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. 

Backyard Chickens, Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road. An interactive program on how to raise layers from chicks to hens, including equipment needed, how to build a coop, and how to protect the chickens from predators. Children and adults. Free. Information: cannongrange.org or [email protected].

Reptile Runway, Saturday, March 3, 10-11:30, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Amateur photographers ages 13 and up are invited to take up-close photos of some of the nature center’s native and exotic animals. Indoors, $10 per person. Information/registration: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Stenciling Workshop for Children, Saturday, March 3, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children will learn about itinerant stencilers of the 18th and 19th centuries, try their hand at the craft, and help make doily chocolate cookies. Members: $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; non-members: $15 per child, maximum $35 per family. Register: [email protected] or 203-762-7257.

Maple Syrup Open House, Saturday, March 3, 1-2, Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Tap a tree, take the syrup taste test, learn about historic and modern methods of making syrup, taste Ambler syrup over ice cream. Free.

Tea with Belle, Saturday, March 3, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Children ages 4 and up are invited to meet the popular Disney princess in this fund-raiser. Kids enjoy refreshments and take home a sparkly craft. Parents invited to bring cameras; costumes encouraged. The fee is $25 per child payable in advance at the time of registration. Register at the Children’s Library Reference Desk.

Jazz Concert, Sunday, March 4, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. Grammy Award-nominated pianist Fred Hersch performs. Reception follows concert. Suggested contribution: $10. CDs and books available for purchase and signing. Advance registration strongly suggested: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Privileged and Pressured: Dr. Suniya Luthar Discussion, Monday, March 5, 7 p.m., Wilton High School Clune Center, 395 Danbury Road. Dr. Luthar returns (after a 2016 visit) with results of survey of Wilton students on issues such as personal values, empathy and kindness, depression and anxiety, substance use, and relationships. Free, registration recommended: WiltonSurveyResults.eventbrite.com. Snow date: March 6 at 10:45 a.m.

Cyber Security Essentials, Wednesday, March 7, 6:30-7:30, Wilton Library. Learn how to protect yourself from phishing, social engineering, data breaches, and other cyber attacks. Speaker: Don McGran, veteran of the Ridgefield Police. Registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Focus ’18 Photography Exhibition Reception, Friday, March 9, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Annual juried photo exhibition presented by the Wilton Arts Council. Open to the public.

Buyer & Cellar, Friday, March 9, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. A comedy imagines what it would be like for an aspiring actor to work in Barbra Streisand’s private mall in the basement of her home. Tickets: $25/adults, $20/seniors and students. Tickets and information: wiltonplayshop.org.

Turtles & Terrariums, Saturday, March 10, 10-11 or 11-noon, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. All ages invited to create a terrarium in the heated pavilion. Fee of $20 includes terrarium vessel, one succulent plant, other materials, instruction. More plants available for purchase. Refreshments. Information/registration: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

AARP Driver Safety Class, Saturday, March 10, 10-2, Wilton Library. Practical techniques on how to adjust to changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with aging. No tests. Registration required. Cost: $15/AARP members, $20/non-members, cash or check only. Information: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Clock-making Workshop for Kids, Saturday, March 10, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children ages 6 to 12 will learn about Connecticut clock-making and will make a decorated clock case with drop-in clock. Members: $10/child, maximum $25/family; non-members: $15/child, maximum $35/family. Register: [email protected] or 203-762-7257.  

Maple Syrup Open House, Saturday, March 10, 1-2, Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Tap a tree, take the syrup taste test, learn about historic and modern methods of making syrup, taste Ambler syrup over ice cream. Free.

(Not) Just for Kids Music Program, Saturday, March 10, 3-4 p.m., Wilton Library. This session: percussion. Members of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play, and answer questions. Everyone may hold and try to play an instrument. Free; registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, March 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. I Am Jane Doe is the story of how several American mothers fought on behalf of their middle-school-aged daughters who were victims of sex trafficking on the internet. Q&A after film. Donation: $5. Refreshments served. Registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Buyer & Cellar, Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. A comedy imagines what it would be like for an aspiring actor to work in Barbra Streisand’s private mall in the basement of her home. Tickets: $25/adults, $20/seniors and students. Tickets and information: wiltonplayshop.org.

Acoustic Wilton Concert, Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m., Wilton High School Little Theater, 395 Danbury Road. Fund-raiser for Wilton Education Foundation. Tickets: $20 at wiltoneducationfoundation.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts, Sunday, March 11, 1-4, Wilton Library. No registration.

