The following is a list of Homer and Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities beginning this week. It is printed as a reminder to preregistered participants. For more information, call 262-6768 for Soldotna or (907) 235-6090 for Homer.
Adult intermediate band
Kent Peterson, Skyview music teacher, will instruct this class for adults who played an instrument years ago but are out of practice and for adults who enjoyed the beginning band class and are ready for the next step. Participants will need to provide their own instrument and the second Accent on Achievement book. Class is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks in the Skyview music room. A minimum of 10 students are required. The cost is $35.
Digital camera basics
Tom Boedeker will give practical tips on photo editing, camera features, connections, aspect ratios, print options, resolution, memory cards and programming. Class is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 18 in the Soldotna Middle School library. For teens and adults. A minimum of five students is required. The cost is $15.
Louise Heite will teach students to knit, make a pair of mittens and a hat with Icelandic color strand patterns, using the continental knitting technique. Beginners are welcome. If mittens and a hat are completed prior to class ending, students may start on an Icelandic-style sweater. Class is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for six weeks at the Soldotna Middle School in the Home Economics room. For older teens and adults. A maximum of 10 students are allowed. The cost is $60 with an additional cost of $25 for yarn and knitting needles. Patterns and an instruction booklet are included in the class fee.
Jenni Larsen, a Creative Memories consultant, will help participants create a personalized method to sort and preserve photos from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for six weeks in the library at Soldotna Middle School. Beginner to advanced album makers welcome. For teens and adults. The cost is $20 plus supplies, if needed. For more information, call Jenni Larsen at 252-4994 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developing Capable Young People
Rosy Thompson will offer a training program to prepare parents and adults who work with young people in developing the three perceptions and four skills, which determine how effectively they'll deal with life, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks in the conference room at Soldotna Middle School The Developing Capable Young People program (DCYP) is based on research in the areas of human effectiveness and well-being. This class is open to parents, juvenile court workers, educators, youth services workers, counselors, psychologists, substance abuse professionals and anyone who is in a position to influence youth development. This class has a five person minimum and 10 person maximum. The cost is $150 and includes books.
Adult, teen beginning pottery throwing
Charlie LaForge will explore the process of molding clay on the potter's wheel, give demonstrations and teach the fundamentals and elements of throwing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday for eight-weeks in the Soldotna High School ceramics studio. Participants are asked to wear old clothes. This class is not recommended for those with back or wrist problems. There is an eight person maximum. The cost is $150.
Trading, investing in the stock market
Eric Zuber will instruct in the fundamental analysis and in-depth technical analysis of stock charts, how to use and create stock screens that pertain to the system, learn when to open and close positions and learn how to make money in a declining market with short selling. It also will have an in-depth study of the convergent stochastic theory and, if time permits, day trading techniques from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10 weeks in the computer lab at Soldotna Middle School. Investors may want to take the beginning weeks of class. Traders will want to attend the whole class. For ages 16 to adult. There is a 10 person minimum. The cost is $110.
Open gym for children ages 1 to 3 and their parents from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays in the multi-purpose room at Soldotna Middle School. Bring physical education toys to share. There is no fee. This class is ongoing.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the halls at Soldotna Middle School. For teens and adults. The cost is $10 per month. Eight laps equals one mile.
Two courts are available for pick-up games from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Soldotna Middle School gym. No children are allowed. For ages 18 years and older. The cost is $4 per night and punch cards are available.
High school students play a game of indoor soccer through Soldotna Community Schools on one of two courts at Soldotna Middle School in November. Indoor soccer is being offered again this semester.
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Don Barber will instruct pick-up games for children in grades nine through 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in the gym at Soldotna Middle School until spring break. Shin guards are required. The cost is $1 per night.
Winterize your hands
Carmen Triana will instruct on how to pamper hands in the winter with a moisturizing treatment and an optional paraffin dip from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the home economics room at Soldotna Middle School. Participants are asked to bring a towel (jacket sleeves work well) to hold in the heat after the paraffin dip. This class is for adults . There is an eight person maximum. The cost is $5.
Christa Collier, nuero-linguistic programmer, will discuss ways to change and demonstrate NLP techniques from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday or Feb. 17 in the library at Soldotna Middle School. For teens and adults. There is a 20 person minimum. The cost is $25 for preregistration only. For more information, visit ResolveAlaska.com.
Tiffany Martin will give aerobic instruction including stretching techniques and endurance levels from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays for four weeks in the multipurpose room at Soldotna Middle School. Participants will be able to work at their own pace, receiving one-on-one attention and modifications for special needs such as pregnancy. Participants are asked to bring water, comfortable clothing and shoes. A mat and a towel are optional. For teens and adults. There is a 10 person minimum and 30 person maximum. The cost is $25.
Country line dance
Cannetta Salmon, dance instructor and owner of Cannetic Energy, will teach moves to latest country hits from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays for four weeks in the multi-purpose room at Soldotna Middle School. Choreography can be modified for beginners, intermediate or advanced participants. No partner is required. For more information,call 398-3349. The cost is $45.
Latin dance, salsa and merengue
Cannetta Salmon, dance instructor and owner of Cannetic Energy, will teach the merengue, salsa, geto cumbia, mambo and other dances from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturdays for four weeks at Cannetic Energy at 14896 Kenai Spur Highway. Participants are asked to bring dance shoes. No partner is required. For teens and adults. The cost is $45.
Kenai River Resort and Spa
Owners Dee Maze, Edye and Joe Baxter invite community members to see their accommodations on the Kenai River from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at 33755 Keystone Drive in Soldotna. A tour of the Opal room, the Little Italy room, the Fisherman's room, the Sunset room and the Alaskan room will be given. Also tour the heated gazebo with fireplace, where dinners are served overlooking the river, the Roman bath, the Alaska-sized hot tub and the sauna. The tour will include a sampling from the dessert buffet, tea and coffee. For all ages. There is no fee.
Soldotna Trustworthy Hardware
Owner Paul Miller invites community members to tour the new Trustworthy Hardware and Fishing store from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the Sterling Highway. For all ages. There is no fee.
Slide show presentation to benefit tsunami relief
Homer High School alumni Andy Markelz will present a slide show and question and answer session about his first year in the Peace Corps from 6 to 7 p.m. today. He works as an English teacher in Kiribati, in the South Pacific. It is open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend. No admission fee. A collection jar for funds to deposit into Alaska Red Cross tsunami fund will be available. For more information and location, call Homer Community Schools.
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