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Uke and Play Spring 2020


with Susan Abel

Calendar Dec 31, 2020 at 6 pm


Please refrain from registering for upcoming classes at this time. Instead, please email and indicate which class(es) you would like to attend, and we will add you to the registration list. We will then contact you when new class dates are set. At that time, we can make arrangements for payment options. Thank you!

PVAEC Adult Education is most concerned and committed to the health and safety of our students and community. We recognize that as an adult education program, our learners are adults, and may be more susceptible to the health risks associated with COVID-19. To that end, we are following the guidance of our local school districts, the Maine CDC and the World Health Organization. Our program and all learning centers are now closed in an effort to support social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19.

All Enrichment classes are now postponed. Registered students will be contacted when new dates are set. If you prepaid for a class not yet begun, please be patient. If you are unable to attend when the class is rescheduled, we can offer you a credit towards a future class (to be used by Dec 31, 2020) or reimburse your registration fee minus the processing fee for online registrations. Registration refunds made by mail, check or cash will take 2+ weeks for processing. If you wish to discontinue a class that already began, we can offer you a pro-rated credit towards a future class (to be used by Dec 31, 2020).

The most up-to-date information about PVAEC can be found online at or on our FACEBOOK page. All PVAEC staff will be working remotely and answering emails during this time.

Thelma Regan, Director:

Eve Salley, Academic Advisor:

Hilda Roberts, Administrative Assistant:

Leah Gomes, College, Career and Technology Instructor:

Liza DeWitt, High School and HiSET Diploma Instructor:

 For more information about COVID-19, the Maine CDC and 211 Maine announced a new option for Mainers to get answers to questions about COVID-19 at any time.  This service is available by dialing 211 (or 1-866-811-5695), texting your ZIP code to 898-211, or emailing 

Uke and Play is for beginners and seasoned strummers. Bring your ukulele and learn to play the basics including chords, strums, tuning and maintaining your instrument. And, for those who know the basics, the course will emphasize playing as a group with the goal of performing at this year's PVAEC Graduation Ceremony, Thursday, June 4th, 6:30 pm. Please note that a public performance is not a course requirement. Come play, sing and have fun! Susan Abel has been playing the ukulele and other string instruments for years. For the past three years she has directed a community group performing annually at the Belfast Ukulele Festival as well as at other venues in Maine. The ukulele is a four string, fun and easy to play instrument for all occasions and for all musical genres. This class is open to children 10 and older accompanied by an adult.

Please note there is a non-refundable $1.99 credit card registration fee for online registrations. If a class is cancelled for any reason, we are unable to refund the $1.99 registration fee. Call us at 564-6525 to make arrangements for paying by check or cash, and avoiding the non-refundable registration fees. Paying online is safe, easy and convenient so if you're happy to pay the extra $1.99 registration fee, we welcome you to do so.

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