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Honoring Columbus

The St. Lawrence Society will celebrate Columbus Day on Monday with an event honoring First Selectman Peter Tesei. Festivities begin with a 9 a.m. flag raising at Town Hall, followed by a breakfast at The Club and ending with cocktails, presentation of awards and an elegant Italian dinner back at the Club at 6:30 p.m. The cost for dinner is $100 per person. The St Lawrence Club is 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob. To RSVP, visit www.stlawrencesociety.com/events or call 203-618-9036.

Duplicate Bridge Games

Weekly open duplicate Bridge games are held at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at the Greenwich YWCA. The games are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League, with masterpoint awards to top finishers. The card fee to play one session is $12. For more information, contact Steve Becker at 203-637-8927.

School board debate

The League of Women Voters, with the Greenwich PTA Council, will hold a forum for Board of Education candidates on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Central Middle School at 9 Indian Rock Lane. The nonpartisan council will choose questions from written submissions made by the PTAs and the council’s committees. Republicans have two candidates running for two school board seats open to the party, board newcomers Joe Kelly and Karen Kowalski. The Democrats have three candidates vying for two spots: Incumbent Gaetane Francis is facing off against newcomers Karen Hirsh and Christina Downey.

Friends of Autistic People gala

The Friends of Autistic People is set to celebrate its 22nd anniversary with a Harvest Party Gala featuring celebrity chef and TV host Daphne Oz on Wednesday at a private waterfront mansion on Byram Shore Road. Oz will be the keynote speaker, sharing stories about parenthood and how to keep it glamorous. Carlos Baez, chef at The Spread, will meet with guests, and chef Jonathan Mattias from A Dash of Salt will provide gourmet bites and appetizers. The funds raised will support the FAP’s music therapy program for children and adults with autism and the FAP’s planned Homestead Project, a residential community for adults with profound autism to learn farm-to-table cooking, horticultural and animal care skills. For information on the FAP and tickets to the event, contact fap.autismct@gmail.com, call ‪Brita at 203-661-8510 or visit www.autisticadults.org.

Improving sleep

Dr. Samit Malhotra, a sleep specialist, and Mary Motwani, a psychologist, will discuss “Medical and Behavioral Approaches to Improve Sleep” at Long Ridge Medical Center, 260 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Learn about common types of sleep disorders, as well as medical, pharmaceutical and behavioral approaches for achieving restful sleep. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Weekday Farmers Market

The Old Greenwich Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Living Hope Community Church at 38 West End Ave. in Old Greenwich. The market runs through Oct. 30.

Perfectly Polite bridge

The Perfectly Polite Bridge Group has Duplicate Bridge games at the Greenwich YMCA on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to noon for Relaxed Duplicate Bridge and from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. for Relaxed Duplicate Bridge / Conventions. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. You do not need a partner to play. Only prepaid players are guaranteed a seat. There is also a Beginner Game/Class with relaxed play and discussion from 3 to 5 p.m. Seating is limited. If you are not on the email list, call Frank Crocker at 203-524-8032 to register.

Speakers at Retired Men’s Association

The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association offers a free program every Wednesday that is open to the public; no reservations required. Social break starts at 10:40 a.m., followed by speaker at 11 a.m. All events are held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 W. Putnam Ave. For info, visit www.greenwichrma.org or contact info@greenwichrma.org. Future speakers include educator Ernie Fleischman will speak on “Today’s Education Challenge — Separating Fact from Fiction in a Digital Age,” which is part of the Greenwich Reads Together event spotlighting “Fahrenheit 451,” on Oct 16.

Try Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a relaxing exercise that can loosen joints, improve balance and teach graceful movements to music. Fun and no pressure classes are held at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and at 9 a.m. Thursdays in the auditorium at the First Congregational Church Auditorium on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich, opposite Binney Park. The cost is $10 per one-hour session. Newcomers welcome. For info, call Joe at 203-504-4678.

Abilis Gardens & Gifts

Starting in the fall, Abilis Gardens & Gifts will be selling holiday gifts and its greenhouse will be full of holiday wreaths and greenery. It is must-shop store offering handcrafted candles, bath products, children’s gifts, jewelry, housewares and gifts, with fresh flowers, plants and micro greens in the greenhouse. Prices range from $5 to $40 and proceeds support Abilis’ programs. Abilis Gardens & Gifts provides job training for adults with special needs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays for October, November and December. Abilis Gardens & Gifts is at 50 Glenville St. and can be reached at 203-531-GIFT (4438). For more info, visit www.abilis.us.

