Introducing `Hummingbirds at Home'
Tonight, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., Audubon Greenwich at 613 Riversville Road is hosting Geoff LeBaron -- the director of the National Christmas Bird Count to introduce a new Audubon Citizens Science Project: "Hummingbirds At Home," with a PBS Nature screening of "Hummingbirds: Magic In the Air." Learn how to get involved. $10 adults; $5 youth. Nature Store Sale & Art Gallery reception from 6:00-7:00 p.m. RSVP requested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-869-5272, ext.239.
`Cinderella' performances at Boys & Girls Club
Tonight, May 3, and May 4, at 7:30 p.m., the Boys & Girls Club (BGCG) of Greenwich Performing Arts members will present Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at the BGCG, 4 Horseneck Lane. Raffle pull at 9 p.m. on May 4. Few tickets available at $10. Call 203-869-3224. For more information call 203-869-3224 or email email@example.com.
Tomorrow, May 4 at 1 p.m., the Shellfish Commission is holding a shellfishing demonstration at Greenwich Point. Meet Commission members at the Chimes Building, opposite the Old Greenwich Yacht Club. Bring a wide tined garden fork or potato rake if you have one -- if not we will supply; Wellington boots, gloves and dress warmly. Learn how and where to find hard and soft shell clams, mussels and oysters, and where to obtain a recreational shellfishing permit. For more information call Roger Bowgen at 203-243-6364 or 203- 622-7835.
The communities of Greenwich discussion
Tomorrow, May 4, at 2 p.m., the Greenwich Library and Greenwich Historical Society will kickoff a monthly discussion program in the second-floor meeting room at Greenwich Library on different historical sections of town -- Byram, Glenville, Greenwich, Cos Cob and Old Greenwich -- with the exception of August.
Free, no registration required.
For more information, call Carl White at 203-622-7948.
May Gardeners' Market slated
Tomorrow, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, will hold its annual May Gardeners' Market.
Spectacular annuals, perennials, heirloom vegetables, wildflowers, herbs, shrubs, trees and unique plants.
Admission is free. Also featured will be a family-oriented educational bee program.
To register for this program, please visit www.gecgreenwich.org or call 203-869-9242.
`Stamp Out Hunger' food drive
The first week of May, Greenwich residents should check their mailboxes for paper bags that the National Association of Letter Carriers and Neighbor to Neighbor (N-to-N) are asking to be filled with non-perishable food items for N-to-N.
Collection day is Saturday, May 11, by letter carriers in the 06830 and 06831 zip codes.
"This food drive comes when our pantry shelves are running bare," says N-to-N exec. dir. Nancy Coughlin.
To donate time, food, or clothing to N-to-N visit www.n-to-n.org.
`Dora the Explorer Live!'
Tomorrow, May 4, at 11 a.m. or at 3 p.m., the Junior League of Greenwich is will hold its second annual Children's Concert, with a live performance of "Dora the Explorer Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure" (Kids Edition) by Plaza Theatrical Productions at the Greenwich Country Day School Performing Arts Center.
Tickets at $20 available online at www.jlgreenwich.org.
The `Year of the Ssssnake' talk
On Sunday, May 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friends of Greenwich Point, the Bruce Museum and the Connecticut Audubon Society will bring magnificent reptiles up close and personal at the Innis Arden Cottage. Learn to ID and explore the natural history of these native species. Free of charge; space limited. RSVP to Jane Guenther, CAS program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-259-6305, ext. 109.
Temple Sholom Spring Gala
On Sunday, May 5, Temple Sholom will celebrate its Annual Spring Gala -"Fiesta Cinco de Mayo," with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction and dessert. Five congregants to be honored -- Joan and Bob Mann, Jennifer Weinstein, Willow Oberweger, and Mallory Madfes. For more information call 203-869-7191 or visit www.templesholom.com.
Jeff Moriber's art at Les Beaux Arts Gallery
From May 5 to June 19, the Les Beaux Arts Gallery at Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, is showing the paintings and prints of Jeff Moriber in an exhibit, "Imagine That."
Graphic designer Moriber's paintings and linoleum block prints tell tales of emotions through a crisp cutting technique, saturated inking and a rich pallet.
For information, call 203.869.1091 or visit http://roundhillcommunitychurch.org/les-beaux-arts-gallery.
First-grade art special exhibit
On May 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Friends of the Cos Cob Library, at 5 Sinawoy Road, are hosting an opening reception for first grade artists of the International School at Dundee and their families at an exhibit, "Masterwork Gallery," of their work in the Stuart Little Turret and Community Room of the Cos Cob Library.
The exhibit runs from May 3 to May 31. For more information, call 203-622-9356 or email email@example.com.
