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.
Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 15, 10:30-noon, wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads a series called Poetry, Power, and Politics — Words that Pushed the Boundaries of Comedy, History, and Tragedy. Four speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare’s plays will be explored. Free, advance registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Ladies Monthly Lunch, Thursday, Feb. 15, 11:45, Bianco Rosso, 151 Old Ridgefield Road. All women are invited to get to know the ladies of Stay at Home in Wilton. Reservations required: 203-762-2600.
Cardiac Risk Factors, Thursday, Feb. 15, 1-2, Riverbrook Regional YMCA Meeting House, 404 Danbury Road. Mary Boudreau, cardiac rehabilitation coordinator at Norwalk Hospital, discusses cardiac risk factors and heart disease prevention. Free. Register: 1-866-9355.
Heart Stitch USA Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 17, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children 6 to 12 will learn about geography as they work on a needlework project, sewing a heart on a stenciled USA map. Snack is raspberry heart cookie. Cost: $10/members, $25/family; non-members: $15/child, $35/family. Register: info@wiltonhistorical society or 203-762-7257.
Paint it Up, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6-7:30, Wilton Library. Canvas, paints and brushes supplied along with masterpieces for copying or inspiration. No experience, ages 18 and up. Registration required: 203-762-6342 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Winter Walk for Seniors, Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. Meet at the Commuter Lot, north of Orem’s. Walkers will carpool to Sherwood Island where organizer, Peter Dodds, president of Stay at Home in Wilton, will lead the group on a leisurely walk. All levels welcomed. Free. Afterwards the group will carpool to Sherwood Diner for lunch. Reservations: 203-762-2600.
Author Talk, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Laura Lippman will discuss her psychological suspense novel, Sunburn. Books available for purchase and signing. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Winter Poetry, Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:30-noon, wilton Library. Judson Scruton leads a series called Poetry, Power, and Politics — Words that Pushed the Boundaries of Comedy, History, and Tragedy. Four speeches and their contexts in four of Shakespeare’s plays will be explored. Free, advance registration required:203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Wilton High School Jazz Symposium, Friday, Feb. 23, Wilton High School Little Theater, 395 Danbury Road. First session is from 3:30-6, second session begins at 6:45, audience members may come and go at any time. Open to the public, free. Performances by jazz bands from Wilton and area high schools. Berkshire Jazz Orchestra performs at 8:45.
Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids, Saturday, Feb. 24, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children in grades 4 to 8 may make sailor’s duff (pudding) while learning about Colonial ways of life. Members: $10; non-members $15. Register: email@example.com or 203-762-7257.
WLA/WHS Scholarly Series, Sunday, Feb. 25, 4-5:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Andrew Driver’s talk, Leading the Helicopter Industry into the 21st Century, will focus on the history of Sikorsky Aircraft and significant helicopter models. Reception follows. Free, donations welcome. Registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Parent Support Group, Monday, Feb. 26, 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.
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheting. Needles and yarn for newbies to try out. No registration.
Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Carol Kaelin will lead a discussion of John Adams by David McCullough. Register: 203-834-6240.
Mah Jongg, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 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.
Tauck Travel Talk, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3-5, Wilton Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Travel experiences that will enrich your life. Find out the deals for riverboat to ocean cruises, and regional to overseas tours, sponsored by Lang’s Pharmacy. Free. Reservations recommended: 203-762-2600.
How to Raise an Adult, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. or 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Ellen Brezovsky of Silver Hill Hospital leads a discussion of the book by Julie Lythcott-Haimes on the ways overparenting harms children, parents, and society at large. Appropriate for parents of children of all ages. Minimum 15 registrants for sessions to run. Register: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Backyard Chickens, Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road. An interactive program on how to raise layers from chicks to hens, including equipment needed, how to build a coop, and how to protect the chickens from predators. Children and adults. Free. Information: cannongrange.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea with Belle, Saturday, March 3, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Children ages 4 and up are invited to meet the popular Disney princess in this fund-raiser. Kids enjoy refreshments and take home a sparkly craft. Parents invited to bring cameras; costumes encouraged. The fee is $25 per child payable in advance at the time of registration. Register at the Children’s Library Reference Desk.