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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

 

Choose your start date:

1/18/2017

2/15/2017

3/15/2017

4/12/2017

5/17/2017

6/14/2017

7/12/2017

8/16/2017

Computer Lab with Leah

$25

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

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

Fireflies - Paint and Mingle

$25

with Gale Robinson

Calendar Jun 25, 2018 at 6 pm

Join Gale Robinson of Leaves & Blooms Greenhouse for one, a few, or all six of the following paint nights! If you have never picked up a paintbrush, or you’re an expert painter, you are welcome to attend. Please bring a hair dryer if you have one (to speed up the drying process). All supplies are included.

Will run

Period of Purple Crying and Safe Sleep for Professionals
Registration Unavailable

Period of Purple Crying and Safe Sleep for Professionals

Free

with Steve Madera

The Period of Purple Crying & Safe to Sleep are two National Initiatives focused on preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. During the 2 hour training you will receive researched information, materials and learn prevention strategies that address each initiative.

SAT 2/17 8:00am-10:00am  (Breakfast provided) FREE Penquis in Dover-Foxcroft

or

TUES 5/15 5:30-7:30pm FREE Penquis in Dover-Foxcroft

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

Protective Factors Training for Professionals

Free

with Steve Madera

Protective Factors are conditions in families, communities and organizations that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. Protective Factors/ Strengthening Maine Families 101 Training is for those who provide programs that support families. The training will offer opportunities to increase capacity to build protective factors that promote optimal development and prevent abuse and neglect.

FRI 3/2 11am-1pm FREE Penquis in Dover-Foxcroft

Lunch & Learn (lunch provided)

or

TUES 5/22 5:30-7:30pm FREE Penquis in Dover-Foxcroft

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

Volunteer with Pine Tree Hospice!
Registration Unavailable

Volunteer with Pine Tree Hospice!

Free

with Pine Tree Hospice

Become a Pine Tree Hospice Volunteer

Pine Tree Hospice volunteer education programs, in compliance with Maine State regulations, prepare volunteers to offer hospice and/or bereavement care for families in our community during and after a progressive life-limiting illness.

Hospice 101: Introduction to Hospice for Indirect Care Volunteers

This 4-hour orientation program prepares volunteers to serve as indirect care providers.  "Indirect care" includes services such as cooking, picking up prescriptions, working in the office or library, fund raising, serving on the board or on a committee, but does not include direct interaction with clients or families.  Upon completion, participants interested in becoming a direct care volunteer may choose to be mentored by an experienced Pine Tree Hospice direct care volunteer during visits with hospice clients and families for a maximum of 20 hours.  Hospice 101 is offered as a class and also offered as an Independent Study.  Certificates are awarded after completion.

H101 Class to be scheduled.   H101 Independent Study can be scheduled at any time.  Optional mentor hours will be scheduled individually.  For more information visit www.pinetreehospice.org.  To register please call 564-4346.

Core Curriculum for Direct Care Hospice Volunteers and Bereavement Facilitators

This 11-hour program is the first part of the educational preparation for direct care hospice volunteers and for bereavement facilitators.  Direct care volunteers serve hospice clients and families, but do not provide physical, nursing, or medical care.  Bereavement facilitators support bereaved adults, children and families in structured group settings. Certificates are awarded after completion.

Times and location to be scheduled.  For more information visit www.pinetreehospice.org.  To register please call 564-4346

Direct Care Hospice Volunteers

After completing the Core Curriculum, this 9-hour program prepares volunteers to provide direct service to hospice families, but does not include physical, nursing, or medical care.  “Direct care” involves being with a hospice client and family and may include quiet companionship, respite care, transportation, or activities such as fishing, playing cards, reading or excursions.  Direct care volunteers may choose to participate in any direct or indirect care Pine Tree Hospice function.  Certificates are awarded after completion.

Times and location to be scheduled.  For more information visit www.pinetreehospice.org.  To register please call 564-4346.

Volunteer Bereavement Facilitators

After completing the Core Curriculum, this 14-hour program prepares volunteers to provide bereavement support to adults, children and families through the Pine Tree Hospice Bereavement Programs.  Bereavement Facilitators may choose to participate in structured group settings, which include the Nights of Service program for grieving children and families, the Lunch and Learn program for grieving adults; and an adult evening grief support group.  Certificates are awarded after completion.

Times and location to be scheduled.  For more information visit www.pinetreehospice.org.  To register please call 564-4346.

 





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