Things to do in Westport this weekend
Updated 10:35 am, Friday, March 25, 2011
The weather is expected to be fairly chilly this first full weekend of spring, but at least there's no snow in the forecast. here a few suggestions on things to do over the next couple days in Westport.
Saturday morning get out and touch a truck or two at the 6th annual Touch-A-Truck event from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Coleytown Elementary School, 65 Easton Road. Not only will there be trucks on hand, but an ambulance, limousine and dive boat will be featured. Cost is $20 per family and proceeds benefit the Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School. For more information, visit www.westportwestoncoop.org.
Also on Saturday, head over to the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., and check out "Dog Show." The photo exhibit features work by the Staples High School Photography Club, whose members visited the Bridgeport Animal Shelter and took photos there in an effort to bring awareness to animals available for adoption. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Call 203-222-707 or visit www.westportartscenter.org for more information.
If the pictures by the Staples photographers inspire you, visit the Connecticut Humane Society, 455 Post Road East, to check on adopting a homeless dog or cat. Cats are available for viewing from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., while the dogs can be seen from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://cthumane.org or call 203-227-4137.
Saturday night stop by Bobby Q's Barbeque and Grill, 42 Main St., for some ribs and music. Pimpinella takes the stage at 10 p.m. Give the restaurant a call at 203-454-7800 for more information.
Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, so take advantage of the down time and submit an application for a Westport community garden plot. The garden is located on Hyde Lane next to Long Lots Elementary school, and 10-by-20-foot plots are available. Rent is $25 for the 2011 season. Visit http://westportgardens.org for information and an application.