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Western Mountains Senior College

WMSC--9/22 through 8/23 MEMBERSHIP FEE


with Kathleen DeVore

Calendar Mar 2, 2023

Our mission is to suppport lifelong learners in their quest for new knowledge and experience by providing a variety of programs and activities. Serving primarily the over-50 populations with an Associate Membership for younger folks. 

We offer a wide variety of regular classes offered fall, winter, and spring. 

One $25 annual membership fee, most courses are $20 or less, fees can be waived upon request, and you can take ONE class as a non member to try it out!


This Membership fee is covers September 2022 through August 2023.  

WMSC--Bridge 101; Beginners and Near Beginners


with Jen & Jerry Cohen

Calendar Apr 4, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This popular offering is back! A fun way to learn and remember the basics of bridge. Group discussion and play of the most popular and challenging card game in the world.

Jenn and Jerry Cohen, at their home

Tuesday for 8 weeks; 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

April 4-May 23


Will run

WMSC--Cooking Crazy, Eating Wild


with John Reilly

Calendar Apr 5, 2023 at 2 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The inspiration for the course is a cookbook entitled The Forager Chef's Book of Flora by Alan Bergio. We will meet in my kitchen with foraging outings as needed. The recipes include plants we usually don't think of as edible, from dandelion greens to goldenrod and hosta shoots to milkweed pods. Actual foraging will have to wait until things start ot grow. Until then, we will explore recipes and cooking techniques from around the world, ranging from the secret of creamy risotto, to homemade paneer, naan, and Chinese dumplings. Cooks and wannabes of any skill level are welcome. If you are an expert, come and share your secrets. We will not forage for mushrooms unless someone with real expertise in identifying mushrooms joins the class. Class ends with a chance to enjoy the fruits of our labor with a complete meal. 

Wednesday, April 5-May 24

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., 8 sessions

Full Course

WMSC--Crochet a Potholder


with Lucy Abbott

Calendar Apr 10, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

You only need to know how to crochet two stitches for this unique potholder, chain stitch and single crochet. This will make a great potholder to use or give away. It works up quickly and is inexpensive. Materials will be provided. 

Monday, April 10

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1 session


Will run

WMSC--Spinning Demonstration


with Lucy Abbott

Calendar Apr 12, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Ever wonder how sheep's 'fur' (wool) gets turned into yarn for your sweater or socks? We will show you how!!


Wednesday, April 12 at Telstar Rm 133

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Will run

WMSC--TYH: Spring Forward-Tune up for Spring


with Lucy Abbott

Calendar Apr 13, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Be prepared to learn mre about the health benefits of Tai Chi with Karen Reilly, Sc.D, how to live your best life with Healthy Bones with Ben Ellis, PT, DT, and the Joy of Music with Jewel Clark, professional musician. This promises to have the audience ready for spring. Karen Reilly, certified Tai Chi instructor, will explain how and why Tai Chi is an excellent form of exercise for any age and physical dondition. Sometimes refered to as mindful, moving meditation, Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise. The audience will be encouraged to participate in one of two easy Tai Chi forms. 

Ben Ellis is a physical therapist whoe priority is helping people regain function and decrease pain so that they can better participate in the activites they desire. His talk on bone health will include osteoporosis prevention and management, fracture prevention and maintaining an active lifestyle as we age. 

Jewel Clark completes the profram with her singing and yodeling as she inspires listeniner to sing along or "shake a leg". 

Will run

WMSC--Behind the Scenes; Birch Bog Cranberry Farm


with Lucy Abbott

Calendar May 12, 2023 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about the process of cultivating delightful, tart, organic cranberries! Tracyn and Steve bought the Woodward organic farm in 2020. They are committed to continuing and expanding teh tradition. Join WMSC for a behind the scenes visit to one of the only organic cranberry farm in Maine. 


Friday, May 12. 2:00 p.m.-3:30

Will run

WMSC--Afternoon Wildflower Walk at Step Falls


with Lucy Abbott

Calendar May 15, 2023 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

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

This is the same walk, offerred two different days. 

This afternoon is: Session I; Monday, May 15th. 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Will run

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