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. 10, 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.

The Early Years of WWI, Thursday, Nov. 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Part Two of this two-part series covers An American Perspective. Judge Michael Shea will recount the story of the Yankee Division, filled with men from all six New England states. Free, registration recommended. 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

The Philadelphia Story, Friday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

Meditation Box Craft, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2-3 p.m., Wilton Library. Coinciding with the library’s Mental Health ‘To-Go Kits,’ visitors may decorate plain, white boxes as a form of art therapy. Boxes contain stress ball, Silly Putty and a flash drive pre-loaded with meditations. Materials supplied by Silver Hill Hospital. Teens to seniors. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Acoustic Night, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30, Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road. Twenty five-minute time slots available on a first-come basis. Sign up: Cannon.Grange@yahoo.com.

New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Supermensch — The Legend of Shep Gordon will be shown. Director Mike Myers tells the story of of the Hollywood insider who managed the likes of Alice Cooper, Blondie, Groucho Marx, and Raquel Welch. Suggested donation of $5, refreshments served. Q&A after the film. Registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

The Philadelphia Story, Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

The Philadelphia Story, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, Sunday, Nov. 13, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. The trio 9 Horses — mandolin, violin, bass — will perform. Reception follows concert. Suggested donation: $10. Advance registration strongly suggested: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Candlelight Concert, Sunday, Nov. 13, 4-5:30, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Pianist Wei Luo will present a program of works by Haydn, Chopin, Shostakovich, Schubert, and Beethoven Proceeds benefit Wilton Library. Ticket information: 203-762-3401 or wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Horseshoe Pond Fund-raiser, Monday, Nov. 14, Marly’s Bar and Bistro, 101 Old Ridgefield Road. A community member will be behind the bar and all tips go to The Friends of Horseshoe Pond which is working to eradicate lily pads in the pond. Raffle for a photo shoot by Peggy Garbus.

College Talk with the Greenes, Monday, Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Educational consultants Howard and Mathew Greene discuss the latest trends in college admissions. For students in 9th-11th grades and their parents. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 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.

Author Talk, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Actress Jane Alexander will discuss her book, Wild Things, Wild Places, Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth. Q&A follows the talk. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

AARP Driver Safety Class, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10-2, Wilton Library. Practical techniques on how to adjust to changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with aging. No tests. Registration required. Cost: $15/AARP members, $20/non-members, cash or check only. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Night Time Knitters, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 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.

Alzheimer’s Panel Discussion, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. A panel of experts discuss the medical, communication, legal, financial, and family implications of Alzheimer’s disease. Register: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

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.

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.