Fall plans

Hi everyone.

Things are starting to come together for our little group.  I thought it might be a good idea to post an update even though not everything is totally set in stone.  Here is some basic progress info for things we’ve got planned for fall.

Co-op – will be held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 1-4 pm.  At the last parents meeting, we talked about having monthly co-ops instead of bi-weekly.  Bonny is going to host the first co-op, a soapmaking class, and I hope to have details for that up soon.  Co-op may be held at the Rutland Free Library, or elsewhere, depending on the offering.  Soapmaking will be held at Bonny’s house in North Chittenden.  Other co-ops we are planning to offer in the fall include cider pressing (and other apple-processing ideas), a program with Tom Estill, and a program hosted by VEEP (Vermont Energy Education Program).

Game Day – will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 1-4 pm, in the Fox Room at the Rutland Free Library.  We will have a variety of games including Chess, Munchkin, Ticket to Ride, Transamerica, Catan, Magic, and anything else anyone wants to bring or play.

Arts Reach – I have sent in our ticket requests and will evidently be sent an email in late September with information about what we will be able to attend.  I will let you know when I receive the information from their coordinator.

Park Day – will be on Thursdays at Meadow Street Park in Rutland, from approximately 12-2 pm or whenever anyone wants to go until they want to leave!

Montshire Homeschoolers Day – is next Thursday, September 17, from 10-3 pm.  So some of us may not be at park day!

Field Trips – Trish offered to try to set up a trip to the Rokeby Museum, which offers a discount for larger groups.  Please comment if you would be interested in this, so she has an idea how many people to plan for.  Janet tried to set up a trip to True Temper in Wallingford, but unfortunately they do not allow visitors in their facility.  We are also trying to set up a geology walk in Pine Hill Park.  If you have other ideas for trips or would like to try to set something up, leave a comment and let us know!

Parents Meeting – the next meeting is September 21, at 7 pm in the small upstairs meeting room at the Rutland Free Library.  Subsequent meetings will be held October 19, November 16, and December 14.  We hope to see you there!

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