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FREE CONCERT 11/15/18 at 7:30 pm Weston High School



FREE CONCERT Nov. 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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Twighlight Rosary hosted by Saint Luke Youth Group to pray for peace and all souls departed.



New Clients Receive Color with Complimentary Haircut

To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, Hair Innovations will be offering new clients a complimentary haircut with a color service with Rachel and Nicole starting 11/6 until New Year's! We're sure you will be thrilled with their expert skills for all of your hair care needs! Price will vary based on length and desired color service.


Gallery Opening for Artist Nancy More

Please join us at Bistro Du Soleil for the gallery opening of local artist Nancy Moore's exciting work this coming Sunday from 4-7PM. Complimentary wine will be served with our usual most delicious hors d'oeuvres.                          615 Riverside Ave. in the old post office to the left of the auction house across from the train station.



The Great Migration and African Americans in CT

Join Westport Historical Society on Thursday, Nov. 15th, from 6 to 7 pm, when Dr. Stacey Close of Eastern CT State University will discuss the Great Migration of African Americans to Connecticut and the lives of the African American community in Connecticut in general and Fairfield County in particular.  This event is part of WHS’ Remembered Series in connection with the Remembered exhibition.

A native of Georgia, Dr. Stacey Close has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. He currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT.  Also a professor of history, Close received his Ph.D. and M.A. from The Ohio State University and B.A. from Albany State College, a HBCU in Georgia. Dr Close has taught courses and frequently lectures on African American, American, African, and Southern history. In addition, he has published with journals and presses such as the Journal of Negro History, CT Explored, and Guilford Press.

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



Community Health and Sports Seminar


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3

10:00-10:30 Chris Kalisz will talk about Fascial Stretch Therapy

10:40-11:10 Ryan Kassim will talk nutrition

11:15-11:45 Phil LiCastri exercise and the aging body

11:50-12:30 Tom George injury prevention and rehab

12:35-1:15 Yuri Petunov youth sports and fitness

1:20-2:00 Beatrice Macaluso training for speed

2:05-2:35 Phil LiCastri high school coach/parent perspective on college recruiting

 Trainers  will be available for body composition and blood pressure testing



TRUNK OR TREAT WILL TAKE PLACE INDOORS TOMORROW (OCT. 27)

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.

https://chn.ge/2ODZrOC

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.