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    Mimi Mesdag
Learn basic principles and techniques for Healing Touch, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and meditation. These techniques can be used to help yourself or others to improve health of body, mind and spirit, often resulting in decrease stress, anxiety, and pain. Energy healing generally induces a state of relaxation and leads to increased immunity and resilience, and overall balance. Improved functioning can lead to physical health, mental clarity, emotional wellbeing, and spiritual connection. We will also practice distance healing, discuss energy healing applications to trauma, life transitions, and personal transformation.

Mary Szczepanski, MS, RN has been a nurse for many years in mental health, addiction treatment, education, and holistic nursing. Her private practice is called Healing Touch Alaska. She has recently published Energy Healing: Reflections on a Journey, a book describing theory and basic techniques, her experiences with energy healing, and chapters about ethics, trauma, distance healing, and life transformations. Her previous fiction books are A Path of Healing and Strands.

Dates: March 23, 30 and April 6, 13
Class meets: Thursdays (4 classes)
Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School
3101 Dimond Park Loop – Room A-101
Class Fee: $40.00
Class materials: Book by Mary Szczepanski:
Energy Healing: Reflections on a Journey
(Can be ordered on Amazon for $14.95 or purchased
directly from Mary)
Instructor: Mary Szczepanski
Canning Pantry Staples – (February 4)
Home canning of stock, broth, beans, and other staples can save you money. Having them ready-to-go on your pantry shelves can save you time. Come learn how to easily and safely pressure can and boiling water bath can some of the most used pantry items. This class is for all experience levels.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest February 1st.

B.) Student will need to purchase ahead of time and bring to the class: 12 – wide mouth, half pint jars. (Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, February 4
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $25.00
Ingredients & Supplies: $20.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Introduction to Tai Chi for Health
This class is an introduction to Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. The program helps increase balance and flexibility while improving overall health. Tai Chi is fun, safe and suitable for anyone and every fitness level.

Shelly Klawonn has been practicing her Tai Chi for 10 years and teaching Tai Chi for the last four years. Shelly has seen very noticeable differences in her own arthritis because of her dedication to Tai Chi. Shelly would like to extend the invitation to join her class for anyone suffering from the symptoms of arthritis as well as to those non-arthritic persons interested in improving their sense of balance, flexibility and improving their overall health.

Dates: February 27 to April 3
Class meets: Mondays (6 classes)
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School
1600 Renninger St. - Commons
Class Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Shelly Klawonn
Accumulated Stress, Anxiety & Trauma: A Body-Focused Perspective
Trauma is most often associated with events that are extremely violent, abusive or catastrophic. However, trauma also encompasses many different kinds of overwhelming experiences that come from common, everyday occurrences such as: minor auto accidents, invasive medical and dental procedures, falls, illnesses, natural disasters and so on. Sometimes these types of events can cause chronic disturbances physically, emotionally, or psychologically because of their effect on the Autonomic Nervous System.

If you are curious about the effects of Accumulated Stress and Trauma and how to achieve relief via the nervous system, then this is the class for you. We explore:

● What Trauma is from a biological/instinctual perspective
● How the Brain works in relation to Stress and Trauma
● Symptoms and behaviors from a neuro-physiological perspective
● Skills and techniques to increase your capacity to promote lasting change

More and more, Accumulated Stress, Anxiety and Truama are being studied as a disruption in the body’s natural ability to regulate itself; bring itself out of high arousal states back to rest and restoration. If you or a loved one/friend think this may be the case, please join us in exploring this ground breaking understanding that is both new and old.

Steve Merli is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Massage Therapist who has worked for 20 years in the field of Bodywork. After extensive training in Somatic Therapy, he now offers an integrative approach to the resolution of accumulated stress and trauma. Concurrently, he is also a Naturalist with Discovery Southeast committed to helping students of all ages experience the Natural World of Southeast Alaska. Both vocations offer reconnection as a primary focus.

Dates: February 7, 14, 21 and 28
Class meets: Tuesdays (4 classes)
Time: 6:30 to 8:00pm
Harborview Elementary – Library
Class Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Steve Merli
Parenting Proactively
The goal of this class is to help parents think proactively about the kinds of values and behaviors they would like their future teens and young adults to possess, and to equip them to move with intention toward those goals. In a busy world full of distractions, we often default to approaching issues reactively instead of proactively. While there are some things we can get by on in this mode, parenting typically isn’t one of them. The stakes are too high not to be intentional in our focus. Although parents of all aged children are welcome, this course is geared primarily for those with younger kids. Practical suggestions will be discussed, resources will be offered, and fun will be had. Topics include: the importance of words, staying connected with our kids, teaching modesty, and building leaders.

