Things to do in and around Greenwich

January 4, 2017 GMT

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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 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 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 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


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 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

Recycling lecture at Flinn Gallery


Mary Hull of Greenwich Green and Clean will speak from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Flinn Gallery, on the second floor of Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave. The lecture coincides with an exhibit titled “Reclaim Reprocess,” that includes art created from discarded materials. Free. For more information, call 203-622-7947.

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. Sunday 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

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

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 For more information about Fiction Addiction, contact Joanne Gaither at 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 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.

Greenwich police chief at RMA

Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey will be guest speaker at the Jan. 11 meeting of the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich. Doors open at 10:40 a.m., discussion begins at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place. Open to the public.

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 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 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 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 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

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

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

Safe Rides fundraiser

A fundraiser to benefit the town’s Safe Rides program will run from 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 14, at 49 Byfield Lane with guests of honor including First Selectman Peter Tesei and State Rep. Fred Camillo-R-151st district. Safe Rides is a program comprised of high school and college volunteers who have provided safe anonymous rides to Greenwich teens since 1982. The organization needs to raise $30,000 this month to avoid shutting down Feb. 1. Suggested donation is $250. Checks are payable to: Transportation Association of Greenwich (write “Safe Rides” in memo) and can be mailed to 13 Riverside Ave., Greenwich 06878. RSVP Online at: or by email:

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

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.

JCC event at Bruce Museum

Lewis Bernstein, a former Sesame Street executive, will speak at a special event at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. The event is presented by the Jewish Community Center of Greenwich. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Register at by calling 203-552-1818.

Back to the ’80s

The Eastern Middle School eighth grade show chorus will perform the musical “Back to the 80s” from Jan. 19 through 21 in the auditorium of the school, 51 Hendrie Ave. Show times are: 4 p.m. Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Thursday tickets are $5, and Friday and Saturday tickets are $15. Tickets will be sold in the lobby of the school between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. Jan. 9. Ticket reservations can be made via email by contacting Tara Hoffman at

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 “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

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

Burns Dinner

The second annual Burns Supper honoring Scottish national poet Robert Burns will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Knights of Columbus, 37 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Tickets are $65 for a buffet dinner of Scottish fare including haggis, turnips and mashed potatoes. Roasted turkey will also be available. Entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, coffee, and a whisky toast are included in the price. A full cash bar will be available. Tickets available at

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

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 or by calling 203-552-1818. For more information, visit The film is hosted by the JCC Greenwich Teen Action Committee.

Spirituality and child development

Lisa Miller, professor of psychology and education at Columbia University’s Teachers’ College, will lecture on a new study on the benefits of spirituality in child development at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. The presentation is public and admission is free. For more information visit .

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.”

Greenwich chamber celebration

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will kick off its centennial celebration with a cocktail party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Betteridge Jewelers, 239 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Tickets are $100 and space is limited. Register online at or email

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

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

Night of Beauty

Designer Mark D. Sikes will host a ‘Night of Beauty’ benefitting 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 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

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