Community Schools

Posted: Monday, April 15, 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, call the Soldotna Community School office, at 262-6768.

Soldotna Community School Brochures have been mailed to the 99669 zip code box holders, general delivery and city routes. Extra brochures are available at the Soldotna and Kenai Public Library 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.


Introduction to the Kenai River with Joe McCullough and Bill Berkhahn, Alaska State Park Rangers. Topics discussed will include rules and etiquette for boating on the Kenai River, biology of the river, cold water survival, understanding the regulations, safety on the river and an introduction to the Kenai River Center. For more information, call Rangers Joe or Bill at 262-5581. Two sessions -- second session meets April 23 -- all ages, five-person minimum, 6 to 8 p.m., Kenai River Center conference room, no fee.


Visualizing and verbalizing with Diana Marsh, Speech and Language Pathologist. This class will present strategies to assist students with comprehension of written and spoken language. It can assist students in test-taking as well. Strategies from the Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing will be the focus. Strategies will be practiced during the class. One night, upper elementary and older students, parents, 7 to 9 p.m., Soldotna Middle School, room 13, no fee.

Introduction to the Sport of Rowing with Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club. The class is designed to provide a basic overview of the sport of rowing. Content will include technique for sweep and sculling boats, equipment, clothing, coaching opportunities for both recreational and competitive rowers, health benefits, nutrition and dry-land training. No prior experience necessary. One night, adults and teens, 10-person minimum, 7 to 9 p.m., Soldotna Middle School library, no fee.

Hand-Held Computer User Group. A gathering of folks who have a Palm Pilot or HandSpring (or any other brand) hand-held computer. This evening is an opportunity to share information, ideas and software. One night, moved from Wednesday, teens and adults, 10-person minimum, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Soldotna Middle School lounge, no fee.


Alaska Concealed Carry and the Law with Rod Christopher, Roy Gordon, Chuck Bartolini and Phil Nash of Peninsula Weapons Academy. The class will cover firearm safety, handgun operation, firearms and the law, cleaning and storage of firearms, selecting a handgun for self defense, handgun shooting fundamentals, handgun shooting positions, controlling a violent confrontation, and a live-fire qualification course. Two sessions, Friday 6:30 to 10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 21 years and older, Kenai River Center conference room, $90.

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