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Western Mountain Senior College--Annual Membership

$25
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; https://www.maineseniorcollege.org/

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; wmsc@sad44.org

Between the Final Breath and the Final Rest

Free

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.

 

Estate Planning

$5

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

Wildflower Walk at Step Falls, A

Free

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. 

Cooking Crazy, Eating Wild!

$20

with John Reilly

Calendar May 15, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This incredibly popular course, inspired by a cookbook entitled The Forager Chef's Book of Flora by Alan Bergio, returns for another session. We will meet in my kitchen -- no foraging required in this course. I will find things or suggest things you can look for and bring to the class if you have them growing on your property or know a source. The recipes include plants we usually don't think of as edible, from dandelion greens to goldenrod and hosta shoots to milkweed pods. We will adapt recipes and use cooking techniques from around the world, from Italy to China, and the Middle East. Cooks and cook wannabe's of any skill level are welcome. If you are an expert, come and share your secrets. Each class ends with a chance to enjoy the fruits of our labor with a complete meal. Invite your spouse, a friend, or signifiant other to the final tapas class -- everyone brings a wild and crazy dish and guests are judges, handing out awards for "BEST ????"

BYO bottle of wine to accompany the meals if you'd like! 

Instructor: John Reilly

When: Wednesday's May 15-June 12 (five sessions)

Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Where: Reilly's kitchen

Tuition: $20

 This course is for members only. For more information on membership with Western Mountains Senior College and to become a member, please click this link: https://sad44.maineadulted.org/course/wmsc-annual-membership/

 

Remembering Charity in Your Estate Plans: The Dos and Dont's

Free
Calendar May 17, 2024 at 1 pm

There are many ways to support your favorite charity as part of your estate plans. There are effective ways and not-so-effective ways to do it. Before taking action, we suggest you consider WHAT you might give, and HOW you might give. This program will review some common and effective ways to support your favorite charities and also discuss some pitfalls to avoid. 

This course will be presented by Joseph M. Pratt, Senior Vice President & Senior Wealth Manager and Ruth Dunbar, Sneior Vice President & Senior Wealth Manager at Bar Harbor Wealth Management. 

When: Friday, May 17

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Where: Bethel Historical Society, Rovinson House reading room

This course is free and open to the public. Registration is suggested to you can stay informed of possible changes in time or place. 

Wildflower Walk at Step Falls, B

Free

with Lynn Zimmerman

Calendar May 23, 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 and before the summer crowds arrive. Be sure to bring approprate footwear, water and insect repellent. 

It is the perfect time to enjoy the many spring widlflowers and the waterfalls. 





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