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Events

AHEM: “Introduction to Home Education” a.k.a. “Homeschooling”

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St. Framingham, MA

Tell a friend! Bring a friend! Join us in a relaxed, friendly environment to address common questions and topics on home education, including how to get started. Come ask questions, ease your mind, and make connections! This is for anyone considering, or just curious about, this family-directed lifestyle.

Free and open to the public.

This discussion will be geared toward adults and interested teens. We ask that you leave at home children who will be as happy or happier there with a loving caregiver. Infants in arms welcome.

RSVP appreciated, but not required to 774-249-0806 or email info@ahem.info.

Questions? Please call 774-249-0806 or email info@ahem.info.

Old Sturbridge Village Homeschool Day

Work and Play: Spring in the 19th Century: May 6, 2014 As the weather warms work reverts back to crops and dairying and play moves outdoors. Join us this Home School Day to get your hands on history by participating in these activities. Help the farmers with their chores, churn butter, take a tour of the garden, watch a sheep being sheared, plant a seed, and meet our newborn lambs, calves, and piglets. Plus, join a game of baseball or tug of war, see a toy fire balloon launched, or take in a shadow puppet show.

There are also opportunities for hands-on learning experiences. Either pre-register online for a 50-minute Hands-on Studio at the Country Bank Education Center (we recommend a maximum of two per child) or visit the Hands on Craft Center to make a quick craft.

Admission for Home School families is $8 per child and $8 for one adult per every child age 5 and up. Additional adults attending pay the Adult Admission fee of $24. Members, children under three, and Sturbridge residents enter for free. Hands-on Studios take place in the Country Bank Education Center and are $5 per 50-minute session. In addition to the studio fee, Village admission is required.

More information here.

AHEM Salon: “Homeschooling Without Walls: Freeing Ourselves from Definitions and Labels”

Come partake in lively, stimulating discussion with fellow homeschooling parents in a relaxed, friendly environment. On Tuesday, May 13, we’ll meet in Medford, MA from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The topic will be ““Homeschooling Without Walls: Freeing Ourselves from Definitions and Labels”

Unschooler, school-at-home, eclectic, structured — trying to fit a homeschooler into one of these categories can be like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Let's face it: most homeschoolers are as unique as a thumbprint. In this salon, we'll discuss how labels help and/or hinder us, as well as the usefulness and limits of defining homeschooling and its offshoots.

Exact location and directions will be provided to you after registration.

The discussion will be geared toward adults, so we ask that you leave at home children who will be as happy or happier there with a loving caregiver. Interested teens are welcome to attend.

Cost is $15/person (teen and adult) to reserve your spot; the full price will be refunded to you, making your participation FREE. If you don't show up, your money will be donated to support the non-profit mission of AHEM.

Register online at http://homeschoolingwithoutwalls.eventbrite.com, or mail a check made out to Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts to AHEM, PO Box 1307, Arlington, MA 02474. Please include:

  • names of participants
  • your address, and
  • email or a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive meeting location and directions.

Space is limited; checks must be postmarked by May 6th. No refunds after May 6th except those made to meeting attendees.

Those with email will receive directions about a week before the meeting.

*Please note: This salon is up one flight of stairs.

AHEM Salon: College Bound

Come partake in lively, stimulating discussion with fellow homeschooling parents in a relaxed, friendly environment. On Wednesday, June 11, we’ll meet in Stow, MA from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The topic will be "College Bound."

If going to college is the next step of choice for your homeschooler, join us on June 11th. Can homeschoolers really get into college? Absolutely. The salon will be hosted by two families who have successfully navigated the college application process with their lifelong homeschoolers in the last two years. Topics will include choosing schools to apply to, tailoring a generic application form to reflect your homeschooling experience, and parental responsibilities as your child's "guidance counselor." Sample application components will be shared.

Exact location and directions will be provided to you after registration.

The discussion will be geared toward adults, so we ask that you leave at home children who will be as happy or happier there with a loving caregiver. Interested teens are welcome to attend.

Cost is $15/person (teen and adult) to reserve your spot; the full price will be refunded to you, making your participation FREE. If you don't show up, your money will be donated to support the non-profit mission of AHEM.

Register online at http://ahemcollegebound.eventbrite.com or mail a check made out to Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts to AHEM, PO Box 1307, Arlington, MA 02474. Please include:

  • names of participants
  • your address, and
  • email or a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive meeting location and directions.

Space is limited; checks must be postmarked by May 30th. No refunds after May 30th except those made to meeting attendees.

Those with email will receive directions about a week before the meeting.