For First Full Week on the New Year, There's Plenty Happening In and Around Greenwich

It's back to business for the first full week of business in Greenwich this week. Here's a roundup of what's happening in and around Greenwich.

On Monday evening, the Board of Estimate and Taxation will hold its organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room. Also meeting today is the sign subcommittee of the Planning and Zoning Commission at 10:30 a.m.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Architectural Review Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. and the Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals at 8 p.m.

On Thursday, the BET's Audit Committee meets at 8 a.m.; the Board of Selectmen at 10 a.m.; Parking Ticket Appeals at 5 p.m.; the RTM Budget Overview Committee at 8 p.m.  

On Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m., Diane’s Books and Greenwich Library will present the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd, in the Cole Auditorium.  Kidd will discuss her newest novelThe Invention of Wings, a masterfully told story of two unforgettable American women. The book, which will go on sale on January 7, has recently been selected for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. This series is open to all at no charge. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information about this event CLICK HERE.

The Greenwich-based Grateful Dead tribute band Terrapin will hold its first of three concerts at Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Jan. 7.

Join Norwalk's Osteria Romana for Live Opera Music Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. The Live Music, "Classic Cabaret," features Jodi Keogan, a Soprano. Tables will fill up fast, so book soon: To secure a table, call us at 203-229-0844.

The Greenwich Drawing Room Art Gallery invites two artists Thursday, Rick Shafer & Ali Osborn, to speak about their work exhibited in "Drawn: Exploring Contemporary Drawing." The evening will be filled with dialogue, inspiration and great company. 

Kinderdance lessons in ballet and tap for children ages 3 to 6 begins Thursday at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich.

Head to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center on Friday forAstronomy Nights: Winter Constellations. It's "a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on winter constellations, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope."


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