Things to do in and around Greenwich
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Lectures on Setons
Lucinda McKethan, an expert on the Greenwich Seton family, will offer a lecture on Friday 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.”
Children’s art on Saturday
Alice Scovell Coleman, a lecturer with the Learning to Look program, will be the guest for an afternoon of children’s art at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Children’s wing of the Perrot library, 90 Sound Beach Ave. After a presentation on the work on John Singer Sargent, children will have a chance to create their own portrait on paper. For more information, visit perrotlibrary.org/events.
Year of the Rooster
The Chinese Language School is holding a Chinese New Year celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Road, featuring the New England Youth Symphony Orchestra, Wesleyan University String Ensemble, Chinese Language School of Connecticut youth theater, GHS Chinese Student Ensemble, demonstrations and workshops. Open to the public. Tickets $45 for adults and $30 for children.
Greenwich Hospital offers a range of support groups, lectures and clinics. January’s calendar includes a 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday two-hour CPR Friends and Family (Infant/Child) course for non-professionals including parents and caregivers that covers obstructed airways. $85. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/events.
Spaghetti creole dinner
A Spaghetti Creole Supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 286 Delavan Ave., Greenwich. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. In addition to spaghetti creole, dinner includes dessert, iced tea, coffee and salad. To-go orders for $10 are available by calling 203-253-2327.
Galvanize, a new grass-roots equal rights group, will hold a forum at 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Middle School, 9 Indian Rock Lane, Greenwich, about the problem of intolerance and anti-Semitism in schools and campuses. Free. For more information, contact Bryanna Kalman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open archery shoot
Cos Cob Archers will host an open public field/3D shoot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at 205 Bible St., Cos Cob. Registration is open until 11 a.m. Tickets $5 for those under 16 accompanied by an adult, $20 for adults, $10 for non-shooting adults and $50 maximum per family. For further information www.coscobarchers.com.
Jane Eyre and tea
The Perrot Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave., is holding a special Sunday Afternoon Movie screening of “Jane Eyre” at 2 p.m. Sunday . The movie, starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, was filmed in 2011. The event is in celebration of author Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday. Free. English tea and refreshments will be served. For information, call : 203-637-1066.
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 Monday. The center, store and gallery are open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the months of January and February at M and T Bank, 100 East Putnam Ave.,Cos Cob, the paintings of Art Society of Old Greenwich artist Dr. Ann Abenavoli will be on display during banking hours. Abenavoli specialized in diagnostic radiology prior to retirement and paints in watercolor and acrylics. She has displayed her art in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y.
Greenwich Hospital offers a range of support groups, lectures and clinics. Among the lectures scheduled for January are: “Pregnancy 101” featuring Dr. Monica Brito is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday 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.
Darren Powers, the manager of Grade A Shoprite supermarkets, will be the guest speaker at the Retired Men’s Association meeting on Feb. 1 at the First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place. Admission is free. Social hour begins at 10:40 a.m. Program begins at 11 a.m.
GIFF celebrates new Sak’s store
The Greenwich International Film Festival will celebrate the opening of Sak’s Fifth Avenue The Collective, a new shop, at the store at 200 Greenwich Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1. Tickets are $50. To purchase tickets visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10139063. All 2017 pass holders get in free and should RSVP to email@example.com.
The Garden Education Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob, offers several workshops in February including: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1, red rose Valentine’s European hand-tie bouquet, registration deadline Jan. 26. Cost: class fees $150 members, $160 nonmembers; gallery fees $20 members, $25 non-members. Designing with echeveria succulents, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 8, registration deadline Feb. 2, Cost: class fees $150 members, $160 nonmembers, gallery fees $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Modern floral design with store-bought bouquet, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 22, registration deadline Feb. 16. Cost: class fees $70 members, $75 nonmembers; gallery fees $20 members, $25 nonmembers.
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.
Dinner at St. Lawrence Club
The St. Lawrence Society is holding a special dinner offering at the club, 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob. Nostalgia Night will run at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 with “Remember Maneros!” Menu features garlic bread, gorgonzola salad, onion rings, steak tidbits, 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.
