Today, on Aug. 10, and on Aug. 11 & 16, 17, 18, Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, is presenting the "Audubon At Home Nature Film Series" of more than a dozen innovative eco-documentaries on three themes: "Bird Conservation," "Conservation Heroes: Today & Yesterday," and the "Sustainable Food Movement," with special guest speakers sprinkled throughout the events.
Advance tickets are recommended. Call 203-869-5272, ext. 239, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Home in Greenwich
On Aug. 13, at 4 p.m., At Home in Greenwich invites seniors to have coffee and explore membership benefits and volunteer opportunities with Executive Director Lise Jameson and current members at Fletcher Hall, Second Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave. Meet people and become part of a vibrant membership focused on staying safe and independent in your own home. RSVP at 203-422-2342.
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 less may be written from perspective of "adopter" or "adoptee" and sent with photos by Aug. 15 to adoptiontails@adoptadog.
Eligible entries will be published after Oct. 1 on Adopt-a-Dog's website alumni page; 25 stories will be displayed with photos in the "Adoption Tails" gallery at "Puttin' On The Dog" on Sept. 23.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
On Aug. 13, 20, and 27, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the Greenwich chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), sponsored by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital, will meet at 900 King Street (ground floor) in Rye Brook, N.Y., to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through weight monitoring, mutual support, and education about healthy lifestyle choices.
For information, visit www.tops.org, or call 203-863-4444.
Roadside forests hearing slated
On Aug, 13, at two public sessions, 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., the CT DEEP appointed State Vegetation Management Task Force will share its Draft Recommendations for how the roadside forests should be better managed to reduce future storm damage and maintain the benefits of trees -- in Hartford at CT DEEP in the Phoenix Auditorium. There will be opportunity for public comment. For more information visit http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2697&q=508900&depNav_GID=1631
Chamber of Commerce picnic
On Aug. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is holding its August After Six event at Byram Park, Ritch Ave., and Byram Shore Road, sponsored by its Ambassador's Group. Picnic fare, beverages and desserts, with on-land paddle boarding demo by a Chamber member. $15 for Chamber members, $25 for non-members.
St. Catherine's Carnival of Fun
St. Catherine's 50th annual Carnival of Fun will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at 4 Riverside Ave. Rides, games of chance, grilled foods, sausage and peppers, grilled chicken, the famous "pizza fritta," fresh desserts, ice cream, cotton candy and entertainment will be featured nightly. Shuttle bus service runs from Eastern Middle from 5:30 p.m. until 1/2 hour after closing. The Carnival runs through Aug. 18. For more information visit www.stcath.org.
On Aug. 15, at 1 p.m., the Art Society of Old Greenwich will sponsor a demonstration of the Impressionist painting technique in oils by artist Dmitri Wright at the Greenwich Arts Council (Second Floor Meeting Room), 299 Greenwich Ave. Mr. Wright teaches Impressionism at the Silvermine Art School, and he is Master Artist/Instructor at Weir Farm National Historic Site for American Impressionists.
Best of Greenwich
On Aug. 16, from 6-9 p.m. at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor and l'escale restaurant, Moffly Media is honoring its "Best of Greenwich" winners voted by the readers of "Greenwich" magazine. Tastings and samplings from selected winners.
Limited tickets at $65.00 online or $75 at the door, with proceeds benefiting Greenwich United Way. Visit www.greenwichmag.com or call 203-571-1631.
The Nurse Is In
A nurse will be on site to take blood pressure and to answer health questions on Aug. 17, from 12 to 2 p.m., at Hill House in Riverside.
This service is free, courtesy of Community Health at Greenwich Hospital. For information, call 203-863-4444.
On Aug. 18, at 8:30 p.m., the Perrot Memorial Library presents its annual community film event in Binney Park. The film is "Miss Potter," a biographical movie of children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, set in the English Lake District. It stars Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. Bring picnics, blankets and chairs. Rated PG.
Swingaholics slated to play
On Aug. 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Dept. of Parks and Recreation presents the Swingaholics at the Byram Shore Park. Expect to hear some Count Basie band call-and-response lines woven between American standards, as well as the humorous songs of Louis Jordan and Bob Wills, with judicious amounts of good-time rock'n'country. The rain date is Aug. 19. For more information visit www.greenwichct.org, or call 203-618-7649.
Infant/child CPR training
On Aug. 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., Greenwich Hospital is offering Infant/Child CPR Training (plus obstructed airway), in the 1st floor conference room at 55 Holly Hill Lane. The training is suggested for parents, caregivers, and pregnant women. $65 fee.
To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253, or visit www.greenwichhospital.org.
Old Timers annual picnic
On Aug. 19, from 9:30 to 6 p.m., at Tod's Point, will be the Cos Cob Mianus Dugout Old Timers 28th Annual Picnic, with breakfast from 9:30 to11 a.m. Food and beverages will be served all day. Tickets are $45. Call 203-618-9036, or 203-869-2771.
On Aug. 19, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road , is offering a Family Pond Exploration with Audubon staff to get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home. Equipment is provided and the event is suitable for all ages. Members: Adults $3.00/Children and seniors: $1.50 / Non-members: Adults $5.00/Children and seniors $3.00 Program fees include admission to the Center. Space is limited. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext.239.
