Winter Blues Got You Down?

10 great ways to perk up this winter



Do Good

Before you toss another not-so-eco-friendly Duraflame on the fire, head over to Abilis for fresh bundles of seasoned, recycled wood. The nonprofit runs a wood-recycling program in collaboration with the Boy Scouts of Greenwich that helps people with disabilities gain employment. Bonus: They will also come straight to your backyard and turn your downed trees into split firewood. Abilis, 50 Glenville Street; (203) 531-1880; abilis.us

Go Glam

• Have you spotted a number of women sporting impossibly smooth, shiny hair despite winter’s frizz-inducing dry air? They’re probably not telling you that they’re devotees of the new absolute frizz control treatment at Warren Tricomi. The wildly popular, protein-rich treatment takes just an hour and a half, is formaldehyde free, lasts two months, and promises to cut your styling time in half. Warren Tricomi, 1 East Putnam Avenue; (203) 863-9300; warrentricomi.com

• When you need a jab of liquid youth without a jab to your checkbook, Dr. Joseph L. Conway, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon, offers botox at half the price of most doctors. Greenwich Ophthamology Associates, 4 Dearfield Drive; (203) 869-3082; josephconwaymd.com

• Women who won’t tolerate anything but nail perfection head to Empy’s Day Spa. True story: A special client made Empy’s dreams come true by financing the opening of her store—when you get a signature mani-pedi you’ll understand why. Empy’s Day Spa, 143 West Putnam Avenue; (203) 661-6625

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Aspen or Stratton may not be in the cards this year, but that’s no reason to hang your head—or hang up your skis. The Babcock Preserve boasts nearly 300 miles of trails for cross-country skiing. Bonus: Cross- country skiing burns roughly 510 to 760 calories per hour, so you’re justified in hitting the Ginger Man afterward. The Babcock Preserve is located on North Street and Stanwich Road; (203) 622-7814

Keep the Kids Busy

• With the school year ramping up after winter break, stress levels can run high (and we’re not even talking about you, mom and dad). Mia Perovetz, founder of joy yoga for kids, teaches yoga to tots through tweens—parents call her “amazing.” Book her for private instruction, birthday parties and catch her classes at select Greenwich sites. 2  Joy Yoga for Kids, (203) 252-7758; joyyogakids.com

• If your kids think the library is just for checking out books, send them to the byram shubert library for a fun reality check. Though sometimes overlooked even by moms who live in Byram, here kids can read books to their favorite neighborhood dogs, make self-portraits with clay, play chess, hold a 7-foot snake (yes, you read that right), take lessons in hip-hop dance and more. 2 Byram Schubert Library, 21 Mead Avenue; (203) 531-0426; greenwichlibrary.org

Watch All Kinds of Stars

• Sure, you can pay for the latest blockbuster, but why would you if you can load up on a better selection of dvds at the Greenwich Library for free? Be sure to check out the “staff picks” in the online archive. Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue; (203) 622-7900; greenwichlibrary.org

• When another Friday night parked on the couch just won’t cut it, head to the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library at 8 p.m. for their friends friday films series—you’ll see little-known films by Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning greats and foreign flicks that you won’t mind “reading.” Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue; (203) 622-7900; greenwichlibrary.org

• If you’ve been doing more stargazing at local hotspots than at the actual sky, set your sights on Bowman Observatory, run by the Astronomical Society of Greenwich. On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month as well as for special celestial events (weather permitting), admission is free. Bowman Observatory is located at the Julian Curtiss Elementary School on Milbank Avenue and East Elm Street; (203) 413- 6762; seocom.com/asg

 

Greenwich Agenda

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    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

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  • Puttin’ On The Dog Festival

    2014.09.21
     @ Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

    Puttin’ On The Dog Festival Greenwich, Connecticut the place to be on September 21st for dogs and their owners...

  • Candy Fairies Book Reading

    2014.09.21
     @ Imagine Candy

    SCARSDALE, NY, Imagine Candy brings the acclaimed children's author Helen Perelman, the writer of the wickedly sweet Candy Fairies book...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

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    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

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    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...

  • "Israel and the U.S."

    2014.09.22
     @ New Canaan Library

    The public is invited to attend a World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Seth Anziska, Columbia University. Mr. Anziska will speak...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

    Meet Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese & Take Home a Signed Copy of His New Book! Kevin is a holistic health practitioner,...

  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon will be held at Milbrook Club. Registration 11:30am; start at...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Verismo - Opera Arias and Ensembles

    2014.09.26
     @ Round Hill Community Church

    Music from the Heart at Round Hill  “Verismo – Arias and Ensembles,” an opera concert, will bring drama and passion...

  • Aaron Henry Trunk Show & Personal Appearance

    2014.09.26
     @ Richards

  • Curiosity Concerts Season Opening: SONIC ESCAPE

    2014.09.27
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Greenwich Arts Council's Curiosity Concerts opens its second season of free classical music concerts for families on Saturday, Sept. 27,...

  • Bistro Versailles Wine Dinner

    2014.09.29
     @ Bistro Versailles

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other...

  • Joie Special Shopping Event

    2014.09.30
     @ Joie

    Joie invites you to a special shopping event! Enjoy wine & hor d'oeuvres while shopping 20% off your purchase Enter to win a...


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