Friday, March 30, 2018

April Events

Thursday, April 12
To Your Health: Distressed About Stress?
Ellen Crocker, retired psychotherapist, Wendy Youmans, yoga instructor, and Jewel Clarke, local musician, will present a program with ideas on how we can “de-stress.” Class participation is encouraged. Sponsored by Western Mountains Senior College, Bethel Family Health Center, and SAD #44 Adult and Continuing Education.
Free and open to the public. FMI: Rosabelle Tifft, 824-4053.
Thursday, April 12; 4:30-6:00 pm; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel.

Tuesday, April 24
Down Home Maine: Canoeing with the Cree

Registered Master Maine guide Polly Mahoney of Mahoosuc Guide Service in North Newry shares her experiences working with and traveling by canoe with the Cree of northern Quebec - what she has learned about “bush medicine,” setting fishnets, carving Cree paddles. This show will be a mix of personal experience, shared knowledge and beautiful images of pristine wild country. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 24; 7:00 pm; Alumni Auditorium, McLaughlin Science Center, Gould Academy.

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

Tuesdays, April 10 to May 15
Gardeners Growing Healthy Communities
A course for gardeners who believe that everyone should have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  This six-week training will improve your gardening skills and prepare you to participate in the seasonal effort to grow and share fresh produce with community members. FMI or to receive an application, contact Barbara 890-1626 or To download a flyer: GGHC Flyer
Tuesdays, April 10 to May 15; 7:30 pm; Valentine Farm Conservation Center, 162 North Road, Bethel.

Wednesday, April 11
Helping Parents As They Age
As our parents age, all sorts of concerns and issues arise.  Learn about health and safety issues, challenges you may face with communication, how to provide support, and how to connect with available resources - all within a supportive environment.  FMI: SAD44 Adult Ed at 824-2136, ext. 1340. Free, but call to register.
Wednesday, April 11; 6:00-8:00 pm;  Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel.

Friday, April 13
Oh, My Stars! Messier Marathon Demonstration 
Join star gazing enthusiast, Tom Hoffelder, for a night of enchantment. Tom has been looking through a telescope since 1974 and has seen 100 objects in one night. Cloud/rain date is April 14. Telescopes provided or bring your own. FMI:
Friday, April 13; 8:30 pm; Valentine Farm Conservation Center, 162 North Road, Bethel.

Wednesday, April 18
A Day in the Life of an Ocean Swimmer

Todd Siekman has been an avid swimmer his whole life. He began long-distance ocean swimming four years ago for two reasons: to support the Lifeflight foundation and as a means of recovering from brain surgery. He swims with four to 13 others, ranging from 13-69 years old, accompanied by up to seven kayakers. They typically swim from 1.5 miles up to 5.5 miles depending on the day, weather conditions and ability of the participants. Todd's talk is part of the Mahoosuc Land Trust's "Day in the Life" speaker series, which is sponsored in 2018 by the Norway Savings Bank. FMI:
Wednesday, April 18; 7:00-8:30 pm; McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel.

Wednesday, April 25
Community Supper

Come and join the people of the community for a delicious meal. No charge, all are welcome.
Wednesday, April 25; 4:30-6:00 pm; Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walker’s Mills Road, Bethel.

Friday, April 27
Open Mic Talent Night
Open to anyone – musicians, storytellers, comedians, poetry readers, dancers, hog callers – anyone! Sign up with Tom Davis at
Friday, April 27; 7:00 pm; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel.