11 Oct Celebrate Columbus Day and other things to do in Greenwich
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Abilis Gardens & Gifts
Starting in the fall, Abilis Gardens & Gifts will be selling holiday gifts and its greenhouse will be full of holiday wreaths and greenery. It is must-shop store offering handcrafted candles, bath products, children’s gifts, jewelry, housewares and gifts, with fresh flowers, plants and micro greens in the greenhouse. Prices range from $5 to $40 and proceeds support Abilis’ programs. Abilis Gardens & Gifts provides job training for adults with special needs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays for October, November and December. Abilis Gardens & Gifts is at 50 Glenville St. and can be reached at 203-531-GIFT (4438). For more info, visit www.abilis.us.
The Greenwich Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. into the fall in the Arch Street commuter lot. Enjoy fresh Connecticut-grown produce all season. Over a dozen farm vendors will be in attendance. The parking lot at Arch Street and Horseneck Lane is off Exit 3 of I-95. For more information, visit www.greenwichfarmersmarketct.com/.
Outdoor movie night
As part of the Greenwich Reads Together program, there will be an outdoor screening of the movie “Fahrenheit 451” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of the Greenwich Arts Council at 299 Greenwich Ave. Legendary French director François Truffaut brings to life a terrifying care-free future in which Guy Montag (Oskar Werner) questions his actions after meeting Clarisse (Julie Christie) and begins to rebel against society. Free and open to all, but registration is encouraged at www.greenwichlibrary.org. For more information, call 203-862-6750 or visit greenwichartscouncil.org.
Free fall concert
St. Roch Church at 10 St. Roch Ave. will be hosting a free Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert will include a special selection of music, songs and poetry by Larissa Friedenberg.
First Sunday bird walks
A First Sunday Bird Walk will be held at Greenwich Point Park from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and again on Oct. 20 to see the migrating hawks and raptors. Bring binoculars and meet near the main concession stand at the south end of the beach. The Bird Walks are a series of free, year-round, monthly bird walks providing friendly and informative birding. Guides are knowledgeable local naturalists and birders. Everyone — from beginner to expert, of all ages — is welcome. No fees or registration are required. For more information, visit birdwalk.home.blog/. Co-sponsored by Wild Wings and Friends of Greenwich Point.
Duplicate Bridge Games
Weekly open duplicate Bridge games are held at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at the Greenwich YWCA. The games are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League, with masterpoint awards to top finishers. The card fee to play one session is $12. For more information, contact Steve Becker at 203-637-8927.
The St. Lawrence Society will celebrate Columbus Day on Monday with an event honoring First Selectman Peter Tesei. Festivities begin with a 9 a.m. flag raising at Town Hall, followed by a breakfast at The Club…