Grubstake Days! – Yucca Valley

Events like this make living here such a joy! Grubstake Days had become a thing of the past the last few years but a small group of residents decided that just wasn’t right and have revived the weekend festivities celebrating our area’s heritage and bringing back a sense of community. Come watch the parade, participate in horseshoes, cheer on the rodeo, and play at the carnival! There’s so much more too!

Is this homeschool related? Of course, it is! Things like this are what make family memories and that is what home education is really about, building family and community on the small scale and giving our country the strong base to build on and change the world. Where better to learn a bit about our local history than a Heritage Day celebration? Where better to meet the community and know our neighbors than a town parade and pancake breakfast? The best part about this particular festival is that it really is a “local” and “grassroots” thing. The community wanted it. A citizen took charge. And through the glories of human ingenuity and social media, Grubstakes Days has been reborn!

Take the family out this weekend, buy some cotton candy, and show your support. The more people that attend, the bigger it will be next year!

Scottish Festival This Weekend!

I found this today on Homeschooling in Southern California! It’s this Sunday! As in the day after tomorrow! Small festivals like this are great for introducing the kids (and ourselves) to new cultures, foods, and music. Before the festival look at a map of Scotland, find out what kind of government they have, what foods they traditionally eat, pictures of Scotland today, hear their language. If you can do it before the festival, you’ll have “hooks” to hang the experience on. It makes what you see and experience more meaningful and you remember more about it. Or just wing it and live in the moment. You might love it so much you’ll come home and have to know more about the Scots. Remember to take a few pictures of the kids eating some haggis or listening to bagpipes for the “education record”. It doesn’t have to be Monday through Friday to be a school day for us!

The Scottish Society of the Inland Empire will present its third annual Apple and Thistle Music Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Snowline Orchard, 29400 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen.

The event will feature Scottish music, and food will be available from vendors. Visitors may also bring their own lunches.

There will also be apples and apple cider for sale at Snowline Orchard, and apple doughnuts.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

For information, call Bob Leeton at 909-425-8427 or Dave Leffler, 909-881-3982.

Source: Scottish Society of the Inland Empire

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Looks like life couldn’t get any better for a bibliophile! Headed to Santa Monica, April 30-May 1, 2016. Mark your calendars!

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