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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative



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Remember When? - Dexter

Free

with Stephanie Doore

Calendar Apr 29, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Remember all of the pressures, fears and dreams you had when you were a teenager? In the best of circumstances it was challenging to juggle school responsibilities with the complexities of teen friendships and relationships. For some of us, the experience felt isolating and anxiety-provoking. If we were fortunate, we had an adult who was "in our corner" who believed in us enough to help us figure it all out. Unfortunately, many teens in Maine are in foster care and lack the parental supports they need to navigate these unchartered waters. They need adults who will step up for them and help them see their potential so that they can achieve their future goals. Let's create a community where all teens will feel included, valued and know that they matter. It is astonishing to see what they are capable of when they know that they are seen. Find out more about how you can help teens by becoming a foster parent. For those unable to foster but interested in helping in a different way, this class is for you too as we will be speaking to that as well. On behalf of some of Maine's most vulnerable but incredibly important youth, thank you for considering this class. Stephanie Doore is a Program Coordinator with Community Health and Counseling Services and has worked with foster families for over thirty years. She is the recipient of both state and national awards for her work in the foster care system.

Choose Dexter or Dover Session!

Dexter

Dover

Creating Clay Art By Hand - THURSDAY

$159

with Deirdre Yelverton

Calendar Apr 29, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

A six week class hand building beautiful and functional clay art. The themes for each session will follow the season of Spring. We will create flower pots, wind chimes, fairy houses, garden markers and a lantern. Skills and decorative techniques will be explored along with different methods of creating with clay by hand including slab, coil and slump molding. All materials provided by the instructor. Firing cost is included. Please bring your own patience and creativity. Deirdre Yelverton, a transplant from Massachusetts, is a lifelong artist and designer. Studying at MassArt, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and New England School of Art and Design has given her a broad and varied experience in multiple mediums. Originally a sculptor/painter, Deirdre began taking classes in wheel throwing and was hooked. Clay in all forms is her favorite form of expression leading her to open a studio dedicated to sharing this passion in 2018 called Sandy Acre Pottery. Deirdre believes the greatest inspiration comes from community involvement and sharing her skills and talent through teaching and demonstrations. She is currently building a working studio in her home and working with several local groups to bring more clay art to the region.

Piscataquis County Native American History

$35

with David Slagger

Calendar Apr 29, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class will help the student better understand the Native Americans that inhabited Piscataquis County. We will discuss the tribes that represented the Natives in the area as well as their cultural practices. Students will become familiar with prominent Native names, families, place names and their meanings. We will briefly talk about the languages used by local Native tribes. This will be a fun learning experience for people wanting to learn the History of Native Americans from Piscataquis County.

Maine Recreation Guide Course with Northeast Whitewater
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Maine Recreation Guide Course with Northeast Whitewater

$390

with Northeast Whitewater

Calendar May 1, 2021 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Dreaming of becoming a Maine Guide? Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service is holding a 3-day course May 1-3 at Northeast Whitewater for students to learn and perfect what you need to know to successfully pass the State administered Registered Maine Recreation Guide exam; including map & compass, lost person/catastrophic event portion, watercraft laws, trip planning, safety, risk management, camping, outdoor cooking, rules and regulations, ATV, snowmobile, canoeing skills, the business side of guiding and more! You will receive hands on learning with classroom time spent both in and outdoor for scenarios and learning practices. Non-refundable payment of $350 plus a $40 supplies and materials fee (includes handbook, powerpoint, maps & compass). Checklist for enrollment: Sign up by calling Northeast Whitewater 207-695-0151 or FMI here: https://northeastwhitewater.com/programs/registered-maine-guide-school/ Reference PVAEC and receive 10% OFF! First Aid & CPR is required to take the State of Maine written exam. Take Northeast Whitewater Wilderness First Aid & CPR to save an additional 15% OFF both courses! Maine Recreation Guide Course is May 1-3, 8am-6pm at Northeast Whitewater.

CNA Spring 2021
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CNA Spring 2021

$1,300

with Nancy Hoskins

Calendar May 3, 2021

CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns. The State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. Candidates must present either a high school diploma or HiSET/GED. Enrollment is limited to 10. The admission process includes enrollment into our Career Readiness Program, a criminal background check, placement testing, and a series of meetings with PVAEC staff. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. The cost of the class is $1,300, which includes tuition, textbook, background check, and state exam. Students are responsible for obtaining their own scrub uniforms, which are required dresscode for the class. Start Date May 3, 2021.

Payment plans and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For more information or to enroll, please contact PVAEC Academic Advisor, Eve Salley at 207-564-5884 or email esalley@pvaec.org.The application process is extremely time sensitive. Space is limited!

 CLASS SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

DSLR 101

$35

with Noel Topping

Calendar May 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Topics in this one night class include: handling and holding techniques for your camera, basic settings for portrait, landscape, and action shots and photograph handling; composition; camera terminology with what they do (ISO, Shutter, Aperture, etc.) and some "must have" accessories are explained. Noel Topping, current - experienced professional photographer in a variety of forms ranging from Portraits, Products, Events, Landscapes, Graphics and having photographed over 300 weddings is willing to share what he has learned about photography in technical detail. Experienced teacher having taught all the Bangor Photo classes in it's time and years of teaching in Adult Education Programs has brought the fun of his work to the classroom. Classes are as entertaining as they are informative. Classically trained yet modernized in the current digital photography world.

Remember When? - Dover

Free

with Stephanie Doore

Calendar May 5, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Remember all of the pressures, fears and dreams you had when you were a teenager? In the best of circumstances it was challenging to juggle school responsibilities with the complexities of teen friendships and relationships. For some of us, the experience felt isolating and anxiety-provoking. If we were fortunate, we had an adult who was "in our corner" who believed in us enough to help us figure it all out. Unfortunately, many teens in Maine are in foster care and lack the parental supports they need to navigate these unchartered waters. They need adults who will step up for them and help them see their potential so that they can achieve their future goals. Let's create a community where all teens will feel included, valued and know that they matter. It is astonishing to see what they are capable of when they know that they are seen. Find out more about how you can help teens by becoming a foster parent. For those unable to foster but interested in helping in a different way, this class is for you too as we will be speaking to that as well. On behalf of some of Maine's most vulnerable but incredibly important youth, thank you for considering this class. Stephanie Doore is a Program Coordinator with Community Health and Counseling Services and has worked with foster families for over thirty years. She is the recipient of both state and national awards for her work in the foster care system.

Choose Dexter or Dover Session!

Dexter

Dover

Be an EMPOWERED EMPATH and Create a Life you Love!

$25

with Angie Butler Welch

Calendar May 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

An empath is someone who is highly aware of the emotions of those around them, to the point of feeling those emotions themselves. At times empaths may even feel the physical pain of others and can easily tune into the true intentions of the people around them. Empaths see the world differently than other people; they’re keenly aware of others, their pain points, and what they need emotionally. Are you an empath? Do you embrace it, or do you find it a burden? It’s time to wake up to the true GIFTS and POWER that you can access as an empath. What kind of empath are you currently? What kind of empath would you like to be? Ready to make the change? I’ll share tips and actions you can use to start feeling more empowered, even before the workshop ends!





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