Where Westport Meets the World

Etching Lecture with Christopher Shore

Join the Westport Museum for History and Culture on Wed., Nov.6, from 7 to 8:30 pm, for a fascinating lecture on etching presented by master printer, Chris Shore. 


Durer, Rembrandt and Picasso all incised metal with acid to create images the world has never forgotten. In conjunction with the exhibition “Vision and Dignity: The Art of George Hand Wright” Shore will discuss the technique of etching using the Westport artist’s original work. Using specific examples of George Hand Wright’s, explore how this traditional process has continued into contemporary artwork.


Shore received his MFA in printmaking from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He has studied printmaking techniques in Venice and Florence, Italy and has shown his work internationally. His work explores many types of traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques. 


Online registration free for members, $5 nonmembers. Reservations are recommended, register at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5. 

Cultivating "Shalom Bayit" within our Intergenerational Families in Today's Challenging World

Join a conversation where we will explore positive and practical ideas to create and sustain compassionate connections within our intergenerational families.  How do we create Shalom Bayit when dealing with different personalities, developmental stages, and communication styles in our homes.

Presented by Dr. Dale Atkins, PhD author of The Kindness Advantage

Artificial Intelligence and Marketing Panel

To peer into marketing's future, don't miss two global gurus of mind science talk about emerging theories of human motivation and artificial intelligence.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, in Stamford, Conn., the American Marketing Association Southern CT Chapter hosts two global experts in neuroscience and AI to examine the intersection of how humans think, the biology that guides our actions, and how marketing tools and AI can influence behaviors. This is a must-see event for marketers, advertising executives, or anyone interested in the future tools and techniques of data science in marketing.

Marketers live in a world of emerging artificial intelligence -- from GPS navigation to Siri and Alexa voice assistants. But as science speeds forward in replicating human brains, most marketers still use old tools from the 1970s: personas, brand positioning, untested messages, manual forecasts. Pantidos and Lendenmann will unveil new solutions.

Event includes a networking party from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by speeches starting at 6:45 p.m. and panelist Q&A. Hosted at the beautiful Workpoint facility on the shoreline at 290 Harbor Drive, Stamford, Conn.

Saint Luke Church Annual Harvest Fair and Shabby Chic Boutique

The Harvest Fair will feature fine vendors and holiday gift items, the Shabby Chic Boutique, and Daisy's Café.  Admission is free and all proceeds will benefit charity.

Nov. 16 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Nov. 17 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Saint Luke Church, 49 Turkey Hill Road North, Westport 


costumeFEST - Zombie flashMOB and Festivities with CT Theater Dance

CostumeFEST is BACK by popular demand this Halloween season! Last year, Westporters loved learning Michael Jackson’s THRILLER choreography and getting made up like *ZOMBIES* to parade around Westport as a ghastly flashMOB of family fun! We’re excited to bring back this awesome event and add a few more stops along the way!

TICKETS are $25 and include all your zombie essentials! *PLUS!* mini-monsters and teenage werewolves are invited to try our dance classes all morning long for FREE!


Free dance classes at CTD studios (wear your halloween costumes & get a treat!)  

Elementary/Middle School:

9:30-10:15 IMPROV (intermediate level)

10:15-11:00 HIP HOP (intermediate level)

11:00-12:00 Halloween Ballet (intermediate level)

Kindergarten & Pre-K:

9:30-10:15 Mommy & Me

10:15-11:00 Intro Ballet (3-6 yrs)

11:00-11:45 Primary Ballet (5-9yrs)

Everyone! 1:00-2:30 @ TD Bank Westport: learn Thriller Choreography! 2:30-4:00 GET ZOMBIED, hair, make-up, costume experience 4:30-6:30 flashMOB Stew Leonards, Winged Monkey, Westport Main Street 6:30-8:00 after party Halloween BASH TD Bank Westport

SIGN UP HERE! The undead can multiply quickly… claim your spot before it’s gone!

Toy Drive at The Toy Post

Filling in the Blanks fights childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekends. In December, more than 2,200 kids in the Filling in the Blanks Weekend Meal Program will be given a brand-new backpack (valued at $40 each) filled with special items for the holidays— including a new toy, book, gloves, hat, socks, toiletries, pancake mix/syrup, etc. 

From now until November 7, you can help fill these backpacks by participating in the toy drive at Westport’s The Toy Post (180 Post Rd East). Look for the FITB Toy Box, purchase a preselected toy, and add some joy to a child’s holiday this year. Thank you!

To learn more about Filling in the Blanks, visit fillingtheblanks.org.

