That all-knowing, seldom-accurate groundhog has predicted an early spring, but you don't have to wait for the snow to melt to go out and have a good time this weekend. Here's some of the things this Westport weekend has to offer:

On Friday, transport yourself to Cuba without even getting on a plane by attending the opening reception for "Cuba 2010: An Impression" exhibit at 6 p.m. in the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. The exhibit in the Great Hall features photographs by David Kalman and runs through March 1. For more information call 203-291-4800 or visit

Take the kids to Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, for a 2:30 p.m. Saturday family program with a live animal, story and craft, that's included in the regular admission price. The program is suited for kids ages 3 years old and over, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Find more details, check

Later Saturday night, get prepped for Valentine's Day by taking in a performance of "Love Letters" at 8 p.m. at the Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East. Tickets cost $25-$45 and reservations are suggested. Call 203-454-3883 or visit

Stock up on reading material for the long winter nights still to come at Temple Israel's annual book fair Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 14 Coleytown Road. The book fair is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-227-1293.

Round off the weekend by learning to grin and bear it at the Westport Happiness Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road. The meeting will feature hypnotist Marcel Klasen who will talk about "The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness." Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit