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Tuesday July 5, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Penobscot Valley Senior College Summer Variety Extravaganza 2022 - PVSC Summer Variety Extravganza 2022
PVSC Summer Variety  Extravaganza 2022Last year’s Summer Extravaganza was a hit, so once again PVSC is offering our members a tremendous opportunity to learn about a variety of topics throughout July, August and September, all for the price of a single course of $30.00!  Most of our presentations will be offered on Zoom in the late afternoon, but if you happen to be away on a particular day, you can always watch the recorded video which will be emailed and available for registered members for two weeks to view at your convenience. Zoom links will be emailed two days prior to each event, and on the day of each event. Because the events will be on different days most weeks, each presentation will have a different link.We have a couple of in-person field trips as well that you can choose to attend--these will be listed separately with separate registrations.Here is the list of presenters and topics we have lined up for your summer pleasure:List of presenters and topics:Tuesday, July 5, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Lois Berg Stack - Beatrix Farrand: Bar Harbor's Famed Garden DesignerBeatrix Farrand (1872-1959) studied plants at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, gained design commissions through her society connections, and became one of the most renowned landscape designers of 20th century America. Through images, visit some of her public and private design projects. Learn about her contributions to landscape design and her efforts to create a horticulture learning facility at her home in Bar Harbor, and learn how the Beatrix Farrand society is working to continue her legacy.Thursday, July 14, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Ron Romano - Maine's Rare "Billboard" GravestonesUnusual grave markers produced in Maine in the 1800’s resembling roadside signs are called ‘billboard monuments.” Only 42 are known to exist in the state, and we will learn their English origins, structure, and limited production. Each stone tells a story, and we will hear some of them.Wednesday, July 20, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Zoom)Dr. John Kaiser, M.D. - Gastrointestinal DiseasesDr. Kaiser has graciously agreed to return for another of his informative presentations. He will present information about the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the end.Tuesday, July 26, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Griffin Dill - Ticks in Maine: Information for Personal ProtectionTicks and their associated diseases have become a serious issue in Maine and throughout much of the country. Through this presentation, we will learn about the biology and ecology of the different types of ticks we have in Maine. We will also learn about personal protection and tick management methods to help minimize the risk of encountering ticks.Tuesday, August 2, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Gregory Gaines - Scandinavian Immigration to New EnglandWe 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 AdministrationsThis 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.Saturday, August 13, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Field Trip)Hirundo Wildlife Refuge,  1107 West Old Town Road, Alton, ME 04468Meet at the Pine Tree parking: through Gate 1, take dirt road for 0.5 milesTo register for this event: online-use separate Hirundo registration, or leave your name, email, and phone when you call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.comHirundo charges a fee of $10.oo per person which will be collected on the day of the tour.  You still need to register for the event (0nline, it’s listed under Saturday morning) or add your initials to the emailed registration form. Full description is on that listing.Tuesday, August 16, 2022 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Angela Okafor - Unboxing Oneself from the Societal BoxIn this presentation we will learn of the struggles, determination, and perseverance that Angela has experienced in her journey that have helped her in confronting cultural and societal limitations through innovative thinking and acting on her own best traits.Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 1::00 PM EDT In-Person Danny Williams - The Collins Center for the Arts: A Peek Behind the Curtain Limit of 20 - to register call Sheila at 207-659-1359. Leave your full name, phone number, and email address where the parking pass can be sent. Registration will be accepted in the order received. (PVSC members accepted before other college members.) Many PVSC members often attend the Collins Center for the Arts to enjoy musicals, dramatic presentations, the opera, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, lectures, and other events. Today we have an opportunity to peek behind the scenes to learn more about what goes into planning and hosting these productions. Danny Williams, CCA's Executive Director, will give participants a first-hand look into how a season is built and a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Along the way he'll introduce us to members of the CCA staff and discuss the cultural and artistic importance of the Center to the University and the community at large.Tuesday, August 23, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Thomas Garrity, M.S. - Arson and Fire InvestigationIf 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 WoodsForest 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 ProgramAccording 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.
