31 Oct Concerts for kids and other things to do in Greenwich
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Try Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a relaxing exercise that can loosen joints, improve balance and teach graceful movements to music. Fun and no pressure classes are held at at 9 a.m. Thursdays in the auditorium at the First Congregational Church Auditorium on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich, opposite Binney Park. The cost is $10 per one-hour session. Newcomers welcome. For info, call Joe at 203-504-4678.
The Staff and Friends of Cos Cob Library are welcoming local singer Anitra Brooks for a monthly children’s concert from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. Friday at the Cos Cob Library. Anitra sings in five different languages and teaches the audience the refrains so they can sing parts of the songs along with her. Most songs are played on her ukulele and volunteers play percussion with her. This concert is geared toward preschoolers and early elementary school students but older children and adults are welcome. Her next concert will be Nov. 8 at the main Greenwich Library in the Children’s Room at the same time.
A “Remember Manero’s” Steak Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Lawrence Club, 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob. Join the club and reminisce over the beloved and missed Greenwich landmark restaurant. Diners can linger with family and friends over a meal of Steak Tid-bits, garlic bread, fried onions, gorgonzola salad and more. There’s no tax or tip, and members of the St. Lawrence Society get a free drink. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for guests and $25 for kids. To RSVP, visit www.stlawrencesociety.com/events or call 203-618-9036.
Qigong at the GBC
Qigong expert Donna Bunte teaches classes at 10 a.m. Fridays at the Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, qigong is viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), translated as “life energy.” Qigong practice involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. For information, visit greenwichbotanicalcenter.org.
Round Hill Firehouse Oktoberfest
The Round Hill Firehouse will hold its Oktoberfest on Friday at the Round Hill Community House at 395 Round Hill Road. It will offer foot-tapping oompah music from the Alpine Swedes. Bavarian food and beers will be served. Wear your lederhosen or dirndl, pull on your trick or treat outfit, or wear country casual. Adults, bring your friends to enjoy a great night of music and fun. The party starts at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at roundhill.givesmart.com.
An opening will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday for a photo exhibit called “The Irish Travellers” by Mike and Sally Harris at the YWCA Greenwich at 259 E. Putnam Ave. The photos offer a revealing look at an Irish minority. The exhibition includes photographs illustrating the Travellers and their fascinating culture. The exhibition runs from Nov. 1 to Nov. 29 in the Gertrude White Gallery at the YWCA Greenwich.
The Yale Alleycats will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 E. Putnam Ave. Join the fun at a spectacular a cappella concert…