Summer art classes
Enroll now in Greenwich Art Society's summer art classes with a new workshop on Social Media - How To Use It To Promote Your Art!, Kid's Summer Mini-Camp, Fashion Workshop for 11+ ages, How to Plan a Solo or Joint Art Exhibit, Writing Artist's Statements, How to Photograph and Create Digital Images of Your Artwork, Botanical Samplers, Figure and Portrait Drawing, Expressive Figure Painting.
Call 203-629-1533, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to reserve your place in class. Paid tuition required to secure enrollment.
Advancing Nature Photography
On June 24, July 8, and 15, from 8:30-10 a.m., Audubon Greenwich with photographer Dan Burns and the Photography Club of Lower Fairfield County are offering the great chance to get outdoors with others, share photography tips, and witness the wilderness. Hike Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, and other sites in the region. $10/adult & $5/child. RSVP at 203-869-5272, ext.239.
Captains Island Tree Walk
Tomorrow, June 23, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Greenwich Tree Conservancy is holding its first Tree Walk on Great Captains Island, led by Conservation Director Denise Savageau and Town Tree Warden Bruce Spaman.
Learn the role trees play in this critical habitat and view nesting birds. Participants are advised to wear good walking shoes and bring binoculars.
Depart on 2 p.m. ferry or earlier. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich Point family bike tour
On June 24, at Greenwich Point, the Greenwich Historical Society will sponsor a "Greenwich Point History on Wheels" family bike tour to explore the history of Greenwich Point and to learn how an idyllic 19th century island estate (complete with private golf course), built by millionaire J. Kennedy Tod on the original 1640 Greenwich founder's Elizabeth Neck, evolved into the fabulous recreational town park it is today.
Free tours are held at 1 and 3 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.
Museum Seaside Center opening
On June 24, from 1- 4 p.m. the Bruce Museum Seaside Center opens at the Innis Arden Cottage on Greenwich Point coinciding with the event "Experience the Sound" sponsored by the Town of Greenwich's Shellfish Commission featuring activities of coastal marine life, nature, outdoor recreational pursuits and the environment.
Beach passes required for entry. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Musical Comedy auditions
On June 26, at 6 p.m., Greenwich-based Off-Beat Players, Inc., devoted to teen and young adult performers with wide-ranging abilities and disabilities, will hold auditions at Arch Street teen center for its Aug. 8-11 production of "Urinetown" to be performed at the teen center.
No fees involved. For more information about OBP, call 203-470-4395, email email@example.com or visit www.offbeatplayers.org.
Town Tennis Tournament to start July 21
The Dept. of Parks and Recreation is taking registration for the amateur Town Tennis Tournament, which will be held over a two-week span from July 21, with finals at Binney Park on Aug. 4, with a rain date of Aug. 5.
Fee is $25 per event for singles players, $50 per event for doubles teams.
For more information or to register, call 203-618-7613, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or download a registration form from www.greenwichct.org.
Blood donations needed
The American Red Cross seeks those who are eligible to donate blood to meet basic hospital needs this June.
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.
Donors can give blood every eight weeks and are urged to give often during the summer months.
For appointments call the American Red Cross at 1-800 RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Registration open for summer Ramp Camp
The Dept. of Parks and Recreation is holding registration for its summer Skatepark Ramp Camps for skateboarders ages 7 to 14, which will take place Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon, with Friday rain dates, June 25 to 28, July 9 to 12, Aug. 6 to 9, Aug. 13 to 16, and Aug. 20 to 23.
Skaters will learn new tricks, play games and skate at the park. For more information, call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Historical Society exhibit
The Greenwich Community Artists Series is on exhibit at the Greenwich Historical Society's Storehouse Gallery Museum Shop, 39 Strickland Road. On display is "Imaginative Abstraction," featuring four artists, Elizabeth Littman, Geraldine Marcenyac, Chitra Ramcharandas and Elizabeth Vazquez. The exhibit runs through July 5; hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
GEC Sprouts summer program
The Garden Education Center is holding a Sprouts Enrichment Program that offers children lessons rooted in science, art, literature, math and dramatic play all in a fun and educational atmosphere. Daily activities include nature walks that inspire arts and crafts. For more information, visit www.gecgreenwich.org to register.
Red Cross seeks drivers
The American Red Cross, 99 Indian Field Road, seeks volunteer drivers for the summer season. Motor services drivers provide free transportation for Greenwich residents who have inadequate access to essential health and human services. The service operates Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon. All volunteers are required to participate in a background check performed through a secure website. To volunteer, call 203-869-8444, ext. 122, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis permits now available
The Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that all town courts are open. 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 $50. Children 5 to 15 can use their Park Pass; seniors can use their Senior Park Pass. Clinic information is available at www.greenwichct.org or 203-618-7649.
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 youths 14 to 18 to become an Explorer. For more information, call Brian M. Kelly, volunteer recruitment officer, at 203-618-8877 or email BKelly@greenwichct.org.
Historical Society camp slated
The Greenwich Historical Society is taking reservations for its two-week History and Art Summer Camp at the Bush-Holley Historic Site. The camp utilizes the artifacts and original art in Bush-Holley House, Greenwich's only National Historic Landmark. Each week includes a field trip and a Friday Parents' Day. Brochures are available at www.greenwichhistory.org. For more information, call 203-869-6899, ext. 31.
GADC offers consultation 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.
