Wednesday, August 30, 2017

September Events

Wednesday, September 6
Fall Term Registration Begins
We begin processing registrations at 11:00 am. You may drop off your registration form in the Telstar Adult Ed Office or send it by mail any time before that.
Wednesday, September 6; 11:00 am; Telstar Adult Education Office

Wednesday, September 6
Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper
Election of new board members, socialize with friends over dinner. Register for fall classes from 5:00-5:30.
Wednesday, September 6; 5:30-7:30 pm; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel

Thursday, September 21
To Your Health presents Elder Abuse: A Community Problem with Community Solutions
Elder Abuse is of growing concern throughout the U.S. today; here in Maine tens of thousands of older adults are abused each year. Betty Balderston, Elder Abuse Prevention Advocate at Legal Services for the Elderly, will share an overview of what Elder Abuse looks like, red flags to watch for, and resources that are available.
Thursday, September 21; 4:30-6:00 pm; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel 

Wednesday, September 27
Pairs and Spares Dinner Out
For our fall outing we will dine upstairs at the Sudbury Inn in Bethel. Please contact Kay Rector (207- 824-3333 or by September 20 to reserve your spot and choose your dinner selection. Newcomers welcome.
Wednesday, September 27; 6:00 pm; Sudbury Inn, Bethel

Thursday, September 28
Down Home Maine: Revealing the Mysteries of Autumn Color
Paul Motts, WMSC member and a recently retired National Park Service naturalist, explains how the broadleaf trees of New England dazzle us with the splendor of autumn colors and why this annual event occurs.
Thursday, September 28; 4:30-6:00 pm; McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy

The following events are not sponsored by Western Mountains Senior College, but may be of interest to our members. 

Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3
Bach Fest VIII
Video presentations on Saturday followed by three Bach cantatas on Sunday, all at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, NH.  Admission is by donation. FMI: Bach Fest VIII
Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3; 4:00 pm; Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham, NH

Wednesday, September 6
Lost Indian Tribes of Western Maine

Peter Stowell speaks about Native Americans who once lived along the Kennebec, Androscoggin, and Saco Rivers: who were they, how did they live, and why did they disappear by the time of the American Revolution? Presented by the Greenwood Historical Society. Potluck supper at 6:00 pm, all are welcome. FMI: 
Wednesday, September 6; 7:00 pm; Greenwood Town Hall, Main Street, Greenwood

Wednesday, September 20
Wonders of Umbagog
Lake Umbagog, spanning the New Hampshire / Maine border, is the center of an area abundant with wildlife. The lake and its surrounding forests, wetlands and rivers offer abundant opportunity for exploration, research and recreation. Come discover the wonders of this iconic lake with Ian Drew from the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge. Presented by the Mahoosuc Land Trust.  FMI:
Wednesday, September 20; 7:00 pm; McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel

Wednesday, September  27

Community Supper

Free community supper the last Wednesday of the month. All are welcome.

Wednesday, September 27; 4:30 - 6:00 pm; Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel

Saturday, September 30
Community Conservation Film Showing
Community Conservation, Finding the Balance Between Nature and Culture is a new film created by Mark Ireland of MI Media. This documentary, shot throughout four seasons, profiles four active land trusts in different regions of Maine, demonstrating their efforts toward conservation for all members of their community. Presented by the Mahoosuc Land Trust. FMI:

Saturday, September 30; 3:30-6:00 pm; Valentine Conservation Center, Bethel

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