Community Schools

Posted: Monday, November 12, 2001

This listing of Soldotna Community Schools 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 Schools 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 Schools brochure, which is available at Soldotna and Kenai public libraries, the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.



Walk the Soldotna Middle School hallways -- in lighted, carpeted hallways, out of the weather. Eight laps is one mile. Soldotna Middle School, hallways, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, $5 a month (walking three times a week).

Beaded treasure pouch

With instructor Sam Adams. Bead artist Sam Adams will start beginner beaders or others new to brick stitch. The first class will get you started on your pouch. The second class will give everyone time to finish the pouch before starting 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, fourteen-person maximum, $25 (kits can be purchased for $20 or you may bring your own supplies -- three different colors of seed beads size 10/11 with one color coordinating or contrasting bugle beads, size D beading thread to match, beading needle size 12 short or long, small sharp scissors, magnifying loop if needed. Can use Delicas if prefer, but pouch will be smaller. Should have one tube of each color. Can use hanks, but be aware the size in not as uniform.)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Causes And The Cures

With instructor Dr. A Nick Williams, chiropractor at Staywell Chiropractic. This workshop focuses on the prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome as well as any form of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems. The participants will learn exercises that can cure or prevent various health problems. They will also learn the do's and don'ts of preventing carpal tunnel syndrome and will be given non-surgical, non-drug solutions. Soldotna Middle School, room 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m., one night, adults, five-person minimum, 20 maximum, $10.

Hunter Education

With instructor Larry Lewis, wildlife technician III, 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 Dept. of Fish and Game. Call 262-9368 for more information. Note: Beginning in the Year 2002, hunters born after Jan. 1, 1986 must possess Hunter Education Certification (to legally hunt in units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 20). Soldotna Middle School library, 6 to 9 p.m., five nights. Additional classes on Nov. 14, 15, 20 and 21, 9 years of age through adult (9 to 13 years parent must attend with child), $5.


Hand-held Computer user group

A gathering of folks who have a HandSpring Palm Pilot (or any other brand) hand-held computer. This evening is an opportunity to share information, ideas, software, beaming, etc. Soldotna Middle School, lounge, 7:30 to 9 p.m., one night, teens and adults, no fee.

Holiday Decorating

With instructor Carroll Knutson, master florist. Learn the technical skills and mechanics professional decorators use to create a holiday centerpiece. Soldotna Middle School, home economics room, 7 to 9 p.m., fourth in a series of four (stand alone) holiday decoration classes, $15 (bring two taper candles or a

9 x 3 column candle, a bowl or tray, two to three yards of ribbon (fresh greens, cones and floral foam will be available for purchase).


Fall/Winter Kids (K-6th grade) Craft Fair

Simple autumn and holiday crafts, cookie decorating and more for kids K-6th grade. Soldotna Middle School, multi-purpose room, 1-3 p.m. No fee.

Santa's Elves 101

With instructor John Tabor, Soldotna Middle School woods teacher. For anyone who wishes to help manufacture and assemble wooden toys for children for Christmas. The toys will be donated to needy families. If you have tools, please bring them. Soldotna Middle School, wood shop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., lunch will be provided. No fee.

Swedish Massage

with instructor Ethel M. Riley, licensed massage therapist. Learn the five basic strokes of Swedish massage to help relieve the effects of stress and overworked muscles. A brief introduction to aromatherapy to help the relaxation process. Bring a pillow, towel and exercise mat. Soldotna Middle School, room 8, noon to 3 p.m., one days, adults, four-person minimum, 12 maximum, $50/person, $75/couple

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

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