IN GREENWICH, CT CALENDAR
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Resident gardener Mary Jo Bridge will show us how to make simple and tasteful baskets using a host of evergreens.
Participants will take home their decorations.
Thanks to the Friends of the Byram Shubert Library who support our gardening programs.
This month’s book title is Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems–but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.
Book discussion for students in grades 4-6. Join us for snacks and book discussion.
Register and pick up a book at the Children’s Room Desk.
Please call 203-622-7940 for information.
Gilles Clement Designs (120 E Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT)
120 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Let’s celebrate the holidays and announce the winners of our storefront holiday decorating contest. Join us with a toast to your Chamber family!
The ultra-chic Gilles Clement Designs, located at 120 East Putnam will host us at their elegant design studio. This is your chance to walk among the glamour and to dream. Holiday music and plenty of prizes will be ready for you to win. Your photo, with your permission, will be published on our website and on Facebook. Let’s applaud the winners and say farewell to a wonderful year!
Gilles Clement Designs
120 E. Putnam Avenue (next to Wine Wise)
Parking is on E. Putnam or behind Berkshire Hathaway
Thursday, December 5th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
$20 members, $25 non-members
Come in PJs if you wish and join Miss Judy for some fun stories. Then make a Holiday craft with Miss Lyn.Please call us at 203-622-6883 for further information. We’d love to see you!
1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Bruce Museum Presents… Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman
Leading the conversation is acclaimed artist and climate-change activist Alexis Rockman, who will present specially chosen examples of his stunning work and discuss how, and why, he uses his art to sound the alarm about the impending global emergency.
Adding insight and his own expert perspective is David Abel, who, for the Boston Globe since 1999, has covered everything from war in the Balkans to Latin American unrest and now covers climate change and the environment. Abel was part of the team that captured the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Abel is additionally an adventurous and accomplished documentarian who often focuses on environmental stories and issues.
Following Rockman’s presentation, Abel will join Rockman for a wide-ranging dialogue at the intersection of art and environmental activism, followed by question-and-answer session with Bruce Museum’s audience.
Among the current generation of American artists profoundly motivated by nature and its future—from the specter of climate change to the implications of genetic engineering—Rockman holds an unparalleled place of honor.
Born in 1962 and raised in New York City, Rockman has been the subject of many international solo and group exhibitions, including a celebrated Smithsonian retrospective, Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow. Rockman’s work is included in public and private collections around the world, including the Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum, and Yale University Art Gallery.
Artwork: Alexis Rockman, Fever Dream, 2018, oil on wood, 80×68 inches.
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Speaker: Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian provides leadership and support for Foundation Center public services for nonprofit, fundraising and philanthropy professionals in New York City. Prior to joining the Center in 1995, she was with New York University as associate curator and was an adjunct professor of library sciences at St. John’s University and Long Island University.
Join our always interesting evening book club led by facilitator, Judy Berg, as the group discusses popular fiction and non-fiction. This month’s book is The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman.
In 1950s Quebec, French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility–much like Maggie Hughes’ parents. Maggie’s English-speaking father has ambitions for his daughter that don’t include marriage to the poor French boy the next farm over. But Maggie’s heart is captured by Gabriel Phénix. When she becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents send the baby Elodie to an orphanage where she receives horrible treatment. Seventeen years later, Maggie, married to a businessman eager to start a family, cannot forget the daughter she was forced to abandon, and a chance reconnection with Gabriel spurs a wrenching choice. As time passes, the stories of Maggie and Elodie intertwine but never touch, until Maggie realizes she must take what she wants from life and go in search of her long-lost daughter, finally reclaiming the truth that has been denied them both.