LEED home tour
Today, March 23, from 12:30 to 1.30 p.m., the Southwestern Connecticut Green Building Council will give a tour of an LEED-registered home under construction at 23 Brown House Road in Old Greenwich, led by owner/builder, Peter Fusaro. $10 admission for council members, $15 nonmembers. Register at www.ctgbc.org/events. Parking on site and side street at Kensington Court. For more information, email email@example.com.
Cougars in Greenwich?
Tonight, March 23, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, will host Bill Betty and Bo Ottman's presentation about cougars, also known as mountain lions, which will include the latest on sightings in the Northeast. Cost $10. For information call 203-869-5272, ext.239.
Sallie Williams memorial concert
Tomorrow, March 24, at 3 p.m., the Greenwich Choral Society will perform G.F. Handel's "Alexander's Feast" at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 E. Putnam Ave., to celebrate the life of Sallie Williams, a longtime member and former president of the choir. Tickets are $35 and $25, with special student pricing, and are available online at greenwichchoralsociety.org or by calling 203-622-5136.
Olympic Games exhibit
From March 24 until Aug. 12, the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, will exhibit "The Games," showcasing modern Olympic sports in an interactive exhibition that premieres SuperBodies, a cutting-edge 3D animation and original video production presented in a big screen video and in mobile app game formats. There will also be pins and collector memorabilia from past Olympics. For more information, call 203-869-0376.
Emma Lulgjuraj benefit slated
A fundraiser for Emma Lulgjuraj will be held tomorrow, March 24, from 6 to 11 p.m., at the St. Lawrence Club, 86 Valley Road. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Histiocytosis Association. Tickets are $45 and include dinner, wine, beer and soda, raffle and 50/50 raffle. For tickets and to reserve a table, call 203-496-2891.
Spaghetti dinner at New Lebanon
The New Lebanon School PTA will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner tomorrow, March 24, from 5 to 8 p.m., at New Lebanon School, 25 Mead Ave. The evening will include a Pick-a-Prize drawing, two silent auctions and food from Burning Tree Country Club Chef and New Lebanon parent Michael Aguilar. Cost is $12 adults, $5 children (ages 4-12) and seniors. Limited seating. First come, first served.
The Dept. of Parks and Recreation announces that all Town of Greenwich tennis courts are open for play. Greenwich residents must have a valid tennis card to play on any of the 33 Town tennis courts. To receive tennis card applications call 203-622-7817. Cost is $30 for the season; guest cards available for $50. Kids 5-15 can use their Park Pass; seniors their Senior Park Pass. Tennis clinics information at www.greenwichct.org, or 203-618-7649.
St. Patrick's Day parade Sunday
The 38th annual Greenwich Hibernian Association St. Patrick's Parade will take place on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Led by Greenwich Chief of Police James Heavey, as Grand Marshall, the parade will proceed up Field Point Road to the Post Road, up the Post Road to Greenwich Avenue and then down Greenwich Avenue to the Island Beach parking lot. Greenwich Selectmen, Peter Tesei, David Theis and Drew Marzullo will march as will State Reps. Livvy Floren and Fred Camillo, U.S. Congressman Jim Himes and Peter Ryan, Deputy Consul General of Ireland to the US.
Olympic Gold Medalist
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones will make a special appearance at the YMCA of Greenwich's Spring Swim Clinic on Sunday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jones will work directly with young athletes to enhance their technique and skill level. The YMCA is located at 50 East Putnam Ave. There is a $100 fee and registration is still open. For more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merritt Parkway Trail meeting
On March 26, at 6 p.m. in the Cone Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., the Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct workshops in towns the proposed Merritt Parkway Trail will run through. Supporters of a environmentally-friendly future are urged to attend.
French lessons begin March 26
The Alliance Francaise of Greenwich, 299 Greenwich Ave., begins its spring 12-week language classes on March 26. There are classes for adults, teens and children, with Grammar and Conversation, French for Travelers and French Conversation - a new workshop for individuals with intermediate to advanced level of French. Private tutoring in student's home. For more information visit www.afgreenwich.org or call 203-629-1340.
Solar debut at Greenwich HS
On March 27, at
10:30 a.m., at Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Road, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the recently installed solar photovoltaic system with First Selectman Peter Tesei, Conservation Director Denise Savageau, Interim Supt of Schools Dr. Roger Lulow, GHS Headmaster Christopher Winters and representatives from the CT Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (Clean Energy program) The panels were installed as part of the Town becoming a Clean Energy Community in 2011.
Shop for kids
From now through April 4, Splurge, at 39 Lewis Street, is hosting its fifth annual Easter Basket drive to support Kids in Crisis and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. The Easter Bunny visits on March 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with free photos by Megan Dey Photography of Darien. Splurge sells unique gifts, home decor and jewelry. For more information call 203-869-7600.
