Drawing Room Gallery Summer Group Show
The Drawing Room Gallery Summer Group Show is currently on exhibit through Sept. 17 at 5 Suburban Ave. Six regional painters are featured; Peter Batchelder, Darthea Cross, Michele Kishita, Lorraine Lewin, Hannah Sessions and Karen Schmitz. Witness their shared interest in color, impressions of the landscape and nature, and common appreciation for the elements of line and shape. The Drawing Room Gallery is open Mon.- Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sundays. For further information call 203- 661-3737, or email email@example.com, or visit www.thedrawingroomartgallery.com.
Weekly Torah study group
Weekly Torah Study (informal) is ongoing with Assistant Rabbi David Saiger on Saturdays, Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 9 to 10 a.m., at Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave. For information, call 203-542-7163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz on the Sound
On Aug. 11, at 4 p.m., the Dept. of Parks and Rec. will host a Dixieland Jazz band for the final summer Jazz on the Sound Concert, which will start on the 4 p.m. Island Beach ferry, continue to play on Island Beach and then play again on the return ferry trip at 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner. For more information call 203-618-7649, or visit www.greenwichct.org. For rain postponement information call the Parks and Recreation weather line at 203-861-6100.
Itsy Bitsy Playgroup
A free, informal playgroup for moms with babies under 24-months-old. led by Sarah Fradkin, will meet Tuesdays, August 13, 20 and 27, from 11 -12:30 p.m. at Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave. The group will feature music time, stories and gross motor play, as well as periodic visits by local infant and toddler experts and practitioners. All welcome. To RSVP, call Phyllis Lyons at 203-625-9621, or email Phyllis.email@example.com. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/ItsyBitsyPlaygroupGreenwich.
`Looking for Bobbie Golden' exhibit at GAS
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.
Family Movie Night at civic center
On Aug. 12, at 7 p.m., the Dept. of Parks and Recreation is hosting Family Movie Night outside at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center.
In case of rain, the children's performance will be held in the gym. Pre-movie singer/storyteller Keith Munslow will entertain before the 7:45 p.m. showing of "Despicable Me" on a 9 foot by 12 foot screen.
Bring picnic dinner, blanket, Frisbee, wiffleball and bat. For more information, call the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center at 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
Lunch 'n Learn at Temple Sholom
On Tuesdays, Aug. 13, 20, 27, from 12 -1 p.m., take part in lunch and study Jewish ethics through the lens of the rabbinic Sages with Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz or a special guest teacher. Kosher lunch served.
All welcome at Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave. For information, call Alice Schoen at 203-542-7165 or email Alice.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt-A-Dog holding story contest
Adopt-A-Dog invites you to submit a story about the special connection between you and your pet. The story may be about any animal -- an extraordinary parrot, unique rabbit, funny gerbil, brilliant dog or remarkable cat -- and 30 stories will be selected to display with photos in the Special Connections Gallery at the "Puttin' On The Dog" festival fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 22. Souvenir posters presented to authors at the end of festival. Submit story with a high-resolution photo suitable for enlargement to email@example.com. Entries should be 125 words or less, and submissions by children need to include age. Deadline is Sept. 1. Stories and photos become the property of Adopt-A-Dog.
Swingaholics and country swing
On Aug. 14, from 7:15- 8:45 p.m., at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, the Dept. of Parks and Recreation will host The Swingaholics performing on fiddle, steel guitar and twanging electric guitar. The group will perform popular country idioms with a straight four-to-the-bar meter with piano, upright bass and drums for a thoroughly danceable blend. Rain date is Aug. 15. For more information, visit www.greenwichct.org
Local artist Arguimbau's marine art tour
Greenwich artist Peter Arguimbau will exhibit his marine paintings the weekend of Aug. 16 at Gallery 4 on India Street in Nantucket. Arguimbau is sailing and painting his way on his Catboat, "Molly Rose" from Watch Hill, R.I., Fisher's Island, Block Island, Newport, Cuttyhunk, Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod on his way to Nantucket.