Barbara Fiscus has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Christian Life Coach. While she has done therapy in the past, she now prefers life coaching, which she describes as being focused less on analysis and more on results, less on working to heal emotional wounds and more on striving to achieve specified goals. She has worked professionally with at-risk youth and has successfully reared and homeschooled her own two children, both of whom are now thriving teenagers. See www.actionlifecoach.com for more information.

Dates: February 27 to April 3
Class meets: Mondays (6 classes)
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School - Library
1600 Renninger St.
Class Fee: $45.00
Instructor: Barbara Fiscus, M.A., CCLC
Canning Soups & Sauces – (February 18)
On busy days, with no energy or time to do anything but open jars for dinner, wouldn’t it be wonderful if the jars were filled with home-cooked soup, stew, or pasta sauce? You could grab a family-favorite from jars in the pantry, add bread and a salad, and have homemade dinner in minutes. In this class you will learn to safely pressure can several soup and sauce recipes. This class is for all experience levels.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest February 15.

B.) Student will need to purchase ahead of time and bring to the class: 12 – wide mouth, half-pint size jars.
(Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $25.00
Ingredients & Supplies: $20.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Intermediate & Advanced Fencing
Attack! Parry! Want to practice (Olympic/Collegiate-style) competitive fencing? If you’ve ever fenced before and want to get back into it, here’s your chance. Fencers will work on advanced skills, learn compound attacks, practicing tournament fencing, learning to teach, and work on strategy. Please wear sweat pants (no jeans) and gym shoes with good traction. Students must have taken some fencing class previously. There will be no beginners.

Classes will be held 5:45 to 7:15pm in the Harborview Elementary School Gym. Facebook page: “Juneau Fencers”. For more information email: thekarlmarx@cs.com or call Karl at 209-8143.

Karl Marx has been practicing fencing since the early 1980’s. He has held National ratings in foil, epee, and sabre, as well as coaching certifications in each weapon from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Karl has also practiced other forms of sword fighting such as SCA and Kendo.

Dates: February 6 to April 17
Class meets: Mondays (11 classes)
Time: 5:45 to 7:15pm
Location: Harborview Elementary School – GYM
1255 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $83.00
Instructor: Karl Marx
Belly Dance for Every Body!
Come wake up for the next 6 Saturdays with shimmies, giggles, and low impact belly dance moves. This class is for all ages, genders, sizes, and abilities. In this 6 week class you will learn the basics of the dance, and how to put moves together so you can create a dance, go out dancing with your friends, or just move your body in a way you may not normally move it and get some exercise.

Cherri Bell has been belly dancing for nearly 20 years and has a teacher training certification from Hadia of Montreal. She has taken numerous classes and workshops all over North America. She currently dances and drums with Noodle of Doum and is a massage therapist in real life. Cherri is the Juneau Team Leader for “Shimmy Mob 2017”, an international flash mob you can check out at: shimmymob.com.

Dates: February 11 to March 18
Class meets: Saturdays (6 classes)
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: Floyd Dryden Middle School, Commons
3800 Mendenhall Loop Rd.
Class Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Cherri Bell
astronomy@home
Ever wondered what’s up there in the night sky? Beyond the night sky? Got a question and can’t find your answer? Now you can explore the sky and the cosmos from the comfort of home. We’ll teach you how to use some powerful free and inexpensive online resources. We’ll also review core ideas in astronomy. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet and follow along. We are offering two options to take the class. Sign up for the four Tuesdays in February or you can sign up for the Feb. 18 and 19 weekend course.

Rosemary Walling looked up in the sky and wondered about the universe in her early years. Over time she studied and made a career in physics. She now teaches astronomy as an adjunct for UAS Sitka and volunteers at the Marie Drake Planetarium.

Option #1:
Dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28
Class meets: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School, Room A-111
3101 Diamond Park Loop
Class Fee: $40.00
Instructor: Rosemary Walling

Option #2:
Saturday, February 18
Time: 9:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, February 19 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School, Room A-111
3101 Diamond Park Loop
Class Fee: $40.00
Instructor: Rosemary Walling
Starting a Cottage Food Business - March 4
Learn the basics of starting a home-based, “cottage foods” business in Alaska. Includes an introduction to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) cottage foods regulations and information about the “non-potentially-hazardous” food preservation methods allowed by the cottage foods permit exemption: drying, boiling water bath canning, and fermenting.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest March 1st.
(Class size is limited to 30 students.)

Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $10
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Beginner Hula Hoop
This is a 1-hour beginner-level class that introduces the basics of hula hooping and hoop dance. Hooping is a fun way to get in some exercise, release stress, build self-efficacy as you learn new things and overcome challenges, and get in touch with your creative side! Participants will learn basic on-body tricks (e.g., waist hooping, turning), off-body tricks (e.g., turning the hoop on a hand, weaves, isolations, barrel rolls), transitions (hinges), and short sequences of several tricks combined. You will also learn concepts and tips that will help to learn how to “flow” from one trick to another and how to keep it fun instead of frustrating when you just can’t get that trick! Come learn how much fun a simple plastic circle can be! No experience necessary (or expected). Hoops can be purchased from instructor at the first class ($10 cash or check). Please feel free to contact me if you have any general questions or if you’re wondering which class you should sign up for. (Note: there is also an intermediate level class being offered).

