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REACH Homeschool Events - 2022 and 2023

REACH is a very active group - we average 30 to 80 events per month.  We have something for kids of all ages.. The website is a sample of the things that REACH offers - We post all of our events on our Facebook page - SO once you are a member you will be added to our FB group page so you can get info on all of our events...

I will start posting our events for Fall of 2022 in August - so make sure to check back for updated info. 

Art classes with Ms Sandy - Beginners and Advanced

Ms Sandy returns to teach art again for us - 2 days for art - Wednesday and Friday.  1st 6 weeks Pencil and Pastels.

For all the details on the art classes visit our facebook group page for dates, time, cost, age and etc.

D&D Club - ages 13 and up - FULL 

NEW D&D club forming - runs 23 weeks - meets bi-weekly - must be 13 and up - limit 12 kids. See your email or fb for all the details. 

REACH Newspaper Club - ages 9 and up

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!!”

Hot off the presses. Journalists wanted for the REACH Homeschool Newspaper for the 2022-2023 school year!! An exciting opportunity for anyone interested in learning journalistic techniques, interviewing, writing, and submitting articles to be included in an actual classic printed newspaper. 

Don’t miss the deadline!

The REACH Newspaper club is taking form again this year and will be led by Miss Shelly Michelle Watson.

We will meet two Fridays a month from 3:30-4:30. There is a one-time fee of $35. Our September meeting dates will be on the 9th and the 30th. You must be at least nine years old and able to read and write. Come to club with pencils/pens and tablets to write on.

Miss Watson will be at the back to school party this Friday August 12th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Come visit her and take a look at a sample newspaper done by the club last year, sign up for the club, pay the one-time $35 club fee, and fill out a questionnaire letting her know where your interests lie and what kind of stories you’d like to write!

If you know for sure your student is signing up, please comment below and request a questionnaire!

Pokemon Club - Ages 8 and up - Sept to Dec 2022

Fall Pokemon club – (YHP) in Fredericksburg. 12:30pm to 2:30pm every other Monday starting Sept 12th. The cost is $10.00 for the club per student. This will be a one-time fee that Mr Jim Squires will collect and this will go toward the club for raffle prizes. If tournaments are scheduled there will be additional cost for them - but he will let you know and those are optional if you want to play or not.

Club will run Sept to Dec 2022 - then we will look into offering the club from Jan to May of 2023. So stay tuned for more info.

This will be a great time for players of all skill levels from ages 8 and up. We will start off with informal play/teaching sessions, but if interest is high enough, the employees of YHP will host a tournament with prizes for us. Players should bring their own decks, but we should have around 5 extra decks for those that need to borrow one. We are happy to teach anyone that hasn’t played before.

Many thanks to the Squires family for putting together this club for REACH families....


Homeschool Bowling League - New League Forming - Jan to March 2023

Come and bowl with other homeschoolers for a fun morning of bowling.  This league will run for 12 weeks and you will bowl 2 games each week.  All ages are welcome to bowl including adults - bumpers available for the younger kids.  

Lego Steam Class - 7 week program - FULL EVENT 

The LEGO STEAM level one course is being offered for the first time through REACH! Course level 1 is seven weeks long and offers continuation courses through level 5. Level 1 will be taught by Mrs. Claudia and will introduce your little ones to a whole new world of technology and creativity. Please note that this is not Lego Club - this is a course using lego's to teach STEAM.

In this class, students will collaborate with each other, while experiencing hands on investigation of STEAM concepts. They will explore everyday topics/situations and will use the familiar LEGO building elements to solve problems. As the lessons progress students will gradually learn key computational thinking skills and coding concepts.

RR Museum and Little Yellow Train

The times to attend at 9am, 9:30am, 10am and 10:30am. The train will start running at 9:30am - the 1st group at 9am you will come and do a tour of the rr boxcars and then at 9:30am load up and ride - 9:30am group you will arrive and do a tour of the rr boxcars and when 9am group gets back from their ride you will go next and so on. So when you arrive you will do the tour and exhibits first and then ride.  

British History - Session 2 of 5 

British History: This is a yearlong course broken down into 5 sections. This section we will study and learn about the beginning of Britain from the Prehistoric Stone Ages, to the Bronze Age, Iron Age, the Romans, the Middle Ages and the first portion of the Medieval period up to King Henry V. Students will learn of kings, geography, wars, relations with other countries, shifting of power as well as how different peoples of Britain lived, are, fought, designed, engineered and believed in early gods through to their introduction and belief in Christianity and God. Each student is responsible for purchasing their textbook, FOUNDATIONS by PETER ACKROYD.

