Things to do in Westport this weekend
Looking for ways to fill the weekend before the big game on Sunday? Look no more, here's an agenda for your weekend in Westport:
Start Saturday with a good breakfast at the Y Water Rats' 18th annual Pancake Breakfast, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Elm Street. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Proceeds go the Water Rat Y national swim team. Admission is $5, $3 for children 5 years old and younger. For more information visit www.westporty.org.
When lunch time rolls around, head over to Chowdafest 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bedford Middle School, 88 North Avenue. Sponsored by the Unitarian Church as a fundraiser for the Connecticut Food Bank, 24 area restaurants will cook up a wide range of chowders and soups, and visitors will get to taste as many as they like and then vote for their favorites. Admission is $6, $5 for seniors and $2 for children under 12. For information call 203-216-8452, or check www.chowdafest.org.
You've had pancakes and chowder, now head over to Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, for a trail walk at 2:30 p.m. with naturalist Pete Fraboni. Admission to the nature center is $7 for those 12 years old and over, $5 for those under 12 and seniors. Call 203-227-7253 or visit www.earthplace.org.
Feed your intellectual appetite at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road, with a book discussion. Featured will be Deborah Scroggins leading a program on "Wanted Women: Faith, Lies & the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali & Aaifia Siddiqu." Admission is free. Visit www.westportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800 for more information.
Not interested in the super-hyped football extravaganza Sunday? Take in "Almost, Maine" at 8 p.m. Sunday at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East. Each performance is followed by a wine-and-cheese reception where the audience is invited to meet the actors and production team. Tickets are $25-$45, with a $5 discount for seniors and students. Reservations are suggested. Call 203-454-3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com.