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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Published 11:27 am, Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Hear songs of the Civil War sung by baritone Jose Andrade Sunday at the Unitarian Church. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    Hear songs of the Civil War sung by baritone Jose Andrade Sunday at the Unitarian Church. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Okay, it looks like spring is really here to stay, and with a forecast of fine weekend weather, so there's no excuse to stay cooped up at home. Here's a few events and activities in Westport this weekend:

Find some "History You Can Own" Friday when the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, celebrates the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Compo with a lecture and display of historic documents at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call 203-222-1424 or visit http://www.westporthistory.org for more information.

You'll get a charge out of this: The first Electric Vehicle Rally sponsored by the Westport Electric Car Club hits the road at 10 a.m. Saturday at the eastbound terminal of the Saugatuck Railroad Station. The finish line is at the Blu Parrot on Charles Street, where from about 1 p.m. as the electric cars complete the rally route, visitors can check out the vehicles and learn more about them, as well as enjoy refreshments. Check here for more details: http://bit.ly/15WC6Ka

Ever wonder what happens after you brush your teeth or flush the toilet? Find out Saturday when the town's wastewater treatment plant at 8 Elaine Road holds public tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Staff will be on hand to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 203-341-1167.

Get some inspiration at the Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held at Jesup Green and the Westport Public Library, the event features exhibits, hands-on workshops and demonstrations in a variety of sciences, arts and crafts, engineering areas, robotics and more. Get more information about the fair and the Maker Movement at http://www.westportlibrary.org

Make Sunday a "Green Day" the town continues its month-long celebration of Earth Day at five different venues. The day, coordinated by the Staples High School Club Green, begins at 8 a.m. with a clean up of Longshore Park, and includes gardening workshops and movie screenings. For more information and the day's schedule, visit http://www.westportgreenday.com

Harken back in time Sunday when baritone Jose Andrade performs Civil War songs at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road. The performance is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and proceeds benefit the church and the Westport Historical Society. For information call 203-227-7205 or visit http://www.westporthistory.org