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Attention Foster Parents! Fall 2019


with Stephanie Doore

Calendar Sep 18, 2019 at 6 pm

Are you a licensed foster parent with the Department of Health and Human Services? Have you been providing foster care for at least a year? Do you know that you may qualify to come on board with a Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) agency? TFC agencies provide additional resources and training to foster parents and also offer a number of additional supports to children for whom you are caring. This class session will offer additional information on the difference between family foster care and specialized (or therapeutic) foster care, the nuts and bolts about how you qualify, the simple steps involved in the process of coming on board with an agency, scenarios for when this transition would and would not necessarily make sense and will answer any questions you may have. If the class time does not work for you, call for an individual session. Stephanie Doore is passionate about her work with foster families, having worked with them for twenty-six years. Stephanie considers foster parents the everyday champions of children who need someone to hear their voice, to believe that the world needs their uniqueness and to stand beside them as they strive for their potential. Stephanie has earned both state and national awards for her work with foster families.

Ayurveda 101 2019


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Oct 15, 2019 at 6 pm

This 3-week course requires RSVP for all 3 sessions. Ayurveda is “the science of life” that honors us as the individuals we are. Forget counting calories, avoiding 90% of Nature’s crops, and Yo-Yo dieting. We’ll discover balance in food, exercise, and senses. Week 1: Intro: Learn your dosha, what that means, and how the seasons affect your traits. Week 2: Living in Balance: Understand how to balance the mind, body, spirit. We’ll focus on our senses, an often dangerously overlooked aspect of Wellness. Week 3: Daily Routines: Learn how to eat, exercise, and adjust your work space for your dosha. We’ll also discuss your ideal daily routine.

Beginner French Fall 2019


with Brigitte Gidman

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 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.

Computer Lab with Leah Fall 2019
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Computer Lab with Leah Fall 2019


with Leah Gomes

Get a private, one-on-one lesson tailored to suit your needs for your computer or device. Lessons are $5 for every 1/2 hour, generally scheduled on Mondays. Schedule your lesson by emailing Leah at or call her at 564-5883.

Cord Cutting Fall 2019


with Leah Gomes

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 5:30 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 just 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 so you pay less and still get your shows.

Digital Camera: Point and Shoot Fall 2019


with Noel Topping

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6 pm

Use your Point and Shoot to take photos like a DSLR Camera. Learn how to use the camera to approximate what you can do in professional photography.

DSLR 101 (Basic) Fall 2019


with Noel Topping

Calendar Oct 9, 2019 at 6 pm

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.

DSLR 102 (Advanced) Fall 2019


with Noel Topping

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 6 pm

Topics in this one night class include: in depth settings and the mysteries of White Balance. An in depth look into modern filters. Understanding the use of RAW quality images and more.

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