Seaside Center visits and other things to do in Greenwich

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Farmers Market

The Greenwich Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. into the fall in the Arch Street commuter lot. Enjoy fresh Connecticut-grown produce all season. Over a dozen farm vendors will be in attendance. The parking lot at Arch Street and Horseneck Lane is off Exit 3 of I-95. For more information, visit

Greenwich Choral Society auditions

The Greenwich Choral Society will hold auditions for singers interested in becoming a member of the area’s premier choral group. Auditions will be conducted on several dates, days and evenings in early September, for those interested in joining GCS. Sopranos, altos, basses and, especially, tenors are invited to schedule an audition to be held at the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich. Those interested may call Bill Fulton at 203-322-2990 or e-mail to schedule a date and time. The Choral Society will perform its traditional December Holiday Concerts, a concert in March to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday and a concert in May featuring the music of the other Americas. For additional information, visit

Summer with the Averys

The Bruce Museum is exhibiting “Summer with the Averys [Milton | Sally | March],” artwork that features landscapes, seascapes, beach scenes and figural compositions — as well as rarely seen travel sketchbooks — produced by the Avery family. Along with canonical paintings by Milton Avery, the show offers a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the remarkable art created by Avery’s wife, Sally, and their daughter, March. The exhibition runs through Sunday. For more info, visit

Dive into ‘Sharks!’

Learn why hammerhead sharks evolved their unique head shapes at an exhibition at the Bruce Museum, called “Sharks!” that runs through Sunday. Few creatures inspire so much fascination — and fear — as sharks. However, sharks are far from the mindless killing machines they are often portrayed to be. This exhibition poses this question: How much of what is commonly “known” about sharks is fact, and how much is fiction? To answer this question, visitors to this interactive science exhibition get up-close and personal with life-size models of a great white, hammerhead, and some of their living and extinct cousins. Watch live sharks developing within eggs, and compare and contrast jaws from nearly 20 different species. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit

Photo show features four icons

“From Butterflies to Battleships,” an exhibit at the Bruce Museum, features the four singular American photographers: Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Patrick Nagatani, and Brett Weston. The exhibit featuring works from the museum’s photography collection runs through Sunday. It showcases the diversity of directions taken by photographers in the 20th century, whether employing the camera in a documentary mode to record insect development and to chronicle historic events, or experimenting with the technology to create abstract or composite images. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit

First Sunday bird walks

A First Sunday Bird Walk will be held at Greenwich Point Park from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Bring binoculars and meet near the main concession stand at the south end of the beach. The Bird Walks are a series of free, year-round, monthly bird walks providing friendly and informative birding. Guides are knowledgeable local naturalists and birders. Everyone — from beginner to expert, of all ages — is welcome. No fees or registration are required. For more information, visit Co-sponsored by Wild Wings and Friends of Greenwich Point.

Connecticut Critters

The Fred Elser First Sunday Science series, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center at Greenwich Point, will feature Connecticut Critters. Meet the wildlife of Connecticut with a special live animal program led by the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, with two half-hour presentations at 2 and at 2:30 p.m Sunday. Learn about our native mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian species at this family event. Family activities throughout the afternoon.⁠ Free admission. No pass required. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz,⁠

Family gallery tours

The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, host Family Gallery Tours from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sundays. The tours are geared for kids ages 6-10. Free with regular admission, and no registration is required. Visit for more info.

Polo season

The Greenwich Polo Club is open for the season on select Sundays this summer. Tickets may be purchased online at a variety of price levels — even by the “carload.” Dogs on leashes are allowed. Matches continue on Sept. 1 and Sept. 8. The gates open at 1 p.m., and polo begins at 3 p.m. The field address is 1 Hurlingham Drive. For more info, visit

Seaside Center is open

The Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center is open at Greenwich Point Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 2. The Seaside Center educates visitors about the ecology of Long Island Sound and features a live-animal marine touch tank; four marine aquariums of local species; seashore dioramas of summer and winter birds, fish and other local species, and an underwater oyster reef; environmental activities and video presentations; and helpful naturalists on staff. For more information, contact or 203-413-6747.

Duplicate Bridge Games

Weekly open duplicate Bridge games are held at 1:15 p.m. Mondays at the Greenwich YWCA. The games are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League, with masterpoint awards to top finishers. The card fee to play one session is $12. For more information, contact Steve Becker at 203-637-8927. No Bridge on Sept. 2. On Sept. 9, the start time shifts to 12:15 p.m.

