Concord Fencing Club Introduction to Foil Fencing for Homeschoolers Starts September 2

For students aged 7-14 years.

14th Annual Not-Back-To-School Beach Day Friday, September 12

Originally started by Jenny Courser, the Original Not Going Back to School Party, is a day at the ocean at Short Sands Beach in York, Maine.

The Energize! Christian Family Conference

September 19-20, 2014
Merrimack Valley Baptist Church
517 Boston Post Road
Merrimack, NH 03054

Steve and Teri Maxwell and family will be giving their brand-new Energize! family conference in Nashua/Merrimack, New Hampshire, September 19-20th.
Some of the session titles include:
Today Children: Tomorrow Leaders
How to Have an Awesome Day
Supersonic Leadership: Is Everyone Strapped In?
Dating, Courtship, Betrothal, or Whatever

New Homeschool Coop in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

From Bobbie Johnston--Our first meeting will be NEXT Wednesday, September 3 at 9:00am at the Evangelical Baptist Church at 50 Washington St., Lakeport, NH 03246

Free Software and Web Development Courses

The Webucator company specializes in online software and web development courses. They have decided to make all of their self-paced courses available for free to homeschoolers. This includes courses on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Photoshop, Dreamweaver and many others. From the website,
Go to the Self-paced Courses page.
Browse through the courses.
Click the Order Now button next to the course.
Enter HOMESCHOOL for the Coupon Code and click Validate Coupon.
Complete the registration.

The Science of Chocolate at the Mariposa Museum September 4

In connection with our exhibit, World of Chocolate! the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center is hosting a workshop for homeschool families called, The Science of Chocolate, on Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. RSVP required. Led by the museum's new education director, Anna Petrova, participants will explore where chocolate comes from, examine a living cacao tree, enjoy a Mayan legend about the theft of chocolate from paradise and make their own chocolate (with plenty of stirring opportunities for younger children). Cost is $6 for the first child or $10 for siblings. Parents are free.

Teen Book Group in Wolfeboro

Is your teen interested in reading some great books and discussing them with other homeschoolers? Join us in Wolfeboro for our monthly Teen Book Discussion Group. We read the kinds of books you find on college prep book lists, the kinds of books that can be tough to read, but are more fun if you get to talk about them afterward with friends. It’s a great opportunity for students who are reading books of this type to share their thoughts and learn to discuss opinions and ideas in a comfortable setting.

Our book list for this year is:
October--Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Art Classes at Paint pARTy in Windham

We are offering two four-week classes on Wednesdays from 1-2:30. One class will be for grades 1-4, taught by Kathy Mota, and the second class will be for grades 5-9 and taught by the owner of the company, Sherry Burnett.

Teen Group Forming in Southern NH and Mass

Calling all Tweens and Teens (ages 11+) for a NEW group on the Northern MA/Southern NH border! A new group is forming specifically for ages 11 and up! (Very mature 10 year olds will also be considered). Our goal is to have 1 meet up a week, throughout the year. We will have research and presentation (completely voluntary as some kids need time to feel comfortable with this), group learning, non-competitive team building games, crafts, guest speakers, field trips, fun trips, community service projects, time to just hang out, board games, art and poetry celebrations and more!

New Hampshire Legislative Youth Advisory Council

Created in 2006, the NH LYAC is a statutory committee of the New Hampshire legislature. Serving as a link between young people and New Hampshire government, LYAC is a group of 19 high school and college students (from age 15-22) who are appointed from every county in the state. A state senator and representative are also appointed as members of the Council.

LYAC analyzes issues that pertain to New Hampshire youth, brings ideas to the legislature, advises the legislature, and promotes civic engagement among youth.