Saturday, November 18, 2017

Assisted Living Opportunity!!!

Greetings Friends!

Image result for Christmas pianoI would like to organize a visit to a local assisted living home for students to perform Christmas carols.  It is always a blessing to share the music of the season (any season) with others, but especially those who may not be able to get out and enjoy Christmas concerts and festivities!!  Please let me know if your student(s) would like to join us and if they play piano or a portable instrument, i.e. violin. It would also be helpful in planning if I knew if morning, afternoon or evening works best for your family!  Also, how many carols they would like to perform and whether the week before or the week after Christmas is works better.

The location would most likely be  Mulberry Gardens Assisted Living, 395 S Main St, Munroe Falls

Image result for holiday singersPlease email Kim at with your preferences.  Keep being a blessing and may God bless you and your family in abundance this Thanksgiving and Christmas season.  Let each one of us feel your love, comfort, and presence in our lives not only today but each and every day!

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. " Isaiah 9:6

Monday, September 25, 2017

NARNIA: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Image result for quotes christmas cs lewisGreetings Friends!

As Christmas is draws near, a few months away, we are beginning to think about giving and the gift God gave us in Jesus, Emmanuel!  So as we visit the theater, you're invited to join us as we enjoy a live theater performance of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"!!  Of C.S. Lewis' books this was the first published in the series of seven and the best known.  We have been reading the "first" book in the series, " The Magician's Nephew". 

DATE:  Thursday, December 14, 2017

TIME:  12:15PM

LOCATION:  Magical Theatre Company, 565 W. Tuscarawas Avenue, Barberton

COST:  $6 per ticket

Recommended for Grades 1st and up....

Deposit due:  October , 2017, full payment due November 19, 2017

Space is limited, I have reserved 30 tickets, and may be able to reserve more.....Those interested in joining us, should email Kim at  Thank you and it is a blessing to serve your family!!!

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."  Luke 2:11

Monday, August 28, 2017

Whitehouse Fruit Farm - new date!

Greetings Friends!

Image result for whitehouse fruit farmDue to only a couple families signing up, I decided that we should reschedule so hopefully we will meet the minimum with the new date?

We appreciate our subscribers to and are excited to share with you wonderful and educational field trips and activities again this year!!!  I cannot believe how quickly summer flew by?  Hopefully, yours was blessed with beautiful memories.    Please join us as we visit Whitehouse Fruit Farm :)

We will enjoy:

**  An educational tour of the orchard and vegetable fields, emphasizing growing and harvesting apples and other Fall crops

**  A corn maze

**  Each child will receive:  an apple, a glass of apple cider, cinnamon donut and a small pumpkin :)

**  Each adult will receive:  an apple, a glass of apple cider and a donut!!

DATE:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017

TIME:  1PM - 2:30PM?

ADDRESS:  9249 Youngstown-Salem Road (State Route 62)
                      Canfield, OH  44446  

COST:  Students $4.00; Adults $1.00 minimum cost is $60/group, (about 13 students and 8 adults)

** Payment due to Kim by September 12, 2017

Please email Kim at expressing interest by September 9, 2017.  Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing Y-O-U!!

"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me."  John 15:4-5

Monday, August 21, 2017

Beethoven - Cleveland Orchestra

Greetings Friends!

The Cleveland Orchestra is offering a wonderful concert for students.  We invite you to join us this fantastic program! 

"This first-ever, multi-media Cleveland Orchestra Education Concert, explores a unique intersection between mythology and music, examining the connection between Prometheus, a Titan of Greek Mythology, and Beethoven, a titan of classical music. Bound in spirit by their creativity, rebellious nature, and a deep love of humankind, Beethoven and Prometheus both overcame great obstacles and used their individual gifts to create a better world. These concerts will feature movements from some of Beethoven’s most important symphonies accompanied by the creative output (visual art, dance, language arts and more) of students from the Cleveland School of the Arts (projected on a large screen behind the Orchestra) who were deeply engaged with Orchestra musicians last spring in an interdisciplinary “Prometheus Project” curriculum."

