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.

How to Pay for College without Bankrupting Your Family, Thursday, Jan. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Learn which colleges offer the best financial aid packages, how to avoid mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS profile, how students can receive more free money and fewer loans, and more. Presented by Sean Flynn, financial adviser with Essex Financial. Registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wreaths for Wildlife, Saturday, Jan. 13, 10-noon, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Decorate a plain balsam wreath with natural, animal-friendly materials such as dried apple and orange slices, pine cones, sumac, birdseed, and nesting materials. $10/family, maximum five people per family. Registration required: 203-762-7280.

Soap Making Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 13, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society. Children can try their hand at making soap and learn about life in Colonial Connecticut from museum educator Lola Chen. Registration: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

Hands on History, Sunday, Jan. 14, 1-3 p.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Learn typical colonial household tasks such as cutting, peeling and drying apples; grinding spices; sewing and embroidery; butter churning and dough kneading; wool carding and spinning. Free, all ages. Details: wiltonhistorical.org.

Author Talk, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Sujata Massey will discuss her book The Widows of Malabar Hill: A Mystery of 1920s Bombay, in which she introduces the sleuth Perveen Mistry. Q&A follows talk. Free. Book purchase and signing available. Registration highly recommended:  203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Family Mini-Golf in the Stacks, Saturday, Jan. 20, 10-4, Wilton Library. Prizes, face-painting, food. All ages invited. Admission: $5 at the door. Sponsorships/donations: raxness@wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6323.

Birds of Winter, Saturday, Jan. 20, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children ages 6 to 12 will learn about birds who winter here as they make a bird feeder with grapevine and suet. Society members: $10/child, maximum $25/family; non-members $15/child, maximum $35/family. Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

Author Talk, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2-3:30, Wilton Library. Cookbook author and Wilton resident Lisa Huff will discuss her book, Kid Chef Bakes. Q&A, food samples and cookie decorating. For kindergarten through adults. Registration recommended:  203-762-6336 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Jan. 22, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Drop in to work on your own project or learn. Needles and yarn available. No registration.

Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Michael Hess leads a discussion of Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Register; 203-834-6240.

Advances in Cardiology, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m., Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road. Cardiologist Ralph Kirmser, M.D., will discuss the non-operative treatment of aortic stenosis, treatment of coronary heart disease with angioplasty/stenting, and the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. Presented by Stay at Home in Wilton and Lang’s Pharmacy. Free, open to the public. Heart-healthy snacks. Reservations: Janet Johnson at 203-762-2600.

Parent Information Series, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. How to Raise Successful Kids Without Over-Parenting, presented by Wilton Youth Council. Viewing of Julie Lythcott-Haims’s TED Talk on parental expectations followed by discussion with Tracey Masella. Registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Ask the Medical Experts, Thursday, Jan. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. In Be the Best You in 2018, four medical professionals will meet individually with attendees about health and wellness issues in a health-fair format. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Moms Club Preschool Fair, Saturday, Jan. 27, 10-noon, Wilton Library. Meet representatives from local preschools. Activities for children. Free, no registration. Open to the public. Information: wiltonmomsclub13@gmail.com.

Tales to Tails, Saturday, Jan. 27, 11-noon, Wilton Library. Children who are independent readers may read to therapy dogs. Free, registration required: 203-762-6336 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Wilton Winter Carnival, Sunday, Jan. 28, noon-4, Wilton Center. An afternoon of winter fun, with horse-drawn carriage rides, ice-sculpting, scavenger hunt, music, bonfire, winter games, a chili cook-off, and more. Presented by the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Details: info@wiltonchamber.com or 203-762-0567.

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series, Sunday, Jan. 28, 4-5:30, Wilton Library. Yankee Innovation: Steamships to Silicon Chips begins with historian and author John Laurence Busch discussing steamship technology. Reception follows. Free, donations welcome. Registration required:203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Jan. 29, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Drop in to work on your own project or learn. Needles and yarn available. No registration.

WLA/SCORE Business Seminar, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. Easy Ways to Launch an International Business with attorney Dorcia Carrillo. Free, registration required: 203-831-0065 or fairfieldcounty.score.org.

Author Talk, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Marie Benedict discusses her historical novel Carnegie’s Maid. Q&A, book signing and purchase available. Registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.

An Acoustic Valentine, Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m., Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane. Concert featuring members from Wilton Rocks, Acoustic Wilton, and The Darlings of Talmadge Hill. Light refreshments. Tickets: $25, purchase at wiltonplayshop.org