Where Westport Meets the World


Saturday October 27th, 2:00 - 4:00pm

It may rain tomorrow, but that doesn't mean there won't be family fun. Go to the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston tomorrow and get some treats.

A FUN and SAFE family experience inside our Halloween-decorated church halls.

Diwali: The Indian Festival of Lights

Kick-off WHS’ Holly Days season of events with a celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights to watch dances and costume performances on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 5 pm at the Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Branson Hall. A celebration and activities follow at Westport Historical Society, where a wide range of family activities and Indian snacks will celebrate the beginning of a joyful season.

Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year which over the centuries, has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians throughout the diaspora regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs.

Hindus interpret the Diwali story based upon where they live:

  • In northern India they celebrate the story of King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps.
  • Southern India celebrates it as the day that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.
  • In western India the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver (one of the main gods of the Hindu pantheon) sent the demon King Bali to rule the nether world.

  • In all interpretations, one common thread rings true—the festival marks the victory of good over evil.

Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. At the door $10 suggested admission for members, $15 for non-members. $5 Student (with ID). No charge for children 12 and under. Reservations are recommended, register online at www.westporthistory.org call (203) 222-1424 x5.


Petition Opposing Re-Zoning and Development of 20/26 Morningside Drive S

Please see the link below to access the petition opposing the re-zoning and development of 20 & 26 Morningside Drive, South in Westport.  Developers want to take this single family property located in bucolic Greens Farms across from Greens Farms Elementary School and develop it into 19 high density apartments, including income restricted units.


Follow or paste the link in your web browser to access the petition, or alternately go to www.change.org and search 26 Morningside Drive South.

Free Virtual Summit - Create an Online Course

Online courses are booming.  Learn how to create and sell your own online course at this FREE virtual summit sponsored by Teachable.  Participate in ALL or SOME of the programs.  It's all happening this week!


Debates: Ask a Candidate a Question!

What would YOU like to ask the Candidates? This year, the League of Women Voters of Westport is seeking questions from the community prior to the evening of the debate. This debate features all candidates for CT Senate Districts 26 and 28 and CT House of Representatives Districts 134 and 143. Additionally, the unopposed candidate for Probate Judge will make a statement.

Please submit your questions to:


All questions are screened by three League members who represent Democrat, Republican & Unaffiliated voters. Please make your questions applicable to any of the candidates. We look forward to hearing from you.

Westport Town Hall

Monday, October 29


LLHHGA Supports Smilow

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On October 4th, the Longshore Ladies Nine Hole Golf Association (LLNHGA) held a fundraiser golf tournament to benefit the Smilow Family Breast Health Center of Norwalk Hospital. The picture was taken when LLNHGA board members presented the money raised to Jeanne Capasse, MD and Mary Heery, APRN from the Smilow Center. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Capasse, Julie Gray, Mea Anderson, MJ Fusaro, Anne Haymon and Mary Heery.

Boy Scout Troop 36 Pancake Breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 36 will be holding a Pancake Breakfast on November 10th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event will be held at Saugatuck Congregational Church located at 245 Post Road East. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will be used to support Troop 36 ongoing activities and the CT. Yankee Council Camps and programs.

Community Health and Sports Seminar

Himes Arora Debate

Please save the date for this important Debate for the 4th District between Congressman Jim Himes & Harry Arora on Sunday, October 21st, 2018!

Sponsors of this debate are CT League of Women Voters with co-sponsors of the Westport, Wilton, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Norwalk, and Stamford League of Women Voters.

Clune Performing Arts Center

Wilton High School

395 Danbury Road (Route 7)

Wilton CT

Sunday, October 21, 2018

4:00 to 6:00PM

Protect Our Public Lands & Vote Yes on November 6th, 2018.


The League of Women Voters of Westport, together with Earthplace, invite you to an important public event to discuss Transparency in Public Lands Transactions.  Learn why a YES vote on Ballot Question #2* is vital to protecting State Parks, Forests and Wildlife Management Areas from being sold, swapped or given away without adequate public input. For further info on this issue, please use this link:    


Also hear about plans to create a Green Corridor in our region intended to protect land, water and wildlife resources. Featured speakers of the evening will be:

Eric Hammerling, Executive Director of CT Forest & Parks Association and David Brant, Executive Director of Aspetuck Land Trust. 

October 22, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00PM

Earthplace: 10 Woodside Avenue, Westport, CT

Event is Free & Open to the Public.