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.
Technology Class: Facebook, Thursday, Sept. 3, 12:30-2 or 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Mary Anne Franco will explain what Facebook is, how to post photos, find “friends,” and talk about privacy settings. Demonstration class. Registration encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Mammogram Screening, Friday, Sept. 4, 10-2, Wilton Library. The Stamford Hospital Mobile Facility for Mammography Screening will be in the front parking lot. Insurance is accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 203-276-PINK (7465) and choose option 1. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Musical Fun with Lynn Lewis, Friday, Sept. 4, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Songs, dancing and a magical parachute for children 2 to 6. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Men’s Monthly Breakfast, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m., Orem’s Diner, 167 Danbury Road. All men invited for conversation. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Reservations: 203-762-2600.
Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 12:30, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Newcomers welcome. RSVP: Kay Chann, 203-762-9026.
Technology Class: Basic Computers, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2-3, Wilton Library. An introductory course that covers saving files, Internet browsers, email and printing. Class limited to six; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 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.
Author Talk, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. What We Talk About When We’re Over 60 — a book contributed to by 30 writers who share stories about things that changed their lives. Meet some of the authors. Q&A follows. Free, registration highly recommended. Books available for purchase and signing. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Wilton Library Readers, Wednesday, Sept. 9, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. The book this month is The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. Bring lunch; beverages provided. Advance registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Free Downloads, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1-2:30, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. A demonstration of Wilton Library’s free ebooks and audiobooks. Registration strongly suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Technology Class, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2-3 p.m. or 6:30-7:30, Wilton Library. The Basic Microsoft Office programs will be introduced. Topics: the ribbon, highlighting, cut and past and more. Class limited to 16; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Monogrammed Chef’s Aprons, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Learn to use the electronic sewing machine. Ages 13 and up. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Literary Goulash, Thursday, Sept. 10, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Ben Van Vechten will discuss poetry of his choosing. Copies of the selections available at the front desk. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Tailgate Party Invites, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Learn to use the die cutter. Ages 13 and up, or sixth and seventh graders with an adult. Two per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Spinraiser, Thursday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m., JoyRide, 3 Godfrey Place. A benefit event to support Animals in Distress cat shelter. The cost is $35. Raffle of Blue Buffalo products. Information: JoyRideWilton.com.
Literary Goulash, Friday, Sept. 11, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Ben Van Vechten will discuss poetry of his choosing. Copies of the selections available at the front desk. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Author Visits Rotary, Friday, Sept. 11, 12:15, Marly’s Restaurant, 101 Old Ridgefield Road. Westport author Clarinda Higgins will discuss her book Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man’s Journey. The book is about her cousin who worked with the missionary in Africa.
The Great American Songbook, Saturday, Sept. 12, 5 p.m., Wilton Library. Dr. Joe Utterback presents songs from the 30s through the 60s. Free; reservations highly recommended. Co-sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Monogrammed Tea Towels, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Learn to use the electronic sewing machine. Ages 13 and up, and students in sixth and seventh grade. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Survivors Swing Band, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. A musical tour of the dance band swing era of the 1920s-40s. Suggested donation of $10, registration strongly suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Marble Magnets Drop-in Craft, Wednesday, Sept. 16, noon-2, Wilton Library. Make marble magnets for a refrigerator or locker at the Innovation Station. Ages 13 and up; no registration. While supplies last. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Bring Old Photos into the Digital Age, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Digitize old photos, slides and negatives. Ages 13 and up, sixth and seventh graders welcome. Limited to two people. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Solder Craft, Thursday, Sept. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others 13 and up, may make a piece of glass jewelry. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Four students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Author Talk, Thursday, Sept. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Greg Grandin will discuss Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesman. Books available for purchase and signing. Free, registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Make Halloween Cards, Friday, Sept. 18, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Learn to use the die cutter. Ages 13 and up, or sixth and seventh graders with an adult. Two per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Sign, Say and Play, Friday, Sept. 18, 10:30-11:15, Wilton Library. Children from six months to toddler stage and their caregivers will learn signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Learned through activities, song and a book. Handouts. This week’s focus is mealtime. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Gardening Expert, Friday, Sept. 18, 11-1, Wilton Historical Society, 244 Danbury Road. Sydney Eddison will speak on Change: The Passage of Time in the Garden in the society’s Burt Barn. How to turn gardening from a list of chores into a rewarding experience. Catered lunch included in admission of $20/members, $30/non-members. Reservations: education@wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.
September Soirée, Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m., WEPCO church complex, 48 New Canaan Road. Music on the Hill’s annual auction fund-raiser features dessert, Champagne, and familiar songs sung together. All welcome. Tickets, $30 in advance at musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133; $35 at the door.
AARP Driver Safety Class, Saturday, Sept. 19,10-2, 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.
New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30-9:30, Wilton Library. Film to be determined. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments. Q&A follows film. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Bring Old Photos into the Digital Age, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Digitize old photos, slides and negatives. Ages 13 and up, sixth and seventh graders welcome. Limited to two people. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 12:30, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Newcomers welcome. RSVP: Kay Chann, 203-762-9026.
Afternoon at the Movies, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 3-5 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren, will be shown. Presented by Stay at Home in Wilton. Reservations: 203-762-2600.
Sign, Say and Play, Friday, Sept. 25, 10:30-11:15, Wilton Library. Children from six months to toddler stage and their caregivers will learn signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Learned through activities, song and a book. Handouts. This week’s focus is bedtime. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Music on the Hill Handbell Workshop, Saturday, Sept. 26, 9-1, WEPCO church complex, 48 New Canaan Road. Learn to ring handbells and develop ringing skills with artistic directors David H. Connell and Ellen Dickinson. Two tracks: beginner and experienced. Space is limited, advance registration required. Fee: $40, includes lunch. Information: ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133.