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Tuesday March 2, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    PVSC ONE-DAY EVENT: EXPLORING MAINE'S LUMBERING HISTORY at the MAINE FOREST and LOGGING MUSEUM - Exploring Maine's Lumbering History at the Maine Forest and Logging Museu,
PVSC ONE-DAY EVENT ON ZOOM: TUESDAY MARCH 2, 2021 4:00- 5:30 PMEXPLORING MAINE'S LUMBERING HISTORY at the MAINE FOREST and LOGGING MUSEUMMaine was the lumber capital of the world in the 1800's. In this presentation, we will explore this fascinating time by looking at living history demonstrations at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, using photos and movies. Some of the unique features of the museum include a working water-powered sawmill and wood-fired Lombard steam log hauler built in Maine. This museum is off the grid and offers an example of a more sustainable lifestyle as well as highlighting the innovative character of Mainers.
 
Wednesday March 3, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Introduction to the Ukulele - Six-week course - Introduction to the Ukulele
Welcome to any Senior who has always wanted to play the ukulele! This is a first-time PVSC Zoom course that offers basic hands-on introduction to playing the ukulele. Prior ukulele or musical experience is not required and music theory is minimal. Techniques for expected discomfort, including stretching, to make playing less painful will be discussed, so don't let arthritis exclude you from participating.Materials needed: Purchase or borrow a ukulele from Bangor Public Library, another local library, or another source; choose soprano, concert, or tenor (but not a baritone) ukulele.Downloadable handouts will be sent out through PVSC website, along with the Zoom link.Maximum class size is 20.
 
Monday March 8, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    PVSC One-Day Event: NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 101 - Native American Studies 101
Dr. Lisa Neuman will introduce the field of Native American studies and talk about some demographics of the tribes, regional differences and similarities across the U.S., with special attention to the Wabanaki tribes of Maine. In addition, we will consider how Native Americans are perceived and represented in the media and popular culture. The class will be interactive, and there will be many chances to ask questions. Map by Steve Bicknell, Courtesy of the Anthropology Department, University of Maine, Orono
 
Wednesday March 10, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Introduction to the Ukulele - Six-week course - Introduction to the Ukulele
Welcome to any Senior who has always wanted to play the ukulele! This is a first-time PVSC Zoom course that offers basic hands-on introduction to playing the ukulele. Prior ukulele or musical experience is not required and music theory is minimal. Techniques for expected discomfort, including stretching, to make playing less painful will be discussed, so don't let arthritis exclude you from participating.Materials needed: Purchase or borrow a ukulele from Bangor Public Library, another local library, or another source; choose soprano, concert, or tenor (but not a baritone) ukulele.Downloadable handouts will be sent out through PVSC website, along with the Zoom link.Maximum class size is 20.
 
Monday March 15, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Experimenting with Watercolor Spring 2021 - Experimenting with Watercolor Spring 2021
This course will provide an introduction to and/or a review of watercolor media and techniques.Participants will gain experience working with this entertaining and challenging media. The participants can be beginning students or those with some experience...we can adjust the projects to the needs of the individual. Participants will learn about watercolor basics and will practice a variety of techniques. Zoom time will be used for critiques and demonstrations and participants will have suggested assignments to complete.The first class will provide an introduction to paints, brushes, and paper, etc. Participants will be given some practice exercises to complete before the next class. Each class period will provide time for critique of finished work, questions and comments, and an introduction to the next project. My hope is that critique, comments, and demonstration will take about 30 -45 minutes - then the remaining time will be used for participants to work on the assignment for the week. I think that participants will be able to startthe assignment during Zoom time but will need to spend some independent time on the work also.Materials:Kal will go over materials during the first class. If participants want to gather things ahead of time, a list is included below. Materials can be purchased on line at Dick Blick or other art supply companies. If you are a beginner, someone you know might lend you the tools you need to get started.General suggestions:   1. A set of watercolor tubes (student grade is a good place to start - not too cheap or   expensive)   2. A few watercolor brushes (soft hair brushes-small, medium, and large)   3. Watercolor paper (pads of 140 lb., and a board to use to support the paper)   4. Palette - larger is more useful than smaller   5. Painter's tape is useful to hold down the paper while you work   6. Container for water, a sponge, paper towels, pencil, eraser, waterproof ink pen, etc.   7. Small bottle of liquid masque (if you wish)   8. Other items will be discussed as the class progresses
 
