Monday, February 29, 2016

NorCal Women's Retreat with Bev Bradley, April 1-3rd, 2016, Nevada City

A Weekend of 'Be still and know that I am God'
Hello dear friends, 

I am so looking forward to being with you all again this spring as we gather together for another weekend with the Lord and His daughters. We will be going to our beloved Diamond Arrow Christian Conference Center on the weekend of April 1st.
As I pray for  you all right now I wonder...
  • Will the Lord meet you with an answer to a question or a need that has been overshadowing you? 
  • Will He surprise you with a revelation that you never knew you needed? 
  • Will He call you to follow Him in a new area that will stretch you to lean on Him and abide even more closely in His love and empowering grace? 
  • Will He cause you to simply rest in His green pastures for a while? 
Oh, the good plans Jesus has for us

This year, it is on my heart to allow time for you to have much needed quiet and reflection; I pray the Lord will also use the times of worship, of teaching, of journaling, of quiet walks, of sweet conversation with other sisters, to reveal Himself to you. I am convinced that this has always been His heart for you. 
As always, your daughters are welcome. 
As you go to the family ministries website to register:

please indicate if you have a daughter or friend with whom you would like to room.
(In each room there is a double bed with a twin bunk overhead and a twin bed to the side).

Perhaps the Lord is bringing someone to mind even now that you would like to invite!
As the retreat approaches, I will be praying everyday that you would indeed hear His voice and that you would be strengthened and encouraged in your are not alone.

Can you hear His Song? Zephaniah 3:17
With much affection,
I read this devotional today and thought of you all:
"...He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist. He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in-a river that no one could cross." Ezekiel 47:1-5
"I believe the Lord, in His loving kindness is inviting each of us to a lifestyle of living in His Heart that goes beyond waist-deep water; it requires us to trust His heart, relinquish control, and jump in. Diving all the way in takes complete surrender because we are no longer grounded in our own ability to stand."

Sombrero Time Spanish Lessons Summer Session

CYT Spring Classes

Register Today...Classes will fill up!


Don't wait! Classes fill up fast!!!

4:15-6:15 pm

Our Gang
Ages 6-7

Fables and Fairytales: Drama For Kids
Ages 8-12

Disney Sings! Voice for Kids
Ages 8-12

4:30-6:00 pm

ages 4-5


Ages 8-12

Broadway Jazz/Tap Dance Combo
Ages 8-14
“Props and Puppetry” a Backstage & Beyond class
Ages 10-18FULL

One Voice: Teen Voice
Ages 12-18
Improv Team
Ages 12-18
(By Audition)
Tour Group
Ages 8-18
(By Audition)

6:45-8:45 pm

Ages 12-18

Mastering Your Role: Teen Drama 
Ages 12-18

Sacramento Splash March 2nd! Ages 8-16

Sacramento Splash
A message from the director:
By way of introduction, I am the founder of Sacramento Splash. As you might know, Splash is involved in protecting water and habitat through education. Our Investigating Vernal Pools program in elementary school and Investigating Streams and Water Quality curricula are used by many homeschooling families in the area.  If you’re not familiar with our programs, you can find out more at
I wanted to get the word out to families of homeschooling parents that we are looking for 15-30 students roughly between the ages of 8 and 16 on March 2 from 9:30 – 10:30 at Riverfront Street in West Sacramento (off 5th Street exit on Business 80 east of Raley Field). Splash will be there with our interactive watershed model to work with groups of about 10 students at a time exploring the impacts of stormwater pollutants and how families can help improve water quality in runoff from their own neighborhoods.
Since the media are turning out for this, I’d like the next generation to be present to advocate for their interest in protecting water and habitat where we live.  If you and/or your friends and families would like to bring their children, please ask them to contact me directly. 
Thank you so much, Eva Butler Splash Program Director

BHN MEMBERS Field Trip! 4-8th Grade Students Discovery Museum Sacramento - Digging UP the Past


Please read the entire post for information AND instructions on how to register for this field trip.

When: Friday, April 1st
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Where: Discovery Museum Sacramento
Ages: students grades 4th-9th
Cost: $10 per student (parents wishing to stay pay $5.00)
Minimum: 25 students
Maximum: 34 students
Deadline to Pay: Friday, March 11th (NO REFUNDS or LATE PAYMENTS)

Digging UP the Past (Detailed Information)
Students are immersed in a hands-on, interactive archaeological project led by a trained archaeologist. This unique program integrates multidisciplinary skills in a realistic simulation. What does it really take to be an archaeologist? Your class works in teams to uncover the story of the fictional people who once inhabited a corner of the museum grounds. Students participate in an outdoor simulated archaeological dig to really understand how archaeologists uncover and decipher clues about the past.

