Last tour: Sonoma Valley Education Foundation is hosting its final tour of the year on Thursday, March 9, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. The tour will include some of the programs funded by the SVEF, including the media arts department, showcasing the new equipment purchased this summer, the College and Career Center, the engineering academy and more. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disorganized kids: Executive function is the magic ingredient that gives us the ability to plan and organize, manage time, initiate action, and achieve goals — skills that don’t often develop until our late teens and mid-20s. Author Carolyn Carpeneti presents the issue of executive function in a clear, accessible, and relatable manner in her book “Taking Flight: Mastering Executive Function.” If you are looking for a step-by-step guide, this is a great resource.
Free Stem Workshops: SVHS’s Alyssa Schimm and Grace Turner are the presidents of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Club at Sonoma Valley High School. This April they are hosting a three day Saturday STEM Session for girls in grades four through eight. These sessions will take place on April 8, 15, and 22. The first Saturday will be centered around engineering, the second around coding, and the third around science. All Saturdays will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and will include hands-on activities, speakers and snacks. Space is limited. Register today at https://goo.gl/forms/dYpLcqj0FoaPalln1
Cool conference: Expanding Your Horizons Sonoma County is an annual one-day hands-on conference that encourages seventh and eighth grade girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. This year’s event will be held at the Santa Rosa Junior College on April 1. Registration closes March 28 or when full. The cost for the full-day program is $15, and includes lunch. While the focus is for girls, boys are welcome. Visit http://eyh-soco.org to sign up.
Emma!: The pop musical “Emma!” is based on Jane Austin’s classic novel but remade in modern day with hits songs by Whitney Houston, the Supremes, Sara Bareilles and more. The show stars a dozen Sonoma Valley teens and runs March 9 to 19 at the Sonoma Community Center. sonomaartslive.org.
Ag cabbage feed: Sonoma Ag Booster Club is hosting its inaugural Corn Beef & Cabbage Feed on Wednesday, March 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening will include dinner, drinks, dessert and Irish dancing. Email email@example.com for tickets. The cost is $35.
Job fair: Sonoma County school districts are hosting their 2017 job fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 11, for anyone who is interested in working for one of more than a dozen local school districts, including Sonoma Valley. The fair is being hosted at the Sonoma County Office of Education at 5340 Skylane Blvd. in Santa Rosa. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free books: The Sonoma County Free Bookmobile will be around town on March 11, stopping at Kenwood Market from noon to 1 p.m., at the Glen Ellen post office from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and the Fiesta Center in Boyes Hot Springs from 3 to 5 p.m.
Equity in Sonoma Valley: Marc Philpart is kicking off Hanna Boys Centers’ year-long series on “equity.” Philpart will discuss the “boys and men of color” framework, which describes how culturally relevant trauma-informed practices improve outcomes for youth. The program is designed for professionals in public education, healthcare and human services. The breakfast is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, at 17000 Arnold Drive. Tickets are $30. RSVP is required.