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.

Book Buzz, Thursday, Sept. 11, 6-7 p.m., Wilton Library. Book discussion group, monitored by Lauren McLaughlin and Melissa Baker on the second Thursday evening of each month through December. Free; registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk: Janet Barrett, Thursday, Sept. 11, 7-8:30, Wilton Library. Janet Barrett shares the heart-warming story of Reckless, a wily Korean pony that carried ammunition up steep hills to the front lines during the Korean War. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Take Part in Art, Friday, Sept. 12, 10-4, Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Road. Sketching supplies provided. All ages. Free. Information: nps.gov/wefa.

White Linen and Lace Reception, Friday, Sept. 12, 4-6, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Celebration of the current show featuring baby clothing from 1800 to 1950. Information: wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.

Rotary Carnival, Friday, Sept. 12, 6-10 p.m., Route 7 & School Road. Wristbands: $25. Information: wiltonrotary.org.

That Championship Season, Friday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., The Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. A staged reading of the prize-winning play. Tickets: $25. Information: 203-762-7629 or wiltonplayshop.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Sept. 13, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children ages 8 and up may bring their laptop and play the subscription-based online game.  Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Touch A Truck, Saturday, Sept. 13, 11-3, Middlebrook School, 131 School Road. Rain or shine. Pony rides, “Roaming Railroad,” bouncy house, face painting, concessions, musical entertainment, lots of trucks. Silent hour from 11-noon, with no horns. Admission: $30 per family; discount tickets of $25 at Peachwave on Sept. 9. Information: 203-762-8001.

Rotary Carnival, Saturday, Sept. 13, noon to 10, Route 7 & School Road. Wristbands: $25. Wristbands are good for noon to 5 or 5 to 10. Information: wiltonrotary.org.

That Championship Season, Saturday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m., The Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. A staged reading of the prize-winning play. Tickets: $25. Information: 203-762-7629 or wiltonplayshop.org.

Welcome Back Sunday, Sunday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m., Zion’s Hill Church, 470 Danbury Road. Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church invites you to join us for worship at 10 a.m., and stay for a special luncheon afterwards. Come meet our new pastor, Steve Kim.  Information: 203-762-9890, zionshillmethodist.org.

Rotary Carnival, Sunday, Sept. 14, noon to 5., Route 7 & School Road. Wristbands: $25. Information: wiltonrotary.org.

Book Buzz, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11 to noon, Wilton Library. Book discussion group, monitored by Lauren McLaughlin and Melissa Baker on the third Tuesday of each month through December. Free; registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Wilton Library. Philippa Gregory will discuss and sign her new novel, The King’s Curse, the next volume in her Cousins’ War series. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

ESL Registration and Testing, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9:30-11, Wilton Library. Registration and placement testing for ESL classes for multi-level students. Class size is limited and determined by placement testing. Classes open to Wilton, Westport and Weston residents only. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Long-term Care Benefits Workshop, Wednesday, Sept. 17, noon, Brookdale Place, 96 Danbury Road. A discussion of long-term care and VA  pension benefits. Open to all. Registration: 203-761-8999.

Lego Club, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4-5, Wilton Library. Weekly Lego Club with new themes each session. For children in grades K and up. There are twenty spots available, on a first come, first served basis each week. Tickets will be passed out at the children’s reference desk starting at 3:45 the day of the program. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Keeping Your Brain Young, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5:30, The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. The guest speaker is Dr. Stephen Jones, director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Greenwich Hospital. Dinner is at 5:30, presentation at 6:15. RSVP: 203-761-1191.

