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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FREE Schwebel's Tour!

Please join us for a FREE guided tour of the Schwebel's Baking Company!  

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 2PM;

Schwebel's

1950 Newberry Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221


This tour has a max capacity of 25, due to the headsets the participants will be wearing.  I believe they said samples are included ;)

Schwebel's has an age limit of 5 and up.  So please no toddlers or babies due to the nature of this tour.  

There are 22 openings to the first families that respond.  Please email Kim at DecadentChocolate@gmail.com with the number in your family to be part of this tour.  Thank you!!!

Maltz Museum Tour - Passover

Join us for a Jewish Heritage tour and learn about Passover!


Friday, March 1, 2013 at 2PM

Admission is $3/child and $5/adult

I have requested space for 40 participants.  This will be geared for K - 5th grade.  The tour will last approximately one hour!




Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122


Please email Kim at DecadentChocolate@gmail.com with the number in your family that will be joining us.  Thank you!

Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’”  Zechariah 8:23

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hansel & Gretel - Life Size Marionettes!!!

Dear Homeschooling Moms!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:30PM for this great production of Hansel & Gretel!!!

The fantastic Frisch Marionette Company presents the classic story of Hansel and Gretel. In this charming marionette play featuring beautiful Frisch marionettes, two children are threatened by and  eventually outwit an evil witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. You will see how the story ends happily for everyone – except the witch! 

The marionettes are life size and this production will be performed at:

          Firestone Theatre
          333 Rampart Avenue
          Akron, OH  44313

I am getting group ticket sales together.  *Tickets are ONLY $3 with a group of 25 or more!!!  Less then 25 ticket and they are $4.   This production is probably great for kids up to Grade 4?

*Only 10 more tickets to receive the $3 ticket price!!!!

If you are interested in joining us, please let me know how many tickets for your family.  Please send your order and make checks payable to:

Kim Lucak
55 Southwest Avenue
Tallmadge, OH  44278

Please include a self addressed, stamped envelope, if you would like your tickets to be mailed.  Orders need to be submitted by March 15, 2013.  Any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Thank you! 

Kim

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Live Nativity, O Come Let Us Adore HIM!





Join us this Christmas for our sixth annual Live Nativity!

Saturday, December 15, 2012
5:30 - 9:00PM
 
Take a walk to the manger as you interact with the Magi, Roman guards, shepherds, live animals, and more.  Free refreshments and live Christmas music by harp will be available inside the church throughout the evening.  It will be held on Saturday, December 15; from 5:30 - 9:00 pm.  Cornerstone Family Church is located at the corner of Hines Hill Rd. and Boston Mills Rd. in Boston Township, Ohio.  The church is approximately three minutes east of Boston Mills Ski Resort in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 


Cornerstone Family Church
1460 Hines Hill Road
Peninsula Ohio 44264

  1. Oh, come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
    Oh, come ye, oh, come ye, to Bethlehem.
    Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;
    • Refrain:
      Oh, come, let us adore Him, oh, come, let us adore Him,
      Oh come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
  2. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
    Oh, sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above!
    Glory to God, all glory in the highest;
  3. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
    Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n;
    Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FREE Dance Performance December 2012







"Jesus the Priceless Gift"
 
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 
at
3:30PM & 7:30PM
 
North High School
Akron, OH 44310 
 
  Dance Group "Praise His Name with Dancing"

We are looking forward to this performance and hope you will be able to see it as well for this CHRISTmas season!!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Akron Art Museum Docent Led Tour

Please join us for a docent led tour of the Akron Art Museum!  Our scheduled tour date is Friday, January 11, 2013 11:30AM - 12:30PM.  I have reserved space for lunch as well, so please bring a bag lunch to enjoy after our tour!  Below is the tour I have selected for our group:

Earth, Sea and Sky: Exploring Landscapes
Identify weather conditions, classify clouds and phases of the moon in landscape paintings and photographs from the collection.

Akron Art Museum address:

One South High 
Akron, Ohio 44308

Phone  330.376.9185


Please respond by January 2, 2013 to DecadentChocolate@gmail.com with the number in your family attending.  Max group size is 70.  Thank you!!!!

Children are FREE.  Adults are one free per 15 students.  Please plan on $7 admission.  Thank you!

Your Homeschool Coordinator, Kim


But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven is red.  Matthew 16:2

Monday, October 29, 2012

Seder Meal 2013?




Dear Homeschoolers!