Climate change lectures

The town Conservation Commission is presenting a series of free lectures focusing on the impact of climate change and what can be done about it. Residents of all ages are invited. Here are the next two events: At 7 p.m. Oct. 16, a lecture at the Greenwich Botanical Center will focus on how pesticides affect the environment and human health. At 7 p.m. Oct 23, A lecture at the Greenwich Land Trust, 370 Round Hill Road, will explain how coyotes have modified their behavior to live in suburban environments. For more information on the rest of the events, visit www.greenwichct.gov/295/Environmental-Education.

Abilis Gardens & Gifts

Starting in the fall, Abilis Gardens & Gifts will be selling holiday gifts and its greenhouse will be full of holiday wreaths and greenery. It is must-shop store offering handcrafted candles, bath products, children’s gifts, jewelry, housewares and gifts, with fresh flowers, plants and micro greens in the greenhouse. Prices range from $5 to $40 and proceeds support Abilis’ programs. Abilis Gardens & Gifts provides job training for adults with special needs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays for October, November and December. Abilis Gardens & Gifts is at 50 Glenville St. and can be reached at 203-531-GIFT (4438). For more info, visit www.abilis.us.

Abilis seminar

Abilis, the nonprofit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, is hosting a free information session on “Understanding Government Benefits and Entitlements for my Child with Special Needs” from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at its headquarters at 50 Glenville St. This information session is available for parents, caregivers, professionals, guardians, and advocates who are caring for children with special needs. It is open to the public and offered at no cost. Seats are limited and registration is required at abilis.us/calendar.

Lush Landscapes benefit

Landscape designer James Doyle will present a program on “Dream Locations and Special Places” at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Belle Haven Club as a benefit for Community Centers Inc., a Greenwich-based social service agency. Doyle, founder and principal of Greenwich-based Doyle Herman Design Associates, has developed an award-winning design business with projects in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. CCI, which has been serving the community for 65 years, is dedicated to building skills that empower clients to overcome educational, social and economic barriers. Tickets may be purchased on the CCI website at ccigreenwich.org.

Managing Cancer Treatments

Dr. Janet Freedman, a physiatrist, will present “Day to Day: Managing Cancer Treatments as part of the Cancer Wellness Series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Greenwich Hospital’s Hyde Conference Room. Learn how treatment decisions are made and what to expect. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Qigong at the GBC

Qigong expert Donna Bunte teaches classes at 10 a.m. Fridays at the Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, qigong is viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), translated as “life energy.” Qigong practice involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. For information, visit greenwichbotanicalcenter.org.

Walk/Run for Abilis

Abilis will host its 15th annual Walk/Run for Abilis on Oct. 20 at Greenwich Point Park. This fun family-friendly event includes children’s activities, a Bubble Bus, music, arts & crafts, a 1-mile wheelchair and stroller-accessible walk and a 5k run. This event is one of Abilis’ largest fundraiser events of the year and attracts hundreds of participants. Registration is $40 for adult runners; $20 for child runners (ages 11 to 17) and free for children under 11. There is no cost for walkers. To register in advance, donate and or volunteer, visit abilis.us/walkrun. Abilis supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood.

Bridal Show

A bridal show will be held at the Audubon Greenwich at 613 Riversville Road from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. The event is perfect for engaged couples and their parents to plan for weddings. Meet bridal professionals and check out their products and services. Raffle prizes will be awarded. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Free admission for brides-to-be. To purchase tickets, visit fairfieldcountyweddingconcierge.com/2019-bridal-fete. Also, 10 percent of ticket sales will be donated to the Audubon Greenwich.

Model sailboat regatta

The Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center will hold its popular annual Model Sailboat Regatta from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Binney Park. Model sailboat enthusiasts of all ages are welcome, with categories for homemade boats, motorized and remote-controlled boats spread out throughout the afternoon. Hundreds of families are expected to attend. Many families set up a picnic for the day as kids run around and enjoy Binney. The OGRCC provides arts and crafts activities and music. The regatta raises money for the Scholarship Program that supports over 70 families in the community each year for everything from soccer to childcare to summer camps. To buy a ticket, visit myogrcc.org. Walk-ins are welcome. For more info, call 203-637-3659.

Breast Cancer Awareness

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Breast Cancer Alliance will host its annual luncheon at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich with celebrity chef and restaurateur Todd English. There will be cocktails, lunch, and silent and live auctions, as well as the Models of Inspiration fashion show with women who are living with or have overcome breast cancer, outfitted in a curated collection from Richards. Since its inception in 1996, BCA has awarded over $27 million in grants to fight the disease. For more info, go to www.BCAgoforpink.org, contact Info@breastcanceralliance.org or call 203-861-0014.

