at the library
Get free tax assistance from VITA Volunteers every Monday and Saturday until April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Greenwich Library. Those interested should bring last year's tax return, all W2s and 1099s, all wage and salary information, information on interest and dividends received and paid, and taxes on real estate, property and vehicles. Check the calendar on the Greenwich Library website for room location. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 203-622-7910
Free tax help
at Town Hall
Free tax assistance is available at Greenwich Town Hall, third floor, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tues., Wed., Thurs. until April 11. Bring your W2s, 1099s, any paperwork related to income or expenses including real estate and automobile taxes paid, last year's tax returns, both federal and state, the amount of any refunds received, Social Security card or driver's license for yourself, spouse, dependents and bank account information if you want any refund to be directly deposited. For married couples filing jointly, both will have to sign return. Staffed by certified volunteers from the Greenwich community and the Retired Men's Association of Greenwich in association with AARP Foundation.
Audubon spring film fest
Tonight, March 22, Audubon Greenwich at 613 Riversville Road is screening "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet" covering the grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change, featuring stories of those fighting -- and succeeding -- in protecting our planet's biodiversity. Reception at 6 p.m.; film at 7:15 p.m. Suggested donation: $15/adult and $5/under 21. RSVP required by calling 203-869-5272, ext. 239 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling their history
Tomorrow, March 23 is the opening of the exhibit "Exploring the Evolution of the Egg" at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive. From food to fairy tales, Faberge to pharmacology, "Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History" explores the evolution of the egg, with the exhibit running through Oct. 20.
For more information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Adopt-A-Dog open house
Tomorrow, March 23, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Adopt-A-Dog will host an open house at 23 Cox Ave, in Armonk, N.Y., to introduce canine and feline residents, offer a tour and tell about the organization's public education programs, all while you enjoy Peeps® marshmallow chicks and bunnies donated by Just Born, Inc.
For more information, call 203-561-6988 or 914-273-1674.
Newcomers host Easter egg hunt
Tomorrow, March 23, at 10 a.m., the Greenwich Newcomers Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 106 Parsonage Road.
Rain date is March 30. Snacks and goodie bags for the children. Bring your Easter baskets and cameras. The Easter Bunny will be there. Donation of $5 appreciated.
Community House egg hunt
Tomorrow, March 23 at 1 p.m., the Banksville Community House, 12 Banksville Road in Greenwich, will host its annual Egg Hunt, a free family event with hundreds of eggs and a special area for the
5-and-under crowd. Bring your basket and hop on over. For more information, call 203-622-9597 or visit www.thebch.org.
Kids art workshops
Tomorrow, March 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Greenwich Arts Council will hold its next "Art Saturday" workshop for young people in school grades 3 to 5 held at 299 Greenwich Ave., second floor. Workshops led by professional artists and GAC art educators. Participants learn about visual arts, tour exhibitions in the GAC Bendheim Gallery and create own works of art. To register, call 203-862-6750 or email Beth Bellemore at email@example.com.
Greenwich Lions easter egg hunt
Tomorrow, March 23, at 10:15 a.m., at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, the Greenwich Lions and ShopRite Annual Egg Hunt fundraiser kicks off for three different age groups with restocked repeat hunts to accommodate all egg hunters. Tickets $10 at the gate. The event will feater a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny, food booths, tattoos, face painting and visits with Fidelco Guide Dogs. Rain date is March 24, at 1 p.m.
GEC to hold class on how to raise chickens
On March 27 at 10 a.m., at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, Greenwich land steward Alan Gorkin of Lake Avenue Farm will cover the basics of raising your own poultry. Class will cover stock sources, regulations, breeds and types of poultry as well as housing, grazing and feeding of your new flock.
The session also will address how to control pests and predators, and the costs and benefits. Fee is $35 members/$45 non-members. To register, call 203-869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org.
Flower arranging class at GEC
On March 28, at 10 a.m., the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, will present a flower arranging class" with Carrie Wilcox.
Wilcox competes in floral design competitions all over the East Coast, and in 2012, she earned the European Masters Certification after studying in Bruges Belgium for a month and is a candidate for the A.I.F.D. designation.
Cost is $80 for members and $90 for non-members. To register call 203-637-9696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gecgreenwich.org.
Bird watching basics for adults
On March 30, from 1 -3:30 p.m., an intro to Ornithology and the tools/skills used in bird study. Enjoy a walk, learn binocular tips, field guides, and online resources that make birding so much fun.
For adults and young birders. $12 adults; No charge for youth. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272, ext.230.
Pre-order plant sale for May Market
Garden Education Center will hold a pre-order sale on April 1 for its upcoming May 4 Gardeners Market. The 2013 "Plants of the Year" pre-order plant sale offers a unique collection of plants including a fragrant, spring-blooming viburnum, a native shrub that produces berries and can survive a hurricane, and a collection of perennials that will enhance any border. For more information, email email@example.com or call 203-869-9242.
