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Wednesday January 26, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    SYMMETRY with a PVSC Favorite- Bob Tredwell (Zoom Course) - SYMMETRY (Zoom Course)
If you look steadily into the face of your cat, you will see that there is an imaginary line that runs between her nostrils, between her eyes, and between her ears.  Every whisker and every stripe on the left side of the line matches a whisker and stripe on the right.  That’s symmetry.       Why does nature love symmetry?       What does it have to do with beauty?       Why do Muslims, who are forbidden to portray living creatures’ shapes, abstract their symmetry in art?  We’ll see where it leads---with Bob, anything can happen! If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college and you will receive information on how to register.    
 
Thursday January 27, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS (Zoom course) 4-week course starts January 27th Limit 24 members - CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS (Zoom course)
Have you been wishing for the opportunity to try a basic yoga class, but don't want to leave home? Or maybe you're concerned that the movements would be too strenuous for you? This is a wonderful chance to try a basic senior level, gentle, chair yoga class.  Melissa, a local yoga certified instructor will incorporate mindful breathing and meditative exercises with gentle seated and standing postures. The breathwork and yoga poses will encourage strength and flexibility in both body and mind. All levels are welcome.Materials needed: A sturdy chair (such as a kitchen chair or strong metal folding chairOptional: a blanket to be used on the chair                  yoga blocks to assist with forward folds (or large hardcover books or                  a large sofa pillow)4-week course begins January 27th. Class limited to 24 participants.If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college and you will receive information on how to register.    
 
Friday January 28, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    DISTURBERS of the PEACE: WRITERS on the OFFENSIVE (Zoom Course) - Disturbers of the Peace: Writers on the Offensive (Zoom Course)
Kay Retzlaff offers this course which will look at six early twentieth (late nineteenth) century American writers who wielded their pens for social change.Texts will be available online--no longer covered by copyright.Week One:     Mark TwainWeek Two:     Kate ChopinWeek Three:  Nella Larsen and Zora Neale HurstonWeek Four:    Charlotte Perkins Gilman and S. Weir MitchellWeek Five:     Ernest HemingwayWeek Six:       Wrap-up   This course has a limit of 24 registrants. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college. We wait two weeks before opening to other colleges. If there are openings, you will receive information on how to register.                         
 
Monday January 31, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Introduction to the Fun of Playing the Ukulele Part 2 Winter 2022 (Zoom Course) Limit 10 - Introduction to the Fun of Playing the Ukulele Part 2 Winter 2022 (Zoom Course)
This course is a continuation of the Part 1 held in the fall of 2021. Added are more chords, strums, and "tricks for easier playing." If you feel comfortable tuning the ukulele, and are able to strum and play several chords, it's a great time to join in to play and learn more. Having attended the Part 1 Introduction course is not mandatory. Lecture and/or demonstrations are followed by songs using that day's material which will be emailed to the student. Expectation is that students will un-mute their Zoom microphones, and play in order to receive helpful suggestions.Classes are relaxed and fun! This course has a limit of 10 registrants. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college. If there are openings after two weeks, you will receive information on how to register. Those who took the course in the past, who are from another college will have preference over other non PVSC college members.
 
Tuesday February 1, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    "Still They Remember Me": Penobscot Stories and Language in the 21st Century (A One-Day Presentation on Zoom) - "Still They Remember Me": Penobscot Stories and Language in the 21st Century (A One-Day Presentation on Zoom)
Margo Lukens will present a brief slideshow and talk about the (bilingual) volume of traditional Penobscot stories, "Still They Remember Me": Penobscot Transformer Tales Volume 1 that she recently published with Penobscot language keeper Carol Dana and USM linguist Conor Quinn.There will be plenty to learn and talk about on the topics of language revitalization, Penobscot traditional stories, and working to create a bilingual book--whether participants have had the chance to read the book, or not.If interested, the book, "Still They Remember Me": Penobscot Transformer Tales, Volume 1 by Carol Dana, Margo Lukens, and Conor Quinn, University of Massachusettes Press, 2021 is available online.
 