Round Hill hosts debates

The Round Hill Association will host a candidates debate on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. The debate, at the Round Hill Community House at 397 Round Hill Road, will be preceded by refreshments at 6:30 and league member Jara Burnett will moderate. All four candidates for the Board of Selectmen will take part: first selectman candidates, Republican state Rep. Fred Camillo and Democratic finance board Chair Jill Oberlander, and selectman candidates, Democrat Sandy Litvack, who is seeking a second term in the office, and Republican Lauren Rabin, a member of the Board of Education.

Talk on bone health

Dietitian Denise Addorisio will discuss “A Nutritional Approach to Bone Health” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Conference Center. Get tips to keep your bones strong and healthy through diet and nutritional supplements. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Relax and Energize

“Relax and Energize with Tai Chi and Guided Sound Meditation” will be presented as part of the Cancer Wellness Series by Roberta Brown, a registered nurse and Integrative Medicine Program coordinator, and Ken Dolan, Tai Chi instructor, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Conference Center. Maintain balance and peace of mind during challenging times. Practice gentle Tai Chi and conclude with a guided meditation. Dress comfortably; bring a yoga mat if possible; chairs will be provided. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Experience Greenwich Week

Shop, dine and explore the town during Experience Greenwich Week, happening Oct. 24 to Oct. 27. More than 150 merchants in Greenwich, Byram, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich will open their doors to offer in-store promotions, experiences and restaurant specials throughout the weekend. Take an Art Walk and stop in any one of the 20-plus fine art galleries townwide or venture off the path for a glimpse of the Experience Greenwich Week art mural project featuring five to nine contemporary art murals. Pick up your Experience Greenwich Week Passport at participating merchants. Visit six different participating merchants, dine at two different participating restaurants and experience two different participating art galleries, then enter to win one of over 25 “Greenwich Experiences” as featured at www.experiencegreenwich.com/.

Ghostly Gala

The Greenwich Commission on Aging will hold its “Ghostly Gala” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Knights of Columbus, 37 W. Putnam Ave. Tickets are $15 per person and going fast. Call to RSVP: 203-862-6721. Costumes are encouraged but optional. Prizes for most creative costume. Dancing to the music of Billy & the Showmen.

Trunk or Treat

The First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich at 108 Sound Beach Ave. will present a family-friendly, fun and safe Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. All are welcome. It will include candy, healthy treats, food trucks, cemetery tours, a costume ball, and a trunk decoration contest. This community-wide Trunk or Treat event offers families an opportunity to celebrate the Halloween season by trick or treating in a safe and enclosed environment. Come in costume and join the fun. Entry fee is $10 per family. All net proceeds will be donated to The Barefoot Theater, which provides performance opportunities to under-served children and youth. There will be food trucks on site. For more information, call Patrick Collins at 203-637-1791 or visit www.fccog.org. To sign up directly to reserve a space to decorate a trunk, go to this link: https://secure.accessacs.com/access/eventlogin.aspx?id=4TcwuECSYN6mO7UUXODoYw==&site=1071&ReturnUrl=events%2fwz_people.aspx&ChurchID=6558&EventID=181881&sn=1071

Archery open shoot

The Cos Cob Archers will hold an Open Shoot from 8 a.m. to 1 p..m. Oct. 27 as they open their club to the public and invite all to attend. Open Shoots are held once a month, generally on the last Sunday of each month; bad weather cancels. The club provides loaner compound bows, arrows and instruction for beginners. The cost — $20 for shooting adults, $5 for kids under 16, and $10 for non-shooting adults — includes lunch of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks. The Club’s trails cover 23 wooded acres and there are more than 40 shooting stations, with both paper and “3D” targets. Cos Cob Archers is located at 205 Bible St. For more information, visit www.CosCobArchers.com.

Round Hill Fire open house

The Round Hill Volunteer Fire Company, located at 166 W. Old Mill Road, will hold its annual Open House from noon till 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Come for the bouncy castle, rides on the fire truck and a chance to watch fires being extinguished, or to mingle with friends and meet new neighbors. Food is available. It’s a great chance to enjoy lunch in the back country with your family and friends.

ASOG Fall Art Show

The Art Society of Old Greenwich is exhibiting its “2019 ASOG Fall Art Show” at the Greenwich Botanical Center in Cos Cob through Oct. 28. The Greenwich Botanical Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Free parking on premises. For more information, contact artsocietyoldgreenwich@gmail.com or visit www.asogct.com/fall-show.

