Domestic violence vigil
The YWCA’s annual Candlelight Vigil ceremony, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, followed by an interactive art exhibit; Thursday, Oct. 16, 259 East Putnam Avenue; free and open to the public; Ywcagreenwich.org.
Greenwich Library Cult Films shows You’re Next, 6:30, Thursday, Oct. 16, Meeting Room; free; Ed Morrissey, 203-622-7918; [email protected]
Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center’s (OGRCC) Halloween Poster Painting Competition, 3:30 to 6, Friday, Oct. 17, Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road; all ages; 203-637-3659; [email protected]; Myogrcc.org.
Greenwich Reads Together and the Greenwich Historical Society present Story Barn: Victory, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 39 Strickland Road; $15 members, $20 nonmembers; 203-869-6899, ext. 10; Greenwichhistory.org.
The Greenwich Symphony’s annual Wine & Cheese Festival to benefit the Young People’s Concert Series, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, Richards of Greenwich; tickets start at $100; 203-869-2664; Greenwichsymphony.org.
Friday film series
The Friends of Greenwich Library’s Friday Film Series shows The Book Thief, 8 p.m., Oct. 17, Cole Auditorium; free; 203-622-7900; Greenwichlibrary.org.
Fathers Forum holds discussion on Coping with Stress, with speakers Dr. Dan Brenner and Chris Winters, Headmaster of Greenwich High School, 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, Greenwich YMCA; Fathersforumgreenwich.com.
Second Congregational Church’s annual Halloween Happenings, including pumpkin carving, crafts, music, games and snacks, 10 to noon, Saturday, Oct. 18, Fletcher Hall, 139 E. Putnam Avenue; free; RSVP; 203-869-9311, ext. 31; [email protected]
Church yard sale
St. Paul Lutheran Church’s Yard Sale, to benefit its Wednesday after-school education program and cooking for shut-ins program, 9 to 4, Saturday, Oct. 18, 286 Delavan Avenue; parking available behind the church on William Street West; 203-253-2327.
School fall festival
Old Greenwich School’s annual Pumpkin Patch, featuring a haunted house, hay maze, arts and crafts, 11 to 4, Saturday, Oct. 18, 285 Sound Beach Avenue; free.
Stanwich School’s STEM+Expo, two hands-on workshops, check-in, 11:30 to 12:45, program, 1 to 4, Saturday, Oct. 18, 257 Stanwich Road; pre-Kindergarten to sixth grade; $40 per child; register Oct. 10; 203-542-0035; Stanwichschool.org.
Galerie Greenwich presents a book signing by artist Hunt Slonem and a installation of his latest works, 6 to 9, Saturday, Oct. 18, 5 W. Putnam Avenue; 203-717-1111; [email protected]; Galeriegreenwich.com.
Abilis’ 9th Annual Walk in the Park, check-in/activities: 10:30 a.m., walk: noon, Sunday, Oct. 19, Greenwich Point Park (Tod’s Point); free admission and parking; 203-531-1880; Abilis.us/walk.
OGRCC sailboat regatta
Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center’s (OGRCC) Annual Sailboat Regatta, 1 to 3:30, Sunday, Oct. 19, Binney Park; $5 family; register at 12:30 p.m.; 203-637-3659; [email protected]; Myogrcc.org.
Teen viewing party
The Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle presents Imperial Russian Porcelain Treasures of the 18th & 19th Centuries and celebrates 25th anniversary, 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 20, Riverside Yacht Club, 102 Club Drive; $50; [email protected]
Olympics and politics
Greenwich Reads Together presents Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics, discussing Politics and the Olympics, 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium; Greenwichreadstogether.org.
The YWCA shows Tough Guise 2, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 6, Tuesday, Oct. 21, Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza; $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 18 years old and under; Ywcagreenwich.org/about-us/leadership-council/toughguise.
Breast cancer talk
The YMCA of Greenwich presents a panel discussing The Importance of Early Detection and Screenings, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 50 East Putnam Avenue; [email protected]
Domestic violence talk
The YWCA holds discussion with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 259 East Putnam Avenue; Ywcagreenwich.org.
