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WWC Accepting Grant Proposals

The Westport Woman's Club is accepting grant proposals for 2017-2018 from Fairfield County nonprofit organizations. Proposals are being accepted until October 31, 2017.

Grant requests for projects that will make a continuing difference in the community may be in the form of funds or use of the Westport Woman's Club House for events. Grants are given each year to deserving organizations in education, health and safety-related programs and in the arts. Last year, the Club awarded 28 Community Service Grants to non-profit organizations.

The application is available on the Westport Woman's Club website: http://www.westportwomansclub.org/wp-content/uploads/WWC-GRANT-APPLICATION-2018doc-8pdf.  Community groups should submit their proposals by October 31 to the Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.

For information, contact the Club at 203-227-4240 or visit www.westportwomansclub.org.



NIC+ZOE Store Opening Makes A (Fashion) Statement in Westport

NIC+ZOE, an American fashion brand rooted in Boston proudly announces its newest store opening, and its first retail location in the state, located at Bedford Square in the heart of downtown Westport.

Shoppers will find that the area’s newest boutique is brilliantly filled with unique colors, prints, silhouettes and styles for the season. Known for its craftsmanship, innovative knitwear and impeccable fit and function, NIC+ZOE clothing and accessories features creatively inspired style enkindled by the needs of real women, life experiences and innovation.

“NIC+ZOE is focused on dressing real women for the moments that matter in their daily lives. We want to make it easy for them to feel like their best selves no matter what they are doing,” says Susie Mulder, Chief Executive Officer of NIC+ZOE. “We’re thrilled to become part of downtown Westport and join the Bedford Square community as it continues to blossom into a top retail, dining and residential destination.”

Addressing the need for easy alternatives to take women from day to night and from work to weekend, NIC+ZOE provides generations of women with easy style solutions that move with them throughout all they do.

The Bedford Square store is conveniently located at 7 Church Lane in Westport, CT with store hours Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The store telephone number is (203) 557-8178.

While NIC+ZOE plans to continue its national retail expansion with two additional store openings this fall in Highland Park, Illinois and Princeton, New Jersey, the brand can also be shopped online and within major department and specialty stores across the US.

About NIC+ZOE: Founded in 2006, NIC+ZOE is an American fashion brand rooted in Boston and has quickly become a leader in the women’s apparel market. The close-knit company reflects the spirit and wanderlust of its founder and designer, Dorian Lightbown, who saw an overly structured uniformity of dress stifling active, busy women.  Inspired by real moments, travel, art, design and textiles, the brand designs elevated essentials and novel statement makers tailored to dynamic and layered women. NIC+ZOE has approximately 800 points of sale throughout the U.S. and Canada in major department stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay and Neiman Marcus Direct as well as 600+ specialty stores. The full collection is also available online at www.nicandzoe.com


WINE TASTING & HORS D'OEUVRES



Natural Beauty Workshop at Red Bee Apiary

Spend an inspiring day in the relaxed environment of Red Bee’s Honey House Barn with Marina Marchese and local beekeeper & designer Melissa Gryspeerdt, at Red Bee’s Natural Beauty Workshop learning how to create your own plant-based skin care products.


About the Workshop: Marina and Melissa will demonstrate and guide you through the recipes and techniques to create lip balms, salves, body oils, body scrubs and linen sprays using all-natural ingredients (many found in your own kitchen cupboard) including pure honey, vegetable-based oils and butters, beeswax and essential oils – skin care products good enough to eat! We will also provide decorative papers, stamps, twine, gift tags etc for you to customize your goodies. Each attendee will work on their own with guidance to make products that you will take home. You will leave this workshop with new knowledge, skills and recipes plus a basket full of gorgeously scented handmade goodness that you will have created, bottled & decorated for yourself or as holiday gifts. A delicious seasonal lunch will be provided for guests along with beverages and healthy snacks throughout the day. No experience is necessary – just come along for a fun, creative day out before the holiday season is upon us!

