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. 

Seeds of Diversity Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 14, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children will plant seeds of different shapes, sizes, and colors to sprout side by side. They will also make a snack. Cost: members, $10/child, $25/family; non-members, $15/child, $35/family. Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or calling 203-762-7257.

New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Jan. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Back on Board, a documentary about Olympic diver Greg Louganis will be screened. Suggested donation of $5. Q&A after the film with moderator Megan Smith-Harris. Registration highly recommended: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Great Trains Holiday Exhibition Closes, Monday, Jan. 16, noon-4. Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Admission is free for all children and historical society members, $10 per adult non-member. Information:  203-762-7257.

Hands of Friendship, Monday, Jan. 16, 1-3, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. A free, drop-in workshop where children can create outstretched hands of many colors representing diversity in the world.

Valuing Your Business, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m., Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. A free program presented by SCORE on how to understand and determine the value of a small business. Check-in starts at 5:30. Information: 203-831-0065 or score.fairfieldcounty@gmail.com.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 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 www.wiltonlibrary.org.

AARP Driver Safety Class, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 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 www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon, Wilton Episcopal-Presbyterian church complex on New Canaan Road. Sacred Heart University's Gary Rose will reprise the divisive 2016 election. A prolific author and speaker, Dr. Rose has written many books and articles on national and Connecticut politics. Further information is available by contacting Bud Taylor at 203-354-0208.

Eggs and the Economy, Thursday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m., Marly’s Bar and Bistro, Wilton Center. Brian Flaherty, senior vice president of public policy with CBIA will speak. Sponsored by Wilton Chamber of Commerce. $35/members, $40/future members. RSVP: 203-762-0567 or info@wiltonchamber.com.

Candlelight Concert, Sunday, Jan. 22, 4-5:30 p.m., Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Violinist Daniel Phillips will present a program of works by Dvorak, Mendelssohn, and Mozart. Tickets: 203-762-3401 or wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Parent Support Group, Monday, Jan. 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.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Michael Hess will lead a discussion of Empire by Gore Vidal. Register: 203-834-6240.

Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Jan. 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: Kay Chann at 203-762-9026.

Tuesday Movie, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3-5 p.m., Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Meryl Streep stars in Florence Foster Jenkins. Free. Complimentary popcorn, candy and soda. RSVP: 203-762-2600.

Author Talk, Thursday, Jan. 26, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. CNBC Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow discusses his new book, JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, written with Brian Domitrovic. Q&A and book signing will follow. Books available for purchase. Free, registration required: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Chinese New Year Celebration, Friday, Jan. 27, 4-4:45, Wilton Library. Families may welcome the Year of the Rooster with stories, snacks, fortunes, and crafts. Registration required: 203-762-6336 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Jan. 28, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are independent readers may read to therapy dogs. Free, registration required: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Scholarly Series, Sunday, Jan. 29, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. The first of a five-part collaboration between the library and Wilton Historical Society: Finding Our Place: Evolving American Identity. The program focuses on the United States’ place in the world during World War I and its aftermath. John Tully, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University, will discuss how U.S. foreign policy in the 20th Century reflected American values. Registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Technology Classes, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2-3 and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Michael Bellacosa will show how to create and format a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2010. Free, basic computer skills required. Advance registration required: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.