Wilton Bulletin Board

Drop-in Fourth of July Crafts, Thursday, July 3, 10-7:30, Wilton Library. Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a Fourth of July craft to take home. No fee and no registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Y open house, Friday, July 4, 7-4, Wilton Family Y. Entire facility open and free to the public. The 50-meter pool, pond and outdoor splash pool: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fitness Center: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: wiltonymca.org.

Fireworks and More, Friday, July 4, Wilton High School Athletic Fields. Freedom Run Road Race at 8:30, Democrats vs. Republicans softball game at 2:30, music begins at 5, fireworks at 9:30. Parking: $35/patron pass; $20/general admission parking. Information: wiltonparksandrec.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, July 5, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children ages 8 and up are invited to bring their laptop and play the popular subscription-based online game. Each player must create their own account. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Drop-in Summer Crafts, Monday, July 7, 10-7:30, Wilton Library. Crafts about Norse mythology will be featured. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Electronics Tinkering Workshop for Teens, Tuesday, July 8, 3-5, Wilton Library. A four-session workshop will give teens entering sixth through 12th grade a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Subsequent dates are July 10, 15 and 17. The cost is $25 per student for all four sessions. Space is limited; call 203-762-3950, ext. 243.

Bird House Decorating, Tuesday, July 8, 3-5, Wilton Library. Teens in grades 6-12 may decorate wooden bird houses with paint, decoupage, buttons, stickers and more. Space limited; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Book Buzz Jr., Wednesday, July 9, noon-1, Wilton Library. Students in second grade and up may talk about their favorite books or just get some recommendations for summer reads. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Wonderful Wednesdays, Wednesday, July 9, 3-4, Wilton Library. Atka the wolf will visit as children discuss the role wolves played in Norse mythology. Grades K and up. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Teen Jazz Ensemble, Wednesday, July 9, 8-9, Wilton Library.  Join Wilton Library for the smooth jazz sounds of Wilton teen ensemble The Black Tie Affair. There is no charge. Registration is recommended. Information and registration: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton, Thursday, July 10, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Exploration of the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. Poetry packets at circulation desk. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Movie Theater Thursdays, Thursday, July 10, Wilton Library. How to Train Your Dragon will be shown from 10:30 to noon; Frozen, from 2 to 4. Snacks. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Tie Dye for Teens, Thursday, July 10, 3-4:30, Wilton Library. Students in grades 6-12 may make T-shirts. Registration required; include shirt size (adult S, M, L). Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Summer Music & More Concert Series, Thursday, July 10, 5-6:30, Wilton Library. Steppin’ Out recreates the sounds of the 60s. Free, refreshments. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

“Once Upon A Mattress,” Wilton Children’s Theater Summerstage production, Thursday and Friday,  July 10 and 11, at 7:30 p.m. at The Clune Center. This is a musical retelling of “The Princess and the Pea.” Tickets can be purchased on-line at wiltonchildrenstheater.org or at the door on the day of each show.

Robert the Guitar Guy, Friday, July 11, 11-11:30, Wilton Library. Music and movement for pre-K children. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Summer Show Exhibition and Reception, Friday, July 11, 6-7:30, Wilton Library. A show of more than 50 Wilton artists. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, July 12, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children ages 8 and up are invited to bring their laptop and play the popular subscription-based online game. Each player must create their own account. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Sidewalk Book Sale, Saturday, July 12, 10-4, Wilton Library. Gently used books for beach/vacation reading. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Walk and Chalk 2014, organized by the Wilton Arts Council, July 12, starting at 10 a.m. during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual street fair. Open to children, families and adults who would like to showcase their art on a sidewalk section of Old Ridgefield Road.  To reserve a sidewalk section in advance, contact Sandra Wear at sandra@wiltonarts.org or 203-849-7775. There is no charge for participating. If you do not have chalk, it may be obtained from the council on the day of the event for a small fee.

