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 2-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 and $240 for a second child in the same family, in the same session. Space is limited. For more information, call 203-637-4583.
Audubon to show film on vital role of water
This evening, May 24, is Audubon will hold its Springtime Film Fest at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, with the film of "Last Call at The Oasis: Water," this evening, May 24, with a reception at 6 p.m. and film at 7:15 p.m. The film, by Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu, sheds light on the vital role water plays and introduces us to individuals who are championing revolutionary solutions. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for those under 21. RSVP required to email@example.com or via voicemail to Jeff at 203-869-527, ext. 239.
Greenwich Town Party to feature local bands
On May 25, from 12 to 6 p.m., Greenwich Town Party organizers will host a new feature of the Greenwich Town Party, dual "Town Stages" line-ups, with 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 Ave. 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.
Veterans invited to take part in Memorial Day parade
On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, at 9:30 a.m., all veterans wishing to pay tribute to those who died serving their country are invited to walk in the Memorial Day parade. Full uniforms not needed, but any item that will identify you as a veteran is recommended. Parade Chairman Jim Daine has set the rendezvous at the corner of Sound Beach and Shore Acre Drive. For information, call 203-637-9894.
SCORE Internet Workshop
SCORE Fairfield County will hold the fifth in a 7-part, free workshop series, "The Seven Wonders of Internet Marketing: Building an Internet Presence that Works," on May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m., with check-in starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Stamford Innovation Center, 175 Atlantic Street (corner of Main St.) Stamford. This two-hour workshop, "Making Email Marketing Work" will demonstrate how email marketing is key to business success. To register, visit www.scorenorwalk.org or call 203-831-0065.
Film for families dealing with Alzheimer's
A free showing of the film, "I Love You," produced by Lawrence Apple, vice-president of The Greens at Cannondale, will take place at 7 p.m. on May 28 at The Greens, 1155 King Street. The film depicts how a daughter and granddaughter of an 84-year-old mother with Alzheimer's can learn, by trial and error, how to deal with frustration, difficult behavior and hard choices. Based on a true story, the film shows how caring communication can be restored with knowledge and patience. RSVP to 203-531-5500.
Christ Church holding auditions for boys choir
On May 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. is the An Early Audition Day for the Boys Choir at Christ Church Greenwich will be held on May 28 from 5 to 6 p.m. No prior musical training necessary. Open to all boys second through sixth grades of any faith. For information, call the Music Office at Christ Church, 203-869-6600, ext. 23, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers Market returns to Old Greenwich
On May 29, from 3 to 6 p.m., the Old Greenwich Farmer's Market will reopen at 38 West End Ave. Every Wednesday through Nov. 20, find fresh Connecticut grown fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, clams, honey, maple syrup, plants, herbs, and flowers, as well as cheese, artisan breads, pasta, pies, pet treats, soaps. For participating farms and vendors, and the guest vendor schedule visit www.oldgreenwichfarmersmarket.com.
Temple Sholom to hold series on self-improvement
On May 30, June 6 and June 13, from 7 to 8 p.m., Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave. will hold a 3-week series focusing on traditions and exercises geared to growth improvement and to getting more out of life. To attend or for more information, call Rabbi David Saiger at 203-542-7163 or email email@example.com.
The Beach Boys to perform at DART benefit
Dana's Angels Research Trust Gala Benefit and Concert, held on June 1 at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, will feature performances by The Beach Boys; Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford hosting the silent and live auctions; and Michelle Phillips, from The Mamas and The Papas, as honorary chair. Cocktail reception will include famed RAO's Italian Restaurant pasta bar. For event tickets visit www.danasangels.org or call 203-325-4466. For concert tickets only, visit www.SCALive.org.
Hamilton Ave. School to hold Spring-a-Palooza
On June 1, from 11 to 5 p.m., the Hamilton Avenue School, will host its second annual Spring-a-Palooza Festival. Activities include old-fashioned carnival game favorites, a bouncy castle, obstacle course, crafts and a dunk tank. Activities will be geared to both younger and older children. Also featured will be a raffle of gift baskets, along with a silent auction. For more information, email Jessica Capozza with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt-A-Dog Motown Night
Adopt-A-Dog will hold a benefit, "Dancing in the Street," on June 1, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Carriage House Motor Cars, 25 Railroad Ave., featuring music, dancing and cocktails. Tickets are $100 per person at www.adoptadog.org. For information, email Brian at email@example.com.
Work of Joseph Dermody on view
The Greenwich Arts Council exhibit, "Reclaimed Perspective - Paintings, Furniture, and Musical Pairings" by Greenwich artist Joseph Dermody is on view through June 20 at the Greenwich Arts Council's second floor Bendheim Gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave. Dermody reconstructs the physical world into abstract paintings or functional sculpture. For information, call 203-862-6751.
