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.

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.

Climate Activist on Tour, Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Wilton Friends Meetinghouse, 317 New Canaan Road. Quaker activist Jay O’Hara will give a presentation and lead a community dialogue on climate change, direct action and prophetic witness. Co-hosted by Interreligious Eco-Justice Network. Information: irejn.org.

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.

Photo Exhibition and Open House, Saturday, Sept. 20, 3-6, Fleur de Lis Academy, 27 Danbury Road. Images of dancers and information on the school. Information: fleurdelisacademy.com or 203-210-7155.

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 former First Selectman Bob Russell. Gather at Lambert House. Cider and cookies at the end at Historical Christmas Barn store. 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, 1-4, 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.

Timeless Gatherings, Thursday, Oct. 9, 1-5, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. The Wilton Garden Club presents a standard flower show of almost 50 floral designs and hundreds of horticultural specimens in the historical society’s period rooms. $10 admission includes a ticket for a daily drawing and tea in the 1860 Abbott Barn. Information: wiltonhistorical.org, 203-762-7257.

Timeless Gatherings, Friday, Oct. 10, 10-4, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. The Wilton Garden Club presents a standard flower show of almost 50 floral designs and hundreds of horticultural specimens in the historical society’s period rooms. $10 admission includes a ticket for a daily drawing and tea in the 1860 Abbott Barn. Information: wiltonhistorical.org, 203-762-7257.

Gala Cocktail Reception, Friday, Oct. 10, 6-9, Wilton Historical Society. The Wilton Garden Club and Wilton Historical Society present a fund-raiser for the preservation of Wilton’s Old Town Hall. Tickets are $50 per person. Information: wiltonhistorical.org, 203-762-7257.

Timeless Gatherings, Saturday, Oct. 11, 10-2, Wilton Historical Society. 224 Danbury Road. The Wilton Garden Club presents a standard flower show of almost 50 floral designs and hundreds of horticultural specimens in the historical society’s period rooms. $10 admission includes a ticket for a daily drawing and tea in the 1860 Abbott Barn. Information: wiltonhistorical.org, 203-762-7257.

American Artisan Show Preview Party, Friday, Oct. 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Historical Society. $75 admission. Information: americanartisanshow.com, or email artisanshow@wiltonhistorical.org.

Pickles & Preserving, Saturday, Oct. 18, 10-1, Millstone Farm, 180 Millstone Road. Hands-on class with farmer Annie Farrell. Limited to 20; $30 per person. Mail check to Workshops, Millstone Farm, 180 Millstone Road, Wilton 06897. Information: jhausman@millstonefarm.org.

American Artisan Show, Saturday, Oct. 18, 10-5, Wilton Historical Society. $8 admission. Information: americanartisanshow.com, or email artisanshow@wiltonhistorical.org.

American Artisan Show Preview Party, Sunday, Oct. 19, 11-4, Wilton Historical Society. $8 admission. Information: americanartisanshow.com, or email artisanshow@wiltonhistorical.org.

Wrightslaw Special Education Conference, Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 70 Ridgefield Road. Special education attorney  Pete Wright will discuss ADHD, behavioral challenges, mental health challenges, dyslexia, food allergies and other health impairments. Registration: $175/parents, $225/professionals. Information: advocatewithfaith.com or WLC2014@advocatewithfaith.com.

Lambert Corner Walking Tour, Saturday, Oct. 25, 11, Lambert Corner. The Wilton Historical Society hosts a walking tour of Lambert Corner with Bob Russell. Information: wiltonhistorical.org, 203-762-7257.

Fall Antiques Market, Sunday, Oct. 26, 9-5, Wilton High School Field House. Barnstar Productions presents the Wilton Fall Antiques Market, benefiting the Wilton Historical Society. $10 admission. Information: wiltonhistorical.org, 203-762-7257.