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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Personal Enrichment

Arts and Crafts with Shirley Christmas Stocking (November) Fall 2019


with Shirley Groody

Calendar Oct 31, 2019 at 2 pm

We will paint a snowman scene on a wooden stocking. There are beginner or advanced design options for this one! Purchase your wood from Shirley for $2. Shirley Groody is an accomplished artist and PVAEC instructor. She has been successfully teaching art to students of all levels for many years. Students always walk away from Shirley's class with a beautiful piece of art, a smile on their face, and new friends!

Sign up for one, two, or all three of Shirley's Fall 2019 Classes:

Halloween Slate Painting

Cardinals on Stave Barrel

Christmas Stocking

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.

Intermediate Sewing Fall 2019


with Brigitte Gidman

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Single use plastic bags will be banned in Maine on Earth Day, 2020. Get ahead of the game, and start making your own market/tote bags and start making a difference now! Please bring: 12 inches of square bonding web, 16X44 patterned cotton fabric, 20X60 canvas fabric, coordinating thread, 8X36 iron-on medium interfacing, 8X36 iron-on firm flexible interfacing, and your sewing machine and notions.

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.

Intro to the iPad Fall 2019


with Leah Gomes

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm

You have an iPad and like the mobility it affords you. Now you're ready to tackle some tasks. For new users of Apple devices, those who are considering buying one, or those that wonder what else it can do, attend this BYO iPad workshop to learn tips and tricks and get your questions answered. Bring your iPad all charged and ready to go. Please have your Apple ID and password with you. Register early, this class fills up fast! *This class is for iPad users only.

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