The Dish: Bobby V hosts World Series fundraiser
Out there…Greenwich resident and former FOX news correspondent Gretchen Carlson will serve as guest speaker at the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Women Who Matter Luncheon celebrating women who make an impact on the Greenwich community and beyond, Thursday, Nov. 16 at Greenwich Country Club. Carlson will discuss her new book, “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back.” For more info and tickets ($100; $950 for table of ten; includes a copy of Carlson’s book) go to www.greenwichchamber.com, or call 203-869-3500.Scene…Former MLB player/manager Bobby Valentine opened up his home in Stamford for Game 3 of the World Series to a crowd of more than 50, including Valentine’s longtime friend and Stamford native Rick Robustelli, for a fundraiser in support of New Canaan resident and gubernatorial candidate Mike Handler, Stamford’s Director of Administration. Valentine’s pal, Sky Mercede, owner of Forever Sweet Bakery supplied the custom-made cake for the event.Out there…The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens in Stamford will feature a concert with renowned singer/songwriter David Roth on Sunday, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Roth’s songs have been featured on Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul & Mary albums, and been sung at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations and aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle “Atlantis.” The concert is open to the public with a $15 suggestion donation. For more info call 203-322-6971.Out there…Renowned virtuoso Randall Atcheson, minister of music and organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich on Lafayette Place, will perform an afternoon of classical and gospel piano on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. Admission is free. For more info go to www.FPCG.org.Out there…New York Times food columnist and cookbook author Melissa Clark will discuss her new book, “Dinner: Changing the Game” at the Moderne Barn on Bedford Road in Armonk on Monday, Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Clark, who has appeared as a judge on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award and the Julia Child Cookbook Award. A 3-course meal prepared by chef Ethan Kostbar will be served at the event followed by a Q&A with the author and book signing. Proceeds from the event will benefit the North Castle Public Library. For more info and tickets ($85) go to www.friendsncpl.org.Out there…The 24th annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular takes place on Sunday, Nov. 19 at noon at the intersection of Summer Street at Hoyt Street culminating on Atlantic Street in downtown Stamford. Parade events will kick-off on Saturday, Nov. 18 with the Point72 Giant Balloon Inflation Party from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the intersection of Hoyt Street and Summer Street. The parade, with master of ceremonies Alan Kalter, a Stamford resident and former announcer on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” will feature 16 giant helium balloons including five new balloons — Captain Barnacles, Alphonso the Dragon, Ozzy the Octopus, Pirate Pete and Peppa Pig. For more info go to www.stamford-downtown.com or call 203-348-5285.Out there…“The Enchanted Forest” hosted by The Junior League of Greenwich takes place on Thursday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, Nov. 18 at Christ Church in Greenwich. The annual event will feature decorated trees and gingerbread houses, a children’s polar express holiday lunch, live music, breakfast and photos with Santa and a holiday boutique. For more info and tickets go to www.502auctions.com/jlg.“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy in honor of Veterans Day.And that’s all for now.Later …Got a tip? Seen a celebrity? E-mail Susie Costaregni at firstname.lastname@example.org.