Kiwanis Invites Wells Fargo Chief Equity Strategist to Explain Market Gyrations

John Manley, chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC will be the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Wilton‘s weekly luncheon this Wednesday, Jan. 20.  He will help attendees understand the current gyrations of the DOW and of the equity markets.

Manley has more than three decades of investment industry experience, earning  accolades throughout his career at Smith Barney and Wells Fargo. He is a graduate of Stanford and of Boston College Law School.

Manley is a seven-time member of the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team and was voted “Most Popular Analyst” in the Smith Barney Financial Adviser poll several times.

The Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday for lunch at the Wilton Episcopal Presbyterian complex (WEPCO) at 48 New Canaan Rd. from noon-1:30 p.m.. Guests are welcome.

Eminent Expedition Photographer Visits Wilton Library

Veteran explorer and photographer Gordon Wiltsie sometimes laments that magazines like National Geographic usually have sent him on assignments that were cold, miserable or dangerous. But given his extraordinary abilities, they knew he was the person for the job.

By combining photographic talent with a natural aptitude for mountaineering, skiing and other adventure skills Wiltsie quickly evolved into a leader who could organize and photograph over a hundred foreign treks and expeditions to some of the wildest places on earth. Today he is widely recognized as one of his generation’s pre-eminent expedition photographers.

Wiltsie will be interviewed by international documentary photographer and Wilton resident, Daryl Hawk on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 7-8:30 p.m.. at Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room.

Wiltsie’s pictures and writing have been featured in hundreds of publications around the world. His work has appeared in some of the earliest issues of Outside Magazine; he was a contributing editor for both SKI and Powder, and has created scores of ads and catalogs for companies ranging from Patagonia and The North Face to General Foods and the U.S. Army. He has documented more than a dozen feature stories for National Geographic and its offspring, Adventure; covered multiple topics for the likes of Life, Geo, Travel & Leisure and American Photographer; and illustrated three books by other authors. In 2006 W.W. Norton published Wiltsie’s own critically acclaimed book, To the Ends of the Earth — The Adventures of an Expedition Photographer.

There is no charge to attend, but registration online is encouraged.

Children’s Day School of Wilton Holds Open House for Prospective Families

The Children’s Day School of Wilton will hold an Open House to share information with prospective families about the school’s programs for 2-5 year olds. The Open House is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, from 9:30-11 a.m.. The Day School is located at 111 Ridgefield Rd..

The school’s director, Pam Ely, and other staff members , as well as parents of currently enrolled students will be available to answer questions. For more information and new family registration forms, visit the Day School’s website.