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. 16
Exploring Columbus Park: 11 p.m. to 12 p.m. A walk led by Renee Kahn, founder of The Historic Neighborhood Preservation Program and nationally-noted preservation consultant and author, will look at the lovely old buildings of Columbus Park and get a feel for the sense of history that they convey. Free. Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave. Visit the website for more details.
Health 2.0 Connecticut Monthly MeetUp - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. An opportunity to hear from two local entrepreneurs about how their ideas leveraging new technology and transforming the future of health and wellness. Some of the topics that will be covered may include mobile health, patient-centered innovation, personal medicine, quantified self and emerging opportunities in the health-care industry. $10. Stamford Innovation Center, 175 Atlantic St. Visit the website for more details.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
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 Street.
Harvard Business School Alumni Angels : 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The HBSAA will be offering “Office Hours” at the Stamford Innovation Center. Individual HBSAA will meet with entrepreneurs or teams to mentor them on their business questions. All of the HBSAA alumni mentors have experience building businesses and investing in early stage companies. Free. Stamford Innovation Center, 175 Atlantic St.
Wednesday. Sept. 18
"National Security Update": 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lani Kass, senior vice president, CACI International, Inc., will speak at the World Affairs Forum. Kass leads corporate efforts to advance CACI's presence in the U.S. national security market. $20-public; Free for students, faculty and Forum members. University of Connecticut/Stamford, 1 University Place. Visit the website for more details.
Preparedness and Disaster Recovery for Businesses: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A workshop on responding and quick recovery after an emergency to ensure business success, led by speakers from Representatives of Agility Recovery, Business Technologies, CPB (Insurance) and Stamford Emergency Management. Free. Ferguson Library, intersection of Broad and Bedford streets.
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., Stamford.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Learn Basic Computers: 11:30 a.m. An opportunity to learn basic computers. No experience required. Free. Ferguson Library, intersection of Broad and Bedford streets.
Third Thursday Movie: 1:00 p.m. “Amour” a heart wrenching depiction of love and responsibility. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film of 2012 and the Cannes Film Palme. With Jean Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. Directed by Michael Haneke. Free. Ferguson Library, intersection of Broad and Bedford streets.
Learn Basic Internet: 2:00 p.m. An introduction to the Internet. Participant must be familiar with Windows and have basic mouse and keyboard skills. Call to register. Free. Ferguson Library, intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets, Stamford.
Kids Book Discussion: 7:00 p.m. A discussion on the book, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer. A 2014 Nutmeg Nominee. For grades 3 and up. Registration required. Free. Ferguson Library, intersection of Broad and Bedford streets.
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.