Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)
Gregory Gaines - Scandinavian Immigration to New England
We will learn the specifics of Scandinavian immigration to New England. While the Mid-West is famously full of Scandinavian-Americans, New England also had a large Scandinavian, particularly Swedish, population in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. From Aroostook County all the way down to coastal Connecticut, Scandinavians had a significant cultural impact on New England.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)
Phil Nadeau - Presidential Immigration Authority: The Trump and Biden Administrations
This will be a presentation and discussion about how presidential authority in the Trump and Biden administrations has impacted the lives of many migrants and asylum seekers who are pursuing safety, freedom, and opportunity in the U.S.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)
Angela Okafor - Unboxing Oneself from the Societal Box
In this presentation, we will learn of the struggles, determination, and perseverance that Angela has experienced in her journey that has helped her in confronting cultural and societal limitations through innovative thinking and acting on her own best traits.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)
Thomas Garrity, M.S. - Arson and Fire Investigation
If you were to ask a firefighter why their fire department investigates fires, they would tell you, “It is required by law.” Few firefighters understand the important role of fire investigation in community risk reduction. And few fire chiefs utilize fire investigation to reduce or prevent fires. In this class you will learn how Philadelphia used data from fire investigations to develop and implement fire prevention programs to reduce fire injuries and deaths.
Thursday, August 25, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)
Meg Gray - Bangor Public Library 101: We Have That!
Join Meg Gray, Head of Reference at Bangor Public Library, for an overview of the many services, programs, and resources available at the library. We’ll start with an introduction to in-person services including reader’s advisory, reference services, genealogy research, and technology instruction, followed by a summary of the e-resources available to patrons, such as Cloud Library, consumer reports, and Great Courses. Finally, we’ll review the non-book items that patrons have access to, including a telescope, theatre passes, Wi-Fi hotspots, and more.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)
Joan Ellis and Sheila Krautkremer - PVSC Virtual Trivia
PVSC has been offering courses using Zoom since COVID forced us to stop meeting in person. In January 2022, we thought we could have a bit of fun and invited members to enjoy a game of trivia, hosted by our own Joan Ellis and Sheila Krautkremer. We all had fun and wanted to do it again, so here we go. Join us on Zoom for another game of PVSC Trivia. We’ll play in teams and laugh with each other. The rules will be explained when we gather online. There’ll be a ”room winner” but no prizes will be awarded other than bragging rights!
Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)
Phil Chin - Spot a Scam, Stop a Scam
We are targeted daily by an army of people who perpetrate scams on the Internet, the phones, and by snail mail. Americans of all ages lose billions of dollars each year. Phil will discuss the tactics and schemes used by these con artists and how to stop them.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)
Karen Tilberg - Bringing Permanent Conservation to Maine's North Woods
Forest Society of Maine (FSM) was created in 1984 to serve as the land trust for Maine’s twelve million-acre North Woods, the largest block of intact forestland remaining east of the Mississippi. The mission of FSM is to sustain the ecological, recreational, and cultural values of Maine’s North Woods while supporting economic vitality and protecting important natural areas. In this presentation, we will learn how the members of FSM work to preserve Maine’s forests for recreational, environmental, and economic purposes.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)
Julie Kimball - Bangor School Department Mentoring Program
According to the Bangor School Department’s program overview, a mentor is someone who helps to “guide, advise, share knowledge, encourage, teach, motivate, share a common interest, listen and promote success”. In this presentation, we will learn more about how the program works, who can be a mentor, and the positive impact it aims to create for students from Pre-K to grade 12 in the Bangor School System.
Members of Maine's Senior Colleges are welcome to join Penobscot Valley's Extravaganza!
Members of Maine Senior Colleges may email Sheila to confirm their current Senior College membership affiliation. Once PVSC has adjusted its membership fees, you can register online.
- Alternatively, you can also mail in the $30.00 fee to take the entire course.
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