Sunday, July 14, 2013

News & Info for July 9th, 2013


The Permablitz! Creating a Permaculture Urban farm in one day (more or less) [sovereignsanpablobay.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-permablitz-creating-permaculture.html]

"Vallejo Adult School Expansion"
More info:
* Vallejo Adult School [vas-vcusd-ca.schoolloop.com]
* Vallejo City Unified School District [www.vallejo.k12.ca.us]
*  Greater Vallejo Recreation District [www.gvrd.org]
* Adventus Education [www.adventuseducation.com]
The Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) has been transforming the instructional programs at the pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade levels to better prepare students for college and careers for the future. The transformation will soon apply to the programs for adult students as well.
The District is excited to share that it will be expanding the new Adult School which will offer more robust training courses, maintaining courses that support the development of essential skills and continuation courses that enrich the quality of life for adults in Vallejo.
The new Adult School will be the hub for services administered by multiple partners. The creation of this center will provide the structure for creating community partnerships that strengthen all programs. Adventus Education and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) have joined VCUSD as partners, and will be teaming up with local community colleges and other agencies to provide adult students with a one-stop full-service experience.
Through new partnerships, expanded course offerings will include 11 new courses that will lead to pathways for employment in high-demand careers, as well as continue the general academic adult school courses already available.
GVRD courses will include AED/CPR/First Aid training, Beginning Computers, Retrain Your Brain, Fit after Fifty Strength Training Exercise and more. Adventus Education courses will include Pharmacy Technician, Medical Terminology, Custodial Services Training, Certified Nursing Assistant and more.


"Solano County Summer Reading Program Incentives"
Readers 12 years old and younger participating in the Children's Library Reading Program in Solano County have two more reasons to reach their reading goals this summer: one youth and one adult day pass for the San Francisco Bay Ferry [sanfranciscobayferry.com].
To participate, young readers can stop by their local library branch to sign up and receive a game board. All those who reach their reading goals will get to choose from among several prizes, including SF Bay Ferry tickets. Each SF Bay Ferry prize consists of a free round trip for the successful reader and one adult.
SF Bay Ferry wants to continue encouraging kids to keep up their reading skills over the summer and enjoy a trip for two on the Ferry to San Francisco's great waterfront attractions, including: the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium and Pier 39, among others.
Riding the SF Bay Ferry is easy and enjoyable, with free WiFi, food and full beverage concessions, and a variety of seating options to maximize comfort. Vallejo's ferry terminal offers free parking until August 1.
SF Bay Ferry schedules and information can be found on their website or by calling (877) 64-Ferry. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, call Ernest Sanchez at (510) 289-2530 or visit one of Solano County's libraries [www.solanolibrary.com].

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