Community Schools

Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002

This listing of Soldotna Community School classes beginning this week serves as a reminder for preregistered participants. Most classes require preregistration and prepayment. If you did NOT preregister, please call the Soldotna Community School office, at 262-6768, to check on cancellations and confirm your attendance. Details about each class can be found in the Fall/Winter 2001 Soldotna Community School brochure, which is available at Soldotna and Kenai public libraries, the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Note: Children are not allowed to wait unattended while a parent attends a class or to attend an adult class.

Monday

Fundamentals of Windows 2000 with Eric . Hart, MCSE, Sponsor: Lambe, Tuter, Wagner and Moore Technology Services. Class includes a Quick Reference Card ($25 workbook is optional). The class will cover the following: Getting started, Working with the Desktop, Using help files, Using My Computer, Working with folders and files, Working with shortcuts, Using the Control Panel. Two nights, 6:30 to 8 p.m., teens and adults, four-person maximum, Binkley Professional Building, $50.

Tuesday

Calligraphy with Frank Kufel. Learn the basics of calligraphy. Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks, skipping March 19 and 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m., teens and adults, five-person minimum, 15-person maximum, Skyview High School art room, $15 including basic supplies.

Introduction to Grant Writing with Stan Steadman, manager, SEGO Consultants. Sponsor: SEGO Consultants. Participants will learn how to posture themselves and their business or organization to be considered for grants, the basics of researching grants, the types of grants that can be applied for, the basics of writing a grant proposal, and case studies of winning grants. Two nights, 6:30 to 9 p.m., adults, 15-person minimum, Soldotna Middle School library and computer lab, $50 including curriculum guide.

Share and Journal with Heart with Carrie Henson, Creative Memories Consultant. Learn the importance of journaling, how to write letters for memory albums, to enhance journaling boxes and to correct a journaling mistake. You will receive a ruled memory album page, pen and supplies to make a journaling box to aid you in this journaling exercise. One night, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., adults, two-person minimum, 15-person maximum, Soldotna Middle School home economics room, $10.

Tax Free Investing Workshop with Matt Streiff, investment representative, Edward Jones Investments, Kenai. How tax-free investments work, benefits of tax-free investment ownership, different types of tax-free investments, and strategies to protect your income. One night, 6 to 7 p.m., ages 40 and older, 25-person maximum, Soldotna Middle School, room 2, $5.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Causes and the Cures with Dr. A. Nick Williams, chiropractor, Staywell Chiropractic. This workshop is for the prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome as well as any form of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems. The participants will learn exercises that can cure or prevent various health problems. They will also learn the do's and don'ts of preventing carpal tunnel syndrome and will be given non-surgical, nondrug solutions. One night, 7 to 8:30 p.m., adults, five-person minimum, 20-person maximum, Soldotna Middle School, room 6, $10.

Wednesday

Traditional Greek Baklava with Sherry Karnikis. This is an opportunity to handle filo dough and take home an 8 by 8 pan of baklava, a honey and nut pastry. All materials provided, togas optional. One night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., teens and adults, four-person minimum, eight-person maximum, Soldotna Middle School, home economics room, $18.

The Letter Not Sent with Kathleen Dinius, PhD., licensed psychologist. Learn a letter writing technique, similar to journal writing, that will help you express and work through difficult feelings about anyone in your life. Because the letter is not sent, it is a safe way to help you resolve troubling feelings. You do not need to have a current problem to learn the technique. It can be useful when a problem may arise in the future. One night, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., adults, six-person minimum, 10-person maximum, Soldotna Middle School, room 2, $15.

Girl Scouting for You and Your Daughter with Joyce Cox, Kenai Peninsula Girl Scout coordinator. An evening of information and craft fun is planned. Girls should wear painting clothes. One night, 6 to 8 p.m., ages 5 and older, Soldotna Middle School, room 1, no fee.

Thursday

No classes or activities at Soldotna Middle School due to concert

Saturday

Learn to Teach Water Safety to Kids with Joe McCullough and Bill Berkhahn, Alaska State Park rangers. Sponsor: Alaska State Parks. This program is designed to provide education regarding life jacket use to high school students, who, in turn, instruct elementary school students in their classrooms on the topic.

Students will receive an orientation to the Kids Don't Float program, work on lesson plans and practice presenting as a group. The goal is to form several teams in the Kenai area of three to four students that will teach three classes. There will be prizes awarded for the teams that exceed the goal. For more information, contact Ranger Joe or Bill at 262-5581. One day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., high school, six-person minimum, Kenai River Center conference room, no fee.



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