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.
Peninsula Clarion Tour with Lori Evans, editor Participants will have an opportunity to see the "behind the scenes" parts of a daily newspaper. The tour is open to all ages and will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Participants should meet in the lobby of the Clarion office at 150 Trading Bay Road in Kenai. There is no fee.
Stagecraft with Jim Steffy, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District theater manager This class will provide an introduction to the basic operations of a theater. The class is open to teens and adults with a 10-person minimum and 25-person maximum. It will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for four weeks in the Soldotna High School theater. the cost is $25 per person or $100 for groups of five or more people from the same organization.
Pilates Mat Workout with JoAnne Wainwright, physical fitness specialist Pilates is a total body conditioning exercise method combining flexibility and strength from both Eastern and Western cultures. Benefits include restoring natural balance, increasing flexibility, improving posture and increasing physical and mental strength. The class is open to adults with an eight-person maximum. It will meet from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks in the Soldotna High School green room. The cost is $50.
Developing Capable Young People with Rosy Thompson, certified leader This training program prepares adults who work with young people to develop the three perceptions and four skills that determine how effectively young people deal with life. The class is open to adults with a five-person minimum and 10-person maximum. It meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks in the Soldotna Middle School conference room. The cost is $140, including books.
Fur Skinsewing with Loraine Larsen, skinsewer This class will demonstrate hide stretching and teach all the skinsewing techniques and secrets for making several items. The class is open to teens and adults with a five-person minimum and 15-person maximum. It meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks in the Soldotna Middle School home economics room. The cost is $45.
Adult-Teen Beginning Pottery Throwing with Charlie LaForge, studio potter Explore the process of clay on the potters wheel and the fundamentals and elements of throwing. The class is open to teens and adults with an eight-person maximum. It meets form 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays for eight weeks in the Soldotna High School ceramics studio. The cost is $150 and includes all supplies.
Tie Dye with Ethel Riley Participants will pick a project and order materials at the January class then learn the process and finish the project at the March class. The class is open to teens and adults with a five-person minimum and 15-person maximum. It will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and March 9 in Soldotna Middle School room 25. The cost is $15, plus a project cost of $2 to $20.
Beginning and Intermediate Chess with Mike Beck, third place Alaska state-open chess tournament and ranked member of the U.S. Chess Federation Learn the basic knowledge of the game. The class is open to those 10 and older with a six-person minimum and 10-person maximum. It will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for four weeks in Soldotna Middle School room 8. The cost is $25.
Homework Management for Parents with Marti Shirley and Louise Heite This class will help parents develop effective homework management strategies. The class is open to adults with a maximum of 20 families or 40 individuals. It will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays for six weeks in Soldotna Middle School room 1. The cost is $30.
Basic Woodworking with Louise Heite This class will provide an introduction to the use of power tools and simple wood working, including basic finishing techniques. The class is open to those in high school and older with a six-person minimum and 12-person maximum. It will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays for eight weeks in the Soldotna Middle School wood shop. The cost is $65 plus materials.
Adult-Teen Beginning Pottery Throwing See Tuesday.
Web Class with Jackie Ansotegui, KPBSD data processing This class will be a workshop, where participants can work on existing Web pages with support available. The class has a four-person minimum and 12-person maximum and will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Soldotna Middle School computer lab. The cost is $25.
Katmai Coastal Brown Bear: "On Sacred Ground' with Greg Daniels This slide show of the Katmai Coast includes images of the landscape, ocean, birds, whales and, of course, lots of brown bear, all set to music. The showing is open to all ages and will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Soldotna Middle School music room. There is no fee, but participants are asked to bring two cans of food for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.
Peninsula Reading Carnival Enjoy stage performances by local celebrities, guest readers and storytellers, booths, a dino jump, games and snacks, sponsored by Agrium, Phi Delta Kappa, the Peninsula Reading Council and Soldotna Community Schools. The carnival will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Soldotna Middle School. Admission is free.
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