Deadline today for coed volleyball
Deadline is today to sign up at Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Permberwick Road, for the Parks and Recreation CoEd Volleyball League. Games played at Western Middle School on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Residents ages 16 and over can enter a team, as well as employees of corporations that are located in Greenwich. $310 to enter a team. For information, call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
HSS Tour de Greenwich
On Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m., the 29th annual Hospital for Special Surgery Tour de Greenwich XXIV 20-mile bicycle race will be held, starting and finishing at Greenwich High School. Event averages about 400 riders and is hosted by Threads & Treads in partnership with the Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Dept. Elite heats go off first, followed by all-women's heat, and then a beginner/leisure heat. To register, or for information call 203-661-0142 or visit www.threadsandtreads.com.
Exhibit and talk by Dmitri Wright
On Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m., modern day American Impressionist Dmitri Wright, of Greenwich will hold a gallery talk, "American Impressionism and Plein Air" at the Burlingham House Visitor Center at Weir Farm National Historic Site.His exhibit,"Impressions of Spring," featuring oil paintings and ink drawings, is on display through October. To register, or for 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.
Chamber Music Central auditions
On Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m., Chamber Music Central will hold auditions in Greenwich for young musicians, ages 8 to 18, and in Westport on Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. Auditions last 10 to 15 minutes. Students to present two contrasting pieces, plus a sight reading. Students receive 10 hours of coaching per semester during flexible after-school or weekend sessions in Westport, Fairfield and Greenwich. The semester concludes with a gala concert featuring the young musicians. To schedule an audition, visit the CMC website at chambermusiccentral.org and register online. For information, call CMC Artistic Director Millette Alexander at 203-227-4374.
French Farm Frolic slated
On Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society invites families to visit historic French Farm, 516 Lake Ave., for an afternoon of art and nature in a unique private landscape. Rain or shine. Kids can get up close and personal with farm animals, enjoy a scavenger hunt, make pressed cider, explore a fossil garden and enjoy nature crafts and activities. A horticulture tour for adults will be led by landscape designer Florence Boogaerts. $35 for adults, $10 for children 4 to 12. Refreshments, wine, beer and cider included. No charge for children ages 3 and under. Advance reservations required. To reserve, visit www.greenwichhistory.org, or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.
Artist Liana Moonie to hold retrospective
On Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Bendheim Gallery on the Second Floor, 299 Greenwich Ave., the Greenwich Arts Council will host an opening reception for, "Liana Moonie -- A Retrospective: Paintings, Collages and Works on Paper," with a conversation with the artist at 3:45 p.m. The exhibit runs to Oct. 12. Through Moonie's abstract vocabulary of color, shape and space she strives to reveal the essence of things and their inner beauty. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Greenwich Scouting golf tournament
The Greenwich Council of Boy Scouts of America will hold its 27th annual golf tournament with brunch, golf and dinner on Sept. 16, starting at 11 a.m., at the Round Hill Club, 33 Round Hill Cub Road. The event will feature silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit Greenwich Scouting. For information, visit www.GreenwichScouting.org or contact Craig Jones at 203-869-8424, ext. 110 or Craig.Jones@Scouting.org.
Talk on special education talk
On Sept. 17, at noon, retired Greenwich Public Schools psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst Bill Horn will hold a discussion, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Special Education . . . But Were Afraid to Ask" at Abilis' Stamford office, 1150 Summer St., Second Floor. For more information and reservations, call 203-324-1880, ext. 323.
Free Itsy Bitsy Playgroup for moms, babies
An informal playgroup for moms with babies under 24 months old, led by Sarah Fradkin, will be held at Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Tuesdays, Sept. 17 and 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each week includes music time, stories and gross motor play, as well as periodic visits by local infant and toddler experts and practitioners. RSVP required. No need to be affiliated with Temple Sholom. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/ItsyBitsyPlaygroupGreenwich, or email Phyllis.email@example.com.
RTM District 7 vacancies
Deadline for filing a petition with the Town Clerk's office is Sept. 16 for those residents of District 7 interested in applying for the two-year term vacancies in District 7/North Center of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting (RTM) beginning in January. Candidates must be registered voters. Petition found on Town RTM website (http://rtm.greenwich.org/) under the heading "RTM Petition and Directions."
The election takes place on Nov. 5. For information, email Valerie Stauffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GCC annual luncheon to feature Tesei
On Sept. 18, at 11:45 a.m., the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce holds its annual State of the Town Luncheon at the Milbrook Club, 61 Woodside Drive, with First Selectman Peter Tesei sharing his vision for the upcoming year for the Town of Greenwich. Fee: $60 per person; $550 for a table of 10. No walk-ins. Registration required no later than Sept. 16. All welcome to submit questions in advance by writing email@example.com. To register, visit greenwichchamber.com or call 203-869-3500.
The future of U.S.-Pakistan relations
On Sept. 18, at 5:45 p.m., at UConn/Stamford, the World Affairs Forum will present a talk, "The Future of US-Pakistan Relations," with Shamila Chaudhary, senior south asia fellow, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation and former director for Pakistan and Afghanistan, National Security Council. Parking: Second Level of the UConn Garage on Washington Blvd. Refreshments/networking followed by 6:15 p.m. presentation and Q & A. 7:30 p.m. conclusion.
