Westport Farmers Market opens for the season

The Westport Library has rescheduled its evening with author Heather McGhee for 7 pm on May 18.

The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 16 as the library’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, which began in 2006 as an interfaith gathering coordinated by the Westport Weston Interfaith Council.

The 2022 event will be hosted by the Westport Library, the Westport Country Playhouse, TEAM Westport, the Westport and Weston Interfaith Council, and the Westport and Weston Interfaith Clergy.

The program will be free. It’s offered in person at the library’s Trefz Forum, at 20 Jesup Road, and via a livestream.

Register online through the library and receive a copy of the book.

Scavenger hunt to celebrate Gilbertie’s 100th anniversary

The Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center is having a 100th anniversary scavenger hunt, birthday party, and garden party to celebrate the occasion.

The scavenger hunt is self-guided around Westport. It can be downloaded at gilbertiesorganics.com/westport-store and driven at any time up through May 29. The drive is 30 minutes with limited walking time.

The route has been carefully devised by the Rock, Paper, Scissors custom events company, and gives a nod to other long-term, family-owned businesses in the area.

People who complete the activity, solve the phrase and send in their picture, will be added to the Wall of Fame for the hunt. A lucky winner will be picked at random and awarded a Gilbertie’s Westport’s $50 gift voucher.

Winners will be announced on Monday each week.

The hunt is part of a month-long celebration of the milestone, and the concludes with the party at the center, June 4.

YMCA announces LIVESTRONG program

The Westport Weston Family YMCA has announced the introduction of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, starting May 9.

The free, 12-week program will support people who are dealing with cancer. It provides a safe and supportive environment for adults to participate in physical, educational, and social activities. Participants will find support, recovery, and connectedness in intimate, small group sessions that will meet twice a week.

Common goals will include rebuilding muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, reducing fatigue, and improving confidence and self-esteem.

The Y invites people to participate in the program, especially if they, or a loved one is living with cancer, or is a cancer survivor.

Visit https://westporty.org/programs-services/ for more information.

Physician approved medical clearance is required to participate. Personal information will be kept confidential.

Westport Farmers’ Market to open May 12

The Westport Farmers’ Market will open May 12, at 50 Imperial Drive.

There will be vendors with fresh faces alongside vendors that customers have come to rely on for their weekly shopping, and entertaining needs.

There will be music, children’s activities, as well as chef and other demonstrations.

There will also be a mindful opening, followed by a toast at noon.

The market will be from 10 am to 2 pm every Thursday through Nov. 10.

Visit https://www.westportfarmersmarket.com/ for more information, including a full list of vendors, and programs. Also find the market on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Westport Woman’s Club to have annual art show

The Westport Woman’s Club is going to have its seventh annual art show, from 2 to 6 pm on May 21 and 22 at its clubhouse at 44 Imperial Ave. in Westport.

The event is free and open to the public.

There will be social distancing, light snacks, bottled water and wine.

Featured artists will be onsite each of the days with artwork for sale. Participating artists are donating portion of their art sales to fund the organizations community service grants, scholarships, and program. There will also be a special drawing for a piece of art by the late artist Howard Munce.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mark Naftalin will play the piano from 3 to 5 pm each day.

The show is curated by Westport artist Miggs Burroughs.

Visit www.westportwomansclub.org for more information about the club. Call 203-227-4240 to join. Members don’t have to be Westport residents.

Registration open for summer theater camp

Registration is available for the Westport Country Playhouse’s second year of summer theater camp for middle schoolers.

It is open to students in sixth through eighth grade. The camp will run from 10 am to 3 pm for four weeks beginning June 27 at the playhouse, 25 Powers Court.

It costs $900. Scholarships, and payment plans are available to ensure that all young artists have equal access.

Camp participants will explore the art of playwriting and devise their own play, which will be performed July 23. The artists will also receive a bound copy of their theater piece.

Campers will also learn acting techniques from Wesport Country Playhouse Roz and Bud Siegel director of education Jenny Nelson, who oversees the camp.

Visit the playhouse’s website to register.

All campers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Email education@westportplayhouse.org for more information.

Art museum hosts conversation with India Hicks

MoCA Westport is going to have a special event that will feature designer, entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian India Hicks, from 5 to 7 pm on May 12.

Hicks is the daughter of the late famed interior designer David Hicks, and goddaughter to Prince Charles. She is known for her irreverent take on style.

She will sit down with Connecticut Cottages and Gardens Editorial Director DJ Carey, following a cocktail hour, to speak about her most recent book, “An Entertaining Story.” Guests will also receive a sneak peek of Hick’s new collaboration with the British luxury brand Tusting. Selected bags from the limited collection will be available for purchase as part of the event.

Tickets are $100 person, which includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a copy of the book. Hicks will be available to sign books after the conversation. The funds raised from the event will be used to support inspiring visual arts, performing arts, and educational offerings for the community.

Visit mocawestport.org, or call 203-222-7070 to secure tickets. Space for the event is limited.

The art museum is located at 19 Newtown Turnpike in Westport.

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