Daffodil show

The Greenwich Daffodil Society’s annual Connecticut Daffodil Show, including flower arranging and photography, 10 to 4, Thursday, April 24, Christ Church Greenwich;

Children’s book club

The Greenwich Library’s Middle School Book Club reads I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan, 4:30, Thursday, April 24, 101 West Putnam Avenue; sixth to eighth grades; Margaret Walsh,

Save the Children benefit

The Greenwich Leadership Council of Save the Children present an interview with Mark Kennedy Shriver, 6:30 to 8:30, Thursday, April 24, Riverside Yacht Club, 102 Club Road; $125 to $500;

Cribbage game night

The Greenwich Historical Society holds Cribbage Game Night, 7 to 9, Thursday, April 24, 39 Strickland Road; $15 members, $20 nonmembers, includes wine, beer and snacks; 21 years old; RSVP; 203-869-6899, ext. 10;

Stand against racism

YWCA Greenwich’s annual YWCA Stand Against Racism Day, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 25, Town Hall Meeting Room; 203-869-6501, ext. 104;

Library films series

The Greenwich Library’s Friends Friday Films Series shows Room 237, 8 p.m., April 25, Cole Auditorium; free; Wayne Campbell, 203-622-7922;

Beach/park clean-up

The Junior League of Greenwich’s second annual Clean-Up Day of the Byram Beach and Park, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 26, rain or shine, families and children of all ages; RSVP;

Garden walk

The Garden Education Center of Greenwich presents Green Schools Walk in the Pinetum, 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 130 Bible Street; 203-869-9242;

SAT seminar

Greenwich Library presents Succeeding on the SAT Math I Subject Test, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 101 West Putnam Avenue; free; Margaret Walsh,

Pianists concert

Classical pianists Gohei Nishikawa and Nori Inoue perform to benefit The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation, 4, Saturday, April 26, Diamond Hill Methodist Church; 203-869-9212;

Documentary screening

Audubon Greenwich shows the documentary film Unacceptable Levels, 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 26, Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium; 203-869-5272, ext. 239; RSVP;

Garden plots

Greenwich Community Gardens’ Garden Plot Sign-Up Days for the new Bible Street Community Garden, 3 to 5, Saturday, April 26 and 2 to 4, Sunday, April 27, Cos Cob Firehouse; $50 annual garden fee;

Walk for Hope

The Breast Cancer Alliance’s (BCA) annual Walk for Hope, 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 27, Richards, 359 Greenwich Avenue; $20 adults, $10 students, free children under seven and dogs; register,

School open house

The Chinese Language School of Connecticut holds Open House, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, April 27, Eastern Middle School, 51 Hendrie Avenue; register at

Hip Hop workshop

Allegra Dance Studio celebrates National Dance Week with a Hip Hop Workshop, noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 37 West Putnam Avenue; 10 to 14 years old; free; RSVP;

Youth film festival

The Junior League of Greenwich’s third annual Greenwich Youth Film Festival (GYFF), 1, Sunday, April 27, Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium; free; for tickets,

Spinning fund-raiser

The Greenwich Alliance for Education holds Spin to Win, to benefit its AVID College Assistance Program (CAP), 2, Sunday, April 27, Soul Cycle, 266 Mason Street; bikes start at $50;

Landmark recognition

The Greenwich Historical Society’s annual Landmark Recognition Program, 5 to 7, Sunday, April 27, Round Hill Club, 33 Round Hill Club Road; $75 per person; RSVP; 203-869-6899, ext. 10;

World affairs forum

Dr. Jonathan Chanis, Managing Member, New Tide Asset Management speaks on Energy Independence as part of the World Affairs Forum, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 28, Greenwich Library; free; 203-356-0340;

Growing older

At Home in Greenwich presents Dr. Donna Coletti in The New Palliative Care: Redefining Hope, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, Second Congregational Church Fletcher Hall; RSVP; 203-422-2342.

