June 18, 2013
Written by Greenwich Post Staff
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 23:00
Greenwich Point swim
The 24th Annual Greenwich Point One Mile Swim, 7:30 a.m., Saturday, July 9, check in, 6:30, $50 entry fee; Jon Harnett, 203-869-8714; Gscevents.org.
The Sand Sculpture Festival, 12:30, Saturday, July 9, rain date, 1:30, Sunday, July 10, Greenwich Point Park (Tod’s Point); 203-862-6750; Greenwicharts.org.
The Rev. Ian Morgan Cron signs copies of his new book Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A Memoir... of Sorts, 10:30 a.m., Sunday, July 10, Chapel at Christ Church Greenwich; 203-869-6600.
YPG victory cup
The Young Professionals Group’s “Victory Cup,” two polo matches, pet parade, car show and children’s playground, 1 to 5, Sunday, July 10, Greenwich Polo Club, 941 North St.; Victorycup.org.
Jazz on the sound
The Dixieland Jazz band performs as part of the Department of Parks and Recreation’s “Jazz on the Sound Concert” series, 4 p.m., Sunday, July 10, Island Beach ferry; 203-618-7649; Greenwichct.org.
Wednesday concert series
Billy and the Showmen perform as part of the Department of Parks and Recreation “Wednesday Night Concert Series,” 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, rain date, July 14, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park; for rain cancellation call, 203-618-7650.
The Greenwich Newcomers Society night, 7 p.m., July 14, Barcelona restaurant; RSVP; Greenwichnewcomerssociety.com.
Under the stars
Regis Philbin will be the master of ceremonies for Greenwich Hospital’s “Under the Stars” fund-raiser to support pediatric and neonatal care, 7 to 11:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Drive; for tickets call, 203-863-3863.
Chris Evers of Animal Embassy presents World Wildlife as part of the Summer Reading Program at Greenwich Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, July 16, Meeting Room; 5 years old and up; call the Children’s Room, 203-622-7940.
Wiffle ball tournament
The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce sponsors “Island Beach Party,” 4:45, Tuesday, July 19, rain date, July 20, Island Beach ferry; RSVP by July 15; $35 nonmembers, $25 members; 203-869-3500; Greenwichchamber.com.
Chamber music opportunity
The Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market, including live music and children’s activities, 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays, summer venue, Old Greenwich Elementary School, fall venue: Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich.
The Greenwich Democratic Town Committee Executive Board meetings, 8 p.m., first Wednesday of the month, Town Committee meetings, 7:30 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Town Hall.
Paddle boarding classes
Paddle boarding classes, 4 to 5, Saturdays, Greenwich YMCA; RSVP required; $30, $20 members; 203-869-1630.
Art summer camp
The Greenwich Art Society offers a kids mini drawing and painting summer camp, 10 to noon, five to seven years old, 12:30 to 3:30, eight to 12 years old, through Friday, July 8, 299 Greenwich Ave.; 203-629-1533.
Performing arts camp
The Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich’s Kidshine, a performing arts day camp, 9 to 3, July 11 to 15, 38 West End Ave.; third to eighth grade; $150; call the church office, 203-637-3669.
The Summer Reading Program at Greenwich Library presents “Stories in the Park,” 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3 and 10, Bruce Park gazebo; call the Children’s Room, 203-622-7940.
Art juried show
The Art Society of Old Greenwich’s Open Juried Show, through July 15, Bendheim Gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave.; free; Greenwicharts.org.
Greenwich Historical Society presents “Life in a Union Army Camp,” noon to 4, through July 31, 39 Strickland Road; 203-869-6899; Greenwichhistory.org.
Sculptures from the Congo
The Bruce Museum presents ”Power Incarnate: Allan Stone’s Collection of Sculpture from the Congo,” through Sept. 4, Bruce Museum; 203-869-0376; Brucemuseum.org.
The Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross leads instruction on adult and child CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator, infant CPR and standard first aid, various times and dates; 203-869-8444; Greenwichredcross.org.
The Department of Parks and Recreation offers Pilates class, noon to 1, Mondays and Wednesdays, Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center; $100; RSVP; 203-532-1259; Greenwichct.org.
Summer ramp camp
The Department of Parks and Recreation’s Skatepark Ramp Camps ongoing registration, camp dates: June 27-30, July 11-14, Aug. 8-11, Aug. 15-18, and Aug. 22-25; seven and 14 years old; 203-622-7821; Greenwichct.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held at various times at locations across Greenwich; 203-869-5221.
Community Health at Greenwich Hospital offers smoking cessation and control programs for smokers interested in curbing or quitting the habit; 203-863-4444.
Bariatric support group
Specialists address nutrition, exercise, medical management and other topics for people who have had or are considering having bariatric surgery, 6:30 to 8 p.m., monthly alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays, Healthy Living Center, 55 Holly Hill Lane; free; 203-863-4302.
The Better Breathers Club, open to anyone with breathing difficulties or who wants to learn more about them, meets 12:45 to 2, second Wednesday of every month, Healthy Living Center; 203-863-4277.
Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time,” starting with Swann’s Way, 5 to 7, second Tuesday each month; $50, $40 GAC members; call for location; 203-629-1340.
Brown bag books
The Brown Bag Book Club meets at noon on the third Wednesday of every month at the Cos Cob Library; bag lunches welcome; 203-622-6883.
A support group for adult family members of cancer patients meets Mondays, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Greenwich Hospital; 203-863-3147 or 203-863-3146.
Cos Cob book club
The Cos Cob Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month at the Cos Cob Library.
Diabetes support group
Support group allows patients and caregivers to discuss eye health, neuropathy, foot care, heart health, self-management tools, and more, 7 to 8:30 p.m., monthly, Greenwich Hospital Noble Conference Center; free; 203-863-3929.
Not Alone, a social network for mature Jewish singles meets for dinner and conversation, 7 p.m., Thursdays; pay your own way; 203-622-1881 to reserve a spot.
A heart support group designed for people with, or at risk for, heart disease, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., second Tuesday of every other month; 203-863-4277.
Jewish scouts program
La Leche meetings
Free mother-to-mother discussions for all women interested in breast-feeding, 7 to 8:30 p.m., first Wednesday of the month, 10 to 11:30 a.m., every third Wednesday, 89 Sherwood Place; Bridget 203-247-4363, Annie 203-869-5344; Lllusa.org/CT/WebGreenwichCT.html.
Low vision services
The Greenwich Hospital Low Vision Center provides services to persons with low vision in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Open Monday to Friday by appointment with physician referral; 203-863-3984.
Lyme disease support
The Lyme Disease Support Group helps individuals and families dealing with Lyme and meets the first Thursday of every month, 7 to 8:30, Town Hall; Timeforlyme.org.
Prostate cancer education
The Prostate Cancer Education Forum for patients, survivors and loved ones meets the first Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8, Greenwich Hospital; free; registration required; 203-863-4277; Greenhosp.org.
Stroke support group
The Stroke Support Group, a monthly program of Community Health at Greenwich Hospital offers patients and caregivers a supportive environment in which they can learn more about the condition, and how to move forward after it occurs; free; 203-863-3792.
Greenwich Toastmasters Club, a nonprofit educational organization for adults, meets, 7 p.m., first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month, Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road; 914-563-2288.
Adult support group
A support group is held for adults dealing with divorce, 5:30 to 6:45, Wednesdays, Jewish Family Services; no charge for first session, thereafter $10 per session; 203-622-1881.
Advanced care planning
Advanced Care Planning of Greenwich offers expert counseling and assistance on advance directives, noon to 1, Tuesdays, Center for Healthy Aging Conference Room at Greenwich Hospital; free; 203-863-4743.
Join others to discuss thoughts and feelings surrounding your loss, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, One Holly Hill Lane; no charge for first session; $10 per session thereafter (sliding scale available); 203-622-1881; Jfsgreenwich.org.
A nondenominational ladies Bible study group, 7 to 9 p.m., Mondays, classroom 2 at YWCA; all welcome; 203-559-5171.
Friendly Connections telephone group plays bingo over the phone, 1:30 p.m. Mondays, 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; free; call to request bingo cards; 203-323-3792.
Listen to WGCH-AM 1490 to hear Just Books’ owner Marion Holmes talk about the newest best seller author events on “Darby and Friends,” 5 p.m., Wednesdays.
Support group for caregivers, 11 a.m., Mondays, through the Friendly Connections telephone program; 203-661-8841.
Chess expert Felix Lopez teaches the game to all levels of players, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich; 203-869-3224.
St. Catherine of Siena Church offers Christian yoga for everyone, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., Saturdays, Father Vincent O’Connor Center, 6 Riverside Ave., Room 103, wear exercise clothes; 203-550-8811. Yoga at First Presbyterian Church, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Thursdays, 1101 Bedford St., Lounge, Stamford, wear exercise clothes; 203-550-8811.
Elderly Jewish support
A weekly discussion group for Jewish octogenarians, 1 to 2:30, Mondays, Jewish Family Services of Greenwich; 203-622-1881.
Advanced Care Planning of Greenwich offers a program featuring counseling and assistance directives for residents looking ahead to end-of-life care, noon to 1, Tuesdays, Center for Healthy Aging Conference Room at Greenwich Hospital; free; 203-863-4743.
Exercise for seniors
Mr. Gu’s sitting exercises class for seniors meets to improve internal circulation and promote good health, 3 to 3:40, Thursdays, Group Fitness Studio, YWCA; $15, $10 full and affiliate members per class; register at 203-869-6501, ext. 131.
Fitness for new moms
BABY offers AfterBirth Strength, total body conditioning class, 11:30 to 12:30, Tuesdays, Greenwich Fitness Edge, 1333 East Putnam Ave.; 203-221-0163; Birthandbeginningyear.com.
