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Seaside Center fun
This is the last weekend for the Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center, an environmental and cultural facility located in the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point. Visitors are encouraged to drop-in and explore the local shore and marine life from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday. Activities may include guided nature walks; marine organism anatomy dissections; plankton viewing with microscopes; arts and crafts; and more. Also enjoy the Seaside Center’s facilities and view the dioramas, interactive exhibits, and live specimens in the touch tank aquariums. To reach the Seaside Center, contact 203-637-3515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers Market time
A Farmers Market is held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in the Horseneck commuter parking lot at Arch Street off Exit 3 of Interstate 95. All produce and products sold at the market are grown and prepared by the farmers themselves — or fished locally.
Summer farm stand
The Farm Stand at Versailles Farms is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, offering its wholesome fresh produce. The farm is a market garden using French intensive methods, growing for flavor, nutrition and good digestion. It is located at 56 Locust Road in backcountry Greenwich. For more info, visit versaillesfarms.com.
The First Sunday Bird Walk, sponsored by the Bruce Museum, will be held from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Oct. 7, at Greenwich Point Park. Take a leisurely walk to view birds in their habitats. Bring binoculars. Meet near the southern concession stand. Contact email@example.com or 203-413-6756 for information and park admission. Free. No registration required
Greenwich Polo Club hosts high-goal polo matches on Sundays throughout the summer. Tickets can be purchased online and range from $40 per car for East lawn seating, $60 per car for grandstand seating, $100 per car for West lawn seating, $300 for box seats (seats 4), $600 for VIP private cabanas (seats up to 16) and $150 for two tickets to the VIP Players’ Lounge. Gates open at 1 p.m. and matches start at 3 p.m. The field address is 1 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich. Dogs on leashes are allowed. Matches will be held on Sept. 2 and Sept. 9. For more information, visit greenwichpoloclub.com.
Family gallery tours
The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, host Family Gallery Tours from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sundays. The tours are best for ages 6-10. Free with regular admission, and no registration is required. Tours are scheduled on Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23 and Sept. 30.
Zoo at the beach
The Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park will host Jim Knox, zoologist and curator of education at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, along with a few live animals from the zoo from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. At 2 and again at 2:35 p.m., Knox will explore the international state of biodiversity and profile the zoo’s work with Species Survival Plans in Connecticut and beyond. There will be appearances by live animal ambassadors from the zoo, including a recovered endangered species and a rescue animal ambassador. The program, which includes family activities about endangered species from 1:30 to 4 p.m., is part of the Fred Elser First Sunday Science series. The event is free and open to the public. No beach pass is needed; just let the front gate staff know you are attending the First Sunday Science program.
NatGeo Photo Ark
“National Geographic Photo Ark,” a traveling exhibit that features the work of photographer Joel Satore, is on display at the Bruce Museum. The Photo Ark is a project committed to documenting every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries — inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations. When completed, it will include portraits of more than 12,000 species. The exhibition at the Bruce highlights more than 50 of Sartore’s most compelling images. It will be on display until Sunday. For more information, visit brucemuseum.org.
A program for children ages 2.5 to 5 with an adult on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Explore the museum collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. Topics change weekly. This program takes place on the museum’s free admission day and space is limited. See the visitor service desk upon arrival to secure a spot. The themes include “Collecting Treasures” on Sept. 4. Visit brucemuseum.org for more info.
Rummage Room reopens
The Rummage Room on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich will celebrate its 54th grand eeopening on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. for shoppers. Want to make a donation? Drop-offs s will be accepted on Wednesday, September 5, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Old Greenwich Farmers Market
The Old Greenwich Farmers Market is held from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the parking lot of the Living Hope Community Church (formerly the Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich) at 38 West End Avenue in Old Greenwich. The market offers Connecticut-grown, farm-fresh products. Rain or shine.
Speakers at Retired Men’s Association
The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association offers a free program every Wednesday that is open to the public; no reservations are required. Social break starts at 10:40 a.m., followed by speaker at 11 a.m. Held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. For info, visit www.greenwichrma.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Future speakers include art historian Page Knox on “Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings” on Sept. 5.
