Things happening in and around Greenwich

September 8, 2017 GMT

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USO show

The Greenwich Chaplaincy Services is holding a special USO show reminiscent of the classic USO shows Bob Hope hosted starting in World War II at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Nathaniel Witherell, 70 Parsonage Road. Cast includes local actors and singers and will feature The American Bombshells. Tickets $75 per person, includes a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception before the show. For information or tickets, call the GCS office at 203-618-4321.

Family Fair

YWCA Greenwich, 259 E. Putnam Ave., will hold a family fair from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday . Admission is free. Kids can practice softball and baseball, sample dance, gymnastic, tennis and basketball classes and splash around in the pool. Music, games, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle and face painting.

French classes offered

Alliance Francaise of Greenwich is holding an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on the second floor meeting room at 299 Greenwich Ave. Meet the teachers, learn about classes for adults, teens and children. Refreshments will be served. Free 30-minute introductory class and placement test. For more information, visit www.afgreenwich.org or call the AFG office at 203-629-1340.

Sidewalk Art Show

The Art Society of Old Greenwich’s annual outdoor show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich. Watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing/graphics, photography, pastel, mixed media and sculpture. Sound Beach Avenue merchants also to offer sidewalk sales.

Family Gallery Tours

There will be Family Gallery Tours from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. all four Sundays of September at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. The events are interactive discussion-based tours of current exhibits. Free with $5 general admission.

Murphy, Himes to Speak

Indivisible Greenwich, the local chapter of Indivisible, the national movement dedicated to protecting democracy during the Trump administration, will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Middle School, 51 Hendrie Ave. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Jim Hines will speak. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Ukrainian artist show

Taras Borovyk will exhibit his oil paintings Sunday through Oct. 19 at at Les Beaux Arts Gallery inside Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road. For more information, call 203-869-1091 or visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org.

Greenwich Woods Fair

Greenwich Woods Health Care Center will be hosting a fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1165 King St. There will be a bouncy house, carnival games and prizes, arts and crafts, DJ and dancing, a magician, hot dogs, hamburgers and treats.

Art Adventures

Art Adventures: Colorful Illustrations, an arts and crafts drop-in programs for children ages 4 and older and their families, is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Art works will be based around current exhibits. Free with $5 general admission.

Loft Artists fund-raiser

A fund-raiser to benefit the Loft Artists Association, “Art in our Community,” is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Stamford Yacht Club, 95 Ocean Drive West, Stamford. Wine, beer, hors d’ouevres, sweets, silent raffle and wine toss. Free art raffle at 6 p.m. Must be present to win. Proceeds to benefit the association’s annual workshops and gallery initiatives. Tickets $75 per person, limited tickets available online at https://2017laaevent.eventbrite.com. RSVP by Sunday . Hosted by Bob and Pat Phillips.

Solo show

Greenwich Art Society member Karen Griffin will have a solo show, “Navigating the Art World,” at the Greenwich Art Society Gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave., from Sunday through Oct. 8. Public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

Book Discussion

The Greenwich Pen Women and the Perrot Memorial Library will complete its new, co-sponsored book discussion series this year from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the library’s Radcliffe Program Room. Discussion will be “The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance” by Edmund de Waal. Attendees are invited to bring a small object that evokes emotion and memory to display and discuss.

Temple Sholom blood drive

Temple Sholom of Greenwich will host a blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the temple, 300 East Putnam Ave. To schedule an appointment or learn more about donating blood, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org.

Sept. 11 Remembrance Service

The annual Greenwich remembrance of the 2001 terror attacks is set for 5 p.m. Monday at the memorial in Cos Cob Park, Sound Shore Drive. Members of the Greenwich police, fire and EMS Honor Guards and the Greenwich High School Chamber Singers will be part of the program.

SAT and ACT Prep

The Cos Cob Library hosts test prep expert Lynn Carnegie at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a free, interactive seminar on navigating the world of test prep. The seminar is open to high school first years, sophomores, juniors and their parents.

Annual meeting

The annual general meeting for the Old Greenwich Riverside community is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. Residents are invited to attend.

All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic

A documentary by John Maher about the “father of modern plastics” “All Things Bakelite,” will be shown for free at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. RSVP requested to http://bit.ly/2gqmQze.

Kids Consignment sale

Tiny Tots Kids Consignment Fall 2017 Sale will run Tuesday through 16 at the Old Greenwich Eastern Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd. Advance tickets are $20 through the Tiny Tots website at www.tinytotsconsignment.com, and $25 at the door. Hours are as follows, Volunteer pre-sale 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12; Consignor pre-sale 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12; boutique charity drive 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13; New Mom pre-sale 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14; public sale 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 and 50 percent off sale 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18.

