Things to do in and around Greenwich

September 17, 2016

For the latest events and activities happening in Greenwich, turn to For the Record. To have your event included, submit a description, date, time, price and contact information. Photos are welcome. Drop us an email about your latest goings-on at gtcitydesk@scni.com.ONSF 5K fund-raiser setONSF will hold its annual Play Strong Safe Family 5K at Sunday at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. The course is designed for all athletic abilities. Proceeds will benefit ONSF’s research, educaiton and community outreach programs. For registration, visit www.onsf.org.Puttin’ on the dogThe 29th annual Adopt-a-Dog Puttin’ on the Dog (and cats) festival, fund-raiser and adoption event will beheld from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Tickets can be purchased online or at the event. Tickets are $15 for adults (children younger than 12 with adults are free), $5 for seniors and children 13 to 18 years old and $25 for a family package (two adults, up to four children). Pet Pantry Warehouse is presenting sponsor. For information, visit adoptadog.org or call 914-273-1674.Concerts in the Chapel seriesTrumpter David Glukh and organist Liya Petrides will be featured in the first performance in the “Concerts in the Chapel” series at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave. General admission is $20, $15 for students and seniors. Reserve a spot by writing music.director@stcath.org.Garden Conservancy TourThe Garden Conservancy is offering a tour of the 13-acre garden of Sleepy Cat Farm in Greenwich from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday . Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance from gardenconservancy.org. The garden is at 146 Clapboard Ridge Road, Greenwich.Bible study resumesBible study resumes at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 24 or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20 through Oct. 25. $30 materials fee payable at first session. Registration forms available online at www.stcath.org or in the rectory at 203-661-3661.Electoral dysfunctionThe intricacies of voting in American democracy will be the topic of “Election Matters: The State of Voting in 2016,” hosted by The Greenwich League of Women Voters from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday at the Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Admission is free. RSVP sheila.LWVGreenwich@gmail.com.Session deals with interviewing betterTom McGarrity, an employment consultant, will offer a free workshop on how to “Ace the Interview,” for prospective job seekers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the YWCA of Greenwich, 239 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. McGarrity is the principal of Bullseye Consulting. To RSVP, call 917-846-4580.RMA to hear about climate changeRobert Klee, Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday meeting of the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich Inc., talking about “How Connecticut is Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change.” Meetings are free and open to the public. Social gathering at 10:40 a.m., lecture at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place. For information, visit www.greenwichrma.org or contact info@greenwichrma.org.Greenwich Field Hockey fundraiserPizza Post, 522 West Putnam Ave., will donate 50 percent of sale proceeds from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday to the Greenwich Field Hockey Team as a fund-raiser.Grace Notes auditionOpen auditions for the Greenwich based women’s a cappella group the Grace Notes will be held at noon Thursday at the Tomes Higgins House, 216 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Call Judy at 917-714-2514.Greenwich Field Hockey fundraiserVineyard Vines, 145 Greenwich Ave., will offer 10 percent discounts and give 10 percent of its sale proceeds to The Greenwich Girl’s Field Hockey Team from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday .Greenwich High 1961 reunion plannedThe Greenwich High School Class of 1961 is planning its 55th reunion the weekend of Sept. 23 through 25. To get more information about attending, contact Pat Fryer Dwyer at pdwyer06795@gmail.com or 203-578-5364.Atacamba Ensemble to appearThe Atamcamba Ensemble will perform South American music at Western Middle School, 1 Western Junior Highway, at 3 p.m. Sept. 24. Concert will trace the melding of European and African influences with South American styles. Reservations are required and can be made at www.CuriosityConcerts.org.Local collector art on displayA new exhibit at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Road, opening Sept. 24 will feature art by and of women from local private collections. “Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collections,” will be on view through Jan. 2.Playing for Change music concertWestern Middle School will host the first “Greenwich Playing for Change Day,” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the school at 1 Western Junior Highway, a free family music festival. The festival is part of a worldwide event promoting global music education. All concerts and programs will be open to the public but the Atacama Ensemble concert requires advance registration (at www.CuriosityConcerts.org).Land Trust Go Wild! tickets availableGreenwich Land Trust’s Go Wild! family field day to benefit the preservation of open space and wildlife habitats is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Greenwich Polo Fields on North Street. Hot air balloons, petting zoo, bungee trampoline, rock climbing wall, maze, food and drinks. Tickets available http://bit.ly/1TSW6aT.Cos Cob Archers public shootCos Cob Archers will hold a public field target/ 3D shoot from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at 205 Bible St., Cos Cob. Admission is $5 for those 16 and younger accompanied by a paying adult and $20 for adults and $10 for non-shooting adults. To attend, contact Ed Smith at edsmith@execsystems.com.Train show slatedThe Southern Connecticut Model Train Show, running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, will feature operating scale model railroads, train books, train gifts and networking. Open to the public. Information, visit civiccenter@greenwichct.org or call 203-637-4583.At Home in Greenwich fund-raiser setThe annual cabaret benefit for At Home in Greenwich is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25 at the sun court tent at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency, 1800 E. Putnam Ave. The event will feature the Chris Coogan Quintet, a cocktail hour with silent auction and a seated dinner and live aucation with auctioneer Simon Teakle. At Home in Greenwich provides services, social connections and events for Greenwich seniors to allow them to stay in their homes as they age. Silent auction items can be viewed at www.501auctions.com/athomecabaret or by calling executive director Lise Jameson at 203-422-2342. Proceeds will support At Home’s programs.Landscapes on displayThe landscape artwork of Eddie Nino will be featured in a solo show presented by the Greenwich Art Society through Sept. 26 at the Society’s headquarters, 299 Greenwich Ave., in the second floor gallery. