You can paint, plan, learn or take in a show this weekend in Westport. The spring weather promises to be spectacular, so get out and enjoy it while doing a few of these things:

Catch the Westport Country Playhouse's production of A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room," which runs through May 18. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. A free symposium with the playwright, Gurney, will follow Sunday's matinee. Tickets are $50-$30; the playhouse is located at 25 Powers Court. For tickets and information, call 203-227-4177 or visit

Let the kids express themselves on canvas, instead of the living room walls. The Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., is hosting "Super Saturday: Experimental Painting" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. There are two sessions -- one for kids 5 to 8 years old and the second for those 9 to 12. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. For more information visit

Take a bus tour Saturday and learn interesting bits of town history with "Woog's World of Westport," led by longtime Westport News columnist, Dan Woog. The bus leaves from the Westport Historical Society, 45 Avery Place, at 12:45 p.m. Tickets are $30 each or $25 for two or more. Visit or call 203-222-1424 for information.

Find the pattern designing future success at the Young Designers Forum at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. Four innovative designers, under 30 years old, will share their stories. Admission is free but registration is required. Call 203-291-4800 or check

Do some shopping for Mother's Day -- and some good as well -- when the Westport Woman's Club hosts its annual plant sale, coinciding with the grand re-opening of the Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, 44 Imperial Ave., on Sunday. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds go to area charities. You can find more information at