolers grouped under this order, the easier it is for Viterbo staff and ushers.  If your group has ordered a smaller number of tickets on your own in the past, please consider purchasing through this group for best seats and best prices.

PLEASE pass this information to other families that would enjoy the shows.

Please contact Jenny Fisher about your reservation questions!
viterboplays@gmail.com

THINGS TO NOTE:

** The date of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales has been changed to Wednesday, January 27th.  Performance times remain the same.
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Crow and Weasel will be performed at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
** The 9:30 am performance of The Peking Acrobats® is full. There are seats in the 12:30 pm performance.


Parking Information, Theatre Etiquette, and Study Guides

TO ORDER:

Email viterboplays@gmail.com by Monday, September 14th to place your order.

All orders must be submitted by email.  Each family should submit its own order.

In your email, please include the following:

Your name
Your phone number
The title, time preference, and # of tickets you would like for each performance

Please contact Jenny Fisher about your reservation questions!
viterboplays@gmail.com


PAYMENT: 

All payment is due in full from each family on Monday, September 14th. All checks will be held until September 14th.


SOME GUIDELINES:

Orders are filled by the date your email is received in the viterboplays@gmail.com inbox.

The earlier you submit your order, the more likely you are to receive seats for the performances you desire.

You get to pick and choose your shows, show times, and number of tickets.

The deadline to order tickets with the initial group is September 14th.

You can almost always purchase additional tickets up to the day before a show, but might not be seated with the group or receive the discounted rate.

All tickets cost the same regardless of the age of the attendee.

Everyone needs a ticket, even babies.

You don’t need to specify the number of kids/adults, just the total number coming from your group.

Families who do not order and submit payment by September 14th to Jenny Fisher and still wish to attend a performance(s) may still place an order with Jenny.

Seats ordered after the deadline aren’t guaranteed to be with the rest of the group, and the discounted price does not apply unless your order is for ten or more tickets per performance.

All sales are final.

No refunds will be issued.

Please contact Jenny Fisher about your reservation questions at viterboplays@gmail.com


FRIENDLY REMINDERS FROM THE VITERBO STAFF:

Please arrive approximately 20 minutes before the performance time to allow for parking and use of the bathroom.

Homeschool families must find street parking, as Viterbo lots require permits. (Please see attached map).

The bus lane is only for schools who arrive in buses.

No unattended children are allowed in the lobby area or the theatre before, during, and after a show.

Upon arrival, enter the Fine Arts Center through the west lobby doors near the bus lane. Please check in at the table in the main lobby—if no one is at the table, wait until someone arrives to check you in and escort you to your seats.

Use of cell phones for talking, texting, or photo or video recording is not permitted during a performance.

We are unable to guarantee seating next to another desired group due to limited seating and the size of each group.

If a baby or young child is disruptive, we ask that a parent/guardian remove the child from the theatre until he/she has calmed down.

If you arrive with a stroller or car seat, you will be able to keep these just outside the theatre doors as fire codes state they cannot be placed on the floor in the seating rows.

If you have questions about the above policies, please contact:
Beth Franklin, Arts Education Coordinator Viterbo Fine Arts Center
aya@viterbo.edu  |  608-796-3735

Please contact Jenny Fisher about your reservation questions!
viterboplays@gmail.com

Young Authors Festival

young AUTHORS

For Who? Any students K-8 in the general Greater La Crosse and surrounding area who love reading and writing and a parent
When? Saturday, April 25, 2015
Where? University of Wisconsin, La Crosse – Cartwright Center
Cost? $10 per student with one parent free
Additional parent pays $10

The annual Young Authors Festival, formerly Young Authors’ Conference, co-sponsored by the Midwest Wisconsin Reading Council, Wisconsin State Reading Association, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and Viterbo University, draws about 350 elementary and middle school-age students from throughout the Coulee Region. Last year this was the first time the event was open to homeschoolers.

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Tom Watson, creator of the “Stick Dog” series will be the featured author for the 2015 event. 

The Young Authors Festival is an opportunity for students to share their writing. Any piece of writing is welcome! If your student doesn’t have writing to share, there’s writing workshop he/she can attend.

Parents can either join their children in the sharing session or writing workshop – or attend a session for parents on nurturing young readers and writers.