Breast cancer lecture

Dr. Alyssa Gillego, a breast surgeon, and Carolyn Maguire, an oncology nurse coordinator, will discuss “Breast Cancer: Risk Factors and Treatment” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Conference Center. Hear about risk factors, improvements in 3D mammography, and the newest advances in chemotherapy and surgery. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Women’s health lecture

Dr. Beth Allen Moore, a primary care specialist, will discuss “Women’s Health and Preventive Medicine” at Long Ridge Medical Center, 260 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 28. Learn how preventive medicine impacts your overall health by identifying small problems before they become big ones. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Tax collector debate

The League of Women Voters will host a debate between the candidates running for the tax collector’s position on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Democratic incumbent Howard Richman, who is seeking his second term, will face off with Republican challenger Heather Smeriglio, who is a former employee of the office.

Nostalgia dining

A “Remember Manero’s” Steak Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at The St. Lawrence Club, 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob. Join the club and reminisce over the beloved and sorely missed Greenwich landmark restaurant. Diners can linger with family and friends over a mouth-watering meal of Steak Tid-bits, garlic bread, fried onions, gorgonzola salad and more. There’s no tax or tip, and members of the St. Lawrence Society get a free drink. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for guests and $25 for kids. To RSVP, visit www.stlawrencesociety.com/events or call 203-618-9036.

Round Hill Firehouse Oktoberfest

Parents, are you ready for a post-Halloween party? The Round Hill Firehouse Oktoberfest, to be held Nov. 1 at the Round Hill Community House at 395 Round Hill Road, will offer foot-tapping oompah music from the Alpine Swedes. Bavarian food and beers will be served. Wear your lederhosen or dirndl, pull on your trick or treat outfit, or wear country casual. Bring your friends to enjoy a great night of music and fun. The party starts at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at roundhill.givesmart.com,

Lecture on ‘Classical Americana’

The Greenwich Decorative Arts Society will present “Modernism and Native American Art,” a lecture by John Molloy, president of Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association. The event will be from 1:15 to 3 p.m., with refreshments to follow, on Nov. 4 at the Bruce Museum. The lecture will allow exploration of two areas of Native American art: Navajo textiles and plains and plateau parfleche (painted rawhide containers). Both of these traditions will be discuss independently and how they pre-figure modern art and American abstraction. Admission for nonmembers is $25. Space is limited. Reservations required for members and guests by Oct. 28. For reservations and information: email greenwichdecorativearts@gmail.com or visit www.greenwichdecorativearts.org.

Celebrating documentaries on artists

“The Bruce Museum Presents,” a series of monthly public programs featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science, showcases experts on subjects of relevance and interest to members and visitors. The series continues with “Rewind/Fast-Forward: Celebrating the Artist Documentaries of Olympia Stone” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Stone is an independent producer of documentary films about art and artists. Her first documentary, “The Collector,” explored the five-decade career of her father, famed NYC gallery owner and art collector Allan Stone. For the event, join Stone and two of her artist subjects — James Grashow (“The Cardboard Bernini”) and Elizabeth King (“Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King”) — for a retrospective of these films, and their maker. Moderated by Leonard Jacobs. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception with light bites and beverages, followed by the panel discussion and Q&A from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Seats are $30 for museum members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-8690376.

Holiday boutique

The Woman’s Club of Greenwich will holds its Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at 89 Maple Ave. Free admission. Two floors of vendors, visits from Santa, raffle prizes and Grandma’s Kitchen. Proceeds benefit the philanthropies of the Woman’s Club of Greenwich, a nonprofit organization establishedin 1910.

Bacon Brothers perform for charity

The Bacon Brothers, a band started by the award-winning actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael, an Emmy-winning composer, will perform an intimate concert on Nov. 9 at a fundraiser for Fairfield County’s Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education. The event, the 28th annual fall gala to benefit The Inner-City Foundation, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for foundation, which supports organizations that provide education, food, shelter, help for addiction, domestic violence and much more to the neediest in Fairfield County. For more information and tickets, tables or sponsorships, visit innercityfoundation.org or call 203-416-1363.

