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 emailed to editor@wiltonbulletin.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week before intended publication. The full listings are posted at wiltonbulletin.com.

The Great Trains Holiday Exhibit continues Thursday, Dec. 17, Saturday, Dec, 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Wilton Historical Society museum complex, 224 Danbury Road. Hours are 10 to 4 on Thursday and Saturday and noon to 4 on Sunday. Wednesdays by appointment for groups of six or more. Exhibit continues through Jan. 18. Admission is free for society members and $10 for non-member adults. Information: wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.

Caravan Puppets, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2-3 p.m., Wilton Library. The Puppets present their Season of Light program, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Chinese New Year, Diwali and the Muslim holiday Eid ul Fitr. Family entertainment for grades K and up. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Walk in Cherry Lane Park on Sunday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m. start time at this park near the intersection of Cherry Lane and Banks Drive. Doug Berg, chairman of Wilton’s Conservation Commission, will lead the walk, co-sponsored by the commission, the Wilton Garden Club Conservation Committee and the Norwalk River Watershed Association. The walk is free but RSVP by calling Jackie Algon at 203-210-5240.

Parent Support Group, Monday, Dec. 21, 10-11:30 a.m., G&B Cultural Center, 49 New Street. For parents of children with behavioral, emotional and mental health issues. Information: Beth at 203-984-0123 or beth44es@gmail.com, or Vanessa at 203 970-4130 or eliasvanessa5@gmail.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, Monday, Dec. 21, 1-6:30, Wilton Library. Appointments are appreciated but walk-ins are welcome. Positive ID required. To sign up, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Christmas Story Time, Monday, Dec. 21, 4:15-5, Wilton Library. Children 3 and up will hear classic Christmas stories followed by a craft. Milk and cookies served. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Monday, Dec. 21, 6-7:30, Wilton Library. Denise Iris is the Weir Farm Artist-in Residence, who will explore the intersection of objective reality and the inner world through video, installations and photos. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 12:30 p.m. Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Newcomers welcome. RSVP: Kay Chann, 203-762-9026.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale, through Sunday, Jan. 3, 137 Old Ridgefield Road. Items include books, unopened CDs and DVDs, children’s books and a huge assortment of art books. All sales support the library. Sale open during regular hours at library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road; wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Jan. 4 through Monday, Jan. 25, 1 to 2:30, Wilton Library. Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. No registration required. Information: wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Teen Advisory Board, Monday, Jan. 4, 3:30 to 4:30, Wilton Library. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to this monthly TAB meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Newcomers welcome; registration recommended. For details, call 203-762-3950, ext. 224, or email Jennifer Walker, Teen Services assistant, at jwalker@wiltonlibrary.org.  

Personalized 3D Luggage Tags, Monday, Jan. 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Learning Tinkercad, then designing 3D luggage tag and adding your own touches. For seventh graders through adults and sixth grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Registration required. Information: www.wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Embroider It!, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wilton Library. One-on-one introductory session to electronic sewing machine for embroidering a tea towel, apron, baby bib or burp cloth. Materials for first session supplied. For seventh graders to adults and sixth graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form; bring completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Information: www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Food Lit Book Group - Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 11 to noon, Wilton Library. This book group is dedicated to “food literature.” This month's book is Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin. Pamela Lillis, a nutritional health coach, avid reader, and lover of food lit, will moderate the discussion.  No charge. Registration recommended. Visit the library’s website for book selections and dates. Information: wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Girls Who Code Club, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 4 to 6, Wilton Library. Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to create mobile apps, games and websites. This club is part of a national club that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. The club meets weekly on Wednesdays, through May 25 (no session April 13). Registration required. Supported by Girls Who Code. Information: wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Shape-opolis is Back!, Thursday, Jan. 7, 4 to 5, Wilton Library. Calling all future architects and urban planners in the third through fifth grades. Building Shape-opolis, a town created from a variety of three dimensional geometric shapes that will be part of an urban development project that will be on view at the Children's Library. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. This is a two-part program; when registering for this program you will automatically be enrolled in Jan. 14 session. Information: wiltonlibrary.org; (203) 762-3950.

Making Thank You Cards, Friday, Jan. 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wilton Library. How to use the Cricut Die Cutter to create thank you cards. For seventh graders to adults and sixth graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form; bring completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Information: wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Fun with Lynn Lewis, Friday, Jan. 8, 11 to noon, Wilton Library. Performance by entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him. Supported by the Wilton Newcomers Club Registration required, ages 2-6 with caregivers. Information: www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

3-D Print Your Drawing, Friday, Jan. 8, 3:30 to 4:30, Wilton Library. Drawings will be 3D printed onto a pendant. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required, ages 6-12. Information: www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Jim Sparks’ Realism into Abstraction: Nature as Metaphor Art Exhibition Reception, Friday, Jan. 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Artist James Sparks will exhibit large scale oil paintings. A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Reception open to the public. Exhibition runs through Friday, Jan. 29. Information: www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.