Town accepting fund requests from nonprofits
Starting May 6, the Greenwich Dept. of Social Services is accepting proposals from nonprofits to its Community Partnerships Program for disbursal funds for particular services given. Parties may obtain a copy of a proposal by accessing the town website or http://www.greenwichct.org/Government/Departments/SocialsServices, or the Town.
Deadline for submitting applications is June 18.
Faberge eggs lecture slated
On May 7, at 1:30 p.m., the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, is featuring at talk by
Dr. Scott Ruby, Curator of Russian and European Art, Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens, Washington, DC, on the story of the famed Faberge eggs.
These celebrated eggs were created for the Russian Imperial family between 1885 and 1916. Free for Museum members and $5 at the door for non-members.
Call 203-869-0376 or email your name, number of guests and dates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parenting `stressed out girls'
On May 7, at 9:30 a.m., the Friends and Staff of the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, will welcome Mary Ellen Markowitz, local resident, psychotherapist and mother of four teenaged girls, for a workshop for parents of 5th graders and up.
Markowitz to speak followed by a Q&A. Parents will learn skills to help them cope with, and assist their pre-teens or teens. To register call 203-622-6883.
Dept. of Health offers nutrition course
On Wednesdays: May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Greenwich Dept. of Health, is offering a free 5-session Nutrition Course to give you the tools to lose weight, lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease, at the Greenwich Town Hall, third Floor, Evaristo Conference Room.
Participants to be monitored by blood pressure screening, weekly weigh-ins and food log review.
Presented by Barbara Schmidt, MS, RD, CD N. To register, call 203-622-7851.
Author Woodruff to speak, May 8
On May 8, at 7:30 p.m., the Perrot Memorial Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave., presents author Lee Woodruff to discuss her debut novel, "Those We Love Most." Woodruff's husband, newsman Bob Woodruff, suffered a traumatic brain injury while covering the war in Iraq. Woodruff brings her own experience dealing with sudden tragedy to this story. Woodruff is a contributing editor to "CBS This Morning." For more information, call 203-637-3870 or visit www.perrotlibrary.org.
A Touch of Glass for Mother's Day
On May 9, at 10 a.m., the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, will host Kate Barron, of Tulip Thistle Designs to instruct/assist you in creating a beautiful and creative Mother's Day arrangement. Bring clippers. Members $80, Non-Members $90. Reservations required by today, May 3. Call 203-869-9242.
Bedtime Story time with Judy Berg and Miss Barbara
On May 9, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., the Friends of the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, will present Bedtime Story and Craft with Judy Berg and Miss Barbara in the Stuart Little Turret and Community Room. Celebrate Mother's Day with fun stories about mommies and grandmothers and a related craft.
For children ages 4 and up. Register your child's name at 203-622-6883.
Organ recital at Christ Church
On May 10, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Ave., Assoc. Dir. of Music at Christ Church Greenwich, Simon Thomas Jacobs, will perform works by Nicolas de Grigny, Johann Jacob Froberger, Bach, Georg Bohm, Lizst, Messiaen and Marcel Dupre. Good will offerings gratefully accepted. Reception to follow. For more information call 203- 869-6600, ext. 23.
Art of Kathleen Gilje at the Bruce
Opening May 11 at the Bruce Museum (until Sept. 8) at One Museum Drive, the exhibit, "Revised and Restored: The Art of Kathleen Gilje." Artist Gilje, a trainer restorer, offers reincarnations of famous Old Master and nineteenth-century paintings. Her work addresses the social, political and art historical issues of our day. A lecture series complements the show. For additional information, call 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Annual Bike Ride for Greenwich
On Mother's Day, May 12, celebrate National Bike Month with a hassle-free Family-friendly ride. Meet at Old Greenwich School for either a 6.5 mile Beach Loop or a 1 .5 Beginner Boogie, with Bike and Helmet checks, and Safe Cycling instruction. Upper Crust bagels and coffee, fruit and water for all participants and volunteers. Registration forms available online at greenwichsafecycling.org or myogrcc.org, and at Annual Bike Ride for Greenwich
Kitchen tour of Old Greenwich and Riverside
On May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Old Greenwich and Riverside Community Center, hosts its 13th annual Kitchen Tour of eight beautiful homes in the Old Greenwich and Riverside area with the option of lunch at the Riverside Yacht Club. Gift boutique to feature local artists ware. Tickets at $65 for tour or $120 for tour, luncheon and entry into the prize draw Tickets online at www.myogrcc.org, or from Cook and Craft in Old Greenwich. For more information call 203 637 0189.
Chamber Business & Culinary Showcase
On May 15, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host a Business & Culinary Showcase with more than 70 exhibitors at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. Tickets at $15 are available at www.greenwichchamber.com. For more information email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
`Is The Curtain Lifting on North Korea?'