Choral Society Open Sing

The Greenwich Choral Society will host an open sing and auditions for Fairfield and Westchester County Singers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. To schedule an audition, call Bill Fulton at 203-322-2990 or e-mail cbful@snet.net. Performances will include J. S. Bach’s “Magnificat” and Mozart’s “Great Mass in C Minor” in March; in May will be a jazz concert featuring the best of Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts.” For more information, visit the Greenwich Choral Society’s website at www.GreenwichChoralSociety.org.

Nina Willner at the RMA

Author and former U.S. Army intelligence officer Nina Willner tells the story of what happened her family during the Cold War, at the Wednesday Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich meeting. Her book, “Forty Autumns,” was cited as one of the 15 non-fiction must-read books of 2016. Doors open at 10:40 a.m., speaker at 11. Open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place.

Welcome back party

Alliance Francaise of Greenwich is holding a welcome back party — “Cocktail de Rentree” — from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Round Hill Community Center, 395 Round Hill Road. Open to the public. $20 for members, $25 for non-members who join that evening. Hear about upcoming programs. RSVP required to info@afgreenwich.org or call Geraldine Tripittelli at 203-629-1340. More information about the organization at www.afgreenwich.org.

Historical Society annual meeting

The Greenwich Historical Society’s 86th annual meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Drive, Greenwich. Pre-meeting reception at 6 p.m. followed by panel discussion at 7 p.m. Admission $65 for members and $75 nonmembers. Reservations required. RSVP by Sept. 6 at greenwichhistory.org or call Michele Couture at 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Davis Film Festival

“The Exception,” a film starring Christopher Plummer and Lily James, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas, 2 Railroad Ave. Tickets cost $15. Register at jccgreenwich.org or 203-552-1818.

Hill House Art Show

The opening reception for the Hill House Art Show will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at 10 Riverside Ave. All the art on display has been created by residents of Hill House, a 61-apartment congregate home for low- to moderate-income seniors. The show will run through Sept. 27.

Silver Shield Gala

The Greenwich Police Silver Shield Association gala will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Miller Motorcars, 342 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Event includes food and beverage, and auction. Tickets start at $175 and can be purchased at http://greenwichpolicesilvershield.com/gala.

Confessions of a ‘Bad’ Mom

JCC Greenwich hosts a ladies’ night out with Orli Auslander, author and illustrator of “I Feel Bad. All Day. Every Day. About Everything.” Tickets cost $54. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at an undisclosed private home. Register at jccgreenwich.org or call 203-552-1818.

Library programs

Greenwich Library will offer a series of support programs for women entrepreneurs and workshops on topics from career change and grant writing to personal credit. Programs are free and open to the public in the meeting room of the library, 101 West Putnam Ave. “Alternative Investments II: Introduction to Hedge Funds” presented by Holly Cao, CFA, is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. A presentation on helping improve personal credit, “SCORE: Credit and Financial Literacy,” is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 by presenter Germaine Miller-Summers. Register with SCORE at www.fairfieldcountyscore.org. The Women’s Business Development Council Lunchtime Workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the library with executive director Fran Pastore. Registration is required at www.ctwbdc.org. Registration for all events via on the library’s on-line calendar at www.greenwichlibrary.org is encouraged unless otherwise indicated.

Flag Raising Ceremony

The Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, will host a flag raising celebration at 10 a.m. Friday to commemorate Mexican Independence Day. Open to the public.

Arts and Music celebration

Friends of Greenwich Point is holding its Children’s Arts and Music Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Seaside Garden, Greenwich Point. Free. Live music featuring Jay and Ray and Bash the Trash, live theater production of Ojibwe and the Dreamer, face painting, games, instrument-making workshop and parade. Rain location is the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich.

College Essay Help

Greenwich Library hosts college admissions consultant Alan Gelb at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 in the Library Meeting Room. Gelb will provide high school juniors and seniors with advice on crafting personal statements for college applications.

Cos Cob Library annual sale

The Friends of Cos Cob Library will host their annual Open House and Children’s Book Sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the library, 5 Sinawoy Road. Admission is free. Activities, crafts and entertainment including a face painter and caricaturist begin at 1 p.m. Early preview sale for members of The Friends of Cos Cob Library will be at noon.

Bronze Age explored

Eric Cline will discuss “1177 BC: the Year Civilization Collapsed,” at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Byram Schubert Library, 21 Mead Ave. The free talk is sponsored by the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich. Topic is why the Bronze Age ended. Cline is professor or classics and anthropology at George Washington University. He just returned from Israel excavating what has been described as the oldest wine cellar in the world. An author, his latest book, “1177 B,” was considered for the Pulitzer Prize.

