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  • Login to register for our second (free with current 20-21 membership) March One-Day Event on March 8th on Zoom. You may also call Sheila at 207-659-1359 or email to register.

    Monday, March 8th 4:00 PM
    Topic: Native American Studies 101
    Presenter: Dr. Lisa Neuman
    Dr. 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. 
    Dr. Neuman is currently Associate Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies at UMaine, and her research specialties are the history of Native American education, Native American art, stereotypes and representations of Indigenous peoples, the politics of Native American
    identity, tribal sovereignty, and 3D printing for cultural preservation.


    The PVSC Curriculum committee has finalized our Spring 2021 session of four-to-six week courses. All courses are listed on this website, and online registration is available March 1st, through March 15th. Classes begin the week of March 22nd. Please note that two of the courses have limited numbers. Email Sheila if you choose to register by mail if you want one of those two limited courses, so that a spot can be saved until registration is received. 

  • What if you can’t arrange your schedule to take Penobscot Valley Senior College (PVSC) courses and One-Day Events, or if the current offerings are not your “cup of tea”?
    • No worries! PVSC is part of the Maine Senior College Network (MSCN), of which there are 17 senior colleges affiliated with University of Southern Maine (USM).
    • As long as your PVSC membership (or other senior college membership) is current, you can register for any of the other colleges’ free offerings, or just pay their course registration fees, without having to repay other memberships! This works now, especially, since virtual learning courses have made it possible to “travel” to these other courses from the comfort of your home.
    • The link to the MSCN website is listed below. Just open the site, and click on "Find a Senior College." All are listed, with current offerings. You’re sure to find a course or lecture that appeals to you, and also means that each college can retain their independence, but not have to duplicate every subject offering.
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    Registration for PVSC 2020-2021 membership continues if you have not yet renewed. Membership is still $25 for single member, or $40 for two people at the same address. You will need a current membership to attend any of our 2021 free one-day zoom events, our upcoming spring courses, as well as being able to register for classes at another Maine senior college.


    Did you know that if you have a membership in another senior college (there are 17 in Maine), you may take PVSC classes without paying additional membership fees?
    At this time, you cannot register online, since our software requires a PVSC membership to register for a class. 
    Call Sheila at 207-659-1359 to register, and she will adjust the registration so you aren't charged for additional membership. PVSC classes are $30 each, but one-day events are no charge with membership. Or, you can always write a check made out to PVSC and mail it to: 
    499 Broadway PMB #274
    Bangor, ME 04401

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    Q: How does one register for One-Day events and courses?

    A: If you are a 2020-2021 PVSC member, just log in with your user name and password. Under "Register" drop to "Courses", choose any or all of the One-Day free events, or a four-to-six-week course. Fill out the information, and submit payment on the secure website.

    Q: If I don't want register online, what can I do?

    A: 1. If you have a current registration form, or, if it's a One-Day event with no fees, you can email Sheila at or call 207-659-1359. Leave your name, email address and phone number, and the Zoom event you wish to attend. 
    2. If registering for a course with fees, mail the form with any checks needed to PVSC 499 Broadway PMB #274 Bangor, ME 04401.
    3. If you need a current registration form, please leave your contact info and one will be emailed to you.

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    Our first Zoom hands-on music class, "Introduction to the Ukulele", which is offered on Wednesdays from Jan. 27th through March 10th, is enjoying learning different cords and songs from Paul Halvachs. We look forward to hearing more about the course as it evolves!

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