Dates: February 6 to March 20
Class meets: Mondays
Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm (class time on Feb. 6 and 13)
Remaining classes are from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
(7 classes)
Location: Riverbend Elementary School - GYM
2901 Riverside Dr.
Class Fee: $35.00
(Hula hoop can be purchased directly from instructor)
Instructor: Kate Diebels
(See Kate’s background information under NEW CLASSES Section).
Beginning Birders
A birding class for beginning to novice birders; adults and older youth will enjoy this class.

We’ll have fun Thursday evenings while you learn the fascinating features of our fine feathered friends. Many hands on activities. Learn to handle binoculars to do virtual birding. Find out what makes a bird a bird. Come to recognize local birds through the seasons. Juneau Audubon will host an outdoor weekend bird walk at completion of class. This class is being offered in February at Harborview Elementary and in April at Mendenhall River Community School.

Patricia Wherry is the chairperson for the Juneau Audubon Education Program. Patricia has eight years of experience as an elementary teacher and is a lifelong outdoor-citizen science enthusiast! Patricia has extended her birding knowledge over the years to many groups, to include; summer day camps, the R.A.L.L.Y. program, and the Campfire Boys and Girls Program in the Anchorage area.

Option 1:
Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23
(4 classes)
Day: Thursday
Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm
Location: Harborview Elementary, Commons
1255 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Patricia Wherry

Option 2:
Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27
(4 classes)
Day: Thursday
Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm
Location: Mendenhall River Community School, Library
9001 Mendenhall Loop Rd. (back loop)
Class Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Patricia Wherry
Introduction to Spanish/ Spanish for Beginners
Spanish for beginners is a fun and interactive course to learn basic conversational Spanish in a dynamic and concise way. Designed around the travel experience, Spanish for Beginners will help students learn about the language and the culture. The course will incorporate games, videos, songs, and situational examples to teach students about the Spanish alphabet, the way Spanish sounds, how it introduce oneself, and how to carry on a basic conversation. Topics will include: who you are and where you are from, how to ask for directions, how to count, how to tell the time and date, and how to order food and drinks.

Mauricio Cedeno is a native Spanish speaker born in Mexico City. He came to the U.S. in 2008 and became a U.S. Citizen in 2012. He is currently the Spanish tutor at the University of Alaska Southeast, where he’s pursuing his Bachelors in Business Administration, Management Information Systems. Mauricio worked for several years as a paraeducator and co-teaching Spanish at the Haines High School, and has been tutoring Spanish at UAS for the last two years. Mauricio has years of experience in English-Spanish translation, and enjoys teaching about his language and culture.

Dates: February 6 to March 22
Class meets: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 to 7:15pm
(12 classes, no class March 13 & 15)
Location: Thunder Mountain High School
3101 Riverside Dr. – Room D-215
Class Fee - $75.00
Instructor: Mauricio Cedeno
Tai Chi for Beginners
The "6 Easy Steps" of Tai Chi for Beginners is a gentle yet firm first step for your journey to better health and harmony. The practice of tai chi is intended to be practiced as a slow, relaxed, focused and continuous set of dynamic movements. These same qualities can be said to be the foundation of experiencing a healthful relationship with oneself and the world. Western science notes positive health outcomes from tai chi practice in areas of improved balance, leg strength, stress reduction, lower blood pressure and a sense of wellbeing.

This class will introduce participants to the first seven movements of one most popular forms of Yang-style tai chi. These movements are challenging a require lower body strength, commitment and focused attention. The movements are known for their rounded, smooth, dance-like qualities.

Glen Ray’s professional background is in the areas of education and health promotion. He has been a student of meditation for over 35 years and began incorporating qigong into meditation practice in 1994. In 2007 he began studying tai chi as a way to experience meditative qualities in motion. He is a certified instructor with the Tai Chi for Health Institute and Rainforest Yoga Board Member. His teachers are Yvonne Rand (meditation), Ken Cohen (qigong) and Hong Yan (tai chi).

Dates: February 7 to April 4
Class meets: Tuesdays
(8 classes, no class March 14)
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Floyd Dryden Middle School, Commons
3800 Mendenhall Loop Rd.
Class Fee: $40.00
Instructor: Glen Ray
The Naturally Clean Home (March 25)
A few harsh chemical cleaners have a place in every home, but most everyday cleaning and even deep cleaning can be done using simpler ingredients. You probably have most of these ingredients in your home already! In this class you will learn to make simple, effective cleaners and room fresheners with ingredients you can be comfortable having in your home.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest March 22nd.