Rummage Room returns

The Rummage Room reopens after its summer break Sept. 3 with lots of new-to-you merchandise as it kicks off its 55th year in Old Greenwich. The Rummage Room is located at 191 Sound Beach Ave.

Bruce Beginnings

Bruce Beginnings is a program for children ages 2.5 to 5 with an adult at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Bruce Museum. Explore the museum collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. This program takes place on the museum’s free admission day and space is limited. See the visitor service desk upon arrival to secure a spot. Topics change weekly. Visit for more info.

Blooming Babies Playgroup

Join JCC Preschool Director Sarah Gregoire for Blooming Babies at Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 92 Orchard St., Cos Cob. Little one will have fun exploring, playing and socializing with other babies and toddlers. Children ages 6 months to 2 years are welcome. Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Only $10 per class or $25 for three classes. Email to register or call 203-487-0944. For more information, go to

Swim Team Evaluations

The Greenwich YWCA Dolphins will open its 2019-20 season with roster placement evaluations on Sept. 3, 4, 5 and 7 at the YWCA. Regular practices start on Sept. 9. On Tuesday to Thursday ages 8 and under will swim from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. and ages 9 and over will swim from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. On Saturday, ages 8 and under will swim 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and ages 9 and over from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. For more information go to

Weekday Farmers Market

The Old Greenwich Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Living Hope Community Church at 38 West End Ave. in Old Greenwich.

Perfectly Polite bridge

The Perfectly Polite Bridge Group has Duplicate Bridge games at the Greenwich YMCA on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to noon and from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. There is also a Beginner Game/Class with relaxed play and discussion from 3 to 5 p.m. Seating is limited. If you are not on the email list, call Frank Crocker at 203-524-8032 to register.

Speakers at Retired Men’s Association

The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association offers a free program every Wednesday that is open to the public; no reservations required. Social break starts at 10:40 a.m., followed by speaker at 11 a.m. All events are held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 W. Putnam Ave. For info, visit or contact Future speakers include Page Knox, lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University, on “The Triumph of Romanticism: Reflections on the Delacroix exhibition at the Met and the Louvre” on Sept. 4.

Bruce hosts talk on female artists

“The Bruce Museum Presents” is a new series of monthly public programs featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science. It will showcase experts on compelling subjects of relevance and interest to the community. The program launches at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 with “Generation ♀: How Contemporary Women Artists Are Re-Shaping Today’s Art World.” Jennifer Blei Stockman, producer of the HBO documentary “The Price of Everything” will moderate a dialogue with four female artists: painter and sculptor Nicole Eisenman; conceptual visual artist Lin Jingjing; painter and sculptor Paula DeLuccia Poons; and photographer and filmmaker Laurie Simmons. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception with light bites and beverages, followed by the panel discussion and Q&A from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Seats are $30 for museum members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat, visit and click “Reservations,” or call 203-869-0376. A free screening of “The Price of Everything” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Bruce Museum’s Bantle Lecture Gallery. Advance registration is required at

AuthorsLive event

The Byram Shubert Library will host Teru Clavel, author of “World Class: One Mother’s Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for Her Children” from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5. Clavel, an education consultant, catalogs her children’s educational experiences across two continents in this memoir/manual. Wanting to raise her children as global citizens, Clavel leaves the expat bubble of Hong Kong and the family journies through Asia to California, with stops in four cities and several schools, which highlights the differences in philosophy, method, and results between Asian countries and the U.S. Her book will be available for purchase and signing.

Lecture on weight loss

Psychologist Mary Motwani will present a 12-week comprehensive program called “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Weight Loss” from noon to 1 p.m. in Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Conference Center beginning Sept. 5. Learn how nutritional and psychological counseling create a one-two punch for making lifestyle changes to maximize weight-loss efforts at this lecture series. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit Free.

Book-signing event

Back 40 Mercantile is hosting a book-signing with author Deborah Goodrich Royce of Greenwich to celebrate her first novel and thriller “Finding Mrs. Ford.” The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at 264 Sound Beach Ave. in Old Greenwich. Goodrich-Royce is a former actress who appeared in several films and television shows, including “All My Children” and “St. Elsewhere.” For more info, contact Wendy Putnam at 203-637-0240.

Coping with cancer

“Coping Mindfully With Cancer” is a four-week series that will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 in Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Greenwich at 77 Lafayette Place. The series focuses on mindfulness based stress reduction, a clinically effective program to improve well-being and reduce fatigue, pain, anxiety, fear and anger while living with or recovering from cancer. Presented by the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Greenwich and Greenwich Hospital’s Center for Behavioral and Nutritional Health. Registration required by calling 203-863-2939.

