September 6, 2004

Squeezing out some more of that summer vacation just one week before school started were several current and former Sunol Glen students; Julie Alexander, Megan Capilla, Ali Roden, Angela Lee, Jessica Bruno, Jessica Christian, Sarae Van Dyke, Jordan Bruno and Mark Dzebissov. These lucky kids attended Summer Drama Camp located at Camp Loma Mar near the quaint little coastal town of Pescadero

It all started last June when camp founder, Doug Cembellin, made a presentation to Sunol students encouraging them to attend this weeklong camp for aspiring actors. There were 170 students from several middle, junior and high schools attending camp at this beautiful, forested residential camp which offered several classes and workshops including, Uta Hagen's Acting Technique, Costume Design, Costumer Making, Storytelling/Monologues, Mask Making, Dance Classes, Cold Reading, Acting for the Camera, Audition Technique, Film Making, Video Production, Staged Combat, Body Mechanics, Singing, Improv Games, Shakespeare, Script Writing, Technical Theatre and Makeup. Wow, what a great selection of classes.

Nightly entertainment was provided around the campfire and the camp also offered free time during the day to swim in their pool, relax with new friends or join in a game or two. The kids all had a wonderful time and are looking forward to attending again next year.

The Little Brown Church's Youth for the Elderly service project is in full swing and looking for sponsors to help them raise enough funds to hire a part-time youth program director. Sponsors will receive terrific thank you gifts for each level of amount pledged such as a restaurant gift certificates from Girasol, Bighorn Grill or Luna Loca, a wine basket, a winemaster dinner for two at Elliston Vineyards, Westover Winery concert tickets, a facial or massage from Bodylines Spa and fine wine. Then on October 16 the church's youth will be out to offer a helping hand to local seniors and the mobility-impaired with much needed yard work and house cleaning projects. If you would like to sponsor a youth for this service project please call the church at 925-862-2004.

And they say nothing happens in Sunol, well get your party hats on because it's the place to be on Saturday, September 25. Organizers of the Sunol Country Festival keep adding more activities to the barrel of fun and excitement that day. Along with the craft booths, music, pet parade, great food and children's games they will also be offering horseback rides provided by Sunset Riding Academy, face painting and Niles Canyon Railway train rides. The festival is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunol Glen School news: A few important dates to remember this week is the first Community Club meeting Tuesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. Community Club president, Lori Nielsen is encouraging all parents to come and learn about how to get involved with school activities. It's Back to School night on Thursday, September 9. Parents of students in grades K-through 4th will meet in their childrens classrooms from 7 p.m. to 7:45 and parents of students 5th through 8th will meet from 7:45 to 8:30. And on Friday, September 10 at 6:30 it's Sunol 4-H's "Potluck Sign-up Night" at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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