The Damariscotta River Association offers a monthly hands-on nature programs from September through June for homeschool families. Classes are held 10:00 a.m. to noon on the fourth Monday of each month (except October and December). Prepay for five classes and get a sixth class free. For ages 5 and up (younger may come). Fee: $5.00/child. Call 207-563-1393 to register. Scholarships are available for all programs. For more information visit damariscottariver.org.
NBC reports that one of the major reasons African American families choose to homeschool is to teach black history. Only about 10% of class time is devoted to black history so parents are turning to homeschooling to fill that gap.
The Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum in Washington NC is celebrating Home School Month in October. Homeschool groups can arrange free tours and presentations at the museum to learn more about the underground railroad in eastern NC, specifically the greater Washington area. We can also help create an underground railroad history curriculum for classes. Find us on Facebook or WHDA.org.
From 2005 to 2015, the number of registered homeschool students in Maine increased by 35 percent, according to the Maine Department of Education. Approximately 5,500 children, or 3 percent of Maine’s K-12 students, were homeschooled in 2015, the Portland Press Herald reported in 2016.
The Southern Maine Association of Shakespearean Homeschoolers will celebrate their 25th anniversary with two encore presentations of The Comedy of Errors.
Founded in 1993 by Pastor Samuel Richards, the group’s vision is “to help students grow intellectually, socially and spiritually while learning about William Shakespeare from a Christian perspective, and to show God’s love and grace through their production of his plays.”
The non-profit organization relies on donations for all of their funding. The director, Sam Richards, is married with six children and teaches Shakespeare to homeschoolers.
Show times for The Comedy of Errors are 6:30 p.m. on June 16th and 17th at the Winthrop Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For more information, you can visit SMASH’s website or call their box office at 207-558-5462.
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Source: The Age