Step Back Into Time, Visit Hurlbutt St. Schoolhouse this Weekend
Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse is holding an Open House this Sunday, Oct. 4. The one-room school house dates back to 1834 and is a wonderful piece of Wilton history. Open from 1-4 p.m., the school house’s volunteers invite the public to stop by before or after visiting Ambler Farm Day. Cider and donuts will be served and all are welcome. (157 Hurlbutt St.)
Things That Go Bump in the Night . . . Wilton Historical Society Hosts ‘Ghost Night’ for Kids Aged 8 – 12
When night settles on creaky old buildings during the scariest time of the year, you never know what you may bump into . . . ! This spooky Ghost Night evening for kids ages 8 – 12 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 7–8:30 p.m. at the Wilton Historical Society.
During a candlelight walk through the dimly lit period rooms, and up and down groaning stairs of the 1740 Betts House and the 1772 Fitch House, kids will hear stories of the families who lived there. They will wend their way to the Burt Barn, where deep in the darkest chamber they will hear classic scary Halloween stories and folklore told in the dark by actress Mara Fleming. The evening will conclude with games, cider and donuts.
This is a drop-off program, and registration is required. Cost for members is $15 per child, with a maximum of $25 per family; cost for non-members is $25 per child, with a maximum of $35 per family. To reserve a spot, send an e-mail or call 203.762.7257. For more information, visit the Wilton Historical Society website. The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd..
Breyer Academy of Ballet Leading Dance Gear Donation Drive Today for Needy Children
Thursday is World Ballet Day, and a local studio is stepping up to support dance for youths.
Freyer Academy of Ballet (FAB), which has been a part of the Wilton community since 1988, will be accepting donations of dance gear — including shoes, tights, leotards and costumes — to benefit DanceDonations.org, a CT-based, non-profit organization that solicits and distributes boys and girls’ dance costumes to needy children and dance schools in the tri-state area. Donations can be dropped off any time on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Anyone who makes a donation will receive a voucher for a free beginner ballet class at FAB. For more information, contact Petra Freyer via email or by calling 203.665.8825. FAB is located at 33 Danbury Rd..
Pumpkin Sale Going on Now at Historical Society
Just look at these adorable pumpkin pics! Check out the ongoing pumpkin sale that the Kiwanis Club of Wilton is running at the Wilton Historical Society. The sale is open each weekend through Halloween (Oct. 31), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and weekdays 12-5 p.m., when volunteers are available to run the sale. Proceeds will benefit organizations including: the American Cancer Society, American Home Front, Family and Children’s Agency, Stay at Home Wilton, Nursing and Home Care, Trackside Teen Center, Wilton Ambulance Corps, CERT and more.