Wednesday, November 28, 2018

WMSC Holiday Party Tuesday, December 4

 A social event not to be missed! Friends from WMSC come together for an evening of fun from 5:30-7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 4 at the Moses Mason House. Guests are welcome. Members bring appetizers and desserts; beverages provided by WMSC. RSVP to Lynne Zimmerman ( or 207-595-0780) and tell her what you will bring. In the event of weather an email announcement will be sent mid-day. Snow date is Thursday, December 6.

December Events

Tuesday, December 4
WMSC Holiday Party
All WMSC Members are invited! Bring a friend if you want. We look forward to seeing you as we gather in the coziness of the Moses Mason House! WMSC will provide wine, cider, soft drinks and coffee. Members are asked to contribute a ready-to-serve appetizer or dessert to share. RSVP by DECEMBER 1 to Lynne Zimmerman: or 207-595-0780.
Tuesday, December 4; 5:30-7:00 pm; Moses Mason House, Bethel. (Snow date Thursday, December 6)

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

Saturday, December 1
Table Rock Art Center Opening
Table Rock Arts Center's doors fling open for the first time at noon on Saturday, December 1. Original and notable works from a variety of artists in a variety of mediums are available. FMI:
Saturday, December 1; 12:00-6:00 pm; 162 Main Street, Bethel. 

Saturday, December 1 
Christmas at the Mason House 
Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home to experience our annual “Christmas at the Mason House” event. The first floor period rooms in the 1813 Mason House will be decorated in traditional 19th century style and lit by candles -- a once a year treat! Step back in time as you enjoy holiday music and refreshments. Free, but donations appreciated. FMI:
Saturday, December 1; 3:30-6:00 pm; 14 Broad Street, Bethel.

Sunday, December 2
Mahoosuc Community Band Winter Concert

Western Maine's community band presents its annual concert of popular and traditional music of the season. Refreshments following performance. Admission free; donations gratefully appreciated.
Sunday, December 2; 4:00 pm; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel.

Tuesday, December 11
Rotary Seniors Luncheon
Once again the Rotary Club of Bethel is having a holiday luncheon for all area seniors - a ham dinner with all the fixings prepared by The Good Food Store. Entertainment by students from the Telstar High School band. Doors open at 11:30.
Tuesday, December 11; 12:00 noon; American Legion Hall, Gore Road, Greenwood.

Thursday-Sunday, December 13-16
Miracle on 34th Street

The Telstar High School drama club, with assistance from the middle school, under director Andy Turner presents their production of Miracle on 34th Street. Performances at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday. Admission is free, donations gladly accepted at the door.
Thursday-Saturday, December 13-15; 7:00 pm; Sunday, December 16; 2:00 pm; Telstar High School Auditorium, Bethel.

Sunday, December 16
Living Nativity

One of Bethel's most beloved Christmas events. Watch as the nativity scene is re-enacted on the town common. Organized by the Bethel Alliance Church.
Sunday, December 16; 5:00 pm; Bethel Common.

Tuesday, December 18
Telstar Winter Concert

Please join choral and band directors Jen Bennett and Duncan McFarland along with their middle and high school students for the annual winter concert at the Telstar High School Auditorium.
Tuesday, December 18; 7:00-8:30 pm; Telstar High School Auditorium, Bethel.

Thursday, December 20
Yulefest Concert

Take in the sounds of the holidays during Gould Academy's annual Yulefest Concert, and watch as the school's band, chorus group, and student vocalists set the stage for a magical afternoon performance in Bingham Auditorium.

Thursday, December 20; 1:00-2:30 pm; Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel.

Photocopying Policy Change

by Jim Bebko

Teachers, facilitators, and those producing promotional materials, please take notice. With the changes taking place at the Bethel Citizen office, we will no longer use them for black and white 8.5x11 inch photocopying. We have made an arrangement with the Telstar Adult Education Office to use their copier. For larger size copies, posters etc. we will continue to use the Bethel Citizen, but be prepared to pay for the copies up front and get reimbursed.

As always, please respect environmental concerns and our budget limitations:
  • Plan to use double-sided paper wherever possible.
  • Instead of photocopying, consider forwarding some information to class members by email.
  • Try to minimize quantity as much as possible.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Senior College Players Dedicate Shows to Tineke Ouwinga

by Jack Kuchta

The Senior Players are dedicating this year’s performance to Tineke Ouwinga, one of the original members of the group. Tineke was always willing to take on any role, no matter how difficult or silly the part. Her creativity extended to directorial advice, costume design and even finding appropriate plays for the group. We all miss her, as will the audience members who watched her over the past twelve years.

Now about this year's plays. Lorrie Hoeh and Melinda Remington star as two charming Southern ladies in Griddle Cakes by Mark Rigney. Not to be outdone, Jim McClean and Ray Leghart face off across the checker board in Who’s Turn Is It by Philip Potak. Mariann Goff and Tim LeConey show what happens when government agencies collide in Spies by David J. LeMasters. And then Tim LeConey, Lorrie Hoeh, Ray Leghart, Jim McClean and Jack Kuchta show us what a great mystery writer Arthur Conan Doyle was in his The Dying Detective.

Performances are on November 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm in the McLauglin Science Center, Gould Academy, Bethel. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Come and enjoy the show!

Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner

Students from Telstar High School's National Honor Society invite all areas seniors to a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings.  The students host this annual event as their way of giving thanks for the senior citizens in our community. This year's dinner will be held on Sunday, November 18 at 12:00 noon in the Telstar High School cafeteria.