Where Westport Meets the World

Summer Camp AM&PM: Culture Arts/ Graphic Novel / Special Arts

AM: Culture Arts 
(Ages 4-7)
9:30AM - 12:30PM 

The world is full of amazing cultures, each with their own unique forms of art and traditions. Let your student travel the world during this weeklong workshop, facilitated by the arts! Each day will introduce them to an exciting new place and offer them the opportunity to learn while creating works of art inspired by the culture. From Japanese silk painting, to Native American dream catchers, students will be exposed to an array of materials and medias!

$370 Non-Members/$345 WAC Members

PM: Graphic Novel 
(Ages 8-12) 
1:30PM - 3:30PM

Does your student love action and illustration? Do they sketch and doodle during their free time? Creative imaginations are full of stories waiting to be told! This course will guide them as they design their own characters and illustrate their own stories on professional-standard comic strip storyboards and book covers. From sketch to a polished product complete with gouache color, students will walk away bringing their imagination to life.

Students will enjoy a visit from artist David Nguyen, who will share his own sketch book and illustrations. David specialized in Manga and Anime style illustration and will be offering his words of wisdom for comic design!

$280 Non-Members/$255 WAC Members

Special Arts
(Ages 7+)
4PM - 5PM

This high-quality arts program is designed for students of differing and special needs who might need additional attention in the classroom.  This course offers insight into artistic processes and techniques while promoting self-awareness and self-esteem through projects, fostering critical thinking and creative innovation through adaptive methods. *When registering, please be sure to include a description of your child’s specific needs and any learning or behavioral techniques that work best for them. We can accommodate a limited number of parent-provided 1-on-1 aides for students who require one.

$80 Non-Members/$60 WAC Members

Visit our website for more information! 


LifeBridge Food for Thought Event June 6, 2016, 7:30-9:30am

START your day with some Food For Thought at our annual breakfast, as we bring community and business leaders together to spark conversation and collaboration around issues of poverty. We'll also celebrate our recent merger with the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition and its positive impact on our collective efforts to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of Greater Bridgeport. 

You'll want to be a part of this morning download as we focus on the power of technology to inform, engage, and unite new audiences around initiatives that can improve the quality of our personal, professional and community lives.

Technology guru David Pogue, our keynote speaker, is a New York Times bestselling author who has more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter, has given four TED talks, and is the tech critic for Yahoo Finance, the world's biggest business publication. He writes a monthly column for Scientific American, and for thirteen years, he wrote the tech column for the New York Times. Pogue also hosts science shows on PBS's NOVA and appears frequently on CBS Sunday Morning. His engaging presentations have earned him four Emmys, two Webby Awards, and a Loeb Award for journalism. 

Join us as approximately 400 influential community activists and leaders drawn from Fairfield County’s business, non-profit and government sectors with a shared interest in working collaboratively address the issues of poverty in Greater Bridgeport through direct services, advocacy, and policy development.


PATRON TICKET             $500                     


INDIVIDUAL TICKET       $100              


RSVP needed by May 29th

We will also be honoring the following individuals:

LifeBridge Community Impact AwardBob Trefry

Cesar Batalla Community Service Award: Carmen Nieves

Jan Park Child Advocacy Award: Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D.

Held at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT                  

For more details about the event, contact Pam Dougherty at 203-368-5567 or pdougherty@lifebridgect.org or to purchase tickets online use this link: http://bit.ly/2ot63RZ 

For more information about LifeBridge Community Services visit our website: www.LifeBridgeCT.org

Westport Woman's Club Awards Grants


On May 24, the Westport woman's Club's Community Services Chairwoman, Sarah Menchaca, presented grant awards to 28 local charities in the amount of $30,000. The funds for these awards are raised through various fundraisers throughout the year and our biggest fundraiser, the Yankee Doodle Fair in June.

Live by the Sound: Join us for a sunset cocktail party!

Wondering about living by the Sound? Join us for a sunset cocktail party and have your questions answered!

Co-hosted by Judy Michaelis, Eileen Lavigne Flug, Save the Sound, and FEMA. RSVP to judy@judymichaelis.com.

