1ST FIELD TRIP IS NOW MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NOT ROLLER RINK*DETAILS BELOW* One of the ideas behind the teen club is to foster community among Chicagoland's homeschooled and unschooled teens. Another idea is to give teens an opportunity to direct their own activities, expand their social lives and to explore all the city has to offer in a setting that is safe and supported by us. We hope the club will evolve all on its own once it begins. Some members have loosely hashed out the first 4 months and we are providing what details there are here so that you can mark them on your calendar. Questions? Provide email info to Kim in comments field.

For updates, join the yahoo list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chicagohomeschooledunschooledteens Regular Schedule: 1st Thursday of the month field trip 2nd Thursday of the month book club 3rd Thursday of the month writer's workshop There will be some variations due to holidays. For example, in December there is only one gathering, a field trip day. Calendar: **SCHEDULE CHANGE** Sept. 11th Modern Art Museum 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 6061 1p-3:30pm Main exhibit Jeff Koons. Cost: 12 and under free, student with id $6, adult $10 Please bring spending money for café and gift shop if you wish. The teens will have a brief planning/info meeting during a break at the café. Parents, please preview the MCA website to see whether this exhibit is appropriate for your child. http://www.mcachicago.org Sept 25th Writer's Workshop Oak Park Public Library (834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL) 12-2pm Teens will have a chance to hone their writing skills and work on journals, novels, short stories, etc. through the use of writing circles, fiction swap, mini lessons and a big chunk of independent writing time. There will be opportunities to share work and get constructive feedback from peers. Bring 2 blank notebooks and writing utensils. Oct. 2nd Rollerskating gathering at Aurora Skate Center (34w113 Montgomery Rd, Aurora, IL) 11-2pm cost $5 for rentals and skate extra $$ for snack bar Oct.9th Book club 1pm-3pm The book club monthly meetings have traditionally been held at the home of the host/hostess who picked the book. This month Fiona picked the book Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Oct.23rd Writer's Workshop Oak Park Public Library (834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL) 12-2pm Oct.30th No meeting Nov. 6th Field Trip TBD Nov. 13th Book club TBD Nov. 20th Writer's workshop Nov. 27th No meeting Dec. 4th Field trip TBD Remainder of December: no teen club meetings

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