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October 10, 2016 GMT

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.Library hosts Poe readingVoice actor Alan Sklar will perform a dramatic reading of Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room of Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave, Greenwich. First published in 1842, the story by Edgar Allen Poe is about the torture of a prisoner during the Spanish Inquisition. For more information, contact Matthew Sgritta at msgritta@greenwichlibrary.org or at 203-622-7972.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. Yom Kippur services at 7 p.m. Tuesday and beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday . 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.Library hosts job seeking helpThe second of several job-hunting workshops at the Greenwich Library Technology Training Center is set for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday and will focus on Excel. The career coach bus is equipped with 10 PC work stations and Internet access and is parked outside the library’s West Putnam Avenue entrance. Arrive early to sign up. The third is from 10 a.m. to noon Friday and will focus on the Indeed Job Squad. Resume and job application help will be available on a drop-in basis from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the library. For more information, contact Training Center staff at trainingcenter@greenwichlibrary.org, call 203-625-6508, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/training.Garden ghouls and Haunted TrailsThe Garden Education Center of Greenwich will host Garden Ghouls and Haunted Trails from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the center at 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. Cost is $10 a person for haunted trail and $15 for pumpkin-related craft activities. For tickets, visit http://www.gecgreenwich.org/1012.htmlJapanese influence focus of exhibitA historical exhibition exploring the influence of Japanese art and culture on the United States will run from Wednesday 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.Author talkThe Perrot Memorial Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, is holding a special program featuring author Gerald Marzorati discussing “Late to the Ball” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Radcliffe Children’s Wing. Doors open at 7 p.m. For information, contact the library at 203-637-8802.Local taxes subject of RMA talkGreenwich Tax Assessor Lauren Elliott will lecture on “The Hard Parts About Assessing Taxes in Greenwich,” at the Wednesday meeting of the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich at the First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place. Social break is at 10:40 a.m. followed by lecture at 11 a.m.Fungal ForaySteve Conaway of the Greenwich Land Trust will lead a “Fungal Foray,” to identify mushrooms at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Old Stone Bridge Preserve, 45 Old Stone Bridge Road, Cos Cob. To reserve a spot, visit www.gltrust.org and click on the Events drop down menu. Admission is $10.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. Thursday , Oct. 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.Creating a remarkable gardenKerry Mendez will discuss making a “remarkable” garden at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. Registration available at https://outlook.office.com/owa/?realm=hearst.com.Tesei to be roastedThe American Cancer Society will host a roast of Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hyatt Regency of Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich. For more information, visit fairfieldcountyroast.org or email Aubrey Keely at aubrey.keely@cancer.org.Sacred Heart Greenwich Open HouseSacred Heart Greenwich will host an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday for prospective students for the 2017 school year in grades 9 through 12 in the Gillespie Science Center at the campus, 1177 King St. Head of School Pamela Juan Hayes will welcome attendees before a presentation on the school and student-led tours. To learn more, visit www.cshgreenwich.org or contact the Admissions office at 203-532-3534.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.Open skating datesThe Old Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Hardig Road, Old Greenwich, is holding open roller skating from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays. Admission is $10 and includes rental skates. Skating dates are: Oct. 14, 21 and 28; Dec. 16 and from 2 to 4 Dec. 30; Jan. 6, 13 and 20; Feb. 10, 17 and 24; March 17; 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 13, regular hours April 21; May 5, 12, 19 and 26; and June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.Wine and Cheese festThe Greenwich Symphony is holding its annual wine and cheese festival from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Richards of Greenwich, 359 Greenwich Ave. Proceeds will support live orchestra performances at Greenwich’s public and private schools. Honored guest will be Darby Cartun, daily talk show host for 1490 AM WGCH Radio. More than 75 wines selected by Terry Rogers Matthews of Horseneck Wines and Liquors; cheeses and other delicacies from Aux Delices, Foods and Crew and Bella Nonna restaurants. Music by Larry Spivack’s Lucky 37 jazz quartet. Advanced reservations recommended. Tickets starting at $100, at the door or by calling 203-869-2664 or 203-661-9897.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. Saturdayat the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Programs are free to AAG, Bruce Museum members and students with an ID. Non-member admission $20.Alliance Francaise presents filmThe Alliance Francaise of Greenwich will present the film “Mariam” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave., Greenwich. The film, which is about the coming of age of a Muslim teenage girl, won the Special Jury Prize at the 2015 Dubai International Film Festival. For more information, call info@afgreenwich.org or at 203-629-1340.Arts Alive! tickets availableThe Greenwich Arts Council will hold Arts Alive! 2016 fund-raiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday 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.Donations sought for book saleThe Byram Schubert Library is holding its annual fall book sale and seeking donations. Donations can be delivered to the library, 55 William St., between 9 and 11 a.m. Saturday . Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call the library at 203-531-0426.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.Black holesThe Astronomical Society of Greenwich will hold its monthly meeting and lecture at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, featuring Nicholas Chamberlain Stone, PhD, speaking on “Supermassive Black Holes: Behemoths in the Depths.” For information, email Greenwichstarts@gmail or visit www.atrogreenwich.orgAbilis 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. The run begins at 9 a.m., the walk at 10:30 a.m. Signup at www.abilis.us/walk.Feminism in Art lectures beginA series of four lectures on consecutive Mondays at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Road, will begin Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. with a lecture by Dr. Ferris Olin discussing, ‘Consuming Passions: Some Women Art Collectors in Post World War II America.” Other lecturers are Dr. Siona Wilson on Oct. 24, Allesandra Exposito on Oct. 31, Saisha Grayson on Nov. 7. For more information call 203-869-0376.