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Great house for sale in Castle Rock

Category: Buy, Sell, or Trade Date Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 By: Robin Melkus

Great house for sale in Castle Rock! My realtor let me know about this, it's going on the market next week, but if you are able to move fast you can get it cheap and avoid a bidding war! Across from Douglas County Fairgrounds, close to the highway for easy commuting. 3 BR, 3 baths, under $200k! Here's what my realtor says:

Attached is the RealList information on the property we discussed. The property has real hardwood flooring on the main level, including the bedrooms. There are two bedrooms and two full baths on the main level. There is a Rec room, bedroom, 3/4 bath and furnace room in the basement. Furnace is newer. One car attached garage. Has Sprinkler system in yard that has never been used. Seller will make no warranties on it, but was told it was fully functional when she bo...

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Fitness in the Park

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 By: Wendy West

Fitness in the Park was born on the idea that fitness is a missing component in a homeschoolers curriculum. As a homeschool father of three, I understand the need for a “Fitness” component to our children’s life and the need to stay fit in our ever changing world. I hope that the time we have together, while we are sweating at the park, will be a rewarding and fulfilling time for you and your entire family. For only $10 a session per family or $75 a month per family come join us every Tuesday and Thursday at a park near you. For more information, contact Coach Brian Hoffman BFS, USAW @ 720-810-2418 or email:

IEW Writing Instruction

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 By: Deanne Smith

When: Weekly classes
What: Writing Instruction using the Institute for Excellence in Writing methods
Cost: $10-15 per class plus materials
Contact: Deanne Smith

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." ~Sylvia Plath

In my experience, self-doubt is the largest barrier to developing good writing skills. The methods taught by the Institute for Excellence in Writing remove this barrier, guiding students to become competent communicators. As a certified instructor, I would like to offer my assistance in guiding your students toward this goal. I offer the following services: consulting, editing, individual and group tutoring, and classes. (References are available upon request.)

I am in the process of deciding what classes to offer next year. As I consider this, I would like to know what the needs/interests are. He...

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Curriculum Sale

Category: Non-PCHE Events Date Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 By: Robin Melkus

When: May 16 - 17th, 2014
Where: 629 Briar Haven Circle, Castle Pines
Cost: N/A
Contact: Robin Melkus

My friend hosts this annual homeschool book and curriculum sale in her home.

May 16-17, 2014
South Denver
Homeschool Book Sale
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hosted by:
Michelle Warren
629 Briar Haven Drive
Castle Pines, CO 80108

Please private message me on FaceBook if you are interested in the selling procedure.
Michelle (Paasch) Warren
Please cross-post to any group or forum you think would be interested.

No “table” rent.
You need not attend your table during the sale.
Keep 75% of your actual sales.

Books are sorted by subject.
Easily compare curriculums.
Better money management with one overall purchase.

It’s FUN! Bring your friends for a social shopping spree. Plus, Saturday will include secret specials

If you are not ...

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LIving History Days

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 By: Wendy West

Living History Days
Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, 1781

You and your family are cordially invited to join us as we bring the spring of 1781 to life. After a year of horrible setbacks in 1780, the fortune of war could not have turned around more gloriously than in 1781. Experience 18th century life first hand; immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and activities of the past through costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, a drama, and two battle reenactments. Over a dozen different aspects of colonial life will be available for you to experience, so you are sure to learn a lot about our rich heritage. Fun for all ages, young and old alike, you will experience dedication, authenticity and true-life experiences that will make this memory last a life-time, and hopefully keep y...

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Child Care Needed for Group Bible Study

Category: Bulletin Board Date Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 By: Cheryl Lindberg

Hi all! I am planning a Bible Study in Castle Rock, however, we are in need of child care. If any of your high school or college aged girls would like to earn service hours or money (depending on what we can come up with), we would LOVE the help for about two hours a week. We are currently looking at Fridays starting April 11, running for six weeks, but we are flexible based on location and child care. Email or call me, Courtney Dorris, if you know someone who can help us. There should be 20-30 kids (depending on how many God brings our way).

Thanks so much,
Courtney Dorris
(c) 281-910-1014
(h) 720-456-7043

Volunteer Training Day

Category: Non-PCHE Events Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 By: Lynette Lembke

Praying Hands Ranch is a therapeutic riding center located at 11892 E. Hilltop Road. They work with handicapped adults and children. If you like working with horses and people, please consider volunteering. The next volunteer training day is Saturday, March 22 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Call 303-841-4043 for more information.

"Simply Fun" Open House

Category: Bulletin Board Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 By: Theresa Harvey

When: Friday March 28th
Where: 11500 Night Heron Drive Parker, Colorado 80134
What: "Simply Fun" open house
Cost: Free
RSVP: Nancy Mayfield
Contact: 970 222-6740

At Simply Fun we build smarter kids and stronger families through the amazing power of play. We believe that play is essential in our lives, helping us strengthen academic, social and emotional skills in children. Our award-winning educational games make learning fun and are designed to be played in 30 minutes or less, allowing even the busiest families to learn and connect through play. Ages elementary and up welcome.

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Art Show/Open House

Category: Bulletin Board Date Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 By: Sheryl Van Denend

When: Thursday April 10, 2014, 6:30 pm
Where: 6570 South Broadway, Littleton
What: Art show/Open House
Cost: FREE
Contact: RSHS office (303) 797-1005

Rock Solid High School Open House and Art Exhibit

Please join us for an art show of our students' work as well as an open house to see the new face of RSHS. We are a homeschool high school program that equips students with an outstanding and comprehensive education. Using the college model, RSHS is a private Christian high school that meets two days per week. Qualified staff members provide intensive instruction in each course of study. There are full and part time class options available for homeschool families as well as the ACE scholarship option. RSHS also offers some dual credit courses through Colorado Christian University. The enrichment trips and lifelong friendships established at Rock Solid will prove to be a blessing for your family :)

We hope you can join us...

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Adventures in Odyssey Auditions

Category: Non-PCHE Events Date Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 By: Wendy West

Auditions for the Odyssey Adventure Club Video Series

Adventures in Odyssey is holding open auditions to find one boy and one girl to host the all-new Odyssey Adventure Club online video series! No acting experience necessary. This audition is open to boys and girls, ages 10-16.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:00pm – 5:00pm
(please arrive by 2:00pm)

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Focus on the Family, 8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

What to bring:
Your personality! And an adult.

*All auditioners must be accompanied by an adult

For more information visit