Friday, February 1, 2019

February Events

Postponed until Tuesday, March 26
Manufacturing History of Locke’s Mills
Local residents Blaine Mills and Will Chapman will present a slide show and narration on the history of manufacturing in Locke’s Mill from 1816 to the present. This Down Home Maine presentation is free and open to the public.


Wednesday, February 6
Pairs and Spares Dining Out

Enjoy an evening of food, fellowship, and conversation with your friends from WMSC
at Frank's Bar and Grille for a private party. We will order off the menu and have separate checks.  New participants are encouraged to join the "regulars," and guests are welcome! (http://franksbarandgrille.net/) FMI or to reserve a spot, call, text or e-mail Kay Rector, 207-824-3333 (kaymail3333@gmail.com)
Wednesday, February 6; 6:00 pm; Frank's Bar and Grille, Fall Line Drive, Sunday River. Snow date February 13.

Thursday, February 7
Atrial Fibrillation Revisited
Daniel van Buren, Cardiologist, returns to WMSC's To Your Health program to discuss the unique clinical features of atrial fibrillation in women, the ongoing myths about heart disease in women, and how these myths affect the use of certain diagnostic tests and procedures. Free and open to the public.  FMI contact Peter Musso (207-890-7034 / PJMJR@megalink.net).
Thursday, February 7; 4:30-6:00 pm; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel. Snow date February 14.


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

Sundays in February

Snowshoe Hikes on McCoy-Chapman Forest
Come and explore Mahoosuc Land Trust's newest property, a magnificent 500-acre parcel that has it all - river frontage, streams, cascades and views! Meet at Mahoosuc Land Trust's Valentine Farm at 1:45 p.m.to carpool, or at the plowed parking lot on the north side of North Road, 4.4 miles west of Valentine.  FMI: mahoosuc.org
Sundays in February; 2:00-4:00 pm; Valentine Farm, 162 North Road, Bethel.

Friday, February 15
Adventures Down Under

Jim and Jane Chandler traveled to Australia in October and will share their photos of nature and wildlife in Tasmania and Queensland. They will also share stories of Aboriginal experiences and photos of sites. Potluck supper at 6:00 (bring a dish to share), talk at 6:45. No admission charge.
Friday, February 15; 6:00-8:30 pm; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel.
 

Saturday, February 23
Owl Prowl
Late winter is nesting season for owls in the Mahoosucs and a great opportunity to see and hear these elusive birds. Join us for a quick review of the owls that live in our area, and then we'll head out to listen to the sounds of the night. If we are lucky, we will hear owls and maybe a coyote or two. Time and weather permitting, we will also visit McCoy-Chapman Forest. Bring a flashlight. Dress for cold weather and since trails may be icy, a walking stick or foot traction is advised.  FMI: mahoosuc.org

Saturday, February 23; 7:00 pm; Valentine Farm, 162 North Road, Bethel.

Wednesday, February 27
Community Supper

Come and join the people of the community for a delicious meal. No charge, all are welcome.
Wednesday, February 27; 4:30-6:00 pm; Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walker’s Mills Road, Bethel.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Down Home Maine: Manufacturing History of Locke’s Mills


Postponed until Tuesday, March 26

Local residents Blaine Mills and Will Chapman will present a slide show and narration on the history of manufacturing in Locke's Mill from 1816 to the present. 




Pairs and Spares Dining Out on Wednesday, February 6

Looking for an evening of delicious food (Italian and American), a big welcome, fellowship, and conversation? Pairs and Spares will be at Frank's Bar and Grille, Fall Line Drive, Sunday River, for a private party on Wednesday, February 6, at 6:00 pm. (Snow date is February 13.) We'll order off the menu and have separate checks at a restaurant that is normally open during ski season only on Friday and Saturday nights. New participants are encouraged to join the "regulars," and guests are welcome! Check out the menu at http://franksbarandgrille.net/. For more information or to reserve a spot, call, text or e-mail Kay Rector (207-824-3333, kaymail3333@gmail.com).

To Your Health Presents Program on A-Fib

“Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib): Everything You Need to Know and More” will be presented by Daniel van Buren, M.D., Board Certified Cardiologist, on Thursday, February 7, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel, downstairs hall. Snow date is February 14. The program is sponsored by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College.

Dr. Daniel van Buren
Dr. van Buren presented a similar program two years ago, which was very well received. To Your Health has had many requests to repeat the program and Dr. van Buren said he would be happy to discuss atrial fibrillation again. “It is a common diagnosis and some new therapies are available since the last talk.”

Bethel resident Dr. van Buren has been a part of To Your Health presentations during American Heart Month for the past six years. He is pleased to further educate his community about heart disease. In updating the program, he said, “We will discuss the most up-to-date medical and procedural therapies available to treat atrial fibrillation.”

Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal rhythm of the heart where the upper chambers do not work correctly because of abnormal electrical activity. It can lead to complications and serious heart conditions and increase a person’s risk of stroke. Dr. van Buren will answer any questions and have handouts available.

Dr. van Buren is Director of Cardiovascular Medicine at the New England Institute at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, NH. He is board certified in internal medicine, adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training in Brooklyn, NY. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

To Your Health is sponsored by WMSC as a community service with the collaboration of Bethel Family Health Center and MSAD#44/Continuing Education. The public is invited and admission is free. Light refreshments available. For more information contact Peter Musso (207-890-7034).