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. 23
Tree Risk Assessment: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The classroom session reviews the process used for risk assessment and discusses the terms used to describe risk categorization, targets, likelihood of failure and the consequences of failure. With a two-page tool using matrixes of Basic Tree Risk Assessment Form the group will go outdoors and assess two different trees independently using the same tools. Cost for Master Gardeners is $70; all Oohers, $85. Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road. View website for more details.
Walk In Their Shoes Book Launch: 6 p.m. Jim Ziolkowski, author of "Walk In Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World?" will launch his book, followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Happy Hour Specials At Bartaco: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy happy hours with specifically crafted cocktails. $5. Bartaco, 222 Summer St.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Tree Inventory Systems Using Global Information Systems: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A discussion on Global Information Systems and how to use the Trimble Global Positioning Systems to plot trees and other valuable plants in the landscape. It will include a demonstration of inputting data into the ArborScope program that shows how the field data is formatted after collection and integrated into a web-hosted program. Master Gardeners, $60; All others: $75. Materials fee: $8. Bartlett Arboretum, 151 Brookdale Road. Visit the website for more details.
Sukkot Concert Featuring the Hebrew Wizard Family Band: 4:30 to 6 p.m. A family-friendly Sukkot concert with a special treat in the sukkah. Free. Stamford Jewish Community Center, 1035 Newfield Ave. Visit the website for more details.
Teen Book Discussion: 7 p.m. Book discussion will tackle "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. Registration is required. Call 203 351-8243. Refreshments served. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
The Digital Media Opportunity: A Night with Marc Michel of Metamorphic Ventures: 6 to 8 p.m. An exciting night of insight into how leading early stage venture firm evaluates companies, manages portfolio investments, and develops a thesis for future investments. The $10 fee includes dinner and drinks. Stamford Innovation Center, 175 Atlantic St. Visit the website for more details.
Taco Tuesdays: 9 p.m. Enjoy tacos at $1.50. Bartaco, 222 Summer St.
Hacker Night: 5 to 9 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. 25
Charity Matchmaking Symposium: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Experts will talk about using cause marketing to grow business while helping the community. Moderated by Lisa Wexler, award winning radio host, author and lawyer. Cost is $35 for a nonprofit organization or nonprofit business. Stamford Innovation Center, 175 Atlantic St. Visit the website for more details.
Create a Business Plan: 5:30 p.m. Learn how to develop a business plan in six easy steps, presented by David Albright, a small business counselor. Registration required. Call 203 351-8231. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Mock Interview Workshop: 6 p.m. How to make a good first impression and perfect your 30-second “elevator pitch.” Presented by Andrew Kwee, investment manager. Discussion will be followed by individual interviews and feedback. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Wednesday Night Pub Run: 6:30 p.m. Weekly social runs of 3 to 5 miles, open to all levels and abilities of runners. Free. Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, 168 Bedford St.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Microsoft Word 2010: Beyond The Basics:11:30 a.m. Learn Microsoft Word 2010. More advanced class for those already familiar with Word basics. Free. Ferguson Library, intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Learn Twitter 101: 2 p.m. Learn how to create an account and network. Must have an email account. Free. Ferguson Library, intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Tracy Morgan - Excuse My French: 8 p.m. Enjoy the wildly unpredictable humor of Tracy Morgan, creator of memorable characters such as “Astronaut Jones” and “Brian Fellows.” Tickets are $67.50, $47.50, $37.50, $27.50. Stamford's Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St.
Women Of Folk Music: 7:30 p.m. The show hosted by music archivist Bill Shelley pays tribute with rare clips of the 1950s to the 1980s, to the female folk singers who used guitars and their voices to change the world. Their lyrics encouraged the listeners to contemplate economic inequality, racial harmony, women’s rights, to name a few of their favorite topics. Carte Blanche: Free, Members: $6, Students and Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11. Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford S.
The New Rules For Career Success: 6 to 8 p.m. A discussion and insights with a panel of career and workplace experts to learn the new rules of career success. Learn the dynamics of today's workplace. $10. Stamford Innovation Center, 175 Atlantic St. Visit the website for more details.
Jazz Night on the Sound - A Benefit for Treetops Chamber Music Society: 7 to 10 p.m. An evening offering the music of identical twins Peter and Will Anderson, who have distinguished themselves as top-level jazz players on clarinet, tenor and alto saxophones and as composers in New York City. Cost is $250 per person. Stamford Yacht Club , 97 Ocean Drive W. Visit the website for more details.