Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kids' Free Dino-Day Saturday

10:30am: Chemistry Magic Show presented by Alpha Chi Sigma (FSU Chemistry Fraternity)

Children 12 and younger, accompanied by an adult, receive free admission to IMAX film, "Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea 3D." This film is a claymation adventure following two geology students on a time-traveling adventure to experience one of the greatest geological events of all time: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea. From racing across the landscape atop dinosaurs to plummeting to the center of the earth, "Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea" is the perfect educational glimpse at the tectonic forces that shaped our world.

Hands-on learning activities about dinosaurs with our friends from WFSU Education in the CLC Exhibit Hall.

Free screening of "Dinosaur Train: Zeppelin Adventure" for adults and children in the CLC Planetarium. Buddy, Tiny and the whole Pteranodon family are having all new adventures as they explore the Mesozoic era on the Dinosaur Train Zeppelin! Fly high aboard the latest amazing vehicle from Dinosaur Train Industries and get a bird's-eye (or Queztalcoatlus-eye!) view of a pod of marine reptiles as they migrate through the ocean, watch the land mass Pangaea as it starts to break into continents and even learn about asteroids and the craters they make when they crash into Earth.  With the Dinosaur Train: Zeppelin Adventure, there will be fun and flights that cannot be missed. Seating is first-come, first-served. Come join us for a Dino-filled Day!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tallahassee Homeschool String Orchestra

The Tallahassee Homeschool String Orchestra (THSO) is open to all homeschool students and other students as approved by the orchestra directors, Jennifer Morgan and Joanna Pepple. Students are instructed in orchestral playing in violin, viola, cello, or string bass. THSO will begin its second year in August 2015 with four groups of varying levels: Poco Players, Da Capo Strings, Sinfonia Allegro, and Arioso. The cost is $100 per child per semester with a $200 maximum per family per semester.   Monthly payments are available.  See below for important dates and information about the groups. An audition is required for entry in Sinfonia Allegro and Arioso. If you have any questions or are interested in joining, feel free to contact


Wednesday, August 19th: THSO Auditions for Sinfonia Allegro and Arioso

Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 11 am to 2:30 pm


Thursday, August 27th: THSO kick-off party/parent meeting

Duggar Home, 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm


Wednesday, September 2nd: All orchestras begin

Thomasville Road Baptist Church


2015-16 THSO Orchestras

Poco Players (Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 11:25 am)

Poco Players is our new name for Orchestra B, the group with the youngest members, typically ages three to six. Students can enroll in Poco Players based on teacher recommendation, and they will learn the basics of string playing as well as beginning music reading. Keep in mind that it is normal for students to spend two or more years in this group. If you have questions about whether your student(s) should remain in or enter Poco Players for the 2015-16 year, feel free to ask.


Da Capo Strings (Wednesdays, 11:35 am to 12:20 pm)

Da Capo Strings is a new name for Orchestra A and will accept new players as well as previous players. The focus of this group will be the training of music reading and string playing. Keep in mind that it is normal for students to spend two years in this group as they get started. Enrollment in Da Capo Strings is also based on teacher recommendation, and if you have questions about whether your student(s) should remain in or enter Da Capo Strings for the 2015-16 year, feel free to ask.


Sinfonia Allegro (Wednesdays, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm)

Sinfonia Allegro is an orchestra for students who are proficient in reading music on all four strings of their instrument, as well as playing with a good sound and recognizing standard rhythms. Students in this group will be challenged with more difficult repertoire than they experienced in Orchestra A. Enrollment in Sinfonia Allegro is by audition (in August). Contact if you are interested in an audition packet.


Arioso (Wednesdays, 1:25 pm to 2:25 pm)

Arioso is an orchestra for students who are typically ten years old and above and are proficient in reading music on all four strings of their instrument, as well as playing with a good sound and recognizing standard rhythms. The directors will expect students in this group to have a certain maturity level and be self-disciplined. Enrollment in Arioso is by audition (in August).  Contact if you are interested in an audition packet.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Free Planetarium Show

"July Skies Over Tallahassee"

Saturday, July 4 @ 10:00am



Saturday will put the "stars" in stars and stripes! This Saturday, July 4th, come downtown to the Downtown Digital Dome for a free planetarium show at 10 a.m. "July Skies Over Tallahassee" is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society and coordinated with the monthly Tallahassee Democrat "Sky Guy" column. The July sky over Tallahassee will be reviewed including prominent constellations, stars and planets in the July morning and evening sky.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

St. Peter's Fine Arts Camp

"An education which includes the Arts does help to form a well-rounded individual; however, there are much more compelling reasons to teach art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Understanding Art, philosophy and how Art reflects philosophy will enable a greater comprehension of present-day life and culture as well as the past. Understanding the criteria for evaluating the elements which comprise good Art will access realms of God-given creativity for study and appreciation. Teaching a child the needed skills to create in a specific medium will afford the opportunity to reflect God’s creativity. These higher aims have a greater value than merely offering a vague enrichment." (The Place of Arts in Classical Education - Gregory Wilbur


