Tuesday, May 29, 2012


photo from MarilynJane, flickr.com
So I'm sick...and not just in the head this time. Coughing, sore throat, fun stuff. So I need something to get my mind off my body and get excited about summer. Here's what I've come up with:

- Hope in Motion. This weekend, on Sunday, June 3rd, the annual race is on again. Registration is open now, and you can sign up right here. The event benefits the Bennett Cancer Center at the Stamford Hospital. It starts at Columbus Park, and you can walk it, run it or bike it. Walking or running? It's a 5k. Biking? Your choice of 10, 20 or 50 miles(!). It's a great community event, a lot of fun and a good cause all rolled into one. Besides, my husband looks cute in shorts.

- Horsin' Around Stamford Downtown. For the past five years, Stamford's summer calling card has been set in sculpture. It's always exciting to see what the artists make and learn about the theme of the year.  This time around, it's all about horses. There will be 40 originally designed fiberglass horses all over town on display from June to August. You can check out artists' progress if you pass by what used to be the music store near the downtown Target. You can also attend an opening party for the big event on June 12th. Be sure to RSVP by June 4th.

- Bedford Street Promenade. Starting June 16th, for three Saturdays from 6-midnight, Stamford Downtown is offering the Bedford Street Promenade again. It was so much fun last year. The street is closed to traffic and open to pedestrians. Restaurants up and down the street have extended outdoor dining - places like Bradford's, Brick House, BUtterfield 8, Lola's, Picante, Remo's Tengda, Tigin and the brand new Hudson Grille. The Hudson Grille folks have put up their new sign - I'm excited to check it out!

Alright, I'm off to get better...*cough cough!*

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mavis Staples in Concert

It's not everyone who can say they were proposed to by Bob Dylan, but Mavis Staples can. That's a nice little piece of trivia, but Ms. Staples is a living legend. Mavis Staples was named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and by VH1 as one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.

You can see her in concert in Greenwich on Saturday, May 19th. She and Rob Mathes will appear at Christ Church Greenwich (254 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich).

You can buy tickets online here (just scroll to the bottom). Rob Mathes, identified by Maya Angelou as one of her favorite African American spiritualists, will join the lineup along with Tawatha Ageewho (who regularly performs with Aretha Franklin).

Tickets are $40. Pretty sweet deal for such an amazing evening!