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Our Classes

Walk the Halls at Telstar

Calendar Aug 30, 2023 at 3 pm

Don’t let the weather get in the way of your goals!

Come walk in the hallways at Telstar High School to keep moving year round!! Don’t want to walk alone? Bring a walking partner too! Just sign in at the Adult Education office.

This is a school calendar year opportunity on Mondays through Thursdays. When school is closed for any reason, walking will be unavailable.

Instructor: Self guided Map provided

When: 2023-2024 School year Monday - Thursday

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: Telstar High School

Tuition: $10.00 for the year.

Will run

Western Mountain Senior College--Annual Membership

Calendar Sep 1, 2023

Membership with WMSC covers membership cost for programs from September 2023 to August 2024. There may be an additional cost for specific programs. Serving primarily the over-50 population, with Associate Membership available for anyone over 18. WMSC membership grants access to courses at any of Maine's 17 Senior Colleges;

We offer: 

-A wide variety of regular classes, some with directed readings and discussion, others more hands on.

-No testing: participation is for the sheer joy of learning.

-Enjoyable and engaging members-only activities. 

Our Mission: To support lifelong learners in their quest for new knowledge and experience by providing a variety of programs and activities. 

Copies of WMSC By-laws are available upon request. 

For questions and more information, please email;

Between the Final Breath and the Final Rest


with Allidah Isles

Calendar Apr 16, 2024 at 2:30 pm

The Friends of Green Burial and the Western Mountains Senior College will be hosting a presentation on what happens between death and interment, including funeral arrangement options. Guest speaker will be Korey Mulherin, of S.G. Thibault Funeral Homes of Rumford. Q & A to follow. This session is free and open to the public. 

Registration is not required but is recommended so you can stay informed of any changes to the time and place for this class. 

Instructor: Emily Ecker

When: Tuesday, April 16

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Pottery; "Butter Dishes"


with Joshua Rysted

Calendar Apr 20, 2024 at 10 am

Hand built pottery class.

Don't you just love butter? It is so good to cook with and spread on warm bread. Butter is so wonderful that it deserves a fancy place on your counter! Get rid of that old plate with the chipped edge and come create your very own covered butter dish. Your finished project will be microwave and dishwasher safe and glazed in your choice of color. It will be ready for pick up approximately two weeks after class. No previous clay experience is required for this class. All tools and supplies will be provided by the clay studio. 

Full Course

Estate Planning


with Martha McLean

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 4 pm

*This course is Open to the Public

This course is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. 

Join Attorney Martha McLean for an Estate Planning Presentation. Topics include MaineCare planning, including protecting assets while qualifying for MaineCare, asset and income limitations, excluded assets, transfer penalties, and estate recovery. 

The Estate Planning segment of the presentation will include: understanding how assets pass at death, probate, and non-probate transfers, an explanation of wills and powers of attorney for healthcare and finances, the role of personal representatives, agents, and trustees and trust-based planning. 

This course is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Members may pay on-line, or cash or checks paybale to Western Mountains SEnior college (WMSC), can be paid at class time.  

When: Monday, April 22

Time: 4:00-5:00 P.M. 


Will run

Introduction to Breathwork


with TJ Farnum

Calendar May 6, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

An Introduction to Breathwork - How you breathe influences how you feel.

Lay essential foundations for developing a safe, effective home practice. 

Learn different breathing exercises (practice) and how to apply them in real life.

Guided breathwork practice each week .

This course can help you: 

- Reset and calm your nervous system

- Relieve stress & anxiety

- Restore quality sleep

- Improve attention & focus

- Increase energy levels

Please bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothing, and a light stomach. 

T.J. Farnum is a Breathwork Coach and a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

**Participants can attend all four sessions by registering now or drop-in attedance is also available at $15/session, payable at the time of the class. 


When: Mondays, starting May 6th, for four weeks.

Where: Telstar High School

Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuition: $60 

First Aid & CPR


with David Hanscom

Calendar May 14, 2024 at 5 pm

This class will take place on May 14th & 15th. 

This instructor-led class includes CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for adults, child, and infant, as well as AED (automated external defibrillator) and first aid. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and care for individuals in emergency situations including cardiac arrest. Emphasis will be on providing basic care until advanced medical care personnel arrive and take charge. American Heart Association CPR certification will be awarded upon successful completion of class requirements. First Aid and CPR cards are good for two years and meet the requirements for child care providers. This is a two night class with CPR on the first night.

Instructor: David Hanscom

When: Tues May 14th & Wed May 15th

Time: 5-9pm

Where: Telstar High School

Tuition: $75

Will run

Wildflower Walk at Step Falls, A


with Lynn Zimmerman

Calendar May 15, 2024 at 10 am

A spring favorite is back. A leisurely, easy, one mile round-trip hike along beautiful Step Falls. It is the perfect time to enjoy the wildflowers and waterfalls before the summer crowds arrive. Be sure to bring approprate footwear, water and insect repellent. 

 *This walk is also offered on May 24th from 10:00-12:00 p.m. 

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