SIP & SAVOR Wine Tasting Fundraiser on November 16, 2019

SIP & SAVOR 2019, a wine tasting fundraiser event, will be held on Saturday, November 16, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at The Westport Woman's Club (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT).  A wide variety of wines, provided by Castle Wine & Spirits, will be available for tasting, as well as an array of hors d’oeuvres by Gruel Britannia.  Live classical music, provided by the Con Fuoco quartet, and prize drawings will be part of this festive evening as well.  Profits from the evening will benefit community grants to Fairfield County non-profit organizations, need-based college scholarships for high school seniors, as well as the WWC Food Closet, that serves those in need within our community.   A percentage of all SIP & SAVOR wine orders placed that evening will be donated by Castle Wine to the WWC fundraising effort. 

Event Co-Chairs, Christina McVaney and Gloria Smithson, suggest guests bring their shopping lists and order needed wines for Thanksgiving, December holiday events, hostess gifts and gift giving, as all SIP & SAVOR wine orders will support WWC charitable causes.

Tickets are $50.00 in advance and available at www.westportwomansclub.org.  Ticket sales for this wine tasting fundraiser are open to the public (21 years of age or older).  Businesses and individuals interested in program ads and/or sponsorships, highlighted in the SIP & SAVOR event brochure, should visit the WWC website for more details before November 01.

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, call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.

First Light Festival

Join Westport Museum for History and Culture for a night of family fun on New Year’s Eve for events at the museum and around town. The 2nd Annual First Light Festival celebrates the dawning of the New Year and will include many of the beloved activities that Westporters and visitors have enjoyed in years past including carriage rides, face painting, tarot readings, a warming fire, live music and much more!

Activities take place from 4 pm until 10pm.  Locations and activity details coming soon!

Buttons are $10 online at www.westporthistory.org or $15 at the door. No charge for children 2 years old and under. Please pick up buttons at the Westport Museum!

Jingle Bell Rock Family Day: Special Appearance by Santa Claus!

We’re gonna rock around the museum! Bring the whole family to the Westport Museum for History and Culture on Sat., Dec. 14, to discover the diverse holiday traditions Westporters celebrate. From 10 am to 4 pm, take part in a variety of crafts and activities, take a ride through town in a horse-drawn carriage, and sit for a silhouette as a holiday gift.* Finally, get a selfie with Santa!

Online pre-registration $15 for individual members, $20 for non-members, groups of four $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers. Reservations are recommended, register at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5.

*Silhouettes are available for an extra material fee.

Chabad of Westport will be hosting Rabbi Dr Laibl Wolf

[Westport,CT , November 19th] — Chabad of Westport will be hosting Rabbi Dr Laibl Wolf on November 19th.Internationally acclaimed author, psychologist and spiritual mentor Rabbi Dr Laibl Wolf, from Australia, will speak on Meditation Skills For An Anxiety-Free life ,How To Nurture Inner Peace And Wellness Daily.

The event is open to the public. Admission is 25$

Rabbi Dr Wolf provides training tools drawn from contemporary psychology as well as from the ancient wisdom teachings of Kabbalah to assist people to live fulfilling lives in a world that is not always kind and understanding.

Lectures in over 65 cities a year, training people in the discipline of mind consciousness and emotional intelligence through positive psychology, mindfulness and the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah. He is a psychologist, lawyer, and Hassidic Rabbi as well as a successful author. His best selling Random House-published personal growth text, Practical Kabbalah has been translated into many languages and is considered the finest text on the layman’s understanding of the psycho-spiritual teachings within Kabbala.

He has been a key-note speaker at International conferences on Mind/Body Medicine, the American Psychological Association, the Fortune 500, and others. He has held discussions with the Dalai Lama and other world spiritual leaders, and is a follower of his Master, the revered Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (of blessed memory).

He will be speaking on Tuesday November 19th, 7:30 PM at Chabad of Westport. At this presentation Rabbi Wolf will provide specific strategies to create inner peace and wisdom in a fast-moving and fast-changing world, as a prerequisite to states of happiness.  He will draw on contemporary psychological and medical research, as well as teaching the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah and Hasidism.

‘My goal is to provide people with a personal empowerment to take back their lives from the clutches of fear-laden media and powerful advertising messages, as well as neutralizing the anxieties and stresses of a world sliding into chaotic political systems, increasingly complex health care systems, and a lack of belief, self control and inner wisdom,’ Rabbi Wolf notes. ‘I believe that wisdom teachings coupled with personal mind and body disciplines are the roadmap to attaining a life-long state of true happiness and contentment,’ he adds.

Chabad of Westport serves the communities of Westport, Wilton, Weston and Norwalk. The Chabad Center formerly known as The Three Bears, has now been transformed into a center of experience, timelessness, tradition, heritage, and culture.

If you would like more information about this event, please call us at 203-226-8584 , or visit our website at www.chabadofwestport.com