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REACH Homeschool Events - 2022

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. 

Summer Movies at Southpoint 9 - FREE

Join other homeschoolers for a fun morning of movies at Southpoint 9 in Fredburg at 9:30am - the movies are free to attend. 

Art Camp with Ms Sandy 

Art Summer Camp with Ms Sandy (the art teacher) she will be offering 3 camps this summer. The cost is $85.00 or $95.00 per student depending on which camp you are doing and that is for the whole week. ALL supplies are included unless stated below.

Camp 1 - June 13th to the 17th - 9am to noon is ages 6 and up. 1-4pm is for ages 13 and up including adults. This camp the kids

 will do Acrylic's - please bring 5 canvas boards with you - any size is fine. (She will provide all the instructions, paints and brushes)

Camp 2 - July 11th to the 15th - same as above - but this one is Watercolors - plus a $10.00 material fee - this class is $95.00 per 

student. (She will provide all the instructions, watercolors, brushes and paper).

Camp 3 - Aug 15th to the 19th - you can select either Acrylic's or watercolors - same as above - bring 5 canvas boards for 

Acrylic's (85.00) and watercolors (95.00)

Meet and Greet - Mexican Restaurant - Aug 2022

Meet and Greet - 2-4pm at the new Mexican restaurant that opened near Bella J off of Rt 3 in Locust Grove. (Orange Co). 4444 Germanna Hwy #130 - they are next door to Bella J. (They are located in what we call the glass towers)

Spoke with the owner today and he would love to host us for a Meet and Greet - all kids meals are $6.00 and that includes a drink for kids 12 and under - FREE cheese dip one per family and he will honor all lunch specials and lunch prices from 2-4pm.

I have to give him a headcount so rsvp if you are planning to attend. You can come and go between 2-4pm - so if you cannot make it at 2pm - come at 2:30 or 3pm (whatever your schedule works best for you).

There will be some door prizes as well - so see me for a raffle ticket when you arrive. Will be crafts, coloring pages, and more - fun for everyone.

So, let's support this small business - the food is awesome - service is wonderful and the owner will be there to meet and say hi as well.

Back to School Party - Church 

REACH Back to School Party is Aug 12th at Chancellor Christian Church off of Brock Rd in Spotsy Co from 10-3pm. This is where you will come and sign-up for fieldtrips, clubs, activities and more.  It is best to bring your calendar with you along with a pen or pencil to fill out your form and to sign my clipboards. Usually at this event I will have around 150+ fieldtrips and activities for you to sign-up that day - alot have to be prepaid - so please bring cash, checkbook, cc or paypal. I am in need of some volunteers to help out that day - it is a busy day and I can always use help for this event. 

Kamp Kindness - Rikki's Refuge

For all the details visit the REACH Facebook group page for dates, time and location 

Chuck E Cheeses - Meet and Greet - Fredburg

see you in Aug for our meet and greet - all the details, time, cost and date is on your facebook group page. 

Barnes and Noble - Free Book for kids in Grades 1st to 6th - end Aug 31st

FYI: Barnes & Noble is offering a FREE Book for Kids in grades 1st through 6th when they read any 8 books and record them in the reading journal! You can find the journal info on their website listed below - program ends Aug 31st, 2022..

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August

Battlefield Tennis for ages 5 and up

Come and learn how to play tennis - 10 week 1 hr program for ages 5 and up.  For all the details see our facebook

group page for dates, time, location and cost.  

9/11 Day of Service at the Church 

9/11 - Day of Service - Since 9/11 of this year is on a Sunday we are going to do our event on the 9th of Sept at the church.

9/11 Day of Service is -Honoring this moment in our nation’s history by serving in your community helps transform 9/11 into a day of unity, empathy, and service as an enduring and positive tribute to those lost and injured on 9/11, and the many who rose in service in response to the attacks, including first responders, recovery workers, volunteers and members of our military.

This year we will do a FOOD DRIVE for the Church Pantry - so I am asking everyone to drop off food items for the church pantry on either Wed the 7th or Friday the 9th of Sept. We are collecting non-perishables items (tuna, canned veggies, fruit, beef stews, rice, noodles, mac & cheese, cereals, oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, beans, mashed potatoes, cake mixes, brownie mix, pancakes, sugar, and more)

Also if you will bring a donation of a baked good item - store bought is fine - we will be collecting cakes, pies, brownies, cupcakes, muffins, cookies, donuts, various breads and etc to give to the local fire fighters, policemen, hospitals, military and etc. We did this last year and they loved receiving home cooked goodies.

