Things to do in and around Greenwich

January 2, 2017 GMT

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Public Works head to speak

Amy Siebert will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday meeting of the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich. Siebert, Greenwich’s Commission of Public Works, and some of her department heads will talk about current and planned business in front of her department. Public Works includes responsibility for construction, development, maintenance of the physical properties in town except the schools. Doors open at 10:40 a.m., discussion begins at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian, Church, Lafayette Place. Open to the public.

Paintings and forgery

The Loft Artists Association and Stamford Museum Nature Center will hold a special all-member exhibit, “Landscape Paintings and Forgery,” set for Jan. 5 through Feb. 5. Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday . Gallery hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, parking and admission are free. For directions and more information, visit loftartists.com or call 203-247-2027.

Health lectures, CPR

Greenwich Hospital offers a range of support groups, information sessions and clinic hours. Among the information session in January are: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the first-floor conference room at 900 King St., Rye Brook, N.Y., a two-hour course on CPR Friends and Family (Infant/Child) designed for non-professionals, including parents and caregivers. $85. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events. At noon Jan. 9 will be a lecture on osteoporosis featuring Dr. Vivian Shih and Marisha Tamakuwala at the Long Ridge Medical Center, 260 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Free. To register, call 888-357-2409 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events. at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 9 at Greenwich Hospital’s Hyde Conference Room will be a seminar on bariatric surgery. Free. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events.

Dinner at St. Lawrence Club

The St. Lawrence Society is holding two special dinner offerings at the club, 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob. Chicken Parm Night is set for 6:15 p.m Friday featuring chicken soup, gorgonzola salad and bread, chicken parmesan and pasta, coffee and dessert, $20 adults, $10 kids (choice of half portion or nuggets). Nostalgia Night will run at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 with “Remember Maneros!” Menu features garlic bread, gorgonzola salad, onion rings, steak tid-bits, baked potato and ice cream roll, $40 adults, $15 kids 12 and up, $10 kids 11 and younger. Open to the public, reservations required. RSVP at www.stlawrencesociety.com/events or call 203-618-9036.

Parent/child workshops

Stanwich School is holding a six-week series of Friday parenting workshops designed for parents and children 2 to 3 years old. Topics include importance of social emotional development, play as a parenting practice, helping children develop friendship skills, making expectations clear to children, developing and teaching household rules and problem-solving skills. Children must be 2 by the beginning of the course and must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the class. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3 and 10. Cost: $120 for the series. Register at www.stanwichschool.org

Party planning showcase

More than 30 vendors specializing in entertainment, photography, décor, Judaica and modes and apparatuses of successful bat and bat mitzvah party throwing will be at a free showcase and mitzvah project fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Representatives from different organizations will also be on hand to discuss possible mitzvah projects. For more information call 203-869-7191 or visit templesholom.com.

Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

The Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle will present “Women, Art and Social Change: the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise,” at 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Featured speaker will be Martin Eidelberg, professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers University. Admission for non-members of the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle is $25. For additional information, visit www.ctcsc.org.

Fiction Addiction meets

The next meeting of the Fiction Addiction book club at the Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave., will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Book under discussion will be “The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway. For more information about library book groups, including groups held at the branches, visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/book-groups. For more information about Fiction Addiction, contact Joanne Gaither at jgaither@greenwichlibrary.org or call 203-622-7994.

Osteoporosis lecture

Dr. Steve Hindman will discuss prevention and treatment of osteoporosis from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Greenwich Hospital. Free and open to the public but registration required. To register, call 203-863-4277 or register online at www.greenwichhospital.org on the event calendar page. Hindman is an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists in Greenwich and Stamford who specializes in orthopedics and trauma.

Art show

“Near and Far: Inspiration Through My Lens,” will be held through Jan. 11, 2017 at Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 203-862-6750.

Bruce Beginnings Jr.

Bruce Beginnings Jr., an hour-long program from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 12, will offer an introduction to the museum experience for toddlers between 10 months and 2 years old at the museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Free with admission. No registration required.

Candidates for District 7 vacancy sought

Members of RTM District 7 will meet to select a candidate to fill a vacancy on the delegation at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 12 at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich. District 7 encompasses the area north of the Post Road to Pecksland Road and includes the Rock Ridge area and southerly part of Lake Avenue. Anyone interested should contact John Dolan by email johnhdolan7@gmail.com or calling 917-562-0311.

Health lectures, CPR offered

Greenwich Hospital offers a range of support groups, lectures and clinics. January’s calendar includes: 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 14 and 28, a two-hour CPR Friends and Family (Infant/Child) course for non-professionals including parents and caregivers thta coveres obstructed airways. $85. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events. Two lectures are set for Jan. 17, both at Long Ridge Medical Center, 260 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. At noon is “Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars” with Dr. Elyse Erlich, focusing on how gender affects medical symptoms, diagnos and treatment. Free. To register, call 888-357-2409 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events. At 5:30 p.m. is “Getting to the Heart of Your Cardiac Health” with Mary Varghese, PhD, and Catherine Staffieri, registered dietician. Free. To register, call 888-357-2409 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events. The pair also will discuss “Changing for Good: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Weight Management” from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Long Ridge Medical Center and from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Conference Center. Free. To register, call 888-357-2409 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events.