Try Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a relaxing exercise that can loosen joints, improve balance and teach graceful movements to music. Fun and no pressure classes are held at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and at 9 a.m. Thursdays in the auditorium at the First Congregational Church Auditorium on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich, opposite Binney Park. The cost is $10 per one-hour session. Newcomers welcome. For info, call Joe at 203-504-4678.

‘Unity in Diversity’ in art

The Greenwich Art Society’s new exhibit “Unity In Diversity” will run through Sept. 6 at the Bendheim Gallery inside the Greenwich Arts Center at 299 Greenwich Ave. The goal of the exhibit is for viewers to consider how diverse points of aesthetic, intellectual and social views can come together in a unified setting. For more information, visit or

Nostalgia Night

A “Remember Manero’s” Steak Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at The St. Lawrence Club, 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob. Join the club and reminisce over the beloved and sorely missed Greenwich landmark restaurant. Diners can linger with family and friends over a mouth-watering meal of Steak Tid-bits, garlic bread, fried onions, gorgonzola salad and more. There’s no tax or tip, and members of the St. Lawrence Society get a free drink. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for guests and $25 for kids. To RSVP, visit or call 203-618-9036.

Qigong at the GBC

Old Greenwich expert Donna Bunte teaches Qigong at 10 a.m. Fridays at the Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), translated as “life energy”. Qigong practice involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind. Bunte has been practicing Chinese medicine, acupuncture and nutrition for 20 years. For more information, visit

Prostate cancer screening

Greenwich Hospital offers its annual free prostate screening. Part 1 involves a blood draw from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 or Sept. 11 in the Outpatient Laboratory, first floor, Greenwich Hospital. Part II involves a physical exam and PSA result counseling by Greenwich Hospital urologists from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10, 12 and 17 at the Ambulatory Surgery Unit, second floor, Greenwich Hospital. Men must attend both parts. No appointments needed for Parts I or II. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit For information, call 203-863-4444. Free.

‘History Is…’ exhibit

“History Is…” is the inaugural exhibition at the Greenwich Historical Society’s reimagined campus. Drawing on objects and images from the Historical Society’s collections, “History Is…” encourages visitors to reflect on the role history plays at different stages in their lives and explores the ways individuals look at, define and interpret history. The exhibition will be on display through Sept. 7. Visitors can also view paintings from the artists of the Cos Cob art colony, a short orientation film, a timeline, and displays of recent acquisitions and seldom-seen objects from the collections of the Greenwich Historical Society.

Byram book drop-off

The Friends of Byram Shubert will host a book donation drop-off from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at the library. Donations can also be left near the garage at St. Paul Church or on the table of the breezeway adjacent to the garage, located at William Street West in Byram. If you have many boxes/bags of books to donate, make arrangements with Jerry Stinson at 203-532-5783.

Valley Jam

The Pemberwick-Glenville Association’s annual community Valley Jam will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Field at Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road. It’s a free community event for all ages, featuring kids games and activities, a dance performance, four bands, food trucks, raffle prizes, a showcase of the Civic Center programs and local organizations. Lawn chairs and dancing shoes are recommended. Free transportation from designated areas will be provided by Transportation Association of Greenwich. The PGA is a not-for-profit representation of neighborhood residents formed to protect, preserve and improve the quality of life in the area. Visit for additional information.

Bruce Museum hosts ConsTRUCKS

The Bruce Museum will present “Bruce ConsTRUCKS” from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. It will be a day of free family fun to celebrate the start of the museum’s exciting new renovation and construction project. Open to the entire community and held rain or shine, Bruce ConsTRUCKS will feature lots of construction trucks and emergency response vehicles for the kids to explore, an array children’s crafts and other hands-on activities, live music from the popular Songs for Seeds, food trucks, and more. Plus, with the museum’s art galleries temporarily closing for renovation, the Bruce is inviting members and the public to get creative on the gallery walls — draw, write us a note, express yourself before the renovation work begins. Bruce ConsTRUCKS will also give the community the opportunity to learn more about the museum’s renovation and expansion plans — and to join in the community-wide support of the Campaign for the New Bruce. For more information, visit

Exhibit of Bird Mobiles

The Greenwich Art Society Gallery will present a show called “Bird Mobiles: Suspension Of Time” from Sept. 9 to Sept. 30 at the Arts Council Building at 299 Greenwich Ave. The opening reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the gallery. The mobiles were created by local artist Susan McHale, who grew up in town. She said of her art, which is created with discarded branches found on the beach, “The process of making my Bird Mobiles is like catching an ephemeral moment — suspended in time, the hanging flock fly by and seem to continue their journey.” Call 203-629-1533 for more information about the exhibit.