Audubon to run Hog Island camp
Registration is open for Audubon's Hog Island summer camp sessions. 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." Register online at hogisland.audubon.org. For more information, call 607-257-7308, ext. 14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul Lutheran Church tag sale
On June 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 286 Delevan Ave., will hold a tag sale with 30 tables of yard sale goods, from furniture to clothing to children's items, in the front circle of the church. Parking is available behind the church on William Street West. For more information, call 203-253-2327.
Trails Day walk set for June 1
On June 1, at 11 a.m., the Greenwich Land Trust will host a nature walk in honor of Trails Day. The hike will pass through the largest properties owned by both The Greenwich Land Trust and The Town of Greenwich. Parking is at the Town of Greenwich's Babcock Preserve main entrance. For more information, email Matt Sinner at email@example.com.
YNet to host Ultimate Frisbee tournament
On Sunday June 2 at 11:30 a.m., YNet, a club based out of Greenwich High School, will host its fifth annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament at Central Middle School. Working with the Greenwich YWCA Domestic Abuse programs, YNet works to prevent teen dating violence relationships in the surrounding communities. To register a team, call 203-869-6501 ext. 170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
French immersion summer camp
Registration is open for the Alliance Française French Immersion Summer Camp, to be held June 17 to Aug. 30, at the Alliance, 299 Greenwich Ave. and at Second Congregational Church from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. daily. The French Summer Camp is open for Touts 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 will hold its first Greenwich fundraiser at Richards of Greenwich. Tickets for the gala 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.
Too Blue at Byram Shore
On June 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting the genre-defying acoustic quartet, Too Blue, at the Byram Shore Park (with a rain date on June 9). The band blends bluegrass, jazz, swing and Celtic. Guests are invited to bring picnic dinner. For more information visit www.greenwichct.org, or call 203-618-7649. Visit the band's website at www.toobluemusic.com.
Historical Society family memories workshop slated
On June 9, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society invites families to share family memories by creating representations of them and preserving the results in a Mason jar. All craft materials will be supplied by the Historical Society, but participants area encouraged to bring personal items such as copies of photos, trinkets, souvenirs, clippings and other memorabilia. The free event will be held at GHS Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Road. For more information call 203-869-6899, ext. 10, or visit www.greenwichhistory.org
Community forum on zoning regulations
On June 10, at 5:30 p.m., the Greenwich Chamber is hosting a community information forum at Greenwich Library on the potential impact of proposed changes in zoning for fitness or sports-related establishments. Discussion will be led by Diane Fox of the Planning & Zoning Commission, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-869-3500.
Abilis to hold golf benefit
On June 10, golfers are invited to tee off to support people of all ages in the Greenwich-Stamford area with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities at Golf for Abilis, hosted by Fred Trump. The fundraiser features 18 holes at the luxurious private Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.; three five-star meals, top-flight drinks and snacks; awards banquet; auctions and on-course contests. For more information, call 203-531-1880 ext. 138, or visit www.abilis.us/golf.
Talk to focus on parenting self-controlled, resilient children
On June 11, at 7 p.m., the Friends and Staff of the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, invite the public to attend a free lecture on parenting by local resident and psychotherapist, Mary Ellen Markowitz, L.C.S.W., and Frank Bartolomeo, Ph.D., both specialists in the field of child and adolescent behavioral health. Talk will cover "helicopter parenting." Registration begins on May 28 in person at the library or by phone at 203-622-6883.
GLT to hold kayak trip to local islands
On June 15, at 9 a.m., meet at Byram Beach to join kayakers from the Greenwich Land Trust for an exploratory excursion to the beautiful Shell Island and a guided tour of neighboring Calf Island, hosted by the Calf Island Conservancy. The event is a great opportunity for families to learn from local professionals about coastal ecology and the history of these local off-shore islands. Bring a picnic lunch. Suggested donation is $25 per family. Rain date is June 16. To RSVP, call Jacinta Mullins at 203-629-2151.
Yoga en Français
Certified yoga instructor and Alliance Française President Renee Ketcham will host " Vinyasa et Vin," a 1-hour yoga class followed by a 1/2-hour wine tasting of " sustainable" and "bio" wines from 6 to 7 p.m. starting June 19 and running through August 14 at the Dance Studio, 299 Greenwich Ave., third floor. The focus of the class, which is open to all levels, is on getting in shape and enjoying yoga and wine. Participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Fee is $100 for the 8-week session or $20 per class on a drop-in basis. Call the AFG office to register at 203-629-1340. No class on June 26 or July 17.
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.
GADC offers 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. Cost is a two-month, prepaid discount fee of $120, or $20 per session. Sliding scale fees will apply if needed.