Riverside train beautification
Tomorrow, May 5, from 10-11:30 a.m., the Riverside Garden Club, Riverside Association, and Green and Clean are sponsoring a community beautification day to spring clean and plant flowers at the Riverside Train Station. Families and community members are encouraged to join in. Bring gardening gloves and tools to the Station House side. For more information call 203-637-2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEC to hold garden market
Tomorrow, 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 is available at Cos Cob School. 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.
How does your garden grow?
Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden is holding it's final Spring Workday, tomorrow, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will welcome all volunteers. Water, juice, fruit and snacks will be provided. Come out and help Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden finish their preparations for the growing season ahead. There are projects for all skill levels and physical ability. Good exercise and great company! Tools and gloves will be provided.
Tomorrow, 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 Greenwich residents 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.
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.
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
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.
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 10, at 5:15 p.m., the World Affairs Forum is hosting a reception for Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, the Permanent Representative of India to the UN, and Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, followed by their 6:15 talk on "Indo-Pakistani Relations: An Emerging Economic Power Zone?," at the MasterCard Worldwide Headquarters, 200 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577.
$35-Forum Members, $45 non-forum members. RSVP at 203-356-0340.
Older Americans Month
Throughout May, the Town's Senior Provider Network is offering various activities including: Line Dancing with Jerry Chylkowski, on May 11 (11 a.m. at Parsonage Cottage); Evening T'ai Chi with Ken Sing, on May 17 (5 p.m., at Agnes Morley Heights; T'ai Chi with Sifu Duarte, on May 25 (2 p.m. at Quarry Knoll); T'ai Chi with Sifu Duarte on May 31 (1 p.m. at McKinney Terrace).
For more information call 203-862-6711.
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 and 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.
Ancient Egyptian Mythology
Archaeological Associates of Greenwich (AAG) is hosting a talk by Pat Remler on "Ancient Egyptian Mythology," on May 17, 8 p.m., at the Bruce Museum. Free lecture for AAG and Bruce Museum members and $10 for nonmembers.
Dundee art work
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. the exhiibit runs through May 30.
For more information call 203-622-6883.
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.
Mavis Staples spirituals
On May 19, at 8 p.m., Mavis Staples and Rob Mathes will be perform at Christ Church, Greenwich, 254 E. Putnam Ave., in "A Night of Celebration -- A Night of Spirituals" with the Powerhouse Gospel Band, as part of the Courage and Faith series. Tickets are $40 at www.CourageandFaith.org. or at the Christ Church Greenwich Bookstore.
French and Spanish camp
From June 11 to 22 and from June 25 to July 6, Middlebury Interactive Languages will host a two-week Summer Day Academy at Greenwich Academy, offering French and Spanish to area middle school students at all proficiency levels. To enroll 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 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. 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.