The Details:

9:30 – 10:00 am Welcome, sign in and short garden walk, refreshments
10:00 - 11:30 am Introduction to ingredients and recipes, demonstrations;  Bath salts • Body oils • Body scrubs • Linen-sprays
11:30-12:30 pm Independent workshop
12:30 - 1:15pm Light seasonal communal lunch
1:15 - 3:30 pm Demonstration & independent workshop; Lip balms • Foot rubs • Healing balms
3:30 - 4:00 pm Decorate and label, wrap up and depart


$225.00
Space is limited so early booking is recommended


Included:
Lessons & Demonstrations; Recipes & Ingredients; Containers & Decorative Bits' Tea & Cake; Light Seasonal Lunch; Organic coffee, herbal tea and healthy snacks provided throughout the workshop

Marina Marchese is the designer and beekeeper behind the iconic brand Red Bee Honey, and the author of Honeybee: Lessons from An Accidental Beekeeper and the co-author with of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey. She began this journey with one beehive thinking this would be a simple weekend hobby. Seventeen years later a simple hobby grew into a full-time business of designing and creating products for culinary, home, bath and work.

Melissa Gryspeerdt is a local beekeeper, designer & avid organic gardener, specializing in vegetables and herbs. She is a qualified Master Gardener, has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture & completed a Floral Design Course in Monaco. She has traveled extensively working in private gardens from Sydney to London & now calls Westport home with her family, bees and chickens.


Earthplace Festival

Sunday, October 8 from 10AM-3PM Join us for a day of outdoor family fun! There will be nature crafts, games, animal encounters, seasonal activities, food trucks and more!

Tickets: $10 Kids | $5 Adults | Kids Under 2 FREE

For Addition Information:  Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400


WWC Presents Sip & Savor

SIP & SAVOR, a wine tasting fundraiser event, will be held on Friday, October 27, from 6:00 -8:00 PM at The Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport. A wide variety of wines will be provided as well as an array of seasonal hors d'oeuvres. Profits from the evening will benefit WWC need-based college scholarships for Westport's Staples High School Seniors and other charitable, educational, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. Bring your shopping lists and order wines for the upcoming holiday season as well as gift-giving.

Tickets are $60.00 each and available at www.spipandsavor2017.com.


Westport Inn Art &Craft show TODAY SAT 9/30



Pain Management: Combating Chronic Pain, a Community Education program with Dr. Joseph Hung

Join us for a FREE lecture!

Chronic pain therapies typically include rehabilitation, prescription medications, and interventional / surgical options. However, treatment of chronic pain conditions including osteoarthritis, spine pain, and sports injuries is often challenging and met with various frustrations.

Join us to learn how to improve upon current pain management strategies and suggestions for alternatives.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

WHERE: HSS Stamford Outpatient Center, 1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT, 06902

SPEAKER:  Joseph C. Hung, MD, Anesthesiologist & Pain Management Specialist, HSS

Space is limited, register early!

To register or for more information, please contact Pamela Villagomez at 203.705.2956 or email at villagomezp@hss.edu.



Group Canoe Paddle on the Saugatuck River with Earthplace

Bring the whole family as we travel along the Saugatuck River in search of egrets, osprey, ducks, shorebirds and much more! Canoes and personal flotation devices (required for all participants) are included! Space is limited and advanced registration is strongly recommended, so register today!!
Members: $24 per person, $12 for children 12 and under
Non-members: $30 per person, $15 for children 12 and under
For registration and addition Information: visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400.


Outdoor screening of Disneynature’s Earth

Bring the whole family to Earthplace for a FREE outdoor screening of Disneynature’s Earth in our beautiful amphitheater nestled amongst the trees. An epic story of adventure, starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive, awaits you in this beautiful and engaging film. Join us as we live one year in the life of three animal families on a journey across our planet.  For Addition Information:  Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400