OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services offers monthly special programs in addition to its recurring weekly activities for area adults 55 years of age and older.

All events take place at the Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services at 311 Falls Ave.

Advance reservations are required for these programs. Those interested may call 860-945-5250 on or before the RSVP deadline. The center does not accept voicemail reservations; all reservations must be confirmed by a staff member.

A free Qigong demonstration class is being offered at 9 a.m. Monday, August 12. This free demonstration is limited to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Qigong is a holistic system of coordinating body postures and movements, breathing and meditation. If there is enough interest, paid sessions will begin on Monday, August 19.

The cost is $24 for four weeks or $8 per week on a drop-in basis. Instructor Sally Sossei is a certified Qigong instructor. Payment should be presented to the instructor. Class size is limited to 15.

Historian Art Gottlieb will present Rosie the Riveter at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14. During World War II, women’s roles in the industrial workforce were instrumental in the overall victory by allied forces. Challenging traditional roles, this phenomenon embodies the continuing struggle of women for acceptance as equal players in the workforce and society.

Advance reservations are required by Tuesday, August 13.

Be Careful: Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Liability is the topic of Judge Domenick Calabrese’s presentation at 2 p.m. Friday, August 16. Judge Calabrese will explain the complexity of these subject matters and will take questions.

Advance reservations are required by Thursday, August 15.

The center’s monthly Cooking with Corky class will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 20. Chef Plourde’s classes offer affordable and nutritious recipes and cooking tips. Advance reservations are required by Monday, August 19.

When Connecticut native and author Cynthia Parzych was researching her book “Connecticut Made,” she learned about Connecticut’s creative entrepreneurs and what makes their supporters so loyal. 

Ms. Parzych will share this information as well as what she discovered about the early history of business in the state at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 21.

Her book will be available for purchase for $15, payable by cash or check. Advance reservations are required by Tuesday, August 20.

Options are expanding for cord cutting or dropping cable or satellite TV service in favor of online video streaming sources. Reference and Technology Librarian Ron Fairchild will present Cut the Cord, an informative talk on streaming services at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 21.

Discussion will include what is needed to get started, such as hardware and software requirements, internet speeds and types, and pricing.

Advance reservations are required by Tuesday, August 20. There must be at least 25 participants to offer this program. The maximum is 50 participants.

Dr. Kirby C. Stafford, III, chief entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, will present Ticks: It’s Not Just Lyme Disease Anymore at 11 a.m. Friday, August 23.

Tick-associated diseases are increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year.

Dr. Stafford will review Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, basic tick biology, tick bite prevention and highlight his research on various practical experimental methods of tick management.

Reservations are required by Thursday, August 22.

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