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Friday, January 23, 2015

Homeschool Ballroom Dance Class [MEDFORD]


Homeschool Ballroom Dance Class 

Our ballroom dance class is in need of boy dancers from the age of 8 to 13 years old. We meet at the Evergreen Ballroom in Central Point, Wednesdays from 2pm - 3pm. Spring session runs February 18th – May 29th. (10 Weeks) Family dance performance will be held on May 2nd. It’s great fun. Contact DeeAnn at (626) 589-0844 or e-mail ballroom@toddmail.us.

HSG Happenings

Folks,
I'm sure we can all relate to trying something new and finding it didn't quite work out the way we'd hoped. Such is the case with our recent admin changes. No worries though, the Homeschool Gathering will NOT be going anywhere!

I would still like to find a one or two homeschool "scouts" to contribute posts and local activities to our homeschool community. I am definitely looking for one volunteer with younger elementary aged children. (Activities for that age-range have kind of fallen off my radar as my children got older.) You don't necessarily have to plan field trips (but you can) I just need someone on the lookout for activities that would appeal to that age and send them my way. IF THIS MIGHT BE YOU, please email me ASAP.

Thank you for your patience and continued support!

Blessings to you and yours,
Tika Weeks
Admin for HSG

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Theatre Field Trips in Grants Pass!

See Charlotte's Web on stage!

To place your reservation: order online or call 800-606-0424.

Monday , April 13, 2015
9:30 am - SOLD OUT
11:30 am -  only 16 seats left!
We may be able to add a performance at 1:15 pm,
if there is enough interest - please contact us!

Explore a magical barnyard world at the Arable farm where animals talk and miracles happen. This story of courage and friendship, based on E.B. White's touching novel of a lovable pig named Wilbur and a kind spider named Charlotte, has inspired readers for decades.
Suggested for grades K-5

TICKET PRICES
Single Advance Tickets           $9.00 each
Group Advance Tickets (15+) $5.25 each
Discounts available for groups of 200 or more!

To place your reservation:
order online or call 800-606-0424


Friday, January 2, 2015

New Season Shoestring Productions Theatrical Troupe

The winter/spring session of your local Christian homeschool theatre troupe, Shoestring Productions Theatrical Troupe, begins Jan. 6, 1:30 pm at West Main Church of Christ.  Tuition, name and date of production are to be determined after registration.   Visit our new website to learn more about us.
   

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Great news!!

I have GREAT NEWS! Please welcome Donna Jordan as our new HSG administrator :) Thanks to her the HS Gathering sites will remain up and running!

Happy New Year from HSG!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HSG update

IMPORTANT HSG ANNOUNCEMENT:
Since a new administrator or assistant has not been located, I will be shutting down the following HSG resources beginning January 1st to focus on my family and business obligations:
· The HSG Facebook page (www.fb.com/thehsgathering)
· The HSG Curriculum Swap & Resale Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/HSGCurriculumSwap)
· The HSG blog (www.thehsgathering.blogspot.com)

Thank you & God bless,
Tika Weeks
HSG Administrator

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TEACH graduation Class of 2015

If you have a high school graduate this year and would like to participate in our 27th Annual TEACH Graduation Night, message me here or email: krismays@aol.com Thanks!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ballroom Dancing!

Love to Dance?! 

Have you ever been curious about local ballroom dancing opportunities for your students? Now is your chance to join us for a great evening of fun and to learn more about this incredible opportunity. 

We invite you to join us at our ballroom dance recital on November 15th at 7:30 pm. The evening will start with a half hour performance from the homeschool ballroom dancers (ages 8-18), followed by a ballroom lesson for guests. The festivities will end with open dancing until 9:30pm. There are also tickets available to just see the recital at 6:30 for 30 minutes. This will be a great opportunity for your family to have fun, learn a few new dance steps, and find out more about this great opportunity. 

Location: Evergreen Ballroom- 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point 
Tickets: $3 in advance and at door (if still available) 

Looking forward to seeing you there! 
Lori Vorgang 541.779.7975 
DeeAnn Todd 626.589.0844

Monday, November 3, 2014

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from HSG

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from HSG:
As many of you know, the HS Gathering was established several years ago as a communication resource to support our Southern Oregon homeschool families. There have been countless field trips, Mom's Nights (aka, Gatherings), classes and workshops, and community events and activities announced both here and on our Facebook page. Last spring, HSG launched the HSG Homeschool Curriculum Swap & Re-Sale, a HUGE hit for Facebook users! And don't forget our 1st "in person" Used Curriculum Sale earlier this year.