Talk on fertility

Dr. Nora Miller, a reproductive endocrinologist, will discuss “The Biological Clock: Take Control of Your Fertility” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Long Ridge Medical Center, 260 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Egg freezing gives you options. Learn why women are choosing to freeze their eggs and about expected success rates. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit Free.

Heart education

Cardiologist Joseph Tartaglia will discuss “Saving Your Heart” at the heart health education support group in Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Conference Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Learn about prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit Free.

Prayer Service for Immigrant Children

The Social Justice Committee of the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes invites the public to a Prayer Service for Children at the Border from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11, followed by discussion until 8:30 p.m. in the St. Catherine of Siena Chapel, 4 Riverside Ave. Parking available across the street opposite Hill House. For more information, visit

Book donations and book sale

The Friends of the Cos Cob Library will hold its Annual Cos Cob Library Open House and Children’s Book Sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14. Proceeds from the sale will go toward library programs for children, tweens and teens. Before the sale, the library is callig for donations of new or slightly used children and young adult books. (No adult books, reference books, encyclopedias, audio and videocassettes.) Drop off donations to the library before Sept. 11. The Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, is open noon to 8 p.m. Mondays on 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Bruce Beginnings Jr.

This program at the Bruce Museum provides a welcoming and engaging museum experience for toddlers, ages 10 to 24 months, and their caregivers through hands-on play and exploration. Bruce Beginnings Jr. sessions are inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibits. It is held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, next time on
Sept. 12. This program is free with general admission but space is limited. See the visitor service desk upon arrival to secure a spot.

Farm to Table Dinner

Chef Geoff Lazlo brings his “Farm to Table Dinner” series to his hometown of Greenwich at the Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. The elegant four-course dinner kicks off with a signature cocktail and passed hors d’oeuvres as guests are treated to highlights of the property’s magnificent history, followed by a seated dinner featuring key ingredients of herbs and vegetables locally grown. Dinners will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 12, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. For more information and tickets, visit

Classes at Greenwich Art Society

The Greenwich Art Society offers a variety of classes for all skill levels in the mediums of painting, drawing, watercolors, mixed media and more. Registration for the upcoming fall semester is open. Classes begin Sept. 13. Classes are held at the third floor studio in the Senior/Arts Building at 299 Greenwich Ave. Beginner to advanced level classes are offered. The Greenwich Art Society as the oldest — and only — visual arts program in Greenwich taught by professional artists. It continues to offer traditional, foundational visual arts education for children and adults. For more information, visit or call 203-629-1533.

Dancing Stars

The second annual Dancing Stars of Greenwich charity dance-off Gala for Abilis will be held in conjunction with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Greenwich on Sept. 14 at the Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich. Tickets are $270 per person and can be reserved at This fun event features local celebrities and community leaders performing a choreographed dance routine, mirroring the hit TV show. Dancing pairs can be sponsored by donations to Abilis, with the top fundraising team awarded the “People’s Choice Award.” A panel of celebrity judges decides who will win the coveted mirror ball trophy. Guests will enjoy an evening of live entertainment, music, dancing, a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Celebrity judges include: actor Brendan Fraser, television personality and host Lara Spencer, and Tony Dovolani, season 15 champion on “Dancing with the Stars All-Star Season.” Dancers include Stephanie Webster, Elaine Madonna, Melissa Zoldan-Leite, Dr. Bina Park, Alonso Martinez, Dana Cifone, Dr. Stacy Zarakiotis-Alexandrou, Linda Colucci, Billy Blanks Jr., Lillian Sibrizzi, and Afton Fraser. The dancers will be paired with Fred Astaire of Greenwich dance instructors. To learn more, visit or Abilis is a nonprofit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood in the area.

Art Society’s sidewalk show

The Art Society of Old Greenwich will hold its 68th Annual Sidewalk Art Show & Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 and Sept. 15. Come stroll Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich and view all the wonderful art on display from our talented local artists. Enjoy live jazz — back by demand. There is also a Young Artists’ Show, with awards, so this is an event for the whole family. All artists, in all mediums (except sculpture) are welcome to register to participate online at Sign up now, as space is limited. Rain date is Sept. 21 to Sept. 22.

