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What's The Truth About Teen Drinking At Redwood?

Parents and teens are invited to join the Twin Cities Coalition for Healthy Youth

Here are some of the highlights happening around the Larkspur and Corte Madera Twin Cities area Oct. 18-19:

Do you worry about your kids when you're not around? Do you wonder what they're up to?

The Twin Cities Coalition for Healthy Youth is hosting a Town Hall meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Redwood High School's small gym for a discussion about the issues of binge drinking and drug use among Redwood students.   

Do you know?

  • 47% of Redwood 11th graders who drink consumed their first drink by age 14.
  • Parents are responsible for any parties in their homes involving underage drinking? 
  • The consequences if you are under age and you drink alcohol? 
  • What Redwood High School’s new “Friday Night Live” chapter is? 

There will also be interactive discussions to address risk factors, community conditions, and mitigating strategies that we can implement together.

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• Spooky Stories: Visit the Larkspur Library for a special evening storytime with noted storyteller Michael Katz. He will tell lively and scary (slightly) stories from around the world, just in time for Halloween. This event is suitable for children ages four and older. Please RSVP to library@cityoflarkspur.org or call 927-5005.

• Literary Fun: Max Byrd sets his latest historical thriller The Paris Deadline against the lively Jazz scene in France. He'll bring a taste of Paris to the Book Passage in Corte Madera on Thursday at 7 p.m. as he shares a tale of love, passion and destruction.

• Educator Appreciation Week: Barnes & Noble at the Town Center in Corte Madera is honoring local educatiors Thursday at 5 p.m. with a reception and giveaways.

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Haggis October 21, 2012 at 02:58 AM
As adults a majority of us drink , some smoke and, dare we say ,some use mind altering substances, but we have decreed that our offspring cannot do likewise before age 21. This has some good points since an adolescent drunk behind the wheel of an automobile is a danger to him{her}self or others. Likewise for adults. As parents the only thing to be done is to hold our children close , give them room to grow, and try to protect them from excess and harm.

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