Looking to take a break from all the holiday shopping, wrapping and baking? Grab your coat and hat -- though you won't have to bundle too much this unseasonably warm weekend -- and enjoy these Westport events celebrating the season this weekend:
What's better than pizza on a Friday night? Pizza on a Friday night with Santa! The Westport-Weston Family Y will host jolly St. Nick in its gymnastics center from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The annual event includes cookie decorating, a Christmas craft, two slices of pizza and a drink. The fee is $5 per child, and pre-registration is required. Children must attend with an adult. For more details, call 203-226-8981 and visit www.westporty.org
Do a little pre-holiday workout and give to others when you attend the Pure Barre Westport's "Pure Give Class" at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The donation-only class is part of the Westport Annual Holiday Giving program, and some of the most appreciated gifts in the town-sponsored program are grocery and gas gift cards in any amount. Pure Barre is located at 291 Post Road East.
Wondering how to feed a turkey vulture? Find out Saturday when the Earthplace staff hosts animal feeding time at 4 p.m. Free with the price of admission to the nature center at 10 Woodside Lane. For more information, visit www.earthplace.org.
If you're still working on that "spirits" list for Christmas Eve -- the kind you can use to toast the holiday -- stop by Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit, 1790 Post Road East, for a free tasting of Whistle Pig straight rye whiskey at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Take in the colorful exhibit at the Westport Arts Center Gallery, 51 Riverside Ave., "Chuck Close: About Face." The exhibit is on view through Jan. 12 and gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org for more information.