 
Tuesday July 12, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Penobscot Valley Senior College Summer Variety Extravaganza 2022 - PVSC Summer Variety Extravganza 2022
PVSC Summer Variety  Extravaganza 2022Last year’s Summer Extravaganza was a hit, so once again PVSC is offering our members a tremendous opportunity to learn about a variety of topics throughout July, August and September, all for the price of a single course of $30.00!  Most of our presentations will be offered on Zoom in the late afternoon, but if you happen to be away on a particular day, you can always watch the recorded video which will be emailed and available for registered members for two weeks to view at your convenience. Zoom links will be emailed two days prior to each event, and on the day of each event. Because the events will be on different days most weeks, each presentation will have a different link.We have a couple of in-person field trips as well that you can choose to attend--these will be listed separately with separate registrations.Here is the list of presenters and topics we have lined up for your summer pleasure:List of presenters and topics:Tuesday, July 5, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Lois Berg Stack - Beatrix Farrand: Bar Harbor's Famed Garden DesignerBeatrix Farrand (1872-1959) studied plants at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, gained design commissions through her society connections, and became one of the most renowned landscape designers of 20th century America. Through images, visit some of her public and private design projects. Learn about her contributions to landscape design and her efforts to create a horticulture learning facility at her home in Bar Harbor, and learn how the Beatrix Farrand society is working to continue her legacy.Thursday, July 14, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Ron Romano - Maine's Rare "Billboard" GravestonesUnusual grave markers produced in Maine in the 1800’s resembling roadside signs are called ‘billboard monuments.” Only 42 are known to exist in the state, and we will learn their English origins, structure, and limited production. Each stone tells a story, and we will hear some of them.Wednesday, July 20, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Zoom)Dr. John Kaiser, M.D. - Gastrointestinal DiseasesDr. Kaiser has graciously agreed to return for another of his informative presentations. He will present information about the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the end.Tuesday, July 26, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Griffin Dill - Ticks in Maine: Information for Personal ProtectionTicks and their associated diseases have become a serious issue in Maine and throughout much of the country. Through this presentation, we will learn about the biology and ecology of the different types of ticks we have in Maine. We will also learn about personal protection and tick management methods to help minimize the risk of encountering ticks.Tuesday, August 2, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Gregory Gaines - Scandinavian Immigration to New EnglandWe 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 AdministrationsThis 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.Saturday, August 13, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Field Trip)Hirundo Wildlife Refuge,  1107 West Old Town Road, Alton, ME 04468Meet at the Pine Tree parking: through Gate 1, take dirt road for 0.5 milesTo register for this event: online-use separate Hirundo registration, or leave your name, email, and phone when you call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.comHirundo charges a fee of $10.oo per person which will be collected on the day of the tour.  You still need to register for the event (0nline, it’s listed under Saturday morning) or add your initials to the emailed registration form. Full description is on that listing.Tuesday, August 16, 2022 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Angela Okafor - Unboxing Oneself from the Societal BoxIn this presentation we will learn of the struggles, determination, and perseverance that Angela has experienced in her journey that have helped her in confronting cultural and societal limitations through innovative thinking and acting on her own best traits.Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 1::00 PM EDT In-Person Danny Williams - The Collins Center for the Arts: A Peek Behind the Curtain Limit of 20 - to register call Sheila at 207-659-1359. Leave your full name, phone number, and email address where the parking pass can be sent. Registration will be accepted in the order received. (PVSC members accepted before other college members.) Many PVSC members often attend the Collins Center for the Arts to enjoy musicals, dramatic presentations, the opera, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, lectures, and other events. Today we have an opportunity to peek behind the scenes to learn more about what goes into planning and hosting these productions. Danny Williams, CCA's Executive Director, will give participants a first-hand look into how a season is built and a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Along the way he'll introduce us to members of the CCA staff and discuss the cultural and artistic importance of the Center to the University and the community at large.Tuesday, August 23, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Thomas Garrity, M.S. - Arson and Fire InvestigationIf 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 WoodsForest 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 ProgramAccording 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.
