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An open­ing re­cep­tion will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri­day at the Gilles Cle­ment Gallery, 45 E. Put­nam Ave., for a show ti­tled “Through the Look­ing Glass.” The Norma Bar­tol is off this week. show, which will present the work of Marck + Sper­ber, runs 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.gclement­ or call 203489-4556.

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 “Faces Places” on Oct. 12.

United Way gala

The Green­wich United Way will hosts its 85th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion “Pearls & Pro­hi­bi­tion” on Satur­day at the Green­wich Coun­try Club. The fes­tive cel­e­bra­tion hap­pens once ev­ery five years. The event will honor past board chairs and pay tribute to the year 1933 when the Green­wich Com­mu­nity Chest & Coun­cil was founded. The Green­wich Com­mu­nity Chest & Coun­cil be­came the Green­wich United Way in 1975. Funds raised through this event will sup­port crit­i­cal pro­grams that meet the health, ed­u­ca­tion and self­suf­fi­ciency needs in town. The event will in­clude a live per­for­mance by two award­win­ning artists, Arthur Migli­azza and Shana Farr; high­end wine raf­fle; and live and silent auc­tions. Vin­tage 1920s and 1930s in­spired at­tire is en­cour­aged. Visit green­wichu­nit­ed­ for more info.

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.

Sum­mer farm stand

The Farm Stand at Ver­sailles Farms is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Satur­days and Sun­days, of­fer­ing its whole­some fresh pro­duce. The farm is a mar­ket gar­den us­ing French in­ten­sive meth­ods, grow­ing for fla­vor, nu­tri­tion and good di­ges­tion. It is lo­cated at 56 Lo­cust Road in back­coun­try Green­wich. For more info, visit ver­sailles­ The fi­nal mar­ket of the sea­son will be Oct. 14.

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 Oct. 14, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28.

Be­hind the scenes tours

Ex­plore the art­ful blend of his­toric restora­tion and new con­struc­tion at the Green­wich His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s newly reimag­ined campus. Spe­cial tours of the new build­ings and grounds will show­case dis­cov­er­ies made dur­ing con­struc­tion, in­clud­ing his­toric wall­pa­per, an orig­i­nal key for Toby’s Tav­ern and high­lights from its col­lec­tions. John Bridge will lead 45-minute tours of the new li­brary and ar­chives, the Gallery for Spe­cial Ex­hi­bi­tions, the Gallery for Per­ma­nent Col­lec­tions, mu­seum lobby, Mu­seum Store and Artists’ Café. Tours are in­cluded in mu­seum ad­mis­sion and will start in the lobby of the mu­seum at 47 Strickland Road. Tours will be of­fered at 2:15 p.m. on Satur­day ad Oct. 21. Space is lim­ited. To re­serve a spot, email sflinn@green­wich­his­ or call 203.869-6899.

Block party

The Bruce Mu­seum will de­but Imag­i­na­tion Play­ground blocks at its an­nual Fall Fam­ily Day. Made of a lightweight foam that is non-toxic and mi­crobe re­sis­tant, the bright blue blocks come in a va­ri­ety of shapes that can be cre­atively lined up, stacked, and con­nected, in­spir­ing chil­dren to de­sign their own imag­i­nary ob­jects and places. The “Block Party” will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun­day. It is free for Bruce mem­bers and for vis­i­tors with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. Chil­dren ages 2 and up can play with the new blue blocks and cre­ate art cen­tered on engi­neer­ing. For more info, visit bruce­mu­ or call 203-869-0376.

Yale Speaker Se­ries

The Yale Speaker Se­ries will spon­sor at talk on “The Mil­i­tary Chal­lenges to Amer­ica’s World Or­der” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun­day in the Green­wich Li­brary Cole Au­di­to­rium with Paul Kennedy, Dil­worth pro­fes­sor of his­tory at Yale Univer­sity. Ad­mis­sion is free. Kennedy’s pre­sen­ta­tion is part of the on­go­ing an­nual Yale Speak­ers Se­ries, spon­sored by the Yale Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion of Green­wich in co­op­er­a­tion with Yale Univer­sity. His most re­cent book, “En­gi­neers of Vic­tory,” which views his­tory through the eyes of prob­lem-solvers dur­ing World War II, was pub­lished in 2013. Reg­is­ter at green­wich­li­

Au­thor talk with Lizzy Rock­well

Green­wich na­tive Lizzy Rock­well, an au­thor and il­lus­tra­tor, will re­turn to the Byram Shu­bert Li­brary to talk about her lat­est book, “A Mam­mal is an An­i­mal,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Mon­day in the Com­mu­nity Room. In this gen­tly il­lus­trated com­pan­ion to “A Bird Is a Bird,” a father takes his son and daugh­ter on a walk with their dog through the farm and wood­land near their home. As they ex­plore, Rock­well in­tro­duces the char­ac­ter­is­tics of mam­mals (such as hav­ing a skele­ton and spine, be­ing warm­blooded, and breath­ing air) and asks read­ers whether cer­tain an­i­mals meet the cri­te­ria. Book sales and sign­ing will be avail­able through Diane’s Books.

Bariatric surgery sem­i­nar

Find out if you are a can­di­date for weight-loss surgery and what types of pro­ce­dures are avail­able at Green­wich Hospi­tal. Led by a bariatric sur­geon, this sem­i­nar takes place in the Hyde Con­fer­ence Room from 5 to 6 p.m. Mon­day. Bring your ques­tions. To reg­is­ter, call 888-305-9253 or visit green­wich hospi­ Free.

Ceramics Study Cir­cle

The Con­necti­cut Ceramics Study Cir­cle will present a lecture on “From the Or­di­nary to the Ex­tra­or­di­nary: The En­dur­ing Ap­peal of Tang Ce­ramic Tomb Sculp­ture” by Vir­ginia L. Bower, an ad­junct pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of the Arts in Philadel­phia. It will be­gin at 1:15 p.m. Mon­day at the First Con­gre­ga­tional Church of Green­wich, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Green­wich. Re­fresh­ments will be served. Bower will ex­plore the topic of Tang Dy­nasty (618-907 CE) ce­ramic tomb sculp­ture. Ad­mis­sion for non­mem­bers of the Con­necti­cut Ceramics Study Cir­cle is $25. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion visit

Art lecture on tools

An art lecture on “Claes Olden­burg’s Pop Mon­u­ments to the Tool” will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Mon­day at the Bruce Mu­seum. An­to­nia Po­cock, a doc­toral can­di­date at New York Univer­sity’s In­sti­tute of Fine Arts, will ex­plore the tool as a Pop mo­tif, ad­dress­ing its role in Olden­burg’s work in com­par­i­son to that of his peers. This talk is part of “Re­Tooled: High­lights from the Hechinger Col­lec­tion,” which is on ex­hibit at the Bruce Mu­seum through Dec. 30. In the ex­hibit, artists il­lu­mi­nate the over­looked sub­ject of tools with pun, wit and won­der. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired at Bruce­Mu­ Bruce mem­bers and stu­dents with ID free; non-mem­bers $10 (in­cludes mu­seum ad­mis­sion).

Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia file photo

Join the Green­wich Tree Con­ser­vancy at the newly named Green­wich Botan­i­cal Cen­ter for a Fall Fam­ily Fes­ti­val at the Mont­gomery Pine­tum at 130 Bi­ble St. from 2 to 4 p.m. Satur­day. Do the scav­enger hunt, play the tree ID games; and en­joy indoor ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing art projects with leaves and a wood-whit­tling demo. Hot cider and dough­nuts will be served. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit­wichtreecon­ser­vancy or call 203-622-7380.

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