Neighborhoods: Free kayak, paddle board rentals
WATERSIDE Warm weather is coming and SoundWaters is offering free kayak or stand up paddle board rentals on Long Island Sound May 18 and 19.Single and double kayaks and paddle boards will be available for free one-hour rentals from noon to 6 p.m.The launch site is Boccuzzi Park at 200 Southfield Ave. (formerly known as Southfield Park) on Stamford Harbor.Kayak and paddle board rentals will be available all summer on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day. Book online in advance to avoid waiting. Single kayaks and paddleboards rent for $30 per hour. Double kayaks rent for $45 an hour. To book a kayak or board in advance, visit SoundWaters.org/rentals. GLENBROOK The Glenbrook Neighborhood Association’s annual spring cleanup will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, at Glenbrook Train Station, on the Crescent Street side.The group welcomes volunteers and families to help spruce up the train station and nearby streets. For more details, visit glenbrookassn.com. HUBBARD HEIGHTS J.M. Wright Technical School will host its fourth annual car and motorcycle show at Scalzi Park, 120 Bridge St., May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.The show serves as a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Parent Faculty Organization, which offers scholarships, provides students assistance and supports teachers and various program within the school.Pre-registered vehicles cost $15; $20 at the door. General admission is $5; free from children under age 13.All cars, motorcycles and truck are welcome this year. Awards will be given in multiple categories.There will be a 50/50 raffle and drawing prizes. Sound City Music will provide the tines and there will be food options on site.Sarah Edwards, the former driver of Queen of Diamonds II jet dragster, is the guest of honor. She will be available for autographs and photo ops.For more information, visit jmwrighttechpfo.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-973-7456. The rain date is June 2. NORTH STAMFORD The Stamford Chorale will present “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” on May 19 at 4 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2810 Long Ridge Road.The concert will include the works of Brahms and Verdi, selections from the Great American Songbook and traditional spirituals.Eric Trudel is the director of the community chorus, which is celebrating its 70th year. Cihan Yücel is the pianist and Charles Widmer will be the tenor soloist.The nonprofit group receives funding from Stamford’s Community Arts Partnership Program.Tickets are $20. A reception will follow the concert.For more information, email email@example.com , call 203-359-0659 , or visit thestamfordchorale.org. NEWFIELD The Academy of Information Technology won GreatSchool’s 2019 College Success Award along with 41 other high schools in Connecticut.The award, given by the national nonprofit GreatSchools, honored 1,722 schools across 25 states this year that have have a successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two or four-year college. The award also celebrates high schools that produce students who are prepared for college-level coursework and continue on to their second year of college.AITE was the only Stamford school to receive the award. Nearby Darien High School and Greenwich High School were also named.