Filling up in March
By Briana Sullivan
Four Valleys Community School
Information for this article accumulated rapidly because loads of fun, engaging, educational opportunities lie ahead in March and fill into April in Girdwood.
Our continuing programs in the gym keep adults active with Circuit Training in the mornings and pickup sports games below the running track weekday evenings. Visit our website for details. In order, here’s the lineup for the next few weeks.
First is the Alyeska Snow Classic! Think snow, buy your tickets, think more snow, and submit guesses before March 31. Remember, it’s split the pot with FVCS, so the cause is worthy and participating often increases your chances of winning. Last year’s winning guess took home $1,600. Visit the Merc to get your tickets all month and make the most of this sixth annual fundraiser.
Although Forest Fair is months away, it’s already time to begin painting the famous Forest Fair pins. Paint locally with friends this March each Sunday at Our Lady of the Snows. No experience is necessary and supplies are provided.
Kindergarten indoor soccer begins March 21, running through April 11.
FVCS is dancing with excitement about this upcoming program. Accompanied by a long awaited arrival, dance is finally here for youth in Girdwood! An eight-week series with dance instructor Erin McHenry begins March 25. McHenry will teach the fundamentals of hip-hop, jazz and street jazz for grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-12. Scholarships and financial aid for these classes are available thanks to a grant from the Atwood Foundation to bring dance to Girdwood kids.
Take time to remember and learn about Earthquakes – recent and past – with your family and community at the Girdwood School. March 27 is the night for this locally made film, safety information and Q & A about the 1964 Earthquake. Join us for this free community event and learn from experienced locals, guests, and youth about this major event in history. The film will feature interviews from Alaskans present during the 1964 Earthquake and includes videos and photos that 13 youth participants from our 2018 summer program “Discovering Our Local History through Adventure” and “Film Editing” classes created. This film project has been funded in part by Kenai-Mountains Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area.
Early April with FVCS includes learning how to carve wooden spoons with Tony Perelli. The Senior Scholarship Application is due April 5. Seniors, if you need volunteer hours, contact our office at 742-5317.