Seniors alert: avoiding a fall
Today, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m., Lise Jameson, executive director of At Home in Greenwich will present a program on balance. She will provide helpful hints on how to avoid falls inside the house and out. The program will be held in Fletcher Hall, Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Ave. Free event. Call 203-422-2342.
GHS group dance to benefit building a Haiti school
Tonight, Jan. 18, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Greenwich Chapter of buildOn, an organization that mobilizes teens to lift up their communities, is hosting a 7th/8th grade dance at Arch Street to honor the memory of GHS student Josie Day, with music by DJ DoubleLatte (Lucas Dell'Abate). Tickets are $15 at the door. For information about buildOn, visit http://webuildon.buildon.org/greenwich-chapter/.
RTM District 9 seat opening
District 9 which covers the Glenville and Pemberwick areas of Greenwich has one seat open on the RTM. If you want to learn about our Town and contribute to making Greenwich better consider joining the RTM. Please contact Betsey Frumin, the District 9 Chairman for more information at 203-531-7203.
Auditions for `As You Like It'
Shakespeare on the Sound will hold auditions the end of January by appointment for its summer production of "As You Like It." All roles are currently available. Headshots and resumes will be accepted electronically at casting@22qentertainment. Audition time given after submission. For more information, visit www.shakespeareonthesound.org.
Snow Sculpture Contest
The Dept. of Parks and Rec. and the Greenwich Arts Council are holding a Snow Sculpture Contest. Upon completion of your Snow Sculpture submit your photos by March 15 to PNRecs@greenwichct.org. Include its name, the builders and where it can be viewed, and contact information for the lead sculptor. Winners to be selected by the Greenwich Arts Council. Awards given to three participants with gift certificates by Chillybear.
Family-friendly bird count
Tomorrow, Jan. 19, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, will hold a Project Feeder Watch on watching and feeding winter birds and how your family can be `citizen scientists' by reporting your regular backyard bird feeder observations to Cornell University. All ages. RSVP to Jeff at 203-869-5272, ext. 239.
Martin Luther King Jr. family day celebration
On Monday, Jan. 21, the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, is hosting "Our Civil Rights" performances by Encore Performing Art's Flying Ship Productions at 11 a.m. and "Rosa's Ride: The Life of Rosa Parks" at 1 p.m. Program held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is suitable for ages 5 and up. Students can make "I have a dream ..." buttons and add their self-portraits to the Circle of Friends mural as well as explore the museum's galleries and exhibitions. All events are free with museum admission.. For more information or to reserve a place, call 203-869-0376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Beating the Winter Blues"
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. at Greenwich Hospital's Noble Conference Center, join psychiatrist Jeremy Barowsky, M..D and Erica Christ, R.D., to learn about ways to cope with "Beating the Winter Blues" -- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253, or visit www.greenwichhospital.org. Free community lecture.
ISD Information sessions
The International School at Dundee (ISD) will host an an hour-long information session on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the school's ISD Media Center, 55 Florence Road in Riverside, for families interested in fall enrollment. Discussion will cover ISD's International Baccalaureate Programme curriculum, application procedures and deadlines. (Snow date: Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.) For more information, visit www.greenwichpublicschools.org/isd/, or call 203-637-3800.
Dutch Delftware and its history
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m., at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, the Greenwich Antiques Society and the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle (CCSC) will host Robert Aronson, Director of Aronson Antiquairs of Amsterdam, to speak on "Dutch Delftware and its History." Tea reception to follow. CCSC and Antiques Society members free, non-members $20. For more information, call 203-966-9291, 914-636-0617 or email email@example.com.
