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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

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 Mandated Reporter Training for Professionals - March
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Mandated Reporter Training for Professionals - March


with Steve Madera

Calendar Mar 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

Do you know what to do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected?

What if you’re worried about a family?

Do you know how to recognize the signs of child abuse and/or neglect?

Being a Mandated Reporter is a serious responsibility. Please join us for the next FREE Mandated Reporter Training to help you stay current with reporting laws and recognizing the warning signs.

WED 3/14 11:30am-1pm FREE Penquis in Dover-Foxcroft

Lunch & Learn (Lunch provided)


TUES 5/8 5:30pm-7pm FREE Penquis in Dover-Foxcroft

 For more information, or to register, please call Steve Madera at 974-2479. 

Arts & Crafts with Shirley: Glass Bottles


with Shirley Groody

Calendar Apr 19, 2018 at 2 pm

We will paint a summer theme on a glass surface. Glass bottles, vases, and windows will be available to purchase, or bring a glass object of your choice to paint on.

Arts & Crafts with Shirley: Magnet


with Shirley Groody

Calendar Feb 22, 2018 at 2 pm

We will paint a spring theme on a 6x12 magnet. Magnets can be purchased from Shirley for $3.

Basic Firearm Safety


with Scott Chandler

Calendar Apr 17, 2018 at 6 pm

The purpose of this class is to introduce the basic principles of firearm safety. Students 18 to 21 years of age must have a handgun safety class to qualify for a permit to carry concealed . Accidents involving guns generally result from one of two causes; ignorance and carelessness. This is a non-shooting class. No live ammunition is allowed in the classroom. Do not bring a gun to this class. This is an NRA Firearm Safety course and a certificate will be awarded. Scott Chandler has 32 years of experience including hunting, target shooting, law enforcement, and tactical combat. He has attended Maine Criminal Justice Academy for law enforcement and corrections. Scott was a firearm and infantry instructor in the US Army and is currently certified with the NRA.

Beginning Writer's Workshop
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Beginning Writer's Workshop


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Calendar runs for 52 weeks

If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles. This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece. Our emphasis in this course is on developing your skills through practice, so you'll spend more time writing than reading. You'll master important concepts by completing enjoyable writing exercises and assignments, and you'll discover a variety of strategies and techniques the pros use to develop characters, create a compelling point of view, build interest through dialogue, and add meaning to your stories.

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Boat Safety GUILFORD


with Duane Minton

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6 pm

If you are interested in learning to operate any boat safely on the ocean or on lakes, this 4-night course is for you! Topics include: types of boats, boating laws, safety equipment, navigation, boating problems, trailering, and boat handling. Duane R. Minton is an experienced boater, and US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Successful completion can lower insurance rates, and special deals are available for families.

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Boston Flower Show


with PVAEC Adult Ed

Calendar Mar 17, 2018 at 7 am

Enjoy the beautiful gardens and exhibits at the 2018 Boston Flower & Garden Show at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.  The show will feature designers, exhibitors and marketplace vendors, along with many local chefs and informative lectures and demonstrations. Learn about organics, small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles as ornamentals and family-friendly spaces for outdoor dining and entertaining. The fee includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation by CYR bus, and admission to the show. The bus will depart from Bangor at the Park & Ride parking lot on the Odlin Road at 6:30am, and the Walmart parking lot in Palmyra at 7am, and arrive in Boston at approximately 11am. We will depart from Boston promptly at 4pm, and return to Palmyra at approximately 8:30pm, and Bangor at 9pm. Seats must be purchased by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sorry, no refunds after Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Space is limited.

Full Course

Boston's Quincy Market


with PVAEC Adult Ed

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 7 am

Travel by CYR bus to Boston’s historic Quincy Market for a day of fun! Constructed in 1824-26, the Quincy Market complex contains hundreds of stores, restaurants, pubs, and street vendors right on Boston’s Freedom Trail. Located in the heart of Boston, local attractions within walking distance include The New England Aquarium, The Old State House, and Paul Revere’s House. The fee includes round-trip motorcoach transportation only. The bus will depart from Bangor at the Park & Ride parking lot on the Odlin Road at 6:30am, and the Walmart parking lot in Palmyra at 7am, and arrive in Boston at approximately 11am. We will depart from Boston promptly at 5:30pm and return to Palmyra at approximately 10pm, and Bangor at 10:30pm. Seats must be purchased by Tuesday, May 1. Sorry, no refunds after Tuesday, May 1. Space is limited.

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