Opening of ‘Assembling Art’

The Bruce Museum’s exhibition, “Assembling Art: Works by Vin Giuliani,” will run throught Sept. 15. The display features the creations of Greenwich native Vincent “Vin” Giuliani, who transformed scrap wood, trinkets and a colorful variety of found objects into artistic assemblages that represent everything from kitschy Americana to questions about the human psyche. Inspired by Pop Art’s mockery of American consumerism, Giuliani combined everyday objects to illustrate economic, social and political issues of the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition will also feature a family friendly art assembly zone where visitors can use found objects to create unique pieces. Call 203-869-0376 or visit for more information.

Greenwich Newcomers Lobsterfest

It is time for the Greenwich Newcomers’ biggest event of the year, its annual Lobsterfest, featuring delicious food, field games, bouncy castles, arts & crafts, and good company. The Lobsterfest will be 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Clambake Area at Greenwich Point Park. The cost is $40 for adults for a meal of lobster or BBQ chicken with new potatoes, corn on the cob and watermelon; and $15 for kids for a meal of hot dog or hamburger with watermelon. Meals must be ordered in advance and cannot be changed once ordered. (Vegetarian can email for meal info.) Don’t forget your beach passes. To register for the event, visit To sign up for other events and view the group’s calendar, visit

Abilis Open House and Jobs Fair

At the start of each school year, Abilis holds an Open House for families of those with special needs to meet Abilis’ Therapeutic and Life Services professionals to learn more about Abilis’ programs and services. Abilis will be also hosting a Jobs Fair along with the Open House. This event is scheduled for Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 50 Glenville St. For more information and to register, visit Abilis is a nonprofit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood in the area.

Springsteen at Seventy

The C. Parker Gallery presents “Growin’ Up — Bruce Springsteen at 70,” a 70th birthday celebration featuring rare photographs, artwork, gold record and signed memorabilia showcasing “The Boss.” The exhibit will run from Sept. 20 to Sept. 29, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at the gallery at 409 Greenwich Ave. Some of the highlights include rare unpublished 1972 to 1975 photographs from Bruce’s earliest days performing in the Philadelphia area from the late photographer Phil Ceccola. Debra Rothenberg, author of “Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980 — 2012” will showcase her photographs along with works by Springsteen photographers René van Diemen, Jeff Ross, Rocco Coviello, Guy Aceto, David Denenberg and others. The exhibit is free and all works are available for purchase. To learn more, visit

Wine + Food Festival

Grammy-winning country band Little Big Town will headline the 2019 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival to be held at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21. The Master Chef Wine Gala will kick off the event on opening night, with an array of food and beverages, chef demos and book signings culminating with a performance by Little Big Town on the second day. For tickets and more info go to or call 203-588-1363.

Dazzling Dahlia Show

The Greenwich Botanical Center will celebrate the season with the 2019 Dazzling Dahlia Show. The National Garden Bureau declared 2019 the Year of the Dahlia. These stunning flowers are called the “last show” because dahlias bloom in late summer and early fall, providing gardens with one last spectacular blast of color. The show will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the GBC at 130 Bible St. in Cos Cob. It is free and open to the public.

Ribbon-cutting and blessing

Temple Sholom at 300 E.. Putnam Ave. will hold a ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony for its new Brick Walkway at 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Temple Sholom will unveil its new walkway, featuring commemorative bricks that were purchased during this year’s fundraiser. There will be a blessing with Rabbi Mitch and a communal toast. For more information, visit

Go Wild! with Land Trust

The Greenwich Land Trust will “Go Wild” as it celebrates its 20th anniversary from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Greenwich Polo Club, 1 Hurlingham Drive. The annual family field day will honor GLT founders Jane Dunn and Leslie Lee. The event will include food trucks, exciting activities and hot air balloon rides, bungee trampolines, arts and crafts, animal encounters, and more. Everything is included in the price of a ticket. All proceeds support GLT’s efforts to preserve the ecological integrity, historic character, and scenic beauty of our community. For tickets ($70 and adults, $30 for kids, plus patron tickets with early admission and other bonuses) more information, visit

Bible study

The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes in Riverside will hold a fall Bible Study class on Monday evenings, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23 to Nov. 25, and/or Tuesday mornings, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24 to Nov. 26 in the O’Connor Center, Room 101. The 10-session class will cover First Corinthians. The $30 materials fee is payable at the first class. Details at

SLS golf tourney

The St. Lawrence Society will hold its 29th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 23. Enjoy a perfect day of golf, food and fun. Get your foursomes together and join the fun. Cost is $175 for everything: the luncheon, cart, golf, cocktail hour and dinner. For cocktails and dinner only, it’s $100. Starts at 11:30 a.m. at E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course, with a 12:45 p.m. shotgun start, scramble format. Golf is followed by cocktail hour, antipasti and a prime rib dinner back at the Club. To RSVP, visit or call 203-618-9036.

