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.

  • Chenin Blanc (an underappreciated great summer wine) from Loire, France; South Africa; & Washington State
    • PRDX 9037-50           Monday, June 7, 6-7 p.m.
  • Rosé (it’s not so sweet anymore) from Provence, France; Rheinhessen, Germany; & New Zealand
    • PRDX 9037-51           Monday, July 12, 6-7 p.m.
  • Cool White Wines (wines you may not think about) - Vignonier, Rhone, France; Sparkling Riesling, Germany; & Vinho Verde, Portugal
    • PRDX 9037-52           Monday, August 2, 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

  • Chenin Blanc (an underappreciated great summer wine) from Loire, France; South Africa; & Washington State
    • PRDX 9037-50 - Monday, June  7, 6-7 p.m.
  • Rose (it’s not so sweet anymore) from Provence, France; Rheinhessen, Germany; & New Zealand
    • PRDX 9037-51 - Monday, July 12, 6-7 p.m.
  • Cool White Wines (wines you may not think about) - Vignonier, Rhone, France; Sparkling Riesling, Germany; & Vinho Verde, Portugal
    • PRDX 9037-52 - Monday, August 2, 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, and basic wine labeling and bottle shapes. This is a remote class through Zoom and you will need a computer/tablet with Internet access. Jill Kummer, wine educator, $25 tuition

  • PRDX 9034-R50 - Monday, June 21, 6-8 p.m. (Remote)

Discover the edible and medicinal plants and their uses that are local to Western Pennsylvania as you take a two-hour walk on the Five Star Bike Trail. Please wear appropriate foot wear. Class meets in a classroom and will be held rain or shine. Lindsey Praksti, $15 tuition + $2 material fee

MEDX 1764-50          Friday, June 18, 10 a.m.-noon

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, July 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

PHSX 3045-60            Monday, June 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m.           (Westmoreland-Latrobe)

An attitude of gratitude combined with a five-minute mindfulness meditation practice can create a peaceful state that can change your body, mind and spirit. Join us to begin your gratitude ritual. Linda Yarbrough, $15 tuition

PRDX 2619-50           Friday, August 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

 

Explore a new interest!

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, $29 tuition

MEDX 8018-50          4 Thursdays starting June 3, 10-11 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 potentiality that is within all of us. Bring a mat or towel to class. Hayley Dunhoff, $45 tuition

PHSX 9485-50            8 Mondays starting June 7, 9-10 a.m.

The Monarch butterfly population has declined about 80% in the last 20 years. Steps are being taken to help save them from further decline. Patti Schildkamp, a Monarch enthusiast who has raised hundreds of Monarchs from egg stage to maturity, will take you through the Monarch lifecycle, the critical role milkweed plays in their survival, their fall migration to Mexico, and how you can make a difference. $10 tuition

NTRX 5328-01           Wednesday, June 16, 6-8 p.m.

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 mailed. Registration closes one week prior to start date. Kyle Reidmiller, MFA, $45 tuition

RTSX 9032-01            3 Thursdays starting June 17, 6-9 p.m.

RTSX 9032-90            3 Tuesdays starting  July 13, Noon-3 p.m.
                                              (WestmorelandMurrysville)

Be Informed. Plan Your Future.

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 APPRISE program 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-R50        Wednesday, June 16, 10 a.m.-noon

PRDX 5019-R51        Tuesday, July 20, 5-7 p.m.

PRDX 5019-R52        Thursday, August 12, 3-5 p.m.

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.  

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, June 7, 6-7 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, $29 tuition

LAWX 5300-50          Monday, June 21, 5:30-9:30 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           Tuesday, July 6, 6-8 p.m.

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           Tuesday, July 13, 6-8 p.m.

Intergenerational Classes

Make memories with a child in your life while learning something new.

Give your child a gift that will last a lifetime; the gift of meditation. A simple yet effective technique will bring many benefits of “quiet time” including mental, emotional and intellectual development. Tools will be made by each child to take home to help
continue their practice. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Both must register. Linda Yarbrough, $8 tuition + $5
material fee

PRDK 3058-50- Tuesday, June 29, 6:30-9 p.m.

Prepare potato, cheese and sauerkraut filled pirohi with a child in your life. You will both leave with a dozen pirohi you prepared. One adult per child; both must register. Bring aprons. Deborah Moore, $29 tuition + $10 material fee

FODK 6665-50- Thursday, June 24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Make memories as you make choco-cherry cookies (fudge drop cookie with a cherry in the center topped with fudge frosting) and strawberry shortcake cookies (soft drop cookie with strawberries and white chocolate chips). You will leave class with the cookies you make. Bring a take home container. An adult must accompany each child. Both must register Deborah Moore, $29 tuition + $8 material fee

FODK 0945-50       Thursday, July 29, 5:30-9 p.m.

Professional Development

Expand your knowledge. Chase better career prospects. Increase your earning power.

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. $99 tuition + required textbook, 1.5 CEUs

DAPX 0916-50           Rick Martz                  5 Fridays starting June 11, 9 a.m.-noon

DAPX 0916-90           David Good                5 Tuesdays starting June 15, 9 a.m. to noon (Westmoreland-Murrysville)

DAPX 0916-30           David Good                5 Thursdays starting June 17, 9 a.m. to noon (Westmoreland-New Kensington)

DAPX 0916-60           Vicki Walker               5 Mondays starting July 12, 9 a.m. to noon (Westmoreland-Latrobe)

Become familiar with the essential Word working environment, including the Word Start screen with BackStage View to manage and open your saved documents. Instruction will be provided on using the Word Interface, navigating and entering text using both the keyboard shortcuts, mouse and touch screen, personalizing tabs, ribbons and the quick access toolbar, and using file explorer to locate files stored on your computer or Flash Drive. Create new documents and learn editing techniques that you can use to change text, formats, margins, styles, and insert bullets, numbers or tabs. Save documents in PDF or Word older versions. Windows knowledge is required. Carol Shoemaker, $59 tuition + required textbook, .6 CEUs

DAPX 9226-R1          Friday, June 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Being in a self-employed position, such as an Uber driver, and receiving a 1099 has different tax obligations than when you receive a W-2. You are now responsible to file and pay your own taxes. This class will explain the different business taxes and how to complete Schedule C for form 1040 tax filings. The advantages of forming a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) or S Corporation for small business owners and the process to apply for these statuses will also be discussed. James Teague, $35 tuition, .4 CEUs

JREX 0457-01            Friday, June 25, 8:00 a.m.-noon

Financial management is one of the key drivers for an organization’s success; however, not every manager, supervisor or business owner has a good understanding of financial statements or financial management. Join us to learn the basics of financial statements and the analysis of the data to boost your financial proficiency. Michelle Teague, $39 tuition, .4 CEUs

JREX 2149-10            2 Tuesdays starting July 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Registration

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