2nd Annual Wonder of Flight Air Show: Sherwood Island State Park

Drones, radio controlled helicopters, aerobatic planes and gliders will be displayed and flown in the 2nd Annual Air Show at Sherwood Island State Park, on Saturday, June 3 with opening ceremonies beginning at 10 AM and concluding at 2 PM. Open and Free to the Public.

The event will be conducted as part of the Trails Day by the members of the Country Squires Modelers, a group of over 100 men, women and children who have been flying at Sherwood Island for over 45 years.  Members range in age from 9 to 90, and include retired airline pilots, professionals, students, tradesmen and homemakers.  Young people find the sport particularly engaging, and they are often very adept at it because of their computer game skills.  As one parent of a new member recently related, "this has been a wonderful experience for our son.  It has him outdoors, and he's learning so much about science and engineering while satisfying his computer interests."

For more information go to: friendsofsherwoodisland.org or countrysquires.com for photos from last year's show go to:


Community Dinner in Support of Immigrant and Refugee Families

Hi everyone, 

This Friday, May 19th, from 6 pm to 8 pm, Staples High School-based organization Change for Syria will be holding a community dinner with and in support of refugee and immigrant families at Bar 'Bucha in Westport. Dinner will be served, and there will be opportunities to meet lots of interesting people, including several immigrants, refugees, and representatives from local organizations helping to make a difference. Tickets are $25 if you RSVP to shschangeforsyria@gmail.com ahead of time, and $30 at the door. We'd love to see you all there--this is a great opportunity not only to strengthen our community but to help drive tolerance and friendship at the local level. 

Group Canoe Paddle with Earthplace May 20, 2PM


Spend an afternoon on the water with family or friends! An Earthplace naturalist will lead participants along the Saugatuck River in search of egrets, ospreys, ducks, and much more. Departs from Earthplace on May 20 promptly at 2 pm.

Canoes and personal floatation devices (required by all participants) are included.
Members: $24, $12 for children under 12; Non-members $30, $15 for children under 12. Preregistration required.
For registration and addition Information: visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400.

Westport Public Art Collections

The Westport Public Art Collections is seeking volunteers to hang art in town schools and buildings. We are also looking for individuals interested in research, fundraising and the support of the educational uses of the collection.  You can volunteer by filling out this form:


The following information (and more!) can be found at 


WestPAC are a cultural asset of our town, with over 1,500 works of art 
in a broad range of media — paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, illustrations, cartoons, photographs, sculptures and murals — by notable American artists, giants of the international art world and important artists who established their homes and studios in the Westport-Weston community.

The WestPAC Committee hangs original works of art throughout Westport's school and town buildings —hallways, libraries, classrooms, lobbies, offices and conference rooms — to create visually stimulating learning and work environments.

By observing art first-hand and every day, students, educators, staff and residents can pursue their own path of enjoyment and discovery.

GRAND OPENING EVENT: Elite Health Services Physical Therapy & Personal Training

You're invited to join us in Westport as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newly expanded 3,000sqft. physical therapy and personal training space on Wednesday, May 31st from 5:30 pm. to 8:30 pm.

Bring a friend for a fun and lively evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while also enjoying live music and exclusive "ONE NIGHT ONLY"pricing on a Special Grand Opening Personal Training Package!

  • GOODY BAGS...for first 50 people who REGISTER.

  • DOOR PRIZES... including: a 90-Minute Running Assessment, Kiehl's Products, Lululemon, SoundRUNNER & more!

Fairfield County Walks for Mental Health

Join the region’s coalition of mental health advocates for the first annual Fairfield County Walks for Mental Health event on Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Norwalk Green (parking available on Park Street). The Walk kicks off a calendar of almost 50 events across the region in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month including movies, talks, trainings, and more.  Find the full calendar of regional events at www.HealthyMindsCT.org. 

 US Representative Jim Himes will be joining us, along with State Senators Bob Duff & Toni Boucher, State Representatives Cristin McCarthy-Vahey, Bruce Morris, Chris Perone, Jonathan Steinberg, Fred Wilms, Terrie Wood, and Mayor Harry Rilling. Budgets are still being negotiated... it's important for us to make our voices heard!