I am interested in offering a Seder Meal on my blog.  I am trying to coordinate with someone I know that is amazing and has done Seder Meals for her family for 20+ years and at a Christian school as well.  I have seen her present a Seder Meal and it was fascinating the symbolism between Judaism and Christianity.  This is not any type of commitment, just getting an idea of how many kids would be interested.  Easter is Sunday, March 31, 2013.  We would be looking at probably sometime in March for the meal.  Also, I am looking for a church that would offer space for us, preferably in the Brecksville/Independence/Fairlawn area.  

As always, thank you!  Looking to provide the best possible events, activities and parties for you!!!!

In Christ,

Kim

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Inlet Dance @ Playhouse Square


Friday, November 16, 2012, 11:00 am  
at the Hanna Theatre
Inlet group Photo
photo by Lauren Stonestreet

Join us for the globally focused world premieres of the completed evening-length work Center of the Earth (Te Pito o te Henua), a work created in response to a multi phase international exchange with Easter Island. Also on the program is a preview of a new work by Creative Fusion international artist Kapila Palihawanda (Artistic Director of nATANDA Dance Theatre of Sri Lanka), who blends traditional Sri Lankan dance and contemporary dance theatre. Don't miss this sure-to-sell-out performance!

Tickets: ONLY $5
(groups of 10 or more)
regular price $10



Inlet Dance Theatre is one of the region's most exciting professional contemporary dance companies.  Center of the Earth (Te Pito o te Henua) is made possible in part by the LAUNCH artist residency program of PlayhouseSquare, designed to promote invention and innovation in performance and to foster new relationships between Northeast Ohio artists and the public.

*  Please note, Playhouse Square does not allow children under the age of two for performances, sorry.....

If interested in joining us, please send check payable to:

Kim Lucak
55 Southwest Avenue
Tallmadge, OH  44278
Inlet group Photo
I will have the tickets at Will Call, unless a self addressed stamped envelope is included with the order.  Due to the short notice, I will need payment by November 4, 2012.  Please contact Kim at (330) 630-3837 with any questions.

This is the same day as the Cleveland Museum of Art tour at 1PM (please check my other post).  The program is approximately an hour long.  There will be time for both events, we will be packing a lunch.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you at one or both?

Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.  Psalm 149:3


Monday, October 8, 2012

Pin It - Christmas!


Friday, November 02 @ 7:00 p.m.
Christ Community Chapel @ Hudson Campus - Fellowship Hall

Preparing Your Heart & Home

All women are invited to attend Pin it! Christmas, our second live Pinterest event, Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. Crafters and DIY-ers will showcase various holiday crafts.

Guest Speaker: Billie Jean Ellingsen

You won't want to miss Billie Jean Ellingsen's talk on how to avoid conforming to the world this holiday season. It will be a perfect reminder of how we can set our focus in the right direction as we head into the chaos that can surround the holidays.  Please register at:

http://ccchapel.com/Events/Upcoming-Events/Women/Pin-It--Christmas/

The first PinIt was so fun, great food, fun make & takes. So please join us and get some great ideas to make your Christmas with the true spirit for this time of year!   I hope to see some of you there!


In Christ,

Kim

Sunday, October 7, 2012

V.I.P. Membership @ Pat Catan's

Effective October 12- 25, 2012, when you visit a Pat Catan's store you are able to receive a FREE V.I.P. Membership.  This is good for New Members or a FREE Extension for Existing Members!  What a V.I.P. Membership offer at Pat Catan's Craft stores?  Here is what you receive:

*  Extra 10% off on White Ticket Items
*  Members Only Discounts during select Special Events
*  Special Discount Postcards throughout the year
*  Monthly email promotions
*  Special Member Only Events


Have FUN crafting with your child(ren) and making homemade gifts for giving!!!

"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."  2 Corinthians 9:7


Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Jesus Party!


Dear Fellow Homeschoolers!
 
The reason that we celebrate CHRISTmas is the birth of the Baby Jesus! CHRISTmas is Jesus' Birthday!
We have fun with Santa Claus and the magical world of Christmas. And that's wonderful! But just don't forget the real reason for the season - JESUS!  We are having a Birthday party for Jesus.  What child doesn't love a birthday party? This is a good way for children of all ages to learn the true meaning of CHRISTmas.
We would like to have a Birthday party for Jesus every year.  Children can learn more and more as they get older what CHRISTmas is really about.  
 
So, please come with your child(ren) to our Birthday party for Jesus. We'll have cake, ice cream, food, activities, and music, sing songs, etc. This is a great family event to start the season off right, and get you into the CHRISTmas spirit!

