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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Personal Enrichment

Basic Firearm Safety Fall 2018


with Scott Chandler

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basic principles of firearm safety. Students 18-20 years old may take this class in order to qualify for a concealed carry permit. Adults 21 and older interested in learning more about gun safety are also encouraged to attend. Accidents involving guns generally result from one of two causes; ignorance or carelessness. This is an NRA Firearm Safety course and a certificate will be awarded upon successful completion. This is a non-shooting class. No live ammunition is allowed in the classroom. Scott Chandler has 33 years of experience with firearms 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 certified with the NRA.

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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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Computer Lab with Leah
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Computer Lab with Leah


with Leah Gomes

Have questions about your new laptop or device? Want to learn how to organize files and photos? Has social media got the best of you? Are you overwhelmed by the world of online job applications? Don't even know where to begin???

Schedule a 1/2 hour appointment with our Technology Instructor, Leah Gomes. Contact Leah to discuss your questions and what device(s) you are using, and she will schedule an appointment with you. Appointments are required. Schedule yours by calling Leah at 207-564-5883, email, or find her on Facebook. 

Appointments are required. Contact Leah to register. Appointments are generally scheduled on Mondays in Dover-Foxcroft. 

Conversational French October Session Fall 2018


with Brigitte Gidman

Calendar Oct 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you been exposed to the French language already, but want to improve or refresh your skills? If you have a good French speaking base, this is the class for you. This is not a beginner class.

Choose from session 1 or session 2.

Session One TUE/THURS 9/11-10/18 5:30-7pm PHEC

Session Two TUE/THURS 10/23-12/4 (Skip 11/22 Thanksgiving) 5:30-7pm PHEC

Cord Cutting 101 DOVER Fall 2018


with Leah Gomes

Calendar Nov 2, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Ever thought about getting rid of cable or satellite TV because it was just too pricey? Well, you aren’t the only one! The internet has provided so many more options to help you get the content you want for less. So, if you have reliable wireless internet and are interested in cutting the cord, attend this class to learn how to navigate through all of the options so that you can cut cable TV and legally stream your content online, pay less, and still get your shows.

Choose from the following sessions:



TUES 9/11 & 9/18 5:30-7:30pm $20 DLC




FRI 11/2 & 11/9 12-2pm $20 PHEC

Could You and Will You? Community Health and Counseling Services Fall 2018


with Stephanie Doore

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you heard about the need for foster homes in the state of Maine? Have you considered becoming a foster parent but are worried about how this decision might impact your own children? Please accept this opportunity to engage in a frank discussion about the topic. We’ll take a look at some of the myths that accompany foster parenting. We will talk about the worries and also unexpected positives that can occur when a family steps forward to offer a safe and healing environment for a child. We will talk about the before, during and after phases of foster care through the perspective of children. Before you dismiss the idea of becoming a foster parent, come talk with us. Factor in the new information you will learn and then make your decision! There are many youth who could benefit from families taking a second look at this possibility! Stephanie Doore is a Licensed Social Worker who has been working with foster parents since 1993. The work of recruiting, developing and supporting foster parents in raising their foster children has been one of Stephanie's greatest career passions. She has received both state and national awards for her work in foster care.

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Double Knit: Design Your Own With Two Colors Fall 2018


with Sherry Corbin

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Can you knit and purl? Then you can double knit! Together we’ll create your own personalized colorful design, then make a chart using two or more colors. You can make your chart with paper and pencil or with an electronic tablet. Choose to create a thick, sturdy, reversible pot holder, hot pad, coaster, or scarf. Your double knit project will be elegant with integrated ends and smooth sides. Bring with you: 1) yarn of your choice, two main colors; 2) two needles (or one circular or long loop) of any size to create the tension you like; 3) a crochet hook for hiding ends and fixing errors; and 4) a tapestry needle for binding off.

DSLR 101 Fall 2018


with Noel Topping

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 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.

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