Cook your Buns Run and BBQ
Tonight, June 7, at 6:30 p.m., come to Greenwich Point for the annual Cook Your Buns Run and BBQ. Threads & Treads has chosen the Friends of Greenwich Point to be the event's charity. Interested in running/walking as part of Team for GP? (No financial obligation -- just a chance to be part of a big, fun team of walkers and runners!) Contact info@FriendsOfGreenwichPoint.org for more info. Register for the race at Threads & Treads, 17 East Putnam Ave., or online at www.threadsandtreads.com/2013_CookYourBuns_MainPage.htm.
Fundraising gala for Alzheimer's Association
Tonight, 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.
Peek inside a Bee Hive
Join Garden Education Center resident beekeeper John Eddy on our Saturdays, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14, at 11 a.m., for a series of peeks inside the hive of the honeybee. John will be joined by other local beekeepers to talk about honey, pollination, beekeeping, and the fragile and increasingly interdependent relationship between people and apis mellifera, the western honeybee. Follow signs to the GEC apiary. Best to avoid wearing perfumes and strong scents. There is no charge but registration is required. Call 203-869-9242, ext.303.
Too Blue at Byram Shore
Tomorrow, June 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting the genre-defying music of 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 a 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). A copy of a birth certificate is 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 are encouraged to bring personal items such as copies of photos, trinkets, souvenirs, clippings and other memorabilia. The free event will be held at the historical society's 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 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 Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and will include 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.
Community Impressionist Artists Exhibition
Running from June 5- July 31, the Greenwich Historical Society will exhibit the work of local artists Maria C. Friscia, Perry Robinson, MD and Margaret Esme Simon in a Community Artists exhibition entitled "Inheriting the Impressionist Tradition," with still life paintings and landscapes reflective of the American Impressionism that evolved at the Cos Cob art colony in the last century. All works are for sale with a portion of proceeds going to the Greenwich Historical Society and will be on view at the Storehouse Gallery Museum, 39 Strickland Road. For more information call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10, or visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
Red Cross blood drive scheduled
On June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road. All presenting donors during the month of June will be eligible to win a $200 gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Walk-ins are always welcome, but donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting redcrossblood.org.
Chamber community forum
On June 10, at 5:30 p.m., the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is holding a Community Forum to Discuss Zone Regulations Regarding Fitness or Sports-related Establishments at Greenwich Library to discuss what impact proposed changes in zoning for fitness or sports-related establishments may have. Parking for retail establishments and residents to be impacted. Discussion led by Diane Fox, Planning & Zoning Commission. Free and open to the public. Call 203-869-3500 for more information.
Talk to focus on parenting
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 and Frank Bartolomeo, both specialists in the field of child and adolescent behavioral health. Talk will cover "helicopter parenting." Register in person or by phone at 203-622-6883.
Stepmother support group
Starting June 12, for eight Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., the Jewish Family Services of Greenwich. One Holly Hill Lane, is offering a support group where you can feel free to talk about your personal challenges in being a stepmother. We will try to give you the gifts of understanding, validation and appreciation that the stepmother rarely receives. Facilitated by Linda Schlapfer, LMFT. Call JFS at 203-622-1881 to register or for information.
`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. The program should be of interest to anyone launching or running a small business. Space is limited. A $10 fee secures your spot, payable online at greenwichchamber.com. There will be no walk-ins.
Cookbook author Dina Cheney
On June 13, at 7 p.m., the Cos Cob Library and Friends will welcome Dina Cheney to celebrate her new cookbook, "Year-Round Slow Cooker." Following her talk, a Q&A and book signing. To register, sign up at the library at 5 Sinawoy Road, or call 203-622-6883. Visit Cheney's blog: Tasting Notes at www.dinacheney.com or follow her on twitter: dinacheney.