 
Tuesday July 19, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Penobscot Valley Senior College Summer Variety Extravaganza 2022 - PVSC Summer Variety Extravganza 2022
PVSC Summer Variety  Extravaganza 2022Last year’s Summer Extravaganza was a hit, so once again PVSC is offering our members a tremendous opportunity to learn about a variety of topics throughout July, August and September, all for the price of a single course of $30.00!  Most of our presentations will be offered on Zoom in the late afternoon, but if you happen to be away on a particular day, you can always watch the recorded video which will be emailed and available for registered members for two weeks to view at your convenience. Zoom links will be emailed two days prior to each event, and on the day of each event. Because the events will be on different days most weeks, each presentation will have a different link.We have a couple of in-person field trips as well that you can choose to attend--these will be listed separately with separate registrations.Here is the list of presenters and topics we have lined up for your summer pleasure:List of presenters and topics:Tuesday, July 5, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Lois Berg Stack - Beatrix Farrand: Bar Harbor's Famed Garden DesignerBeatrix Farrand (1872-1959) studied plants at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, gained design commissions through her society connections, and became one of the most renowned landscape designers of 20th century America. Through images, visit some of her public and private design projects. Learn about her contributions to landscape design and her efforts to create a horticulture learning facility at her home in Bar Harbor, and learn how the Beatrix Farrand society is working to continue her legacy.Thursday, July 14, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Ron Romano - Maine's Rare "Billboard" GravestonesUnusual grave markers produced in Maine in the 1800’s resembling roadside signs are called ‘billboard monuments.” Only 42 are known to exist in the state, and we will learn their English origins, structure, and limited production. Each stone tells a story, and we will hear some of them.Wednesday, July 20, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Zoom)Dr. John Kaiser, M.D. - Gastrointestinal DiseasesDr. Kaiser has graciously agreed to return for another of his informative presentations. He will present information about the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the end.Tuesday, July 26, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Griffin Dill - Ticks in Maine: Information for Personal ProtectionTicks and their associated diseases have become a serious issue in Maine and throughout much of the country. Through this presentation, we will learn about the biology and ecology of the different types of ticks we have in Maine. We will also learn about personal protection and tick management methods to help minimize the risk of encountering ticks.Tuesday, August 2, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Gregory Gaines - Scandinavian Immigration to New EnglandWe 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 AdministrationsThis 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.Saturday, August 13, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Field Trip)Hirundo Wildlife Refuge,  1107 West Old Town Road, Alton, ME 04468Meet at the Pine Tree parking: through Gate 1, take dirt road for 0.5 milesTo register for this event: online-use separate Hirundo registration, or leave your name, email, and phone when you call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.comHirundo charges a fee of $10.oo per person which will be collected on the day of the tour.  You still need to register for the event (0nline, it’s listed under Saturday morning) or add your initials to the emailed registration form. Full description is on that listing.Tuesday, August 16, 2022 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Angela Okafor - Unboxing Oneself from the Societal BoxIn this presentation we will learn of the struggles, determination, and perseverance that Angela has experienced in her journey that have helped her in confronting cultural and societal limitations through innovative thinking and acting on her own best traits.Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 1::00 PM EDT In-Person Danny Williams - The Collins Center for the Arts: A Peek Behind the Curtain Limit of 20 - to register call Sheila at 207-659-1359. Leave your full name, phone number, and email address where the parking pass can be sent. Registration will be accepted in the order received. (PVSC members accepted before other college members.) Many PVSC members often attend the Collins Center for the Arts to enjoy musicals, dramatic presentations, the opera, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, lectures, and other events. Today we have an opportunity to peek behind the scenes to learn more about what goes into planning and hosting these productions. Danny Williams, CCA's Executive Director, will give participants a first-hand look into how a season is built and a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Along the way he'll introduce us to members of the CCA staff and discuss the cultural and artistic importance of the Center to the University and the community at large.Tuesday, August 23, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Thomas Garrity, M.S. - Arson and Fire InvestigationIf 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 WoodsForest 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 ProgramAccording 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.