B.) Student will need to purchase ahead of time and bring to the class: 5 - 32 oz. spray bottles and 1 pint jar or lidded container.
(Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $10
Ingredients & Supplies: $15.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Intermediate Hula Hoop
(Note: there is also a beginner level class being offered). This is a 1-hour intermediate-level hula hoop class that builds on foundational hoop tricks that were learned in the fall beginner hoop class. Hooping is a fun way to get in some exercise, release stress, build self-efficacy as you learn new things and overcome challenges, and get in touch with your creative side! Participants will learn on-body tricks (e.g., waist and shoulder hooping, turning, breaks), off-body tricks (e.g., variations of isolations, mandalas, tosses), on/off body transitions (escalators, vortex), and short sequences of several tricks combined. You will also learn concepts and tips that will help to learn how to “flow” from one trick to another. You will be strongly encouraged to purchase a smaller hoop at the beginning of class ($10 for a basic hdpe hoop, up to $18 for colored polypro or taped hdpe hoop). People who have not taken the beginner class but who have previous experience with hula hooping and hoop dance (beyond waist hooping) may sign up if you feel this class would be a better fit for you. Please feel free to contact me if you have any general questions or if you’re wondering which class you should sign up for.

Kate Diebels grew up in Juneau, studied psychology at Western Washington University and recently finished graduate school with a degree in social psychology. Kate started hooping in June 2015 and fell in love with it as a fun, stress-relieving activity that got her moving during a year that she was mostly sitting in front of a computer. Hooping provided her an opportunity to be creative as she learned to flow with her hoop and overcome challenges as she continually learned new tricks. She looks forward to introducing others to the world of hooping.
Dates: February 8 to March 22
Class meets: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm (7 classes)
Location: Riverbend Elementary School - GYM
2901 Riverside Dr.
Class Fee: $35.00
(Hula hoop can be purchased directly from instructor)
Instructor: Kate Diebels
Beginning Northwest Coast Formline Design
We will study the different elements that make up Northwest Coast Formline Design and learn how to create designs of our own. We will study many of the designs that are used today to gain a better understanding of how the art is important to the people of the Northwest Coast. We will be able to at the end of the class identify different animal designs and be able to make designs of our own. Students will need to pre-register and will be responsible for purchasing their own materials to bring to class on February 8th.
Materials needed: Sketchpad, pencils, erasers, color pencils.

Abel Ryan was born in Ketchikan, Alaska in 1978. His home is in Metlakatla on the Annette Island Reserve in Southeast Alaska. Abel is half Tsimshian, a member of the Metlakatla Indian Community, and a member of the Wolf Clan. In May of 2006 Abel graduated from Sheldon Jackson College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a minor in Art. In May of 2009 he graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Native Arts Studio and Printmaking.

Abel studied traditional Tsimshian art under master carver Jack Hudson of Metlakatla. He has carved in Metlakatla, Sitka, Juneau and Fairbanks for over 24 years.

Working in the medium of wood and metals, Abel produces masks, bowls, spoons, pipes, ladles, plaques, combs, bracelets, rings, pendants and other hand carved items. He is also proficient in two-dimensional graphic design using Northwest Coast formline art. In June 2013 Abel was invited to an international carving competition in Beijing China. Abel has also taught classes at Sheldon Jackson College and the University of Alaska in Sitka and Fairbanks, and the Alaska Native Heritage Foundation in Anchorage as well as done artistic demonstrations at the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Washington DC, and the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, AK.

Abel’s work is sold in galleries in Juneau, Fairbanks, Ketchikan and Sitka. He also has work in private collections.

Dates: February 8 to March 15
Class meets: Wednesdays (6 classes)
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School
3101 Dimond Park Loop, 2-D Art Room
Class Fee: $90.00
(see materials listed above to bring to class)
Instructor: Abel Ryan
TAE Kwon Do
TAE Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art that emphasizes kicking and punching. These kicking and punching techniques are used as a means of spiritual growth, physical conditioning and self-defense. Tai Kwon Do develops the mind, body, and spirit, and encourages a balance of knowledge, strength, and honesty. Classes will focus on stretching for flexibility and high kicking, forms, one-step sparring and breaking. In addition, student will internalize the 5 tenets of the Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. Materials: Uniform is $35.00, but not essential in the beginning. Students can purchase the uniform through the instructor. This class is for anyone that is from 8 to 80 years old!

*We offer you the opportunity to try the first class on February 6 to see if you like the class. Any student continuing after Feb. 6 is required to pay the full class fee.*

Michael Schroeder is a 6th Degree Black Belt with 40 years of experience. He is also a brown belt in Hap Ki Do, which emphasizes street self-defense situations. Master Schroeder looks forward to teaching his students the way of the warrior.

