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Lorna Sheridan: Education Roundup, Oct. 23

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Construction Corps.: Applications are available for the North Bay Construction Corps for spring 2019. High school seniors spend one night a week and one Saturday a month learning construction skills and earning certifications, which can lead to job offers and college credit. The program will be offered at Sonoma Valley High School for the first time this year. For more information or to apply go to ctesonomacounty.org/construction-corps/. The application deadline is Nov. 30.

Homework Help: Don’t forget that there is free homework help for grades K-12 at the library every Monday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Trained volunteer Homework Coaches help with all subjects. Drop-in, no appointments necessary, If you are interested in volunteering to be a Homework Helper in Sonoma, contact Clare O’Brien at 996-5217.

New carpet: El Verano third grade students in Catherine Markham’s classroom are enjoying new carpeting in their classroom thanks to a donation from the school’s parent-teacher association.

Job opp: Teen Services is looking for a social media intern. If interested, contact 939-1452 for more information.

Creekside: Creekside High School will be presenting a week of outdoor art/social responsibility projects Oct. 29, 30, 31, Nov. 1, 2. Projects include a haunted house, dedication of a wall and murals around the community.

Green Teen: Local teens are invited to a youth-led climate conference from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, in the Montgomery High School cafeteria in Santa Rosa. The event is sponsored by Eco2School and the Center for Climate Protection.

Campfire: Sonoma State Historic Park is hosting a costume campfire program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The focus is on nature and the season of fall along with Halloween songs and a marshmallow roast. Free.

Costume Carnival: Lighthouse Christian Church’s free eighth annual Halloween Costume Carnival will include games, bouncy house, giant slide and a raffle. 700 Verano Ave.

Library: At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, Sonoma Valley Library presents Fratello Marionettes’ Halloween Spooktacular. This is a family-friendly puppet show performed in the tradition of classic marionette performances.

Sprite Night: As a Halloween alternative, Woodland Star’s annual Sprite Night offers a kid-friendly alternative to scary Halloween programs. The public is welcome and there will be games, live music and a “haunted cafe” hosted by eighth grade students. Woodland Star Charter School, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 27. 17811 Arnold Drive. $5.

Halloween Carnivals: Sonoma Charter School is hosting a free community Halloween Carnival from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be games, food, prizes, bounce houses, a photo booth, a community Dia de los Muertos altar and more. Sassarini Elementary School’s fall community festival is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, with food, carnival games, inflatables and music. Dunbar Elementary is hosting its community carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Save the date: Spooktacular Sonoma is a new free community event happening in downtown Sonoma on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 5 p.m. The inaugural trick-or-treat event is aimed at children 10 and under. Rain or shine.

More: A complete list of Halloween events will be featured in the Friday, Oct. 26 edition of the Index-Tribune.

Email comments, questions and events to ourschools@sonomanews.com.