Things To Do

THING 54 - Buy Your Luminaries

Fundraisers are cool, but you end up spending all night talking to people you either see every day or people you have no interest in talking to.  I'm a fan of raising money for well deserving causes and appreciate original ways to get people to contribute.  Over the past 17 years, the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids has been selling luminaries and promoting outdoor flames.  I'm sure these little bags are safe, but there is always something nice about lighting a little fire.

The official luminary season started with a display at Binney Park on December 4th, but the real display night is this Sunday.  At 5pm on Sunday night (Dec 12th) thousands of families throughout Fairfield County will light up their luminaries.  It's a really neat event, especially in areas like Old Greenwich, Riverside, North Mianus and Cos Cob, where you can see rows and rows displays.  If you would like to participate, make your way down to your local William Raveis office (in Greenwich at 45 Field Point Road and Old Greenwich at 189 Sound Beach Avenue) and buy a kit for $25.  The money goes towards those dealing with grief or critical illness.

For more information:

http://www.familycenters.org/content/view/463/

http://www.familycenters.org/content/view/458/

THING 55 - Toys for Tots at the Banksville Community House

From 11am to 1pm swing by the Banksville Community House (12 Banksville Road, Greenwich, CT) with unwrapped gifts for a chance to decorate cookies and meet Santa.  At 1pm the USMC will come in their 1 ton truck to pick up the gifts.

In addition, there is a Neighbor to Neighbor food drive. The Community Center is asking people to bring pasta, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly and cereal.

For more information you can visit: http://www.banksvillecommunityhouse.org/id63.html

THING 56 - Jingle Bell Jog in Greenwich

For those of you out there that like to run in the cold, there will be a Jingle Bell Jog in downtown Greenwich this Sunday.  I'm posting this blog early as you might want to take it easy on the drinking this weekend and set your alarm early for Sunday morning. The start is at 23 Church Street (around the corner from Threads & Treads - sponsor) at 9am.  I'm sure I'll be awake with my 1yr old daughter, but I'll be warm and cozy!  Good luck to everyone.Here's the website for the official info: http://www.threadsandtreads.com/tt_flyer_fall2010.htm