Discussion on gun legislation/safety

Greenwich Reform Synagogue will host a discussion on Gun Legislation and Safety in Greenwich and Beyond from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25. This panel discussion will feature Greenwich Selectman Sandy Litvack; Jonathan Perloe, director of communications for CT against Gun Violence; Alexis Gevanter, CT state chapter leader of Moms Demand Action, and Rabbi Jordie Gerson. The synagogue is located at 92 Orchard St. in Cos Cob. RSVP to Hadas Elias at or call 203-629-0018.

Abilis Has Talent Show

The third annual “Abilis Has Talent Show” is a star-studded evening fun for all ages. The event is held at the First Presbyterian Church at 1 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, on Sept. 27. Tickets are $25 with advance reservation or $30 at the door. Register at Abilis is a nonprofit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood in the area.

Enjoy Oktoberfest

Enjoy beer and brats for Oktoberfest on Sept. 27 at the St. Lawrence Club. It’s one of the favorite Family Night Dinners as Chef Tony prepares an authentic German-style feast with beer & cheese soup, schnitzel, sauerkraut, potato salad and strudel. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for kids. No tax, no tip. Members of the St. Lawrence Society get a free drink. The St. Lawrence Club is at 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob. To RSVP, visit or call 203-618-9036.

Puttin’ on the Dog

“Puttin’ On The Dog,” the popular annual fundraising event for Armonk-based Adopt-A-Dog, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich. Dogs and cats will be available adoption that day. The event will also feature a silent auction, children’s activities, pet demonstrations, vendors and food trucks as well as canine competitions. Dogs are welcome, as well as people of all ages. For more information about the organization, visit, call 914-273-1674 or email

Archery open shoot

The Cos Cob Archers will hold an Open Shoot from 8 a.m. to 1 p..m. Sept. 29 as they open their club to the public and invite all to attend. Open Shoots are held once a month, generally on the last Sunday of each month; bad weather cancels. The club provides loaner compound bows, arrows and instruction for beginners. The cost — $20 for shooting adults, $5 for kids under 16, and $10 for non-shooting adults — includes lunch of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks. The Club’s trails cover 23 wooded acres and there are more than 40 shooting stations, with both paper and “3D” targets. Cos Cob Archers is located at 205 Bible St. For more information, visit

Meters for a Cure ERG Challenge

Swim Across America Fairfield County and Greenwich Crew are teaming for the second annual charity rowing event — Meters for a Cure ERG Challenge — with proceeds supporting Swim Across America Fairfield County and its local beneficiary, the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, the nation’s only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research. On Sept. 29, hundreds of crew members, their families and friends, will come together to help raise money for cancer research at the Greenwich Water Club at 49 River Road, Cos Cob, and relay against each other on ERG machines (a rowing machine also known as an ergometer) to compete to see which team can accumulate the most meters in 40 minutes. Teams are organized and divided by age group and each participant is asked to raise at least $100 for the cause. This event is open to all. Registration in advance at or on-site that day starting at 7:30 a.m.

‘Error’ art installation

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is presenting “Urs Fischer: Error,” a solo exhibition of works by Fischer from the last two decades, through Oct. 1 at 941 North St. Featuring some of the artist’s most notable large-scale sculptures and paintings from the Brant Collections, “Error” celebrates The Brant Foundation’s 10th anniversary at its Greenwich space with Urs Fischer, the first artist to present a solo exhibition at there in 2010. To book a tour, visit

Abilis Gardens & Gifts

Starting in the fall, Abilis Gardens & Gifts will be providing its holiday gifts and its greenhouse will be full of holiday wreaths and greenery. It is must-shop store for the holidays and offers an assortment of handcrafted candles, bath products, children’s gifts, jewelry, housewares and gifts, with fresh flowers, plants and micro greens in the greenhouse. Prices range from $5 to $40 and proceeds support Abilis and its programs. Abilis Gardens & Gifts provides job training for adults with special needs in they community. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays for October, November and December. Abilis Gardens & Gifts is at 50 Glenville St. and can be reached at 203-531-GIFT (4438). For more info, visit Abilis is a nonprofit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood in the area.

