The Westport Rotary Club will honor members who have served in the nation's armed forces at a gathering for members and guests on Thursday Nov. 11 at Earthplace. It will begin at 7 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. and will feature a performance by The Bakers' Dozen, an a cappella group from Yale University.

Guests will have a chance to tour the Earthplace facilities and learn about the mission of this 62-acre wildlife sanctuary, discovery center and teaching facility.

The Bakers' Dozen, founded in 1947, will provide a diverse repertoire of musical entertainment for the event. The group's performances have included shows at the White House and at half time for the professional basketball team the Los Angeles Lakers. They are currently fund raising for a China tour in the spring.

The evening will also be highlighted by the presentation of a Rotary Grant to Family Re-Entry to support its Fresh Start program in Bridgeport. Family Re-Entry's Fresh Start program serves as a model for urban communities faced with the problems of crime and recidivism. It works with soon-to-be released prisoners before they leave prison, during transition and after they come home.

Food and drinks will be served. There will be a $20 cost for non-member guests. Please contact Dave Matlow, Westport Rotary Membership Chair, at 203-227-3090 to RSVP or to ask for more information about the event.

Guests are also welcome at Westport Rotary's regular meetings, which are held every Tuesday at noon at the Inn at Longshore. There is a fee of $20 per person for lunch. For more information about Westport Rotary, contact Matlow, or visit the club's Web site at

The Westport Rotary Club is an organization of business and professional men and women united in service to their community and the world. One of the 33,000 Rotary clubs worldwide, the Westport Rotary Club is known for philanthropy and for providing hands-on project leadership both locally and internationally.