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The work of Rolling Stone magazine photographer Baron Wolman will be on exhibit at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich through Nov. 18. His photos appeared in the first issue of Rolling Stone in October 1967, and his work appeared on 22 covers. The exhibit is free, and all works are available for purchase.

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The work of Rolling Stone magazine photographer Baron Wolman will be on exhibit at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich through Nov. 18. His photos appeared in the first issue of Rolling Stone in October 1967,

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The work of Rolling Stone magazine photographer Baron Wolman will be on exhibit at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich through Nov. 18. His photos appeared in the first issue of Rolling Stone in October 1967, and his work appeared on 22 covers. The exhibit is free, and all works are available for purchase.

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The work of Rolling Stone magazine photographer Baron Wolman will be on exhibit at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich through Nov. 18. His photos appeared in the first issue of Rolling Stone in October 1967,

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Law firm food drive

The Old Greenwich family law firm of Schoonmaker, George, Colin & Blomberg is hosting a holiday food drive

Monday through

Nov. 16. Donors may drop off healthy food and monetary donations at the firm’s offices at 1700 E. Putnam Ave., Suite, 206, Old Greenwich from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Donations will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare. For every $1 donated, Bank of America will match it with $2. It is part of statewide food drive, called the Horn of Plenty Food Drive, hosted by the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Heart help lecture

Dr. Benjamin Vaccaro, a cardiologist, will discuss “Congestive Heart Failure” from 6 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday at Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Conference Center. Learn about the symptoms of congestive heart failure and how to prevent a crisis. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Bruce Beginnings

A program for children ages 2.5 to 5 with an adult on

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. Explore the museum collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. Topics change weekly. This program takes place on the museum’s free admission day and space is limited. See the visitor service desk upon arrival to secure a spot. The themes include Seeing Sculptures on

Nov. 13. Visit brucemuseum.org for more info.

Breast Cancer Alliance Holiday Gift Boutique

The Breast Cancer Alliance Holiday Gift Boutique will offer a wide selection of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories, unique jewelry, home decor, vintage gifts, culinary delights, and more. The sale helps to fund the innovative research, breast surgery fellowships and life-saving treatment supported by the Breast Cancer Alliance. The hours are noon to 8 p.m.

Tuesday with a luncheon ($50 per person) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and cocktails at a cash bar from 5 to 8 p.m. The sale is also open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday. A $10 per person donation is suggested at the door. The event will be held at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road. Remember: 15 percent of all sales will benefit the Greenwich-based Breast Cancer Alliance.

Your aching feet

Dr. Mark Yakavonis, a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, will discuss “Your Aching Feet: Foot and Ankle Pain Solutions” from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday at Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Conference Center. hear about the latest treatments for foot, ankle and lower extremity injuries that can hinder daily activities. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Fall Walk: Forest Paths

Join the Greenwich Land Trust for a medium-intensity hike from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday through the town’s Babcock Preserve on North Street, which connects to GLT’s Westfall Preserve. Enjoy beautiful fall foliage and observe nature as it hunkers down for the winter. RSVP to Sophie@gltrust.org. Free.

Old Greenwich Farmers Market

The Old Greenwich Farmers Market is held from 2 to 5 p.m.

Wednesdays in November in the parking lot of the Living Hope Community Church (formerly the Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich) at 38 West End Ave. in Old Greenwich. The market offers Connecticut-grown, farm-fresh products. Rain or shine.

Try Tai Chi

It’s a great time to start Tai Chi lessons. 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. This relaxing exercise can loosen joints, improve balance, and teach graceful movements to music. Fun and no pressure. For info, call Joe at 203-504-4678.

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 are required. Social break starts at 10:40 a.m., followed by speaker at 11 a.m. Held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. For info, visit www.greenwichrma.org or contact info@greenwichrma.org. There is no speaker on

Nov. 14.

Playing Bridge for fun

Card fans are invited to join The Perfectly Polite Bridge Group at the YMCA every

Wednesday. The goal is to have fun and create an atmosphere of good sportsmanship and goodwill. No partner needed. As of Oct. 24, there are three sessions offered: 9:45 a.m. to noon, with discussion and advanced beginner and intermediate supervised game to continue through December; 12:45 to 2:15 p.m., with Topic / Conventions - Supervised Game, and every hand is a convention or the subject topic; and 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. Beginner Bridge, starting Oct. 24, the first of four sessions (runs through Nov. 14) with required registration and prepayment for class. For more information or to register, call or text Frank Crocker at 203-524-8032. The cost is $10 for YMCA members, or $12 for nonmembers.