Talk on ‘The Bottom of the World’

“The Bruce Museum Presents,” a new series of monthly public programs featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science, showcases experts on compelling subjects of relevance and interest to members and visitors to the Bruce Museum. The series continues with an event presented in cooperation with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory called “From the Bottom of the World: The Art and Science of Antarctica” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3. It will convene experts in the art and science of this unique and fragile continent. Two research scientists from Lamont-Doherty, Jonny Kingslake and Kirsty Tinto, will reveal their new findings, while photographer Rick Sammon, who has twice visited and documented the Antarctic landscape, will remind us of its beauty. Leonard Jacobs moderates. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception with light bites and beverages, followed by the panel discussion and Q&A from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Seats are $30 for museum members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat, visit or call 203-869-0376.

Dinner With a Cause

The Social Justice Committee of the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes is sponsoring its Dinner with a Cause from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Church Hall. The featured guest is Cathleen Caron, founder of Justice in Motion, a nonprofit dedicated to service the needs of migrant workers. Come for a light dinner at 6:30, presentation at 7:15 followed by Q & A. Free will offering to benefit Justice in Motion. For information on the nonprofit, visit RSVP to or 203-637-8092.

YWCA’s walk against domestic violence

On Oct. 6, YWCA Greenwich is hosting a communitywide walk to raise awareness and funds for YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services and education. The family-friendly event takes place at Bruce Park. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Members of the community are encouraged to form teams, come with friends and family, and even dogs are welcome. To preregister, go to Proceeds will support the work of YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services. October is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. YWCA is the state-designated provider of domestic abuse services for victims of domestic violence in Greenwich. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, call the YWCA 24/7 hotline at 203-622-0003. For more information about the walk, contact Jackie Stam at 203-869-6501 x102 or

Teddy Bear Clinic

The Teddy Bear Clinic — Greenwich Hospital’s largest community event — will celebrate its 21st anniversary from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at 49 Lake Ave. in the Greenwich Medical Building parking lot behind the hospital. Geared for children ages 3 through 12, this popular free event will take place rain or shine. Children and their families are invited to experience the friendly face of medicine at this event, staged as a mini-hospital under the tents. Visit with Greenwich Hospital doctors, nurses, technicians and other staff during this fun, interactive day of learning. Peer through a microscope, climb aboard an ambulance, check out the X-ray machine and test your balance by negotiating an obstacle course. Families can learn about nutritious food, strong bodies, sun protection, sports safety and other healthy habits. Children are encouraged to bring a favorite stuffed animal or doll for an exam. Depending on the diagnosis, dolls, bears and other fuzzy patients may receive splints, stitches, surgery or X-rays. Free parking in the hospital’s staff lot on Lake Avenue. For information, call 203-863-3627.

Lecture on ‘Classical Americana’

The Greenwich Decorative Arts Society will present “Classical Americana: The Life and Legacy of Richard Hampton Jenrette”, a lecture by Peter M. Kenny, co-president of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. The event will be from 1:15 to 3 p.m., with refreshments to follow, on Oct. 7 at the Bruce Museum. Insights will be offered into the numerous houses he restored, his approach to their interior decoration and his role as a collector of classical American furniture from the workshops of New York’s premier cabinetmakers of the early 19th century. Kenny was the Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and Administrator of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum. Admission for nonmembers is $25. Space is limited. Reservations required for members and guests by Sept. 30. For reservations and information: email or visit

Honoring Columbus

The St. Lawrence Society will celebrate Columbus Day on Oct. 14 with an event honoring First Selectman Peter Tesei. Festivities begin with a 9 a.m. flag raising at Town Hall, followed by a breakfast at The Club and ending with cocktails, presentation of awards and an elegant Italian dinner back at the Club at 6:30 p.m. The cost for dinner is $100 per person. The St Lawrence Club is 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob. To RSVP, visit or call 203-618-9036.

