If approved by the commission - and the Planning and Zoning Commission, where a public hearing on the project is set for Jan. 25 - then 40 upscale housing units would be built on Nashville Road near Chestnut Ridge Road. At least one family member would have to be 55 years of age or older.

The project is called The Glen at Chestnut Hill and the homes would be built on a 40-acre site that in September got the OK from the Planning and Zoning Commission to be a planned residential development zone.

Another proposal for a much larger age-restricted project off Wooster Street was granted a one-year extension late last year by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Developers of what would be an active adult community to be called Chelsea Heights have until the fall of this year to seek approval of their project.

For a nostalgic trip back in time, set aside Wednesdayjan. 19 night.

That's when the Bethel Public Library will present a slide lecture by Bethel selectman and town historian Patrick Wild on historic homes and buildings in Bethel.

Time is 7 p.m. and the place is the Bethel Municipal Center on School Street.

Snow date is Jan. 26.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Registration is encouraged. For more information, call the library at 203-794-8756, extension 4.

The 33-year-old Village Pre-School will hold an open house Wednesdayjan. 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Parents can come to register their children or just visit the pre-school, which focuses on the creative arts and is open to children from ages 3 to 5.

The Village Pre-School is at 141 Greenwood Ave.

Snow date is Jan. 21.

For more information, call the pre-school at 743-9497.

Wednesday Morning Book Discussions continue on Jan. 26 with the book "The Last Girls" by Lee Smith.

Sponsored by the Bethel Public Library, the discussions are held at 9:30 a.m. at Molten Java cafe at 102 Greenwood Ave.

"The Last Girls" is about a group of college friends who reunite on a Mississippi River cruise to scatter the ashes of one of their classmates.

The discussion is free and open to the public and copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Save Jan. 21 for the kick-off party for the annual Bethel Relay For Life, which raises money for cancer sufferers.

The party, which is at the Stony Hill Inn on Stony Hill Road, will have a football theme and there will be appetizers, games and prizes.

Registration of teams is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the kick-off running from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The honorary chairperson of the relay, which is held at Bethel High School in the late spring, will be announced at the party.

For more information, call Erin at 203-797-0797 or at BethelRFL@aol.com or ENielsen1217@yahoo.com.