Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Miller Hill Mall to Open Children’s Play Area

The Miller Hill Mall is opening a Northwoods-themed children’s play area in December.  

Details Here:  https://www.fox21online.com/2018/12/11/miller-hill-mall-to-open-childrens-play-area/?fbclid=IwAR0zzQmCOmxXm2ta4JxSUag567WskgbkDtV4v26StT8jRh5IBPGG9PQLN9A

New Space, Craft & Used Curriculum Event

Triple threat event! 

*Come check out a new space for homeschoolers to use! And let the kids play while you:

*Get in some last minute holiday shopping! Pick up some unique goods from crafty homeschool moms. ($5 a table! You must bring your own table. All crafters welcome! Message Eli Lehn or Halee Schlangen. No direct sales) 

*And, bring your used curriculum to sell and buy some new items.

When:  Thursday, December 20th, 2018 
Time:  4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Where:  2701 W. 3rd Street, Duluth 

Montessori Homeschool Enrichment Program


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Lincoln Park Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the holiday season and share with our neighbors at Duluth Harbor Mission! Each person attending gets:

*Free pizza and cookie decorating.
*A visit from the North Pole (photo opps included!)
*Other special treats and prizes.
*One BINGO card for Christmas BINGO!!

You can earn up to 3 additional BINGO cards through our hygiene item drive and soup jar making station for Duluth Harbor Mission. Each extra card is worth: 1 hygiene item, 1 jar of soup made, or $1.

Thank you for your support of NEAC and all of our events and programs in 2018 :)

You don't have to live in Lincoln Park to join us.  

Also...we are doing 3 homemade ornament days (all free!)

Saturday 12/1, Superior Library, 11:30 am (call the library to register for Simple Gifts program)

Thursday, 12/13, Community Action Duluth. Meal at 5:30; activity at 6pm.

Thursday, 12/20, West Duluth Library, 6:30 pm

Share the Shred

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Winter is here and we want to Share the Shred with you! Spirit Mountain is offering a FREE beginner snowboard or ski lesson on December 2nd and 16th to get kids outside. These beginner lessons are to introduce children ages 6-13 to wintertime fun at Spirit Mountain. This first time on snow experience includes a beginner lesson on the bunny hill, rental, and a snack. Pre-registration along with a signed rental and liability form is required. A parent or guardian must stay on site through the entire lesson. Limited space available so sign up today! 

Schedule for day:

Check in begins at 11:30am in the Bear Paw chalet.
Program runs from 12p-3p and will take place inside and out.

For more information and to sign up for Sunday December 2nd:

*Registration for December 16th event will open on December 10th


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Nature Group: New Location on 4th Fridays for Winter

Everyone is invited to come to play and explore outside at Hartley Nature Center the 4th Fridays this winter (through April 26th).  We will meet at the climbing trees and explore from there.  We will warm up in the nature center afterwards.  Notice the time switch to 11 am.  The nature group will continue meeting on the 2nd Friday of the month at Lincoln Park!  

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ornament Making Party

Bring an easy ornament craft to share with all. Or bring a small donation to help defray cost, if you can. Go home with many handmade ornaments!

When:  Monday, December 10th, 2018 
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Where:  Duluth Heights Community Club (33 W Mulberry Street, Duluth) 

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Self Defense Seminar for Ages 10+

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Lorenzi’s Boxing will be hosting a Self Defense Seminar with none other then Indalecio Tat-Tito Romero III!  Ages will be 10+ and the cost will be $50 per person. The course will start at 9am and run until 12pm.  We are capping this class at 25 so get signed up ASAP! This seminar will fill up fast so get your spot today!

Self Defense Seminar Details
When:  December 16th
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Egypt Sunken Cities in Twin Cities


Egypt’s Sunken Cities

November 4, 2018 – April 14, 2019

More than 1200 years ago, two ancient cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered those cities, revealing monumental statues, religious images carved in stone, exquisite jewelry, and delicate ceramics—and a greater understanding of life during the age of the pharaohs. Don’t miss this epic story of their discovery.
$20 General Admission ($16 My Mia Members)
$16 Youth age 6-12 ($14 My Mia Members)
Free Child age 0-5
Free for Investor Level Members and up

Film Screening

“Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City”
Screenings most Fridays, every hour from 10:15 a.m.; last screening at 7:15 p.m.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the rediscovery of the lost city of Thonis-Heracleion, one of two ancient Egyptian cities featured in the exhibition. Produced by Scottish Television. (59 min., in English). Free; tickets not required.

