Homeschoolers of Maine plans in April to hold its 33rd annual convention, Families Helping Families — Together With HOME, featuring keynote speaker Peggy Ployhar.

There are several events happening in different locations during the two-day annual convention, Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, in Augusta and Manchester.

All families, not just homeschool ones, are welcome.

The convention includes information, curriculum and resources, strategies for parenting, guidance and support, educational enrichment opportunities, family fun, refreshment and new ideas.

Nationally known speakers, informative workshops and experts in the exhibit halls will help and encourage attendants.

The schedule includes many practical and interactive programs and workshop sessions, plus general sessions and family entertainment, such as:


• Silent Auction Online, throughout the week, April 16-20;

• Mom-Care with Peggy Ployhar, 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, Hope Baptist Church, 176 Western Ave., Manchester;

• HOME Hike for Dads and Kids, Augusta Riverwalk, 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, Kennebec River Rail Trail, Augusta;

• Family Activity with Leo and Nancy Martin from the Jenney Museum, 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, Maine State Library, 242 State St., Augusta;

• Family Bowling, 6 p.m. Friday, April 21; 1-7-10 Bowling & Entertainment Center, 2246 North Belfast Ave., Augusta; and

• Convention Day, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22, Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave.


Hands-on activities for children will be happening in exhibit areas throughout the convention.

For the event overview and schedule, and to register, visit

Join the HOME Convention Facebook group to follow all the latest event news as it develops.

For more information, call Kathy Green at 207-763-2880.



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