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.

Green Speaker Series, Thursday, Jan. 23, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Alison Nicholls, an artist inspired by Africa, will discuss her work with photographer Daryl Hawk. Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Artist Reception, Friday, Jan. 24, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The new exhibition is Atmospheric Landscape Paintings by William McCarthy, created from memory and imagination. Free. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Minecraft Club, Saturday, Jan. 25, 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, Jan. 25, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are timid, but independent readers, may read to therapy dogs. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Children of Uganda Tour of Light, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., Middlebrook School. 131 School Road. The music and dance troupe of 22 children serve as ambassadors for Uganda’s estimated eight million and orphan and vulnerable children. The performance includes rapid rhythms, drums, flutes, folktales and songs of joy and hope.

Guitar for Kids, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2-3 p.m., Wilton Library. Guitarists Nick Cutroneo and Daniel Hartington present a concert and demonstration of classical guitar music. Registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Candlelight Concert, Sunday, Jan. 26, 4-5:30 p.m., Wilton Congregational Church, Ridgefield Road. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin will perform works by Schubert and Medtner as well as his own composition Barcarolle. Ticket information: wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org or 203-762-3401.

Lift Every Voice, Sunday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m., Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road. A gospel and jazz concert featuring Pete Malinverni, director of jazz studies at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and SUNY singers. Presented by the Presbyterian church and Grace Baptist Church of Norwalk as a benefit for Norwalk Children’s Foundation. Tickets: $20/adults, $10/children. Information: 203-762-5514 or lifteveryvoice2014@gmail.com.

Whodunit? Book Club, Monday, Jan. 27, 4-4:45 p.m., Wilton Library. Children in grades 2 and 3 will discuss Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise. Snacks and detective activities. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

The Art of Decluttering, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 3-5 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Peter Schattenfield of Turning Point Estate Services will offer tips on finding value in accumulated “stuff.” Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Refreshments. The community is welcome. Information: Janet Johnson at 203-762-9303.

Lego Club, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. For children in kindergarten and up. Twenty spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets passed out at children’s reference desk starting at 3:45.  Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Weir Farm Artist in Residence, Monday, Jan. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Exhibition and reception highlighting the work of MaryEllen Hackett, which includes gouache paintings and wood block prints. Free. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

The Money Lobby, Monday, Jan. 27, 7-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The library and Wilton League of Women Voters present a documentary on the influence of money on U.S. elections. Refreshments. Free, although donations appreciated. Information: 203-762-3950, wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11-noon, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Karen Tatarka will lead a discussion of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Information/registration: 203-834-6240.

Baking 101, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Trackside Teen Center. Beginning of an introduction to the art of baking for students in sixth through 12th grade. The four-week series continues Feb. 5, 12 and 26. Fee: $300 per student. Information: 203-834-8888 or trackside.org.

Financial Protection Series, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 5:30, The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. A four-part weekly series on how to avoid financial disaster. This week: How to Plan for the Unexpected. Free. Dinner at 5:30, presentation at 6. RSVP: 203-761-1191.

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.

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.

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.

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.