$5 Bag Sale @ Gabriel's Bookstore

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Teen Game Night!

Teens ages 13-17 are invited to come to a game night for board games and pizza!  No cost.  Please email Shari to RSVP.  Sorry - no exceptions on the age parameters. 

When:  Saturday, November 24th
Time:  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Hermantown, MN
RSVP:  Please email Shari at sharivanloon@gmail.com 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lake Superior Zoo Winter & Spring Camps

Lake Superior Zoo Winter Camps
Don’t let your little animal hibernate this winter! The zoo offers a number of camps on days that schools are on break.

Winter Zookeeper Camp
Grades K-2 | Thr. December 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grades 3-5 | Fri. December 28, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Animal Fun & Games Camp
Grades K-5 | Mon. February 18, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 Members | $45 Non-Members
Click Here to Register

Fins & Fur Animal Care Camp for ages 8-11
Mon. March 25, 2019 at Lake Superior Zoo | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tues. March 26, 2019 at Great Lakes Aquarium | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost for both days: $79 Members | $94 Non-Members

Spring Zookeeper Camp
Grades K-2 | Thr. April 11, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grades 3-5 | Fri. April 12, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 Members | $45 Non-Members
Registration Available February 1, 2019

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Class Opportunity Added: Sew Duluth

Sew Duluth

Sew Duluth is a unique sewing studio that offers sewing lessons and classes for kids aged 8 and up! Learning to sew is “SEW” much more than replacing a button. Our mini-makers will be building their self esteem, hand-eye coordination, spatial skills, concentration, patience, growth mindset, reading skills, basic math skills, and most importantly letting their sparkle and creativity shine!
We supply machines and all sewing implements, you supply the creativity and positive energy.
Students enter a sewing course which consists of 6 levels. All machines, irons, hot glue guns, thread, sewing supplies and patterns will be provided (until the student enters the Workshop level, then the student and Sew Duluth will work together to locate patterns and projects that inspire and challenge the student’s skill progression.) The students will progress through the levels and projects at their own pace.

Sewing sessions run weekly for 6 weeks. Each class is an hour and a half and the total cost is $150. 

UPC Soccer Begins!

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Apprenticeship Info Session


Registration Reminder for Starbase!

STARBASE Registration Reminder

There is still time to register for this upcoming event!

When:  February 18-22, 2019. 
Time:  10 AM to 3 PM. 
Where:  148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, MN. 

FREE hands-on STEM education program for students studying at the 5th grade level. For registration application or more information email crupp@starbasemn.org. Visit the STARBASE website for background and mission of the program.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

CC East Duluth Open House

Are you new to homeschooling? Have you been homeschooling for awhile but feel like you need more support? Are you curious what is Classical Conversations and what does it look like? Then we would like to invite you to an open house! Come see what we are all about by joining in as our guest at the East Duluth Classical Conversations community. This is a great chance to see it firsthand before deciding if it is right for you and your family! Simply register at the link below so we know to expect you!

When: Thursday, November 29th
Where: River Church in Duluth
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ages 4 - 6th grade); 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (optional writing / language for 4th - 6th grade)
**We'd love to have you join us for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

If you would like more information about Classical Conversations prior to registering for the open house, feel free to email the Director of the East Duluth CC at eastduluthcc@gmail.com.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Deadline to Sign-up for CyberPatriots

Nov. 1 DEADLINE: To sign up for CyberPatriots. Our Middle School homeschool team is partnering with a St. Scholastica professor who specializes in cyber security and two college student tech mentors are helping out. We practice Monday evenings at St. Scholastica from 6:30-8:00. I have two slots open and would love to give this opportunity to as many students as possible.

