Yesterday’s “Shorefest on a Roll” — Friends of Sherwood Island’s reimagined, socially distanced annual fundraiser — was different than the usual lobsterfest.
It was also wonderful, fun, and made even better by spectacular weather.
Board members Cece Saunders and Steve Axthelm produced the clever, all-ages event. Riding in cars through the 232-acre state park, families listened to a podcast while enjoying kites, disc golf, music, and getting a purple martin education.
At the last stop, they picked up lobster roll dinners, courtesy of Westfair Fish & Chips.
Click here for a full report, and tons of photos.
That’s one small step for a man. And one giant leap for faster checkouts.
Trader Joe’s has all registers open, for the first time since COVID struck in March.
The other day you worked out, at Main Street and Church Lane’s Fitness & Wellness Expo.
This Saturday, you can show off your new look. The Westport Downtown Merchants Association is sponsoring a Fall Fashion & Beauty Day.
Merchandise will be displayed on sidewalks — meaning there’s plenty of room to walk around in stores too. And despite the name, all downtown merchants — not just fashion and beauty retailers — are invited to participate.
All of Main Street, Elm Street and Church Lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local merchants not on those streets are being offered spots, so there’s plenty to see and do. Of course, masks and social distancing rules apply!
World peace comes to Westport.
That’s the name of the next MoCA Westport exhibit. It opens October 8.
Works in the show reflect “the culture of identity, and the divided and fractured political climate of America’s past and present.” The multi-media exhibit includes photography, sculpture, video, site-specific installations, works on paper, and protest art.
The group show features local and world-renowned artists, highlighting contemporary media culture, the criminal justice system, and the relationship between science and religion.
Westporters include illustrators Tracy Sugarman and Naiad Einsel, and photographers Spencer Platt and Richard Frank
Local politicians, and experts on climate change and the media, will be featured in panels throughout the exhibition. It runs through January 17.
For more information, click here.
And finally … today is the International Day of Peace. Enough said.