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 sent to The Wilton Bulletin, Box 367, or e-mail them to newsroom@wiltonbulletin.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week before intended publication. The full listings are posted at wiltonbulletin.com.

Lunch and Learn, Thursday, Jan. 17, noon, and refreshments at 6 p.m., Brookdale Place, 96 Danbury Road. Holly Walters from Veterans Financial will talk about the Aid and Attendance benefit available through the Veterans Administration for wartime veterans and surviving spouses. RSVP: 203-761-8999.

Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, Thursday, Jan. 17, 8 a.m., Marly’s in Wilton Center, presented by Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Keynote speaker is Dr. Nicholas Perna, chief economist of Webster Bank. Cost is $35 per person, reservations required: wiltonchamber.com. Information: 203-762-0567.

Author Reading for Kids: Linda Petrie Bunch, Thursday, Jan. 17, 4–4:30, Wilton Library. For children ages 3-7. Ms. Bunch share her book A Snow Day for Hannah as well as a short video. Information: 203-762-3950.

Bereavement Support Group for adults who have lost a parent, Thursdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 28, 4-5:30 p.m., at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at i.park, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line. Free, but participants must pre-register. Information: 203-834-6341, ext. 255.

The Lounge, Fridays, Jan. 18 & 25, 3:30–5. Children in grades 1 and up are invited to play video games on the library’s Wii system. Information: 203-762-3950.

Author Talk: Hoda Kotb — Ten Years Later, Friday, Jan. 18, 7–8:30 p.m. With the New York Times best-selling author and award-winning Today show co-anchor. Information: 203-762-3950.

“Battle of the Bands,” to be presented by Trackside Teen Center of Wilton on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 7 p.m.  Featuring The Foresters, Monolith Man, Pampalibros, The Basement, and Sentinel with a special performance and results will be announced by Broadcast Hearts at 6:30. Information: trackside.org. The teen center at 15 Station Road can be reached at 203-834-2888.

New Perspectives Film Series: Thunder Soul, Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Wilton Library (rescheduled from Jan. 12). Award-winning film presented by Jamie Foxx. This series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris. Information: 203-762-3950.

Overdrive Office Hours, Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26, 10–noon, Wilton Library. For people who want assistance with downloading e-books and audiobooks to their personal devices. Information: 203-762-3950.

Minecraft Club, Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Minecraft is an online computer game and a server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community can meet. Information: 203-762-3950.

Candlelight Concerts presents Bradley Brookshire, harpsichordist, and Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor in a program including works by Bach, Scarlatti, Handel and Purcell, Sunday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m. at the Wilton Congregational Church on Route 33. Tickets at the door: $25 ($10 for students). Information: wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org, or 203-762-3401.

Literary Littles, Mondays, Jan. 21 through Feb. 25, 2:15–3, Wilton Library. For ages 4-6 years-old. Information: 203-762-3950.

Bereavement Support Groups for those who have lost a spouse, sponsored by Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. For those in need of ongoing support, Mondays, Jan. 21-March 4, 3-4:30. For those who have suffered the recent loss of a spouse, Wednesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27, 4-5:30; both meet in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at i.park, 761 Main Avenue on the Norwalk/Wilton town line. Free, but participants must pre-register. Information: 203-834-6341, ext. 255.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes, Tuesdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 26, 10:15-10:45, Wilton Library. For 2- and 3-year olds. Information: 203-762-3950.

Look, Listen and Learn, Tuesdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 26, 11–11:30, Wilton Library. For 3- and 4 years-olds. Information: 203-762-3950.

Literary Littles, Tuesdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 26, 2:15–3, Wilton Library. Story time for ages 4-6 years. Information: 203-762-3950.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 11-noon, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. William Ziegler will lead a discussion of The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss. For information, and to register: 203-834-6240.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Kathi Smith, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Information: 203-762-3950.

Wonderful Ones and Twos, Wednesdays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 27, 11-11:30, Wilton Library. For 1- and 2-year-olds. Information: 203-762-3950.

Creation Station!, Wednesdays, Jan. 23 & 30 , 4–5 p.m., Wilton Library. For children in grades K-5. Information: 203-762-3950.

The Montessori School Open House, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., 34 Whipple Road. Presentation and overview of Montessori philosophy will be followed by classroom tours and discussion with teachers, staff and parents. Information: 203-834-0440, ext. 16.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room — Bucky Pizzarelli, John Cutrone and Jerry Bruno, Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30-9 p.m., Wilton Library. Jazz pieces performed by three noted musicians. Reception following the concert. Information: 203-762-3950.

Scholarly Series: A Star Spangled Nation: The War of 1812 — The War Connecticut Hated, Sunday, Jan. 27, 4- 5:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Presented with the Wilton Historical Society. State historian Walter Woodward will discuss the political impact of the war, especially on Connecticut. Mr. Woodward is associate professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Information: 203-762-3950.

Whodunit? Book Club, Monday, Jan. 28, 4-4:45, Wilton Library. For kids in grades 2 and 3. Information: 203-762-3950.

Computer Class: Getting Started — Facebook for the Faint of Heart, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2:30 -2 p.m., Wilton Library. Information: 203-762-3950.

Geometry, Line & Color — Art exhibition, runs through Tuesday, Jan. 29, Wilton Library. Information: 203-762-3950.

WGG/WLA Green Speaker Series/Film: Switch, Thursday, Jan. 31, 7–9 p.m., Wilton Library. Film focuses on the transition from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow — fossil, nuclear and renewable. Information: switchenergyproject.com, or 203-762-3950.

Talk on Prayer and Healing sponsored by Wilton’s Christian Science Church, Monday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The talk will be given by Rob Gilbert, a member of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship, and is entitled, “God and Health.” Information: christiansciencect.org/wilton/ or  203-733-5225.

“Maximize Your Social Security Benefits”  is a AAA Connecticut Motor Club-sponosred workshop that is open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road. For information and to register, call 800-978-7953 or visit www.aaaretire.com.