More Details:  https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/?fbclid=IwAR0PNFc0guVuxuMCUPTyEu4l3XevduAFtKQqWOf1YIRlDBf3wAuLKIqmnoc

LSC Business & Industry Career Night

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MÂCHÉ Homeschool Workshops ~ Brainerd/Baxter area

Location: Heritage Assemblies of God, 13242 Berrywood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 1 - 4 PM
Cost: Early bird $25 for individual or husband/wife couple through January 5, 2019, $35 after that online and at the door $35. 20% discount for MÂCHÉ members!

Firm Foundations
Presented by Kris Cox, MÂCHÉ Representative and Educational Consultant 
Homeschooling is a great privilege and blessing as well as a big responsibility. There’s a lot to learn about homeschooling, with every year being a new adventure!  This informative 3-hour workshop is meant to help you build a firm foundation for your homeschool. We’ll discuss many important aspects of homeschooling such as current MN homeschool laws, teaching tips, choosing curriculum, scheduling. planning, avoiding burnout, dealing with resistant learners, understanding learning styles, and ideas for developing a love for learning in your children. A great workshop for the beginning homeschooler but also perfect for the homeschooling parent who needs renewed vision and direction or guidance in any of the areas listed here. You’ll receive relevant information to assist you in providing an excellent education for your children. (Please note: Childcare is not provided.)

High School and Beyond
Presented by Cheri Frame, MÂCHÉ Representative and Educational Consultant
Homeschooling through high school might seem intimidating, but be encouraged! These can be the most enjoyable and influential years you have with your teens. This 3-hour seminar will help you develop a comprehensive 7-12th grade plan. Starting with a strong academic foundation of high school courses and credits, you will learn how to individualize your students’ education based on their graduation goals. You will also learn how to create a transcript, include earning college credit in high school with PSEO and CLEP, and explore the guiding steps for career exploration. Parents and students alike will gain confidence and be encouraged to homeschool through high school as they see the big picture unfold and create a vision for these extraordinary years. Teens are encouraged to attend with their parents at no extra charge!

Presented in cooperation with RISE Homeschool group of Brainerd
Questions: MÂCHÉ 763-717-9070 info@mache.org


Park Day/ Nerf Battle

New Parents: The pictures on Google of Irving Park can be deceiving. Irving Park was reconstructed with new playground equipment and the sand was replaced with wood chips. The park is enclosed so even the little ones can roam freely while being watched from a distance. All kiddos, even the ones not doing Nerf, usually have a good time. Bring a lunch and join us!

Nerf enthusiasts: Join us for an Epic Battle on The Grid. Bring your guns, swords, crossbows, and axes. It's a friendly game with parents joining in on the action. No serious play just making sure all kiddos feel welcomed. 

*Homeschool Dads: This event is super Dad friendly. Bring your Nerf guns and have a good time*

When:  Friday, November 2nd 
Time:  12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Where:  Irving Park 

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Mom & Daughter Engineering Day @ UMD

Mommy, Me & SWE

A hands-on engineering event for girls in grades 1-3.
Saturday, November 10 from 10-12UMD Swenson Civil Engineering Building, Room 265
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at UMD is hosting an event for girls in grades 1-3 and their moms or other female guardian or family member.
This event provides young girls with an opportunity to learn about engineering through hands-on activities. Through the course of the event, girls and moms will have the opportunity to engineer projects together.
We'll also take time to allow the girls to work on a project together while the adults learn about ways to encourage and grow young girls' interests in STEM through their later elementary and middle school years.
Register online here and contact umdswe@d.umn.edu for more information.

Details Here: 

Girl Building Rocket at STEM camp

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Indoor Soccer Returns!

We are back! For the fifth year, we will once again offer our Tuesday evening soccer program for ages 3-12. This is a drop in program with no teams, no uniforms and no game schedule, just fun! Contact Jim Willmore via the contact information listed below.

Friday, October 5, 2018

PSEO Information Session

Are you interested in learning about PSEO options at Lake Superior College? We are having an information session for all Minnesota Homeschool families to learn about the application process and credits possible through this Post Secondary Education Option.

