There’s Always Time for Shakespeare Time

Every Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, a dedicated group of Teen Center members gathers to rehearse some Shakespeare. Though many people (teenagers and adults) seem to suffer from the erroneous belief that Shakespeare is boring, the students of Shakespeare Time prove this wrong every week by having entirely too much fun with Shakespeare.

Don’t believe me? Check out this video.

We’re in the middle of rehearsals for The Comedy of Errors, which will be performed on May 15th and 16th at the Winston Community Center. Everyone in the cast is a member of Teen Center, volunteering their time to learn about early modern theatre and rehearse every week. It’s inspiring to see their passion!

Not to mention their silly facial expressions.

Not to mention their silly facial expressions.

An Exciting Field Trip to a Technology Fair at UCC!

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Last Thursday, Teen Center Director Amy Decker took a few of our members on a field trip to Umpqua Community College to attend their 9th Annual Explore Engineering fair! The fair was held at the Danny Lang Center on campus.

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The Danny Lang Center — what a cool building!

The event started out with a career fair consisting of almost thirty booths from four-year university technology programs, local industry representatives, and members of UCC campus technology departments and clubs. Our members had a lot of fun visiting the booths, collecting brochures and taking notes.

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This was followed by a catered dinner and several presentations from various technology-based companies testifying to their need for qualified graduates from UCC, the UCC engineering club, and the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub.

Some of our members are still figuring out camera technology...but practice makes perfect!

Some of our members are still figuring out camera technology…but practice makes perfect!

The students had a great time exploring secondary education and career opportunities. They returned to the Teen Center greatly edified…but not before exploring campus.

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We hope to take more field trips to Umpqua Community College in the future!