Wednesday February 2, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    SYMMETRY with a PVSC Favorite- Bob Tredwell (Zoom Course) - SYMMETRY (Zoom Course)
If you look steadily into the face of your cat, you will see that there is an imaginary line that runs between her nostrils, between her eyes, and between her ears.  Every whisker and every stripe on the left side of the line matches a whisker and stripe on the right.  That’s symmetry.       Why does nature love symmetry?       What does it have to do with beauty?       Why do Muslims, who are forbidden to portray living creatures’ shapes, abstract their symmetry in art?  We’ll see where it leads---with Bob, anything can happen! If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college and you will receive information on how to register.    
 
Thursday February 3, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS (Zoom course) 4-week course starts January 27th Limit 24 members - CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS (Zoom course)
Have you been wishing for the opportunity to try a basic yoga class, but don't want to leave home? Or maybe you're concerned that the movements would be too strenuous for you? This is a wonderful chance to try a basic senior level, gentle, chair yoga class.  Melissa, a local yoga certified instructor will incorporate mindful breathing and meditative exercises with gentle seated and standing postures. The breathwork and yoga poses will encourage strength and flexibility in both body and mind. All levels are welcome.Materials needed: A sturdy chair (such as a kitchen chair or strong metal folding chairOptional: a blanket to be used on the chair                  yoga blocks to assist with forward folds (or large hardcover books or                  a large sofa pillow)4-week course begins January 27th. Class limited to 24 participants.If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college and you will receive information on how to register.    
 
Friday February 4, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    DISTURBERS of the PEACE: WRITERS on the OFFENSIVE (Zoom Course) - Disturbers of the Peace: Writers on the Offensive (Zoom Course)
Kay Retzlaff offers this course which will look at six early twentieth (late nineteenth) century American writers who wielded their pens for social change.Texts will be available online--no longer covered by copyright.Week One:     Mark TwainWeek Two:     Kate ChopinWeek Three:  Nella Larsen and Zora Neale HurstonWeek Four:    Charlotte Perkins Gilman and S. Weir MitchellWeek Five:     Ernest HemingwayWeek Six:       Wrap-up   This course has a limit of 24 registrants. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college. We wait two weeks before opening to other colleges. If there are openings, you will receive information on how to register.                         
 
Monday February 7, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Introduction to the Fun of Playing the Ukulele Part 2 Winter 2022 (Zoom Course) Limit 10 - Introduction to the Fun of Playing the Ukulele Part 2 Winter 2022 (Zoom Course)
This course is a continuation of the Part 1 held in the fall of 2021. Added are more chords, strums, and "tricks for easier playing." If you feel comfortable tuning the ukulele, and are able to strum and play several chords, it's a great time to join in to play and learn more. Having attended the Part 1 Introduction course is not mandatory. Lecture and/or demonstrations are followed by songs using that day's material which will be emailed to the student. Expectation is that students will un-mute their Zoom microphones, and play in order to receive helpful suggestions.Classes are relaxed and fun! This course has a limit of 10 registrants. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college. If there are openings after two weeks, you will receive information on how to register. Those who took the course in the past, who are from another college will have preference over other non PVSC college members.
 
Wednesday February 9, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    SYMMETRY with a PVSC Favorite- Bob Tredwell (Zoom Course) - SYMMETRY (Zoom Course)
If you look steadily into the face of your cat, you will see that there is an imaginary line that runs between her nostrils, between her eyes, and between her ears.  Every whisker and every stripe on the left side of the line matches a whisker and stripe on the right.  That’s symmetry.       Why does nature love symmetry?       What does it have to do with beauty?       Why do Muslims, who are forbidden to portray living creatures’ shapes, abstract their symmetry in art?  We’ll see where it leads---with Bob, anything can happen! If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college and you will receive information on how to register.    
 
