Things to do in Westport this weekend
Updated 8:05 am, Saturday, May 14, 2011
If you're looking for something to do in Westport this weekend, we've got a list that can bring back childhood memories or get your toes tapping.
Take in a production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at 8 p.m. Friday at the Seabury Center, 45 Church Lane. Center Stage's Middle School Team performs the classic, with proceeds from the evening's concessions donated to Save the Children for Japanese earthquake relief. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and students. For more information call 203-733-8665 or email email@example.com.
Clean out the car Saturday and hit the League of Women Voters' 27th annual tag sale, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 20 Saugatuck Ave., the former site of the Women's Fitness Edge. The sale promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a wide variety of donated treasures. The plant sale has been expanded to include annuals and house plants, as well as gardening books, tools and supplies. Get more information by visiting www.lwvwestportct.org or call Karen Curtis as 203-259-1880.
Join the sand bucket brigade. The Westport Y's "Castles in the Sand" build-a-thon to benefit Homes with Hope will take place Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Compo Beach, with the Y team creating a rendering of the organization's new building. A lot to build a castle costs $100 and can accommodate up to four sculptors. For groups up to 10 people, a larger lot is $300. Go to www.hwhct.org/events to register.
The Westport Youth Film Festival migrates up the Post Road to downtown Fairfield on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Fairfield Community Theater, the Fairfield Arts Center and Las Vetas Lounge. It's the only film festival produced by high school students featuring films made by high school students. Throughout the day, 50 films will be screened at the Community. There will also be a variety of talks, workshops and music. For more information or to buy a festival pass, visit www.westportyouthfilmfest.org.
On Sunday, take part in a day-long celebration of the Israel's 63rd anniversary, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Bedford Middle School, 88 North Ave., with "Yom Israel -- Israel Experience." There'll be a concert of traditional and modern Israeli songs and a presentation by the deputy national director of the Anti-Defamation League. There will also be a bazaar of vendors offering unique Israeli wares. Visit www.ujafederation.org for more information.
Sing it, sister. Finish off your weekend at a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. Sue Matsuki will focus on Fitzgerald's Great American Songbook album series, accompanied by Jon Webber on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.westportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800.