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Cal. American Water Brings Environment Expertise as New Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partner

Cal. American Water Brings Environment Expertise as New Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partner

SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that California American Water has joined the campaign to build the premier science learning center serving Northern California.

As a founding partner, California American Water joins other regional leaders and organizations in a cooperative effort to support the development of this vital new community asset, and will lend their environmental and resource expertise to the project.

Located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, the Powerhouse Science Center will function as a model for 21st-century experiential STEM education (science, math, technology, engineering, space) and environmental stewardship.

Drexel Center Offering $15,000 Scholarships to Members of Sacramento Area Business Groups

Drexel Center Offering $15,000 Scholarships to Members of Sacramento Area Business Groups

SACRAMENTO – The Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento today announced that it will offer three special $15,000 Civic Engagement Scholarships to members of chambers of commerce and civically engaged partners in the Sacramento region.

Drexel University, which is known for innovation and partnering with its community to make a difference, is offering the scholarships as a continuation of its effort to develop the next generation of business, nonprofit and civic leaders whose skills will be of great importance to the future of the Sacramento region.

The $15,000 Civic Engagement Scholarship can be applied to tuition for any of the part-time graduate degree programs offered at the Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento.

Scholarship finalists will be notified of a date and time when they will be interviewed by the award committee, which will be comprised of leaders of the Sacramento region’s chambers and civically engaged partners.

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Free Comic Books -- and Cash Prizes -- Delight Young Artists at Southgate Library

Free Comic Books -- and Cash Prizes -- Delight Young Artists at Southgate Library

Sacramento -- Crayons, watercolors and glitter -- lots of glitter! -- adorn artwork created by young artists participating in Saturday's contest to win cash prizes, sponsored by the Friends of Southgate Library.

Thanks to Comics & Collectibles on Fruitridge Road, every artist received two free comic books to take home on the final day of Dia! Many Children...Many Cultures...Many Books program at Sacramento County libraries.

Nicole Powel, children's librarian, says this program celebrating Sacramento's multi-cultural diversity highlights 2012's schedule of events emphasizing in-home reading for all children and their parents. "By coming to these library events," she explains, "children are provided with free books to take home and keep.

Green-Hair Principal Rewards Wire Elementary Students

Green-Hair Principal Rewards Wire Elementary Students

Sacramento -- Wire Elementary students in South Sacramento enjoy a "Healthy Breakfast" treat while celebrating a victory with Principal Bao Moua, who dyed her hair green because students read 51,717 book pages during the school's Read-A-Thon. Principal Bao promised to dye her hair green if students read 40,000 book pages by the end of March. Apparently, students eagerly read 25% more than required to see their principal with green hair. In this case, reading connects Wire's 460 students to fun and knowledge!

Smile Keepers Promotes Healthy Teeth Program For Pre-Schoolers

Smile Keepers Promotes Healthy Teeth Program For Pre-Schoolers

Sacramento -- Smile Keepers' volunteers greet dozens of families needing information about providing proper dental health care at SCUSD's recent School Readiness Fair at The Serna Center.

Specializing in pre-school age children, Smile Keepers says parents must be aware that "baby" teeth are very important for developing proper speech, maintaining spaces and gaps for adult teeth and, of course, chewing food. Baby teeth that decay and become infected can damage the growth of adult teeth, often resulting in crooked teeth needing braces. Smile Keepers is funded by tobacco taxes through the First 5 Sacramento Commission.

For more information, contact www.first5oralhealth.org or call 916-876-5875. Smile Keepers reminds parents that if their children have Medi-Cal, Healthy Families or Healthy Kids insurance, they likely have dental care coverage.

Stack It Up Saturday At Pancake Breakfast

Stack It Up Saturday At Pancake Breakfast

Sacramento -- Hop out of bed early this Saturday, March 10, and pop over between 8:30 and 10:30 for the Pancake Breakfast at Mark Hopkins Elementary School at 2221 Matson Drive 95822. Bring your family and join your neighbors for this very important school fundraiser. Tickets are $5 per adult and only $1 for each child. Please help support your neighborhood schools!