Tell your dog adoption story
ADOPT-A-DOG invites your dog or cat adoption stories to mark the group's 25th Anniversary celebration of "Puttin' On The Dog." Stories of 200 words or less may be written from perspective of "adopter" or "adoptee" and sent with photos by Aug. 15 to adoptiontails@adoptadog. Eligible entries published after Oct. 1 on ADOPT-A-DOG website alumni page; 25 stories will be displayed with photos in "Adoption Tails" Gallery at "Puttin' On The Dog" on Sept. 23.
Training garden educators
Today and tomorrow, July 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Cornell Garden-Based Learning (CGBL) and Slow Food Metro North, slong with other partners is offering "Take Root! - A Training for Garden Educators" at John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Jay St., Katonah, NY or on July 7 at Mt. Kisco Child Care Center, 95 Radio Circle Dr., Mt. Kisco, NY. Up to 5 hours Cont. Ed. Units earned. $10 processing fee. Register for workshops at www.cce.cornell.edu/westchester/SchoolGardenWorkshops.html. For more information visit http://gardening.cornell.edu.
Fireworks displays set
Tomorrow, July 7 (with a rain date of July 8) fireworks display will be held in both Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park. 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
Community Health will offer Infant/Child CPR training classes for lay rescuers, parents, caregivers, and pregnant womenwill be held by at Greenwich Hospital on July 7 and 21, from 9 to 11 a.m., and on July 12 and 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., on the 1st floor conference room, 55 Holly Hill LaneFee: $65. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253, or visit www.greenwichhospital.org.
Butterfly Count held at Audubon
Tomorrow, 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 a.m. for the introduction. Counts beginat 11 a.m. on the Audubon Center. No charge. Ages 7 and up. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext. 230, by July 6 (rain date July 8).
Shop to benefit Armstrong Court Garden
In July, the Whole Foods Market's Small Change Program will donate 10 cents per bag of groceries to the Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden. Remind your cashier every time you shop to donate your 10 cents per bag to the garden.
Summer art classes
Enrollment is open now for Greenwich Art Society's summer art classes including a new workshop, "Social Media - How To Use It To Promote Your Art!" Kid's Summer Mini-Camp, Fashion Workshop for age 11 and older, 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 and 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 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.
Migrating hawks field trip
On July 8, at 8 a.m., Audubon Greenwich at 613 Riversville Road, is sponsoring a field trip to the Arthur Butler Sanctuary/Chestnut Ridge Hawk Watch where. Bedford Audubon maintains the migrating hawk count.
RSVP to 203-869-5272, ext. 239 for carpool or to get directions to the Arthur Butler Sanctuary.
Flinn show help needed
On July 21-22, 24 , 26, from 2-4 p.m., the Greenwich Art Society needs a team of member/artists to help with the Flinn Show 2012 "Local Color, Defying Boundaries" with hanging the show, reception set up and clean-up.
Email email@example.com or call 203-629-1533, M-F from 9:30-12:30 p.m. by July 19.
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.
From July 11 with opening reception from 6-8 p.m. to Sept. 5, the Greenwich Historical Society presents the Greenwich Community Artists Series in the exhibit -- "Structural Perspectives" -- with artists Michael Chait, Lily McCarthy and Heather Sandifer, at the Greenwich Historical Society's Storehouse Gallery Museum Shop, 39 Strickland Road.
The exhibit explores how visual themes occur and repeat in both organic and manmade contexts. Hours are Wed.-Sun. from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. For more information visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
Billy and the Showmen
On July 11, the Dept. of Parks and Rec. will present Billy and the Showmen at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park The Greenwich Police Silver Shield will sponsor this concert. Established over 30 years ago, Billy and the Showmen is one of Connecticut's best and most enduring Rhythm & Blues bands Rain date: July 12. For cancellation info call 203-618-7650 after 4 p.m.
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.
Journalist to discuss Iran
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.
Sidewalk Sale Days slated
From July 12 - 15, the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will present the shopping experience of the year, the 2012 Greenwich Sidewalk Sale Days, along Greenwich Avenue and nearby streets in downtown Greenwich.
On July 14-15, Sat. and Sun. activities for kids, music and ballroom dancing entertainment, bargains and discounts. For more information, visit www.Greenwichchamber.com or call 203-869-3500.
Family Pond Exploration
On July 14, from 3-4:30 p.m. Greenwich Audubon at 613 Riversville Road, invites one and all to hop around the pond with Audubon staff and get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home.
