For the latest events and activities happening in Greenwich, turn to For the record. To have your event included, submit a description, date, time, price and contact information. Photos are welcome. Drop us an email about your latest goings-on at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Maria Drive
The Greenwich Police Department is collecting donations of non-perishable food and supplies to support victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Tuesday at 11 Bruce Place. For more information on donations, contact Aixa Capozza at 203-249-4777.
Church tag sale
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 286 Delevan Ave., Byram, will hold its church tag sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the front circle; 40 tables of yard goods, furniture, clothing, children’s items. Parking available on William Street West.
Color Challenge Run and Obstacle Course
The International School at Dundee will host its first Greenwich Color Challenge Run and Obstacle Course at 9 a.m. Saturday starting at 55 Florence Road. Participation costs $40. Register online at GreenwichColorChallenge.com through Oct 5. All Greenwich schools have a discount code. Proceeds benefit PTA-sponsored curriculum enhancements at ISD.
Dog adoption event
Raleigh and Co. has teamed with Suzy Armstrong, a town real estate agent with Coldwell Banker, State Rep. Fred Camillo, Nicole Gallagher of Murphy’s Paw and Sarah Bamford of Hybrid Media will hold a dog adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the high-end pet good retailer, 209 Bruce Park Ave. Raleigh and Co. will donate a portion of the day’s sales to Murphy’s Paw dog rescue; raffles; petition to extend dog access to Tod’s Point Park during fall and winter will be available. For more information or to donate, visit Murphy's Paw Rescue on Facebook (www.facebook.com/murphyspawstratford) or email Nicole (email@example.com).
Jerusalem before David
Peter Feinman, president of the Westchester chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, will discuss “Jerusalem Before David” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Byram Schubert Library, Mead Avenue. The lecture, sponsored by the Archaeological Associates of Greenwich, is free and open to the public. Copies of his book, “Jerusalem Throne Games: The Battle of Bible Stories After the Death of David,” will be available at the library.
Outdoor Arts Festival
The 36th Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday , will feature more than 85 new and returning artists from across the country. The juried works include painting on canvas, board and paper, mixed media in 2D and 3D, drawings and graphics. At the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Festival admission is $10.
Greenwich Art Society member Karen Griffin will have a solo show, “Navigating the Art World,” at the Greenwich Art Society Gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave., through Sunday. Public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday .
Dazzling Dahlias Show
The Garden Education Center hosts the 2017 Dazzling Dahlias Show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 130 Bible St. Admission is free.
Fire Prevention Week activities
The Greenwich Volunteer Firefighters Association will celebrate Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 through 14, with a flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. Sunday at town hall and the Greenwich Fire Department will host a series of open houses: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Glenville firehouse; noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Round Hill firehouse and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at Sound Beach firehouse. To learn more about Fire Prevention Week, visit http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week. To learn more about becoming a volunteer firefighter and joining the Greenwich Fire Department, visit www.greenwichct.org or contact Brian M. Kelly at 203-618-8877 or BKelly@greenwichctg.org .
The Greenwich Historical Society’s Fall Fest is set for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. Meet and greet and walkaround with Grover from Sesame Street, touch a truck, food truck, tours of the Bush-Holley House, puppet show, scarecrow competition. $25 family, $10 adults, $5 children younger than 18, free children younger than 3. Separate fee for scarecrow competition: members $10, non-members $15.
Hensons on display
An exhibit featuring “Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play,” will be on display at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, through Sunday. The exhibit is part of several events to focus on the Hensons, who were known for their love of art and puppets. Upcoming events include an evening with Cheryl Henson, a screening of Jim Henson’s commercials, a history puppet slam and family programs. For more information, visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899.
Off Sounders Openings
The Off Sounders, Greenwich’s all-male a cappella group, is looking for a few new singers in all vocal parts. The group has a 60-year history of performing at local clubs, private parties, benefits and holiday parties. Men who might be interested in joining are welcome to visit a rehearsal at 8 p.m. Monday at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., to see if they want to audition. Email Inbox13@gmail.com for more information.
The League of Women Voters of Greenwich will hold a series of candidate events, beginning with a board of education forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwich High School’s MISA Auditorium, 10 Hillside Road. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, a second board of education forum will be held at Hamilton Avenue School, 184 Hamilton Ave. A board of selectmen forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Round Hill Community House, 397 Round Hill Road. From 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Town Hall’s meeting room will host a tax collector forum at 101 Field Point Road, and there will be an RTM meet and greet from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct 29 at Central Middle School, 9 Indian Rock Lane. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Jara Burnett at 203-637-9244.