RTM openings for District 4
Greenwich RTM District Chairman Bob
McKnight announces there are open seats in District 4 for the RTM. Greenwich residents who are interested should call Angie Reineke at 203-363-7672.
Binney Park Restoration meeting
On Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., a Binney Park Restoration discussion will be held at First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave. For more information, email FriendsofBinneyPark@gmail.com.
Bruce exhibits realism prints
"Telling American History: Realism from the Print Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly," is on view now through Dec. 1 at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive. 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 more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.
Comedy Night @ the Cole
On Sept. 20, Community Answers is presenting Comedy Night at the Cole Auditorium. The fund-raising, humorous event is back for a fifth year with the Gotham Comedy Club of NYC preforming At Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., with dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dessert & Coffee from 8 to 10. For more information visit www.communityanswers.org.
SoundWaters weekend sails
SoundWaters is offering weekend afternoon and sunset sails on its 80-foot, three-masted schooner in September, with afternoon sails from 3 to 5 p.m. The Schooner is docked at 333 Ludlow St. in the Stamford Harbor Park Marina, just off of I-95. To make a reservation, visit www.soundwaters.org, call 203-406-3335 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
Lecture on archaeology and ancient cities
On Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich will feature a lecture by Princeton Professor Joanna Smith, "City of Gold: Exhibiting Archaeology," at the Bruce Museum. The modern Cyprus town of Polis Chrysochous -- City of Gold -- lies above the city of Arsinoe and the earlier city-kingdom of Marion. Smith will demonstrate how archaeological contexts were used to relate the histories of these ancient cities in a Princeton exhibition. Free to AAG, Bruce Museum members and students with ID. Non-member admission $15. For more information, call 203-661-4654.
`Culture Shock 1913' lecture
On Sept. 19, the Greenwich Historical Society is hosting its 82nd Annual Meeting and William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture featuring Sara Fishko of New York Public Radio to reflect on an `astonishing' moment in history: "Culture Shock 1913." The event will take place at Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 710 Steamboat Road, with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m. $35 for members; $40 for nonmembers. To reserve, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.
GHS class of '48 to hold reunion
On Sept. 21, at 1 p.m., the Greenwich High School Class 1948 will celebrate its 65th reunion at a luncheon at Zody's 19th Hole Restaurant in Stamford. Committee members include Betty Pasquarelli Piro (203-637-0643), Laura Wachnicki Logan (203-531-9049), Janet Bozak Staplefield (203-531-4572), and Viola Belmonte (203-869-5645).
Puttin' On The Dog Festival
On Sept. 22, the 26th Puttin' On the Dog Festival returns to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, featuring parades of adoptable dogs, fun competitions, interesting demonstrations and activities for dogs, their families and pet lovers. Live music by Billy & The Showmen and The Head Rattlers. Murray, from the movie, "Frenimies," and Jilli Dog, the world's only poker-playing dog, plus free samples and giveaways at the Pet Pantry Pavilion. Family tickets $18 online until Sept. 20. $25 at door. For tickets and to register pets for competition classes, visit www.adoptadog.org.
Audubon to hold arts festival
Audubon Greenwich at 613 Riversville Road will host a book signing and presentation by Joel Oppenheimer (author of "The Birds of America: The Bien Chromolithographic Edition") and Audubon's Birds of Prey exhibit opening at the Oppenheim Gallery on Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a new exhibit celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Kimberlin Nature Education Center. An Art Conservation and Appraisal Fair will take place on Sept. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Appraiser will only be available Saturday.) For more information, call 203-869-5272, ext. 239, or 630-920-0182.
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.
Green & Clean fall town cleanup!
On Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 Greenwich Green & Clean is seeking volunteers for its fall town-wide cleanup and international coastal inventory. Stop at any town firehouse for litter bags, gloves, certificates for community service and refreshments -- Trade in trash for daffodil bulbs. Dumpsters available until 4 p.m.
To help or to report a dirty site, call 203-531-0006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
`Old Glory' flag exhibit at Bruce
"Flags Across America: The Photographs of Robert Carley," is on exhibit at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, through Sept. 22. After witnessing the terrorist attacks of 9/11 from his Stamford office, 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.
Garden on Garden Conservancy tour
On Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Garden Conservancy's Open Days tour will feature three private gardens, one in Greenwich at 146 Clapboard Ridge Road, and the other two in Redding and Weston open for viewing. No reservations required; rain or shine. Garden descriptions at https://www.gardenconservancy.org/opendays/open-days-schedule/openday/781-fairfield-county-open-day. Cost: $5 per garden; children 12 and under free. For more information, visit www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-842-2442.
ONS Foundation to hold fundraising race
On Sept. 22, the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education `PLAY Strong PLAY Safe' 5K Race/Walk will take place in Old Greenwich. The race begins in front of the Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center on Harding Road at 8 a.m. Race to benefit the foundation's education initiatives as well as the youth sports programs of the OGRCC. Adults: $40; students (12-18 years) $25; children (8-11 years) $15; 7 and under free. To register or for more information, visit www.ons-foundation.org.
