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.
Author Talk, Thursday, July 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City, will discuss her latest book, Killing Monica. Q&A and book signing. Free. Registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Robert the Guitar Guy, Friday, July 3, 11-11:30, Wilton Library. Music, props and dance entertain children 2-6. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Freedom Run Road Race, Saturday, July 4, 8:30 a.m., Wilton High School Track, 395 Danbury Road. 5K race. Fees: $10/14 and younger, $20/15 and older. Entry form: wiltonct.org.
Wilton Family YMCA Open House, Saturday, July 4, 10-4, YMCA, 404 Danbury Road. Free access to the outdoor pool, pond and beach area, children’s splash pool, fitness center, gym, and outdoor playgrounds.
Fourth of July Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 9:30 p.m., Danbury Road. Festivities begin at 2:30 with annual Republicans vs. Democrats softball game; music begins at 5 with Shadow Act; Sheltered Dogs at 6, Eight to the Bar at 8. Fireworks at approximately 9:30, more music at 10. In the vicinity of Wilton High School athletic fields. Information: wiltonct.org.
Embroidered Tea Towels, Monday, July 6, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to use the library’s electronic sewing machine. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Two students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Flower Pots & Plants, Tuesday, July 7, 3-4:30, Wilton Library. Teens entering grades 6-12 may decorate flower pots with paints decoupage, ceramics and more. Space limited; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Maximizing Social Security Benefits, Tuesday, July 7, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Understand the key concepts and learn strategies to boost lifetime benefits. Financial advisers Michael Alimo and David Weyner will speak. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
New Yorker Shorts, Wednesday, July 8, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. New this summer is Six Stories in Six Weeks with Susan Boyar, discussions of six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine. Meets through Aug. 5. Story titles announced one week ahead. Bring lunch, beverages provided. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Monogrammed Bookmarks, Coasters & More, Wednesday, July 8, 3-4:30. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to use Tinkercad to design a 3D bookmark, coaster, luggage tag or coin holder. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Eight students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Movies, Thursday, July 9, Wilton Library. Disney Nature: Monkey Kingdom (G) will be shown from 10:15 to noon; SpongeBob: Sponge out of Water (PG) will be shown from 2 to 3:30. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Poetry, Thursday, July 9, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads an exploration of Shelley and Keats during their “Annus Mirabilis” of 1819. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before seminar begins. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Barbecue Invitations, Thursday, July 9, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Students in sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to use the die cutter to create invitations with pizzazz. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Two students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Music and More Concert Series, Thursday, July 9, 5-6:30, Wilton Library. The Blue Sky Band recreates the sounds of the acoustic 60s in the Brubeck Room. Rain or shine. Free, wine provided by Michael Crystal. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Mini Maker Camp, Friday, July 10, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children in fifth and sixth grade will make rockets and launch them. Exploration of physics by making Heron’s Fountains. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Annual Summer Show Exhibition Reception, Friday, July 10, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The work of more than 50 Wilton artists will be on display. Show runs through Aug. 13. Open to the public. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Wilton Kiwanis Geeb Fleming Memorial Cruise Night, Friday, July 10, 6 p.m., Piersall Building parking lot, Center Street. Exotic, custom, vintage and antique cars, as well as hot rods, invited to be on display. Hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream. Rain date is July 17.
Monogrammed Bookmarks, Coasters & More, Wednesday, July 13, 3-4:30. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to use Tinkercad to design a 3D bookmark, coaster, luggage tag or coin holder. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Eight students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Decorative Plates Drop-in Craft, Tuesday, July 14, 11-1, Wilton Library. Decorate a plate using decoupage. Allow one hour to complete. All ages. No registration, but only while supplies last. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Yoga and Smoothies for Teens, Tuesday, July 14, 3-4:30, Wilton Library. Teens entering grades 6-12 may bring a yoga mat for some poses and then enjoy a fruit smoothie. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, July 14, 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.
New Yorker Shorts, Wednesday, July 15, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. New this summer is Six Stories in Six Weeks with Susan Boyar, discussions of six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine. Meets through Aug. 5. Story titles announced one week ahead. Bring lunch, beverages provided. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Movies, Thursday, July 16, Wilton Library. Puppy in my Pocket will be shown from 10:15 to 11:15; Paddington (PG) will be shown from 2 to 3:30. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Poetry, Thursday, July 16, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads an exploration of Shelley and Keats during their “Annus Mirabilis” of 1819. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before seminar begins. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Herb Garden and Gallery Talks, Thursday, July 16, 4-6, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Herb specialist Nancy Moore will give a talk in the society’s herb garden at 4:30, and quilt artist Denyse Schmidt and rug hooking artist June Myles will talk about their exhibitions in the galleries at 5 and 5:30, respectively. Herb-themed hors d’oeuvre and refreshments will be served. Free for society members, $10 for non-members. Information: wiltonhistorical.org.