Imagine a giant room filled with inspiring writers — What an encouragement for your young writer to know that there are others like them!

Registration deadline is March 25th, 2015.

Below is the flyer and registration sheet.
Authors Festival 2015 & registration

Schedule: 8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Welcoming session in Valhalla
8:45-9:30 Sharing Session/Writing Workshop/Parent Session
9:30-10:00 Snack
10:00-11:00 Tom Watson!
11:15-? Closing remarks, Evaluations, Autographing by Author

Authors Festival April 2015

Authors Festival April 2015 Registration

The Authors Festival is brought to you by
Midwest Wisconsin Reading Council, Wisconsin State Reading Association
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and Viterbo University

Click below to register online.
http://goo.gl/JDcYO3 

Pump House Art Workshops for Homeschoolers


The Pump House Regional Arts Center located in La Crosse has an exciting list of Fall Workshops, which were created especially to make art accessible to homeschool students, ages 6 to 18.

Students can enroll in just the sessions they like.

Classes offered include everything from printmaking, sculpture, and collage to drawing, watercolors, and pastels.

Pump House instructor Ben Alberti guiding Paint & Pour students through a painting of the Big Blue Bridge. http://www.thepumphouse.org

Fall Workshops are held on Wednesdays, October 15-November 19.

You may enroll in one, many, or all.

Cost: $10 – $12 for each student workshop.

For class descriptions, dates and times, and enrollment information, click here: http://www.thepumphouse.org/event/youth-workshops/Youth Workshops

For more information or to enroll, please call the Pump House at 608.785.1434, or email Ben@thepumphouse.org.

This is a great opportunity for homeschool youth to participate in the arts community.   The Pump House hopes to encourage participation in the arts among youth by providing creative outlets in a positive learning environment.

Classes will meet in the Pump House Front Gallery, where instructors will be waiting to guide students to the workshop area.

The Pump House is located in the heart of Historic Downtown La Crosse at 119 King Street.

The Pump House is a non-profit organization founded in 1977, with the mission to: Enhance the quality of life in the region by maintaining the Pump House as a cultural center; and by promoting a wide range of visual and performing arts activities including performance, participation and appreciation.

Driftless Folk School and the Pump House Upcoming Classes Announced

Driftless Folk School offers experiences in agriculture, natural history, arts and crafts, and traditions of rural Wisconsin and other cultures. DFS presents educational opportunities and inspiring lifelong learning for individuals and families. Class sizes are small. Registrations are limited.

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Next 2 weeks at Driftless Folk School:

DIY Photovoltaics – Jon Passi
Sunday Morning Clay – Maureen Karlstad
Illuminated Lamp Making – David Moss
Trout Fishing and Water Quality – VSN
Natural Horsemanship – Michelle Rasmussen
Zero-Energy House – Jon Passi
Copper Chimes with Martha Buche
Scything with Rice Spann
Introduction to Forest Garden Design: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Perennial Crops with Erin Schneider
Food Drying with Attitude with Mary Bell
New From Chick to Chopping Block – Class One: Chickhood with Julie Tomaro

Register and pay for Driftless Folk School classes online.
See all courses here –> http://bit.ly/1blUblZ

 


The Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse
Pump House Arts Center - La Crosse  Summer Workshops 2014
Summer 2014 Workshops –

Saturdays, June 14 – July 26 (*No class July 5th)

The Elements of Drawing:
Explore the basic styles and techniques of drawing.
Instructor: Ben Alberti
Ages: 8 – adult; all skill levels welcome

Clay Hand-building Workshop: Create with hand-building techniques such as slab rolling, coiling, pinching, and using molds. 
Instructor: Angela Goede
Ages: 8 – adult; all skill levels welcome

Wednesdays, June 11 – July 23 (*No class July 2nd)
Advanced Elements of Drawing:
Explore several techniques and styles of drawing, while also gaining a more detailed understanding of its more complex elements. Each session will begin with a 20-30 minute demonstration, followed by work-time and individual guidance by the instructor as needed.
Instructor: Ben Alberti
Ages: 16-adult

Cost: $60 (Includes all materials and six studio sessions with an instructor.)

