The Fairfield Senior Center will launch a monthly current-events discussion group in January and has engaged a retired Fairfield University historian to be the moderator.

The first discussion is Thursday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at the 100 Mona Terrace center.

Subsequent discussions will be on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., center officials said. Participation is free, but advance registration is required.

Center officials said

each participant should bring a news clipping about a current-events topic for the group to discuss.

The moderator will be Richard C. DeAngelis, who has a Ph.D. in history and is the retired chairman of Fairfield University's history department.

To register to participate or for more information, call the Senior Center at 203-256-3166.