International High meetings set
Eugene International High School will hold a series of meetings beginning next week for prospective students and their parents.
Meetings are at 7:45 p.m. on Monday and 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the South Eugene High School cafeteria (the second includes a break-out French immersion session); at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 and Feb. 18 in the Sheldon High School cafeteria (the second session includes a Spanish immersion session); and at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 in the Churchill High School cafeteria. A Spanish- language meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Parr Room at the Education Center, 200 N. Monroe.
Eugene IHS is open to any student, with admission by lottery. It emphasizes world cultures and languages, and gives students an opportunity to pursue an International Baccalaureate. For information, visit schools.4j.lane.edu/ihs.
Adoption is presentation topic
Cultural anthropologist Jessaca Leinaweaver will give a free, illustrated talk titled "Tales from the Field: International Adoption" at 6 p.m. Thursday at the downtown Eugene Public Library.
Leinaweaver, an assistant professor of anthropology at Brown University, lived in Peru for two years researching adoption and learning about traditional ways that children in that culture move among families. She'll share some of her findings, illustrated with stories and photos of the Andean people and places. For information, phone 541-682-5450 or visit www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Agricultural scholarships offered
The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation has two scholarship programs available for 2010-11.
Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarships are open to any Oregon high school graduate preparing for an agriculture or forestry- related career. The Oregon Farm Bureau Associate Member Scholarship, funded by COUNTRY Financial, has one $1,000 award available to an Oregon high school graduate or resident with an associate membership, or to a dependent child of an associate member.
The deadline for applications for both programs is March 1. Scholarship procedures and applications are available at www.oregonfb.org/programs/scholarships.
Shasta's annual auction set
Shasta Middle School will hold its annual auction and Family Fun Night on Thursday, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. pizza feed and continuing until 8 p.m.
The cost is $3.50 per person, and also includes salad, drink and cookies. The evening's lineup will include Basketball Hoop It Up Night, a 50/50 raffle for the eighth-grade celebration fund and a "Kid Zone" for younger children. The school is at 4656 Barger Dr.
Children's thinking to be topic
Dr. Paula Wilkes, coordinator of Pacific University's Center for Gifted Education, will lead a free presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday on ways to engage your child in deep and complex thinking.
The talk will be at the Lane Education Service District office, 1200 Highway 99N. For information, phone Wilkes at 541-485-6812.
Montessori to offer information
Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School's middle school program will hold an information session at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9, at the Dunn Center, 3411 Willamette St. Teachers and students will be on hand to speak about the program.
The event is geared toward parents of students in fifth or sixth grade who are trying to decide on a middle school. For information, phone 541-681-9662 or visit www.ridgeline.org.
Valentine workshop for kids
SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth St., will hold a Valentine workshop for preschoolers from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Feb. 8.
Children should come dressed for messy projects and be accompanied by a caregiver. The program, for children between the ages of 3 and 6, is free and art supplies will be provided.
A second workshop, for children of all ages, will be the same day from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, phone 541-726-3766.
iMovie basics workshop offered
Children ages 11 to 13 will learn the basics and more of iMovie in a Saturday workshop at the Science Factory from 9 a.m. to noon.
Participants should bring digital photos with them to create a slideshow with music, narration and special effects.
A snack will be provided, and each participant will receive a DVD of their slideshow movie. The cost is $25, $18 for Science Factory members. Registration is required; phone 541-682-7888.
Shedd to present 'Moombah!'
As part of its 2009-10 family series, The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts will present "The Magical Moombah!: Gloria's Gobbledy-Gook!" on Saturday at the Jaqua Concert Hall, 868 High St.
Shows are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a special Music Box show at 11:15 a.m. The Shedd's Magical Moombah! is a musical vaudeville show for kids presented by The Shedd throughout the year, featuring a zany but educational cavalcade of song and story with skits, live music, sing-alongs and contests.
Tickets are $5. For information, visit www.theshedd.org. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by phoning 541-434-7000.
Waldorf school sets two events
The Eugene Waldorf School will hold two free events this week: a middle school science and academic fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and a preschool story hour and play time from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
The school is at 1350 McLean Blvd. For information, phone 541-683-6951 or visit eugenewaldorf.org.
Science Factory plans Tot Day
The Science Factory's Tot Discovery Day, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, will center on "Science Magic." Children 5 and younger will conjure levitating magnets, see marbles that disappear in water and have some hair-raising fun with the Van De Graaff generator.
Cost is $10 per parent/child combo; additional children are $2 each, and Science Factory members are free. The Science Factory is at 2300 Leo Harris Parkway.