Wilton Bulletin Board

The Bulletin Board is a guide to events of public interest happening in Wilton designed to let you know what’s happening and when, and to help schedule important events. Submissions may be emailed to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week before intended publication.

Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Oct. 12, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. First of a four-part series on Islands in the Autumn Sun with Judson Scruton examining a range of island-centric poems from John Donne’s No Man is an Island to Elizabeth Bishop’s Crusoe in England. Poetry packets at front desk. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Business Seminar, Thursday, Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. The library and SCORE present Time Management: Client Handling and Management. Speaker is attorney Cliff Ennico. Free, registration required: fairfieldcounty.score.org or 203-831-0065.

Art in Bloom, Friday, Oct. 13, 1-5, Old Town Hall, 69 Ridgefield Road. Wilton Garden Club’s 2017 flower show will feature 28 floral designs inspired by fine art and sculpture, local horticultural specimens, youth designs, and exhibits. Admission: $10 at the door.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Friday, Oct. 13, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Area artists from the G&B Cultural Center will showcase their works. Reception is free and open to the public.

Nighttime Wonders — Observing Owls, Friday, Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m., Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Children in grades 3-6 are invited for a night hike to learn about owls, join in related activities, play games, and make s’mores by a campfire. Children should wear rubber boots or shoes that can get wet and come with a reusable water bottle. Pre-registration ($30) required: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Halloween Owl Prowl, Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30-9 p.m., Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Road. Frank Gallo of the Connecticut Audubon Society will give a presentation and lead a walk to attempt to call in screech owls, barred owls and great horned owls. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.

Art in Bloom, Saturday, Oct. 14, 10-4, Old Town Hall, 69 Ridgefield Road. Wilton Garden Club’s 2017 flower show will feature 28 floral designs inspired by fine art and sculpture, local horticultural specimens, youth designs, and exhibits. Admission: $10 at the door.

Spirits of the Past, Saturday, Oct. 14, 11-noon, Sharp Hill Cemetery, Sharp Hill Road and Route 7. A cemetery walk and re-enactment featuring the Rev. Anne Coffman as Elizabeth Gaylord who lived from 1708 to 1747. Suggested donation: $10. Register: [email protected] or 203-762-5591.

Discovery Workshop for Kids, Saturday, Oct. 14, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children ages 6 to 12 will explore the evolution of instruments such as the compass, astrolabe, and sextant and how navigation and exploration were affected. They will make a hat rack displaying Wilton’s longitude and latitude. Snack is spiced pumpkin muffins. Members: $10/child, maximum $25/family; non-members: $15/child, $35/family. Register: [email protected] or 203-762-7257.

Ghost Night, Saturday, Oct. 14, 6-7:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children ages 8 to 12 will take a candlelit walk through the 18th Century homes and hear stories of the families who lived there. Halloween stories told in the dark, games, cider, donuts. Members: $15/child, maximum $25/family; non-members: $25/child, $35/family. Register: [email protected] or 203-762-7257.

Oktoberfest 2017, Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road. German food catered by The Proper Palate; music by Dylan Connor and the Epic Poets. German beer, wine, spirits. 21 and older. Silent auction and raffle. Tickets: $55 at trackside.org or 203-834-2888.

New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The Buddy System documents the partnership between an autistic boy and his golden retriever, Buddy. Suggested donation $5. Q&A with producer Megan Smith-Harris. Registration highly recommended: www.wiltonlibrary.org, 203-762-6334.

Where the Wild Things Run, Sunday, Oct. 15, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Registration opens 7:30 a.m., kids fun run at 8:30, 5K at 9. Fun run: $20, 5K: $35. Trails run through the property, not stroller friendly. Register: http://bit.ly/2haUtc6.

Children’s Debut Authors, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2-3 p.m., Wilton Library. Kids and families may meet middle-grade (ages 8-12) authors for a panel discussion: Jake Burt, Alyson Gerber, Jodi Kendall, Melissa Roske, and Karina Yan Glaser. Free, drop-in. Books available for signing and purchase.

Flu Shots, Monday, Oct. 16, 3:30-5, Wilton Library. Shots available from Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. Details: 203-834-6341, ext. 444 or http://bit.ly/2yeDee6.

Teaching Children Respect, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. will discuss Civility: Teaching Children Respect, Tolerance and Empathy in a Complicated World. Registration recommended: www.wiltonlibrary.org, 203-762-6334.

