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Community Schools

Posted: Monday, November 11, 2002

The following is a list of Soldotna Community School fall 2002 classes and activities beginning 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 fall program brochures are available at the Soldotna and Kenai public libraries and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District central office.

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

Tuesday

Adoption Information with Cathy Sturman, of World Association for Children and Parents. This is an adoption information meeting for single or married individuals interested in adopting from Thailand, Korea, China, Russia, India and the United States. Information on the WACAP agency, as well as general information, procedures and steps for any adoption will be covered. There also will be a question-and-answer time. The class is offered one night only, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 2. It is open to adults, and there is no fee.

Understanding Binge Eating with Gary Fandel, hypnotherapist and acupressurist. Binge eating and overeating are real disorders. The class will cover risk factors, symptoms and treatment programs. The class is open to teens and adults and will be offered one night. There is a five-person minimum. The class meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School, room 4. There is a $10 fee.

Hunter Education with Larry Lewis, wildlife technician with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. This course is designed to develop responsible hunters and hunting practices, promote sound wildlife conservation and encourage the public to participate in hunting. Participants should pick up a packet from Fish and Game before the class begins. This class also is part of the preparation to receive hunter education certification, which is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1986. The certification is recognized in all 50 states. The class is open to anyone ages 9 to adult. Children ages 9 to 13 must be accompanied by a parent. The class will meet five times -- Tuesday, Thursday, Nov. 19, 21 and 22 -- from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Sterling Elementary School library. Cost is $10.

Thursday

Slide Show Presentation of Palmer Station, Antarctica with Jennifer Tabor, Skyview photography instructor and member of Palmer Station Scientific Team. There will be a slide show presentation and talk on life in Antarctica. The class meets one night, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Soldotna Middle School music room. It is open to all ages, and there is no fee.

Saturday

Santa's Elves 101 with John Tabor, SMS wood shop teacher, and Jennifer Tabor, Skyview home economics teacher, and sponsored by Spenard Builders Supply. In earlier sessions, participants made decisions on what crafts will be constructed. Anyone who wishes to help manufacture and assemble various wooden toys and make craft items and food for needy families is welcome. The items will be donated to area families for Christmas. If you have tools or plans, bring them. Lunch will be provided. There will be work sessions Saturday and Nov. 23. It is not necessary to attend both sessions. Workers will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Soldotna Middle School wood shop and home economics rooms. There is no fee, and teens and adults are welcome.

Other news

Mark your calendars for the Kids' Make-It-and-Take-It Craft Fair, co-sponsored by the Soldotna High School National Honor Society, from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at Soldotna Middle School.

Youth Fine Arts Institute CDs are available for $4 each. To place an order, call 262-6768.



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