Ceramics Study Circle

The Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle will present “Enlightenment in the Staffordshire Potteries — Phyllis Simons Memorial Lecture” from 1:15 to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Bruce Museum. The lecture will be by Nicholas Dawes, senior vice president of special collections at the Heritage Auctions in New York City. Refreshments will follow. The Age of Enlightenment is commonly centered on luminary cities of northern Europe, but the cluster of small towns around Stoke-on-Trent in the English Midlands held their own in this important era. Dawes traces the movement’s evolution from the mid-Georgian years into the dawn of the Victorian era. He is familiar to many through regular appearances as an appraiser for “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS. Admission for non-members of the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle is $25. For reservations and information, visit www.ctcsc.org.

Chamber Players

The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony will next perform in a pair of concerts titled “Out of the Salon.” The concerts will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave. The program will include lyrical works for trios in a small setting, featuring flute, piano and strings. Works include Pierné’s Sonata da Camera and Clara Schumann‘s Piano Trio. Attendees can meet with the musicians afterward at a wine and cheese reception. Ticket prices are $30 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, contact 203-637-4725 or chamberplayers@outlook.com, or visit chamberplayersofthegso.org.

Greenwich Symphony Orchestra opens season

The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra will be in concert on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, featuring Mozart, Symphony No. 35 (Haffner); Brahms, Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) with the Greenwich High School Select Choirs; and Schubert, Symphony No. 10, which is the U.S. premiere of performance version by Pierre Bartholomee. The concerts on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12 featuring Verdi, Overture to La Battaglia di Legnano; Schumann, Piano Concerto with Benjamin Hochman on piano; and Korngold, Symphony, Op. 40, with Benjamin Hochman on piano. The concerts on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 will feature Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 (Eroica); and Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor), with John O’Conor on piano. The concerts on April 18 and April 19 will feature Hindemith, Concert Music for Strings and Brass; Herbert, Concerto No. 2 for Cello, with Daniel Miller on cello; and Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique. Concerts are at the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center, 10 Hillside Road, at 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $40 per person, $10 students. For more information, call 203-869-2664 or visit www.greenwichsymphony.org.

Sip & Shop Art Show

Stop by the Holiday Sip & Shop Art Show at Abilis Gardens & Gifts from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4. Enjoy wine, cheese and other refreshments while shopping with a 20 percent discount in the entire store. The Art Show will feature paintings and digital art created by adults who are supported by Abilis. To learn more, visit abilis.us/calendar. Abilis is a nonprofit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families annually from birth throughout adulthood in the area.

Talk on art and climate change

“The Bruce Museum Presents” is a series of monthly public programs featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science. It will showcase experts on subjects of relevance and interest to members and visitors to the Bruce Museum. The program continues with “Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Among current American artists motivated by nature and its future — from the specter of climate change to the implications of genetic engineering — Rockman holds a high place of honor. Join the Bruce for a night of discussion and debate featuring Rockman and a panel of thought leaders in contemporary art and science. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception with light bites and beverages, followed by the panel discussion and Q&A from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Seats are $30 for Museum members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.

Brushwork exhibit

The Bruce Museum is offering free admission to all visitors through Jan. 31 while the main gallery spaces are renovated. “Contemporary Artists/Traditional Forms: Chinese Brushwork” is on display in the Bantle Lecture Gallery through Dec. 8. It features the U.S. debut of 15 pieces of contemporary Chinese Brushwork gifted to the Town of Greenwich as part of the 2019 U.S.-China Art and Culture Exchange. During the renovation phase, the Permanent Science Gallery will remain open, along with the Bantle Lecture Gallery, Education Workshop, and Museum Store. The galleries will reopen Feb. 1, with the installation of major new art and science exhibitions. Visit BruceMuseum.org for more information.

‘An American Story’

The Greenwich Historical Society at 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, is presenting an exhibition on the immigrant experience called “An American Story: Finding Home in Fairfield County” through Jan. 6. The exhibit includes stories of the grit and resilience of immigrants and refugees, including 12 who found home in Greenwich. The stories illuminated in this timely exhibition reach across the world from five continents, shining a light on the ways that refugees and asylum seekers find hope and persevere in the face of daunting challenges for creating new lives in Fairfield County. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. For more information, visit greenwichhistory.org.

SLS golf tourney

The St. Lawrence Society will hold its 29th annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 11. Enjoy a perfect day of golf, food and fun. Get your foursomes together and join the fun. Cost is $175 for everything: the luncheon, cart, golf, cocktail hour and dinner. For cocktails and dinner only, it’s $100. Starts at 11:30 a.m. at E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course, with a 12:45 p.m. shotgun start, scramble format. Golf is followed by cocktail hour, antipasti and a prime rib dinner back at the Club. To RSVP, visit www.stlawrencesociety.com/events or call 203-618-9036.