01 Oct Health and Wellness Expo and other things to do in Greenwic…
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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.
‘An American Story’
The Greenwich Historical Society will present a new exhibition on the immigrant experience called “An American Story: Finding Home in Fairfield County” opening on Wednesday and running to Jan. 6. The exhibit will include poignant stories of the grit and resilience of immigrants and refugees, including 12 who found home in Greenwich. “An American Story” is a celebration of the determination, resilience and courage of the human spirit. The stories illuminated in this timely exhibition reach across the world from five continents, shining a light on the ways that refugees and asylum seekers find hope and persevere in the face of daunting challenges for creating new lives in Fairfield County. The landmark exhibition is presented in partnership with the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. The Greenwich Historical Society is located at 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. For more information, visit greenwichhistory.org.
Meet the Scouting Leaders
The Greenwich Council of Boy Scouts of America will host a townwide recruitment night on Wednesday at the Cos Cob Firehouse. Families interested in joining a local Troop or Pack are invited to stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. to learn more about Greenwich Scouting programs. It’s never too late to join Scouting. The new family Scouting program is open to both boys and girls. To find out more information about Greenwich Scouting, contact Chris Roehler at [email protected] or visit: greenwichscouting.org.
Weekday Farmers Market
The Old Greenwich Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Living Hope Community Church at 38 West End Ave. in Old Greenwich. The market runs through Oct. 30.
Perfectly Polite bridge
The Perfectly Polite Bridge Group has Duplicate Bridge games at the Greenwich YMCA on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to noon for Relaxed Duplicate Bridge and from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. for Relaxed Duplicate Bridge / Conventions. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. You do not need a partner to play. Only prepaid players are guaranteed a seat. There is also a Beginner Game/Class with relaxed play and discussion from 3 to 5 p.m. Seating is limited. If you are not on the email list, call Frank Crocker at 203-524-8032 to register.