Author Talk, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Denise Kiernan will discuss her latest book, The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home. It is the story of the Biltmore estate and the world in which the Biltmore family lived. Free. Q&A follows talk. Books available for purchase and signing. Registration highly recommended:  www.wiltonlibrary.org, 203-762-6334.

Stay at Home in Wilton Walking Club, Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m., Merwin Meadows, Lovers Lane. Free. Information: 203-762-2600.

Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Oct. 19, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Second of a four-part series on Islands in the Autumn Sun with Judson Scruton examining a range of island-centric poems from John Donne’s No Man is an Island to Elizabeth Bishop’s Crusoe in England. Poetry packets at front desk. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Innovation Day, Saturday, Oct. 21, 1-5, Wilton Library. A festival of making, creating and demonstrating. Information: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton History Film Screening, Sunday, Oct. 22, 3-5, Wilton Library. A screening of the 2002 documentary about Wilton’s history produced on the 200th anniversary of the town’s separation from Norwalk. Narrated by David and Maureen Canary with music by Chris and Dave Brubeck. Screening hosted by Bob and Carol Russell. Free. Registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Parent Support Group, Monday, Oct. 23, 10-11:30, G&B Cultural Center, 49 New Street. For parents of children with behavioral, emotional and mental health issues. Free, presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Child and Adolescent Network (CAN). Information: Beth at 203-984-0123 or [email protected] or visit namisouthwestct.com.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Monday, Oct. 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Liz Leggett is this month’s Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence who will show her work. Free. Registration suggested: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 12:30, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Beginners welcome. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton and the senior center. RSVP: 203-762-2600.

Book Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Lynne Marino will discuss Dr. Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal and What Matters Most. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Reservations recommended: 203-762-2600.

Wilton Reads Book Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Susan Boyar leads a discussion of this year’s Wilton Reads selection, Waiting for Snow in Havana: confessions of a Cuban Boy. Beverages provided. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Reads Book Discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 25, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. Susan Boyar leads a discussion of this year’s Wilton Reads selection, Waiting for Snow in Havana: confessions of a Cuban Boy. Beverages provided. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Reads Children’s Book Discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5:30-6:30, Wilton Library. Children in grades 5 to 7 who register will receive a copy of 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis which they can read before the discussion. Cuban sandwiches provided by Craft 14. Ten participants; registration required: 203-762-6336, www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Paint it Up!, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Adults invited for a relaxing evening of painting. Canvas, paints, brushes, and masterpieces to copy provided. No experience required. Space limited; registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Third of a four-part series on Islands in the Autumn Sun with Judson Scruton examining a range of island-centric poems from John Donne’s No Man is an Island to Elizabeth Bishop’s Crusoe in England. Poetry packets at front desk. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Nighttime Wonders — Halloween Special, Friday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m., Woodcock Nature Center, Children in grades 3-6 are invited for a night hike, decorate mini pumpkins, and meet the owls up close. Costumes encouraged. Children should wear rubber boots or shoes that can get wet and come with a reusable water bottle. Pre-registration ($30) required: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Hazardous Waste Collection, Saturday, Oct. 28, 9-1, Miller-Driscoll School parking lot, 217 Wolfpit Road. Accepted will be items that are corrosive, flammable, reactive, or toxic. Proof of residency required. Information: 203-563-0180.

Senior Halloween Party, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Costumes optional, bingo. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Free, RSVP: 203-762-2600.

Ambler Farm Reads, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2:15-3 p.m., Wilton Library/Ambler Farm. Two- through four-year-olds are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm for theme-based stories and a nature walk. Children must be accompanied by caregivers and may check books out at the farm with their Wilton Library cards. No fee, but registration required: www.wiltonlibrary.org, 203-762-6336.

Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Nov. 9, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Last of a four-part series on Islands in the Autumn Sun with Judson Scruton examining a range of island-centric poems from John Donne’s No Man is an Island to Elizabeth Bishop’s Crusoe in England. Poetry packets at front desk. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:20, Veterans Memorial Green, Center Street. American Legion Post 86 invites veterans, their families and the community to join in the parade and ceremony. Immediately following everyone is invited to the renovated post headquarters at 112 Old Ridgefield Road for an open house. At noon, there will be an awards ceremony honoring post members, scouts from Troop 20, and community members.

 

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