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. The full listings are posted at wiltonbulletin.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, Thursday, Dec. 20, 1-6:30, Wilton Library. Appointments available from 1 to 6:15, walk-ins accommodated. Positive ID required. To sign up: 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or redcrossblood.org.

Holiday Sweets Workshop for Kids, Saturday, Dec. 22, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children will make and sample nut-free holiday chocolates. Ages 6-12. Members: $10/child, $25/family; non-members: $15/child, $35/family.  Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

Holiday Open House, Sunday, Dec. 23, 1-3, Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church, 470 Danbury Road. See Santa on his 1929 fire truck (weather dependent), and enjoy cookies and warm apple cider. All ages. Information: zionshillmethodist.org.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, Monday, Dec. 24, 4 and 6 p.m., Hope Church, 240 Wolfpit Road. Both services are family-friendly.

Embroidering with Janome Memory Craft, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2-3:30, Wilton Library.Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins, and more. Prices vary from $4 to $10, payable upon arrival. This one-on-one session is for seventh graders through adults and sixth graders accompanied by adults. Valid Connecticut library card, signed Innovation Station Agreement Form, and registration are required. Register: 203-762-6342, www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Art Exhibition and Reception, Friday, Jan. 4, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Visual Eight Art Exhibition features eight artists with strong ties to Wilton. Reception is free and open to the public. Media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin.

Woodworking Workshop for Kids, Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wilton Historical Society. Children ages 6-12 will see and learn about antique tools, and use some to build their own birdhouses. Members: $10/child, maximum $25/family; non-members: $15/child, maximum $35/family. Limited to 12 participants. Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Jan. 7, 1-2:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Drop-in program for knitters and crocheters of all abilities. Needles and yarn for novices to try out. No registration.

Paint it Up!, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces for inspiration or copying will be available. For adults 18 and over. Registration required: 203-762-6342 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. For post-treatment survivors, presented by Nina Marino, LCSW, and the library. Free, registration highly encouraged. Questions: email Nina Marino at Cancersurvival2@aol.com. Register: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Library Readers, Wednesday, Jan. 9, noon to 1:30 p.m., Wilton Library. This month’s book is Autumn by Ali Smith. Bring lunch; beverages provided. Information: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Documentary Film: Straws, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Documentary illustrates how straws and other single-use plastic items contribute to ocean pollution. Q&A follows. Presented by Wilton Go Green and the library. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6342 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

AARP Driver Safety Class, Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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.

Documentary Film Family Event, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-3 p.m., Wilton Library. Family-friendly screening of the film Straws (see above) with Q&A. Registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org. Students in second through sixth grade may register for an educational program following the film at 2:30. Free, register: 203-762-6334 or online.

New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Film to be announced. Q&A after film. Donation: $5. Refreshments served. Registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

NRVT Walk & Talk, Sunday, Jan. 13, 3 p.m., Norwalk River Valley Trail. The Blue Zones Wilton exploratory team, Norwalk River Valley Trail Executive Director Charlie Taney and friends will lead a walk and talk along the Norwalk River Valley Trail. Information: 203-563-0180, info@nrvt-trail.com.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Jan.14, 1-2:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Drop-in program for knitters and crocheters of all abilities. Needles and yarn for novices to try out. No registration.