Flinn Show curator announced
The Greenwich Art Society announces Diana Kamin, the associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, as Juror for the Flinn Show 2012, "Local Color, Defying Boundaries" Entry weekend for artists is July 21 and July 22 For information, call 203-629-1533.
On June 28, at 2 p.m., at the Cos Cob Library, At Home in Greenwich is sponsoring an Obituary Writing Workshop with two experienced journalists: At Home member Ian Kerr, who has worked for Reuters and Marven Moss, who has worked for the New York Times. To attend, call Lise Jameson at 203-422-2342.
Jam making and canning course
On June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, is hosting a workshop in its Vanderbilt Education Center taught by blogger and cookbook author Marisa McClellan, on the basics of jam making, pickling and boiling-water bath canning. Members $50; nonmembers $60. To reserve a space, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10, or visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
Swim Across America June 30
The sixth annual Swim Across America, Greenwich-Stamford Swim will take place on June 30. The event will benefit the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to funding cancer cell and gene therapy research. The start and finish line is at the ACGT headquarters. For information, call 203-438-0313 visit www.SwimAcrossAmerica.org, or email Jacque@swimacrossamerica.org.
KIC IT Triathlon weekend set
On July 1, Greenwich-based Kids in Crisis will host its fifth Stamford KIC IT Triathlon weekend for children 7 to 13 at 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 at 203-622-6556 (914-325-0329 cell) or Madeleine Marecki at 203-622-6556.
Take pounds off
On July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at 900 King Street (ground floor) in Rye Brook, NY. TOPS members work to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Sponsored by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital. For more information, visit www.tops.org or call 203-863-4444.
Nurse is in --
On July 3, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave., a nurse from Greenwich Hospital will take blood pressure and answer your health questions. For information, call 203-863-4444.
Learn about Fireflies
On July 5, from 8:30-9:30 p.m., at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, learn why the firefly flashes, then try your skills at telling the species apart. All ages. Space limited. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext.230.
Fireworks displays set
July 7 (with a rain date of July 8) is the Fireworks display date in both Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park as announced by the Dept. of Parks and Rec. in celebration of Independence Day. The show begins at dusk with earlier arrivals strongly recommended For information on parking and entertainment, visit www.greenwichct.org, and click on "Check Out Parks and Recreation."
Infant/Child CPR Training
On July 7 and 21, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., and on July 12 and 26, from 6-8 p.m., on the 1st floor conference room at 55 Holly Hill Lane, Community Health at Greenwich Hospital will offer Infant/Child CPR training classes for lay rescuers, parents, caregivers, and pregnant women. Fee: $65. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253, or visit www.greenwichhospital.org.
On July 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, is participating in the North American Butterfly Count. Come at 10:30 for the introduction with counts beginning at 11 on the Audubon Center. No charge. Ages 7 & up. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext. 230, by July 6. (Rain Date: July 8)
From July 9-13, Kidshine, a performing arts camp, is coming back to Greenwich at the Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich, 38 West End Ave. This week-long camp from 9-3 p.m. for rising 3rd-8th graders begins with July 9 performance at 7 p.m. Cost is $l50. Register online at www.pcogonline.org.
Boy Scouts centennial celebrations
On July 12, the Greenwich Council BSA will host a 100-year anniversary party at the Ernest Thompson Seton Scout Reservation. On Oct. 13, a celebratory gala, "Camp Centennial" will be held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, featuring actor Tim Beasle as emcee "Ernest Thompson Seton," keynote speaker Jack Furst, president of Project Broken Arrow, and illusionist Bill Herz, to look to the future of scouting For more information visit the Greenwich Scout Council website at www.greenwichscouting.org.
Free chamber music concert
On July 12, at 7 p.m., the Greenwich Arts Council is presenting the Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra at the Greenwich Arts Center, 299 Greenwich Ave., Second Floor, in a special concert of Mozart, Reineke and Dvorak with Krystof Witek, violin; Susan Hyken-Metcalf, violin; David Creswell, viola; Daniel Miller, cello; Susan Rotholz, flute; and Andrew Gordon, piano. Reserve at 203-.862-6750.
Iran Debate report
On July 12, at 7 p.m., the AIPAC, with the Temple Sholom and Congregation Agudath Sholom of Stamford, will present Wall Street Journal Foreign Affairs editor Bret Stephens to address, "The Iran Debate: Can the West Win?" at Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Ave. Free admission. For more information, call 203-869-7191, or visit www.templesholom.com.
Weight Loss Maintenance
On July 19, from 1-2 p.m., in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital, Psychologist/Dietitian Dr.Christopher Mosunic will address ways to effectively lose weight and maintain weight loss. Free event. For more information or to register, call 203-863-3929 or email email@example.com.
Greenwich Chamber annual golf outing
On Aug. 6, the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host its annual golf outing at Griffith E. Harris Golf Course with featured celebrities including Howard Johnson, Bill Evans and Gary Dell'Abate. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Cocktails and dinner will follow. Foursomes are encouraged to register. Email Greenwichchamber@greenwichchamber.com or call 203-869-3500.
Live Green Connecticut
Scot Weicker and Daphne Dixon, the co-founders of Live Green Connecticut!, announce the dates of September 15-16 for the 3rd annual "Green Living & Family Festival to be held at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk, featuring keynote speaker, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner, Daniel Esty. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.livegreenct.com.