Dates: February 6 to April 5
Class meets: Mondays & Wednesdays
(16 classes, no class on March 20 and 22)
Time: 6:00 to 7:15pm
Location: Harborview Elementary School - GYM
1255 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $100.00
(Minimum age to sign up is 8 years old)
Instructor: Michael Schroeder
A Cultured Brunch: Sourdough, Yogurt, and Kefir – (April 8 & 9)
Start your days off right with some healthy fermentation “cultures.” In this two-part class you will make sourdough starter and how to cook creatively with it. You will also make yogurt and kefir, two delicious cultures. Milk products are good for digestive health and delicious at your sourdough brunch.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest April 5.

B.) Student will need to purchase ahead of time and bring to the class: 6 half pint jars.
(Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Dates: Saturday, April 8 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm& Sunday, April 9 from 10:00am to Noon
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $20.00
Ingredients & Supplies: $10.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Fencing
Attack! Parry! Want to learn (Olympic/Collegiate-style) competitive fencing? If you’ve never fenced and want to learn, or fenced before and want to get back into it, here’s your chance. Beginners will cover basic footwork, attacks, and defense. More experienced fencers will improve basic skills, learn compound attacks, and work on strategy. Club equipment available (loaner gear) or students can purchase their own equipment with instructors help. Please wear sweat pants (no jeans) and gym shoes with good traction. Students must be 12 years or older. Facebook page: “Juneau Fencers” For more information email: thekarlmarx@cs.com or call Karl at 209-8143.

Karl Marx has been practicing fencing since the early 1980’s. He has held National ratings in foil, epee and sabre, as well as coaching certifications in each weapon from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Karl has also practiced other forms of sword fighting such as SCA and Kendo.

Dates: February 8 to April 19
Class meets: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
(9 classes, no class March 15 & 22)
Location: Glacier Valley Elementary Gym
3400 Tongass Blvd.
Class Fee: $68.00
Instructor: Karl Marx
Fly Casting 101
Fly casting is both beautiful and enjoyable. This two day workshop is about an art that must be mastered to fully enjoy fly fishing. Good casting is not at all intuitive. Unfortunately "self learning" often leads to developing incorrect techniques that can take years to unlearn. Although this workshop is designed for beginning casters, it is open to anyone wishing to work out casting problems and/or learn good techniques to improve their casting.

We will cast indoors for two nights and a total of four hours. Bring your own fly rod so you can learn to cast the fly rod you will be using to fish. This is not required. I will bring a modern graphite rod to share.

Free membership for Raincountry Flyfishers meetings for 2016 will be included in the price of this workshop!

Tony Soltys has fished Juneau's road side waters since 1977 and extensively down south (New England and Florida) and abroad (Christmas Island, Canada and Mexico). He has been President of the Raincountry Flyfishers for over twenty years. His yearly workshops since 1993 have been very well received by a wide range of people including youngsters (accompanied by an adult if under 12). He has introduced many to the wonderful sport of fly fishing.

Option #1 - Tuesday & Thursday: February 14 & 16
Times: 7:15pm to 9:15pm
Class Fee: $20.00
Supply Fee: $5.00

Option #2 - Tuesday & Thursday: April 4 & 6
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Class Fee: $20.00
Supply Fee: $5.00

Both sign up options will take place at:
Floyd Dryden Middle School - GYM
3800 Mendenhall Loop Rd.
Instructor: Tony Soltys
Junior Roller Derby
Juneau’s junior roller derby team – Attitude 58 – is recruiting new league members for its training program! This course is open to youth ages 10-18; older high school students are encouraged to contact the instructor about the special opportunities for young adults in the program. Learn how roller derby is played and get hands-on coaching from trainers from the internationally ranked Juneau Rollergirls All-Stars. No experience necessary!

The goal of this course is to help young roller derby athletes develop the competencies needed to safely and effectively play the sport. These sessions will provide an overview of the rules, skills and strategies of the game with an emphasis on teamwork, communication and safety. Enrollment in the Introduction to Roller Skating 101 class is strongly recommended for new skaters participating in this course, however Juniors of all levels are welcome to dual enroll in both of these skill- and confidence-building courses to get the maximum benefit from the training program.

Required gear: Roller skates, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards and mouth guard.
There is a limited supply of skates and protective equipment that new skaters may try on or make arrangements to borrow for the duration of the course. Please contact the instructor for more information about sizes and availability.

Dates: February 12 to April 6
Class meets twice a week as follows:
Sundays: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Thursdays: 6:00pm to 7:15pm
(16 classes, no class Feb. 16)
Location: Marie Drake Gym
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $110.00
Instructors: Julie Sanbei and Juneau Rollergirls
(see “About the trainers” listed above.)
Roller Skating 101 (Roller Derby Primer Course)
Juneau Rollergirls and Community Schools are teaming up again to offer you an excellent primer course covering everything a new skater needs to know to roll into a derby training program with confidence! No experience necessary – all you need is roller skates, protective gear, a can-do attitude and the desire to learn.

