The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition News October 2016 Volume XXVIII Number 2

Homeschooling High School Mini-Workshops in Lebanon and Hooksett

We are pleased to announce the NHHC is holding Homeschooling High School mini-workshops on Saturday, October 22 in two locations:

9:30-noon at the Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon, N. H.
11:00-2:00 at the Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, N. H.

Hear from veteran home educators on such topics as setting expectations, choosing curriculum, SAT, dual enrollment, transcripts, and information on post-high school options. These workshops are free to the public, and registration is not required.

Old Ways Days in Canterbury

October 15 and 16 at Old Ways Traditions, 418 Shaker Road in Canterbury

Among the exhibits and demonstrations:
Blacksmithing tools
Antique steam and gas engines running vintage machinery
Top notch musicians – bluegrass, celtic, Americana
Delicious regular and veggie chili
Saw milling
Janet King art show
One lunger gas engines
Broom and spoon making
Alpacas and their useable products
And a wide range of antique tools for sale

Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 Sunday 10:00 – 3:00.
Contact Dave and Anne Emerson at 603 783 4403 or, or visit

Fall Festival at Massabesic Audubon

Massabesic Audubon Center on Auburn hosts a fall festival on Saturday, October 22, from 4 until 8.

This family event will feature a tour through the Enchanted Forest, a live animal presentation, and an informative presentation about New Hampshire bats. Visitors will also be able to enjoy live bluegrass music, marshmallow roasting around the Enchanted bonfire, face painting, games, crafts, and refreshments.
Pre-registration is required. To sign up for a tour time go to or call 603-668-2045.

Coordinator’s Report

Since my last report, changes to the NHHC Constitution and Bylaws were ratified and sent to the appropriate state and local authorities. Due to those changes we had a quorum to conduct business at our quarterly board meeting last week.

Officers for the next year were elected as follows:
Coordinator: Amy Gall
Secretary: Christina Knickerbocker
Treasurer: Christopher Seiler
Webmaster: Stef Marsh
Newsletter Editor: Abbey Lawrence

We have put together a mini-workshop on Homeschooling High School to take place on October 22 in two locations. We have also started to plan our annual Spring Workshop for 2017.

In the coming months we plan to update our membership list. Expect to hear from one of our volunteer representatives or officers who will verify that you wish to remain on our list.

We are still seeking local representatives to provide support in the Seacoast and Berlin/Colebrook areas. If you are interested in volunteering to serve the homeschooling community please contact me.

Amy Gall

Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes and Noble

October 8 – 16, save an extra 25% on books, toys, movies, games, music and more. (Certain exclusions apply.) 10 % off on Café consumables and select Nook devices. Homeschooling parents are welcome.

Cooking Classes for Homeschoolers

The Culinary Playground in Derry has added a cooking series for homeschoolers that will meet on Wednesdays, 10-11:15 for a 6-week session beginning November 2. Call Kristen Chinosi at (603) 339-1664 or visit

Creative Writing Club in Antrim

Avenue A Teen and Community Center in Antrim hosts a creative writing club which meets throughout the school year on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8. It will be facilitated by Cynthia West, publisher of Monadnock Living Magazine. New writers are always welcome. Students share their writing projects, give and receive feedback, and do a writing prompt. We invite guest writers to visit the club as well.

Homeschool Gymnastics in Dover

Homeschool gymnastics class for boys and girls ages 6 to12 at Atlantic Gymnastics in Dover. Eight-week session for $80, Thursdays 12-1. For more information call Amanda Marengo at 740-3547 or visit

Mathematics Contests

Brock University in Ontario sponsors Caribou Mathematics online contests for elementary, middle, and high school students in English and French six times a year. The first contest will be held October 19 and 20. Visit

Remember, check our website for more activities and announcements!

NHHC Newsletter Staff
Abbey Lawrence, Editor, PO Box 97, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816, 539-7233,
Stefanie Marsh, layout and web posting.

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