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Basic Firearm Safety Fall 2018
with Scott Chandler
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.
Hunter Safety Fall 2018
with Charles Shaffer
According to Maine law, all hunters must complete hunter education certification in order to acquire a hunting license, unless they can furnish proof of having possessed an adult license to hunt with firearms in 1976 or any year earlier. In order to buy a license, Maine requires that first-time hunters must complete a course approved by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and IHEA-USA. Education is not required for hunters who can show proof of an adult hunting license issued in 1976 or any year since. PVAEC will be hosting a Firearm Hunter Safety class in September, 2018. Space is limited!
More details and open registration will be coming soon!
Landowner 101 - Managing Your Woodlot Fall 2018
with Adam Cates
Woodlot owners in Maine manage their land for several different reasons: aesthetics, firewood, maintaining health and value, recreation, wildlife and forest products. This 5-week class, sponsored by the Maine Forest Service, will help you define your goals and make decisions on how to sustainably manage your woodlot for years to come. The class is being presented by Adam Cates, District Forester for Maine Forest Service. We will discuss forest management plans, tree identification, how forests grow, forest health, and options for timber harvesting. Guest speakers will also address topics such as wildlife habitat, non-timber forest products, working with loggers and foresters, and other information and assistance available for small woodland owners. Speakers and handouts will provide landowners with contacts and resources for future assistance. There will also be an optional field trip to visit a managed woodlot. Adam Cates is a District Forester for the Maine Forest Service, serving Piscataquis and northern Somerset county. As a licensed forester he assists forestland owners throughout central and western Maine with their woodland management and planning.
Tai Chi Chih Fall 2018
with Sherry Corbin
T’ai Chi Chih, called “joy through movement”, is a relaxing meditation consisting of 19 gentle movements and one pose, in a standing or sitting position. T’ai Chi Chih originator Justin Stone recommends daily T’ai Chi Chih practice “to achieve heightened energy, serenity and health, longevity, and weight and blood pressure control.” At the end of these sessions you will be prepared to include T’ai Chi Chih practice as part of daily life to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual balance. You are most welcome to join us if you have practiced T’ai Chi Chih and could benefit from a refresher. Join Sherry Peirce Corbin in practicing this gentle meditation.