Stand Against Racism
Today, April 27, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., the YWCA will host "Stand Against Racism" in the Town Hall Meeting Room, Greenwich Town Hall, with Selectman Peter Tesei proclaiming the date as the 3rd annual YWCA Stand Against Racism Day, with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, School Superintendent Roger Lulow, YWCA President and CEO Adrianne Singer, and Greenwich High School students Cecillia Cerrilla and Gardy Lebon. Music by the First Baptist Church Choir. Light refreshments served. Free to all.
Asperger's talk at Greenwich Country Day
Today, April 27, at 7 p.m., Greenwich Country Day School's Performing Arts Center, 401 Old Church Road, New York Times best-selling author John Elder Robison will discuss growing up with Asperger's syndrome. The talk co-sponsored by Abilis, John Robison's books will be available for purchase with cash or check. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Kids co-ed T-ball registration open
Registration is open for co-ed T-ball, hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation from April 28 to 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 is for kids turning 7 by April 30. The cost is $87 and includes team shirt and hat. For more information and a registration form, visit www.greenwichct.org, or call 203-532-1259.
Spring bird walks held by Audubon
Tomorrow, April 28, and each Saturday through May, from 7 to 8:45 a.m., Ted Gilman at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, will hold a session to search out neotropical migratory birds. On Wednesdays from 7-8:30 a.m., meet at Fairchild Wildflower Garden Sanctuary in parking area on North Porchuck. Bring binoculars and/or a camera. Loaner binoculars are available. The walks will be canceled if heavy rain prevails. For more information, call 203-869-5272, ext. 230.
Woman's Club event offers appraisals
Tomorrow, April 28, the Woman's Club of Greenwich, 89 Maple Ave., will hold its 12th annual Appraisal Mania from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your treasures to be valued by qualified appraisers and your photos for items too large to transport. Cost is $5 per item. For more information, call 203-869-2046.
Paper shredding day at Town Hall
Tomorrow, 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
Concert to be held at Christ Church
Tomorrow April 28, at 8 p.m., cellist Martin Fett and pianist Frank Daykin will be featured in an evening of Beethoven's Sonata in G Minor, Bach's Suite No. 2 in D. Minor, Rachmaninoff's "Danse Orientale" and Franck's Sonata in A Major at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Ave. General admission, $20, students at $10. For more information call 212-795-6115.
Tour of Police Department
On April 29, at 2 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society is offering a special, behind-the-scenes tour of police headquarters held in conjunction with its exhibit, "Everyday Heroes: Greenwich First Responders," at the Greenwich Public Safety Complex, 11 Bruce Place. Free for children with parents. To reserve, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filmmaker offers 10 percent of DVD sales
Greenwich-based filmmaker Joni Steele Kimberlin is donating 10 percent of DVD sales of her film, "Get Real! Wise Women Speak," to the YWCA Greenwich domestic abuse services programs that protect, nurture and assist victims throughout Fairfield County. The film features 18 women seeking answers to what a woman's life after 50 can become. DVD's on sale at http://thirdfirefilms.com and shipped anywhere in the U.S.
Renaissance Venice in music
On April 29, at 5 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 954 Lake Ave., is presenting the Anniversary Celebration "Gabrieli 400th" with various music groups -- Tenet, NY Polyphony, and Spiritus Collective, featuring eight singers and eight instrumentalists. Tickets available online at www.stbarnabasgreenwich.org or 203-661-5526. Children under 16 admitted free.
Race against Lyme disease
On April 29, at 9 a.m., at Cove Island Park in Stamford, Time for Lyme Inc. will hold its first annual Race Against Lyme to benefit research into Lyme and other tick-borne diseases at 9 a.m. on April 29. The 5k run and walk, held to kick off Connecticut's Lyme Disease Awareness Month, is open to all ages and abilities. Individuals can pre-register for $20 each; families (up to six participants) can pre-register at a family rate of $65. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. To register, sponsor or volunteer to help with the race, visit www.timeforlyme.org/race.htm.
Tennis permits available
The Department of Parks and Rec has announced 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 courts. For tennis card applications, call 203-622-7817. Cost is $30 for the season; guest cards are available for $50. Kids 5-15 can use their Park Pass; seniors can use their Senior Park Pass. Tennis clinics information is available at www.greenwichct.org or 203-618-7649.
Olympics exhibit at Bruce Museum
The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, is holding "The Games," an exhibit on view until Aug. 12, 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 mobile app and game formats. Pins and collector memorabilia from past Olympics will be available. For more information, call 203-869-0376.
Bruce displays `Greenwich Lost and Preserved'
"Greenwich Lost and Preserved," an exhibit organized by the Greenwich Preservation Trust, is on display 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 families who occupied it from the late 1690s until it was moved in the 1920s. For information, call 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Volunteer firefighters needed
The Greenwich Fire Department is seeking volunteer firefighters or volunteer Fire Police Patrol members. No experience is necessary -- 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.
Historical Society to hold 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.
Consultations available for caregivers
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.
