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. 

Senior Holiday Luncheon, Friday, Dec. 7, noon-1:30, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Food, entertainment, raffles for Wilton senior citizens. Reservations: 203-834-6238.

Wilton Holiday Stroll, Friday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30, Wilton Center. Christmas tree lighting, visit with Santa Claus, visit Wilton businesses, enjoy the fireplace and refreshments at the library.

Ambler Farm Greens Sale, Saturday, Dec. 8, 9-4, Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street. Christmas trees and holiday greens for sale. Hot cocoa, cider and treats available.

Family Wreath Making, Saturday, Dec. 8, 10-4, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Use natural materials to decorate a balsam holiday wreath. All ages. Hot cocoa and cookies served. $45 per wreath, includes all materials. Arrive by 3:30. Pay at the door, no reservations. Large groups should notify in advance: 203-762-7280.

Remembrance Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., Wilton Quaker Meeting, 317 New Canaan Road. In association with sixth Annual National Vigil in Washington, D.C. Speakers: state Sen.-elect Will Haskell and Melissa Kane, board member of Connecticut Against Gun Violence. Information: https://bit.ly/2Q2FYYJ.

Holly Jolly Saturday, Saturday, Dec. 8, 11-2, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Visit with Santa, pomander-making and gingerbread cookie decorating ($5) from 11 to 1, silhouette artist Debbie O’Connor from noon to 4 (by appointment), pop-up market from 10 to 4 with jewelry and, handbags and accessories, trains (admission for non-members), and more. Information: 203-762-7257 or wiltonhistorical.org.

Songs with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 and 3 p.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. As part of Holly Jolly Saturday, each one-hour session includes a Holiday Handbells performance and singalong, plus a craft for children in Santa's Jingle Bell Workshop.

Ambler Farm Greens Sale, Sunday, Dec. 9, 11-4, Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street. Christmas trees and holiday greens for sale. Hot cocoa, cider and treats available.

Men’s Breakfast, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 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, Dec. 11, 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.

Wilton Library Readers, Wednesday, Dec. 12, noon-2:30, Wilton Library. This month’s short story is The Bear Came Over the Mountain by Alice Munro, followed by the film adaptation, Away from Her, starring Julie Christie. Bring lunch; beverages provided. Advance registration strongly advised: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Business After Hours, Thursday, Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m., Stamford Health, 372 Danbury Road. Tour the healthcare offices, enjoy live music, food and drinks, network with local businesspeople. Members, $30; prospective members, $35. RSVP: 203-762-0567 or info@wiltonchamber.com.

Santa Hayride, Friday, Dec. 14, 4 to 8 p.m., Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street. Community event with hot chocolate, sugar cookies, a bonfire, and Santa. All ages. Free. Presented by Wilton Parks and Recreation.

Sounds of the Season Concert, Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road. Featured will be carols for chorus and handbells and a carol sing-along with the organ. Free, family-friendly. Donations welcome, $20 suggested.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Dec. 15, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are independent readers may read to therapy dogs. Free, registration required: 203-762-6336 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Mercury Glass Votive Workshop for Kids, Saturday, Dec. 15, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children ages 6 to 12 will use paint and water to make siny mercury glass votive candle holders. Snack: fruit dipped in white chocolate decorated with silver dragees. Members: $10/child, $25/family; non-members $15/child, maximum $35/family. Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

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.