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/Winter 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.
Fundamentals of Windows 98
With instructor Quincy Udelhoven, MCSE of Lambe, Tuter, Wagner and Moore Technology Services. The class includes a Quick Reference Card ($25 workbook optional). Will cover getting started, working with the desktop, using help files, using the computer, working with folders and files, working with shortcuts and using the control panel. Binkley Professional Building, 6:30 to 8 p.m., two nights (additional class on Thursday), teens and adults, four-person maximum, $50.
With instructor Darrell Knackstedt. Beginning basics for those who know nothing to very little about the mandolin. Includes tuning, how to hold, how to pick, strumming and learning three or more songs by ear. On completion of the course you should be able to pick out simple tunes by ear, chords, scales and more. Bring your own mandolin. Soldotna Middle School, room 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m., three weeks, four-person minimum, 12 maximum, ages 10 through adult, $10 per night.
Introduction to Grant Writing
With instructor Stan Steadman, manager of SEGO Consultants. Participants will learn: how to posture themselves/business/organization to be considered for grants; the basics of researching grants; types of grants; basics of writing a grant proposal; and case studies of winning grants. Soldotna Middle School, room 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m., two weeks, adults, 15-person maximum, $50 (includes guide).
With instructor Matt Streiff of Edward Jones Investments in Kenai. Learn how to examine your current financial situation, control taxes and identify and manage financial risk. Soldotna Middle School, room 3, 6 to 8 p.m., two weeks, all ages, 25-person maximum, $10 per person, $15 per couple.
With instructor Carla Anderson, child development specialist, Ed D., certified infant massage therapist. Class to teach parents how to massage their infants (6 weeks to 6 months of age -- preferably not yet crawling). Four classes leading to a total body massage. Massage enhances bonding, growth, sleep and wellness. Soldotna Middle School, library, 6 to 8 p.m., four weeks, four-person minimum, eight maximum, $60.
With instructor Diane M. Campbell, EMS trainer and Funny River Safety LLC, taught according to American Heart Association Heartsaver standards. Soldotna Middle School, room 9, 6:30 to 10 p.m. (6:30 to 8 p.m. for adult CPR only, 8 to 10 p.m. for child/infant CPR only), one night, teens and adults, six-person minimum, 12 maximum, $40.
With instructor Carroll Knutson, master florist. Learn the technical skills and mechanics professional decorators use to light and trim a Christmas tree. Make a door wreath, create a swag for mantle or window treatment and design your holiday centerpiece. First class will be demonstration only -- you will receive a list of materials to purchase for the following three classes. Soldotna Middle School, home economics room, 7 to 9 p.m., four weeks, adults, eight-person minimum, 15 maximum, $15 per class or $55 for the series.
Managing Pain With Mental Imagery
With instructor Gary Fandel, certified hypnotherapist. Learn how mental perceptions of pain affect experiences of pain and how to change mental perceptions of pain to decrease its intensity or achieve periods of rest from chronic pain. Soldotna Middle School, room 8, 6 to 8 p.m., one night, four-person minimum, 10 maximum, adults, $10.
Risk-Taking for Personal Growth
With instructor, Kathy Dinius, licensed psychologist. Learn to decide what risk are worth taking. Determine the kinds of risks you need to take. Understand and conquer the fears that are keeping you stuck. Assess the benefits and consequences of different risks. Soldotna Middle School, room 4, 7 to 9 p.m., one night, adults, six-person minimum, 10 maximum, $15.
Project Learning Tree
With instructor Matt Weaver, PLT state coordinator. PLT is an environmental education program designed for and by educators working with students in prekindergarten through grade 12. PLT uses the forest as a "window" into natural and built environments, helping people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them. Soldotna Middle School, room 10, one night, adults, fifteen-person minimum, $20 (includes curriculum guide).
This Coast Guard approved class is taught according to American Safety and Health Institute standards. Soldotna Middle School, room 9, 6:30 to 10 p.m., one night, teens and adults, six-person minimum, 10 maximum, $40.
Making Photo Albums
Instruction on making family photo albums. Will include organizing, page layout, cropping and journaling Lots of ideas -- all materials are available that include: 12x12 album, page protectors, shortcut paper pack, photo-splits, pen and sticker pack. Call Sherry at 235-1320 for more information. Soldotna Middle School, home economics room, 6 to 8:30 p.m., one night, adults, five-person minimum, $10 (class only), $75 (class plus album package).
Avoid Home Burglary
With instructor Rod Christopher, Peninsula Weapons Academy. Learn what you can do to prevent break-ins and what to do if a break-in occurs. Kenai River Center (514 Funny River Road, Soldotna), conference room, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., one day, 15 years of age through adult, $15.
Firearm Safety For Women
With instructors Rod Christopher, Roy Gordon and Phil Nash of the Peninsula Weapons Academy. What women need to know about safely handling a firearm and what to do if you find one. Kenai River Center (514 Funny River Road, Soldotna), conference room, 2 to 4 p.m., one day, 15 years of age through adult, 10-person minimum, 15 maximum, $15.
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