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

Les Miserables, Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18, Clune Center at Wilton High School, Danbury Road. Times: Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. Tickets: $10/students, $15/adults available by calling 203-834-4844 or emailing whstix@wilton.k12.ct.us.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, May 18, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Online gaming for ages 8 and up. Players bring own laptops and create own accounts. Free, registration required. Information: wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950.

Tails of Courage Pet Adoption, Saturday, May 18, 10-2, Cannondale Animal Clinic, Danbury Road. Puppies, adult dogs, kittens and adult cats will be available for adoption. Park across the street at Zion’s Hill Church. Information: Kristen at 516-721-6631.

Family Day, Saturday, May 18, 11-4, Wilton Historical Society, Danbury Road. Candle-dipping, weaving, flax breaking, barn-raising re-enactment. Refreshments. Free. Information: wiltonhistorical.org.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, May 18, 3-4 p.m., Wilton Library. Part 3 of a three-part series for children 3-10 with their families. Hands-on participation with percussion instruments. Free, registration suggested.  Information: wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950.

Aspects of Poetry, Sunday, May 19, 3-4:30, Wilton Library. Bill Ziegler will discuss the elements of the poetry genre. Free. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Whodunit? Book Club, Monday, May 20, 4-4:45, Wilton Library. For grades 2-3. The book for May is The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett. Snacks provided, along with fun detective activities. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Tuesday Book Buzz, Tuesday, May 21, 11-noon. Free; registration suggested; wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950.

Norwalk River Watershed Association Annual Meeting, Tuesday, May 21, 6 p.m., Wilton Library Rimer Room. Free. To be followed by talk by Gregg Treinish (see below). Information: 877-679-2463 or info@norwalkriver.org.

Green Speaker Series, Tuesday, May 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Adventurer of the Year Gregg Treinish with Daryl Hawk will feature Mr. Hawk, an international photographer and Wilton resident, interviewing Mr. Treinish who became one of the first two people to trek the length of the Andes Mountains. The 7,800-mile journey took two years. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Kiwanis Luncheon, Wednesday, May 22,  11:45-1:30, Wilton Episcopal/Presbyterian Church Complex, 48 New Canaan Road. Guest speaker: Doug Jones. Information: wiltonkiwanis.org.

Newbery Club, Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wilton Library. For children in grades 4-6. The Newbery Award-winning book for May is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Crafts, questions, snacks, activities. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Robotics Club Information Session, Wednesday, May 22, 7-8 p.m., Wilton Library. A representative from FIRST will explain the national program and the library’s new robotics team for grades 7-11. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Energy Literacy and Classic Homes Workshop, Wednesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Historical Society. A workshop to help owners of historic and classic homes make energy-saving improvements without compromising historical integrity. Registration recommended. Information: Wilton Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge office at 860-372-4406. Registration/Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Rocking the Credo: Faith in Calm and Crisis, Wednesday, May 22, 7-9 p.m.., Wilton Congregational Church, Ridgefield Road. Rev. Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas explores faith formation based on Marcus Borg’s The Heart of Christianity. All are welcome. Information: 203-762-5591.

‘I Love You,’ Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m., The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. A film and discussion on Alzheimer’s disease and how families can work together to the best of a loved one suffering from the illness. Free. RSVP: 203-761-1191.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, May 25, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Online gaming for ages 8 and up. Players bring own laptops and create own accounts. Free, registration required. Information: wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-3950.

AARP Driver Safety Class, Saturday, May 25, 10-2, Wilton Library. For drivers 50 and older. No written or driving tests. Connecticut residents only. Program cost: $12/AARP members; $14/non-members. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, May 25, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are independent readers may read to therapy dogs. Free. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Get Smart for Wilton 5K, Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m., Wilton High School track, Danbury Road. Sponsored by Wilton Education Foundation. Registration is $25 and  begins at 8. Pre-registration online at wiltoneducationfoundation.org.

Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast, Monday, May 27, 8-10:30, Wilton Congregational Church, Ridgefield Road. Sponsored by Wilton Kiwanis Club.

Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 27, 10 a.m. The parade begins at 21 River Road, proceeds past the Veterans Memorial Green and up Ridgefield Road to Hillside Cemetery for a patriotic program of speeches, music and song.

Wilton Family Y Open House, Monday, May 27, 10-4, Wilton YMCA, Danbury Road. Building tours, free use of the facility, special membership offers. Information: Michelle Wishna, 203-762-8384, ext. 222 or mwishna@wiltonymca.org.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, May 28, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Barbara Jones will lead a discussion of The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado. Registration: 203-834-6240.

Computer Class, Wednesday, May 29, 12:30-2, Wilton Library. Getting Started — Facebook for the Faint of Heart is a demonstration-style class that will explain posting photos, messaging friends, and privacy settings. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Children’s Author Visit, Wednesday, May 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Tommy Greenwald, author of Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading, visits. Children will design a book cover and the winner will receive a copy of his new book, Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation. Grades 3 and up. Books available for purchase and signing. Free. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Sleeping Beauty, Friday, May 31, 6-7 p.m., Wilton Library. The ballet is presented by the Wilton Conservatory of Dance. Reception follows performance. Grades K and up. Free. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Evening Under the Stars, Saturday, June 1, 7-10 p.m., Woodcock Nature Center. Annual fund-raising gala. Guest of honor: Patrice Gillespie. Tickets: $60 Information: 203-762-7280 or woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Discover Outdoor Wilton, Saturday, June 1, 9-10 a.m., Town Forest. A walk through Wilton’s largest open space park led by Conservation Commission Chairman Dan Berg. Meet at the parking area on Branch Brook Road. Information: 203-761-9846 or 203-762-7287.

National Trails Day Hike, Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m., Woodcock Nature Center, with the Norwalk River Watershed Association. Information: 203-762-7280 or woodcocknaturecenter.org.