Thursday, August 29, 2013

FREE Akron Art Museum

Akron Art Museum 
Did you know that the Akron Art Museum is FREE every Third Thursday?  How cool is that?

Also, here is another really cool event happening at the museum:

Too Cool for School Family Day

Friday, October 18, 2013 , 12-4pm
You don’t have to play hooky to enjoy a day of creativity. Chances are you have the day off, so celebrate this short school vacation (public schools must be off, not sure how crowded it will be?) with a visit to the museum. Experiment and play with art making materials in the lobby. Guided tours at 1 pm and 3 pm, filled with activities and games to help the whole family learn more about art. Admission is free for kids and their families who are too cool for school.
Advanced registration encouraged.

Maybe we will see you there?  Or please email me at and we can meet there :)  Always more FUN to go with a friend!!!

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  1 Corinthians 13:6

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Algonquin Mill Fall Festival - Old Fashioned

Held Rain or Shine

Dates:   Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
             October 11-12-13, 2013

Time:  All exhibits open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Address:  234 Autumn Rd SW
              Carrollton, OH  44615
              (At the Mill Complex, four miles south of Carrollton on State Route 332)

Admission $8.00 per vehicle

Camping $15.00 Per Night (Thurs, Fri, Sat) - No pets please.

High Quality Crafters
 Children's Area 
  • Demonstrations
  • Old-time Country Store
  • Chair Caning
  • Unique Handmade wares for sale
  • Wood carver, lye soap, blacksmith, candle dipper, broom maker, dulcimer maker
  • Pony rides
  • Mini train rides
  • Miniature barn raising
  • Face painting
  • Sand art
  • Farm animals

AttractionsOld Fashion Foods
  • Steam powered Flouring Mill and Sawmill
  • Old Time Print Shop
  • Antique tools, engines and machinery
  • Carroll County genealogical information
  • Quilting, spinning and weaving
  • One room schoolhouse
  • NYC Railroad station with HO model layout
  • Antique cars and tractors all three days
  • Art and photo show
  • Steam Powered engines
  • Horse drawn wagon rides
  • Pancakes, Sausage gravy and biscuits
  • Chicken barbecue Saturday and Sunday
  • Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner
  • Chili, bean soup, sandwiches and snacks galore
  • Fresh bread, cookies and apple dumplings
  • Sauerkraut, Pickles, Sorghum, Apple Butter and Cider
  • Stone ground cornmeal, whole wheat and buckwheat flour
Musical Entertainment
  • High School bands and choirs on Friday
  • Country and Blue grass bands, gospel music & cloggers on Saturday & Sunday
Pioneer Village Setting
  • Steam powered flour mill
  • School house
  • Log cabins
  • Log Stagecoach Inn - 2 story
  • Farm house
  • Farm museum
  • Bank barn
  • Bread oven
  • Windmill
  • Restored 1893 Iron Bridge
  • Slaughterhouse
  • Steam powered sawmill

* No pets allowed on festival grounds.
Interested crafters may inquire regarding booth availability at 330-627-2946
Church Services
        Sunday 8:00 a.m. on the grounds

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce   Proverbs 3:9

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cuyahoga Valley Railroad - 19th Century Life


I do not think you will want to miss out on the GREAT opportunity for your family!  This is one event that is sure to fill up quickly, so please contact me ASAP!

Goal – To introduce students to 19th century life including chores, school, food, games and the home.

Kindergarten through Eighth grades will have met the following Ohio Learning Standards for Social Studies (Programs vary per trip): 
·       Importance of child’s role in the family (kindergarten)
·       Understanding of how families lived long ago (First grade)
·       People working together – jobs of long ago (Second grade)
·       Local history comes alive through artifacts and documents (Third grade)
·       Early development of Ohio (Fourth grade)
·       Early inhabitants (Fifth grade)
·       Role of consumers (the canal) (Sixth grade)
·       How ideas and events from the past have shaped the world today (Seventh grade)
·       Historic events are shaped by geographic, social, cultural, economic and political factors (Eighth grade)

School, Chores and Play
-Students will be introduced to food staples of the early to mid 1800s.
-Students will learn what it was like doing chores
-Experience an actual chore of butter churning
-Learn what students in the 1800s were being taught in school, the tools they used and how they were expected to behave
-Learn how people dressed

DATE:  Friday, November 8, 2013

TIME:  Train departs at 10:30AM, please arrive early - 10:15AM!!!!

LOCATION:  Northside Station, 27 Ridge Street, Akron, OH

Information I need from you, please email ONLY:

Your Name:
# of Students:
# of Teachers:
# of Chaperones (Extra Adults):
ADA Car Needed? If yes, how many ADA seats required?
TICKET PRICES:  Students: $6.00, Teachers: FREE, Chaperones $8.00 

**  Payment mailed to Kim Lucak, 55 Southwest Avenue, Tallmadge, OH  44278 BY October 20, 2013
***SPACE is LIMITED!!!  Maximum:  90 - 100

Please email Kim at to reserve your spaces for your family soon!  Thank you :)

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.  Proverbs 16:9

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Charity Work

Dear Fellow Homeschoolers!

Would you like to help others, like I like to do?  I am looking to do some good works in our communities and would love your input.  Do you know someone at a nursing home or assisted living community or can recommend one?  Please let me know as I would love to organize homeschoolers to visit and help those who may not receive many visitors.

Possibly visit at various holidays to spread good cheer (sing Christmas carols, make and take Valentine's Day cards, etc)?  I am open to any and all suggestions.  

Please email me at with your ideas and locations, preferably near highway exits to make convenient for all!  Thank you in advance for your assistance....

"Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor."  Romans 12:10