October Opportunities

Please join us for as many October Opportunities as will fit into your schedules!  Our calendar is full of chances to meet with other homeschooling families and enjoy the cooler weather.  Don’t let the words “park day” fool you!  Older children and teens enjoy getting together at the basketball pavilion while parents have a chance to encourage each other and relax under the wonderful umbrella.  The little ones love the playscape and the cooler weather will even allow for ambitious track walking.

3 – Park Day

4 & 5 – Come and Take It Festival at Gonzales Pioneer Village

http://www.texasarmy.org/events/come-and-take-it-festival

10 – Park Day

11 – Jane Long Festival on Bolivar Peninsula

http://bolivarfoundation.com/

16 – TM Monthly Meeting/Mom’s Only Book Swap at Erin’s house.  Bring a book that you’ve enjoyed to swap with another mom.  This will be handled as a White Elephant party, so wrap the book you’re giving away in exchange for a new title.

17, 18, & 19 – Escuela de Soldado (School of the Soldier) at Presidio La Bahia in Goliad

18 – Texian Heritage Festival at Ferland Historical Park in Montgomery

24 – Annual Field Day!

25 – Chemistry Open House at Texas A & M University 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

25 – Texian Market Days at the George Ranch in Richmond

http://www.texianmarketdays.com/

For information about Texas History events to take place in November, visit

http://www.texasarmy.org/events

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Enjoying the Early Years Seminar

Our monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, 9/18 from 6:30-9:30 P.M. (this much time is being allowed for set up, meeting, and clean up.)  We will be able to provide childcare, BUT need to know how many children will actually need care.  There will be a charge for this care, but it will not be expensive.  If this will be a problem, please contact B ASAP.  Location details will be posted on the e-group.

You can find out about the seminar by visiting the following link:

Enjoying the Early Years – Simply Charlotte Mason

Keep in mind that we will only be watching the first disc of the seminar during the meeting.  The entire seminar will be available from the library as soon as it opens.  The second disc deals specifically with teaching reading using CM methods.  So, if you’re interested in that, you might want to order the set for yourself, or put your name on the list to check it out.

If you are a mother of children who are past this stage, please come to the meeting/seminar anyway.  Plan to encourage young moms with honest help that will enable them to enjoy this time in their lives.

Bring a kid friendly potluck item for the meal.  We’ll all be little children for the evening.  Make sure it’s something simple, inexpensive, and fairly nutritious.  Something moms of young’uns would be able to prepare on a small income, in a hurry, and feel good about feeding it to their children.

Suddenly September!

Summer is slipping away and suddenly, it’s September!  While some families are just getting started with their studies, others will soon be winding down their school year.  Our September calendar of events includes the usual park days, an awesome seminar for moms of early learners at our monthly meeting, plus the opportunity to enjoy the Symphony in Victoria and the Grand Opening of the Beth Selah Memorial Library & Book Refuge!  And, if your family plans to participate in the Family Dinner Nights, please contact Angela ASAP!!!  Join us for as many of these events as your family can fit into the schedule.  It will be a great way to get in some of that Socialization 101 credit.  ;0)

September Family Dinner Nights will be scheduled by participating families.  Contact Angela to add your family’s name to the list.  You’ll need to let her know whether you’d like to host, or just enjoy participating.

9/5  Park Day

9/7-9/13  Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Victoria Public Library

9/12  Park Day

9/18  3:00 P.M. Deadline to reserve FREE tickets to the Symphony!*

9/18  Enjoying the Early Years Seminar (Monthly TM Meeting) at FPC in Cuero, Childcare to be Provided, please RSVP if you’ll need childcare

9/19  Park Day

9/20  Master Series concert featuring pianist, Steven Lin, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Victory Symphony Orchestra

9/26  Park Day

9/26  Grand Opening!  Beth Selah Memorial Library & Book Refuge

*A Friend of the Symphony has made a generous donation to the Victoria Symphony
allowing a large number of students and families to attend the September 20 Master Series
concert featuring pianist, Steven Lin, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of
Paganini with the VSO
for FREE
!  Please be certain your family WILL attend this 7:30 pm concert  before you reply to
this offer.  First come, first served!  Due to the length of Symphony performances and
concert recordings, Master Series concerts are best for school age children only.
Address all questions to
vsoeducation@sbcglobal.net
.  Deadline to request free tickets is September 18!

A maximum of 6 student tickets and 4 adult tickets are available per family. If you want
to purchase tickets beyond the maximum 10 free, you may pay $9/students and $17/adults (a
50% discount) at the FAC box office the night of the concert.

To make a reservation, decide how many tickets you need for your family and email
vsoeducation@sbcglobal.net
.
Remember to include your name, your student’s name and school name.  Once you have
received a confirmation email from the Education Coordinator, your reservation will be
complete.  If you do NOT receive a confirmation email, you will have no tickets for this
concert.  You may
pick up your tickets the night of the concert from the Director of Education at the
Education table beside the FAC box office
.  Deadline to reserve free tickets is 3:00 pm on September 18.

The Victoria Symphony concert begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 20 at the Victoria
Fine Arts Center at 1002 Sam Houston Drive.  You may want to
attend Symphony Savvy at 6:30 pm
and hear
“An Insider’s Look at the Orchestra”
led by Maestro Darryl One
. Please plan to arrive no later than 7:15pm for the concert, so your family may be
seated before 7:30pm.  Patrons arriving after the concert has started will NOT be seated
during a performance.  A Symphony concert typically lasts 2 hours, including an
intermission. Immediately following the concert, plan to join
Sound Off!,
a student/family discussion of the music in the mezzanine, with Maestro, Darryl One!

Debbie
Durham

Director of Education

Victoria Symphony

2112 North Navarro

Victoria, Texas 77901

361.576.4500

361.575.8216 fax

http://www.victoriasymphony.com