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. 3, 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.

Information Session with the First Selectman, Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road. First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice will give an overview of her first year in office and review planned initiatives for the coming year. Q&A. Free. Information: 203-762-1900.

The Early Years of WWI, Thursday, Nov. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Part One of this two-part series covers A European Perspective. Wilton resident Jean-Pierre Lavielle will address the military operations on the Western Front from August 1914 to the arrival of the Americans in September 1917. Part Two will focus on the American perspective on Nov. 10. Free, registration recommended. 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Skill Building in the Preschool Years, Friday, Nov. 4, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Susan Bauerfeld presents a program on how children and parents can learn to make transitions from one activity to another, reducing stress and promotion resilience. Registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Nighttime Wonders of the World, Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8:30 p.m., Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Children in third through sixth grade are invited for a night hike. $20/child. Register: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

American Artisan Preview Party, Friday, Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Preview the works of more than 40 artisans, enjoy hors d’oeuvres from the Schoolhouse Restaurant, bid on items in a silent auction. Tickets: 203-762-7257 or wiltonhistorical.org.

The Philadelphia Story, Friday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

Flu Shot Clinic, Saturday, Nov. 5, 10-11:30 a.m., Wilton Library. No appointment needed. Cost of the flu shot is $42, payable by cash or check or several insurance plans. Bring insurance card. High-dose vaccine available for those 65 and over. Sponsored by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County: 203-834-6341, ext. 444.

American Artisan Show, Saturday, Nov. 5, 10-5, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. More than 40 artisans participating. Admission: $10. Wiltonhistoricalsociety.org or 203-762-7257.

Army Field Band Concert, Saturday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Clune Center for the Arts at Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road. The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus will perform works by Sousa, Holst, Delibes, Benny Goodman, and others. Free, tickets required. Information: 203-731-9082.

Brubeck Brothers Quartet Concert, Saturday, Nov. 5, 7:30-9 p.m., Wilton Library. The quartet, featuring Chris and Dan Brubeck, will present the Dave Brubeck Songbook, a retrospective of their father’s work. Free; reservations strongly suggested: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

The Philadelphia Story, Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

American Artisan Show, Sunday, Nov. 6, 10-5, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. More than 40 artisans participating. Admission: $10. Wiltonhistoricalsociety.org or 203-762-7257.

Author Talk, Sunday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m., Temple B’nai Chaim, 82 Portland Avenue, Georgetown. Marjorie Ingall will discuss her book, Mamaleh Knows Best — What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children. Free, open to the community. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Templebnaichaim.org.

Election Day Coat Drive, Sunday, Nov. 6, 11-2, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Donations of new and gently used coats for men, women and children, as well as new and gently used bedding and sleeping bags will be accepted. Information: wiltoncongregational.org or 203-762-5591.

Wilton Moms Club Preschool Fair, Sunday, Nov. 6, 1-3, Wilton Library. Meet representatives from Wilton preschools. Activities for children. Free, no registration. Questions: wiltonmomsclub13@gmail.com.

The Philadelphia Story, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Tickets: wiltonplayshop.org.

Songs of Thanksgiving Concert, Sunday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m., Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road. Music on the Hill Chamber Chorus performs songs of love and hope led by artistic director David H. Connell. Tickets: $20/advance, $25/door, students admitted free. MusiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133.

Stargazing, Sunday, Nov. 6, 6:30, Slaughter Field, Nod Hill Road and Piper’s Hill road. View the night sky through telescopes. Enjoy campfire, s’mores, hot chocolate and mulled apple cider. No bathroom facilities. Free. Register: conservationevent@wiltonct.org.

Election Day Coat Drive, Monday, Nov. 7, 8-4, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Donations of new and gently used coats for men, women and children, as well as new and gently used bedding and sleeping bags will be accepted. Information: wiltoncongregational.org or 203-762-5591.

Medicare Part D Meetings, Monday, Nov. 7, 10-2, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Representatives from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging will meet one-on-one with seniors to review their prescription drug plan. Appointments required: 203-834-6238.

Election Day Coat Drive, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 8-4, Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Donations of new and gently used coats for men, women and children, as well as new and gently used bedding and sleeping bags will be accepted. Information: wiltoncongregational.org or 203-762-5591.

Election Day Scavenger Hunt, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 11-noon, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children 8 and up may search the society’s historic houses and barns. Election Day cake served. $5/member family, $10/non-member family. Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

Family Fall Festival, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2:30-4, Wilton Library. All ages may walk in and make caramel apples, jump for donuts, make a craft and listen to stories. No registration. 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Christmas Festival Chorus Rehearsals, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m., WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road. Rehearsals begin for Music on the Hill’s Christmas concert. Singers welcome. Concert is Dec. 16. Advance registration: ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133.

Wilton Library Readers, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 12-1:30, Wilton Library. This month’s book is Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Bring lunch, beverages provided. Advance registration suggested: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Free Downloads, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1-2:30, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Bring your own device and learn how to download free movies and music through Wilton Library. Registration strongly suggested: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Ambler Farm Reads, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2:15-3, Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Children ages 4 to 6 may visit the farm for stories and a nature walk. Children may check out books with their library card. Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Author Talk, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Robert Wyss will talk about The Man Who Built the Sierra Club, A Life of David Brower. Q&A and book signing follow the talk. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.