‘Belle Haven’ au­thor to dis­cuss, sign book

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Scene … Com­mu­nity Cen­ters Inc. will fea­ture au­thor Matt Bernard as he dis­cusses his new book, “Vic­to­rian Sum­mer: The His­toric House of Belle Haven Park,” at 6 p.m. June 13 at the Belle Haven Club in Green­wich. The event ben­e­fits CCI’s ed­u­ca­tional and sup­port pro­grams, which help peo­ple over­come ed­u­ca­tional, so­cial and eco­nomic bar­ri­ers. The event will fea­ture cock­tails and hors d’oeu­vres as well as a book-sign­ing with Bernard. For tick­ets ($60) and in­for­ma­tion, go to cci­green­wich.org.

Out there … In cel­e­bra­tion of his new book, Jack

Mitchell, chair­man of the Mitchells fam­ily of re­tail stores, will speak at Richards at 359 Green­wich Ave. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day. Mitchell will share sto­ries of how he fo­cused on re­la­tion­ship-build­ing with his cus­tomers as his fam­ily ex­panded their busi­ness into a mul­ti­store chain. The event, or­ga­nized by the CT/Westch­ester Com­mit­tee of the CBS Alumni Club, will inl­cude a ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion with Mitchell, who will sign copies of “Sell­ing the Hug Your Cus­tomers’ Way: The Proven Process for Be­com­ing a Pas­sion­ate and Suc­cess­ful Sales­per­son For Life.” Hors d’oeu­vres and wine will be served. For in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, visit cb­sacny.org.

Scene … The Cal­iber Foun­da­tion hosted a fundrais­ing cock­tail party at Alice + Olivia on Green­wich Av­enue on Thurs­day night. The “Evening of Fash­ion and Peace” fea­tured Pros­ecco and hors d’oeu­vres, and the op­por­tu­nity to buy Cal­iber Col­lec­tion jewelry at a 20 per­cent dis­count, as well as dis­counted shop­ping at the store. Twenty per­cent of sales ben­e­fited the foun­da­tion, which sup­ports vic­tims, fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by il­le­gal gun vi­o­lence. For in­for­ma­tion, go to the­cal­iber­foun­da­tion.org. On the streets … Stam­ford Down­town’s in­stal­la­tion of a 30,000-pound, 26-foot-tall sculp­ture of “For­ever Mar­i­lyn” takes place in Latham Park on Bed­ford Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon­day. The Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe statue is part of Stam­ford Down­town’s sum­mer ex­hibit fea­tur­ing 36 life­like bronze sculp­tures by artist

Se­ward John­son that will be placed through­out the city. The of­fi­cial kick­off takes place Wed­nes­day with an open­ing re­cep­tion and meet-the-artist party at the Palace The­atre from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For an in­vi­ta­tion to the open­ing re­cep­tion and a map of lo­ca­tions, visit stam­ford­down­town.com/events or call 203-348-5285.

Scene … Amer­ica’s fa­vorite judge and Green­wich res­i­dent Judge Judy Sheindlin

and her hus­band, Judge Jerry Sheindlin, were seen hav­ing din­ner at Polpo Restau­rant in Green­wich the evening of May 26.

Out there … Prime – An Amer­i­can Kitchen and Bar on South­field Av­enue in Stam­ford is cel­e­brat­ing the launch of its ren­o­vated Ca­bana Bar and sum­mer menus from 4 to 6 p.m. June 10. The event will fea­ture $3 wine/beer, $5 cock­tails with hors d’oeu­vres and live mu­sic un­til 8 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion, call 203-817-0700.

Scene … The 23rd Green­wich Con­cours d’Ele­gance takes place this week­end from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roger Sher­man Bald­win Park in Green­wich. Sun­day’s event fea­tures a spe­cial dis­play of Jaguars, fo­cus­ing on pre­war SS Cars and MGs, and com­pe­ti­tion mo­tor­cy­cles as well as a dis­play of yachts at the De­la­mar Ho­tel. High­lights in­clude two dozen cars from the pri­vate col­lec­tion of the late racer and de­signer Car­roll Shelby, all­for sale. Re­tired Bri­tish race car driver David Hobbs will sign his mem­oir, “Hobbo,”

and renowned au­to­mo­bile re­storer Wayne Carini will host a pre­sen­ta­tion of spe­cial cars on the field, as well as film an episode of “Chas­ing Clas­sic Cars.” Tick­ets ($40, chil­dren un­der 12 free) are avail­able at the gate.

On stage … Award-win­ning mu­si­cian and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

David Crosby will per­form at the Ridge­field Play­house at 7:30 p.m. June 12. Crosby, who co­founded The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, is on tour with key­boardist

James Ray­mond, bassist Mai Agan, drum­mer

Steve DiS­tanis­lao, gui­tarist Jeff Pe­var and vo­cal­ist Michelle Wills. He will per­form songs from his lat­est al­bum, “Sky Trails,” along with some of his best-loved songs and great­est hits. For tick­ets, $126 ($1 added to ben­e­fit artist’s char­ity), call 203438-5795.

And that’s all for now. Later …

Contributed photo

Green­wich res­i­dent Jes­sica Mindich, founder of the Cal­iber Col­lec­tion, with Sasha Fried­man and James Parker at the Cal­iber Foun­da­tion fundraiser at Alice + Olivia on Thurs­day night. They are wear­ing Cal­iber Col­lec­tion bracelets.

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