Playing Bridge for fun
Card fans are invited to join The Perfectly Polite Bridge Group at the YMCA every Wednesday, with three sessions. The goal is to have fun and to create an atmosphere of good sportsmanship and goodwill. Players who want to improve their game and players who haven’t played for a while are welcome. No partner needed to play. The 10 a.m. to noon session/game focuses on advanced beginners and intermediate players. Drop-ins welcome. From 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. is the beginners group, for those just learning the game or wanting a refresher. From 2 to 3:30 p.m., it will be Topic Bridge with learn and play conventions (phone registration required for this group). For more information or to register, call or text Frank Crocker at 203-524-8032. The cost is $10 for YMCA members, or $12 for nonmembers.
Try Tai Chi
It’s a great time to start Tai Chi lessons. Classes are held at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and at 9 a.m. Thursdays in the auditorium at the First Congregational Church Auditorium on Sound Beach Avenue in in Old Greenwich, opposite Binney Park. The cost is $10 per one-hour session. Newcomers welcome. This relaxing exercise can loosen joints, improve balance, and teach graceful movements to music. Fun and no pressure. For additional info, call Joe at 203-504-4678.
Flinn opens 90th season
“Looking Forward, Looking Back,” the first exhibition of the Flinn Gallery 2018-19 program, is perfectly themed to launch the celebration of the 90th anniversary season of the art gallery at the Greenwich Library. It will run from Sept. 6 through Oct. 17. The opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6. At 8 p.m. Sept. 14, the award-winning film “Loving Vincent” will be shown in the Cole Auditorium, with an Art Lounge in the gallery from 6 to 8p.m. At 2 p.m. Sept. 16, all four participating artists will discuss their work in an Artist Talk. For more information visit: http://flinngallery.com/looking-forward-looking-back/. The Flinn Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
The Supervised Play bridge class with blackboard discussion will resume this Friday, Sept. 7, at the YWCA in Greenwich. The class, which is limited to 12 preregistered tables of four, begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends about noon. A signup sheet for the first class has been posted just inside the back doors at the YW.
Greenwich native John Margenot, 90, who served five terms as first selectman, will be honored for his continued service and dedication to the town at a ceremony to celebrate the naming of the John B. Margenot Atrium at the Greenwich Public Safety Complex on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. Margenot, who has also served on the Representative Town Meeting and the Board of Estimate and Taxation, continues to be active as a member of the town’s Board of Ethics and as a volunteer at Greenwich Hospital. To attend RSVP to the Office of the Chief of Police at 203-622-8010.
Fabulous Family Fair
YWCA Greenwich will host its annual Fabulous Family Fair at its home at 259 E. Putnam Ave. in central Greenwich from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 8. Admission is free and everyone in Greenwich is invited to come and experience the fantastic children’s programs offered at the YWCA. Children can practice softball and baseball at Greenwich’s only pitching machine and batting cage system. Sample classes in dance, gymnastics, tennis and basketball will be available throughout the fair. Younger children can splash around in Greenwich’s only water playground or have fun in the bouncy castle. There will be music, games, arts and crafts, and face painting inside and outside. Joey B’s food truck, Phil & Tom’s ice cream truck, and Jolie’s Gotique will be there as well. For more information, call 203-869-6501, ext. 100 or email email@example.com.
Cos Cob picnic
The Cos Cob School Homecoming Community Picnic will be on Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. at the school field. The event will feature live music with Boogie’ Chillin and The 80s Band; food trucks; and tours of the school. All are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets and games as the school celebrates over 100 years of its history. Rain date is Sept. 9.
The duplicate bridge game will begin at 1:15 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 10, at the YWCA.
Sept. 11 ceremonies
The 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be marked with a ceremony from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Glenville Firehouse at 266 Glenville Road. The ceremony will include a presentation of the colors by the Greenwich Police Department honor guard, and a wreath will be placed at the memorial outside the firehouse. The memorial is made from a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that was salvaged from the wreckage after the attacks. A ceremony will be held as well at the town’s Sept. 11 memorial in Cos Cob Park from 6 to 7 p.m. that day. The September 11 Memorial Foundation has held an annual ceremony at the memorial ever since it was dedicated in 2015.
