Mother’s Day in Greenwich: Beyond the Card

Sunday, May 11 is Mother’s Day.

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Credit: Garden Education Center

How about bringing mom to the Garden Education Center. Deanna Novak sends word that the wildflower trail is just beautiful this weekend. She has organized activities for Sunday. “We have a mud kitchen for the little ones, and paper airplanes, but the main attraction will be the time outdoors.”

The GEC Art Gallery from 9-11 am for anyone who wants to stop by and relax in the park, or take a little hike with the family. The art gallery is now featuring local student green art and giant Minecraft trees. Also, GEC will hide some butterflies around the Pinetum gardens. The kids can search and keep occupied, while you enjoy the flowers and the fresh air.

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  • 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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