Please mark your calendar for Friday, December 7, 2012 from 1:30PM - 3:30PM and hope you are able to join us!   The party will be held at:


Hope Community Church
3033 Middleton Road 
Hudson, OH  44236





In the spirit of Christmas we will be accepting donations for Haven of Rest in Akron.  Items accepted:

BABY ITEMS
Onesies, Disposable Diapers, Baby Shampoo, Baby Lotion, Diaper Wipes

CHILDREN (Boys & Girls 12-16)
 Underwear, Socks, Sweat Suits, Pajamas, Shoes, Coats/Jackets

WOMEN
Maternity Wear, Nightgowns, Coats/Jackets, Undergarments, Pantyhose, Sweat Suits

MISCELLANEOUS
Bath Towels, Bibles, Twin Bed Sheets, Blankets, Wash Cloths, New Toys


Please RSVP to Kim at DecadentChocolate@gmail.com by November 21, 2012 with the number in your family that will be joining us.  Thank you & Merry CHRISTmas! 

In Christ,

Kim


Hope Community Church is sponsoring the event with complimentary use of the space!  Thank you so much for the blessing.


*************************************************

Happy birthday, Jesus. You make CHRISTmas so bright. We LOVE YOU!!!!

McKinley Museum's Halloween Party @ the Boo-seum!

Friday, October 26, 2012 
6:00pm - 8:30pm 

Come to our annual Halloween party and “Trick or Treat” in the Street of Shops and Discover World.  There will also be hayrides (weather permitting), costume judging, scavenger hunt, science shows and much more!  Bring your appetite!  A hot dog supper will be available for purchase in the Museum Cafe.  
 
Admission is ONLY $5 per person!
 
Reservations are appreciated. Please call the Museum at 330-455-7043.
 

The McKinley Museum Presidential Library and Boo-seum is located at:
 
800 McKinley Monument Drive, NW
Canton, OH
 
 
 
 
Yours truly,
Kim

Thursday, September 13, 2012

FREE Haircuts

FREE HAIRCUTS


Great news!  JC Penney is offering FREE haircuts for children (grades K-6) EVERY Sunday beginning November 4, 2012!  Please call your local JC Penney Salon to make an appointment.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Harvest Home School Day @ Zoar Village

Harvest Home School Day @ ZOAR Village

Friday, October 12, 2012  --  10 - 4PM

*  Students will learn how Zoarites harvest food and prepared for winter.
*  Hands on food preparation, house cleaning, blacksmithing, woodworking and tinsmithing
 *  Costumed interpreters

ONLY $4 ages 4-18

Please RSVP to (330) 874-3011

Zoar is approx 1 1/2 hours from Cleveland, Mansfield and Youngstown

FREE Art Classes!!!!


Family Open Studio
FREE

Third Saturday of every month; 1-3 pm

Enjoy spending time with your family as you make individual pieces or family art works. Each month has a theme and Art House provides the materials. Make an adventure of it by exploring your imagination and using those creative images to form your art work.

September 15 – CLAY with Billy Ritter!  There will be a small fee of $2.00 for 3 lbs. of clay for this class only.

October 20 – SPECIAL Halloween edition! Spooky times and art projects galore! This month, we’ll stay until  4pm to squeeze in all the fun!

November 17 – Thanksgiving place-settings with printmaking on fabric.

December 20 – Celebrate the winter holidays with interesting seasonal projects that are fun to share.


*Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pre- registration required.

Art House Inc.
3119 Denison Ave.
Cleveland, OH. 44109
216.398.8556

The Art House also offers adult and children art classes by visiting their website for listings:

http://www.arthouseinc.org

Create a GREAT day!!!

Kim

Friday, September 7, 2012

In the Woods Fall Festival - Horses!!!

My kids love horses!  I am afraid too many visits/rides and we may end up with a horse though...

Friday, October 5, 2012 &

                                           Saturday, October 6, 2012 

                                                                                       from 6-9PM

Horses in the Woods will be having their "Boo in the Woods" family event!  I have not been there yet, but this looks like a great, fun time.  They will have:

*  Assisted Horseback Riding
*  Lesson
*  Grooming
*  Pumpkin Painting
*  Face Painting
*  Hayrides
*  Other seasonal activities

The cost is only $10 and reservations are required.  For the horse rides, they recommend ages 5 and up.  Horses in the Woods welcomes little ones sitting on the horses for picture taking.

