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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week before intended publication.
WLA/SCORE: Proud Product? Polished Presentation with Ira Joe Fisher, Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will help small business owners learn how to make great presentations. Ira Joe Fisher will present his Speaking Fearlessly approach. Check-in begins at 5:30. No charge, but registration required: 203-831-0065 or www.scorefairfieldcounty.org.
Things You Must Know About Getting into College, Thursday, Sept. 28, 7-8 p.m., Wilton Library. College admissions consultant Beth Manners covers the college admissions process and answers questions, from creating a college list to writing stand-out essays. High school students and parents are welcome. Space limited. Registration highly recommended: www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6342.
Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids, Saturday, Sept. 30, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children in grades 4 to 8 may make maslin bread with blackberries while learning about Colonial ways of life. Members: $10; non-members $15. Register: email@example.com or 203-762-7257.
Community Nursery School Duck Dash, Saturday, Sept. 30, 11-2, Merwin Meadows Park, Lovers Lane. Rubber duckies race across the pond in fund-raiser that features food trucks, raffles, inflatable obstacle course, carnival games. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambler Farm Day, Sunday, Oct. 1, noon-4, Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Visit with farm animals, make a scarecrow, hayrides, apple slingshot, punkin chucker, crafts, pumpkin patch, apple pies, and more. $20 per car load. Information: amblerfarm.org.
Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse Open House, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2-5, 157 Hurlbutt Street. Get a feel for Wilton education in the 19th century with hornbooks, wood-burning stoves, and outhouses. Free, cider and donuts served.
Youth Habitat for Humanity, Sunday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m., WEPCO, 36 New Canaan Road. Orientation meeting to discuss the coming year’s projects. Open to middle and high school students. New members welcome. Refreshments, parents welcome. RSVP: email@example.com.
Wilton Reads Book Giveaway, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Wilton Reads 2017 kicks off with the free distribution of 200 copies of this year’s book: Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire. First come, first served.
Special Voter Enrollment Session, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 9-5, Registrars of Voters, Town Hall, 238 Danbury Road. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-563-0111.
How to Respond to an Overdose, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library Rimer Room. Training session and demonstration on how to acquire and administer Narcan, a lifesaving drug that may be given in the event of an opioid overdose. Local legislators and experts will discuss legislative efforts and other resources to combat the opioid crisis. Free Narcan kits will be distributed courtesy of Silver Hill Hospital. Registration recommended: www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334.
Birding Walk, Saturday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m., Allen’s Meadow, Route 7. Ornithologist Joe Bear will lead a two-hour walk focusing on migrating species. Refreshments and time for questions after the walk. No dogs permitted. Park at the north end of lot; walk begins east of community gardens. Pre-register: email@example.com.
Music on the Hill Handbell Workshop, Saturday, Oct. 7, 9-1, WEPCO church complex, 48 New Canaan Road. Two-track workshop: beginning ringers (never touched a bell before) and skill-building for experienced ringers. Open to all with some music-reading experience. Led by artistic directors David H. Connell and Ellen Dickinson. Cost: $40 (includes lunch). Advance registration required: ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or 204-529-3133.
Minks to Sinks, Saturday, Oct. 7, 9-5, Tennis Courts on Route 7. Gigantic tag sale with proceeds benefiting Family & Children’s Agency.
Redware Pottery Workshop, Saturday, Oct. 7, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children 6 to 12 years old will make a small “redware” bowl and snack on turkey meatball tagine. Members: $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; Non-members: $15 per child, maximum $35 per family. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-762-7257.
Minks to Sinks, Sunday, Oct. 8, noon-4, Tennis Courts on Route 7. Gigantic tag sale with proceeds benefiting Family & Children’s Agency. All merchandise half-price.
Minks to Sinks, Monday, Oct. 9, 9-11:30, Tennis Courts on Route 7. Gigantic tag sale with proceeds benefiting Family & Children’s Agency. Fill a bag for $7.
Men’s Breakfast, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m., Orem’s Diner, Danbury Road. Stay at Home in Wilton sponsors an opportunity for men to get together. Rides available. Information: 203-762-2600.
Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1:30, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Beginners welcome. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton and the senior center. RSVP: 203-762-2600.
Ambler Farm Reads, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2:15-3 p.m., Ambler Farm, Hurlbutt Street. Two- through four-year-olds are invited to join Wilton Library in a visit to Ambler Farm for theme-based stories and a nature walk. Children must be accompanied by caregivers and may check books out at the farm with their Wilton Library cards. No fee, but registration required: www.wiltonlibrary.org, 203-762-6336.
Oktoberfest 2017, Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road. German food catered by The Proper Palate; music by Dylan Connor and the Epic Poets. German beer, wine, spirits. 21 and older. Silent auction and raffle. Tickets: $55 at trackside.org or 203-834-2888.
Where the Wild Things Run, Sunday, Oct. 15, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Registration opens 7:30, kids fun run at 8:30, 5K at 9. Fun run: $20, 5K: $35. Trails run through the property, not stroller friendly. Register: http://bit.ly/2haUtc6.
Teaching Children Respect, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. will discuss Civility: Teaching Children Respect, Tolerance and Empathy in a Complicated World. Registration recommended: www.wiltonlibrary.org, 203-762-6334.
Stay at Home in Wilton Walking Club, Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m., Merwin Meadows, Lovers Lane. Free. Information: 203-762-2600.
Parent Support Group, Monday, Oct. 23, 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.
Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 12:30, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Beginners welcome. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton and the senior center. RSVP: 203-762-2600.
Book Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Lynne Marino will discuss Dr. Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal and What Matters Most. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Reservations recommended: 203-762-2600.
Senior Halloween Party, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Costumes optional, bingo. Sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton. Free, RSVP: 203-762-2600.