Drop-In Summer Crafts, Monday, July 14, 10-7:30, Wilton Library. The theme is Japanese mythology. Children of all ages. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk: Stephanie Evanovich, Tuesday, July 15, 7-8:30, Wilton Library. Author Stephanie Evanovich visits the library to discuss her latest novel, The Sweet Spot. Q & A and book signing will follow the talk, with books available for purchase. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Wonderful Wednesdays, Wednesday, July 16, 3-4, Wilton Library. Storyteller Motoko will entertain with folktales and myth from Japan. Grades K and up. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton, Thursday, July 17, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Exploration of the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. Poetry packets at circulation desk. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Introduction to 3D Printing, Thursday, July 17, 11 to noon, Wilton Library. Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. Participants ages 13 and over must have a Connecticut library card and a signed Innovation Station agreement form, which is available on the Wilton Library’s website. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited. Registration required. See library website for more details: wiltonlibrary.org.

Movie Theater Thursdays, Thursday, July 17, Wilton Library. Secret World of Arriety will be shown from 10:30 to noon; The Lego Movie, from 2 to 4. Snacks. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Open Crafts for Teens, Thursday, July 17, 3-5, Wilton Library. For grades 6-12; decorate bottles, create magnets, make jewelry. Free; no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Historical Society celebrates the newly rejuvenated 1740 Colonial Herb Garden at a wine and cheese party Thursday, July 17, 4 to 7, at the society’s museum complex at 224 Danbury Road. Open to the public, visitors can view the garden while sipping wine and chatting with docents. Information: 203-762-7657.

Summer Music & More Concert Series, Thursday, July 17, 5-6:30, Wilton Library. Yesteryear plays 50s doo-wop. Free, refreshments. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Zumba with Tracey, Friday, July 18, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Latin-inspired zumba kids class for pre-K. Free; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Glue and Go Costumes for Kids, Friday, July 18, 4:30-5:30, Wilton Library. Author and costume designer Holly Cleeland gives parents ideas for ways to create quick and inexpensive costumes using everyday household items. Grades 2 and up; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, July 19, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children ages 8 and up are invited to bring their laptop and play the popular subscription-based online game. Each player must create their own account. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Ancona’s Wine Tasting, Saturday, July 19, 3-6, Ancona’s Wines & Liquors, 5 River Road. Ancona’s Wines & Liquors of Wilton is holding a wine tasting to benefit Wilton Library. A portion of the sales from six featured wines will be donated to the library.  The tasting will be conducted by Michael Crystal. Stop by to sip and savor summer wines and support the library. Additional information on the wines being featured for the tasting: 203-210-7399. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Drop-In Summer Crafts, Monday, July 21, 10-7:30, Wilton Library. The theme is Egyptian mythology. Children of all ages. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Introduction to 3D Printing, Monday, July 21, 11 to noon, Wilton Library. Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. Participants ages 13 and over must have a Connecticut library card and a signed Innovation Station agreement form, which is available on the Wilton Library’s website. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited. Registration required. See library website for more details: wiltonlibrary.org.

Teen Iron Chef, Monday, July 21, 3-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Teams of kids entering 6th through 12th grade will take a basket of required food and create appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Limited space, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception, Monday, July 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Leah Caroline incorporates cyanotype scrolls into installations of wunderkammern, cabinets of curiosities. Free, registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Book Buzz Jr., Wednesday, July 23, noon-1, Wilton Library. Students in second grade and up may talk about their favorite books or just get some recommendations for summer reads. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Free Fiction, Films and Fugues to Go, Wednesday, July 23, 1-2:30, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Learn how to download e-books, e-magazines, and jazz and classical music from library resources. Free, registration suggested. Call the senior center at 203-834-6240 to register.

