In brief

Local student recognized for academic skill

Rancho Santa Fe resident Cole Holmlund, a student at Santa Fe Christian School, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Holmlund was invited based on an exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second- through eighth-grade participants.

Book to benefit autism

On Monday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m., the Poseidon Restaurant in, cooperation with Barnes & Noble Bookstore and the Autism Research Institute, will host a book launch party for local author and Chantal Sicile-Kira. Sicile-Kira will introduce her book “Autism Life Skills.”

The Poseidon will donate 20 percent of money spent in the restaurant’s during the event to the Autism Research Institute.