Registration open for summer Ramp Camp
The Department of Parks and Rec is holding registration for its summer Skatepark Ramp Camps for skateboarders ages 7 to 14, which will be held Monday through Thursday, from 9 to noon, with a Friday rain dates, June 25 to 28, July 9 to 12, August 6 to 9, August 13 to 16, and August 20 to 23. Skaters will learn new tricks, play games and skate at this unique park. For more information, call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Robin T. Williams talk scheduled
On April 30, at 10 a.m., the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, is featuring a Robin T. Williams Lecture. Williams is one of Britain's leading garden designers with over 30 years experience in the garden design and landscaping industry. A light lunch will be served. $40 for members, $45 for non-members. For more information visit twww.robinwilliams.co.uk To reserve, call 203-869-9242.
Greenwich Hospital luncheon benefit
On April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a "Women for Women" luncheon event, with a raffle of luxury jewelry, will be hosted by Manfredi Jewels, 121 Greenwich Ave. to benefit newborns requiring special care in the Greenwich Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For tickets, call 203-863-3863.
On April 30, at 7 p.m., the World Affairs Forum is presenting a free talk on "Energy Geopolitics" by Leslie Palti-Guzman, analyst, global energy & natural resources, Eurasia Group. It will be held in Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Ave. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 203-356-0340, email email@example.com, or visit www.worldaffairsforum.org.
Memory class held at GADC
Beginning May 1 for eight weeks, the Greenwich Adult Day Care River House at 125 River Road Extension is holding a MasterMind memory enhancement class with instructor Lori Contadino, MS, for adults with normal, age-related changes to memory and for those with impaired memory. Fee is $85. For more information call 203-622-0079 ext. 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perennial gardens primer
On May 2, at noon, the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, is hosting Kerry Mendez on "Design Tips for Knockout Perennial Gardens." A light lunch will be served. $60 for members, $75 for non-members.To reserve, call 203-869-9242.
Dundee art work
From May 1-30, the Friends of the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, are hosting "Creative Connections," an exhibit of art work by the First Graders of the International School at Dundee with an opening reception on May 3, from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. For more information call 203-622-6883.
Day of Prayer
On May 3, from noon to 1 p.m. selectmen of the town of Greenwich, local clergy and local residents will celebrate the National Day of Prayer in the Greenwich Town Hall Meeting room, 101 Field Point Rd. All are welcome.
GEC to hold garden market
On May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Garden Education Center will celebrate its 51st May Gardeners Market at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street. Free shuttle bus service available at Cos Cob School. Early bird special pre-sale event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on May 2. $10 for members, $15 nonmembers. On-site parking. For more information, call 203-661-3159 or email email@example.com, or call 203-869-3319, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On May 5, nine-time Grammy award winner Natalie Cole will perform 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. Tickets are from $350 online at www.DanasAngels.org or 203-325-4466. Concert tickets only are $150, $95 and $65 at Stamford Center for the Arts Box Office.
Red Cross blood drive slated
The American Red Cross is holding blood drives on May 7, from 1:30 to 6:15 p.m., at Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Ave., and on May 11 at St. Mary's Church, 178 Greenwich Ave., from 12:30-5:45 p.m. Blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on height) and be in generally good health. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
Benefit bridge tournament
On May 8, beginning at 9 a.m., the Breast Cancer Alliance will host "BCA's BIG DEAL" -- a bridge tournament and luncheon at a private club in Greenwich, with an optional class offered by internationally known bridge instructor Audrey Grant. Duplicate and Social Players welcome; bring a partner. For more information or to register, call 203- 861-0014 or visit www.breastcanceralliance.org.
On May 12, at 6 p.m., the Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Ave. is hosting the Westfair Singers in a "Celebration of Spring," with music by Leonard Bernstein, Handel, Schubert. Anthony Newman is guest organist and will be joined by trumpeter David Glukh and pianist Jon Hunt. Tickets $20. For information, call 203-629-9814.
American art pottery lecture
On May 14, from
9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle will feature three lectures by Dr. Martin Eidelberg, Professor Emeritus of Art History, Rutgers University on "The Birth of American Art Pottery Movement 1875 - 1915," with a gourmet box lunch, at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive. $95 for members, $135 for non-members. For reservations call 203-966-9291, or email email@example.com.
Mavis Staples spirituals
On May 19, at 8 p.m. Mavis Staples and Rob Mathes are featured at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 E. Putnam Ave. for "A Night of Celebration -- A Night of Spirituals" with the Powerhouse Gospel Band, as part of the Courage and Faith series. Tickets at $40 available at www.CourageandFaith.org. or at the Christ Church Greenwich Bookstore.
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 to 22 and from June 25 to 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 mmla.middlebury.edu/summerday/.
KIC IT Triathlon weekend set
Greenwich-based Kids in Crisis will hold its fifth Stamford KIC IT Triathlon weekend for kids 7-13, commencing on July 1 in Columbus Park to benefit abused and neglected children. The event, which focuses on participation rather than competition, will feature 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.