The following is a list of classes and activities that begin this week. The list is to serve as a reminder to registered participants. If you are interested in a class or activity but are not preregistered, call the Soldotna Community School office at 262-6768, to check space availability, location changes and cancellations. Extra brochures are available at the Soldotna and Kenai public libraries and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District office.
Children are not allowed to attend an adult class or wait unattended while a parent attends a class.
Beginning Square Dance with Dudley Abbott. The class includes basic dance instruction. No cowboy boots or black-soled shoes. The class is open to teens and adults and runs for 10 weeks. It meets in the Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School multipurpose room. Cost is $3 per night. For more information, call Dee at 283-5602.
Adult/Teen Beginning Pottery Throwing with Charlie LaForge, studio potter. The class allows participants to learn the fundamentals and elements of throwing through demonstration by the instructor and hands-on experience. The class is not recommended for those with back or wrist problems and participants should wear old clothes. The class is open to teens and adults. There is a 10-person maximum. The class runs for eight weeks and runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Soldotna High School ceramic studio. Cost is $120.
Walking Sticks with Cecil Duggins. Participants will clean, sand and finish a walking stick. An alder stick will be provided to each participant, and diamond willow sticks are available for $10 each. Bring a sharp knife to peel the bark. The Tuesday portion of the class will focus on wood and knife selection and technique, and participants will work until sticks are completed Saturday. The class is open to people 14 and older and has a five-person minimum and 20-person maximum. The class meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 26 in the Soldotna Middle School wood shop. Cost is $15.
Tuesday and Thursday
Introduction to Adoption with Teresa Brown, adoption specialist, and other guest speakers. The course covers domestic, open, foster, sibling, special-needs adoptions, among other types. Each evening features guest speakers. Teens and adults are welcome to attend. There is a five-person minimum and 25 person maximum. The class will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May at Soldotna Middle School. The first class is free, and additional classes will range in price from $15 to $45, according to the speaker.
Toddler Time. The Soldotna Middle School multipurpose room will be open from 6 to 7 p.m. for the next 10 weeks for parents and children ages 1 to 3 to play. Parent supervision is required, and families should bring a P.E. toy to share. There is no fee.
Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement with Milo Jurik of Summit Brokerage. The class will cover basic investment, an introduction to stocks, bonds and mutual funds, risk management and estate planning. Teens and adults are welcome. The class runs for three weeks, from 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. in the Soldotna Middle School library. Cost is $40 for preregistered singles and couples or $60 for walk-in individuals or couples.
Introduction to Rock Climbing with Bob Summer of Kenai Middle School and Bill Holt of Skyview High School. The class includes instruction on safety, technique, ropes and slings. All proceeds will go toward equipment. Students under 16 must be accompanied by a parents, and students under 18 must have a signed parent release. All ages are welcome and preregistration is not required. The class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for four weeks at Kenai Middle School or Skyview High School. Cost is $5 per night or $15 for the series.
Indoor Soccer with Tony Lewis. High school students are invited to participate in pick-up indoor soccer games at the Soldotna Middle School gym from 7 to 9 p.m. for the next 10 weeks. Cost is $1 per night.
Adult Co-Ed Recreational Volleyball with Julie English. Adults are invited to participate in just-for-fun, pick-up volleyball games at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School from 7 to 9 p.m. for the next 10 weeks. There is a 12-person maximum. Cost is $3 per night or $25 for the series.
Hunter Education Home Study. The hunter education test will be administered from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 at the Soldotna Middle School library. Students ages 9 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10.
Before taking the test, students must have read and studied chapters one, two, three, five, seven, eight, nine and 10 of the Independent Study Guide and completed the matching sections in the ISG Workbook. To obtain these materials, students must register with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at its office on K-Beach Road.
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