Things to do in Westport this weekend
Published 11:28 am, Friday, March 22, 2013
It may not actually feel like the first weekend of spring, but it is. Don't let the chilly weather keep you on the couch because there's plenty do in Westport. Here are some suggestions:
It will be March Madness all right when the world famous Court Jesters face off on the basketball court against the Westport Faculty All-Stars at 7 p.m. Friday at Staples High School, 70 North Ave. Tickets for the Westport PAL fundraiser are $12 and are available at the door. Visit www.westportpal.org
Also at Staples this weekend are the final performances of "A Chorus Line," the classic musical, performed at 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday by the Staples Players at the school, 70 North Ave. For details, check http://www.staplesplayers.com
You won't be able to drive a truck, but you can touch one -- and many more -- Saturday at the annual "Touch a Truck" event from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Coleytown Elementary School. The event benefits the Westport Weston Cooperative Nursery School. Admission is $20 per family. Visit www.westportwestoncoop.org
Go fly a kite! Literally. You'll have a chance to assemble a kite and send it skyward Saturday during the annual, you guessed it, "Kite Day," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the nature center, 10 Woodside Lane. For info: http://www.earthplace.org or call 203-227-7253.
Make it a dream of a weekend with A Better Chance of Westport's Dream Event at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East. The ABC fundraiser includes live and silent auctions, food and music to support the program that brings young minority men to live and study in Westport. Tickets range from $150 to $500. For more information visit www.abetterchanceofwestport.org or call 203-256-5707.
Relax with sake from the tap or by the bottle Sunday at Moja Cafe, 12 Wilton Road. The drinks are half-price from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit www.mojacafe.com or call 203-557-4856 for more information.
Stay in town Sunday afternoon for a 4 p.m. screening of "Hello I Must Be Going," at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. The Westport Cinema Initiative is the host for the movie, which was primarily filmed in Westport and written and directed by Sarah Koskoff, a former town resident, and Todd Louiso. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at westportcinema.org