Boys & Girls campers celebration
Today, July 27, at 12:30 p.m., the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Camp Simmons campers will celebrate the holidays with the Northeast Fire Department and special guest Santa at its campsite at 744 Lake Ave. Firefighters will help campers cool down with a fire hose.
Rain or shine. For more information, call 203- 869-3224.
Adopt-A-Dog Open House
Tomorrow, July 28, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Adopt-A-Dog Shelter, 23 Cox Ave. in Armonk, N.Y. Adopt-A-Dog is a dog and cat rescue organization serving New York, Connecticut and beyond since 1981.
For more information call 914-273-1674 or 203-629-9494, or visit www.adoptadog.org.
Dragon- and Damselfly survey
Tomorrow, July 28, come to Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, to the intro from 10:30-11 a.m., and field counts from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for dragonflies and damselflies.
Ages 7 and up. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext. 230 by July 27.
Whole Foods to to benefit garden
All 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.
Greenwich Point marsh walk
On July 29, at 1:30 p.m., Friends of Greenwich Point will host Dan Barrett for a "walk and talk" about "The Wondrous World of a Tidal Marsh," Starting at the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point.
Wear shoes you don't mind getting muddy. Rain or shine.
Event sponsored by the Frank Muhlfeld Memorial Fund. For more information, visit www.FriendsofGreenwichPoint.org.
Sound Beach Band at Binney
On July 29, from 7- 8:30 p.m., the Department of Parks and Recreation will present the Sound Beach Community Band performing in the Showmobile at Binney Park.
The band of 40 local musicians play a popular songs, marches and show tunes. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket for a night of music under the stars.
For rain date, call 203-618-7650 after 4 p.m. day of the concert. For more information, visit www.greenwichct.org.
Autism group Family Day
On Sunday, July 29, from 3- 5 p.m., Friends of Autistic People and the Greenwich Education Group will hold a free Family Fun Day at the Bartlett Arboretum, 151 Brookdale Road in Stamford. Open to families who have a child on the autism spectrum.
Fun activities for children, such as face painting and planting their own flowers to take home, food, 203-661-8510 or email email@example.com.
Short Bus concert
On Aug. 1, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., the Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting "The Short Bus" performing a concert at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park (Aug. 2 rain date), sponsored by the Greenwich police Silver Shield Association.
For more information, call 203-618-7649, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Children's books wanted
Friends of the Cos Cob Library are collecting children and young adult books, electronic games, and books on CD's from Aug. 29 to be sold at its annual Cos Cob Library Open House and Children's Book Sale on Sept. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. No reference books, encyclopedias, audio or video cassettes. Bring to library or call 203-622-0292 for a pickup at home. Library hours are Mon. noon to 8 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 and 18, Greenwich Audubon will host the "Audubon At Home Nature Film Series," featuring more than a dozen recent 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.
call for blood
The American Red Cross urges donors to address the summer storm-driven loss of more than 1,000 units of blood and platelets. Power outages, fallen trees and other storm impact have cancelled blood drives and blocked access to donor centers. Eligible blood donors can schedule appointments immediately by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org.
Donors will receive coupon for free carton of ice cream from Friendly's restaurants.
St. Catherine's Carnival of Fun
From Aug. 14 to 18, with start time at 6 p.m. is the 50th annual St. Catherine's Carnival of Fun, 4 Riverside Ave. Rides, games of chance, grilled foods, sausage and peppers, grilled chicken, pizza fritta, fresh desserts, ice cream, cotton candy and entertainment offered nightly.
Tell your dog- adoption story
Adopt-A-Dog wants your dog or cat adoption stories to mark the group's 25th anniversary celebration of "Puttin' On The Dog."
Stories of 200 words or fewer may be written from the perspective of "adopter" or "adoptee" and sent with photos by Aug. 15 to adoptiontails@adoptadog.
Eligible entries will be published after Oct. 1 on the Adopt-A-Dog website's alumni page; 25 stories will be displayed with photos in the "Adoption Tails" Gallery at "Puttin' On The Dog" on Sept. 23.
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.
Visit `Everyday Heroes'
Take the kids to "Everyday Heroes: Greenwich First Responders," on exhibit at the Greenwich Historical Society. 39 Strickland Road, before it closes Aug. 26. The show chronicles the history of Greenwich's Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Service departments beginning with Gen. Putman, one of Greenwich's "first" responders who in 1779 rode to warn of invading British troops. Wed. to Sun. noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
Register for Ramp Camp
The Department 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, 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.
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.
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.
Divorce Support Group to meet
On Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m., the Jewish Family Services is holding a Divorce Support Group at JFS of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill Lane to discuss issues such as mourning the loss of your relationship, rebuilding self-esteem, navigating family complications and dating again. Men welcome. Two-month prepaid discount fee of $120 or $20 per session. Sliding scale fees will apply if necessary.
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 Day Care 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.
Green living festival
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 email@example.com or visit www.livegreenct.com.