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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Published 8:42 am, Friday, June 21, 2013
  • Foreigner helps to usher in the new Levitt Pavilion season with a show Saturday at the Staples High School field house. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    Foreigner helps to usher in the new Levitt Pavilion season with a show Saturday at the Staples High School field house. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Don't let the first official weekend of summer '13, with its seasonally-appropriate weather forecast, come and go without taking in some great things to do out and about in Westport.

Welcome the season with a camp out under the stars Friday. Bring the family, tent and dinner to Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, and pitch camp on the nature center's big field. After dinner over the campfire, watch a family-friendly movie and take a hike through the forest led by an Earthplace naturalist. The best part? Earthplace will provide the s'mores, breakfast and bathrooms. The cost is $100 per family for Earthplace members and $140 for non-members. Visit www.earthplace.org for details.

Catch the Cantiamo Choir performing country and classic pop tunes at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a benefit concert for domestic violence centers. The concert will be held in Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave., and a reception will follow. A $15 donation is suggested. To reserve tickets, go to www.artsforthecommunity.org

Revisit "Frost/Nixon" with a performance by the Westport Community Theatre, 110 Myrtle Ave. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday or 2 p.m. Sunday for the final show. Tickets are $20-$16. Call 203-226-1983 or visit www.westportcommunitytheatre.com

If it's summer, it's Levitt Pavilion season. The slate of entertainment gets underway with a fundraising performance by the vintage rock band, Foreigner, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Staples High School field house, 70 North Ave. Tickets are $250-$70. For tickets call Ovationtix at 866-811-4111 or visit www.levittplavilion.com

Even if summer means lazy days for you, you can watch thousands who celebrate the season in more energetic fashion by running the Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon on Sunday morning, which makes its way through part of Westport once again this year. The race's local stretch is primarily along Greens Farms Road and Beachside Avenue. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at Jennings Beach in Fairfield. For a map of the 13.1-mile course and other details, visit www.fairfieldhalf.org