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Barks, Brews and BBQ

The 3rd annual Barks, Brews and BBQ will be held at the Westport VFW on Sunday, August 25, 2019. 

What:

Great food, silent auction, raffles, Cash bar, Live music from Third Rail Band & a Name the Puppy Contest!

Where:

V.F.W. Post 399

465 Riverside Ave.

Westport, CT

When: Sunday August 25, 2019 from 1 – 6pm

Sponsorship Opportunities are available:

🐾Tickets on sale now



Annual Shorefest Fundraiser for Friends of Sherwood Island Friday 9/6 from 6-9

SHOREFEST 2019 IS HERE!

Come to our Annual Shorefest

Lobster, steak, salmon, veggies and more, plus our famous Silent Auction and "fishy-wishes".  Join us at the pavion of the Sherwood Island State Park for an evening of fun, food, friends and a beautiful atmosphere.  Proceeds go to support the many educational programs and services supporting Sherwood Island State Park and the Nature Center.  Examples include the 100 Trees for 100 years, program, dune restoration, butterfly garden, purple martin habitat, nature trails and self-guided tour maps, children's programs and much more.

For tickets and information about Shore Fest, visit

http://friendsofsherwoodisland.org/news/shorefest-2019-is-here/

For information about The Friends of Sherwood Island, visit www.friendsofsherwoodisland.org




Westport Woman's Club Awards 2019 RUEGG GRANT to Aspetuck Land Trust

The Westport Woman’s Club’s Ruegg Committee presented their 2019 Ruegg Grant, in the amount of $10,000, to Aspetuck Land Trust to help sponsor their “Green Corridor: Saugatuck to Shore" program, focusing on "Westport: A Model of Change." This WWC grant will be used to educate and motivate homeowners to take care of their yards in more sustainable ways to increase biodiversity and improve the environment by ...planting native plants, switching to organic lawn care, and reducing pesticide usage. The land trust is developing two model native landscape demonstration sites in Westport: one at Earthplace, and another at the land trust’s Caryl and Edna Haskins Preserve on Green Acre Lane. This effort to educate Westport residents will involve workshops and partnerships with Westport non-profits, as well as local businesses. Aspetuck Land Trust shares, "Every homeowner can make a difference by taking care of their yards in more sustainable ways.”

Founded in 1966, Aspetuck Land Trust is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is the preservation and conservation of open space, including farm and forestland, and the natural resources located thereon, primarily in the towns of Easton, Weston, Fairfield and Westport, for the benefit and education of the public. Their vision is "to create a healthier community by establishing a Green Corridor that connects and engages our communities and safeguards our land, wildlife and water resources for future generations." To learn more, visit www.aspetucklandtrust.org.

The Westport Woman’s Club, established in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds for charitable purposes. Capital for its Ruegg Grant was provided by a 1995 endowment bequest by member Lea Ruegg, with the stipulation that the WWC annually award the grant to a deserving non-profit or service organization for an important initiative in the arts, education, or health and safety. Past Ruegg Grant beneficiaries include Wakeman Town Farm, Westport Astronomical Society, Project Return, Earthplace, The Westport Police Department, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Connecticut, Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services, Nursing and Home Care, Westport Center for Senior Activities, Interfaith Housing Association, Mercy Learning Center, Toquet Hall, Clasp Homes, Westport Weston Family Y, and ITN Coastal CT.


Westport Woman's Club Accepting Clothing Donations for Fall Tag Sale

The Westport Woman's Club is currently accepting donations of clothing for its October 2019 Clothing Tag Sale.  Tax deductible donations of new or gently-worn women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, as well as accessories (shoes, handbags, scarves, hats, jewelry, etc), are now welcomed through October 18.  Please drop off donated items any weekday (9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm) at the Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT). 

Funds raised from this Clothing Tag Sale will help support the Food Closet for the Town of Westport, many local charities throughout Fairfield County, and need-based student scholarships. 

Save the dates of Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 (10am – 3pm) and Sunday, October 27 (12pm – 3pm) for this year’s anticipated WWC Clothing Tag Sale.  For more information, call 203-227-4240 or email wwc@westportwomansclub.org. 

The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.  You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  To join, please call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.



Staples Class of 69 Reunion: Brunch at the Beach

Staples Class of 1969 is having its 50th Reunion on September 6-8.  Go to Staples1969.com for details and sign-up.


Staples Class of 69 Reunion - Tour of Staples and Lobster Dinner at Minuteman Yacht Club

Staples Class of 1969 is having its 50th Reunion on September 6-8.  Go to Staples1969.com for details and sign-up.


Staples Class of 69 Reunion - Weekend Warm-up at the Duck

Staples Class of 1969 is having its 50th Reunion on September 6, 7, and 8.  The weekend starts at the Duck on Friday night, where alumni pay no cover charge to enjoy the B-Side Band playing Woodstock favorites.  On Saturday there's a tour of Staples as well as Lobster/Steak dinner at the Minuteman Yacht Club at Compo.  We finish with Brunch at the Beach (Compo) on Sunday morning.  Go to Staples1969.com for all details and sign-up.


Clarinet for Sale - Buffet Crampon

B-Flat clarinet. Professional. In excellent condition and plays beautifully. Made in Paris. I am the original owner and babied it while playing at Ithaca school of Music. Purchased at International Woodwind & Brass in Manhattan in the 1980's.

While it is near and dear to me, I simply do not play any longer.

Note that the pads have been completely replaced once, and are still in good shape ... but a replacement down the road should be expected, depending on how much it is played.

Asking $550.00 (cash only, or certified check okay)

PS: sorry, no mouthpiece. I had a set of three, and they disappeared when I recently moved. Major bummer. So, you will need your own mouthpiece in order to test it out. I do have a nice mouthpiece cover, included. Also, I will thrown in a music stand and sheet music and practice books!

Inquire at: sharon.paulsen.321@gmail.com and I can provide many pics, answer questions.

Thanks!



Curio Cottage Thrift Shop Hosts HALF-PRICE SALE ~ July 22 -27, 2019

The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, operated by The Westport Woman’s Club, will be offering a 50% off  STOREWIDE SALE from July 22-27, 2019.  Sale Hours are Monday from 1-4pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Friday from 10am-3pm, and Saturday from 11am-2pm (closed Tuesday and Sunday).   The Curio Cottage is located adjacent to the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.

The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop offers an ever-changing array of donated glassware, tableware, vases, platters, frames, jewelry, kitchen items and so much more.  All of the shop merchandise is donated, and tax receipts are available for welcomed donations. 

The Curio Cottage, opened in 1999, operates year-round and has contributed over $500,000 in support of the philanthropic mission of the Westport Woman’s Club, which includes direct grants and services to non-profit organizations and charities throughout Fairfield County.  When you shop at the Curio Cottage or bring your donations to re-stock its shelves, you make an appreciated contribution to the Fairfield County community. 

The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.  You do not have to be a Westport resident to join the Westport Woman’s Club.  To become a member, please call the office at 203-227-4240.


has anyone seen Hallie? lost Australian shepard, last seen near Winslow Park Signs all around the park Please spread the word she needs to go home!!

Post her photo to make her rescue possible.   She was chasing a deer,

there are pictures of her in the park