Seminar on iPad
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m., the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and MacInspires will hold a seminar on "Top Five Business Apps for Your iPad" at the YMCA, 50 E. Putnam Ave. Learn how to sync files, etc. Registration required. Fee: $10. Call 203-869-3500, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10:45 a.m., the Retired Men's Association will host author Jay Tunney, son of world heavyweight champion boxer Gene Tunney. Jay Tunney is the author of "The Prizefighter and the Playwright -- Gene Tunney and George Bernard Shaw." A highlight will be a 9-minute film of the two Tunney-Dempsey championship fights that thrilled the world in 1926 and 1927. The RMA meeting is at the First Presbyterian Church. No charge, and no reservations required. For more information, call Bernard Schneider, 203-698-2558 or email email@example.com.
Discussion to address P&Z issues
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m., the Perrot Library at 90 Sound Beach Ave., will host Diane Fox, director of planning and zoning for Greenwich, to speak on planning issues of interest to Old Greenwich and Riverside residents, to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the planned repair of the railroad bridges on Sound Beach and Tomac Avenues, development of Old Greenwich and Riverside retail areas, and other topics.
Soccer with Aldwin
Starting on Jan. 23 for seven Wednesdays, the Dept. of Parks and Rec. will offer Soccer with Aldwin indoors at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center. Players to practice kicking, passing, ball control, dribbling, shooting, agility, coordination, and more. Children 4 to 5 years meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m., kids 6 to 7 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Cost is $150. . For more information visit the Civic Center or www.greenwichct.org, or call 203-532-1259.
"Still Life to Still Waters"
On Thursday, Jan. 24, a reception will be held from 3:30 to 5:50 p.m. for the exhibit "Still Life to Still Waters" featuring works by artist Laura Levine, at the newly renovated Cora E. McLaughlin Gallery at Convent of the Sacred Heart, 1177 King Street. Levine's works will be on view through Feb. 14. For more information, call 860-399-0234 or visit www.lauralevinefineart.com.
Tree Rings and the history they reveal
On Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich Tree Conservancy, Bruce Museum and Greenwich Reform Synagogue will present "The Science of History: Tree Rings and the History they Reveal," with Neil Pederson, Ph.D., Tree Ring Laboratory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. The program celebrates the Jewish New Year for Trees, Tu b'Shevat and takes place at the Greenwich Historical Society, Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road. Free admission but reservations suggested. Call 203-869-6899, ext. 10. Doors open at 6:30.
Solidarity Among Faith discussion
On Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena Church is hosting a panel discussion on Solidarity Among Faith Groups in the Church Hall, 4 Riverside Ave. Featured speakers include Msgr. Alan F. Detscher, pastor of St. Catherine's; Rabbi Mitchell Hurvitz of Temple Sholom; Imam Dr. Kareem Adeeb, president of The American Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies; and the Rev. Dr. Heather Wright of the Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal. The evening will include a light supper from 6 to 7:15 p.m. if reserved by Jan. 21. $10 donation at door. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-637-3661. If applicable, specify request for preferred kosher or halal meal.
Author/mother addresses mental illness
On Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m., the Stamford/Greenwich affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is featuring actress and broadcaster Randye Kaye, author of "Ben Behind his Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope," to share what she has learned as a single parent raising a schizophrenic son. To be held in Conference Room B at the Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford. Free event. Call 203-388-1603 for information or visit www.namisg.info.
JLG taking award applications
The Junior League of Greenwich is accepting applications from local female high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership and sustained commitment to community service and who exemplify the mission of the Junior League of Greenwich (JLG). Applications are due on March 15, 2013 and are found at www.jlgreenwich.org. For more information call 203- 869-1979.
Free Fit & Fun Fest 2013
On Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Junior League of Greenwich is partnering with ShopRite of Stamford and Neighbor to Neighbor to present the First Annual Fit & Fun Fest. Kick off the New Year with a free family focused health and wellness extravaganza at the YWCA Greenwich, 259 East Putnam Ave. Fit & Fun Fest will provide children and their families a hands-on approach to living a healthy lifestyle and will feature local chefs and restaurants, fitness experts, health professionals and more. Prizes and giveaways for first 300 attendees. For more information, visit www.jlgreenwich.org or email KIKFitandFunFest@gmail.com.
