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Where Westport Meets the World

Tuesday Treasure: The Writing Machine (Virtual Event)

As you type away on your laptop, phones, iPads, and desktops working from home, have you considered how your keyboard came to be? Join Westport Museum on April 21 from 6 to 6:30 pm to explore the origins of the “writing machine” with various models and types of typewriters!

Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum program showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind some of the most unique, mysterious and impactful artifacts in our community.  

See our website to access our Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/WestportHistory/live) and for instructions on using Facebook Live.  Information is in this listing under “Programs.”


Tuesday Treasure: Tea Time Trimmings (Virtual Event)

The bloom begins in April and back in the day ladies turned out in cheerful accessories to welcome the season. Virtually join Westport Museum on April 14th from 6 to 6:30 pm, as we show off accessories of the sunny season! View some of the hats, shoes and hair accessories designed for the days of gardening and afternoon tea. 

Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum program showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind some of the most unique, mysterious and impactful artifacts in our community.  

See our website to access our Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/WestportHistory/live) and for instructions on using Facebook Live.  Information is in this listing under “Programs.”


Tuesday Treasures at Westport Museum

March Madness may have been cancelled but keep the spirit by hearing about some of Westport’s sports teams such as the Westport Owls football team and view memorabilia including Paul Newman’s jersey!  

Join the staff of the Westport Museum for History and Culture on Tues., April 7, from 6 to 6:30 pm as they showcase objects from our collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind some of the most unique, mysterious and impactful artifacts in our community. 

 Visit our Facebook page to join this live event! https://www.facebook.com/WestportHistory/live.


Live Author Talks: Sharmishtha Roychowdury

Fridays are for Facebook Lives! Join us for a Facebook Live Author Talk on April 3rd from 5 to 5:30 pm with novelist, Westporter Sharmishtha Roy Chowdhury, who will discuss her book The Communist Cookbook. Sharmishtha will chat about her book and do a live reading, then take questions from viewers.  

See our website www.westporthistory.org in order to connect to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WestportHistory/live) and for instructions on using Facebook Live. 


Live Author Talks: Richard Webb

Fridays are for Facebook Lives! Join us for a Facebook Live Author Talk on  April 10 from 5 to 5:30 with author, Westporter Richard “Deej” Webb, who will discuss his book Boats Against the Current. Deej will chat about his book and do a live reading then take questions from viewers.  

See our website to access our Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/WestportHistory/live) and for instructions on using Facebook Live. 


Westport Woman's Club Soliciting Applications for Adult Woman Scholarship Award

The Westport Woman’s Club is offering a Scholarship to an outstanding woman enrolled in a post-secondary educational program. The award will be based on financial need and applicant goals upon program completion. Applications are due by April 10, 2020. Additional information and a scholarship application are available at www.westportwomansclub.org.  Please call the Westport Woman’s Club at 203-227-4240 if you have any questions.

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, call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.


Stepping Stones Museum’s “Ask A Professional” Series With Sean F. Flynn, CCPS, Financial Advisor, Essex Financial

Stepping Stones Museum for Children and Essex Financial – The Southport Group have teamed together to offer a free financial planning seminar on Thursday, March 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Open to parents and family members, Kids “Grow” Up So Fast…So Do Tuitions: How to Plan the Smart Way! will focus on providing financial advice to support parents in achieving their financial goals with confidence.

“We are very excited to offer this talk,” explained Stepping Stones Museum’s Director, Individual Giving and Special Events, Laura Downing, “big life events like babies and sending kids to college require big changes to your financial plan.” Attending this seminar is the first step to making a plan for the future.

With more than 15 years of experience in the industry, Sean F. Flynn has earned a reputation on guiding clients to achieve peace of mind on their financial journey. Having achieved his CCPS (Certified College Planning Specialist) designation, Flynn works with clients to build a portfolio designed to support them as they transition through life stages, from paying for children's college expenses to maximizing financial opportunities as an empty-nester, as well as guiding clients through sudden family changes.

During his talk, Flynn will discuss key financial planning topics including the importance of investing early as well as effective strategies parents can follow to not only to pay for a child’s education; but just as importantly, doing so and still being able to retire at the time and in the lifestyle for which they have prepared.

For more information or to register, contact Brenda Smith at 203-899-0606, ext. 258. Free childcare provided for children 18 month and older with registration by Tuesday, March 17th. Stepping Stones for Children is located at Matthews Park, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk. 


Pillow Concert: Flutist Zara Lawler at Suzuki Music School of Westport

Suzuki Music Schools is thrilled to continue our 2019-2020 "Pillow Concert" season with a performance by ground-breaking flutist Zara Lawler on Sunday, March 22nd at 3pm in Blake Recital Room at our Westport campus. Lawler is hailed as “an engaging, fluent, mellifluous soloist" by the Houston Chronicle, and her performance is described by New Music Connoisseur as “an enthrallingly visual and acoustic joy".

"Pillow Concerts" give young children a chance to be up close and personal with the performers beyond the front row, and they are encouraged to bring pillows to create seats at the artists' feet. The concert is open to the public and tickets are free, but limited, and must be reserved in advance at www.suzukischools.org


WWC SPRING FASHION SHOW - An Invitation for March 28, 2020

The Westport Woman’s Club is inviting the public to a Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 am at the WWC clubhouse (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT).  Purchase your ticket and attend this WWC luncheon and fundraiser to see the latest in spring fashion, modeled by men, women and children from our local community.

Your ticket includes a noon luncheon, modeled spring fashions from local Westport vendors “Splash of Pink”, “Southern Tide” and “Scout & Molly’s Boutique”, an array of silent auction items, a live auction (featuring a Tauck Trip), pop-up stores opening at 11:00 am, and more.  Moderating the Fashion Show is Lucia Gulbransen, Westport’s in-demand personal shopper & image consultant.  Event Chair, Ana Hitri, shares that all fashion and auction item purchases at the Spring Fashion Show event will support WWC charitable causes within Fairfield County.

Tickets are $50.00 each and available at www.westportwomansclub.org  (under 12 years, tickets are $25.00 each).  Ticket sales for this event are open to the public.  Additionally, the public is invited to join the WWC Fashion Savings Week by purchasing a $10 discount card that offers a 20% discount at participating Playhouse Square fashion retailers. The card is valid Saturday March 28 through Sunday April 5th, and is sold at the Fashion Show event and/or at Splash of Pink, Southern Tide and Scout & Molly’s Boutique at Westport’s Playhouse Square.

Businesses and individuals interested in event sponsorships, highlighted in the Spring Fashion Show event brochure, should visit the WWC website for details before March 20.

Visit www.westportwomansclub.org for additional information on the WWC Spring Fashion Show event, or to see a roster of the 34 non-profit organizations that received grants from the Westport Woman’s Club in 2019 (listed on the website’s “Community Services” page); 2020 grants are being finalized now and will be awarded by the Westport Woman’s Club later this spring. 

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, call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.


HSS Stamford to Host FREE Community Education Program on Current Nutrition Trends

    HSS Stamford will host a free community education program on “Current Nutrition Trends” on Wednesday, March 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the HSS Stamford Outpatient Center, 1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT.

    Have you ever been curious about trying a new fad diet or way of eating, such as the Ketogenic Diet, Paleo Diet or Intermittent Fasting? These diets have the potential to improve your health and help you lose weight, but can also have a negative impact on health. Join us to learn about these recent nutrition trends and their potential impact on musculoskeletal health.

For more information and to register, visit HSS.edu/pped#regional or call 203.705.2956 or email villagomezp@hss.edu. Please register before March 25.

Can't join in person? Register for the livestream version of this lecture to join the program online.