My friends, this has been a labor of love! It has truly been an honor to serve the homeschool community through this ministry. That being said, I have prayed for months now for guidance on how to go forward with HSG that is compatible with changes in my own family. I firmly believe that the time has come to "pass the baton" to another family.

Prayer request- Please pray that another family will come forward soon to continue the work of HSG. If another is not found soon, I'm afraid HSG will be no more. Please prayerfully consider if that might be you! I am absolutely available to answer any questions as to what this would entail.

May God's will be done here now and forevermore!

Blessings to you all,
Tika Weeks
Administrator for the HS Gathering

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ballroom Dance Recital

Love to Dance?!

Have you ever been curious about local ballroom dancing opportunities for your children?  Now is your chance to join us for a great night of fun and learn more about this incredible opportunity.  We invite you to join us at our ballroom dance recital on November 15th at 7:30 pm. The evening will start with a half hour performance from the homeschool ballroom dancers (ages 8-18), followed by a ballroom lesson for guests. The festivities will end with open dancing until 9:30pm. This will be a great opportunity for your family to have fun,  learn a few new dance steps, and find out more about this great opportunity.

Location: Evergreen Ballroom- 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point
Tickets: $3 in advance and at door (if still available)

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Lori Vorgang
541.779.7975

DeeAnn Todd
626.589.0844

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GET OUT THE VOTE EVENT 10/23 [Medford]

GET OUT THE VOTE EVENT:

On Thursday, October 23rd, we'll meet at the Jackson County Republican Headquarters from 4:30 - 7:30 pm to call folks with a reminder to turn in their ballots . We are going to be served pizza, so I would appreciate it if people would RSVP to me via email or phone---(541)245-2959. Help us to encourage others to exercise their right to vote!

~Veronika Comerchero

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Attn: Grants Pass Homeschoolers!

from James Art Ville:

"The Grants Pass Library has provided an alert system to notify home-schoolers of upcoming events and specials. This will likely take the form of emails being sent. However, it seems like they won't roll it out until they have more people sign up. This is that they sent to me:

Hello,
I will add you to my list. So far, my list is quite small and has not reached the point where it’s worth sending much out. If you could help build it, and get people to send me items to share, that would be wonderful!

Thanks,
Kate Dwyer
Outreach Education Librarian
Josephine Community Libraries
200 NW C Street Street
PO Box 1684
Grants Pass OR 97528
(541) 476-0571

In order to sign up requires sending an email to: kdwyer@JosephineLibrary.org with the subject line of "HOMESCHOOL ALERT SIGN-UP"

This would be an amazing resource for my family, and we need your help to make it worth their time and effort. Please consider signing up. Thank you."

Apple Pie Day at the Victory Rally [Medford] 10/3

Apple Pie Day in Medford?!

Apple Pie Day is an event that occurs every other year at the Capitol in Salem; it's an opportunity for home schooling families to meet their legislators, and for the legislators to meet the fine families they are representing.

This Friday, we have an opportunity to meet many of the candidates in this 2014 election right here in Medford. Bring your family to the Victory Rally at the Commons from 5-8pm, meet some folks, introduce yourselves as home schoolers. When our newly-elected legislators are in Salem, we want them to remember our faces and the values we hold dear.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Joni & Friend BBQ & Square Dance [Medford] 10/10

Friday, October 10
at 6:00pm
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center
3377 Table Rock Rd, Medford, Oregon 97504

Join us for a fun evening filled with lots of good food, great dancing and gratifying fellowship. Please RSVP by calling (541) 864-9864 or emailing jafsouthoregon@gmail.com

All Things Are Possible Celebration [Medford]

Friday, November 7
at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
FBC Ministries
649 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, Oregon 97504

INFORMATION FOR MEDFORD ONLY
Please join us at our All Things Are Possible Celebration on Friday, November 7 at FBC (First Baptist Church) in Medford. We will celebrate how God has blessed us through an increasing growth of ministry as well as raise funds so we can grow deeper and wider and impact even more lives with the love of Christ. You will not want to miss this opportunity to be inspired by testimonies from families and volunteers who have been impacted by the ministry of Joni and Friend Southern Oregon.