Jazz at Seaside Garden
On Aug. 19, from 5:30 -- 7 p.m., Friends of Greenwich Point presents the Al Dimarco Quintet (jazz and popular standards) in the Seaside Garden. Bring your chair or blanket and come enjoy some great music. If rainy, the concert will be held at the Old Greenwich Riverside Civic Center starting at 6:30. For more information visit www.friendsofgreenwichpoint.org.
Free weight loss surgery seminar
On Aug. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Greenwich Hospital surgeons Dr. Bruce Molinelli, and Dr. Athanassios Petrotos, will discuss the criteria for weight-loss surgery and the types of procedures available at Greenwich Hospital -- in the hospital's Hyde Conference Room. For more information or to register, call 203-863-3646.
Parkinson's Group meeting
On Aug. 21, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Community Health at Greenwich Hospital will offer free Parkinson's Support Groups meeting at the Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, featuring an exercise session with Miriam Shaw and a caregiver support group meeting.
For more information, call 203-863-4444.
Free bariatric support
Pre- and post-operative patients, as well as those who are considering bariatric surgery, are welcome. For more information, call 203-863-3646
AARP safe drivers course
On Aug. 25, from 9 to 1 p.m., Community Health at Greenwich Hospital will offer a single-session driving course in the hospital's Cafeteria Conference Room to teach participants about current rules of the road, how to safely operate a vehicle in today's challenging driving environment, and ways to adjust to common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time.
Fee: $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers. To register, call 203-863-4277 or toll-free 888-305-9253.
Low vision help
From Mon.-Fri. by appointment with physician referral, the Greenwich Hospital Low Vision Center provides services to persons with low vision in Fairfield and Westchester counties. With the aid of therapy, patients work to maximize their remaining vision and improve the quality of their lives. For information or to make an appointment, call 203-863-3984.
Friends of Cos Cob Library are collecting children and young adult books, electronic games, and books on CD's from Aug. 29 to be sold at their annual Cos Cob Library Open House and Children's Book Sale on Sept. 15, from 1-4 p.m.
No reference books, encyclopedias, audio or video cassettes. Bring donations to the library or call 203-622-0292 for a pickup at home.
Library hours are Monday, noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Back to school donations
Neighbor to Neighbor, located at their Christ Church campus, 248 East Putnam Ave., requests the donation of gently-used outgrown kids' clothes, sneakers, shoes and extra school supplies to drop by Neighbor to Neighbor.
Hours are Monday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Neighbor to Neighbor will be closed for renovations from Aug. 25 to Sept. 4. For more information, call 203-622-9208.
Emergency call for blood
The American Red Cross Emergency 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 impacts 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.
Summer art classes
Enrollment is open now for Greenwich Art Society's summer art classes including: "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 as well as the story of Gen. Putnam, one of Greenwich's "first" responders who in 1779 rode to warn of invading British troops.
Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
Fall Volleyball League
On Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., the Dept. of Parks and Rec. Dept. will hold its Registration/Organizational Meeting for the Co-Ed Volleyball League at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd. The league will run from October 2012 - February 2013. All games played at Western Middle School on Tuesday, or Thursday evenings. Residents 16 years of age or older can enter a team, as well as employees of Corporations that reside in Greenwich. Team cost is $310 to be paid on meeting day, or by Sept. 14. For more information call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Register for 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 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 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 Explorers. 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 to 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.
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.
Literacy volunteer training session
Literacy Volunteers is offering training sessions to teach adults to read, write and speak English. Five training sessions, from 6 - 8:30 p.m., on Sept. 6, 10, 11, 19, and 27, or Oct. 16, 19, 23, 25, and 30, at 141 Franklin Street, Stamford.
For more information call 203-324-5214 or email email@example.com.
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.
Seaside Garden concert set
On Sept. 9, at 4:30 p.m., the Friends of Greenwich Point presents the Zuzazz String Orkestra (blues, swing, old time country in the Seaside Garden.
Bring your chair or blanket and come enjoy some great music. If rainy, the concert will be held at the Old Greenwich Riverside Civic Center starting at 6:30.
For more information visit www.friendsofgreenwichpoint.org.
Greenwich Polo event
On Sept. 9, from 1-5, the Greenwich Cup, the closing match of the 2012 season, will take place at the Greenwich Polo Club, at 32 Hurlingham Drive, off North Street. General admission $65. VIP Tickets $200, Private Table of 10 $2,500 - $5,000. Private Grandstand Box for six $1,250. For tickets visit www.greenwichCUP.com.
French lessons for kids
Starting Sept. 11, the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich Pre-School program for children ages 3-5 will kick off its French language classes running Sept. 11- Dec.13, from 9:15 to 12:15 p.m., Tues. to Thurs. at The Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Ave., tuition: $2,560 with 10 percent sibling discount. Including storytelling, music, drawing, arts and crafts, counting and numbers games, movement, visual aids and picture books. For more information, call 203-629-1340 or email email@example.com.
GADC caregiver consultation
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 and 16 for the third annual "Green Living & Family Festival" to be held at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk, featuring keynote speaker and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel Esty. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.livegreenct.com.
Chamber annual golf outing
On Sept. 12, 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.
Pathways Mysterious Evening
On Sept. 29, Pathways, the only Greenwich agency providing housing and services for the mentally ill, will hold its Annual Gala at the Greenwich Country. The theme is "A Mysterious Musical Evening." Featuring a silent auction, dinner, and live auction with mystery entertainment. Honorees are Probate Judge David W. Hopper and Bill Evans, Sr. Meteorologist for Eyewitness News serving as Emcee. For more information call Pathways at 203-869-5656.