On May 15, at 6:15, the World Affairs Forum's Annual Mitchell Krauss Dinner at the Ambassador Roundtable presents, Evans J.R. Revere, Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group, to speak to "Is the Curtain Lifting on North Korea?" At the Stamford Yacht Club.. $105 general public, $ 95 AR guests. Reservations required. Call 203-356-0340, or email email@example.com.
`Belle Notte' to feature women opera singers
On May 16, from 7-8:30 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society, Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, will present "Belle Notte," an evening of wine and women winging Italian art songs and arias from the baroque to the bel canto peri with Juilliard-trained opera singers Abby Powell and Amy Buckley and pianist Larissa Friedenberg. Members $15, nonmembers $20. Reservations required. Call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10, or visit www.greenwichhistory.org. (The exhibition "From Italy to America" to be open for viewing in the Storehouse Gallery from 6 -7 p.m. before the program.)
`Master Class Cabaret' premieres
On May 17, at 8 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., the Connecticut Playmakers kick off the first of six performances (May 18, 24, 25) of "Master Class Cabaret," featuring some of the best beloved songs of the past eight decades from Broadway and the American Songbook. Celebrated jazz pianist Chris Coogan to accompany performers Two Sunday matinees on at 1:30 p.m. on May 19 and May 26. Tickets at $23 available online at www.ctplaymakers.org. For more information call 203-977-8627.
Kamp Kairphree registration open
The Dept. of Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for Kamp Kairphree at the Old Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road. There are four, two-week sessions beginning June 24 for 5- to 12-year-olds (age as of first day of camp). Copy of birth certificate required for 5 year olds. Kids must be Greenwich residents. Cost per two-week session is $250.00 and $240.00 for a second child in the same family, in the same session. Space is limited. For more information call 637-4583.
Greenwich Library Book Sale
On May 18-19, from 9-4 , thousands of items including fiction, biographies, cookbooks, romance novels, young adult, children's books, DVDs, special collections, audiobooks. Family activities from 11 -- 2 p.m. Food from Melt Mobile and Lobster Craft. May 17, 5-8 p.m., Preview Party Book Sale, with antique book appraiser talk at 6 p.m., and cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets $100 available online at https://greenwichlibrary.ejoinme.org/booksalepreviewparty. For more information, call 203-622-7957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival
On May 18-19, from 10 -- 5 p.m., the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive is hosting more than 80 artisans at its 28th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival. Juried exhibitors specializing in ceramics, jewelry, wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts and glass, all available for purchase. Free hands-on craft activities for all ages in the Museum's Education Workshop. Both days Ed Wright will play acoustic guitar and Annalisa Ewald will perform on classical guitar. Parking on Museum Drive and Steamboat Road or in the Island Beach Parking lot. For more information call 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Preventing late-life suicides
On May 23, the Commission on Aging is sponsoring a conference for professionals on "Suicide in Late Life: Assessment and Intervention" at Greenwich Hospital. Topics include "The Incidence and Prevalence of Suicide Among Older Adults;" "An Exploration of Suicide Through Film;" "Ethics, End of Life Decisions and Grief;" "The Role of Spirituality in End of Life Decision Making" and "Respecting Choices: Advance Care Planning and Decision Making." Registration is $50 prior to May 3 and $60 after. For more information, call 203-862-6710.
Audubon to run Hog Island camp
Registration is open for Audubon's Hog Island summer camp sessions at 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.
French Immersion Summer Camp.
Register now for the Alliance Francaise French Immersion Summer Camp, June 17-Aug. 30, to be held at the Alliance, 299 Greenwich Ave. and at Second Congregational Church from 9:15 -- 12:15 daily. The French Summer Camp is open for Tout Petits Ecoliers (ages 3-5) to Les Collegiens (ages 12-16). Spend a week or 11 weeks studying French at $395 per week. For more information, call Farah at 203-629-1340 or visit www.afgreenwich.org.
Celebrating Hope gala for Alzheimer's Association
On June 7, the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter is holding a Greenwich Gala to be held at at Richards of Greenwich -- the first fundraiser to be held in Greenwich to benefit the disease. Tickets cost $168 and may be purchased online at www.alzcelebratinghope.org. The price is a reminder that every 68 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.
Basic 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 at the Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Ave. Temporary parking available. Classes at 9 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. Nominal fee. For information or to enroll, call 203-862-6734, visit www.ComputerTrngSrNet.com or email CTrnGr3@aol.com.
RTM District 9 seat opening
District 9, which covers the Glenville and Pemberwick areas of Greenwich, has one seat open on the RTM. Those who would like to learn more about Greenwich and contribute to making it better are encouraged to join. For more information, contact Betsey Frumin, District 9 chairman, at 203-531-7203.
Insight on role of caregiver
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.
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.