* Peregrine Elementary School will present “Learning for Life,” a panel presentation on project-based learning, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Peregrine students and teachers will present examples of project-based learning and will introduce members of Team Blend, Da Vinci High School students who traveled to Nicaragua with Peregrine International. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Carrie Fisher Stone at 530-753-5500 or [email protected]
* 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, call the department at 530-757-5626.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
The city of Davis hosts the seventh annual job skills workshop for teens beginning at 4 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The event includes presentations on how to make contacts, prepare for an interview and how to increase chances of employment. Participants also will have the opportunity to experience a mock interview and receive feedback from recreation program coordinators and supervisors. For more information, visit www.cityofdavis.org or call 530-757-5626.
Tuesday, Feb. 12
The Davis City Council will honor this year’s Golden Heart Award winners and nominees during a ceremony and reception in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., beginning at 6:30 p.m. The awards honor Davis teens for significant contributions to their community and for overcoming personal challenges. For more information about the awards, visit www.davisteenscene.org.
Thursday, Feb. 14
Come support children’s nutrition, expand access to quality school meals, and enhance the healthfulness of the school food environment at the Davis Joint Unified School District’s nutrition advisory committee meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. For more information, contact Student Nutrition Services at [email protected] or 530-759-2186.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Blast into the world of air pressure, aerodynamics and physics in “Science for Kids! Up, Up and Away,” sponsored by the city of Davis. Inflate a giant airbag with one breath, see a real hovercraft in action and shoot toilet paper 50 feet in the air while learning about the principles of gases. The show gets underway at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $5/children, $7/adults if purchased in advance at the Community Services office, 600 A St., Suite C; Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; or the Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Tickets are $8 at the door. For more information, call 530-757-5626.