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with PAT HOPKINS, MSAD #37 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If you have an instrument that is collecting dust, consider putting it to good use by sitting in on a rehearsal or two with the Cherryfield Band.  No obligation just a chance to see if it’s something you would like to get back into.  This course is FREE to interested people.  You must provide your own instrument and be able to read music.  Class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and will run for 10 weeks.  Class starts on April 28 in the NJSHS music room.  Try it once to see if you like it or stay the entire 8 weeks.

ONLINE Piloxing Summer Session


with Bonnie Honaker, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

That's right, PILOXING is coming to your living room with our new VIRTUAL Piloxing class!! No need to wake up early, travel or even leave your house - because we are saving you some cash and coming to YOU.

We are here to offer you the best workout from the comfort of home and yes, that means you need a computer with a camera and audio, and the old trusty WI-FI.

Once you register you will receive a ZOOM link via email.



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Latin Dance
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Latin Dance


with Joanne Voltaire, York Adult Education

Learn the basics of chacha and rumba in this 4 week course. These dances provide a great way to connect with your partner and possibly shed those extra pounds. A partner is required.

Joanne Volatire is a ballroom dance instructor who currently teaches at the Portsmouth Ballroom. She has taught various dance classes for nearly 20 years.

The price is for 2 people- only register once.

Learn to Play Native American Flute with the White Owl Duo


with Laura Perkins & Ken Green, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The haunting, mystical quality of the Native American Flute is quite easy to produce. The White Owl Duo has taught over 10,000 musicians and non-musicians to play using their unique finger-numbering system. No music reading experience is required and the instructors provide sterilized flutes for in-class use. Most folks can play at least a dozen songs after one class. This class will explore the compelling power of this simple, indigenous instrument. The instructors' 4 books and 4 CDs will be available for purchase.

Uke and Play Spring 2020


with Susan Abel, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

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.

Introduction to Guitar
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Introduction to Guitar

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with ed 2go, Kittery Adult Education

Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations.

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