Summer Music and More Concert Series, Thursday, July 16, 5-6:30, Wilton Library. The 5 O’clocks present rock, dance and blues numbers in the Brubeck Room. Rain or shine. Free, wine provided by Michael Crystal. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Barbecue Invitations, Thursday, July 17, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Students in sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to use the die cutter to create invitations with pizzazz. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Two students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Mini Maker Camp, Friday, July 18, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children in fifth and sixth grade will make wearable LED tech and explore circuits by making light-up paper crafts. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Sidewalk Book Sale, Saturday, July 18, 10-4, Wilton Library. Gently used books for beach and vacation reading will be for sale during Wilton’s Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Solder Craft, Monday, July 20, 3:30-5, Wilton Library. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to solder to make a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Five students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Art Residence Exhibition/Reception, Monday, July 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Cuyler Remick is Weir Farm’s artist in residence for July. Free; registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Website Building for Teen Girls, Tuesday, July 21, 10-3, Wilton Library. This program for girls entering sixth through eight grade continues through Friday, July 24. The four-day coding camp introduces HTML and CSS and girls will build a website about just about anything they want. Free; registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Teen Scavenger Hunt, Tuesday, July 21, 7-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Enjoy pizza before heading off in teams to explore the library searching for clues and answers to puzzling questions. Prizes for winning team. Grades 6-12. Reservations required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Embroidered Tea Towels, Tuesday, July 22, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to use the library’s electronic sewing machine. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Two students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
New Yorker Shorts, Wednesday, July 22, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. New this summer is Six Stories in Six Weeks with Susan Boyar, discussions of six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine. Meets through Aug. 5. Story titles announced one week ahead. Bring lunch, beverages provided. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Movies, Thursday, July 23, Wilton Library. Frog Kingdom (PG) will be shown from 10:15 to noon; American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success will be shown from 2 to 3:30. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Poetry, Thursday, July 23, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads an exploration of Shelley and Keats during their “Annus Mirabilis” of 1819. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before seminar begins. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Quilling Workshop, Thursday, July 23, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Quilling is the art of creating decorative designs from thin strips of curled paper. All ages. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Music and More Concert Series, Thursday, July 23, 5-6:30, Wilton Library.  The Bernadettes return with 70s disco/R&B in the Brubeck Room. Rain or shine. Free, wine provided by Michael Crystal. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Mini Maker Camp, Friday, July 24, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children in fifth and sixth grade will explore magnets by creating a floating pencil and sew plush creatures. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Tales to Tails, Saturday, July 25, 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.
Teen Drop-in Crafts, Tuesday, July 28, 3-4:30, Wilton Library. Decorate bottles, create magnets, make jewelry and more. While supplies last. Grades 6-12. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Monogrammed Baby Bibs, Wednesday, July 29, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to use the library’s electronic sewing machine. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Two students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
New Yorker Shorts, Wednesday, July 29, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. New this summer is Six Stories in Six Weeks with Susan Boyar, discussions of six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine. Meets through Aug. 5. Story titles announced one week ahead. Bring lunch, beverages provided. Registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Movies, Thursday, July 30, Wilton Library. Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves Fairytale Land will be shown from 10:15 to noon; Strange Magic (PG) will be shown from 2 to 3:30. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Poetry, Thursday, July 30, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads an exploration of Shelley and Keats during their “Annus Mirabilis” of 1819. Poetry packets available at front desk one week before seminar begins. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Summer Music and More Concert Series, Thursday, July 30, 5-6:30, Wilton Library. Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas returns with the Great American Songbook style in the Brubeck Room. Rain or shine. Free, wine provided by Michael Crystal. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Mini Maker Camp, Friday, July 31, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Children in fifth and sixth grade will make mini brush bots and learn about solar ovens. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Solder Craft, Monday, July 20, 3:30-5, Wilton Library. Students entering sixth and seventh grade, and others, may learn to solder to make a paperweight sculpture. Must have Connecticut library card and signed Innovation Station agreement. Five students per session. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.