History and Art summer camp
The Greenwich Historical Society is taking reservations for its two-week History and Art Summer Camp at its Bush-Holley Historic Site. The camp utilizes the artifacts and original art in Bush-Holley House, Greenwich's only National Historic Landmark. A field trip and a Friday Parents Day are part of each week's schedule. Brochures are available at www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, ext. 31.
`Greenwich Lost and Preserved'
"Greenwich Lost and Preserved," an exhibit organized by the Greenwich Preservation Trust, is showing through May 27 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. The exhibit tells the history of the twice-saved Thomas Lyon House, Greenwich's oldest unaltered house, and the seven generations of Lyon families who occupied it from the late 1690s until it was moved in the 1920s. For information, call the museum at 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Kids coed T-ball registration
It's time to register for Coed T-ball, hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation from April 28-June 9, at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center Field. Five-year-old T-ball is for kids who turn 5 by April 30; 6-year-old T-ball for kids turning 6 by April 30, and 7-year-old T-ball for kids 7 by April 30. The cost is $87, including team shirt and hat. For more information and a registration form visit www.greenwichct.org, or call 203-532-1259.
The Greenwich Fire Department is seeking volunteer firefighters or volunteer Fire Police Patrol members. No experience is needed, as training will be provided. Also, Fire Explorer Post Programs accept children 14 to 18 to become an Explorer. For information call Brian M. Kelly, volunteer recruitment officer, at 203-618-8877 or email BKelly@greenwichct.org.
Consultations on caregiver role
Greenwich Adult Care Center offers consultation on the role of a caregiver with Jane Kramer, who oversees the Caregiver Information Center at the GADC River House. Contact the River House Caregiver Information Center at 203-622-0079 to schedule a consultation with Kramer.
on energy bills
The Greenwich Department of Social Services is assisting residents facing hardship with their energy bills with meeting with a caseworker programs. The town of Greenwich also offers assistance to needy residents. For information, call 203-622-3744.
100 years of Greenwich art
The Bruce Museum, at 1 Museum Drive, has a new exhibition, "Coming Full Circle: The Greenwich Art Society Celebrates 100 at the Bruce Museum," featuring each decade of the society's history through paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by past and present member artists. The show runs through April 10. For information, call 203-869-0376, or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Improve your memory
The Greenwich Adult Day Care at River House, 125 River Road Extension, is conducting an eight-week memory enhancement course with Lori Contadino for those adults with normal age-related changes to memory or with a diagnosis of memory impairment. The fee is $85. To enroll, contact Lori Contadino at 203-622-0079, ext. 113, or email email@example.com.
Heritage Speakers' Series
On March 27, at 7 p.m., the Greenwich Preservation Trust presents the Inaugural Heritage Speakers' Series at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, with Donovan D. Rypkema, principal of PlaceEconomics, a real estate and economic development consulting firm, speaking on "Historic Preservation and the Economy: Recent Lessons from Connecticut and Beyond." Reservations recommended by calling 203-869-0376.
Summer Ramp Camp set
The Dept. of Parks and Rec. is holding registration for their summer Skatepark Ramp Camps for skateboarders ages 7 to 14, Monday through Thursday, from 9 to noon with a Friday rain date, June 25 - 28, July 9 - 12, August 6 - 9, August 13 - 16, and August 20 - 23.. Skaters will learn new tricks, play games, and skate on this unique park. For more information call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Hip and knee replacements
On March 28, from 11 to 12:30 p.m., at the Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium, 101 W. Putnam Ave., ONS orthopedic surgeons Frank Ennis and Brian Kavanagh will discuss Greenwich Hospital joint replacement. Other professionals will address ways to prepare for surgery, pain management, recovery and rehabilitation. Registration required. Call 203-63-4277 or 888-305-9253.
David M. Walker at RMA
On March 28, at
10:45 a.m., the Greenwich Retired Men's Association will present a very special speaker, David M. Walker, former US Comptroller General, Chief Auditor GAO. The RMA meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 18 Lafayette Place For more information call 203-637 2393 or 203 622 0191.
Identify theft program
The League of Women Voters of Greenwich will present "Protecting Against Identity Theft," on March 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the training room at Greenwich Police Department Headquarters, 11 Bruce Place. The presentation will feature detective Mark Solomon of the Greenwich Police Department. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Michele Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lwvg.org.
St. Catherine's Concert
On March 30, at 8 p.m., St. Catherine Church, 4 Riverside Ave., will present soprano Jennifer Aylmer and bass baritone Mark Kaczmarczyk. They will perform everything from Italian arias by Donizetti and Rossini to Tin Pan Alley favorites by Vernon Duke, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Fats Waller. Tickets are $20, $10 students. For more, call 203-637-3661.