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 203-629-1533. The reception is free and open to the public.Golf to benefit AbilisThe Fifth Annual Golf for Abilis, a day of golf with a night of food, drinks and a silent auction, is set for Sept. 26 at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Funds raised by the event will benefit Abilis’s art therapeutic and life services programs. Rain or shine. Begins at 9:30 a.m. For information, visit http://www.501auctions.com/golf4abilis.Climate change subject of GRMA talkRobert Klee, Ph.D, from the Yale University School of Forestry, will speak on “How Connecticut is Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change” at the Greenwich Retired Men’s Association meeting on Sept. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 Walton Place. Social hour begins at 10:40 a.m., followed by program at 11 a.m.ESL class registration setLiteracy Volunteers is accepting students for its fall English as a Second Language classes in Greenwich. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. All course are free. Registration set for 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center, 289 Delavan Ave. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.Investment and Portfolio management workshopA five workshop series meant to build financial literacy and investment savvy has begun at the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave. The workshops are slated for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 13, 20, and 27. Open to all at no charge. For more information, visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/business or contact Assistant Business Librarian Yang Wang at ywan@greenwichlibrary.org.Artist reception slated“Old World, New World,” paintings by Lindy Blanchard, will be on display at the Greenwich Art Society gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave., second floor, from Sept. 29 through Oct. 22. Artist reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, noon to 4 p.m. weekends.Chamber State of Town luncheon setThe Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual state of the town luncheon at noon Sept. 30 at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 E. Putnam Ave. The luncheon is open to the public and will feature First Selectman Peter Tesei talking about his vision for Greenwich. He will take questions afterward. The event is sponsored by Webster Bank. Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. Fee: $60 per person; $550 table of 10. Register online at Greenwichchamber.com, e mail greenwichchamber@greenwichchamber.com or call 869-3500. The meeting will be live streamed on 1490 AM WGCH.Dazzling Dahlias ShowThe Ninth Annual Dazzling Dahlias, a showcase of dahlias, will be held at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob, from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2. Admission is free. For information, visit www.gecgreenwich.org.Cos Cob Chili Cook OffThe annual Cos Cob Chili Cook Off with proceeds benefiting the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Bank will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Diamond Hill United Methodist Church, 521 East Putnam Ave., Cos Cob. For more information, call 203-869-2395. $10 admission fee.NAMI benefit concert“Healing Hearts and Minds,” a concert featuring Allegra Themmen Pigott and benefiting the National Alliance for Mental Illness, is set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Cole Auditorium of Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave. Wine and cheese reception included. Tickets are $50 at NAMI.Ticketleap.com.Comedy night to benefit Undies ProjectJane Condon, a local comedienne, will be a feature performer at Neighbor to Neighbor’s inaugural fundraiser, “Cocktails and Comedy,” benefiting the Undies Project on Oct. 1. Event is 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall, 1 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. To purchase tickets online visit www.ntngreenwich.org.Shir Ami holiday services announcedCongregation Shir Ami is holding High Holiday services at Round Hill Community Church. Services are open to the community and will be live streamed. Rosh Hashana services at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and 10 a.m. Oct. 3; Yom Kippur services at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and beginning 10 a.m. Oct. 12. Children’s service from 1 to 2 p.m. Visit www.congregationshirami.org for online registration. For information about worship, education and all congregational events and programs or to speak with Rabbi Vicki Axe, call 203-274-5376.Lesley Stahl to speak at benefitTelevision news reporter Lesley Stahl will discuss her life at an event to benefit the Greenwich Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich. Event tickets are $250. A VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. Advance ticket purchase required at www.greenwichhistory.org or by calling 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.Obstacle course to benefit Leukemia, Lymphoma SocietyThe 5th Annual Pineapple Classic Obstacle Course 5K to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other groups will be Oct. 8 at the Greenwich Polo Club, 1 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich. Participants can register at www.pineappleclassic.com. The event will also benefit Educating Haiti and City of Hope.Fall Festival slatedThe Greenwich Historical Society’s Fall Festival will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Bush-Holley House, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, focus on Japan. Demonstrations include traditional Japanese dance by the Greenwich Japanese school, martial arts displays by World Seido Karate Studio, kite making, face painting, the traditional scarecrow-making contest and a tour of the Bush-Holley House. There will be a food truck on site. Sponsored by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and First Bank of Greenwich. Admission $10 for adults, $5 for children, no charge for children 2 and younger, $25 for family admission. Registration fee for the scarecrow competition is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers and is in addition to festival admission. The fee includes armature (the bones), hay for