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Energize! Conference Loveland, CO

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 By: Wendy West

Would you like your family to be energized? Are you working as a team? Are you pulling together toward a common goal? Do you have joy and peace? Maybe you started strong but something happened, and you’re simply “out of gas.” Join the Maxwells for a time of encouragement and get your tank filled.

When: July 18th and 18th Friday evening, 5-8:30 p.m. (If you come to the 5 p.m. round-table discussion, please bring your family’s own dinner. Otherwise, the session, Heart, Soul, and Spirit begins at 7.) and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: Grace Community Church, 240 Barberry Place, Loveland, Colorado 80537

There is no cost for this weekend conference, but love offering boxes will be on the book tables to help with the Maxwells’ traveling expenses. Your registration is re...

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Guitar Lessons

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 By: Lynette Lembke

Learn Guitar with an experienced local guitarist/instructor. Thirty years of experience delivers quality, sequenced lessons, customized to meet the needs of individual students. Whether aspiring to play masterworks of the classical repertoire, or strum and pluck along with hymns and praise songs, you can learn the skills that lead to a lifetime of musical expression and creativity. Call to arrange a free first lesson--day times are available--and all ages and abilities are welcome: Nathaniel Ross--303/646-2580;

*As a note of personal reference, Nat Ross and his family are friends of ours from church. He helps lead the worship team and is a highly talented and godly man as well as a homeschool dad. He was also a music teacher at a school in Castle Rock.

PALS Chess Academy Camps

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 By: Wendy West

PALS Chess Academy is offering summer camps. Lior Lapid, the Chess Master of PALS Chess Academy, is a three time New Mexico State Champion and former K-9 and K-12 National Champion. He has over 15 years of experience teaching chess in schools. He has been the head coach at chess camps for children in New York, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado and Israel.

The dates & locations of the camps are:

June 23 - 28: Hebrew Educational Alliance - 3600 S. Ivanhoe Street, Denver, CO 80237

July 7 - 11: Platte River Academy - 4085 Lark Sparrow Street, Littleton, CO 80126

July 21-25: Skyview Presbyterian Church - 251 E. Sterne Blvd., Centennial, CO 80122

July 28 - August 1: Skyview Presbyterian Church - 251 E. Sterne Blvd., Centennial, CO 80122

At the camps, the time is divided...

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Online College Courses

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 By: Wendy West

OnlineCourses is an open courseware resource. It is one of the top online courses and classes available on the web. We offer free online courses on the web to any devices of the users choice. The site is developed to be optimized for mobile devices which will allow users to take courses anywhere. We present free online courses on the web to any devices of the users choice. The user interface is easy to use and navigate. Offering courses from accounting, biology, chemistry to writing, students can explore the courses, create unique programs and track their progress. We feature courses from institutions such as Yale, MIT, Stanford, and Harvard.

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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