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Fishing Camp

Sign your child up for fishing camp this summer!

https://www.getschooledacademy.com/


Antiques Appraisal Day



Antique Appraisal Day

June 9th, 10am-4pm

Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue

Do you have a family heirloom that you need valued?

An old painting your grandmother said was valuable?

A  piece of jewelry or sterling that you never had appraised?

For $25 you will get a verbal appraisal of up to three (3) items from a qualified professional appraiser.

Larger items and furniture can be evaluated from photos. Photos should be well-lit with approximate dimensions. Questions?  Contact Deb Fratino at debfratino@aol.com or 203-434-6733


Yoga for Eating Disorder Recovery and Body Positivity

Westport resident (and Weston native), Maggie Converse, a long-time yoga practitioner and teacher will be leading monthly classes for women in recovery from eating disorders and who are looking to cultivate body acceptance.


A monthly class & support circle for women in recovery from eating disorders, body dysmorphia, body shaming, negative body image, and self-loathing. 

What you can expect:

  • Yoga
  • Guided Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Reiki

Classes are held the 3rd Saturday of every month, starting June 16 at 9:30am, at Open Sky Yoga Barn in Redding, CT. Cost is $25 and registration is strongly encouraged. Please register below or contact Maggie directly at maggie.converse@gmail.com.


African Music Festival Comes to Norfield Church on Saturday, June 9th with International Afro Dance Hall Star, Lamboginny to Benefit SALT - “Saving All Lives Together”

International Afro Dance Hall star and Nigerian native Lamboginny presents a day-long African Music Festival to benefit SALT (Saving All Lives Together) on Saturday, June 9 at Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield Road, Weston, CT.  The festival consists of two events: a children’s concert with crafts and activities from 11:30am – 1pm, that is also geared toward Seniors.  A second concert featuring Lamboginny and an eight-piece band will start at 7:00pm. These events mark Lamboginny’s first appearance in America. SALT is a movement that raises money to provide music therapy to the prison population, and more importantly, to pay legal costs of young people who have been wrongly incarcerated or cannot pay fines for petty infractions like street begging.  

Both events are free.  For the evening concert, there is a suggested donation of $20 per person payable online or at the door. For more information, or to reserve your ticket, visit www.savingalllivestogether.com.


The Weston Historical Society Presents “The War Back Home – Vietnam & Life in the 60s”, with Captain Nathan Clason, USMA

On Wednesday May 23rdCaptain Nathan Clason, USMA will present a lecture, “The War Back Home – Vietnam & Life in the 60s”, starting at 7:30pm at The Weston Historical Society at 104 Weston Road, Weston. The free lecture is part of the society’s Life in the Sixtiesexhibit.

Captain Clason enlisted in the army as a Vietnamese linguist in 2002 and worked for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. He has deployed twice to Afghanistan: first to Regional Command North in 2010 and then to Regional Command South in 2014.  Captain Clason currently teaches East Asian History at West Point in the History Department.

The Weston Historical Society’sLife in the Sixtiesexhibit is open on Thursdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. during May and June. 

The Weston Historical Society would like to thank our annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank, Cohen and Wolf P.C., KMS Partners at Coldwell banker and our exhibit sponsors Teed and Brown, Aspetuck Valley Country Club, and Jet Blue.  

For more information visit www.westonhistoricalsociety.orgor email info@westonhistoricalsociety.org.


Folk Music in the 60s: The Coffee House Comes to Weston on Saturday, May 19

The Weston Historical Society presents “Folk Music in the 60s: The Coffee House”a panel discussion with live performances and a hootenanny; and featuring four nationally-known folksingers and songwriters on Saturday, May 19thfrom 7:30pm – 10:30pm at The Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road in Weston, CT.

Roger Kaufman of Old School Music Productions will moderate/host “Folk Music in the 60s: The Coffee House”.  Appearing with Kaufman are composer/singer/radio-host Robin Batteau, composer/singer Rob Carlson, singer/songwriter/activist Jon Gailmor and arranger/singer-songwriter Jeff Southworth. These four musicians have written or played with some of America’s best known performers. 

Tickets are for sale in advance at www.westonhistoricalsociety.orgor at The Grange.  Admission is $25 for historical society members, and $30 for non-members. Snacks and beverages will be served.

The Weston Historical Society would like to thank our annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank, Cohen and Wolf P.C., KMS Partners at Coldwell banker and our exhibit sponsors Teed and Brown, Aspetuck Valley Country Club, and Jet Blue. 


Heart Health Weekend - Aug. 4, 5 - W. Harrison, NY

This event has already attracted many attendees all the way from the West Coast. If you have a heart, you will benefit from Heart Health Weekend. This is a gift and is not being held to make any profit. 


Three outstanding talents in their field are volunteering their time to make Heart Health Weekend affordable for everyone; Mr. Curtis Cord, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Mr. Brett Bonnist. The weekend is being held at the Renaissance Marriott Hotel, 80 W. Red Oak Lane in W. Harrison, NY. The only cost for the entire weekend is $85 for the lunch buffet provided by the Hotel on Saturday.


