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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative



Personal Enrichment

Grow Your Own Organic Garden!

$10

with MOFGA Volunteer

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 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.

Homebuyer's Education

$35

with Heather Massow

Calendar May 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The 4-session hoMEworks homebuyer education classes provide an opportunity to learn about the home buying process in a neutral environment. Buyers who have taken home buying classes are more confident when asking questions and making decisions about homeownership and loan products. Education gives buyers the tools they need to avoid predatory lending and possible foreclosure.

Heather Massow, Certified Housing Counselor and Educator, has worked with Penquis for more than eight years. Heather currently works with clients who are facing foreclosure, teaches homebuyer education classes and works one-on-one with pre-purchase clients helping them become credit-ready to purchase a home. Previously, she worked in the mortgage banking industry for about 14 years processing, originating and closing loans.

 

Introduction to Social Media for Small Businesses

$20

with Leah Gomes

Calendar Mar 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Social media are internet services that let you interact with others and share and create content through online communities. ? ?Services such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat present great marketing opportunities for businesses of all sizes. You can use social media to promote the name of your brand and business, tell customers about your goods and services, find out what customers think of your business, attract new customers, ?and ?build stronger relationships with existing customers. ?In this introductory? class, you will learn about the different types of social media?,? their benefits?,? and the different ways for preparing and sharing social media content. ?(Participants do not need to actually have social media accounts set up to take the class, and they do not need to bring a device - but it might be handy).?

Ireland - Paint and Mingle

$25

with Gale Robinson

Calendar Mar 26, 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.

It’s in the Cards

$39

with Brenda Gott

Calendar Mar 15, 2018 at 1 pm

Join in, as we explore the fascinating mythology, symbolism, and artwork of the tarot cards. This is not fortune telling, but rather a chance to experience more contemporary uses of the cards, involving self discovery, storytelling, creative writing, and brainstorming new ideas. In this class, we will concentrate on exploring the traditional meanings of the cards, and relating them to modern themes, characters, and experiences. The fun class exercises are designed to provide practice in card reading, through a process of discussion, journaling, and role playing. As always, beginners are welcome, and card decks will be available for use during class. More experienced tarot readers may find this to be a useful opportunity for expanding their knowledge of the cards, and for developing a more intuitive reading style. If you have ever wanted to learn how to read the tarot cards, or to better understand them, come along on this mystical journey of discovery, and see what’s in the cards for you! With a background in social and behavioral science, local artist Brenda Gott has a deep appreciation for stories of the human experience, as told in folklore and myth. For over twenty years she has studied the history and artwork of the tarot cards, and enjoys sharing their creative insights.

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Landscape Painting - Advanced Class

$39

with Suzette East

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 12 pm

Discover the art of Landscape Painting! Bring your paints and brushes and learn to paint this artform. In this class, local artist Suzette East, you will be inspired to create beautiful, realistic scenic canvases. Learn how to organize a composition and choose color schemes. NEW! Choose Beginner or Advanced Class:

BEGINNER

ADVANCED

Landscape Painting - Beginner Class

$39

with Suzette East

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 12 pm

Discover the art of Landscape Painting! Bring your paints and brushes and learn to paint this artform. In this class, local artist Suzette East, you will be inspired to create beautiful, realistic scenic canvases. Learn how to organize a composition and choose color schemes. NEW! Choose Beginner or Advanced Class:

BEGINNER

ADVANCED

 

Lovebirds - Paint and Mingle

$25

with Gale Robinson

Calendar Feb 26, 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.

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