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Himes Arora Debate

Please save the date for this important Debate for the 4th District between Congressman Jim Himes & Harry Arora on Sunday, October 21st, 2018!

Sponsors of this debate are CT League of Women Voters with co-sponsors of the Westport, Wilton, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Norwalk, and Stamford League of Women Voters.

Clune Performing Arts Center

Wilton High School

395 Danbury Road (Route 7)

Wilton CT

Sunday, October 21, 2018

4:00 to 6:00PM


Protect Our Public Lands & Vote Yes on November 6th, 2018.

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE YES ON BALLOT QUESTION #2 ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018!

The League of Women Voters of Westport, together with Earthplace, invite you to an important public event to discuss Transparency in Public Lands Transactions.  Learn why a YES vote on Ballot Question #2* is vital to protecting State Parks, Forests and Wildlife Management Areas from being sold, swapped or given away without adequate public input. For further info on this issue, please use this link:    

https://www.cga.ct.gov/2018/rpt/pdf/2018-R-0230.pdf

Also hear about plans to create a Green Corridor in our region intended to protect land, water and wildlife resources. Featured speakers of the evening will be:

Eric Hammerling, Executive Director of CT Forest & Parks Association and David Brant, Executive Director of Aspetuck Land Trust. 

October 22, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00PM

Earthplace: 10 Woodside Avenue, Westport, CT

Event is Free & Open to the Public.


Rally for the Democratic Blue Wave: Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm

The Darien Democratic Town Committee is hosting a "Rally for the Democratic Blue Wave" on Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm in Darien's Tilley Pond Park. The rally aims to amplify engagement in current local, state and national races, to drive momentum and to encourage voter turnout in the critical election on Tuesday, November 6th. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4), and Democratic candidate for Governor Ned Lamont. The Darien DTC invites voters from across the 4th Congressional District to join with their Darien neighbors in support of our shared Democratic candidates and shared values. The Rally is a chance to answer the call: to raise your voice, to participate, to stand for the issues and values that are central in the upcoming election. Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-for-the-democratic-blue-wave-tickets-50887010418

Darien Democrats: http://dariendemocrats.com/


Shoplifting Saturday at Earth Animal

Stop into Earth Animal in Westport (606 Post Road E) with your 4-legged pal and feel free to swipe, snag and sneak away with a FREE No-Hide Chew plus bandana from Earth Animal! Look for the Earth Animal Pop-Up Jam Band at Winslow Park and Compo Beach on these special days. This is a three weekend event - Saturday's only on October 20, 27 and November 3rd. Shoplifting open during store hours 9:30-5PM.


Shoplifting Saturday at Earth Animal

Stop into Earth Animal in Westport (606 Post Road E) with your 4-legged pal and feel free to swipe, snag and sneak away with a FREE No-Hide Chew plus bandana from Earth Animal! Look for the Earth Animal Pop-Up Jam Band at Winslow Park and Compo Beach on these special days. This is a three weekend event - Saturday's only on October 20, 27 and November 3rd. Shoplifting open during store hours 9:30-5PM.


Shoplifting Saturday at Earth Animal

Stop into Earth Animal in Westport (606 Post Road E) with your 4-legged pal and feel free to swipe, snag and sneak away with a FREE No-Hide Chew plus bandana from Earth Animal! Look for the Earth Animal Pop-Up Jam Band at Winslow Park and Compo Beach on these special days. This is a three weekend event - Saturday's only on October 20, 27 and November 3rd. Shoplifting open during store hours 9:30-5PM.



TRUNK OR TREAT MAKES HALLOWEEN FUN FOR EVERYONE!

This year Halloween can be fun and easy. On Saturday, October 27, bring your kids to the 3rd Annual “Trunk or Treat” at the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, 49 Weston Road, Westport.  

Saturday, between 2-4 pm, the parking lot will be filled with trunks galore, over 30 car trunks decorated for Halloween for your kids to enjoy and pick up treats. It’s a safe, easy way for your kids to have a great Halloween!