Youth@Bruce event slated
On March 31, at 1 p.m., the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, presents its second TEDxYouth@Bruce event -- a webcast streaming live from www.tedxyouthbruce.com in the Lecture Gallery at the Bruce Museum. This exciting TEDx event, themed "The Olympic Spirit: Capturing the Moment," kicks-off the museum's education programming. Admission is free, but reservations are necessary. High school students and teachers should register early online at www.tedxyouthbruce.com/registration/or by email email@example.com. Guests should arrive by 12:30 p.m.
Easter Egg hunt at Banksville
On March 31, at 1 p.m., the Banksville Community House at 12 Banksville Road is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt, with two egg hunts, one for ages 5 and under and one for bigger kids -- with hundreds of eggs. There also will be plant and bake sales, and the Easter Bunny will arrive on a Banksville Fire Truck. For more information, call 203-622-9597 or visit www.thebch.org.
Talent show postponed
The Town's popular annual talent show "Greenwich Has Got Talent," scheduled for March 31 at Greenwich High School, has been postponed indefinitely.
Cupcakes and cookies
On March 31, at
2 p.m., the Perrot Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave., is hosting cooking teacher Karen Tack, author of the just-published "Cupcakes, Cookies, & Pie, Oh My." Tack will offer easy-to-follow techniques to create tasty treats. For more information call 637-3870 or visit www.perrotlibrary.org.
Seaside Center Open House
Greenwich will launch Earth Day Month on April 1, with an Open House at the Seaside Center located at Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point Park. The open hose, which will run from 1:30 to 3 p.m., will include many engaging family activities and an Earth Day proclamation by First Selectman Peter Tesei at 2 p.m.
Palm Sunday performance
At 5 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 1, Christ Church Greenwich will present J.S. Bach's "St. John Passion" in English. Alistair Reid, Interim Dir. of Music, will conduct the Christ Church Singers and Chamber Orchestra, with Philip Moore, organist emeritus of York Minster, UK and Christ Church artist-in-residence. Reserved tickets are $50, $35 general admission and $20 for seniors and students. Visit www.christchurchgreenwich.org or call 203-869-6600, ext. 23.
Author Rosemary Wells to speak
On April 2, at
3:15 p.m., The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library will host author and illustrator Rosemary Wells (of "On the Blue Comet" fame) at the Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave, as a feature of the Second Annual Esther Banker Memorial Series for Children.
For more information call 203-531-0426.
On April 2, at 6:30 p.m., the Network for Jewish Singles (55+), sponsored by Jewish Family Services of Greenwich and Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 257 Stanwich Road, is hosting a Passover Seder (Kosher-style) at the Synagogue, facilitated by Rabbi Andrew Sklarz.
Tickets are $36 per person. RSVP & pre-payment required by 5 p.m. March 28. Call 203-622-1881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Autism disorders discussion
On April 3, from noon to 1 p.m., the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, is presenting internationally-recognized psychiatrist Dr. Eric Hollander, who will discuss "New Developments in Autism Spectrum Disorders." The talk is the second lecture in the new Lunch and Learn series -- "21st Century Epidemics: Your Child at Risk."
The program is free to the public and you may bring a brown bag lunch if desired. Reservations are recommended. Call 203-869-0376.
Kids in Crisis benefit
On April 4, the Cos Cobber restaurant, 31 East Putnam Ave., will donate 40 percent of each tab to support Kids in Crisis families and children throughout Fairfield County.
The Cos Cobber is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information call 203-622-6556.
Etiquette and Protocol
Beginning Mondays, April 9, from 3:15 to
4:15 p.m., the Woman's Club will host the Royal Academy of Etiquette and Protocol for children, teens, and young adults, taught by Alexandra Burckhardt, etiquette consultant and Club member. To reserve call 203-802-7381.
Spring bird walks scheduled
Audubon Greenwich's annual Saturday and Wednesday bird walks, with veteran bird walk leader Ted Gilman, will begin April 7 and run through the month of May.
Walks take place from 7 to 8:45 a.m. on Saturdays at 613 Riversville Road, and on Wednesdays at Fairchild Wildflower Garden Sanctuary in the parking area on North Porchuck. Bring binoculars and/or a camera.
No charge or RSVP is required. For information call 203-869-5272, ext. 230. Heavy rain cancels.
GAS art classes scheduled
Classes start April 9 at the Greenwich Art Society, 299 Greenwich Ave., for Enzo Russo's Monday evening painting seminar, and Friday figure painting classes.
Call to reserve your place in class, 203-629-1533, or visit online, www.greenwichartsociety.org/pages/gasclasses.htm
Swedish chamber choir
On April 16, at 7 p.m., Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Ave., will present the Gustof Sjokvist's Chamber Choir from Sweden. The Choir's repertoire consists of classical works by Bach, Brahms and Verdi and also contemporary Swedish music.
