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.

Spring Spectacular Carnival, Friday, April 4, 5-9, Miller-Driscoll School, 217 Wolfpit Road. Rides, games, attractions. Information: Susan Price, sprice14@optonline.net.

Beyond Words, Friday, April 4, 7 p.m., Wilton Library. A benefit for the library that includes food, live and silent auctions and live music. Tickets range from $150 for seniors to $2,500 for a VIP table for four. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Music on the Hill Concert, Friday, April 4, 8 p.m., Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road. The program will be Rachmaninoff’s a cappella All-Night Vigil, a setting of sacred texts of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tickets: $20 available at the door or from tickets@musiconthehillct.org.

Apple Blossom School Open House, Saturday, April 5, 9:30-11, 440 Danbury Road. Bread-making and puppet show for children; parents may visit classrooms and meet teachers. Programs for infants through age 6. RSVP family name and ages of children to admissions@appleblossomschool.org.

Spring Spectacular Carnival, Saturday, April 5, noon to 9, Miller-Driscoll School, 217 Wolfpit Road. Rides, games, attractions. Information: Susan Price, sprice14@optonline.net.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, April 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.

Christian Ministry Simulcast for Women, Saturday, April 5, 10-5:30, Hope Church, 240 Wolfpit Road. The program features author and speaker Priscilla Shirer. Admission is $20 and includes lunch. Information/registration: hopechurchct.org.

Indian Festival, Saturday, April 5, 3-5, Wilton Family Y, Danbury Road. The spring celebration, called Utsav, features traditional food, Bollywood dancing, ethnic craft vendors, henna treatments, arts and crafts for children. Information: ldowning@wiltonymca.org or 203-762-8384, ext. 273.

Project Return Birdhouse Auction, Saturday, April 5, 7-11, Rolling Hills Country Club, Hurlbutt Street. Small plates, martinis, live music, auction of birdhouses donated by area artists and other items. Tickets: $125 available at projectreturnct.org.

WEBE-108 Kids Fest, Sunday, April 6, 10-4, Wilton High School Field House, Danbury Road. Norwalk Hospital caregivers will introduce children to healthcare in a friendly, informal setting. Entertainment, education, businesses, and giveaways. Information: 203-852-2250.

Spring Spectacular Carnival, Sunday, April 6, non to 5, Miller-Driscoll School, 217 Wolfpit Road. Rides, games, attractions. Information: Susan Price, sprice14@optonline.net.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, Sunday, April 6, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. Guitarist Martin Taylor will perform. Suggested donation of $10. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Wi-Act Benefit Concert, Sunday, April 6, 4 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road. Lyric soprano Anna Rita Tornello and pianist Erica vanderLinde Feidner will present a concert for all ages with the themes spring flowers, the moon and dance. Classical to Broadway. Tickets: $15 available online at https:www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/WiAct2014.

Music’s Romantic Era, Tuesday, April 8, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Listen to and discuss music of Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, Carl Maria von Weber and Modest Moussorgsky. With Dr. Genevieve Chinn Brings. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, April 8, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Sponsored by the Breast Cancer Survival Center. Free. Questions: Nina Marino at 203-857-7304. Registration highly encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

American Legion Post 86, Tuesday, April 8, 112 Old Ridgefield Road. Monthly meeting; all veterans welcome. Information: legionpost86@gmail.com.

Senior Luncheon, Wednesday, April 9, 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, April 9, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. This month’s book is Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. Bring lunch; beverages provided. Advance registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Ambler Farm Reads, Wednesday, April 9, 2:15-3, Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Children ages 4-6 may enjoy stories and go on a nature walk. This month’s theme is sheep shearing. Free; registration required. Books may be checked out with library card. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Lego Club, Wednesday, April 9, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Twenty spots available for children in kindergarten and up; first-come, first-served. Tickets passed out at children’s reference desk beginning at 3:45. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Common GI Problems, Wednesday, April 9, 6:15 p.m., The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. Norwalk Hospital gastroenterologist Suma Magge will discuss common digestive issues such as heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. Registration: 203-761-1191.

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton, Thursday, April 10, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. An exploration of poets and their writing techniques. Poetry packet at front desk. Free; advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk: Elizabeth Strout, Thursday, April 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The Pulitzer-Prize winning author will discuss her new novel, The Burgess Boys. Q&A and book signing. Registration is highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Reception for BEAUTY by Maria Jarreu Heller, Friday, April 11, 6-7:30, Wilton Library. The children of the late Wilton artist will mount a retrospective exhibition of 70 pieces of her work. Exhibition runs through April 29. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, April 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.

Spring Celebration and Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 12, noon-3:30, Woodcock Nature Center, Deer Run Road. Hay ride, egg hunt, egg coloring, nature crafts, visit resident animals. Recommended for ages 2-7, but all are welcome. Bring a basked and dress for outdoor weather. Refreshments for purchase. Pre-paid reservations required: $12/member child, $15/non-member child. Half-hour sign-up slots. Rain date is April 13. Information: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Princeton Tigertones, Saturday, April 12, 4:30, Wilton High School Little Theater, Danbury Road. The a cappella group includes three Wilton students. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults, and may be purchased at the door. Information: tigertones.com.

New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, April 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The film this month is 20 Feet From Stardom, a documentary about backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends. Q&A and refreshments following the film. Suggested donation of $5. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Spring Break Adventures, April 14-18, 9-noon, Woodcock Nature Center, Deer Run Road. Programs for children 3-8. Non-members: $40/day, $200/week; members: $35/day, $175/full week. Register at 203-762-7280. Information: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Tuesday Book Buzz, Tuesday, April 15, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Librarians Lauren McLaughlin and Melissa Baker lead a discussion about favorite and recommended books. Free, registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Informal Drop-In Crafts for Teens, Wednesday, April 16, noon to 4, Wilton Library. Snacks. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Critter Encounter, Wednesday, April 16, 2-3, Wilton Library. A naturalist from Earthplace will bring a reptile, bird, amphibian and mammal for children in kindergarten and up. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Grab Bag Book Club, Wednesday, April 16, 4-4:45, Wilton Library. This month’s book is Orphelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee. Grades 3 and up; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Lego Club, Wednesday, April 16, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Twenty spots available for children in kindergarten and up; first-come, first-served. Tickets passed out at children’s reference desk beginning at 3:45. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Eat Well, Live Well, Wednesday, April 16, 6:15 p.m., The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. Norwalk Hospital nutrition lifestyle specialist will explain how “eating well” behaviors strengthen lifestyle changes. Registration: 203-761-1191.

Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton, Thursday, April 17, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. An exploration of poets and their writing techniques. Poetry packet at front desk. Free; advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Informal Drop-In Crafts for Teens, Thursday, April 17, noon to 4, Wilton Library. Snacks. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Easter Egg Hunt, Friday, April 18, 10-6, Wilton Library. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 19, 10-6, Wilton Library. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, April 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.