Spring break camps: Sonoma Gymnastics is offering camp the week of March 20 to 24. The day at camp includes crafts, gymnastics, and overall fun. The cost is $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. A week is $250 to $300. Visit sonomagymnasticsacademy.com/camps/.
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and Sonoma Ecology Center are offering a Spring Break Day Camp for ages 7 to 12 with a nature hike, viewing the sun through solar scopes, s’mores and a roaring campfire. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $35, or $25 for members. Sign up at brownpapertickets.com/event/2865835
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley will also be open all week during spring break, March 20 to 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Attention guitarists: Sonoma Valley High School senior Grace Cutting will be holding a showcase called Sonoma Strummers for local guitarists at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. It will take place in Father Roberts Hall (469 Third St. W.) and admission is free. Wine and refreshments will be available for purchase. All donations will support the music departments at St. Francis Solano School and SVHS. Email Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
Immigrants in science: It turns out that 83 percent (33 of 40) of the finalists of the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search were the children of immigrants. The competition organized each year by the Society for Science & the Public is the leading science competition for U.S. high school students. In 2017, the talent search competition was renamed the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Indrani Das, 17, of New Jersey, won the top award of $250,000 in March for her study of a possible approach to treating the death of neurons due to brain injury or neurodegenerative disease. tinyurl.com/zoxae49
Melodrama news: Dunbar School is kicking off its 25th season of the fifth grade Melodrama Project. Kate Kennedy is in her 16th year as director of the play. “A Bad Day at Gopher’s Breath” will be performed on Memorial Day weekend on Dunbar’s Haver Stage. A capital campaign for the Melodrama Project is underway. Checks can made out to Dunbar School fifth grade play and dropped off at the school office or mailed to 11700 Dunbar Rd. Glen Ellen, CA 95442.
Internship opp: Pepperwood Preserve is now accepting applications for TeenNat, a five-week internship program open to ages 13 to 18. Teens spend three days a week at the 3,100-acre preserve, exploring wildlife habitat, learning about field work and science careers, and collecting and documenting observations. Interns learn how to use satellite navigation devices and digital cameras to record their findings. In addition to keeping the cameras, they can earn 90 hours of community service for their time. The free program runs from July 5 to Aug. 3, Tuesday through Thursday. Apply at pepperwoodpreserve.org/what-we-do/nature-education/teennat.
Sewing class: There is a beginning machine sewing class for kids ages 10 and up starting in April on Thursday afternoons. Students will learn to cut from a pattern, use straight pins, sew seams, and add topstitching. The cost is $80 or $72 for SCC members plus a $20 materials fee. Call 938-4626x1 to register.
Latino Summit: Sonoma State University invites students and their families to attend its annual free Latino Family Summit Conference on Saturday, March 25. The day will consist of workshops, activities, food, music, and entertainment. sonoma.edu/future/latinosummit/. On Wednesday, March 29, the first North Bay Women of Color Conference will be held at SSU with a variety of workshops and panels centered around the experiences and challenges faced by women of color. facebook.com/NorthBayWOCConference/