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.

Day After Thanksgiving Movies, Friday, Nov. 28, Wilton Library. Planes — Fire and Rescue from 10:15-11:45; Maleficent from 2-3:30. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Trains, Trains, Trains! Friday, Nov. 28, noon to 4, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Model trains wind their way through tiny towns in the society’s historic 18th and 19th Century buildings Thomas the Tank Engine, a Brio set for hands-on play, and “train engineers” to “talk trains.” Special performance by Tom Hooker Hanford with singing games, ballads, rounds and more. Admission: free for members, $10 non-member adults. Information: wiltonhistorical.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Nov. 29, 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.

Great Trains Exhibit, Saturday, Nov. 29, 10-4, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Model trains wind their way through tiny towns in the society’s historic 18th and 19th Century buildings Thomas the Tank Engine, a Brio set for hands-on play, and “train engineers” to “talk trains.” From 11 to 1 children may decorate their own holiday wrapping paper. Fee: $5 per member child, $15 per member family; $10 per non-member child, maximum $30 per non-member family. Information: wiltonhistorical.org.

Thanksgiving Service & Luncheon, Sunday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m., Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church, 470 Danbury Road. Thanksgiving and first Sunday of Advent worship service, followed by lunch. All welcome. Information: 203-762-9890 or zionshillmethodist.org.

A Christmas Carol, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2 and 5 p.m., Clune Center for the Arts, Danbury Road. A one-man show featuring Gerald Charles Dickens, descendant of author Charles Dickens. Tickets: $15 at historicalchristmasbarn.com.

Teen Advisory Board, Monday, Dec. 1, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to help select materials for the teen collection and plan teen events. Newcomers should fill out an application available online. Information: 203-762-3950, ext. 224 or email Jennifer Walker at jwalker@wiltonlibrary.org.

Community Conversation about the Education Budget, Monday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Middlebrook School. Meet with Board of Education and school administrators about budget priorities. Information: wilton.k12.ct.us or boe@wilton.k12.ct.us.

Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Wilton Library. Jessica Lipshutz, a certified genetic counselor at Norwalk Hospital, will talk about genetics and breast cancer, including risks and testing. RSVP: Nina Marino at cancersurvival2@aol.com or 203-857-7304.

3D Makers — Holiday Gifts, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. Design and print your own 3D object with a 3D design website and library staff assistance. For ages 8-12. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Alzheimer’s Presentation, Thursday, Dec. 4, 4 p.m., Brookdale Place, 96 Danbury Road. Tania Paparazzzo of the Alzheimer’s Association will talk on “Keeping connected with your loved ones especially during the holidays.” Refreshments. RSVP to Christy Perone at 203-761-8999.

GMO Discussion, Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road. A free program on GMOs: Unraveling the mysteries of genetically modified organisms. Information: 203-762-1900 or cannongrange.org.

Robert the Guitar Guy, Friday, Dec. 5, 11-11:30, Wilton Library. Music, props and music for children 2 to 6. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Holiday Luncheon, Friday, Dec. 5, noon to 1:30, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. The Parks and Recreation Department serves lunch to Wilton seniors. Cost: $5. Reservations: 203-834-6234.

Celebrate Hanukkah, Friday, Dec. 5, 4:30-5:15, Wilton Library. Author Martha Seif Simpson will read from her book, The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah. There will also be activities and crafts. Ages 4 and up, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Holiday Stroll, Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. Wilton Center. Entertainment by the Wilton High School band and Fairfield County Carolers precede Santa’s visit to the gazebo and the lighting of the town Christmas tree on Old Ridgefield Road. The lights on the lampposts throughout the center will also be lit. Wilton Library will offer refreshments, a fire in the fireplace, books for sale, library giving tree. Information: Wilton Chamber of Commerce at 203-762-0567 or the library at 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Dec. 6, 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.

Christmas Market, Saturday, Dec. 6, 10-3, Cannon Grange, 25 Cannon Road. European-style market with artisans and craftsmen offering gift items including handmade quilts, fine and antique jewelry, plants, baked goods, pressed-flower stationery, candles and more. Free admission. Information: 203-762-1900 or cannongrange.org.

Storybook Nutcracker, Saturday, Dec. 6, 1 and 4 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Presented by the Conservatory of Dance. Ticket information: conservatory-of-dance.com.

Storybook Nutcracker, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1 and 4 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Presented by the Conservatory of Dance. Ticket information: conservatory-of-dance.com.

Holiday Sing, Sunday, Dec. 7, 4-5, WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road. The Wilton Singers will perform highlights from their traditional holiday concert. Sing-along, visit from Santa. Tickets: $10/adults, $5/children, $20 maximum per family. Tickets at the door; no reservations. Information: wiltonsingers.org.