Sculpture show

Gilles Clement Gallery, 45 E. Putnam Ave., will present the work of Marck + Sperber in a show titled “Through the Looking Glass” through

Nov. 15. In the exhibit, American installation artist Deborah Sperber and Swiss video sculptor March use their mediums to draw the viewer into a wonderland of optical illusion, playful visual layering and unexpected use of space and scale. Venture “down the rabbit hole” for this delightful pairing of conceptual and technical artistry. To RSVP and for more info, visit www.gclementgallery.com or call 203-489-4556.

Great American Smokeout

The annual Great American Smokeout takes place at three locations on

Nov. 15: from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave.; from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greenwich Hospital Cafeteria Atrium, 5 Perryridge Road; and from 4 to 5 p .m. at the Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave. Talk with the health-care professionals who teach the free Freshstart smoking cessation program. A pharmacist, nurse, physician and exercise physiologist will answer questions, offer tips and help you start a new smoke-free life. For more information, call 203-863-4444. Free.

Winter Habitat in the Native Garden

Native plants provide food and shelter to local wildlife in all seasons. Greenwich Land Trust’s Steve Conaway will lead participants from 10 a.m. to noon

Nov. 15 on a tour of the Mueller Preserve’s native plant gardens at 370 Round Hill Road to discuss the best ways to provide winter habitat and support the maximum diversity of organisms. Participants will build supplementary habitat for native bees from natural materials. Registration required by email to sophie@gltrust.org or at https://gltrust.org/events. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Pomeline Jewelry Trunk Show

Enjoy a glass of wine, meet designer Kirsten Rothe and check out the gorgeous jewelry from her Pomeline 2018 line in a trunk show at the Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Nov. 15. Trained in both the history of art and studio art, she has been creating unique and elegant wearable art for 20 years. Drawing inspiration from both classical and contemporary forms, the Greenwich native of Danish descent is known for clean Scandinavian lines and shapes, to which she adds color and whimsy.

Kathie Lee luncheon

The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host its next Women Who Matter Luncheon featuring TV celebrity Kathie Lee Gifford as guest speaker on

Nov. 16 at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road. The reception begins at 11:30 a.m., with the event at noon. Celebrate women who make a difference and the guest presenter, who will speak about what truly mattered to her in creating her success. Cost is $100 per ticket, or a table of 10 for $950. Valet parking. Register online at www.greenwichchamber.com; email greenwichchamber@greenwichchamber.com or call 869-3500.

Old-Timers Athletics

The 58th Annual Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association Awards Dinner will celebrate former New York Giants linebacker Harry Carson and Major League Baseball pitcher and NY Mets analyst Nelson Figueroa along with local honorees Laurie Downs, Nancy Leamy and Milton “Skip” Waddell. The festivities will be served up beginning at 6 p.m. Friday,

Nov. 16, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. For more info, call James Loughran at 203-223-0485 or go to greenwicholdtimers.org.

Free Friday Films

The longest-running film series in Greenwich continues on

Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenwich Library. The Friends Friday Film Series is now over 70 years old and is made possible by contributions to the Friends of the Greenwich Library. Films are free, and doors to the Cole Auditorium open at 7:10 p.m. The lineup includes “Stronger” on

Nov. 16.

Farmers Market time

A Farmers Market is held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every

Saturday in the Horseneck commuter parking lot at Arch Street off Exit 3 of Interstate 95. All produce and products sold at the market are grown and prepared by the farmers themselves — or fished locally.

Japan Society lecture

The Japan Society of Fairfield County is hosting lectures in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room. At 2 p.m.

Nov. 17, there will be a talk on “Challenging Times for the US and Japan,” with William Farrell from the National Association of Japan-America Societies. The event is free and online registration is suggested on the library’s calendar. For more information, contact Dianne Niklaus of the Japan Society at dizano46@gmail.com or 203-249-5386.

Family gallery tours

The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, host Family Gallery Tours from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on

Sundays. The tours are best for ages 6-10. Free with regular admission, and no registration is required. Tours are scheduled for Nov. 18 and Nov. 25.

Students explore nature in art

The opening reception for a student art exhibition will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Nov. 18 at the Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. The show is a selection of the artwork created in the last year by students in a beautiful exploration of the natural world. This year there is a special emphasis on bees and the complex structure of their hives. The event is open to the public. The show will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays after the opening.

