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.

I Have A New Mac, Thursday, Feb. 12, Wilton Library. Two classes, 12:30 to 2 or 6 to 7:30 p.m., will show how to get on the Internet, use settings and apps. For MacBook and iMac users. Registration encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Children’s Staycation Movie, Friday, Feb. 13, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be shown. Snacks served. Free, no registration. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Great Backyard Bird Count, Friday, Feb. 13, 2-4:30, Woodcock Nature Center, Deer Run Road. Families and individuals are invited to learn what the count, held over the Presidents Day weekend, is all about. Bird crafts, bird identification, hot cocoa. Practice by counting birds at the center. Event is ongoing throughout the afternoon. Information: 203-762-7280 or woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, Sunday, Feb. 15, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. Pianist Gerald Clayton and saxophonist Dayna Stephens perform. Suggested donation: $10. Advance registration strongly suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Tuesday Book Buzz, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Talk about recent releases and favorite titles with librarians Lauren McLaughlin and Melissa Baker. Free, registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Technology Class — Basic Excel, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2:30-3:30 or 6:30-7:30, Wilton Library. Learn to use this basi spreasheet program. Limited to 16 participants. Advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

The Way Things Work, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 4-4:45, Wilton Library. First and second graders will explore gears. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 19, 10:30-noon Wilton Library. This four-part series with Judson Scruton will explore The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Green Speaker Series, Thursday, Feb. 19, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Field biologist George Schaller will discuss important wildlife species facing possible extinction. With interviewer Daryl Hawk. Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. Free, registration recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Wilton Library Rimer Room. Guest speaker Frank Gallo will give a talk on birds in their Connecticut habitats. Free, open to all. Information: Bruce Beebe, 203-834-5066.

Chinese New Year, Friday, Feb. 20, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Story time, snacks, crafts and activities, and maybe a dragon! Ages 3 and up. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

AARP Driver Safety Class, Saturday, Feb. 21, 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.

Intro to Robotics, Sunday, Feb. 22, noon-2, Wilton Library. Students in grades 5-7 will learn to program a robot with Lego Mindstorms. Laptop and robot provided. Space limited, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Robotics & C Programming for Teens, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2:30-4:30, Wilton Library. Hands-on class using ROBOTC programming language. Laptop and robot provided. Grades 8-12. Space limited, registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Race Relations and Politics in the Gilded Age, Sunday, Feb. 22, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. With Prof. James Goodman of Rutgers University. Part of the scholarly series The Gilded Age: Culture and Conflict at the End of the 19th Century presented by the library and Wilton Historical Society. Free, donations welcome. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Weir Farm Artist in Residence Exhibition/Reception, Monday, Feb. 23, 6-7:30, Wilton Library. Rachel Bacon is the artist. Free, registration suggested. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Understanding School Refusal Behavior, Monday, Feb. 23, 7-8:30, G&B Cultural Center, 49 New Street. A panel of mental health professionals discusses how and why children avoid going to school. Presented by NAMI-CAN. Registration encouraged: SherylKayne@gmail.com or Lisa at 203-858-7491.

Legislative Forum, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 8-9:30 a.m., Wilton Library. State Senator Toni Boucher, state Rep. Gail Lavielle and state Rep. Tom O’Dea will lead an informal discussion on the current legislative session. Free, registration by Feb. 23 highly recommended. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. The book this month is The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Register at 203-834-6240.

The Way Things Work, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4-4:45, Wilton Library. First and second graders will explore the properties of pressure. Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 26, 10:30-noon Wilton Library. This four-part series with Judson Scruton will explore The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope. Free, advance registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Technology Class — LinkedIn, Thursday, Feb. 26, 12:30-2 or 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. A demonstration of how to create a profile on this business networking site and how to look for a job. Registration encouraged. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Dim Sum Culinary Program, Thursday, Feb. 26, 7-10 p.m., White Carriage Barn at Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Master chef and Middlebrook School culinary arts teacher Heather Priest will teach how to make bite-sized Chinese dim sum. Enrollment limited, registration required. Information: amblerfarm.org.

A Journey — A Play/A Story/A Song, Friday, Feb. 27, noon-2, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Actress, singer and poet Kimberly Wilson will present a one-woman performance of the stories of black women, famous and fictional. Catered lunch included. Members: $20, non-members: $25. Registration: 203-762-7257 or education@wiltonhistorical.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Feb. 28, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are shy but independent readers may read out loud to therapy dogs. Free, registration required. nformation: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra — Brass, Saturday, Feb. 28, 11-noon, Wilton Library. An interactive presentation for children 4 to 10 with their families.  Registration required. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Years of Living Dangerously, Saturday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Episode 1 of this environmental film series, Dry Season, will be screened. Saturday Soul Celebration at 5 will be led by Rev. Tom Carr of Second Baptist Church of Suffield and Terri Eickel, director of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network. The community is invited to both the service and dinner/film program. Free, donations welcome. RSVP: years@wiltoncongregational.org.