* College-bound teens can take an SAT/ACT combo practice test from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. A follow-up class will be on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Participants can register for this two-part program to experience a practice test under test-like conditions, then come back for their scores and learn exclusive score-raising strategies. Sign up at the information desk or by phone at 530-757-5598.
Sunday, Jan. 13
* Learn about financial aid for college at a free workshop by Jennifer Borenstein, independent college adviser and owner of The Right College For You in Davis. The workshop is at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis, from 2 to 4 p.m. Borenstein will address the different types of federal, state and private financial aid options, discuss who is eligible, and describe how and when to apply. For more information, call 530-757-5593.
Monday, Jan. 21
* The American Legion’s Yolo Post 77 will host its annual high school oratorical contest at 10 a.m. at 523 Bush St. in Woodland. The purpose of the American Legion’s national contest is to develop a better understanding and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States among high school students. There is a series of five competitions, starting with the Post 77 contest in Woodland. Awards to winners at Post 77 are $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. Prize money is awarded to winners at each successive level. The first-place winner at the national level will receive an $18,000 scholarship. To enter, contact Gary Leach at [email protected], or 530-724-0324. Contest rules and additional information may be found at www.legion.org/oratorical.
Friday, Jan. 25
* Students in grades 7-9 are invited to a junior high dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased in advance at the community services department, 600 A St., Suite C. For more information, contact the department at 530-757-5626.