When:  Wednesday, October 10th 
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Where:  Lake Superior College (Room S1981) 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Big Art for Littles

Bring your little ones (ages 5 and under) to the Lincoln Park Building for a morning of stories and BIG art. Dress for a mess and be prepared to paint, sculpt, and create with your family! Pre-registration required at www.duluthartinstitute.org

When:  October 4th and 11th (two dates to choose from) at 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Where:  Duluth Art Institute

Homeschooler's Got Talent

Homeschooler’s Got Talent is scheduled! 

We will be having our talent show on Thursday October 18th at 10:30 a.m. The Common Grounds in Cloquet MN has opened their doors to us for this event. If you have a child/children interested in performing a song, dance, musical piece, juggling, comedy, etc, thean this is a great opportunity for your family  :)  

Please contact Hope Parks by Monday the 12th if your child would like to perform (email link)!  There will tables set up for your children to display art work or other creative hobbies that they’d like to share with others. 

Still come cheer for your fellow homeschoolers if you don’t have children interested in performing. It’s a fun event for the kids to watch and a great opportunity to support our fellow homeschoolers!

"Moms in Prayer" Beings in 2 Weeks!

Starts in TWO Weeks! 

A weekly hour of dedicated time to pray for our children and homeschools. The most important thing you can do for any child in your life is to pray for them. We'd love to see you! To learn more about Moms in Prayer, check out their website: momsinprayer.org

*Childcare is provided! If you'd like to join us with your children, please RSVP with # of children and their ages so that we can plan adequate childcare staff.

Fall Day at Happy Critters Farm

We had such fun hosting a farm tour in August that we are offering another day for homeschooling families - this time a fall event - at Happy Critters Farm. We are open to ideas, but are thinking of looking at animals, tractors, walking in the woods (we have a lot!!), maybe a hay ride?, maybe a campfire? (depends on the wind conditions). 

Dress for the weather. (It is always a bit windy here)
Bring something to roast. If it's too windy for a campfire, we can use our grill.
Dress for Adventure Walking.

If you have any games or activities that you would like to bring, that would be wonderful. Feel free to chat with me (Amanda Lambert) or my sister (Maria Antonescu) if you have ideas. 

Basically, we're opening the farm and woods for you to enjoy with your kids.

For information on our farm, you can check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/happycrittersfarm) and our website (www.happycrittersfarms.com).

Where:  2196 Brandt Road, Mahtowa, MN 55707
When:  Friday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. 

"Speak Truth in Your Heart" Conference


We are excited to announce a “Speak Truth in Your Heart” Bright Lights conference in Wisconsin this November.
Taught by Sarah Mally, this conference will challenge girls to identify lies which are the root issues behind struggles they face and to be well grounded in the Word of God. Many girls try to change their wrong actions, but never learn to discern the wrong thinking behind the actions. As girls replace lies of the culture with biblical truth, they will see how God’s Word will transform each area of their lives as the truth sets them free! Sarah will include many stories, illustrations and practical tips as she discusses topics such as a girl’s emotions, purity, who God is, and a proper view of who we are in light of the truth of Scripture. When a young lady learns to “speak truth” to herself, she is building her life upon an unshakable foundation that will resist even the most powerful attacks of the enemy.
Session Titles:
Know Your Foundation: Replacing Lies with Truth 
Know Your God: The Castle of His Arms
Know Your Identity: The Accuser and the Intercessor  
Know Your Stability: Truth Over Emotions 
Know Your Strategy: Resisting Temptation with Truth 
Know Your Source of Satisfaction: Lies, Guys and Purity
Know Your Message: Gain Boldness in Witnessing
Also includes additional breakout sessions, skits, music, and times of fellowship and snacks.

