Blog :: 11-2010

THING 44 - Celebration of Lights in Greenwich

This wonderful event was submitted by a reader of mine:

Thursday, December 2 6:00 pm

"Join us in front of Christ Church Greenwich for a Celebration of Lights, an interfaith ceremony sponsored by the Sholom Center. Together, with Temple Sholom, we will light our Christmas Tree and their Menorah -- a symbolic kick-off to the wonderful Holiday Season! Hot cider and doughnut holes will be served. A collection of toys will be taken for children in need."


Clergy:
The Rev'd Dr. James B. Lemler
Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz


Choirs:
The Choirs of Christ Church Greenwich
The Choirs of Temple Sholom

THING 43 - Greenwich's Reindeer Festival

As I mentioned briefly in my blog yesterday, the Reindeer Festival in Greenwich is up and running.  As you can tell by the image, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich is sponsoring the event. On weekdays from noon to 5:30pm (Sat 9-5:30pm and Sunday 9 - 4pm) come on down to McArdle's Florest and Garden Center (48 Arch Street) to meet Santa and see live reindeer.  Reindeer feedings take place at 9am and 4pm.  You will also have the opportunity to have your photo taken with the reindeer and the guy in the funny hat.

THING 42.1 - Reindeers in Greenwich?

Thanks to a viewer, we have another great event for today.  I'll write more about it tomorrow (lasts until Dec 24th), but if you are interested today there will be Reindeer feeding at McArdle's Florist & Garden Center (48 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT) at 4pm. If you ever come across interesting things I'm not mentioning please feel free to comment on my post or email me.

Don't forget to go to the train show today! (http://greenwich365.com/thing-42-train-show-sale-in-old-greenwich).

More information about the Reindeers at McArdle's (I'll do a full blog about the Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop tomorrow):

http://greenwichreindeerfestival.com/

THING 42 - Train Show&Sale in Old Greenwich

I'm sorry, but I can't find much on this show online. All I know is that there is a Train Show & Sale in the Easter Greenwich Civic Center today and to call 203-637-4583 if you have any questions.  I have no clue what time this event is from and no clue what it costs. I think I'm pretty savy at using the internet, but haven't found much. The event is posted at the Greenwich CT website (see link at bottom), so that's how I know it's going on.  I'm not even sure if the show is for model trains (pretty certain) or real locomotives. I wish they told me as I'm interested in buying my own locomotive to take into the city every once in awhile. Please feel free to post or contact me if you have any more knowledge about the show.

http://greenwichct.virtualtownhall.net/public_documents/FOV1-00010F03/GreenwichCT_Recreation/Special%20Events%20October%20-%20December%2010%20Revised.pdf

THING 42 - Train Show & Sale in Old Greenwich

I'm sorry, but I can't find much on this show online. All I know is that there is a Train Show & Sale in the Easter Greenwich Civic Center today and to call 203-637-4583 if you have any questions.  I have no clue what time this event is from and no clue what it costs. I think I'm pretty savy at using the internet, but haven't found much. The event is posted at the Greenwich CT website (see link at bottom), so that's how I know it's going on.  I'm not even sure if the show is for model trains (pretty certain) or real locomotives. I wish they told me as I'm interested in buying my own locomotive to take into the city every once in awhile. Please feel free to post or contact me if you have any more knowledge about the show.

http://greenwichct.virtualtownhall.net/public_documents/FOV1-00010F03/GreenwichCT_Recreation/Special%20Events%20October%20-%20December%2010%20Revised.pdf

THING 41 - Breakfast with Santa in Old Greenwich

THING 41 - Breakfast with Santa in Old Greenwich

This morning (Saturday 11/27) the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center will be hosting breakfast, entertainment, and holiday bingo with the jolly old man himself, Santa.  Don't listen to the others that say they have the "real" Santa, he will be here.  He flew down from the north pole (private airline as he didn't want to get searched) early this morning.  Tickets will be limited and are not sold at the door. For more information call 203.622.6478 or go to :

http://greenwichct.virtualtownhall.net/Public_Documents/GreenwichCT_ParkRec/GreenwichCT_Recreation/programs/Bkfst_w_Santa2010.pdf

Apology for my lame THING TO DO today

I wanted to apologize to my followers for giving you a lame THING TO DO today.  As you can tell, I'm not a big fan of Black Friday.  It just seems like a made up holiday by the big box retailers and a really annoying day to go shopping.  I just got a little excited about my website and being able to shop online.  There are a ton of fun things to be doing this weekend around Greenwich. Tomorrow I will be talking about Breakfast with Santa (9:30am) on Saturday and Sunday I will be writing about the Train Show and Sale, both at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center.

The Breakfast tomorrow looks like a lot of fun:

"Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, November 27, 2010. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Holiday craft shopping, goodie bag from Mrs. Claus, present from Santa, lunch and entertainment. For tickets and more information call 203-622-6478."

THING 40 - Forget shopping in Greenwich, stay at home and shop online

I'm really sorry for using the horrible "CLICK HERE!" button, but I felt that it was appropriate for today.  Isn't today the day when we wake up at 2am to go shopping at Walmart? Isn't today the day when everything is on sale for like 5% of the full price? Isn't today some sort of sick shopping holiday?

Bahhh humbug I say.  Are the deals really that good to drag you out of bed at some un-godly hour? I have no interest in being trampled over by a couple mothers because I accidently got too close to the Tickle Me Elmo 2010 stand.  I'm staying at home (I'll actually be at work, thank you very much) today and will do my shopping online.  If you are interested, feel free to use the links on my site (www.Greenwich365.com) to shop.  These stores are having some great deals and you can even shop in the nude.

THING 39.2 - Eat Well

"Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants." -Kevin James

"I love Thanksgiving turkey. It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts." -Arnold Schwarzenegger

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." -George Bernard Shaw

"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day." -Irv Kupcinet

THING 39 - Have a wonderful THANKSGIVING!

THING 39 - Have a wonderful THANKSGIVING!

Stephen Colbert: "Thanksgiving is a magical time of year when families across the country join together to raise America's obesity statistics. Personally, I love Thanksgiving traditions: watching football, making pumpkin pie, and saying the magic phrase that sends your aunt storming out of the dining room to sit in her car."

Johnny Carson: "Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often."