The adventure begins in our lab, where students receive an introduction to tools, methodology, and techniques. They learn how real archaeologists operate using the scientific method.

Next they are organized into search teams and provisioned with tools and reference materials. The students trek outdoors to the dig site where they begin the search for buried artifacts--recording and cataloging each as it is uncovered. Students return to the lab to research and identify their genuine artifacts and develop historical connections. They prepare a final report of their findings that is presented to their fellow archaeologists.

Students use scientific inquiry methods to study the past while employing every subject area necessary--including science, math, history, reading, geology, and art--for a successful and complete archaeological investigation.

To register: Start a new comment with name and age/grade of everyone in your family that is attending, adults too (don't need list adult ages, but just how many). Also include how you plan to pay (cash or PayPal).

This can be a DROP OFF event. If you would like some time to yourself (2.5 hours), or if you have students 3rd grade and younger who are unable to attend, let us know in the comments and you may drop off and pick up your child(ren). If you prefer to stay, adult charge is $5.00. Marisa and Carrie will be chaperoning.

Two ways to pay:
CASH: give to Carrie Carlson at park days, Encouragement Night, or deliver to 1526 Carbury Way, Roseville
PAYPAL:, must choose "Friends and Family" option and specifiy field trip in the comments

EMH Sports Volleyball

Volleyball is a cool, yet funny sport when you think about it. Trying to keep the ball form hitting the ground takes a lot of flexibility and agility which is an excellent way to keep your child/children moving.
Volleyball is usually flexible in terms of who can participate and remains fun for all ages. When played with beginners, the main challenge is just hitting the ball over the net. With intermediate players it’s hitting the ball in a way that makes it more difficult for the other team to respond to.
The basic skills of bunting, setting, serving, and court strategy will be covered in the volleyball class. The sessions will be modified for the younger groups with different kinds of balls and rule changes. We also use different net heights to accommodate the age groups. Coaches will focus on improving individual skills along with position specific training.
There are four (4) sessions in March and the cost is only $28. If you don’t have an account with us yet, please visit: If you already take our classes just log on to register at: If using POs, they need to be in before the first session to avoid late fees.
Learn more about sibling discounts for those parents paying out-of-pocket with three (3) or more children at:
To find a location near you please visit:  - just type in your county choices and click on “search” for the listing of parks. Don’t see one near you, let us know.
Julian Wells
EMH Sports

Creativity Alive Art Show and Fundraiser for Sac Loaves and Fishes!

art show 2016.pdf

Ruscica Music Youth Choir

*side note - I accept vouchers from South Sutter, Horizons and Visions.
**side note - can pay in 3 installments

Brandy Ruscica

Youth Choir 2016 brochure.pdf

Hand in Motion May Camps

Come Get to Know Us!!!

In May we love to offer 1 & 2 Day Camps so families can come try out some of our most popular classes without a semester commitment.
Of course we love our continuing students to join us as well.
Independent and Charter Students Welcome 
Camps Start May 2nd   Register Now... Space is Limited

Classes are held in Roseville
301 W. Whyte Ave. (just off Hwy 80 at the Riverside exit)

Flute/Piccolo Lessons

Hello! I have a couple openings for private flute/piccolo students in the evenings and one opening on the weekend. I thought I would support the homeschool community before placing advertisements in a music store. 


Young Americans 3 Day Performing Arts Workshop

(From Toni Vassallo)

I highly recommend this 3 day performing arts workshop directed by The Young Americans. It will be hosted on the Del Oro campus in Loomis.
Please note, this is not a Christian organization.  However, it is very professional and family friendly.
My Sara greatly enjoyed the experience on their last visit to this area 4 years ago. 
It is a high energy blend of music, dance and theater. No prior experience required.  Check out the details below.
Toni Vassallo

Young Americans Return to Del Oro March 13 -15

The online registration is up for Young Americans. 

I have attached the registration form for the workshop, and here is a link to my webpage with a link to online registration.

People can also register at

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Homeschool Family Fundraiser

Dear Wonderful Homeschooling Families,
There is a sweet homeschooling family of 6 in Placer county that could use your support.  The father of 4 was diagnosed this summer with Leukemia and later Lymphoma.  They need help with medical expenses.  A fundraising website has been set up for them.

After only months before watching John's dad endure chemo and loose his fight with cancer, chemo was not something they wanted to wait around for.  And with concerns that finding a bone marrow match would be very difficult, alternative options seemed to be a no-brainer.  However, alternative treatment requires paying out-of-pocket and comes with a large price tag. They are in need of their family and friends to come alongside them and help hold them up during this difficult time. John has a lot to live for - his beautiful wife, Della, and their four amazing children
Please keep this sweet family in your prayers. They are still in need of anything you can give financially. To help click the link.
Thank you for your kindness,
Shannon Briggs
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