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  • March 26, 2023 -- Breaking News :)
    Our Spring 2023 Course Term has begun. There have been many adjustments to courses, so be sure to review the ones you registered for.

    Listed here are updates to six of the courses. The other three (Aging in Maine, QiGong and Carnevale Film course) do not have changes. Check on the courses listings.

    Charles Dickens' "Bleak House" Course is full! Begins Mon. 10:30 AM March 27 and continues through May 1. Held at UMA-Bangor Campus Eastport Hall Room 135 (near the Bangor Airport off Texas Ave.

    Beginner Mahjongg - Course is full! Begins Wed. 10:00 AM April 26th and continues through May 17 Held at Dirgio Pines Inn Garden Room, Orono 

    Intermediate Bridge - Course is full! Begins Wed. 1:30 PM March 29 through May 3. Held at Dirigo Pines Inn Garden Room, Orono.

    Science Fiction and Politics Zoom course - Course is full! Begins 1:30 PM Wed. April 5 and continues through May 3 or 10 (optional) Classes are recorded and can be viewed for 2 weeks following each class.

    "Maine Lakes" course - Begins 10:00 AM Thurs. April 6 and continues through May 11. Held at UMA-Bangor Campus Eastport Hall Room 135 (near the Bangor Airport off Texas Ave.

    To the Shamrock Shore: An Introduction to Irish Traditional Music Zoom course - Course is full! Begins 1:30 PM Friday March 31 through May 5. Classes are recorded and can be viewed for 2 weeks following each course.

  • Welcome to the PVSC website!
    When you create an account with PVSC, you are part of a "HOUSEHOLD" which consists of 1 or 2 "MEMBERS".
    If you wish to take part in any offered classes, you must first register for a "MEMBERSHIP"  which will give you access to the Courses and One-Day Presentations. On the website, choose "Register" then drop-down to "Membership" and follow the instructions to add it to the cart, you can go back to "Register" and drop-down to "Courses" or "Choose Courses"

    PVSC, like so many non-profit organizations, depends on membership dues to help with our yearly planning of courses and events.  At this time, yearly dues from Jan. 1, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2023 remain at $25 for a single membership, and $40 for two people in the same household. 
    We hope you will have a long-time supporting membership with PVSC!

    If you are a member of one of the other colleges, just email Sheila at  and give your name, mailing and email address, phone, and the college your membership is with. She will adjust the PVSC membership fee so you can register for the course online. No extra membership payments! For size-limited courses, current PVSC members get first registrations, but feel free to check in for availability.

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Welcome to Penobscot Valley Senior College! We'd love for you to join us!

We are a non-profit organization of volunteers that offers a wide variety of educational opportunities to members ages 50 and older for their enrichment and enjoyment.  Don't let the word "college" scare you--there are no grades or credits, no homework, no tests, just a lot of knowledge and comaraderie to experience!

Through a yearly affordable membership fee that one-time only will be 18 months instead of 12! It will from July 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023 (and after that membership will run from January 1 through December 31 each year. With membership you may attend our free "One-Day" presentations and/or register for reasonably priced weekly 4-to-6 week two-hour courses. Depending on instructor choice and facility availability, courses may be held on  Zoom, and/or in person. Zoom technology has also provided PVSC the opportunity to link instructors and students who may live far from our geographical center in Bangor, Maine.

As part of the Maine Senior College Network (MSCN) members PVSC may also take courses at any other Maine Senior College simply by paying the course fees.  
If you have trouble registering for Courses be sure to review the How to Register for an Class page. Members of other senior colleges should call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail,com
so that the membership fee can be removed before registering online or mailing in course fees.
Thank you for your support!

Penobscot Valley Senior College (PVSC) is affiliated with the University of Maine Center on Aging and the Bangor Region YMCA and is part of the Maine Senior College Network, a program of the University of Southern Maine.   
We are one of 16 active Senior Colleges in Maine stretching from Fort Kent to Kittery.