Seeing red: All about lobsters
On Sept. 2, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center, join local lobster men and naturalists to learn the status of lobster fisheries and populations in L.I. Sound. The family-friendly event features include live lobsters in the center's touch tank, video footage of the complex crustacean, and more. For more information call 203-413-6742, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich Point annual meeting
On Sept. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Innis Arden Cottage, the Friends of Greenwich Point are holding their annual meeting and invite those interested to come hear about what they have accomplished, what our future goals are and to meet the members of the board.
Literacy volunteer training session
Literacy Volunteers is offering training sessions to teach adults to read, write and speak English. Training sessions will be held from 6 to 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.
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 to February 2013. All games will be played at Western Middle School on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Residents 16 years of age or older can join a team, as well as employees of corporations that are located 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.
Second Congregational homecoming
On Sept. 9, at 10 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave., is inviting the community to its annual homecoming worship service and barbecue. The day features a free barbecue luncheon, including an ice cream truck, following the 10 a.m. service, at about 11 a.m. To reserve the luncheon and for information, call 203-869-9311, ext. 120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.2cc.org.
Seaside Garden concert set
On Sept. 9, at 4:30 p.m., the Friends of Greenwich Point will present the Zuzazz String Orkestra (blues, swing, old-time country music) in the Seaside Garden. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy some great music. In case of rain, 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 slated
On Sept. 9, from 1-5, the Greenwich Cup, the closing match of the 2012 season will take place at the Greenwich Polo Club, 32 Hurlingham Drive, off North Street. General admission is $65. VIP tickets are $200, a private table of 10 is $2,500 to $5,000 and a private grandstand box for six is $1,250. For tickets, visit www.greenwichCUP.com.
Free health and fitness series
From now until Sept. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Greenwich Running Company, at 2 Greenwich Ave. is hosting a two-part Health & Wellness Series to promote good health for all ages and the importance of staying active throughout life. The series is a lead up to the Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2012 on Sept. 22 and 23. For more information, contact TMK Sports & Entertainment at 203-531-3047 or visit www.TMK-EventMarketing.com.
On Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m., the Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave., is hosting the Activated Story Theatre to perform the African tale "Hatseller and Monkey" (popularized by the book "Caps for Sale") and a legend about how the ice cream cone was invented at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. To get a part in the show, kids age 6 and up must attend the free pre-show theatre workshop which begins half an hour before showtime. Participation limited to 12 children, no experience necessary. For more information call 203.531-0426 or visit http://www.activatedstorytheatre.com.
Junior League Open House
On Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and on Sept. 13, from 9:30-11 a.m., the Junior League of Greenwich is holding an Open House at its Greenwich Headquarters, 231 East Putnam Ave. for prospective new members to learn what projects we support in town and how we plan to continue to impact the Town of Greenwich. To RSVP, call 203-869-1979 or email email@example.com.
Kids dance classes
Starting on Sept.10, Greenwich Dance Arts at the Greenwich Arts Center offering individualized training in group classes, emphasizing core strength, different kinds of dance technique, motor skill development and creativity.
Classes also will be held at a Riverside/Old Greenwich studio location. Free trial class offered before registering. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot or for more information.
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.
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.
Women and men are welcome. Fee is a two-month, prepaid discount fee of $120, or $20 per session.
Sliding scale fees will apply if necessary.
French lessons for children
Starting Sept. 11, the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich Pre-School program for children ages three to five will kick off its French language classes, which will be held from Tuesday through Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., through Dec. 13 at Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Ave. Tuition is $2,560 with a 10 percent sibling discount.
The program includes 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.
Teacher naturalist training program
Starting Sept. 11, 13, 18, 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.., Audubon Greenwich is offering a Teacher Naturalist Training Program in the Kimberlin Nature Center at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road.
Training is free and led by Audubon's experienced education staff.
Annual Chamber golf outing
A shotgun start will take place at 1 p.m. Cocktails, dinner, raffles, and awards immediately follow the golf.
You must sign up now to reserve your spot. Call 203-869-3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Red Cross, 99 Indian Field Road, is seeking volunteer drivers. 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 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, 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.
Wastewater Treatment Plant tour scheduled
On Sept. 12, from 6 to 7:15 p.m., the Greenwich Conservation Commission will host a tour of the Grass Island Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn where the water goes when it leaves your home. Tour will be conducted by the Greenwich Sewer Division staff beginning promptly at 6 and 6:35 p.m. Meet at Grass Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. For more information, contact 622-6461 or email email@example.com.
State of the
On Sept. 19, at 11:45 a.m., the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of the Town Luncheon featuring First Selectman Peter Tesei at Milbrook Club, 61 Woodside Drive. All Town residents and business people are welcome to attend this luncheon as the First Selectman shares his vision for the Town. No walk-ins are allowed. Fee: $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10.
Talk on Machu Picchu dispute
On Sept. 20, at 8 p.m., at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, the Archaeological Associates (AAG) of Greenwich is presenting Yale Professor Richard Burger, Chairman of Archaeological Studies at Yale., and recent Peabody Museum director, on "The Resolution of the Yale-Peru Dispute over the Machu Picchu Collections: An Insider's Account." Free to AAG and Bruce Museum members and students with ID or $15.