Trunk or treat is for kids to age 12.  It’s free for all families but there’s an opportunity to give back to the community as well.  We will be collecting canned goods for “Person to Person”, a food pantry that helps the homeless during the coming cold months. We are asking for a donation of 5 cans of food per child.

So put on those Halloween costumes and join us for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon on October 27.

It’s the 3rd year of this annual tradition and the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston is proud to be sponsoring this event for families to enjoy. Come to Trunk or Treat! Bring the whole family!


An Evening with Michael Friedman: The Lost Negatives of Rock and Roll

The Weston Historical Society will host a one-night-only reception; “An Evening with Michael Friedman: The Lost Negative of Rock and Roll” on Sunday, October 21stfrom 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the society’s museum, 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT. Mr. Friedman will be presenting a selection of his highly-acclaimed, black and white photographs of Rock & Roll’s most iconic performers including: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Band, and more. In addition, he will share a glimpse of what it was like to work with, tour with, and photograph these rock legends.

In the late 1960s, Mr. Friedman worked for the legendary music management firm, ABGM. ABGM’s talent roster was a who’s who of rock, pop, and folk that included Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren, Paul Butterfield, Kris Kristofferson, and Gordon Lightfoot.

Working day in and day out with these storied musicians, Friedman was able to take 1,000 black and white photographs on-stage, back stage, and in studio capturing the essence of that historic period in rock, folk, and popular music. 

Friedman packed away his negatives in the early 70s, and then lost track of them; until 2016 when he discovered the missing negatives in the attic of his Weston, CT home.

Recently the photographs have been on display at The California Heritage Museum, and now, before they travel to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio, they are at The Weston Historical Society as part of their “Life in the Sixties” exhibit. In addition to Mr. Friedman’s presentation, signed selections from his collection will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds to benefit The Weston Historical Society.

 “An Evening with Michael Friedman: The Lost Negatives of Rock and Roll” is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 per person.  Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact The Weston Historical Society, at info@westonhistoricalsociety.org, or call 203 266-1804. 


PJ Library Event - Michael Ian Black Book Reading on Sunday, October 7th, 4PM at Barnes & Noble. Free and Open to the Public!

Not to be missed! New York Times best selling author and comedian Michael Ian Black will be reading “I’m Bored” and “I’m Sad” on Sunday, October 7, 4PM at Barnes & Noble.  Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, these are charming children's books about feelings.  Free and open to the public.  We’d love to see you there.

Click here for more information. 




SIP & SAVOR Wine Tasting Fundraiser on October 26, 2018

SIP & SAVOR 2018, a wine tasting fundraiser event, will be held on Friday, October 26, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at The Westport Woman's Club (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT).  A wide variety of wines, provided by Castle Wine & Spirits, will be available for tasting, as well as an array of seasonal hors d’oeuvres by Westport’s Gruel Britannia.  Live music and prize drawings will be part of this festive evening as well.  Profits from the evening will benefit both need-based college scholarships for high school seniors, as well as community grants to Fairfield County non-profit organizations.  A percentage of all SIP & SAVOR wine orders placed that evening will be donated by Castle Wine to the WWC fundraising effort.

Event Co-Chairs, Christina McVaney and Gloria Smithson, suggest guests bring their shopping lists and order needed wines for Thanksgiving, December holiday events, hostess gifts and gift giving, as all SIP & SAVOR wine orders will support WWC charitable causes.

Tickets are $60.00 each and available at www.westportwomansclub.org.  Ticket sales for this wine tasting fundraiser are open to the public (21 years of age or older).  Businesses and individuals interested in program ads and/or sponsorships, highlighted in the SIP & SAVOR event brochure, should visit the WWC website for more details before October 18.

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.  Women interested in joining The Westport Woman’s Club may call 203-227-4240.  Westport residency is not required.