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PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Personal Enrichment

Basic Firearm Safety Fall 2017


with Scott Chandler

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 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.

Become a Pine Tree Hospice Volunteer Fall 2017
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Become a Pine Tree Hospice Volunteer Fall 2017


with Pine Tree Hospice

Pine Tree Hospice volunteer education programs, in compliance with Maine State regulations, prepare volunteers to offer hospice and/or bereavement care for families in our community during and after a progressive life-limiting illness. Times and location to be scheduled. For more information visit To register please call 564-4346.

Beginner Line Dance Fall 2017


with Susan Molley

Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Learn all the latest and standard line dance steps put to a wide variety of music. Great exercise for your mind and body. Do something fun and rewarding for yourself. Dance is good for the soul. Please wear clean shoes. Susan Molley has danced all her life, and has taught line dancing for 25 years. She loves to dance! So will you but beware because you won't be able to stop. Great practice for staying in the moment. Dance helps clean the cobwebs from your mind (like a crossword puzzle with cardiovascular) bring your mate or dance by yourself - It's up to you. It’s all about having fun!

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 Fall 2017


with Duane Minton

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 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. Instructor 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.

Boot Camp for New Dads Fall 2017
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Boot Camp for New Dads Fall 2017


with Steve Madera

Congratulations, you’re having your first baby! Your new baby doesn’t come with an owner’s manuals. But don’t worry! Join a veteran dad (and his baby) to hear how he made it through the first months of parenthood and became a confident, on-the-job father. In this men-only environment, no question is too basic and no topic off limits. Dads-to-be will talk about: How to calm a crying baby Finding work/home balance Feeding and changing Handling parents and in-laws Breastfeeding Safety issues Introducing pets to baby And anything else on your mind! November 29, 2017 6-9pm Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME Brown Conference Room To register call Christine McMillen at 974-2481

Chair Caning Fall 2017


with Charles Shaffer

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Chair caning is easier than it looks! Don’t let those heirlooms waste away in the attic any longer! Bring your own project in and learn different types of seat weaving - woven and pressed cane, rush, splint and tape. Your project should have all repair and finish work completed before the first class. Starter kits are available if you don’t have a project. Charles Shaffer has been seat weaving since 1972. He has taught many people over the years how to restore priceless (and not so priceless) antiques back to useful service. Materials available for purchase from instructor.

Coffee Morning Parents  Fall 2017
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Coffee Morning Parents Fall 2017


with Steve Madera

This is an opportunity for parents to drop in and meet other parents, enjoy a cup of coffee and talk about raising children. Children are welcome! 2 locations: Dexter Town Council Chamber 23 Main St, the 2nd & 4th Monday’s of the month 9:00am-10:30am Guilford Methodist Church 3 School St, the 2nd & 4th Tuesday’s from 9:00am – 10:30am For more information or to register please call: Stephen Madera 974-2479 FREE

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