Public Events Fall 2018

The following events are free and open to the public.

Senior College Players Performances

Don’t miss these fun-filled evenings. See a different side of your friends and neighbors as they perform in this popular annual event. Free and open to the public. 
Fri., Nov. 16 and Sat., Nov. 17; 7:00; McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy.

To Your Health

Provided as a community service by WMSC in collaboration with the Bethel Family Health Center and MSAD#44/ Continuing Education. Free and open to the public. FMI contact Rosabelle Tifft at 824-2053.

Effective Communication Strategies
Peter Baker, LCSW, Program Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, will present this program that explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. The program includes video interviews with professionals who explain critical aspects of communication throughout the Alzheimer’s journey, and caregivers who share tips that have worked for their families.
Thurs., Oct. 11; 4:30-6:00; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel.

Down Home Maine

Our friends and neighbors demonstrate the rich and varied talents, skills, and adventures of the residents of our State of Maine. Free and open to the public.

Migrating Monarchs
Every September hundreds of Monarch butterflies past through our state on a journey of more than 3000 miles to the Sierra Madre Mountains near Mexico City. The migration is one of the greatest feats in the natural world, a journey that spans over four generations to complete. Join Naturalist Paul Motts for a chance to learn of the many challenges which face this light-winged butterfly on its never-ending journey for survival.
Tues., Sept. 4; 7:00, McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy.

Brown Bag Lunch Discussions

Discussions of topics of general interest in an informal small group setting in the Bethel Inn Library. We want your suggestions, which may center around current topics, fun activities, or regular classes that take place during the term - or even a class coming up in a future term. Maybe you have an even different idea! If you would like to coordinate a discussion group, Liz Wooley will arrange the logistics; please contact her with your ideas. Once the topic has been finalized, further information will be available on the blog. Stay Tuned! To volunteer an idea and your facilitation, contact Liz Wooley at: 

Why Buy Local Products?
Join us to hear why we should buy local products. Hosted by Bonnie Pooley, presenters include Velvet Hollow Sugar Works, Krazy K Soap, Laurie Bailey's goat cheese, Anna Sysko's baked goods, and Michelle Shutty's Fair Trade coffee. FMI and to RSVP:, 562-1089.
Thurs., Oct. 18; 12:30-2:00; Greenwood Town Hall (Route 26 in Locke Mills).