Things to do in Westport this weekend
Updated 4:45 pm, Friday, September 28, 2012
This weekend's weather forecast may not be the greatest, but that shouldn't put a damper on your plans. Here are a few things to do in Westport:
Things will be blooming Friday at the Westport Public Library as the exhibit "Flowerscapes & More" open in the Great Hall of the library, 20 Jesup Road. The show -- on view during regular library hours -- features paintings of wildflowers and still-lifes by local artist Leona Frank. It runs through Jan. 2. Call 203-291-4800 or visit www.westportlibrary.org
Don't be a sucker. Help the continuing recovery of Bridgeport's Barnum Museum, damaged by a tornado several years ago, at a Book Fair and Fundraiser on Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road East, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes a booksigning by Bridgeport historian and author Michael Bielawa, who wrote "Wicked Bridgeport ... Where True Crime Meets the Paranormal." For more information, call 203-331-1104 or visit http://www.barnummuseum.org
It's sure to be fun day on Sunday when the Westport Arts Center hosts "WACky Family Day" at 1 p.m. in the arts center, 51 Riverside Ave. Admission is $10, but free for adults and those under the age of 2. The event, staged in conjunction with WAC's current "Foodies" exhibit, features a range of food-inspired art projects. Registration is required. Call 203-222-7070 or visit http://www.westportartscenter.org
Hear about the feminist view of "A Raisin' in the Sun" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. The free event features NYU professor and author Sharon Friedman. Find more information by visiting westportlibrary.org or calling 203-291-4800.
The first serving of "Westport-Weston Restaurant Week" is Sunday. There are 18 participating restaurants in town featuring a three-course prix fixed menu for either lunch or dinner. Doodle on napkins provided by the restaurants for a chance to win a contest sponsored by the Westport Arts Center. Diners can also purchase discounted tickets to the Westport Country Playhouse's performance of "A Raisin in the Sun." For more information and a list of participating restaurants, visit www.westportwestonchamber.com