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Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 92 Orchard St. will host Matzah Fest at 10:30 a.m. April 2. Matzah Fest is a communitywide multi-generational Passover celebration. All are welcome to come to GRS to make and bake their own matzah in a wood-fired oven that will be back at GRS for this special event. Flour and water will be supplied; just bring a own mixing bowl, then stick around to enjoy the Dough Girls' most delicious pizza. All are welcome to attend this free event, but RSVPs are need. Contact Lisa@GRS.org or call 203-629-0018.
Hospital hosts talk on eating
Greenwich Hospital's Denise Addorisio, registered dietitian nutritionist, will present “Spring into Shape: Healthy Eating for Weight Loss” from noon to 1 p.m. March 27. To register, call 888305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
Networking event at Cups N Cones
The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a networking event for members from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 23 at Cups N Cones, 235 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich. Waffles, ice cream, and weet treats will be offered as well as prizes. Meet owner Ana Buzik and enjoy a sweet evening. Members: $35; non-members: $40. Register at email@example.com, call 203-8693500 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greenwich High School music department is hosting the 36th annual GHS Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 25 at the Performing Arts Center from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring over a dozen jazz bands from GHS and all around the region. Seven professional musicians will hold individual clinics on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, drums, and bass at 1 p.m., followed by a set of jazz standards at 2 p.m. The full schedule of bands can be found online https://resources.finalsite.net/ images/v1677248015/greenwich/ lznvlp9c2paivpzbdhyw/2023EllingtonFestivalSchedule.pdf.
Tickets are sold at the door: $5 for students and seniors, $10 for general admission.
‘Moana, Jr.’ at middle school
The Western Middle School Theater Club presents Disney's “Moana, Jr.” with shows at 7 p.m. March 24 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 25. Tickets are available to the public beginning March 21, or at the door on performance dates. Evening performance tickets are $10, matinee tickets are $8.
Bush Holley House Tours
The Greenwich Historical Society offers guided tours of the Bush-Holley House at noon, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Visitors can learn about the Holley family who lived there in the era of the Cos Cob Art Colony as well as the Bush family, who resided there in the era of the New Nation. Masks are required on tours. For more info, visit greenwichhistory.org.
Musicians from Marlboro return
The third and final performance of the season by the Musicians from Marlboro in the Friends Concert Series will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11 in the Berkley Theater at the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave.. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
April's concert features seven outstanding musicians performing both classical and contemporary works.
Musicians from Marlboro is the touring extension of the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. The group is known for
supporting artists at the beginning of their careers and for offering a range of unusual as well as beloved symphonic music.
The performance will run for 90 minutes; it will not be recorded or streamed. Registration through the Library's online calendar is required starting Monday, March 20. For more information, contact Peterson Music Librarian Dora Salm at email@example.com.
Learn to play bridge at the Greenwich YMCA in two courses: Beginner Bridge from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Improve Your Bridge Game with Conventions from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Ready to play? Games take place at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. To sign up, call Frank at 203-524-8032. Reservations required. No partner required. If you have a partner or a foursome, tell Frank.
Arts society hosts talk on pigment
From 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, The Greenwich Decorative Arts Society presents “Forbes Pigment Collection at Harvard", a lecture by Alison Cariens, Conservation Coordinator, Harvard Art Museums.
The Forbes Pigment Collection began at the turn of the 20th century, and today contains more than 2,500 pigments. It is the world's largest collection of historical pigments.
The lecture will take place at Christ Church Parish Hall, 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. Guests are welcome. The guest fee is $25 payable by check in advance. Space is limited. For reservations and information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visi www.greenwichdecorativearts.org.
The First Congregational Church of Greenwich will present a series of organ recitals during March to mark the liturgical season of Lent. Minister of Music Dr. Craig Scott Symons says the series returns this year after an abbreviated season in 2020.
Concerts will take place from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on March 22 and 29.
All the concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-637-1791, ext. 822 or email email@example.com.
Visit the Bruce
The Bruce Museum at 1 Museum Drive is open to visitors while construction continues on its expansion project. A permanent exhibit is open on “Natural Cycles Shape Our Land,” which takes visitors on a journey through cycles that unfold over millions of years at global scales and ends with small cycles that unfold at minuscule scales in our backyards. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. For more info, visit BruceMuseum.org.
Safe Roads Sundays
The Friends of Greenwich Point is sponsoring Safe Roads Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through April 9. Traffic is restricted at the park so visitors can enjoy a safe and picturesque route to walk and ride your bikes. Only sanctioned cars will be allowed in during this time — including, but not limited to, emergency vehicles and park employees. For more info send an email to info@FriendsofGreenwichPoint.org.
The Bruce Museum's Bruce Beginnings program for children is held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays. Children ages 2.5 to 5 and their caregivers explore the museum's collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. Topics rotate between art and science. Free with admission but space is limited. Go to visitor service desk upon arrival. For more info, visit BruceMuseum.org.
The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes accepts food pantry donations for Neighbor to Neighbor from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays in its parking area at 4 Riverside Ave. Items needed include peanut butter and jelly, oatmeal, canned meat, tuna, canned fruit, dried or canned beans, cereal, rice and soup as well as household cleaners and toiletries. St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 200 Riverside Ave. accepts donations from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.