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Sales Associate - Online Fashion - Persifor.com

Join a local women owned and operated fashion company based on Greenwich Avenue.  Persifor is a growing resort line now in over 200 stores, mail catalogs and e-commerce. We are looking for an individual to help with incoming customer service and sales requests, and daily operational tasks required to run the office.  You will be joining a team of full time women in a bright and fun office environment! 

Please see detailed job posting on our website, position can be full time or part time. 

https://persifor.com/careers


General Meeting and CT Legislative Update

Join us for an informative and lively discussion with your representatives, Senators Will Haskell and Marilyn Moore and Representatives Anne Hughes and Jonathan Steinberg, about their priorities for this legislative session and answers to your questions. Admission is free, sign up at ICT4.org.

Weston Public Library Community Room, 56 Norfield Road, Weston. 7:00 - 8:30 PM.


Fundraiser for Mystic Bowie's Cultural Center

The Jim Royle Drum Studio presents A Fundraiser for the Mystic Bowie Cultural Center. Our Studio Steel Bands A, B, C and Silver Steel will be performing with Mystic Bowie as our guest! All proceeds go to his foundation in Jamaica where our Studio A Team is traveling in April to perform and present workshops for his students.


Call or email for tickets.  $15

 

Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Rd. E., Westport



Stress smarter. Recover better. Be your best!

Hello Westport!

My name is Nick Propper and I live in Westport with my family having moved here from the UK. Alongside my day job I'm a human performance coach, trained at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute in Orlando, and I work mostly with groups of corporate executives and employees on two main areas, building resilience and managing energy in the pursuit of a sustainable framework for maintaining high levels of performance over time. Resilience is such a crucial skill for everyone as they start to experience more pressure and stress in their lives whether at work, at home or other endeavors. I teach that resilience is actually an acquired skill, essentially a 'muscle' than can be built over time by oscillating effectively between stress and intentional recovery. I have a keynote that I deliver worldwide in the corporate world and I am now bringing that presentation to Westport so that our community can benefit from some of this incredible, research backed content.

Here's the breakdown of the keynote:

 

WHY RESILIENCE

·      Understand current data on stress and its impact on energy and performance

·      Define resilience and the benefit of having greater levels of resilience

·      Learn how resilience can be trained through strategically leveraging stress as a growth opportunity

 

TRUTH ABOUT STRESS

·      Learn about the current definitions of stress

·      Understand the impact of stress on each energy dimension

·      Learn about the three different types of stress: normal, training and excessive

 

BUILDING RESILIENCE

·      Explore the science of recovery

·      Learn the definition of recovery

·      Apply the 3 principles of recovery to support improved resilience  

·      Understand the importance of rituals 

 

And here is the link to the event next Tuesday, 5th March 7-8.30pm. It's completely free of charge and no registration is required.

 

http://westportlibrary.org/events/stress-smarter-recover-better-be-your-best?date=2019-03-05






WWC SPRING FASHION SHOW - An Invitation for March 23, 2019

The Westport Woman’s Club is inviting the public to a Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, March 23 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” and “Southern Tide”, an array of silent auction items, a pop-up store opening at 11:00 am, and more.  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 18 years, tickets are $30.00 each).  Ticket sales for this event are open to the public. 

Businesses and individuals interested in event sponsorships, highlighted in the Spring Fashion Show event brochure, should visit the WWC website for details before March 15.

Visit www.westportwomansclub.org for additional information on the WWC Spring Fashion Show event, or to see a roster of the 26 non-profit organizations that received grants from the Westport Woman’s Club in 2018 (listed on the website’s “Community Services” page); 2019 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.


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 March 29, 2019. 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.



Saugatuck Socials at Westport Historical Society

The Westport Historical Society began in Saugatuck in 1889. We invite you to join us from 6 to 7 pm on any or all 4 evenings (see schedule below) to share stories, poems, historic essays and music with the rest of our community. Members will read interesting historical documents aloud or shared local stories. Listen as others present original works or pre-selected pieces from history such as the Declaration of Independence or the Gettysburg Address.

Our 2019 schedule is: Thursday, March 14 Women’s History, Thursday, June 6 D-Day, Thursday, September 26 and Friday, December 19 – Yule Stories. 

 

For this month’s gathering we’ll perform arguments both for and against women’s suffrage, featuring actors Kimberly Wilson and Greg Poretta.

 

Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. At the door $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Students $5 with ID. No charge for children 5 and under.

 

Reservations are recommended, register online or call (203) 222-1424 x5. Tickets are nonrefundable. Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday Treasures at Westport Historical Society

Ever see “Mysteries at the Museum” or “Night at the Museum”? Now’s your chance to see the highlights of your very own local museum! Join the staff of the historical society from 6 to 7 pm, the first Tues. of each month starting in March. WHS will 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.


Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. At the door $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Students $5 with ID. No charge for children 5 and under.


Reservations are recommended, register online or call (203) 222-1424 x5. Tickets are nonrefundable.



2019 Schedule: March 5th , April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th and December 3rd



“Storytime” with Choral Chameleon

The award-winning 10-voice vocal ensemble, Choral Chameleon, returns to Westport to take you on a whimsical journey through the magic of choral storytelling.  The performance will take place at The Unitarian Church in Westport, located at 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm.  Tickets, $20 for adults and $10 for 18 and under can be purchased online at https://uuwestport.org/choral-chameleon-concert/ or at the door.

Harnessing powerful commentary in the style of the Greek chorus combined with the beauty and empathy of human singing, this unique performance will narrate rich life stories, of both a sacred and a secular ilk, through the lenses of composers from across five centuries, including: Mateo Flecha el Viejo, Josquin des Prez, The Beatles, and others.

The program will also feature two new commissions: “Footnotes to a History of Music” by 2018-2019 Composer-In-Residence, Dale Trumbore and an arrangement of “The Gambler” by the band FUN by Michelle Coladonato. Mark your calendar now for a concert experience you won’t forget!

About Choral Chameleon

Choral Chameleon is a choir known for championing new music for voices, programming multiple musical genres together and for frequently presenting their programs with non-traditional staging. The company has premiered over 150 original compositions and arrangements to date.

The culture of the organization marries informality, loving support and joyful curiosity, with the expectation of solidly technical musicianship, constant learning and openness towards the unexpected.

Choral Chameleon was the 2015 recipient of Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and, in recognition of his work with Choral Chameleon over the past decade, Director Vince Peterson was the 2018 recipient of the Chorus America Louis Botto Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Zeal.

www.choralchameleon.com






“A Journey” Musical One-Woman Show

“A JOURNEY…” by Kimberly Wilson is an intimate look at the African American experience told through the eyes of African American women as performed by one woman, professional actress and singer Kimberly Wilson. This will be presented by Westport Historical Society on Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 8:15 pm.

 

A Westport resident, Ms. Wilson skillfully tells of the struggles and influence of Black womanhood with strength, dignity and pride and in perfect lockstep with the history of the United States.  Eight women, eight pivotal generations, present to you their stories through song, movement and dialogue and how ultimately their faith, hope, and calling help shape the America we know today. Joyful celebrations and painful reflections are rendered artistically to tell a story of persistence and courage and how womanhood, not always intricately woven into the tapestry of American history, is the thread that holds together the fabric of American life.  

 

Included in this journey are historical reflections from a Native African Queen, an Enslaved Woman, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, and Westport’s own Lyzette Hyde Monroe and more. 

 

Tickets:  $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Day of price: $20 

Reservations are recommended, purchase tickets online or call (203) 222-1424 x5.