Community Schools

Posted: Monday, January 15, 2007

The following list of Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities beginning this week is printed as a reminder to preregistered participants. For more information call 262-6768.

Today

Adult learn to skate

Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, long socks and light gloves. Skate rental is included in the $50 class fee. Class will be held from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. today, Wednesday and Jan. 22, 24, 29 and 31 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Beginning traditional hula

Patti McKenna will teach the basics of hula and the Hawaiian language. Class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, beginning today and ending March 14 (no class Jan. 31) in the conference room at the Soldotna Sports Center. For teens and adults. The cost is $70 per person.

Tuesday

Crochet

Sandy McClure will be the instructor. The class is open for students of all ages and skill levels. Students will need to supply their own hooks and light-colored basic yarn. Class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and ending Feb. 13 (no class Feb. 8) in the home economics room at Soldotna Middle School. The cost is $60 for eight sessions or $30 for four sessions.

Wednesday

Indoor soccer

Soccer coach Darryl Byerley will instruct ninth- through 12th-graders. There will be pickup games. Shin guards and a registration form signed by a parent are required. Games are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through March 14 in the gym at Soldotna Middle School. The cost is $15.

Thursday

Adult community band

Skyview music teacher Kent Peterson will instruct. This class is for any adult playing at an intermediate level or higher. Music will be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own or rented instrument. Classes will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through March 15 (no class Feb. 8) in the music room at Skyview High School. The cost is $35.

Exploring art through different mediums

Joyce Cox will be the instructor. Participants will work with two- and three-dimensional art. Old clothes are suggested. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays ending Feb. 1 in the art room at Soldotna Middle School. For youths in grades two through six. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 students are required. The cost is $40 (supplies included).

Next step to health

Dr. Dawn Lamb of Natural Health Options will instruct. Using guided imagery and breathing and body-centered activitiesparticipants will try to release unhealthy emotions. Participants are asked to come prepared to write down the emotion they are ready to release and to arrive promptly. The class will be held from 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the library at Soldotna Middle School. For adults. The cost is $25 per person.

Saturday

Mad scientist camp for kids

Katie Archer Benner, owner of the Learning Tree Montessori, will be the instructor. Children ages 6 -9 will dig back in time and uncover the world of prehistoric dinosaurs. A snack will be provided. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Room 9 at Soldotna Middle School. The cost is $20 per person.

Fundamental kayaking skills I and ll

Alaska Kayak School will host. Learn using river kayaks in a heated pool. Professional kayak instructors will coach participants.

For complete listing of skills covered call Community Schools or the Alaska Kayak School.

Skills one class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and skills two from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, March 10 and April 21 at the Soldotna High School pool. The cost is $65 with tax. Registration is through the Alaska Kayak School at (907) 235-2090, by e-mail at info@ alaskakayakschool.com or online at alaskakayakschool.com.

Fundamental kayaking skills ll

Participants will learn to develop refined strokes and maneuvers, balance, bracing and rolling skills, efficient rescues and a detailed awareness of the sport of kayaking. The strokes and maneuvers emphasize in the class will include efficient forward and back paddling, sculling draw, low and high braces, sculling for support, Eskimo rescues, assisted rescues, and development of Eskimo rolling skills. All equipment provided. Professional kayak instructors will coach participants.

The course covers British Canoe Union one-three star skills, and American Canoe Association level three skills. The class will run from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, March 10 and April 21 at the Soldotna High School pool. The cost is $65 with tax. Registration is through the Alaska Kayak School at (907) 235-2090, by e-mail at info@alaskakayakschool.com or online at alaskakayakschool.com.

The following list of Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities beginning this week is printed as a reminder to preregistered participants. Anyone interested in a class or activity should call the Community Schools office at 262-6768.



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