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:
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.
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.
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!
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
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 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.
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)
Sunday, October 21, 2018
4:00 to 6:00PM
WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE YES ON BALLOT QUESTION #2 ON NOVEMBER 6, 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.
The Darien Democratic Town Committee is hosting a "Rally for the Democratic Blue Wave" on Sunday, October 21 at 1:00pm in Darien's Tilley Pond Park. The rally aims to amplify engagement in current local, state and national races, to drive momentum and to encourage voter turnout in the critical election on Tuesday, November 6th. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4), and Democratic candidate for Governor Ned Lamont. The Darien DTC invites voters from across the 4th Congressional District to join with their Darien neighbors in support of our shared Democratic candidates and shared values. The Rally is a chance to answer the call: to raise your voice, to participate, to stand for the issues and values that are central in the upcoming election. Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-for-the-democratic-blue-wave-tickets-50887010418
Darien Democrats: http://dariendemocrats.com/