Rolling Stones photos

The work of Rolling Stone magazine photographer Baron Wolman will be on exhibit at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich through

Nov. 18. Wolman is known for his images of music icons, including the likes of Jimi Hendrix, his neighbor Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, The Who, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Santana, and Bob Dylan. His photos appeared in the first issue of Rolling Stone in October 1967, and his work appeared on 22 covers. The exhibit is free, and all works are available for purchase. For more info, go to www.cparkergallery.com or call 203-661-0205.

Garden Stroll and Bird Feeder Crafts

Join conservation educator Dean Fausel for a guided, low intensity, naturalist walk from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Nov. 20 through the habitat gardens of the Greenwich Land Trust’s Mueller Preserve at 370 Round Hill Road. Craft a pine cone bird feeder out of natural foods collected from the property while you walk plus holiday themed games for young families. Free for member families, $20 for nonmember families. RSVP to sophie@gltrust.org or register at https://gltrust.org/events/.

New Bruce exhibit opens

The Bruce Museum will debut a new exhibition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 24: “The Dawn of Modern Medicine: Selections from the Medical Artifact Collection of M. Donald Blaufox.” It will be on view through Jan. 27.

Christmas tree and wreath sale

The First Congregational Church at 108 Sound Beach Ave. will host its 2018 Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday,

Nov. 24. The sale will feature premium Fraser fir and balsam fir trees of all sizes, plus beautifully decorated and undecorated wreaths, natural pine roping and premium quality “Last Stand” tree stands. All proceeds will go to support six local charities: Kids in Crisis, The Den for Grieving Kids, the Young Adults Program at Pacific House, the SoundWaters Young Mariners Academy, Building One Community, and BackCountry Jazz. Trees and wreaths will be offered for sale from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, beginning Nov. 24, and running through Dec. 8, if needed. This year the church is offering free local delivery of trees, as well as special treats for dogs who bring their owners to the sale.

Weaving traditions

“A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions” is on exhibit at the Bruce Museum through

Nov. 25. The exhibition traces the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest Mexican-inspired Saltillo serapes circa 1880 to mid-20th century pictorial rugs. Featuring a dozen items from the museum’s Native American ethnographic collection — some of which have never been publicly exhibited — the exhibition will be on display in the Bantle Lecture Gallery. For more info, call 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.

Art Lecture: ReTooled

David Furchgott, president and founder of International Arts and Artists, will discuss the acquisition and management of the Hechinger’s collection in a talk from 6 to 8 p.m.

Nov. 28 at the Bruce Museum. The reception begins at 6 p.m., with the discussion at 6:30, followed by Q&A. Advance registration required at BruceMuseum.org. Free for museum members and students with ID, and $15 for nonmembers. The talk is part of the exhibit, “ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection,” which is on exhibit at the Bruce Museum through Dec. 30. The exhibit features more than 40 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs that bring life to the unexpected subject of tools.

Lung cancer lecture

Dr. Paul Waters, a thoracic surgeon, and Dr. Barry Boyd, a medical oncologist, will present “Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment” in Greenwich Hospital’s Hyde Conference Room from noon to 1 p.m.

Nov. 28. Hear about lowering risk, early detection screening and exciting new treatments. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

Bruce Museum’s Icon Awards

The Bruce Museum will honor art world luminaries at its 10th Icon Awards in the Arts on

Nov. 29 in an event at the Belle Haven Club in Greenwich. The awards recognize the contributions of distinguished figures in the art world who enrich the cultural life of the community. This year’s honorees are artist Petah Coyne; art historian Kenneth E. Silver; and collectors/patrons of the arts Herbert Lust and Ann and RJ Vassiliou. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion and awards presentation at 6:30 and dinner with the honorees at 7:30 p.m. The subject of the panel discussion among the honorees is “Creating, Curating and Collecting: The Art Market Today.” Reservations may be made at brucemuseum.org.

Winter antiques show

The Greenwich Historical Society will host its annual Winter Antiques Show on

Nov. 30. and

Dec. 1. Honorary Design Chairs Alex Papachristidis and David Monn will transform the civic center into an enticing space to browse art, jewelry, antiques, and collectibles from top vendors. The event is held at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road.

‘Botanical Collecting’ at the Bruce

The Bruce Museum will open a new exhibition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 1. It is called “Pressed for Time: Botanical Collecting as Genteel Pastime or Scientific Pursuit?” and will be on view through March 3.

