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Where Westport Meets the World

Bettman & Halpin Open Voices Cafe's 8th season

The extraordinary acoustic music duo Bettman & Halpin will be kicking off Voices Café’s 8th season on Saturday, October 13 at 8 pm.  Voices Café is located at The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online at voicescafe.org or by calling David Vita at 203.227.7205 x 14.

Americana folk duo Bettman & Halpin comprised of singer/fiddler Stephanie Bettman and multi-instrumentalist Luke Halpin have been wowing critics across the country. Roz Larman, Folkscene radio KPFK Los Angeles said, "Their singing and playing is literally out of this world".

Bettman, a singer with an angelic voice and a magical touch with the fiddle elicits comparisons to such legendary singers as Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, and Alison Kraus.


Her musical partner Luke Halpin is a renowned multi-­instrumentalist singing, playing guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo.


Together, Bettman & Halpin are fast earning a reputation in folk and bluegrass circles for mesmerizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals.

Their shows are a combination of charm, humor and unforgettable original music. Living Out Loud Los Angeles says “Every song hijacks your heart and takes you through an emotional ride. The chemistry that Bettman & Halpin have on stage is genuine. Their performance was a breath of fresh air….”

Seating at Voices is cabaret-style at tables. Snacks and beverages can be brought; coffee and desserts are for sale at intermission.  Table reservations (minimum 4 people) are accepted by contacting David Vita, or calling 203.227.7205 x14.  Doors open at 7:30. 

 


Westport Woman's Club Hosts October Clothing Tag Sale

The Westport Woman's Club is holding its annual Clothing Tag Sale on the following dates:  Friday, October 19 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pmSaturday, October 20 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; and Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at the WWC’s historic clubhouse located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.

Gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories are back at this year’s Tag Sale, which offers a wide array of gently worn suits, dresses, pants, jackets, blouses, gowns, coats, scarves, shoes, jewelry, handbags and hats.  Plus, “The Best Stuff” section will feature both unworn items and name brand garments. 

Funds raised from this Clothing Tag Sale will support student scholarships and local charities throughout Fairfield County.  Tax deductible donations of new or gently-worn clothing will be accepted through October 10.  For more information call 203-227-4240 or email wwc@westportwomansclub.org.

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, please call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.

For additional information, visit http://www.westportwomansclub.org


Make Me Even and I'll Never Gamble Again, a Novel by Jerrold Fine

Local author Jerrold Fine's debut novel Make Me Even delivers an insider's look at the perks and pitfalls of a high-stakes life in the world of financial markets. Drawing on his own experiences in the turbulent '70s and '80's, he reveals a time when a new generation upended the status quo on Wall Street and forever changed investing. Join us for this event! 


An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan

The Westport Woman's Club presents "An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan"

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:00-10:00 featuring a professional cast singing selections from all 14 of their operas.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at door

For tickets/information--www.westportwomansclub.org

Proceeds benefit College Scholarships for Staples High School Seniors and Community Grants


Open House 9/15/18 8am-4pm

                    


Westport Woman's Club Accepting Grant Proposals for 2018-2019

The Westport Woman's Club is accepting grant proposals for 2018-2019 from Fairfield County non-profit organizations.  Proposals are being accepted until Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Grant requests for projects that will make a continuing difference in the community may be in the form of funds, or a one-time use of the Westport Woman's Clubhouse for an event. Grants are considered each year to deserving organizations in education, health and safety-related programs and in the arts. Last year the Westport Woman’s Club awarded community service grants to 26 Fairfield County non-profit organizations.


The 2018-2019 Grant Application is available on the Westport Woman's Club website on their “Community Services”  link:  https://www.westportwomansclub.org/community-services/


Community groups should submit their proposals by October 31, 2018 to the following address:  Westport Woman's Club, Attention: Community Service Grant, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.


For additional information, contact the WWC Office at 203-227-4240 or visit http://www.westportwomansclub.org


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, please call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.