Buyer & Cellar, Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. A comedy imagines what it would be like for an aspiring actor to work in Barbra Streisand’s private mall in the basement of her home. Tickets: $25/adults, $20/seniors and students. Tickets and information: wiltonplayshop.org.

Wilton Candlelight Concert, Sunday, March 11, 4-5:30, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. The quartet Opus One will present works by Beethoven, Fauré, and Sierra. Tickets: 203-762-3401 or wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

How to Respond to an Overdose, Monday, March 12, 10-11:30. Information, demonstration and training on how to acquire and administer Narcan, which blocks the effects of opioids. Free Narcan kits courtesy of Silver Hill Hospital. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Men’s Breakfast, Tuesday, March 13, 9 a.m., Orem’s Diner, Danbury Road. Stay at Home in Wilton sponsors an opportunity for men to get together. Rides available. Information: 203-762-2600.

Mah Jongg, Tuesday, March, 13, 1:30, 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.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, March 13, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. For post-treatment survivors, presented by Nina Marino, LCSW, and the library. Free, registration highly encouraged. Questions: call Nina Marino at 203-857-7304. Register: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Library Readers, Wednesday, March 14, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. This month’s book is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Advance registration suggested. Register: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Free Downloads, Wednesday, March 14, 1-2:30, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Bring your own device and learn how to download movies and music for free. Presented by Wilton Library. Registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Happy Pi Day Drop-in Craft, Wednesday, March 14, 4-6, Wilton Library. Decorate a sugar cookie for 3.14 Pi Day. Seventh through 12th grade, while supplies last.

Spring Poetry, Thursday, March 15, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. First of a five-part series on Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss. Free, advance registration required. 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Ladies Monthly Lunch, Thursday, March 15, 11:45, restaurant to be determined. All ladies are invited to get to know the ladies of Stay at Home in Wilton. Reservations required:  203-762-2600.

Irish Soda Bread Workshop, Saturday, March 17, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. For children ages 6 to 12.  Members: $10; non-members $15. Register: [email protected] or  203-762-7257.  

Bluebird House-making Workshop, Sunday, March 18, 1-2, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Attract birds that eat ticks and insects. All ages (not a drop-off program); bring a Philips-head screwdriver and eye protection. Materials charge: $15. Information/registration: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Scholarly Series, Sunday, March 18, 4-5:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Chip Mason of ASML concludes the series with a talk on Semiconductor Lithography Enables Innovations All Around Us. Free, registration required. 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Parent Information Series, Tuesday, March 20, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Psychologists Susan Bauerfeld and Chris Parrott will discuss Managing the Impact and Influence of Digital Devices. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Vernal Pools: The Jewels of the Forest, Tuesday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m. First of the 2018 Community Conservation Initiative program. Dr. Michael Rubbo, associate professor of environmental studies and science at Pace University is speaker. Follow-up program: Exploration of vernal pools on April 28. Registration strongly encouraged: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Women and Wealth, Wednesday, March 21, 6-7 p.m., Wilton Library. Investment 101 — What Women Need to Know covers basic investment concepts. Speaker is Laurie Stefanowiz of Catamount Wealth Management in Westport. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Prospective Member and Volunteer Brunch, Thursday, March 22, 10:30, WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road. Learn about Stay at Home in Wilton. Free, reservations required: 203-762-2600.

Spring Poetry, Thursday, March 22, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Second of a five-part series on Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss. Free, advance registration required. 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Mah Jongg, Tuesday, March 27, 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.

Ice Cream Social and Barbershop Quartet, Tuesday, March 27, 3-5 p.m., Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Sing along with the Grandmas and Grandpas Barbershop Quartet and make your own ice cream sundae. Free, reservations requested: 203-762-2600.

Women and Wealth, Wednesday, March 28, 6-7 p.m., Wilton Library. What’s Your Money Story covers what it takes to get finances in order. Speaker is Laurie Stefanowiz of Catamount Wealth Management in Westport. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

March Walk for Seniors, Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m. Norwalk River Valley Trail. Meet at the Autumn Ridge parking lot off Sharp Hill. Peter Dodds, president of Stay at Home in Wilton, will lead the group on a leisurely walk. All levels welcomed. Free. Information: 203-762-2600.

Spring Poetry, Thursday, March 29, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Third of a five-part series on Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss. Free, advance registration required. 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

 

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