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;

Film screening

Greenwich Library Cult Films shows You’re Next, 6:30, Thursday, Oct. 16, Meeting Room; free; Ed Morrissey, 203-622-7918; [email protected]

Poster painting

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];


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;

Symphony benefit

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;

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;

Fathers’ forum

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;

Halloween happenings

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.

School expo

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;

Artist reception

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];

Abilis walk

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;

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];

Teen viewing party

Greenwich Library Student Leaders host a viewing party for the League of Legends World Championship Finals, 1:30 to 5, Sunday, Oct. 19, 101 W. Putnam Avenue; [email protected], [email protected]

Ceramics lecture

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;

Documentary screening

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;

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;

Growing garlic

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;

Poetry reading

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.

Harvest supper

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;

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]

Chamber network

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;

Farm dinner

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;

Halloween bash

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;

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;

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;


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;

The pollinators

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;

Memoir-writing workshops

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;

Workshops series

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;

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; [email protected]

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; [email protected];

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; [email protected]

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; [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;

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; [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.

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; [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;

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; [email protected]


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; [email protected];

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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