Sunday is Mother's Day, and besides mom, there are lots of other things to celebrate this spring weekend in Westport. Here's a few of them:

This is not just any old tag sale, it's a "Giant Tag Sale" both Friday and Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 49 Westport Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a baked goods sale. For more information call 203-227-4707.

He can talk to the animals. Find out how Dr. Doolittle does it at the Music Theatre of Connecticut School of Performing Arts' production of the musical, "Dr. Dolittle," at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Long Lots School, 13 Hyde Lane. There also will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Reservations are suggested. Call 203-454-3883 or visit

Don't let identity theft leave your life in tatters, bring those personal documents and private records that need to be disposed of Westport's annual Shred Day, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the Westport Weston Health District, 180 Bayberry Lane. Town residents may shred up to eight paper bags or three boxes per household. The charge is $5 per car; the program is open only to residents. Find more information at

There will be tidings of great fun Saturday at Compo Beach for the annual "Castles in the Sand" competition organized for the benefit of Homes with Hope. The sand-sculpture contest starts at noon; cost: $100 for a 10-by-10-foot plot; $300 for a 20-by-20 plot. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards accepted. The event benefits the agency's shelters and services for the homeless. For details:

Meanwhile, also at Compo on Saturday volleyball players are invited to put their talents to the test in another benefit for Homes with Hope when the Westport Youth Commission and the local police sponsor the 3rd annual Youth-Adult Volleyball Smackdown at 1 p.m. on the beach. Register to compete as an individual or team of 4 to 6 players. Registration is $5 per individual and $20 per team. Individuals will be placed on a team and registration will be accepted until 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the tourney. Players also can register by emailing or calling 203-341-1165.

Who doesn't love a little "Double Entendre: A Tribute to Chet Baker," set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Voices Cafe in the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road. For tickets and information, call 203-227-7205, ext. 14, or visit