An eclectic weekend guide of things to do in Westport:

Take the stress out of holiday shopping Saturday by dropping the kids off at Earthplace, the local environmental museum, for morning or afternoon sessions of nature-related activities: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. For more details, check,

It's not "American Idol," but listen to talented young singers throughout Saturday at the Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition at Westport Town Hall. Winners will present a final, three-hour concert, starting at 3 p.m. Sunday. Call 203-319-8271 or check for more information.

Check out Rizzuto's Wood Fired Kitchen & Bar on Saturday for tree lighting celebration featuring a teen vocalist and food specials. Details at

Take a peek at how the other half decorates for the holidays on the Westport Historical Society's Holiday House Tour on Sunday morning starting at 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Then unwind from all the ogling at the historical society's Twilight Soiree from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, check or call 203-222-1424.

Let sugarplum fairies dance through your head at performances of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, on Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 5 p.m. both days, at the Westport Country Playhouse. Information at or call 203.227.4177.