Scrabble challenge

Family Centers Literacy Volunteers’ 14th Annual Scrabble Challenge, 6, Tuesday, April 29, Hyatt Regency Greenwich; Aleksa Lazarewicz, 203-869-4848;;

Authors live

Two award-winning authors with newly released novels, Maggie Shipstead and Susanna Kaysen, speak as part of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary, 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, Cole Auditorium; free; 203-622-7933;

JFS book beat

JFSbookbeat.4-17Jewish Family Services of Greenwich’s new Book Beat: A Woman’s Morning Out, reads Middle C, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 30, One Holly Hill Lane; $25; RSVP by April 25; 203-622-1881;

School film festival

Convent of the Sacred Heart’s Fifth Annual Film Festival, 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, Lennie and John de Csepel Theater, 1177 King Street; RSVP; Ellyn Stewart,

Audubon awards dinner

Audubon Connecticut’s Conservation Knows No Party — the 2014 Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner, 6:30 to 10:30, Wednesday, April 30, The Belle Haven Club; Tiffany Witmer, 203-869-5272, ext. 231;

Day of Prayer

Greenwich celebrates National Day of Prayer, noon, Thursday, May 1, Town Hall Meeting Room; all are welcome.

Cancer walk

The first annual Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Walk, 9 a.m., Saturday, May 3, Bruce Park; Susan Stein,;;

Gardeners’ market

The Garden Education Center of Greenwich’s 53rd Annual May Gardeners’ Market, 9 to 2, Saturday, May 3, 130 Bible Street; free; parking is at the Cos Cob School with shuttle to the GEC;

Choral concert

The Greenwich Choral Society’s concluding concert celebrating its 90th Season, Romantic Titans, 4:30, Saturday, May 3, Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk; $38 and $28 general, $30 and $23 students, free 12 years old and younger; 203-622-5136;


MFO spring drive

Mothers for Others’ (MFO) annual spring donation drive to collect gently used essential baby and children’s items, through May 3, Second Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Avenue;

Art exhibit

The Bruce Museum presents Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, Saturday, May 3 through Aug. 31, One Museum Drive; 203-869-0376;

Children’s art classes

The Bruce Museum offers after-school art classes, 3:45 to 5, Thursdays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, One Museum Drive; six to eight years old; $375; RSVP; 203-629-1533,

Camp open house

Greenwich Scouting holds Summer Day Camp Open House, 10 to noon, Saturdays, April and May, Seton Scout Reservation, 363 Riversville Road; 203-869-8424;

Memoir-writing workshop

Former New York Times editor Joan Motyka leads Crafting Life Stories, memoir-writing workshops, 6:30 to 8:30, through May 8, Greenwich Library; 203-625-6533;

Photography exhibit

The Bruce Museum presents Ed Clark: American Photojournalist, through June 1, One Museum Drive; 203-869-0376;

Online caregiver support

An eight-week online support group that focuses on the opportunities and challenges of caring for a loved one, 4 to 5, Wednesdays, began April 23; $160; 203-622-1881;

Art exhibit

The Bruce Museum presents Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism, through June 22, One Museum Drive;

History art exhibit

The Greenwich Historical Society presents Enjoying the Country Life: Greenwich’s Great Estates, through Aug. 31, Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Road; $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; free members;

Art class

The YWCA Greenwich offers charcoal sketching and pastel class with Jo Ann O’Hara, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, Gertrude White Gallery; five years old and up; ongoing registration; 203-869-6501;

AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held at various times at locations across Greenwich; 203-869-5221.

Ballet classes

The Greenwich YWCA offers ballet classes with dance instructor Kendall Moran, Monday to Friday, 259 E. Putnam Avenue; three to 18 years old; 203-661-7175, 203-869-6501, ext. 131;

Career counseling

Utilize Senior Energy (USE) offers career counseling for seniors (50 an older), 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue; no appointment required; 203-629-8032.

