Bruce to hold teen art exhibition
The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, will hold its iCreate exhibition through July 7 featuring nearly 40 original artworks created by regional high school students. The works on display were selected from more than 400 entries from students in 26 schools throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties and beyond. Works include oils, watercolors, acrylics, ink washes, pastels, drawing medium, traditional printmaking forms, mixed media and digital media. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Audrey Appleby to sing in Paris
On Sunday, July 7 at 7 p.m., singer Audrey Appleby of Greenwich will perform a cabaret evening -- "Ladies Cheap Cocktails" -- of original songs and confessions consisting of a tasty mix of well-shaken Latin, Jazz, and Euro Chill served on the Seine Peniche Cloch'Art, at 2055 Quai Marcel Dassault, St. Cloud, Paris. Parking available at the barge, or take a taxi or D7 autobus from the Boulogne-Pont de St Cloud Metro Station. RSVP to Johanna Anrig at 06 60 09 38 29.
First Sunday Birdwalk at Greenwich Point
On Sunday, July 7, from 9-11 a.m., the Friends of Greenwich Point are offering the First Sunday of July Birdwalk. Meet by the main (southern) concession stand. Bring binoculars. All ages are welcome. No experience is necessary.
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. to Fri., at the Bush-Holley House. Session A (Grades 4 through 6) runs from July 8 to July 19; and Session B (Grades 1 through 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.
Bob Button Orchestra at Binney Park
On Wednesday, July 10, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., the Dept. of Parks and Recreation will present the Bob Button Orchestra performing at Binney Park. This 12-piece orchestra offers big band classics recorded by the famous bands of the Swing Era. The featured vocalist is Gail Clear, and the female group Button and Bows will perform. A portable dance floor will be installed for dancing. Rain date is July 11. For more information on Wednesday concerts, visit www.greenwichct.org or call 203-618-7649.
Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale
Bible translation seminar with author Alter
On July 11 at 7 p.m., at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., the JCC presents Robert Alter's award-winning translation of the Hebrew Bible featuring "Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation and Commentary." There will never be a dull moment, as Samson and rival David butt horns through the rise and fall of a nation beset by internal divisions and external threats. Signed copies will be available for purchase. For more information, email email@example.com.
Free Melton Sample Class
On July 11, at 10:30 a.m., the UJA and JCC Greenwich will be presenting a free Melton sample class. The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is the world's largest pluralistic adult Jewish education network. Classes will be held in Oct. on Tuesday mornings. For more information and the location, call 203 552 1818 or email Alice@ujafedgreenwich.org.
GHS Class of 1983 Reunion
On July 13, from 7 to 11 p.m., the Greenwich High School class of 1983 is holding its 30th Reunion at the Arch Street Teen Center, 100 Arch Street, with a DJ by Deanna Wornstaff Crocco (`83) and her husband Teague Crocco of Top Cat Entertainment. The event will be catered by On the Marc with delicious hors d'oeuvres and open bar. $100 per person in advance, $110 at the door. For more info and payment options, email GreenwichHS83reunion@gmail.com.
Reggae Group Kronic to play at Byram Park
On July 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Byram Park, the Dept. of Parks and Rec. is hosting the Kronic Band, a reggae band that plays sounds from numerous reggae greats such as Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, as well as 70's 80's, 90' hits, as well as current music including rock and roll, R & B, and funk/disco dance music. Bring the family, a picnic dinner, and relax and listen. For more information visit www.greenwichct.org, or call 203-618-7649. Rain date is July 14.
GEC to hold series on bees
On July 13, at 11 a.m., the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, is featuring resident beekeeper John Eddy for the third in a season-long series of peeks inside the hive of the honeybee. Eddy will be joined by other local beekeepers to talk about honey, pollination, beekeeping, and the fragile and increasingly interdependent relationship between people and the western honey bee, apis mellifera. Follow signs to GEC apiary. Free program. Avoid wearing perfumes and strong scents. To register, visit www.gecgreenwich.org or call 203-869-9242. Next scheduled peeks on Aug. 10 and Sept. 14.
