Tennis fundraiser in Greenwich
Tomorrow, Sept. 15, the Wall Street Tennis Challenge comes to Greenwich to compete at the Field Club of Greenwich followed by tournament finals, exhibition match, cocktails, dinner, auction and dancing at the Greenwich Country Club, to support Ovarian Cancer Research at Mt. Sinai. For more information visit http://wallstreettennischallenge.org.
Pemberwick-Glenville Community Day
Tomorrow, Sept. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., in Pemberwick Park, the Pemberwick-Glenville Community invites all current and former residents to enjoy its 7th Annual Party. Troup 35 Scouts will raise the flag to kick off the Community Celebration. Barbecue, bake sale and Italian Ice. Kids activities by Uninvited Band. For more information and updates, visit www.pemberwickglenville.com.
Les Petit Chanteurs
On Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Christ Church Greenwich, 54 East Putnam Ave., presents a free concert by Les Petit Chanteurs (The Little Singers, featuring boys ages 8-12) from the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral School in Port-au-Prince Haiti. For more information call (203) 869-6600, ext. 23.
French Farm harvest feast
On Sunday, Sept. 16, from 12 to 4 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society and Friends of French Farm, located on Lake Avenue, are holding a tour of the grounds of this historic property developed by the late David Wierdsma, to pet the sheep and check out the chickens with a seasonal buffet.. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Tickets for adults are $65; tickets for children under 12 are $20. Sign up online at www.greenwichhistory.org.
On Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m., the Bruce Museum at One Museum Drive is presenting the first of a two-part lecture series on "Expanding Deserts: A Global Concern. Dr. Peter de Menocal will address, "Desert Formation and the Emergence of Civilization. Free for Museum members and students with school/college ID. $5 for non-members. To reserve call 203-413-6757
Caregivers speaker series
On Sept. 19, on alternating Weds., from 11:45 -1 p.m., Greenwich Adult Day Care at River House, 125 River Road Ext. is offering a four-part speaker series,"Keeping Your Cool," by Maureen Matthews, Ph.D., RN; "Personal Care 101" and "Body Mechanics" with Peg Drenckhahn, LPN; and "Maintaining Memory" by Lori Contadino, MS. To register, call 203-622-0079.
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. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 203-869-3500.
"The Arab Fall"
On Sept. 19, the World Affairs Forum's Ambassador Roundtable presents Michael Wahid Hanna, Fellow of The Century Foundation, speaking on "The Arab Fall, at the Stamford Yacht Club, 97 Ocean Drive West, with coffee at 7:15 a.m., breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and speaker at 8 a.m.
$50 non Roundtable members, $30 member guests and $30 Forum. To reserve, call 203-356-0340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich-based Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is looking for a host family to house for six months two female university students from Nepal and Denmark chosen as 2013 International Youth Fellows while they work at the Foundation. Both speak perfect English.
For more information call FAF's Intern Coordinator, Victor Izquierdo, at 203-542-0652 or email email@example.com.
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. For more information, call 203-869-0376
Adopt-A-Dog needs volunteers
Adopt-A-Dog is looking for 150 volunteers for its 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. Included among volunteers needed for the event are front gate attendants, competition rings stewards, silent auction assistants and more. Help is also needed for setup and cleanup. Register at www.adoptadog.org.
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., Jewish Family Services is holding a Divorce Support Group at JFS of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill Lane, to discuss issues including 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.
Skateboarding clinics start Sept. 25
Registration is open for the Town of Greenwich's Skateboarding Clinics for children 6 to 12 years. Clinics start on Sept. 25 and will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays or Wednesdays, from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Limit of 12 per class. Registration ongoing until classes fill. Fee is $65 for four sessions for annual members and $95 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.
Studio Faculty Exhibit set
On view until Sept. 29, the Greenwich Art Society at 299 Greenwich Ave. is hosting its Annual Faculty Exhibition in its Second Floor Gallery featuring the art works of its studio school faculty. Weekdays from 10-5, Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., and on Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or visit www.livegreenct.com.
HawkWatch festival to be held at Audubon
On Sept. 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, will host its 14th annual "HawkWatch Weekend Festival and Green Bazaar," which coincides with the amazing raptor migration. Famous live birds of prey shows will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. with Bill and Brian Robinson on Saturday and Talons: A Bird of Prey Experience on Sunday. Also on Sunday, release of rehabilitated raptors with Wildlife in Crisis will be held at 4 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.
