Wilton Bulletin Board — cemetery tour, mega tag sale
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.
Transitioning to College for ADHD and LD Students, 10 a.m.-noon, Wilton Library. A presentation on post-secondary challenges and legal issues for students with learning disabilities. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Minks to Sinks Consignments, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Route 7 and School Road. Last day to donate or consign items for the Minks to Sinks sale. Information: minkstosinks.org.
Literature Seminar, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Wilton Library. An eight-week series brings Judson Scruton and Gerald Weiss together for Demeter and Persephone: The Message and Meaning of a Myth From Ancient Greece to Modern America. Poetry packets at front desk one week before seminar begins. Free, advance registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Ladies’ Soirée — Silent Disco, 7-10 p.m., Wilton Library. Women celebrate with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent disco music. Tickets: 203-762-6321 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Minks to Sinks, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Route 7 and School Road. Mega tag sale to benefit Family and Children’s Agency.
Rummage Sale & Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church, 470 Danbury Road. Gently used/new clothing for men, women and children; accessories; bed linens; kitchen items; knick-knacks; Christmas decorations; books and more. Home baked goods. Bargain bag shopping from 1-2. Information: 203-762-9890 or zionshillmethodist.org.
Walking Tour of Historic Hillside Cemetery, 11 a.m.-noon, 165 Ridgefield Road. Historian Bob Russell offers a brief history of the cemetery and notable people buried there, including the Gregory and Marvin families. Meet at the flagpole at 10:30. Free, registration suggested: email@example.com or 203-762-5591.
How to Read James Joyce, 3-4:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Second of a three-part series with Mark Schenker of Take College on how to appreciate Joyce’s method of writing. Q&A after each lecture; reception follows. Free, register: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Roctober, 5-7 p.m., Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Concert to support the church’s mission partners, featuring Joni & the Keepers. Light food and beverages from 5 to 6, concert from 6 to 7. Tickets: $50/adults, $15/children 6 and up, available at church office or by calling 203-762-5591.
Where the Wild Things Run, 8:30 a.m., Woodock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Kids Fun Run (1K) starts at 8:30, 5K starts at 9. Registration opens at 7:30. Post-race food, games, and fun for all ages. Hikers, walkers and leashed dogs welcome, trails not stroller friendly. Register: woodcocknaturecenter.org.
Minks to Sinks, noon-4 p.m., Route 7 and School Road. Bargain Day at the mega tag sale to benefit Family and Children’s Agency.
Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room, 4-5:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The Renee Rosnes Duo performs. Reception follows. Suggested donation: $10. Registration strongly suggested: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Minks to Sinks, 9-11:30 a.m.., Route 7 and School Road. Bargain Day at the mega tag sale to benefit Family and Children’s Agency.
College Frenzy Follow-up Discussion, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Library. Informal Q & A on the college application process based on program held Sept. 26. Minimum of 25 registrants required for program to run. Free, registration: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Flu Shots, 3:30-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Administered by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. No appointments. Regular vaccine ($50) or high-dose for seniors ($75) payable by cash or check or billed directly to insurance. Bring insurance card. Information: 203-762-8958, ext. 444.
Men’s Breakfast, 9 a.m., Orem’s Diner, Danbury Road. Stay at Home in Wilton sponsors an opportunity for men to get together. Rides available. Information: 203-762-2600.
Mah Jongg, 1:30, 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.
Her-Self Awareness Lecture, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Presented by the Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force, this program trains young people how to use situational awareness to identify potentially dangerous situations. Free, registration recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Art & Text Art Exhibition and Reception, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Features the work of 10 local and area artists and artists presented by Rhonda Brown of browngrotta arts in Wilton. Reception is free; The Bulletin is media sponsor.
CT Poetry Society Workshop, 2-4:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Share poetry you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Limit 15 attendees. Free, registration required: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
How to Read James Joyce, 3-4:30 p.m., Wilton Library. Last of a three-part series with Mark Schenker of Take College on how to appreciate Joyce’s method of writing. Q&A after each lecture; reception follows. Free, register: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group, 6-8 p.m., Wilton Library. For post-treatment survivors, presented by Nina Marino, LCSW, and the library. Free, registration highly encouraged. Questions: email Nina Marino at Cancersurvival2@aol.com. Register: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
How to Pay for College, 6:30-7:30 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. Registration suggested: 203-762-6342 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Author Talk: Scott Pelley, 7-8:30 p.m., Wilton Library. The “60 Minutes” correspondent discusses his book “Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times.” Waiting list only: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.
Hike and Beer Tasting, 1-4 p.m., Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road. Family-friendly event includes a hike with craft brews from Nod Hill Brewery and soda tasting from Hosmer Mountain Soda. Also, animal encounters, s’mores, live music, food for purchase, lawn games, goodies for dogs on leash. Admission: $45/adult, children and spectators free but must register. Register: woodcocknaturecenter.org/frothyforage.
Innovation Day, 1-5 p.m., Wilton Library. A day devoted to do-it-yourself with virtual reality, jewelry making, LED experimentation, 3-D printing, silk screening and more. Free, all ages.
Ghost Night, 6-7:30 p.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Kids 8-12 years old will go on a candlelit walk through period rooms, hear ghost stories, play games, and eat cider and donuts. Members: $15/child, $30/family. Non-members: $25/child, $50/family. Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-762-7257.
Autumn Winds Concert, 4 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road. Fundraiser for Stay at Home in Wilton features the Madera Winds Quintet: Janet Atherton, clarinet; Ralph Kirmser, oboe; Rosemary Dellinger, bassoon; Kerry Walker, flute; Marjorie Callaghan, French horn; and pianist Kyong Hee Chou. Suggested donations: $20/adults, $10/students. Details: 203-762-2600.
Connecticut’s Own Concert, 4-5 p.m., Wilton Library. Violist Nick Revel will perform his debut album, Letters to My Future Self — Original Works for Electroacoustic Viola. Free, registration strongly suggested: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.