National Hot Tea Month talk
On Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., The Friends of the Cos Cob Library, at 5 Sinawoy Road, are presenting Betty Johnson from the Bigelow Tea Company to talk about the history and health benefits of tea. Various samples and pastries provided in the Community Room of the Cos Cob Library. Please register for this free event at the library or call 203-622-6883 to reserve a spot. Bring a favorite tea cup.
Youth basketball clinics slated
Beginning Jan. 31, the Dept. of Parks and Rec. is sponsoring a six-week youth basketball clinic at the Bendheim Western Civic Center for kindergartners from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.; for first and second-graders from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.; and third- and fourth-graders from 5:15 to 6 p.m.. Cost is $100. For a registration form, visit the Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road or www.greenwichct.org, or call 203-532-1259.
Audubon's Hog Island camp
Register now for Audubon's Hog Island camp sessions this summer at http://hogisland.audubon.org. Hands-on instructors include Ted Gilman, Steve Kress, Scott Weidensaul, Kenn and Kim Kaufman, Bill Thompson III and Julie Zickefoose. There will be a new camp, The Arts of Birding, as well as last year's favorite, Fall Migration and Monhegan Island. For more information, call 607-257-7308 ext. 14, or email email@example.com.
Parks and Rec picnics, camping reservations
The Dept. of Parks and Rec. is accepting reservations for Island Beach and Great Captain Island overnight camping permits and town picnic areas for the 2013 season, on the second floor at Town Hall in the Cone Conference Room. Picnic areas include Greenwich Point Clambake Area, Greenwich Point Cowbarn Area, Byram Park Clambake Area, Bruce Park-Woods Road Picnic Area and the Pinetum Picnic Area. Reservations limited to one per family. Island campout: $40 plus $16 per person, permit camping fee. Picnics/clambakes: $175. For more information, call Parks and Rec. at 203-622-7824 or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Animal tracks and traces
On Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, will hold a program to teach participants how to be a Wildlife Track Detective and help find and interpret clues about what wildlife has been active at the Audubon Center and what they do in the wintertime. All ages. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext. 230.
Winter moonlight walk slated
On Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, hike to Mead Lake with moonlit woods and lakeshore to listen for shifting ice, hooting owls, coyotes and other wildlife. Dress warmly with soft (quiet) outer layers. Ages 7 and up. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext. 230.
Chinese New Year event
On Jan. 27, from 12 to 3 p.m., the Chinese Language School of Connecticut will celbrate the Year of the Snake at Hilton Stamford, featuring dragon dancers, fan dancers, traditional lion dancers; Asian markets and the traditional Chinese banquet. Special pricing for families and large groups. Tickets available at www.ChineseLanguageSchool.org.
Tennis for Tots
Starting Jan. 28 for six Mondays, the Dept. of Parks and Rec. will hold Tennis for Tots indoors at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center. Program for kids 3- to 4-years-old runs from 2:45 to 3:15 p.m., or 3:15-3:45 p.m. The program for 5- to 7-year-olds will be held from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m., from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., or 5:15 to 6 p.m. Cost is $85 for 3- to 4-year-olds, and $95 for 5- to 7-year-olds. Tennis rackets provided. For more information, or to receive a registration form, stop by the Civic Center or call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Indoor Co-ed Lacrosse Clinic.
Starting Mondays, Jan. 28 to March 18, the Dept. of Parks and Rec. will hold its Co-ed Indoor Lacrosse Clinic for children 6 to 12 at the Western Greenwich Civic Center. Children 6 to 8 play from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.; kids 9 to 12 play from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Cost is $95. Space limited to first 12 children per class. For more information, go to the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, call 203-532-1259 or visit www.greenwichct.org.
`The Innocent' author to speak
On Monday, Jan. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Woman's Club of Greenwich, 89 Maple Ave., will host Francesca Segal, author of "The Innocent," who will discuss what Fifth Avenue socialites in the 1870s have in common with London suburbia's Jewish community today. Cost $10. Signed books for purchase. Register at jccgreenwich.org or call 203-552-1818.