Saturday morning’s seminar will be presented by Mr. Curtis Cord, a leading expert in the olive oil industry. He is founding editor of Olive Oil Times, president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition and the executive director of the Olive Oil Program at New York's International Culinary Center. Cord will discuss the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and following his talk, he will offer an olive oil tasting to demonstrate what to look for and how to recognize a good, fresh, healthy extra virgin olive oil, a keystone to good heart health.


Saturday afternoon’s seminar is presented by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, an award-winning Consultant Cardiologist from York UK with 28 years of experience. He will open with a personal story about "The Heart Attack That Changed His Life" and follow with valuable information that all can relate to and benefit from. There will be plenty of time to ask questions.  Dr. Gupta’s ability to reduce stress through knowledge is life-altering for his followers and a labor of love on his part. The over 200 videos he has created for his YouTube channel, Sanjay Gupta York Cardiology, are recorded at night after seeing patients all day, casual, in low light and often with his dog on his lap. He shares his knowledge to 32,000 anxious, reassurance-seeking subscribers. 


Sunday features Mr. Brett Bonnist, a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. He completed his 200 hour teacher training in 2015 and has also completed a 500-hour advanced yoga teacher accreditation and a 100 hour meditation teacher certification, all with Kaia Yoga in Fairfield County, CT where he also teaches. He will conduct half-hour sessions of Mindfulness Meditation with no experience necessary. Meditation is undoubtedly the best therapy for your heart.


On Sunday Dr. Gupta is looking forward to meeting  privately with attendees in the order of registration so please register early.


Go to WWW.HeartHealthWeekend.com where you can also take advantage of a block of sleep rooms reserved for HHW at $149 plus tax per night. The coordinator is Vivien Cord (also volunteering her services) of Armonk, NY. For questions email viv8@aol.com or call 914-273-4667.


Persisters: The Fight for Gender Equality

The Staples High School Women in History class will be holding a panel discussion at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Rd, Westport, CT 06880, on May 9th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.


Panelists:

Meaghan Carey (Vice President, National Organization for Women, New York, NY)

Sarah Croucher (Executive Director, Naral Pro-Choice America)

Ramin Ganeshram (Executive Director, Westport Historical Society)

Meredith Gilmor (Publicist for Maria Sharapova, Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton)

Dr. Elizabeth Hohl (Professor, Fairfield University)

Amanda Innes (Executive Director, Westport Art Center)

Melissa Kane (Selectwoman, Westport, CT)

Paola Ortega (Independent Business Owner, Stamford, CT)


The class has decided to be proactive and create a public event on inequality in the workplace. The panel discussion will feature successful women from a wide variety of fields talking about their experiences as well as discussing the current wave of feminism.


Please be sure to visit their facebook page “PersistersSHS” to RSVP or email edenschumer@gmail.com.


Simon Mulligan with the Simon Mulligan Trio

The Westport Arts Center is excited to close its 2017-18 Concert Series with a unique program by Simon Mulligan with the Simon Mulligan Trio on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Center.   Acclaimed British pianist Simon Mulligan has been described by The Times of London as “the most abundantly gifted of pianists” and by Herbie Hancock as “phenomenal.”   Mulligan is also known for his collaborations with many notable artists. He has performed for President Barack Obama, Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, and has collaborated with Dame Shirley Bassey, Branford Marsalis, Liza Minnelli, Van Morrison, and Sting.  The Simon Mulligan Trio includes Gene Perla on double bass and Alan Korzin on drums.   For this performance, Mulligan with the Simon Mulligan Trio will perform a program that traverses the worlds of Jazz and Classical music with selections from Mozart, Debussy and Chopin as well as a unique interpretation of the George Gershwin Songbook.    

The concert will take place in the context of the visually stunning Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art exhibition at the Westport Arts Center, featuring the works of over 15 female artists with a focus on fiber and textile arts. Artists of note include Lesley Dill, Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro, Judith Scott, and Beverly Semmes.  
The Arts Center thanks David & Joyce Thompson and the late Howard J. Aibel for their generous support.  We also thank WSHU for their ongoing media sponsorship.


TICKET PRICING:

    • WAC Member Purchased in Advance: $40
    • Non-Member Purchased in Advance: $50
    • Members & Non-Members at Door: $60
    • Senior Ticket: Each ticket purchase of $50 includes one complimentary ticket (Two-for-one), for ages 65+


Summer Camp at the Westport Arts Center

Explore the exciting possibilities this summer break with Summer Camp at the Westport Arts Center! Get creative, innovative, and have fun through the arts by choosing from a catalog of unique and contemporary weeklong workshops.

With everything from mixed media studios to themed courses delving into graffiti, design, and culture, each workshop will include hands-on projects and a new way to look at art.

With options for the traditional art enthusiast and the current pre-teen, this year’s summer line-up is sure to offer something for everyone!

Classes will stimulate your child’s problem solving skills and invigorate their imagination through diverse materials. Your child will practice thinking creatively and critically!  All workshops offer something for everyone ages 4-12.

Morning camps run from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and include a snack; Afternoon camps run from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. In instances where morning and afternoon classes feature the same theme, activities and direction will be designed to be age-appropriate.

Registration fees vary based on materials costs.