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Monday, November 19 Local

The Dish: Star of ‘That ‘70s Show’ drops in at Garden Catering

Scene… Actor Ashton Kutcher (of “That ‘70s Show”) and talent manager Scooter Braun (a Cos Cob native) visited Garden Catering on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich on Thursday. Braun, who represents the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and the Zac Brown Band, to name a few, always stops in Frank Carpenteri’s popular mainstay en route from LA to visit the eatery’s manager Michael Paoletta, who has worked there for over 20 years and is friends with Braun and his dad, Dr. Ervin Braun.

Out there… Community Centers Inc. and the Greenwich Botanical Center (formerly the Garden Education Center) are featuring “Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. Entertaining guru Cathy Graham, whose ex-mother-in-law was Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, will present her essential guide for the perfect art of party planning. At the workshop, she will share her techniques on creating holiday invitations and place cards. Signed books will be available for purchase. For tickets and more info, go to www.gecgreenwich.org or call 203-869-9242.

Scene… The Greenwich International Film Festival will host former CIA operative Valerie Plame at a screening of “Fair Game” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Bow Tie Cinemas on Railroad Avenue in Greenwich. Before the film, there will be a discussion and Q&A with Plame, who is the subject of the film, along with the film’s director Doug Liman, and co-producer Avram Ludwig. For more info and tickets ($15) go to info@greenwichfilm.org.

Out there… The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s “Women Who Matter Luncheon” featuring Riverside resident and “Today” show co-host Kathie Lee Gifford as guest speaker takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Greenwich Country Club on Doubling Road. Gifford will discuss her life; her new movie, “Then Came You;” her children’s book, “The Gift That I Can Give;” and the creation of her own GIFFT wine. For tickets ($100 per person) go to www.greenwichchamber.com; email greenwichchamber@greenwichchamber.com or call 203-869-3500.

Scene… Former Canadian hockey player Martin St. Louis was seen playing golf at the Pound Ridge Golf Club last week. The former right wing for the New York Rangers and Hockey Hall of Famer played 18 holes in the inclement weather and later enjoyed lunch in the clubhouse.

Out there… The CT Playmakers are hosting a Halloween CaBOOret featuring featuring pianist Chris Coogan and vocalist Michele Grace at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Universal Unitarian Congregation on Forest Street in Stamford. The evening will feature music, dancing and surprises. For more info, call Peggi de la Cruz at 203-977-8627, visit www.ctplaymakers.org/tickets/ or email ladyblues105@yahoo.com.

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Scene … DJ Brand-on’s Halloween Boogie Bash! — for the 21 and over set — will invade the YMCA Greenwich on East Putnam Avenue starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and running until midnight. Costumes are recommended. Entry fee to the party is $10 per person. For more info, call 203-869-1630.

Note …The 58th Annual Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association Awards Dinner will celebrate former New York Giants linebacker Harry Carson and Major League Baseball pitcher and NY Mets analyst Nelson Figueroa along with local honorees Laurie Downs, Nancy Leamy and Milton “Skip” Waddell. The festivities will be served up beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. For more info, call James Loughran at 203-223-0485 or go to greenwicholdtimers.org.

And that’s all for now.

Later…

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