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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Published 10:04 am, Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Get in on the discussion of F.Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Westport Library. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News

    Get in on the discussion of F.Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Westport Library.

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With the hectic holidays a thing of the past, it's time to do some things for yourself. And if you're looking for some ways to kick-start your New Year's resolutions while having fun at the same time, here are some things to do in Westport this weekend:

Start Saturday morning with a nature walk around one of the six different trails through the Earthplace wildlife sanctuary's 62 acres. The nature preserve at 10 Woodside Lane is open from 7 a.m. to dusk, and admission is free. Call 203-227-7253 or visit www.earthplace.org for more information.

After you've worked up an appetite, head over to the winter quarters of the Westport Farmers Market, 7 Sylvan Lane, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to find farm-fresh produce and foods. For a list of vendors, visit www.westportfarmersmarket.com

Get into the swim of things Saturday afternoon at the Staples High School community pool, 70 North Ave. The pool is open for swimming to Westport residents and their guests from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. Admission for adults with a handpass is $5, without a pass it's $7. For more information, visit www.westportct.gov or call 203-311-5074.

Introduce yourself to hot yoga at Kaia Yoga, 1200 Post Road East, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The introductory-level class is $10. Call 203-557-4422 or visit www.kaiayoga.com

Take a new year's literary plunge and join the discussion of "The Greaty Gatsby," at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road. F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of the Jazz Age was chosen as the theme book for this year's "WestportREADS" community reading project. Mark Schenker, associate dean at Yale College, will lead the discussion. Admission is free. For more information call 203-291-4800 or visit www.wesportlibrary.org