John Hetherington, Connecticut State Representative for the 125th District, will discuss the "state of the state" with the the Senior Men's Club Friday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church.

Hetherington has served New Canaan since 2003. He will discuss what ails Connecticut and why the state can't afford the government it currently has. Hetherington has been appointed to three legislative committees: Judiciary (ranking member), GAE and Public Health.

His address will include an overview of Connecticut today: "Our Challenges and Strengths;" "What We Need Government to Do;" "How Government is Currently Structured;" "Taxes and Who Pays Them;" "How We Got to Where We Are;" and "Time for a New Model."

The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan is open to new members and applications are available at the YMCA or at www.smcnc.org. Visit the website for a complete list of events and activities.