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.

Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Nov. 17, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton will lead a series on William Butler Yeats and his Contemporaries. Poetry packets at front desk. Free, advance registration required: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Green Energy, Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Cannon Grange hall, 25 Cannon Road. Mike Trolle of BPC Green Builders will talk about homes in the area he has converted to geothermal energy. Free. Information: 203-762-1900.

The Philadelphia Story, Thursday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

Cupcake Club, Friday, Nov. 18, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Children 10 to 12 years old may decorate a fancy cupcake. Registration required: 203-762-6336 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Friday, Nov. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Four area artists exhibit in the show The Message is in the Medium. The community is invited. 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

High School Musical, Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Middlebrook School, School Road. Presented by Wilton Children’s Theater. Tickets: wiltonchildrenstheater.org.

The Philadelphia Story, Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

Destroy Your Hard Drive, Saturday, Nov. 19, 10-4, Wilton Library. A fund-raiser for the library’s robotics team, Singularity Technology, which will destroy personal information stored on no-longer-wanted computers. $20 per computer. No registration. 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Nov. 19, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are independent readers may read to therapy dogs. Free, registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Colonial Cookery for Kids, Saturday, Nov. 19, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children in grades 4-8 will make a pattypan squash pie with a lattice crust. $10/members, $15/non-members. Registration required: 203-762-7257 or info@wiltonhistorical.org.

Railway Safety for Kids, Saturday, Nov. 19, 3-3:45, Wilton Library. Metro-North presents Get There Safe! For children in grades K-2 and their families. Grade crossings, track safety, and trespassing will be covered. Registration suggested: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

High School Musical, Saturday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m., Middlebrook School, School Road. Presented by Wilton Children’s Theater. Tickets: wiltonchildrenstheater.org.

The Philadelphia Story, Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

The Spiritual Child, Sunday, Nov. 20, noon-1:30, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Dr. Lisa Miller of Columbia University will speak on the positive impact spirituality has in the lives of children and teenagers. Cost: $20 includes lunch and a copy of The Spiritual Child. Reservations: coleen@wiltoncongregational.org or 203-762-5591.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids, Sunday, Nov. 20, 1-4:30, Wilton Library. Make turkey centerpieces to seasonal placemats in the Children’s Library. Free, no registration. 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

High School Musical, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., Middlebrook School, School Road. Presented by Wilton Children’s Theater. Tickets: wiltonchildrenstheater.org.

Ski Team Bake Sale, Monday, Nov. 21, 3-7, Village Market, 108 Old Ridgefield Road. The Wilton High School ski team will have its annual Pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale. Attractively packaged baked goods available.

National Hospice Month, Monday, Nov. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Film and panel discussion on Peace and Compassion on the Final Journey about caring for a loved one near the end of life. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Teddy Bear Picnic, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 11-11:30, Wilton Library. Children ages 3 to 5 join in for songs, stories and crafts. Bring your favorite Teddy bear or other stuffed animals. Juice and cookies. Free, registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Nov 22, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Ray Rauth leads a discussion of The Death of Ivan Ilyich. Register: 203-834-6240.

Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 12:30, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Beginners welcome. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton and the senior center. Free. RSVP: Kay Chann at 203-762-9026.

Day After Thanksgiving Movies, Friday, Nov. 25, Wilton Library. Finding Dory is from 10:15 to noon; The Jungle Book is from 2 to 3:45. Free, no registration. 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Parent Support Group, Monday, Nov. 28, 10-11:30, G&B Cultural Center, 49 New Street. For parents  of children with behavioral, emotional and mental health issues. Free, presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Child and Adolescent Network (CAN). Information: Beth at 203-984-0123 or Beth44es@gmail.com or visit namisouthwestct.com.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Monday, Nov. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Bonnie Johnson examines historic details of the park. Free, registration suggested: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Go Green Symposium, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 8:30-4:30, Wilton Library. How Sustainable Would You Like Wilton To Be? Speakers: First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice and Gary Cuneen, founder of Seven Generations Ahead. Participants may share vision for sustainability across food, land/water, recycling, and energy. RSVP: Daphne@wiltongogreen.org.

Technology Classes, Tuesday, Nov. 29, Wilton Library. Basic Microsoft Word is offered from 2 to 3 or from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Basic computer skills including mouse proficiency required. Advance registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Movie Tuesday, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 3-5, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Bringing Up Baby with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn will be shown. Free popcorn, candy and soda. RSVP: Janet Johnson, 203-762-2600. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton.

Holiday Book Sale, Wednesday, Nov. 30, Wilton Library. The library’s annual sale begins and continues through Jan. 2. 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Night Time Knitters, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-7:30, Wilton Library. Bring a project or borrow needles and yarn. Seventh grade to adult. No registration. 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Judson Scruton will lead a series on William Butler Yeats and his Contemporaries. Poetry packets at front desk. Free, advance registration required: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Fun with Lynn Lewis, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Songs and dancing for children 2 to 6. Registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Holiday Wreath Making, Friday, Dec. 2, 11-1, Wilton Library. Bring a bag of mixed greens to share; library supplies frame, wire and ribbon. Bring gardening gloves and clippers. $5 fee. Ages 18 and up. Questions: 203-762-6342. Registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Holiday Stroll, Friday, Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30, Wilton Center. Join Santa and First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice in lighting the town Christmas tree. Visit merchants for holiday shopping and the library to enjoy the fireplace and refreshments. Information: wiltonchamber.com.

Mercury Glass Votive Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 3, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children 6 to 12 years old will use paint and water to make shiny mercury glass votive candle holders, and will learn how this replacement for silver contains neither silver nor mercury. Member cost: $10/child, $25/family; non-members: $15/child, $35/family. Register: 203-762-7257 or info@wiltonhistorical.org.

Mother and Daughter Book Club, Saturday, Dec. 3, 3-4 p.m., Wilton Library. For grades 3-5. This session’s book is The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes. Refreshments. Registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Saturday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m., River Road Gallery, 21 River Road. Opening reception of the show Layers of Color, which features the work of Wilton artists Nash Hyon and Suzanne Wilkins. Information: 203-762-3887.

Caryn Lin and her Electric Violin, Monday, Dec. 5, 4:15-5, Wilton Library. Lin uses a five-string electric violin and other technology to transform sound. Kids will see three-dimensional sound waves. Grades K and up. Registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Food Lit Book Group, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 11-noon, Wilton Library. This month’s book is Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. For post-treatment survivors, presented by Nina Marino, LCSW, and the library. Free, registration highly encouraged. Questions: call Nina Marino at 203-857-7304. Register: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Cursive Class, Thursday, Dec. 8, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. For ages 9 and up who want to learn how to write in script. Registration required: 203-762-6336 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk, Thursday, Dec. 8, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Jeff Benedict talks about his collaboration with Hall of Famer Steve Young, QB: My Life Behind the Spiral. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6336 or wiltonlibrary.org.

(Not) Just for Kids Music Program — A Joyful Noise, Saturday, Dec. 10, 3-4, Wilton Library. Members of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra demonstrate percussion instruments. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6336 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Singers Holiday Sing, Sunday, Dec. 11, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. The Singers perform highlights from their Holiday Feast and then lead a festive sing-along. A visit from Santa Claus caps the event. Tickets: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family, at the door. Cash or check only. 203-762-6336 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 12:30, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Beginners welcome. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton and the senior center. Free. RSVP: Kay Chann at 203-762-9026.