Register online

 

2014 HOME EDUCATORS COOPERATIVE BOOK FAIR

This is THE Big Annual Homeschool Book Sale for the 5 county SW Wisconsin area.

2014 HOME EDUCATORS COOPERATIVE BOOK FAIR

Here’s the preliminary announcement for those of you who wish to sell your books, curriculum, and educational materials.

More information on information sessions, prizes, vendors, etc. will be coming!

You’ll notice a few changes again this year =)  Please read carefully. Any questions/comments can be emailed to our new dedicated email address: homeeducatorscooperative@gmail.com
Feel free to forward this email to others that may be interested as well.
See you at the sale! =)

A)This year’s Book Fair will be Friday, May 9th 2014 at the Viroqua Church of Christ (behind the Fairgrounds). The address is: 825 Nelson Parkway Viroqua, WI. The sale will be open to the public from 4pm to 8pm. Flyers will be sent out later for everyone to print and post in their own communities.

B)This year we need help with prep work, set-up and tear down. Some wonderful families were very generous with their time and help after the sale last year which was much appreciated. This year we need actual commitments from some families or some father/son “teams” to help with set up, tear down and collecting the outdoor signs. Without cooperation the booksale won’t continue to be successful.

C)Set up time will start at 1:00pm. Please do NOT arrive early. Seller’s privilege sale will befrom 3pm to 4pm. The booksale will open to the public promptly at 4pm.

D)Any seller not checked in by 3:30pm will have their table passed to another on the waiting list unless special arrangements have been made. No refunds will be made.

E)Each seller will break down their own table and clean up their own area. All sellers (or family members) will help clean up public areas. We need to be out no later than 9:30pm. We are privileged to have this space to use so please clean up carefully. (Sanctuary, library and kitchen are off-limits.)

F)Some tables are older, well-used tables so please bring a tablecover/cloth if you wish to use one. We will be using a combination of round and rectangular tables. If you have a preference please let me know and I will try to honor it on a “first come, first served” basis.

G)One table per registration. 3 people per table may share. Any more than 3 people sharing a table will have an additional fee for supplies or will need a separate table. Additional tables, if available, maybe requested after May 1, 2014. Any additional tables will be charged at the same rate as your original table.

H)Table fee is $4.00 for table to sell your used books until March 18, 2014 (postmarked no later than 3/18/14). Please send an email to: homeeducatorscooperative@gmail.com with the words Book Fair 2014 and YOUR NAME in the subject line to request a table and you will receive an email with further information/instructions. After March 18, 2014 used book tables will be $8.00. Registration closes April 20, 2014.

I)All money/fees from the Book Fair will be used for supplies,advertisement, seminar costs or building/custodian fees only. We can accommodate as many as 40 plus sellers. In 2013 we had 39 sellers register for tables.

J)Hand delivered payments/registration/requests will not be accepted. All payments and due dates will go by the date the envelope is postmarked.

K)If you would like to participate as a business that is specifically related to homeschool education (teaches classes or sells educational items) or benefits/encourages home education/training please contact me at: homeeducatorscooperative@gmail.com . We are starting a list of homeschooling family businesses in the area. If you’d like to be a part of that list, would like to display business flyers for the 2014 Book Fair or be a part of the Book Fair in the future, please let us know via email.

*The goal of Home Educators Cooperative is to support, educate and encourage homeschool moms and their families while encouraging homeschoolers of all backgrounds/styles to work together as a community for the benefit of our children and homeschooling.*

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Cake For Dinner and La Crosse Irish Fest

In honor of Mustard Seed Drama Traveling Troupe’s 5th appearance at La Crosse Irish Fest,  we are having a teeny, tiny give-away.

Now, I’ve never done this before.  Remember I’m just one mom here with only a wee mailing list.

So, here goes…

Mustard Seed Drama (a student group) will be presenting 3 puppet plays this weekend at Irish Fest in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Mustard Seed Drama Irish Fest 2013

The last performance will be right before a really (really) top-notch children’s music show by Scythian, called Cake For Dinner.  After the kids show, Scythian will do a rocking (rowdy) grown ups show, sort of “Celtic with an edge” on the Main Stage.  The four-man band (headed up by brothers) plays a range of styles from traditional Celtic to Celtic rock, with strains of Gypsy and klezmer.

