Community Schools

Posted: Monday, February 13, 2006

The following list of Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities is printed as a reminder to preregistered participants.

Mushroom identification

Steve Scott will be the instructor. This is a non-technical course designed to equip the amateur mushroom hunter with the skills necessary to identify the common mushrooms. The participants will learn to recognize the various genera using macroscopic features. The class is from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 1 in the Soldotna Middle School library. For teens and adults. The cost is $15 that goes back to community schools.

Honeybees, beekeeping

Rosy Thompson will instruct. Using a book and video series “Honey Bees and Beekeeping: A Year in the Life of an Apiary,” the class will explore how to keep bees and produce honey and pollinate the garden for business or hobby. Participants will learn how to build and maintain an apiary and have the opportunity to order bees. Handouts and tips on keeping bees in Alaska will be included. Support for beginning beekeepers will be available throughout the season. The class is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays for three weeks in Room 8 at Soldotna Middle School. The cost is $15.

Ab blast core workshop

Cannetta Salmon, dance instructor and owner of Cannettic Energy, will be the instructor. This one-day workshop will teach moves that will work your abdomen and techniques you can use to achieve maximum results. Beginning, intermediate and advanced students are welcome. Participants are asked to bring water, comfortable clothing, shoes and a towel. The class is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room at Soldotna Middle School. For teens and adults. The cost is $10.

Tissue paper note cards

Linda Hibberd will be the instructor. Each participant will make five note cards. Supplies will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own tissue paper to create special cards. The class is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Home Economics room at Soldotna Middle School. For teens and adults. The cost is $15.

Success in school though arts

Debbie Harris, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District visual arts specialist, will explore a variety of hands-on skills that should be introduced to children to help them develop basic school readiness skills. Discover how visual arts skills can translate into success in reading, writing and other academic areas. Each participant will receive the tools needed to take home and apply what they have learned. The class is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Soldotna Middle School library. For adults. The cost is $10.

Advanced directives

Marquitta Andrus with Hospice of the Central Peninsula and Dr. Craig Doser of First Choice Home Health and Hospice will discuss advanced directives. Advanced directives let medical care providers know what type of care you would want, if you became unable to make medical decisions. The topics will be do not resuscitate orders, durable power of attorney and living wills. Booklets will be available, for $1, that have everything needed to create a living will. The class is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Soldotna Middle School library. There is no fee.

Beginning Excel

Brad Hibberd will be the instructor. Basic Excel operations will be covered, including cell formatting, toolbar operations, formulas and designing spreadsheets. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. The class is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 23 in the computer lab at Soldotna Middle School. For adults. The cost is $20 that goes to the community schools program.



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