Audubon to host woodpecker tour
Tomorrow, Oct. 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., join Ted Gilman for a tour of the sanctuary at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, in search of the six or more woodpecker species on site. All ages. RSVP to 203-869-5272, ext. 239 or email email@example.com.
Hoberman reading at Cos Cob Library
Tomorrow, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m., the Friends and Staff of Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy, are presenting author and Children's Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman reading from her two new books, "I Like Old Clothes," and "Forget-Me-Nots," along with selections from her other books. Book sale and signing following. Registration required. Stop by or call the library at 203-622-6883 to reserve a spot.
Birding site visits led by Tiller at Audubon
Tomorrow, Oct. 27, at 7:30 a.m., take part in a true birding experience with Luke Tiller at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road. Birders to meet in main building parking area at to start on-site or depart for nearby birding locations. No charge but RSVP required firstname.lastname@example.org.
`Enchanted Orchard' dinner for Halloween
Tomorrow, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, a Halloween-themed evening of fun for the whole family with the "Enchanted Orchard" dinner event and live animal show in Audubon's historic red barn. Guests can wear a costume or come as they are. All ages. $10 per person. Parent supervision required. RSVP to 203-869-5272, ext 239. Rain date is Oct. 28.
Historical Society `New Century, New Eye; exhibit
The Greenwich Historical Society, along with the Greenwich Art Society, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bush Holley House with the exhibition, "New Century, New Eye" that looks at the "Old House" with new eyes. Artists' works will be on display through Nov. 18 in the Vanderbilt Education Center and the Bush-Holley House, 39 Strickland Road. For more information, call 203-869-6899 or visit www.greenwichhistory.org
for St. Jude's
Tomorrow, Oct. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m., North Greenwich Nursery School, 606 Riversville Road, is holding a trike-a-thon benefit for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Preschoolers will learn about bike safety while riding with friends. For information call Tara Lunde at 203-869-7945 or email Taramlunde@gmail.com.
Veterans holiday boutique
Tomorrow, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 9th District Veterans are hosting their annual holiday boutique at the Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road. The boutique will feature more than 20 vendors selling men's and women's jewelry, fashion accessories, purses, pillows, personalized gifts and more. There will be a lunch, bake sale and raffles at the event. For more information, call 203-532-9588.
Howl and Prowl!
On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., Pet Pantry Warehouse will host its annual Halloween Costume Party to benefit Adopt-A-Dog at The Common, 290 Greenwich Avenue. Free refreshments, photos, face painting, dogs bobbing for hot dogs and more. For more information, call Joshua Roth at 203-869-6444.
Juilliard organist at St. Barnabas
Sunday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 954 Lake Avenue, is presenting an organ recital by prize-winning Juilliard student Gregory Castilla Zelek, playing "The King of Instruments." The audience can get an additional view of the performance via closed circuit TV to witness the incredible athleticism of a world-class organist. Fee is $30; free for kids under 16. For tickets, call 203-661-5526, ext. 21 or visit www.stbarnabasgreenwich.org/concerts.
Harvest moon hike to be held Monday
On Oct. 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road is hosting a 1.5 mile harvest moon hike on Old Pasture Trail to explore fields, forests and the lakeshore for the sights and sounds of the area's wildlife. Ages 7 and up. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext.230.
Old Greenwich Farmer's Market open Oct. 31
The Old Greenwich Farmer's Market, 38 West End Ave, will be open next Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 2 to 5 p.m. The market offers fresh and local produce Final market day is Nov. 14. For more information, email email@example.com.
Advertising topic at RMA meeting
The Retired Men's Association will feature Paul Paulson on Oct. 31 at 10:45 a.m. speaking on "Advertising: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," at First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place. No charge, and no reservations necessary. For imore nformation, call Bernard Schneider at 203-698-2558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divorce support group to meet
On Wednesdays 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 a 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 needed.
Cos Cob Library book discussions
Friends of Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, are offering three book discussion groups: Thursday Evening Book Club at 7:30 p.m., on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. with facilitator Suzie Carter, reading "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton on Nov. 1; and "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaughon on Dec. 6. The Brown Bag Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m., with facilitator Susan K. Boyar reading "The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaatje on Nov. 28. The Mystery Lovers' Book Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. with facilitator Shubha Phansalkar reading " "Faithful Place" by Tana French on Nov. 10; and "I am Half-Sick of Shadows" by C. Alan Bradley on Dec. 8. For more information, contact Richard Campbell at 203-622-9356 or email email@example.com.
