The Dish: Bill Clinton spotted at Greenwich bistro
Scene… Former President Bill Clinton, a resident of nearby and Chappaqua, N.Y., was seen having lunch with friends at Mediterraneo Restaurant on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich last Sunday afternoon.
Out there… Greenwich Animal Control will host a Thanksgiving Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at 393 North St. Kids can make Thanksgiving cards at a craft table, and all visitors are invited to take tours of the shelter and enjoy autumn-themed refreshments. For more info, call 203-622-8299.
Scene…Tony’s at the JHouse celebrated its grand opening in the midst of a snowstorm on Thursday night at its location on East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. The newly renovated Italian restaurant is the product of JHouse Food and Beverage manager and maitre d’ to the stars, Tony Capasso. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more info and reservations, call 203-698-6999.
Out there… Classical pianist Peter Serkin will perform at the Greenwich Library at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, as part of the library’s Peterson Concert Series. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call David Waring at 203-622-7917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scene… The 25th annual Rob Mathes Holiday Concert will take place on Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in Purchase, N.Y., and on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Schimmel Center in New York City. Special guests Sting, Vanessa Williams and David Sanborn will join Mathes, a Greenwich resident and an Emmy Award-winning singer/songwriter/composer and director, on stage to celebrate his 25th anniversary Holiday Concert. Mathes will also be joined by his all-star musicians and instrumentalists Will Lee on bass, Billy Masters on guitar, Joe Bonadio and Shawn Pelton on percussion, Rick Knutsen on keyboards, Jeff Kievit on first trumpet, Don Harris on second trumpet, Andy Snitzer on tenor sax, Aaron Heick on alto sax, Mike Davis on trombone, and Jeff Nelson on bass trombone, along with vocalists James “D Train” Williams and Cindy Mizelle. For tickets and more info, call 914-241-6200.
Out there… The Gilles Clement Gallery at 45 E. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich is featuring the work of American installation artist Devorah Sperber and Swiss video sculptor Marck. Works from both artists have been shown in private collections worldwide. Marck+Sperber’s “Through the Looking Glass” exhibit runs through Nov. 30. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more info call 203-489-4556.
Out there… The Greenwich Wine Society is featuring a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at Madonia Restaurant on Long Ridge Road in Stamford at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. For more info and to register, visit www.GreenwichWineSociety.com, or call 203-629-1261.
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
W. T. Purkiser
And that’s all for now. Later …
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