Pumpkin Patch – 10/22/15

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, October 22, 2015 for a visit from The Berry Patch Mobile Farm.

Where: Mount Olive Baptist Church, 596 E Washington St Ext, Rockingham. NC 28379

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

What: Families may enjoy a fall and harvest learning experience from Farmer Lee of The Berry Patch. Families may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards. There is a large field for free-play.

Cost: $7/child (any child ages 6 months+ )


In addition to a visit from the owner of the World’s Largest Strawberry, Farmer & Mayor of Ellerbe Lee Berry, our Mobile Farm includes:

  • One free pumpkin per child
  • A cup of homemade ice cream (children and adults)
  • Photo booth complete with fall-themed cutouts, hay bales and pumpkins

We will have use of restroom facilities inside the main building at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Please Note: Mount Olive Christian Childcare often has children traveling between buildings, please use extra caution when driving though parking lot. RCHE families may park nearest the basketball hoop end of the parking lot.

Please RSVP and indicate ice cream flavor choices by October 10th, 2015.



Sandhills Horticulture Gardens – 4/30/15

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, April 30, 2015 for a visit to Sandhills Horticulture Gardens.

Where: Sandhills Horticulture Gardens, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

What: Families may enjoy a beautifully maintained garden and conduct lessons related to art or science if they choose. There will not be a formal lesson or tour for this outing.

Other: Sandhills Horticulture Gardens is located on the campus of Sandhills Community College. The terrain is varied, with hills, steps, uneven ground and varied terrain (slippery, soft, gravelly) Families with special mobility concerns may want to plan to enjoy the view from the visitor’s center. There is still plenty to do and see;  they will not have wasted the drive.

There is a lovely picnic spot a the visitor’s center. The visitors center has bathrooms and a drinking fountain.

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Planetarium at Fayetteville State University 1/15/15

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, January 15,  2015 for a trip to The Planetarium at Fayetteville State University.

Where: Fayetteville State University1200 Murchison Road • Fayetteville, NC 28301

Sign Up: http://vols.pt/2Ucd4J

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Parking is very limited at the Fayettville Planetarium. Families are encouraged to carpool or caravan together.  We will meet at 8:00am in the public parking lot adjoining Discovery Place Kids. Families for whom this is not possible may email RCHE for directions about where to park on the campus of Fayetteville State University.

What: The Planetarium will show a short video and discuss space with our group.

Fee: $1/person.  Please bring cash on the day of the event.


Art Day – 10/9/14

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, October 9th 2014 for Fall Art Day.

Where: Castlewood Park, Ledbetter Rd, Rockingham

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

What: Come make a beautiful place mat, or wall-hanging, using pressed leaves. Each family may provide their own pressed leaves and glue sticks.  Our home school group will cover the other materials.

If you would like to attend, please Email RCHE.


Vulcan Materials – 9/17/14

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Wednesday, September 17th 2014 for a trip to Vulcan Materials

Where: Vulcan Materials-Mideast Division, 353 Galestown Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379Time: 9:30am – noonWhat: Visit a working quarry, touch rocks, enjoy a mini-lecture, see huge machinery up close. Free!Other: We need a head count as soon as possible due to them feeding our group lunch! (In the past it has been pizza or hamburgers.) If you think you can come, email richmondcountyhe @ gmail.com or RSVP online.Some Extra Resources (You can click on the following on the website. 🙂