Science author to speak

New York Times best selling science author Dava Sobel will discuss her new book ‘Glass Universe’ at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Ave. The talk is open to the public. The book tells the story of the role of women as volunteers and contributors at the Harvard College Observatory. The talk is sponsored by the Astronomical Society of Old Greenwich.

ONS Foundation 5K Run/Walk

The ONS Foundation’s annual 5K run/walk will be held Sept. 17; packet pick-up and registration at 7 a.m. and group warm-up at 8:30 a.m. Race beings 9 a.m. The post-race Health and Fitness Expo will offer information on sports training, injury prevention, and treatments and merchandise demos. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit ONSF education and community outreach programs. Call 203-869-3131 or visit onsf.org for more information.

Puttin’ on the Dog Festival

The annual Adopt-a-Dog Puttin’ on the Dog festival is set for 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch St.

NAMI book discussion

The Southwest Connecticut affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s monthly book club discussion will feature “A Common Struggle” by Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried. Discussion is set for 8 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Christ Church Parish House, 254 E. Putnam Ave. Open to the public. To RSVP, email Claudia atclaudiadevita1123@gmail.com.

Women in the New Testament

“Women in the New Testament,” a bible study at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., will be held Sept 18 through Nov. 8. at either 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday evenings or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings in rooms 101-102 of the O’Connor Center at the church. Details and registration forms are available in rectory, in the vestibule and at www.stcath.org. A $30 payment is due at the first class.

Lethem to lecture at library

Bestselling author Jonathan Lethem will lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 on his book “A Gambler’s Anatomy,” at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 29 at greenwichlibrary.org.

High Holy Day services

Congregation Shir Ami, serving lower Fairfield and Westchester counties, will hold High Holy Day services beginning Sept. 20 at Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. All services are open to the community. Rosh Hashanah services are 7 p.m. Sept. 20, and 10 a.m. Sept. 21. Yom Kippur services will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and all day Sept. 30 beginning at 10 a.m., with a children’s service in celebration of the new year from 1 to 2 p.m.

Fall Playwrights Series

Mark Schenker, senior associate dean and dean of academic affairs at Yale College, heads a three-part lecture series at the Greenwich Library in the Library Meeting Room. The first lecture, on Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21. The second lecture will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and will discuss Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” is the final lecture, from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Attendance is fee. Register online through the library’s calendar at http://bit.ly/2wCaU6E.

After-school programs

Registration runs through Sept. 22 for after-school programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. Fall program session runs from Sept. 25 through Dec. 16. Eligible students are ages 6 through 18 who live in Greenwich or have a parent or guardian who works in Greenwich. Annual membership fee is $50 per resident child, $150 each non-residents whose parent or guardian works in town. List of activities available at bgcg.org and must be completed and brought in person to the club at time of sign-up. For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich visit: www.bgcg.org, call 203-869-3224 or email info@bgcg.org for details.

Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit

The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, is unveiling its newest exhibit, “In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec,” to run Sept. 23 to Jan. 7. Show will feature 100 drawings, prints and posters from the Herakleidon Museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.

Go Wild! Field Day

Greenwich Land Trust’s Go Wild! Family Field Day will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Greenwich Polo Club, 1 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich. Adult tickets start at $60 and children’s tickets at $30. Tickets and more information available at www.gltrust.org.

Concert Series

St. Catherine of Siena Concert Series will resume at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 with a performance by Valerie Dee Naranjo, a percussionist, vocalist, composer and clinician known for West African keyboard percussion music. In the St. Catherine of Siena Chapel, 4 Riverside Ave. Tickets are $20 at the door, admission for children younger than 16 years old is free.

Model Train Show

The Southern Connecticut model train show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, will include operating layouts from Valley HO Track and other HO, N gauge and tin plate layouts. Modeling clinics, more than 150 tables of model trains.

Victorian Chinese ceramics

Lee Glazer of the Smithsonian Institute will lecture on ’Chinamania in Victorian England,” at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Admission for non-members of the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle is $25. For additional information, visit www.ctcsc.org. Glazer is curator of American Art of the Smithsonian’s Freer/Sackler galleries in Washington, D.C.

Public Forum and Webinar on Aging

Greenwich Library and At Home in Greenwich will co-sponsor a webinar with Dr. Atul Gawande, author of “Being Mortal,” from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 in the library’s meeting room. The program will be simulcast nationally. Registration is required. Register using the library’s online calendar at http://bit.ly/2wCaU6E or by calling Health Librarian Sandra Chan at 203-625-6549.

Jewish Justices from Brandeis to Kagan

Author David Dalin will talk about the lives, legal careers and legacies of eight Jewish justices of the Supreme Court at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Ivey, Barnum and O’Mara, LLC., 170 Mason St. Tickets are $18 in advance, $25 at the door. Register at jccgreenwich.org or 203-552-1818.

