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Community Schools

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2003

The following list of Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities beginning this week is printed as a reminder to preregistered participants. Children are not allowed to attend an adult class or wait unattended while a parent attends a class. For more information on a class or activity, call the Soldotna Community Schools office at 262-6768.

Tuesday

Residents may register in person for fall classes from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Soldotna Middle School library.

Swim therapy with Tamara Leach The purpose of this class is to help adults of various disabilities become more safe and comfortable in the water. An emphasis will be placed on learning how to swim and on general fitness. The class is open to adults with a two-person minimum and six-person maximum. It meets from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays for eight weeks at the Skyview High School pool. The cost is $60.

Hospice volunteer orientation with Liz Shubert, executive director of Hospice of the Central Peninsula and sponsored by First Choice Home Health and Hospice The program is open to all interested community members and will provided an orientation to hospice programs and services, as well as information on making "advance directives," such as living wills and durable power of attorney. It also will provide information on the Alaska Comfort One Program, as well as prescreening of potential hospice volunteers. The class is open to adults with a five-person minimum. It will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna Middle School library. There is no fee.

Adult and teen beginning pottery throwing with Charlie LaForge, studio potter Participants will explore the process of clay on the potter's wheel and learn the fundamentals and elements of throwing with demonstrations by the instructors. The class is not recommended for those with back or wrist problems, and participants should attend wearing old clothes. The class is open to teens and adults with a seven-person maximum. It will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays for eight weeks at the Soldotna High School ceramics studio. The cost is $150.

Fur skin sewing with Loraine Larsen, skin sewer The class will demonstrate hide stretching and teach the skin sewing techniques to make trapper- and trooper-style fur hats, women's dress band hats, sheepskin slippers with beaver cuffs, baby booties and hats, children's beaver mittens and hats and earmuffs. Supplies for small ornament projects will be provided, and materials for large projects will be available for purchase at the class. 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 at the Soldotna Middle School home economics room. The cost is $45.

Gentlemen's basketball There will be two courts available for pick-up games from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10 weeks at the Soldotna Middle School gym. Participants must be 18 or older and are reminded not to bring children. The cost is $4 per night or a punch card.

Wednesday

Introduction to fingerstyle acoustic blues guitar with John Averill While exploring a different, easy fingerstyle blues tune each week, participants will get a better understanding of fingerstyle blues guitar theory. The course is designed for intermediate-level students, and participants should have an acoustic guitar and know first-position chords and basic finger picking. The class is open to adults with a six-person minimum and 12-person maximum. It will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for six weeks in Soldotna Middle School room 67. The cost is $30.

CPR with Diane M. Campbell, EMS trainer with the Funny River Safety LLC The class is taught according to American Heart Association "Heartsaver" standards. It is open to adults with a six-person minimum and 12-person maximum and meets in Soldotna Middle School room 8. Adult CPR will be covered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and child and infant CPR will be covered from 8 to 10 p.m. The cost is $45.

Hospice volunteer training part 1 with Liz Shubert This one-night class will cover the medical aspects of death and the dynamics of dying. It meets from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Soldotna Middle School library. There is no fee.

Indoor soccer with coach Tony Lewis Students in grades nine through 12 are invited for pick-up games in the Soldotna Middle School gym. Shin guards are required. They gym will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. for nine weeks, and the cost is $1 per night.

Thursday

Stagecraft with Jim Steffy, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District theater manager The class will provide an introduction to the basic operations of a theater, lighting, sound, stage management and set construction. The class is open to teens and adults with a 10-person minimum and 25-person maximum. It will meet in Soldotna, Nikiski and Kenai theaters for four weeks, with this week's class from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Soldotna High School theater. The cost is $25 per person or $100 for groups of five or more from the same organization.

Hospice volunteer training part 2 with Liz Shubert The class will continue the discussion on the dynamics of dying and present an introduction to the four-fold concept of pain managemetn. It will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Soldotna Middle School Library. There is no fee.

Elementary hand-built pottery with Charlie LaForge Participants will explore the process of clay through hand-building and learn the fundamentals and elements with demonstrations by the instructor. Participants should wear old clothes. The class is open to students in grades five through eight with a 15-person maximum. It will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays for eight weeks at the SoHi ceramics studio. The cost is $80.

Swim therapy See Tuesday's schedule.

Adult and teen beginning pottery throwing See Tuesday's schedule.

First aid with Diane M. Campbell The Coast Guard-approved class is taught according to American Safety and Health Institute standards. The class is open to teens and adults with a six-person minimum and 10-person maximum. It will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 8. The cost is $45.

Fur skin sewing See Tuesday's schedule.

Gentlemen's basketball See Tuesday's schedule.

Toddler time The Soldotna Middle School gym will be open for children ages 1 to 3 and their parents. Participants are encouraged to bring physical education toys to share. The gym will be open from 6 to 6:45 p.m. for nine weeks. There is no fee.

Friday

Beginning square dance with Dudley Abbot Participants will recieve beginning dance instruction. Participants should not wear cowboy boots or black-soled shoes. The class is open to teens and adults, and singles are welcome. It will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the Kaliforsky Beach Elementary School multipurpose room. The cost is $3 per night. For more information, call Betty at 262-9387 or Dudley at 260-2691.



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