Here’s a quick list of great Wilton events and programs happening over the weekend, May 16-18, 2014.
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Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17
- ‘Oklahoma!’ at Wilton High School: The classic musical, Oklahoma!, recipient of multiple awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, will be presented May 15-17 at WHS’ Clune Center for the Arts. A cast and crew of more than 75 talented and dedicated individuals have devoted much of their lives over the last few months preparing for this spectacular show. Read our story to learn more.
Saturday, May 17
Habitat for Humanity Car Wash, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (near Coffee Barn): Wilton Youth United members have been busy with construction on a house in Bridgeport this year. A two bedroom home for a single father and his son, the project has has enlisted volunteer students from several communities in Connecticut, including Wilton. To help raise funds in support of the building costs for this project and others like it, Wilton Youth United will hold a car wash on Rt. 7/Danbury Rd. near Coffee Barn, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. Have your car washed for a $10 minimum donation and help a good cause at the same time!
Cider Mill Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble, Westport: Cider Mill is having an event at Barnes & Noble in Westport to launch summer reading. All afternoon reading, library and media specialists from the school will be at the store distributing summer reading lists, helping with individual choices and promoting the importance of reading over the summer break. At 3 p.m. the 5th grade chorus and Cider Mill singers are performing, and at 4 p.m. principal Dr. Jenn Mitchell is doing a reading and a Q&A session at 4 p.m.. Cider Mill will receive a percentage of sales made by parents on Saturday. The PTA will also beholding an in-store scavenger hunt with a $100 prize for the winning entry, and a craft corner for making book marks. There will be free homework passes for all those that attend. Post Plaza Shopping Center, 1076 Post Road East, Westport
- Little League Day, Celebrating 60 Years of Little League in Wilton: With a day full of events planned at the Wilton Y baseball fields, starting at 10 a.m. with games and hitting/fielding/throwing competitions for all ages; a noon ceremony with awards, hot dogs and hamburgers, free ice cream for all Little League players. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Hope Church Annual Community Wide Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: 240 Wolfpit Rd.
- Wilton High School Varsity and JV golf teams will be collecting used golf clubs and accessories in the Wilton Y lobby: These golf club donations are for the First Tee Program at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course in Fairfield, which provides golf lessons to youths of all ages. The First Tee of Connecticut brings the game of golf to thousands of young people from the schools, churches, and community groups in Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stratford, and other cities throughout Fairfield County.
- Wilton Library hosts a New Perspectives Film Series screening of The Armstrong Lie, 7:30 p.m.: In 2008, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney set out to make a documentary about Lance Armstrong‘s comeback to the world of competitive cycling. Charting Armstrong’s life-story, Gibney began filming what he envisioned as the ultimate comeback story: Armstrong’s emergence from his 2005 retirement and his attempt to win his eighth Tour de France. An unprecedented scandal, however, would rewrite both the Armstrong legend and Gibney’s film. By early 2013, Armstrong had admitted to using performance enhancing drugs. Setting out to tell a comeback story, The Armstrong Lie instead emerges as a riveting insider’s view, chronicling the collapse of one of the greatest sports legends of our time.
- The Connecitcut Tree Festival Bears: With lots of Wilton participants–and even an honoree. Read our story, here… Cranbury Park in Norwalk
Saturday, May 17-Sunday, May 18
- Wilton Family Y “Bubble Down” Day: UPDATED Information! Originally scheduled Friday/Saturday, now the Wilton Y is taking down their bubble over the 50M pool Saturday/Sunday. The 50M pool will be open regular hours on Friday, May 16. It will now be closed Saturday and re-open Sunday afternoon (weather permitting) by 1 p.m., but call the Y before going in. 203.762.8384, ext. 0
Sunday, May 18
- Lost and Found Bazaar, 12 noon-5 p.m.: Lost and Found, a local Wilton store and showroom specializing in vintage and re-furbished furnishings and room-defining décor, is presenting its’ first-ever “Lost and Found Bazaar.” This indoor and outdoor, street bazaar-styled shopping event will showcase the store’s eclectic mix of vintage, artisan and refurbished home furnishings, accessories and room-defining designs. As a featured outdoor component to the live store event, a select group of local artisans and specialty shops will re-create a festive “village” bazaar setting along with a mini home-style food court, old-fashioned country fair games of skill, and distinctive raffle-prize giveaways offered throughout the afternoon’s festivities. Crossways Plaza at 300 Danbury Rd. (Rt. 7). Admission and all on-site parking is free to the public for this inaugural “rain or shine” event.
The Great Letterboxing History Hunt of Fairfield County at the Wilton Historical Society, 4-5 p.m.: Join the Historical Society and guitarist Leigh Richards; raffle prizes for all visitors with stamps from all eight historical societies that participated in the great Letterboxing Scavenger Hunt. 224 Danbury Rd.