ICreate -- Teen Art Exhibition
Tonight, May 31, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., is the Opening Reception for Bruce Museum's "ICreate Teen Art Exhibition" with 39 prize-winning art works by regional high school students on view in the Bantle Lecture Gallery at the Museum, One Museum Drive. The exhibit runs to July 7.
St. Paul's Church Fair scheduled
Today and tomorrow, May 31 and June 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow from 10 to 8 p.m., come to the St. Paul's Church Fair, 200 Riverside Ave. to an old-fashioned family carnival with rides to help fund our outreach programs. Includes a huge book sale, Book Sale, with a preview sale with $10 passes. Bake sale, dunk tank, hot food and cold refreshments, and kids can have their faces painted by local artist Wells Noonan. More information is at www.stpaulsriverside.org.
Hamilton Ave. School to hold Spring-a-Palooza
Tomorrow, 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 email@example.com.
Trails Day walk set for June 1
Tomorrow, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beach Boys to perform at DART benefit gala
Tomorrow night, June 1, the Dana's Angels Research Trust Gala Benefit and Concert 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.
St. Paul Lutheran Church tag sale
Tomorrow, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 286 Delavan 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.
Last call for Motown tickets
Tomorrow night, June 1, from 6 to 10 p.m., Adopt-A-Dog will hold a benefit, "Dancing in the Street," 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.
First Sunday Science at Seaside Center
On Sunday, June 2 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.., at Innis Arden Cottage on Greenwich Point will be " Project Limulus: The Horseshoe Crabs Are Coming!" The day will be full of exciting opportunities to participate and learn more about Project Limulus, an ongoing study of the Horseshoe Crab. Presented by Friends of Greenwich Point, Town of Greenwich, Sacred Heart University and the Bruce Museum. The program is free, but passes are required for entry to Greenwich Point. See the Town of Greenwich website for entry details.
For more information, contact Peter Linderoth at 203 413-6742.
Greenwich Point First Sunday Bird Walk slated
On Sunday, June 2, at 9 a.m., come to the second concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. Bring binoculars. The event is free, but passes are required for entry to Greenwich Point. See the Town of Greenwich website for entry details. Held in collaboration with Bruce Museum, Wild Wings and Audubon Greenwich. Call weekdays for additional information at 203 413-6756.
YNet Ultimate Frisbee tourney
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.
Noah Fram-Schwartz's macro photography
On June 4, from 6:30-8 p.m., the Cos Cob Library and Friends, at 5 Sinawoy Road, host an opening reception of , "A Closer Look: Macro Photography by Noah Fram-Schwartz" on view through June 30. Self taught Fram-Schwartz captures a nearly invisible and bizarre world which lies just beneath our eyes. For more information call 203-622-6883.
Dragon boat festival program
On June 6, at 3:45 p.m., the Friends and Staff of Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, welcome the Chinese Language School of Connecticut for this special Folk Tale/Craft program for children 6 through 9, to make Chinese masks and learn about the Dragon Boat Festival: Heroes and Villains of China. Space limited.
To reserve sign up at Library or call 203-622-6883.
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.
Fundraising 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 information visit greenwichct.org, or call 203-618-7649. Visit the band's website at www.toobluemusic.com.
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.
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
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 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.
`How to Develop a Business Plan in Six Easy Steps'
On June 12, from 6 -7:30 p.m., with check in at 5:30 p.m., the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and SCORE Fairfield County present the seminar: "How to Develop a Business Plan in Six Easy Steps" with presenter David Albright of SCORE Fairfield County at the Greenwich Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 101 West Putnam Ave. Great for start-up businesses wanting to learn the essential building blocks of a Business plan. Space is limited. $10 fee secures your spot payable online at greenwichchamber.com.. No walk-ins.
Cookbook author Dina Cheney
On June 13, at 7 p.m., the Cos Cob Library and Friends, at 5 Sinawoy Road, welcome Dina Cheney to celebrate her new cookbook, "Year-Round Slow Cooker." Following her talk, a Q&A and book signing. To register -- seating is limited -- sign up at the library or call 203-622-6883. Visit Cheney's blog: Tasting Notes at www.dinacheney.com or follow her on twitter: dinacheney.
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
Starting June 19 and running through August 14 , certified yoga instructor and Alliance Française President Renee Ketcham will host "Vinyasa et Vin," a 1-hour yoga class followed by a ½-hour wine tasting of " sustainable" and "bio" wines from 6 to 7 p.m. 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.
For the Caregiver
Beginning June 20, on four Thursdays, from 10-11 a.m., at Jewish Family Service (JFS) , One Holly Hill Lane, a four week support group for those who care for someone with a chronic illness. Facilitated by Mary Karlan, LMSW, Director of Older Adult Services, JFS of Greenwich. Please call Mary Karlan at 203-622-1881 for more information and to register. Spaces are limited.
Greenwich-to-Stamford Open Water Swim
On June 22, at 8 a.m. is the annual Greenwich -- Stamford Open Water Swim 96 Cummings Point Road in Stamford for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. Participants choose their open-water distance: ½ mile, 1.5 mile, 3-mile or a 5-mile. We also offer opportunities to volunteer as a boater, kayaker or land volunteer. Proceeds from the swim benefit the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. Registration fee $75. To register email Jacque Lang at email@example.com or Kerry Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-438-0313.
Greenwich Historical Society Bike Tour
On June 23, at 2 p.m., join the second annual Greenwich Historical Society "History on Wheels" family bike tour. Participants will pedal around the Point, engaging with historians and naturalists to learn about this idyllic 19th century island estate built by millionaire J. Kennedy Tod on the original 1640 Greenwich founders' Elizabeth's Neck. Open to bike-riding singles, families and children over 7. Gather at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point. Bring bikes and wear helmets (water bottles recommended). Participation is free but a valid park pass is required. For more information To reserve space, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10, or visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
Festa al Fresco: "From Italy to America"
On June 29, from 4 -- 7 p.m., will be "Festa al Fresco," at the Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, to celebrate the end of its exhibition, "From Italy to America," with an Italian-themed potluck supper -- bring your favorite family dish to share in one of four categories: antipasti/appetizers, pasta/main dish, sides/salads and desserts, one dish per family with enough to serve 10-12 people. Activities for kids. $10 for adults; $5 for kids 6 to 12; kids under 6 are free. Wine and other beverages included in price of admission. To reserve, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10 or visit www.greenwichhistory.org. Rain date is June 30.
Community Gardening celebration
On June 29, from 4 -- 6 p.m., visit the Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden and celebrate five years of community gardening in Greenwich.
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.
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 email@example.com.