Monday March 22, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    The Current Supreme Court Term 2021 - The Current Supreme Court 2021
Once again, PVSC is honored to have Sol Goldman teach his informative course, and for the second time on Zoom.Donald Trump may be gone, but his impact on the Supreme Court (as well as the other parts of the federal judiciary) will last and last. How will the Supreme Court deal with questions such as these: What’s the correct test for the meaning of “free exercise” of religion? (Did Scalia get it wrong back 30 years ago?) Does the detention have to actually be successful to be a “seizure” part of the 4th Amendment? And how about these for return visits: Is the whole ACA unconstitutional? Does last term’s decision on the requirement for unanimity in jury verdicts apply retroactively? What exactly did the Court mean in 2012 when it decided that juveniles couldn’t be automatically sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole?  There are a number of cases about the administrative state: DOD, FHFA, PTO. Did I mention the whole NCAA anti-trust thing? Tune in (don’t drop out).
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Experimenting with Watercolor Spring 2021 - Experimenting with Watercolor Spring 2021
This course will provide an introduction to and/or a review of watercolor media and techniques.Participants will gain experience working with this entertaining and challenging media. The participants can be beginning students or those with some experience...we can adjust the projects to the needs of the individual. Participants will learn about watercolor basics and will practice a variety of techniques. Zoom time will be used for critiques and demonstrations and participants will have suggested assignments to complete.The first class will provide an introduction to paints, brushes, and paper, etc. Participants will be given some practice exercises to complete before the next class. Each class period will provide time for critique of finished work, questions and comments, and an introduction to the next project. My hope is that critique, comments, and demonstration will take about 30 -45 minutes - then the remaining time will be used for participants to work on the assignment for the week. I think that participants will be able to startthe assignment during Zoom time but will need to spend some independent time on the work also.Materials:Kal will go over materials during the first class. If participants want to gather things ahead of time, a list is included below. Materials can be purchased on line at Dick Blick or other art supply companies. If you are a beginner, someone you know might lend you the tools you need to get started.General suggestions:   1. A set of watercolor tubes (student grade is a good place to start - not too cheap or   expensive)   2. A few watercolor brushes (soft hair brushes-small, medium, and large)   3. Watercolor paper (pads of 140 lb., and a board to use to support the paper)   4. Palette - larger is more useful than smaller   5. Painter's tape is useful to hold down the paper while you work   6. Container for water, a sponge, paper towels, pencil, eraser, waterproof ink pen, etc.   7. Small bottle of liquid masque (if you wish)   8. Other items will be discussed as the class progresses
 
Wednesday March 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Restoration Ecology in Maine - Endangered Nature - Restoration Ecology in Maine
Weeks 1-4:Restoration Ecology: An In-Depth Study of three Restoration Projects in Maine, the American Bald Eagle, the Penobscot River, and the American ChestnutThis ecology course will explore the history of three very different restoration efforts in Maine: the Bald Eagle, the Penobscot River, and the American Chestnut.We will look at the factors leading to the need for restoration, the actions taken, who was involved, and finally, their success. If conditions permit, Mr. Owens will offer an optional field trip after the course ends, highlighting all three projects.Weeks 5-6:American Beaver: Effects on landscapes and North American History. This will be a power point lecture, which will show how the beaver is adapted to an aquatic environment.Avian Architecture and Camouflage: Birds Nests and Eggs. This lecture will show progression of nest building and adaptation of methods, materials, and locations for selected species that nest in Maine will be discussed.
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Everything Old is New Again - Relevance of Old Stories - Everything Old is New Again
Can 200 year-old stories still speak to us today? YES!Join us as we read and discuss four to six short lesser-known readings and poems from Jewish tradition. We will ask modern questions of these ancient stories and find meaning for our lives today.
 
Friday March 26, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Sexuality in the Greco-Roman World - Sexuality in the Greco-Roman World
This course will focus on the long history of sexuality in the Greco-Roman world. The course will be composed of six lectures and we will travel throughout ancient Greece and the Roman world in order to better understand how sexuality and gender roles affected, and in many ways, altered, society.Some of the topics that we will talk about include: the role of women, the Greek Hetairai, Marriage, Adultery, and many more.
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Introduction to Folklore: Genres - Introduction to Folklore: Genres
What is Folklore? How is folklore important or relevant to our daily lives? How does folklore help us understand ourselves and others? This course will explore basic folklore concepts and examine examples of folklore genres. We will seek to examine how folklore can help us understand and appreciate ourselves, our own communities, and those that might feel “other” to us as well. There will be lectures to ground the concepts, but this class will rely on discussion and readings between classes. Students will help shape the curriculum by selecting which genres they as a group want to focus on such as digital folklore, belief, legends, folktales, art, proverbs, and foodways.