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.
Bring Old Photos into the Digital Age, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Digitize old photos, slides and negatives. Ages 13 and up, sixth and seventh graders welcome. Limited to two people. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Solder Craft, Thursday, Sept. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others 13 and up, may make a piece of glass jewelry. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Four students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Author Talk, Thursday, Sept. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Greg Grandin will discuss Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesman. Books available for purchase and signing. Free, registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Make Halloween Cards, Friday, Sept. 18, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Learn to use the die cutter. Ages 13 and up, or sixth and seventh graders with an adult. Two per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Sign, Say and Play, Friday, Sept. 18, 10:30-11:15, Wilton Library. Children from six months to toddler stage and their caregivers will learn signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Learned through activities, song and a book. Handouts. This week’s focus is mealtime. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Gardening Expert, Friday, Sept. 18, 11-1, Wilton Historical Society, 244 Danbury Road. Sydney Eddison will speak on Change: The Passage of Time in the Garden in the society’s Burt Barn. How to turn gardening from a list of chores into a rewarding experience. Catered lunch included in admission of $20/members, $30/non-members. Reservations: education@wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.
Rotary Carnival, Friday, Sept. 18, 6-10, Route 7 & School Road. Rides, games, food. $25 wristbands. Information: wiltonrotaryclub.org.
September Soirée, Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m., WEPCO church complex, 48 New Canaan Road. Music on the Hill’s annual auction fund-raiser features dessert, Champagne, and familiar songs sung together. All welcome. Tickets, $30 in advance at musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133; $35 at the door.
AARP Driver Safety Class, Saturday, Sept. 19,10-2, Wilton Library. For drivers 50 and older. Cost: $15/AARP members, $20/non-members, cash or check. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Touch A Truck, Saturday, Sept. 19, 11-3, Middlebrook Middle School, 131 School Road. Pony rides, train rides, face painting, concessions, balloons, music, and plenty of trucks. Silent hour from 11 to noon. Admission $30/family. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Children’s Day School of Wilton.
Walking Tour of Lambert Corner, Saturday, Sept. 19, 11. Former First Selectman Bob Russell will lead a tour of the Wilton Historical Society’s preserved Lambert Corner buildings on Route 7. Information and registration: 203-762-7257 or education@wiltonhistorical.org.
Rotary Carnival, Saturday, Sept. 19, noon-10, Route 7 & School Road. Rides, games, food. $25 wristbands, noon-5; 5-10. Information: wiltonrotaryclub.org.
Pasta With A Purpose Benefit Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 19, 6-9, Georgetown Fire Department, 6 Portland Avenue. Includes pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. Adults/$10, children/$5. Sponsored by Homewatch CareGivers of Fairfield County. All proceeds donated to Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP requested by Sept. 15 to Donna Smith at 203-900-8020 or dsmith@hwcg.com. Walk-ins welcome.
New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30-9:30, Wilton Library. Film to be determined. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments. Q&A follows film. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Rotary Carnival, Sunday, Sept. 20, noon-5, Route 7 & School Road. Rides, games, food. $25 wristbands. Information: wiltonrotaryclub.org.
Bring Old Photos into the Digital Age, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Digitize old photos, slides and negatives. Ages 13 and up, sixth and seventh graders welcome. Limited to two people. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Jazz in the Garden, Sunday, Sept. 20, 3-5, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Nod Hill Road. The Dan Brubeck Quartet will play from the CD, Celebrating the music and lyrics of Dave and Iola Brubeck. Tickets: $20/adults, $10/teens 13-18, children 12 and under admitted free. Tickets must be purchased online at jazzatweir.com or at Branchville Elementary School Sept. 20, beginning at 2. All parking is at Branchville Elementary School, 40 Florida Road, off Route 102. Free shuttle buses will run to and from Weir Farm between 2 and 6. Rain or shine. Information: jazzatweir.com.
Origami Lotus Lights, Monday, Sept. 21, 11-12:30, Wilton Library. Participants will fold an origami lotus and then solder an LED. Ages 13 and up. Space limited; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Art Exhibition and Reception, Monday, Sept. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Joellyn Duesberry plans to combine her early abstract work with recent landscapes. Free, registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Daryl Hawk: Sacred Places of the World, Monday, Sept. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Documentary photographer Hawk gives a photo presentation on sacred and spiritual landscapes around the globe. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Monogrammed Tea Towels, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Learn to use the electronic sewing machine. Ages 13 and up, and students in sixth and seventh grade. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Judson Scruton leads a discussion of a selection of poems from The Poets Laureate Anthology, edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt. Information and registration: 203-834-6240.
Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 12:30, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Newcomers welcome. RSVP: Kay Chann, 203-762-9026.
Afternoon at the Movies, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 3-5 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren, will be shown. Presented by Stay at Home in Wilton. Reservations: 203-762-2600.
Copyright Basics, Thursday, Sept. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The library and SCORE present Copyright Basics for Artists, Photographers and Other Creative Types. Check-in at 6. Information and registration: 203-831-0065.
Sign, Say and Play, Friday, Sept. 25, 10:30-11:15, Wilton Library. Children from six months to toddler stage and their caregivers will learn signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Learned through activities, song and a book. Handouts. This week’s focus is bedtime. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser, Friday, Sept. 25, noon to 6, Wilton Library. Books from children’s to adults, collectible and rare books, DVDs, Cs, books on CD. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26, 8:345 a.m. to 2 p.m., Weir Farm National Historic Site, Nod Hill Road. Volunteers will pull invasive plant then participate in old-fashioned apple cider making. Tools, gloves and water provided. Rain or shine. Information/registration: Andrew Lowe at 203-834-1896, ext. 11.
Music on the Hill Handbell Workshop, Saturday, Sept. 26, 9-1, WEPCO church complex, 48 New Canaan Road. Learn to ring handbells and develop ringing skills with artistic directors David H. Connell and Ellen Dickinson. Two tracks: beginner and experienced. Space is limited, advance registration required. Fee: $40, includes lunch. Information: ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133.
Tales to Tails, Saturday, Sept. 26, 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.
Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 26, 1-5, Wilton Library. Books from children’s to adults, collectible and rare books, DVDs, Cs, books on CD. Everything half-price. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser, Sunday, Sept. 27, noon to 6, Wilton Library. Books from children’s to adults, collectible and rare books, DVDs, Cs, books on CD. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Solder Craft, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to solder to make glass jewelry. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Five students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Author Talk, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7:30-9 p.m., Wilton Library. Best-selling author Karin Slaughter will talk about her new book Pretty Girls, which will be released the same day. Admission is $30 which includes two seats and one hard-cover copy of the book. To purchase tickets, call 203-762-3950 or visit wiltonlibrary.org.