Dates and Location:
November 9-10—Hudson, WI

Faith Community Church
777 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI 54016

Girls ages 12-22 
Mothers are encouraged to attend with their daughters
$15 per person or $50 per family
Late registration (after October 26th) is $18 per person or $60 per family
Includes snacks and Speak Truth Journal
To register online, click here.
Click here for more information or to download a flyer. 
Friday 4:00–9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
For questions, feel free to e-mail the Bright Lights staff at conference@brightlightsministry.com.  
About Bright Lights
In 1996, Sarah Mally started a discipleship ministry in her living room with the goal of challenging other young ladies to be strong for the Lord in their youth. Bright Lights has continued to grow, and now there are over 700 Bright Lights groups that have started around the country and internationally. Bright Lights continues to train leaders, host mother / daughter conferences, and provide discipleship materials for young ladies. Sarah Mally is also the author of “Speak Truth in Your Heart,” published in 2018, and “Before You Meet Prince Charming,” published in 2006, and co-author of the book “Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends,” which she and her brother and sister published in 2002.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

Fall Orton-Gillingham tutoring at affordable prices!

Your child can join our OG tutoring sessions.  They will have one-to-one OG sessions with participants training in the OG method under an OG - Certified Teacher of Teachers.  Sessions are for students struggling with reading, spelling and writing.
9 sessions for $150.00
Student scholarships available.
Sessions available at
5:00 to 5:55 or 6:00 to 6:55

Thursday, Sept. 27
Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesdays Nov. 6, 13, 20

Introductory level is usually for students entering 2nd through 4th grade
Location:  Congdon Park Elementary
3116 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN
For more information and to register, visit our website: www.ogmn.org or contact us at 340-7393

ACT Prep & Homeschool Tutoring

Friday, September 21, 2018

Homeschool Week at MOA

Homeschool Week at Mall fo America 

Sea Life at Mall of America 
Mon, Oct. 8th - Fri, Oct. 12th
$7.00+tax per person | 10:00am - 7:00pm (Purchase on their website. Must show MN/WI paperwork at Sea Life.)  
Join us for Homeschool Week and step beneath the waves to get closer than ever to the wonderful, weird and wacky creatures of the world's oceans! Homeschoolers receive discounted admission plus exclusive Learning Stations, and additional discounts on All Access packages!

Further details regarding the Homeschool Week at the Mall of America:  https://www.hsadventures.org/site/mall-america

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Park / Nerf Day

Park / Nerf Day with the Unschoolers! Come one, come all this Friday (09/21) @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm to Irving Park in West Duluth.

4H Potluck BBQ Picnic

If you're interested in 4H and live in the Cotton and surrounding areas, you are invited!

4H Potluck BBQ/Picnic

Hosted by Country Kids And Critters 4H Club

Sunday, September 23rd @ 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

PSEO Information Session


PSEO Information Session

Join us at Lake Superior College Room S1981
Wednesday, October 10th
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Moms in Prayer Info Meeting

You're invited to a Moms in Prayer information meeting/open house! 

THIS Saturday 9/22 at 10:30 at Eastridge Community Church (3727 Arrowhead Rd., Duluth)  Praying for our son throughout his school years has been instrumental in our homeschooling! There is power in prayer!

*Enjoy coffee & snacks and learn more about Moms in Prayer. 

For more info or to RSVP click this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448acac23a75-moms

Monday, September 10, 2018

Another Session Date Added for STEM Class!

Now also a class available on October 15-17th, 22 - 23rd in conjunction with another school. There are 10 spots available for this time slot.  Reference post below for the rest of the information! 

STEM Class Offered by STARBASE Minnesota
Looking for an in-depth STEM experience for your child?  STARBASE Minnesota, located on the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth is offering a FREE, immersive, five-day (five hours a day) program for students proficiently working at the 5th grade level in math, science and reading. Students will experience hands-on, cutting edge technology, engineering challenges and real-world scientific experimentation.
Ten spots are available for the session starting Oct. 15 in conjunction with the Edison school district (9 AM to 2 PM) and an entire homeschool week is reserved for the week of February 18 for 40 students (10 AM to 3 PM). 

Visit the STARBASE website and click on the STARBASE Duluth tab at the top, then School Year Program. Additional slots may be available throughout the year in combination with public/charter or private school classes. If you would like additional information or to reserve your student’s spot, please call 218-788-7288.

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