Our special speaker will be Brian Sakultarawattn, this year's Twin Rocks Family Retreat pastor. Be encouraged and strengthened by the testimony of this man who experienced 3rd degree burns over 97% of his body. He and his wife, Haley will share their message of hope, commitment and God's faithfulness in the midst of difficulty. Dessert will also be served. Please make your reservations now or call us for more information. Phone: (541) 864-9864
Email: jafsouthoregon@gmail.com

All Things Are Possible Celebration [GP]

Thursday, November 6
at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
1051 SE M St., Grants Pass, OR

INFORMATION FOR GRANTS PASS ONLY Please join us at our All Things Are Possible Celebration on Thursday, November 6th in Grants Pass at Crossroads Calvary Church. We will celebrate how God has blessed us through an increasing growth of ministry as well as raise funds so we can grow deeper and wider and impact even more lives with the love of Christ. You will not want to miss this opportunity to be inspired by testimonies from families and volunteers who have been impacted by the ministry of Joni and Friend Southern Oregon.

Our special speaker will be Brian Sakultarawattn, this year's Twin Rocks Family Retreat pastor. Be encouraged and strengthened by the testimony of this man who experienced 3rd degree burns over 97% of his body. He and his wife, Haley will share their message of hope, commitment and God's faithfulness in the midst of difficulty. Dessert will also be served.

Please make your reservations now or call us for more information.
Phone: (541) 864-9864
Email: jafsouthoregon@gmail.com

Community Service Op

Opportunity for "Teen" Service: The Pregnancy Care Center is holding their annual Fundraising Gala October 23, 24 & 25, and they need young adult volunteer servers, preferably ages 14-19 (they've been known to take mature 12 year olds). This is a good opportunity for your young adult to serve the community, hear a great speaker & accrue volunteer hours for their transcript/resume. What? You say your student does not volunteer their time for others? Now is the time to start! Show them how to be a well-rounded individual by encouraging (requiring?) them to serve others. This is a huge plus on their high school transcript and/or resume. Contact the GP PCC to sign up. http://gppregnancy.com/

Monday, September 15, 2014

Violin lessons

From Stephanie Emmons:

ATTENTION PARENTS: Has your child expressed interest in learning to play the violin? This is the perfect time to start them with the new school year! Your child will learn how to read notes, learn music theory, to have proper violin posture and most of all, to enjoy playing the violin. For the past 6 years, I have been blessed to be able to help children achieve these skills along with growing in confidence and perseverance. Lessons are at a convenient Grants Pass location. My rate is $15.00 per 1/2 hour lesson. For more info, please contact me at 541-660-4611. www.stephanieemmons.weebly.com References are available. I look forward to talking with you about the possibility of teaming up with you to help develop your child's music skills. -Stephanie Emmons

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT HOMESCHOOLING

From Veronika Comerchero:

OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT HOMESCHOOLING: The November elections are fast approaching. We have the opportunity to decide who will represent us in Salem---our families, our values, and our freedom to homeschool. Colonel Dave Dotterrer is running for State Senate. He believes parents have the right to decide what form of education is best for their children, be it private, public, charter, or homeschooling. We need an advocate in Salem who will speak for the homeschooling families of Southern Oregon. Please consider supporting Dave by participating in "Doors for Dave." When: Thursday, September 18th, 5 - 8ish pm Where: Republican Headquarters, 311 E. Main St., Medford What: Learn how to "walk a precinct" in support of a candidate and experience being a part of our country's political process. Who: All ages are welcome! Questions: Contact Evan Ridley (201) 880-0074 FREE pizza will be served! Please let us know if you would like to join us so we will be sure to have enough pizza. You may reply to this post or to Evan.

Homeschool Swim!

Cascade Community Pool in White City has added Homeschool Open Swim to their schedule for Thursdays, starting on September 18th, 1-3 pm. Children are $1.50, parents can watch for FREE or swim for an additional fee.