Greenwich Chamber to hold annual picnic
On Aug. 14, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., join the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce for its annual After Six picnic at Byram Beach Park. Enjoy picnic fare, including beer, wine and dessert. Bob Moore, from Moore Physical Therapy, will discuss how to grow old gracefully and demonstrate the benefits of therapeutic massage. To register, call 203-869-3500 or email GreenwichChamber@GreenwichChamber.com. $15 for members; $25 for non-members. All are welcome.
Sports journalism in the digital age
On Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m., the Retired Men's Association is featuring Harvey Araton, sports writer for The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post and numerous books to address the evolution of sports journalism in the digital age from his perspective of a native New Yorker whose career has spanned more than four decades. He has won numerous journalism awards, and was nominated by the Times for a Pulitzer Prize in 1974. The RMA meetings take place at the First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Pl. Talk commences at 10:45 after social hour. For more information call Bernard Schneider at 203-698-2558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life in the rocky intertidal zone
On Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m., join host Dan Barrett to "walk and talk" the rocky intertidal zone at Greenwich Point - and learn the secrets of success of the sealife. Meet at Innis Arden cottage for a brief orientation. Wear sturdy sneakers/shoes which may get slightly wet. The program will run rain or shine. Presented by Friends of Greenwich Point and funded by the Frank J. Muhlfeld Memorial Fund. For more information visit www.Friendsofgreenwichpoint.org.
Scrabble Tournament returns to town
The 3rd annual Old Greenwich Scrabble Tournament, open to players of all levels, will be held the weekend of Aug. 16 - 18 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Ave. The event offers a 5-game Early Bird tournament on Friday afternoon; a 3-game Newcomers Tournament on Saturday morning; and a 16-game Main Event Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. On Saturday night a "Jeopardy! Game Show," open to all, run by Jason Keller, a 9-time Jeopardy! champion will take place. Spectators are welcome. Scrabble equipment, artwork, and stocking stuffers will be for sale. For information visit http://cross-tables.com/download/2013/08/oldgreenwich.pdf, email CorneliaSGuest@gmail.com or call 203-244-5324.
Yoga en Français class planned
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., now through Aug. 14, 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.
Point jazz concert slated
On Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m. come to the Greenwich Point Seaside Garden for some classic bluegrass and a swing quartet. This dynamic acoustic ensemble performs sizzling instrumentals, tight vocal harmonies and original songs.
In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside at the Old Greenwich-Riverside Civic Center. Change of venue will be listed on our website www.FriendsofGreenwichPoint.org and a constant contact email will be sent.
For more information visit www.Friendsofgreenwichpoint.org.
Pool party for autistic set
On Aug. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m., the Friends of Autistic People will hold a pool party at a private home in Westport.
Families with children who have autism are invited and asked to bring a potluck picnic; attendees will visit together in a friendly environment featuring music, face painting and a friendly, huggable service.
A dog will be on site for petting.
RSVP for attendance and directions at 203-661-8510 or by email to email@example.com or visit www.autisticadults.net.
`Old Glory' flag exhibit at Bruce
After witnessing the terrorist attacks of 9/11 from his Stamford office, Darien native/artist Robert Carley made it his mission to capture the American spirit in photographs of Old Glory in many different forms.
The show features 44 photographic prints and a video display of 60 additional photographs.
For more information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Rembrandt, Whistler at Bruce
"Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly" are on exhibit at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, through Aug. 18. Kelly's print collection includes work by Albrecht Dürer, Adam Elsheimer, Hendrik Goudt, 28 images by Rembrandt van Rijn, Canaletto and Tiepolo, as well as etched cityscapes and figure studies by James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
New exhibit to feature artwork by Greenwich artist Wright
A new exhibit, "Impressions of Spring," featuring oil paintings and ink drawings by modern day American Impressionist Dmitri Wright, of Greenwich, is on display through October at the Burlingham House Visitor Center at Weir Farm National Historic Site.
Wright will hold a gallery talk, "American Impressionism and Plein Air," at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17 and Sept. 15.
