What You Put on Your Yard Matters to Your Health

healthy yardThe chemicals that we are putting in our yards are now in every stream, river, and lake, and half of our well water. On Monday, Oct. 19, the Wilton Go Green/Wilton Library Association Green Speaker Series will feature “The Great Healthy Yard Project with Dr. Diane Lewis,” at 7 – 8:30 p.m..

Learn how these chemicals get from our yards to our taps, what they do to us and how, and learn ways to fix the problem. Diane Lewis, M.D. is the founder of the nonprofit organization, the Great Healthy Yard Project, and author of the book by the same name. A nephrologist and consultant in environmental health, she is a one-time organic farmer in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.

This Green Speaker talk is co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green, Town of Wilton Conservation Commission, Wilton Garden Club Conservation Committee and Wilton Library. There is no charge but registration is recommended on the library’s website. Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd..

Lightening the Body’s Toxic Load Presentation

DrDr. Loren Hager, a chiropractor with a practice in Wilton, will be holding a free presentation at Hello Yoga on “body purification.” The program takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m..

“I will be talking about my purification program which addresses how to lighten your body’s toxic load from the world surrounding us, as well as enhance your diet and nutrition to further improve one’s health,” Hager described in an email to GMW.com.

According to Hager’s materials, everyday people are exposed to thousands of environmental toxins. When a body is overloaded, it can’t deal with them efficiently and toxins build up. Hager says the program will show participants how to cleanse and remove naturally occurring toxins.

Space is limited; to register email Hager or call 203.858.7582. Hello Yoga is located at 80 Old Ridgefield Rd..

Celebrate WHS Varsity Soccer and Senior Players

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Soccer fans are invited to celebrate WHS Varsity soccer and this year’s seniors at WHS Soccer Senior Nights. Come out to support WHS seniors and cheer on the home team as they look to build steam heading into post-season play. Details for both boys and girls are:

Boys:  Monday, Oct. 19:  Ceremony at 5:45 p.m., game at 6:30 p.m. against New Canaan at Kristine Lilly Field

Girls:  Thursday, Oct. 22:  Ceremony at 6:30 p.m., game at 7 p.m. against Westhill at Kristine Lilly Field

Free hot chocolate and snacks will be available. Any youth soccer players wearing their official Wilton Soccer Association jersey will receive a raffle ticket for two Wilton Soccer cinch sacks at each game. Tickets will be handed out starting at 5:30 p.m. and until 10 minutes after the game starts. The raffle will be called at halftime of each game and winners must be present to win. Spectators are encouraged to please wear white to support the home team.

Library’s Documentary Film Series Shows Going Clear, Shining Light on Scientology

The Wilton Library‘s New Perspectives Film Series will feature Going Clear, this Saturday, Oct. 17, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m..

Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Gibney profiles eight former members of the church of Scientology, whose adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. A donation of $5 is suggested and refreshments will be served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film, and registration is highly recommended.