Rousing and raucous, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays kicked-up Celtic and world music with hints of Gypsy and Klezmer, all infused with a touch of punk-rock sensibility. Take a trio of classically trained dueling fiddlers, toss in a rhythm guitar, a banjo and the occasional funky accordion, then power it with the driving rhythm of a world percussionist, and you’ve got the ingredients for a show you won’t soon forget. Scythian’s high-energy, adrenaline-peddling, interactive brand of music is the result of their origins as street performers and has one goal in mind – to get people up on their feet and dancing. Their repertoire ranges from traditional and contemporary Celtic and folk music to the alluring and dramatic strains of Gypsy and Eastern European tunes, and then crosses back over the border to pick up some good old-fashioned bluegrass licks. Scythian is: Josef Crosby (Fiddle/Bass), Alexander (Fiddle/Mandolin) & Danylo Fedoryka (accordion/guitar), Ben-David Warner (Fiddle/Banjo) and Tim Hepburn(Percussion).

Now. Here’s the deal:

I have in my possession, an autographed Cake For Dinner (children’s album) CD that the Scythian guys gave to give-away here.

I will award the coveted CD, to the first person who finds all the clues that will be posted on the Southwest Wisconsin Homeschools blog.

You’ll have to come back a few times to get the clues, as they will be put on this post as updates (and maybe be hidden around the site.) Hehehe, sort of like a “Where’s Waldo.”   Ah, we’re a tricky lot, we homeschool moms.

Also, if you come up to Mustard Seed Drama at La Crosse Irish Fest on Saturday, we will give you an additional clue.

Once someone has collected all the clues, we will have a winner!

Here’s  a clip of Cake For Dinner …

Science!

Two completely different opportunities to learn about SCIENCE!

Volunteer to be a Water Action Monitor and learn about Wisconsin’s waterways, micro invertebrates , and bacteria;
AND/OR get fired up at a cool demo featuring intense flames and controlled explosions…

Valley Stewardship Network Announces Water Quality Monitoring Training Program —  The VSN WQM program trains volunteers under the Water Action Volunteers (WAV) protocol. WAV is a statewide program for Wisconsin citizens who want to learn about and improve the quality of Wisconsin’s streams and rivers. The program is coordinated through a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin’s Cooperative Extension.

VSN provides the monitoring equipment and volunteers provide the time. Participation in the water quality monitoring program requires volunteers to sample monthly at a designated site.

VSN will conduct the trainings in 2012: Special Macroinvertebrate Identification Training April 7th, 2012, 10 am-2 pm at the Steuben Lodge, Steuben, WI
Level 1 and Level 2 Water Action Volunteers (WAV) Trainings April 14th, 2012, 10 am-2 pm at the Steuben Lodge, Steuben, WI and May 7th, 2012, 10 am-2 pm at Nature Nooks Retreat, Viroqua, WI. Each session will cover WAV Level I & II monitoring programs, macro invertebrate index and habitat assessment demonstrations.
There will be other citizen-based monitoring opportunities this summer so please check this site later for additional dates.  Link for more information.

“FIRED UP FOR SCIENCE:
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES AND EXPERIMENTS FOR YOUTH”
At VITERBO UNIVERSITY
APRIL 12, 2012

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Area school-aged youth and their parents are invited to attend “Fired Up for Science: Hands-on Experiences and Experiments for Youth” from 6–8 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Viterbo University.

“Fired Up for Science” will feature “cool” science demonstrations, hands-on participation, and a science show that will feature a rocket launch, experiments with liquid nitrogen, and demonstrations involving intense flames and explosions in a controlled environment.

“The evening will give students and their parents the chance to get excited about science,” said Tammy Clark, Viterbo science department faculty member. “The show and experiments will appeal to all ages.”

The event will be held in Viterbo’s D.B. Reinhart Center for Ethics, Science, and Leadership and is presented by Viterbo science faculty members and students in the Science Outreach Club. It is free and open to the public and registration is not required.

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Home Education Book Sales, Fairs, and Conferences

SPRING 2013 -> Click HERE !
Spring – the time of year for Homeschool Conferences and Book Fairs!

