Those of us who are over sixty are not amused at being compared to aging wine, and certainly not cheese. In this book, thirty women - writers, educators, businesswomen, motivational speakers, mothers, grandmothers, retirees, an artist, a hairdresser, a psychic, a farmer, a psychologist, and a dancer - each share a story about something that changed everything. You - especially if you're a woman over sixty - will laugh and cry and maybe gasp at these funny, enlightening, and bawdy tales because they'll remind you of your own life. Attendees are invited to meet some of the authors. Let's do this over-sixty thing together. Q&A will follow the talk. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, which are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration is strongly suggested.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is 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. NY residents: please contact your insurance carrier to confirm they will accept a Connecticut State class certificate. Registration required. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.
Judson Scruton leads a discussion of a selection of poems from The Poets Laureate Anthology edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt. The Poets Laureate Anthology brings together a sampling of the works of the 43 ‘poets laureate’ of the United States from the inception of the position in 1937 until the book’s publication in 2010. Collected and edited by the former poetry editor of The New York Times Book Review, the volume includes brief introductions to each of the poets as well as an inviting foreword by poet Billy Collins who held the position from 2001 to 2003. In its review, Booklist said that “the nearly 500 poems map a great republic of the imagination.” For this year’s discussion, we will be reading the poetry of Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Bishop, Billy Collins, and Kay Ryan. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at (203) 834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.