Organ recital at Christ Church
Tonight, 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.
Garden Club of Old Greenwich Old Plant Sale
Tomorrow, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Garden Club of Old Greenwich is holding an Old Plant Sale at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, Harding Road. Lovingly grown perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, for sale for Mother's Day. Members digging up their gardens. Also baked goods, casseroles and soup. For more information, call 203-637-1168.
`Stamp Out Hunger' food drive
Tomorrow, May 11 is collection day by letter carriers in the 06830 and 06831 zip codes for your 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. "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.
Household Hazardous Waste
On May 11, from 8 -1 p.m., at Greenwich High School, the Town of Greenwich will hold a collection for Household Hazardous Waste. Open to Stamford and other area residents as well, with proof of residency. For list of items accepted visit www.greenwichct.org or call Public Works at 203-622-7740 or Health Dept. at 203-987-1001. Remember: No Latex Paint, No Motor Oil.
Art of Kathleen Gilje at the Bruce
Opening tomorrow, 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.
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.
Senior Net Basic computer classes
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.
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 sets business and 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.
Cos Cobber breakfast to benefit GEMS
On May 16, from 8 to 10 p.m., the Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (GEMS) is holding a fundraiser breakfast at The Cos Cobber Restaurant, 31 East Putnam Ave. Extra-special treat for residents as customarily breakfast service is confined to weekends. Proceeds to GEMS, a nonprofit organization. A GEMS ambulance staffed by GEMS team members to be stationed outside The Cos Cobber for public visits and education.
`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.
Temple Sholom Playground Dedication
The dedication coincides with the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
For more information about Temple Sholom, please call (203) 869-7191 or visit our website atwww.templesholom.com.
Greenwich Bar Association Law Day Luncheon
On Friday, May 17, at 12 noon, the Greenwich Bar Association will hold it annual Law Day luncheon at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich.
The YWCA Greenwich -- Domestic Abuse Services will receive the GSA Liberty Bell Award.
Attorney Karen Fassuliotis will receive the Robert G. Krause Probate Pro Bono Award. For more information call Peter M. Bryniczka, Esq., at 203-862-5005, or call Mark Schnitzler, Esq., at 203-661-6000.
Raised bed gardening talk
On May 18, at 10 a.m., come to Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden for a workshop in "Maximizing Your Raised Bed Garden -- Continuing to Grow More in the Space You Have -- Warm Weather Crops." $15 fee. Limited space.
RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Extra potatoes to be sold at a discount price of $2.50 per pound.
Spruce-up day trip to Calf Island
On May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, a boat at Grass Island public dock to take you with the Calf Island Conservancy for the spring Spruce-Up.
Eco-enthusiasts to help deal with winter storm damage, maintaining trails, removing invasive plants, picking up trash on the beaches and tending the young saplings in our native tree plantation while enjoying the natural setting.
Bring work gloves, water and work clothing (and pruners if you have them). Children accompanied by adults encouraged to participate.
Coffee, juice and bagels served! Limited boat space. To reserve, call Lucy Guillet, 203-637-4064 or email Jean-Francois Bulycz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pot Roast Supper set at St. Paul Lutheran Church
On May 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 286 Delavan Ave., is hosting its annual spring Pot Roast Supper made by the congregation's immigrants of Slovak heritage.
Beer and wine available with donation. $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $1-per-year for children from 5- to 12-years-old. "To-go" orders available by reservation. To reserve, call 203-253-2327.
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 a.m. to 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 information, call 203-622-7957 or email email@example.com.
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.
One-mile `Walk for Hope'
On May 19, at 10:30 a.m., the Breast Cancer Alliance will welcome those wishing to join a one-mile "Walk For Hope" in Greenwich, starting and ending at Richards on Greenwich Avenue. All ages welcome, from toddlers to grandparents, and even dogs dressed in pink.
Tickets $20 per adult, $10 per student and children under seven are free. Individuals are welcome to walk alone or in teams and sponsorships are available. Complimentary breakfast. Mobile Mammography Van for women who preregister.
To register to walk, volunteer or to make a donation online visit www.walkforhope.kintera.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.
Twelve local bands to play
On May 25, from 12-6 p.m., Greenwich Town Party organizers are pleased to announce an extension of the Greenwich Town Party, new to the event of dual "Town Stages" line-ups, two sets of local bands performing either at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, or on the inaugural stage of "GTP Rocks the Ave," located on Greenwich Avenue between the Board of Education and Greenwich Common.
Bands include: Front Row, Adjusting to Life, Pinto & Mirts, The Skunk Rockets, Mongolian Monkfish, and Bonehedz. Free to public. For more information visit http://greenwichtownparty.com/about/gtp-rocks-the-avenue/.
For Greenwich Town Party tickets visit www.GreenwichTownParty.com, or email info@GreenwichTown Party.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tag sale at St. Paul Lutheran Church
On June 1, from 9 -- 4, St. Paul Lutheran Church at 286 Delevan Ave., is holding a tag sale with 30 tables of yard sale items in its front circle. From furniture to clothing to children's items. Parking available behind the church on William St. West. For more information, call 203-253-2327.
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 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.
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.