Where Westport Meets the World

Shoplifting Saturday at Earth Animal

Stop into Earth Animal in Westport (606 Post Road E) with your 4-legged pal and feel free to swipe, snag and sneak away with a FREE No-Hide Chew plus bandana from Earth Animal! Look for the Earth Animal Pop-Up Jam Band at Winslow Park and Compo Beach on these special days. This is a three weekend event - Saturday's only on October 20, 27 and November 3rd. Shoplifting open during store hours 9:30-5PM.


This year Halloween can be fun and easy. On Saturday, October 27, bring your kids to the 3rd Annual “Trunk or Treat” at the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, 49 Weston Road, Westport.  

Saturday, between 2-4 pm, the parking lot will be filled with trunks galore, over 30 car trunks decorated for Halloween for your kids to enjoy and pick up treats. It’s a safe, easy way for your kids to have a great Halloween!

Trunk or treat is for kids to age 12.  It’s free for all families but there’s an opportunity to give back to the community as well.  We will be collecting canned goods for “Person to Person”, a food pantry that helps the homeless during the coming cold months. We are asking for a donation of 5 cans of food per child.

So put on those Halloween costumes and join us for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon on October 27.

It’s the 3rd year of this annual tradition and the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston is proud to be sponsoring this event for families to enjoy. Come to Trunk or Treat! Bring the whole family!

An Evening with Michael Friedman: The Lost Negatives of Rock and Roll

The Weston Historical Society will host a one-night-only reception; “An Evening with Michael Friedman: The Lost Negative of Rock and Roll” on Sunday, October 21stfrom 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the society’s museum, 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT. Mr. Friedman will be presenting a selection of his highly-acclaimed, black and white photographs of Rock & Roll’s most iconic performers including: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Band, and more. In addition, he will share a glimpse of what it was like to work with, tour with, and photograph these rock legends.

In the late 1960s, Mr. Friedman worked for the legendary music management firm, ABGM. ABGM’s talent roster was a who’s who of rock, pop, and folk that included Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren, Paul Butterfield, Kris Kristofferson, and Gordon Lightfoot.

Working day in and day out with these storied musicians, Friedman was able to take 1,000 black and white photographs on-stage, back stage, and in studio capturing the essence of that historic period in rock, folk, and popular music. 

Friedman packed away his negatives in the early 70s, and then lost track of them; until 2016 when he discovered the missing negatives in the attic of his Weston, CT home.

Recently the photographs have been on display at The California Heritage Museum, and now, before they travel to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio, they are at The Weston Historical Society as part of their “Life in the Sixties” exhibit. In addition to Mr. Friedman’s presentation, signed selections from his collection will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds to benefit The Weston Historical Society.

 “An Evening with Michael Friedman: The Lost Negatives of Rock and Roll” is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 per person.  Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact The Weston Historical Society, at info@westonhistoricalsociety.org, or call 203 266-1804. 

PJ Library Event - Michael Ian Black Book Reading on Sunday, October 7th, 4PM at Barnes & Noble. Free and Open to the Public!

Not to be missed! New York Times best selling author and comedian Michael Ian Black will be reading “I’m Bored” and “I’m Sad” on Sunday, October 7, 4PM at Barnes & Noble.  Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, these are charming children's books about feelings.  Free and open to the public.  We’d love to see you there.

Click here for more information. 

SIP & SAVOR Wine Tasting Fundraiser on October 26, 2018

SIP & SAVOR 2018, a wine tasting fundraiser event, will be held on Friday, October 26, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at The Westport Woman's Club (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT).  A wide variety of wines, provided by Castle Wine & Spirits, will be available for tasting, as well as an array of seasonal hors d’oeuvres by Westport’s Gruel Britannia.  Live music and prize drawings will be part of this festive evening as well.  Profits from the evening will benefit both need-based college scholarships for high school seniors, as well as community grants to Fairfield County non-profit organizations.  A percentage of all SIP & SAVOR wine orders placed that evening will be donated by Castle Wine to the WWC fundraising effort.

Event Co-Chairs, Christina McVaney and Gloria Smithson, suggest guests bring their shopping lists and order needed wines for Thanksgiving, December holiday events, hostess gifts and gift giving, as all SIP & SAVOR wine orders will support WWC charitable causes.

Tickets are $60.00 each and available at www.westportwomansclub.org.  Ticket sales for this wine tasting fundraiser are open to the public (21 years of age or older).  Businesses and individuals interested in program ads and/or sponsorships, highlighted in the SIP & SAVOR event brochure, should visit the WWC website for more details before October 18.

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.  Women interested in joining The Westport Woman’s Club may call 203-227-4240.  Westport residency is not required.

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