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Beginning Writer's Workshop
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Beginning Writer's Workshop

$115

with _ed2go _ed2go, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

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

 

 

 

Computer Lab with Leah
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Computer Lab with Leah

$5

with Leah Gomes, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Jan 1, 2019

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. 

Introduction to the iPad DEXTER Spring 2019

$20

with Leah Gomes, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar May 22, 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.

Choose DOVER or DEXTER Session

Nourishment for the Outside Spring 2019

$20

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Jun 4, 2019 at 6 pm

A. Read labels and explain how our skin absorbs nutrients. We will also cover the importance of organic skin care and run thru a basic skin care routine. B. Learn and play I – this workshop covers the basics on essential oil safety and allows patrons to make their own blend that they can take home with them. C. Learn and play II– in this workshop, patrons will make their own massage oil and salve that they can take home with them.

This is a 3-part series running June 4, June 12, and June 18.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

FMI go to https://pandorasproducts.net

Transformation 101 Spring 2019

$20

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Jun 25, 2019 at 6 pm

A. Section 1: Mind, Body, Spirit: the first week covers sleep, exercise, meditation, nourishment for our senses, and time management hacks. B. Section 2: Nourishment Basics: discusses macro- and micronutrients, common misconceptions, portion control, fad DIEts, digestion, chewing, and snacking. C. Section 3: Preparing for Success: the final week explains clean foods to have on hand, herbs & spices, how to read ingredient labels, clever marketing scams, shopping & prepping food for success.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

FMI go to https://pandorasproducts.net

Volunteer with Pine Tree Hospice Spring 2019
Registration Unavailable

Volunteer with Pine Tree Hospice Spring 2019

Free

with Pinetree Hospice, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

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 12.5-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. “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 does not include physical, nursing, or medical care. 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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