Lorna Sheridan: Education Roundup, March 19
University of California tuition: The UC system plans to raise tuition for out-of-state students, and administrators say this is good news for in-state students. Tuition may increase by $762 to a total of $42,324 next year for international and out-of-state students, and that money is expected to help fund classes, services and financial aid for California residents on the nine UC undergraduate campuses. Tuition for 2019-20 is expected to be frozen for California students at current levels. Gov. Gavin Newsom has pledged to maintain annual tuition for state residents at $12,570, not counting living costs and some campus fees.
Science workshop: The Expanding Your Horizons for seventh- and eighth-grade girls will take place on April 6 at Santa Rosa Junior College. The day of hands-on workshops encourages young women to consider careers in math, science, engineering and technology. Register by April 2 at eyh-soco.org. The event is also open to boys. Registration is $15 and includes snacks and lunch. Scholarships are available.
Ropes course: The 2019 Challenge Sonoma Ropes Course is offering opportunities for leader training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 22, 23 and 24. The tuition for 50 hours of training is $125, partial scholarships are available. Leaders learn skills, enjoy outdoor adventure and can earn money. To apply, visit challengesonoma.com or call 484-7759.
Kids eat free: Kids eat free with a paying adult at Palooza Brewery and Gastropub at 8910 Highway 12 in Kenwood every Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Parenting talk: The school district is offering a series of four free education events for parents, mentors, guardians and community members. The next one is “Parenting in the Age of Social Media,” on Wednesday, March 27, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Altimira school multi-use building.
Dr. Suess: On Thursday, March 21 at 4 p.m., the Sonoma Valley Regional Library presents the Silly Seuss Show, a free variety show for children and their families ages 4 and up. Entertainer Bri Crabtree takes the audience on a silly Seuss adventure featuring, juggling, magic, illusion and rhymes.
Embroidery: Kids age 8 and up can explore a free hands-on embroidery workshop and learn three basic stitches, from 11:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, on the Sonoma Mission Courtyard.
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