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Where Westport Meets the World

Turkey Walk & Trot at Earthplace

Join us at 2:30 on Saturday November 26 to search for turkeys along the trails! Local expert Joe Debone talks all things turkey - including what they eat, their life span and unique characteristics. We’ll look at turkey feathers, tails, and listen to a wild turkey call.

Free for members, price of admission for non-members.


Staples Grad Working to Prevent Malnutrition in Guatemala

MealFlour was started by Elizabeth Frank, Gabrielle Wimer (a 2012 graduate of Staples High School), and Joyce Lu in November of 2015. While seniors at the University of Chicago, they came up with the idea of using protein rich mealworms as a way to reduce protein deficiency in communities affected by malnutrition. Not only are mealworms incredibly cost-effective to grow and more affordable than livestock, they are also much better for the environment. Mealworms require 2000 times less water than cows, and produce 12 times fewer greenhouse gas emissions. And most importantly, 80% of the world already eats insects. By providing trainings on how to turn mealworms into a protein rich powder, MealFlour makes it easy for people to incorporate more protein into existing local dishes.

Gabrielle, Elizabeth, and Joyce are currently working in the western highlands of Guatemala, where the rate of chronic malnutrition in many communities is over 70%. Their partnerships with the NGOs Primeros Pasos and PEILE have allowed them to reach over 60 people with their training program, which teaches people how to build mealworm farms, take care of mealworms, and harvest and turn the mealworms into a healthy and nutritious protein powder.

The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive, and several communities have asked MealFlour to bring their program to them. That is why the group is currently holding a crowdfunding campaign. They are working to raise $25,000 so that they can bring their training program to all interested communities. MealFlour helps families grow their own affordable source of protein, and also provides families with another source of income because they can sell any extra mealworm flour to local bakeries and markets. By working to improve health and economic opportunities with an environmentally friendly program, MealFlour is helping to bring about positive and sustainable change.


For information on how to donate to their program, please visit: https://igg.me/at/rJjE7U09M-c



Dec 11, 2016 Free Holiday Concert, Greenfield Hill Church, Fairfield

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

Contact: Roni Widmer                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tel. (203) 259-5596

info@greenfieldhillchurch.com

www.greenfieldhillchurch.com

December 11, 2016

GREENFIELD HILL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: A MUSIC CONCERT

Fairfield, CT – A much anticipated annual musical event, this year’s holiday music concert, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm is featuring Wendy Gerbier and friends soprano, Virginia Herrera and bass-baritone, John Dominick III, accompanied by pianist, Michael Fennelly.

This concert will include a selection of beautiful solos, duets and trios that are sure to get the entire family in the holiday spirit! You won’t want to miss this!

The concert is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Board of Deacons of the Church sponsors the concert and invites all attendees to a reception with refreshments directly following the performance.

Please visit www.greenfieldhillchurch.com to learn more about this vibrant and welcoming church. All services and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-5596. on Facebook.


Anytime Fitness OPEN HOUSE

Join ANYTIME FITNESS for our first OPEN HOUSE. 

DECEMBER 5th from 8:00am - 7:00pm. Enjoy food, raffles, give-a-ways, membership discounts and much more! Friends, family members and non members WELCOME!

295 Westport Ave    203.957.3666


Clothes to Kids for Fairfield County



Share the Pie with Homes with Hope and TCS

Each year the Social Action Committee of TCS  sponsors Share the Pie (STP) to raise funds for Homes with Hope, a Westport-based organization devoted to addressing the needs and challenges of homeless individuals and families, and people at risk of becoming homeless in Westport and Fairfield County.  Proceeds also fund Social Action/Tikkun Olam efforts throughout the year.
How can you help? In addition to buying pies for your own friends and families to enjoy, please consider bringing STP into your place of business. If you employ others, or are employed by someone who would be willing to buy pies for their co-workers, please share this order form with them. As an alternative, please consider sending this order form throughout your office so that your co-workers can order their own pies directly.
 Thank you!

Place your orders HERE



NUTCRACKER TEA PARTY

What better way for future prima ballerinas and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts or fairy godmothers to launch the Holiday Season than with snowflakes, live readings, costumed performers and high tea in a Victorian venue at the Westport Woman's Club's Nutcracker Tea Party. Saturday, November 26 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Dancers from the Westport Academy of Dance will perform. In addition, there will be a Nutcracker-filled Ballet Boutique. Sweet treats, tea sandwiches, hot cocoa and tea will be offered. Beneficiary is Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign.

Tickets are $40.00 each and may be purchased in advance by sending a check to the Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport. For further information, please contact the Club at 203-227-4240.



2nd Annual Staples Lacrosse Thanksgiving Project

Please Join us this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm to support the 2nd Annual Staples Lacrosse Thanksgiving Project to support the Bridgeport Mission Project!  We will be collecting Thanksgiving turkeys, canned goods, thanksgiving dinner fixings as well as gently used Coats. The mission of The Bridgeport Rescue Mission says: We strive to excel in the provision of food, clothing, shelter, residential discipleship, education and job training for the urban poor and addicted. Proceeds and donations from the Thanksgiving Project are targeted to feed and clothe 3,000 families in our area.  

DONATION DATE /TIME:  Saturday, November 12th:  10am - 2pm 

PLACE: Ginny Parker Field (Parking lot); back of Staples High School 

ITEMS to BRING:          

  • Turkeys
  • Canned green beans, peas, corn, potatoes, other vegetables
  • Canned soups
  • Rice
  • Gently used coats (adult and/or children)

We would prefer actual donations on Saturday since the players will be filling the trucks, but if you can’t make it to the donation area you can still help by logging into The Bridgeport Rescue donation page:  

Go to the Fundraising Page to donate Virtual Turkeys:  

https://brm.myetap.org/fundraiser/staplesHSturkeyteam/

Thank you in advance for your participation, support and kindness in making the holidays special for everyone!


Lose Weight Like a Guy

 He drops weight overnight "just cutting out beer"- you gain just glancing at a doughnut.  

Why is it that the guys in your life drop pounds quickly?

If there's no way to beat them at the dieting game, women might as well join them.

Join veteran personal trainer and food & mood coach Linda Gottlieb and learn the 7 Guy Habits that can help you reach your weight management goals. Finally.

Westport Adult Education:

 www.westportcontinuinged.com/


Living with Scoliosis, a Community Education program with Dr. Andrew Sama

Join us for a FREE lecture on scoliosis!

Do you suffer from scoliosis? Scoliosis is a condition of the spine that causes it to curve in an ‘S’ shape.  Approximately 2–3% of Americans have scoliosis at the age of 16 and 80% of those with scoliosis have curves of less than 20 degrees.

The lecture will cover:


·         Different types of scoliosis


·         Non-Surgical and Surgical treatment options


·         Outcomes and Recovery paths

WHEN:  Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

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

SPEAKER: Andrew Sama, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery

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.