Christmas is about many things — with family at the top of the list.
But some Westporters don’t have family nearby. And by late morning Christmas Day, plenty of people with families are ready to get out of the house.
So, for the 2nd year in a row, the Senior Center is the spot to go for a Christmas Day Community Reception (21 Imperial Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.). It’s free, and open to everyone — whether you celebrate Christmas with your family or not, or even if you don’t celebrate the holiday at all.
Last year’s event drew 90 guests. This year there’s a light lunch, treats, and music by the Bob Cooper Band. Support comes from the Senior Center, Homes With Hope and the Westport Department of Human Services.
But here’s the coolest part: The “hosts” are the Saugatuck Congregational Church, United Methodist Church, Unitarian Church — and Temple Israel.
No word on whether the “light lunch” includes Chinese food.
(Need a ride to or from the Senior Center for the Community Reception? Call the Saugatuck Church: 203-227-1261. To volunteer to help, or donate baked goods or stuffed animals (!), go to the Saugatuck Church website and click on the right side.)