The Roller Skating 101 sessions are a fusion of fun and fitness. Weekly classes provide a great workout that develops the non-contact skating skills required to begin training to safely and effectively play roller derby.

This is a great introduction to a variety of skating skills with the special training needs of newer skaters in mind, but classes are open to skaters of all ages and skill levels. Perfect for new league recruits, recreational skaters or anyone that wants to get a little taste of the roller derby experience before considering a long-term training commitment. Let’s have some fun skating together!

Required gear: Roller skates, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards.
Don’t own gear or aren’t sure what you need? Contact training@juneaurollergirls.com about borrowing gear or trying on some skates!

About the Trainers - Juneau Rollergirls is an internationally ranked member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA.com). The league has been bringing its “delightfully competitive” roller derby experience to eager recruits and fans around the world since 2010! The Community Schools classes are coordinated by Coach “Just Julie” Sanbei with hands-on assistance from a variety of the top skaters and fan favorites from the league. Whether the goal is “laughs” or “laps”, class participants will benefit from exposure to a diverse range of skating styles in a low pressure training environment that is proven to get game-changing results. Let the good times roll!

Dates: February 12 to March 26
Class meets: Sundays (7 classes)
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Marie Drake Gym
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $35.00
Instructors: Julie Sanbei and Juneau Rollergirls
Pickling and Fermenting - (April 22)
Sauerkraut, kimchi, vinegars, and pickled or fermented vegetables - come learn the basics of lacto-fermentation and vinegar pickling for both homemade snacks and digestive health. This class is for all experience levels.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest April 19.

B.) Student will need to purchase ahead of time and bring to the class: 12 - wide mouth , half pint jars and 2 quart jars. (Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $15.00
Ingredients & Supplies: $20.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Fly Fishing 101
Many fly fishers prefer company for safety and to share experiences. It is indeed most enjoyable when shared with others. This course will teach you what you need to know to start on your own, improve your present knowledge, or fish with more experienced fly fishers without being a drag.

Juneau is an absolutely wonderful place to fly fish even if you have never fished before. Our scenic waters are full of char, salmon and trout that anglers "down-south" can only dream about.

In two meetings, I will cover the essential information to get you started fly fishing road side waters in Juneau. We will cover knots, leaders, fly lines, backing, rods and reels-what to use and how to save money and frustration. I will offer unbiased recommendations on your equipment to help you avoid needless cost and frustration and will evaluate presently owned fly rods, reels, and lines on request. Where and when to fish roadside waters, techniques that work, flies to use and fly fishing customs and ethics will be covered. During the workshops, you will have the opportunity to tie and keep a fly I prefer for roadside waters.
During Session 1: (Jan. 31 & Feb. 2) we will tie the hot fly I prefer for Dolly Varden and Cutthroats.
During Session 2: (March 14 & 16) we will tie my favorite fly for Silver Salmon.
Additionally session 1 will emphasize specifics to catch Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout. Session 2 will emphasize specifics related to catching Silver Salmon.

Best to pick the session you are most interested in. Two sessions can be selected also but that requires signing up and paying for two separate sessions.
You will probably find that catching a salmon or trout on your own fly will give you special satisfaction. By tying the fly yourself, you will know how to customize it to make it more effective for specific situations.

This workshop is most appropriate for anyone considering fly-fishing for the first time but experienced fly fishers seeking local knowledge are also cordially invited. Feel free to call the instructor (789-9159) for additional information if needed.
Option #1
Dates: January 31 & February 2 (Tues. and Thurs.)
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School, Room A-111
3101 Diamond Park Loop.
Class Fee: $20.00
Supply Fee: $5.00
Instructor: Tony Soltys (See Fly Casting)

Option #2
Dates: March 14 & 16 (Tues. and Thurs.)
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School, Room A-111
3101 Diamond Park Loop.
Class Fee: $20.00
Supply Fee: $5.00
Instructor: Tony Soltys (See Fly Casting)
ONLINE COMPUTER COURSES
Each course is $50.00. You must have access to the Internet to complete these courses. The instructor provides a time frame (as listed below) to start and finish the course. Please call Suzanne at 523-1761 to register for the on-line classes.

American History
Mar. 13 - Apr. 12, 2017
Do you know the history of this country - what it's documents say, the philosophy of it's leaders, or meanings of it's symbols? This online course will help you discover or rediscover America in the comfort of your own home.

