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 Center Lunch and Bingo, Thursday, Aug. 28, noon, Wilton Senior Center. The Senior Center hosts a $3 lunch prepared by Chef Karen White. After lunch, ten games of Bingo are held in the Game Room. Information: 203-834-6240.

Contract Bridge, Friday, Aug. 29, noon, Wilton Senior Center. Contact Eleanor Mihailidis for more information: 203-762-8720.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Aug. 30, 10 to noon, Wilton Library. Children ages 8 and up may bring their laptop and play the popular subscription-based online game. Each player must create their own account. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Lego Club, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 4-5, Wilton Library. Grades K and up, 20 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.

Fall Poetry, Thursday, Sept. 4, 10:30 to noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads an exploration of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Free, advanced registration required. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before seminar begins. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Mammography Screening, Friday, Sept. 5, 10-2, Wilton Library. A coach from Stamford Hospital’s Mobile Wellness Program will be in the front parking lot. Insurance is accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 203-276-7465 and choose option 1. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Robert the Guitar Guy, Friday, Sept. 5, 11-11:30, Wilton Library. Music and movement for children ages 2-6. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Aerial Grace & Altered Views Art Exhibit Reception, Friday, Sept. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Exhibition of work by painter Karen E. Gersch and photographer Pam Rouleau. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 to noon, Wilton Library. Children ages 8 and up may bring their laptop and play the subscription-based online game. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

DTC Fall BBQ, Saturday, Sept. 6, noon-3, Merwin Meadows, Lovers Lane. Food, live music, meet this year’s candidates. Family-friendly. Tickets: $35, adults pre-sale online; $45, adults at the door; $10, student/child. Tickets: http://bit.ly/VFxHsr.

Wilton Woman’s Club Open House, Monday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m., Trackside, 15 Station Road. Current members and potential new members and friends are invited to hear about program offerings. Information: wiltonwomansclub.org.

Public Access TV Show Creation, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10:30-11:30, Wilton Library. Rich Turcsany, Cablevision’s public access coordinator, presents a lecture on how to create a public access television show. Free; advanced registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Recycling, Insulation, Lightbulbs & Lunch, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 12-2, Wilton Library. Interactive seminar led by energy technical specialist Laurel Kohl about living environmentally responsible. Light lunch served. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

AARP Driver Safety Class, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10-2, Wilton Library. Four-hour driver safety session covering normal vision, hearing and reaction time changes associated with aging. Registration required. Program costs $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Bring check or cash only to session. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Literary Readers, Wednesday, Sept. 10, noon to 1:30, Wilton Library. Susan Boyer discusses Gift of Rain by Twang Eng Tan. Group meets second Wednesday of each month through June (except December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Advanced registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Lego Club, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 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.

Making the Break from Employee to Consulting, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6-8, Wilton Library. Presentation on consulting success, taught by Zuhair Suidan, Suidan Associates principal. Check-in begins at 5:30. Free; registration required. Questions and registration: 203-831-0065, scorenorwalk.org.

Fall Poetry, Thursday, Sept. 11, 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.

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.

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 Aug. 21, Sept. 2 and Sept. 9. Information: 203-762-8001.

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.

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.

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.

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.