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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


SVP Connecticut Announces Call for Grant Applications


Seeking CT's Most Innovative and Impactful Organizations Engaged in Solving the Opportunity Gap


Social Venture Partners Connecticut (SVP Connecticut), a venture philanthropy fund, is accepting Letters of Interest for investment through an online application.  The submission deadline is Monday, October 16. 


Organizations that have an effective strategy and model that materially impacts the Opportunity Gap in the areas of education and workforce development are invited to apply.  Cross-sector initiatives to provide employment or educational opportunities to disadvantaged families are also supported.  


SVP Connecticut is a program and field of interest fund of Fairfield County's Community Foundation, but applications are not restricted to organizations within Fairfield County.   Using a venture philanthropy model, SVP Connecticut provides innovative organizations operating in Connecticut with multi-year grants of up to $25,000 annually for up to 3 years, and pro bono strategic consulting and advisory services. 


The members of SVP Connecticut, called Partners, seek to help organizations who align with SVP's mission to close the Opportunity Gap to scale their programs and organization structure to reach more people in Connecticut.  SVP Partners engage with staff and board members to help achieve shared goals, increase business effectiveness, and improve the impact of services delivered.  This combination of SVP Connecticut Partners' professional skills and expertise, along with financial support, produces long-term impact for the Investees.  


Information Session for Prospective Applicants  

An information session about SVP Connecticut's innovative philanthropy model and investment criteria for the 2017 grant program will be held on Thursday, September 28, 3:30-5:00pm in the East Campus Forum of Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  Leaders of organizations interested in submitting a Letter of Interest are strongly encouraged to attend.  An online information session will be held on Monday, October 2, 1:00-2:30pm for those unable to attend the September 28.  


Advance registration for the information sessions is required.  Registration information as well as SVP Connecticut's criteria, investment structure,  and eligibility parameters can be found on SVP Connecticut's website (www.socialventurepartners.org/connecticut) . 


Infant & Parent Classes at The Montessori School in Wilton

Classes start up again for the fall on October 3rd. This is a Tuesday morning Infant and Parent (or caregiver) class open to all new and expectant parents. (Infants are between 8 weeks to before walking-age.)


Family Campfire tonight at Earthplace

Join us as we gather ‘round for a little old-fashioned family fun. We will roast marshmallows next to a crackling fire along with a guided night walk and a visit from a nocturnal animal.  It’ll be an evening the whole family will love! For Adults and children age 3+.

Member families: $25

Non-member families: $30

To register call 203-557-4400 


3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Weston Historical Society

The Weston Historical Society hosts its 3rd Annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 24th from 1pm to 5pm at the Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road, Weston.

Oktoberfest will feature German food, beer and activities for the whole family, like pumpkin decorating, a lederhosen bottle toss, and apple dunking.

Live music will be performed by Otis and the Hurricanes, a local Connecticut band whose music combines Delta Blues with good time Rock and Roll.

The event will be held rain or shine.  For more information, please visit: www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.


Tree ID & Starting a Herbarium at Earthplace

Come walk the grounds with a Naturalist.  Trees in our sanctuary will be identified. We will collect fallen leaves and start our own Herbariums to keep.  Learn the process of preserving leaves.  Ages 12+. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Free



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