 
Tuesday July 26, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Penobscot Valley Senior College Summer Variety Extravaganza 2022 - PVSC Summer Variety Extravganza 2022
PVSC Summer Variety  Extravaganza 2022Last year’s Summer Extravaganza was a hit, so once again PVSC is offering our members a tremendous opportunity to learn about a variety of topics throughout July, August and September, all for the price of a single course of $30.00!  Most of our presentations will be offered on Zoom in the late afternoon, but if you happen to be away on a particular day, you can always watch the recorded video which will be emailed and available for registered members for two weeks to view at your convenience. Zoom links will be emailed two days prior to each event, and on the day of each event. Because the events will be on different days most weeks, each presentation will have a different link.We have a couple of in-person field trips as well that you can choose to attend--these will be listed separately with separate registrations.Here is the list of presenters and topics we have lined up for your summer pleasure:List of presenters and topics:Tuesday, July 5, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Lois Berg Stack - Beatrix Farrand: Bar Harbor's Famed Garden DesignerBeatrix Farrand (1872-1959) studied plants at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, gained design commissions through her society connections, and became one of the most renowned landscape designers of 20th century America. Through images, visit some of her public and private design projects. Learn about her contributions to landscape design and her efforts to create a horticulture learning facility at her home in Bar Harbor, and learn how the Beatrix Farrand society is working to continue her legacy.Thursday, July 14, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Ron Romano - Maine's Rare "Billboard" GravestonesUnusual grave markers produced in Maine in the 1800’s resembling roadside signs are called ‘billboard monuments.” Only 42 are known to exist in the state, and we will learn their English origins, structure, and limited production. Each stone tells a story, and we will hear some of them.Wednesday, July 20, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Zoom)Dr. John Kaiser, M.D. - Gastrointestinal DiseasesDr. Kaiser has graciously agreed to return for another of his informative presentations. He will present information about the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the end.Tuesday, July 26, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Griffin Dill - Ticks in Maine: Information for Personal ProtectionTicks and their associated diseases have become a serious issue in Maine and throughout much of the country. Through this presentation, we will learn about the biology and ecology of the different types of ticks we have in Maine. We will also learn about personal protection and tick management methods to help minimize the risk of encountering ticks.Tuesday, August 2, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Gregory Gaines - Scandinavian Immigration to New EnglandWe 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 AdministrationsThis 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.Saturday, August 13, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Field Trip)Hirundo Wildlife Refuge,  1107 West Old Town Road, Alton, ME 04468Meet at the Pine Tree parking: through Gate 1, take dirt road for 0.5 milesTo register for this event: online-use separate Hirundo registration, or leave your name, email, and phone when you call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.comHirundo charges a fee of $10.oo per person which will be collected on the day of the tour.  You still need to register for the event (0nline, it’s listed under Saturday morning) or add your initials to the emailed registration form. Full description is on that listing.Tuesday, August 16, 2022 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Angela Okafor - Unboxing Oneself from the Societal BoxIn this presentation we will learn of the struggles, determination, and perseverance that Angela has experienced in her journey that have helped her in confronting cultural and societal limitations through innovative thinking and acting on her own best traits.Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 1::00 PM EDT In-Person Danny Williams - The Collins Center for the Arts: A Peek Behind the Curtain Limit of 20 - to register call Sheila at 207-659-1359. Leave your full name, phone number, and email address where the parking pass can be sent. Registration will be accepted in the order received. (PVSC members accepted before other college members.) Many PVSC members often attend the Collins Center for the Arts to enjoy musicals, dramatic presentations, the opera, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, lectures, and other events. Today we have an opportunity to peek behind the scenes to learn more about what goes into planning and hosting these productions. Danny Williams, CCA's Executive Director, will give participants a first-hand look into how a season is built and a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Along the way he'll introduce us to members of the CCA staff and discuss the cultural and artistic importance of the Center to the University and the community at large.Tuesday, August 23, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Thomas Garrity, M.S. - Arson and Fire InvestigationIf 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 WoodsForest 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 ProgramAccording 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.
 
Thursday July 28, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    PVSC SOL GOLMAN WRAP-UP OF "The Current Supreme Course Term 2022" July 28 10:00 AM - Sol Goldman's "The Current Supreme Court Term 2022 Wrap-Up Presentation"
PVSC SPECIAL ONE-DAY PRESENTATIONSol Goldman's "The Current Supreme Court Term 2022 Wrap-Up"Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:00 AM on ZoomRegistration closes on July 25th. The Zoom link will be emailed on July 26th and again on July 28th.Register for your 2022-2023 PVSC one-time special 18-month membership which goes from July 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023 (no later than July 25th in order to receive the Zoom link) if you'd like to attend this free-with-membership presentation. If you took his Spring 2022 course, you will automatically be registered.The presentation will be recorded and available until August 12th. It will be  emailed to all registrants if you are not able to attend on the 28th.If you are a member of another Senior College, please call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.com Leave your name, email address, phone number, and which college you have a current membership with.
