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THING 74 – Polar Express on IMAX I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually seen the movie, but I really loved the book. That being said, I heard great things about the movie and love anything on IMAX. So if you are still trying to fill your days before you can send the kids back to school, this might be a good idea. • Date: 12:00pm Friday, December 17, 2010 to 12:00pm Sunday, January 2, 2011 • Place: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk • Price: Tickets are $6.50-$9 "The Polar Express" was the (1 comments)
THING 73 – Greenwich Civic Center ROLLER SKATING! For those of you who don’t have to work (like me, arg..) this sounds hilarious and fun: “The Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center will be transformed into a roller skating rink Wednesday, Dec. 29, for the Department of Parks and Recreation's Roller Skating Party. Sherry Kline runs the program at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center and will be bringing it to Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade can grab a pair of roller skates or rollerblades and (1 comments)
THING 72 – Movies at the Cos Cob Library This week the Cos Cob Library (5 Sinawoy Road) will be offering free movies for local kids. The movies all start at 3pm. You are allowed to bring light snacks. I figured that this would be a great way to get the kids out of the house for a couple hours during their break and possibly gain back some peace! Here’s a list of the movies: Tuesday, December 28 – My Neighbor Totoro Wednesday, December 29 – Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove Thursday, (0 comments)
THING 71 - Behind the Scenes at the Norwalk Aquarium For those of you who aren’t back at work and aren’t scared to leave your home – (I’d recommend calling to make sure they are open) “Holidays or no, the aquatic denizens of Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium don't care much about celebrating. But they do care about getting fed. On two days, Dec. 27 and 30, visitors can see how the Aquarium manages its very large daily responsibility for a wide variety of animals. On those two days, take a special backstage tour to observe (0 comments)
Please "like" me on Facebook - I need a username!! - 12/24/10 10:19 AM
My website's facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Greenwich-CT/169546806392974 needs 25 friends so I can get a username. If anyone out there wants to help, please "like" the page. (5 comments)
The good news is you have tons of time to shop. Seriously, why would anyone want to go shopping for more than say 60 minutes? Ok, you have to buy stuff for the whole family, so allot two hours. The bad news is that you have to get off your tails and buy your stuff in person, sorry Amazon. Yes, you have to turn this computer off, leave me, and venture out into the big bad world. Good luck and god speed. (1 comments)
THING 67 – Paul Tudor Jones’ Christmas Spectacular ONLINE For those of you who missed the annual Paul Tudor Jones’ Christmas Spectacular, click play on the window. Every year he puts on a full blown light show in front of his house (next door to the Belle Haven Yacht Club). The show is synchronized with a soundtrack hooked up to FM90.5. Unfortunately the show has ended, but thanks to the Wall Street Journal we can watch it right here: http://greenwichct.com/2010/12/thing-67-paul-tudor-jones-christmas-spectacular-online/ (0 comments)
Since you can’t get your daughter to stop spinning around after seeing the Nutcracker and you want to save all the fine china in your house, I highly recommend putting your child’s energy to good use and sending her to the Greenwich Dance Studio. Located at the Greenwich YWCA (259 East Putnam Ave), the Greenwich Dance Studio provides classes for aspiring Thumbelenas from 3 to 18 yrs old. In addition to the Ballet, the studio also offers classes in Pointe, Modern, Jazz and (1 comments)
Today is the last day for the toy drive at Temple Sholom (300 East Putnam Avenue - Greenwich, CT), so please please bring new unwrapped down to their collection. You can also bring the toys to the UJA Federation offices at 1 Holly Hill Lane. These toys will be donated to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. “The toy drive is made possible by the UJA of New York/Westchester and the UJA Federation of Greenwich.” (0 comments)
THING 64 – Deck the Halls I’m not sure if this constitutes child labor, but the Greenwich Library is looking for help in decorating the Children’s Room. “Drop-in any time to make paper chains and decorate paper gingerbread people. We will display your artwork through the new year.” (0 comments)
For those of you who like following everything on Facebook, GreenwichCT.com now has a fan page. This page will display every post you see on GreenwichCT.com. If you are interested in only following along the 365 Things to do in Greenwich you can go here or for just the real estate posts you can go here. (0 comments)
For those of you who like to venture outside and are looking for something to do today, make your way up to the Greenwich Audubon for their 111th Annual Bird Count today until 5pm. http://greenwich.audubon.org/ “Join dozens of Audubon volunteers in search of birds throughout the region during this annual tradition. Use a form inside to count at home or sign up to join a team for all or part of the day. A compilation meeting & dinner will be held at the (0 comments)
