Club Westly

Club Westly - Your Place for Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning has numerous benefits including increased confidence, wider social connections, expanded possibilities in the workplace, and healthier minds and bodies, just to name a few.

Through Club Westly, you can take a class to learn for leisure, to stay relevant in the workplace, to keep your mind sharp or simply to fight boredom!

Pouring a glass of wineFeatured Class: Wines from Around the World

Broaden your knowledge of wine by joining us as we explore the foundations of different wine types. Each month you will taste your way through two to three different worldwide regions of the featured wine while discussing popular food pairings. Must be at least 21 to attend. Registration ends the Tuesday prior to class. Jill Kummer, Wine Educator, $25 tuition + $10 material fee.

  • Pinot Noir from California, Oregon & Givry, Burgundy
    PRDX 9037-50  Monday, October 4, 6-7 p.m.
  • Chardonnay from California, Chablis, & Macon
    PRDX 9037-51  Monday, November 1, 6-7 p.m.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California, Chile & Barossa, Australia 
    PRDX 9037-52 Monday, December 6, 6-7 p.m.

Fun with Friends

Bring your friends. Make some more. Discover new interests.

Broaden your knowledge of wine by joining us as we explore the foundations of different wine types. Each month you will taste your way through two to three different worldwide regions of the featured wine while discussing popular food pairings. Must be at least 21 to attend. Registration ends the Tuesday prior to class. Jill Kummer, Wine Educator, $25 tuition + $10 material fee.

  • Pinot Noir from California, Oregon & Givry, Burgundy
    PRDX 9037-50  Monday, October 4, 6-7 p.m.
  • Chardonnay from California, Chablis, & Macon
    PRDX 9037-51  Monday, November 1, 6-7 p.m.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California, Chile & Barossa, Australia 
    PRDX 9037-52 Monday, December 6, 6-7 p.m.

Join us for this two-hour fun overview of wines, and impress your friends with your new knowledge. We will discuss how wine is made, what makes a bad wine, wine regions of the world, and the predominant grapes from each region, basic wine labeling and bottle shapes. Jill Kummer, wine educator, $25 tuition 

  • PRDX 9034-50 Monday, October 18, 6-8 p.m. (remote)

If you've ever wanted to improve your stick-figure drawing skills, have we got a course for you. In a few sessions, learn the fundamentals of figure drawing such as recognizing lines of action, gesture drawing and how to capture measurements and angles to better proportion your figures and increase your drawing skills. Bring sketch pad ( minimum size 9 x 12), drawing pencils, kneaded eraser and pencil sharpener. Kyle Reidmiller, MFA, $45 tuition

  • RTSX 2164-01  3 Thursdays starting September 30, 6-9 p.m.

Do you enjoy tea? Then join us for tips on making herbal tea and herbal tea blends for both taste and specific purposes such as relaxation and de-stressing. Ellen Marsili, $15 tuition + $2 material fee.

  • PHSX 3045-50  Friday, November 12,
    9-11 a.m.
  • PHSX 3045-90 Tuesday, October 26, 7-9 p.m.
    (Westmoreland-Murrysville)

Have you ever wanted to explore a new creative avenue that's as simple as grabbing a cup of water and a few brushes? Handling techniques of water color paints used by artists and illustrators for centuries to create beautiful and whimsical works will be demonstrated. You will experiment with application techniques to create your own still-life painting. No painting experience necessary. Supply list will be emailed. Registration closes one week prior to start date. Kyle Reidmiller, MFA, $45 tuition

  • RTSX 9032-01  3 Thursdays starting October 21, 6-9 p.m.
  • RTSX 9032-60  3 Tuesdays starting November 9, 6-9 p.m. (Westmoreland- Latrobe)

This modern crochet class is a beginner's dream! We will cover all the basic stitches, complete multiple projects and learn many tips and tricks to become a successful crocheter. Projects include: boho wall hanging, cotton dishcloth, winter hat and a basic granny square. No previous experience required. Materials list will be provided prior to class start. Lauren Henschel, $60 tuition

