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Local reflections

Four women who have a passion for plein air landscapes will feature their works in the exhibition at Wilton Library, “Four Artists — Reflections,” opening Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dorothy Hyde from Wilton, Ann Kromer from Ridgefield, Lynda Pattee from West Redding and Marianne Rothballer from New Canaan showcase their talents with people, places and things captured in four distinct styles using oil, acrylic and watercolors. The exhibition runs through Tuesday, Nov. 27 with proceeds from the sales benefiting the library. The reception is open to the public.

Film screening

Caris’ Peace is the New Perspectives Film Series documentary being screened on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The film depicts the struggles that Caris Corfman, a prized graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has been going through since the discovery of a brain tumor just as she was on the brink of stardom. The resulting effects after surgery was the loss of her short-term memory, crushing for an actress whose craft relies on her ability to recite lines, hit her marks and bring joy to others through her performances. Director/producer Gaylen Ross will join moderator Megan Smith-Harris for a Q&A period following the screening. A donation of $5 per person is suggested as is registration.

Performers return for cool jazz

Saxophonist Virginia Mayhew returns to Wilton Library for a Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. Mayhew performs with Ed Cherry on guitar, drummer Andy Watson, Noah Bless on trombone and Harvie S, returning with his bass. The program is made possible by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer. A donation of $10 per person is suggested for the concert. An informal reception follows the concert where the band will be mingling with guests. CDs will be available for purchase and signing. Attendees are urged to arrive before 3:50 to be guaranteed seating. Wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be seated after that if space is available. The library’s website has more details on the concert. Registration is highly recommended.

Meet and greet for local author

Wilton mother, editor and author Marcelle Soviero introduces her new book, The Iridescent Life, at an Area Author Affair on Monday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. Her book celebrates the perfectly imperfect lives of an everyday mom/step-mom trying to raise kids without a guaranteed guidebook. Ms. Soviero also is the editor-in-chief of Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers. She lives in Wilton with her husband and children of a blended family. This informal gathering gives people a chance to meet the author up close and personally. There is no charge. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is suggested.

Parenting book series

Dr. Susan Bauerfeld holds a Parenting Book Series discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 10:30 to noon. The book she has chosen to review is The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine, Ph.D. Dr. Bauerfeld is a licensed clinical psychologist, an ADHD coach and mother of three boys living in Wilton. There is no charge. The program is co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Parent Connection, Wilton Library and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. Registration is suggested.

Wellness this week includes diabetes forum

A number of health and wellness programs are available this week at the library, starting with AARP Driver Safety Class, Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 to 3, for drivers who are 50 years or older; Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. and also on Tuesday, Hands Only CPR — 2 Steps to Save a Life, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A diabetes forum takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. presented by Wilton Library, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA), the Greens of Cannondale and the Wilton Family Y. Sugar Matters: A Forum to Discuss the Risks and Implications of Diabetes includes Dr. Nancy J. Rennert, the chief of diabetes and endocrinology at Norwalk Hospital and associate clinical professor of medicine (endocrinology) at Yale University School of Medicine; Barbara Nadolny, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator and coordinator of the Diabetes Education program at Norwalk Hospital and Cindy Kozak, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator from the state Department of Health and Chronic Diseases. The moderator will be Theresa Santoro, chief executive officer and president of the RVNA. A pre-screening risk assessment form and additional experts will be available from 6:30 to 7, prior to the forum.

Participants will receive a free “Try the Y” pass to the Wilton Family Y and can register for a free fasting glucose screening being offered the following morning at the Wilton Y by RVNA, from 8 to 10 a.m. Dietitian Sandra Novalla from the Greens at Cannondale will also be available to answer questions and review people’s diets. Registration is recommended. Additional information on all of these programs may be found on the library’s website.

Reminder: Please visit the library’s website for the many additional children’s/teen programs that have not been mentioned here.

To register online, visit and click on “Events” or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adult and teen programs and ext. 217 for children’s.