Family kayak trip to Shell Island
On June 15, at 9 a.m. at Byram Beach, join the Greenwich Land Trust's Annual Family Kayak Trip to the Trust's Shell Island Come explore the beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife of Greenwich's off-shore gems. Adventurers can also enjoy guided tours of neighboring Calf Island hosted by the Calf Island Conservancy. Naturalists will be available on both islands to discuss the numerous inhabitants of Long Island Sound. Bring a picnic! Kayak rentals available. Suggested donations for the event are $25 per family. RSVP to Jacinta - Jacinta@gltrust.org or call 203- 629-2151.
Greenwich Ballet Gala Event
On June 15, the Greenwich Ballet Academy is holding its annual Graduation Gala Event to celebrate the graduation of two students of the Academy who will dance excerpts from La Bayadère and Divertissements. Guest artists will be Irina Dvorovenko, principal with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and her husband and fellow ABT principal dancer, Maxim Beloserkovsky. Two shows, a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening performance will be held at the Massey Theater of the Wallace Performing Arts Center at Greenwich Academy. Tickets are available online at http://greenwichballetacademy.org/ or by calling 914-305-4377.
Breast Cancer Alliance Golf Outing
On June 17, at 12:30 p.m., the Breast Cancer Alliance will hold a co-ed golf outing at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY, co-hosted by Dr. Bill Evans (WABC) and Scott Shannon (WPLJ). Registration at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30. Cocktail reception at 5 p.m. with awards and prizes for 1st and 2nd net, 1st and 2nd gross, longest drive and closest to the pin. Tickets $450 (with pairing by pro,) $850 per twosome (with pairing by pro,) and $1600 per foursome. Tickets for the cocktail hour $150 per person. For more information, or to register, call 203-861-0014 or visit www.breastcanceralliance.org.
`Taste the Terroir of American Honey' program
On June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m., Audubon Greenwich and the Fairfield Green Food Guide present "Taste the Terroir of American Honey," at 613 Riversville Road. Red Bee Honey founder, beekeeper and author Marina Marchese will take guests on a tasting journey to discover the sensory qualities of seven single varietal U.S. honeys featured in her latest book, "The Honey Connoisseur." The event will include a book sale and author signing. Advance tickets are $35. RSVP to Jeff Cordulack at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-869-5272, ext. 239.
Bossy Frog children's concert
On Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m., bring your kids ages 2-8 to Greenwich Point's Seaside Garden across from the Old Greenwich Yacht Club for a fun and funky musical experience. The concert is being held in the Seaside Garden. Bring a blanket or chairs to the event, which is sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Point. Rain date is July 2.
Yoga en Français
Starting June 19 and running through Aug. 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, is a four week support group for those who care for someone with a chronic illness. The program is 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. Space is limited.
History/Art Camp at Greenwich Historical Society
There are still openings for this summer's Greenwich Historical Society History & Art Camp 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mon.- Fri., based at beautiful Bush-Holley House. Session A (Grades 4-6) runs from July 8 to July 19, and Session B (Grades 1-3 -- and 4, if preferred) runs from July 22 to August 2. First week focuses on Early American life. The second week focuses on the Cos Cob art colony (1890-1920) with creative art projects. You can sign up for both weeks ($550) or one ($350). For more information visit www.greenwichhistory.org, or email email@example.com.
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 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 is $75. To register email Jacque Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kerry Anderson at email@example.com 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.
Women Who Matter
On June 25, from 11:30 - 1 p.m., the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a very special luncheon series to hear Guest Speaker: Sandie O'Connor, Managing Director, Treasurer of JP Morgan Chase & Co., at L'Escale Restaurant, 500 Steamboat Road. Tickets at $60. Call 203-869-3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle School Study Skills Summer Program
Whitby School, 969 Lake Ave., brings back its Successful Study Skills 4 Students classes for middle schoolers to be held Mon.- Fri., July 22 - 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The workshops foster academic achievement by teaching students key study strategies that help them learn while reducing stress. Classes limited to 15 students. Cost of $395. For more information contact 203-307-5455 or e-mail info@S4StudySkills.com . To register online, visit http://tinyurl.com/whitby-summer-2013.
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.