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 email@example.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week before intended publication.
AARP Driver Safety Class, Saturday, Jan. 12, 10-2, Wilton Library. Practical techniques on how to adjust to changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with aging. No tests. Registration required. Cost: $15/AARP members, $20/non-members, cash or check only. Information: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Knitting Workshop for Kids, Saturday, Jan. 12, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children ages 6 to 12 may learn to knit by starting a scarf. The snack will be applesauce. Materials fee of $8 per child for knitting needles and yarn they will take home. Members: $10/child, $25/family. Non-members: $15/child, $35/family. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-762-7257.
Documentary Film Family Event, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-3, Wilton Library. Family-friendly screening of the film Straws (see above) with Q&A. Registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org. Students in second through sixth grade may register for an educational program following the film at 2:30. Free, register: 203-762-6334 or online.
New Perspectives Film Series, Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Film to be announced. Q&A after film. Donation: $5. Refreshments served. Registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
NRVT Walk & Talk, Sunday, Jan. 13, 3 p.m., Norwalk River Valley Trail. The Blue Zones Wilton exploratory team, Norwalk River Valley Trail Executive Director Charlie Taney and friends will lead a walk and talk along the Norwalk River Valley Trail. Information: 203-563-0180, email@example.com.
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Jan. 14, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Drop-in program for knitters and crocheters of all abilities. Needles and yarn for novices to try out. No registration.
Parent Information Series, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 10-11:30, Wilton Library. The subject is: Mindful Parenting — How to Make it Out in One Piece. Appropriate for parents of children of all ages. Presented by Wilton Youth Council. Free, registration strongly encouraged: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Stitching, Stamping and Printer’s Devils Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 19, 11-noon, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Museum educator Laurie Walker will teach children ages 6-12 how to make a blank stitch book with decorative cover and a stamp for printing. For fees and to register: 203-762-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CT Poetry Society Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2-4:30, Wilton Library. Share poetry you have written by reading it aloud. Space limited to 15. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Senior Center Book Discussion, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 11-noon, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. This month’s book is Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli. Details and registration: 203-834-6240.
Stay at Home Open House, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3-5, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road. Meet the new president of Stay at Home in Wilton, Sally Maraventano Kirmser. She will discuss the organization’s mission. Refreshments. Reservations recommended: 203-762-2600.
Paint it Up!, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces for inspiration or copying will be available. For adults 18 and over. $5 fee for materials. Registration required: 203-762-6342 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Guided Hike, Saturday, Jan. 26, 10-11:30, Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. A free, easy hike for all ages. Learn to identify trees in winter. Registration requested for weather-related changes: woodcocknaturecenter.org.
Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters, Monday, Jan. 28, 1-2:30, Wilton Library. Drop-in program for knitters and crocheters of all abilities. Needles and yarn for novices to try out. No registration.
Getting Your Financial Life in Order, Thursday, Jan. 24, 10-11 a.m., Wilton Library. Laurie Stefanowicz of Catamount Wealth Management is guest speaker. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Author Talk, Thursday, Jan. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Stephanie Land will discuss her book, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Land worked as a maid herself, and the book reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive in an inequitable society. Q&A follows, books available for purchase and signing. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Mini Golf Tourney for Adults, Friday, Jan. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Food, drinks, and prizes for teams of foursomes competing on the library’s 18-hole mini-golf course. Tickets: $300/foursome, $150/couple, $75/single. Couples and singles assigned to a foursome. Tickets: 203-762-6321 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Mini Golf Family Day, Saturday, Jan. 26, 10-4, Wilton Library. Food (one free hot dog per paid admission), face painting, fun activities. Putters and balls provided. Tickets at the door: $5 per person.
Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids, Saturday, Jan. 26, 11-12:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Children in grades 4 to 8 may make Welsh rabbit and molasses bread while learning about Colonial ways of life. Members: $10; non-members $15. Register: email@example.com or 203-762-7257.
Scholarly Series, Sunday, Jan. 27, 4-5:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The Scholarly Series collaboration between the library and Wilton Historical Society focuses on Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 — What’s Changed? This installment is Versailles … False Promise. Guest speaker is historian and author Mark Albertson. Registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Parent Support Group, Monday, Jan. 28, 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.
Booked for Lunch, Thursday, Jan. 31, 12:30-1:30, Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. This session’s book: Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman. Bring a brown bag lunch, beverage and dessert provided. Free, register: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203- 762-7257.
Author Talk, Thursday, Jan. 31, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Wilton author Jacqueline Raposo discusses her book, The Me Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing and Happiness, a search for self-improvement. Q&A follows talk. Books available for purchase and signing. Free, registration highly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.