Equipment provided. Space limited. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext.230.
All day Bastille Day celebration
Beginning at 8 a.m., at Town Hall, with First Selectman raising the French flag, followed at 9 a.m. by a traditional Petit Dejeuner & Raffle at Restaurant Jean-Louis (Complimentary cafe & viennoiserie for those attending 8 a.m. ceremony and wearing the tri-color ribbon), ending with an evening of French food, wine, and dancing by the Blues Patrol and Mongolian Monkfish!
Lewis Street to be closed all day to traffic. Festivities sponsored by the Alliance Française of Greenwich, Restaurant Jean- Louis of Greenwich, the Black Forest Bakery and Arthur Murray Dance Studios. $20 includes registration, a glass of rose and Bastille Day cake.
For tickets/ dinner prices visit www.restaurantJeanLouis.com or call 203-622-8450 or 203-629-1340.
On July 14, at 12:30 p.m., First County Bank with the Greenwich Arts Council and the Dept. of Parks and Rec. are sponsoring the annual Greenwich Sand Blast, a competition for the most spectacular sand sculptures at Tod's Point Beach.
Rain date is July 15, at 1:30 p.m. For rain date information, call the Greenwich Parks & Recreation Activities hotline at 203-618-7650.
Big Band at Byram Park
On July 14, from 5-6:30 p.m., the Dept. of Parks and Rec features the Fairfield Counts Big Band at Byram Park. Listen to the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Hoagy Carmichael and George and Ira Gershwin. For more information visit www.greenwichct.org, or call 203-618-7649. If rainy, concert to be at the Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road ..
Jazz on the Sound
On July 15, the Dept. of Parks and Rec. will kick off the Jazz on the Sound Concert series featuring a Dixieland Jazz band to play on the 4 p.m. Island Beach ferry, continuing on Island Beach, and playing on the return trip at 5:30 p.m. ferry. Bring picnic dinner. For more information call 203-618-7649, or visit www.greenwichct.org. If rainy, call 203-618-7650.
Free Seaside Garden concert
On July 15, at 5:30 p.m., the Friends of Greenwich Point are sponsoring a free concert at the Seaside Garden at Greenwich Point with the band Kronic playing reggae, soul and R&B. Bring chair, blanket and refreshments. If rainy concert held at the Old Greenwich-Riverside Civic Center. Change of venue will be on www.FriendsofGreenwichPoint.org.
Creating energy efficient homes
On July 15, from 11-noon, at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Judy Martin, owner of Green Home Consulting, will show how to make small but important changes with geothermal, solar electric & hot water systems, with the many financial incentives available. No charge but suggested donation of $5-10 for Audubon. RSVP to 203-869-5272, ext.239. (Note: This follows a photography hike.)
Senior opportunity tea
On July 19, at 4 p.m., At Home in Greenwich, Inc. invites seniors to have tea and explore membership benefits and volunteer opportunities with Executive Director Lise Jameson and current members. RSVP at 203-422-2342 for the tea location.
Town Tennis Tournament
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. 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Discussing effective weight loss
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.
Binney Park shows "Dr. No"
On July, 21 at 8:30 p.m., Perrot Library is featuring the James Bond film classic, "Dr. No," celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release, at Binney Park in Old Greenwich. Rain Date: July 22. Bring picnics, blankets and chairs. Free film -rated PG. For further information call 637-3870 or visit www.perrotlibrary.org.
Salvation Army Food Drive
On July 26, from 8 to 4 p.m., the Salvation Army will hold its annual food drive to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor and the Dept. of Social Services food pantries in the Gisborne Room at Greenwich Town Hall.
Dragon & Damselflies Survey
On July 28, come to Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, to the intro from 10:30-11 a.m., and Field Counts from 11-5 p.m. Become a citizen scientist on our annual survey for these species on Audubon Greenwich grounds. Ages 7 & up. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext.230 by July 27.
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.
Audubon Nature Film Series
On Aug 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18, Greenwich Audubon will host the "Audubon At Home Nature Film Series featuring over a dozen recent innovative eco-documentaries addressing Bird Conservation, Conservation Heroes: Today & Yesterday, and the Sustainable Food Movement - with special guest speakers. Plan a hike/picnic pre or post film. Advance tickets recommended. Call 203-869-5272, ext.239.
Live Green Connecticut
Scott 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.