Education Roundup, June 11

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Camp: Pets Lifeline Summer Camp for children 5-12 years of age meets weekday mornings June 10 through Aug. 16. Ten distinct week-long sessions are available and each includes fun games, time spent with kittens and puppies, and a visit from Lynette Lyons and her rescued wild animals. New for 2019 is the inclusion of “makerspace” activities. $125 per week. or phone 996-4577 ext. 106.

Donation: The Sonoma Valley Chapter of Realtors presented the principals of Sassarini, Flowery, Prestwood, Dunbar, El Verano, Altimira, Adele Harrison, Sonoma Charter and Woodland Star schools each with a check for $1,000 last month to use for various programs including playground equipment, literacy intervention, field days, books and P.E. equipment. These donation funds are in addition to the $23,000 provided to graduating seniors at Sonoma Valley High School.

BBK: The Broadway Bound Kids fall production will be “The Sound of Music.” The first rehearsal was Monday, June 10. The second is Monday, July 8. Weekly rehearsals begin Aug. 6. The performance weekend is Nov. 8 to 10. Tuition is $335. Email to sign up.

CASA volunteers: Court Appointed Special Advocates make sure foster kids don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service systems or languish in unsupportive foster homes. An additional 50 youth need advocates and CASA needs volunteers. If you have about 10 hours a month to spend, join the Summer Volunteer Training, which takes place over three and a half days beginning Thursday, July 18, from 9:30-1:30, then runs from Tuesday, July 23 through Thursday, July 25, from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Classes are held in Santa Rosa. For more information and to sign up for the CASA training, contact Millie Gilson at 565-6375 or

English language learning: According to US News & World Report, if present demographic trends continue, only 5 percent of the world’s population will be native speakers of English by the middle of this century.

Learn how to draw comic books: The public library is offering a workshop as an introduction to drawing comic books, including designing characters and showing action and emotion. The class is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. Enrollment is limited. Sign up today.

Musical Robot: Musical Robot is a ukulele and drum combo that uses songs, storytelling, interactivity and dance. The free show is at the public library from 6 to 7 p.m, on Wednesday, June 12.

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