Terrapin bringing its beat to Cos Cob Cobbler Inn
On July 17, Terrapin, a Connecticut-based band playing authentic Grateful Dead music and original tunes at bars, clubs and private events throughout the tri-state region and beyond will be playing at the Cos Cob Cobbler Inn.
Soundwaters to hold sunset sails
Soundwaters of Stamford is offering weekend afternoon and sunset sails on its 80-foot, three-masted schooner in July, August and September, with afternoon sails from 3 to 5 p.m.
On July 4, there will be a special fireworks sail from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Educators on board will teach participants about the quality of the water, how to test it and how to analyze groundwater.
Bring your dinner aboard and favorite beverage and relax as the sun dips below the horizon of the Sound.
The Schooner is at 333 Ludlow Street in the Stamford Harbor Park Marina, just off of I-95. To make a reservation, visit www.soundwaters.org or call 203-406-3335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich Point One Mile Swim
On July 20, at 7:30 a.m. is the 26th annual Greenwich Point One Mile Swim, part of the Betteridge 2013 Greenwich Cup race series and sponsored by The Greenwich Swim Committee and the Town of Greenwich.
Check in at 6:30 a.m. Heats by age group with colored caps provided. Wetsuits disallow awards.
Entry fees $55 or $20 for ages 13-18. A 400-yard Kid's Race for 13 and under is $5.
For entry forms and registration visit www.gscevents.org, and at Threads and Treads at 17 E Putnam Ave., or call 203-253-2546.
Town Tennis Tournament
Beginning July 20 for two weeks, the Dept. of Parks and Rec. is taking registration for the Town Tennis Tournament with finals to be at Binney Park on August 3 with a rain date of Aug. 4. Divisions for men, woman, singles, doubles, mixed doubles, youths 17 and under, and youths 12 and over.
Divisions broken into open division 18 to 34 years, 35 and over, 50 and over. Register for one or two events. Fee is $25 for singles events, 50 each for doubles. To register, call 203-618-7613, between 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mon.-Thurs., or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Whitby School study skills summer program
Whitby School, 969 Lake Ave., will hold its Study Skills 4 classes for middle schoolers from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, July 22 to 25.
The workshops foster academic achievement by teaching students key study strategies that help them learn while reducing stress. Classes limited to 15 students. Cost is $395. For more information, call 203-307-5455 or e-mail info@S4StudySkills.com. To register online, visit http://tinyurl.com/whitby-summer-2013.
GAS exhibit `Looking for Bobbie Golden'
The Greenwich Art Society will hold an exhibit through Sept. 30, "Looking for Bobbie Golden," featuring new artwork by GAS artist Ellen Gordon at the Garden Cafe at Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parking is available at the building, and admission is free.
Rembrandt, Whistler at Bruce
On exhibit through August 18 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, is "Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly." 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.
Historical Society to host exhibition
The Greenwich Historical Society is holding an exhibit at the Storehouse Gallery Museum, 39 Strickland Road, 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," featuring 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. For more information, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10, or visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
GLT seeks volunteer gardeners
The Greenwich Land Trust is looking for community gardeners to volunteer at the GLT Mueller Preserve for seasonal gardening tasks, including maintaining the flower, vegetable and fruit beds, fall deadheading and bed cleanup, and invasive plant removal. Volunteers for the "Mueller Garden Volunteer Team" are vital to help staff keep this sizeable property beautiful and to set the stage for future garden expansion. To volunteer email Camille Broderick at email@example.com or call 203-618-0033.
Yoga en Français
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 half-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 July 17.
International Girl Field Hockey Camp
From Aug. 19-23, at Greenwich High School, Academy International and Greenwich Parks and Rec, are hosting their annual pre season field hockey camp from 9-12 for ages 10-14 and from 4.30 to 7.30 p.m. for high school players. Parents can register at www.academyinternational.net or call 1-888-529-3827 with any questions.
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.