Skateboarding Clinics to begin
On Sept. 24, for four consecutive Tuesdays (weather permitting) from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., and on Sept. 28, on Saturdays from 3 to 4 p.m., the Dept. of Parks and Rec. will offer Skateboarding Clinics for children 6 to 12 years of age. Kids must have skateboard and full pads to participate. Cost for four sessions is $95 for nonmembers and $65 for members. Classes taught by trained Skate Park staff. For more information or to sign up call the Skate Park at 203-496-9876, or visit www.greenwich.org.
Chapter 2 for Empty Nesters
Beginning on Sept. 25, for five Wednesdays., from noon to 1:15 p.m. Jewish Family Services, 1 Holly Hill Lane, will hold seminars for receiving and giving ideas on how to transition successfully into this new chapter of life in a confidential supportive environment. Facilitated by Linda Schlapfer, LMFT. For more information, visit www.jfsgreenwich.org or call 203-622-1881.
French in English Atelier slated
On three consecutive Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Sept. 26, Alliance Francaise of Greenwich 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. The third class will 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. Fee is $240. To register, call Alliance Francaise at 203-629-1340. Books available for purchase through AFG office.
Banksville to hold `Harvestfest'
On Sept. 28, from 12 to 5 p.m., the Banksville Community House, 12 Banksville Road, will host its largest fundraiser, the Banksville Harvestfest. This Touch a Truck event will host construction vehicles, garbage truck, fire truck and ambulance. Hayrides, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bounce Houses, Rock Climbing Wall, Hay Maze, Pumpkin & Face Painting and much more will be featured. Lunch by Chicken Joe's and Banksville Pizza. $25 per family Located 3.5 miles north of Exit 31 (North St.) off the Merritt Pkwy. For more information, call 203-622-9597 or email email@example.com.
At Home to hold major fundraiser
On Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Sun Court Tent, Old Greenwich, At Home in Greenwich will hold "Come to the Cabaret" featuring the New Paradigm Theatre, singing, music from Hollywood movies, cocktails, supper and a silent auction. This is the major fundraiser of the year to help older Greenwich residents stay safely and independently in their own homes. Tickets: $150, $250 and $350. For more information, visit www.athomeingreenwich.org or call 203-422-2342.
`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.
Youth basketball clinics to start
Starting Sept. 26, on five weekly Thursdays through Oct. 24, the Dept. of Parks and Recreation will hold youth basketball clinics led by Coach John Czarnecki at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center. Program is for children in fifth through eighth grades to prepare them for the upcoming basketball season. Fifth and sixth graders clinic from 4 to 5 p.m.; seventh and eighth graders from 5 to 6 p.m. In-person registration at the Civic Center from Sept. 16 until sessions full. For more information, or for a registration form, stop by the Bendheim Western Civic Center, call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
GHS Antiquarius, Winter Antiques Show dates set
The Greenwich Historical Society will hold its Greenwich Winter Antiques Show at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Dec. 7 and 8, along 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.
United Way's 80th Anniversary
On Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., at Stamford's Loading Dock, the Greenwich United Way is hosting its fifth annual "Oktoberfest" fundraiser with dinner, dancing and more in an Alpine village atmosphere with German-inspired foods, regional beers and wines, music and dancing, friendly competition in the game room and more. For tickets, visit http://store.unitedway-greenwich.com/oktoberfest.html. For more information, visit www.unitedway-greenwich.org or call 203- 869-2221.
Essay contest for middle schoolers
Oct. 4 is the deadline for Conn. middle school students to enter a "Why Do We Honor Veterans?" one-page essay contest to express explaining what the heroism and commitment of American veterans means to them. Winner rides in the 14th annual Connecticut Veterans Parade in Hartford on Nov. 3. Sponsored by the U.S. Navy League, Hartford Council and State of Connecticut Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Essay contest entry rules and applications available online at www.ctveteransparade.org or www.ct.gov/ctva, or by calling 860-653-4484.
Pathways to hold benefit dinner
On Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., at the Greenwich Country Club, Pathways will host an Italian-themed dinner with entertainment by Figaro Figaro performing music from opera to Broadway favorites. Silent auction items include a week for four at the Eaton Ranch in Wolf, Wyoming, two Legend box seats for a Yankee baseball game, a weekend for two at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City, a week in a Nantucket home or at the Teton Mountain Lodge, Jackson Hole, Wyo. For more information, call 203-869-5656, or visit www.Pathways-Greenwich.org.
Temple Sholom to hold new
Beginning on Oct. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., Temple Sholom's Religious School, 300 East Putnam Ave., will offer a new, monthly Pre-K program, "The Five Senses of Judaism," for 4-year-olds to explore the customs and traditions of their Jewish heritage through formal learning, arts and crafts, music, dance and drama once a month for 8 sessions. For a registration form, or more information, contact Fran Pearlman by phone or email at 203-542-7157 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $360 tuition fee for this class.