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.

Author Talk, Thursday, May 29, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Amy Newmark, publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul book series will present Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias. Free. Registration highly recommended. Co-sponsored by Wilton Meadows. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Historical Society Field Trip, Friday, May 30, 9 a.m. Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. The society will lead a trip to the Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic. Participants will carpool or may go on their own, meeting up at 11. A $5 per person fee covers museum entry and tour. Register by calling 203-762-7257.

Pizza and Beer Blast, Friday, May 30, 7 p.m., Wilton Riding Club, Riding Club Road. A benefit for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Tickets: $75 includes pizza, beer and wine. Information and registration: Eventbrite.com and search for Pizza Blast in Wilton.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, May 31, 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.

Mental Health First Aid, Saturday, May 31, 9-2, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Training on risk factors and physical, behavioral and psychological warning signs of mental health problems. Continues June 7. Cost: $100, includes training, lunch, manuals and three-year certificate. Register at HealthyMindsCT.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, May 31, 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.

Teaching A New Generation How to Stitch, Saturday, May 31, 2-3:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Learn the basics of needlework such as counted cross-stitch. All ages. Continued June 14. Attend one or both days and bring home a completed project. Information: 203-762-7257.

Wilton Relay for Life, Saturday, May 31-Sunday, June 1, Wilton High School track. Registration opens Saturday at 3; 3-5, Kids Care about Cancer events; 5:30, survivors’ dinner; 7, opening ceremony. The 1960s theme is Peace Out, Cancer. Information/registration: relayforlife.org/wiltonct.

‘Goldfish’ Sunday Coffee Hour, Sunday, June 1, Zion’s Hill Church, 470 Danbury Road. Following the 10 a.m. service there will be a remembrance of past Strawberry Festivals and the Goldfish Game run by the late George Ehinger during a coffee hour complete with a goldfish pond. The community is invited, particularly past goldfish winners. Information: 203-762-9890.

Cake Pops for Teens, Monday, June 2, 3:30-5, Wilton Library. For teens in grades 6-12. Free, no registration, while supplies last. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Meet the New School Superintendent, Monday, June 2, 7-8 p.m., Clune Center at Wilton High School. Dr. Kevin J. Smith will meet members of the community. Information: 203-762-3381.

Spring Poetry Series, Thursday, June 5, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Joanna Ecke leads a four-part exploration of Robert Frost’s poetry. Packets available at the front desk. Free; advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Scenes from Coppelia, Thursday, June 5, 6-7 p.m., Wilton Library. Dancers from the Wilton Conservatory of Dance will perform scenes from the ballet Coppelia. A short reception follows. Registration required; kindergarten and up. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Your Elevator Speech, Thursday, June 5, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. A seminar on developing a concise, compelling and memorable introduction to enhance business opportunities. Presented with SCORE. Free, registration required. To register visit scorenorwalk.org or call 203-831-0065.

The Guitar Guy, Friday, June 6, 11-1:30, Wilton Library. Robert the Guitar Guy entertains children 2 to 6 years old and their grown-ups. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

League of Women Voters Annual Meeting, Friday, June 6, 11:15-1:30, Rolling Hills Country Club, 333 Hurlbutt Street. The Wilton league will welcome incoming school superintendent Kevin Smith as guest speaker. The event is open to the public; admission is $35 payable in advance with reservations required. Information: Linda Fein, 203-762-5606 or Tina Gardner, 203-762-9678 or wiltonlwv@gmail.org.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Friday, June 6, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The show is Three Friends: Drawing, Painting, Collage. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Trails Day Hike, Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m., Woodcock Nature Center, 54 Deer Run Road. The Norwalk River Watershed Association will lead a free guided walk and discussion of wildflowers and invasive species. All ages welcome. Information/registration: 877-NRWA-INFO (877-679-2463) or info@norwalkriver.org.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 8, 4-6 p.m., Wilton Library. Election of new trustees and officers and ribbon-cutting of the Innovation Station. Guest speaker: the Honorable Judge Joseph Bellacosa (retired) who will talk about the Great Writ of habeas Corpus and President Lincoln’s decision to suspend it during the Civil War. Open to the community; registration encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Acoustic Wilton Concert, Sunday, June 8, 6:30 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. The group of adult and student singer/musicians will play folk, pop, bluegrass, contemporary, R&B and original pieces. Tickets: $20. Information/tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

Meet the New School Superintendent, Monday, June 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clune Center at Wilton High School. Dr. Kevin J. Smith will meet members of the community. Information: 203-762-3381.

Taste of Wilton, Monday, June 9, 5:30-8:30, Wilton Center. About 20 food and beverage purveyors will offer samples. Sponsored by Wilton Chamber of Commerce and Fairfield County Bank. Advance tickets $30 at: Wilton Family Y, Fairfield County Bank, Chamber office. At the door, $35. Information: 203-762-0567 or wiltonchamber.org.

Merrilee Mannerly: A Magnificent New Musical, Tuesday, June 10, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. The Summer Theatre of New Canaan will present scenes from its new production. Registration required; kindergarten and up. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, June 10, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Free; co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center. Sandwiches, fruits and beverages provided. Information: Nina Merino, 203-857-7304. Registration highly encouraged.

Senior Luncheon, Wednesday, June 11, noon, Ogden House, 100 River Road. Lunch is followed by entertainment or an educational program. Cost: $3. Information: 203-834-6240.

Wilton Library Readers, Wednesday, June 11, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. This month’s book is Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem. Bring lunch; beverages provided. Advance registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Ambler Farm Reads, Wednesday, June 11, 2:15-3, Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Children 4 to 6 enjoy stories about chickens and a nature walk. Bring library cards to check out books. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Spring Poetry Series, Thursday, June 12, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Joanna Ecke leads a four-part exploration of Robert Frost’s poetry. Packets available at the front desk. Free; advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Father’s Day Drop-In Crafts, Friday, June 13, 10-6, Wilton Library. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk, Friday, June 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Jane Green, author of Tempting Fate, and Mary Kay Andrews, author of Save the Date, will have an informal conversation with one another about their latest books. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Teaching A New Generation How to Stitch, Saturday, June 14, 2-3:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Learn the basics of needlework such as counted cross-stitch. All ages. Bring home a completed project. Information: 203-762-7257.

June in Bloom, Saturday, June 14, 3-5, River Road Gallery, 21 River Road. A meet-the-artist reception opens a floral art show featuring original watercolors, pastels and oil paintings. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 to 6. Information: 203-762-3887 or riverrdgallery@optonline.net.