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. The full listings are posted at wiltonbulletin.com.
Movie Theater Thursday, Thursday, Aug. 23, Wilton Library. Spark: A Space Tail will be shown for children from 10:15 to 11:45, with Sherlock Gnomes from 2 to 3:30. Free, no registration.
Ladies Monthly Lunch, Thursday, Aug. 23, 11:30. All ladies are invited to join the ladies of Stay at Home in Wilton for lunch at a local restaurant. Reservations required: 203-762-2600.
Fashion Exhibition, Saturday, Aug. 25, 10-4, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. A Century of Style: 1860-1960 tracks women’s special-occasion fashion in Wilton decade by decade. Also on display are purses and women’s shoes. Details: wiltonhistorical.org.
Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair & Exposition, Sunday, Aug. 26, 10-4, 25 Cannon Road. Admission: $2 per person or $1 with a canned good for Wilton food pantry. Exhibits, concessions, demonstrations, entertainment, watermelon-eating contest, auction of fruit, vegetables, flowers and baked goods. Information: 203-762-1900 or email@example.com.
Free Family Concert, Sunday, Aug. 26, 3-7 p.m., Merwin Meadows, Lovers Lane. Presented by CT Friends of the Performing Arts. Wilton nonprofits invited to set up tables to share information. Performing: Jay and Ray from 3 to 4, Idle Kyle from 4:15 to 5:15, Bakithi Kumalo “The Graceland Experience,” at 5:30. In case of rain, the concert will begin at 1 in the Clune Center.
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Aug. 27, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Weekly drop-in for all experience levels. Needles and yarn available for novices to try out. No registration.
Art Exhibition and Reception, Monday, Aug. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Weir Farm artist-in-residence for August is MaryEllen Hendricks, who specializes in landscape photography. Free, registration suggested: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Harry Potter Camp Fund-raiser, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9-3, Wilton Library. Children in third through fifth grade can celebrate 21 years of Harry Potter with magical classes and Hogwarts-related activities. Advance registration required; $50 per child. Questions: 203-762-6336.
Practice Standardized Tests, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10-1, Wilton Library. C2 Education will administer practice SAT, ACT, and PSAT tests. Space limited, registration required: 203-762-6342 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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.
Summer Sing, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7-9 p.m., Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road. Sing a different choral classic with Music on the Hill each Tuesday in August. No performance. Free, with donations welcome. Info: 203-529-3133 or musiconthehillCT.org.
Business After Hours, Thursday, Aug. 30, 5:30-7 p.m., Realty Seven, 250 Danbury Road. Presented by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce in celebration of Realty Seven’s 40th anniversary. $30/members, $35/future members. RSVP: 203-762-0567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Sept. 6, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Dr. Gerald Weiss will lead an exploration of Part II of Goethe’s Faust. Four sessions, registration required: www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334. Poetry packets will be available at the circulation desk.
Author Talk, Thursday, Sept. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Robert McWilliams will discuss his book, The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain, which chronicle his trek on foot across the length of Scotland, the land of his birth. His Taking a Hike column appears in The Bulletin’s Arts & Leisure section. Q&A after the talk, books available for purchase and signing. Free, registration highly recommended: www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334.
Photo Exhibition and Reception, Friday, Sept. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Daryl Hawk: Distant Journeys is a retrospective of the international photographer’s 30-year career. Fifty of his favorite photos will be on display, many for sale. Information: www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334.
Flag Retirement Ceremony, Sunday, Sept. 9, noon, James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86, 112 Old Ridgefield Road. Flags will be burned in a retirement ceremony; Gold Star family Bill and Shalini Madaras will receive the Americanism Award. Picnic follows, all invited. RSVP: email@example.com or 203-918-3767.
Caregiver Support Group, Monday, Sept. 10, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. First of a 10-week support group that meets Monday evenings through Nov. 12. Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. Free, registration required: call Laurie Petrasanta at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. Information: 203-762-8958, ext. 316.
Wilton Library Readers, Wednesday, Sept. 12, noon-1:30, Wilton Library. This month two books will be discussed: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James and Mrs. Osmond by John Banville. Bring lunch, beverages provided. Advance registration suggested: www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334.
Free Downloads, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1-2:30, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Bring your own device and learn how to use the library’s free downloadable music and movie service. Bring devices, passwords and Wilton Library cards. Registration required: www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334.
Loss of a Spouse Support Group, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1-2:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. Free, but pre-registration required: call Laurie Petrasanta at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.
Autumn Poetry, Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Dr. Gerald Weiss will lead an exploration of Part II of Goethe’s Faust. Four sessions, registration required: www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334. Poetry packets will be available at the circulation desk.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, Thursday, Sept. 13, 1-6:30, Wilton Library. Appointment hours are 1-6:15, walk-ins accommodated. Positive ID required. To sign up, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.