It’s approaching 1am and I’m going through my list of things you could possibly do today (Sunday December 19th) and I found this. I’m not the biggest history (or religion for that matter) buff, but I believe that Handel’s Messiah consists of some famous Christian Christmas (redundant?) work, right? For those of you that are interested, have a great time. For the others, I’ll see what else is going on when I re-awake tomorrow. (3 comments)
Crumbs (The Original Gourmet Cupcake) is giving away 1,000 free cupcakes at its store in Greenwich (48 West Putnam Avenue) starting at 8am. I'm sorry, but that's freaking awesome. I’ve got nothing against bribery to get my business. (2 comments)
I was going to put this up tomorrow, but figured it would be smart to give people the heads up so they could plan and buy some tix. It should be an excellent show. For more information please visit www.RobMathes.com (0 comments)
I saw this posted yesterday and thought it might be fun to attend. You can’t really go wrong with it being only $10. I’m assuming it is a Greenwich High School production, being at their theater and all, but it does say it is presented by The Broadway Musical Workshop. Is that just a fancy way at saying that it is put on by the high school that aspires to be associated with Broadway? (0 comments)
Nothing like preparing for the inevitable snow with a movie about those climbing a mountain. “Jon Krakauer's blockbuster book,"Into Thin Air," chronicled the tragic 1996 Mount Everest climb in which eight climbers lost their lives. In “Everest,” the IMAX documentary, the story is picked up and follows the team who continued on to reach the 29,000-foot summit after rescuing survivors of the deadly storm. The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk screens this remarkable film, "Everest," in a return engagement. In 1998, when it (3 comments)
There are few things I remember more vividly about Greenwich than the Greenwich Avenue lit up through the holidays. It’s a great time of the year to take a drive down the avenue. I’m not very elegant with my words, so I’ll leave the similes to the poets. Per the Greenwich Time, it looks like we are actually very lucky to have a lit up avenue this year. For those of you in the generous spirit, this might be a worthy (0 comments)
Yeah, that’s a horrible tagline I came up with, but hopefully you’ll remember the store (WineWise). If you are looking for white zinfandel (booooo) or something in a box (yeahhhh) this isn’t your place. WineWise is a boutique wine shop focused on small production wines that you’ll have a hard time finding elsewhere. They do not deal high-volume, discount store wine. The store is great and has a constantly changing selection of wines from all around the globe. To those of us who (0 comments)
For those of you nuts out there, there will be a Jingle Bell Jog in downtown Greenwich this Sunday. I’m posting this blog early as you might want to take it easy on the drinking this weekend and set your alarm early for Sunday morning. The start is at 23 Church Street (around the corner from Threads & Treads – sponsor) at 9am. I’m sure I’ll be awake with my 1yr old daughter, but I’ll be warm and cozy! Good luck to everyone. Here’s the (1 comments)
From 11am to 1pm swing by the Banksville Community House (12 Banksville Road, Greenwich, CT) with unwrapped gifts for a chance to decorate cookies and meet Santa. At 1pm the USMC will come in their 1 ton truck to pick up the gifts. In addition, there is a Neighbor to Neighbor food drive. The Community Center is asking people to bring pasta, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly and cereal. For more information you can visit: http://www.banksvillecommunityhouse.org/id63.html (1 comments)
I finally found my realtor website address!! - 12/10/10 04:02 PM
As some of you are aware, I've been spending a couple months trying to figure out what I want to put together for a local webpage. My intentions have been to create a community webpage for clients and locals to play around with. At the suggestion of an Active Rain member, I started Greenwich365.com where I post a new thing to do in Greenwich, CT every day. I'm still staying on with that, but I have combined it into a better page! With some creative searching and spending of coin, I got hold of www.GreenwichCT.com. I hope to create a blogging (3 comments)
Greenwich365 moved to GreenwichCT.com!! - 12/10/10 03:11 PM
We’re moving! Greenwich365 is joining with GreenwichCT.com on the web. We will still have the same location on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/Greenwich365), but soon www.Greenwich365.com will take you to www.GreenwichCT.com
I hope everyone likes the new site. You will be able to view just the Greenwich365 if you click on the Greenwich365 page. Hopefully we will be building more pages and lots of new posts. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any interest in writing about anything Greenwich related. We are looking for locals to join in and blog about anything related to Greenwich. Our goal is to build (0 comments)
Fundraisers are cool, but you end up spending all night talking to people you either see every day or people you have no interest in talking to. I’m a fan of raising money for well deserving causes and appreciate original ways to get people to contribute. Over the past 17 years, the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids has been selling luminaries and promoting outdoor flames. I’m sure these little bags are safe, but there is always something nice about lighting a little fire. (0 comments)