HawkWatch Weekend Festival
On Sept. 22 & 23, from 11-5 p.m., Audubon Greenwich at 613 Riversville Road, hosts the 14th annual "HawkWatch Weekend Festival & Green Bazaar" coinciding with the amazing raptor migration. Famous live birds of prey shows at 1 & 3 p.m. with Bill & Brian Robinson (Sat.) and Talons: A Bird of Prey Experience (Sun.). Plus on Sun. release of rehabilitated raptors with Wildlife in Crisis at 4:00 p.m. $10 for non-members and $7 for current, new, or renewing Audubon members. To volunteer and for more information call 203-869-5272, ext.239 or visit http://greenwich.audubon.org
United Way's "Oktoberfest."
On Sept. 28, Greenwich United Way will hold its fourth annual "Oktoberfest" fundraiser at the Loading Dock on Fairfield Avenue in Stamford. The event space will be transformed into a festive Bavarian Biergarten, with food, music, games, dancing, and other lively activities all set against a distinctive Alpine backdrop. Tickets start at $200. Fore more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.unitedway-greenwich.org or call 203-869-2221.
Divorce Support Group slated
On Wednesday evenings from 5:50 to 7 p.m., the YWCA of Greenwich, 259 East Putnam Ave. is holding an eight-week Divorce Support Group addressing mourning the loss of your relationship, legal advice, financial advice and processing the many feelings a divorce creates. The group is led by a Licensed Social Worker. Call 203-869-6501, ext.175 for more information.
Volunteer birdwatchers needed
From now until Oct. 20, Audubon CT needs citizen scientists (volunteer birdwatchers) to participate in surveys of neotropical migrant songbirds during fall migration, one morning per week for priority coastal sites. Volunteers need strong bird indentifying skills and a basic ability to identify common plants. To volunteer or for more information, email Lori Mott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Desert exhibit at Bruce
On view until March 3, Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive is, "Extreme Habitats: Living Desert Dry."The exhibit showcases how and where native flora and fauna have evolved to not only survive but to thrive under hyper-arid conditions. It spotlights the global issue of desertification, the process in which fertile land is transformed into desert as a result of human-induced causes such as deforestation, poor agricultural practices and drought. For more information, call 203-869-0376.
Register now for the Town of Greenwich's Skateboarding Clinics for children 6 to 12 years, with a limit of 12 per class. Beginning Sept. 25 on four consecutive Tuesdays or Wednesdays, from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Registration ongoing until classes fill. Fee is $65 for four sessions for annual members and $95.00 for non-members. Price includes free practice skate time before or after clinics. For more information call 203-622-7821, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Adopt-A-Dog needs volunteers
Adopt-A-Dog needs 150 volunteers for the 25th "Puttin' On The Dog" for-fun dog show and festival, which will take place on Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Needed to make this year's show a success are: Front gate attendants; competition rings stewards; silent auction assistants and more. Help is also needed for setup and cleanup. Register online at www.adoptadog.org.
Back to school donations
Neighbor to Neighbor, at its Christ Church campus, 248 East Putnam Ave., requests the donation and drop-off of gently used outgrown kids' clothes, sneakers, shoes and extra school supplies. Hours are Monday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Neighbor to Neighbor will be closed for renovations until Sept. 4. For more information, call 203-622-9208.
Stormwater Management Workshop
On Sept. 21, from 8-3:45 p.m., the Westchester County Department of Planning and Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a Westchester County Stormwater Management Workshop, at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, N.Y. Speakers with practical experience in stormwater management,case studies and a panel of experts. Cont. ed credits offered for certified planners through NY Metro APA. To register, print and return the registration form at http://bit.ly/RVUmOg.
Emergency call for blood donations
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 by visiting redcrossblood.org. Donors will receive a coupon for a free carton of ice cream from Friendly's restaurants.
National Estuary Day Sept. 29
On Sept. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Greenwich Conservation Commission will unveil its Greenwich Point Jr. Ranger Program with help of Friends of Greenwich Point, the Greenwich Shellfish Commission, the Bruce Museum Seaside Center, SoundWaters, Audubon Greenwich, and others, at the Floren Family Environmental Center @ Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park. For more information, call 203- 622-6461 or email email@example.com.
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 Club. The theme is "A Mysterious Musical Evening" and will feature a silent auction, dinner, and live auction with mystery entertainment. Honorees are Probate Judge David W. Hopper and Bill Evans, senior meteorologist for Eyewitness News. For more information, call Pathways at 203-869-5656.
John Zumbo Race slated
On Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., the 6th Annual John Zumbo Race will take place on Woods Road at the picnic area in Bruce Park for a distance of 5K. Runners, walkers, strollers, and pets are welcome! T-shirts will be given to all registrants, and prizes will be awarded in several categories. Small children race for free in their own. Register online prior to the race at www.zumboscholarship.com or on the day of the event.