Test prep talk

Lynn Carnegie, a local test prep expert, will give a free presentation on the SAT and ACT at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, to discuss the changes to the tests and help create a study plan. For information, call 203-661-2319 or visit www.carnegiepollak.com.

NAMI course on mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a 12-week course on how to cope with the mental illness of a loved one. Classes run frm Jan. 14 to March 18. Course is free. Registration is required. For specific course information and register, contact Peter Case at 203-322-3383 or on email at pcase@optonline.net.

Bruce Museum Family Day

An African-American storytelling session by Eshu Bumpus will be the focal point of activity at the Bruce Museum’s Family Day Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Bumpus will perform at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Limited seating. Free with admission.

Parenting workshops offered

Round Hill Community Church and Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal will present a five-part series on “Positive Parenting, All Ages and Stages,” beginning with the first at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, on “Less Stressed Parenting.” Future presentations will run from 7 to 8 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month through May. Topics include helping a child cope with anxiety; parenting in a digital world; teen sex, drugs and alcohol; and a panel discussion “Price of Privilege and Beyond Measure.” For more information or to RSVP, call 203-869-1091 or visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org.

Documentarian at Bruce

The Bruce Museum in cooperation with the Stamford Photography Club will host a screening and question and answer with director Harvey Wang after showing his documentary, “From Darkroom to Daylight,” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Free for photography club and Bruce members; $10 for everyone else.

“Les Quatres Saisons” exhibit

An exhibit featuring the works of French American painter Anne Strasberg will be on display at the Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road through Jan. 18. Admission is free. Gallery is open Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Monday through Friday 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Health lectures

Greenwich Hospital offers a range of support groups, lectures and clinics. Among the lectures scheduled for January are: “Nutrition for Peak Peformance,” set for 5 p.m. Jan. 19 and on Jan. 25 at Greenwich Hospital’s Hyde Conference Room. Discussion will include information on endurance, strength, control, balance, coordination, hydration and recovery. Free. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events. “Pregnancy 101” featuring Dr. Monica Brito is set for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Long Ridge Medical Center, 260 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Discussion to touch on body changes, tests, treatments, available services, breastfeeding and postpartum care. Free. To register, call 888-357-2409 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events.

Bruce exhibits Sisley paintings

The Bruce Museum will present “Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master,” from Jan. 21 through May 2 at the museum at 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.

Greenwich magician to perform

Magician Ben Zabin will present “An Evening of Illusion” at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Massey Theater at Greenwich Academy, 200 North Maple Ave., Greenwich. All proceeds with benefit Neighbor to Neighbor. Tickets $12 to $25 at www.benzabin.com/Live.

Film screening

A special free screening of the film “Once in a Lifetime” especially for teens will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Bow Tie Cinema, 2 Railroad Ave. Complimentary tickets can be reserved online at JCCGreenwich.org or by calling 203-552-1818. For more information, visit JCCGreenwich.org. The film is hosted by the JCC Greenwich Teen Action Committee.

Lectures on Setons

Lucinda McKethan, an expert on the Greenwich Seton family, will offer two lectures on Jan. 26 and 27 about the family at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road. On Jan. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. McKethan will speak on “The Seton Houses: Organizing a Family Biography” and from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 on “A View of Anya Seton’s Family Through Her Novels.”

Birds and barns watercolors

A special exhibition of watercolor and oriental brush paintings of birds, local landscapes and historic barns by Katie Berry Freucht will be on display at the Audubon Greenwich Center, 613 Riversville Road through Jan. 30. The center, store and gallery are open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cigar dinner tickets available

Davidoff Cigar is holding a cigar dinner at Blackstones Steakhouse from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2. Limited number of tickets. $275 per person, tables of 10 or 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit tabacconistofgreenwich.com

Youth of the Year dinner

The Boys and Girls club of Greenwich will hold its first Youth of the Year dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the clubhouse, 4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich. Cocktails, buffet dinner by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Featured speaker is Mark Lazarus, chairman, NBC Broadcasting and Sports. Champion of Youth Honoree Judy Higgins. Youth of the Year 2017 to be announced. Tickets are $250 per person, $5,000 for a table of 10. Sponsorship tickets are $500 and pays for donor and underwrites a club family member’s attendance. To purchase tickets, contact abradner@bgcg.org.

Bruce shows Brett Weston photographs

The newest Bruce Museum exhibition, “Towards Abstraction, 1940-1985: Brett Weston Photographs from the Bruce Museum Collection,” will run through Feb. 9 at the museum, 1 Museum Drive. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.

Japanese influence focus of exhibit

A historical exhibition exploring the influence of Japanese art and culture on the United States will run 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.

Chamber Players season offerings

The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony for its 45th season will feature “Snake Charmers,” focusing on works for oboe by Holst, Cimarosa and Bellini on March 12 and 13. 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.

Last Days of Pangea

An exhibit on the ancient past, “Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs,” at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, will remain on view through July 16. The show features fossil discoveries from the Connecticut Valley and other places in New England. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday. For more information, visit www.brucemuseum.org.