`A Good Light' exhibit
"A Good Light: The Artist's Studio in Cos Cob and Beyond," is on exhibit through Jan. 6 at the Greenwich Historical Society's Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Road, to celebrate the restoration of the room at Bush-Holley House. The site served at various times as the studio of Childe Hassam, John Twachtman and Elmer MacRae. Visitors will explore the changing concept and wide range of spaces where artists worked at the turn of the 20th century. Members: free; nonmembers: $10; seniors and students: $8. For more information, call 203-869-6899 or visit www.greenwichhistory.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GADC offers caregiver consultation
Greenwich Adult Day Care is offering 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.
Living desert exhibit at Bruce
"Extreme Habitats: Living Desert Dry," is on view at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive now through March 3. The exhibit showcases how and where native flora and fauna have evolved not only to survive but to thrive under hyper-arid conditions. The show 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
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 impacts have cancelled blood drives and blocked access to donor centers. Eligible blood donors can schedule appointments immediately by calling 800-RED-CROSS or by visiting redcrossblood.org. Donors will receive a coupon for a free carton of ice cream from Friendly's restaurants.
JLG offers Community Grant Awards
Nov. 30 is the deadline for applications for the Junior League of Greenwich Community Grant Awards to one or more community organizations. The grant is intended to fund new initiatives, not subsidize existing programs. For applications, visit www.jlgreenwich.org, under Community Impact/Community Awards.
Men's basketball leagues
On Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., the Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a registration/organizational meeting for the men's basketball leagues at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road. Games played Monday through Thursday evenings at various gym locations around town. League to begin Jan. 7, 2013. For more information, call 203-622-7821 or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Area soup kitchen fundraiser
On Nov. 3, from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m., New Covenant House of Hospitality, the only soup kitchen serving all of lower Fairfield County, is holding "Harvest Table," a fundraiser at the Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Ave., Stamford, featuring Debra Ponzek, chef/author/owner of Aux Delices of Greenwich. Tickets are $50. Call 203-964-8228, or visit www.ccfairfield.org.
Paper shredding day scheduled
On Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Island Beach parking lot, the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board is featuring a paper shredding day to celebrate America Recycles Day. Bring old financial statements, medical records and documents that contain social security, payroll and other personal information to be shredded. All non-sensitive papers, folders, envelopes, paper clips, plastic binders and covers must be removed and recycled with regular single stream recycling. Charge is $1 per box, with a maximum of five boxes. Box size similar to a 10-ream case. For more information, call 203-629-2876 or email GreenwichRecycles@gmail.com.
Fairchild Garden trail hike on Nov. 3
On Nov. 3, from 1-2:30 p.m., Audubon Greenwich is hosting a 1.5 mile Fairchild Garden wilderness trail hike with Ted Gilman to explore the varied terrain, plant and animal life of this natural preserve. Ages 7 and up. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext.230.
Theologian Pagels to speak
On Nov. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m., Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, is presenting acclaimed author and theologian Elaine Pagels speaking about her latest book, "Revelations, Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation." Pagel is professor of religion at Princeton University and recipient of Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Fellowships. $20 per person; $5 for students. Reception and book signing following. To make reservations, call 203-896-1091 or visit www.roundhillcommunitychurch.org.
Red Ribbon to hold gala
On Nov. 3, the Red Ribbon Foundation will host a gala at the Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y., featuring performer Sugar Ray, guest presenter Regis Philbin, master of ceremonies Lara Spencer of "Good Morning America," honorary chair Gary Dell'Abate and honoree Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, professor of medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Tickets for the performance including catered dinner and open bar are $400, or $125 for balcony ticket, light fare and open bar. For tickets visit https://redribbon.ejoinme.org/?tabid=390969. For more information, visit www.RedRibbonFoundation.org.
Performance to feature songs of the Civil War
On Nov. 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society, along with Stefanie Kies, is hosting an afternoon of song and readings at Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Ave., with local musicians to explore the lyrical history of the Civil War on authentic period instruments -- drums, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, concertina, bugle and guitar. The performance will frame each year of the War Between the States. Free admission. To reserve call 203-869-6899
Lecture to focus on Rothschild's Waddesdon Manor
On Nov. 5, at 1 p.m., at the Bruce Museum., One Museum Drive, the Greenwich Antiques Society is hosting a lecture by Ulrich Leben of the Bard Graduate Center, N.Y. on "Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and the Creation of Waddesdon Manor: A High Victorian Legacy." Refreshments following. Free for Antiques Society members; $20 for non-members. To make reservations or for more information, email email@example.com, call 203-622-1128 or visit www.greenwichantiques.org.
