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PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Personal Enrichment

Loving Life's Essentials
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Loving Life's Essentials


with Jessica Braiser

Calendar Sep 14, 2017 at 6 pm

Learn to live our lives healthier and happier using essential oils. Let’s explore together ways we can incorporate these oils into our daily living. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Students should bring paper and pen, or a laptop (if preferred), and Jessica Brasier is a Wellness advocate with a top essential oil distribution company. She is currently Jessica is a woman, wife, and mother that stands by the benefits of these oils in her everyday living using them in her home and on her family (pets included).

Macro Photography Fall 2017


with Noel Topping

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 6 pm

Come and enjoy learning about the big-little world of Macro Photography, with Tips and Tricks by Noel Topping. Be prepared to have an excuse in the future to buy the many different gadgets that will be demonstrated for use with Macro (Close-Up) photography. Different styles of Close Up photography will be demonstrated along with the varying gear used to achieve the photos. Noel Topping, current - experienced professional photographer in a variety of forms ranging from Portraits, Products, Events, Landscapes, Graphics and having photographed over 200 weddings is willing to share what he has learned about photography in technical detail. Experienced teacher having taught all the Bangor Photo classes in it's time and years of teaching in Adult Education Programs has brought the fun of his work to the classroom. Classes are as entertaining as they are informative. Classically trained yet modernized in the current digital photography world.

Mandated Reporter Training for Professionals Fall 2017
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Mandated Reporter Training for Professionals Fall 2017


with Steve Madera

Do you know what to do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected? What if you’re worried about a family? Do you know how to recognize the signs of child abuse and/or neglect? Being a Mandated Reporter is a serious responsibility. Please join us for the next FREE Mandated Reporter Training to help you stay current with reporting laws and recognizing the warning signs. October 30, 2017 December 12, 2017 January 12, 2018 February 9, 2018 Lunch & Learn (Lunch provided) 11:30am-1:00pm Penquis 50 North St., Dover-Foxcroft For more information or to register please call: Stephen Madera 974-2479 FREE

Modern Boho Wall Hanging Fall 2017


with Hilda Roberts

Calendar Oct 21, 2017 at 6 pm

Are you ready to try something new? We will create decorative and enchanting wall tapestries with driftwood and a variety of fibers (yarn, leather, ribbon, hemp, twine, and lace), and adorn them with elements such as beads and feathers. Everyone’s finished project will look different based on their own unique style. These trendy bohemian or gypsy style wall hangings are a great statement piece for any room. Keep it for yourself, or give it as a gift! All supplies are included, but you are welcome to bring your own. Hilda Roberts enjoys craft projects that utilize natural or recycled materials. When she’s not foraging for crafting supplies, she can be found exploring beautiful Piscataquis County with her chocolate lab, Brook Trout, and working as PVAEC’s administrative assistant.

Nurturing Fathers: Developing Attitudes and Skills for Male Nurturance  Fall 2017
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Nurturing Fathers: Developing Attitudes and Skills for Male Nurturance Fall 2017


with Steve Madera

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 5 pm

The Nurturing Fathers Program is an evidenced based 13 week course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each 2 ½ hour class provides proven effective skills for healthy family relationships and child development. Tuesday’s starting September 26- December 19, 2017 5:00pm – 7:30pm (dinner included) Classes held at the Greenville High School Learning Lab, 130 Pritham Ave. Greenville For more information or to register please call: Stephen Madera 974-2479 FREE

Nurturing Workshop Series
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Nurturing Workshop Series


with Steve Madera

Calendar Oct 11, 2017

Nurturing workshop series includes ten individual parenting topics offered on a continuous rotation. Participants may attend at the time of their choice.

October 11

Philosophy and Practices of Nurturing Parent

October 18

Ages and Stages Infants and Toddlers

October 25

Brain Development in Children and Teens

November 1

Communicating with Respect

November 8

Building Self-Worth

November 15

Understanding Feelings

November 22

Family Morals, Values, and Rules

November 29

Praising Children and Their Behavior

December 6

Alternatives to Spanking

December 13

Dealing with Stress

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




Milo Town Hall

6 Pleasant St

Milo, ME



Open Computer Lab
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Open Computer Lab


with Leah Gomes

73% of adults in the U.S. own a desktop or laptop computer, and 68% own a smartphone. 87% of all jobs today require digital literacy skills. 

This fall we will be trying something new with our computer class options. 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 ½ 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 for you. Appointments are required. Schedule yours by calling Leah at 207-564-5883, or email

Register for this class by calling Leah Gomes at 564-5883.

Paint & Mingle Light Up Santa Fall 2017


with Gale Robinson

Calendar Nov 6, 2017 at 4 pm

Join Gale Robinson of Leaves & Blooms Greenhouse for one, two, three, or all four of the following paint nights! If you have never picked up a paint brush, or if you are 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 included. *Please bring your own glue gun if you have one (for attaching the lights).

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