What's New - Non-PPLD Homeschool Events

RSSDo you know of a community program for homeschoolers? Is your group holding an event that is open to all homeschoolers? Do you want to hear about upcoming opportunities for your family in the Colorado Springs area? If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions then this is the place for you! This blog is for homeschool programs, classes, etc. not sponsored by PPLD.

To have something posted contact Corrie at cbaker@ppld.org. She will need all the necessary information two weeks in advance. Be sure to include: what it is, who can attend, when it is (date and time), where it is, and who to contact. If any pertinent information is missing it will not be posted.

You and your family are cordially invited to join us as we bring the spring of 1781 to life. The theme this time compares the rewards of self-control with the consequences of self-indulgence.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 you coming back.
Living History Days event works chronologically through the history of our nation's War of Independence.

For more information, please go to www.livinghistorydays.com. If you are bringing a group of more than 15, please call us at 303-422-1388.

When: April 24 and 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: KPOF Radio Station, 3455 W 83rd Ave. Westminster, CO 80031
Cost: $3/person (age 4+); Max $15/family (cash or check only)

The 2015 I’m First! Scholarship is now open to current high school or home schooled seniors who will be first-generation college students. For more details, and to apply, visit: http://www.imfirst.org/scholarship

Deadline is May 22, 2015.

Tyrannosaurus Sue
A Cretaceous Concerto
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 5 p.m.

The delightful story of a Tyrannosaurus Rex named Sue provides an evening of family fun. Sit back, enjoy, and let the instruments tell her Cretaceous tale! Special guest appearance by Sabrinuraus and her balloon dinosaur!

Presented to you by Maestro Thomas Wilson and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.

Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive

Free admission.

For the 34th year, Colorado College will offer a three-week summer program for gifted elementary school students. Children entering grade one through grade six next August are eligible for these courses, which are designed to challenge the children’s intellectual and creative abilities.

Directed by Professor of Education, Charlotte Mendoza, at Colorado College, the program brings to the campus, teachers who are experienced and skilled in working with gifted children and who are well educated in their fields. Each teacher has an assistant to help provide the individual attention that gifted children need.

Who: Children entering grades 1 - 6
When: June 9 - 26 (8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., M - F)
Where: Palmer Hall, Colorado College

For more information, visit:

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak region is offering open swim at two of their locations starting in November.

Where: Briargate Y - 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday starting November 7th
Tri-Lakes Y - 2nd and 4th Friday starting November 14th

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm

Cost: Children (17 and under) - $3.50
Adults - $10.50
Families (up to 4 people) - $14.00
YMCA Members - FREE!

For more information, check out the attached flyer.