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Archive: December 2011

Please Join us for Trivia Night on Friday, January 13, 2012! [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) is pleased to announce our third annual Trivia Night at the Town Club on Friday, January 13, 2012.  This fun event, which raises money for LVGS programs, takes place at the Town Club in the Trust Building in downtown Sanford and includes team competition on trivia questions, delicious appetizers and great raffle items.  Trivia categories include geography, science, current events, literature, food, television and superstitions.  Raffle items include tickets for the Bruins, Red Claws, Seadogs, and Mainers as well as a hotel stay and Keurig coffeemaker. 

Tickets are $20 a person including appetizers.  Teams need 4 to 8 people.  If you don’t have 4 people, please call us and we will match you with others for a team. 

The doors open at 6 p.m. and the Trivia Game is 7 – 9 p.m. 

Please join us for an evening of lively competition hosted by emcee Marcel Blouin and catered by Above and Beyond!

 To register, please call the Literacy Volunteers office at 324-2486 or email


Posted by Ingrid Baily  on December 30, 2011 | Read more in: News

Focus on Adults for Workforce

Op ed in Bangor Daily News.


Posted by Cathy Newell  on December 23, 2011 | Read more in: Press clippings

Internet Connectivity Information [RSU 25 Adult and Community Education]


 for High-Speed, Broadband Internet Technical Assistance.

 The RSU 25 Adult Education program is your ConnectME source for information on how you can use Maine's expanding high speed, Broadband internet connectivity to help you meet educational goals, enrich your life, obtain health information, access governmental services and enhance economic and community development.  Contact our office and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high speed Internet for your civic or social organization.

 Look for this symbol in our catalog.  It identifies courses and workshops where you'll learn about high-speed internet connectivity.  This community education program is presented in cooperation with the Maine Department of Education and the ConnectME Authority.

Learn more at and check the speed on your internet connection.

 The MARTI project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestmet Act     State Broadband Infrastructure Program Award Number 23-50-M09062



Posted by Tina Monreal  on December 20, 2011

Karate [RSU 25 Adult and Community Education]


Enjoy yourself while learning self defense!  Increase your confidence, respect, mental and physical endurance.  Offered year round by Adult Education and the Bucksport Branch of Tracy’s Karate.  Karate is a great family sport with safety and health issues a top priority.  Experienced instructors. Give it a try.  You can’t be too old, too big, or too small. To register, contact Sensei Linwood Bridges, 8th degree black belt, 469-7416.  Ask about our Discount Programs!  This is an ongoing program and you may come to register at anytime.  Ongoing.

W 5-8pm with Sensei Linwood Bridges at JS $55 youth/$60 adult


Posted by Kathy Pelletier  on December 8, 2011

PVAEC announces new online course - Python 3.0 [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

Students will master the basics of Python as well as more advanced skills such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions. In addition, they'll explore unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries and learn to create Python programs with graphic elements including graphical user interface (GUI) objects.  

If your next question is, what is Python?, here's a link for you: , or register for the course here.



Posted by Kathy Normandin  on December 7, 2011

Winter 2012 College Transition Program [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Winter/Spring College Transitions Program. This program is designed for individuals looking to increase their earning potential by earning a two or four year degree. Any GED/High School Diploma-holding resident of Androscoggin County accepted to the program may enroll at no cost.

Designed to help students prepare for, get accepted to, and be successful in college, the College Transitions Program provides a comprehensive review of reading, writing, and math in a setting which simulates an actual college environment. Students who have been away from the classroom benefit from working in a college-style setting before enrolling in college. This transitional step saves students much of the time and energy that is typically spent adjusting to a new environment, and allows them to better focus on their studies.

Each semester, the course is specifically formatted to meet the current students’ needs. By the end of the course, students will have developed the study habits and time management skills that will work best with their individual learning styles.

Other obstacles unrelated to academics, such as the college application process, financial aid issues, and any logistical challenges unique to the student, will also be addressed in the College Transition Program.

Three sections of the College Transition Program are available: 1) Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am–Noon; 2) Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm; or 3) Wednesdays 9:00 am–3:00 pm. College Transition Program classes will begin January 10th and meet at the B-Street Community Center.

Applications are currently being accepted. Interested candidates must contact Elayne Bean at 795-4141 to schedule an advising appointment prior to registration.

For more detailed information and a full list of courses visit


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 2, 2011