They are located at:

9916 Nichols Road
Freedom, OH  (near Aurora)
Phone (330) 527-0021

Hansel & Gretel Marionettes

Dear Homeschooling Moms!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:30PM for this great production of Hansel & Gretel!!!

The fantastic Frisch Marionette Company presents the classic story of Hansel and Gretel. In this charming marionette play featuring beautiful Frisch marionettes, two children are threatened by and  eventually outwit an evil witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. You will see how the story ends happily for everyone – except the witch! 

The marionettes are life size and this production will be performed at:

          Firestone Theatre
          333 Rampart Avenue
          Akron, OH  44313

I am getting group ticket sales together.  Tickets are ONLY $3 with a group of 25 or more!!!  Less then 25 ticket and they are $4.   

This production is probably great for kids up to Grade 3/4?

If you are interested in joining us, please let me know how many tickets for your family.  Please send your order and make checks payable to:

Kim Lucak
55 Southwest Avenue
Tallmadge, OH  44278

Orders need to be submitted by March 15, 2013.  Any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Thank you! 

Kim

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FREE Science of Agriculture 2012 @ OARDC


OARDC will be offer FREE workshops for children in grades K-5 on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 and children in grades 6-12 on Wednesday, October 17, 2012!!!

Last year more than 930 students who will be attended this event. Registration will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to register right away once registration opens. In the mean time, you download a list of session locations  to see what sessions were offered at last year's event. If you plan to attend, don't forget to download a copy of our OARDC campus map to determine the location of your sessions and assess your transportation needs. Remember, you are responsible for transporting your students to all sessions.

Address:  The Ohio State University - OARDC
                 1680 Madison Avenue
                 Wooster, OH 44691


Phone Number:  (330) 263-3773
**  When you register online you will be asked what is the earliest and latest workshop you are able to attend.  Also, you will be able to select the workshops listed below in order of preference in attending!

On October 16, 2012 students in grades k-5 will have the opportunity to explore the SCIENCE of agriculture in a fun, hands on and free way at Science of Agriculture 2012! Online registration is now open. Here's a look at the sessions offered at this year's event and a glimpse at what students will be learning:


All About Bulbs
Did you know people eat bulbs everyday? In this session, students will learn about the life cycle of a bulb by season and have the opportunity to investigate a bulb up-close-and-personal. They will take their own bulb back to school with ideas for scientific observations and predictions. Conducted by OARDC’s Director’s Office. Location: To be determined

Bioenergy BlastRenewable, home-grown fuels are the future of American energy. Come tour the new Quasar biodigester on our Wooster campus and see how we are using waste products to power our campus—today! The future is here—come experience it for yourself! Conducted by Quasar Bioenergy. Location: Quasar Biodigester, BioHio Research Park.

Breaking the Code
From the color of your eyes to the height of your body, tiny microscopic DNA molecules determine nearly everything about your body. Come learn how DNA works and how our researchers use DNA sequencing in their research Conducted by OARDC's Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center. Location: Selby Hall.

Creating Compost
Composting is good for farmers and good for the environment! It transforms organic waste like manure into a valuable commodity. Learn the mechanics of the composting process, visit our composting pad to see composting in progress and learn about the practical applications of composting. Conducted by OARDC’s Department of Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering and the Ohio Composting And Manure Management program. Location: Composting Pad.

EcoBot Challenge
Take part in the 2012 4-H National Science Experiments as you explore how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math. Includes hands-on experimentation and simple robot construction and design. Conducted by Wayne County Extension. 

Exploring Ecosystems
Get an up-close-and personal look at OARDC’s 88-acre Secrest Arboretum as you learn about the inter-connected nature of ecosystems! Students will expand their knowledge of science in the landscape while improving plant ID skills, learning the importance of selecting the right plant for the right place, and understanding the role of a research arboretum in helping gardeners develop landscapes with wholesome, healthy plants. Conducted by OARDC’s Secrest Arboretum. Location: Secrest Arboretum.

Larger than LifeYour students will never see things quite the same again! This session gives students the chance to get up close and personal with our electron microscopes—microscopes that are powerful enough to make and ant appear almost a mile long! This session is definitely larger than life! Conducted by OARDC's Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center. Location: Selby Hall.
 

Plant Drs at Work
Many diseases can infect plants and devastate our crops and our forests.  See examples of plant diseases and learn and why it's so important to keep our crops and forests healthy.  Hands-on activities will also demonstrate important uses of crops such as soybean and corn. Conducted by OARDC’s Department of Plant Pathology and USDA/ARS. Location: Selby Hall.