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. Tuesdays 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.Weight-loss surgery info sessionGreenwich Hospital is olding a free information session on weight-loss surgery at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Hyde conference room at the hospital, 5 Perryridge Road. To register for the seminar, call 203-863-3646 or visit greenwichhospital.org.Superintendent searchGreenwich Public Schools is holding two public sessions Oct. 17 to get community input on what qualities the next schools superintendent should have. Meetings are set for 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall at from 7 to 8 p.m. at Julian Curtiss School.Greenwich history, author talkGreenwich resident and author Missy Wolfe will appear at the Byram Shubert Library at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 to discuss her book, “Insubordinate Spirit,” about the struggles of Elizabeth Winthrop in Puritan society. A non-fiction account of the founding of Greenwich. Co-sponsored by the Byram Library and Alpha chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. For more information, call 203-549-1864. Open to the public.Book donations soughtThe Greenwich Alliance for Education is collecting books as part of Greenwich Reads Together. Members are looking for books appropriate for children ages 1 through 13 to be donated through Oct. 18. The books will be given out at the Boys and Girls Club on Oct. 19. Books should be in good condition, nothing musty or dusty, and no reference books. For information, contact the Alliance at 203-340-2323.Volunteers sought for planting crocusesThree garden clubs are seeking volunteers to help plant crocuses from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 on “Crocus Hill,” near the Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Ave. Hortulus, Greenfingers and Greenwich Garden Club are seeking at least 100 volunteers to plant 10,000 new crocus bulbs. Questions, visit the websites of the garden clubs involved.Women Who Matter luncheonThe Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is holding its “Women Who Matter” luncheon from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Milbrook Club, 61 Woodside Drive. Guest speaker will be Lisa Lori, owner of The Perfect Provenance, who is head of the national fundraising program for Operation Smile called Three Little Bears. Cost is $50 per person, $470 per table of 10. Register online at Greenwichchamber.com, email greenwichchamber@greenwichchamber.com or call 203-869-3500.CTPlaymakers to performThe CT Playmakers will present a musical revue, “Callbacks,” featuring Broadway, jazz and pop favorites on Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at the Albertson Memorial Church, 293 Sound Beach Ave. Tickets are $25. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. To buy tickets, visit CTPlaymakers.org or call 203-561-5247.Oktoberfest at St. Lawrence SocietyBratwurst, beer and other German delights will be featured at the St. Lawrence Society’s Oktoberfest at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the club, 86 Valley Road. For tickets or to RSVP, call 203-918-9036.Artist exhibitThe work of local artist Lindy Blanchard, “Old World, New World,” will be on display at the Greenwich Art Society gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave., second floor, through Oct. 22. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, noon to 4 p.m. weekends.Hazel Jarvis’s work exhibitedLes Beaux Arts Gallery will display the paintings of Greenwich artist Hazel Jarvis from Oct. 23 through Nov. 30 at the Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, closed Saturday, open 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org.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.Greenwich Library workshop on grantmakingTailoring foundation grant applications for the best results will be the topic of a workshop led by Judith Margolin, an independent consultant, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave. Registration opens on Sept. 26. To register, contact mmartin@greenwichlibrary.org or call 203-625-6533.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.Landscapes on displayThe work of local landscape painter and Greenwich resident Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta will be on display at the Cos Cob Library through Oct. 31. The exhibit includes paintings inspired from photos submitted to the artist by members of the “Images of Greenwich” Facebook group. Library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the artist, visit http://agresta.us.Author talkAuthor Diane B. Saxton will be the featured guest at the Perrot Library, Old Greenwich, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 when she discusses her new novel, “Peregrine Island,” and will be available to sign books. Free and open to the public.Japanese stone garden lectureMarc Peter Keane, an internationally known garden design and author, will lecture about karasenui Japanese stone gardens at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For tickets and information, visit www.greenwichhistory.org.28th annual gem show slatedThe 28th annual gem, mineral, jewelry and fossil show and sale is set for 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center,90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. For more information, visit stamfordmineralsociety.org.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.Chamber Players season offeringsThe Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony for its 45th season will feature Bassist Timothy Cobb 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.Scrabble tourney setGreenwich Literacy Volunteers will hold its 16th annual Scrabble Challenge at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Stamford Hilton Hotel. The event is co-chaired by Greenwich residents David Ball and Ann Croll along with Stamford resident Rob Vendig. Proceeds will support Literacy Volunteer’s English-language, literacy and education services programs. Teams are being sought. To register or become a sponsor, visit www.familycenters.org or contact Aleksa Lazarewicz-Anstey at alazarewicz@familycenters.org or 203-869-4848.Drawing from natureBotanical artist Jeanne Reiner will teach a class on “Drawing from Autumn’s Bounty,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Grenewich Land Trust, 370 Round Hill Road. A wildlife walk is set for lunchtime. For information, visit the Land Trust’s webpage at glttrust.orgGreenwich 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.Pigeon show setA Pigeon Show is coming to the Esatern Greenwich Civic Ceenter, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, on Nov. 19. For more information, visit www.newyorkcombine.com/big_apple_invitational.htm.Brunch with SantaHave brunch with Santa from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. For information, visit civiccenter@greenwichct.org or call 203-637-4583.Local collector art on displayA new exhibit at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Road, 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.