Food needed by Neighbor to Neighbor
Neighbor to Neighbor urgently needs canned fruit, rice, beans, peanut butter (18 oz. size), tuna (5 oz. size), jelly, pasta and pasta sauce to stock its food bank shelves. The organization also needs new or clean, gently-used clothing for infants and children and bedding of all sizes. Deliver donations to Neighbor to Neighbor, 248 E. Putnam Ave. (on the grounds of Christ Church), Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Thursday afternoons, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-622-9208 or email email@example.com.
Red Ribbon Foundations' trunk show today
Today, Nov. 16, from noon to 9 p.m., the Red Ribbon Foundation is holding a Vanity Trunk Show feauring clothing, jewelry, art and more at 205 Round Hill Road; 10 percent of proceeds go to Red Ribbon, an AIDS charity. Sale held in honor of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.
Quill's night of sung and spoken history
Tonight, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, Quill Entertainment, a nonprofit educational company, whose mission is "Teaching America's Heritage Through Story and Song," will hold its annual benefit showcasing professional singers performing songs from Quill's History Musicals, Bill Evans reciting The Gettysburg Address and conducting a live auction. Tickets are $100, or $35 for teachers and students. Register at quillentertainment.org/register, or pay at the door.
Byram Book and Media Sale
Today, Nov. 16, through Nov.18, Friends of Byram Shubert Library are holding their Book and Media Sale at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, next to 55 William Street West. There will be a special preview sale Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $15 entry fee. Nov. 17 is free to all, from 9 to 4 p.m. On Nov. 18, from noon to 4 p.m., there will be a bargain hunter's delight "bag and box" sale ($3 per bag (provided), $7 per box or 2 boxes for $10).
Enchanted Forest Weekend
Today, through Sunday, Nov. 16 to 18, the Junior League of Greenwich is holding its annual holiday fundraiser, The Enchanted Forest, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. "Sneak Peek to the Boutique" on Friday at 5 p.m. with food, entertainment, cash bar. Hours for Saturday and Sunday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with breakfast with Santa both days from 9 to 10 a.m. , and Gingerbread Workshops at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are available at www.jlgreenwich.org.
Greenwich Hospital offers The Nurse Is In
Today, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., a nurse is on site to take blood pressure and answer your health questions at Hill House in Riverside, and again on Nov. 29, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the first floor conference room at 55 Holly Hill Lane. Sponsored by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital. For more information, call 203-863-4444. This is a free-of-charge service.
Blood donations needed
The American Red Cross is looking for blood donations after Hurricane Sandy caused blood drive cancellations and a shortfall of about 12,000 blood donations. Donors are encouraged to come forward and help replenish the blood supply. All blood types are needed. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
Learn to conduct family history research
Tomorrow, Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m., the Friends of the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, Nora Galvin will illustrate how to organize your family history on a computer. Those pursuing their family genealogies are welcome. The event is free, and refreshments are available. For more information, call Richard Campbell at 203-622-9356, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JLG Community Grant Award
Nov. 30 is the deadline for applications for the Junior League of Greenwich Community Grant Award (CGA) that will designate up to $5,000 to one or more community organizations. The CGA grant is intended to fund new initiatives, not subsidize existing programs. Applications are available at www.jlgreenwich.org, under Community Impact/Community Awards. For more information, call 203-869-1979.
Orchestra sets HS scholarship competition
The Stamford Symphony Orchestra announces its Instrumental Scholarship Competition for 2012 for high school seniors/musicians in Connecticut. $10,000 will be awarded for first place, and $7,000 for second place. Application/recordings deadline is Dec. 3. To apply visit www.stamfordsymphony.org, call 203-325-1407, ext. 12 or email MusicEd@StamfordSymphony.org//2W.
`Junie B. Jones' performance to be held at Cole
Tomorrow, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m., the Friends of Greenwich Library present Theatreworks USA's 60-minute musical production of "Junie B. Jones," in the Library's Cole Auditorium.
The new musical is based on Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones series of books. There is a six ticket per person limit. Tickets are available starting at 12 p.m.; doors open at 1:50 p.m. For more information, contact the Friends Office at 203-622-7938.
Paper shredding day scheduled
Tomorrow, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 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 should be similar to a 10-ream case. For more information, call 203-629-2876 or email GreenwichRecycles@gmail.com.
Birding on Jamaica Bay
Tomorrow, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., take a trip to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge with Audubon birder Luke Tiller to one of the premier birding areas near New York City, in search of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and songbird, and multitudinous Snow Geese.
Cost is $35 person with transport from Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road.
RSVP to email@example.com. Trip limited to 10 participants.
"Your Face Squared" on exhibit at Bruce
Starting tomorrow, Nov.17, the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, will have on display, "Your Face Squared: Community Self-Portrait Project," featuring more than 600 portraits in mixed media.
Visitors who have not yet submitted a self-portrait still have the opportunity to create on site a 6-inch-by-6-inch self-portrait to add to the show.
For more information, call 203-413-6756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run for Africa set for tomorrow
Tomorrow, Nov. 17, the fourth Walk/Run for Africa will take place at 10 a.m., at Harvest Time Church, 1338 King Street. The 3.3k walk is ideal for families, strollers and dogs. Kids and teens can tackle the 3.3k run; for serious runners there is a 10k run.
Cost is $30, or free for participants raisiing a minimum of $100. For more information, email email@example.com. No rain date. To register visit www.FirstGiving.com/HarvestTime
Greenwich Point Friends hold book launch
On Sunday, Nov. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Arcadia Coffee, 20 Arcadia Road, The Friends of Greenwich Point will host the book debut of "Images of Greenwich Point" as it looked before Hurricane Sandy and honor the local artists who contributed their photographs and paintings to this bound collection. Silent auction of original artwork and prints; proceeds go towards park restoration.
