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Teen Activities

Teen Activities

Summer Studio @ TheatreWorks
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will offer two immersive month-long programs for students in grades seven to nine (Hambly Track) and 10 to 12 (Stern Track), focusing on writing, staging and performance for the theater, as well as creative expression generally. July 6-Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1,000 Hambly Track; $1,500 Stern Track. TheatreWorks at Sobrato Non-Profits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 127, Redwood City.

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Sports broadcasting camp (July 6-10)
In this Midpeninsula Community Media Center program, students in grades 6 to 8 will learn skills used for live sports broadcasting and gain hands-on experience. Using the center's mobile production truck, each student will try out roles as director, camera operator, graphics designer, audio engineer and play-by-play commentator. Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $485. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Digital Animation Camp (July 6-10)
Held at the Community School of Music and Arts, this one-week camp will guide students in grades 5 to 12 in making animated short movies using iStopmotion and Adobe Flash. Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Digital Photography Camp (July 13-17)
Offered by the Community School of Music and Arts, this one-week camp will teach students entering grades five to 12 about camera functions, composition, lighting techniques, action shots and more. Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $390. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

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Teen Night: DIY Music Speakers
This Menlo Park Library event will instruct teens in making their own music speakers (out of recycled materials), which can be plugged into MP3 players. Attendees are encouraged to bring decorations to add personal touches. Snacks and some art supplies will be provided. Registration is required. July 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Sports broadcasting camp (July 20-24)
In this Midpeninsula Community Media Center program, students in grades nine to 12 will learn skills used for live sports broadcasting and gain hands-on experience. Using the center's mobile production truck, each student will try out roles as director, camera operator, graphics designer, audio engineer and play-by-play commentator. Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $485 Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.

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Youth TV Studio Production Workshop (July 20-24)
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center will offer a session for students in grades nine to 12 where they can learn skills for producing, directing and starring in a TV show. Participants will transform a concept into a completed show, creating sets, monitoring cameras and sound, using graphics and acting. Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Tinkering Teens: Designing journals
This Tinkering Teens event at the Portola Valley Library will invite teenagers in sixth grade and up to design and create journals for capturing summer memories. July 21, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Summer Book Club: Books To Movies 2
At this second summer meeting of the Teen Book Club, participants will discuss the chosen book that has been adapted into a film. Lunch will be included. The last session will include a screening of the film. July 23, 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.

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Youth TV Studio Production Workshop (July 27-31)
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center will offer a session for students in grades six to eight where they can learn skills for producing, directing and starring in a TV show. Participants will transform a concept into a completed show, creating sets, monitoring cameras and sound, using graphics and acting. Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Summer Book Club: Books To Movies 3
The last summer meeting of the Teen Book Club will include a screening of the film version of the book read and discussed earlier in the summer. The session may go longer than usual, depending on the length of the movie. Lunch will be included. July 30, 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Student Equity Action Network Summer Program
The Student Equity Action Network (SEAN), a nonprofit dedicated to closing the achievement gap in the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD), will hold a free summer program for rising eighth- through 11th-graders in PAUSD. Monday-Thursday, June 29-Aug. 6, noon-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Teen Night: Back to School Crafts & Sharpie Tie-Dye
This Menlo Park Library event will guide teenagers in decorating school supplies and making tie-dye clothes with Sharpies. Participants must bring their own materials to tie-dye. Art supplies and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Intro to Video Production
KMVT 15 Community Television will offer a number of weeklong summer camps on video production for students ages 10 to 14. In a studio environment, participants will learn basic skills in camera work, directing, audio, acting and producing while creating their own segments. Monday-Friday, June 8-Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $379. KMVT 15 Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View.
 

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Teen Outside Yoga
Teenagers can relax before the start of school by participating in this outdoor yoga activity at the Menlo Park Library. Attendees should bring a mat or blanket. Light snacks will be provided. Registration is required. Aug. 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Teen Magic The Gathering Club
This new monthly club meeting at the Menlo Park Library patio will provide a place for teens to meet and play the trading card game Magic: The Gathering. No registration is required. Cards will not be provided, and there will be no staff chaperone. Third Friday of the month, June 19-Aug. 21, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.

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Alateen meeting
Alateen, a community of young people (ages 12 to 18) whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking, holds weekly meetings to give each other support -- whether the alcoholic continues to drink or not. Meetings are confidential, anonymous and non-religious. The program is sponsored by Al-Anon and based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Thursdays, Feb. 12-Oct. 1, 7-8 p.m. Free. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Room 8, Palo Alto.