Mother Nature is treating us rather well this winter, so get out and take advantage of all the things to do in Westport this weekend:

If you can't get to the tropics, do the next best thing -- a Caribbean party Friday at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road, a celebration marking the end of this year's WestportREADS community reading project. Taste island cuisine, sway to the music of the islands and sample a bit of rum. The event starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $75, with proceeds supporting library programs. For more information, call 203-291-4824 or check www.westportlibrary.org.

Kermit says it's not easy being green, but what is it like being Elmo? Find out at 4 p.m. Saturday when the Westport Cinema Initiative presents, "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" at Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane. Admission is $10. For more information visit www.westportcinema.org.

Go ahead, play with your food Saturday at the 10th anniversary of the lunchtime theater series. There will be cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a Play With Your Food production starting at 6:30 p.m. at Dragone Classic Motorcars, 176 Post Road West. Tickets are $100. Call 203-293-8831 or visit www.jibproductions.org.

It may be a little smelly, but the kids will love "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" Sunday at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers. Geared for children 4 to 10 years old, there will be two shows at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $18 for the Griffin Theatre Co. production. Visit www.westportplayhouse.org or call 203-227-4177.

Find out what inspired television writers who lived in Westport during the 1950s at the opening reception Sunday for "Next Stop: Westport!" from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place. As a companion to that exhibit, the historical society will also showcase "The Cold War in Our Backyard," recounting what life in Westport was like during that era. Call 203-222-1424 or visit www.westporthistory.org for more information.