Area-wide Field Trips Announced

A message from April Francis, with Classical Conversations Owasso:

I am coordinating field trips for our CC Owasso West campus and would love to share our learning adventures with other CC area families.   Two trips I’ve scheduled for October that are open for signups. Please read all the details below before signing up.

Pioneer Days at Har-Ber Village

Friday, October 6, 2017 – 10:00am to 3:30pm

W 20th Rd, Grove, OK

Bring the whole family and join us for an all day event – Pioneer Days at Har-Ber Village in Grove, OK.
Volunteers demonstrate skills that made our pioneer ancestors self-reliant: spinning, weaving, processing flax plants into linen, dyeing wool, flint knapping, sausage making, hearth cooking and baking, quilting, candlemaking, heirloom gardening, blacksmithing, tinsmithing and more.  Visit with living history reenactors to explore early medical care, events of the Mexican War and pioneer stories. Many hands-on activities will allow younger visitors to experience pioneer life first-hand. Create a quilt block. Churn butter. Grind corn. Make a candle. Make sausage. Wash laundry on a scrub board. Weave on a loom. Play period games. Make a pioneer toy.

On Friday only, students will be able to attend school taught by a “school marm” in the Village schoolhouse.
I have submitted the school group form.

$3.00 per student with groups of 10 students or more
Under 6, free
Adults ($10) or senior ($7.50)

About a 1.5 hr drive from Owasso.  Take some funds for the toll roads and leave early Friday morning.  If your family would like to make it a weekend getaway, there is a nice Best Western (with a small pool) in Grove we have personally stayed at… or maybe you or a friend has a lake house near Grand Lake.  On Saturday, they will have other events at Har-Ber Village as well.

Tulsa Symphony – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6

Saturday, Oct 28, 20178:50am to 12:30pm
Arrive: 8:45am

Tulsa PAC (110 E. 2nd Street Tulsa, OK 74103)

Join us for a Saturday morning dress rehearsal with The Tulsa Symphony.   This is a free event.  Downtown parking prices vary from lot to lot.
**There is a Maximum of 25 people allowed.  You are welcome to invite other CC and homeschool friends.  Please include them with your signup total.
**We will have Q and A with the musicians before the rehearsal starts
**Tips from the Education Director, David Carter:
As long as everyone is capable of sitting quietly and relatively still, there is no age minimum. I recommend familiarizing the students with the music several times before attending the rehearsal. Also, since it’s a rehearsal, there can be a fair bit of stopping to work on sections (hopefully by this rehearsal, we’re not stopping much!)
These times may change as we get closer to the event, so keep watch on email/FB for updates
  • 8:50am – meet up at the Stage Door entrance to the Tulsa PAC (just west of E 2nd St and S Cincinnati Ave). David will get us signed in and walk us up to meeting room.
  • 9:00am – Q and A meeting
  • 9:30 – 10:00, musicians leave to setup for rehearsal.  While waiting, we can review orchestra seating from previous cycles.
  • 10am – Rehearsal time is 2.5 hours and we can take a 20 minute break approximately half-way through
  • 12:30pm – End of rehearsal.
This is our second event to schedule with them as The Tulsa Symphony typically uses their in-school programs as teaching and outreach.  Please give them many thanks, maybe have your student(s) send them a thank-you card as well.


If you’re interested in attending, use the button above to signup via Google Docs, or contact April Francis at or (918) 606-2189.