Today is Memorial Day, May 28, 2012. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
This day in history:
In 1937, the government of Germany—then under the control of Adolf Hitler of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party—formed the state-owned automobile company Volkswagen.
In 1957, National League owners vote unanimously to allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, at the mid-season owner’s meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Irene Cara's song "Flashdance (What a Feeling)", from the Flashdance movie soundtrack, went to the top of the U.S. pop charts in 1983.
Local students' artwork included in international art show
The artwork of four North Mianus School students has been selected for an international children's art expo on display at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
The 16th International Children’s Art Exhibit, presented by Creative Connections in Norwalk and co-sponsored by DHL Express, features 150 works by children from 30 countries.
Theme of the show is “Putting Myself in the Picture.” The drawings and paintings were created by children who were asked “what I value most in my culture” while including themselves somewhere in the artwork.
The North Mianus School students selected are:
• “Christmas Day” by Makenna Goeller, 9, who used pastels to draw her family around their decorated tree;
• “Apple Picking” by Stephanie Abbazia, 9, who showed her family’s fall trip to Silverman’s Farm in Easton;
• “Buster Bailey Day” by Eden Rowe, 9, who depicted her family in a gardening celebration.
• “The Walk” by Ian Thomas Foster, 9, who drew himself running in a fund-raising race.
The exhibit is free because it is displayed in the Aquarium’s Cascade Café and adjacent hallway, which can be entered without paying admission to the Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk.
Things to do for Memorial Day:
Monday, May 28:
8 A.M. , Greenwich Post 29
Memorial Day Dockside Service
(free) (203) 531-0109.
8:15 A.M. Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run
Greenwich: 5-Mile Run, kids 1/2-Mile run
$20 pre-race adult, $10 pre-race kids. $25 race day adult, $15 race day kid. (203) 661-0142 or visit www.threadsandtreads.com
10 A.M. Memorial Day Parade
Old Greenwich Downtown, ending at (free). (203) 622-3975.
For art and antique collectors:
Today's the last day to visit the 228-foot mega-yacht SeaFair—a floating art and antiques emporium—docked at the hotel, 500 Steamboat Rd. International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE), is hosting the spring edition of Art Greenwich 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the website for an advance discounted ticket price. For more information, log onto www.expoships.com or call 239-949-5411. with a juried collection of more than 25 international galleries.
A reminder on holiday closings: All municipal offices, libraries, the post office, banks and schools are closed Monday, Memorial Day.
On Memorial Day Metro-North trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. See http://bit.ly/eGUVR for train times.
Greenwich Community Television
If you prefer the clicker instead of being there or want to catch up on a Greenwich meeting you missed, there's Greenwich Community Television (GCTV) on either Fios Channel 24 or Cablevision's Channel 79.Monday, May 28 11:00 am The Retired Men's Association present “Melody Men World Spring Tour 2011” 2:00 pm BET Budget Committee Meeting , May, 2012 5:00 pm The Retired Men's Association presents their own Melody Men 6:00 pm The Cos Cob Story 6:30 pm BET - Mill Rate Meeting 8:30 pm Slaves in the Attic: Panel Discussion at Greenwich Historical Society 10:00 pm Creating Cooperative Kids - The Parenting Show: Top Discipline Mistakes Parents Make
And if you prefer the movies:Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza
Showtimes for Monday, May 28, 2012
What to Expect When You're Expecting (PG-13)
Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks
Trailer 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)
Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith
Trailer 12:45, 1:30, 3:45, 4:30, 7:00, 7:30
Sources: history.com, usmemorialday.org.