Weekends are made for relaxation and enjoyment, and you can start this beautiful late-summer weekend by a campfire and end it at the beach. Here are some suggestions:
Friday night flock to a "Family Campfire and Raptor Encounter" fundraiser at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. Some of the center's rehabilitated birds of prey will show off their skills while embers glow in a communal fire at the nature center. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $20 per family. For more information, call 203-227-7253 or visit www.earthplace.org.
Japanese folk dancing, bamboo stalk decorating and drumming by New York's Taiko Aiko Kia will all be part of the Bon Odori Festival from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road. Admission is free. Visit www.levittpavilion.com for more information.
Root, root, root for the home team: Westport's Little League team heads into its second game of the Little League World Series on Sunday with a come-from-behind victory Thursday night. Game time is 2 p.m. as the local boys of summer take on the team from Sammamish, Wash., and the Westport Library again will host a free viewing party on its big-screen television in its McManus Room.
Add your two-cents when the Usual Suspects Mystery Book discussion features "Tug of War," by Barbara Cleverly at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road. Admission is free. Call 203-291-4800 or visit www.westportlibrary.org for more information.
End the weekend with Havdalah at Compo Beach, 64 Compo Beach Road. Join the Congregation for Humanisitic Judaism for a family-friendly event at the beach at 6 p.m., which includes socializing and a sunset service. The annual event is open to the public. Bring a picnic dinner and supplies and RSVP to 203-226-5451. For more information, visit www.humanisticjews.org