Our Fine Arts Camp at St. Peter's is a great way to help in the formulation of a well-rounded individual.  The camp, K-8,  was created out  of our desire to equip children in the arts within a Christ centered environment.The camp is designed to expose children to the value of excellence in the Fine Arts, its importance in their lives and to the worship of God.  We believe in the arts at St. Peter's and want to raise up children within the Christian community who are passionate about God AND excellent within their fields who can bring light to the arts culture.  It is our hope that this camp can be the beginning of that as we challenge them to them to high standards and give them a chance to experience different disciplines in a safe environment that can help them to find their talents. It is a safe place to have your child explore areas in the arts that he/she has never been done before.  It is a great place to participate in arts activities that your child loves and get further training and skill in that area.  It is a week full of learning that they can then share with you in a program at the end of the week. This year, our new 7th and 8th grade track will rotate between new classes of Studio Art 3D, Theater Ensemble and Vocal Workshop and we think it's going to be a great addition!

The camp is Aug. 3-7, 8:30-12:30 and is $80.00 for the week.  Contact Debbie Garven at with any questions!
 Information and registration available at

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Writing Class

From Sherry:

I will be offering writing classes again this fall and am accepting registration for new students.  Below, I have given abbreviated information on the classes.  Please contact me for detailed information.

What:  Writing Composition class based on Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).  These classes work very well with multi-age, multi-grade children and are perfect for families wanting all the children to be taking one class at the same day/ time and working together on the same assignments at home! Great time and energy saver for mom! The class will cover vocabulary, outlining, fiction and nonfiction writing, proofing/editing, grammar rules, some basic capitalization and punctuation skills, as well as many stylistic techniques.

I encourage you to sit in on a class currently in progress to see if it looks like something in which you are interested.  The classroom atmosphere with other students is one of the keys to this program’s success. 

When:  Wednesday mornings from Mid-August to Mid-November for the fall semester; spring semester schedule, mid-January to mid- April.

Where:  Northwest Tallahassee, near the Lake Jackson Branch Library.


Deposit -:  $25 nonrefundable deposit/supply fee.  Contact me for a registration form to be emailed to you.


Tuition - $120 per semester, or $240 for the whole year.  Tuition may be paid in full on the first day of class each semester, or arrangements may be made for monthly installments. 

Supplies:  The appropriate Writing Book for the course, purchased from IEW, approximately $29.  Paper and pens or pencils for taking notes in class.  All other supplies, I will provide for each student.

Who:  Teacher:  Sherry Phillips

I have been homeschooling my 6 children for the past 22 years and have been teaching IEW writing for 6 years.  On request, I can provide references from past and current students’ parents.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

English Fayre at St. Peter's Anglican Church

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!
Queen Ginny Yearty Hails Ye to the English Fayre!  
THIS Saturday, April 25
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

"Gates" will be open at the stroke of 11:00 am, then bells will peal as the Opening Ceremony starts at 11:30 am.  Just a bit of fun to start the day with a bagpiper, St. Peter's Towne Crier, and the Rector's blessing.
Would Ye liketh to be Royal for the Day?!!!  Ye Ladies and Lords will be so noted in their sashes as they help at the Fayre.  It's quite a fun time getting to chat up others and serveth for an hour or a bit.
Young lads can create their own shield and be knighted as "Sir."   And the lassies can be a "Princess" with hats and all.  
Many Amusements on the Lawn...Quidditch, Gnome Toss, ponies, and bouncy castle (make note ye "children at heart"...there's an age limit ).  St. Peter's priests will compete in the Wellie Wangling at 2:00 pm  (that will be worth loading up the car!) , but everyone has a chance to win the coveted GOLD WELLIE Trophy!   The longest wellie toss wins.
You don't have to dress up for the Fayre, but it will add lots of atmosphere...centuries and centuries of characters.  Google the Top 200 Favorite Brits...quite a fun read.
It will be a jolly good time!  
Fish and Chips, English Tea Room, amusements on the lawn, Quidditch, more food, Sweet Shoppe, The Cross Keys Pub, entertainment, The Book Store, Docent Tours in the Church, pony rides, face painting, Southern Shakespeare Festival scene from Midsummer's Night Dream, dancing, bagpipes!  More fabulous food on wheels from Val Halla, The Cake Shop, and Donovan's.   Quite the festive day!
Visit for a tour of this "All Things English" affayre!
All friends and neighbors are invited!
Marketh your Calendar!  Saturday, April 25 from 11 am - 5 pm


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Christian Liberty

Shared by Laura...
There is a Christian distance learning program that is very budget friendly. Without that program, I would be too overwhelmed to properly home-school my child.

The organization is call Christian Liberty. I take part in their CLASS program. The CLASS program is a distance learning program for families that want to home school their children.

Their website is

They do their best to keep the prices down for their programs and resources. They offer two plans: The CLASS Program and the Family Plan Program.