Lush Landscapes benefit

Landscape designer James Doyle will present a program on “Dream Locations and Special Places” at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Belle Haven Club as a benefit for Community Centers Inc., a Greenwich-based social service agency. Doyle, founder and principal of Greenwich-based Doyle Herman Design Associates, has developed an award-winning design business with projects in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. His work combines his horticultural expertise with strong design philosophy to bring to life unique and innovative landscapes. Projects range from small courtyards to large country estates. CCI, which has been serving the community for 65 years, is dedicated to building skills that empower clients to overcome educational, social and economic barriers. Tickets may be purchased on the CCI website at

Walk/Run for Abilis

Abilis will host its 15th annual Walk/Run for Abilis on Oct. 20 at Greenwich Point Park. This fun family-friendly event includes children’s activities, a Bubble Bus, music, arts & crafts, a 1-mile wheelchair and stroller-accessible walk and a 5k run. This event is one of Abilis’ largest fundraiser events of the year and attracts hundreds of participants for a morning of fun. Registration is $40 for adult runners; $20 for child runners (ages 11 to 17) and free for children under 11. There is no cost for the walk portion of the event. To register in advance, donate and or volunteer, visit Abilis is a nonprofit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood in the area.

TAG’s grand prix fundraiser

The Transportation Association of Greenwich will hold its fall fundraiser, the Greenwich Grand Prix, from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the RPM Raceway in Stamford. The proceeds of the go-kart racing event will be used to purchase a new 20-passenger vehicle with wheelchair lift. The go-kart racing teams are from Greenwichʼs top car dealers, who will be competing for the Greenwich Grand Prix Championship. The community is invited to cheer on the teams and support TAG to raise these much-needed funds. Tickets are on sale now. For more information on tickets, teams, donations and sponsorship, visit

Nostalgia dining

A “Remember Manero’s” Steak Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at The St. Lawrence Club, 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob. Join the club and reminisce over the beloved and sorely missed Greenwich landmark restaurant. Diners can linger with family and friends over a mouth-watering meal of Steak Tid-bits, garlic bread, fried onions, gorgonzola salad and more. There’s no tax or tip, and members of the St. Lawrence Society get a free drink. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for guests and $25 for kids. To RSVP, visit or call 203-618-9036.

Celebrating documentaries on artists

“The Bruce Museum Presents,” a new series of monthly public programs featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science, showcases experts on compelling subjects of relevance and interest to members and visitors to the Bruce Museum. The series continues with “Rewind/Fast-Forward: Celebrating the Artist Documentaries of Olympia Stone” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Stone is an independent producer of documentary films about art and artists. Her first documentary, “The Collector,” explored the five-decade career of her father, famed NYC gallery owner and art collector Allan Stone. For the event, join Stone and two of her artist subjects — James Grashow (“The Cardboard Bernini”) and Elizabeth King (“Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King”) — for a retrospective of these films, and their maker. Moderated by Leonard Jacobs. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception with light bites and beverages, followed by the panel discussion and Q&A from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Seats are $30 for museum members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat, visit or call 203-8690376.

Bacon Brothers perform for charity

The Bacon Brothers, a band started by the award-winning actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael, an Emmy-winning composer, will perform a rare intimate concert in Greenwich on Nov. 9 at a fundraiser for Fairfield County’s Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education. The event, the 28th annual fall gala to benefit The Inner-City Foundation, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Inner-City Foundation, which provides support to local Fairfield County programs and organizations that provide education, food, shelter, help for addiction, domestic violence and much more to the neediest in Fairfield County. The band also includes Paul Guzzle (bass, backing vocals), Joe Mennonna (keyboards, accordion), Tim Quick (lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals) and Frank Vilardi (drums). For more information and tickets, tables or sponsorships, visit or call 203-416-1363.

Sip & Shop Art Show

Stop by the Holiday Sip & Shop Art Show at Abilis Gardens & Gifts from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4. Enjoy wine, cheese and other refreshments while shopping with a 20 percent discount in the entire store. The Art Show will feature paintings and digital art created by adults who are supported by Abilis. To learn more, visit Abilis is a nonprofit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood in the area.

Talk on art and climate change

“The Bruce Museum Presents” is a new series of monthly public programs featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science. It will showcase experts on compelling subjects of relevance and interest to members and visitors to the Bruce Museum. The program continues with “Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Among current American artists profoundly motivated by nature and its future — from the specter of climate change to the implications of genetic engineering — Rockman holds a high place of honor. Join the Bruce for a night of discussion and debate featuring Rockman and a panel of thought leaders in contemporary art and science. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception with light bites and beverages, followed by the panel discussion and Q&A from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Seats are $30 for Museum members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat, visit or call 203-869-0376.

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