  • CRFX 0030-01  6 Mondays starting September 20, 6-8:30 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to make a doodle or drawing of a loved one but felt lost from the start? Perhaps you wonder how artists throughout history managed to capture the likeness of someone on canvas or paper. Join us to explore contemporary and traditional methods of portrait drawing and learn the basics of how to draw the human face. Topics covered will include sighting measurements, using simplified shapes to construct complex forms and how to avoid symbolic drawing when attempting observational accuracy among others. Bring a sketchbook or drawing pad with your favorite pencils, erasers and a ruler as we block in the basics of portrait drawing. Kyle Reidmiller, MFA, $45 tuition

  • RTSX 6677-01  3 Thursdays starting December 2, 6-9 p.m.

Join us for an evening of Hungarian Easter Egg decorating. You will decorate an egg using the techniques, designs and traditions of different regions. No experience is necessary. You will leave class with an egg you decorated and a kit you can use to make more at home. Registration closes October 8. Timea Szep, $25 tuition + $20 material fee.

  • CRFX 3078-60  Monday, October 25, 6-9 p.m.

Are you ready for a new adventure? Bobbin Lace is a skilled craft with a tradition dating back hundreds of years. You will learn about the history while working through a series of patterns designed to introduce you to a new skill each week. A $25 deposit for tools will be paid to the instructor the first night of class, which will be returned when the tools are returned. Marion Warzel, $69 tuition + $10 material fee.

  • CRFX 0540-60  6 Mondays starting September 27, 6-9 p.m.
    (Westmoreland-Latrobe) (No Class October 11)

Create beautiful images from repetitive patterns in an easy to learn format. This fascinating new art form increases focus and creativity while providing a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally shift your attention. Additional Zentangle supplies will be available in class. Paulette Harvey, $12 tuition + $10 material fee.

  • RTSX 9900-01  Wednesday, October 6, 6-8 p.m.

Continue exploring your creativity with this intriguing art form. Learn interesting new tangles and be introduced to the Zendala. This will shift your perspective to fit tangle into dynamic shapes of a circular format. Additional supplies will be available after clas. Prerequisite: Zentangle. Paulette Harvey, $12 tuition + $10 material fee.

  • RTSX 9901-01 Wednesday, October 20, 6-8 p.m.

Take Zentangle to the highest level with Zentangle inspired art. Take all the tangles and put them together to make a beautiful picture of a Christmas bulb. Even if you think you cannot draw a stick figure, you can learn Zentangle and create stunning original art.  People of all ages and skill levels can create Zentangle art and have fun in the process! Paulette Harvey, $12 tuition + $10 material fee.

  • RTSX 9902-01 Wednesday, November 10, 6-8 p.m.

Do you love the Beatles? Interested in their history from famine to fame? Join us for this two-hour class that will delve into how the Beatles made history. Discuss how the Beatles changed the world of music as we know it, and how they have impacted you personally. Deborah Kazsimer, $10 tuition   

  • MSCX 0125-50 Friday, December 10, 1-3 p.m.

In this introductory course in Italian, you will acquire basic speaking, reading and writing skills while learning about Italian culture. Grammar, tenses, structure and conversation are included. Antonella DiFilippo-Petruccelli, $145 tuition + required textbook, 3.0 CEUs

  • LNGX 3060-R1  10 Wednesdays starting September 15, 6-9 p.m. (remote)

A continuation of Level I with an emphasis on speaking, reading and writing. You will build vocabulary through conversation while learning new verb tenses and grammar. The textbook is the same as level one. Antonella DiFilippo-Petruccelli, $145 tuition + required textbook, 3.0 CEU

  • LNGX 3081-R1  10 Mondays starting September 20, 6-9 p.m. (remote)

Food with Friends

Learn all the basics of cake decorating, including seven borders, 13 flowers, basket weave, lattice and transfers. The first session meets for only one hour to receive a material list and discuss supplies. Limit 12 students. Mary Lou Cinciripini, $95 tuition + $7 material fee.

