STAMFORD, Conn. — Here are a few highlights of things to do in Stamford this week. Check out our Events calendar for more items.
Monday, Sept. 9
Sing Along With Dr. Ev: 1:00 p.m. Dr. Ev will lead an afternoon of music and movement for children ages 5 and under with a participating adult. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Civility In America Series: 6:00 p.m. Tom Donohue, former president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses civility in business. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Fall 2013 Placement Class: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Placement classes to determine level for students interested in taking ballet classes. Free. The Ballet School of Stamford, 175 Atlantic St.
Hacker Night : 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A weekly meet of coders and techies to share their ideas and are looking to collaborate. Free. Stamford Innovation Center, 175 Atlantic St.
Wednesday. Sept. 11
"Kleptocracy -The International Security Implications of Acute Corruption”: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. A breakfast presentation by Sarah Chayes on "Kleptocracy- The International Security Implications of Acute Corruption.” Chayes, former reporter and special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anti-corruption, and civil-military relations. $50-public; $30-AR/Forum guests. Stamford Yacht Club, 97 Ocean Drive West. Visit the website for more details.
T-Mad: 4:00 p.m. It it the first meeting of the library’s teen advisory group. New participants welcome. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Question and Answer Session with Filmmaker Heather Quinlan: 7:30 p.m. Watch the film “If These Knishes Could Talk.” followed by a post-film question and answer session with filmmaker Heather Quinlan. Carte Blanche Members: Free, Members and AFG: $6, Students and Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11. Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St.
Wednesday Night Pub Run : 6:30 p.m. A weekly social runs of 3 to 5 miles, open to all levels and abilities of runners. Free. Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, 168 Bedford St.
Financial Literacy Workshop (Two Sessions) : 6:00 p.m. A two session workshop on world of finance, presented by Robert Salomon Jr., former columnist at Forbes magazine. Registration required. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Thursday, Sept. 12
IPad Apps For Library Users: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Learn about apps for research and downloadable digital media. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Thursday Night Talking Pictures: Film Discussion Series: 6:00 p.m. Watch and discuss on the film “The Sapphires”, directed by Wayne Blair. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Partners in Wine: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. An evening of wine and beer tasting with raffle. All proceeds will benefit PaperSeed projects. $20. Stamford Harbor Park, 333 Ludlow Street, Stamford. For more information and tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Photography Seminar: 7:30 p.m. Camera Wholesalers presents a special travel photography seminar With David H. Wells, who will share his use of the Olympus PEN cameras in his work. Free. The Rose Room Of The Italian Center Of Stamford, 1620 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Visit the website for more details.
Staying Healthy: : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Brian Clement, director Of Hippocrates Health Institute will provide a blueprint to maintaining a strong immune system, and a clear mind to enable individuals to begin their journey on the path to achieve optimum health. Clement has written numerous books exploring various aspects of health, spirituality and natural healing. $20. Dew Yoga studio, 123 High Ridge Road.
Woman of Merit: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Girl Scouts of Connecticut's will be hosting its 20th Anniversary Woman of Merit, honoring Jeanette Horan, chief information officer for IBM Corp. Net proceeds from the dinner will support educational and fun development programs that help girls in grades K – 12. $200. Stamford Hilton, One First Stamford Place. Visit the website for more details.
Makerspace – Dream It. Design It : 6:00 p.m. Learn the basics of soldering Printed Circuit Board. Students should bring their own soldering iron and stand. Knowledge of Arduino is helpful, but not required. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.