Antiques Society to hold talk on dining in style
On April 1, at 1 p.m., at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, the Greenwich Antiques Society is presenting a talk, "Dining in Style: Table Settings in the American Home," featuring Jane Shadel Spillman, Curator of American Glass, Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., speaking on table settings and dining customs in the 18th to 19th centuries. Cost to attend is $20 for non-members. To reserve and for more information, call 203-622-1128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health screening at Town Hall
During March and April Greenwich's Dept. of Health Lab is testing people on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 to 11 a.m., for cholesterol (lipid profile) and blood glucose on the lower level of Town Hall, at a cost of $25. Fasting required. Payment by cash or check only to Town of Greenwich; no credit cards, Medicare or Medicaid accepted. For more information, call 203-622-7843.
`Last Comic Standing' to perform
On April 4, at 6 p.m. at Greenwich Country Day School, 401 Old Church Road, comedian Jane Condon will be featured at 7 p.m., preceded by 6 p.m. wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. Tickets/$50 general admission; $75 VIP/ prime seats/meet Jane. For more information, call 203-531-1880, ext.110 or email email@example.com.
Tree expert Michael Dirr to speak
On, April 8, at 10 a.m., at Christ Church Parish Hall, the Garden Education Center and Greenwich Tree Conservancy will present Michael A. Dirr, Ph.D., leading expert on trees and shrubs, who will discuss, "What's New in Viburnums and Hydrangeas." Then, at 6 p.m. at Greenwich Country Day School, he will talk on "In Praise of Noble Trees, preceded by a reception and book signing. $40 per lecture; $75 for both lectures. For more information, visit www.gecgreenwich.org or call 203-869-9242.
Audbon to host film on birding in Central Park
On April 5, at 7 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, will host the film, "Birders: The Central Park Effect," which focuses on revealing the extraordinary array of wild birds and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration.. Reception at 6 p.m. $15/adult & $5/under 21. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org or via voicemail to Jeff at 203-869-5272, ext.239.
Baby items needed
The Christ Church Nursery School is collecting baby items for Neighbor to Neighbor during the month of March. Please donate new diapers, wipes, baby food and new and gently used clothes, bedding, etc. Labeled bins will be located on both floors at the school at 254 E. Putnam Ave. For more information, call Linda Herman, Nursery School director, at 203-869-5334.
RTM District 9 seat opening
District 9, which covers the Glenville and Pemberwick areas of Greenwich, has one seat open on the RTM. Consider joining the RTM if you would like to learn about our town and contribute to making it better. For more information, contact Betsey Frumin, District 9 chairman, at 203-531-7203.
Weekly spring birding to begin
Spring birding will be held beginning April 6 at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, and on subsequent Saturdays, from 7 to 8:45 a.m., on April 13, 20, 27; and at 6:30 p.m. on May 11, 18, and 25. Meet in the parking area. On Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 meet from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Fairchild Wildflower Garden parking area on North Porchuck Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars and/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. For more information, call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272, ext.230.
`Time for Lyme' gala fundraiser to be held on April 6
Lyme Research Alliance will hold its "Time for Lyme" gala on Saturday, April 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich to raise funds for critical research into Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, live and silent auction and more. Yolanda Foster of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will accept the LRA Star Light Award," and Mark Eshoo, Ph.D. and Steven Schutzer, M.D. will be honored with the Lauren F. Brooks Hope Award. For a full line-up and to buy tickets, sponsor the event or purchase an ad, visit lymeresearchalliance.org.
Red Ribbon to hold SAFE Gala
On April 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Capital Theater, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y., the Red Ribbon Foundation is hosting its SAFE Gala honoring Gary Dell Abate and Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, with special guests Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and A.J. Hammer, CNN entertainment anchor. The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, auction, concert, DJ and dancing. $125 for balcony, open bar and show; VIP $400. For tickets, visit www.redribbonfoundation.org.
Audubon to hold Hog Island camp
Registeris open for Audubon's Hog Island summer camp sessions 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.
Computer classes slated
The Greenwich Senior Center's Computer Training Department (SeniorNet) is offering first-step basics for computer neophytes; hand held devices and Apple and Android smartphones; photo organizing and editing with Picasa; introduction to Windows computers; introduction to Apple computers; and Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Classes held at the Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Ave.
Temporary parking permits available. Classes at 9 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. Nominal fee. For more information or to enroll, call 203-862-6734, visit www.ComputerTrngSrNet.com, or email CTrnGr3@aol.com.
Safe roads program set at Greenwich Point
Sunday mornings through April 7, The Friends of Greenwich Point, along with the Deptartment of Parks and Recreation, 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.
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 is offering a Family-to-Family course for caregivers and friends of adults with depression, bipolar disorder and other serious mental illnesses, through April 29, from 6:45 to 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; class size limited. Call Claudia at 203-869-1018, Peter at 203-322-3383, email email@example.com or 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.
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.