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, March 1, 6-7 p.m.
  • Chardonnay from California, Chablis, & Macon
    • PRDX 9037-51           Monday, April 5, 6-7 p.m.
  • Merlot from Washington, Bordeaux Superieur & Napa Valley
    • PRDX 9037-52           Monday, May 3, 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. David Pearce-Smith, $25 tuition + $10 material fee

  • Pinot Noir from California, Oregon & Givry, Burgundy
    • PRDX 9037-50 - Monday, March 1, 6-7 p.m.
  • Chardonnay from California, Chablis, & Macon
    • PRDX 9037-51 - Monday, April 5, 6-7 p.m.
  • Merlot from Washington, Bordeaux Superieur & Napa Valley
    • PRDX 9037-52 - Monday, May 3, 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, March 15, 6-8 p.m. (Remote)
  • PRDX 9034-R51 - Monday, April 19, 6-8 p.m. (Remote)
  • PRDX 9034-R52  - Monday, May 17, 6-8 p.m. (Remote)

Using the Donna Dewberry’s one stroke painting method, you will learn how to load your brush with two different colors of
acrylic paint to blend, highlight and shade, along with the proper brushstrokes to create flowers, vines, etc. You will leave class with
an 11” x 14” canvas of rosebuds and wisteria you painted. No experience necessary. Supply list will be mailed. Registration ends
February 26. Class limited to eight students. Gloria Casale, One Stroke certified instructor, $25 tuition + $2 material fee

RTSX 6647-50 - Friday, March 5, 9 a.m.-noon

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, March 19, 9-11 a.m.

Do you love the Beatles? Interested in their history from famine to fame? Join us for this one-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. This is a remote class through Zoom and you will need a computer/tablet with Internet access. Deborah Kazsimer, $10 tuition

MSCX 0125-R50 - Friday, April 9 16, 9-11 a.m (Remote)

Heartsaver CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. $29 tuition + $25 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .45 CEUs

MEDX 1014-50 - Friday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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 9900-50 - Friday, May 7, 9-11 a.m.

Walk Live is an indoor aerobic walking program which has been helping people get fit for over 25 years. You will engage in a calorie torching aerobic indoor walk geared for all fitness levels. If you can walk, you can do this program. Angie Tomer, $10 tuition

PHSX 9037-50 - Friday, May 21, 9-11 a.m.

Explore a new interest!

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 9485-01 - 8 Mondays starting March 1, 9-10 a.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-R21 - 2 Thursdays starting January 21, 6-9 p.m.
(Remote)

RTSX 9032-01 - 2 Thursdays starting March 18, 6-9 p.m.

Discover who your ancestors were and where they lived and provide your family with a legacy they will appreciate and cherish. Basic methods to conduct genealogical research will be reviewed to assist you in tracing your family tree. This is a remote class through Zoom and you will need a computer/tablet with Internet access. Frank Kordalski, Jr., $25 tuition

HSTX 2601-R1 - 2 Mondays starting April 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (remote)

Retirement can get scary. What if you were to outlive your money? What if you or your spouse needed extended care? What happens during the next recession? This course addresses the top fears retirees face and how to overcome them. Jack George, CFP®, CLTC, CMP, $19 tuition

FINX 6698-01 - Thursday, May 6, 6-8 p.m.

FINX 6698-R1 - Thursday, May 6, 6-8 p.m. (remote)

Buttercream cupcake bouquets 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 April 8, 6-8 p.m.

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 8018-01 - 5 Thursdays starting March 11, 9:45-10:45 a.m. (no class April 1)

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.  

  • NEW - 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 - Thursday, April 8, 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 1752-01 - Monday, April 12, 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 5300-01 - Monday, April 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

  • NEW - 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, April 29, 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 3058-96 - Saturday, May 8, 9:30 a.m. -noon

Prepare homemade pizza from scratch using a variety of fresh ingredients. One adult per child; both must register. Bring aprons. Dianne Palmieri, $15 tuition + $5 material fee

FODX 6499-01 -  Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m.-noon

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 6665-96 - Wednesday, March 24, 5:00-8:30 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. $95 tuition + required textbook, 1.5 CEUs

DAPX 0916-50          Vicki Walker               5 Fridays starting March 19, 9 a.m.-noon (no class April 2)

DAPX 0916-30           David Good                5 Tuesdays starting March 23, 9 a.m. to noon (Westmoreland-New Kensington)

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

Keep the information in your Word document easy to read using tables, charts or headers and footers. Explore QuickParts to insert preformatted text and reach beyond your desktop to work with documents saved and stored in your OneDrive cloud storage. Inspect a document before sharing, limit others editing, track the editing and formatting
changes others have made, create comments, and combine or compare separate reviewer’s comments. Work with mass mailing tools to communicate with a large number of people.
Windows and Word knowledge is required. This is a remote class through Zoom and you will need a computer/tablet with Internet access. Carol Shoemaker, $59 tuition + $2 material fee + required textbook, .6 CEUs

DAPX 9204-R1 - Friday, April 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Remote)

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. This is a remote class through Zoom and you will need a computer/tablet with Internet access. Rene Morozowich, $69 tuition, .8 CEUs

DAPX 9240-R1 - 4 Tuesdays starting February 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Remote)

Most everyone has been on Zoom calls, but do we really know how it works and how to use it effectively? Join us for this two-class series to explore Zoom settings, scheduling, and behind the scenes tips and tricks. Functionality that you manage as a host will also be presented, such as security, audio, video, chat, sharing, etc. This is a remote class through Zoom and you will need a computer/tablet with Internet access. Grace Sandy. $19 tuition

DAPX 9050-R1 - 2 Saturdays starting March 6, 10-11 a.m. (Remote)

Registration

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