Fall Poetry, Thursday, Sept. 18, 10:30 to noon, Wilton Library. A four-part Fall Poetry Series exploring Shakespeare’s sonnets, led by Judson Scruton. Advanced registration required; no charge for the program. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before seminar begins. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Luncheon, Thursday, Sept. 18, noon, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road. Three women will speak on their efforts to bring educational opportunities to women in Afghanistan. Reservations: 203-762-7400.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale, Friday, Sept. 19, 12-6, Wilton Library. Fundraiser covering tots to teens in the Brubeck Room to a full book cellar featuring an assortment of items in more than 50 categories. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Stuff the Bus, Friday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m., Lower Cider Mill parking lot, School Street. Coincides with football game; 7 p.m. kickoff. Annual collection for Wilton food pantry: paper goods, juice boxes, detergents, dry goods. No tuna, canned salmon, canned vegetables or beans.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 to noon, Wilton Library. Children ages 8 and up may bring their laptop and play the subscription-based online game.  Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale, Saturday, Sept. 20, 10-5, Wilton Library. Fundraiser covering tots to teens in the Brubeck Room to a full book cellar featuring an assortment of items in more than 50 categories. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale, Sunday, Sept. 21, 1-5, Wilton Library. Fundraiser covering tots to teens in the Brubeck Room to a full book cellar featuring an assortment of items in more than 50 categories. Everything is half-priced. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibit/Reception, Monday, Sept. 22, 6-7:30, Wilton Library. Featuring work by Michele Schuff. No charge. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 11 to noon, Comstock Community Center. Judson Scruton leads a discussion of Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology About Birds. Information and registration: 203-834-6240.

Booked for Lunch, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 12-1:30, Wilton Historical Society. The Wilton Historical Society will read Dear Abigail: The intimate lives and revolutionary ideas of Abigail Adams and her two remarkable sisters. Information: 203-762-7257, wiltonhistorical.org.

Green Speaker Series, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7-8:30, Wilton Library. Martin von Hildebrand presents his talk on ‘The Heart of the Amazon: Indigenous People of Columbia and their Role in Conservation.” No charge. Registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Free Fiction, Films and Fugues to Go, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1-2:30, Wilton Senior Center. Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates Wilton Library’s free downloadables and streaming media. Registration is suggested. Register on the library’s website. Information and registration: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Lego Club, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 4-5, Wilton Library. Weekly Lego Club with new themes each session. For children in grades K and up. There are twenty spots available, on a first come, first served basis each week. Tickets will be passed out at the children’s reference desk starting at 3:45 the day of the program. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Shred Day, Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 to noon, Bankwell in Wilton, 47 Old Ridgefield Road. Free shredding of old disks, credit cards, passports, bills, invoices, checks, bank statements and other personal papers. Limit two two-foot square boxes. Information: mybankwell.com.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 to noon, Wilton Library. Children ages 8 and up may bring their laptop and play the subscription-based online game.  Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Canning & Preserving Tomatoes, Saturday, Sept. 27, 10-1, Millstone Farm, 180 Millstone Road. Learn the basics of canning, freezing and other methods of storing tomatoes. Hands-on class. Farm tour if time and weather allow. Limited to 20; $30 per person. Mail check to Workshops, Millstone Farm, 180 Millstone Road, Wilton 06897. Information: jhausman@millstonefarm.org.

Lambert Corner Walking Tour, Saturday, Sept. 27, 11, Lambert Corner. The Wilton Historical Society hosts a walking tour of Lambert Corner with Bob Russell. Information: 203-762-7257, wiltonhistorical.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 to noon, Wilton Library. Children  who are independent readers may read out loud to therapy dogs. Free; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Ambler Farm Day, Sunday, Sept. 28, noon to 4, Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street. Trebuchet, hay maze, pie stand, farm animals, hay ride, apple slingshot, scarecrow making and more. Admission: $20/family, $10/seniors. Information: amblerfarm.org.

Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse Open House, Sunday, Sept. 28, 157 Hurlbutt Street. Visit the one-room schoolhouse that operated from 1834 to 1935.

Family Day at the Farm, Sunday, Sept. 28, 10-2, Millstone Farm, 180 Millstone Road. Tour the farm; meet the animals, collect eggs, work in the garden. Recommended for ages 5-10, accompanied by adult. Rain or shine. Limited space; $20 per adult, $10 per child. Mail check to Workshops, Millstone Farm, 180 Millstone Road, Wilton 06897. Information: jhausman@millstonefarm.org.

Candlelight Concert, Sunday, Sept. 28, 4-5:30, Wilton Congregational Church. Candlelight Concerts opens its 67th season with a return visit by pianist Marc-André Hamelin. All performances are on Sunday afternoons. Ticket information: 203-762-3401, wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

ESL Registration and Testing, Monday, Sept. 29, 9:30-11:30, Wilton Library. Twice-weekly classes in English as a Second Language begin. Testing and registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Parenting Book Series, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 10:30 to noon, Wilton Library. Dr. Susan Bauerfeld presents an overview of the parenting book Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race Question and discussion follow presentation. Free; registration strongly encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.