  • FODX 0460-01  8 Tuesdays starting September 28, 6-8 p.m.
    (first class 6-7 p.m.)

Learn to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing. Students will learn basic icing techniques along with a few special techniques. All participants will take home a minimum of 6 different seasonally decorated cookies that they will decorate that evening in class. A supply list will be emailed.  Julie Jones, $15 tuition

  • FODX 7581-60 Tuesday, October 5, 6-8 p.m. 
    (Westmoreland-Latrobe)

Buttercream cupcake boquets make a perfect, unique gift or beautiful covered dish. Impress your family and friends with this fun and simple technique. No cake decorating experience necessary. A supply list will be mailed. Registration closes one week prior to start date. Judy DeWitt, $25 tuition

  • FODX 1020-01  2 Thursdays starting November 11, 6-8 p.m.

Potato, cheese and sauerkraut filled pirohi just like grandma made. You will leave class with a dozen pirohi you prepared. Deborah Moore, $29 tuition + $10 material fee.

  • FODX 6644-01 Tuesday, October 5, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Fitness with Friends

A program of continuous, non-strenuous movements designed to improve mental focus and concentration, relax and tone the major joints in the body, increase energy levels and build internal strength and suppleness. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Linda Vucelich, $35 tuition

  • MEDX 8018-50  5 Thursdays starting September 23, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Perfect your form and balance through practice. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Prerequisite: Beginning Tai Chi. Linda Vucelich, $35 tuition.

  • MEDX 8019-50   5 Thursdays starting September 23, 10:45- 11:45 a.m.

 

An introduction into yoga techniques for those who haven't exercised lately or are limited in mobility. Learn to apply the principles of yoga to stimulate the body into more flexibility, the mind into awareness and peace and to unlock the potential that is within all of us. Bring a mat or towel to class. Hayley Dunhoff, $45 tuition

  • PHSX 9485-50  8 Mondays starting September 27, 9-10 a.m.

" Relaxercise" is the term for the Feldenkrais Method for Easy Movement which addresses each area of the body with slow, easy, gentle motion to increase range of motion, flexibility and improved health. The class will be done in a seated position. Linda Vucelich, $35 tuition.

  • PHSX 7145-R50   4 Tuesdays starting September 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (remote)

Walk Live is an indoor aerobic walking program which has been helping people get fit for over 25 years. You will engage in a three-mile, heart pumping, calorie torching indoor walk geared for all fitness levels. If you can walk, you can do this program. Angie Tomer, $55 tuition.

  • PHSX 9039-50  8 Thursdays starting September 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us to get a taste of what yoga is all about in this new introductory class. Dress comfortably and bring a beach towel or yoga mat for when you are taken through beginner yoga poses and breathing techniques. Hayley Dunhoff, $10 tuition

  • PHSX 3059-50  Friday, October 15, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Yoga is an ancient practice that promotes a sense of inner peace through a series of physical exercises (asanas or postures) and breathing techniques. What sets yoga apart from fitness programs is an emphasis on breath as well as a noncompetitive attitude. We will concentrate on Hatha Yoga stretches, centering and meditation. All poses are presented with options for all levels from beginners to intermediate so everyone feels comfortable. Bring a yoga mat to class. $59 tuition

  • PHSX 9490-01  Jennifer Goebel
                                         8 Tuesdays starting October 5, 6-7:15 p.m.
  • PHSX 9490-60  Jennifer Goebel
                             8 Wednesdays starting September 29, 6-7:15p.m.                             (Westmoreland-Latrobe)
  • PHSX 9490-90   Saroja Chandra
                          8 Tuesdays starting September 28, 9:30- 10:45 a.m.                          (Westmoreland- Murrysville)
  • PHSX 9490-R1  Saroja Chandra
                            8 Thursdays starting September 30, 5:30- 6:45 p.m.
                            (remote)

In four sessions, you will learn a complete nine-minute system of 13 simple, flowing movements. This practice increases and strengthens the immune system's functioning and promotes overall harmony and well-being with movement, breathing and repetition. Qi Gong (Qi means energy and Gong means practice) is the foundation of Tai Chi. No experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes. Linda Vucelich, $35 tuition

  • MEDX 6913-60  4 Thursdays starting September 30, 7-8 p.m. (Westmoreland-Latrobe)

Need to quiet your mind and settle into a sense of peace? This class will show you how to focus on your inner self and find a sense of peace and relaxation. Learn how to use these techniques no matter where you are to calm your mind and your spirit. Hayley Dunhoff, $55 tuition 

  • PHSX 5368-01  8 Fridays starting September 24, 10-11 a.m.