Westport Woman's Club - Join us for a New and Prospective Member Reception on September 26, 2018

Women of all ages interested in joining The Westport Woman’s Club are invited to a wine and cheese New Member Mixer on Wednesday, September 26, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, in our historic clubhouse, located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.   Please drop by to learn more about our club and its opportunities for community service, fundraisers, special interest groups and monthly membership meetings with catered lunches and speakers.

You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  We look forward to meeting and partnering together to make a difference in our community, and to have fun in the process.  Unable to attend the September 26 reception?   Prospective members wishing to learn more about the WWC or have a tour of our clubhouse may contact Membership Director, Robin Clark, at rclark@westportnational.com or the WWC Office at 203-227-4240 to register.

The Westport Woman’s Club is one of just two women’s clubs in Connecticut with its own clubhouse.  We offer rentals of this historic property for meetings, weddings, performances, social events, fundraisers, bar/bat mitzvahs, memorials and special family celebrations.  These public-private partnerships generate revenue for the club’s numerous annual grants to non-profits and scholarships within the local community.  

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.  

Additional information about the Westport Woman’s Club may be found online at http://www.westportwomansclub.org


"Westonstock" - Six Hours of 60s Music, 60s Cars, Food, and Family Fun

The Weston Historical Society transports you back to a time when young people of the ‘counterculture’ generation gathered for an historic happening of music, peace and love. Presenting "Westonstock" – a six-hour music festival featuring three bands and 15 musicians, with a 60s car show, and kids crafts and activities on Saturday, September 15 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Coley Homestead at 104 Weston Road, Weston CT.  

Westonstock will feature Old School Revue and popular NY Vocalist Susan Didrichsen with The Saugatuck Horns, a versatile six-piece classic 60s R&B band decked out in vintage 60s attire. They will be joined by a dozen other artists throughout the day, treating the audience to musical favorites from Early Folk, Beatles/British Invasion, to Motown, and Hard Rock. 

The roster of musical artists includes: The Bar Car Band, Chance Brown, Rob Carlson, Chris Coogan, Bob Cooper, The Cinnamon Girls, Billy Foster, Charlie Karp, Joe Kos, Tyger MacNeal, Joe Meo, Big Steve Silver, Jeff Southworth, and special surprise guests!! 

To round out the 60s experience, vintage 60s cars will be on display to take you back to the golden age of the American automobile. Many of the vehicles will be on loan from Dragone Classic Motors along with an “Air Cooled” section of VW Beetles and Vans.  In addition, local vendors will sell various arts and crafts.

This family event includes games, with arts & crafts activities for the kids. There will be fun for everyone with 60s music trivia contests throughout the day, as well as 60s dance demonstrations, hula-hooping and more. Junior’s Hot Doggin’ Food Truck and Olive & Julip Craft Cocktails will be on premises, along with other food and beverage suppliers. Bring a lawn chair and/or blankets and spend the day.

Tickets are available on-line at www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.  Advance tickets are available now through September 1: members $15, Non-Members $20, Kids $5.  After September 1: members $20, non-members $25, Kids $5.  Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event. 

Westonstock is part of the society’s Life in the Sixties exhibit. The Weston Historical Society would like to thank its annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank, Cohen, Jet Blue, and Wolf P.C., KMS Partners at Coldwell Banker and our Life in the Sixtiessponsors Teed and Brown, and Aspetuck Valley Country Club for making Westonstock possible.

For more information: www.westonhistoricalsociety.orgor 203 226-1804.


An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan on September 22, 2018

The Westport Woman’s Club is presenting “An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan” on Saturday, September 22 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm at their clubhouse (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT). 

Gilbert & Sullivan wrote a total of fourteen operas.  Many people only know of the “big three,” – Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore.  The evening will feature selections from all fourteen operas.  The performers, all professional singers, have appeared in many local productions as well as productions in New York City.

Tickets are $30 if bought in advance, and $35 if purchased at the door.  Beverages and refreshments will be available for sale during the evening.  For Tickets and/or information, visit www.westportwomansclub.org.

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 as a member for the 2018-2019 club year, which begins September 2018, please call the WWC Office at 203-227-4240.



Westport Woman's Club - Clothing Tag Sale