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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.


AND "THE INEXTINGUISHABLE" TUESDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 7:30 PM AT TEMPLE ISRAEL, 14 COLEYOWN RD,

FEATURING WORKS BY COMPOSERS WHO LIVED THROUGH THE HOLOCAUST  BRINGIN TO LIFE SOME OF THE GREATEST MASTERPIECES CREATED DURING UNIMAGINABLE HARDSHIP.

GOOGLE: "EDELIO". FOR INFO AND TICKETS


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.


REEL Science Movie Screening - Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Friday, July 20, 6-8:45 pm at Earthplace

Join Earthplace and the Westport Library for a REEL Science movie screening of Honey I Shrunk the Kids. There will be a pre-film talk about the ecology of backyards and hands-on activities with MakerSpace. The movie will start at 7pm in our outdoor amphitheater and popcorn will be provided. 

There is no cost to participate and no registration required. We hope to see you there!

For Addition Information:  Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400


Westport author's new children's book celebrates moths

A new children’s book by Connecticut author Karlin Gray echoes what avid moth-ers have always known: There are no “ordinary” moths; each one is special in its own way.

Told in rhyme, An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth is about “a dusty, grayish, dull insect” who feels he is “nothing special” when compared with more colorful and exotic lepidoptera like luna moths, hummingbird moths or the giant atlas moth, not to mention butterflies. 

But once a little boy shows his joy upon finding the ordinary moth flying around a light and convinces his sister how special it is with its camouflage and protective scales, the little moth finally feel special too.

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Need help with a Feral cat

I need help feeding a sweet Feral cat named Frankie (not sure if he is even a male) in Westport for the 3 weeks that I am out of the country.  The cat has been living under the deck of a friend's house for the last 5 years but the friend has moved to Florida & her house has now sold.  I will have the cat moved to my home when I return August 15th but it is not feasible to do so right now. The cat needs to adjust to a new territory which takes time. I will supply the food & water & all I need now is a caring cat person/lover.  The cat is now residing on a property near the intersection of North Avenue & Cross Highway in Westport.  I have been going over to feed him in the evenings & he is always there to greet me.  Hoping someone can help.  I leave July 23rd.Please contact me.  Best Wishes.  203-858-5450


Singer-Songwriter P.J. Pacifico to Perform at Music at the Barn on July 22

Singer-songwriter P.J. Pacifico returns to Weston for Music at The Barnon Sunday, July 22ndat 5:30 p.m at the Weston Historical Society’s Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road, Weston.  P.J. Pacifico, a recording artist for Viper Records, is known in indie music circles for his serene brand of introspective folk and pop music.  Born in Norwalk, P.J. spends much of his time these days in Nashville and Los Angeles co-writing music for television and films.  He has toured nationally and around Europe, and recently signed a licensing deal with Razor & Tie Publishing .

No reservations are required.  Bring a lawn chair, blanket, favorite food and beverage, and enjoy show.   In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors and chairs will be set up. A suggested donation is $15 per member, $20 per non-member, kids are free, and includes admission to the Life in the Sixtiesexhibit starting at 5pm.

The Music at the Barnconcert series is made possible in part by our sponsors:  KMS Partners at Coldwell Banker, Fairfield County Bank, and Cohen & Wolf P.C.  For more information about Weston Historical Society, please call 203 226-1804 or visit www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.


An Evening with Jumpstart

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Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Since its founding in 1993, Jumpstart’s proven curriculum has helped over 100,000 children across the country develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten. Funds raised at the event specifically help Jumpstart to sustain and grow its educational programming for 500 of the highest need children in the local Connecticut community.