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Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Symphony No. 5, Movement 4: Allegro
Symphony No. 1, Movement 2: Andante cantabile con moto Symphony No. 5, Movement 1: Allegro con brio Symphony No. 7, Movement 1: Poco sostenuto – Vivace 

PROGRAM:  "Beethoven & Prometheus:  A Hero's Journey"

DATE:  Wednesday, November 8, 2017

TIME:  Noon

COST:  $7.00/person

LOCATION:  Severance Hall, Cleveland

Please email Kim at to reserve your seats.  Payment is due by September 10, 2017 to Kim, address will be sent via email.  Thank you and as always it is a pleasure and a blessing to serve you!!!

"addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,"  Ephesians 5:19-20

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Music Opportunity for Next Year!

Greetings Homeschoolers!

Image result for piano keyboard beautifulPassing along some great information :)  I know many of you enjoy outreach and blessing others as we do.  It seems each year a dear friend reminds me about Piano-a-thon just before her boys are performing and then I forget until the following year.  I shared this opportunity with some of you and the response was incredible so I thought I would post for all.  Thank you so much to those who contacted me, it was wonderful to hear all who already participate in this event and those that are hoping to next year!!

The lady who organizes Piano-a-thon told me that it began as a one day event and has GROWN to a full week with so many willing to share their time and talents!!!  With Piano-a-thon lasting a week, there are many time slots she needs to fill and working with the piano teachers makes her job that much easier, I LOVE her heart!!!  She had offered a few time slots we could have slid into, but timing was not right.  Praying we will be able to participate next year?

Piano-a-thon is held at the Akron Children's hospital; Steinway brings in a grand piano for the students to perform on.  If your students have not performed on a Steinway, all I can say is it is the difference between good soil and clay?

Here is the website for your piano teacher to make arrangements:

Image result for akron childrens hospitalThis wonderful program supports "the John C. & Elaine Thompson Piano- a-thon Endowment for Music Therapy. Music therapy is an integral part of the Expressive Therapy Center that is part of the Palliative Care Program. The program is under the direction of Dr. Sarah Friebert, with Sarah Gaither as the Music Therapy Coordinator. Music is such a healing tool for all ages, even NICU babies, and they do a remarkable job. We hope to allow them to do even more. We could not have asked for a more appropriate and deserving recipient."

"Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;
5make music to the LORD with the harp"  Psalm 98:4-5

What a blessing to help the least of His through our children's love of music!!!  We know many people who work at Akron Children's Hospital and the work they do is incredible.  If you think your piano teacher would be interested in this fundraiser, please have them put this on their calendar for next year!!! 

"Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,
5praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals."  Psalm 150:3-5

Image result for music to share with othersThe lady who runs the event, said it is very much like a recital only a little more casual.  Of course doctors, nurses and patients would be passing through and stopping to listen, but they also set up chairs for people to sit and enjoy, which is what music is meant for us to do.  Stop and listen with our hearts and minds.

To us, music is to be shared with others and so we would like to encourage you to consider for next year!!!  Keep being a blessing friends, we love YOU :)

Joyfully yours,


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beyond Blessings - Special Needs!!!

Greetings Homeschooling Friends,

Wow, just coming off our "Night to Shine" event (Tim Tebow).  It was so amazing again this year!  Cuyahoga Valley Church was able to accommodate 250 guests and their caregivers/parents.  The night seemed to fly by.  We helped with the special needs meals, each made to the guest's dietary restrictions.  What a blessing to serve along with 600 other volunteers!!!  With that being said, I would like to share a ministry our church has for individuals with Special Needs:

Image result for tim tebow night to shine Beyond Blessings

Our special needs ministry is available Sunday mornings during the 9:30AM and 11AM worship services.  Register in the main foyer and check in with our ministry in Lower Level 110 to find the best fit for your child or adult.
Available special needs rooms:
  • Inclusion with peers in an age-appropriate classroom
  • Sensory Room
  • LifeGroup for teens and adults
If you know a family with a Special Needs family member and they are looking for a welcoming, accommodating church, please feel free to share with them!

Beyond_BlessingsCuyahoga Valley Church
5055 E. Wallings Road
Broadview Heights, OH

Here are highlights from the "Night to Shine" event: 
This video references the countries and number of volunteers who served WORLDWIDE!!!!

Thank you FOX8 News for being part of our evening again this year!!!

If you do not have a church home or are looking for a new one, we invite you to come and visit with us!!!

Thank you and as always it truly is a blessing and privilege to serve you and our local homeschool community!!!  We appreciate your friendship and look forward to seeing you on a field trip soon :)

"And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’"