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Basic Firearm Safety Spring 2019

$49

with Scott Chandler

Calendar Apr 16, 2019 at 6 pm

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.

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Beginning Writer's Workshop
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Beginning Writer's Workshop

$115

with _ed2go _ed2go

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.

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/beginning-writers-workshop?tab=detail

 

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4/12/2017

5/17/2017

6/14/2017

7/12/2017

8/16/2017

Computer Lab with Leah
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Computer Lab with Leah

$5

with Leah Gomes

Calendar Jan 1, 2019

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 LGomes@pvaec.org, or find her on Facebook. 

Appointments are required. Contact Leah to register. Appointments are generally scheduled on Mondays in Dover-Foxcroft. 

Cord Cutting DEXTER Spring 2019

$20

with Leah Gomes

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 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.

Choose DOVER or DEXTER Session

Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Training with Partners for Peace Spring 2019
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Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Training with Partners for Peace Spring 2019

Free

with Partners for Peace

Calendar Mar 21, 2019 at 5 pm

This 44 hour training will provide you with all of the skills and information necessary to volunteer for Partners for Peace, the local Domestic Violence Resource Center. Partners for Peace provides support services to anyone affected by domestic abuse and violence in the Penobscot and Piscataquis County region including a free and confidential 24 hour hotline. "We rely on our dedicated volunteers to help with our helpline, support groups, children's groups, committee work, court accompaniment, and everything in between," said Casey Faulkingham, the Community Response Team Leader. "Our community members and volunteers are some of our most important resources. We simply could not do this work without them."

Facebook and Pinterest for the Average Person DEXTER Spring 2019

$20

with Leah Gomes

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but when you aren't quite sure how to navigate through all the options it can be frustrating. The first session in this 2-night workshop will help you learn how to navigate Facebook, check privacy settings, share photos and more. Pinterest has a wide variety of uses and it is interesting to browse through and get ideas. The second session in this 2-night workshop will help you learn to navigate Pinterest, create boards, save ideas, and more.

Choose DOVER or DEXTER session

Facebook and Pinterest for the Average Person DOVER Spring 2019

$20

with Leah Gomes

Calendar Mar 22, 2019 at 12 pm

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but when you aren't quite sure how to navigate through all the options it can be frustrating. The first session in this 2-night workshop will help you learn how to navigate Facebook, check privacy settings, share photos and more. Pinterest has a wide variety of uses and it is interesting to browse through and get ideas. The second session in this 2-night workshop will help you learn to navigate Pinterest, create boards, save ideas, and more.

Choose DOVER or DEXTER session

Grow Your Own Organic Garden

$10

with MOFGA

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 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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