Class will be taught on Thursday's starting Sept 8th from 12:30-1:30pm  - This is 8th graders and up. Limit of 10 students - You can 

find the below the textbook on Amazon. You must purchase this book for the class and Mrs Brit Lewis would like you to

read chapters 1 to 7 before the start of class in Sept.

For all the details on dates, location, cost and etc visit our facebook group page

Learning Barge - K to 12th graders - FULL EVENT 

Plan A Beautiful Day Of Learning On The Water - Nov 2022

The Dominion Energy® Learning Barge is our amazing floating river laboratory and classroom. Since 2009, nearly 100,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade have hopped aboard to learn about everything from wetlands, wildlife restoration and sea-level rise to the iconic Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab. Treat your students to a day on the Learning Barge, and they’ll know how to treat the river for life.

ABOUT THE BARGE​

The only vessel in the world with a LIVE tidal wetland on board

Six hands-on learning stations teach SOL-linked lessons on river ecology

Designed by the University of Virginia School of Architecture, winning more than a dozen national award

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg - Nov and Dec 2022 

The downtown tour of old town Fredericksburg, Virginia, is our flagship tour; it's the one that started it all. Enjoy an entertaining and 

informative trip aboard the trolley. Learn about the many famous and interesting people who have been here, including those 

who called Fredericksburg home. Hear about events that have taken place since the city was established in 1728.

During his formative years, George Washington lived just across the Rappahannock River, a "stones throw" from the city where he

 attended school and church. George's mother, sister and brother had homes in Fredericksburg, which are open to the public for tours.

See and hear about the monuments to Thomas Jefferson, who in 1777 gathered with his colleagues in Fredericksburg and drafted the 

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, a document so powerful that it ultimately led to the religious freedoms in the first amendment 

of the Constitution of the United States.

During your stay, visit the museum and memorial library of our fifth president, James Monroe, who lived and worked in the city as a 

prominent attorney before entering politics and eventually being elected President.  In the 1860's, four major battles of the Civil War 

were fought within 15 miles of the city of Fredericksburg. In 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in and around the downtown

 historic district. You will have a chance to view many of the homes, churches and buildings used by both Confederate and Union 

fighting forces during these battles, many of which still bare the scars of the Civil War.

After your tour, you will have a better idea of where you want to visit, including shops, restaurants, and living history museums such

 as Dr. Hugh Mercer's Apothecary Shop, Kenmore Plantation and many more.

Medieval Times - Maryland - Nov 2022 - FULL EVENT 

Medieval Times - This is for all ages - under 1 are free and must sit on lap - This includes the show and the food... These are fun to attend and I am glad to see the show return....As of right now their policy is mask have to be worn inside but once we are seated as a group we can remove the mask to eat, drink and cheer on our knight.....If you are not a meat eater they do offer a veggie meal which is a pasta meal....The show is 90 minutes long and they talk about what life was like in the Medieval times and how Knights protected the King and keep order of the land.  

Christmas Cookie Decorating - Dec 2022

Christmas Cookie Decorating - Come join us for the 2nd Annual Christmas Cookie class. 🎄🤶🏻 🎁 🍪 🛷 This year

 you will once again have the choice to do the 3-D Christmas tree and/or the 5 cookie pack. But Wait!! There’s a surprise new

edition this year: a 3-D Sugar Cookie house!! You can choose this option as well. Ms Shelly Michelle Watson will be teaching 

this class.There will be icing colors galore and tons of Christmas sprinkles and candy to choose from. It is always a 

super fun holiday activity and I hope you will join us.

Cookie dates and times are as follows: Thursday Dec 8th, 2022

2:00-3:00 - Limited to 15 people

3:00-4:00 - Limited to 15 people

4:00-5:00 - Limited to 15 people

Chuck E Cheese Fun Playdate - Dec 2022

Chuck E Cheese monthly get-together - Dec 2022 at the Fredericksburg location from 1-3pm. 

 For this month we will do gifts from Santa Chucky.  Bring a wrapped gift for your child.  See the fb post for all the details. 

Ice Returns to Gaylord National Hotel - Dec 2022 - FULL EVENT 

There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than gathering your family for Christmas at Gaylord National

Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor. Explore acres of lights and hours of entertainment and activities.

ICE! returns this holiday season! Step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of two million pounds of colorful ice. You'll 

see the story of A Christmas Story!™ in larger-than-life sculptures and even plunge down slides made entirely of ice in this 

Gaylord Hotels original experience

All guests are provided a blue parka to keep them warm in our nine-degree ICE! tent. Coats are available in all sizes, including

 children and infants. Hats and gloves are recommended. Guests may also choose to wear their own coats, but a Blue Parka is 

required in order to go down the slides in ICE!