Refreshments will be served. To purchase book at $45 call 203-637-4193
"New Century, New Eye" exhibit at Bush-Holley
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
Influenza and Pneumonia Clinics
Beginning Nov.19, influenza and pneumonia vaccinations will be offered by the Department of Health on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Town Hall on the third floor at 101 Field Point Road. No appointment necessary for ages 9 and older. Those 65 or older must bring Medicare Part B card or Medicare Advantage ID card or pay a fee of $34. There will be free total cholesterol screening offered, too. For more information, call 203-622-3774.
Pen Women Art Exhibit
An exhibition, "Elements 1: Artworks by Greenwich Pen Women," will be on display through Dec. 3 at Byram Schubert Libraray, Mead Avenue. For more information, call 203-531-0426.
Adult CPR Course
On Nov. 19, a single-session CPR course will be offered at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room at 55 Holly Hill Lane, and covers the skills necessary for one-person CPR on adults and the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims. Sponsored by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital. For registration and fee information, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253, or visit www.greenwichhospital.org.
TOPS to hold meetings
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will meet on Nov. 19 and 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at 900 King Street (ground floor) in Rye Brook, N.Y. TOPS members work to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through weigh-ins, mutual support and education about healthy lifestyle choices. Sponsored by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital. For more information, visit www.tops.org or call 203-863-4444.
"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.
Gaston Lachaise lecture slated
On Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, is presenting the last lecture in its series, "Gaston Lachaise and 20th Century American Sculpture - The Development of Sculpture after 1945," with Molleen Theodore, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Fellow at Yale University Art Gallery and Education Lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art. $5 for members and $7 for non-members. To reserve call 203-869-0376.
Eco-shopping benefit set
On Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y., the Convent of the Sacred Heart Parents' Association will hold "A Sustainable, Bountiful Harvest" eco-friendly shopping experience with fine gourmet foods. Gifts for eco-forward lifestyles will be for sale. Proceeds will support the school's faculty professional development. For more information, visit www.cshgreenwich.org.
Santa and Live Reindeer return to town on Nov. 23
On Nov. 23 at 2 p.m., Santa and live reindeer will parade down Greenwich Ave., starting at First Presbyterian Church. At 3 p.m., the Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa's Workshop opens at McArdle's (through Christmas Eve) with photos with Santa. Refreshments by Avenue Cafe. Photo packages from $29.99 include coupons to shops and eateries on Greenwich Ave. For more information, visit www.GreenwichReindeerFestival.com.
Turkey Trot Run to be held Nov. 24
Registration is open for the Nov. 24 Second Annual Greenwich Alliance for Education Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 9:15 a.m. at the Greenwich Teen Center, 100 Arch Street. Bruce Park T-shirt and goody bags for runners pre-registered by Nov. 18. Pre-registration cost: $20 per adult; $10 child 14 and under. Day of race, $25 per adult; $10 per child. Online registration closes Nov. 23. First 100 online registrants will receive a $5 gift card to Garden Catering. Register and learn more at www.greenwichalliance.org.
Science lecture series slated
On Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m., Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, is presenting the lecture "Peak Earth: Population, Climate and Energy In the 21st Century." The discussion will feature Peter B. Kelemen, Ph.D., Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, and Michael Cembalest, chairman of market and investment strategy at JP Morgan Asset Management. Free to museum members and students with school/college identification; $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. For reservations, call 203 413-6757.
JFS offers widow support group
Beginning Nov. 27, on Tuesdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, One Holly Hill Lane, a support group will be held for those who have been widowed for at least a year and are adjusting to living life on their own. Facilitated by Lisa Mounts, LCSW. For more information and to register, call 203-622-1881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group offers support on succeeding as a stepparent
Beginning Nov. 28, for six Wednesdays, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., at Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, One Holly Hill Lane, a group will be held to help participants with the challenges and opportunities associated with being a stepparent. Facilitated by Linda Schlapfer, LMFT. For more information and to register, call 203-622-1881 or email email@example.com.
"A Christmas Carol" to be performed at BWGCC
On Nov. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m., the Dept. of Parks and Rec. will host the play "A Christmas Carol," presented by the Hampstead Stage Company, at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center. Tickets are $5. The performance is geared to children from kindergarten to sixth grades. For more information, or to buy tickets, call the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
GEC to hold fundraiser cocktail party
On Nov. 29, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street is hosting a fundraiser, "Bowties 'n Lace," a cocktail party featuring a red carpet fashion show of Patricia Gourlay Fine Lingerie and Mitchells/Richards men's evening wear and photography by Thomas Berntsen. Ticket cost is Lace $100/Silk $150/Satin $250. Limited tickets available; visit www.gecgreenwich.org, or call 203-869-9242.
Support group to be held on family relationships
Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, One Holly Hill Lane, will hold "Broken Families, Healing Hearts," beginning Nov. 29, and running for eight Thursdays, from 10 to 11 a.m. The group is designed to provide support to those individuals who have difficult and/or estranged relationships with their family. Facilitated by Lisa Mounts, LCSW and Rav David Saiger of Temple Sholom. For more information and to register, call 203-622-1881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Children holding fashion fundraiser
Save the Children is hosting a fundraiser, "A Festive Evening on the Avenue," on Nov. 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Saks Fifth Avenue, 205 Greenwich featuring a fashion show, makeovers and holiday shopping, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $20 and benefit Save the Children and are available at www.savethechildren.org/GLC-Saks-Event or at door.
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 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 "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.
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.