On Sept. 24, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., at Christ Church Greenwich's Loft of the Parish House, , 254 E. Putnam Ave., Open Auditions for Christ Church Choristers, boys in grades 2-6 and girls in grades 3-8, of all faiths. Voice training, music theory, travel to Europe, choir camp, ski trips, and an allowance! For more information call 203-869-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting Sept. 25, at 10:30 a.m., and continuing through Nov., Greenwich Adult Day Care at the River House, 125 River Road Extension is offering the course MasterMind, taught by Lori Contadino MS to learn methods and strategies to enhance your memory! To register or for more information call 203-622-0079, ext. 113 or email email@example.com.
Dee Dee Coleman slated to speak
On Sept. 26, at 4 p.m., Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., is hosting Dalhberg Peace Award winner, Pastor Dee Dee Coleman to address "Shared History, Shared Future." Open to public but tickets required. Contact Alice Schoen at (203) 542-7165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFS and Woman's Club to host author Rubin
On Sept. 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at The Woman's Club of Greenwich, 89 Maple Ave., and Jewish Family Services of Greenwich are co-hosting author Gretchen Rubin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "Happier at Home," a book of wisdom about parenthood, interior design, time management and more. Book signing following. Tickets $15 at www.jccgreenwich.org or call 203-552-1818.
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.
Sept. 28 is the deadline is for the annual Connecticut Veterans Day Parade middle school essay contest. Entrants to write a one-page essay entitled "What It Means to be a Veteran." A panel of judges will select one (1) top essay winner and two (2) runners-up. First prize winner to ride in Nov. 4 parade in Hartford in special vehicle. For more information call 860-688-4499, cell 860-833-4466 or visit www.sollpr.com.
On Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m., Christ Church Greenwich, 254 E. Putnam Ave. is hosting Jim Wallis, author and editor of Sojourners magazine, to speak to "Whatever Happened to the Common Good? The Role of Faith in the Upcoming Election," following a wine and cheese reception in the Parish House Loft as part of the "Courage and Faith" series. Wallis will preach that day at the 9:15 a.m. Christ Church Greenwich worship service. To reserve or for more information call 203-869-6600 or visit http://courageandfaith.org.
GHS 1949 reunion
On Sept. 29, from 11:30-4 p.m., at Fairways Restaurant at the Griff Harris Golf Course, 1323 King Street, will be Greenwich High School's 1949 63rd class reunion luncheon. Cost is $36.00. For more info and to attend, contact Theresa Tarasewicz Kelly at 203-531-8263 or Marie Bria Palmer at 203-661-6462.
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 identifying skills and a basic ability to identify common plants. To volunteer or for more information, email Lori Mott at email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Broadway singers to perform
On Sept. 30, At Home in Greenwich's benefit "Come to the Cabaret" at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich will feature The Broadway Babes, and Boys of the New Paradigm Theatre led by Tony award-winning Kristin Huffman to sing Broadway favorites. Wine, light supper and silent auction. For tickets or more information, call At Home Executive Director Lise Jameson; 203-422-2342.
"The Artist's Studio" exhibit
From Oct. 3 -- Jan. 6, at the Greenwich Historical Society Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Road, the new exhibit: "A Good Light: The Artist's Studio in Cos Cob and Beyond," to celebrate the restoration of the room at Bush-Holley House that served as the as the combination working studio and bedroom for Childe Hassam, John Twachtman and Elmer MacRae. For more information visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.
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.
Bill Evans to talk on weather
On Oct. 7, from 1:30-4 p.m., at the Seaside Center on Greenwich Point, the Friends of Greenwich Point and Bruce Museum will host WABC-TV broadcaster and meteorologist Bill Evans talking on "Weathering the Storm." For more information, call 203-413-6742 or email email@example.com
Art history lecture
On Oct. 9, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, will host art historian Kathleen Johnson in the Vanderbilt Education Center to speak to "Tales of Conflict and Accommodation: America's Progressive Era in Greenwich, 1890 to 1915," in connection with their exhibit on 19th century artist studios -- "A Good Light." Members: $10; nonmembers: $15. To reserve, visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.