2012 Christmas Gift Fair
The Greenwich Exchange for Women's Work is hosting its 2012 Christmas Gift Fair at the Round Hill Club on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handcrafted Exchange products, including fine art, home accessories, gourmet gift foods and Christmas/holiday decorations will be for sale. Lunch will be available at the club. For more information, call 203-869-0229 or email Promo@GreenwichExchange.org.
LWVG to host "Mitigate Before Litigate"
The League of Women Voters of Greenwich will host a talk on "Mitigate Before Litigate," on Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cone Room, Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, to explain rules and regulations regarding fences, foliage and cluttered properties. Robert Seale, Nuisance and Abatement Officer for the Town of Greenwich, will share his expertise on the subject. For more information, call 203-962-2663 or email Marie Vandivort at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library to hold storytelling event
The Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, will host "Tellabration," a storytelling event, to introduce adults and children to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling, on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.,. Storytellers Judy Petersen and Ethel Miller-Reith will be accompanied by Central Middle School student storytellers. For more information, call Wendy Silver at 203-622-6883 or email email@example.com.
Pianist to explore "Contrasts"
Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, is hosting a piano recital, "Contrasts," with Christopher Kabala on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.,. $25 tickets ($5.00 for students) at door. Wine reception following. For reservations call 203-869-1091 or visit www.roundhillcommunitychurch.org.
Breakfast and animal show geared to young children
Executives for Conservation (E4C) will hold a "Breakfast and Animal Show, for families with younger children from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov.10, at Audubon Greenwich, at 613 Riversville Road. Cost is $25 per family. Seating is limited; to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about winter birds
Families are invited to take part in Project FeederWatch on Nov. 10, from 11 to 12:30 a.m. at Audubon Greenwich, at 613 Riversville Road, to learn about watching and feeding winter birds and how to be `Citizen Scientists' by reporting backyard bird feeder observations to Cornell University. families to All ages welcome. RSVP to Ted Gilman at 859-5272, ext. 230.
Filmmaker, author to discuss escape from Poland during WWII
The Women's Fellowship of Second Congregational Church will host a luncheon featuring Julian Padowicz, award-winning author and documentary filmmaker, who will hold a talk, "A Streetcar Named Eternity," that tells the story of his escape with his mother from Nazi-occupied Poland. The event will be held, on Nov. 13, at 10:45 a.m. at the church's Fletcher Hall, 139 E. Putnam Ave. Cost is $8. To reserve a place, call 203-869-9311, ext. 120, or email email@example.com.
World Affairs Forum to host talk by Dobson
The World Affairs Forum, will host Will Dobson, politics and foreign affairs editor for Slate online magazine and author of "The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy, " on Nov. 14 at 5:45 p.m. at UConn/Stamford. Networking and refreshments followed by presentation. Fee is $20; free for Forum and Ambassadors' Roundtable Series members, faculty and students. To reserve, call 203-356-0340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free lecture to focus on the transformation of New York
On Nov. 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society will host its annual Crooks Distinguished Lecture featuring Kenneth Jackson speaking on "The Resilient Metropolis: The Economic Transformation of the New York Region, 1898-2012," at the Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Ave. Jackson is Director of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for the Study of American History and the Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences at Columbia University. To reserve a spot, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10
Planning future healthcare
On Nov.14 from 6:30-8 p.m., join a panel of professionals for a conversation about the benefits of advance care planning at River House, 125 River Road Extension. Panelists include Dr. Allison Ostroff, geriatrician and GADC River House Board Member; Sam Deibler, director of the Greenwich Commission on Aging; Tom Mahoney, director of Special Clinical Services, Greenwich Dept. of Health; and Lori Contadino, gerontologist. To make reservations, call 203-622-0079.
CSH to hold eco-shopping benefit
The Convent of the Sacred Heart's Parents' Association will hold "A Sustainable, Bountiful Harvest" eco-friendly shopping experience at "The Marketplace," on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y. Fine gourmet foods to gifts for eco-forward lifestyles will be for sale. Proceeds to support the school's faculty professional development. For more information, visit www.cshgreenwich.org.