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Sam Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Let There Be Light) to Speak at the 35th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention
Plus Free 'How to Begin Homeschooling' Workshops Open to the Public and More Than 60 Exhibitors and 150 Workshops for All Levels of Homeschooling

Contact: Maureen Bittner, Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV), 804-278-9200, publications@heav.org

RICHMOND, Va., May 17, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Virginia Homeschool Convention, one of the largest homeschool events in the country, is celebrating 35 years of service. The 2018 convention will feature Sam Sorbo, author, speaker, actor, and radio star known for her role on the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and for the syndicated radio program, The Sam Sorbo Show. Other keynotes include John Stonestreet of the Colson Center prison ministry and Breakpoint Radio, and Voddie Baucham of Baucham Ministries.

A robotics expo, storytelling, and live parrots (plus 160 exhibitors!) are part of the "Homeschool Marketplace"—125,000 square feet of books, puzzles, new and used curricula, CDs, DVDs, games, and exhibits available for attendees of all ages.

The third annual College & Career Fair welcomes representatives from 44 colleges and businesses as they recruit homeschool students. Participating colleges include James Madison University, Liberty University, Radford University, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, the United States Naval Academy, and Virginia Commonwealth University, among others.

"The opportunity to learn how to learn and to become independent learners are two of the great benefits of home education ­­This is the perfect place to discover why homeschooling is such a fast-growing choice in education.," says Anne Miller, HEAV president.

How-to-begin-homeschooling workshops start at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday and are FREE and open to the public. Afterward, parents may explore the best educational resources from around the country without charge.

What: 35th Annual HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention, with free "How-to-Begin Homeschooling" workshops for the general public; 150 workshops and 330 booths; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) exhibits; the annual College & Career Fair, Used Curriculum Sale, and music competition; instrument demonstrations; music and arts programs; giveaways; and more.

Who: Home Educators Association of Virginia—2100 W. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

When: Thursday, June 7 – Saturday, June 9, 2018

Where: Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA

Cost: FREE "How-to-Begin Homeschooling" workshops on Thursday, with shopping in the Exhibit Hall;

FREE three-day convention pass to first-time parents of preschoolers;

FREE shopping on Saturday from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall;

FREE three-day convention pass to non-homeschooling grandparents;

$99: general three-day admission;

$39: shopping-only three-day admission;

Info: www.heav.org

The Home Educators Association of Virginia strengthens and empowers more than 40,000 homeschoolers throughout the Commonwealth. HEAV, a statewide, member-supported, non-profit association, has served Virginia homeschool families through information, legislation, and resources for more than 35 years. Request interviews or a free press pass at publications@heav.org.