Library Friends Holiday Party, Sunday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30, Wilton Library. Presented by the library association trustees. The public is welcome. RSVP by Dec. 3 to 203-762-3950, ext. 239 or wiltonlibrary.org.

It’s Electric! Monday, Dec. 8 and 15, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. Children ages 10-12 can learn about electrical circuits by researching and building their own pencil box alarms. Two-session class. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Understanding Your Business Cash Flow, Monday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Understand the fundamentals of financial statements with Dr. Paul P. Daulerio Jr., adjunct professor at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Men’s Breakfast, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m., Orem’s Diner, 167 Danbury Road. Stay at Home in Wilton invites men for “good conversation and exchange of information about daily life.” Information: 203-762-2600.

Music Appreciation 101, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Pianist and composer Allen Brings presents Music in Motion: How Music Gets from Here to There. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Breaking Code, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1-6:30, Wilton Library. The library offers “Create What’s Behind Angry Birds and Other Fun Apps — A One-Hour Entertaining Lesson in Coding.” Adults and children 6 and up may join in a one-hour lesson from 1-2, 2:30-3:30, 4-5, or 5:30-6:30. Bring your own device or use a library computer. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

3D Makers — Holiday Gifts, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. Design and print your own 3D object with a 3D design website and library staff assistance. For ages 8-12. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Holiday Ornament Decorating for Teens, Thursday, Dec. 11, 3:30-5, Wilton Library. For grades 6-12, refreshments, seasonal music. Free, registration required.

Book Buzz,  Evening Edition, Thursday, Dec. 11, 6-7, Wilton Library. Chat about favorite books and get recommendations for titles to read. Free, registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Holiday Trunk Show, Ladies’ Night, Thursday, Dec. 11, 6-8, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. A glass of wine and nibbles accompany a group of local artisans offering their wares, many handmade. Free. Informaton: wiltonhistorical.org.

Film Screening of Fed Up, Thursday, Dec. 11, 6:30-9, Wilton Library. Fed Up is an examination of America’s obesity epidemic and the role played by the food industry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Michel Nischan, chef and founder of Wholesome Wave in Bridgeport and Cedi Maher from Person2Person. Healthy food reception catered by The Copper Cricket. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Holiday Trunk Show, Friday, Dec. 12, 9-11 a.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Coffee, tea and pastries accompany shopping with local artisans offering their wares, many handmade. Free. Informaton: wiltonhistorical.org.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Friday, Dec. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. More than 100 pieces from the St. Philip Artists’ Guild, 13 artists who share space in the Manice Lockwood Mansion in Norwalk. Free. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Sounds of the Season, Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road. Music on the Hill’s Festival Chorus will join the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir for a Christmas concert including carols sung with the audience. Information: musiconthehillCT.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Dec. 13, 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.

Songs for the Season, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2-3, Wilton Library. In Victorian costume, musician Robin Greenstein will perform popular seasonal songs on guitar, flute, violin and percussion. Ages 4 and up, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

New Perspectives Documentary Film Series, Saturday, Dec. 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The film is Get the Picture, a story about war photographers. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments. Q&A follows the film. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Book Buzz, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Chat about favorite books and get recommendations for titles to read. Free, registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Nifty Nutmeggers Book Club, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 3-4 p.m., Wilton Library. For children in grades 3-5. This month’s book choices: Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba, and Joshua Dredd by Lee Bacon. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

3D Makers — Holiday Gifts, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. Design and print your own 3D object with a 3D design website and library staff assistance. For ages 8-12. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Dec. 20, 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.

Holiday Spectacular, Saturday, Dec. 20, noon and 4 p.m., Wilton High School, Danbury Road. A Broadway-style family holiday show presented by the Walter Schalk School of Dance and Bankwell in Wilton. Admission: $20/adults, $10/students and seniors. Tickets on sale at Bankwell Dec. 15-19 from 9 to noon, WalterSchalk.com and at the door. Proceeds benefit The Walter Schalk Scholarship Fund for the Performing Arts. Information: 203-762-7508.

Holiday Crafts, Sunday, Dec. 21, 1-4:30, Wilton Library. Materials for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and winter solstice crafts. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Holiday Spectacular, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m., Wilton High School, Danbury Road. A Broadway-style family holiday show presented by the Walter Schalk School of Dance and Bankwell in Wilton. Admission: $20/adults, $10/students and seniors. Tickets on sale at Bankwell Dec. 15-19 from 9 to noon, WalterSchalk.com and at the door. Proceeds benefit The Walter Schalk Scholarship Fund for the Performing Arts. Information: 203-762-7508.

Blood Drive, Monday, Dec. 22, 11-4, Wilton Library. Run by the American Red Cross, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit redcrossblood.org for an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated. ID required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Dec. 27, 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, Dec. 27, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are shy but independent readers may read to therapy dogs. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.