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Summer picnic
8/17/2023: The final Summer event on Aug. 29th at the Challenger Center with Dick Cattelle is full at this time. We may have cancellations, so if you are interested in attending,  and wish to be added to the waiting list,  email

"Summertime, and the living is easy!"

                 And, it's easy to register for
          "PVSC's Summer Extravaganza Series."

Get your summer calendars ready! We are excited to present the line-up of our summer once-a-week course. One course--11 events--for the regular $30.00 course fee. Since so many members have requested more opportunities to meet in person, we have an array of individual offerings, most on Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00. 

Some of the events have limited numbers of how many can attend, so register quickly. If you are mailing in your registration, we suggest you notify us that if you wish to attend one of the limited attendee events, so that your name(s) can be added to the list, first registered/first spot. Call 207-659-1359 or email

Please click on the link to get the full listing of each event. We will do our best to accommodate all choices.

Unless otherwise indicated, events will be held Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00, and locations other information will be emailed at least two days prior to each event.

Five in-person presentations:
     Show tunes and popular music with musicians extraordinaire Danny Williams and Emily Cain at Minsky Hall, UMaine Orono campus, June 13th 1:00-3:00 (no maximum limit)

     Time for laughter with former middle school teacher, Patsy Baldus: "Love, Lutefisk, and Lemon Zest Sneakers-A Memoir of Poignant, Hysterically Funny, and Sometimes Downright Embarrassing Stories", July 11th 10:00-12:00 (no maximum limit) Held at UMA-Bangor campus, Eastport Hall, Room 135

     Why Bangor is the Center of the World presentation by our own PVSC Treasurer, Lin Lufkin, and former Bangor Airport Director, Bob Ziegelaar Aug. 8th 10:00-12:00 (no maximum limit) Held at UMA-Bangor campus, Eastport Hall, Room 135

     Going back in time to the early years of the Space Program, and a visit to the Challenger Learning Center, with Dick Cattelle, who’s career with NASA’s Saturn Apollo Program will keep you captivated, Aug. 29th 10:00-12:00 (Maximum limit 283 spots left as of 6/14--call 207-659-1359 to register

A special opportunity to observe a Naturalization ceremony at the US District Court in Bangor held on Friday July 7 10:00 AM (held at US District Court 202 Harlow St. Bangor--you will go through security before going to the 3rd floor, Courtroom 2, followed by a short presentation by Supervisor & Inmigration Officer, Kurt Pelletier in Courtroom 1) As part of the summer course, your last chance to register to attend this event will be June 21st-no exceptions due to Court requirements. Call 207-659-1359 to register

Three field trips:
     Hirundo Wildlife Refuge walk with Dick Andren, June 20th 10:00-12:00 ($10 cash paid at the Refuge, maximum limit of 15) (bring a bag lunch if you wish for after the tour) 3 spots left as of 6/14--call 207-659-1359 to register

     Orono Land Trust with our always-willing volunteer, Bucky Owen July 25th 10:00-12:00 (maximum limit of 20, bring a bag lunch) This event is full.

     A visit and learning experience to nonprofit Maple Crest Farm in Hermon, August 15th 10:00-12:00 (Maximum limit 30) (donations are appreciated, bring a bag lunch to enjoy the beautiful location afterward) 3 spots left as of 6/14--call 207-659-1359 to register

Three Hybrid classes (all recorded):
Held at UMA-Bangor campus, Lewiston Hall, Room 119 

     Personal hiking experience on the Himalaya Trail in Nepal with PVSC member, Mike Timpson, June 6th 10:00-12:00 (in-person: full, no limit on Zoom)

     Information on Diseases of the Lungs and Trachea with our medical expert Dr. John Kaiser, June 27th  10:00-12:00 (in-person: 3 spots left as of 6/14 call 207-659-1359 to register; no limit on Zoom)

     Explanations of those ever-confusing expiration labels on food presented by local Hannaford dietician Mary LaVanway, July 1st 10:00-12:00 (in-person: no seats remain, but no limit on Zoom )

Attached are the full listing of the courses and the volunteer presenters and a separate registration form if you want to mail it in with your check. 

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