Jenny L. Cote Workshop: The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star

When: Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2 P.M.
Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA
Award winning author Jenny L. Cote developed an early passion for God, history and young people, and beautifully blends these passions together in her two fantasy fiction series, The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz® and Epic Order of the Seven™. Likened to C.S. Lewis by book reviewers and bloggers, Jenny provides creative writing workshops at schools and universities around the country and abroad.
This Year’s Workshop is “The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star”
(This workshop is different than the one she did last year).
Peanuts Linus opens the workshop with his video monologue about the Christmas story. Although this workshop’s theme centers on Christmas, it is applicable for any writing season. Many wow moments come from understanding the meaning of words and the impact they have on stories. Learn how incredible secrets are revealed from solid research, setting the state for imaginative writing to soar. Unpack two sharp tools that Jenny uses for organizing the writing process.

Workshop Cost

This workshop is open to all homeschoolers. VHE members pay $5 per family and non-VHE families are $10 per family. Registration is required to attend the workshop. VHE members can sign up on the VHE website. Non-VHE families can email Christy Hottinger to register.

All ages are welcome. Jenny Cote is highly entertaining so will capture the attention of all ages. This is a VHE sponsored event. For more info, check out Jenny’s website: epicorderoftheseven.com.

Raising Kids to Do Hard Things with Gregg Harris

Raising Kids to Do Hard Things Seminar with Gregg Harris

Raising Kids to Do Hard Things with Gregg Harris

Locations: Chesapeake/Virginia Beach – September 13, 2014
                  Northern Virginia – September 20, 2014

Gregg Harris, the father of Josh Gregg Harris, the father of Josh Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, and Alex & Brett Harris, co-authors of Do Hard Things, presents this seminar parent-to-parent, providing information to help your kids think beyond the school-work-play track so they can jump off the conveyor belts of modern-day education and employment, and into a world of freedom and opportunity! Help them catch the vision, set goals, and make step-by-step changes to raise their expectations of themselves and take on the hard things. Kids don’t need to wait until they’re older to do truly great things–they can do them now!

This is a one-day workshop scheduled for 8am to 6pm on two locations in Virginia this fall.


Get more information and register online at http://nobleinstitute.org/workshops

Family Economics and Mentorship Conference – November 6-8, 2014

2014 Family Economics Conference - 4 Reasons to Attend

Location: Hampton – November 6-8, 2014

The Family Economics and Mentorship Conference is more than a “how-to” seminar on starting a business (although there’s plenty of that, too), it is about learning to use that family business or ministry as a vehicle—not just to earn money and teach entrepreneurship—but to foster a closer family relationship and strengthen the family—spiritually, financially, and relationally.

With visionary keynotes, nuts-and-bolts workshops, business-in-a-box ideas to get you started, you’ll leave the conference with renewed vision, concrete ideas, a plan for action, and practical next steps you can take on Monday morning.

Get more information and register online at https://www.familyeconomics.com/virginia-conference

New Homeschool Co-op in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Mustard Seed Kids Co-op is a new homeschool co-op venture in the Harrisonburg area. Modeled after Creative Kids Co-op, Mustard Seed will offer enrichment classes to children 3 and older, with a nursery available for parents while they teach.

We welcome you to meet with us Wednesday mornings from 9 am-12:15 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church. For more information visit our blog at mustardseedkids.wordpress.com Please let us know of your interest as soon as possible at mustardseedkidscoop@gmail.com.

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

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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.