Temple Sholom to honor trustees at Shabbat
Tonight, June 14, at 6:30 p.m., Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., will hold its annual Shabbat service and dinner honoring its incoming and outgoing Board of Trustees. $18 per person for dinner. Call Alice Schoen at 203-542-7165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2-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.
Bruce to feature Rembrandt, Whistler
Opening tomorrow, June 15, at the Bruce Museum ,One Museum Drive, will hold an exhibit beginning tomorrow, June 15 and running until Aug. 18, "Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly." Dr. Kelly's print collection includes work by Albrecht Dürer, Adam Elsheimer, Hendrik Goudt, 28 images by Rembrandt van Rijn, Canaletto and Tiepolo and etched cityscapes and figure studies by James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
Weekly Torah Study
Beginning tomorrow, June 15, and on June 22 and June 29 from 9 to 10 a.m., an informal, weekly torah study group with Temple Sholom's Assistant Rabbi David Saiger, will be offered at Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave. For more information, call Rav David at 203-542-7183 or email email@example.com.
Historical Society to host artists exhibition
The Greenwich Historical Society is holding an exhibit through July 31 featuring the works of local artists Maria C. Friscia, Perry Robinson, M.D. and Margaret Esme Simon in a community artists exhibition, "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.
Family kayak trip to Shell Island
On June 15, at 9 a.m. at Byram Beach, Greenwich Land Trust will hold its Annual Family Kayak Trip to the Trust's Shell Island to explore the scenery and wildlife of Greenwich.
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 at Jacinta@gltrust.org, or 203-629-2151.
Greenwich Ballet Academy gala
On June 15, the Greenwich Ballet Academy is holding its annual Graduation Gala Event to celebrate the graduation of two who will dance excerpts from La Bayadère and Divertissements.
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 to hold golf outing
Registration is at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30. A cocktail reception will be held 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 $1,600 per foursome.
Tickets for the cocktail hour are $150 per person.
For more information, or to register, call 203-861-0014 or visit www.breastcanceralliance.org.
Special needs advocate to give free talk
On June 18 at 6:30 p.m., Jennifer Weitz, a special needs advocate with JW Advocates, LLC, will explain how parents of children with sensory processing disorders can partner with their school system to best meet their children's needs.
This free, 90-minute session held at Sensory Kids, 406 E. Putnam Ave, 2nd Fl., will address the process by which Individualize Education Plans (IEPs) are granted by the schools, and "related services" that this allows students to receive.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safety issues to be addressed in Cos Cob meeting
On June 18, at 7 p.m., at the Cos Cob Firehouse and the Cos Cob Association is hosting Greenwich Police Traffic Sgt. John Slusarz and Greenwich Chief Engineer Jim Michel to address residents' concerns and complaints about speeding, traffic calming, sidewalks, bicycle routes and safe routes to school. destinations.
Residents can email concerns about specific streets, sidewalks and intersections to email@example.com.
Bossy Frog children's concert
On Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m., a concert geared to kids ages 2-8 will be held at Greenwich Point's Seaside Garden across from the Old Greenwich Yacht Club.
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 one-hour yoga class followed by a 1/2-hour wine tasting of " sustainable" and "bio" wines from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Dance Studio, 299 Greenwich Ave., third floor.
The class, which is open to all levels, will focus 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 4-week support support group will be held 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.
Call Mary Karlan at 203-622-1881 for more information and to register. Space is limited.
Space still available at art and history camp
There are still openings for this summer's Greenwich Historical Society History and Art Camp, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mon.- Fri., based at the 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.
For more information, visit www.greenwichhistory.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Solstice picnic and tree walk
On June 21, from 6-8 p.m., celebrate the longest day of the year with the Greenwich Tree Conservancy at Greenwich Point. Bring your own picnic to the Cow Barn picnic area (if stormy, meet at Innis Arden Cottage). Tree walk at 7 p.m. led by Superintendent of Parks and Trees, Bruce Spaman, and Conservation Director, Denise Savageau. Learn the importance of coastal forests and the challenges of maintaining this habitat relating to invasive species and storm events. Free with reservations via email at email@example.com.
Library to kick off summer reading program
On June 21, at 3:45 p.m., the Cos Cob Library will feature the "Airborne Jugglers" to kick off this summer's reading program, "Dig Into Reading!" There will be refreshments, and participants can join the Summer Reading Club to start earning small prizes and chances for the grand prizes. A juggling workshop to take place after the show. Space limited to 30 children. Pre-register at the library or call 203-622-6883.
