Volunteers needed: Do you enjoy judging senior projects? Sonoma Valley High School is looking for volunteers to help seniors edit senior project research papers. Volunteers will be trained by SVHS teacher Janet Hansen. Volunteers are needed from Jan. 8 to 19 and again from Feb. 5 to 23 for a second round of editing. Sessions are 40 minutes in length. Volunteers will choose their available dates using a Doodle Poll. Additional faculty and seasoned volunteers will be on hand to assist. Contact Sallie Kyle-Moore at Sonoma Valley Education Foundation for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
New exhibit: The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County (CMOSC) has installed a unique, new temporary exhibit within the Science and Imagination Gallery. Made entirely of packing tape, Weblandia is a crawl-through space of tunnels, slides and ladders. Both parents and children are invited to explore this incredibly fun custom-built structure. The shapes and forms incorporate many of the same building principles as spider webs and some bridges and buildings. Thousands of feet of packing tape is used to build a hands-on, interactive world for kids to immerse themselves in. The grand opening for the public is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23. Weblandia is a temporary exhibit open through May. 1835 Steele Lane.
Crab Feed: Tickets are on sale now for the Sonoma Valley High School Crab Feed and Dance at Veterans Memorial Building on First Street West. The event, put on by the Boosters Club, is set for Saturday, Feb. 3, and it features cracked crab, pasta, salad, wine, dancing and a silent auction. VIP tickets are $85, general tickets are $65 and dance only tickets are $25. Visit http://www.svhscrabfeed.org/
Turf field ready: The artificial turf sports field is ready for use behind Adele Harrison Middle School. Adele students can use it before school and during break and lunch as well as during PE as directed by their teachers. It will also be used after school by the high school soccer teams. For other teams to gain access to the field, they need to fill out a district facility use form to get approved. The gates will be locked after students/teams leave the field. No food or drink except water is allowed on the field. No strollers, bikes, skateboards, or anything with wheels on the field, and no pets.
Mentoring party: The Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance is celebrating its anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Jacuzzi Winery. Pride and Joy will perform and the Girl & the Fig will be serving dinner. Tickets are on sale now at celebratingmentoring.eventbrite.com
Tools needed: Adele Harrison Middle School seeks donations of carpentry tools for its farm-to-table class. Hammers, screwdrivers, hand saws, wire clippers and similar are needed. Drop off at the school office.
Great leaders: The parents of kids who grow up to become leaders do specific things, according to Jeff Haden in a recent piece published in Inc. magazine. Read the complete article at inc.com.
1. Teach them to start with small “wins.” Gaining agreement has an enduring effect, even if only over the short term.
2. Teach them not to be afraid to take strong stands. Even the most skeptical people tend to be at least partly persuaded by a confident speaker.