Friday, May 8, 2009

May News from Three Sisters


May 2009. Happy Spring! Three Sisters says “Thank you” to everyone who came to the Stuff Sale and the Home Learning Resources Conference and Sale. We love finishing our events early in the year!

Event Calendar. We’ve sensed a need for an online homeschool event calendar. There are currently many events that are “open to all,” but notices are not given through an “open to all” website. We’d like to offer a calendar service, probably through our current website, Event submissions will be welcomed and approved through

Programming. We’re also wanting to present free and low-fee monthly educational events to the homeschool community. We’d like to present topics that people can use in their homeschooling. Which subjects do you see a need for? If you’d like to see Three Sisters bring a particular topic, one-time class, or program to the homeschool community in the Des Moines area, drop us a line at by June 5, 2009. After this date, we’ll consider, investigate, and prepare for an awesome 2009-2010! You can also vote for some readily available programming by visiting our blog and taking the poll in the right-hand sidebar. (excuse any typos!)

When and Where. We’d like to eliminate the no-admission retail sales hall and keep the stuff sale and conference. What are your thoughts on dates and locations for this? You can either write a comment here on the blog, or send email. We will carefully consider all input.

Upcoming Des Moines area events:

May 15 – Catching Croakers, 8 p.m. Chichaqua Longhouse, Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, northeast Polk County

May 15 – Family Friday Night, Fascinating Frogs, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

May 18 – Registration begins for summer reading programs at many local libraries

May 19 – Nature Friends – Birds, 6:30 p.m. Jester Park, Granger

May 23 – Night Hike, 8 p.m. Prairie Flower Campground, Saylorville Reservoir

May 29 – Family Friday Night, Playful Pandas, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

May 30 -- Mammals of Iowa, 1 pm., Yellow Banks Park, southeast Polk County

June 5, 6 – Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators Conference, Des Moines

June 9 – Nature Tales, 2 p.m. Saylorville Lake Visitor Center

June 12 – Family Friday Night, Feathered Friends, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

June 13 – Night Hike, 8 p.m. Cherry Glen Campground, Saylorville Reservoir

June 17 – Nature Play Date, 10:30 a.m. Greenwood Park, Mary Miss Pond, Des Moines

June 17 – Nature’s Story Hour/Animal Habitats, picnic lunch at MacRae Park, upper shelter, Des Moines

Until next month,

Cathy and Julia

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