AARP Driver Safety Class
Wednesday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CANCELLED
The AARP Driver Safety Program is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. No written or driving tests; classroom only. CT residents only. Registration required. Program cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Bring check or cash only.
Books for Babies
Wednesday, March 20 through Wednesday, May 22, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library. We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. This program runs for ten weeks. Caregivers must be present.
Wonderful Ones and Twos
Wednesday, March 20 through Wednesday, May 22 , 11 – 11:30 a.m.
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time.
Children’s Cross Stitch
Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 8, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Children in grades 3-5 are invited to this hands-on program where they can learn how to cross stitch. Members of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will teach basic cross stitch on a small sampler which can then be framed, used as a greetings card insert, or as a coaster. The program consists of 2 sessions. The first is the main teaching session after which students will go away to continue working on their own. The second session follows up with a show-and-tell of the finished product, helping with students’ stitching problems, or advising on further study.
Registration is required and there is a supply fee of $3. Participants may sign-up at the Children’s Department reference desk, payment upon registration. Space is limited. Sponsored by the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.
Lyme Disease, Meditation and Recent Scientific Breakthroughs
Wednesday, May 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Lyme Disease is a virtual epidemic in our area and treatment for this illness needs to be improved. Join Dr. Brian Fallon and Dr. Charles Alexander for a discussion on Lyme disease and how meditation may be a valuable complement in the treatment of chronic symptoms. Dr. Fallon is the Director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Director of the Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders and Biobehavioral Medicine and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a world authority on these illnesses and is recognized internationally for his research on neurologic and neuropsychiatric Lyme disease. Dr. Fallon will discuss facts vs. fiction in regards to Lyme disease and where current scientific breakthroughs are leading us. Dr. Alexander is a Psychiatrist who has found increasing evidence that meditation can be an effective complementary treatment in an increasing number of conditions. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Frank H. Netter, M.D. School of Medicine of Quinnipac University and co-founder of The Aquarian Path Holistic Health Center in Southport. In addition to his training as a Psychiatrist, Dr. Alexander is a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga. Q&A following talk. Reservations suggested.