Plants in Space!
Students will see first-hand an automated plant production system developed for NASA's Deep Space Exploration missions. The system features automated irrigation and remote monitoring of plant growth and well-being. The system is also able to provide life-support essentials, such as food, oxygen and clean water for long-term space missions with minimal astronaut time requirements. Conducted by OARDC’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Location: To be determined.

Seeds of ScienceCome learn about the science of seeds! Students will learn about the structure of seeds, examine different types of seeds, and then make their own seed-starting necklace to take home with them to observe how their seed sprouts. Conducted by Ohio State University Extension. Location: To be determined

Sensational SoilStudents learn how soil is formed and discover the properties of soil. This activity includes and introduction and three different learning stations with hands-on soil smudge, rock rubbing and creating a “Soil Sam.” Conducted by Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District. Location: To be determined

Stream Bugs & Stream Health
Rivers and streams are homes for many animals. Different rivers and streams host different organisms.  This session gives students the chance to learn about streams and how agriculture can impact on stream health. Students will use field microscopes to observe aquatic creatures.  At the end of the session, students are able to participate in decisions about the health and future of rivers and streams. Conducted by OARDC's Sugarcreek Watershed Education Program. Location: To be determined

What is Organic and Why Should I Care?
Students will learn about the definitions and hallmarks of organic agriculture. They will have an opportunity to learn about organic produce, how and where it is marketed, and the choices that farmers have to make to earn the label "certified organic". Location: To be determined.
On October 17, 2012 students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to explore the SCIENCE of agriculture in a fun, hands-on and free way at Science of Agriculture 2012! Use our online registration form or download a copy to reserve your space today! Here's a glimpse at what students will be learning:

Bioenergy BlastRenewable, home-grown fuels are the future of American energy. Come tour the new Quasar biodigester on our Wooster campus and see how we are using waste products to power our campus—today! The future is here—come experience it for yourself! Conducted by Quasar Bioenergy. Location: Quasar Biodigester, BioHio Research Park.
 

Breaking the Code
From the color of your eyes to the height of your body, tiny microscopic DNA molecules determine nearly everything about your body. Come learn how DNA works and how our researchers use DNA sequencing in their research Conducted by OARDC's Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center. Location: Selby Hall.


College Choices 101
Wondering what to do after high school? How about a career in Ohio's largest industry? Today's agriculture and bioscience industries are about a WHOLE lot more than "just" cows and plows! Like the science behind agriculture showcased at this year's Science of Agriculture event? Find out how to turn that interest into a career that pays. Conducted by Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Biological Sciences Admissions. Location: To be determined.


Creating Compost
Composting is good for farmers and good for the environment! It transforms organic waste like manure into a valuable commodity. Learn the mechanics of the composting process, visit our composting pad to see composting in progress and learn about the practical applications of composting. Conducted by OARDC’s Department of Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering and the Ohio Composting And Manure Management program. Location: Composting Pad.

EcoBot Challenge
Take part in the 2012 4-H National Science Experiments as you explore how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math. Includes hands-on experimentation and simple robot construction and design. Conducted by Wayne County Extension. 

Exploring Ecosystems
Get an up-close-and personal look at OARDC’s 88-acre Secrest Arboretum as you learn about the inter-connected nature of ecosystems! Students will expand their knowledge of science in the landscape while improving plant ID skills, learning the importance of selecting the right plant for the right place, and understanding the role of a research arboretum in helping gardeners develop landscapes with wholesome, healthy plants. Conducted by OARDC’s Secrest Arboretum. Location: Secrest Arboretum.

Larger than LifeYour students will never see things quite the same again! This session gives students the chance to get up close and personal with our electron microsposes—miscroscopes that are powerful enought to make and ant appear almost a mile long! This session is definitely larger than life! Conducted by OARDC's Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center. Location: Selby Hall.
 


Lead Out Loud
Agriculture is Ohio’s largest industry. And while farmers account for less than 2 percent of our country’s population, the agricultural industry has evolved into so much more! Nationwide, the agricultural industry employs more that 24 million Americans—that’s about 17 percent of our country’s workforce. Students will learn about potential careers and opportunities in the agricultural industry. Conducted by Ohio FFA State Officer Team. Location: FIsher Auditorium.

Mendelian Genetics
Learn how Mendelian genetics are used through molecular technology to help find solutions to problems in today’s agricultural industry. Conducted by USDA’s Agriculture Research Service and OARDC’s Department of Plant Pathology. Location: Fisher Auditorium.

