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 Mandated Reporter Training for Professionals - March
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Mandated Reporter Training for Professionals - March


with Steve Madera

Calendar Mar 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

Do you know what to do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected?

What if you’re worried about a family?

Do you know how to recognize the signs of child abuse and/or neglect?

Being a Mandated Reporter is a serious responsibility. Please join us for the next FREE Mandated Reporter Training to help you stay current with reporting laws and recognizing the warning signs.

WED 3/14 11:30am-1pm FREE Penquis in Dover-Foxcroft

Lunch & Learn (Lunch provided)


TUES 5/8 5:30pm-7pm FREE Penquis in Dover-Foxcroft

 For more information, or to register, please call Steve Madera at 974-2479. 

Basic Firearm Safety


with Scott Chandler

Calendar Apr 17, 2018 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.

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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Boston Flower Show


with PVAEC Adult Ed

Calendar Mar 17, 2018 at 7 am

Enjoy the beautiful gardens and exhibits at the 2018 Boston Flower & Garden Show at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.  The show will feature designers, exhibitors and marketplace vendors, along with many local chefs and informative lectures and demonstrations. Learn about organics, small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles as ornamentals and family-friendly spaces for outdoor dining and entertaining. The fee includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation by CYR bus, and admission to the show. The bus will depart from Bangor at the Park & Ride parking lot on the Odlin Road at 6:30am, and the Walmart parking lot in Palmyra at 7am, and arrive in Boston at approximately 11am. We will depart from Boston promptly at 4pm, and return to Palmyra at approximately 8:30pm, and Bangor at 9pm. Seats must be purchased by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sorry, no refunds after Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Space is limited.

Full Course

Boston's Quincy Market


with PVAEC Adult Ed

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 7 am

Travel by CYR bus to Boston’s historic Quincy Market for a day of fun! Constructed in 1824-26, the Quincy Market complex contains hundreds of stores, restaurants, pubs, and street vendors right on Boston’s Freedom Trail. Located in the heart of Boston, local attractions within walking distance include The New England Aquarium, The Old State House, and Paul Revere’s House. The fee includes round-trip motorcoach transportation only. The bus will depart from Bangor at the Park & Ride parking lot on the Odlin Road at 6:30am, and the Walmart parking lot in Palmyra at 7am, and arrive in Boston at approximately 11am. We will depart from Boston promptly at 5:30pm and return to Palmyra at approximately 10pm, and Bangor at 10:30pm. Seats must be purchased by Tuesday, May 1. Sorry, no refunds after Tuesday, May 1. Space is limited.

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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. 

Cord Cutting 101


with Leah Gomes

Calendar Feb 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Ever thought about getting rid of cable or satellite TV because it was just too pricy? 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. Instructor Leah Gomes is PVAEC’s Career and College Transitions instructor. She has taught many successful computer/technology courses over the years.

Full Course

Grow Your Own Organic Garden!


with MOFGA Volunteer

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 6 pm

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

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