GSO Music Award application time
The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications from gifted high school senior musicians (instrumental) from Fairfield County for its 52nd annual Music Award with a single prize of $1,000, or split prizes. For application forms, call 203-869-2664. Forms must be mailed by Feb. 15 to Award Chairman, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 35, Greenwich, CT 06836. Qualified applicants notified before Feb. 20 will be invited to compete in auditions held in Greenwich in March.
Indoor Field Hockey Clinics
Registration is open for the Jan. 27 kickoff of the five-week Sunday Indoor Field Hockey Clinics at the Bendheim Western Civic Center, sponsored by the Dept. of Parks and Rec. Session 1, for girls ages 8 to 9, runs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Session 2, for kids ages 10 to 12, runs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The program helps develop skills in stick work, passing, receiving, shooting, and basic offensive and defensive skills. For more information or to register visit www.greenwichct.org, stop by the Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road, or call 203-532-1259.
Holiday food aid requested
The Dept. of Social Services is requesting holiday aid for families and individuals in the form of food vouchers at local grocery stores. Checks can be made out to "Holiday Aid 2012" and sent to the Dept. of Social Services, 101 Field Point Rd. Greenwich, CT 06830. For more information, call 203-622-3715.
Safe roads program set at Greenwich Point
Sunday mornings through April 7, The Friends of Greenwich Point, along with the Dept. of Parks and Rec., is sponsoring the Safe Roads Program with traffic restricted at the Point on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beyond the main parking areas. The town has lifted its ban on bicycling, roller blading and similar activities.
GHS SummerFare Camp Expo
On Jan. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Greenwich High School Student Center, the GHS PTA will host its annual SummerFare Camp Expo for middle and high school students The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Snow date is Jan. 31. More than 130 summer camps will be showcased, with representatives from day and sleep away camps to ventures abroad, academic programs, sports, visual and performing arts, outdoor adventure, community service programs, computers and special education programs. For more information, email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to National Academic WorldQuest Competition
On Feb. 2, from 9-noon, the World Affairs Forum holds its annual National Academic WorldQuest competition where more than 60 students from area high schools will compete at UCONN/Stamford. Teams compete in 10 rounds of questions on topics from currents events to China to the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Middle East. Newsman Tony serving as Game Master. For more information visit www.WorldAffairsForum.org.
Audubon bird prints for sale
Framed limited edition prints of John James Audubon are for sale at Audubon Greenwich's new Oppenheimer Gallery in Kiernan Hall, 613 Riversville Road. Showing currently at the gallery is its premier exhibition: "Exploring Audubon's Art -- Comparing Audubon's Watercolors and Print editions," which runs through Feb. 28. Thirty percent of the Art Gallery proceeds benefit Audubon Greenwich's conservation mission. For more information, visit www.audubonart.com.
Insects in Winter Walk
On Feb. 2, from 1 -2:30 p.m., at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, learn how insects survive winter's cold and help us search out some of the hardy insects which are active on the snow and along our winter-chilled Byram river, as well as those hidden away under logs, tree bark, and other retreats. Ages 5 & up. RSVP to Jeff: 203-869-5272, ext.239.
Audubon Greenwich: Family Day
On Feb. 3., from 9 -- 5 p.m. Audubon Greenwich, 613, Riversville Road, is hosting a day of Family Fun & Store Sale, with a Live Animal Show & Family Breakfast from 9:30-11 a.m., featuring hikes, crafts and games. All ages. RSVP required: $25/family. Space limited. RSVP to Jeff: 203-869-5272, ext.239.
Greenwich Youth Film Festival accepting entries
The Junior League of Greenwich, with the Greenwich Library, has launched its second annual Greenwich Youth Film Festival contest. Entries are being accepted through Feb. 8 in five genres: Creative, Documentary, Music Video, Animation and Public Service Announcement. The contest is open to high school students in Fairfield and Westchester Counties, with winning films shown May 5 at the Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library. Visit www.jlgreenwich.org for entry materials and further information.
