Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Upcoming event

Not a class, but a lecture

Check it out: could it get more interesting than volcanoes, the Nile, and ancient Egypt? Click the image to see the details.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Classes and events statewide

Classes and events . . .

. . . are happening all over the state through the Maine Senior College Network. All it takes is a little driving!

One of the advantages of membership in Penobscot Valley Senior College is the opportunity to join in on events, classes, and activities in other Senior Colleges. Downeast SC in Ellsworth, for example, is a short drive for many of us. Many of us in the Bangor area make excursions to Belfast and Mt. Desert anyway, so it's worthwhile to see what might be available in those SCs. 

There's never a dull moment when you're part of Senior College! Check out what's going on statewide in the Maine Senior College Network newsletter.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Classes are starting!

It's finally here--the week classes begin!

We hope you're all signed up and ready to go. But if not, call 992-0118 today! The catalog is here on our blog. It's time to get learning!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The fall catalog is out!

This fall, you can learn about everything from iPhone use to biotechnology, from funeral traditions to Maine wildlife to watercolor painting. And a lot more besides.


Classes meet weekdays beginning September 24, so now is the perfect time to become a member and choose a class! Everything you need to know, including a membership form, is in the catalog.

Come join the fun!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

It's a great time to be a senior!

Lots of good things are coming our way!

Most important, the fall course catalogs will soon be available to non-members (members' catalogs are in the mail). All the fun courses will be there for the taking, from Maine wildlife and family history to iPhone/iPad use and climate change -- and a lot more besides. We'll post the catalog on this site soon.

Meanwhile, there's the August 29 One-Day Event when we'll discuss citizenship and what it means in today's climate.

And, if you've signed up as a member, there's our wonderful lunch/meeting, which is really a big party. It's September 12.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Coming right up!

Events are in the forecast for the waning days of summer. Be sure these great member-benefit events are on your calendar. And if you're not a member, now's the time to sign up so you can take advantage of these events! Click the "Taking Classes" tab for all the info.

On August 29, Dr. Anne Pooler addresses a hot-button item: "Citizenship: A Community Conversation." 10:00 AM, Donald P. Corbett Hall, University of Maine. Registration is requied.

On September 12, it's our big party: members' Annual Luncheon and Meeting. Melissa Huston of Good Shepherd Food Bank will be the guest speaker. 11:15 at Spectacular Events Center. Again, registration is required. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Citizenship: A Community Conversation

One-day Event, August 29
10:00 AM, Donald P. Corbett Hall 105, Uof Maine
Dr. Anne Pooler

Citizenship is a dynamic, evolving right of individuals in the United States.  Each generation faces core principles, values, and responsibilities that define who we are as citizens.  We will take a brief “jog” through history to remind us of different groups who have sought citizenship and the circumstances that propelled their immigration.  Our conversation will focus on the concept of citizenship today with all its rights and responsibilities.

Anne Pooler retired as the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine and previously served as Associate Dean and a faculty member for many years.  Early in her career she was a high school history and government teacher.  She has served on multiple community boards and is currently Chair of Acadia Hospital Board and Chair of the Committee on Judicial responsibility and Disability.
This program will be free of charge and open to members and guests. Enrollment is limited to 40 so registration is important and members will be registered first.

To register please call 992-0118 and leave the names of participants as well as your email and phone number.  Acknowledgement by email or phone will be made approximately one week prior to the event.