This Weekend at Your Fingertips

Saturday, March 8

  • Dogs at the Beach. Dogs, on leashes, are allowed at Tod’s Point through the end of March. Dogs are allowed off leash under their owners’ control, below the tide line.
  • Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 7.05.53 AMGreenwich Rally to Support the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington, Team 26 A public rally outside Town Hall on Sat., March 8 will be hosted by Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence. According to the organizers, the rally, which kicks off at 12:30pm supports the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington and seeks to “raise awareness of the need for common-sense gun legislation and to honor the 26 children and educators killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School.” Speakers include Senator Blumenthal and First Selectman Tesei.
  • Indoor Flavor Gardens: Microgreens Workshop at Abilis. Greenwich Community Gardens and Abilis workshop on growing your own microgreens. The class will take place at the Abilis greenhouse beginning at 10:30a.m. and will be led by Chris Hadin. Learn how to grow a whole garden of flavor indoors. The class fee is $20.00 and includes materials. The class size is limited. RSVP to info@greenwichcommunitygardens.org Abilis‘ greenhouse is located at 50 Glenville Street in Greenwich.

boys with shirts• Greenwich High School, “SRO 2014” 7:00pm Tickets $15.00 Arrive early as the show may sell out. Hence the name which is short for Standing Room Only.

  • Inside the Artists’ Studios: Small-Scale Views at Bruce Museum, through Sunday March 9. “Have you ever wished you could spy on artists engaged in the process of creation? Be a fly on the wall of their studios?  Come see Inside the Artists’ Studios: Small-Scale Views, celebrating a three-decade long Bruce Museum holiday tradition, an exhibition of “small scale” constructions – in this case, artists looking at artists. Exhibited are works that spotlight the artists’ individual investigations and analyses of the creative process in three-dimensional miniature constructions as well as in painting, printmaking, and photography.”
  • Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound at Bruce Museum, through March 23. Found in estuaries around the world, oysters are a favored delicacy for humans and play a valuable role in ecosystems and economies. These unassuming mollusks have sustained Native Americans, cleaned polluted harbors, provided critical habitat, and created waterside cultures.

Sunday, March 9

  • YMCA Mile Swim 2014 YMCA of Greenwich Olympic Pool 8:15am-1:00pm for the 2014 “For those of you who participated last year, you know that our Pool Party is a BLAST! Swimmers of all levels welcome to participate!  Entry fee $20 for youth (up to 6-13 years old) and $35 for adults (14 and over). In addition to Adult swimmer (and yes, you can use your time for Masters events!), we’re adding a Youth Relay for 6-13 year olds (stay tuned for more information). Bring your friends and family!  The top 3 swimmers in each age group will be recognized on our website and Facebook.”
  • Food & Folk dinner and folk concert at Round Hill Community House 5:00pm – 9:00pm. The event benefits “Simply Smiles,” a Connecticut based not-for profit.
  • Southern Connecticut Model Train Show, Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd, Old Greenwich 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • IMG_0139Audubon Greenwich Sustainable Food & Farm Expo
    Hundreds of guests eager to sample local, artisan and organic food, attend tasting workshops, and learn about homesteading are expected to flock to Audubon Greenwich’s Sustainable Food & Farm Expo 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Twenty exhibitors and vendors, including organic farmers, homesteading experts, artisan food producers, specialty food retailers, and organic restaurants, will share their products and expertise on March 9 at Audubon Greenwich.Families are invited to taste and learn from farmers and homesteading experts.  Lunches catered by organic restaurants. $15 general admission per person, $20 per couple, $25 per family (does not include lunch). Tasting/workshop fees: $10 per session per person. RSVP: Purchase general admission and tasting tickets online here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/596329

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