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! ( FMI or to reserve a spot, call, text or e-mail Kay Rector, 207-824-3333 (
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 /
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 carpool, or at the plowed parking lot on the north side of North Road, 4.4 miles west of Valentine.  FMI:
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:

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.