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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.

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.

Helping Customers "Find" You ... Digital Resources and Tools for Farmers Fall 2019


with Donna Coffin

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 6 pm

Farm stands, farmers’ markets and other direct to customer marketing methods have always relied on “Word of Mouth” marketing to get most of their customers. Now customers are communicating in a variety of ways including digitally and farmers need to be sure their customers can find them easily in the digital universe. 90% of Americans have cell phones and 60% have smartphones. 70% of people use their smartphone as a store locator. Can they find your farm or farmers’ market? What are customers posting about their farm experience at your farm or farmers’ market? Come and find out how you can make your farm stand, farmers’ market or other direct to customer market site more visible to the digital technology. Bring your mobile device if you have one. Donna Coffin is a University of Maine Extension Professor in Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties and has been assisting farmers and gardeners since 1980. She utilizes new media in communications with clients and assists farmers in marketing.

Intermediate French Fall 2019


with Brigitte Gidman

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Prerequisite: Beginner French with Brigitte Gidman This class will be a continuation of Beginner French. This class is for those who have attended Beginner French with Brigitte Gidman in the past or this semester. 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.

Intro to Facebook and Instagram Fall 2019


with Leah Gomes

Calendar Nov 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm

By now, we've all heard how valuable—even essential—social media can be. Whether your current sentiment leans more toward enthusiasm or trepidation, there's no way around the fact that social media is a far more complex field than it first seems. With this workshop, get an introduction to the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram. You'll learn about security settings, navigating posts, and uploading pictures and videos. Whether you're new to social media or just looking to close a few knowledge gaps, this workshop is for you.

Make and Take Spray 2019


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm

This workshop discusses how our skin absorbs nutrients and what to look for on labels. We’ll cover the basics on essential oil safety and allows patrons to make their own organic spray blend they can use as an air-freshener, clothing, or bedding spray. *Alicia is not affiliated with any essential oil company.

Preserving Jams Fall 2019


with Laurie Bowen

Calendar Nov 6, 2019 at 5 pm

UMaine Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use a water bath canner to make jam. We will provide produce and canning jars. Each participant will receive a food preservation packet and will go home with a jar of what we make.

Tools for Intuitive Training Workshop #6 Fall 2019


with Susan West

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 1 pm

Tools for Intuitive Training (A series of cross-cultural mini-workshops)

Choose any or all of the following workshops, and feel free to bring anything along for a “show-and-tell” of how you got into divination. Everyone will have a chance to share their own methods/tools with the class. Numerology Intensive (Week #1) is highly recommended as a prerequisite to workshops 2-7.

Week #2 I Ching (Asia)WED 9/18 1-3pm $25 PHEC

Week #3 Viking Runes (Northern Europe)WED 9/25 1-3pm $25 PHEC

Week #4 The Tarot (Middle Europe)WED 10/2 1-3pm $25 PHEC

Week #5 Additional “Card” Systems, including: The Medicine Cards (Native American), Gypsy Fortune Telling Cards, Butterfly Cards, The Dolphin Divination Cards (to name a very few).WED 10/9 1-3pm $25 PHEC

Week #6 Alternative Tools: Pendulums, Dice, Colors, Gemstones, Biorhythms, Etc.WED 10/16 1-3pm $25 PHEC

Week #7 Present your own homemade Divination System to your fellow classmates!WED 10/23 1-3pm $25 PHEC

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