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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.gclementgallery.com 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 greenwichunitedway.org 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 versaillesfarms.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.869-6899.
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 brucemuseum.org 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 greenwichlibrary.org.
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 hospital.org/events. 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 www.ctcsc.org.
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 BruceMuseum.org. Bruce members and students with ID free; non-members $10 (includes museum admission).
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, visit www.greenwichtreeconservancy or call 203-622-7380.