Also that day I need some volunteers to host a LUNCHEON for our group - we will offer spaghetti, rolls, salad and a drink. IF anyone would like to volunteer to come in that day and help cook, set-up and help with clean-up I would be so grateful. Also if you can donate items for this event (spaghetti, sauce, hamburger, rolls, butter, salad) that would help out as well - you can drop off at the Back to School party in Aug or drop off on Wed the 7th or bring that day on the 9th. We will serve lunch from 11:30-12:30 in the fellowship hall - the food is FREE.

So make a note of this event and let's help others - the food pantry really got used the last few months and since we are not there during the summer we need to restock in come fall - the food pantry is open to all REACH members.

As we get closer to the event I will put out another post for sign-up so we know how many will be coming for Lunch so we can make sure we have enough for everyone.   Thank you everyone.

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 - Sept 2022 

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.  

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg - Sept & Oct 

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.

American Rover Educational Cruise - Sept 2022 - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL

The American Rover offers 1.5 and 2 hour educational cruises departing from Norfolk’s Waterside Marina. Hands-on activities enable students to become active participants in the learning adventure. On board, students will have the opportunity to set the sails, learn to tie basic knots, hear about the history of ships and sailing and take a turn at the helm while the captain discusses the tools they use to navigate.

The Program is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Hands-on activities enable students to become active participants in the learning adventure.


Set the sails, Steer the ship, Learn how the Captain navigates

Hear stories of Mariner History and Life, Tie Sailor Knots

Interact in Group Activities, Learn the History of Ships and Sailing

VNA Coin Convention - Sept 2022

VNA Youth & Homeschoolers program at the VNA convention - 10 am - 4 pm = Sept  2022 

(our event will run 10 to 1pm - but you are welcome to stay till 4pm by visiting the vendors and etc)

The event is FREE to attend but I charge $3.00 per child as I go around to the vendors and shop from them so that we have door prizes to give to the kids at the end of the event. Door prizes will be given out at 1pm. So when you arrive check in with me get a raffle ticket (put their name on it) hand it back to me and at 1pm stop by my table and look for their winning ticket.  

Since they donate so many coins to the students this is our way of giving back to them - the kids earn coins for coming, scavenger hunt, 

then they get auction money to bid on some cool items - so this is how I support their organization.


Coin Collecting is a wonderful hobby.  So much to learn about coins & history, and how they tie together.

Join us at the VNA convention - Youth and Homeschoolers program from 10 am - 4 pm Friday Sept 23, 2022 at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center - COIN exhibits - all day

COIN educational programs - COIN treasure hunts offering free coins - all day

COIN auctions - just for the youth - LIVE - using free “VNA dollars”

Don’t miss this fun day and learning opportunity!  *Lots of free coins.

All specific programs will be pre-announced during the convention.

Disney On Ice - Frozen and Encanto

More details to follow - watch the facebook for all the info on dates, time, cost and how to sign-up

Child Babysitting Class - for ages 11 and up 

This is a comprehensive class where they receive a certification card from the American Health and Safety Institute. The class covers the following:

Feeding and diapering basics, Soothing and amusing babies and children

Child safety and how to keep themselves safe, The financial/business side of it

Touches on CPR and First Aid - 6 hour class 

Visit our facebook group page for dates, time, location and cost 

Theaterworks Play - Pete the Cat - Oct 2022

TW is returning to do plays again - Pete the Cat = Pete's Big Hollywood Adventure - 10:30am.  See the facebook list for

all the details including date, time, cost and how to sign-up.  

MCM Kids Run returns Oct 2022 in Arlington - see fb post for all the details

We are thrilled to announce that the MCM Kids Run will return on October 29, 2022 to Arlington, Virginia. This year will mark the 21st time that aspiring runners, ages 5 to 12, will conquer the mile distance and earn a special medal and commemorative t-shirt. In addition to the run, kids will enjoy a free family festival, healthy snacks, mascots and more.

The festivities will also celebrate the return of the Healthy School Award! The five schools that register the largest number of students to participate in the MCM Kids Run will be presented the Healthy School Award, sponsored by Sodexo. The Healthy School Award is a monetary prize presented to the winning schools’ physical education departments.

Medieval Times - Maryland - Watch for a new date for the fall of 2022

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.  

Homeschool Formal/Prom - May 2022 - SOLD OUT

Registration is open for the REACH Formal/Prom that is happening in May 2022 - for all details on where, whe, and cost visit the REACH facebook group page - as a member you will have info on all of our REACH events