`Greenwich-to-Stamford Open Water Swim
On June 22, at 8 a.m. is the annual Greenwich-Stamford Open Water Swim at 96 Cummings Point Road in Stamford for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. Participants choose their open-water distance: 1/2-mile, 1.5-mile, 3-mile or 5-mile. Volunteer pportunities also are available to 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, Kerry Anderson at email@example.com or call 203-438-0313.
Greenwich Historical Society to hold family bike tour
On June 23, at 2 p.m., Greenwich Historical Society will hold its second annual "History on Wheels" family bike tour. Participants will pedal around the Point, and meet historians and naturalists to learn about the 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. To reserve space, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10, or visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
"Experience the Sound" Event
On June 23, the Greenwich Shellfish Commission is holding its annual event at Greenwich Point Park focusing on the Sound, shellfishing and other coastal activities. All are welcome and will be allowed entrance to the park for this special event, which includes visiting the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at the Innis Arden Cottage, learning about seaweed farming in Long Island Sound, exploring scuba diving with experts, talking with local experts about fishing, learning how wildlife are rescued and rehabilitated by learning how to paddle board and sail, discovering how to shellfish for clams and oysters in Greenwich Waters and more. Visit The Soundwaters Schooner, and the Atlantic Clam Farms Shellfishing Barge at the Old Greenwich Yacht Club Docks. For more information, visit www.greenwichct.org/upload/medialibrary/9fe/Shellfish_Demo_Experience_the_Sound_06-23-2013.pdf.
iCreate: Teen Art Exhibition
Exhibiting until July 7, at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, is this year's iCreate exhibition featuring nearly 40 original artworks created by regional high school students. Selected from over 400 entries received from students in 26 schools throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties and beyond, the works are in oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink wash, pastel, any type of drawing medium, traditional printmaking forms, mixed media, and digital media. For more information, call 203- 869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.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.
Musical Theatre Summer Camp
From June 25 - June 28, and from June 30 to July 3, will be the Temple Sholom Musical Theatre Summer Camp, from 10-4 p.m., at Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave. Campers will learn musical theatre skills, acting techniques, improv, set, prop & lighting design under the direction of Adam Feder and Dan Gordon. Campers will also swim at the YWCA across from Temple Sholom. Campers will perform their new skills in a musical performance on the evening of July 3. Fee is $700. Contact Michele Straus at 203-542-7162 or email email@example.com.
Zoning and parking meeting
On June 25, at 7:15 p.m., at the Greenwich Town Hall Meeting Room, there will be a public meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission, in the Town Hall Meeting Room on zoning regulations and proposed parking changes related to fitness and sports-related organizations.
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.
Greenwich Authors Talk: Reba and Dave Williams
On June 27, at 6:30 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society is hosting a reception for the husband and wife authors, Reba and Dave Williams who will discuss their books at 7 p.m. in the Society's Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road. Dave William's book, "Small Victories: A Print Collector's Story" is a memoir due for release early next year. Reba William's newly published book "RESTRIKE," is a mystery with an art world focus. Admission is free but reservations suggested. To reserve, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich Campership Program
The Greenwich Dept. of Social Services sponsors the Greenwich Campership Program with scholarships to Greenwich children ages 4 to 14 to attend local day camps and some sleep away camps in Connecticut. Camp fees paid by community donations. There are 225 children registered but 80 children are waitlisted. Additional contributions can help waitlisted children attend a camp session. $350 allows for a two week session or $475 for three weeks. All amounts gratefully accepted. For more information, call Alison Brush at 203-622-3715.
Community Gardening celebration
On June 29, from 4 - 6 p.m., visit the Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden at Armstrong Court, Greenwich and celebrate five years of community gardening in Greenwich. For more information call 203-629-1499.
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.
Join the Fourth of July Celebration
On July 4, at 9 a.m., at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, help us raise the first American flag. Watch Greenwich Scouts parade the flags of the 13 Colonies. Honor Greenwich citizens who are descendants of our founding families. Recognize the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. Salute patriots who died in the Revolutionary War. Recognize Good Citizen winners from Greenwich public and private schools. Join us for complimentary refreshments inside Town Hall. For more information email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.