I’m guessing that if you are reading my blog you know the basics of working a computer, though if you need some more help swing by the Greenwich Library on Thursdays between 3 and 4pm. This is when the Greenwich Library hosts a drop-in class for people that need help with any general computer problems ranging from searching through the internet to problems with Microsoft Word. My heart goes out to anyone that helps people with computer issues. I don’t have the tolerance for (0 comments)
I’m not sure that this picture depicts what they were thinking when GreenDrinks.org started, but it works for me. Come on, doesn’t that look tasty! Anyhow, tonight at Le Pain Quotidien Greenwich Green Drinks will be hosting its lil cocktail event. The Greenwich Conservation Director, Denise Savageau, will be in attendance. I have some serious greening up to do (love my car, don’t know the size of my footprint), but for those of you who know how to recycle just about everything, thank you and enjoy (2 comments)
Saks is hosting a gathering for the Greenwich Newcomers Society (www.greenwichnewcomerssociety.com) tonight and I thought it would be worth writing about. I don’t know much about the Newcomer’s Society, but it seems like a neat organization for anyone that wants to learn more about the town. I’m in the process of talking to Greg Kraut to learn more myself, but if anyone out there has had any experience with the group please feel free to speak up. “Join us for a festive evening of wine and refreshments, (0 comments)
Until January 2nd the Greenwich Arts Council will be running “AMERICANA: The Unexpected Side” – “a group exhibition of twelve artists, both well known and emerging, which takes a fresh look at recent art celebrating the American experience. Co-curated by three specialists in the field, Laura Cunningham, Dorianne Hutton Samuels, and Tatiana Mori, the show includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, and artifacts. All the works are related in various ways to the historical, geographical, and cultural heritage of the United States. Attitudes toward patriotism and (0 comments)
“Caroling, gospel music, entertainment and ice sculptures will set the season in motion in downtown Greenwich, while over 75 retailers and restaurants welcome shoppers with specialty foods and products at the Second Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend presented by TD Bank to Benefit Kids in Crisis, Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greenwich merchants from East and West Putnam Avenue to Lewis Street to East and West Elm Street to Mason Street and along Greenwich Avenue will be (0 comments)
Tonight from 6pm to 9pm downtown Old Greenwich will play host to the 12th annual First Light Festival. This is a wonderful event when the stores stay open, holiday carolers are out and you can even get a horse-drawn carriage ride. Santa (of course) will be out and you will be able to take advantage of face painting, hot chocolate, treats and wine tastings. The event is organized and put on by the Old Greenwich Merchants Association (a group of (0 comments)
Its official, its Christmas time! The annual tree lighting ceremony starts today at 3:45pm at Town Hall (101 Field Point Road). There will be cookies, cider, Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as the Greenwich High School Chamber Singers. The actual tree lighting will be around 4:20pm. (0 comments)
Tonight there is an interfaith candle and tree lighting at the Christ Church Greenwich. This event, sponsored by Temple Sholom & Christ Church Greenwich starts at 6pm. There will be hot cider and holiday cheer (0 comments)
Because I’m convinced that President Bartlett is a real person, I’m a big fan of anything that was named after him. Clearly the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens was built in dedication to him…. Anyhow, if you have some time, money, creative juice and are willing to travel outside of Greenwich (just one town over, don’t worry) then you should take a look at the Wreath Making Class at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens in Stamford, CT. For more information: http://www.bartlettarboretum.org/ (0 comments)
ATTENTION INTERNET SHOPPERS - 12/01/10 04:00 PM
I’m not sure if this is SPAM or not? I’m just desperate for some extra cash to buy the wife lady something nice. There are some pretty desperate companies out there; I keep getting updates from those on my blog www.Greenwich365.com.
There are some pretty desperate companies out there; I keep getting updates from those on my blog www.Greenwich365.com. I’m curious how low they are going to go as we approach Christmas. If you know of any other good affiliate links keep me posted. I'm sorry for the marketing here, but thought that if you were going to be (0 comments)
Here’s another event I probably won’t make it to, though I thought many of my readers and some of my relatives might enjoy. I gather there is a real history behind the paper theater. The write up on Bruce’s website talks about how all the stages have mirrored great city locations, such as London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Copenhagen. “The exhibition A Child's View: 19th-Century Paper Theaters, opening on Saturday, October 30, 2010, (0 comments)
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