Paintings and forgery
The Loft Artists Association and Stamford Museum Nature Center will hold a special all-member exhibit, “Landscape Paintings and Forgery,” through Feb. 5. 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.
Knee pain lecture
Dr. Demetris Delos, an orthopedic neurosurgery specialist, and Dr. Alex Levchenko, a physiatrist, will lecture at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 on solutions to knee pain at the Noble Auditorium, Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Register at 203-863-4277 or online at greenwichhospital.org.
Architect to speak on GCT
Architect Frank Prial Jr.,will speak on “Grand Central Terminal: Restoring the Gateway to NYC,” at the Retired Men’s Association’s Feb. 8 meeting at First Presbyterian Church on Lafayette Place. Admission is free. Social hour begins at 10:40 a.m. Program begins at 11 a.m.
Seeds, potting programs
The Garden Education Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob, is offering several new programs. A seed-starting workshop is set for 1 p.m. Feb. 8. Cost: $20 members, $30 nonmembers. Diamonds, Diamonds, Diamonds will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at Betteridge Jewelers, 239 Greenwich Ave. Cost: $40 members, $50 nonmembers. A house plant repotting workshop is set for 10 a.m.. to noon Feb. 27. Cost is $15. Registration required for all programs, call 203-869-9242.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night of Beauty
Designer Mark D. Sikes will host a ‘Night of Beauty’ benefiting the Greenwich Historical Society from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Field Club of Greenwich, 276 Lake Ave., Greenwich. Cocktail reception and book signing tickets are $250 and light dinner with Sikes is $500. For more information or tickets, visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.
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.
YWCA Brava Awards
The YWCA Greenwich will honor 11 women for their outstanding business or other accomplishments at the 40th annual Brava Awards at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. For tickets visit www.ywcagreenwich.org/brava or contact Jackie Stam at 203-869-6501, Ext. 102.
New exhibit of Bruce’s collection
The Bruce Museum’s new exhibit, “Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection,” will be on display from Feb. 11 through June 11. The show will include 35 paintings and seven sculptures from the Bruce’s growing collection. Gallery hours at the museum at 1 Museum Drive are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Presentation on Lincoln’s birthday
To celebrate President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Mark Albertson will make a presentation and discuss the history of the Emancipation Proclamation at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Open to the public.
The Greenwich Arts Council’s new exhibit, “Urban Landscapes,” will run through Feb. 23 at the Bendheim Gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. The show exhibits the work of eight artists who live and work in Manhattan. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.greenwichartscouncil.org.
The Greenwich Alliance for Education will host its Second Annual Trivia Challenge at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Tickets are $125 a person. Register at www.greenwichalliance.org/events/trivia-challenge/.
Curiousity concert features clarinetist
The Anat Cohen Quarter will be the next featured offering of the Ashforth Children’s Concert Series and Curiosity Concerts, set for 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave. Free but reservations required at www.curiosityconcerts.org. Cohen, a critically acclaimed clarinetist, has been voted “Clarinetist of the Year” eight years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association. Concert suitable for all ages.
Photos of James Brown
“James Brown on My Mind,” a photography exhibit with work by Emilio Grossi, will be on display at Les Beaux Arts Gallery, Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road through March 2. The series dates from the 1960s and focuses on Brown’s concert at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and closed Saturdays and Feb. 20. Gallery is free. For information, call 203-869-1091 or visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org.
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.
Early bird registration
Reduced-price registration for the two- and one-week summer sessions of the Greenwich Historical Society History and Art Camp is open between now and April 1. Camp hours for the June and July sessions will be 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Sessions for fourth- to seventh-graders will be from July 10 to 21 and July 24 to Aug. 4 for second- to fourth-graders. Tuition for early bird sessions is $550 for two weeks and $350 for one week. For more information or to register, visit www.greenwichhistory.org/camp.
Bruce exhibits Sisley paintings
The Bruce Museum will present “Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master,” through May 2 at the museum at 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.
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.