Wilton Bulletin Board

bulletin-boardThe 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. The full listings are posted at wiltonbulletin.com.

I Have a New PC!, Thursday, Jan. 22, 12:30-2, Wilton Library. A demonstration class for users of new PCs. Registration encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Magic: The Gathering, Thursday, Jan. 22, 3:30-5, Wilton Library. Teens in grades 7-9 may bring their Magic cards and join in a game of chance and skill. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Art Exhibition & Reception, Friday, Jan. 23, 6-7:30, Wilton Library. The Winter Show — Six Women Artists features area artists. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, Friday, Jan. 23, 8-9:30, Wilton Library. The Grace Kelly Quartet, led by Ms. Kelly on saxophone, will perform. Suggested donation: $10. Advance registration strongly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Jan. 24, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children 8 and up may play the online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Jan. 24, 11-noon Wilton Library. Children who are shy but independent readers may read out loud to therapy dogs. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design, Saturday, Jan. 24, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. Those who have taken the library’s Intro to 3D Printing class may learn Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs with the library’s 3D printer. For ages 13 and up. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Candlelight Concert, Sunday, Jan. 25, 4-5:30, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. The Empire Brass will perform works by Byrd, Susato, Bach, Beethoven, Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein. Tickets: 203-762-3401 or wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition & Reception, Monday, Jan. 26, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Benisse Lester’s paintings will depict the grounds and interior of Weir Farm. Free, registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Community Budget Conversation, Monday, Jan. 26, 7-8:30, Middlebrook School Media Center, 131 School Road. Members of the Board of Education and school administrators will answer questions and share ideas regarding budget priorities. RSVP: [email protected]

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Richard Duffee will lead a discussion of The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Details and registration: 203-834-6240.

Mah Jongg with Stay at Home in Wilton, Tuesday, Jan. 27, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Details: Kay Chann, 203-762-9026.

Nebraska Screening, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. The film Nebraska will be presented by Stay at Home in Wilton. Open to all seniors. Free. RSVP by calling Janet Johnson at 203-762-2600.

Blood Drive, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1:15-6:15, Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road. Sponsored by Wilton Woman’s Club. Appointments requested, walk-ins will be accommodated. Information: Lorraine Winsor at 203-247-2198 or 1-800-RED-CROSS or redcrossblood.org.

Introduction to eBooks on Kindles, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2-4, Wilton Library. A hands-on explanation of the library’s free downloadable eBook system, OverDrive. Bring your own Kindle. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Learning About Earth Science, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Children in grades K-2 learn about volcanos, thunder, tornadoes and more. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Youth Maker Club, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 4-6, Wilton Library. Teens in grades 7-11 are invited to work with mentors in the Innovation Station to design and create a project that will be showcased at the end of May. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Empowering the Caregiver, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:15 p.m., The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. Three professionals will cover all aspects of caring for a loved one with dementia. Free; seating limited. A light dinner is at 5:30. RSVP: 203-761-1191.

I Have A New iPad!, Thursday, Jan. 29, 12:30-2 or 6-7:30, Wilton Library. A demonstration-style class on how to use the iPad. Registration encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Magic: The Gathering, Thursday, Jan. 29, 3:30-5, Wilton Library. Teens in grades 7-9 may bring their Magic cards and join in a game of chance and skill. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Jan. 31, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children 8 and up may play the online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Introduction to Tinkercad 3D Design, Saturday, Jan. 31, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. Those who have taken the library’s Intro to 3D Printing class may learn Tinkercad, an easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs with the library’s 3D printer. For ages 13 and up. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Introduction to Die Cutting, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2-3 p.m., Wilton Library. Learn to use Cricut Explore, an electronic cutting machine and software for cards, scrapbooks and more. Ages 13 and up. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Booked for Lunch, Tuesday, Feb. 3, noon-1:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. This month’s book is Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott. Bring your lunch, the society provides beverages and dessert. Register: 203-762-7257 or [email protected]

The Probate Court and You, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The Honorable Anthony J. DePanfilis will discuss what the probate court encompasses including wills, trusts, conservatorships, commitments, etc. Q&A. Free, registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

The Way Things Work, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 4-4:45, Wilton Library. First and second graders will explore the properties of water. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Making it Into a Top College, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Educational consultants Howard and Matthew Greene will present “10 Steps to Gaining Admission to Selective Colleges and Universities.” Q&A, registration highly suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 5, 10:30-noon Wilton Library. This four-part series with Judson Scruton will explore The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Introduction to Digital Scanning, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2-3 p.m., Wilton Library. Learn how to scan photos, slides and negatives and convert them to digital pictures. Ages 13 and up. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk, Thursday, Feb. 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Doug Jones of Wilton will talk about his wife Betty’s book, The Music in My Life. Mrs. Jones embarked on a career in opera after the age of 40. Books available for purchase and signing. Free, registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Robert the Guitar Guy, Friday, Feb. 6, 11-11:30, Wilton Library. Entertainment for children 2-6. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday, Feb. 7, Wilton Library. Activities include live animals from Animal Embassy of Stamford, as well as a talk about “The Future of the Monarch Butterfly,” from 10:30-11:30, and a screening of the movie Frozen, complete with sno-cones, from 2 to 3:45. Children may come in costume. Registration required for both events. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Feb. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Sound and Fury documents a family’s struggle over whether or not to provide two deaf children with cochlear impants to stimulate hearing. Suggested donation of $5; refreshments. Q&A. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

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