Community Schools

Posted: Monday, April 04, 2005


Two nets — One will be for power volleyball, and is for highly competitive players; and the other will be for friendly games with beginners welcome. A family activity.

The class is from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays in the gym at Soldotna Middle School. The cost is $4 per night.

Fitness workshop

Cannetta Salmon, dance instructor and owner of Cannetic Energy, will explore different fitness techniques ranging from Pilates to interval training.

This class is offered in two sessions. The cost is $45 per session or $80 for both.

n Session one is Mondays and Thursdays, today through April 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Soldotna Middle School. For teens and adults.

n Session two is Mondays and Thursdays, May 2 through May 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Soldotna Middle School. For teens and adults.

Hunter education-home study

Larry Lewis, Wildlife Technician III for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, will instruct. Before coming to class, participants must read and study the independent study guide, chapters one, two, three, five, seven, eight, nine and 10 and complete the review section of the ISG workbook that matches the chapters mentioned. Participants also must bring the completed workbook to class with them.

Participants also will be expected to have read "Hunt Alaska," selected chapters: Choosing a Firearm, "Cartridge and Bullet", page 10 to 14; "Water Treatment", page 22; and "Shot Placement on Alaska Game," pages 28 through 30. After the classroom session, participants will be excused for lunch at approximately noon and class will reconvene at the Snowshoe Gun Club firing range at approximately 1 p.m. This session is contingent upon minimum registered participants.

Beginning in 2002, hunters born after January 1, 1986 must possess a Hunter Education Certification to legally hunt in units seven, 13, 14, 15 and 20f. Certification is recognized in all 50 states.

The class will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in Room 8 at Soldotna Middle School. The cost is $10. Call Fish and Game for more complete information.

Aerobics for everyone

Tiffany Martin will instruct. Participants will receive aerobic instruction that includes stretching techniques and endurance levels. Each participant will be able to work at their own pace, receiving one-on-one attention and modifications for special needs such as pregnancy. For beginners and the experienced. Participants are asked to bring water and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Mat and a towel are optional.

The class begins at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the multi-purpose room at Soldotna Middle School. For teens and adults. The cost is $30. Call the Community Schools for end date.


Diane M. Campbell, EMS trainer, will instruct. The class will be taught according to American Heart Association Heartsaver standards.

The class is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday in Room 9 at Soldotna Middle School. Adult CPR from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and child-infant CPR from 8 to 10 p.m. There is a six person minimum, 12 person maximum for this class. The cost is $45 per person

Basic woodworking

Louise Heite will instruct in the introduction to power tools and simple wood working, including basic finishing techniques. Participants will make a project of their choice. It is open to the public.

The class begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday for eight weeks in the woodshop at Soldotna Middle School. For high school-age students to adult. There is a six person minimum and 12 person maximum for this class. The cost is $65 plus materials.

Beginning fly tying

Cecil Duggins will instruct. Participants will have an opportunity to make flies for all types of Alaska fishing from trout to halibut.

The class begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for three weeks in the home economics room at Soldotna Middle School.. For ages 14 and up. The cost is $25 and includes all materials.

Bow hunter education

Tom Krueger will instruct. A bow hunter certificate is required in Alaska to hunt in bow-hunting-only areas of the state. The Alaska bow hunter education program meets the IBEP certification requirements.

Bow hunter education covers many of the same topics as the basic hunter education course but is specific to bow hunting. Topics include: responsibilities of a bow hunter, adequate and matching equipment, regulations, practice, safety, survival, first aid, shot placement, effective range, methods of hunting, game trailing and field dressing. In addition, the Alaska course contains a field section in which students must pass a shooting proficiency test before becoming certified. Participants must practice prior to class.

The classroom section is good up to a year. The student can come back and reshoot as many times as necessary during that period.

The class is from 8 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Room 8 at Soldotna Middle School. Recommended for ages 12 and up. The cost is $10 . Pay for class and pick up class packet at the Alaska Department of fIsh and game.

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