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Special Events

Why do homeschooling moms (and families) travel from dozens of states (and Canada) to attend a GHC Great Homeschool Convention? It's because this is the Homeschool EVENT of the YEAR --- with amazing Speakers, Workshops, Exhibitors, Hotel Discounts... and some pretty amazing Special Events, too... all made possible by Medi-Share and our other incredible Sponsors!

Green Ember LIVE! With S.D. Smith

Experience a new, never-released Green Ember story performed LIVE by S. D. Smith! An exciting event for the whole family to enjoy. Did you know that S. D. Smith is a songwriter as well as a bestselling author? During Green Ember Live, he and family members will share songs from Green Ember books and invite you to sing along.

“Green Ember Live is a fun, engaging, heartfelt experience for the whole family to enjoy. Sam is a joy – his gift for song and storytelling is a delight for all ages. You don’t have to be a Green Ember fan to have a great time – but you will be after Green Ember Live!” – Rick Rekedal


“The icing on the cake to reading The Green Ember series as a family was seeing The Green Ember Live. It was an up close and personal way to get to know S. D. Smith and his talented family. We sang, we laughed, we lingered over songs and stories and characters that have shaped family memories we’ll cherish for many years.” – Angie Cole


The Green Ember Series is a phenomenon of modern storytelling. These “new stories with an old soul” have captured the hearts of countless children and their families across the world. Children across the world beg for “just one more chapter” as the thrilling tales of #RabbitsWithSwords unfold in homes hungry for tales steeped in hope.

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Comedian, Bob Smiley – Friday Eve

Bob Smiley has been doing standup comedy for over 20 years, and was a HUGE HIT when he performed at our conventions a few years ago. We’re super excited to welcome him back for 2023, and to let you know that Comedy Night with Bob Smiley (Friday eve) is INCLUDED with your “Individual” or “Family” GHC convention registration.

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Slugs & Bugs LIVE in Concert: Faith. Family. Funny. (Randall Goodgame)

Slugs & Bugs LIVE is an unforgettable concert for families, and scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM on Friday at each of our five (5) regional conventions. Specifically, it is a joyful, gospel-filled, life-celebrating, interactive musical experience featuring animated videos, energetic vocals, and tasty piano, guitar and mandolin solos!

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