Wonderful Wednesdays, Wednesday, July 23, 3-4, Wilton Library. Horizon Wings of Ashford will bring ‘extraordinary’ birds and tell their stories of survival. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org

Hour of Code for Teens, Wednesday, July 23, 4-5, Wilton Library. Programming basics for 6th through 12th grade. Space limited, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Movie Theater Thursdays, Thursday, July 24. Scooby-Doo! Where’s My Mummy? will be shown from 10:30 to noon. From 2 to 4, it’s Nut Job. Snacks. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Introduction to 3D Printing, Thursday, July 24, 11 to noon, Wilton Library. Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. Participants ages 13 and over must have a Connecticut library card and a signed Innovation Station agreement form, which is available on the Wilton Library’s website. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited. Registration required. See library website for more details: wiltonlibrary.org.

Summer Music & More Concert, Thursday, July 24, 5-6:30, Wilton Library. The Bernadettes perform 70s disco/R&B. Free, refreshments. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton, Thursday, July 24, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Exploration of the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. Poetry packets at circulation desk. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Earthplace Critter Encounter, Friday, July 25, 11-noon, Wilton Library. A naturalist will bring a reptile, bird, amphibian and mammal for pre-K children to visit. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, July 26, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children ages 8 and up are invited to bring their laptop and play the popular subscription-based online game. Each player must create their own account. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, July 26, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are shy but independent readers may read to therapy dogs. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Coding with Kahn for Teens, Saturday, July 26, 1-4:30, Wilton Library. New to the world of computer science? Interested in learning the fundamentals of programming? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to join Bridgewater Associates, an investment management firm, and Wilton Library for an introduction to computer science and JavaScript and then kick-off a 10-week online learning program. Leading the first session are interns from some of the best computer science programs in the country — Amherst, CMU, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and Washington University in St. Louis. There will be food, games, cool CS project demonstrations, and opportunities for students to meet mentors and start exploring. Students can continue learning and coding with Khan Academy’s online program while at home or at the library. The library’s computer lab will be open from 3:30-4:30 on Mondays beginning Aug. 4 and continue weekly through Oct. 6. The Bridgewater mentors will be available through email and act as virtual tutors. For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required and must be willing to commit to 10 weeks of online learning. No cost.Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Drop-in Summer Crafts, Monday, July 28, 10-7:30, Wilton Library. This week’s theme is Native American mythology. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Introduction to 3D Printing, Monday, July 28, 11 to noon, Wilton Library. Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. Participants ages 13 and over must have a Connecticut library card and a signed Innovation Station agreement form, which is available on the Wilton Library’s website. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited. Registration required. See library website for more details: wiltonlibrary.org.

Scavenger Hunt for Teens, Tuesday, July 29, 7-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Enjoy pizza before heading off in teams to answer questions and search for hits throughout the library. Prizes; grades 6-12. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Wonderful Wednesdays, Wednesday, July 30, 3-4, Wilton Library. Grades K and up learn about respect, leadership, teamwork, cooperation and more through drumming. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

What’s Under the Hood for Teens, Wednesday, July 30, 4-5, Wilton Library. Mike Lindquist of Wilton Tire & Auto Center will teach teen drivers or soon-to-be drivers how to change a tire, check the oil in a car and other  car basics. Registration is required. Information and registration: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Movie Theater Thursday, Thursday, July 31, Wilton Library Brother Bear will be shown from 10:30 to noon; from 2 to 4, it’s Rio 2. Snacks. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton, Thursday, July 31, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Exploration of the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. Poetry packets at circulation desk. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Introduction to 3D Printing, Thursday, July 31, 11 to noon, Wilton Library. Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object. Participants ages 13 and over must have a Connecticut library card and a signed Innovation Station agreement form, which is available on the Wilton Library’s website. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited. Registration required. See library website for more details: wiltonlibrary.org.

Summer Music & More Concert Series, Thursday, July 31, 5-6:30, Wilton Library. Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas returns with the Great American Songbook style. Free, refreshments. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Book Buzz Jr., Wednesday, Aug. 6, noon-1, Wilton Library. Students in second grade and up may talk about their favorite books or just get some recommendations for summer reads. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.


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.