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February 2019

Wilton Historical Society’s Black History Month Exhibition: “Tools of a Shameful Trade”

February 8 @ 10:00 am - February 28 @ 4:00 pm
Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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Marking Black History Month, the Wilton Historical Society presents, Tools of a Shameful Trade, a small exhibition of slavery artifacts. Though many of the objects which can be seen are from the south, slavery in Connecticut dates back as far as the mid-1600s. The objects on display include a neck collar, shackles, a plantation whip, and an 1835 broadside advertising a runaway slave. Also shown is a 1808-1824 ledger kept by Samuel Wakeman of Fairfield, which includes references to eight…

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WHS Boys Ice Hockey Senior Night!

February 18 @ 5:50 pm - 7:30 pm
Winter Garden Arena, 111 Prospect Ridge
Ridgefield, 06877 United States
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Attention hockey fans! This Monday, Feb 18th, the Wilton High School Boys Varsity Ice Hockey team will honor its graduating seniors during a pregame ceremony at the Winter Garde Arena in Ridgefield. The Senior Night celebration will begin at 5:50 pm, followed by a game against the Masuk Panthers. Come out and cheer on the ice hockey team and celebrate the senior players! This year’s seniors are Assistant Captain Brandon Jonsson, Captain Dean DiNanno and Nicholas Furst (L-R).

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Planning for Your Child with Special Needs – Now and in the Future

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilton Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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Free

Attorney Colleen E. Masse will discuss strategies to qualify for public benefits, protect income, and put a financial plan in place to secure your child’s future, such as:  Special Needs Trusts; ABLE accounts; Social Security Disability Insurance; SSI; and health insurance (Medicaid and Medicare).  (Snow date: Friday, Feb. 22)

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Book Talk: Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut by Marty Podskosh

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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$10

Come to a Wilton Historical Society presentation and book signing by author and historian Marty Podskoch discussing his new book, The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut, which includes a light lunch. The new travel book encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state. From the quaint splendor of the town of Kent in the northwest hills of Connecticut to the great restaurants that dot the shoreline of…

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The John Rhodes Jazz Symposium

February 22 @ 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Now in its 43rd year, the annual John Rhodes Jazz Symposium will be held Friday, Feb. 22 at Wilton High School in The Little Theater. This event, an assembly of high school jazz bands from across Fairfield County, is known and loved for its display of enormous musical talent and rush of crowd-thrilling performances. The symposium is open to the public and free of charge. All are welcome. The first of the two sessions will start at 3:30 p.m. and…

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Wilton Historical Society’s Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids: Maple Tart

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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$10 – $35

During colonial times in New England, winter had two “crops” – ice and maple syrup. Ice was harvested from ponds to stock the ice house for summer heat. Sap begins to flow in maple trees, ready to be collected and boiled down to the sweet syrup that is as popular today as it was long ago. At this Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids Workshop, museum educator Laurie Walker will discuss how maple syrup is made, and will show the…

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Walk + Talk Blue Zones Wilton and Woodcock Nature Center

February 24 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am
Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Rd
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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Free

All are invited to join us at the pavilion at Woodcock Nature Center on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. for approximately an hour as Woodcock Nature Center executive director Lenore Eggleston-Herbst takes participants on a walk through the Nature Center trails and shares about their passion programs. Everyone is invited to gather at the end for hot cocoa and cookies provided by Blue Zones champion, Wilton resident and real estate professional Julie Carney. (Free)

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WLA/WHS Scholarly Series – Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 – What’s Changed? with Cecelia Bucki

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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Free

In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme is 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919–What's Changed?' Historian and author Cecelia Bucki, Ph.D., will survey the domestic unrest that plagued the United States following the end of World War One. The Treaty of Versailles signaled the end of World War One but on the home front, conflict continued. The Great War and its aftermath resulted in domestic repercussions such as…

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A Community Conversation: CHARTING THE COURSE

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilton High School Clune Center, 395 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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Free

Wilton Public Schools, Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Youth Services invite you to the culmination of a special three-part series to explore the purpose of education, the importance of childhood and our community’s opportunity to chart the best course for our children. Join us for a discussion about the well-being of our children. We will ask participants to consider children’s lives at home, school and in organized activities. Working in groups, we will identify concrete, actionable steps for schools, families,…

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Wilton Brit Club ‘BRITISH BAKE OFF!’

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wilton, CT 06897 United States + Google Map
$10

Enjoy some wine while socializing with other members and prospective members while sampling the 'Best of British Baking' demonstrated by a Brit Club Committee Member at her home in Wilton. $10 per person at the door– please RSVP by Feb. 22 via email.

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BACK THE TRACK Fundraiser with CRAFT 14

February 27
Craft 14 Kitchen & Bar, 5 River Rd.
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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  Dine at Craft 14 on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and 10% of your food and beverage order will be donated to BACK THE TRACK! Visit either at lunch (12-3 p.m.) or dinner (5-9 p.m.). Click here for the BACK THE TRACK Craft relay ticket–bring it with you to make sure your meal is counted!

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Wilton Reads–Book Giveaway (FREE!)

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on February 27, 2019 at 6:30pm

Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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Free

To encourage readership and kick-off our Wilton Reads program, paperback copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris will be distributed to members of the community free of charge, courtesy of Fairfield County Bank. The books will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last in one morning and one evening session. See the library’s website for details on this community-wide reading program in which participants explore the Holocaust through insightful programming, culminating with a visit…

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