Friendly Connections presents Madeline Rosa, who reads love stories, mysteries, novels, and others, 4:30 p.m., Thursdays; 203-661-8841.
Gentle hatha yoga
Hatha yoga classes for all ages and abilities, includes deep breathing, chakras/colors, self-healing, meditation, nutrition, stress reduction, and stretching, 5:45 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Greenwich Arts Senior Center; walk-ins welcome; 203-622-3998.
Group therapy for men and women, 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Family Centers, 20 Bridge St.; 203-629-2822.
Guitarists concert series
The Yale Classical Guitarists Concert Series, 3, Sundays, Diamond Hill United Methodist Church; free with a donation of $10 to $15; 203-869-2395.
Greenwich’s Family Centers offers a support group for those dealing with HIV/AIDS, 6 p.m. Thursdays in Stamford; 203-324-3167, ext. 4148, 203-977-5096; Familycenters.org.
The Den for Grieving Kids, 6:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Family Centers, 40 Arch St.; 203-869-4848.
Kiwanis Club holds luncheons, 12:15 Thursdays, at Luca’s; walk-ins welcome; 203-622-1444.
Less stress, more happiness
Family Centers program on “Decrease Stress, Increase Enjoyment,” 6 to 7:15, Wednesdays, Family Centers; registration required; $20 per session; 203-629-2822, ext. 4130; Familycenters.org.
Meditation classes, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, Arcadia Café; $18 per session; call instructor Jodi Knox at 203-912-5475.
Middle school TGIF
Middle school members may swim, participate in game room tournaments and dodge ball games, 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays, Boys and Girls Club; 203-869-3224; Bgcg.org.
Mixed Media class offered, learn to work with watercolor, ink, colored pencil, tempura, acrylics, oil pastel and collage, 1 to 2:30, Saturdays, Action Arts, 242 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich; eight weeks for $300; ages five and up; call Rick or Jacqui 203-637-2685.
Moms and Munchkins
Moms and Munchkins, 9:30 to 11:30., Mondays, St. Mary’s Parish Center; 203-698-1540.
Move with Marjorie
Friendly Connections telephone group gets active with Marjorie Rodriguez, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; free; call to sign up and recieve your packets of exercises and yoga movements to follow along; 203-323-3792.
Free exhibit tours with the price of admission, 12:30 to 1:30 every Friday at the Bruce Museum; 203-869-6786.
Nurse is in
A nurse is on site to take blood pressure and answer health questions, 11:30 to 1:30 Mondays, Greenwich Library Health Information Center; 10 to noon Tuesdays, Greenwich Hospital Cafeteria Atrium; 9 to 11 Thursdays, Greenwich Hospital Healthy Living Center; 10 to noon Fridays, Hill House, Riverside; free; 203-863-4444.
The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich offers painting lessons with artist Jason DeMarkey for children between the ages of 6-18, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Boys and Girls Club; 203-869-3224; Bgcg.org.
Weekly education, support therapy, exercise, social activities and caregiver support for people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center; free; 203-863-4444.‘Perspectives on Aging’
Louise Schmitt leads a discussion on health, social and economic issues related to aging, 11, Fridays, Friendly Connections telephone conference; 203-661-8841.
Poetry fans may listen to accomplished poets read some of their work, answer questions and speak informally about poetry, 3 to 5, Sundays, at Arcadia Café; includes open mic time; 203-637-8766.
Retired Men’s Association meeting
The Retired Men’s Association meets and hears speakers, 10:45 a.m., Wednesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 18 Lafayette Place; call John deCsepei, 203-637-2393.
Shabbat for kids
Shabbat services for kids, Saturdays, 11:15 to 12:15, Chabad of Greenwich; 203-629-9059.
Sight for sore eyes
Greenwich Hospital’s Lions Low Vision Center offers occupational therapy services for the visually impaired in Southwest Fairfield and Westchester County, Monday to Friday, Greenwich Hospital; 203-863-3984.
Table tennis classes
The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich offers table tennis classes for children ages 6-18, 6 to 8 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, Boys and Girls Club; 203-869-3224; Bgcg.org.
Take the pounds off
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) helps members achieve healthy weights through weigh-ins, mutual support and education about healthy lifestyle choices, 12:30 to 1:30, Mondays, 900 King St.; 203-863-4444; Tops.org.
Yoga classes led by Renee Ketchum, 7 p.m., Mondays, Arcadia Café; $15. No advance reservations; bring your own yoga mat and water; 203-637-8766.
Young Life Club
Greenwich Young Life Club, an organization committed to impacting kids’ lives and preparing them for the future, holds meetings, 7:45 to 9 Wednesday nights, Fjord Fishery yacht, 143 River Road, Cos Cob; open to any high school students in Greenwich; 203-340-2123.
YWCA divorce support
Kimberlin Nature Education Center features a different nature movie for visitors, 10:30 to 3:30, Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road; no registration required; all ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult while visiting the Audubon’s art gallery; 9 to 5 daily except major holidays; 203-869-5272; Greenwich.center.audubon.org.
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