The shofar, a simple hollowed out ram's horn, will be sounded at a local community celebration of Rosh Hashana on Thursday.

The traditional event to mark the Jewish new year will be held at 6 p.m. in Riverside Park on Riverside Avenue. The observance is sponsored by the Schneerson Center in Westport.

The center has a full calendar of events celebrating the High Holidays.

For more information, call 203-635-4118, email info@schneersoncenter.org, or visit www.schneersoncenter.org