Cost is $20 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students. Tickets available at the door
On April 18, at 10 a.m., the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, will feature the first of three internationally renown gardeners, Ken Druse for a lecture and luncheon. Druse's latest book, "Natural Companions" will be available for purchase and signing.
Tickets are $60 for GEC members and $75 for nonmembers.
For more information call 203-869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org.
Romeo and Juliet discussion
On April 19, at 1 p.m., Mark Schenker, Yale College Dean of Academic Affairs will talk about Romeo and Juliet at the Woman's Club of Greenwich, 89 Maple Ave.
Schenker will discuss the tensions between tragedy and comedy, parents and children, passion and responsibility, moral action and fate. "Romeo and Juliet" is being performed by Shakespeare on the Sound in Greenwich June 26-July 8. Light refreshments. RSVP required. Call 203-869-2046.
On April 19, at 7 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, is presenting a free lecture on Hurricane Katrina with author/photographer David Spielman, who lived through it, as part off the Greenwich Reads Together program.
Spielman's book, "Katrinaville Chronicles: Images and Observations from a New Orleans Photographer," will be available for purchase/signing. Reservations are required. Call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.
Sole Sisters Lunch
On April 19, at noon, the Greenwich United Way is holding its annual fundraiser -- the Sole Sisters Luncheon and Fashion Accessories Boutique. Featured at the event, which will be held at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road, will be Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, best-selling author of "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana." Fashon Accessories Boutigue shopping will begin at 10 a.m. Tickets from $250. For more information, visit www.unitedsolesisters.org or call 203-869-2221.
Paper shredding & ecycling
On April 21, from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. will host a paper shredding and ecycling fundraiser. Bring in documents and unwanted televisions and other electronic equipment. Computer hard drives will be destroyed for data privacy protection -- while you watch. Enter through the rear parking lot.
Cost is $20 for first three boxes of documents and $10 for each extra. $5 for electronics, $20 for older tube televisions, monitors or computer hard drive destruction. For more information call 203-637-1806 or visit www.soundbeachfire.org.
Judy Garland on Broadway
On April 22, at 3 p.m., Greenwich Theatergoers is offering orchestra tickets for "End of the Rainbow," a biography about the last days of superstar, Judy Garland, showing at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St. N.Y. Tickets are $115 for Theatergoers members and $117 for guests, including transportation. The bus for the theater leaves Julian Curtiss School, Milbank Ave., at 11:30 a.m. sharp. Email email@example.com for more.
Beginning April 24, for four Tuesdays, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., the Parks and Rec. Dept. has space available for its Skateboarding Clinics for children 6-12. The fee for four sessions is $65 for annual members and $95 for non-members. The price includes free practice skate time before or after your lesson until the Park closes. For more information or to sign up, call 203-618-7649 or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Paper shredding day at town hall
On April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Greenwich Town Hall employee parking lot, the First Bank of Greenwich, Santaguida Sanitation and the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board are sponsoring a recycling of paper containing sensitive information -- including financial statements, tax documents and medical and social security records. Paper will be shredded on site. Be sure to remove plastic bindings and covers. For more information call 203-629-2876 or email Daviesally@aol.com
Nine-time Grammy® award winner Natalie Cole will perform on May 5, at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, at the Dana's Angels Research Trust's annual Gala Benefit and Concert.
Hosts for the evening are Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford. the evening will feature an elegant cocktail reception and pasta bar by RAO's Italian Restaurant.
Tickets are from $350 online at www.DanasAngels.org or call 203-325-4466.
Concert tickets only are $150, $95 and $65 at Stamford Center for the Arts Box Office.
Greenwich Town Party 2012
May 26 has been chosen for the 2012 Memorial Day weekend all-day event, the Greenwich Town Party, which will be held at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. To volunteer or for updates about the Town Party, visit www.GreenwichTownParty.com. For more information, email Updates@GreenwichTownParty.com.
French and Spanish camp
From June 11-22 or June 25-July 6, Middlebury Interactive Languages will host its new two-week Summer Day Academy at Greenwich Academy offering French and Spanish to area middle school students at all language proficiency levels. To enroll in the academies or to learn more, visit http://mmla.middlebury.edu/summerday/.
KIC IT Triathlon Weekend set
Greenwich-based Kids in Crisis is holding its fifth Stamford KIC IT Triathlon weekend for kids 7-13, commencing on July 1 in Columbus Park to benefit abused and neglected children. Featuring two age groups racing on distinct courses at Cove Beach. The race is about participation, not competition.
For more information visit www.kidsincrisis.org or call Sarah Duffy-Edwards, 203-622-6556 (914-325-0329 cell) or Madeleine Marecki at 203-622-6556.