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Lorna Sheridan: Education Roundup, Aug. 29

Rowing: The North bay Rowing Club in Petaluma has close to a dozen young Sonoma Valley athletes training there. The Club’s junior team tryouts start Aug. 28. No experience is required. The club offers no cut teams. Learn more at northbayrowing.org/tryout-week/

Ag boosters: The Sonoma Valley High School Agriculture Boosters Dinner & Auction is on September 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Hydeout Ranch, 20680 Hyde Road. Club president Pat Stornetta invites the community to come support students in the study of agriculture, leadership and citizenship. Visit sonomaagriculture.weebly.com.

New baby classes: Sonoma Valley Hospital is offering a series of new baby classes. The first series will be held on four consecutive Mondays, Sept. 11, 18, 25, and Oct. 2. The second series is scheduled for Nov. 13, 20, 27, and Dec. 4. Classes are held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the hospital, and there is a fee of $100. To register, call 935-5084.

Gaming courses: Santa Rosa Junior College is now offering Game Development and Game Design courses for local high school students and current SRJC students. SRJC will offers a full associate’s degree in Digital Media: Game Programming. California currently has the greatest number of active game industry businesses in the United States. According to SRJC, a college degree is required for programmers, software engineers, game designers, or visual artists. The median yearly salary in this field is $50,000 to $70,000.

ID scanning: Both middle school and Sonoma Valley High now have in place a new visitor pass program. Raptor Visitor Management involves visitor ID scanning and pass printing with a photo. Allow a little extra time the first visit but after that, you get a printed pass quickly and easily.

Scholarships: The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award program is accepting applications now. Are you, or someone you know, a Sonoma Valley woman with primary financial responsiblity for yourself and your dependents, attending an undergraduate degree program or vocational skills program, with a financial need? Deadline is Nov. 15. liveyourdream.org/get-help/apply-for-an-educational-grant/index.html

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