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.
Spring Poetry, Thursday, April 12, 10:30-noon, Wilton Library. Fifth of a five-part series on Goethe’s Faust: Poetry of Passion and Pathos, Power and Politics with Dr. Gerald Weiss. Free, advance registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Vacation Week Movie, Wednesday, April 11, 3-4:45, Wilton Library. Ferdinand will be shown. Free, no registration.
Vacation Week Movie, Thursday, April 12, 3-4:45, Wilton Library. Despicable Me 3 will be shown. Free, no registration.
Bird Walk, Saturday, April 14, 8-9:30 a.m., Millstone Farm, 180 Millstone Road. Wilton High School teacher and birding expert Jim Hunter leads a walk sponsored by the Wilton Land Conservation Trust. Meet at the main house, bring binoculars/cameras and hiking shoes. Limit 20 people, register: millstonefarm.org, click on workshop. In case of inclement weather call 203-451-2516 for cancellation notice.
Stained Glass Workshop, Saturday, April 14, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children ages 6-12 will make stained glass sun catchers and snack on stained-glass cookies. The cost for members is $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; non-members, $15 per child, maximum $35 per family. Register: email@example.com or 203-762-7257.
Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, Sunday, April 15, 4-5:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Guitarist Mimi Fox will perform accompanied by Mike Asetta on bass. Reception follows. Suggested donation is $10. Registration strongly suggested: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Tax Reform Reality Check, Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Taxes and future retirement will be discussed. Speaker: Michael Alimo of USA Financial and Tax Services. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
10 Things You Need to Learn About College Admissions, Thursday, April 19, 6-7 p.m., Wilton Library. College admissions consultant Beth Manners will review the process from putting a college list together to writing an essay. For high school students and their parents. Registration required: 203-762-6342 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Paint it Up!, Friday, April 20, 10-noon, 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.
Gigantic Spring Book Sale, Saturday, April 21, Wilton Library. Early buyer’s admission is $15, from 7 to 9 a.m. Free admission from 9 to 5. Books, DVDs, CDs in more than 50 categories. Rotary Club will sell hot dogs at lunchtime with proceeds benefiting the library.
Fairy, Gnome and Animal Homes, Saturday, April 21, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Three guided walks are offered: 10-11:30, noon-1:30, 2-3:30. Collect items along the way and then build a habitat to take home. $15/child. Information/registration: woodcocknaturecenter.org.
Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance, Saturday, April 21, 6-9 p.m., Trackside Teen Center, Station Road. Girls in third through fifth grades may attend with their dad, uncle, grandfather or an older relative. Dance floor with DJ Marvin Parsons, photo sessions, nail painting, refreshments. Formal dress recommended. Tickets: $50 per couple, $25 per additional guest, available at trackside.org. Information: 203-834-2888 or email Amy@trackside.org.
Gigantic Spring Book Sale, Sunday, April 22, noon-5, Wilton Library. Books, DVDs, CDs in more than 50 categories.
Make an Earth Day Terrarium, Sunday, April 22, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Fill a glass vase with rocks, sand, soil and succulents. For ages 18 and up with Connecticut library card. Registration required; $15. Register: 203-762-6342 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Gigantic Spring Book Sale, Monday, April 23,10-5 Wilton Library. Books, DVDs, CDs in more than 50 categories. Books half-price.
Art Exhibition/Reception, Monday, April 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Kyle Riseley will present her work of landscapes. Free, registration suggested. 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Parent Information Series, Tuesday, April 24, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. Psychologists Susan Bauerfeld and Chris Parrott will answer parents’ questions on managing the impact and influence of digital devices and content. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Gigantic Spring Book Sale, Tuesday, April 24,10-5 Wilton Library. Books, DVDs, CDs in more than 50 categories. $5/bag day.
Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, April 24, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. This month’s book is The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen. Details and registration: 203-834-6240.
Paint it Up!, Tuesday, April 24, 10-noon, 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.
Succession Planning for Small Business, Thursday, April 26, 7-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Learn about succession strategies, possible tax ramifications, and using life insurance as a funding vehicle. Presenter Andrew White is a financial adviser with Charter Oak Insurance and Financial Services Co.
Wilton Democratic Town Committee Spring Breakfast, Saturday, April 28, 9-11, Trackside Teen Center, Station Road. Selectwoman Deborah McFadden and attorney Paul Burnham will be honored as Democrats of the Year. Guest speaker is Jeremy Stein, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence. Tickets: $35 in advance (wiltondems.org), $40 at the door, $5 for children 6-18, free for children 5 and under.
Vernal Pool Walk, Saturday, April 28, 1-2:30, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Learn about amphibians and why vernal pools are so important to their survival. Tall, waterproof boots suggested. Trails are not stroller-friendly. Registration required: woodcocknaturecenter.org.
Art in the Barn Exhibition, Saturday, April 28, 1-6, browngrotta arts, 276 Ridgefield Road. Artists preview for the show Blue/Green: color/code/context featuring works by more than 50 artists. Show runs through May 1. Hours are 1-5. Information: 203-834-0623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, April 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Asperger’s Are Us focuses on four friends on the Autism spectrum who have bonded through humor and performed as a comedy troupe. Q&A after film. Donation: $5. Refreshments served. Registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Connecticut’s Own Concert, Sunday, April 29, 3:30-4:30, Wilton Library. The Friendship Concert — Music of Joseph M. russo, highlights woodwind compositions. Free, registration strongly suggested: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Author Talk, Monday, April 30, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Jeff Benedict discusses his book, Tiger Woods, written with Armen Keteyian. The authors delve into the life behind the golfer’s professional facade. Benedict is also author of Little Pink House and will sign copies of both books. Q&A follows talk. Free, registration highly recommended. 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Women Who Are Changing the World, Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m., Wilton Library. Vanity Fair Deputy Editor Kira Pollack will discuss her book Firsts: The Women Who Are Changing the World. Presented by Wilton PEO chapters. Admission: $20, $10 for students. Register in advance by mailing a check payable to “PEO Chapter W” to Del Overby, 105 Pine Ridge Road, Wilton, CT 06897, or call Sharon Thawley at 203-858-4526.
Guided Bird Walk, Saturday, May 5, 8-10 a.m., Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Join birding expert Joe Bear to see and hear migrating birds. Free, registration required: woodcocknaturecenter.org.
Mutt Strut, Saturday, May 5, 10-2, Norwalk River Valley Trail. Meet at the commuter parking lot on Route 7 at Wolfpit Road. Goody bags, prizes. Registration: $20 by April 20; $30 after that date: http://muttstrut.nrvt-trail.com/.