Art Lecture on Toulouse-Lautrec
Dr. Jay Clarke, Manton curator of prints, drawings and photographs at the Clark Institute, will consider how the culture of celebrity fueled the work of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s work. The galleries will open for a reception at 6 p.m. and the lecture willstart at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Register online at brucemuseum.org/site/events by Oct. 9. The talk is free for members and $15 for nonmembers who sign up in advance. At the door, admission is $10 for members and $25 for nonmembers.
Betsy Gillam, retired senior vice president of AARP Research, will discuss the reality and practicality of retirement at “Retirement - What’s Next: Plan, Dream, Watch the Grass Grow” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the YMCA, 139 E. Putnam Ave. The program is free. RSVP at 203-422-2342.
Friends of the Cos Cob Library are holding a chair yoga event from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the library, 5 Sinawoy Road. Free, no reservation required. Wear comfortable clothes.
The Garden Education Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob, presents an evening with author Andrea Wulf at 7 p.m. Tuesday . Wulf is the author of “The Founding Gardeners.” GEC members free, non-members $20. Advanced registration required. Call 203-869-9242 for information.
Greenwich International Film Festival will host an early screening of “Breathe,” featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas, 2 Railroad Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Alliance. Tickets are available for a $25 donation at greenwichfilm.org.
Life of a Conductor
David Gilbert, conductor of the Greenwich Symphony, will discuss "Nourishing the Great Trees: the Life of a Conductor" at the Wednesday meeting of the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich. Doors open at 10:40 a.m., discussion at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place. Free and open to the public.
Mohamad Hafez: Homeland InSecurity
Unable to return to his native Syria while an architecture student in rural Iowa, Hafez began creating miniature models of his homeland. His pieces will be on display from Wednesday through Dec. 12 at the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy, 200 N. Maple Ave. There will be an artist’s reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 11 that is open to the public.
YWCA candlelight vigil
YWCA Greenwich will host a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 259 E. Putnam Ave. Greenwich High School football coach John Marinelli will receive the Purple Ribbon Award for his commitment to raising awareness about teen dating violence. For more information, visit ywcagreenwich.org.
Greenwich United Way’s third annual Brew Ha-Ha is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Arch Street Teen Center, 100 Arch St., with comedian Jane Condon in her second year as emcee. Fund-raiser features Andy Pitz and Michele Balan. Live auction. Proceeds to benefit United Way programs. Tickets now on sale, sponsorships available. For information, email Greenwich United Way Director of Development Jeremy Nappi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-869-2221.
The Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave., continues its 8 p.m. Friday art feature movie season with “La La Land” on Oct. 13; “The Searchers” on Oct. 20; “Cameraperson” on Oct. 27; “Jackie” on Nov. 3; “Manchester by the Sea’ on Nov. 10; “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” on Nov. 17, “Cezanne and I, Dec. 1; “A Man Called Ove” Dec. 8; “A Midwinter’s Tale,” Dec. 15; “Hidden Figures” Jan. 5; “Florence Foster Jenkins” Jan. 12; “The Search,” Jan. 19; “Rope,” Jan. 26; “Funny Face” Feb. 2; “Belle,” Feb. 9; “Loving,” Feb. 16; “Fences,” Feb. 23; “The Eagle Huntress,” March 2; “Patterson,” March 9; “The Sicilian Clan,” March 16; “A Plastic Ocean” March 23; “Say Anything,” April 6; “Suffragette,” April 13; “Angels in the Outfield,” April 20; “Paris Can Wait,” April 27; “Art Bastard” May 4; “Gifted,” May 11; “Ali and Nino,” May 18; “Louise by the Shore,” June 8; “Toni Erdmann,” June 15; “Irrational Man,” June 22 and “Cinema Paradiso,” June 29. All films are free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:40 p.m. The series is made possible by contriburions from Friends of Greenwich Library.
Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, will feature Greenwich Dance Studio from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Community Room. The class is intended for pre-schoolers, ages 3-5. Online registration is required at greenwichlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar. For more information, call the library at 203-622-6883.
Zumba for tweens
Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, will host a tween zumba class with instructor Sarah Meyers from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Cos Cob Community Room. The class is intended for 10- to 14-year-olds. Space is limited; register at the library or call 203-622-6883.
Emotional Life of Flowers
Artist, photographer and former newspaper columnist Lee Paine will present a solo exhibit of flower images in the Gallery of the Garden Education Center of Greenwich in October. “The Emotional Life of Flowers: Dahlias and Friends” will be on display through Oct. 27, with a reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible St. For weekday visits between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., call ahead at 203-89-9242 to make sure the gallery is open.
