By Ashley Wade
Special to the Turnagain Times
Alyeska Snow Classic
Can you guess how much snow is on top of Alyeska? If so, you could win big bucks. Tickets are on sale for $2.50 at these local retailers: Brown Bear Saloon, Casa del Sol, Chair Five Restaurant, Coast Pizzeria, Double Musky, Great Alaskan Tourist Trap, Jack Sprat, Java Haus, Powder Hound Ski Shop, Silvertip Grill, Sitzmark Bar and Grill, Tesoro in Girdwood, The Bake Shop, The Grind, and the Tramway Café. The last day to purchase tickets is March 3. Don’t miss out.
FVCS Nordic Ski Club
The FVCS Nordic ski club is a continuing success. Thirty-three kids are learning to improve their classical and skate ski skills while having fun with friends and coaches. A very special thanks all of our volunteer coaches: Gabrielle Hoessle, Amy Stone, Briana Sullivan, Eileen Halverson, Max Durtschi, Heather Durtschi, Laurie VanHuis, and Selita Rios.
“The play’s the thing”, wrote Shakespeare. We have 16 students who have taken this quote to heart, and are enrolled in a Shakespeare workshop. Volunteer instructors Shannon Earl and Cary Lukes are teaching about Shakespeare and his work through readings, games, and scene-play. The workshop will end with a public performance of part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the evening of April 26 – a perfect way to celebrate the Bard’s birthday!
There’s a Class for That
Spring hasn’t quite sprung yet, but our spring session at Four Valleys is in full swing. We have many upcoming and ongoing classes for all ages. Want to expand your culinary skills? Get in shape? Learn about the animals that coexist in our community? Check out our online catalog at www.fourvalleys.org, there’s a class for that!
Shake up your workout routine. We’ve got something for everyone Zumba, Seriously Fun Fitness, Adult Hoops, Adult Volleyball, Belly Dance, Pilates with Patty, Wake Up with Weights, two adult yoga classes, and a yoga class for 9-13 years old. Drop in or use your punch pass; punch passes are available for purchase online.
Get creative in the kitchen. We’re offering classes that teach you how to make your own tamales, granola and almond milk, sauerkraut, and brew your own kombucha. Spend less money and eat healthier by making it yourself.
We’re offering lots of classes for preschoolers and up. Kids can learn about local wildlife: All about Belugas, Jr. Beekeeper, Calling All Animal Trackers, and Wildlife Keeper for a Day. Learn to prepare simple, healthy breakfasts with Breakfast Making for Kids. We are also offering a Red Cross Babysitter Training Class. This one-day, 7-hour class is being taught by a Red Cross instructor and will teach young people how to care for children and infants, make good decisions, solve problems and stay safe, handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and accidents, and write resumes and interview for jobs. With summer coming soon, babysitters will be in high demand!
Expand your knowledge of the world around you. Learn to play the Geocaching game or get gardening tips from a local master gardener, earn about New Zealand and Africa through slide show presentations by local community members, or help paint those wonderful Forest Fair pins. Go to www.fourvalleys.org to register for any of these awesome classes.