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Community Schools

Posted: Monday, October 21, 2002

The following is a list of Soldotna Community School classes and activities that begin this week. The list is printed 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 on space availability, location changes and cancellations. Extra brochures are available at the Soldotna and Kenai libraries and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District central office.

Note: Children are not allowed to attend an adult class or wait unattended while a parents attends a class.

Monday

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 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays for 10 weeks. It meets in the Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School multipurpose room. Cost is $3 per night. For more information, call Betty Truesdell at 262-9387.

Tuesday

Simple Floral Arranging with Vase 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- to 3 1/2-inch diameter rim and a small knife. The class is open to adults. There is an eight-person minimum and 12-person maximum. The class will meet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. one night only in the Soldotna Middle School home economics room. Cost is $25.

Tuesday and Thursday

Muscle Fit with Kathi Riba Crane, American College of Sports Medicine exercise specialist. Preseason strength and conditioning exercises geared toward downhill and cross-country skiing. Wear appropriate footwear, bring water and come prepared to work out. Class runs four weeks and meets from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Soldotna Middle School multipurpose room. Cost is $25. Five-person minimum.

Fur Skin-sewing with Loraine Larsen, skin sewer. The instructor will demonstrate hide stretching and teach all the skin-sewing techniques and secrets for making 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 sheepskin trapper-style hats, earmuffs and fur mittens. Supplies for small ornament projects will be provided, and all materials available for large projects will be for sale at the class. The class is open to teens and adults. There is a five-person minimum and 15-person maximum. The class runs for four weeks and meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Soldotna Middle School home economics room. Cost is $35.

Hallwalking. Soldotna Middle School will be open Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for teens and adults to walk the sheltered hallways for exercise. Eight laps is one mile. Cost is $10 per month.

Wednesday

CPR with Diane M. Campbell, EMS trainer with Funny River Safety LLC. This class is taught according to American Heart Association Heartsaver standards. 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. Participants can come to one section only or to both. There is a six-person minimum and 12-person maximum. The class meets in Soldotna Middle School room 8. Cost is $40.

Thursday

Tracing the Alaska Legislature via the Internet with Alyson Stogsdill, Kenai legislative information officer with the Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency. This class will provide instruction on tracking current and past Alaska legislation. Participants can learn how to access bill texts and histories, committee information, Alaska statutes and much more using PCs. The class is open to teens and adults, and there is a five-person minimum and 25-person maximum. The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Soldotna Middle School Dell lab. The class is free.

First aid with Diane M. Campbell, EMS trainer with Funny River Safety LLC. This Coast Guard-approved class is taught according to American Safety and Health Institute standards. It meets from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 8. There is a six-person minimum and 10-person maximum. Teens and adults are welcome. Cost is $40.

Saturday

Hunter Education Home Study with Larry Lewis, Wildlife Technician III with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Before coming to class, students must read and study the Independent Study Guide, chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10, and complete the corresponding review section sin the workbook. Students should bring the completed workbook to class. Students also will be expected to have read "Hunt Alaska" pages 10 to 14, 22, and 28 to 30.

The one-day hunter education course requires a three-hour classroom session on hunter responsibility, firearm safety, wildlife conservation, game laws and ethics, prior to taking the written test. After the classroom session, the class will break for a one-hour lunch and reconvene at the Snowshoe Gun Club firing range at 1 p.m.

Students must pass the written test with a score of at least 80 percent, the live-fire exercise and the hunter skills course to receive a hunter education certificate. Hunters born after Jan. 1, 1986, must possess this certification to legally hunt in units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 20. The certification is recognized in all 50 states.

The class will meet starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Soldotna Middle School library. Children ages 9 to 13 must have a parent present. Workbooks are available to registered participants through the Fish and Game office. Cost of the class is $10.



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