Chamber music opportunity

Music ensemble has openings for intermediate to advanced performers of recorders, violas da gamba, and early winds, 7 to 9 p.m., every Tuesday, call Deborah Booth, 212-864-6490;;

CPR training

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;

Dance lessons

Greenwich Dance Arts offers dance classes, 3:30 to 4:30, Mondays, five to eight years old, 2:30 to 3:30, Wednesdays, teens and 3:45 to 4:30, three to four years old, and 3:30 to 4:30, Thursdays, nine to 12 years old, Greenwich Arts Center;

Meditation classes

The Rev. Douglas Miller offers Meditation/Stress Reduction Classes, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Round Hill Community Church Parlor; all are welcome; 203-869-1091.

Pilates classes

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;

Senior computer classes

The Greenwich Computer Training Center (Sr.Net) offers a variety of computer courses, as well as classes for tablets, iPods and smartphones and social networking, 9 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m., Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue; 203-862-6700;

Stop smoking

Community Health at Greenwich Hospital offers smoking cessation and control programs for smokers interested in curbing or quitting the habit; 203-863-4444.

Voice lessons

Jenna Hintz, soprano and soloist at Round Hill Community Church, offers voice lessons, Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, 395 Round Hill Road; all ages and levels; 917-656-3279;


Better Breathers

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.

Book discussion

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.

Cancer coping

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.

Dine around

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.

GDTC meetings

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.

Heart support

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

Jewish Boy and Girl Scout program, medals awarded to all scouts, begins Sunday, Nov. 14, Chabad of Greenwich; girls, five years old and up, boys, six years old and up; call John Raybin, 203-661-4444;

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;

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;

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;

Songs of love

The Angel Choir invites singers of all talents to come together monthly to practice and perform a wide variety of choral music, 4, rehearsals, 6, performance, Greenwich Arts Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue;

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.

Teen nights

Teen nights, featuring games, football, Ping-Pong, music, movies, and pizza, 6:30 to 9:30, first and third Friday of every month, the Banksville Community House;


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.

Bereavement support

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;

Bible study

A nondenominational ladies Bible study group, 7 to 9 p.m., Mondays, classroom 2 at YWCA; all welcome; 203-559-5171.

Bingo time

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.

Book talk

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.

Caregiver support

Support group for caregivers, 11 a.m., Mondays, through the Friendly Connections telephone program; 203-661-8841.

Chess lessons

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.

Christian yoga

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.

Divorce support

A support group for adults dealing with divorce, 5:30 to 6:45, Wednesdays, Jewish Family Services, 1 Holly Hill Lane; $120 for two months, $20 per session; 203-622-1881.

Elderly Jewish support

A weekly discussion group for Jewish octogenarians, 1 to 2:30, Mondays, Jewish Family Services of Greenwich; 203-622-1881.

End-of-life care

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;

Friendly stories

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

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.

HIV/AIDS support

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;

Kids therapy

The Den for Grieving Kids, 6:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Family Centers, 40 Arch St.; 203-869-4848.

Kiwanis luncheons

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;


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;

Mixed media

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 receive your packets of exercises and yoga movements to follow along; 203-323-3792.

Museum tours

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.

Painting lessons

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;

Parkinson’s support

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 series

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.


Sensei Rick Zimmerman teaches self-defense classes, 5:30 to 6:30, Tuesdays, Action Arts/Old Greenwich Karate; $37.50 per class; bring a friend and save, $31.25 per class for two people; 203-637-2685;

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;

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;


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

The YWCA offers a divorce support group for women in transition, 5:30 to 7, Thursdays, YWCA of Greenwich; Valerie Wallace; 203-869-6501, ext. 174;


Volunteer parents

Hamilton Avenue School seeks volunteers for its Homework Helpers program, 4 to 5, Monday through Friday. Must be at least 18 years old to volunteer; 203-348-7714, ext. 231;;

Audubon movies

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;

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