Free Shuttle Service at the Home Educators of Virginia Convention

If the price of HEAV convention parking has been an issue in the past, here’s some great news for you!

Home Educators of Virginia (HEAV) is offering FREE shuttle bus service on Friday, June 6th. Park your car at the Diamond stadium –free of charge– and ride a comfortable coach bus right to the door of the convention center! The bus will even stop at the Children’s Museum and the Science Museum on the way back. Buses will run frequently, taking away the stress of finding a parking spot.

Just wanted to give you a heads up! If you haven’t registered for the Home Educators of Virginia annual convention in June, you can find out more HERE.

2014 Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale in Harrisonburg, VA

Are you looking to buy or sell your used homeschool curriculum? Look no further!! The Used Curriculum Sale in Harrisonburg, VA is a wonderful place to find great deals on curriculum and homeschool tools and also make money on the curriculum that you are finished using!

We are excited to announce the dates and location of the 2014 Used Curriculum Sale and would love to have you join us! Last year we had an amazing turn-out of sellers and shoppers ~ our largest to date!

Saturday, May 3rd from 9am – 12pm in the Activity Room at Covenant Presbyterian Church


Curriculum drop off times:

  • Friday, May 2nd from 9am – 12pm in the Multipurpose Room at Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Saturday, May 3rd beginning at 8:00am


To find out more information, register, and download

the seller’s tags, please visit the Used Curriculum Sale webpage.


Virginia Museum of the Civil War – Homeschool Day


Enjoy a day full of hands-on learning at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Homeschool Day offers experiences for all ages. Join the Confederate Army and learn to drill, try dancing the Virginia Reel, enjoy 19th century games and crafts, watch the Emmy-award winning film, Field of Lost Shoes, take a guided tour through the battlefield, learn 19th century foodways and much more. Visit displays on wildlife at the Battlefield (keep an eye out for the Park’s resident bald eagles, wild turkeys, deer and other animals), protecting our waterways (don’t miss the spectacular views of the Shenandoah River from our overlooks) and others.

When you’re hungry, purchase a sandwich from Chick Fil-A (or bring your own!) and homebaked goodies from the food booth. Visit the General’s Store for a great selection of books and other items to further your educational goals as well as souvenirs of your visit.

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: Virginia Museum of the Civil War, New Market, VA
Cost: $3, if you pre-register (see below)

Pre-registration Information – space is limited, so register early!

Virginia Museum of the Civil War
New Market Battlefield * Historic Bushong Farm * Shenandoah Valley Tourist Information Center

8895 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA 22844
540-740-3101 (voice)

Classical Conversations Informational Meeting in Harrisonburg, VA

Ever wondered about Classical Conversations? Trying to figure out what to do about middle and high school? Scared of the word “Classical”?
Attend one of the following meetings at Covenant Presbyterian Church to find out more:
  • Saturday, March 8, 9:30-11:30
  • Tuesday, March 18, 6:30-8:30
You can also schedule a time to stop by and visit by contacting Melissa Furman. Please RSVP if you will be able to attend either of the meetings.

Rembrandt and the Mennonite Community Art exhibit


Dates: January 15-February 28, 2014

Location: JMU Lisanby Museum: Festival Room 1108

Parking: Use metered parking in lot C12

Tour the Rembrandt and Mennonite Community Art exhibit at JMU this month! This exhibit explores his connections to Amsterdam’s diverse Protestant, Jewish, and Mennonite groups. Artworks and early books are on loan from private collections, the National Gallery of Art, and Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more details here.

Preview the exhibit here and be sure to check out the Kids Zone for an interactive presentation as well of Rembrandt’s work.

Homeschool Days in Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center

From September 7 through September 22, homeschoolers can learn about historic Jamestown and the 17th and 18th centuries in early Virginia.

Ticket Information:

  • Homeschool program tickets are $11.00 per family member (youth or adult) before August 23.  On or after August 23, tickets are $12.00. Ages 3 and under are free.
  • Homeschool admission tickets are available for online purchase or by calling Group Reservations at (757) 253-4939.

Homeschool programs and tours are also available. For more information and to see a full list of the programs available, visit the History is Fun website.