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New MORNING Yoga class added [York Adult & Community Education]

We have added a new morning Yoga class to the website for the winter. "Yoga for Everybody" will be held on Thursdays, 11 a.m. to Noon starting January 8th, at Cider Hill Yoga on Route 91.

To register click here or call York Adult Ed. at 363.7922.


Posted by Andrea Winslow  on October 30, 2014 | Read more in: Events

PVAEC Introduces Quarterly Newsletter! [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]




Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 29, 2014

ESL student, Mei Chen's story about her journey to the United States [Gorham Adult Education]

I want to share this beautiful story written by Mei Chen, a student at Gorham Adult Education and a new American citizen.  After I read her story, I asked her more about why she came to this country. Like so many immigrants, she followed family members.  She was the last of her family to come to the United States.  Her story about Gaungzhou speaks to the connection that very frequently remains between immigrants and their native country. 

Thank you for taking a minute to read Mei's story, Kate Rotroff, Director of Gorham Adult Education

Mei Chen's journey to the United States, in her own words...Guangzhou-3_Meis_Story.pdf


Posted by Barbara Quinn-Gagnon  on October 23, 2014

Instructors Wanted! [Auburn Adult and Community Education]

Do you have a talent, hobby, or interest that you would like to share with others?

Call AACE program today at 333-6661 to set up an appointment on "How to become an Instructor." 

We will help you develop your idea into a class for the community to enjoy.


Posted by Earlene Fraser  on October 23, 2014

It's Not too Late to Sign up for "Shopping Extravaganza" trip [MSAD #11 Adult Education]

Don't miss this shopping extravaganza on November 14! We're going to Salem, New Hampshire for the 19th annual New England Craft and Specialty Food Fair. Over 250 of the region’s finest craftsmen and women will display and sell their arts, crafts, and specialty foods. After lunch at the show, a full afternoon of shopping awaits in tax free Nashua, NH where major thoroughfares (as well as the downtown area) are lined with all sorts of shopping opportunities. Bring your “shop until you drop” attitude because there’s more to do at the Merrimack Premium Outlets in the early evening. Plan to have dinner at one of the eateries in the outlet area before our 8:00 pm departure. Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation and craft fair ticket. All meals are on your own.

Click here to sign up.

Pick up locations
Waterville: 7:00 a.m. at Elm Plaza parking lot
Gardiner: 7:45 a.m. at Hannaford parking lot

Return timeGardiner: 10:45 p.m.
Waterville: 11:30  p.m.



Posted by Diann Bailey  on October 22, 2014 | Read more in: Events and News

PVAEC holds Pinning Ceremony October 15, 2014 [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

 PVAEC held a CNA Pinning Ceremony to our most recent class of CNA graduates on October 15, 2014 at our offices in Dover-Foxcroft. 

Congratulations to all our graduates!

CNA Grads Fall 2014

Pictured L to R: Front Row: CNA Instructor, Nancy Hoskins

Back Row: Kelli Jo Dodge, Raquel McEwen, Jason Brown, Naomi Torrey, April Walker, and Casandra Stratton



Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 21, 2014

PVAEC AND TCTC OFFER CDL-B TRAINING FOR ADULTS [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]


PVAEC and TCTC are offering a 10 week course to prepare you for written and road tests for your CDL-B. The classes will be held at PVAEC Learning Center in Dexter. Class will meet for 10 Saturdays from 8am to 5pm, starting December 6, 2014 and ending February 7, 2015.

Classes will include desk work and behind the wheel training.

There will be a pre-employment/pre-start drug test, and a DOT physical. The costs for these tests are included in the tuition of $2,800.00.

Call 564-6525 today to schedule your registration appointment. Class size is limited, so don't delay -call today!


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 21, 2014 | Read more in: News

January CNA class [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]

It's not to early to start planning for your CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) career. Get a jump start to guarantee your interview for the January class. Call Donna Kusheba in the Adult Education office for more information. at: 207-743-8842, option 1.


Posted by Donna Marshall  on October 21, 2014

Calling All Artists [MSAD #11 Adult Education]

Whether you work in oil, acrylics, or watercolors, join us! All levels of painting abilities are welcome to our open studio class which begins October 30th.Through sharing knowledge, techniques, and methods amongst a group of peers, you gain ideas and tricks of the trade to develop as an artist. Through critiquing, we will learn to see through the eyes of another person. This will help us to honestly evaluate our own work and expand our own vision, understanding, skill and experience. This six week class meets from 6:00-8:00 pm at Gardiner High School. Cost is $59.00. Register at or call 582-3774 for more information.


Posted by Diann Bailey  on October 17, 2014 | Read more in: Events

Explore Italy at Gardiner Adult Education [MSAD #11 Adult Education]

Italy is absolutely fabulous! Join three recent travelers and learn why this is a country that visitors return to again and again. We'll explore Florence, Rome, and the hill towns of Tuscany through slides and stories. Learn about the culture (italians have an extended lunch break), the history (those Romans sure knew how to build things), the food (can you say ribollita) and discover why there's a photograph around every corner. We'll provide tips and travel resources and some italian dessert! Don't miss the fun. Location: Gardiner High School, Room 127 Date: Wednesday  10/29/2014  Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Registration fee: $5.00 Register online at or call 582-3774 for more information.


Posted by Diann Bailey  on October 17, 2014 | Read more in: Events