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School bulletin: Teen driving clinic offered

Conference encourages girls to pursue science; firefighters host golf tournament
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Children health and safety faire Sept. 30

Children under 5 years old, parents, caregivers and teachers are invited to attend a free Children’s Health and Safety Faire on Friday, Sept. 30.

“The faire will provide a morning of fun while focusing on the health, safety and well-being of our young children,” said Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica. “Adults can learn about disaster preparedness, safety, health and nutrition, and about the many services offered by community-based organizations in Placer County.”

Children will have the opportunity to tour emergency vehicles and meet firefighters, police officers and other safety personnel. The event includes entertainment, fun activities for children and a free snack. The faire takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 30 at Loomis Basin Community Park, 6909 King Road in Loomis.

Teen driving course offered

More teens are killed in auto accidents each year than by any other means. Local high school sophomores and juniors can now apply for an intensive, all-day Teen Car Control Clinic in November. The Stephanie Bellotti Teen Fund provides scholarships to Placer County teenagers to attend driving survival and car control clinics. In 2002 local teen Stephanie Bellotti lost control of her car and died at the age of 16.

Scholarship recipients will attend the National Auto Sports Association’s Teen Car Control Clinic in Willows on Nov. 25, which gives students hands-on experience behind the wheel of their own cars. Students go through training that includes skid control, emergency stops, reverse driving, parallel parking, hazard avoidance, freeway merging and more. Space for the class is limited. Application forms can be downloaded at www.placercf.org. The deadline is Nov. 3.

Firefighters host golf tournament for schools

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Roseville Firefighters Golf Tournament, which supports teachers in the five school districts serving Roseville and Granite Bay and has raised more than $100,000 since its inception.

Registration for the event begins at 10:30 a.m. and golfing starts at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at Timber Creek Golf Course in Sun City Roseville, 7050 Del Webb Blvd. The cost is $35 for dinner, $150 for golf (includes lunch, awards banquet and chance to win raffle prizes) and sponsorships range from $150 to $3,000. To register, click on “events/charities” on www.rosevillefirefighters.org.

Conference helps girls explore science

If your daughter has ever wanted to build her own heart monitor or act as a “bone detective,” now’s her chance at the Expanding Your Horizons conference Saturday, Oct. 8, at Sacramento State University.

The program uses hands-on workshops to encourage middle school girls to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The keynote speaker is Michele Wong, president and CEO of Synergex International Corp., an internationally recognized software manufacturer.

The conference takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The cost is $25 and includes workshops, lunch, a career demonstration and exposition fair. Parents can attend workshops at the conference, too. Adults’ topics focus on programs available to motivate children to take science and mathematics courses in college. Registration is $25 and includes lunch.
Register online at www.cce.csus.edu/conferences/eyh/eyh11/index.htm.

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