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 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 attend an adult class or wait unattended while a parent attends a class.
Toddler Time (new time)
Open gym for the little people to cruise. Supervision by parents. Bring P.E. toys to share. Soldotna Middle School, multi-purpose room, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., nine weeks, 1- to 3-year-olds with parents. No fee.
Scene Painting Techniques
With Kim Lee, scenic designer. Class will begin with a discussion of the purpose and varied uses for scenic painting. Examples will be given of scene painting techniques. Students will then be given an opportunity to try their hand at several different techniques. Old clothes recommended for last two classes. Soldotna High School Theater, 7 to 8:30 p.m., three weeks, 12 years through adult, five-person minimum, 20 maximum, $30.
Open Art Studio
With Ann Wilson, SoHi art teacher. A time to "rub elbows" with SoHi artists and practice your skills. Bring your own materials. No instruction provided. Soldotna High School, art room, 2:30 to 4 p.m., six weeks, adults, $20.
Foundation Paper Piecing
With Sam Adams, Skyview High School home economics teacher. This class is to learn the fun and easy way to "paper piece." Two projects to choose from, one is a baby bib and another a chatalaine. Even if you've only sewn a little, you should be able to finish either project in two
nights (with some work done at home). Skyview High School, home economics room, 6 to 8 p.m., two weeks, 12 years through adult, 14 person maximum, $25.
With instructors from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Designed to develop responsible hunters and hunting practices, promote sound wildlife conservation and encourage the public, particularly the youth, to participate in hunting. Pick up packet before class from Department of Fish and Game or call for more information at 262-9368. Soldotna Middle School, music room, 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays for five nights (additional classes October 18, 23, 25 and 30), 9 years of
age through adult, a parent must attend for children 9 through 13 years of age, $5.
Walk the SMS hallways -- in lighted, carpeted hallways.. Eight laps is one mile. Soldotna Middle School, hallways, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, $5 a month (walking three times a week).
With Ed Lindquist, PADI Instructor, the Dive Shop. Dive in a safe, controlled and enjoyable pool session. Before entering pool each participant will be taught general scuba diving, breathing rules, equalization and regulator clearing. Each participant must bring a mask. A medical statement and release form are required. Call instructor after registration to schedule your instruction time at 262-6170. Skyview High School, pool, Mondays through Fridays (evenings), one night, 15 years of age through adult, two person maximum, $30.
Simple Floral Arranging
With Carroll Knutson, master florist. Learn the simple mechanics professional floral designers use to make beautiful vase arrangements. Bring a vase 6 to 8 inches tall with a 3 1/2-inch diameter rim and a small knife. Soldotna Middle School, home economics room, 7 to 9:30 p.m., one night, adults, $20 (includes materials).
Indoor Soccer (ninth through 12th grade)
With Tony Lewis, soccer coach. Soldotna Middle School, gym and multi-purpose room, 7 to 9 p.m., 10 weeks, $1 per night.
Beaded Treasure Pouch
With Sam Adams, Skyview High School home economics teacher. New-to-the-area bead artist Sam Adams will start beginner beaders, or others new to brick stitch. Kits can be purchased ($20) or you may bring your own supplies. Supply list available at registration. The first class will get you started and going on your pouch. The second class will be two weeks later to give everyone time to finish the pouch before we start the strap and begin discussing fringe alternatives. Skyview High School, home economics room, 6 to 8 p.m., two weeks, 12 years of age through adult, 14-person maximum, $25.
Thank You For Being Such A Pain
With Claudia Behr, licensed clinical social worker. All of us have at one time or another had a relationship with someone who is difficult and who we are still angry at or cannot forgive. We will develop another perspective toward these "difficult" people, one that allows healing to happen. By learning certain techniques and attitudes aimed at seeing meaning in these painful encounters, we will learn how to begin to transform them. Soldotna Middle School, room four, 7 to 8:30 p.m., six weeks, adults, $20.
Baking Whole Grain Bread
With Kathy Rickman. We will discuss the nutritional components of whole grain bread, the different types of grains and their use and basic equipment that makes the process a breeze. We will mill flour, make a basic bread recipe and create fabulous loaves of whole grain bread. Soldotna Middle School, home economics room, 1 to 3 p.m., one day, teens and adults, four-person minimum, 16 maximum, $15
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