Saturday, July 4, 2020

Variety Show


Happy 4th of July! Maybe the barbecues and fireworks are in short supply, but there’s excitement ahead!

PVSC’s Variety Show, a series of one-hour Zoom presentations on a fascinating range of topics, starts Wednesday, the 8th, and there are still seats left.

One sign-up gets you any or all of 8 weeks’ worth, every Wednesday at 4:00. Check out the delicious choices on our website:
https://pvsc.myrec.com/info/default.aspx

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

At-home learning just got lots better!

PVSC's free, innovative summer series is in place on our website, where you can register for any or all of the following. Click the images for information about each.

*Beginning July 8: The PVSC Variety Show, with speakers on fascinating topics, sort of like a mini-mini-course. One hour/week on Wednesdays at 4:00.



* July 10: A virtual tour of UMaine's Food Science Innovation Center, which finds new ways to use Maine food products. Learn about everything from cheese pressing to blast freezing.



* Beginning July 16: Short Stories for Our Time, a book-group-style discussion of short stories. One hour per week on Thursdays at 4:00.



Programs are free, but you must register to get a Zoom link. Details are on our website: http://www.penobscotvalleyseniorcollege.org. Click "Register," then "Courses."

Friday, June 19, 2020

And now for something completely different . . .

Big announcement!

To help us keep learning through the rest of the summer, PVSC is proud to announce two new, FREE Zoom series, beginning in July:

  • The PVSC Variety Show, one-hour mini-mini-classes on hot topics: Maine's Bicentennial, German POW camps in Maine, waves and beaches, what the Bible doesn't say, and more. Wednesdays at 4:00, beginning July 8.
  • Short Stories for our Time, book-group-style discussions of stories by contemporary authors. Thursdays at 4:00, beginning July 16.
Details will appear here and on our website shortly. Meanwhile, check in on friends who may be interested but aren't computer-savvy. Perhaps you can find a way to team up with them (safely, of course). 

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Recap #3

It's almost time to stop posting these resources for learning at home and move on to something else. Like two exciting series we've put together for you: a lecture series and a short story discussion series! Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, here are a few more "best of the best" at-home learning resources:


Friday, June 12, 2020

More recap

Continuing with a few of our favorites from the long list of at-home learning suggestions:

Fastest way to know what to watch streaming:
https://www.timeout.com/

Best local resource lists:

Thursday, June 4, 2020

At-home learning recap

This begins our "the best of the best" list, culled from well over 100 suggestions for at-home learning we've been posting since March.

NY Times free newsletters
Daily news and features in your inbox. Especially helpful: the coronoavirus newsletter. Your email program might need to train itself to recognize these as legit; at first they may appear in your junk mail folder, so be checking after you sign up.
https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters

Collins Center: performing arts listings
One of the best ways to know what available both from local musicians/performers and nationally, your trusty local Collins Center for the Arts maintains a terrific list.
https://www.collinscenterforthearts.com/

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

At-home learning #65

We've reached a milestone: 65 posts about ways to learn at home. The well is beginning to run dry in terms of new resources. Plus, PVSC is working on its own set of ways to learn later in the summer.

So the next few posts will be recaps of some of the most useful things we've found in our 65-day journey through these strange times. That way you don't have to scroll back forever to find something to do today.

Meanwhile, you can support local arts by getting tickets to New Surry Theatre's streaming production of "The Laramie Project," about the murder of Mathew Shepard. The Theatre calls it "a stunningly honest and provoking dive into prejudice, the complexity of our understanding of one another, community, and what we mean to each other." Actors perform from their homes.
https://www.newsurrytheatre.org/upcoming-shows