BATH — YoungLife Mid-coast will host the second annual Bath’s Got Talent from 7 to 9 p.m. March 17, at the Bath Senior Citizens Activity Center, 45 Floral St.

It’s not too late to sign up to show off your martial arts, magic, comedy, and dances and songs. The winner will receive a cash prize. To sign up, call Ivory Mills at 443-3884.

YoungLife Midcoast is a local chapter of the national YoungLife Program geared toward helping local teens cope and maneuver through life. YoungLife pairs mentors with teens who have a similar background with the hopes of having a positive influence in their lives. Locally, YoungLife is headed up by Brandon Murray, who has deep ties with local teens, coaching many local sports teams.

This event will raise funds for local teens to attend a YoungLife summer camp.

Admission is $5 or $20 per family.

Open house at Center for Teaching and Learning

EDGECOMB — The Center for Teaching and Learning, a K-8 independent school, will hold its spring open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

CTL is currently building its kindergarten class for the 2018-19 school years. All members of the Midcoast community are invited to tour the school, meet the faculty, and ask questions about the program.

An award-winning school, CTL opened its doors on Cross Point Road in 1990. The school is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and has state and federal tax-exempt status as a non-profit organization. Tuition is approximately one-third that of other area independent schools and generous tuition assistance is available. CTL serves up to 80 children in five groupings: K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8.

CTL’s graduates move on to high schools such as Lincoln Academy, Boothbay and Brunswick High, Waynflete, North Yarmouth Academy, Cheverus, Maine Girls’ Academy, Phillips Exeter, Phillips Andover, St. Paul’s, Miss Hall’s School, and Walnut Hill.

CTL is also a demonstration school that trains teachers from across the U.S. through a combination of internships, seminars, published writing by the faculty, and professional DVDs. CTL’s philosophy and methods invite other educators to look with new eyes at what is possible for their schools and students.

For parents who wish to visit CTL at another time, call Maggie Limm, school manager, at 882-9706 to schedule a day to attend the all-school morning meeting from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m.

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Lego Robotics at Patten Library

BATH—Registration will open on Monday for a five-week Lego Robotics class for children in grades two to four. The free classes will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons from April 3 through May 8 (excluding the April vacation week).

Jon Huntington of the Sunrise Rotary Club will provide instruction for the classes with assistance from several members of the library’s middle school robotics group. Participants will learn fundamentals of coding by working with “WeDo 2.0” Lego Robotics kits. They will build different “robots” and create simple block coding using an iPad app specifically designed by Lego.

“Our middle school robotics group has had such a great time with the Lego Mindstorms kits,” says Roberta Jordan, outreach and instruction librarian at Patten. “We were thrilled to learn about the elementary school version of the program and were able to purchase three kits. These will provide a great opportunity to build our robotics program at the elementary level.”

Pre-registration is required, and class size is limited to six. Three boys and three girls will be accepted for the spots. If there are more registrants than spaces, there will be a lottery and the library will run the series again to accommodate all interested participants.

To register or for more information, contact Roberta Jordan at [email protected] or 443-5141, Ext. 25.

Bath Head Start taking applications for fall

BATH — Bath Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer high-quality and free early childhood education and family support for expectant families and children from birth through 5 years old. The Bath Head Start Center is taking applications for children who will be 3 and 4 years old by Oct. 15. The Early Head Start Home Based Program is taking applications for children from birth through 3years old and parents expecting a new baby.

For more information, call Pat Maguire at 442-7963, Ext. 301.