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.

Domestic Violence Crisis Center Fund-raiser, Open House, Thursday, Oct. 20, 9:30-5:30, Open House Gift Shop, 9 Center Street. A percentage of the day’s sales and all proceeds from a raffle will be donated to the crisis center. Light refreshments. Information: 203-762-3868.

Adult Literature Seminar, Thursday, Oct. 20, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library.  Passion and Politics, Piety and Pathos in Vergil's The Aeneid with Dr. Gerald Weiss. Free, packets at circulation desk. Registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

To Whom I May Concern, Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m. The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road. A performance project dedicated to giving voice to the experience of men and women with early stage Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Discussion to follow. Limited seating. RSVP: 203-761-1191.

Car Seat Safety, Saturday, Oct. 22, 9-1, Fairfield County Bank, 190 Old Ridgefield Road. Certified child passenger safety technicians will go over car seat safety and proper installation. Co-sponsored by Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. No appointment is necessary, but anyone wishing to reserve a time slot may call 203-200-KIDS.

Stop Hunger Now Event, Saturday, Oct. 22- 9-5, WEPCO Church Complex, 36 New Canaan Road. Volunteers welcome to join in meal-packaging event to feed children in need around the world. Sponsored by Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT). To sign up:  http://signup.com/go/PgTVhZ.

Innovation Day, Saturday, Oct. 22, 10-2, Wilton Library. DIY activities: solder, knit, make wine, learn home repairs, tie flies, 3-D design, create a terrarium, origami, LED crafts, more. Free, some activities have fees. Food trucks on site. 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Oct. 22, 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 and Customs for Kids, Saturday, Oct. 22, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children in grades 4 to 8 may make pumpkin bread and apple butter while learning about Colonial ways of life. Members: $10; non-members $15. Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.

Congressional Debate, Sunday, Oct. 23, 5-6:30, Clune Center at Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road. Democrat incumbent Jim Himes and Republican challenger John Shaban are candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives 4th Congressional District. Presented and moderated by the League of Women Voters.

Parent Support Group, Monday, Oct. 24, 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.

What’s New with Medicare?, Monday, Oct. 24, 1:30-3, Wilton Senior Center Lounge, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Presented by Nancy Lombard of the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging. No registration.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Monday, Oct. 24, 6-7:30 p.m.,Wilton Library. Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Sarah Ward will show her work that explores the relationship between art and space. Free, registration suggested: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 25, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Sandy Soson will lead a discussion of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Register: 203-834-6240.

Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12:30, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton and the senior center. RSVP: Kay Chann, 203-762-9026.

Organizing 101, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3-5, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Practical tips on how to get and stay organized. Refreshments. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton and the senior center. Open to the community. RSVP: 203-762-2600.

Halloween Luminaries for Teens, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4-5 p.m. Teens in grades 7-12 will use ball jars, paint and images from the die cutter. Registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Knee Pain Discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., Riverbrook Regional YMCA, 404 Danbury Road. Orthopedic surgeon Michael Lynch will discuss treatment for knee pain and knee replacement. Free. Register: 1-866-NHB-WELL.

Exploring Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6-7 p.m. Beginner’s workshop; must have Android 4.1 or higher or iOS 8.0 or higher. Grades 8 through adult. $15 fee for Cardboard device. Registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Adult Literature Seminar, Thursday, Oct. 27, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library.  Passion and Politics, Piety and Pathos in Vergil's The Aeneid with Dr. Gerald Weiss. Free, packets at circulation desk. Registration required: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Haunted Chamber, Friday, Oct. 28, 2:30-5:30, Wilton Library. The Children’s Library will be filled with slimy touch buckets, creepy obstacles, and scary storytellers. Free, walk-in. Suggested for first grade and up. 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Woodcock Nature Center Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 29, 10-3, 56 Deer Run Road. Birds of prey demonstrations, pumpkin painting, grapevine wreath decorating, canoe rides, acorn slingshot craft, scavenger hunt, food, and more. Advance admission: $5/child, $10/adult; day of: $10/child, $15/adult. Rain date is Oct. 30. Register: woodcocknaturecenter.org.

Halloween Crafts, Sunday, Oct. 30, 1-4:30, Wilton Library. Drop-in, no registration. 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Parent Information Series, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Psychologist Chris Parrott will discuss The Cyber Child: Effects of Social Media — Neurological, Social and Educational Implications to help parents understand the impact of social media on children. Free, registration strongly encouraged: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Food Lit Book Group, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 11-noon, Wilton Library. This month's book is Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Money Matters for Middle and High School Students, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 5:30-6:30, Wilton Library. Bank on It! Money How To’s for Middle School Students will cover reasons to keep money in a bank, types of bank accounts, how to withdraw or deposit money, online banking, and preventing identity theft. Money How To’s for High School Students presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by People’s United Bank. Registration required: 203-762-6342 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Night Time Knitters, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.