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.

FREE Museum Day

The Smithsonian Museum is sponsoring a free museum day on September 27! Over 20 Colorado museums, including the History Colorado Center in Denver, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, and Miramont Castle Museum are participating. For more information and a complete list of participating Colorado Museums, visit: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

What: Free and reduced price skiing
Where: 20 different ski resorts
When: All winter long
Who: Fifth graders ski free, sixth graders ski at a reduced price

For more information about signing your children up, visit http://passport.coloradoski.com/!

In addition to the free ski program, a number of resorts are participating in the School of Shred program. This program gives 5th and 6th graders free lift tickets at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. In addition, first time skiers get free lessons and rentals! For more information, head to: http://www.snow.com/epic-pass/info/schoolofshred.aspx

What: Free Art Classes
Where: Muse Comics + Games, 1350 N. Academy Blvd., 573-7096
When: every Monday at 4:30 p.m. from Aug. 11 to Sept. 29, 2014 (come to one or all)
Who: students of all skill levels are welcome

Local artist Gunther Goltz will lead the classes. Students will learn basic art principles as they learn to create their own comics. No prior knowledge of comics is necessary. Art supplies will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own pens and pencils as well. Students are invited to drop in and participate in any classes they are able to attend--come every week or to only a few classes. There will be something for you to work on every time!

What: Homeschool Days at the Denver Botanic Gardens
When: All are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • History at Hildebrand Ranch (held at the Botanic Gardens) - Sept. 8, 2014
  • Exhibition Exploration: Chlhuly - Oct. 20, 2014
  • Plants that Changed the World - Nov. 17, 2014
  • Mysteries of Mycology - Jan. 26, 2015
  • Starting a Garden - Mar. 16, 2015

How Much: $11 per day, per child ($44 if you sign up for all 5)
Contact: Melissa Gula, Children's Garden Program Coord., 303-370-8040

What: Home School Skating Lessons

Where: Air Force Academy Cadet Ice Arena (open to the public)
2169 Field House Dr., USAFA, CO 80840

When: Tuesday, Thursday or Friday 1 - 1:30 pm
Classes begin September 8, 2014

How Much: $60 for 6 weeks, plus a 1 time per year USFS fee
(Register and pay for 6 weeks of classes in the month of August and receive $10 off!)

For more information or to register, call 719-333-0229