Thursday, November 15, 2018

Classes for winter

Wondering how to get through a cold Maine winter without any PVSC classes? There's a way: take a college class! Mainers over 65 (or who turn 65 during the coming semester) can take a course free. No tuition, no fees, just whatever the textbooks might cost. Most of us audit the course--take it for no credit, so no grade. 

Worried about tackling a college class with all those young people? Forget it. Prof. Kay Retzlaff, former PVSC Board member and frequent instructor, suggests UMA-Bangor. It's packed with older students, who love the free and easy parking and student-oriented faculty. Kay sent along info about spring courses at UMA:

Click here for the course guide. Look under "Location" for "OnSite, Bangor" entries..

Click here for complete course descriptions, which begin about 2/3 of the way through this complete catalog.

Meanwhile, don't forget the One-Day Event on Maine's Working Waterfronts. See the post below this one.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

One-Day Event!

Maine's working waterfronts

Mark your calendars for December 6 at 10:00. Another of our hot One-Day Events is coming our way! 

This will be a discussion of an issue you're going to be hearing a lot about; it's been huge news in Boothbay Harbor and Bar Harbor, for example, right now. Whose needs take priority, those of the tourist-industry developers or those of the traditional fishing folks? How do local folks fit into plans for the working waterfronts? Can you build a new ferry terminal in downtown Bar Harbor? What uses best serve the population, and the planet, in the long run? 

Come hear expert Tom Groening talk about our evolving waterfronts on December 6 at 10:00. It will be in Eastport Hall on the UMA-Bangor campus.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

About climate change

Inspired by a class

A PVSC member, inspired by the class on climate change, passed this link along: what the average oldster (or anyone) can do, and learn, to help preserve our planet. 

We're always glad to post information that will interest seniors in our area!