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Saturday, December 11, 2010

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Athletic Shoe Factory, 1560 Post Road East – Westport Police toy drive
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Best Friends (528 Main Ave., Norwalk) – TAILS “Puppy Palooza” adoption event
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Seabury Center (45 Church Lane) – Sweet Stages Theatre Company, “The Chrismouse Story”
Noon – 3 p.m. – Westport Downtown – Westport Downtown Merchants present holiday events
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Putting Westport on the Map” & “Zoom in on Westport”
Noon – 10 p.m. – Longshore Club Park – PAL ice rink open skating
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – TheatreWorks USA, “Season’s Greetings”
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Staples High School Auditorium – 70th Annual Candlelight Concert
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Music Theatre of Connecticut (246 Post Road East) – “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “The Clowns and Mr. Beckett – An Evening with Bill Irwin and Doug Skinner”
8 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Studio 51” fund-raiser
8 p.m. – Westport Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “Angel Street (Gaslight)”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Young Photogs Honored at ‘Kid Kulture’ Opening Image
The Westport Arts Center tonight held an opening reception for its “Kid Kulture” exhibit featuring photographs by major 20th century photographers and 41 area children. Helen Klisser During (l), curator of the exhibit and the Center’s director of visual arts, welcomed the young photographers and guests. The show runs until Feb. 20. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alyssa Crouse for

Westport Animal Group Holding ‘Puppy Palooza’ Image

Westport animal welfare organization TAILS will hold a “puppy palooza” adoption event on Saturday and Sunday for 100 homeless animals seeking permanent homes.

The event will take place at Best Friends, 528 Main Ave., Norwalk, and feature 80 family friendly puppies and young dogs and 25 kittens and cats. It will run both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. 

“These animals are half way to winning the lottery of life – they’re the lucky ones – they just need a ‘forever home’ now,” said Westporter Dorrie Harris, TAILS president.

She said the pups were rescued from certain death by Colbert Veterinary Rescue, based in Colbert, Ga., where they were cared for, spayed/neutered and socialized.

Getting Ready for Playhouse Holiday Reading Image
The cast and performers pose during a break from the rehearsal “The Greatest Gift,“a holiday and script-in-hand play-reading event to be performed on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse. Posing at the rehearsal in the Sheffer Rehearsal Hall are (l-r) Orly Salik, Luke Sauer, Stacie Morgain Lewis, Kim Furano, stage directions, Howard McGillin, Jeremy Peter Johnson, David Wiltse, book and lyrics, Anne Keefe, curator of play-reading series, Mark Shanahan, director, and Denis King, music director. Salik and Sauer are students at Westport’s Coleytown Elementary School. Tickets are $15. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Chili Tasting and Gifts at Christie’s Country Store

Westport’s Christie’s Country Store is hosting an unusual holiday event this weekend – a chili tasting and gift sale. Image

Clothing designer Renee Dumar (  will be selling her accessories and Tracey Narang will be featuring her home goods. And there will be plenty of chili for tasting.

The hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with Santa putting in an appearance on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.

Christie’s Country store is at 161 Cross Highway.