Public Events Spring 2019

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.

"It’s a Pasta Party!"
Cathi DiCocoa, chef and owner of DiCocoa’s Marketplace in Bethel, will demonstrate how easy and inexpensive it is to make fresh pasta. She will explain how to make stove top lasagna and how to use left-over pasta in dishes such as pasta pie. Audience members will receive recipes and will be treated to a pasta tasting. For more information, contact Peter Musso at 207-890-7034. 
Thurs., Mar. 7; 4:30-6:30; West Parish Congregational Church. (Snow date Mar. 14)

The Stress of Aging – Growing Old Is Not for Sissies

As a follow-up to the To Your Health program last spring on stress, we will turn the spotlight on the stresses of aging. Growing old offers physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual challenges. How do we face them and still retain a sense of well-being and serenity? A panel will look at each of
these challenges and invite the audience to share their wisdom.

Panel members will include: Moderator, Ellen Crocker, M.Ed; Physical stress, Jane Chandler, RN, and Brie Weisman, OTR/L; Spiritual, Rev. Tim Le Coney; Emotional, Wendy Youmans, LCSW; and Socialization, Karen Reilly, ScD. For more information contact Peter Musso at 207-890-7034. 
Thurs., Apr. 4; 4:30-6:30; West Parish Congregational Church. (Snow date, Apr. 11.) 


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.

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 Mills from 1816 to the present.
Tues., Mar. 26; 4:30-6:30; Bethel Historical Society, Moses Mason House, 14 Broad St., Bethel. 

Nesting Eagles
This free lecture given by Paul Motts introduces you to Maine’s nesting eagles. It is open to the public and precedes the four-session course, Early Nesting and Returning Spring Birds Workshop (for details see Courses Spring 2019).

Wed., Mar. 27; 7:00-8:00 pm; McLaughlin
Auditorium, Gould Academy.

Step Falls Wildflower Walk
Lynne Zimmerman will lead a leisurely, easy, one-mile, round trip hike along beautiful Step Falls to identify wildflowers and enjoy the waterfalls. Be sure to bring appropriate footwear, water, bug repellent, and a camera.
Wed., May 22; 1:30-3:00; Meet at trailhead before Grafton Notch on Route 26.


Discussions of topics of general interest in an informal small group setting. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Free and open to the public.

Honor Flag
Donna Sheerin Gillis will discuss The Honor of the Brave flag which she has created and will be on display. Donna will describe how she conceived a healing quilt dedicated to American service veterans which has large pockets around the border for the 21 wars and interventions in which the United States has engaged. The pockets hold notebooks where folks can enter names, dates, and locations relating to each conflict. One corner of the flag is boldly decorated with a proud eagle while the dove of peace reigns on the opposite side. Please join us to learn more about this treasure.
Tuesday, May 14; 12:15-1:30 pm; Bethel Historical Society, 10 Broad St., Upstairs Exhibit Room.


MaineCare And Estate Planning

Have you done everything you can to protect your assets? Do you have a financial and healthcare power of attorney in place? Do you know how to protect your assets in the event you need long-term care? Join local attorney Martha McLean to learn what documents you should have in place for a comprehensive estate plan. Learn how to plan for long-term healthcare and protect your assets for the purposes of a MaineCare application. Topics will include how assets pass at death, how to protect your assets and make sure they pass the
way you want, end-of-life decisions, MaineCare rules, exempt assets, how to re-name assets so they are exempt from MaineCare, and Estate Recovery rules and long-term planning options.

This presentation is free and open to the public, and is suitable for anyone who wants to be better prepared to face the challenges of longterm care and the potential need for MaineCare.
Mon., Mar. 18; 4:00-5:30; THS Lecture Hall.