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.

Basic Internet for the Absolute Beginner, Thursday, Jan. 30, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. A demonstration of browsers, searches, websites. Bring a laptop or other device. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

League of Women Voters Legislative Breakfast, Friday, Jan. 31, 10-11:30, The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. Rescheduled from an earlier date due to inclement weather, the Wilton League of Women Voters will welcome State Senator Toni Boucher and State Reps. Gail Lavielle and Tom O’Dea to discuss the upcoming legislative session. Information: Amy Harris, 203-762-0585 or amyharrisjge@gmail.com.

Chinese New Year Celebration, Friday, Jan. 31, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Children in kindergarten and up will celebrate the Year of the Horse with stories, entertainment, crafts and a dragon parade. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Feb. 1, 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.

Star Wars Visit, Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:30-1, Wilton Library. If the “force” is with you, visit the library to meet Connecticut’s 501st Garrison. Characters from the Star Wars universe will meet and greet fans. Photo-op. Children may dress in costume. No registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Mommy and Baby Yoga, Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:15-11, Wilton Library. For children six weeks to pre-crawlers. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

An Evening of A Capella, Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Wilton High School alumni will be joined by their university peers in a performance of a capella groups from Barnard College, New York University and the University of Connecticut. Tickets: $25/adults, $20/students and seniors. Tickets online at wiltonplayshop.org.

Area Author Affair, Monday, Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Megan Smith-Harris will interview Anatole Konstantin, author of A Red Boyhood: Growing Up Under Stalin, an account of growing up in the repressive years after World Ware II and the horrific struggles of refugees. In the Rimer Room. Free, light refreshments. Registration encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

College Talk with the Greenes, Monday, Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Educational consultants Howard and Matthew Greene will discuss recent trends in college admissions and what matters most in the admissions process. For families and students in ninth through 11th grade. Registration recommended; free. Snow date: Feb. 4. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Class Project 2019 Orientation, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road. Parents may attend the morning or evening session to learn about the goals of the six-year class project program. Snow date, Feb. 5, same times and location. Information: email Shawn Kahal at shawnkahal@optonline.net.

Video Games: Creating a Family Plan, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Dr. Eric Schleifer will discuss the effects of video games on children and how to create a plan for managing game usage. Free; registration strongly encouraged. Snow date: Feb. 26.  Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Pokemon Game and Swap, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Children in grades 2 and up may play Pokemon and swap cards with other fans of the game. No registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

The Bible as Literature, Thursday, Feb. 6, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Dr. Gerald Weiss examines the Hebrew Bible’s narrative genres, stylistic forms and prose and poetry. Free, four-part series. Advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Nutrition 101, Thursday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Grange, Cannon Road. Interactive program on nutrition with the focus on the value of real food. Information: cannongrange.org.

Freeplay: A Night of Improv Comedy, Thursday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., The Little Theater at Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road. Students will present a family-friendly night of improv comedy based on audience suggestions. Tickets: 203-834-4844 or whstix@wilton.k12.ct.us. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

The Guitar Guy, Friday, Feb. 7, 11-11:30, Wilton Library. Robert the Guitar Guy uses music, props, movement and dance to entertain children 2-6 and their caregivers. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Rainbow Loom Club, Friday, Feb. 7, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Children in grades 1 and up can share their knowledge and enthusiasm for this rubber band craft. Supplies limited, bring your own. No registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, Friday, Feb. 7, 7:30-9 p.m., Wilton Library. The Harvie S Kenny Barron Duo will perform. Harvie S has been a jazz presence since the 1970s and Kenny Barron is a renowned pianist. Reception follows. Suggested donation: $10. Advance registration strongly suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Freeplay: A Night of Improv Comedy, Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., The Little Theater at Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road. Students will present a family-friendly night of improv comedy based on audience suggestions. Tickets: 203-834-4844 or whstix@wilton.k12.ct.us. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Feb. 8, 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.

Mommy and Baby Yoga, Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:15-11, Wilton Library. For children six weeks to pre-crawlers. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project, Saturday, Feb. 8, 1-3, Wilton Library. There will be a DVD about Korean history and culture and a demonstration of the traditional wedding ceremony in costume. Homemade Korean foods will be served. Children 10 and up may attend. Free, registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Guitar for Kids, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m., Wilton Library. Guitarists Nick Cutroneo and Daniel Hartington will present a concert and demonstration of classical guitar music. Also, a brief demonstration of basic techniques and opportunity to try the instrument. Registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The film is Koch, a portrait of the former mayor by first-time filmmaker and former Wall Street Journal reporter Neil Barsky. Suggested donation: $5; refreshments. Q&A follows. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Freeplay: A Night of Improv Comedy, Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., The Little Theater at Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road. Students will present a family-friendly night of improv comedy based on audience suggestions. Tickets: 203-834-4844 or whstix@wilton.k12.ct.us. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Valentine’s Day Crafts, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1-4:30, Wilton Library. Lollipops, Valentine mice and classic red hearts on doilies available for kids to use. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

American Made: The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut, Sunday, Feb. 9, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. State Historian Walter Woodward will discuss Leaving Connecticut, Shaping America, the outmigration of Nutmeggers between 1780 and 1830 in search of a better life. The seventh season of the scholarly collaboration between the library and Wilton Historical Society. Free, donations welcome. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

COPD Workshop, Monday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m., Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road.  Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will present an educational program on the condition also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Free. Information: call Lizabeth Doty at 203-834-6240.

Stock Market Game for Teens, Monday, Feb. 10, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. A 10-week, simulated marketplace for grades 7-12. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 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.

Senior Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 12, noon, Ogden House, 100 River Road. Lunch is followed by entertainment or an educational program. Cost: $3. Information: 203-834-6240.

Pokemon Game and Swap, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Children in grades 2 and up may play Pokemon and swap cards with other fans of the game. No registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Small Business Series, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. This five-part series is called Five Building Blocks of Growth for Your Small Business. This week’s installment is Strategic Marketing: Finding, Attracting and Keeping the Right Customers. Continues biweekly through March 26. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE and Wilton Chamber of Commerce with the library. Check-in begins at 5:30. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

The Bible as Literature, Thursday, Feb. 13, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Dr. Gerald Weiss examines the Hebrew Bible’s narrative genres, stylistic forms and prose and poetry. Free, four-part series. Advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Hersam Acorn Radio Presentation, Friday, Feb. 14, 12:15-1:30, Marly’s Restaurant, 101 Old Ridgefield Road. The Wilton Rotary will welcome Rob Adams, manager of Hersam Acorn Radio, who will talk about the newspaper organization’s move into Internet radio. Information: wiltonrotaryclub.org.

Rainbow Loom Club, Friday, Feb. 14, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Children in grades 1 and up can share their knowledge and enthusiasm for this rubber band craft. Supplies limited, bring your own. No registration. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Feb. 15, 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.

Mommy and Baby Yoga, Saturday, Feb. 15, 10:15-11, Wilton Library. For children six weeks to pre-crawlers. Registration required.  Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.