Home Education Book Sales, Fairs, and Conferences - see updated page link on top

Home Education Book Sales, Fairs, and Conferences – Click the image to go to the updated page

Each spring many local and statewide groups sponsor a book sale where parents can sell their old curriculum and get great deals on the next year’s curriculum. Some sales are part of larger conventions or fairs. Every event is different.

SPRING 2013 -> Click HERE !

Here’s what we’ve sifted through for you so far.  We’ll update with more if the information becomes available…

SPRING 2013 -> Click HERE !

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Annual Chippewa Valley Book Sale and Kid Craft Fair

Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church 123 West Hamilton Ave. , Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701•

March 24, 2012, 9 AM to 12 PM

Chippewa Valley Book Sale Flyer
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HOME SCHOOL USED BOOK AND CURRICULUM SALE!
Where? ~ Bayside Baptist Church in Superior
When? ~ Monday, April 2nd, 6-8 pm

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Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library
Spring Book Sale
April 11-14, 2012

The largest used book sale in Wisconsin will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Library in room 116. The sale includes more than 15,000 books covering a wide range of subjects.

The sale is free (except the preview sale) and open to the public.

The semiannual sale, organized by the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library, helps to support the Friends and the Libraries. Among other things, the sales help fund an annual lecture series and other special events, special purchases for the library collections, preservation of special materials, and grants for a visiting scholar support program.

Nearly 60 volunteers coordinate the event that draws students, faculty and visitors from around the Midwest. Books for the sale are donated primarily by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and Madison-area residents. Donations for upcoming sales are accepted on a continual basis. For details on how to give materials to the book sale, read the section on donations.

Preview Sale ($5 entry)Wednesday, April 11, 5 p.m.–9 p.m.

Regular Sale (No entry fee)
Thursday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

$3-a-Bag Sale (Bring Your Own Bag)
Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
(1:05–2 p.m.: remaining books are free)

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April 19 -21 / Duke Energy Convention Center / Cincinnati, Ohio

REGISTER TODAY! 

March Registration Pricing extended through Thursday, April 5th

HUNDREDS OF INFORMATION-PACKED WORKSHOPS!
(Only days away!)

(PLEASE NOTE: GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE Keynote Address on Thursday is being moved to 6:30 PM from 5PM. Thank-you!)

TOPICS and DESCRIPTIONS here.

Convention Schedule here.

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Bekkum Memorial Library
Westby, Wisconsin

Library Friends Spring Book Sale!

Saturday April 21st, 9am to 3pm

Westby Community Room below the Library
Be Green! Re-use Books, VHS, Audiotapes, and more! 

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Used book and curriculum sale – Duluth, Minnesota

The Northland CORE used book and curriculum sale is in the process of being organized to be held at Hermantown Community Chruch on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A 4×4 table will be $10; 8-foot tables are $15. This money goes to the church for the use of their space. Coffee and treats will be available. It should be a fun day! More details to come. Info here.

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Reedsburg Library Book Sale

Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29, 2012

Reedsburg Library will be holding a fundraising sale of
thousands of adult and children fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback.
Funds raised will benefit the library.
Book donations accepted at the library.

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A Beka Book Preview
May 3, 2012   10am-2pm
Stoney Creek
3060 S. Kinney Coulee Rd., Onalaska
Preview products before purchase
Free shipping on all orders placed at this event, in addition to other discounts.
Contact: Terry Bernstrom
800-613-3222 ext 82
tbernstrom@abeka.com

Tri State Homeschool Used Book Sale
Friday May 4th
Platteville Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Parents Association
29th Annual
Home Education Conference, Curriculum Fair and Used Book Sale
May 4 & 5, 2012
All the information here

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This one is gonna be HUGE
with Door Prizes, 40 sellers,
and free information on much, much more. 

Homeschool Book Sale 2012

Friday, May 11th, 4-8pm
Westby Community Center
206 North Main Street, Westby WI

Open to all who wish to buy or sell
New Location!  More Sellers!

To register for a homeschool seller’s table please send an email with the words Booksale 2012 and YOUR NAME in the subject line to request a table and further instructions will be sent. 

Early Registration $3 table fee by March 30 April 4th
Late Registration $7 table fee by April 15 April 20th
No Refunds
Each Seller is responsible for setting up his/her own table, selling items – and breaking down the table and clean up after the sale.
Seller’s Privilege Sale from 3pm to 4pm.

