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Innovation Day

Saturday, October 19, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Discover, Dabble, Do-It-Yourself at Wilton Library’s annual Innovation Day! Join us for a festival of making, creating and demonstrating. Explore, Try, Learn and Have Fun! Test out virtual reality; ride a Hovercraft; try your hand at calligraphy or Zentangle Art; make button pins and thumbprint magnets; experiment with LEDs; watch 3-D printing; meet the Wilton Library's Robotics team; get a Henna or spray tattoo; have a Green Screen photo taken; learn about Rocketry; meet a silk screen artist and a quilter who makes her own dyes; personalize a luggage tag and so much more! Parked outside will be Bubble & Brew, selling their delicious drinks and baked goods. The day is free and open to all ages! Certain activities will have a nominal fee to offset costs.Sponsored by Wilton Hardware and Rings End.Pumpkins donated by Kiwanis Club of Wilton.Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton

Senior Center Book Discussion: Jack London: An American Life

Tuesday, October 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us as Barbara Jones leads a discussion of Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor, the foremost Jack London scholar in the world, who has given us the finest biography of this great American writer.

This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Jack London was one of the first writers to reach worldwide celebrity status and to amass a fortune from his writing. We are all familiar with his Klondike Gold Rush classics like The Call of the Wild and White Fang but his large literary output included dozens of novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, poetry, and non-fiction. He even wrote two novels in the nascent genre of science fiction:  indeed, his dystopian novel Iron Heel had a significant influence on George Orwell in his writing of 1984. So said The Washington Post in a review: 'If you want to acquaint yourself with the writer whom much of the rest of the world equates with Melville, Hemingway and Faulkner, then begin with Labor's elegantly written, thoroughly researched and steel-eyed biography.'

Medicare Bootcamp

Thursday, October 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ever wonder how to sign up for Medicare, when you are eligible, or what your options are? Please join us for a community conversation which will provide information for those who will be new to Medicare in the near future.

No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Learn the 'ins and outs' of Medicare enrollment and how to avoid mistakes that can be costly. And, most important, please bring questions of your own. There will be a brief presentation by Nancy Lombard Long-term Options Specialist and CHOICES counselor for the Southwest CT Agency on Aging and Lauren Hughes Coordinator of Senior Services for the Wilton Department of Social Services.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Saturday, November 23, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Please join us for an AARP Driver Safety Program.

Registration required. Program cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Bring check or cash only to the session. NY residents: please contact your insurance carrier to confirm they will accept a Connecticut State class certificate. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Bring a light lunch or snack as there will only be one short break during the 4 hour class.

The AARP Driver Safety Programis the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course 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. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only.

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