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.
Kiwanis Club Food Drive, Friday, June 26, 11-3. Members of the club will be at Stop & Shop on River Road and Village Market on Old Ridgefield Road collecting non-perishables for the Wilton Food Pantry.
Tales to Tails, Saturday, June 27, 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.
Kiwanis Club Food Drive, Saturday, June 27, 11-3. Members of the club will be at Stop & Shop on River Road and Village Market on Old Ridgefield Road collecting non-perishables for the Wilton Food Pantry.
Take Part in Art, Saturday, June 27, 1-4, Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Road. Discover your inner artist while painting en plein air with watercolors supplied by Weir Farm. Instructional available. All ages. Free. Information: nps.gov/wefa or 203-834-1896.
Read with Matt Davies, Saturday, June 27, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist will draw, answer questions and read from his new book Ben Draws Trouble. Families welcome, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Kiwanis Club Food Drive, Sunday, June 28, 11-3. Members of the club will be at Stop & Shop on River Road and Village Market on Old Ridgefield Road collecting non-perishables for the Wilton Food Pantry.
Car Show, Sunday, June 28, 2-4 p.m., The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. Trophies awarded, hot dogs and ice cream, musical entertainment. RSVP by June 24: 203-761-1191.
Exploring the Five Senses, Monday, June 29, 4-4:45, Wilton Library. The last of a five-week exploration of the senses for children in grades 1-3. This week: smell. Free, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Author Talk, Tuesday, June 30, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Beatriz Williams discusses a story of politics and past secrets that takes place during the summer on Cape Cod. Q&A and book signing. Free, registration highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.
Music on the Hill Summer Chorus, Tuesday, June 30, 7-9 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 48 New Canaan Road. Rehearsals begin for music of J. S. Bach and continue Tuesdays and Thursdays through July. Concert, with soloists and chamber orchestra, will be Thursday, July 30 at 8, also at St. Matthew’s. New singers, including high school students, welcome.  $40 suggested minimum contribution. Advance registration required: ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133.
New Yorker Shorts, Wednesday, July 1, 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.
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 Danbuary 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. Informtion: 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.
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.