Curriculum and Resource Vendors pricing and availability on request.

Homeschool Book Sale 2012 Flyer

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2012 Illinois Homeschool Convention

Chicago Homeschool Expo
New Date and Location!
May 9-11, 2012

Tinley Park Convention Center
Discounted Online Registration Ends 4/27! Click here to register
Click here for information

There are a lot of exciting speakers coming to the Expo (Dinah Zike, Kirk Martin, Todd Wilson, Dr. Feddes, The Klein Family, and more). Also note the Expo is on Thursday and Friday this year and Homeschooling for Excellence 101 is on Wednesday (May 9) before the Expo opens.

In case you haven’t taken advantage of any of the Homeschool Expo’s offers or registered yet… See below for a SPECIAL $5 off coupon code (used online only) … Hurry and register because the deadline for online registration ends April 27th!

Join homeschoolers from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, and Michigan

2012 Chicago Illinois Homeschool Expo

Hear what’s new in homeschooling! Attend informative and inspiring educational workshops, get new ideas, purchase learning materials and curriculum. Make connections with other homeschool families at a convenient, relaxed time of the year. Remember, homeschoolers who attend conventions are better connected and have more success in homeschooling.

Your $5 off coupon code for the Individual or Husband & Wife online registration is: fiveoff.  Register to attend!

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Waukesha County Christian Home Educators Book Sale

Saturday May 12th 9am-12pm

Oakwood Church
3041 Oakwood Road
Hartland, WI

All are welcome to shop WCCHE’s annual used book sale.

Click here for more information.
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BJU Press Homeschool Solutions Event

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
10 am – 6 pm
The Courtyard, 500 Front St., La Crosse 608-782-1000

Preview products – View textbooks and Teacher’s Editions – Check out the Distance Learning and Online Options

For more information, contact Shannon Harrison at shannon.homeworks@yahoo.com

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Kenosha Homeschool
HUGE USED BOOK & TEACHER RESOURCE SALE

Friday, May 18th

General Public 10:00 – 2:00

Kenosha Bible Church, 5405 67th Street, Kenosha, WI

Information here.

The book sale is open to everyone, both for selling and buying.

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Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association
2012 Annual Spring Conference (Curriculum Fair and Used Book Sale)
May 24-26, 2012
Olympia Resort & Conference Center
Oconomowoc, WI

Download WI-CHEA Spring Conference Full Brochure – 16 pages

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June 15th, 2012
FISH/TEACH Used Curriculum Sale,
9 am to noon
Calvary Bible Fellowship, 2841 Index Road, Madison
Open to the public

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Driftless Homeschool Books Etc
The Online Homeschool Book Sale

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Email swischomeschools@gmail to be added to this list!

“Like” SW Wisconsin Community of Homeschools on facebook

Check the Southwest Wisconsin Calendar!

Flash Mob For Hunger, All I Want For Christmas Is Food, LaCrosse, Dec. 11th, 2011

Join in the movement to reduce hunger in Wisconsin…

To increase the food donations to the Hunger Task Force in Wisconsin and increase awareness for food assistance, a Flash Mob for Hunger is being planned for December 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

Hunger and Homelessness is an ever-widening problem in America.  In southwestern Wisconsin the issue is gaining attention.  See more here
and here.
Join the Flash Mob for Hunger
Sunday, Dec 11th 6:30pm
Riverside Park – La Crosse WIGather at the Eagle statue before 6:30pm at the Riverside Park (LaCrosse, WI where the Rotary Lights are on display). You will hear the song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” begin to play at 6:30 throughout the park; this is your cue to dance! It’s that easy!

A Flash Mob With A Goal:
Increase awareness for food assistance and increase the amount of food in local food pantries. (Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item with them.)
This is an initiative of Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest, Kate Gorman’s platform to “Take a Healthy Bite out of Hunger.”
Here is the video so you can learn the dance steps. 
It looks pretty easy and the more people who turn out for this, the bigger an impact it can have.
Even if you think you have two left feet – come on out to look at the Rotary Lights in LaCrosse this Sunday and show your support by bringing an item for the food pantry shelves.