Plant Drs at Work
Many diseases can infect plants and devastate our crops and our forests.  See examples of plant diseases and learn and why it's so important to keep our crops and forests healthy.  Hands-on activities will also demonstrate important uses of crops such as soybean and corn. Conducted by OARDC’s Department of Plant Pathology and USDA/ARS. Location: Selby Hall.

Plants in Space!
Students will see first-hand an automated plant production system developed for NASA's Deep Space Exploration missions. The system features automated irrigation and remote monitoring of plant growth and well-being. The system is also able to provide life-support essentials, such as food, oxygen and clean water for long-term space missions with minimal astronaut time requirements. Conducted by OARDC’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Location: To be determined.

Stream Bugs & Stream Health
Rivers and streams are homes for many animals. Different rivers and streams host different organisms.  This session gives students the chance to learn about streams and how agriculture can impact on stream health. Students will use field microscopes to observe aquatic creatures.  At the end of the session, students are able to participate in decisions about the health and future of rivers and
streams. Conducted by OARDC's Sugarcreek Watershed Education Program. Location: To be determined

Monday, September 3, 2012

Posts on Yahoo

Hello Fellow Homeschoolers!

For those who are receiving my emails on a regular basis - THANK YOU!  I appreciate all of those who are interested in the same  educational and fun FREE activities that I am.  Also, hoping to meet many of you soon.

Unfortunately, I will not be posting any updates to Yahoo Homeschool groups; I received this complaint:

"Here's the list rule that specifically addresses it:

"If you sell a product of interest to home educators, have a web site that may be of interest, or provide a service, confine  your comments about it (unless directly questioned) to your signature line or profile. Sig lines should be no more than 5 lines. "

You can find the list guidelines here:


I'm sure your website may be of interest to some list members, but I've had some complaints from list members who feel like it's looking a little spammy, so I must defer to the list rules and ask you to keep it in your signature line. "



I am receiving no personal financial gain from my blog.....Advertising is when some receives personal financial gain.  Oh well!  In regards to my posts, there is no difference if I take the content and put it in an email or put a link to my blog that has the SAME information?  The blog makes the information neat and no need to scroll down to see all the information posted.
Yes, as usual, there is usually one or two people who spoil it for the majority.  I am sorry this has come to be, but it is so.  So, please if you see something of interest that you think other homeschoolers may enjoy or benefit from, please pass along the link to my blog.  You will not see me posting as much on Yahoo anymore as some people may not be interested in what I offer.  I am here to HELP other homeschoolers who would be interested in these opportunities along with me!!!

Thank you for understanding.

Kim

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Institute for Cultural Communicators

The Mission of the
Institute for Cultural Communicators

Would you like to develop your child's speech skills?  I am interested in my children being able to learn speech and leadership skills and this is a great opportunity for children as young as six to begin training!
 
...is to equip Christians to shape the future through authentic leadership and cultural communication.
Since its beginnings in 1997, ICC has grown from an annual Communicators for Christ tour into an organization offering a variety of programs, events and teaching materials designed to help all Christian students, from all educational backgrounds - public, private and home - become "cultural communicators"--people who can impact their culture through excellent communication of the truth. Our goal is to provide support and guidance to Christian schools, churches, and community education programs as together we train well-rounded communicators.
Our goal is to provide support and guidance to Christian schools, churches, and community education programs as together we train well-rounded communicators.

We have developed a three-tiered approach to coaching cultural communicators:
1. We train students to become cultural communicators.
2. We assist parents to guide cultural communicators.
3. We equip teachers to develop cultural communicators.
Nationally recognized ICC-trained young instructors are peer mentors in bringing essentialpractical, relevant and powerful communications training to cities all across the country.
Our unique structure enables us to reach even the most reluctant of students and inspire them to accept the challenge of becoming an effective communicator.
Through the Institute for Cultural Communicators and its various training programs, students have been empowered to act now.

A few ways in which our youth have made a difference:
Our youth have been able to make a difference in so many ways! Just a few of which are through:
-Generating support to stop genocide in Darfur.
-Raising awareness to help bring a stop to human trafficking.
-Leading speech classes in private and public schools.
-Increasing public awareness about political issues that affect youth.
-Building bridges with community leaders.
ICC offers numerous resources and training opportunities for parents, teachers and students. Brief descriptions of a few of them are included here. Additional literature used in event promotion is attached.

