What’s a Lunar New Year without a celebration?
On Tuesday, AAPI Westport founders Patra Kanchanagom, Rosie Jon and Sarin Cheung headed to Town Hall. They brought popular treats.
Selectwomen Jen Tooker, Andrea Moore and Candi Savin, and Police Chief Foti Koskinas, joined them. The AAPI members shared new year traditions, and showed the work of middle school Mandarin classes. Each year, they decorate schools with words signifying good future, prosperity, peace and protection.
Have you always wanted to be an EMT?
Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Services’ spring class begins February 28. It runs through June.
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Upcoming at the Westport Library:
98-year-old artist Dick Rauh talks about his current (and remarkable) exhibit, “A Botanical Retrospective.” A reception follows. (Sunday, January 29, 2 to 4 p.m., Trefz Forum.)
“Musical Notes: Selections from the Westport Public Art Collections Reception” is set for Tuesday (January 31, 6:30 to 8 p.m.). The Staples High School Jazz Combo performs, and light snacks will be served.
Yesterday’s “06880” Roundup gave an incorrect time for this Sunday’s “medical kit maker” event at The Readiness Collective, in Norwalk’s SoNo Collection. The correct time is 4 to 6 p.m.
Run by Staples High School graduates Jesse and Sefra Levine — who since 2003 have been helping people around the globe survive disasters.
The goal this Sunday is to build 600 med kits, to be hand delivered next month to front-line units.
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On Saturday, the Fairfield County Story Lab (21 Charles Street, 2 to 4 p.m.) welcomes Sandi Shelton (aka Maddie Dawson) to celebrate her latest novel, “Snap Out of It!” Everyone — Lab member and others — is invited to the reading, signing and snacking.
The Fairfield County Story Lab is a shared workspace for creatives. To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darwin Day is an international event. Proceeds from dinners around the US support the National Center for Science Education.
Locally, the 15th annual Darwin Day Dinner is set for February 11 (The Inn at Longshore; also Zoom).
It’s both a party (cocktail hour, dinner), a science quiz (with prizes), and a lecture.
“Concurrent Infections” is the topic of the presentation by Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa, professor and researcher at Yale’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her research focuses on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases in wild animal populations.
High school and college students passionate about science join the celebration (and help their tables with the Science Quiz). Their tickets are covered by attendees and benefactors.
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Today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo features the sight just outside Lauri Weiser’s Lansdowne condo window:
And finally … in honor of Dick Rauh’s fantastic botanical art exhibit, at the Westport Library (story above):
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It is also International Holocaust Remembrance Day.