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.

Herbaria: Treasure Troves of Botanical Knowledge, Thursday, Nov. 19, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Wilton Garden Club’s herbarium of more than 1,200 plants found in Fairfield County will be presented and Dr. Patrick Sweeney of Yale University and the Peabody Museum of Natural History will speak on the value of collections such as this. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Caregiver Symposium, Thursday, Nov. 19, 6:45-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, a panel of experts will address the concerns of caregivers and the toll it takes on them physically, emotionally and financially. Moderated by journalist and author Diane Smith. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Relax and Color, Friday, Nov. 20, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Adults and teens are invited to pick out a design and color with pencils or gel pens. No experience. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Postal Food Drive, Saturday, Nov. 21. Letter carriers will collect bags of groceries left for collection by mailboxes. Donations may also be brought to the post office on Hubbard Road. The drive will benefit Person-to-Person, which serves families in need in several area towns including Wilton. Information: p2phelps.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Nov. 21, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are shy but independent readers may read out loud to therapy dogs. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Technology Class, Saturday, Nov. 21, 12:30-1:30, Wilton Library. Basic Computers for beginners will cover saving files, Internet browsers, email and printing. Class limited to six; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Lead Belly Tribute Concert, Saturday, Nov. 21, 7-midnight, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Shine A Light on Lead Belly: The Wilton Midnight Special will feature the Frank Enea Band and surprise musical guests. Tickets: $50, includes music, southern-style food by Chef Jeffm and a glass of Louisiana wine or Turbodog Louisiana beer. Cash bar. Tickets and information: wiltonhistorical.org.

Acoustic Night at the Grange, Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Grange, 25 Cannon Road. Instrumental soloists and ensembles invited for 20 available five-minute spots. Piano available. Also performing is Canticle, a male, a cappella singing group from Wilton Congregational Church. Free admission. Information: Cannongrange.org.

New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Title to be announced. Suggested donation of $5; refreshments served. Q&A will follow the film. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Food Collection and P2P Sales Event, Sunday, Nov. 22, noon-5, Open House Gift Shop, 9 Center Street. The shop will collect non-perishable food items for the Person-to-Person food pantry, and donate 10% of the day’s sales to the agency. Information: p2phelps.org.

Thanksgiving Crafts, Sunday, Nov. 22, 1-4:30, Wilton Library. Children may create turkey centerpieces and placemats. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, Sunday, Nov. 22, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. The Edmar Castaneda Trio will perform. Suggested donation of $10; registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Parent Support Group, Monday, Nov. 23, 10-11:30, G&B Cultural Center, 49 New Street. NAMI-CAN support group 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.

Red Cross Babysitting Training, Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2-5:30, Wilton Library. A two-day workshop for ages 11-15. $85 before class begins. To register, call Susan Lauricella at 203-7623950, ext. 243. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Color and Chill for Teens, Thursday, Nov. 12, 3;30-5:30, Wilton Library. Color with pencils or gel pens. No experience. For grades 6-12. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale, Tuesday, Nov. 24, noon to close, Wilton Library. Annual holiday sale begins and continues through Jan. 3. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Ray Rauth leads a discussion of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. Details and registration: 203-834-6240.

Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 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.

Day After Thanksgiving Movie, Friday, Nov. 27, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Inside Out will be shown. No registration. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Monday, Nov. 30, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Maryellen Hackett will present her studies of national parks. Free, registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Rage, Respect, Revenge & Ransom, Thursday, Dec. 3, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Dr. Gerald Weiss leads an adult literature seminar — A Study of Four Women in Homer’s Iliad. The last of a four-part look at Briseis, Andromache, Hecuba and Helen. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Holiday Market, Saturday, Dec. 5, 10-4, Cannon Grange, Cannon Road. Handmade and well-crafted merchandise including holiday decorations, fine stationery, chocolates, plants, clothing accessories, jewelry, pottery and more. Light refreshments and gluhwein for sale. Photos with Santa from noon to 2. Information: 203-762-1900 or cannongrange.org.