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 editor@wiltonbulletin.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week before intended publication. The full listings are posted at wiltonbulletin.com.

Booked for Lunch, Thursday, Jan. 31, 12:30-1:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. This session’s book: Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman. Bring a brown bag lunch, beverage and dessert provided. Free, register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203- 762-7257.

Meeting in Opposition to SB 454, Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road. The Republican Town Committee is holding a strategy meeting to plan out opposition to a state bill that would require regionalization of school districts in towns where the population is less than 40,000.

Author Talk, Thursday, Jan. 31, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Wilton author Jacqueline Raposo discusses her book, The Me Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing and Happiness, a search for self-improvement. Q&A follows talk. Books available for purchase and signing. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Friday, Feb. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Artists from the Loft Artists Association will exhibit. Reception open to the public.

Silversmithing Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 2, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children will learn about colonial-era silversmithing while making a pendant of hammered solder. $10/members, $25/family; $15/non-members, $35/family. Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2:30-3:30, Wilton Library. Ages 3-10 invited to the Kid’s Comedy Magic Show. Registration required: 203-762-6336 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Valentines for Veterans, Sunday, Feb. 3, noon-1:30, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Free, all ages, snacks and craft supplies provided. Questions: pam@wiltoncongregational.org or 203-762-5591.

Candlelight Concert, Sunday, Feb. 3, 4-5:30, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Les Déices will perform music by Mozart and his contemporaries on period instruments. Tickets: wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org or 203-762-3401.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Feb. 4, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Drop-in program for knitters and crocheters of all abilities. Needles and yarn for novices to try out. No registration.

Meet the Instruments, Monday, Feb. 4, 4:15-5, Wilton Library. A hands-on introduction to the violin, viola, and cello for children 6 and up. Registration required: 203-762-6336 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Toothy Tales, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4:15-4:45, Wilton Library. Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with stories, activities and giveaways with Dr. Ashleigh of Wilton Pediatric Dentistry. Ages 3-7. Registration required: 203-762-6336 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton presents The Impact of History on Moral Being with the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz. Free, advance registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Chocolate-making Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 9, 11-noon, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade will make fancy chocolates and a decorated box to put them in. Members: $10/person, $25/family. Non-members: $15/person, $35/family. Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.

(Not) Just for Kids Music Program, Saturday, Feb. 9, 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.

Winter Hike, Sunday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m., Vista Road Property, Vista Road. Snowshoes are welcome if there is snow on the ground. Conservation Commissioner Colleen O’Brien will lead the walk, dogs on leash welcome. Hot chocolate and other refreshments after. For weather cancellations, pre-register at conservationevent@wiltonct.org.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, Sunday, Feb. 10, 4-5:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The Alan Broadbent Trio perform jazz standards and original music. Suggested donation is $10. Registration strongly suggested: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Feb. 11, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Drop-in program for knitters and crocheters of all abilities. Needles and yarn for novices to try out. No registration.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Monday, Feb. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Elizabeth Knowles is the Weir Farm artist in residence. Registration suggested: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. For post-treatment survivors, presented by Nina Marino, LCSW, and the library. Free, registration highly encouraged. Questions: email Nina Marino at Cancersurvival2@aol.com. Register: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Library Readers, Wednesday, Feb. 13, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. This month’s book is Florida by Lauren Groff. Bring lunch; beverages provided. Information: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Paint it Up!, Wednesday Feb. 13, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces for inspiration or copying will be available. For adults 18 and over. Registration required: 203-762-6342 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Parenting Program, Thursday, Feb. 14, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: tools for Parents of Kids with Special Needs is an interactive presentation on how to recognize when stress levels are interfering with parenting goals. Speaker is psychologist Dave Sylvestro. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton presents The Impact of History on Moral Being with the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz. Free, advance registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

CT Poetry Society Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2-4:30, wilton Library. Share poetry you have written by reading it aloud. Limit: 15 attendees. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton presents The Impact of History on Moral Being with the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz. Free, advance registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Business Seminar, Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. The library, Chamber of Commerce and SCORE of Fairfield County present a program of QuickBooks Online. Free, check-in is at 5:30. Register: fairfieldcounty.score.org or call 203-831-0065.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Feb. 23, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are independent readers may read to therapy dogs. Free, registration required: 203-762-6336 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Princess Tea Party, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Children 4 and up may meet a popular princess at this FUNdraiser. Costumes encouraged, photo opportunity. Advance registration and payment of $25 per child at the Children’s Library Reference Desk.

Scholarly Series, Sunday, Feb. 24, 4-5:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The Scholarly Series collaboration between the library and Wilton Historical Society focuses on Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 — What’s Changed? This installment is Conflict on the Homefront: Connecticut and the Nation with historian and author Cecelia Bucki. Reception follows. Registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Feb. 25, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Drop-in program for knitters and crocheters of all abilities. Needles and yarn for novices to try out. No registration.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Carol Kaelin leads a discussion of Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty by John B. Boles. Details and registration: 203-834-6240.

Tax Breaks & Smart Strategies for Seniors, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 3-5 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. CPA Jim Kapustka discusses the new tax law and how it affects seniors. Reservations recommended: 203-762-2600.

Wilton Reads — Book Giveaway, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10-11 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Paperback copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris will be given away while supplies last as part of community-wide reading program exploring the Holocaust.

Author Talk, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Elsey Come Home by Susan Conley explores a woman’s identity crisis. Q&A follows talk. Books available for purchase and signing. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton presents The Impact of History on Moral Being with the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz. Free, advance registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Business Seminar, Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. The library, Chamber of Commerce and SCORE of Fairfield County present an open forum where attendees discuss their business models and how to promote them with Facebook ads. Free, check-in is at 5:30. Register: fairfieldcounty.score.org or call 203-831-0065.

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