Greenwich Adult Learning Program is conducting registration for English as a Second Language on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Havemeyer Building, 290 Greenwich Ave. Evening registration for English as a Second Language and GED Preparation will be on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at Greenwich High School, Folsom House, 10 Hillside Road. For additional information, check www.Greenwichace.com or call 203-625-7423.
Bruce Beginnings Jr.
This program at the Bruce Museum provides a welcoming and engaging museum experience for toddlers, ages 10 to 24 months, and their caregivers through hands-on play and exploration. Bruce Beginnings Jr. sessions are inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibits. It is held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, next time on Sept. 11. This program is free with general admission but space is limited. See the visitor service desk upon arrival to secure a spot.
Friends Friday Films
The longest-running film series in Greenwich kicks off on Sept. 14 at the new time of 7:30 p.m. at the Greenwich Library. The Friends Friday Film Series is now over 70 years old and made possible by contributions to the Friends of the Greenwich Library. Films are free, and doors open at 7:10 p.m. The lineup is “Loving Vincent” on Sept. 14 and “Lady Bird” on Sept. 21.
Reception for ReTooled
A members opening reception will be held Sept. 21 at the Bruce Museum for the new exhibit, “ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection.” RSVP by Sept. 14. You must be a member to attend, and reservations are required. To sign up for membership, visit brucemuseum.org. The exhibit, which opens to the public on Sept. 22, features the work of groundbreaking 20th-century artists who illuminate the overlooked subject of tools with pun, wit and wonder.
Ovarian cancer awareness
September will be Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Greenwich, First Selectman Peter J. Tesei has announced. The goal is to highlight the work of the T.E.A.L. organization, or Tell Every Amazing Lady, and Kaile Ann Josephs Zagger, for their work to elevate awareness of this disease and create education platforms within the community for the general public and the medical community. The inaugural proclamation event will take place on the steps of Greenwich Town Hall at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 17, when lights on the building will be changed from white to teal, and the ovarian cancer flags will be raised, to encourage awareness of the disease. Tesei will present the proclamation to Zagger and Dr. Elena Ratner on behalf of the women they fight to protect and educate each day. The event is open to the public.
The Gilles Clement Gallery at 45 E. Putnam Ave. is presenting “SUMMER 2018,” its latest collection of cutting-edge Contemporary, Pop, and Street Art that delights and inspires with iconic imagery, vivid colors, and culturally significant messages. This rotating exhibition showcases an eclectic mix of from the gallery’s stable of artists working in a range of mediums and techniques, including photography, painting, mixed media, collage, neon light and spools of thread. The group exhibition SUMMER 2018 will be on view through Sept. 20. For more info, visit www.gclementgallery.com/upcoming-exhibitions.
Greenwich Wine + Food Festival
The eighth annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival will take place on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Award-winning country crooner Tim McGraw will perform on the Pepsi Stage at the event, which will feature culinary celebrities. The festival, which benefits a number of charities including the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, kicks off with a Master Chef Wine dinner on Friday evening and a Culinary Village on Saturday, along with a Grand Tasting Tent, a celebrity Green Room, celebrity book signings, cooking demos and Q&A sessions with top culinary experts. For more info and tickets, go to www.greenwichwineandfood.com or call 203-588-1363.
‘ReTooled’ opens at the Bruce
“ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection” will open at the Bruce Museum on Sept. 22 and run through Dec. 30. In the exhibit, groundbreaking 20th-century artists illuminate the overlooked subject of tools with pun, wit and wonder. Featuring more than 40 imaginative paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs, the exhibition brings life to the unexpected subject of tools by profiling 28 visionary artists from the Hechinger Collection, including Red Grooms, Walker Evans, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg. It consists of four sections that dynamically frame the themes of this collection into accessible categories: Objects of Beauty; Material Illusions; Instruments of Satire; and Tools: An Extension of Self. Some of the artists represent tools with reverence to accentuate their purity of design. Others transform and distort tools to highlight their tragic obsolescence in a technological age. But all of the works remind us that tools embody the can-do spirit that defines America and the quest to improve our quality of life. “ReTooled” was organized by International Arts & Artists of Washington, D.C., and is a gift of John and June Hechinger.