Caregiving Tips
Feb. 9 – Mar. 11, 2017 Mar. 13 - Apr. 12, 2017
Are you facing the care of an elder person in your life? Gain tips on Living Arrangements, Housing and Transportation, Health and Nutrition, Body Changes and Medication, Government Programs, Insurance and Legal Affairs. Utilize this online opportunity to learn at your convenience in the privacy of your own home.

Civil War
Feb. 9 – Mar. 11, 2017 Mar. 13 – Apr. 12, 2017
A wonderful self-paced online course for Civil War enthusiasts. Designed for those who want to learn more about this era. Explore diaries, letters, newspapers. Reenact battles and read follow up commentary. View photographs. Find your ancestors in the Civil War. Yankee or Rebel - you will enjoy this adventure.

Composting
Feb. 9 – Mar. 11, 2017 Mar. 13 – Apr. 12, 2017
Water conservation and recycling awareness has made xeriscaping and composting very popular in the gardening and landscape arena. One-on-one online instruction will help beginners learn about the composting process.

Dancing With the Stars
Feb. 9 – Mar. 10, 2017
The skies may be cloudy all night where you live but you can still observe, learn about and dance with the stars and constellations in this online course. You don't have to worry about the weather or city lights or fancy clothes. Just put on some comfortable clothes, log on to the course and enjoy dancing with the stars!

Digital Camera Basics
Feb. 9 – Mar. 11, 2017 Mar. 13 – Apr. 12, 2017
Explore different ways to use your digital camera utilizing one-to-one interaction with the instructor. Take pictures, transfer them to your computer, learn basic editing, uploading to the web and more. Get that camera out and let’s have some fun!

Gardening 1: Groundwork
Feb. 8 – Mar. 10, 2017 Mar. 13 – Apr. 12, 2017
For new and old gardeners, Master Gardener hopefuls, and those folks who are "just plain interested". Before becoming a successful gardener, you should have some groundwork knowledge. This course includes groundwork activities on: Beginning Botany, Soils and Plant Nutrition, Insects and Disease. Happy Gardening!



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Genealogy
What is Genealogy? How Do I Use the Internet for Genealogy? Course 1
Feb. 2 – Mar. 4, 2017 Mar. 6 - Apr. 5, 2017
Trace your family history with one-on-one help from the instructor. Those who prefer a faster pace are able to do so because the course is self-paced. It covers: 1. Charts and Forms and How to Acquire Information for Them 2. Popular Genealogical Sites 3. Surnames 4. Search Engine Tips 5. Mailing Lists and Photographs 6. Organizing Your Data 7. Comparing Computer Software

Where to Find Specific Genealogical Information on the Internet Course 2
Feb. 10 – Mar. 12, 2017 Mar. 13 – Apr. 12, 2017
Find the "unusual" and "miscellaneous" information you need in this second step of your genealogical search. Discover new research tools and where to look in vital records for births, adoptions, marriages and deaths. Use census, tax, land records, and maps, gazettes, atlases, city directories, county histories and military records to trace lineage. Specific tips will be provided for searching Native American, African American, Hispanic, and religious groups.

Advanced Genealogical Research Using the Internet Course 3
Mar. 14 – Apr. 14, 2017
Learn how to access and utilize ship passenger lists, immigration and naturalization, American migration trails, and homestead applications. Find mental patients, prisoners, school students, teachers, free mason, and female ancestors as well as records from CCC and WPA workers, U.S. Marshals, F.B. I. and Secret Service officials, and divorces. Tips will be provided for using family Bibles, journals, and diaries. You can study handwriting, plan family reunions, make scrapbooks, and much more with this valuable information.

World Genealogy Course 4
Mar. 15 - Apr. 15, 2017
Searching the world for your ancestors can be a bit intimidating. Use skills learned in previous courses to do research on and off line in more than 52 countries around the world. Seeking genealogical information, participants will work, one–on-one, with the instructor, at a self-paced speed.

Go West, Young Girl, Go West!
Feb. 9 – Mar. 10, 2017 Mar. 13 - Apr. 12, 2017
What was pioneer life like for a girl? Look at many female pioneers and their lifestyles. What motivated some of them to endure the rugged life? See how they traveled. Explore that time in history known as The Western Expansion and the women who were a part of it. This course is of interest to both sexes and all ages!

Hummingbirds
Feb. 8 – Mar. 10, 2017 Mar. 13 – Apr. 12, 2017
Do you have an interest in hummingbirds? Learn about the life of hummingbirds and how nature has adapted to make these creatures unique little flying machines. Explore information about types of hummingbirds and their habitats. Read legends, stories and myths.

Mummies
Feb. 14 – Mar. 16, 2017 Mar. 13 – Apr. 12, 2017
Intrigued by Mummies? Meet a variety of "mummies" in different parts of the world in this unique online adventure. You will meet mummies you never knew existed in the comfort of your own home.

