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Teen Activities

Teen Activities

Teen band auditions
Local teenagers are invited to audition for the culminating concert of the City of Palo Alto's Twilight Concert Series, Teens on the Green. Those interested should email the organizers to request an appointment, including the times the group is not available. Video auditions will also be accepted for those who can't attend. May 31, 2-6 p.m. Free. Palo Alto School of Rock, 2645 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Author Michelle Tea on 'Girl at the Bottom of the Sea'
Michelle Tea, a poet, memoir writer and young adult author, will visit Kepler's Books to talk about her new book "Girl at the Bottom of the Sea," a sequel to "Mermaid in Chelsea Creek" that follows heroine Sophie and her guardian, a dirty mermaid named Syrena. June 3, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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Author Virginia Boecker on 'The Witch Hunter'
Kepler's Books will host a special launch party for young adult author Virginia Boecker and her new book "The Witch Hunter," which follows witch hunter Elizabeth Gray when she is accused of being a witch herself. June 4, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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Author Mary Pearson on 'The Kiss of Deception'
Mary E. Pearson will come to Kepler's Books to celebrate the paperback release of "The Kiss of Deception," the first book in her Remnant Chronicles series. June 12, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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Youth TV Studio Production Workshop (June 15-19)
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. June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Youth Animation Workshop (June 29-July 3)
In this weeklong workshop, the Midpeninsula Community Media Center will lead students in grades nine to 12 in using industry animation software to create 2D animations and special effects. Participants will also use green-screen technology to combine actors with digital elements using Adobe After Effects. Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.

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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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Summer Studio @ TheatreWorks
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will offer two immersive monthlong 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 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.

Teen Activities

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.

Teen Activities

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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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.