Personal Enrichment

The average cost of nursing home care in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is now over $8,400 a month. What would your family do if faced with a nursing home stay? What is the difference between Personal Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care? What options exist to allow loved ones to stay at home? What benefits are available to help pay for the care we need? Will I lose my house if I accept help from Medicaid? This class will discuss the answers to these questions and more. Colleen Bratkovich, Esquire, $19 tuition, 0.3 CEUs.

  • FINX 4860-50 Tuesday, September 28, 6-9 p.m. 

Learn the facts on nursing home care, Medicaid and retirement planning. Discussion will include how to protect your assets from a nursing home stay, the biggest mistake seniors make on titling assets, estate planning for the middle class and minimizing taxes upon death. Jack George, CFP, CLTC, CMP, $19 tuition.

  • FINX 7553-50  Tuesday, October 19, 6-8 p.m.
  • FINX 7553- R50  Tuesday, October 19, 6-8 p.m. (remote)

Pre-planning and getting your affairs in order allows you to let your final wishes be known and alleviates any hard decisions your family will have to make at an already difficult time.

Writing an Obituary
An obituary is a tribute to a person's life. Join us for guidance in writing your tribute. You will be encouraged to compose an obituary that can be shared with your family and friends to be used as your final honor. Leah Tapper, funeral director, $10 tuition

  • PRDX 9108-50  Thursday, October 21, 6-8 p.m.

Estate Planning
This class provides fundamental estate planning strategies to help you reduce costs/taxes and avoid the pitfalls that commonly occur with simple estates. Topics include: avoidance of probate, Medicare reimbursement for nursing homes and guardianship proceedings. Attorney Eric Bononi, $10 tuition

  • FINX 1752-50  Monday, October 25, 6-7 p.m.

Funeral Pre-Planning: Where to Start
Pre-planning a funeral can bring peace for you and your family, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Take part in this class to uncover the steps you need to take to bring you and your family serenity in your final time. Leah Tapper, funeral director, $10 tuition.

  • PRDX 6752-50  Wednesday, October 27, 6-8 p.m.

Basic Will Writing
Step-by-step instructions will be provided. You'll leave with the knowledge to complete a basic will and ,if desired, a living will and organ donor form. A basic will provides for general distribution of property; names a guardian/ trustee for children, if needed; names a personal representative to administer the estate; and provides specific burial instructions, if desired. Attorney Mary Ann Grec, $35 tuition.

  • LAWX 5300-50  Monday, November 1, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

When the stakes are high some professionals, such as pilots and surgeons, rely on checklists to ensure things go according to plan. Your retirement should be no different. This course is designed to walk you through a seven-point comprehensive checklist to determine if you have your ducks in a line regarding your retirement. We will explore the essential items that should be "checked off" before you decide to retire. Jack George, CFP, CLTC, CMP, $19 tuition.

  • FINX 6719-50 Tuesday, November 23, 6-8 p.m.

Many decisions need to be made when you become eligible for Medicare. To assist you in making these informed decisions, information will be presented on Medicare benefits, Medicare Advantage options, Medigap plans and the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Information will be presented by the PA Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI), formally known as APPRISE, which is a program of the Department of Aging. The program provides free information and counseling to anyone who is Medicare eligible. No tuition.

  • PRDX 5019-50  Tuesday, September 28, 3-5 p.m.
  • PRDX 5019-51  Thursday, December 9, 1-3 p.m.