Go wild at GLT
The Greenwich Land Trust will hold “Go Wild,” its annual Family Field Day, from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. This is the event’s 19th anniversary. Take a ride on enormous hot air balloons soaring above the Greenwich Polo fields at Conyers Farm, giving GLT supporters a spectacular view of the expansive 62-acre-preserve below. It also offers activities and entertainment for all ages, including live music, a rock-climbing wall, petting zoo, bungee trampolines, inflatable maze, animal encounters, gaga courts, autumn crafts, and much more. Ticket prices also include delicious food truck fare from Caffè Bon, Cowabunga, New Haven Pizza Truck, Spuds Your Way, and Taco Pacifco, as well as refreshments from Juicy Juice Splashers Oragnic, RISE Brewing Co., and adult beverages. Admission covers all rides, food, and entertainment. Adult tickets are $65 in advance ($75 at the gate); child tickets are $30; children under 3 are free. Patron tickets, starting at the $1,000 level, allow early admission for six people (adults or children), access to the Patron Tent and Patron Bar, as well as all food, drinks and activities. Event will be held rain or shine. No pets allowed. For more info and tickets, visit gltrust.org.
Richard Haas will speak about his career and the progression of his work from abstract prints to the architectural paintings and murals that define his reputation today in a presentation from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Bruce Museum. A celebratory wine and cheese reception with the artist will follow the talk. This special event is free for Bruce Museum members and students (with valid ID); $15 for non-members. Advance registration at brucemuseum.org is required. A selection of Haas’s formative work is on view at the Bruce through Oct. 21. For more information about the exhibition and related programs, please visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.
St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside will host a Bible Study to examine “James, Peter, and Jude- the Catholic Letters.” The sessions will be held Sept. 24 to Nov. 5 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. (Monday evenings) and Sept. 25 to Nov. 6 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Tuesday mornings). The materials fee of $30 is payable at first session by cash or check. Registration forms available online at www.stcath.org or in the rectory. Call 203-637-3661 for more info. Open to all. This series from Little Rock Scripture Study covers four New Testament letters traditionally known as “the Catholic Letters.” The author of the commentary which serves as a guide to the discussions is the Rev. Patrick J. Hartin, a professor of New Testament at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.
Fearless Angel Project luncheon
The Fearless Angel Project’s fourth annual luncheon to benefit families in Fairfield and Westchester counties who are challenged by the economic struggle of raising a child on the autism spectrum takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Greenwich Country Club. The event will feature guest of honor and speaker Judith Newman, journalist and author of “To Siri with Love” a three-course luncheon; a fashion show by Mary Jane Denzer; and music by deejay April Larken. It will conclude with several therapeutic/biomedical scholarship awards for families who are raising a child diagnosed with a developmental disorder and/or autism. For tickets and information, go to thefearlessangelproject.com/events or call 203-970-2552.
“Lust for Life” (122 minutes) will be show from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Bruce Museum. The biographical film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, starring Kirk Douglas, is based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Irving Stone. Free for Bruce members and students with valid ID, $10 for nonmembers (includes museum admission). Register in advance at brucemuseum.org.
Oktoberfest at the Bruce
The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will host its first-ever Oktoberfest celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27. Featuring German beer from Paulaner USA, Oktoberfest at the Bruce Museum will also include a light menu of classic German fare from Harlan Haus and a German band performing traditional Oktoberfest music. Tickets to Oktoberfest at the Bruce Museum are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers and may be reserved in advance at brucemuseum.org; click “Reservations.” Weather permitting, the Oktoberfest celebration will take place outdoors on the grounds of the Bruce, as well as inside, where partygoers can enjoy an after-hours tour of the museum galleries.
Craft beer fest
The Last Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival is scheduled for Sept. 29 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park just off Arch Street on Greenwich Harbor. General admission tickets are $35 for those who purchase them in August. The event will feature more than 30 brewers and food trucks such as Lobster Craft, Melt Mobile and Wendy’s Wieners, as well as live music. The event benefits Live Green CT!’s Zero Waste Fellowship. For information, visit livegreenct.org.
