Briefs: Town tree lighting on Friday, Sunrise Rotary gala holiday wine tasting
WESTPORT — First Selectman Jim Marpe announced that the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. at Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. The Staples High School Orphenians will perform a selection of seasonal songs, the announcement said. The Police Department toy drive collection box will be available to collect new, unopened, unwrapped toys for distribution to local families.
Westport’s 27th annual Tree of Light ceremony is set for Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East.
WESTPORT — Sunrise Rotary will host its 27th annual Wine Tasting and Holiday Gala, Westport Uncorked, at the Inn at Longshore Friday from 6:30 9:30 pm. The event will feature 96 wines along with 15 area-brewed craft beers, all curated by Liquor Locker’s Cory D’Addario. The event will help Sunrise support 30 area and international nonprofit organizations — from Homes With Hope in Westport to Greater Bridge-port Literacy Volunteers to Tree of Life Orphanage in Haiti. Tickets are $75 and are available at westportsunriserotary.org, .
WESTPORT — Due to the lack of cooperation from Quercus alba and Quercus ruba (white and red oak), the Department of Public Works announced today that the 2017 curbside leaf pickup program has been extended for two weeks, from Dec. 3 to 17, subject to continued good weather. Any leaves placed on the curbside during this period in biodegradable paper bags will be collected by the Westport Public Works Department until Dec. 17, weather permitting. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be picked up. The compost process cannot manage plastic bags. Residents living on private roadways must place their bagged leaves at an intersecting Town roadway. A Department of Public Works crew will pick up throughout the entire Town several times during the collection period. A final pass will be begin on Dec. 18 and take approximately one week. Any properly bagged leaves put out before Dec. 18 will be collected.
WESTPORT — The Weston/Westport Hebrew after-school program will offer a Hanukkah Chocolate Factory and Open House on Dec. 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.. at the Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston. The cost is $8.
The Chocolate Factory will feature chocolate crafting activities, Hanukkah crafts, menorah wood working, dreidel sand art, a meeting with Judah Maccabee, refreshments and more. The program is open to the community. The Hebrew program is accepting registration for its new semester, which begins Jan. 2.
For information on Weston Hebrew School, visit www.westonhebrew
school.org, call 203-493-6505 or email email@example.com