Polyphony String Quartet
The First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich will host a benefit concert featuring a string quartet of Polyphony Foundation students from Israel, followed by a discussion with Polyphony Foundation’s co-founder Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar. The concert will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 1 W. Putnam Ave.
Greenwich Green and Clean’s town-wide cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 14. Bags and gloves can be picked up at any fire house. Litter collected at Greenwich Point will be tallied for the international coastal inventory. Community service certificates and refreshments are available. Call 203-531-0006 for information on how to volunteer.
Cos Cob Chili Cook Off
The Cos Cob Chili Cook Off will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Diamond Hill United Methodist Church, 521 E. Putnam Ave. There is a $10 fee to taste and judge chili; entry into the competition is free. All proceeds benefit the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Bank. For more information, call 203-869-2395 or visit diamondhilumc.com.
Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, will hold a math marathon for children to compete in math games. The top three winners will get a prize. The contest will be held from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. for grades 1-3 and from 3:50 to 4:50 p.m. for grades 4-6 on Oct. 14. The game is limited to 12; register online at greenwichlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar or by calling 203-622-6883.
Beth S. Gersh, Art historian and director of the N.Y. Arts Exchange, will talk about Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s work as part of a burgeoning modernist movement in belle epoque Paris from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave. The event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is required at email@example.com.
Trains of the 1930s
Rick Abramson, a 44-year veteran of Connecticut railways, will return to Greenwich Library at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 to discuss the streamlined trains of the 1930s and their designs. Free and open to the public in the Library Meeting Room, 101 W. Putnam Ave. Registration online at greenwichlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar or by contacting Carl White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-622-7948.
Black Holes discussed
The Astronomical Society of Greenwich will hold a discussion featuring Andrew MacFayden of New York University’s Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics on “How to See Black Holes” at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Cole Auditorium of Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave. Event co-sponsored by the library. Free and open to the public.
Abilis fund-raising walk
Abilis is holding its fall fund-raising walk/run on Oct. 15 at Greenwich Point Park. Registration at 7:30 a.m. The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m., as will children’s activities. The one-mile walk will start at 11 a.m. along the waterfront at Tod’s Point. Individuals and teams welcome. A free shuttle will drive To sign up, volunteer or donate, visit www.abilis.us/walk. Free shuttle drive to the clambake area. Enter park and follow Abilis signs to designated parking areas.
Heroes for Hope Award Dinner
The Connecticut chapter of the Israel Cancer Research Fund will host the second annual Heroes for Hope dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave. The keynote speaker will be Tamir Gilat, chairman of ICRF Israel. A businessman, lawyer and former professional goalkeeper for Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer team, Gilat has battled cancer for several years since he was diagnosed at 48 years old. For more information, contact ICRF Connecticut area director David Kweskin at 203-321-1006 or David.Kweskin@icrfonline.org. To register online, visit Connecticut events at icrfonline.org.
Learning to Look
Designed for participants ages 6 and older, Learning to Look is an art history and appreciation program. It is free with admission to the Bruce Museum and will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., with a related activity from 2 to 2:30 p.m., on Oct. 15 at 1 Museum Drive.
Greenwich Academy Open House
Meet faculty, students and administrators and take a tour of campus with student guides Oct. 15 at Greenwich Academy, 200 N. Maple Ave. Tours for lower and middle school students will take place at 1 p.m. and tours for upper school students at 3:30 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a section on diversity at Greenwich Academy. Register at greenwichacademy.org/openhouse.
Chamber Players Show
The chamber players will perform works by Hungarian, German, Russian, French and Dutch composers at the season opening at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, and at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Single concert tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for students. Season subscriptions are $90 for adults and $15 for students. Future performances include “Russian Idyll” on Nov. 5 and 6, “Blown Away” on March 18 and 19, 2018, and “Transcendent Song” on April 29 and 30, 2018. For more information, call 203-637-4725.
Low-cost microchip event
Greenwich Animal Control will host a low-cost microchip clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 15 at 393 North St. Dr. Shelley Skopit of Park Animal Hospital in Darien will be at the shelter to microchip pets. For more information, call 203-622-8299.
For love of trees
Artists have until Oct. 16 to participate in the 10th annual Greenwich Tree Conservancy’s Awesome Tree contest dedicated to showing affection for trees through photography, art and writing. Entry forms are available online at www.greenwichtreeconservancy.org and must be emailed by email@example.com by Oct. 16. For those unable to submit an entry electronically, contact Greenwich Tree Conservancy at 203-869-1464 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Finalists will be notified by Oct. 27. The awards reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Bruce Museum. Levels of prizes will be given for each of the five categories and refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored with the Town of Greenwich, the Garden Education Center, the Bruce Museum, Audubon Greenwich, Greenwich Land Trust, Greenwich Green and Clean and Greenwich libraries.