 
Tuesday August 2, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Penobscot Valley Senior College Summer Variety Extravaganza 2022 - PVSC Summer Variety Extravganza 2022
PVSC Summer Variety  Extravaganza 2022Last year’s Summer Extravaganza was a hit, so once again PVSC is offering our members a tremendous opportunity to learn about a variety of topics throughout July, August and September, all for the price of a single course of $30.00!  Most of our presentations will be offered on Zoom in the late afternoon, but if you happen to be away on a particular day, you can always watch the recorded video which will be emailed and available for registered members for two weeks to view at your convenience. Zoom links will be emailed two days prior to each event, and on the day of each event. Because the events will be on different days most weeks, each presentation will have a different link.We have a couple of in-person field trips as well that you can choose to attend--these will be listed separately with separate registrations.Here is the list of presenters and topics we have lined up for your summer pleasure:List of presenters and topics:Tuesday, July 5, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Lois Berg Stack - Beatrix Farrand: Bar Harbor's Famed Garden DesignerBeatrix Farrand (1872-1959) studied plants at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, gained design commissions through her society connections, and became one of the most renowned landscape designers of 20th century America. Through images, visit some of her public and private design projects. Learn about her contributions to landscape design and her efforts to create a horticulture learning facility at her home in Bar Harbor, and learn how the Beatrix Farrand society is working to continue her legacy.Thursday, July 14, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Ron Romano - Maine's Rare "Billboard" GravestonesUnusual grave markers produced in Maine in the 1800’s resembling roadside signs are called ‘billboard monuments.” Only 42 are known to exist in the state, and we will learn their English origins, structure, and limited production. Each stone tells a story, and we will hear some of them.Wednesday, July 20, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Zoom)Dr. John Kaiser, M.D. - Gastrointestinal DiseasesDr. Kaiser has graciously agreed to return for another of his informative presentations. He will present information about the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the end.Tuesday, July 26, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Griffin Dill - Ticks in Maine: Information for Personal ProtectionTicks and their associated diseases have become a serious issue in Maine and throughout much of the country. Through this presentation, we will learn about the biology and ecology of the different types of ticks we have in Maine. We will also learn about personal protection and tick management methods to help minimize the risk of encountering ticks.Tuesday, August 2, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Gregory Gaines - Scandinavian Immigration to New EnglandWe 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 AdministrationsThis 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.Saturday, August 13, 2022,  10:00 AM EDT (Field Trip)Hirundo Wildlife Refuge,  1107 West Old Town Road, Alton, ME 04468Meet at the Pine Tree parking: through Gate 1, take dirt road for 0.5 milesTo register for this event: online-use separate Hirundo registration, or leave your name, email, and phone when you call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.comHirundo charges a fee of $10.oo per person which will be collected on the day of the tour.  You still need to register for the event (0nline, it’s listed under Saturday morning) or add your initials to the emailed registration form. Full description is on that listing.Tuesday, August 16, 2022 4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Angela Okafor - Unboxing Oneself from the Societal BoxIn this presentation we will learn of the struggles, determination, and perseverance that Angela has experienced in her journey that have helped her in confronting cultural and societal limitations through innovative thinking and acting on her own best traits.Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 1::00 PM EDT In-Person Danny Williams - The Collins Center for the Arts: A Peek Behind the Curtain Limit of 20 - to register call Sheila at 207-659-1359. Leave your full name, phone number, and email address where the parking pass can be sent. Registration will be accepted in the order received. (PVSC members accepted before other college members.) Many PVSC members often attend the Collins Center for the Arts to enjoy musicals, dramatic presentations, the opera, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, lectures, and other events. Today we have an opportunity to peek behind the scenes to learn more about what goes into planning and hosting these productions. Danny Williams, CCA's Executive Director, will give participants a first-hand look into how a season is built and a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Along the way he'll introduce us to members of the CCA staff and discuss the cultural and artistic importance of the Center to the University and the community at large.Tuesday, August 23, 2022,  4:00 PM EDT (Zoom)Thomas Garrity, M.S. - Arson and Fire InvestigationIf 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 WoodsForest 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 ProgramAccording 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.