Goddard School Holds 1-Year Anniversary Party

The Goddard School at 395 Danbury Rd. is holding a 1-year anniversary party on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.. The preschool and child daycare program is inviting members of the public to celebrate with family activities and to tour the school facilities. Owner Debbie Lee says that the Wilton Fire Department will be on hand with a fire truck, the Wilton Police are scheduled to be there to perform car seat checks, and entertainment includes a musician, face painting, the tooth fairy, photo ops with Cookie Monster, and lots of great activities for the kids.

Goddard offers programs for children who are infants up to school aged.

Wilton Library Hosts The New Yorker Cartoon Editor

Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine, will be appearing at Wilton Library tonight, Nov. 12, to talk about his new book, How About Never – Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons. The discussion runs 7–8:30 p.m..

People tell Mankoff that he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that because he is also a cartoonist at the magazine he actually has two of the best jobs in the world. With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft in this memoir all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. He brings readers into the hallowed halls of The New Yorker to show the soup-to-nuts process of cartoon creation, giving a detailed look not only at his own work, but that of the other talented cartoonists who keep readers laughing week after week. He also reveals the secrets to winning the magazine’s caption contest.

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books. No charge to attend but registration online is recommended. Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd..

“Make-Your-Own Holiday Gift Wish List” Party at Lace Affaire

Lace Affaire, the intimate apparel and accessory boutique, is hosting a Ladies Night Out “Wish List” party. Owner Carline Dean is staying open a little later on Friday, Nov. 13, from 5-7 p.m., and inviting shoppers to preview holiday styles and gifts and even make their own holiday wish lists.

Dean says champagne and refreshments will be on hand.

Lace Affaire is located at 23 Danbury Rd. (Rte. 7).

Wilton Baptist Church Pastor to Give Talk on First Century Jews, at Temple B’nai Chaim

Rev. Dr. K. Jason Coker, the pastor at Wilton Baptist Church, will discuss his recent book, James in Postcolonial Perspective. His book discusses how two first century CE Jews, both followers of Jesus, negotiated Jewish identity in relation to the Roman Empire. James, Jesus’s brother, argues for a “pure” Jewish identity while confronting Roman assimilation. Paul, a controversial figure in the early Jesus movement, accommodates Greco-Roman culture in ways that put him at odds with James. They both are anti-Roman and attempting to answer the question, what does it mean to be a Jew?

All are welcome to the presentation, titled, “Early Judaism and the New Testament: Jewish Identity in the First Century CE.” It takes place this Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. at Temple B’nai Chaim, 82 Portland Ave. in Georgetown. 203.544.8695