Brave Writer​ is speaking in Cincinnati this August!

Cincinnati Home School Friends: Julie Bogart, the founder of Brave Writer​ is speaking in Cincinnati this August! (You might know her as the "Poetry Teatime Lady.") August 25th, 9-4 WITH lunch!

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My daughter and I recently attended one of her Poetry & Tea time events and had a blast. It was inspiration for our Poetry and Tea Time party the other day. 

 

Julie is a professional writer and when she was homeschooling her own 5 children she found that writing was a subject that was often poorly taught to children. She founded Brave Writer, a language arts program that meets children where they are and uses instinctive and creative ways to draw out the language arts which are already all around us.

She did all kinds of homeschooling over the years with her children, including Charlotte Mason who she has a soft spot for.

If you want to know more about Brave Writer you can check it out their website, bravewriter.com.

I love that much of what she does is straightforward (podcasts, Friday Freewrites,. etc) and that her heart is for community in the homeschooling world.

 

There are still spots open, but I'm sure they won't be for long. If you haven't heard Julie speak you're in for a treat. She's super uplifting in her talks and will make for a great launching point for your upcoming school year!  Also, get to know her on Instagram @JulieBraveWriter, she's always posting live stories and is very easy to connect with. 

You can register for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/7uRVymbKFVCFOQeE3
Saturday, August 25th from 9 am- 4 pm, cost is $40 which includes lunch.

You will want to fill out the google form to register. All of the information about the specific talks she's giving are on the google form.

There are still spots open, but I'm sure they won't be for long. If you haven't heard Julie speak you're in for a treat. She's super uplifting in her talks and will make for a great launching point for your upcoming school year! Be sure to visit the registration event page below to get set up. 

 

Full Disclosure the event organizer provided me with one free ticket in exchange for promoting this event. However, all opinions are my own and I'm super excited to attend. 

 

10th Annual Beer Cheese Festival June 9 Winchester, KY

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Did you even know such things existed! This is the Beer Cheese Festival's 10th anniversary! 
 
WHEN:
June 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
WHERE:
Main Street in Downtown Winchester KY 
34 S Main St
Winchester, KY 40391
USA
 
COST: $5.00 Per Wristband Per Person
 
WEBSITE: http://www.beercheesefestival.com/bcf/
 

Ask almost anyone what the best part of the Beer Cheese Festival is, and they’ll tell you, “Sampling beer cheese!” and they’re right. We start at 10:00 am and go all the way to 5:00 pm. You can sample beer cheese from any of our vendors. Sample them all. Find your favorite. Cast your vote. You can even purchase beer cheese right from the vendors. When you need a break, there are plenty of other things to do at the festival–listen to live music, drink from the beer garden, visit arts & crafts or Kentucky Proud booths…and then you can head right back into the beer cheese section, and try some more, because at the end of the day it’s all about the beer cheese!


MARY POPPINS JR. April 7-16, 2018 at the Taft Theatre

Cincinnati: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS JR. April 7-16, 2018 at the Taft Theatre. The “practically perfect” 70-minute musical is based on the classic P.L. Travers stories and the Walt Disney film.
 
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All of London (and Cincinnati!) is shouting from the rooftops about this exciting stage adaptation of the classic tales of Mary Poppins. Join the Banks family as they encounter adventure after fun-filled adventure with their curious new nanny, Mary Poppins. Adapted especially for young audiences, this musical includes favorite Sherman brothers songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” as well as wonderful new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. With colorful characters and an irresistible score, MARY POPPINS JR. is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
 
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Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh. Directed by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s own Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, and choreographed by Paula Rakestraw.
 
MARY POPPINS JR. presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, April 7-16, 2018. Saturday, April 7 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired), Sunday, April 8 at 2 PM, Sunday, April 8 at 5 PM, Friday, April 13 at 7:30 PMSaturday, April 14 at 2 PMSaturday, April 14 at 5 PMSunday, April 15 at 2 PM at the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10.  1-800-745-3000 and  www.ticketmaster.com.
 
TCT’s Sensory Friendly performance will be held on Monday, April 16 at 9:45 AM. This performance is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit. To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges.  Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimalized.
 
Homeschoolers, did you know that The Children's Theatre now offers Study Guides for their Main Stage shows? Check it out here
 
  Tickets must be picked up in Taylor Mill, KY.

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats Coming to Cincinnati March 6, 2018

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The company's reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.

 

Performing feats on chairs stacked ten-stories high, the troupe has traveled to all fifty states and to more than sixty-five countries on five continents. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway performances. A five-week run at Broadway’s New Victory Theater in 2014 marked the only time an acrobatic troupe from China was chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue.

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The ancient art of acrobatics has developed into one of China's most popular art forms. As well as evolving into many forms of performance – dance, opera, martial arts, and sports – acrobatics has served an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations. The citizens of China continue to present their acrobatic art for the world today, in order to portray their hard-working nature and set forth an example of the rich traditions of Chinese culture.

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The group’s founder, producer and director Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of eight with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei and began performing with its touring wing, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age ten. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by the Republic of China’s Coordination Council for North American Affairs.

 

"When the Golden Dragon Acrobats come to town, the wonders stack up," reviewed The New York Times. "Cathedrals of contortionists in back bend rise before your eyes, body by body. Human obstacles, which tumblers flip over, widen in person-size increments. The thrill is escalation. These touring acrobats from China know how to keep topping themselves."

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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$15 STUDENT TICKETS / $20 PARENT TICKETS:  http://www.cincinnatiarts.org/goldendragon_mom

 

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

 

 

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE February 10-19, 2018 at the Taft Theatre. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip, hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the Taft Theatre stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. 

 

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Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.   With ten new songs added, including the film’s pop favorite “I Like to Move It, Move It,” MADAGASCAR, A MUSICAL ADVENTURE is brought vividly to life on stage in a high-energy production under the direction of Aubrey Berg. Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, calls this show a creative celebration of friendship that will be fun for the whole family!

 

Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.  Directed by Aubrey Berg.  Choreographed by Eric Byrd.

 

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MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, February 10-19, 2018.  Saturday, February 10 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired), Sunday, February 11 at 2 PM,Sunday, February 11 at 5 PM, Friday, February 16 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, February 17 at 2 PM, Saturday, February 17 at 5 PM, Sunday, February 18 at 2 PM at the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Ticketsstart at $10.  1-800-745-3000 and  www.ticketmaster.com.

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School performances of MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE will be held February 13-16 & 19 during the daytime hours. TCT’s Sensory Friendly performance will be held on Monday, February 19 at 9:45 AM. This performance is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit. To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges.  Slight adjustments to lighting and soundare made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimized.  A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) is made available on the TCT website one week before the performance.  At the theater, TCT provides an area staffed byspecialists in the field where patrons can take a break from the performance if necessary, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has trained staff on hand.  For details about how to purchase tickets to TCT’s school or Sensory-Friendly performances, visitwww.thechildrenstheatre.com.

 

 Tickets must be picked up in Taylor Mill, KY.

 

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