The start of March has young people front and center in Cayman Brac, with numerous events catering to kids and youth scheduled over the coming days.

The Lions Club of Cayman Brac Claudette Upton “Speak Off” public speaking contests will be held at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort for primary students on Wednesday, March 8, and for high school students on Thursday, March 9.

Also on March 8, the monthly community thatch plaiting class will take place at 7 p.m. at the Cayman Brac Heritage House. Contact [email protected] for more information.

On March 10, as part of the Layman H. Scott High School 50th anniversary celebrations, the school will hold a special alumni assembly for students from years 2007–2016 at 8 a.m. at the school hall. Visit www.facebook.com/lshs50th for more information.

Cyclists are busy taking pledges for another fun event this weekend. On Saturday, March 11, the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac’s 35th annual Bike-a-Thon fundraiser starts at 8 a.m. sharp at the Spot Bay turnaround, with the route taking cyclists to West End community park, for a good cause. Transportation will be provided for riders and bikes from the West End post office at 7:15 a.m.

“Riders of all ages are welcome to take part in this event, but we are specifically hoping for lots of young riders – we encourage everyone interested to participate,” said Brac Rotary President Laurise Ashman. Contact 929-9002, 924-7898 or 939-5303 for more information.

On Saturday, Cayman Brac FC U-13s plays Cayman Academy ‘B’ at 10 a.m. at the Cayman Brac sports complex.

Then, at 8 p.m. Cayman Brac FC faces off against North Side at the same venue.

Participants at last year’s bike-a-thon.

Also this weekend, on March 11 and 12, residents and visitors are invited to the Climb On! event with the Rock Iguana Ltd. climbing school.

Open to climbers ages 8 and up and all fitness levels, the rock climbing school is holding a number of events to offer an opportunity to try rock climbing on the Brac. On Saturday from 3-6 p.m. the company is offering a taste of top roping, climbing on routes rated from 5.6 to 5.10 (easy to moderate). Saturday also features a party at Barracudas at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday at 9 a.m. climbers can experience an adrenaline rush with a Bluff rappel, and at 3 p.m. a clinic will allow climbers to work on their technique. Kids 8-16 with parental supervision can join the climbing and rappelling for half price.

For more information and prices, call 936-2722; email [email protected] or visit www.climb.ky.

The Layman H. Scott Senior High School 50th anniversary celebrations continue on Monday, March 13, with a World Culture Day and open house starting at 1 p.m. at the school hall.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/lshs50th.

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