This two-session classroom driver retraining program is designed to help adults age 50 and better improve their driving skills. The class covers the effects of aging and medications on driving, basic driving rules, license renewal, local traffic hazards, adverse road conditions, energy saving and accident prevention measures. $25 material fee payable at first class (check or money order only made payable to AARP, no cash). The fee is only $20 if you are a member of AARP (membership card must be presented). NOTE: You must be age 50 or older, have a valid driver's license and attend both sessions to receive a certificate.

  • RSVL 2150-50  Monday & Tuesday, September 20 & 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • RSVL 2150-51  Wednesday & Thursday, October 6 & 7, 6-10 p.m.
  • RSVL 2150-52  Wednesday & Thursday, November 10 & 11, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • RSVL 2150-60  Monday & Tuesday, November 1 & 2, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. ( Westmoreland- Latrobe)
  • RSVL 2150-90 Tuesday & Wednesday, September 21 &22, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. ( Westmoreland-Murrysville) 

This class will teach you how to handle adverse driving conditions and traffic hazards, in addition to learning about the effects of aging and medications on driving. Prerequisite: AARP Driver Safety Eight-Hour class. You must bring the safety certificate from prior 55 Alive Driver Safety class as proof of completion. $25 material fee payable at first class ( check or money order only made payable to AARP, no cash). $20 for AARP members (membership card must be presented)

  • RSVL 2154-50  Monday, September 27, 5-9 p.m.
  • RSVL 2154-51  Wednesday, November 3, 5-9 p.m.
  • RSVL 2154-60  Thursday, October 14, 5-9 p.m. (Westmoreland-Latrobe)
  • RSVL 2154-71  Tuesday, November 9, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. ( Latrobe Senior Center)
  • RSVL 2154-90  Tuesday, September 28, 5-9 p.m. (Westmoreland-Murrysville)
  • RSVL2154-91  Wednesday, October 27, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.     (Westmoreland-Murrysville) 

Personal Development

A beginner class especially for those 50 and better that provides a hands-on, relaxed approach to computer learning for personal use or to develop job-related skills. Become familiar with the Windows 10 interface and its basic capabilities, along with basic computer hardware and terminology, file saving, file management, creating documents, sending email, browsing the Internet and sharing information between applications and other users. Bring flash drive to second class. Rick Martz, $95 tuition + required textbook, 1.5 CEUs

  • DAPX 0916-50  5 Fridays starting  October 15, 9 a.m.-Noon
  • DAPX 0916-60   5 Tuesdays starting October 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  (Westmoreland-Latrobe)

Create a website for yourself or a small business using the WordPress content management system. We’ll talk about what WordPress is and how it works. You’ll create up to 5 pages (home, about, services, blog and contact) and customize them with text and images. You’ll also learn to secure and back up your website and how to update it regularly. You will have access to a WordPress site during class at no cost. If you would like to keep the site after 
the class ends, you will need to purchase website hosting and a domain name. Must have computer experience. Rene Morozowich, $69 tuition, .8 CEUs

  • DAPX 9240-R1  4 Tuesdays starting September 21,
     5:30-7:30 p.m. (remote)

In their book, Diversity Training, Wildermuth and Gray (2005) introduce the term “conversity” or the concept of focusing on commonalities leading to attitudes and behaviors that capitalize on human differences for organizational success. 
We will discuss commonalities between various cultures, stereotypes and what to do about them, and the impact of subtle discrimination in the workplace and how to reduce it. James & Michelle Teague, $35 tuition, .4 CEUs

  • JREX 1746-01 Friday, September 24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Designed for you to get the most out of your new iPad. Topics will include: hardware; connectivity; apps; productivity; media; syncing and backup; and printing. Your iPad will soon become your trusty companion. Bring your iPad to class as this is a practical, hands-on course where you will participate in exercises for every topic and all points covered. Must have iPad Air or newer version. Alan Laick, $49 tuition, .6 CEUs

  • DAPX 3075-50   2 Fridays starting September 24, 1-4 p.m.


Ready to register? Call us at  724-925-4204 with your course code and payment information. We look forward to seeing you!