Welcome to the Central Valley Homeschoolers blog. We've created this blog to help homeschoolers stay connected, and as a place to announce upcoming field trips or other activities. If you would like to host an event or organize an activity, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to email us and we'll be sure to post all events as they are brought to our attention. We will also be posting activities that might interest the homeschooling community. If you are aware of any events that you haven't seen mentioned here, please let us know and we'll be sure to post it. Keep us bookmarked us and check back often. All our events are also listed on Facebook in the Annapolis Valley Homeschoolers group. Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Not Back to School Beach Party!

WHEN: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
WHERE: Rissers Beach Provincial Park, 5366 Hwy 331, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B4V 6P2.

Let's fill Rissers beach with kids on the first day public school kids go back to class!

First Fall Meeting

WHEN: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
WHERE: PillowCase B&B, 526 Hwy 360, Berwick, Nova Scotia, B0P 1E0

Let's bring our families together to celebrate the start to another great year of homeschooling.  Doug and Lorraine Case (home school vets) have graciously offered their home to us for a family BBQ/fire supper.  They live next to the Somerset school, so we will park there.  It will be a bring your own meat and a side dish to share with everyone.  You will also need your own plates, utensils, and chairs.  There is a basketball court, small play ground, lots of space to have fun and the school next door with even more equipment!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Candle Making at Applewicks

WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
WHERE: Applewicks - L'Arche Homefires, 10 Gaspereau Avenue, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2C2
COST: $5/person

PLEASE NOTE: This event is full.  You may be placed on a waiting list.  Please leave your information in an email to our blog and it will be forwarded to Maureen.

Let's head to Applewicks in Wolfville and check out the great things that are happening there and make two candles as well.  There is a limit of 24 people for this field trip.  Ages 4 to 99 (as long as you are comfortable that the child will listen to direction).  There is a $5 person charge for the candle making.  Please comment (email) how many in your family would like to make the candles.  This will be a prepaid event and those details will follow.  :)

From FB group: Annapolis Valley Homeschoolers

Monday, June 8, 2015

Homeschool Family Fun in the Sun!

WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 1-4 PM.
WHERE: Dartmouth Commons (across from the Sportplex).

Join NSHEA for an afternoon of food, friendship and homeschool support!

There will be food on-site to purchase for a small donation but feel free to bring snacks for your family.  Games and activities for kids of all ages!  Membership is free and everyone is welcome! 

We will be holding our monthly meeting at the picnic to update members (and prospective members) on what we are doing and where we plan to take this group.  We will provide updates on the most recent changes affecting homeschoolers in the province and answer any questions about homeschooling this fall. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone there! 

Please note that a rain date is set for Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the same time and location!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

McMaster Mill Falls

WHEN: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
WHERE: McMaster Mill Falls, NS

Join us for a walk and scavenger hunt!

From FB group: Greenwood & Area Nature Club

St. Croix Falls & Hampton Beach

WHEN: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm.
WHERE: St. Croix falls & Hampton Beach, NS

Join us for a short hike to St. Croix falls and then head to Hampton Beach after. 

From FB group: Greenwood & Area Nature Club

Railway Tracks in Middleton

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
WHERE: Middleton, NS

Great little walk.  Bring some picnic snacks and come toss some rocks off the railway bridge and explore the river side.

From FB group: Greenwood & Area Nature Club