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Monday, April 28, 2008


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Earthplace – “Recycled Into Art,” works by Harrat Sommerhoff
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Color in 3D”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Found”
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201A – Planning & Zoning Affordable Housing Subcommittee
Noon – Westport Public Library – Authors@the Library: Susan Nagel, “Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette’s Daughter”
3:34 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Favorite Author Fun: Celebrate Jane Yolen (grades 1 & 2)
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Board of Assessment Appeals
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – RTM Health & Human Services Committee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Special Board of Education with anticipated executive session

Keeping Up a Compo Kite Flying Tradition

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Despite some gray clouds and a few sprinkles, a group of friends gathered at Compo Beach today for their 15th annual kite flying party.  Westport resident Phil Pollak, an avid kite enthusiast, and owner of many kites, explained that the party used to take place on his birthday, April 5. The date was changed when the group complained that the weather never cooperated in early April.  So, the group arrived today with their “fists holding tight to the strings of their kites” (lyrics- Disney’s “Mary Poppins.”) Pollak did say that there often tends to be more eating than kite flying at this party.  Due to the inclement weather, the group set up their picnic under the pavilion. The rain didn’t seem to dampen their spirits as everyone soon had their kites soaring up high in the sky. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

Texas-Style at the Senior Center

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The Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities sponsored the Doc Wallace Trio today featuring David Wallace on fiddle, Daniel Levy on acoustics and Dana Scofidio on electric guitar as the trio entertained more than 125 persons. The group featured a unique blend of Texas-style fiddling and swing. This was the last program in a Sunday indoor music series made possible by a grant from Mimi Levitt and the Mortimer Levitt Foundation. Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com