Events in Westport today -- Wednesday, Jan. 8

Maintenance Study Committee: 8 a.m. Town Hall.

Board of Selectmen: 8:30 a.m. Town Hall.

Compo Beach Site Improvement Committee: 8:30 a.m. Town Hall.

Chuck Close: About Face:" 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. Exhibit traces the transformation from photos into paintings by Close. For details, check

Play With Your Food: noon Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East.

Chess Club: 4 p.m. Westport Library.

Westport Youth Commission's Executive Committee: 6 p.m. Town Hall.

Dine Around Town with Julia: 7 p.m. Post 154 restaurant, 154 Post Road East. Dinner inspired by Julia Child, sponsored by WestportREADS.

Pakistan expert Daniel Markey: 7 p.m. Westport Library. Markey, a senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about his new book, "No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad."

Flood and Erosion Control Board: 7:30 p.m. Town Hall.

Board of Finance: 8 p.m. Town Hall.