Westport Country Playhouse

received a $10,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for general operating support of the nonprofit organization’s 2017 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an estimated annual audience of 60,000.

The Playhouse’s 2017 season, playing now through Nov. 19, features five plays that cover a wide variety of theater worth talking about, from writers whose works are considered stage classics, as well as from contemporary voices.

The Playhouse has already staged its first play of the season: “Lettice and Lovage.” The current show, “Grounded,” will be followed by “Appropriate,” “Sex with Strangers” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards, and has awarded $180 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond.

The District 9 polling place location will be changed to Town Hall Auditorium, 110 Myrtle Ave. for the Nov. 7 municipal election.

The change is due to the construction schedule for renovations to the Westport Library.

All registered voters can check their scheduled polling place on the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website, sots.ct.gov.

Two Westport residents were among the winners of the Marine & Coastal Exhibit at the Rowayton Arts Center. Award-winning artist and instructor William Duffy selected the winners from almost 80 entries.

In the watercolor category, Judith Orseck Katz took home first place for “Norwalk River, Fall,” while Jo Ann Davidson earned second place.

As part of Bankwell’s ongoing Pet Adoption project and following a three-month collection of pet supplies at the bank’s nine branches and at PetPantry locations throughout Connecticut, Bankwell unloaded the Bankwell Suburban, filled to the brim with donations, at the CT Humane Society in Westport June 30.

Additionally, Bankwell donated a check totaling $2,948 to the organization as a result of a matching donation program spearheaded by the bank.

The Bankwell Pet Adoption Project creates awareness about Fairfield and New Haven County shelters and the rescue dogs and cats that are looking for homes. Bankwell partnered with local photographer, Michael Bagley, and local rescue shelters to feature portraits in the bank branches and information on the bank’s website about local animals in need.

For more information, interested parties can visit mybankwell.com/PleaseAdoptMe.

The Commission for Senior Services will host its 22nd annual meeting at 10 a.m. on July 21 at the Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave.

The agenda will highlight the projects of the commission and the town that affect seniors.

First Selectman Jim Marpe will present the Service to Older Adults award to the Friends of the Center for Senior Activities.” Light refreshments will be served.

Parking emblems are required on all vehicles entering Westport beaches.

Parking emblems can be purchased at WestportRecreation.com or at the Parks and Recreation Department office, Longshore Club Park, 260 Compo Road South, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Westport Library will be offering free one-on-one, career counseling sessions to local job seekers. The sessions will be by appointment only and will focus on general career counseling, as well as resume assistance and LinkedIn profile preparation assistance.

Patrons may schedule one-hour sessions on Mondays and Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Ellen Janpol, the business librarian, at ejanpol@westportlibrary.org.

Do you drive on the Merritt Parkway late at night or early in the morning between Fairfield and Westport? Then be prepared for some delays because of a $56.7 million project that won’t be finished until August 2019.

The project will focus on a five-mile stretch of the parkway between the Congress Street bridge in Fairfield to the Newtown Turnpike overpass in Westport.

The project will include new pavement in both the northbound lanes and work on 11 structures related to the historic bridges, built nearly 80 years ago.

There’s also upgrades planned for guiderails, drainage and restoration of the historic bridges. With all this work, lane closures are needed.

Northbound lane closures are planned from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Saturday to Wednesday and from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Southbound lane closures are from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, together with the Greater Norwalk, Fairfield and Danbury chambers, will be taking a group trip to the scenic Danube River, stopping at Imperial cities along the way. Departure is

Sept. 28; return is Oct. 7.

Chamber members, guests, family and the public are invited to visit one of the most spectacular rivers in the world, the Danube. Included in the trip are stops in Munich, Passau, Melk, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, and Linz, with an optional, three-night extension stay in Prague.

Chamber trips are affordable, while providing the same high-quality travel of other tour groups.

Each city boasts its own unique and beautiful architecture, fine culture and specialty stores for shopping. On board the ship, with only 71 cabins, providing comfort without crushing crowds, guests experience superb dining with all meals included during the cruise, including complimentary, quality red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship.

The starting price is $4,199 for double occupancy.