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Kai Taylor from Valley Classical Christina Academy shows off his Zometool Hypercube—a shadow of a 4-D cube (submitted photo).

Zometool workshops

open to all children Valley Classical Christian Academy,

7000 N. Central Ave., will hold a series of Zometool Play-workshops

November for all area children ranging in age from 5 to 12. Zometool is an advanced model-

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information and to make reservations; space is limited to ensure that each play-workshop participant has fun and a rich discovery experience.

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two essay contests The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post

building tool created to help mathe- maticians, scientists, engineers, archi- tects and artists discover form and shape. It turns out that it is also an engaging and exciting toy loved by chil- dren for building domes, bridges, tow- ers, pyramids, stars, fractals, crystals, hypercubes, sunflowers and on and on, with the only limitation being the human imagination. The play-workshops will take place

1-4 p.m. Nov. 5 for ages 5 through 8, and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19 for ages 9-12. They will be based on the “discovery learning” model, which provides guid- ance aimed at teaching children how to discover, think, learn and create rather than just “transmitting” information to warm bodies. The play-workshops are an ongoing

Open House 2011: November 6, 11 am-1 pm

Phoenix Country Day School. Wicked Smart.

series of educational offerings by VCCA’s Dad’s Club aimed at comple- menting VCCA’s classical education— building on the math, science, lan- guage, art and lifelong learning skills taught by the school. These play-workshops are open to

children from all schools and back- grounds. Contact Stephen Taylor at

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9400 once again hosts its Voices of Democracy essay contest for high school students (grades 9-12). In addition, the group presents a “Patriot Pen” essay con- test for middle school students. The topic for the 2011 Voices of

Democracy programis “IsThere Pride in Serving in Our Military?” High school students who wish to enter the contest will complete the statement in both a written essay and a 3- to 5-minute recording on a CD. Judging is based on originality, content and speech delivery. The essay, CD and entry form must

arrive at the VFW Post 9400, 804 E. Purdue, Phoenix, Ariz., 85020, by Nov. 1. You can download the entry form at: -of-Democracy/. The first place winner will receive a

cash prize and advance to the district competition. Winners of the district contest will receive an additional cash prize and advance to state, and that winner could receive an all-expense- paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national competition and a chance at the $30,000 first place prize. The theme of this year’s Patriot’s Pen Contest is “Are You Proud of Your

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