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 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Maggie Shipstead discusses her new book, Astonish Me, a look at the passionate and political world of ballet. Free. Registration highly recommended. Books available for signing. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

The Guitar Guy, Friday, May 2, 11-11:30, Wilton Library. For children 2-6. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Plaza Suite, Friday, May 2, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets for Neil simon’s comedy are $25/adults, $20/students and seniors. Information: wiltonplayshop.org.

Cothing Sale, Saturday, May 3, 9-2, Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church, 470 Danbury Road. Gently used/new spring and summer clothing for men, women and children; shoes, purses, bed linens, curtains, jewelry and more. Information: 203-762-9890 or zionshillmethodist.org.

Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 3, 10-5, Wilton Library. A free comic is available to children who visit the children’s reference desk, courtesy of Cave Comics of Newtown. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, May 3, 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.

Frogs, Bugs and Animals, Saturday, May 3, 2-3 p.m., Wilton Library. Children in grades K and up can meet bugs, frogs, hedgehogs, bunnies and the “fluffiest chicken in the world.” Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Plaza Suite, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets for Neil simon’s comedy are $25/adults, $20/students and seniors. Information: wiltonplayshop.org.

Where the Wild Things Run, Sunday, May 4, 7:30 a.m., Woodcock Nature Center, Deer Run Road. The annual 5K begins at 9, kids fun run begins at 8:30. Race day registration opens at 7:30. T-shirts to first 200 who sign up. Information, trail map and online registration: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Wilton Go Green Festival, Sunday, May 4, 11-4, Wilton Town Green. Activities, organizations, music, a Maypole dance, and Atka the Wolf. Information: wiltongogreen.org.

Plaza Suite, Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets for Neil simon’s comedy are $25/adults, $20/students and seniors. Information: wiltonplayshop.org.

Gambling in Connecticut, Sunday, May 4, 4-5, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Former U.S. Congressman Bob Steele will discuss The History and Future of Casino Gambling in Connecticut and the Nation. He is the author of the novel The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Secret Seduction of a Small New England Town. Registration: 203-762-7257.

Wilton Schools Fine and Performing Arts Exhibit Opening Reception, Monday, May 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. More than 400 works from students in K-12 on display. Refreshments. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk, Tuesday, May 6, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. Children ages 6 and up can join in a “crafternoon” with Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun. Registration required. Free. Books for sale and signing. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Ambler Farm Reads, Wednesday, May 7, 2:15-3, Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Children 4-6 can take a nature walk and hear stories on bees. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Coping with Stress and Anxiety, Wednesday, May 7, 5:30, The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. Lateef Habib of Norwalk Hospital will speak as part of the community health series at The Greens. Dinner at 5:30, presentation at 6:15. Free, RSVP: 203-761-1191.

SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Wednesday, May 7,  6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. A five-part series continues with Marketing Plan; May 14:  Financial Plan; May 21:  Funding and Next Steps. Check-in begins at 5:30. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Registration required. Visit scorenorwalk.org and click on Workshops. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk, Thursday, May 8, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Valerie Martin will discuss her new book, The Ghost of the Mary Celeste. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Plaza Suite, Thursday, May 8, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets for Neil simon’s comedy are $20/adults, $15/students and seniors. Information: wiltonplayshop.org.

Mother’s Day Crafts, Friday, May 9, 10-5, Wilton Library. No registration.  Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Teen Band — Grey Rocks, Friday, May 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Wilton High students Cole Smith, Ryan Amodei, Wes Wallace and Forrest Rappaport will raise money to purchase water filters for distribution through AmeriCares. Tickets $5/students, $7/adults, go on sale at the library’s front desk beginning May 6. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Underground Railroad Program for Adults, Friday, May 9, 7:30-9:30, Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Move from safe house to safe house experiencing the travels of a runaway slave in the 1850s. Wine and cheese reception follows. Cost: $40/member, $45/non-member. Information: amblerfarm.org.

Plaza Suite, Friday, May 9, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets for Neil simon’s comedy are $25/adults, $20/students and seniors. Information: wiltonplayshop.org.

Hellos & Good-byes, Friday, May 9, 8 p.m., The Wilton Singers, WEPCO Complex, 48 New Canaan Road. Tickets: $30, $300/table for 10. Information: wiltonsingers.com.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, May 10, 10-11 a.m., Wilton Library. Children ages 3-10 and their families will be introduced to percussion instruments. Advance registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, May 10, 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.

Plaza Suite, Saturday, May 10, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets for Neil simon’s comedy are $25/adults, $20/students and seniors. Information: wiltonplayshop.org.

Hellos & Good-byes, Saturday, May 10, The Wilton Singers, WEPCO Complex, 48 New Canaan Road. Ticket information: 203-761-9331.