Where Westport Meets the World

The British Are Coming: The Danbury Raid of 1777

Join Westport Historical Society on Wednesday, April 24th, from 7 to 8 pm when WHS Advisory Council member and curator of 2017’s Danbury Raid exhibit, Ed Hynes, will discuss the raid in the overall context of the war, the commanders on both sides, and “things quite smart and not so smart” on both sides, including how “the Brits outwitted” the Patriots on their return to Compo. This incident took place in our own back yard and highlights an interesting aspect of the war: the extent to which local Colonists were divided for and against the Revolution. Hynes’ talk is also an opportunity to delve into historical events that occurred right here in Westport. As many Westport residents may know, during the four-day raid, which was led by Maj. Gen. William Tryon, royal governor of the New York province and started on April 25, 1777, the British fought two battles with Colonial forces along the way to Danbury.

See a walk-through of our 2017 Danbury Raid exhibit with Hynes on our website.

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 at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5. Light refreshments will be served. 


Wood, Fire, Food Dinner at Terrain Cafe

The Terrain Cafe culinary team has invited Chef Dan Sabia of Wood, Fire, Food to co-host this exploration of plant-based, wood-fired cooking. The meal will be prepared on outdoor rigs while guests enjoy the sensory experience over a welcome cocktail. Tickets are $80 and include four-course dinner and welcome cocktail. Tax not included. Tickets can be purchased here


Welcome Cocktail
Blood and Sand
Glenfiddich, sabia cherry liquor, burnt blood orange juice

First Course
Ember Roasted Cabbage
caesar, cashew parmesan, garlic fried bulgar

Second Course
Charred Leek
caramelized onion jus, almond cream

Third Course
Carrot Steak
smoked garlic chimichurri, onion ash, wood roasted vegetables

Rhubarb + Smoke
saba, smoked almond ricotta, pistachio brittle  

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Join Westport Historical Society on Saturday, April 27, from 9:15 am until 11:30 am, for a gorgeous, vigorous 120 minute walk in one of the East Coast’s most beautiful settings.

Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores. 

Seeking respite from their whirlwind Jazz era lives, the Fitzgerald’s set up in an 18th century farmhouse that has seen Revolution and the building of a nation over many decades. Zelda swims daily in the peaceful waters of the Long Island Sound while Scott takes advantage of the bucolic quiet to work on what he hopes will be his next great novel—The Great Gatsby. Join Richard “Deej” Webb and Robert Steven Williams, as they recreate the summer of 1920 and the sites and characters that influenced Fitzgerald’s Great American novel. 

Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. 

PARKING INFORMATION: Guests should park at Longshore Marina, along the asphalt and dirt areas. Parking passes will be distributed by tour guides the day of, to place on cars. 

$50 for members, $60 for non-members. No charge for children 12 and under. Reservations are recommended, register online or call (203) 222-1424.

Brewing Workshop Series

Interested in learning the historic craft of brewing beer? Join us for a three-part series where you will learn the basics of brewing with Full Moon Brewing, brewer TJ Elgin, as he leads the group through the brewing process. Hear more about the history of beer from the ancient Egyptians to medieval brewers (who happened to be predominately women!). Learn the basics of brewing before tasting a hoppy creation in session one which takes place on Saturday, March 30.  All sessions run from noon to 5 pm.
Series Dates 

March 30th – Session One: Beer 101 and Tasting 

June 8th – Session Two: Summer Seasonal Beers and Tasting 

November 9th – Session Three: Stout Season 101

Registration is for the entire series:  $200 for members, $210 for non-members. Price includes all materials for all three sessions. Reservations are required, register online or call (203) 222-1424 x5.

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. 


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:



·      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



·      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



·      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.



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.