Spelling Bee in Windham Open to Homeschoolers; Winner Will Go On To State Championship

Are you interested in participating in an annual spelling bee? Register at the Nesmith Library in Windham, NH, by October 30 to be part of this exciting opportunity for home schoolers in the Granite State! Registration fee is $10 / family; students in grades 4 – 8 are invited to attend (please see the official Scripps eligibility requirements at spellingbee.com for any questions).

The Energize! Christian Family Conference

September 19-20, 2014
Merrimack Valley Baptist Church
517 Boston Post Road
Merrimack, NH 03054

Steve and Teri Maxwell and family will be giving their brand-new Energize! family conference in Nashua/Merrimack, New Hampshire, September 19-20th.
Some of the session titles include:
Today Children: Tomorrow Leaders
How to Have an Awesome Day
Supersonic Leadership: Is Everyone Strapped In?
Dating, Courtship, Betrothal, or Whatever

New Hampshire Theater Group Seeks Young Actor

Jean's Playhouse seeks non-Union child actor for National Tour of Christmas Carol! Looking for a talented young person between 10-16 years of age, male or female, rehearsals begin in Lincoln NH, Nov 20, tour dates Nov 30-Dec 18 travelling from VA to TX to FL, with final performances in Lincoln likely before Christmas. All housing provided, $600 stipend. Cast/crew includes a child wrangler, thus adult supervision at all times. Home schooler preferred, but will consider any school arrangement. Please contact Scott Severance with any questions @ (603) 275-0605 or cardboardbelt@comcast.net

Art Classes in New Boston and in Henniker

Drawing class for home schooled students ages 7-13 in New Boston

The course starts September 8 and runs for 5 weeks, meeting on Mondays, 12:00 to 2:00, at the New Boston library. Instructor is Claire Hornibrook, a homeschooled high school student with extensive experience in art. Students will learn to draw using models, photos, and their imaginations! The class will include exercises in shading and some study of anatomy. $15 per child for the five week course (students will need to bring supplies). Email clawoftheraven@gmail.com for more info.

New Homeschool Coop in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

From Bobbie Johnston--Our first meeting will be NEXT Wednesday, September 3 at 9:00am at the Evangelical Baptist Church at 50 Washington St., Lakeport, NH 03246

Free Software and Web Development Courses

The Webucator company specializes in online software and web development courses. They have decided to make all of their self-paced courses available for free to homeschoolers. This includes courses on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Photoshop, Dreamweaver and many others. From the website www.webucator.com,
Go to the Self-paced Courses page.
Browse through the courses.
Click the Order Now button next to the course.
Enter HOMESCHOOL for the Coupon Code and click Validate Coupon.
Complete the registration.

Teen Book Group in Wolfeboro

Is your teen interested in reading some great books and discussing them with other homeschoolers? Join us in Wolfeboro for our monthly Teen Book Discussion Group. We read the kinds of books you find on college prep book lists, the kinds of books that can be tough to read, but are more fun if you get to talk about them afterward with friends. It’s a great opportunity for students who are reading books of this type to share their thoughts and learn to discuss opinions and ideas in a comfortable setting.

Our book list for this year is:
October--Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Art Classes at Paint pARTy in Windham

We are offering two four-week classes on Wednesdays from 1-2:30. One class will be for grades 1-4, taught by Kathy Mota, and the second class will be for grades 5-9 and taught by the owner of the company, Sherry Burnett.

Teen Group Forming in Southern NH and Mass

Calling all Tweens and Teens (ages 11+) for a NEW group on the Northern MA/Southern NH border! A new group is forming specifically for ages 11 and up! (Very mature 10 year olds will also be considered). Our goal is to have 1 meet up a week, throughout the year. We will have research and presentation (completely voluntary as some kids need time to feel comfortable with this), group learning, non-competitive team building games, crafts, guest speakers, field trips, fun trips, community service projects, time to just hang out, board games, art and poetry celebrations and more!

New Hampshire Legislative Youth Advisory Council

Created in 2006, the NH LYAC is a statutory committee of the New Hampshire legislature. Serving as a link between young people and New Hampshire government, LYAC is a group of 19 high school and college students (from age 15-22) who are appointed from every county in the state. A state senator and representative are also appointed as members of the Council.

LYAC analyzes issues that pertain to New Hampshire youth, brings ideas to the legislature, advises the legislature, and promotes civic engagement among youth.