Communicators for Christ Tour Conferences
Even though good communication skills are vital to their success, many students (and most parents!) are still terrified of giving a speech. CFC conferences use ICC’s Christ-centered curriculum to train students in oral and written communication, teamwork, and problem solving through action packed, interactive, fun filled labs and activities.
Parents and teachers participate in coaching sessions, gaining tools for training Christian communicators and leaders. ICC conferences help students see past their fear in a non-threatening, encouraging environment where everyone has a chance to succeed, regardless of their level of experience speaking in public.
 Students aged 6-10 do a curriculum called "Beginning Public Speaking" by Teresa Moon, taught by student leaders; students aged 11-18 participate in "Young Speakers Guild." Chapter meetings are run by student leaders. ICC is actually a student leadership program which uses the vehicle of public speaking to equip students to impact their peers. Students are able to "climb" the student leadership ladder by progressing through Young Speakers Guild and taking on specific responsibilities at events. Chapters impact their communities by speaking to various community groups as a chapter and as individuals. Students become confident through the mentorship of their peers, the student leaders.







There are two Chapters that meet in the Cleveland area, one in Shaker Heights:

Monday evenings, please contact Kerie at dmecaskey@gmail.com


and Newbury / Mayfield Heights:

Tuesday afternoons, please contact Denise at  ddilellio@sbcglobal.net

to learn more about when and where they meet.



***  There will be a presentation as the ICC intern team passes through Cleveland, I know they will be doing at least one add-on presentation:

 Cornerstone Christian Academy in Willoughby, OH on Monday, October 15, 2012  8:20-11:30am.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

FREE Workshop for Educators

Please join me for this great FREE all day workshop for educators (teachers, homeschool Moms, etc), please bring a lunch:

 

Project WILD & Aquatic WILD Workshop for Educators

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 09:00 AM -- 04:00 PM
Location: Akron Fossils & Science Center, 2080 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd. Copley, OH 44321



The Akron Fossils & Science Center will be hosting Project WILD, Aquatic Project WILD, and Growing Up WILD workshops. Project WILD is a supplemental environmental education program sponsored by the Ohio Division of Wildlife in which teachers and educators gain insight into teaching environmental education to children. Educators must attend the workshop to receive the activity guides. Project WILD materials and activity guides are provided free of charge by the ODNR—Division of Wildlife. Project WILD is funded in part by the Wildlife Diversity income tax check-off program and the Cardinal License Plate Fund. Aquatic Project WILD is funded by the Sportfish Restoration Program.

For registration or workshop information, please contact Megan Beaver at the museum by calling (330) 665-3466 or e-mail megan@akronfossils.com.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

FREE Playhouse Square!

Greetings Homeschoolers!

Friday, September 7, 2012 @ 7PM
Playhouse Square, Palace Theater

Dance Showcase- FREE Event

Join us for this annual celebration of dance featuring a selection of Northeast Ohio’s finest professional companies. This year’s Dance Showcase features Antaeus Dance, Dance/Theater Collective, Double-Edge Dance, Inlet Dance Theatre, Neos Dance Theatre, Shri Kalaa Mandir and Verb Ballets. And, a special appearance by members of The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.


FREE Admission-No Tickets Required!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

FREE Symphony Concert

Dear Friends,

Here is a wonderful musical performance for kids that can sit still awhile:

AKRON YOUTH SYMPHONY FALL CONCERT

Sunday, November 18, 2012  |  3:00 pm
Cuyahoga Falls High School  |  431 Stow Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls

Program includes:

  • Beethoven: Egmont Overture
  • Schubert: Unfinished Symphony
  • Mozart: Jupiter, 1st mvmt
  • Shostakovich: Symphony 5, 4th mvmt
What a wonderful way to introduce children to classical music.  This is a  FREE event, no tickets needed, tickets are given at the door  Any questions, please contact the Akron Symphony at 330.535.8131.  Thank you!

Your Homeschool Blogger,

Kim

FREE Friday @ First Ladies National Historic Site

“Partners in Education!”
Stark Parks and the First Ladies National Historic Site

The First Ladies National Historic Site and Stark Parks will partner during the 2012 - 2013 school year to offer area schools uniquely designed full day field trips that focus on history, health and the environment. The program for fall for students K through 5th grade are full day at no charge. In the fall Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! is scheduled for the week of September 17, 2012.

The educational programs make use of interactive puppet shows with live historic characters in a theatrical setting, technology, hiking, live animals, planting, physical exercise and interaction with nature in a natural preserve. Both programs will begin in the morning at the First Ladies National Historic Site in downtown Canton and continue in the afternoon at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park in Perry Township. Class sizes are limited to 75 and are by reservation only. Call for details and reservations only at (330) 452 – 0876 Ext. 307. Visit our websites at www.firstladies.org and www.starkparks.com.

