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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

Labradoodle Puppies in October!

Labradoodle puppies coming 2nd week of October!

Put in a request if you are interested in one of these family friendly, adorable pups.  $2000 ea.  Email for first come, first served list!

Leveraging the Arts in the College Process

How do you build a story that differentiates you from the pack? You can let music and the arts be an important part of that narrative. This workshop is designed to help students learn how to use their artistic assets to enhance their college applications and make those applications stand out.

Join us for a panel discussion uniquely tailored to high school students who want to continue their music studies in college, either as a major, a minor, or simply for fun. The panel will address how to leverage students' musical skills in the application process, discuss critical issues concerning financial planning, and review the importance of preparing recommendations, résumés, and recordings. The panel will also explore the many ways in which one can pursue music within the college community as well as how that participation can help build networks, open the door to opportunities, and elevate the college experience.  

The evening’s moderator is Candace Channing, founder of Channing College Consulting. She is an internationally acclaimed flutist and master flute instructor who is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, with a bachelor’s degree of Music in Flute Performance and Literature and a concentration in Psychology.

Woodstock Performers Stoneband to Close Out 2018 Music at the Barn Concert Series on August 26th.

Music at the Barn, the Weston Historical Society’s popular outdoor summer concert series, concludes its season with a performance by Stoneband – one of the original performers at Woodstock – on Sunday, August 26that 5:30 P.M. at 104 Weston Road in Weston.  Stoneband will be performing mostly songs from the 1960s.

Stoneband has been sharing a distinctive blend of originals, classic rock and blues since 1966.  Redding residents Ira and Maxine Stone are songwriters, guitarists, and vocalists who have performed with a Who’s Who of rock and roll, including Mick Jagger, John Oates, Allman Brothers, Yes, Poco, and Chad Mitchell.  

Bring a lawn chair, blanket, favorite food and beverage, for an evening of some of your favorite Sixties tunes.  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 5 P.M.

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.  Sponsors for Life in the Sixtiesinclude Teed and Brown and Aspetuck Valley Country Club. For more information about Weston Historical Society, visit www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.

FESTIVAL EDELIO!!!Exciting and special Westport musical events not to be missed!!!

"YOUTHFUL ROMANTICISM" FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT 7:30 PM, at the Unitarian Church westport, 10 Lyons Plains Rd.

Featuring the music of Rachmaninoff and Shubert.




Back-to-school counseling group for incoming 4th, 5th, and 6th graders!

Join us for a back to school counseling group from August 13 - 17, 2018 from 10-11am in Westport run by a Registered Play Therapist (Liz Gray, LCSW, RPT) and Board-Certified Art Therapist (Mary Hamilton, ATR-BC, LPC) for a 5-session Expressive Arts group for incoming 4th, 5th and 6th graders as they transition back to school. This would be ideal for children in need of therapeutic support around transitions, navigating changes (such as beginning middle school, new student etc.) and building socialization skills. Space is limited! Sign-up by August 8th. Contact Liz at (203) 518-4550/ Liz@LizGrayCounseling.com or Mary at (203) 722-4141/ MaryHamilton@ArtforTherapy.org.