Art of the still life at the Flinn

The Flinn Gallery is exhibiting a show that takes a fresh look at the still life called “All Together” that runs through

Dec. 5. It features the work of artists Kate Gilmore, Karen Lederer, Polly Shindler, Paul Wackers, and Alex Yudzon. The show was curated by Tracy McKenna. The Flinn Gallery is located on the second floor of the Greenwich Library. It is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, until 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 203.622.7947 or www.flinngallery.com.

Identifying trees without leaves

After the foliage fireworks of autumn, most people don’t notice the natural beauty of trees in the winter. On this guided walk from 1 to 3 p.m.

Dec. 11 through the 40-acre Lapham Preserve with the Greenwich Land Trust and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy, you’ll learn new ways to look at the diverse features of bark, branches, and buds to identify our varied winter landscape. Experts will also discuss the many strategies flora and fauna employ to survive the winter. The walk covers mostly flat but mixed terrain. All ages are welcome on the free walk at the preserve, located between I-95 and 85 Richmond Hill Road. Sturdy, waterproof footwear along with warm clothes are recommended. RSVP to Sophie@gltrust.org.

Bruce Beginnings Jr.

This program at the Bruce Museum provides a welcoming and engaging museum experience for toddlers, ages 10 to 24 months, and their caregivers through hands-on play and exploration. Bruce Beginnings Jr. sessions are inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibits. It is held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, next time on

Dec. 13. This program is free with general admission but space is limited. See the visitor service desk upon arrival to secure a spot.

Native shrubs and trees from cuttings

Many native shrubs and trees can be propagated from simple cut stems and branches. Join Greenwich Land Trust staff and its partners from Greenwich Botanical Center to learn about the techniques used for different native plant species to produce new plants for your own garden. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon

Dec. 19 at 370 Round Hill Road. Registration required at https://gltrust.org/events or by emailing sophie@gltrust.org. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers.

‘ReTooled’ exhibit at the Bruce

“ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection” is on exhibit at the Bruce Museum through

Dec. 30. In the exhibit, groundbreaking 20th-century artists illuminate the overlooked subject of tools with pun, wit and wonder. Featuring more than 40 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs, the exhibition brings life to the unexpected subject of tools by profiling 28 artists from the Hechinger Collection, including Red Grooms, Walker Evans, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg. Some of the artists represent tools with reverence to accentuate their purity of design. Others transform and distort tools to highlight their tragic obsolescence in a technological age. But all of the works remind us that tools embody the can-do spirit that defines America. For more info, visit brucemuseum.org.

Talks at St. Catherine’s

Deacon Robert Henrey will conduct a presentation on “India: A Journey into the Northwest — the Indo Islamic Heritage, Remnants of the British Raj and the Punjab” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jan. 20 in the Lucey Parish Hall of St. Catherine of Siena Church. It will include a lecture and slide show, along with refreshments. All are welcome to this free event at the church at 4 Riverside Ave. Visit www.stcath.org or call 203-637-3661 for more info. This is part of Henrey’s talks on “Reflections on Religious Identity within the Contemporary World” in which he shares his interest in different religious traditions. Other topics will include “Pre-Columbian Peru and the Age of Discovery: A Tragic Clash of Cultures” on Feb. 17.

‘Downsized’ exhibit

A exhibition called “Downsized: Small-Scale Sculpture by Contemporary Artists” is on display at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, through

Jan. 27. Enticing viewers to take a closer look, this exhibition of miniatures, models and dioramas explores interior and exterior architecture in a range of scales. In an age of virtual reality and digital manipulation of photographs and videos, these mixed media sculptures fascinate because of the juxtaposition of size and subject and elicit amazement at the precision of the workmanship. A miniatures show has been a biennial Bruce Museum tradition for over 35 years. Visit BruceMuseum.org for more info.

‘History Is...’ exhibit

“History Is...” is the name of the inaugural exhibition at the Greenwich Historical Society’s newly reimagined campus. Drawing on objects and images from the Historical Society’s collections, “History Is…” encourages visitors to reflect on the role history plays at different stages in their lives and explores the ways individuals look at, define and interpret history. The exhibit embodies the Historical Society’s mission to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future. The exhibition will be on display through

Sept. 7. Visitors to the museum can also see paintings from the artists of the Cos Cob art colony, a short orientation film, a timeline, and displays of recent acquisitions and seldom-seen objects from the collections of the Greenwich Historical Society.

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