* Teens and parents are invited to “Get Organized for Success” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Ashley Meyers, a Davis High alumna and professional organizer, will teach teens how to organize their personal spaces and manage their time for optimum success. Participants are asked to bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop if they have one. Space is limited but seats may be reserved at the library or by calling 530-757-5598 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Come view the seminal documentary “Race to Nowhere” at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., beginning at 7 p.m. The film challenges viewers to think about how children are prepared for success. A 2010 showing of the film in Davis drew more than 500 people. This showing is sponsored by the Davis High School PTA and a panel of school counselors will discuss the film after the viewing. For more information, contact Jennifer Creinen at email@example.com.
The city of Davis hosts a Halloween dance for junior high school students from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E 14th St. The dance is open to all students in seventh through ninth grades. Tickets are $8 and are on sale at the Community Services Office, 600 A St., Suite C. A completed 2013-14 teen programs waiver must be on file or in hand (available at www.davisteenscene.org) to attend. There are a limited number of tickets and dances often sell out. Any tickets that may remain will be sold at the door. The dance will include a DJ, snack bar, a game room with video games, board games and cards. The event is supervised by city of Davis staff. There are no in-and-out privileges for participants. For more information, call 530-757-5626 or visit www.davisteenscene.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
* Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for applications for the city’s teen services grants. Funding is allocated to a variety of programs and services for teens, including mentorship and leadership skills. Organizations must meet funding eligibility criteria and follow funding guidelines. For more information and the application packet, visit http://community-services.cityofdavis.org/teens/teen-services-grant-program or contact Anne Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-747-5864.
Friday, Oct. 25
* Children ages 5-12 are invited to a Gymnastics Monster Mash at the Civic Center Gym, 23 Russell Blvd., from 6 to 9 p.m. The nighttime Halloween party will feature a spooky obstacle course, games, crafts and Halloween goodies. Participants are asked not to come in costume. The cost is $30 per child. For more information or to register, call 530-757-5626 or visit www.cityofdavis.org.