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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.

Beginner Drawing Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

Drawing. A great class to learn and understand what the elements and principles of art have to do with realistic drawing. Using step by step "Simple Shape" methods to draw anything with ease. Suzette will supply reference material that she has created specially for this class. Materials need are an artist sketchbook, variety of B and H pencils, tortillions and kneaded erasers Class will get to experiment with other tools to see how to get the visual impact and have fun at the same time.

Beginner French Fall 2018


with Brigitte Gidman

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class will introduce the fundamentals of the French language starting with proper pronunciation from a native speaker. It will then progress to basic dialogue. In order to ensure student success, this class will meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Required textbook is “Learn French the Fast and Fun Way”. Purchase your own from Amazon (third edition or newer), or buy a used copy from PVAEC for $10. Brigitte Gidman was born in the Southwest of France where she lived for 25 years. She is passionate about sharing her French heritage and language.

Beginner Painting Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Painting, Perfect place for the beginning art enthusiast to get information on creating realistic landscape and still life pieces. Learn how 7 tubes of paint can mix to make the full spectrum of color. Uncover the Brush/Stroke/Consistency method to indicating objects in painting. Students will create reference pieces that will lead to confidence in creating major works, skies/waters/trees and nature objects will be studied! Needs: small canvas panels, Art (tubed) paints - mars black, titanium white, lemon yellow, Magenta or Quinacridone, Thalo blue, Ultramarine blue, burnt umber. Brushes: 1" flat shader or basing brush, 1/4" flat, #1 script liner, #6 round. Water bin, notebook and colored pencil. Dress in comfy "Paint" clothes and be prepared to unleash your creative self!

Chair Caning Fall 2018


with Charles Shaffer

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

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.

Choose-Your-Yarn-Any-Size “Signature Socks” Fall 2018


with Sherry Corbin

Calendar Sep 13, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Can you knit and purl? Then you can use one long loop knitting needle to make two socks at the same time, toe up or cuff down. We will develop your pattern using any gauge, and for any size. We’ll explore various ways of casting on, turning the heel and binding off for toe up and cuff down socks. A pattern template will be provided for toe up socks including invisible cast on, gusset heel (looks like cuff down sock), and stretchy bind off. For your socks, select a yarn of your choice with any size long loop needle that creates your desired tension. You may wish to select a solid color yarn in DK weight (yarn size 4) and any gauge long loop needle that will yield about 5 stitches per inch. Bring with you: 1) 47 inch long loop (“magic loop”) knitting needle and 2) your yarn divided into 2 balls.

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 Dexter Fall 2018


with Leah Gomes

Calendar Sep 11, 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

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