The basic four evening (8 hour + exam) course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of safe boating and to qualify for certification in most states that require boating education before operating a watercraft. Coverage includes safety equipment, trip planning, navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, and knots and lines. The information is useful for users of all sorts of watercraft (power, sail, paddle) and for both ocean and freshwater boating. The course includes an examination. An optional Part II course extension ( two weeks, four hours) introduces students to navigation and the use of charts - important information on determining where you are and how to go where you wish to go safely. Part II requires no homework or exam. Students who wish to continue through Part II may wish to purchase a course plotter ($7.50) and dividers ($15), although these are not necessary. Course tuition is $41 which includes the price of the student manual ($26) which may be shared. For students who wish to share, just add $15 per registration. Please bring a pen and paper to class. FMI contact instructor and Power Squadron member Dan Seneca at 564-7369
Have you been exposed to the French language already, but want to improve or refresh your skills? If you have a good French speaking base, then this is the class for you! Required textbook is “Learn French the Fast and Fun Way”. Purchase your own from Amazon (third edition or newer), or buy a used copy from PVAEC for $10. Instructor Brigitte Gidman was born in the Southwest of France where she lived for 25 years. She is passionate about sharing her French heritage and language.
This class will introduce the fundamentals of the French language starting with proper pronunciation from a native speaker. It will then progress to basic dialogue. Required textbook is “Learn French the Fast and Fun Way”. Purchase your own from Amazon (third edition or newer), or buy a used copy from PVAEC for $10. Instructor Brigitte Gidman was born in the Southwest of France where she lived for 25 years. She is passionate about sharing her French heritage and language.
Tai Chi Chih, called “joy through movement”, is a relaxing meditation consisting of 19 gentle movements in a standing or sitting position. Tai Chi Chih originator Justin Stone recommends daily Tai Chi Chih practice “to achieve heightened energy, serenity and health, longevity, and weight and blood pressure control.” At the end of these sessions you will be prepared to include Tai Chi Chih practice as part of daily life to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual balance. You are most welcome to join us if you have practiced Tai Chi Chih and could benefit from a refresher.
Can you knit and purl? Then you can double knit using just one needle to cast on! Together we’ll create your own personalized design for a thick, sturdy, reversible pot holder, hot pad, coaster, or scarf in two or more colors. You can draw your design with paper and pencil or with an electronic tablet. Your double knit project will be elegant with four fully integrated smooth sides. We’ll also learn an incredibly fast and easy way to double knit using one color. Bring with you: 1) yarn of your choice, two colors; 2) two needles of any size to create the tension you like (or one straight needle and one circular or long loop needle).