The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3.
Here are some upcoming events:
- Relieve Stress with Mindful Meditation. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Join this workshop to learn how to get started. Meditation leader Bill Lynch will demonstrate how to begin “mindful meditation” to feel better, reduce stress and enjoy life a little more. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear and bring a bottle of water, a yoga mat or thick towel for your use.
- Get off the SoFAS – Avoiding Solid Fats and Added Sugars. Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Join nutrition expert Kailee Conrad, retail dietitian at the Southington ShopRite, to learn about SoFAS, risk factors and lifestyle changes that influence heart disease risk. Conrad will explain the differences between “good” and “bad” fats, added sugars, and what a heart healthy diet should look like.
- Coronary Artery Disease: What you need to know. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Dr. Justin Lundbye, FACC Chief of Cardiology, The Hospital of Central Connecticut will talk about the risk factors and symptoms of coronary artery disease as well as testing and treatment for the condition. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about coronary artery disease and other aspects of heart disease.
- It’s your HEART-take good care of it. Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Do you know the symptoms of a heart attack? It’s more than just chest pain. Do you know your cholesterol numbers? How about reading food labels? Come and learn how to be in the power seat for your heart health with Sandy Micalizzi, Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Heart Center of Greater Waterbury.
- Wheeler Senior Community Health Outreach Coordinator. Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, or Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wheeler Clinic’s senior community health outreach coordinator Justine Micalizzi will provide information about mental health, substance use disorders and recovery resources, early childhood and other local programs and services in the community. Micalizzi will also help individuals and families navigate the complex systems by providing information and assistance with linkage to local providers.
- Pages to Color Workshop. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on the mezzanine. No registration required. The coloring sessions at the Library are a free, unstructured time for adults, 18 and over. The Library will provide coloring pages, pencils and markers. Feel free to bring your own pencils, markers and coloring sheets.