stuffing, twine and a burlap sack for the head. Participants are encouraged to bring their own accessories to adorn their figures, but materials will also be available. Advance enrollment for this activity is requested. Advance payment for tickets and for the scarecrow competition may be made online at www.greenwichhistory.org/children or at 203-869-6899, Ext. 10. Advance purchase is not required for general admission.Chamber Players season offeringsThe Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony will start its 45th season with “The Blue Danube,” works for strings and piano by Bartok, Goldmark and Haydn at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at Round Hill Community Church and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Bruce Museum. Bassist Timothy Cobb will be guest artist for “The Bottom Line,” the concert slated for Nov. 13 and 14, joining the chamber players in works by Kielsen, Dvorak and Schubert. The March concerts, March 12 and 13, is “Snake Charmers,” focusing on works for oboe by Holst, Cimarosa and Bellini. The finale includes Beethovan’s string quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 127. The April concerts, on April 23 and 24, will celebrate “Old World and New World” with works for piano and strings by Mozart, Copeland and Zarebski. All Sunday concerts are at 4 p.m. at Round Hill Community Church and Monday concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. at the Bruce Museum. Each includes a wine and cheese reception. Season tickets are $90 for adults and $15 for students. Single concert tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 203-637-4725.Japanese influence focus of exhibitA historical exhibition exploring the influence of Japanese art and culture on the United States will run from Oct. 12 through Feb. 26 at the Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. The exhibit, “An An Eye to the East: The Inspiration of Japan,” will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Regular admission, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and free for members.Greenwich Symphony fund-raiser slatedThe Greenwich Symphony’s annual wine and cheese festival is scheduled for Oct. 14 at Richard’s of Greenwich. Wines from Horseneck Wines and Liquors, premium cheeses and hors d’oeuvres featured. Larry Spivak’s “Lucky 37” jazz quartet will entertain. Local radio host Darby Cartun is the event’s guest. Proceeds benefit the 36th season of the Symphony’s Young People’s Concert series. Tickets starting at $100 are available by phone at 203 869 2664 or 203-661- 9897. Advance reservations are recommended.New work on Pompeii to be discussedAnn Olga koloski-Ostrow, professor and chair of the department of classical studies at Brandeis University, will speak about a new study focusing on Pompeii, Herculaneum and Opintis at a lecture sponsored by the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Programs are free to AAG, Bruce Museum members and students with an ID. Non-member admission $20.Arts Alive! tickets availableThe Greenwich Arts Council will hold Arts Alive! 2016 fund-raiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 at the art Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue. The event will showcase arts entertainment and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and sale. All proceeds from Arts Alive! benefit the exhibitions and art outreach educational programs organized by the Council. Tickets are available by calling the GAC at 203-862-6750, or on-line at the GAC website, www.greenwichartscouncil.org.Bruce Museum show opensThe exhibition “Flora and Fauna: Drawings by Francesca Anderson” will be on display at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, through Oct. 16. Anderson is an illustrator specializing in pen and ink and scratchboard drawings of nature. Museum hours Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Innovative 19th century photos on showTwo experimental works from photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s stop motion collection with be on display at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, through Oct. 16. The photos are part of the museum’s “Science in Motion” exhibit.Abilis walk/run plannedThe 11th annual Walk and Inaugural 5k Run to benefit Abilis is set for Oct. 16 at Tod’s Drifway, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. The one-mile route is wheelchair and stroller accessible; family friendly activites planned.European ceramics lecture slatedThomas Michie, the Russell B. and Andree Beauchamp Stearns Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture in the Art of Europe Department at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts will speak on “Old Friends, New Directions: European Ceramics at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 24 at First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Road, Old Greenwich. Refreshments immediately following lecture. Admission for non-members of the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle is $25. Space is limited. Reservations required for members and guests by Oct. 17. For reservations and information: rsvp@ctceramicscircle.org.Glenville vollies plan cocktail fundraiserThe Glenville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its second annual cocktail reception benefiting the company’s operations on Oct. 27 at the Tamarack Country Club, 55 Locust Ave., Greenwich. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 203-532-9606 or rsvp@glenvillefire.org.New England Craft Show to be heldThe New England Craft Show is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. For information, visit civiccenter@greenwichct.org or call 203-637-4583.Bruce shows Brett Weston photographsThe newest Bruce Museum exhibition, “Towards Abstraction, 1940-1985: Brett Weston Photographs from the Bruce Museum Collection,” will open at the museum, 1 Museum Drive, on Nov. 5 and run through Feb. 9. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.Archaeology and climate changeAndrew M.T. Moore, president of the Archaeological Institute of America, will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich. Moore will speak on “Archaeology, Climate Change and Human Society” at 2 p.m. at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Programs are free to AAG, Bruce Museum members and students with an ID. Non-member admission $20.Greenwich Hospital Moulin Rouge galaGreenwich Hospital’s Moulin Rouge 2016 Gala to support diagnostic and interventional cardiac services is planned for 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich. Tickets to the gala are available at a range of sponsorship levels. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Special Events Team at 203-863-3865 or contact events@greenwichhospital.org.