Spirit of Greenwich Awards

The YWCA 2017 Spirit of Greenwich Awards will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road. Ticket prices begin at $250. To purchase tickets, sponsorships or learn more about the honorees, visit www.ywcagreenwich.org/spiritawards or contact Jackie Stam at 203-869-6501, Ext 102 or email j.stam@ywcagreenwich.org

Estate planning talk

A free seminar on advance health directives and estate planning sponsored by local senior service groups and attorneys will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Ave. The event is co-sponsored by the Greenwich Senior Center, Ivy, Barnum and O’Mara and Coxe and Graziano.

Art display

SM Home Art Gallery, 70 Arch St., is opening a new artists/new work show, “Punch and Sizzle,” to run Sept. 28 through Nov. 18. Opening reception 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Open to the public.

Medicare 101 and Beyond

A workshop on Medicare Supplement, Advantage Plans and laws and programs associated with Medicare will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the meeting room of Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam. Ave. Register through the library’s online calendar at http://bit.ly/2wCaU6E or by calling 203-625-6549.

BGCG Muddy Up 5K

Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Muddy Up 5K will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Camp Simmons, Lake Avenue, Greenwich. Register at https://www.classy.org/event/muddy-up-5k/e137935. Registration fee is $50.

Decorative Arts Lecture

The Greenwich Decorative Arts Society presents “Dressed to Excess: Extreme Fashion and Flamboyant Style in the 16th to the 18th Centuries,” a lecture by Jonquil O’Reilly, assistant vice president and specialist in old master paintings at Sotheby’s New York. The lecture will take place at 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr.

Junior League seeks new members

The Junior League of Greenwich will host an open house for its 2017 new member class at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Junior League headquarters, 231 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Registration for the new member class is now open; the first class will be held on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at JLG Headquarters. More information can be found at www.jlgreenwich.org/join/#.

Dazzling Dahlias Show

The Garden Education Center hosts the 2017 Dazzling Dahlias Show from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at 130 Bible St. Admission is free.

Hensons on display

An exhibit featuring “Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play,” will be on display at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, through Oct. 8. The exhibit is part of several events to focus on the Hensons, who were known for their love of art and puppets. Upcoming events include an evening with Cheryl Henson, a screening of Jim Henson’s commercials, a history puppet slam and family programs. For more information, visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899.

Brew Ha-Ha

Greenwich United Way’s third annual Brew Ha-Ha is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Arch Street Teen Center, 100 Arch St., with comedian Jane Condon in her second year as emcee. Fund-raiser features Andy Pitz and Michele Balan. Live auction. Proceeds to benefit United Way programs. Tickets now on sale, sponsorships available. For information, email Greenwich United Way Director of Defvelopment Jeremy Nappi at info@greenwichunitedway.org or call 203-869-2221.

Abilis fund-raising walk

Abilis is holding its fall fund-raising walk/run on Oct. 15 at Greenwich Point Park. Registration at 7:30 a.m. The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m., as will children’s activities. The one-mile walk will start at 11 a.m. along the waterfront at Tod’s Point. Individuals and teams welcome. A free shuttle will drive To sign up, volunteer or donate, visit www.abilis.us/walk. Free shuttle drive to the clambake area. Enter park and follow Abilis signs to designated parking areas.

Greenwich High School Band Fundraiser

The Greenwich High School Band will travel to Ireland in the spring of 2018 to play at Barretstown, a camp that offers free programs for children and their families living with a serious illness. The band is holding an Irish Country Shindig fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in the barn at Steeple Chase Farm, 429 Taconic Road. Tickets start at $95. To buy tickets, make a donation, or for more information, contact co-chairs Janet Stone McGuigan at JLSMcG@cs.com and Stacy Ochoa at sochoa5@verizon.net.


An exhibit of the top 20 award-winning photographs from the 42nd annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition will be shown through Oct. 29 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich.

Enchanted Forest

The Junior League of Greenwich will host its annual holiday fundraiser, The Enchanted Forest, from Nov. 16 through Nov. 18 at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Ave. The official opening of the Enchanted Forest will take place on at 9 a.m. Nov. 17 for Santa’s Breakfast attendees. General admission hours are 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Activities will include gingerbread workshops, photos with Santa Claus, Santa’s breakfast and children’s entertainment. Funds raised from The Enchanted Forest support community projects implemented by the Junior League of Greenwich. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.501auctions.com/jlg.

Wharton-Edwards exhibit

A new exhibit, ’George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950): Illustrator, Painter, Writer, will run through Nov. 25 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Edwards was a turn-of-the-century painter who lived in Greenwich. The Bruce Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm, at One Museum Drive, Greenwich. For more information, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.