Enjoy the work of the No Strings Marionette Company as they present a puppet show about a young fox who is busy finding her way in the wide world. On a stroll in the woods on a spring morning, forester Bartos encounters a fox kit, who is taken home as a gift for his grandson. Catcher, the family dog, shows Sharp Ears how to live within the constraints of human rules. But will a full belly and safe surroundings entice the fox to compromise her wild ways? There will be two performances at 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road.. Doors open at 12:30. This family program will consist of a 40-minute marionette show followed by a Q & A where children will have the opportunity to touch and ask questions about the marionettes. In the Education Center classroom, children can make their own marionette.
Kathrine Schwab, a professor of art history and visual culture at Fairfield University, will give a lecture on “'More Color in Ancient Greek Sculpture Aided by Digital Technology” from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Byram Shubert Library Community Room. Her research areas include the metopes and Ancient Greek hairstyles. Her work on the Parthenon metopes has yielded new information which has been presented in several book chapters and publications. This program is in association with the Archaeological Association of Greenwich.
Pancakes with Santa
The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich will hold its 21st annual pancake breakfast with Santa, his elves and carolers from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, 4 Horseneck Lane. The entire Greenwich community is invited to get a jump start on their holidays with at the breakfast, which will include pancakes, sausage, milk, coffee and juice. Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their wish lists for Santa to review and prepare to take ‘Selfies with the Elf-ies.’ Guests are also invited to enjoy BGCG Carolers, face painting, arts and crafts, and more. All Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich members who show their current Membership Club card wil eat for free thanks to a community sponsor. For nonmembers, admission is $5 per person. Santa’s visiting hours are 8 to 10 a.m. Pictures with Santa cost $5 each, but guests must use their own phones or personal cameras for all photos. Proceeds will benefit the programs and activities of Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. For information, contact (203) 869-3224 or visit BGCG.org.
Christmas tree and wreath sale
The First Congregational Church at 108 Sound Beach Ave. is hosting its 2018 Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, featuring Fraser fir and balsam fir trees of all sizes, plus decorated and undecorated wreaths, natural pine roping and “Last Stand” tree stands. All proceeds will benefit six local charities: Kids in Crisis, The Den for Grieving Kids, the Young Adults Program at Pacific House, the SoundWaters Young Mariners Academy,