Nick Mancini discusses the different ways of growing disease-free plants that produce large and tasty bulbs, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street; 203-869-9242; Gecgreenwich.org.
Greenwich Pen Women celebrates publication of Women’s Voices of the 21st Century: Experiences that Shape Women, 1 to 3, Wednesday, Oct. 22, Tomes-Higgins House, 216 East Putnam Avenue; free; 203-869-0427.
Round Hill Community House’s annual Harvest Supper, 6:30, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 397 Round Hill Road; $35 adults, $15 children; bring a pie or dessert to share; 203-869-1091; Roundhillcommunitychurch.org.
Teen book club
Greenwich Library’s Middle School Book Club — Outcasts United, 4:30, Thursday, Oct. 23, 101 W. Putnam Avenue; sixth to eighth grades; Margaret Walsh, [email protected]
Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s October After Six Networking event, 5:30 to 7, Thursday, Oct. 23, Delamar Hotel, 500 Steamboat Road; $15 members, $25 non-members; 203-869-3500; Greenwichchamber.com.
Local food professionals create farm fresh dinner at the Garden Education Center’s Foragers’ Feast, 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, 130 Bible Street; 203-869-9242; Gecgreenwich.org.
The YMCA of Greenwich holds Halloween Bash, including arts & crafts, family zumba and swim, music, 6:30 to 8:30, Friday, Oct. 24, 50 East Putnam Avenue; members free, nonmembers $5 entry fee per child (adults free); 203-869-1630.
Seniors’ technology classes
The Greenwich Senior Center’s new Technology Lounge offers Technology High-Energy Boot Camp, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Monday to Thursday, through December, 299 Greenwich Avenue — lower level; 203-862-6734.
Cancer art exhibit
Les Beaux Arts Gallery presents A Personal Vision to honor breast cancer awareness, Sunday, Oct. 19 to Tuesday, Nov. 25, Round Hill Community Church; 203-869-1091; Roundhillcommunitychurch.org.
Children’s nature program
The Garden Education Center’s Sprouts and Seedlings, outdoor exploration for children, 10 a.m., Oct. 22, 130 Bible Street; three to six years old; $20 drop-in, $90 six weeks; 203-869-9242; Gecgreenwich.org.
Graphics art exhibit
The Greenwich Arts Council presents GEMINI G.E.L. (Graphics Editions Limited), through Oct. 24, Bendheim Gallery, 299 Greenwich Avenue; free; 203-862-6750; Greenwichartscouncil.org.
Connecticut Playmakers presents Rodger & Hart, A Musical Celebration, 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and 1, Sundays, through Oct.26, First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Avenue; $25; 203-249-5419; Ctplaymakers.org.
Learn to help rare and useful species survive, thrive, feed the community, and support healthy global ecosystems, 2 to 4, through Nov. 9, Garden Education Center; 12 to 17 years old; $15 per session; 203-869-9242; Gecgreenwich.org.
Joan Motyka, former New York Times editor, leads memoir-writing workshop series, 3, Wednesdays, through Nov. 13, Greenwich Library; RSVP began Sept. 22; 203-625-6533; Greenwichlibrary.org.
Greenwich Library presents Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Five Workshops to Lead You to Start-Up Success, 5:30 to 8:30, Tuesday, Nov. 18, Meeting Room; free; Diane Winston, 203-831-0065; [email protected]
Baroque art exhibit
The Bruce Museum presents Northern Baroque Splendor, The Hohenbuchau Collection from: Liechtenstein, through April 12, 2015, 1 Museum Drive; 203-869-0376; Brucemuseum.org.
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; [email protected]
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held at various times at locations across Greenwich; 203-869-5221.
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; ywcagreenwich.org.
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; [email protected]; Flute-recorder-deborahbooth.com.
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.
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; [email protected]
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.
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.
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; ComputerLrngSrCtr.com.
Community Health at Greenwich Hospital offers smoking cessation and control programs for smokers interested in curbing or quitting the habit; 203-863-4444.
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; Musicstudioroundhill.com.
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.
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.
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; [email protected]
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.
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; Angelchoir.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.
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; [email protected]
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.
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.
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 receive 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.
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; [email protected]
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
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; [email protected]
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; [email protected]; Ucanhelp.org.
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.