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What's Happening Around Greenwich This Weekend

GREENWICH, Conn. – Three gardening events, craft fairs and fundraisers are some of the events planned for the weekend in Greenwich. Friday, May 4

North Mianus School PTA “Pow Wow”: 4-10 p.m. Join the North Mianus School PTA at the school, located at 309 Palmer Hill Road in Riverside.

Celebration of Hope fundraiser: 6:30 p.m. Save the Children’s Greenwich and Westchester Leadership Council’s fundraiser will be held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich; call Sarah McLoughlin at 203-221-4181 for more information.

New York Grand Opera 40th Anniversary Gala: 7:30 p.m. Christ Church of Greenwich presents the gala, featuring Puccini’s "Tosca" at 254 E. Putnam Ave. Call 203-869-6600 for more information.

Screening of “Trouble the Water”: 8 p.m. Friends Friday Film at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium presents “Trouble the Water,” an award-winning documentary mixing amateur and professional footage of the approach, devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Admission is free, and doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Felix Mendelssohn’s Oratorio “Elijah”: 8 p.m. Catch this performance by the First Church Festival Chorus as part of the First Music and Arts series at First Congregational Church of Greenwich, located at 108 Sound Beach Ave. in Old Greenwich. There is no admission charge.

Saturday, May 5

May Gardener’s Market: 9 a.m. Check out an unusual selection of plants, old favorites and new varieties at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, located at 130 Bible St. in Cos Cob. The market includes perennials, annuals, herbs, heirloom vegetables, wildflowers, shrubs and trees, as well as children’s activities. Admission is free.

Riverside Train Station Beautification: 10-11:30 a.m. Riverside Garden Club, Riverside Association and Greenwich Green and Clean need volunteers to plant flowers and for spring cleanup at the train station. Meet at the Station House side and bring gardening gloves and tools.

Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden Workday: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Volunteer for the garden on its last spring workday. Free.

Diamond Hill United Methodist Church Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Join the church for its Spring Craft Fair, including luncheon, at 521 E. Putnam Ave.

North Mianus School PTA Pow Wow: Noon–10 p.m. Join the North Mianus School PTA at the school, located at 309 Palmer Hill Road in Riverside.

Greenwich High School Class of 2015 Fundraiser: 2:30-6 p.m. Stop by and eat at Garden Catering of Old Greenwich on Hamilton Avenue. All company earnings will be donated to the freshman class at Greenwich High. Twenty-five percent of gift card purchases will go directly to the class. There will also be a $15 entrance fee for the Nugget Eating Contest from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Two-thirds of all money raised at the contest will go back to the freshman class. A surprise reward will be given to the contestant who wins.

Dana’s Angels Research Trust Gala Benefit and Concert: 6:30 p.m. Join DART for its benefit and concert featuring Natalie Cole at the Palace Theatre in Stamford; tickets are $150, $95 and $65. Visit DanasAngels.org for more information.

Sunday, May 6

Knights of Columbus Flea Market: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Greenwich Knights of Columbus will hold their bi-annual Outdoor Flea Market, rain or shine, at the Island Beach Parking lot. The event includes over 70 vendors plus breakfast, lunch and drinks. Admission to the market is free.

Adopt-A-Dog Greenwich’s Photo Fundraiser: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Get a 30-minute mini-session with Tischman Pets Photography at The Memory Studio, located at 1 Havemeyer Lane; call 917-292-6647 for more information.

“Theology and the Financial Crisis” Discussion: 4:30 p.m. Dr. Kathryn Tanner speaks at Round Hill Community Church. Call 203-869-1091 for more information.

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