Mother’s Day Weekend Events Around Greenwich

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 7.23.57 AMThere is so much happening this weekend in Greenwich! Whatever you do, don’t forget a Mother’s Day card. See, we save them, especially the handmade ones.

SATURDAY, MAY 10

  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers’ 22nd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor who hope to see exceed 60,000 pounds this year. “This food drive comes at a time when our pantry shelves are running bare,” says Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director Nancy Coughlin. The non-profit provides free food for more than 1,000 Greenwich residents, half of whom are children.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Day from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Greenwich High School.  Open to Stamford and other area residents as well, with proof of residency.  For list of items accepted visit www.greenwichct.org or call Public Works at 203-869-6910 or Health Dept. at 203-622-7838. REMEMBER:  No Latex Paint;  No Motor Oil. If you need to dispose of paint, Keough’s Turn of River Hardware, 907 High Ridge Road in Stamford, is now accepting up to 5 gallons a day of latex, oil-based, enamels and stains. (203-322-1641) under the PaintCare stewardship program.
  • Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 7.40.47 AMRummage For Rescue Tag Sale  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Adopt-A-Dog just over the sate line in Armonk. “Since most people are thinking of spring cleaning, this is a good time to check the attic and garage for unwanted or unused items and bring them to Adopt-A-Dog,” said Allyson Halm, the organization’s director.In addition to the donated items being sold to raise funds, individuals may rent a table for $25 to sell their own items. To rent a table or donate items, residents can call Adopt-A-Dog at 914-273-1674 or email at events@adoptadog.org.
  • Native Plant Sale from 10:00am until 4:00pm at Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 7.30.08 AMIf the weather cooperates take a self-guided tour of the Bartlett’s gardens and trails or tour the greenhouse. The property features 91 acres natural preserve like no other in this region.  Magnificent award-winning Champion trees, charming gardens, wildflower meadows, red maple wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife and native habitats. 151 Brookdale Rd.
  • Rye Playland  opens for the season on Saturday, May 10, with a parade and entertainment at 11:00 am. Rides open at noon. (The rain date for opening day is Saturday, May 17). Opening day admission is $15, which is good for unlimited rides until the park closes at 7:00 p.m.

    Rye Playland's Fountain Plaza

    Credit: Pam Stern, InsideRye.com

    Rye Playland’s Fountain Plaza

    The celebration begins with strolling entertainment at the Fountain Plaza at 11:00 a.m., followed by the traditional parade with the Port Chester High School Marching Band who will be accompanied by local dignitaries and Playland’s Coaster the Dragon mascot.

  • Grab a seat in front of the Music Tower Theater stage to hear The band Reunion who will perform hits from the ‘50s,’60s and ‘70s. at 1 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Victorian Tea at The Woman’s Club of Greenwich. The Woman’s Club of Greenwich, 89 Maple Ave., is delighted to host A Victorian Tea on Saturday, May 10th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Enjoy tea, tasty delicacies, tea sandwiches and conversation, followed by an hour long interactive presentation by Kandie Carle (The Victorian Lady).

  • Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 7.05.26 AMSupport Greenwich Police Explorers by visiting Splash Car Wash 625 West Putnam Ave in Greenwich on Saturday. Help raise money for Greenwich Police Explorers’ trip to the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference in July. The car wash is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Annual Townwide Cleanup. Stop by any town firehouse between 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon for litter bags, gloves, dumpsters available all day.  Recycle your cell phones!!! Greenwich Green & Clean. Questions, tel. 203.531.0006

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SUNDAY, MAY 11 – MOTHER’S DAY

  • Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 6.56.34 AM12 Annual Mother’s Day Bike Ride from 8:30-­10:30am. Begins and end at Old Greenwich Elementary School with a 6 mile loop around Tod’s Point or a 1‐1/2 mile Kids Ride in Old Greenwich. The event supports Greenwich Safe Cycling; raise money for OGRCC children’s scholarships.
    Discounted online registration open at www.myogrcc.org Fee is $10.00 adults/$5.00 children under 12 (day-­‐of cash registration is $15 & $10).
  • Bring your mom and the whole family to First Congregational Church of Greenwich (108 Sound Beach Ave., in Old Greenwich, across from Binney Park) this Sunday at 10:00 am for Music & Friendship Sunday. This service will be a Festival of Hymns featuring many of your favorite hymns and some new ones you’ll come away humming.Dallas composer Hal Hopson has compiled A Festival of Hymns: The Writers Tell Their Stories. Before the singing of each hymn, the writer will “pay us a visit” and share their thoughts about how that hymn came to be written. Our service will include trumpets, handbells, organ, piano, and soloists from our choirs.And then join in after the service for a very festive Coffee Hour in the Memory Garden (weather-permitting), including our Music & Friendship Sunday tradition of croissants, strawberries and cream.  The service is highly-participatory, so make sure you invite all of your family, friends, and co-workers who love to sing. And if you are new to the church, welcome!
  • Support Greenwich Police Explorers by visiting Splash Car Wash 625 West Putnam Ave in Greenwich on Sunday, Mother’s Day. Help raise money for Greenwich Police Explorers’ trip to the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference in July. The car wash is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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