***  Please note this is open to the public schools.  I am the very first one registered for the week!!!!  Please join me on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10AM!!!  If we have enough signed up, we may have our own homeschool group for this session?  They did allow me to sign up my four-year old Preschooler :)

We will need to drive from the First Ladies Museum to Sippo Lake Park. Once registered, they will call to confirm closer to the date.  Also, please bring a lunch as it will go until approx. 2-3PM.  Whatever time the kids will need to back at the public schools to return home.

Address:

Education and Research Center 205 S. Market Ave. Canton, Ohio 44702

The First Ladies Museum has their own parking lot between the historic home and the Education Center.


This is going to be a great time....Hope to see you there!!!!

Kim

Please

Monday, August 27, 2012

Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco

Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco

Performances for the Children's Theater at Playhouse Square for 2012-2013.  Individual tickets are regular price $10 or more.  I am gathering group tickets for ONLY $5 per ticket per show as described below for shows listed (dates and times).  Please send all monies by Monday, September 17, 2012.

When ordering tickets, please keep in mind:
1. list show(s) purchasing tickets for
2. how many tickets for each show
3. how you would like to receive the tickets (self addressed envelope, will call, meetup, etc)

This show will be held at Playhouse Square in Downtown Cleveland.  Sorry, they do not allow children under two years of age at the school performances.  I am really looking forward to the performances and meeting new homeschoolers!!!!


Just in time for Fat Tuesday!
Grammy award winning Terrance Simien and his eclectic Zydeco Experience band mates have toured the globe with their unique mix of the varied rich indigenous music forms of Louisiana: zydeco-funk meets Afro-Caribbean reggae-world music. Rolling Stone calls Simien “a zydeco master,” and there is no better way to introduce children to a fun, new music experience especially around Mardi Gras time!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013  10AM

Please make checks payable and mail to:

Kim Lucak
55 Southwest Avenue
Tallmadge, OH  44278


Please feel free to contact me with questions....DecadentChocolate@gmail.com or (330) 630-3837.  Thank you!

Kim

Playhouse Square Children's Theater - Zoo Zoo

Performances for the Children's Theater at Playhouse Square for 2012-2013.  Individual tickets are regular price $10 or more.  I am gathering group tickets for ONLY $5 per ticket per show as described below for shows listed (dates and times).  Please send all monies by Monday, September 17, 2012

ZOO ZOO

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 10AM

When ordering tickets, please keep in mind:
1. list show(s) purchasing tickets for
2. how many tickets for each show
3. how you would like to receive the tickets (self addressed envelope, will call, meetup, etc)

The show will be held at Playhouse Square in Downtown Cleveland.  Sorry, they do not allow children under two years of age at the school performances.

I am really looking forward to the performances and meeting new homeschoolers!!!!  Hoping you can join us!

Please make checks payable and mail to:

Kim Lucak
55 Southwest Avenue
Tallmadge, OH  44278


Please feel free to contact me with questions....DecadentChocolate@gmail.com or (330) 630-3837.  Thank you!

Kim

Homeschool Geography Club

I am beginning a new Geography Club that I am so excited to share with everyone!  This will be a great way for Moms/children to get to know one another an a personal level.  Each month we will select a country and the children will research various aspects of that country, such as:

1.  Clothing/Traditional Dress
2.  Food/Ethnic Cuisine
3.  Climate
4.  Language
5.  Customs

This is not an inclusive list, but some ideas to get everyone started!  We will make passports for the children, so as they visit each country it will be marked in their passport.  Almost like traveling the globe!

Our first meeting is Monday, October 1, 2012.

I hope you will join us, we are meeting at the Stow Library, the 1st Monday of the month from 2-4PM.  If you would like to be a part of the group, please feel free to contact me at DecadentChocolate@gmail.com or (330) 630-3837.  I am happy to answer any additional questions you may have as well.

Hello Homeschool World!

Dear Fellow Homeschoolers!

Welcome to my blog, I appreciate you stopping by!  I plan on posting things I find beneficial along with field trips I organize.  The plan is 2nd Friday Field Trips each month!  I will also post Free activities and events.  Hopefully, there will be something for everyone!

I am relatively new to homeschooling.  It is such a blessing to be able to stay home with our girls and give them the education we want them to have.  I just love watching them grow and blossom in front of my eyes.  There are so many joys!

Here is to all things Homeschool!!!!

Cheers and I look forward to meeting you!

Kim