Where Westport Meets the World

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


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.  

**FREE** Westport Community Band Concert 7/10/2018 7 pm

Westport Out of the Darkness Walk To Fight Suicide Committee Meeting!

This year, the Westport Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide is October 27th, 2018 at Sherwood Island State Park!
Please register here!

Wednesday,  July 18th from 6:30 - 7:30 PM 
at Positive Directions, 90 Post Road, Westport
RSVP/ Questions: Email Michelle or call 860-614-7208

Otis and The Hurricanes Perform at Music at the Barn on Sunday, July 8th

Otis and The Hurricanes perform at Music at the Barnon Sunday July 8thfrom 5:30pm – 7:00pm at The Weston Historical Society, 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT.  Otis and The Hurricanes are a group of veteran musicians who will rock the barn playing a mixture of Delta Blues and New Orleans Funk, with just the right amount of good time Rock ‘n Roll.  Influenced by the likes of Fats Domino, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, and the legendary Chuck Berry, each song tells a story.  Chris “Otis” Cross has opened for and played with musical icons like James Montgomery, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Buckwheat Zydeco. 

No reservations are required for this delightful family entertainment series.  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.  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 5pm.

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.  For more information about Weston Historical Society, please call 203 226-1804 or visit www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.

ICT4 Teaching Change Through Hands-on Action Event

Change doesn’t just happen.  People make it happen.  And, with election season rapidly approaching, ICT4 is teaching change through a hands-on action event.

Learn from Kyle Aldrich, Lower New England and Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer for Indivisible, and others, who will both inspire and educate.  From canvassing and voter registration to new communications apps and phone banking, learn about the kinds of change-making activities that really work and how to employ them.

Guests will have an opportunity to test their new skills in various role-playing scenarios, with experts standing by to critique, answer questions and discuss personal concerns, fears and misgivings.  

Hear from the next generation of activists – the students.  Representatives from Staples High School who are part of Students Demand Action will provide updates on their voter registration initiative and about what they are doing to make sure the world they’re inheriting is one where democracy, equality, truth and justice reign.

Building on ICT4’s successful April Evening of Action event, guests will also have an opportunity to execute a few specific hands-on actions on upcoming legislative issues, and will receive a list of pending State House and Senate bills so they can take further action at home on issues that are of interest to then.  

RSVP at www.ict4.org.

Yankee Doodle Fair

Once again on Father’s Day Weekend, “kids of all ages” will gather at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, to enjoy one of the town’s oldest and best-loved family events, The Westport Woman’s Club’s Yankee Doodle Fair.  This year Westport’s last remaining annual family Fair opens Thursday, June 14, 6 PM to 10 PM and continues Friday, 6 PM to 10 PM, Saturday, 1 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, 1 PM to 5 PM.

Says WWC President, Dorothy Packer, “For over 111 years, the Westport Woman’s Club has been raising funds for local needs. We started by building sidewalks on Main Street and through the years, we have brought about the development of Compo Beach and created hot meals and healthcare for our schools. The Fair is our largest fundraiser. Its proceeds support our grants to community service agencies, need-based scholarship for Staples students and the much-needed Food Closet for the Town of Westport.”

The Yankee Doodle Fair will once again feature carnival rides and games from Stewart Amusements. Returning are the ever-popular Ferris Wheel, Flying Dumbo, Kiddie Cars, Basketball Toss, Rope Ladders, Carousel and Everybody-Wins-Fishing, along with a new updated spectacular version of the Ali Baba and breath-taking Zero Gravity, among others. Pay one price unlimited rides wristbands will be available all the days of the Fair, including Friday and Saturday nights!  At the Westport Woman’s Club’s Face Painting booth, kids of all ages can choose fun or “fierce” designs and Sand Art is back for younger children.

In the air-conditioned Auditorium, our Gourmet Group will hold their highly-anticipated Bake Sale featuring home-made baked goods sure to please every taste!  Enjoy a cup of coffee or a cold drink while you make your selections or browse through our Yankee Doodle Fair Cookbook (available for $5)

NEW THIS YEAR:  Sweetcake Mountain, an all acoustic country/bluegrass band will perform Friday at 6:00. Suzuki School of Music will perform on Saturday at 1:30, School of Rock’s house band will perform on Saturday at 3pm and SSDS Martial Arts of Westport will do a demonstration on Sunday at 2pm.

Fairgoers will have the opportunity throughout the Fair to buy tickets for the Raffle, as well as the Take A Chance Drawing.  The winning tickets will be selected at 4 PM on Sunday, Father’s Day. It is not necessary for the winners to be there for the drawing to claim the fabulous prizes.  The Raffle Grand Prize is $1000; second prize, $500; third prize, $350 gift card from Silver Ribbon. Thanks to Westport’s very generous merchants and restaurants, there are also many more gifts and prizes in the Take A Chance Drawing on the upper level.

At the Food Court, JR’s Grille is featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and chicken nuggets. Melt Mobile is offering creative, comforting sandwiches infused with originality, sustainability, and quality ingredients. Skip’s vintage Good Humor Truck will be on hand with ice cream treats.  In addition the members of the Westport Woman’s Club will be selling cold beverages and water for the benefit of our community services grants and need based scholarships for Staples High School Seniors.

Resnick Advisors are once again our Platinum Sponsor. Our Gold Sponsor is the Law Offices of Robert Grant, Esq.,our Silver Sponsors are Westport National Bank and Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics and our Bronze sponsor is Weichert Realtors, Madison and Post.

No dogs are permitted on the grounds during the Fair.