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.
Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:30-noon, wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads a series called Poetry, Power, and Politics — Words that Pushed the Boundaries of Comedy, History, and Tragedy. Four speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare’s plays will be explored. Free, advance registration required:203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Wilton High School Jazz Symposium, Friday, Feb. 23, Wilton High School Little Theater, 395 Danbury Road. First session is from 3:30-6, second session begins at 6:45, audience members may come and go at any time. Open to the public, free. Performances by jazz bands from Wilton and area high schools. Berkshire Jazz Orchestra performs at 8:45.
Tales to Tails, Saturday, Feb. 24, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are independent readers may read to therapy dogs. Free, registration required: 203-762-6336 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
WLA/WHS Scholarly Series, Sunday, Feb. 25, 4-5:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Andrew Driver’s talk, Leading the Helicopter Industry into the 21st Century, will focus on the history of Sikorsky Aircraft and significant helicopter models. Reception follows. Free, donations welcome. Registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Parent Support Group, Monday, Feb. 26, 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.
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheting. Needles and yarn for newbies to try out. No registration.
Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Carol Kaelin will lead a discussion of John Adams by David McCullough. Register: 203-834-6240.
River Cruise Presentation, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m., Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. A Tauck travel representative will give a talk on river cruises. Presented by Stay at Home in Wilton. Free. Refreshments. RSVP: Janet Johnson at 203-763-2600.
Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Feb. 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.
Tauck Travel Talk, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3-5, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Travel experiences that will enrich your life. Find out the deals for riverboat to ocean cruises, and regional to overseas tours, sponsored by Lang’s Pharmacy. Free. Reservations recommended: 203-762-2600.
How to Raise an Adult, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. or 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Ellen Brezovsky of Silver Hill Hospital leads a discussion of the book by Julie Lythcott-Haimes on the ways overparenting harms children, parents, and society at large. Appropriate for parents of children of all ages. Minimum 15 registrants for sessions to run. Register: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Gardening with Native Plants, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Wilton Library. Mike Nadeau, founder of CT Organic Land Care Committee, will discuss how to create a beautiful landscape with native plants. Presented by the Wilton Land Conservation Trust. RSVP: [email protected]
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].
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.