at the Agnew Orchard
Tomorrow, Oct. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Greenwich Land Trust invites the public to Agnew Orchard, 40 Close Road, for a fun and educational afternoon of apple picking.
Tour the orchard and learn about different apple varieties, make applesauce and meet the bees that are essential in putting food on your plate.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain date wold be Sunday, Oct. 6.
Essay contest for middle schoolers
Today, Oct. 4 is the deadline for Connecticut middle-school students to enter a "Why Do We Honor Veterans?" one-page essay contest to express 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.
Performance of `What's A Creature to Do?'
Tomorrow, Oct. 5, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., at Christ Church Greenwich, actor, singer, and cabaret artist Nancy Thode will perform her production, "What's a Creature To Do?" based on the allegorical songs of Flanders and Swann with a hilarious and heavily photo-shopped slide show.
Music, comedy and fun for all ages. Reception from 6 to 7 p.m.; performance from 7 to 8 p.m., with coffee, dessert and post-show mingling.
Tickets $25 (general), $100 (patron) at www.christchurchgreenwich.org, or call 203-550-2697. Evening is a benefit for Christ Church Greenwich's outreach to feed the hungry through its ministries.
Pathways to hold benefit dinner
Tomorrow, 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, Wyo., 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.
The Red Cross is seeking blood donations on Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave.
All blood types needed. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification required.
All donors in Oct. eligible to win a $200 gift card.
To make an appointment or for more information call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
Cos Cob Chili Cook-Off
Tomorrow, Oct. 5, The Sixth Annual Cos Cob Chili Cook-Off competition and tasting will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at Diamond Hill United Methodist Church, 521 East Putnam Ave.
All proceeds to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor's food pantry.
For more information, call 203-869-2395.
Southern CT Pet Lifestyle Expo
A pet lifestyle exp will be held tomorrow, Oct. 5, at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The interactive event will feature educational and training presentations, as well as great games for pets and their families. Free admission; pets welcome! For information, visit www.petlifestylesouthernct.com.
Greenwich Point tree tour, lecture
On Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Town Tree Warden Bruce Spaman will lead a one-hour walk to discuss the trees around Greenwich Point.
At 3 p.m., in the Innis Arden Cottage, hear Eric Hammerling, exec. dir. of Connecticut Forest and Park Association, address the Conn. blue trail system and legacy of Helen Binney Kitchel, Greenwich conservationist, state legislator and philanthropist. Tour and talk co-sponsored by the Greenwich Tree Conservancy and Bruce Museum. Meet at the main concession stand at Greenwich Point. For more information, call 203-413-6742 or email email@example.com.
Annual John Zumbo Race
On Sunday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m., the 7th Annual John Zumbo Race will take place, starting on Woods Road at the picnic area in Bruce Park. The course is 5K. All those interested in fitness and fun are welcome to join in the event. Small children can race for free in their own competitive event to be held at the picnic area. Registration can be done online prior to the race at www.zumboscholarship.com or on the day of the event.
Tennis for Tots registration
Registration will be held starting Oct. 7 for the Dept. of Parks and Recreation announces Tennis for Tots 6-week fall indoor session at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center on Mondays, which starts Nov. 4. Kids 3- 4-years-old play from 2:45 to 3:15 p.m., or 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Children 5-, 6- and 7-years old play from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. or 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., or 5:15 to 6 p.m. Cost is $85 for 3- and 4-year-olds, and $95 for the 5- to 7-yea-old programs. Tennis rackets provided. Registration will be held Oct. 7 through 11 by mail only. Walk in registration will be held Oct.15. For more information, or to receive a registration form, call 203-532-1259 or visit www.greenwichct.org.
to give talk
On Oct. 7, at 10 a.m., at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, will feature peony expert Kathleen Gagen, Peony's Envy, will give a slide show and lecture on peonies including old favorites and new varieties, plus a hands-on, how-to at the GEC peony bed on how to rejuvenate and divide an old peony plant. Wear appropriate clothing. $35 members; $45 non-members. To register, call 203-869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org.
Youth basketball clinics slates
Mail-in registration begins Oct. 7 through 11 for the Nov. 7 kick-off of the 6-week Youth Basketball Clinics at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center. Clinics for kindergartners run from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.; First- and second-graders, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., third- and fourth-graders, 5:15 to 6 p.m. Program cost is $100. In-person registration at the Civic Center will be held on Oct. 15. For more information, or to receive a registration form, call 203-532-1259, stop by the Bendheim Western Civic Center or visit www.greenwichct.org.
American furniture masterpieces
On Oct. 7, at 1:15 p.m., at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, the Greenwich Antiques Society will present "Masterpieces of American Furniture from The Kaufman Collection," a lecture by Wendy Cooper, Curator Emerita of Furniture at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Wilmington, Del. The focus will be on Philadelphia and Newport Rococo furniture and early 19th century classical pieces. $20 for non-members. For reservations and information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LWVG to host Governor Malloy
On Oct. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Greenwich will host Governor Dannel Malloy in the Town Hall Meeting Room at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Lane. The Governor will give a brief presentation followed by questions from the audience. For more information, email Marie Vandivort at email@example.com or see lwvg.org.
American Policy in a World of Flux
On Oct. 9, at 7:15 a.m., the World Affairs Forum's Ambassadors' Roundtable will host a breakfast presentation by Dr. Paul Kennedy, Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale, on "American Policy in a World of Flux" at the Stamford Yacht Club.
Free for series members; $50 for general public. AR guests $30. Reservations and advance payment required. Space limited.
Call 203-356-0340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art of Ikebana
On Oct. 10 and 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., certified fourth-level Sogetsu instructors Barbara Kaytes and Frances Wilson will hold a two-day demonstration and workshop at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street. First session will cover historic overview of the art of Ikebana.