Sarah Tanguy, former curator of The Hechinger Collection, will speak about John Hechinger’s acquisition of a tool-inspired collection of art on Oct. 4 at the Bruce Museum. Tanguy is a curator for ART in Embassies at the U.S. Department of State, as well as an independent curator and critic based in Washington, D.C. Advance registration is required as seating is limited. Reception begins at 6 p.m., with the talk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free for Bruce members and students (with valid ID); $15 for non-members. Visit BruceMuseum.org to register. The lecture is part of “ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection,” an exhibit that features the work of groundbreaking 20th-century artists who illuminate the overlooked subject of tools with pun, wit and wonder.
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is presenting works by Joe Bradley, Oscar Tuazon, and Michael Williams, which are on view through October. The exhibition includes a large-scale sculpture by Tuazon, a rare selection of Bradley’s early works, and new work by Williams. In an effort to reflect their shared aesthetic connection, all three artists will show works together in the library gallery and in separate areas throughout the Foundation’s exhibition space. The Brant Foundation Art Study Center promotes education and appreciation of contemporary art and design. It is located at 941 North St. and is open Monday through Friday by appointment only. For info, visit brantfoundation.org.
Special Needs Mass
Parish Partners-Ministry of Hope at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Riverside is planning a celebration of the Eucharist welcoming, accompanying and accommodating persons of all ages with disabilities and special needs at a Mass on Oct. 7. Parish Partners are fellow parishioners seeking to help meet the needs of others. This special celebration of the Eucharist is a way for the parish to create a place of belonging for all. The church invites anyone who is, cares for, or cares about a person with disabilities or special needs to attend the Mass and the lunch that follows on Oct. 7. For further information, contact: Jeannemarie Baker and Carolyn Killian at Parishpartners@stcath.org or Lisa Rooney at (203) 273-2235.
Greenwich Hospital will hold its annual gala fundraiser on Oct. 20 at Greenwich Country Club at 6:30 p.m. to support emergency services. Last year, the Emergency Department received visits from 39,000 patients, 25 percent of whom were children. The Bennett and Kanarek families, the Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary and the O’Malley family will be honored for their volunteerism, leadership and philanthropic engagement in support of Greenwich Hospital. Guests will enjoy a festive evening of celebration of Greenwich Hospital with a silent and live auction, dinner and dancing. For tickets or for more info, contact 203-863-3865, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://giving.greenhosp.org/gala2018.
Japan Society lectures
The Japan Society of Fairfield County will host lectures in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room. At 2 p.m. Oct. 20 the topic will be “Investment in Japan and the Japanese Economy” with Keiji Sugimoto, Director JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), who will focus on the recent progress of the Japanese economy. At 2 p.m. Nov. 17, there will be a talk on “Challenging Times for the US and Japan,” with William Farrell, from the National Association of Japan-America Societies. The event is free and online registration is suggested on the library’s calendar. For more information, contact Dianne Niklaus of the Japan Society at email@example.com or 203-249-5386.
The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is showing “Expressionism in Print: The Early Works of Richard Haas,” in the Arcade Gallery through Oct. 21. His oeuvre is marked by trompe l’oeil murals and detailed renderings of New York City’s architecture. Before he began recording urban landscapes, Haas sought inspiration from German Expressionist printmakers and Abstract Expressionist painters. Included in the exhibition are prints produced from 1957 to 1964 — a period that encapsulates the artist’s graphic evolution. The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and free for members and children less than 5. Individual admission is free on Tuesdays. For information, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.
‘Wild Bees’ buzz into Bruce
“Wild Bees,” an exhibit featuring 26 photographs of wild bees in their natural habitats, will be on display through Nov. 11 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. As part of the exhibit, native bee specimens can be viewed under a video microscope and visitors can see an interactive website, bee houses, and giant model bees magnified 20 times. Admission is free for museum members and students with valid ID, $10 for nonmembers. For information, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.
“A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions” is on exhibit at the Bruce Museum through Nov. 25. The exhibition traces the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest Mexican-inspired Saltillo serapes circa 1880 to mid-20th century pictorial rugs. Featuring a dozen items from the museum’s Native American ethnographic collection — some of which have never been publicly exhibited — the exhibition will be on display in the Bantle Lecture Gallery. For more info, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.