Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Since its founding in 1993, Jumpstart’s proven curriculum has helped over 100,000 children across the country develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten. Funds raised at the event specifically help Jumpstart to sustain and grow its educational programming for 500 of the highest need children in the local Connecticut community.
Otis and The Hurricanes perform at Music at the Barnon Sunday July 8thfrom 5:30pm – 7:00pm at The Weston Historical Society, 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT. Otis and The Hurricanes are a group of veteran musicians who will rock the barn playing a mixture of Delta Blues and New Orleans Funk, with just the right amount of good time Rock ‘n Roll. Influenced by the likes of Fats Domino, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, and the legendary Chuck Berry, each song tells a story. Chris “Otis” Cross has opened for and played with musical icons like James Montgomery, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Buckwheat Zydeco.
No reservations are required for this delightful family entertainment series. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, favorite food and beverage, and enjoy show. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors and chairs will be set up. Suggested admission is $15 per member, $20 per non-member, and kids under 16 are free. Admission also grants entry to the historical society’s Life in the Sixtiesexhibit starting at 5pm.
The Music at the Barn concert series is made possible in part by our sponsors: KMS Partners at Coldwell Banker, Fairfield County Bank, Jet Blue and Cohen & Wolf P.C. For more information about Weston Historical Society, please call 203 226-1804 or visit .
Once again on Father’s Day Weekend, “kids of all
ages” will gather at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, to enjoy
one of the town’s oldest and best-loved family events, The Westport Woman’s
Club’s Yankee Doodle Fair. This year
Westport’s last remaining annual family Fair opens Thursday, June 14, 6 PM to
10 PM and continues Friday, 6 PM to 10 PM, Saturday, 1 PM to 10 PM and Sunday,
1 PM to 5 PM.
Says WWC President, Dorothy Packer, “For over 111 years, the Westport Woman’s Club has been raising funds for local needs. We started by building sidewalks on Main Street and through the years, we have brought about the development of Compo Beach and created hot meals and healthcare for our schools. The Fair is our largest fundraiser. Its proceeds support our grants to community service agencies, need-based scholarship for Staples students and the much-needed Food Closet for the Town of Westport.”
The Yankee Doodle Fair will once again feature carnival rides and games from Stewart Amusements. Returning are the ever-popular Ferris Wheel, Flying Dumbo, Kiddie Cars, Basketball Toss, Rope Ladders, Carousel and Everybody-Wins-Fishing, along with a new updated spectacular version of the Ali Baba and breath-taking Zero Gravity, among others. Pay one price unlimited rides wristbands will be available all the days of the Fair, including Friday and Saturday nights! At the Westport Woman’s Club’s Face Painting booth, kids of all ages can choose fun or “fierce” designs and Sand Art is back for younger children.
In the air-conditioned Auditorium, our Gourmet Group will hold their highly-anticipated Bake Sale featuring home-made baked goods sure to please every taste! Enjoy a cup of coffee or a cold drink while you make your selections or browse through our Yankee Doodle Fair Cookbook (available for $5)
NEW THIS YEAR: Sweetcake Mountain, an all acoustic country/bluegrass band will perform Friday at 6:00. Suzuki School of Music will perform on Saturday at 1:30, School of Rock’s house band will perform on Saturday at 3pm and SSDS Martial Arts of Westport will do a demonstration on Sunday at 2pm.
Fairgoers will have the opportunity throughout the Fair to buy tickets for the Raffle, as well as the Take A Chance Drawing. The winning tickets will be selected at 4 PM on Sunday, Father’s Day. It is not necessary for the winners to be there for the drawing to claim the fabulous prizes. The Raffle Grand Prize is $1000; second prize, $500; third prize, $350 gift card from Silver Ribbon. Thanks to Westport’s very generous merchants and restaurants, there are also many more gifts and prizes in the Take A Chance Drawing on the upper level.
At the Food Court, JR’s Grille is featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and chicken nuggets. Melt Mobile is offering creative, comforting sandwiches infused with originality, sustainability, and quality ingredients. Skip’s vintage Good Humor Truck will be on hand with ice cream treats. In addition the members of the Westport Woman’s Club will be selling cold beverages and water for the benefit of our community services grants and need based scholarships for Staples High School Seniors.
Resnick Advisors are once again our Platinum Sponsor. Our Gold Sponsor is the Law Offices of Robert Grant, Esq.,our Silver Sponsors are Westport National Bank and Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics and our Bronze sponsor is Weichert Realtors, Madison and Post.
No dogs are permitted on the grounds during the Fair.
Antique Appraisal Day
June 9th, 10am-4pm
Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue
Do you have a family heirloom that you need valued?
An old painting your grandmother said was valuable?
A piece of jewelry or sterling that you never had appraised?
For $25 you will get a verbal appraisal of up to three (3) items from a qualified professional appraiser.
Larger items and furniture can be evaluated from photos. Photos should be well-lit with approximate dimensions. Questions? Contact Deb Fratino at email@example.com or 203-434-6733
Westport resident (and Weston native), Maggie Converse, a long-time yoga practitioner and teacher will be leading monthly classes for women in recovery from eating disorders and who are looking to cultivate body acceptance.
A monthly class & support circle for women in recovery from eating disorders, body dysmorphia, body shaming, negative body image, and self-loathing.
What you can expect:
Classes are held the 3rd Saturday of every month, starting June 16 at 9:30am, at Open Sky Yoga Barn in Redding, CT. Cost is $25 and registration is strongly encouraged. Please register below or contact Maggie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Afro Dance Hall star and Nigerian native Lamboginny presents a day-long African Music Festival to benefit SALT (Saving All Lives Together) on Saturday, June 9 at Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield Road, Weston, CT. The festival consists of two events: a children’s concert with crafts and activities from 11:30am – 1pm, that is also geared toward Seniors. A second concert featuring Lamboginny and an eight-piece band will start at 7:00pm. These events mark Lamboginny’s first appearance in America. SALT is a movement that raises money to provide music therapy to the prison population, and more importantly, to pay legal costs of young people who have been wrongly incarcerated or cannot pay fines for petty infractions like street begging.
Both events are free. For the evening concert, there is a suggested donation of $20 per person payable online or at the door. For more information, or to reserve your ticket, visit .