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.
Annual Ladies’ Soirée, Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Food, silent auction, get together with friends. Proceeds benefit the library. Tickets: $50. Register online at wiltonlibrary.org. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org. SOLD OUT.
Candidate Forum, Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road. Candidates for first selectman, Democrat Deborah McFadden and Republican Lynne Vanderslice will offer their plans and vision for Wilton and take questions. Doors open at 7. Information: cannongrange.org.
Zumba Kids, Friday, Oct. 2, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Tracy Brody leads children 2 to 6 through a Latin-inspired zumba kids class. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Semi-Annual Rummage Sale, Saturday, Oct. 3, 9-2, Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church, 470 Danbury Road. Gently used/new fall and winter clothing for men, women and children; shoes, purses, bed linens, curtains, knick-knacks, jewelry and more. Information: 203-762-9890 or zionshillmethodist.org.
Minks to Sinks, Saturday, Oct. 3, 9-5, Route 7 and School Road. Five huge tents of new and gently used merchandise. Information: minkstosinks.info.
Impressionist Painting Workshop, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Nod Hill Road. En plein air and studio work for beginning art students and artists. Must have a basic understanding of your selected art for and be able to handle own equipment. Limited to 12 students. Free, registration required: 203-834-1896, ext. 28.
Trackside Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:30-11, Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road. German foods by Marly’s, German beverages by the Wilton Wine Shoppe, live music by Dylan Connor and the Epic Poets. Silent auction and raffle. Tickets: $55 per person. Information/tickets: 203-834-2888 or trackside.org.
Ambler Farm Day, Sunday, Oct. 4, noon to 4, Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Apple slingshot, farm animals, make-your-own scarecrow, hay rides, trebuchet, children’s crafts, pumpkin patch, homemade apple pies, sheep shearing, sprinkler safety demo. $20 per family. Information: amblerfarm.org.
Minks to Sinks, Sunday, Oct. 4, noon to 4, Route 7 and School Road. Five huge tents of new and gently used merchandise. Half-price day. Information: minkstosinks.info.
Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse Open House, Sunday, Oct. 4, 1-4, Hurlbutt Street. The 1834 schoolhouse will be open to coincide with Ambler Farm Day. Cider and donuts will be served. All are welcome.
Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, Sunday, Oct. 4, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. The Don Friedman Harvie S Duo perform. Reception follows concert. Suggested donation: $10. Advance registration strongly suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Minks to Sinks, Monday, Oct. 5, 9-noon, Route 7 and School Road. Five huge tents of new and gently used merchandise. Half-price day. Information: minkstosinks.info.
Area Author Affair, Monday, Oct. 5, 6-7 p.m., Wilton Library. Registered dietitian Kate Gardner will discuss her book, The New Diabetes Cookbook: 100 Mouthwatering Seasonal, Whole Food Recipes. Books available for purchase. Free, registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Food Lit Book Group, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11-noon, Wilton Library. This month’s book is The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Technology Class, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2-3, Wilton Library. Basic Computers will cover saving files, Internet browsers, email and printing. Limited to six participants. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Author Talk, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Allie Cashel will discuss her book, Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial. Her experience fighting Lyme disease is chronicled along with stories of chronic Lyme patients from around the world. Books available. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Relax and Color, Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon-2, 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.
Basic Microsoft Word, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2-3 or 6:30-7:30, Wilton Library. Learn to create and format a basic document in Microsoft word. Basic computer skills required. Class limit is 16; advance registration required. Free. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Wilton Rediscovered, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7-9, Wilton Library. Local architect Rob Sanders will talk on A Social History of Wilton Through its Architecture and Land. Q&A and reception to follow. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Oct. 8, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads an exploration of The Ecological Vision of Robert Siegel. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Technology Class, Thursday, Oct. 8, 12:30-2 or 6-7:30, Wilton Library. Learn how to create a profile and look for jobs on LinkedIn. Demonstration-style class. Registration encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
League of Women Voters Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 8, 11:30, Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road. The guest speaker will be Bloomfield, Conn. Town Manger Philip Schenck who will discuss different types of town government and their advantages and disadvantages. Advance reservations required: $20 payable to WiltonLWV and sent to Kim Nabulsi, Wilton LWV, Box 71, Wilton CT 06897. Information: Linda Fein at 203-762-5606.
Hour of Code, Thursday, Oct. 8, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. Create a story or game using Infinity Play Lab. Ages 8 and up. Limit 16 participants, registration required. No coding experience necessary. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Author/Illustrator Matt Davies Visits, Thursday, Oct. 8, 4-5, Wilton Library. Davies shares his new book, Nerdy Birdy, answers questions and shows how he creates his illustrations. Books for sale and book signing. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Art Exhibition and Reception, Friday, Oct. 9, 6-7:30, Wilton Library. The late Wilton artist Suzanne Crossland’s work is presented. Reception open to the public. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Ghost Night for Kids, Saturday, Oct. 10, 7-8:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children 8-12 will take a candlelight tour of the old buildings, hearing stories of the families that lived there as well as classic Halloween tales. Admission: $15 per member child/maximum $25 per family. Non-members: $25 per child, maximum $35 per family. Registration required; info@wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.
CPR Certification Class, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10-noon, Wilton Congregational Church, Ridgefield Road. Instruction in adult, child and infant CPR as well as how to use an AED. Choking emergencies covered. Cost: $55 includes materials, textbook, two-year certification card. Information: yourhomecpr.com.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. A monthly support group for post-treatment cancer survivors presented by the Breast Cancer Survival Center (breastcancersurvival.org) Call Nina Marino at 203-857-7304 with questions. Free, registration highly encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
AARP Driver Safety Class, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 10-2, Wilton Library. For drivers 50 and older. Cost: $15/AARP members, $20/non-members, cash or check. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Wilton Library Readers, Wednesday, Oct. 14, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. This month’s book is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Bring lunch, beverages provided. Advance registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Miller-Driscoll Renovation Update, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Miller-Driscoll gymnasium, Wolfpit Road. The Miller-Driscoll Building Committee will give an update on the school’s renovation project.
Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Oct. 15, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads an exploration of The Ecological Vision of Robert Siegel. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Navigating the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Riverbrook Regional YMCA, 404 Danbury Road. For individuals and small businesses owners. Select one session. Don Moyle of Insurance Navigation will discuss exchanges, small group and SHOP programs, Medicare, and choosing a health care plan. Free. Advance registration required. Email Maria Bonini at mbonini@riverbrookymca.org or call 203-762-8384, ext. 206.
Beer Tasting, Saturday, Oct. 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road. Tasting of New England beers presented by Drum Hill chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Tasting will be conducted by Gregg Glaser, editor-in-chief of Yankee Brew News. Tickets: $35 online at drumhilldar.org/beer or $40 at the door.