Thursday February 10, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS (Zoom course) 4-week course starts January 27th Limit 24 members - CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS (Zoom course)
Have you been wishing for the opportunity to try a basic yoga class, but don't want to leave home? Or maybe you're concerned that the movements would be too strenuous for you? This is a wonderful chance to try a basic senior level, gentle, chair yoga class.  Melissa, a local yoga certified instructor will incorporate mindful breathing and meditative exercises with gentle seated and standing postures. The breathwork and yoga poses will encourage strength and flexibility in both body and mind. All levels are welcome.Materials needed: A sturdy chair (such as a kitchen chair or strong metal folding chairOptional: a blanket to be used on the chair                  yoga blocks to assist with forward folds (or large hardcover books or                  a large sofa pillow)4-week course begins January 27th. Class limited to 24 participants.If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college and you will receive information on how to register.    
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Gender Matters: Gender and Sexuality Discussion (A One-Day Presentation on Zoom) - Gender Matters: Gender and Sexuality Presentation and Discussion
This presentation "Gender Matters" includes a presentation on major issues of today in  gender studies and sexuality, followed by a discussion in which participants will be able to ask related questions. Some of the terms and topics that will be covered include:      pronouns      gender vs. sex      lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, and queer sexualities      nonbinary, genderqueer, trans, trans femme, and trans masc  gender identities  The presentation incorporates elements of the safe zone project and will explore how to foster productive discussions surrounding gender and how to navigate pronoun usage. Participants are encouraged to email smksenior2020@gmail.com in advance with any questions they'd like to have discussed. 
 
Friday February 11, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    DISTURBERS of the PEACE: WRITERS on the OFFENSIVE (Zoom Course) - Disturbers of the Peace: Writers on the Offensive (Zoom Course)
Kay Retzlaff offers this course which will look at six early twentieth (late nineteenth) century American writers who wielded their pens for social change.Texts will be available online--no longer covered by copyright.Week One:     Mark TwainWeek Two:     Kate ChopinWeek Three:  Nella Larsen and Zora Neale HurstonWeek Four:    Charlotte Perkins Gilman and S. Weir MitchellWeek Five:     Ernest HemingwayWeek Six:       Wrap-up   This course has a limit of 24 registrants. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college. We wait two weeks before opening to other colleges. If there are openings, you will receive information on how to register.                         
 
Monday February 14, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Introduction to the Fun of Playing the Ukulele Part 2 Winter 2022 (Zoom Course) Limit 10 - Introduction to the Fun of Playing the Ukulele Part 2 Winter 2022 (Zoom Course)
This course is a continuation of the Part 1 held in the fall of 2021. Added are more chords, strums, and "tricks for easier playing." If you feel comfortable tuning the ukulele, and are able to strum and play several chords, it's a great time to join in to play and learn more. Having attended the Part 1 Introduction course is not mandatory. Lecture and/or demonstrations are followed by songs using that day's material which will be emailed to the student. Expectation is that students will un-mute their Zoom microphones, and play in order to receive helpful suggestions.Classes are relaxed and fun! This course has a limit of 10 registrants. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college. If there are openings after two weeks, you will receive information on how to register. Those who took the course in the past, who are from another college will have preference over other non PVSC college members.
 
Tuesday February 15, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    UNDERSTANDING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS in CENTRAL MAINE ( A One-Day Presentation on Zoom) - Zoom One-Day Presentation: "Understanding Youth Homelessness in Central Maine"
This Zoom presentation, featuring Sean Scovil, will provide an overview of youth homelessness in Maine in 2021. Discussion includes: underlying causes of youth homelessness, common challenges faced by youth experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, the consequences of stigma, and strategies known to be effective in  helping youth become 'reconnected' to their communities.This presentation is free with your current PVSC membership. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college so the membership fee can be adjusted.
 
Wednesday February 16, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    SYMMETRY with a PVSC Favorite- Bob Tredwell (Zoom Course) - SYMMETRY (Zoom Course)
If you look steadily into the face of your cat, you will see that there is an imaginary line that runs between her nostrils, between her eyes, and between her ears.  Every whisker and every stripe on the left side of the line matches a whisker and stripe on the right.  That’s symmetry.       Why does nature love symmetry?       What does it have to do with beauty?       Why do Muslims, who are forbidden to portray living creatures’ shapes, abstract their symmetry in art?  We’ll see where it leads---with Bob, anything can happen! If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college and you will receive information on how to register.    
 