From the Asylum to the Opera
Cora Michael, PhD and independent fine art appraiser, will discuss some of the last paintings created by artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Reservations are required at brucemuseum.org/site/events. The talk is free for museum members and costs nonmembers $10.
Consulting Business workshop
Bob Hogan, who has more than 30 years of experience in consulting, will review the fundamentals of starting and operating a consulting business from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in the meeting room at the Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave. Registration is encouraged but not required. To register, visit fairfieldcounty.score.org.
Ukrainian artist show
Taras Borovyk will exhibit his oil paintings through Oct. 19 at Les Beaux Arts Gallery inside Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road. For more information, call 203-869-1091 or visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org.
Women in leadership
Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law, will speak on international terrorism and what it means to the United States from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at 34 Cathlow Drive.
Bruce Museum’s Icon Awards in the Arts
The Bruce Museum’s Icon Awards in the Arts are presented to distinguished figures in the art world. The evening includes cocktails at 5:30 p.m., award presentations at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Reservations are required at brucemuseum.org/site/events. For more information, contact Lindsay Saltz at email@example.com.
Fall Playwrights Series
Mark Schenker, senior associate dean and dean of academic affairs at Yale College, heads a three-part lecture series at the Greenwich Library in the Library Meeting Room. The second lecture will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and will discuss Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” is the final lecture, from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Attendance is fee. Register online through the library’s calendar at http://bit.ly/2wCaU6E.
Greenwich High School Band Fundraiser
The Greenwich High School Band will travel to Ireland in the spring of 2018 to play at Barretstown, a camp that offers free programs for children and their families living with a serious illness. The band is holding an Irish Country Shindig fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in the barn at Steeple Chase Farm, 429 Taconic Road. Tickets start at $95. To buy tickets, make a donation, or for more information, contact co-chairs Janet Stone McGuigan at JLSMcG@cs.com and Stacy Ochoa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich Hospital’s Glow Gala
Greenwich Hospital will hold its annual fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road. The gala will benefit oncology services. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the special events team by phone at 203-863-3865, by email at email@example.com or online at giving.greenhosp.org/gala2017.
Round Hill Fire Department Open House
Round Hill Fire House, 166 W. Old Mill Road, will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 22. Free but donations accepted. Attractions include a bouncy castle, food trucks, truck rides and demonstrations from firefighters.
Toulouse-Lautrec Family Day
The Bruce Museum will hold a Toulouse-Lautrec Family Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct 22 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Portraits by caricaturist Dan Springer, see a Toulouse-Lautrec painting come to life with mime and moving statue Linda Peck, French-inspired dance performances by Allegra Dance Greenwich.
Greenwich Library will partner with the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich to bring professor Ruth Bernard Yeazell to Greenwich Library at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22. A member of Yale’s English department, Yeazell will deliver an audiovisual presentation based on her recent book, “Picture Titles: How and Why Western paintings Acquired Their Names.” Admission is free. Registration is recommended at greenwichlibrary.org.
Round Hill Community House, 395 Round Hill Road, will hold its traditional Harvest Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22. The dinner is $15 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are required and can be made at roundhillcommunitychurch.org.
“When the Dead Speak” Lecture
Jennifer Rosati of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will talk about forensic entomology’s use of insects for homicide investigations. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the talk will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Registration is required at brucemuseum.org/site/events. Museum members and students with an ID may attend for free; nonmembers must pay $10.
Starting a business
The Women’s Business Development Council will hold a two-hour workshop geared toward taking a business concept to the next level starting at noon on Oct. 24 in the meeting room at Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave. Registration is required at greenwichlibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.
Film Series: The Post-Impressionists
The first in a series of films highlighting events, stylistic trademarks and explanations of techniques of four major post-impressionist artists begins with a look at artist Paul Cézanne from 1:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. The series continues Nov. 1 with a film on Paul Gauguin, then Nov. 8 with a film on Vincent van Gogh, and end Nov. 15 with a film on Henri de Tulouse-Lautrec. Registration is required at brucemuseum.org/site/events. The series is free to members and $10 for nonmembers.
Generation to generation
Round Hill Community Church will host a discussion with Marci Alboher, a vice president at Encore.org, about Encore’s Generation to Generation initiative from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 at the church, 395 Round Hill Road. For more information, visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org.
