‘Belle Haven’ author to discuss, sign book
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 …
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.