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National Parks
Feb. 9 – Mar. 10, 2017 Mar. 3 – Apr. 2, 2017
National Parks anyone? This is the next best thing to traveling/camping at each one. Take a virtual tour of national monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks and sites, lakeshores, memorials, parkways, preserves, reserves, recreation areas, rivers, scenic trails, seashores, and more. This online course is a must prior to physically visiting any of these sites. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the wonderful sights our country has to offer.
Over and Under the Sea
Feb. 9 – Mar. 10, 2017 Mar. 13 – Apr. 12, 2017
Do you have an interest in the seas? Virtually visit beaches, coral reefs, and the animals related to these habitats. There are lots of activities to explore. Leave your snorkel and goggles in the box and sign up now. Dive in and get your feet wet one-on-one with the instructor.

Perplexing Pyramids
Feb. 9 – Mar. 10, 2017 Mar. 13 – Apr. 12, 2017
Not all pyramids are in Egypt – they are in many locations, even the United States. Built long ago, these amazing structures continue to provide intrigue. Learn the what, why, where, when and how answers for pyramids and similar infamous archeological sites.

Photo Editing - Basics
Feb. 9 – Mar. 10, 2017 Mar. 13 - Apr. 12, 2017
Learn to do interesting things with your digital/scanned pictures in this online course. Create high quality photographs and digital images for a variety of applications. Practice basic editing techniques, play with advanced editing skills, and prepare images to be Web-ready. One-on-one interaction with the instructor is available.

Science Made Interesting
Feb. 13 – Mar. 15, 2017 Mar. 13 - Apr. 12, 2017
Everything you always wanted to know about science….but were afraid to ask. Experience science that is easy to understand, exploratory in nature, and interesting too! Learn about the nervous system, chemistry, volcanoes, tsunamis, electricity and more. Review interesting science one-on-one from the comforts of home.
Spelunking
Feb. 13 – Mar. 15, 2017 Mar. 16 - Apr. 15, 2017
Explore, virtually, the wonderful underground world of caves. Gain a better understanding of how they form and the strange creatures that live there. View interesting cave art found in caves all over the world.

Unsolved Mysteries and the Unexplained
Feb. 13 – Mar. 15, 2017 Mar. 16 - Apr. 15, 2017
Review controversies about the Abominable Snow Man, Lock Ness Monster, Ball Lightning, Lake Champlain Creature, Stonehenge and Black Holes. Explore what happened to Amelia Earhardt and other unexplained happenings.

Volcanoes
Feb. 13 – Mar. 15, 2017 Mar. 16 - Apr. 15, 2017
Looking to explore volcanoes-safely! We will set the temperature settings to simmer, boil, fry, and broil as we watch the volcanic action. Learn what makes a volcano erupt. Visit the most famous eruptions in history. Become aware of the beginning signs of eruptions and how to prepare for them.
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Canning Salsa and Frijoles for Cinco de Mayo – (April 29)
In honor of a rich Mexican-American culture celebrated on May 5, come learn how to make and preserve delicious homemade salsas and bean recipes. In this class you will learn how to boiling water bath and pressure can foods for your pantry or loved ones. This is a class for all experience levels.

Sarah Lewis is the Family and Community Development Agent for the Juneau District of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.
Sarah fishes, hunts, harvests and gardens just like most Juneauites, and loves to open home-canned jars of sauerkraut and applesauce in the middle of winter.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest April 26.
(Class size is limited to 12 students.)

B.) Student will be required to purchase 12 wide mouth half pint jars to bring to class. (This is not included in the supply fee, more information the week of class.) Student may also bring a favorite cooking knife and a dish towel or two (though these will also be provided for those who choose not to).

Class meets: Saturday, April 29
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. – Room 114
Class Fee: $25.00
Ingredients Fee: $20.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Tai Chi for Health - Expanded
This class is a continuation of the Introduction to Tai Chi for Health and you will need to have taken the “Introduction” class first. Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. The program helps increase balance and flexibility while improving overall health. Tai Chi is fun, safe and suitable for anyone and every fitness level.

Dates: February 27 to April 3
Class meets: Mondays (6 classes)
Time: 6:45 to 7:45pm
Location: Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, Commons
1600 Renninger St.
Class Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Shelly Klawonn
(See Intro. to Tai Chi for Shelly’s information)
Summer BBQ Special! Making Sausage and Sauerkraut – (May 13)
At this summer’s beach fires and barbecues amaze your friends and relatives with homemade sausage and delicious sauerkraut. In this class you’ll learn to make several types of sausage, from wild game and commercial meats and fish, as well as how to easily lacto-ferment cabbage into perfect kraut. For some added zing, learn to mix up a homemade mustard and katsup! This class is for all experience levels.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest May 10.
(Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $15
Ingredients & Supplies: $20.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
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