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PARENT TALKS: College Cash & Bleacher Distress

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, February 18th, 2008 at 8:15 am in Parenting Issues.

College costsHere’s what’s up on the parent ed circuit this month:
“Cash for College Workshops”
Now through Feb. 28 throughout Alameda and Contra Costa County

“Living in the World of iPhone, Wii and My Space”
Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Walnut Creek Intermediate, Walnut Creek. Speakers: Steven Freemire, MFT and Dominic D’Ambrosio, MFT; Sponsored by Acalanes Adult Ed. (Free, but RSVP.)

“Parenting 2008 and Beyond Conference”
Feb. 23 Dougherty Valley High, San Ramon. All day conference and workshops featuring keynote speaker Madeline Levine. Sponsored by the San Ramon Valley Council PTA ($40, register online)

“Childhood Matters: Premature Babies and Their Families”
Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM radio. Speakers: Childhood Matters host Rona Renner, RN, and a panel of experts

“Are You Listening?”
Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Las Lomas High Theater, Walnut Creek. Student-parent workshop led by parenting expert Annie Fox

“Advocacy Day in Sacramento”
All day Feb. 27. An education funding advocacy field trip organized by local PTAs.

“Navigating Work-Family Balance With Young Children”
Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., 2340 Jackson St., Fourth Floor, San Francisco. Speaker: Daphne de Marneffe, Ph.D.; Sponsored by the San Francisco Center for Psychanalysis (Free)

“An Evening with Madeline Levine”
March 3 at 7 p.m., Corpus Christi School Gym, Piedmont. Speaker: Madeline Levine, author of “The Price of Privilege.” Sponsored by Corpus Christi School ($5)

“Revolution in the Bleachers”
March 4 at 7 p.m., Indian Valley Elementary, Walnut Creek. Speaker: Regan McMahon, author of “Revolution in the Bleachers: How Parents Can Take Back Family Life in a World Gone Crazy over Youth Sports.” Co-sponsored by the Indian Valley PTA and Acalanes. (Free, but rsvp.)

“Drive Smart, Stay Safe: A Class for Teens and Parents”
March 5 at 6 p.m. at Acalanes High, Room 105, Lafayette. Sponsored by the California Highway Patrol. Teens and parents must attend together. (Free. Pre-register by calling 925-280-3980 ext. 8001.)

“Parent Conference: Living With Your Teenager”
March 8, 8:30am – 3:30pm, Acalanes Adult Center, Del Valle Theater, Walnut Creek
Keynote speaker: Rick Phillips, Director of Community Matters; Teen panel, workshops ($35, including lunch, for reservations received by Feb. 20; $40 after)

“Acing College Admissions”
March 8 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UC Berkeley
Seminar on college selection and applications for parents and high school students
Sponsored by Ivy & Beyond, a national consortium of former college admissions officers. ($275 per family)

“The 411 on Summer Camps”
March 9 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Center, Oakland
A summer camp fair with more than a 100 booths, sponsored by AAUW, the American Association of University Women, Oakland-Piedmont branch. (Free)

“Brain Research & Educational Practice”
March 11 at 6:45 p.m. Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Pat Wolfe, author and lecturer ($15)

“Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders”
March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Lafayette Library
Speaker: Roxanne Mysinger, clinical psychologist (Free)

“Sister to Sister Summit”
March 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Acalanes High School, Lafayette
An all-day workshop for middle school girls, sponsored by AAUW, Lamorinda branch. ($30)

“Au Pair Info”
March 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Downtown Library
Call 510-528-4259 to register. (Free)

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