Thursday February 17, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS (Zoom course) 4-week course starts January 27th Limit 24 members - CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS (Zoom course)
Have you been wishing for the opportunity to try a basic yoga class, but don't want to leave home? Or maybe you're concerned that the movements would be too strenuous for you? This is a wonderful chance to try a basic senior level, gentle, chair yoga class.  Melissa, a local yoga certified instructor will incorporate mindful breathing and meditative exercises with gentle seated and standing postures. The breathwork and yoga poses will encourage strength and flexibility in both body and mind. All levels are welcome.Materials needed: A sturdy chair (such as a kitchen chair or strong metal folding chairOptional: a blanket to be used on the chair                  yoga blocks to assist with forward folds (or large hardcover books or                  a large sofa pillow)4-week course begins January 27th. Class limited to 24 participants.If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college and you will receive information on how to register.    
 
Friday February 18, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    DISTURBERS of the PEACE: WRITERS on the OFFENSIVE (Zoom Course) - Disturbers of the Peace: Writers on the Offensive (Zoom Course)
Kay Retzlaff offers this course which will look at six early twentieth (late nineteenth) century American writers who wielded their pens for social change.Texts will be available online--no longer covered by copyright.Week One:     Mark TwainWeek Two:     Kate ChopinWeek Three:  Nella Larsen and Zora Neale HurstonWeek Four:    Charlotte Perkins Gilman and S. Weir MitchellWeek Five:     Ernest HemingwayWeek Six:       Wrap-up   This course has a limit of 24 registrants. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college. We wait two weeks before opening to other colleges. If there are openings, you will receive information on how to register.                         
 
Monday February 21, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Introduction to the Fun of Playing the Ukulele Part 2 Winter 2022 (Zoom Course) Limit 10 - Introduction to the Fun of Playing the Ukulele Part 2 Winter 2022 (Zoom Course)
This course is a continuation of the Part 1 held in the fall of 2021. Added are more chords, strums, and "tricks for easier playing." If you feel comfortable tuning the ukulele, and are able to strum and play several chords, it's a great time to join in to play and learn more. Having attended the Part 1 Introduction course is not mandatory. Lecture and/or demonstrations are followed by songs using that day's material which will be emailed to the student. Expectation is that students will un-mute their Zoom microphones, and play in order to receive helpful suggestions.Classes are relaxed and fun! This course has a limit of 10 registrants. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college. If there are openings after two weeks, you will receive information on how to register. Those who took the course in the past, who are from another college will have preference over other non PVSC college members.
 
Wednesday February 23, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    SYMMETRY with a PVSC Favorite- Bob Tredwell (Zoom Course) - SYMMETRY (Zoom Course)
If you look steadily into the face of your cat, you will see that there is an imaginary line that runs between her nostrils, between her eyes, and between her ears.  Every whisker and every stripe on the left side of the line matches a whisker and stripe on the right.  That’s symmetry.       Why does nature love symmetry?       What does it have to do with beauty?       Why do Muslims, who are forbidden to portray living creatures’ shapes, abstract their symmetry in art?  We’ll see where it leads---with Bob, anything can happen! If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college and you will receive information on how to register.    
 
Friday February 25, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    DISTURBERS of the PEACE: WRITERS on the OFFENSIVE (Zoom Course) - Disturbers of the Peace: Writers on the Offensive (Zoom Course)
Kay Retzlaff offers this course which will look at six early twentieth (late nineteenth) century American writers who wielded their pens for social change.Texts will be available online--no longer covered by copyright.Week One:     Mark TwainWeek Two:     Kate ChopinWeek Three:  Nella Larsen and Zora Neale HurstonWeek Four:    Charlotte Perkins Gilman and S. Weir MitchellWeek Five:     Ernest HemingwayWeek Six:       Wrap-up   This course has a limit of 24 registrants. If you are a member of another senior college, email smksenior2020@gmail.com and leave your name, email, phone number, and the name of your college. We wait two weeks before opening to other colleges. If there are openings, you will receive information on how to register.