Lorna Sheridan: Education Roundup, March 5

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Mission food: Kids can learn about the history of the food of the Mission in a hands-on presentation at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. Learn about the food people ate at the missions, the crops they grew and how grains were measured. This hands-on demonstration is geared for ages 8 and up. It runs continuously between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Mission courtyard. Free with paid admission. Rain or shine.

Free prom dresses: A Prom Pop Up Boutique is taking place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, and all local high school girls are invited to shop for dresses for free at the Sonoma Community Center. The dresses have all been donated by Bon Marche, Republic of Thrift and various community members.

Ready to work: Is your teen ready to get their first job this summer? Spring Ready to Work sessions conducted by Teen Services start March 7 and run through April 12, after school from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., on the SVHS campus. Students learn what it takes to get the job they want. To register, contact Norma Martinez norma@teenservicessonoma.org or 939-1452.

LCAP: The Sonoma Valley Unified School District needs parents of English learners and parents of students in the district’s special education program to join its LCAP (district goal planning and accountability) Advisory Committee. To participate, contact Elizabeth Kaufman at 939-4895 or ekaufman@sonomaschools.org. Meetings are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 17850 Railroad Ave. The next meeting is on March 7.

SRJC at SVHS: SRJC will be in the College and Career Center on Friday, March 8 during lunch. SRJC representatives will be providing information about the Puente Program. Puente is a national program for educationally underserved students.

Free flights: The next Young Eagles free flight day at Sonoma Skypark on Eighth Street East is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 10.

Health careers: Interested in learning more about a career in healthcare? SRJC is holding an informational meeting on March 11 for high school students interested in learning more about its Summer Health Careers Institute. Go to ow.ly/1M5450mgo3a.

Concert: This coming Friday at 10:30 a.m., Jose Luis Orosco is playing a concert. Orosco is a bilingual author, educator and musician. He has been entertaining audiences for many years, and his swing through the Sonoma branch is the third of three concerts in the system organized by the county library.

Free books: The Sonoma County Free Bookmobile will be in our area on Saturday, March 9. It will be at Kenwood Market from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; at Glen Ellen Post Office from 11 a.m. to noon; and in Boyes Hot Springs at Fiesta Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Concert: A Sonoma schools “Choral Extravaganza” featuring the Valley Vibes Youth Orchestra is Thursday, March 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Altimira Middle School multi-use building at 17805 Arnold Drive.

College acceptances: Seniors at SVHS who are receiving college acceptance letters are asked to put a pin in the map in the College & Career Center at SVHS.

Email news and comments to ourschools@sonomanews.com.

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