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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  • 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...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance's Go For Pink Shopping Event

    2014.10.02
     @ Greenwich Avenue area

    Breast Cancer Alliance announced that it is partnering with Greenwich merchants for a special day of events and shopping on Thursday, October 2nd...

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    2014.10.02
     @ Bruce Museum

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    Race starts at 9:15 a.m. REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MON. SEPT. 29 at 8:00 A.M. DON'T LIKE THE MUD? SPONSOR A CLUB MEMBER TO RUN...

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    2014.10.05
     @ SoulCycle Greenwich

    The Young Women's League of New Canaan (YWL) is sponsoring its first fundraiser of the season, "Sweat For A Cause" at SoulCycle...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    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!...

  • Tuesday Toddler Tours

    2014.10.07
     @ Bruce Museum

    Come to the Bruce this fall to take part in our exciting new children and family programming! No advance registration is required and programs...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • Lyme Research Alliance 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

    2014.10.09
     @ The Stanwich Club

    Tee up and raise funds & awareness for Lyme disease awareness at one of the area’s finest golf courses. The golf tournament is part of...

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • Annual Outdoor Arts Festival

    2014.10.11
     @ Bruce Museum

    There is plenty to discover on Columbus Day weekend, and this year much of it will be in Greenwich, on the grounds of the Bruce Museum.  On...

  • Outdoor Arts Festival

    2014.10.11
     @ Bruce Museum

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  • Lookbook Live Tour

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    In September + October 2014, Simon will team up with three of the world's top fashion magazines, Glamour, GQ, and  Vogue on a nationwide...


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