Polar Express the Movie - Dec 2022

Come and see the movie with other homeschoolers on Monday Dec 12th at 9:30am.. This is a private event as the theater will be closed that morning - they are just opening up for our group to attend... The theater will open at 9am for seating...

At the end we will take a few minutes to talk about the film and what the message was in the movie.. Also,in the past we have done 

with the parents bringing in a wrapped gift for their child and giving it to me without them seeing you do it and at the end of the 

movie after the movie talk we give out the gifts to the kids...

This is a fun surprise as they don't know how the gifts got there... So if you would like to do that please bring a wrapped gift and 

make sure to include first and last name - then after you arrive get the kids situated and then hand me the gifts.... remember it is a secret...

REACH Christmas Party - Dec 2022

REACH Christmas Party - Chancellor Christian Church Dec 1-2:30pm...

We will do story time, a craft, door prizes, cookie swap, Christmas card exchange, Gift giving and more...

This is a FREE event - this is limited to 100 total...

Come and hear a Christmas story as we celebrate Christmas...

We will do a craft after storytime... if anyone would like to do a craft for the kids that would be awesome - I am not talented in that dept...

I will have door prizes to give out at the end...see me for a raffle ticket....

We will do a cookie swap - make a dozen cookies and bring in and get a ticket to win another person's cookies... 

 if they have peanuts make sure to note that somewhere on the cookies....

Bring in a Christmas card 1 per family and we will do an exchange on the way out...

Bring a wrapped present for your child - make sure to have 1st and last name on it... we will give out presents to the kids - 

maybe a special quest will show up and help give out the gifts to the kids - cannot promise but let me see what I can do...

If parents want to do a Gift exchange - I would just bring something generic and wrap it up and the parents can exchange 

gifts that way... you don't know what it is until you open it...

Also if you can help with the food bank by bringing in canned goods or boxed goods that would be awesome...

Polar Express Train Ride to the North Pole - Dec 2022 - FULL EVENT 


Every winter, the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad brings families the journey of a lifetime. Experience the holidays with 

newfound joy as you and your kids board our train and get whisked away to the North Pole. From caroling, to milk and cookies, 

hot cocoa and cider, everyone can relive the magic this winter. Come see what else you’ll experience when you go on the

 North Pole Express!

On the Train: Yes, you can wear your pj's on this event.

75-minute interactive train ride, Milk and Mrs. Claus’ famous cookies

Storytelling, Christmas caroling

Santa boards train at the North Pole

Every child receives a gift from Santa

At the Station: Event barn with activities

Letters to Santa and Nativity

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Address is 149 Eagle Dr. Romney, WV 26757

Alice in Wonderland - March 2023 - Richmond

Alice in Wonderland returns in 2023. Travel down the Cirque rabbit hole and experience Alice in Wonderland as never seen before! The full-scale aerial cirque production will take you on Alice's journey through Wonderland and into her deepest dreams, only to wake and realize it was all just a dream. With jaw-dropping tricks that will mesmerize the audience, ticket holders will find themselves amazed, in awe, and, at some points, holding their breath. All of Wonderland will be there, including the Mad Hatter, March Hare, the Jabberwocky, and of course the Red Queen! This production is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages

Dragons and Mythical Beasts - March 29th, 2023

Dragons and Mythical Beasts = March 29, 2023 @ 7PM at Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St, Richmond.

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family. Unveil a

 myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the

 earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku, the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you think)

 an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon...

This Olivier Award nominated show comes to the USA direct from London's West End, from the creators of the International smash 

hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life.  Don't miss this brand-new spell binding adventure, live on stage.

FredNats Educational Days - April to Aug 2022

Education Day with the FredNats - 3 dates in 2023 - come one and all.

April 19th, May 17th and Aug 30th - 12:05 game time - gates open at 10am.

Tickets are $6.00 per person - Lunches $6.00 per person if you want a lunch. (Last year it was a hotdog, chips, cookie, apple and water)

Join the Fredericksburg Nationals for a day of learning and fun at the ballpark! Teachers and students are invited to take part in Education Days with the FredNats, where they can have an educational experience through a baseball game. There will be a pre-game program, exhibits on the concourse, educational material throughout the game, plus educational sheets students can complete.

Have your class experience a field trip they will never forget!

Hamilton - Richmond - April 2023 - This event is now closed 

Hamilton will be coming to the Altria Theater in Richmond in April - The group tickets for this show has not gone on sale yet - I should have pricing for us around the end of Aug or early Sept. So once I have more info I will post out.

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.