To register, or for more information, call 203-834-1896, ext. 28. To find out more about Wright and his work, visit www.dmitriwright.com, or call 203-832-3325.
Dorrance Kelly print collection
Opening on Aug. 31 and on display through Dec. 1 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, is the exhibit, "Telling American History: Realism from the Print Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly."
The exhibit features more than 40 prints by artists George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Edward Hopper, Martin Lewis, Reginald Marsh, Grant Wood and John Sloan.
For additional information, call 203-869-0376 or visit the website www.brucemuseum.org.
GHS sets date for Winter Antiques Show
On Dec. 7 and 8, the Greenwich Historical Society will hold its Greenwich Winter Antiques Show, at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, with an Antiquarius preview party event, "Meet Me at the Beverly Hills Hotel." The Antiquarius fundraiser will include a Holiday House Tour on Dec. 11 featuring five spectacularly decorated Greenwich homes. A Holiday Gift Boutique will take place on Dec. 10 and 11 at Christ Church's Parish Hall. Tickets for events are on sale online at www.greenwichhistory.org. Free admission to boutique. Antiques Show tickets available at the door.
Soundwaters to hold sunset sails
Soundwaters is offering weekend afternoon and sunset sails on its 80-foot, three-masted schooner in August and September, with afternoon sails from 3 to 5 p.m. The Schooner is docked 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.
Photography exhibit to focus on Greenwich
The Greenwich Historical Society Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Road, is hosting an exhibit through Sept. 1 in collaboration with the Stamford Photography Club featuring images of Greenwich throughout history. Hours are 12 to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Free admission for members and children under six; $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students. Free to all on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10 or visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
Stefanie Kies & Sing, Sing, Sing
On Sept. 8, at 5 p.m., The Friends of Greenwich Point will feature Stefanie Kies & Sing, Sing, Sing in the Seaside Garden. Words to the songs will be distributed to encourage the audience to sing along. For more information visit www.Friendsofgreenwichpoint.org.
GLT seeks volunteer gardeners
The Greenwich Land Trust is seeking 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 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.
Greenwich Scouting Golf Tournament
On Sept. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Round Hill Club, the Greenwich Council Boy Scouts of America will hold its 27th Annual Golf Tournament with brunch, golf and dinner. Non-golfers welcome for cocktails on the veranda, a terrific dinner and great silent and live auction items, with 20 golf course in the U.S. and abroad on auction to play on! Proceeds benefit Greenwich Scouting. For more information, visit www.GreenwichScouting.org or contact Craig Jones at 203-869-8424, ext. 110 and Craig.Jones@Scouting.org.
RTM District 9 seat opening
District 9, which covers the Glenville and Pemberwick areas of Greenwich, has one seat open for the Representative Town Meeting. 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.
Sixth Dazzling Dahlias Show
On Sept. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., and on Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, will host the Greenwich Dahlia Society's 6th Annual Dahlia Show. On display will be an array of exceptional blooms that range from tiny buttons to huge dinner-plate size stems in a wide range of colors. All dahlias to be sold on the final day of the show. Novice gardeners encouraged to participate. Admission is free. For more information, call 203-869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org.
Gaining insight on caregiver role
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.
Fourth Annual Chamber Golf Outing
The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will hold its fourth Annual Golf Outing at Griffith E. Harris Golf Course, 1200 King Street, on Sept. 11. Confirm the names in your foursome at this time. Reserve now -- last year's event was sold out. Awards and dinner will be following. For more information or to register, visit www.greenwichchamber.com.
French in English Atelier
On three consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m., the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich(AFG) is offering a French in English "Atelier" ( workshop) on The Red and The Black, ( Le Rouge et le Noir) the well-known French classic by Stendhal, taught by Florence Anglade , a native French speaker and instructor at the Darien Community Association. The third class to feature the film by the same name. Students invited to read the book ahead to participate in lively and in depth discussions of this famous French classic. $240 cost. To register, call the Alliance Francaise at 203-629-1340. Books available for purchase through AFG office.