The Second session will feature containers provided with plant material and instruction to create an Ikebana design. $125 members; $135 non-members.
To register, visit www.gecgreenwich.org or call 203-869-9242.
Artist's work, reception at Cos Cob Library
The Friends of the Cos Cob Library will host an opening reception and exhibit on Oct. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring recent works by artist Agnieszka Cichy, including her new theme "Sketches from the City," and works from the "About Women" collection.
All paintings on sale for 70 percent off catalog prices, with proceeds to support medical treatment of the artist's father. For details, visit www.ARTbyAGA.com.
Golf tourney to benefit Lyme research, cure
Lyme Research Alliance will host its second annual Golf Tournament with proceeds to help fund research and a cure for Lyme and other debilitating tick-borne diseases at 11 a.m. on Oct. 10 at the Stanwich Club, 888 North Street. Warm-up followed by lunch buffet on clubhouse terrace, with tournament starting at 12:30 p.m. Post-tournament cocktail reception, buffet dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony. $1,000 per player or $3,500 per foursome. For more information, visit www.LymeResearchAlliance.org.
Bruce Museum Annual Outdoor Arts Festival
On Oct. 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, will host the 32nd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival, rain or shine, featuring more than 85 award-winning artists selected from across the country. Paintings, photography, drawings, prints, sculptures and mixed media pieces are all available for purchase. The festival will feature live music along with fun, educational family activities and a variety of food choices. Parking on Museum Drive, Steamboat Road or in Island Beach Parking lot near Exit 3 off I-95. For more information, visit www.brucemuseum.org, or call 203-869-0376.
Music and Meditation
On Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., the Friends and Staff of the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, will present music therapist Dr. Amy Zabin, who will lead participants into a deep level of relaxation using her crystal singing bowls, flute and guitar. Dr. Zabin also will teach tools for more effectively dealing with stress. No pre-registration required.
Yale Dean to address the Ginkgo tree
On Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., the Greenwich Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street is presenting renowned botanist, Sir Peter Crane, dean and professor of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale, and former director of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, to explore the history and mystery of the ginkgo tree, the subject of his new book, "Ginkgo, The Tree that Time Forgot." $25 members/$35 non-members. Pre-orders only of Dean Crane's book ($40) at www.gecgreenwich.org. To register call 203-869-9242 or visit website.
21st century archeology in Peru lecture
On Oct. 17, at 8 p.m., the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich will present an illustrated lecture on "Excavations, Archives & Artisans: 21st Century Archaeology in the Lake Titicaca Basin of Peru with Professor Elizabeth Klarich, Five College Assist. Prof. of Anthropology at Smith, Amherst & Mr. Holyoke Colleges, at the Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive. Free to AAG, Bruce Museum members and students with ID. Non-members $15. For more information visit www.aag.org or call 203- 661-4654.
Tour N.Y Botanical Gardens
On Oct. 23, from 9 - 4 p.m., the Greenwich Tree Conservancy (GTC) is offering a tour of the New York Botanical Garden - home to more than 30,000 trees, led by Todd Forrest, author of "Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden." Books for sale at Garden Shop for author to sign during lunch. A private tram transports group between areas of the Garden. Bus, tour, lunch and access included. $80 for GTC members, $95 for non-members. Group limited to 30 people. To purchase tickets visit www.greenwichtreeconservancy.org or send check to GTC, PO Box 4215, Greenwich, CT 06831.
New nature hikes for kids
The Garden Education Center is offering 12 weekly classes on Wednesdays through December 18, for kindergartners through third-graders from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. with hikes in the Montgomery Pinetum. Includes harvesting bounty from the GEC organic teaching garden, building teepees, planting bulbs and creating craft holiday ornaments. Snack included. (No session on Nov. 27.) GEC member: $275. Non-members: $335. For more information, visit www.gecgreenwich.org or call 203-869-9242.
Temple Sholom October ItsyBitsy Playgroup
Temple Sholom, at 300 E. Putnam Ave. is hosting an Itsy Bitsy Playgroup on Tuesdays, Oct. 8 to 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for moms and babies under 24 months old, led by Sarah Fradkin. Sessions will feature music time, stories and gross motor play, and visits by infant and toddler experts and practitioners. No fee, but RSVP necessary to attend. No need to be affiliated with Temple Sholom. For more information, call 203-622-8121, email Phyllis.email@example.com or visitwww.meetup.com/ItsyBitsyPlaygroupGreenwich.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-618-0033.
Consignment boutique at Second Congregational
Act II, the consignment boutique of Second Congregational Church, managed by the Women's Fellowship, has opened for shoppers on the first floor of the church-owned house at 48 Maple Ave., on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Consignments and donations accepted Wednesdays from 10 to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 to 1 p.m. Items are gently used or, in some cases, never used. For more information, call 203-869-6359 or visit www.2cc.org/act2/.
Temple Sholom to hold new Pre-K classes
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 email@example.com. There is a $360 tuition fee for this class.
"Kick up Your Heels and Step Out For Pink!"
On Nov. 7, at 11 a.m., the Breast Cancer Alliance's 18th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Hyatt Regency will feature , Breast Cancer Survivor Pat Battle, Anchor/Reporter NBC4, starting with Silent Auction Reception, Luncheon & Guest Speaker/Anchor/Reporter NBC4, Mitchells|Richards Fashion Show with inspiring breast cancer survivors, Post Event Manolo Blahnik Trunk Show and Tea. Tickets $ 350 - $ 1,000, TABLES: $ 5,000 - $ 50,000. For information and tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.861.0014.