In conjunction with its next production — “4000 Miles” — the Westport Country Playhouse will give away a Cannondale Adventure 1 Bike (valued at $960).
It’s a donation from Cycleology Bike & Ski of Westport. The store also donated an RBX classic SS cycling jersey and Cycleology water bottle ($97).
The tie-in? “4000 Miles” (August 23 through September 4) is about a young cyclist. His cross-country trip from the West Coast ends at the Greenwich Village apartment of his feisty 91-year-old grandmother. Their generational divide creates conflict over age, family, love, sex and politics — until they discover an emotional connection that gives each a purpose.
Tickets are not necessary to win. All tickets purchased to “4000 Miles” at any time, including subscription packages, are automatically entered into the giveaway, as long as name, phone number and email were given at the time of purchase. One entry per person; must be age 18 or older.
As reported earlier this week on “06880,” Lily’s Weston Market now features a Returnable Bin. It’s a hassle-free way to return items bought online
Staff will be on hand today, giving out t-shirts and answering questions about the subscription service.
Julie Loparo is the proud, pet-friendly president of Westport Animal Shelter Advocates.
Every morning at 8, volunteers and Westport Animal Control officers walk, socialize, feed and medicate the “guests” at Westport Animal Control.
Yesterday morning, after completing their chores early, they decided to treat themselves to the newly opened Old Mill Grocery.
They brought along Brutus and Gaga — 2 dogs available for adoption. Both needed extensive vet care, but thanks to WASA are now healthy.
The dogs enjoyed Old Mill Grocery’s Earth Animal display.
“We at WASA, both canine and human, thank all those involved for saving this gem in Westport,” Julie says.
“We will add it to our other favorite place — The Porch @ Christie’s — for enjoying time with friends. Especially when they are 4-legged and furry.”
The 2nd annual Outdoor Art Gallery is set for September 10, at the Leonard Schine Natural Playground on Weston Road.
But Aspetuck Land Trust — sponsors of the “art in the woods” event — need art to show.
Any form of art or writing is welcome — so long as it responds to the theme: “What about the birds?”
“Let’s celebrate these small, intelligent creatures that are vital contributors in the preservation of our earth,” the ALT says.
Artists of any type should submit a .jpg of their work (and any other information) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is September 1.
And don’t worry: All submissions are accepted!
John Richers writes: “On a recent vacation, my wife Valerie Leff and I visited the Nobel Peace Prize Museum in Oslo.
“It featured an exhibit about both courageous journalism and the global plight of refugees. Among only 3 books displayed, one (below) was on photojournalism — by a very familiar name.
“We felt proud of our Westport connection to this courageous photographer!”
To plan ahead:
Next week’s Remarkable Theater drive-in features are “Paddington 2” and “Goodbye, Columbus.”
The canine film — a 2017 live-action animated comedy — screens on Monday (August 8, 8 p.m.).
The rom-com/drama about a recent college graduate and working-class Army veteran who has an affair with a nouveau riche woman is set for Wednesday (August 10, 8:15 p.m.).
Gates open one hour before both days, for tailgating and socializing. Click here for tickets, and more information.
Sure, it’s easy to ignore Spooky Town — the Halloween store that has opened already across from Stop & Shop. Even the most ultra-organized mother does not think about her kid’s costume in early August.
And the Christmas music already wafting in the Bridge Square Dunkin’ Donuts — that’s a joke, right?
But check out this flyer that landed in yesterday’s mail:
“happy Labor Day!!” — Planet Pizza is serious.
Start planning that picnic already. Only 30 days left to order!
The gulls were here first. And ever since the brick pavilion was built at Compo Beach, they’ve made it their home.
It’s a classic “Westport … Naturally” scene. And it will be, for decades to come.
And finally … in honor of the Westport Country Playhouse’s bike giveaway (story above), let’s start working our way up to that 4,000-mile ride.
Ta-da! We did it! We even went 78 miles over!
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