Applicants sought for nonprofit leadership scholarship
The Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut Community Partners is accepting nominations for its 10th annual Scholarship in Nonprofit Management that will enable the CEO or executive director of a Connecticut-based nonprofit to attend Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School from July 14 to 20. CEOs or executive directors who would benefit from the SPNM program, can submit an application, which is available at www.hbsconnecticut.org by Feb. 15, to Anna Park Song (HBS '92) at email@example.com. Information about SPNM is also available www.hbsconnecticut.org.
Vintage Valentines Tour
On Feb. 10, from noon to 4 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society, at 39 Strickland Road, will host 20-minute tours of Bush-Holley House to view a heart-shaped yarn-stitching project and see vintage cards from the collection of the MacRae family residents of Bush-Holley House. Then visit the Vanderbilt Education Center to create your very own Valentine's Day cards based on vintage designs. Members: $5; nonmembers: $10, Visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10, to purchase tickets in advance.
Winter Break Basketball Clinic
From Feb. 11 -- 15, the Dept. of Parks and Rec. announces the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center is registering children in first -- 4th grades for a basketball clinic during the School break winter recess. Kids in first -- fourth grades to come from 9-12 noon, split up according to ability and age, and taught basketball fundamentals and skills. Limited space. Cost is $225. For more information call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Neighbor to Neighbor seeks food donations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Dept. pneumonia and flu clinics
Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations are offered by the Department of Health on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road on the third floor. 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.
Free course on mental illness
The Stamford/Greenwich affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a repeat 11-week Family-to-Family course for caregivers and friends of adults with depression, bipolar disorder and other serious mental illnesses, beginning Feb.18, through April 29, from 6:45-9:30 p.m. Classes held in the Hayton Conference Room on the 3rd floor of the Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road. Each participant's confidentiality respected. Register early with limited class size. Call Claudia at 203-869-1018, or Peter at 203-322-3383 or email email@example.com. Also visit www.namisg.info.
Divorce support group to meet
Jewish Family Services is holding a Divorce Support Group on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., 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. The fee is a two-month, prepaid discount fee of $120, or $20 per session. Sliding scale fees will apply if needed.
International Book Club to meet
On Feb. 19, from 5-6 p.m., join members of the Alliance Francais of Greenwich International Book Club will meet at the Byram Shubert Library to discuss "A Place of Greater Safety" by Hilary Mantel, and on March 19, "Grand Avenues," by Scott Berg, the riveting story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant and the creation of Washington DC. Wine served.
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.
Rev. Neely Towe speaking at Women of Vision luncheon
On Feb. 26, from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich Women of Vision Fairfield County (WoVFC) will host a benefit lunch, "Strong Women, Strong World," featuring a keynote address by Rev. Neely Towe. A silent auction will kick off the festivities and proceeds will benefit the projects of Women of Vision in Cambodia, Rwanda, in West Virginia, New York City and in Stamford. Towe is former Pastor of Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich. For event tickets and information visit www.wovfairfieldcountry.org or contact Women of Vision at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living desert exhibit at Bruce Museum
"Extreme Habitats: Living Desert Dry," is currently on view at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, 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.
Great Chefs Food Fest 2013
The annual Great Chefs fundraiser for Greenwich Hospital will take place on Friday evening, March 1, at Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y., The event will feature more than 50 chefs from the finest restaurants and catering companies in Fairfield and Westchester counties and will include beverages and small plate tastings. Two chefs will be honored at the event: legendary chef and restaurateur Angelo Vivolo of New York, and Greenwich pastry chef Lisa Maronian of Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes. The evening will also include auctions and dancing from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold in advance only by calling 203-863-3863 or emailing GHFoundation@greenwichhospital.org. Space limited to 600 guests.