Free Family Concert
Curiosity Concerts will present a free family concert featuring pianist Jenny Lin at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at YWCA Greenwich, 259 E. Putnam Ave. Reservations are required at eventbrite.com/o/curiosity-concerts-4658989221.
An exhibit of the top 20 award-winning photographs from the 42nd annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition will be shown through Oct. 29 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich.
“Reflection of Nature,” a solo exhibit of paintings by Loft Artist Association member Maria C. Friscia, will be on display through Oct. 29 at the gallery, 575 Pacific St., Stamford. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For directions and more information, visit loftartists.com or call 203-247-2027.
Zoom in on Nature
Zoomm in on Nature is a drop-in program for children ages 4 and older and their families from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Program includes simple science concepts and subjects using experiments, projects and crafts. The program is free with admission to the museum.
Women’s Mentoring fundraiser
“Transform Yourself, Transform a Life, Transform a Community” fund-raiser to benefit the Women’s Mentoring Network Inc. is set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Fun, food, drinks, art and optional costumes. Guest speaker is Gloria Bouknight, image and fashion consultant. Tickets $75 at Eventbrite: https//www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-mentoring-network-halloween-fundraiser-tickets-37283403664?aff=es2. For more information, visit www.wmninc.org.
St. Catherine of Siena Concerts in the Chapel will present “An Hour of Jazz” at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at 4 Riverside Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults; children younger than 16 years old enter free. For more information, call 646-338-7664.
Celebrity in Color
Laura Kalba, associate professor at Smith College, will talk about how artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec contributed to and challenged the myth of Paris as a city of beauty, music and sensory delights from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 30. Registration is required at brucemuseum.org/site/events. The talk is free to museum members and $10 for nonmembers.
Food Allergy Research and Education will hold the FARE Connecticut Fall Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road. The keynote speaker will be James R. Baker Jr., FARE’s CEO and chief medical officer. Tables are available for $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500; individual tickets are available for $1,000, $500 and $250. For more information, visit foodallergy.org.
New York Times bestselling author Adam Alter will speak at the Greenwich Library’s Worth Noting event Nov. 2, which begins with a reception at 6 p.m. at the Field Club, 276 Lake Ave. For additional information or tickets, visit greenwichlibrary.org/support/worthnoting or contact Greenwich Library Director of Development Nancy Klein at 203-622-7957 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gold Coast photography exhibit
Cos Cob Library will host Jay B. Wilson’s photography exhibit, “Gold Coast: Images from the Shores of Greenwich and Beyond,” through Nov. 3 at 5 Sinoway Road.
Make-A-Wish Connecticut has changed its Celebrating Wishes Ball to Wish Night, a black tie evening with a travel theme. David Williams, CEO and president of Make-A-Wish America, will make a guest appearance. Chance to win 250,000 TrueBlue rewards points from JetBlue. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road. Tickets are available at ct.wish/org/wishnight.
Decorative Arts Lecture
The Greenwich Decorative Arts Society will present a lecture by William R. Sargent, an independent curator, on Chinese influence on Western interiors and architecture at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr. Admission for non-members of the Greenwich Decorative Arts Society is $25. Reservations can be made at email@example.com or 203-322-2967.
Davidoff Cigar Dinner
The Davidoff Cigar Dinner will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 8 at Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse, 35 Church St. Tickets are $280 per person and include three Davidoff cigars, an open bar, a five-course dinner and specials and raffles. Buy tickets online through Oct. 14 at http://bit.ly/2xKSUs6.
Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will present Gretchen Carlson, former FOX TV news correspondent, as a guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road. All attendees will be provided with a copy of Carlson’s book, “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back.” Attendance is $100 per person, or $950 for a table of 10. Register online at Greenwichchamber.com, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-869-3500.
The Junior League of Greenwich will host its annual holiday fundraiser, The Enchanted Forest, from Nov. 16 through Nov. 18 at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Ave. The official opening of the Enchanted Forest will take place on at 9 a.m. Nov. 17 for Santa’s Breakfast attendees. General admission hours are 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Activities will include gingerbread workshops, photos with Santa Claus, Santa’s breakfast and children’s entertainment. Funds raised from The Enchanted Forest support community projects implemented by the Junior League of Greenwich. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.501auctions.com/jlg.
A new exhibit, ‘George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950): Illustrator, Painter, Writer, will run through Nov. 25 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Edwards was a turn-of-the-century painter who lived in Greenwich. The Bruce Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at One Museum Drive, Greenwich. For more information, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.
The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, will show its exhibit, “In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec,” through Jan. 7. Show will feature 100 drawings, prints and posters from the Herakleidon Museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.